April 10, 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.
Breanna Mayfield Earns Girl Scout Gold Award
Congratulations to Breanna Mayfield, of Girl Scout Troop 334, for earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. Breanna's project, No Child Left Hungry, addressed the issue of childhood hunger in our community. She established a food pantry to serve students in need at Boger Elementary School, Northwest Cabarrus Middle School, and Northwest Cabarrus High School. Thank you, Breanna!
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

Are you a Middle or High School youth or and adult who wants to help with VBS Summer Camp?
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Maundy Thursday Fellowship Supper
Thursday, April 18th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall

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Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019
Philippians 2: 5-11
Rev. Larry Lyon preaching
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
Monday, April 15
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, April 16
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
7:00 p.m. PW CT Meeting
Wednesday, April 17
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, April 18
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
6:00 p.m. Maundy Thurs. Fellowship Supper
6:45 p.m. Maundy Thurs. Service (Davis Hall)
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, April 19
First Kids Closed
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
3:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross (begins at Grace Lutheran)
Easter Sunday, April 21
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service at Memorial Garden
10:00 a.m. Flowered Cross Service
11:00 a.m. Worship
Church Report
Apr 10 - Britt Alley, Katie Barefoot, Carol Beam, Henrietta Christenbury, Jacob Ellis, Brooks Fulton, Betsy Morrison, Glen Quintana
Apr 11 - Seth Barbee, Sydney Kopelic, Hayes Leatherman, Trey Little
Apr 12 - Jake Dunlap, Katie Dunlap
Apr 13 - Katherine Benbow, Dominc DeLizza, Sandra Grey, Nancy Odell
Apr 14 - Lolo Dobson, Ellen Faust
Apr 15 - Thomas Barefoot, Buddy DeLizza, Claire Farmer, Hayden Horton
Apr 16 - David Austin, Barbara Hayes
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