March 22, 2018
Holy Week Worship Schedule
Worship Services - 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The Sanctuary Choir, accompanied by guest instrumentalists, will perform special music including a heralding "Hosanna" composed by Jacquie Yost for the 11:00 a.m. service.
Worship Service at 6:45 p.m., Davis Hall
We will celebrate Maundy Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a meal and fellowship.  Worship will follow at 6:45 p.m. in the same space (Davis Hall).  Communion will be served by intinction.  Members of the Sanctuary Choir will lead music for the gathering with hymns and an anthem.  Please remember to make your reservations for the meal.
Stations of the Cross
First Presbyterian will join several other churches for a time of worship and contemplation as we walk together the "Stations of the Cross."  Walking through downtown, we will stop periodically to hear the story of Good Friday and join in prayer.  Stops include Memorial Garden and our FPC Sanctuary.  The "mobile" service begins at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (the corner of Chestnut and Tournament) and will end around 5:30 p.m.
Sunrise Service , Memorial Garden, 7:00 a.m.
Peter, Lynne, and Rachel will lead this service.  Please bring a folding chair or blanket as none will be provided.  After the service, you are invited to tour the garden and enjoy coffee in the Jones Yorke Room.  In case of rain, the service will be held in the sanctuary.
Flowered Cross Service
Sanctuary, 10:15 a.m.
We will celebrate the wonder and beauty of the resurrection in this service for families and children.  Remember to bring your flowers to place on the Flowered Cross.  Children are reminded to bring their One Great Hour of Sharing fish boxes.  There will no Sunday School classes or nurseries during this service.
Easter Worship Services 
8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
At both services, members of the Sanctuary Choir and guest instrumentalists will gloriously supplement the uplifting message of the resurrection with festive anthems like "And I Saw a New Heaven," "Oh, Love That Will Not Let Me Go," and the triumphant "Hallelujah" from Messiah by Handel that the congregation will be invited to sing.  Communion will be served in the pews with trays.  A nursery for infants and children up to age 4 will be provided during both services.
Sanctuary Renovations
In recent months, the session has been saving and planning for a major refreshment and refurbishment of our beloved sanctuary. Work will include painting and plaster work, much-needed organ maintenance, and various electrical, lighting, and audio upgrades. A generous donation has also made possible the installation of a new restroom to serve the space, and our traditional pews will be removed, repainted, and refinished to look like new. From June through August, our worship services will be relocated to Davis Hall to accommodate this important work. Please stay tuned for more information as the summer approaches!
"Can You Hear Me Now?"
As part of our sanctuary work this summer, the session is considering an upgrade to our present hearing loop system. When in proper working order, a loop system carries an amplified signal to hearing aids that are equipped with "t-coil" technology. To aid the session in making this decision, we will hold a demonstration and test of the system on Tuesday, March 27th at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary.  All interested members are invited to attend. If you have difficulty getting good reception in the sanctuary with your hearing device, this would be a good opportunity to help us address this problem. Be advised, you may have to get your t-coil activated by your hearing specialist prior to this demonstration. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Bob Smith at  or (704)786 4783.
Palm Sunday
March 25th
Luke 19:28-40
"The Stones Would 
Shout Out"
Rev. Dr. Peter Bynum preaching

"Noisy" Offering
will be received at both services this Sunday.
Sign-up Links
No Wednesday Night Fellowship on 
March 28th

Maundy Thursday Felllowship Supper
March 29th, 6:00 p.m.

Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
Senior Pastor

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation

Director of Music and Organist


Children's  Music Associate

Administrative Assistant

Financial Secretary

Heath Ritchie
Maintenance  Superintendent
Director of First Kids

Church Hostess

Wedding Director


Palm Sunday, March 25
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m.  Worship
3:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
4:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Choir
5:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Fellowship
Monday, March 26
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m.  AA
Tuesday, March 27
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
1:00 p.m.    Donation Drop-off for Church St.
                   Market for Mission
2:00 p.m.   Hearing Loop Demonstration
Wednesday, March 28
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m.  Cabarrus Wellness Coalition
7:30 p.m.    Sanctuary Choir
      No Wednesday Night Fellowship
Maundy Thursday, March 29
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m.  Lenten Devotion Group
6:00 p.m.    Fellowship Supper
6:45 p.m.    Maundy Thursday Service ( Davis Hall)
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3
Good Friday, March 30
         First Kids Closed 
3:30 p.m.    Stations of the Cross  (starts at Grace
                     Lutheran Church, corner of Chestnut
                     and Tournament)
Easter Sunday, April 1
7:00 a.m.    Sunrise Service at Memorial Garden
8:45 a.m.    Worship
10:15 a.m.  Flowered Cross Service
11:00 a.m.  Worship

Church Report
Youth Sunday, March 18th:  8:45 a.m. - 66   11:00 a.m. - 162
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extend to the Floyd family on the death of Brian and Stephanie Floyd's infant daughter, Eleanor James Floyd, on March 13, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.
March 22    Madison Praechtl, Toby Prewitt, Brandon Smith
March 23    Thomas Campbell
March 25    Trey Davis, Mary Mangum Waver, Barney West, Sally Woolwine
March 26    Britt Austin, Zachary Carder, Victoria Schneider, Linda Wightman
March 27    Jean Henderson, George Mongold, Findley Moore, Kate Prager
March 28    Kathryn Byrd, Pierson Davis, Parker Hocutt, Ginny Moore, Carl Spears
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Church Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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