April 8, 2020

Worship Service at 7:00 p.m. online
“Virtual Communion Service”
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; John 13:1-17
Rev. Dr. Scott M. Kenefake
Rev. Lynne Keel
Rev. Rachel Vogado
Join us for a special Maundy Thursday service April 9 at 7pm. We invite you to participate in communion with your family. Please have bread and juice (or wine) ready. If you elect to make bread, here is a recipe: . This is only a suggestion and is not required!
You can r ead about Virtual Communion here.

Flowered Cross Drive-Thru
10:00 a.m. 
As has been a longstanding tradition of First Presbyterian Church, you are invited to clip spring flowers from your yard and bring them to the church to be placed on our cross. On Easter Sunday, April 12th from 10 a.m. to noon, the cross will be on the front lawn in front of the Sanctuary. We are asking everyone who would like to participate to drive on the half circle in front of the Sanctuary, stay in your vehicle, and a basket will be there to receive the flowers. Your greeter, wearing a mask, will say "Jesus Christ is Risen!" and you may respond "He is risen indeed!." The cross will remain for the afternoon. If you would like to take pictures with your family, we ask that everyone observe the recommended social distancing practices.

Easter Worship Service
11:00 a.m. online

“The Resurrected Gardener”
Isaiah 25:6-9; John 20:1-18
Rev. Dr. Scott M. Kenefake

Easter Time for Children
Rev. Rachel Vogado will also be posting a special children's message video for Easter Sunday, which will be available on Sunday on the church website, Facebook page and our YouTube channel.

Services Update
Our pastoral staff continues to preach and teach through various means of technology. Please join us for all of our worship opportunities on Facebook: here,YouTube: here, or our Sermon Archives: here .
Holy Week at Home
Holy Week, which is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, is a special week in which we remember the stories of the last days of Jesus’ ministry as he entered into Jerusalem and prepared for his death on the cross. This year, Holy Week looks very different for all of us, as we are all at home and unable to physically be together as the church for some of our most meaningful services. These resources are for you and your family to consider ways to create a thoughtful Holy Week at home. You can find them on the church website or check them out here!
Lenten the Curve
As we all work to "Flatten the Curve," let's Lenten the Curve as well! Since we had to cancel our Thursday Centering Prayer gatherings, we are going to host a time of Lenten devotion online Thursdays at 12 p.m. via Zoom. Here is the link:
or you may call ( 646) 558 8656. Either way, the meeting ID is: 747 973 667
Password: 006587
Springtime in Memorial Garden
Since we can't visit in person this year, here are a few pictures to enjoy.
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Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020
. Rev. Dr. Scott Kenefake preaching
Thursday, April 9
12:00 p.m. Devotion on Zoom
Sunday, April 12
10:00 a.m. Flowered Cross Drive-thru
11:00 a.m. Worship on Facebook
Monday, April 13
Office closed for holiday
Tuesday, April 14
7:00 p.m. Al Anon meeting
Church Report
April 09 - Katie DeLizza, Timbs Fulghum
April 10 - Britt Alley, Katie Barefoot, Carol Beam, Henrietta Christenbury, Jacob Ellis, Brooks Fulton, Betsy Morrison, Glenn Quintana
April 11 - Seth Barbee, Sydney Kopelic, Hayes Leatheman, Trey Little
April 12 - Jake Dunlap, Katie Dunlap
April 13 - Katherine Benbow, Dominic DeLizza, Sandra Grey, Nancy Odell
April 14 - Lolo Dobson, Ellen Faust
April 15 - Thomas Barefoot, Buddy DeLizza, Claire Farmer, Hayden Horton
Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation

Director of Music and Organist
Director of Music and Organist


Suzanne Russell
Church Administrator

Financial Secretary

Heath Ritchie
Maintenance Superintendent

Director of First Kids

Church Hostess

Wedding Director
Contact Info
First Presbyterian Church
(704) 788-2100
s uzanne.russell  

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
Open for scheduled groups:
Tuesday,Thursday, Friday
Open to Public:
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 am - 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