Maundy Thursday, Lenten Study & Sermon Series...
First Press Weekly e-News
April 11, 2019
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Men's Breakfast
Saturday, April 13th @ 8:00am
This Saturday, April 13th the Men's Breakfast group will meet to continue our discussion of The Day the Revolution Began by N.T. Wright. Download a study guide HERE if you would like.

This week we will meet in the Jubilee Classroom as the Fellowship Hall will be setup for Holy Week lunches. Bring your breakfast and bring a friend!
Palm Sunday Procession
Sunday, April 14th @ 11:00am
On Palm Sunday people of all ages are invited to march in procession to mark the occasion of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We will make
a joyful noise and wave our palms to honor Jesus.
Stated Session Meeting
Sunday, April 14th @ 12:30pm
The stated meeting of the Session will be held in the fellowship hall this Sunday immediately following worship. Session members are encouraged to submit ministry team reports to Clerk of Session John McCarthy in advance of the meeting.
Holy Week Services
Monday - Friday @ 12:00 noon
For many years we have joined with other churches in Covington for Holy Week worship services. The services will be at noon Monday through Friday, April 15-19, with lunch following at 12:30 pm each day. First Presbyterian is the host church this year.

Preachers for the week will be:
  • Monday - Edwin Beckham, Good Shepherd  
  • Tuesday - Doug Gilreath, First United Methodist  
  • Wednesday - George Lanier, Grace United Methodist
  • Thursday - Cody McNutt, First Baptist
  • Friday - Steven Barnes, FPC, with the Ambassador Choir

We hope you will make this a priority, if you can, during this season of preparation.

HOLY WEEK PARKING: With and influx of visitors and preschool carpool next week, we expect to have some challenges with parking. If you are able, please park in the dance studio lot across Washington Street on the back side of the church. Thank you for your help with this!
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 18th @ 6:00pm
On Thursday night during Holy Week, April 18, we will celebrate Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. We will partake of communion around tables in the Martin Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. It is a brief service of Scripture, prayer, music and communion.
Memorial Gifts
Bringing Light to the Darkness
The new candlesticks on the communion table are given to the glory of God in remembrance of:
  • Ann Bouchillon
  • Charlotte Epps
  • Ursula Kaminski
  • Velma Prescott
  • Kathryn Wallace
  • Margaret Wallace
This gift was made possible by memorial donations given in memory of these faithful Presbyterian Women.
We Want to Know Your Thoughts!
Pastor Nominating Committee Update
You should have received an e-mail regarding the Church Assessment Tool (aka "CAT"). Please be sure everyone 16 and older living in your home has an opportunity to complete the survey. If you would prefer to take the assessment using a paper copy, please stop by the church office, and we will provide one for you along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

If you have questions, please contact Cy Wolverton by email at or by phone at 678.300.8720. Thank you for helping to build the future of First Presbyterian Church in Covington!

Follow the PNC Blog for frequent updates.
Lenten Sunday School Study
Sundays @ 10:00am
Join us for a special Lenten study entitled Seven Days to Glory led by our pastor the Rev. Steven Barnes. “The last week of Jesus' life encompassed some of Christianity's most significant events. Based on the Gospel of Mark, this study looks at each of these days to describe the importance of Jesus' actions at the time, and what they mean for Christian living today.”

Download previous lessons if you missed them:
Lenten Sermon Series
Sundays during Lent
The Rev. Steven Barnes is delivering a Lenten Sermon Series called “What Led to the Cross?” exploring the following characters of the Holy Week drama:
  • Judas - 3/10 Listen HERE; download document HERE
  • Caiaphas - 3/17 Listen HERE; download document HERE
  • Pontius Pilate - 3/24 Listen HERE; download document HERE
  • The Trial & Crucifixion of Christ - 3/31 Listen HERE; download document HERE
  • Jesus of Nazareth - 4/14, Palm Sunday
Praise & Prayers
We celebrate with Jean Carol Mundy on the birth of her 19th great-grandchild. Bennet Cox, son of Rachel & Matt Cox, was born on Sunday, April 7th in Charlotte, NC.

Please keep the following people and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:

  • Sandy Peterson - health issues
  • Denny Dobbs - surgery
  • Jean Elder - at her daughter's house in Florida
  • Roger Tingler - surgery
  • Danny Vining - knee injections
  • Doug Firkus - surgery (uncle of Krista Firkus)
  • Marylynne Knuth - knee surgery (grandmother of Krista Firkus)
  • Terry Elder - vision problems (daughter of Jean Elder)
  • Robin Valdez - stroke (friend of Steven Barnes)
  • Joe Schell - home (father of Krissy Jones)
  • Abby Sugg - surgery (daughter of Kara & Mike Sugg)
  • Dick Wilson - cancer (brother of Michael Wilson)
  • Gene Mann - kidney failure/dialysis (father of Renee Shelnutt)
  • Ellen Clary - cancer (ex-wife of Bill Clary)
  • Steve Bozarth - cancer treatment (father of Debra Arnold)
  • Angela Gregory - recovering from surgery (sister of Dave Gregory)
  • Gene Wallace - Merryvale for rehab
  • Ruth McDaniel - home, back problems
  • Agnes Campbell - home
  • Beverly Star Edmonds - cancer (mother of Steve Kapp)
  • Anne Adams - multiple surgeries (sister-in-law of Gene Wallace)
  • Robby Ashworth - brain tumor (son of Joyce Ashworth)
  • Matt Cooper - CPD Officer injured in the line of duty; home
  • Spencer Boyd - cancer
  • Sophia Hawley--Cystic Fibrosis (home)
  • Tom Holmes - cancer (friend of Dan Walden)
  • Brandon Massey - blood cancer (grandson of Chuck & Sherry Brasher)
  • Carol Baynes--cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Robin McKeown - cancer, friend of Phyllis Yoder
  • Mitchell Jessup--cancer (father of Nick Jessup)

Please keep the Pastor Nominating Committee in your prayers throughout the process of searching for our new pastor. If you would like to see an update on their work, check out their blog HERE.

Please update your prayer requests this week! 
Email: or call the church office, 770-786-7321.