Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Iona Chapel

10:55 a.m. Sanctuary

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
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First Presbyterian Church

300 SW Second Avenue Gainesville, Florida  

352-378-1527

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Celebrations of Advent and
Christmas, 2014


Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The First Advent: Proclamation
Luke 2:8-20
Worship at 10:55 a.m.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service
Christ Is Born, Alleluia!
5:30 p.m. Pre-service music
6 p.m. Carols, Candlelight and
Holy Communion

The First Christmas Present
Isaiah 12:1-6
The service will conclude with
the congregation exiting into the night
by candlelight.

The December 14 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and the Christmas Eve Service will be available as live audio webcast at www.1stpc.org/index.html live during the services.


Sunday, December 28
First Sunday after Christmas Day
Worship 8:30 and 10:55 a.m.
The Day After Christmas
Luke 2:8-20


Nursery available at all
10:55 a.m. and both evening services


 

 

Live Online Service


(when available, Sundays at 10:55 a.m.)

To hear a replay of this or other services click here


Sunday, December 21,  2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Festival of Nine lessons and Carols at 10:55 a.m.

 

Glorify God

Please join us in the Sanctuary where the choirs and congregation will celebrate the Advent season with a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.  Come to sing and hear lessons and carols for Advent and Christmas showing the development of the loving purposes of God as seen through the windows and words of Scripture.  The meditation by Dr. Robert Shettler is entitled The First Advent:  Behold and the Scripture reference is Luke 2:8-20.  Nursery care is available from 9:30-noon for families attending worship.   There will be a joint Sunday School class for youth this Sunday.

 

A live streaming audio of our worship service is available on our website www.1stpc.org, Click the play button on the left in the black bar under “Live Online Service”  to hear the service. You may listen to a replay of recent services by following the appropriate link on the home page.

 

The television broadcast of our worship service will be on a one week delay each Sunday from 9-10  a.m. on WMYG Cox Channel 11, part of the GTN family of affiliates.

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Worship Service at 6 p.m.

5:30 p.m. pre-service music

 

The Traditional Christmas Eve Worship Service of Carols, Candlelight and Holy Communion will be held at 6 p.m., with the pre-service music beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The sermon title is The First Christmas Present and the Scripture reference is Isaiah 9:6.  Nursery care for families attending the Christmas Eve service is available beginning at 5:15 p.m. 

For those unable to attend worship, a live steaming audio of the Christmas Eve service is available on our website www.1stpc.org at 6 p.m.; Click the play button on the left in the black bar under “Live Online Service”  to hear the service. You may listen to a replay of recent services by following the appropriate link on the home page.

 

On December 24th, a video recording of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be broadcast from 7-8 p.m. on WMYC Channel 11. 

 

PARKING FOR THE DECEMBER 24 SERVICE.  The paved lot behind Salon Syx at the corner of SW 2nd Avenue and SW 5th Street is available for parking.  The first floor parking in the Continuum garage just west of the Bellsouth building will provide parking on the bottom level, accessed from 2nd Avenue, from 4-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  The small grass lot just east of our parking lot is available. It is not necessary to have a decal for any of these spaces.  Please use these auxiliary spaces first and leave the more obvious parking for our visitors.

Together in Faith for Tomorrow will be launched on Sunday, January 11 with a preview and informational meeting. The preview will be immediately following the 10:55 a.m. worship service. A meal will be provided for all. Childcare will be available for nursery through eighth grade. This is an information meeting and contributions will not be solicited at this event. Please RSVP to Carol Israel at assistant@1stpc.org or 378-1527 by January 3.

 

 

Blessings,


Dr. Robert Shettler, Pastor


Glorify God, Make Disciples and Meet Human Needs.
Acts 16:5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.


First Presbyterian Church   300 SW Second Avenue Gainesville, Florida  
352-378-1527