Serve the Lord with celebration! (Psalm 100:1)
when will on-site worship resume?
On September 17, 2020, the Session (governing board) of First Presbyterian Church voted not to resume on-site worship until Boone County, Missouri's COVID-19 status is "green" according to the website CovidActNow. CovidActNow uses five criteria to score the COVID-19 risk in every state and county in the United States. Green means "on track to contain COVID." Yellow indicates "slow disease growth." Orange notes that the area is "at risk of outbreak." Red warns of an "active or imminent outbreak." The church facilities are still available for small group (<10), church-related activities. Until the virus is contained, worship with us online! Services are posted to our homepage and on this page every Sunday by 10:00 AM. To find out more about FPC worship, scroll down.
Following Jesus is challenging! Love, generosity, and authenticity don't come naturally to us. But when we follow Jesus he cultivates these virtues in us. In a three-part series of sermons this fall, we're going to discover how accepting the challenge of discipleship equips us to overcome the challenges of life.
September 6 - 20: The Jesus Challenge
September 27 - October 18: The Generosity Challenge
October 25 - November 8: The Authenticity Challenge
Also, we invite you to sign up for the companion small group study that meets Sundays at 9:30 AM this fall.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Presbyterian Church is worshiping online, Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. Online worship at First Presbyterian unites the best elements of our traditional and contemporary worship services. Below is a brief description of our on-site services prior to the pandemic:
The Offering worship gathering exists to praise the name of Jesus, teach the word of God, challenge believers and seekers alike, and move all to act in service and love. This fall, The Offering service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings.
While you are there you will find:
A warm, hospitable environment
Songs of praise, confession, and hope led by our Offering band
An opportunity to learn from, and be challenged by, the word of God through Bible-based preaching
Holy Communion by intinction (dipping a piece of communion bread into a chalice of grape juice) on the first Sunday of each month
Children are welcome to stay and participate for the full worship service or may attend a class after our time of singing. Dress is casual and comfortable. We look forward to meeting you at The Offering!
The traditional worship service is at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary and is led by our pastoral staff, our Chancel Choir, and the Middlebush Pipe Organ. The congregation sings hymns from Glory to God, the Presbyterian Hymnal. Children are welcome to stay for the entire service, or go to Sunday school after the children's sermon. On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
The sanctuary features stained glass windows along the side aisles with symbols that represent different vocations and walks of life. We turn from our secular work to enter the sanctuary to praise God, and return to our vocations to serve God. A beautiful chancel mosaic highlights a 30-feet-tall cross standing before it. The cross and mosaic inspire the worshipper to follow Jesus Christ, our crucified and risen Lord.