FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
where all are welcomed and embraced in the inclusive Love of God
First Presbyterian Church, Marshfield, Wisconsin seeks to welcome all to join us on our journey of faith, denying no one, based upon his or her particular human condition, participation in the life of the church. We want to be a safe place, a sanctuary where people are accepted, included, and cared for as they are. We will be agents of God’s transforming power, aligning ourselves with the Holy Spirit as we pray, worship, learn, share fellowship and serve together. By attending to the love of Jesus Christ in our midst, we discover a deepening faith that makes a difference in our lives. As a community based on God’s love, we strive to be of service to our neighbors and to the world.
Streaming Worship Services
Our Worship Livestream will be available directly on our Facebook page and on our YouTube Channel. Live-Stream will begin approximately 9:25 with the service starting at 9:30 Sunday morning. In case you miss the live streaming, an archived version will become available to watch later in the afternoon. Our YouTube Channel also contains all past live streamed and prerecorded videos. If you use Gmail you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel (by clicking the red Subscribe button in the YouTube Channel) and you will get real time notifications (click on the bell and choose all) in your Gmail whenever there’s a new video available. You can also access our YouTube Channel by typing: fpcmarshfield.org/livestream
For Sunday Morning Live Stream, prerecorded services and all past videos please click on our easy to remember access:
Pastoral Letter September 3, 2021
This past month has been a month of preparing at our house. It feels like fall has begun with school starting this week in Marshfield and with Bob starting to teach again, as well. We are excited, after a year and a half of pandemic shut-down to launch into our fall schedule of Sunday School, Forums for All, Bell Choir, Chancel Choir, Children’s Choir, and youth group. Yay! This Sunday, September 5, since the youngest of our three grandchildren, Lillian King Badillo, will be baptized, we are hosting our children and the in-laws. And while I’m not clear if the house is groaning or rejoicing as Bob & I have sprung into action dusting, vacuuming, organizing, decluttering, weeding, and planting. I know progress is being made and the closer we are to company arriving the more I look forward to family. To letting the broom rest and setting around the table sharing stories and laughter. Starting with a surprise belated birthday Baked Alaska tonight. These are the good times, the Mary moments that matter.
And when it’s all said and done, (and plenty of things on our list will not be done) we rejoice in the gift of life together, and love shared. That is also the core of this Sunday’s service where we get to share both the sacraments of Baptism and Communion: touching the taproot of our faith in the God who names us, claims us, and nourishes us with the Bread of Life. From this hope and this strength, we are given what we need to be Christ’s hands and feet in our broken and hurting world.
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY MORNING!
Join us this Sunday for worship as we explore our final Sermon in the 5 Sermon series, “Unraveled: Seeking God When our Plans Fall Apart, Jochebed, Miriam and Sheshan: Follow That Thread.” All are Welcome!
9/6: Ofﬁce Closed (Labor Day)
9/8: Handbells, Choir, and First Look Resume
9/12: Rally Sunday, Sundae Sunday, (weather permitting)Dedication of Sunday School Teachers, Bible presentations during worship,
9/18: Ruth Voss Memorial Service & Dessert Reception
Keep washing your hands thoroughly! Here is way to turn that time into prayer time:
Hand Washing 20 second Prayers & Meditations for Soul Cleansing
Why not multi-task during our multiple hand-washings each day? Getting a little tired of singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice, or Counting to 20? How about this: Let those 20 seconds become a chance for a little Soul Cleansing, too.
Click this link for three different ones to get us going! Add yours to the mix as you think of them.
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Prairie Panning Presentation from 9/19 with Gary Birch, Prairie Specialist.
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The food pantry of SOS (Soup or Socks) remains open during the pandemic.
To obtain food or to volunteer to help,
call SOS directly: 715-387-1796.
Parish Nurse Karen