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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  


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Online Contributions: The Budget and Finance Committee has just approved a quick, easy and secure way to make contributions to the church electronically.  The Pushpay program enables you to make contributions from your bank account, Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit card or debit card in as little as 10 seconds.  You  download the Pushpay app onto your smartphone, tablet, enter some information (one time to register) and you can then use your smartphone, tablet or computer for gifts to the church for general budget offering, capital campaign or “other” which would include any other donations, such as special offerings, fundraisers, etc.  You may make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring gift. 


Us this link to make online contributions    https://pushpay.com/pay/1stpchurch


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Live Online Service

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

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Third Sunday in Lent

Daylight Savings Time, Spring Forward!


The sermon title is Liminal Space:  Stewardship and the Scripture reference is Luke 16:1-15.  The Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in Iona Chapel with Communion or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  Nursery care is available from 9:15-noon for families attending worship. Sunday school for children and adults begins at 9:30.


A live streaming audio of our worship service is available on our website www.1stpc.org, Click the play button 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.


Devotion Guide

Week Two, March 8-14


The focus of our prayer this week is God’s direction to be concerned for others.

These scriptures remind us that God cares about our concerns, and our concerns for others.


Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”


Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”


Philippians 4:5-7 “ Let your gentleness be known to all men, the Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”


“Picture your life completely under the control of the Lord. Seeking first His kingdom, what needs to be changed, renewed, released?” Conversation With God.  Lloyd John Ogilvie

Pray for the Lord’s guidance as you place the concerns of your heart in His hands.

Ask the Lord to guide you to intercede with boldness.


As we pray the prayer chosen for the capital campaign this week, let our focus be on our concerns and concerns for others.


Almighty God,

Together, You have called us to be the body of Christ.

In Faith, we trust in You with all our hearts, acknowledge You in all our endeavors, with confidence that You will direct our paths.

For Tomorrow, we commit this capital campaign to You. Our prayer is that through the dedication of our resources, You would be glorified.

In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen



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


Veritas Forum held February 19 and 20, 2015

Here are the links to the streaming for each night of veritas:

Thursday: http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/b4abf11f0b03410797571e87b6be53da1d

Friday:  http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/0c3b57f5d3554e4ebe2d7389119289c41d