April 17, 2019
Easter Sunday, April 21st
Sunrise Service, Memorial Garden, 7:00 a.m.
Our Easter celebration begins in Memorial Garden with our 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 our 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
Come for an evening of joy and appreciation as our Children’s Choir gives its final performance of this school year on Wednesday night, May 1st. As we conclude our Wednesday Night Fellowship programs, we want to express our deepest appreciation to Lynne and Rachel who have opened our eyes to needs in our community. We also want to offer our gratitude to Jacquie and Jeff who have brought our family of faith extraordinary music this year.. This evening of celebration will give us the opportunity to recognize our three choirs - children's, youth, and sanctuary and thank them for the joy they have brought us. Join us for our meal of fried chicken, potato salad, slaw, broccoli, baked beans, chips, cake and ice cream, prepared and arranged especially for this occasion by our Church Hostess, Jayne Maurer. Reservations due by Monday noon, April 29 . We ask that every family bring a few items relating to any of these Mission Projects - school supplies for WM IRVIN ELEMENTARY, the RED BOX FOOD PANTRY (across the street), BACKPACK PROGRAM supplies, or OPPORTUNITY HOUSE. Upon arrival, please create a centerpiece for your table using the items you bring for this evening of joy and celebration.
Suzanne Russell, New Church Administrator
Suzanne joins the First Presbyterian staff from Huntersville, NC, where she has lived with her husband John for twenty years. They share their home with their two dogs since their two boys have grown and moved to the Raleigh area. Before taking this position Suzanne worked for Ramah Presbyterian Church in Huntersville and Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte as well as several customer service and bookkeeping jobs while working to get her degree in business administration from Northeastern University. A love of cooking keeps her busy in the kitchen during any free time, followed by walks with the dogs to work off all she has eaten!
Suzanne will begin on Tuesday April 23rd and will train with Deborah Mesimer until she retires on Wednesday May 15th. Please be sure to stop by the office to welcome Suzanne!
Join us in Celebrating Deborah Mesimer!
Please come for a reception honoring Deborah Mesimer, Church Administrator at First Presbyterian Church, on Thursday, May 9th in the Fellowship House from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Look for an invitation coming soon!
Presbyterian Women's Birthday Offering Luncheon
All women of First Presbyterian Church are invited to attend the Birthday Offering Luncheon on Sunday, May 5th at 12:15 p.m. in Davis Hall. The program includes Honorary Life Membership Presentations and Installation of Officers. Please join in to celebrate the blessings of our year and to encourage our leadership for next year! Make your reservations by Tuesday, April 30th.

Birthday Offering - to celebrate our blessings and honor Presbyterian Women's commitment to improving the lives of others...
Graduation Sunday, May 5
On Sunday, May 5th, we will celebrate our graduating High School Seniors. The Presbyterian Women will host a reception for the Seniors and their families and we will recognize them in worship. Please join us as we joyfully celebrate their graduation and support them in prayer as they go forth from this place in new ways.
Girl Scouts Cookies for a Cause Program
Girl Scout Troop 334 recently delivered cases of Girl Scout cookies to Concord Fire Department, Station 1 as part of the Cookies for a Cause program through the Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council. When the program, formerly known as Cookies for the Troops, grew beyond what the military was able to distribute to our troops overseas, local heroes were also included in the program. This year, Troop 334 nominated the Concord Fire Department to receive a portion of the councils donated cookies and were honored to be selected to make the delivery.
Youth Sunday, April 7th
Many thanks to the youth for their leadership in worship on Youth Sunday. They shared their many gifts with the church, through their prayers and creativity, music and liturgy, and their refreshing expressions of worship. The church is inspired by their enthusiasm, wisdom, and hope for the church.
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Fellowship Supper
May 1st
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
PW Birthday Luncheon
May 5th
12:15 p.m., Davis Hall
Lay Liturgists
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Sanctuary Flowers
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Shepherd for Sunday School
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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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Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019
Luke 24:1-12
Rev. Rachel Vogado preaching
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
Monday, April 22
Church Office Closed
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, April 23
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Wednesday, April 24
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
No Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper
Thursday, April 25
6:30 p.m. Boy Scout Advancement Boards of Review
Friday, April 26
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring

First Kids Closed - Spring Break
Monday April 22 - Friday, April 26
Sunday, April 28
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m.. Worship
12:30 p.m. Youth Lunch after Church
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
Monday, April 29
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, April 30
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Wednesday, May 1
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m. Children's Choir Performance
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, May 2
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
5:30 p.m. Emergency Preparedness Taskforce
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3
Friday, May 3
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Church Report
Apr 17 - Bob Foust, Jill Nierenberg, Hannah Patrum, McCann Sheridan
Apr 18 - Ben Holland, Anne Niblock
Apr 19 - Elizabeth Campbell, James Gibson, Judy Holloway, Sydney Lisk, Bob Pierce
Apr 20 - Emma Teague, Remy Williams
Apr 21 - Kimmy Byrd, Lucas Kiser, Scott Watson
Apr 22 - Matt Dugan, Brian Floyd, Marina Snellings, Mary Wilder
Apr 23 - Jay Hollis
Apr 24 - Caroline Cox, Ann Gluf, Jay Johnston, Will Lisk, Rene Prager
Apr 25 - Hillman Brown, Mark Conversano, Allison Goff, Mark Hollis, Anne Reese
Apr 26 - Kennedy Kiser
Apr 27 - Walter Hannah, Emerson Lisk, Dot Monroe, Keila Snellings
Apr 28 - Corinne Alley, Dutch Entwistle, Andrew Jones, Nancy White
Apr 29 - Todd Aldridge, Morris Bell, Keeley Gould, Fred Iriving, Amy Rinker, Johnna Watson
Apr 30 - Abigail Rohrer
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