Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Rev. Susan Phillips preaching
9:00 Sundays – Onsite in the Sanctuary
We are excited to add this service to our worship opportunities!

10:30 Sundays - Online via Zoom
Please join us online!

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Or Call +1 312 626 6799 and use Meeting ID: 856 7771 8426

6:00 Wednesdays - Worship in the Garden
5:30 Social Time
6:00 Worship Service
It's delightful to worship in the garden!
We celebrate together in the garden, keep one another safe
and enjoy singing together with Emily Wheeler.
In case of rain we will move inside to the sanctuary.

Wedding Congratulations
Congratulations to Ellen Linderman and Matthew Bilyeu who are celebrating their wedding this weekend. We offer prayers of thanksgiving and joy with their families.
Help Us Keep Our Micropantry Stocked
Stocking our micropantry is a way we love our neighbors. 


Drop off food and hygiene items ANYTIME you want. You may place them directly in the micropantry cabinet or the basket in the narthex.

If you have any questions contact Chaplain Tim at

Thank you!
Children of Abraham

Share your work with us! We would love to see and display your creativity and talent. Send us your colored pictures (scan, email, regular mail) and we will share them on Sunday mornings and maybe also on our Facebook page.
Hearing Loop System in the Sanctuary
If you do not use hearing aids, but would like to hear the worship service better -- try one of the personal hearing devices available at the back of the sanctuary. Simply plug the earbuds into the device and and adjust the volume accordingly. 

If you use hearing aids, but don't know if you have T-coils, call your audiologist and ask. Most hearing aids have them. If yours do have T-coils, they may need to be activated by your audiologist. If yours don't, the audiologist may be able to install them. If yours don't work with T-coils, you can still use the personal devices with earbuds.

If you use hearing aids that have activated T-coils, your audiologist can help you learn how to turn them on and off. If you would like to practice this in the sanctuary during the week, please let us know and we will schedule some time. Practicing with your devices at a time other than worship means you worn't miss anything important and we can take what time we need.
Renovation Excitement! 
Meeting with our Architect and Builder
The Renovation Team (Don Ecklund, Brad Hemstreet, Kathy Johnson, Greg Krutsinger, Pastor Susan Phillips, Linda Wheal and Chris Young) is digging deep on the schematic design work with our Construction Management Team. We are reviewing all of the ideas members of the church have shared, comparing costs, and considering alternatives. We will keep you posted with further updates on the renovation page.
Path of Peace Reflections 2021
This month-long pilgrimage is designed to deepen the pursuit of peace for congregations, small groups, families, and individuals. This season is a time of growth, encouragement, challenge, inspiration, and education. Participants are invited to define and deepen their calling as peacemakers.
CPN Virtual Gathering 2021
We're excited to announce the full program for the upcoming PC(USA) Cuba Partners Network Virtual Gathering: Esperanza: Prayer, Patience, and Partnership, which will be held via Zoom, September 24 -25, 2021.

CPN Virtual Gathering 2021:
Esperanza: Prayer, Patience, and Partnership
($25 registration donation includes all 3 sessions)
Registration deadline: Sunday, September 19, 2021.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
God is our refuge and strength therefore, we will not fear,
though the waters roar and foam. — Psalm 46

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is mobilized and already delivering immediate aid to those impacted by Hurricane Ida. The initial assessment of the damage is staggering. The needs of those impacted is changing daily because of lack of access to power, refrigeration, water and housing. This will be a long-term commitment to the people impacted by this catastrophic destruction.

PDA will continue to work with Presbyterian leadership to respond to Hurricane Ida and remain engaged in the recovery efforts during the hurricane season of 2021, during which several named storms are expected to impact the region. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain — providing emotional and spiritual care and Long-Term Recovery to address unmet needs.

The needs for the response will be great. God’s people are called on to stand in the "GAP" — Give. Act. Pray.
Faith-based Disaster Relief Groups Balance COVID Safety with Speedy Response to Hurricane Ida
by Religion News Service
(RNS) — In the wake of Hurricane Ida, faith-based disaster relief groups are assessing damage, setting up mobile kitchens and preparing to send skilled volunteers to Louisiana, Mississippi and other states hit hard by the storm.

Tuesday Night Bible Study
We will be taking a few weeks off and returning on September 21st.
Just a reminder that another way to be kept up to date on the happenings of the church is to check out our Facebook page.
Covid Response Team and New State Mandates

For the wellbeing of our members and community, we are abiding by new state masking mandates. Masks will be required for all indoor gatherings. Social distancing will be our practice as part of our layered mitigation strategies. We celebrate full approval of the Pfizer vaccine and encourage everyone who is unvaccinated to consider doing so. If you need assistance making an appointment or with transportation, please contact our chaplain,
Chris Y.
Carolee D.
Mick B.
Susan H.
All events are via Zoom unless otherwise specified.


Capital Campaign Leadership Executive Team meeting 4:00

Advance Commitments Leaders meeting 5:30
Campaign Leadership Team Meeting 6:30
Communication Leaders meeting 7:30

No Tuesday night Bible Study
Cuba meeting 7:00

Wednesday Worship in the Garden Gather in the Garden 5:30. Service at 6:00.
Planting the Seeds of Stewardship (Family Activity) 5:30
Renovation Team Meeting 7:00

Session Meeting 6:30

Rev. Susan Phillips to lead worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and via zoom at 10:30

NOTE: Links to all events are attached to items on the church calendar found at If you click on any item in the calendar, the Zoom invitation will open.
You can also find weekly church events on the homepage where a single click on the image of a computer or smart phone will take you to that Zoom meeting.
If you would like some personal assistance learning Zoom, please consider joining us before worship at 10:00 on Sundays, 5:00 on Wednesdays or email for other times.
How to Join a Zoom Meeting
From your computer, cell phone or tablet:
Click the link provided.

To join a Zoom meeting via telephone:
Dial number given for the meeting.You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID provided followed by #.
Church Contact Information
Pastor Susan Phillips

Chaplain Tim Haworth

Tara Kaeding

Michelle Hastings
Voicemail Issues
The voicemail system is not working at church. If you need to reach a staff member please email them.
321 South Seventh Street, Springfield | 217-528-4311
The First Presbyterian Church | | Springfield, IL
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