April 3, 2019
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
The First Presbyterian Sanctuary and Youth Choirs will be joined by a 14 member orchestra on Sunday, April 14 to present special music for Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week and Jesus' journey to the cross. Two timeless anthems by John Rutter, "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and "Look at the World" will surely touch our remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice and God's plan of salvation for us.
We will also celebrate the culmination of our Confirmation journey as our eighth grade students will profess their faith in the presence of the congregation.

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. The Sanctuary Choir will present a poignant new anthem entitled "Said Judas to Mary," which dialogues Jesus's final days with his disciples, including the Last Supper. This dramatic and reflective piece foreshadows Jesus's dark road ahead and God's love for us through His son's sacrifice. Please remember to make your reservations for the meal.

Stations of the Cross
This "mobile" service begins at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (corner of Tournament & Chestnut), then proceeds down Tournament to Lincoln. The walk will conclude at Calvary Holy Church (401 Lincoln St. SW) and will end around 5:30 p.m.
Sunrise Service, Memorial Garden, 7:00 a.m.
Our Easter celebration begins in Memorial Garden with our 7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service. A brass quintet, directed by our own Tyler Stark, will resonate the message of new birth and renewed faith alongside the beautiful landscape of Memorial Garden. 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, 10:00 a.m. 
Our Easter celebration continues with the 10:00 a.m. Flowered Cross Service for families and children with special music presented by the Children's Choir and the Youth Choir. Please consider attending this service to support these young ones as they fill our sanctuary with beautiful and joyful singing!! 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 Service
11:00 a.m.
Our Easter celebration will culminate with our 11:00 a.m. worship with special antiphonal music presented by the Sanctuary Choir, orchestra, and organ. The traditional singing of "Hallelujah" by George Fredrick Handel by the Sanctuary Choir and congregation will close our Easter worship and commence our renewed birth and faith through Jesus' triumphant resurrection and defeat over death. Communion will be served in the pews with trays. A nursery for infants and children up to age 4 will be provided.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Join us on April 10th for Family Game Night: Bible Trivia. We hope to see you there!  Please make your dinner reservations by noon, Monday, April 8th. Menu: Montreal chicken, rice, vegetable, fruit, salad, dessert
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Join us on April 9th for a delicious lunch and a surprise program designed for the season of Lent presented by Lynne Keel. Please make your lunch reservations by noon Monday, April 8th.
First Kids and First VBS Summer Camp
First Kids Summer Camp ($65 per week)
Week 1 June 3 - 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Week 2 June 10 -13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - 2nd grade)

First VBS Summer Camp (Free)
June 17 - 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 5th Grade)

Join us as we go To Mars and Beyond where kids will discover the wonders of God's universe through art, music, science, story time, mission, outdoor fun and more. Campers will become voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. "Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by God's power at work within us." Ephesians 3:20
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Wednesday, April 10th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall

Lay Liturgists
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read scripture in worship on Sundays.

Sanctuary Flowers
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sanctuary flowers,  please click here
to sign-up for one or more Sundays
during the year.
Shepherd for Sunday School
Please help us fill the Spring calendar!
Sign up here to be a Shepherd in our Elementary and Middle School Sunday School.
A Shepherd helps our teachers by being another adult in the room, to make sure that we have a safe classroom, and to fulfill the requirements of our Child and Youth Protection Policy. If you have questions about what it means to be a Shepherd, please reach out to one of the members of the Christian Education Committee or Rachel Vogado.  
Youth Newsletter
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about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12 grade.

Do you have a love of cooking and feeding hungry youth? Each Sunday, our Middle and High School youth gather around a meal together for shared fellowship and fun. We need your help to fill the meal calendar to feed the youth on Sunday night. Please consider signing up with a friend for a Sunday night or two. The youth's stomachs thank you! Rachel will send out meal specifications, including allergy needs, etc. Sign up here! 
Youth Sunday, April 7, 2019
Isaiah 43:16-21, John 12:1-8
Come ready to be inspired as our middle and high school youth lead worship.
Sunday, April 7
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:00 p.m. Officer Training
12:00 p.m. The Commons Open House
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
Monday, April 8
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:00 a.m. Circle 4
11:30 a.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Roundtable
Tuesday, April 9
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
11:45 a.m. Lunch Bunch
7:00 p.m. Session
Wednesday, April 10
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
2:00 p.m. Staff Meeting
4:30 p.m. Interim Pastor Search Committee
5:00 p.m. Congregation Awareness Com.
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Supper
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, April 11
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m. Lenten Lunch Series
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, April 12
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Palm Sunday, April 14
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:00 p.m. Reception for Confirmands
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
4:30 p.m. Circle 5
5:00 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship
Church Report
Charles "Chuck" King Bibby - Families in Need, Memorial Garden
Helen Hatley (mother of Beth Barbee) - Families in Need, Todd & Betsy Hobbie Scholarship
Betty Laughlin (mother of Kathy Pilkington) - Families in Need, Memorial Garden, Todd & Betsy Hobbie Scholarship
Barbara Sanford (mother of Amy Murphy) - Families in Need
Esther Grier Wall (mother of Jim Wall) - Todd and Betsy Hobbie Scholarship
Apr 03 - Mitzi Malone, Rhee Nelson, William Nelson
Apr 05 - Julie Holland
Apr 06 - Robert Brannan, Laura Holland
Apr 07 - Ben Ritchie
Apr 08 - Christopher Connelly, Julia Connelly, Henry Garrison, Grace Rotan, Olivia Rotan
Apr 09 - Katie DeLizza, Timbs Fulghum
Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation

Director of Music and Organist
Heath Ritchie
Maintenance Superintendent

Director of First Kids

Church Hostess

Wedding Director
Contact Info
First Presbyterian Church

70 Union Street North
Concord NC 28025 

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 789 Concord NC 28026-0789

Church Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Friday
The Commons Prayer Room Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Open for Scheduled Groups
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday mornings for FPC

Memorial Garden:
(704) 786-8009
36 Spring Street SW
Concord NC 28025
Garden Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed Monday