Due to Necessary
Current Health Precautions:
Physical Church Office Closed
until further notice.
Church Phone Answered,
Live Stream Worship 9:30
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
where all are welcomed and embraced in the inclusive Love of God
Sunday Worship Service
Sunday morning Live worship gathering via chat opens at 9:15, Worship begins at 9:30, Stay for virtual coffee hour when the service ends. Click refresh as needed.
New, easy to remember access to our streaming videos: fpcmarshfield.org/livestream
Pastoral Letter & Update Posted 3.16.2020
Grace and peace to all of you! In response to the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to do all we can to “flatten the curve” of contagion and still maintain our spiritual connection, our session has decided to take the following steps:
We will “take a pause” in our meeting together for worship on Sundays and all our regularly scheduled meetings (including outside groups) that occur in our building for at least the next 3 weeks (through April 5).
We will hold Sunday morning worship at 9:30 am through “livestream”, giving us a chance to maintain our familiar, communal practice of Sunday morning worship. The new part will be doing it from our homes. All you will need is internet access to participate in our Sunday morning worship. As soon as we have the specifics on how to access the service, we will post that information here.
Staying connected is especially important during this time of physical isolation and uncertainty. My prayer is that “social distancing” might help us with “spiritual deepening.” What do I mean? In the midst of this strange time, I hear an invitation and a call to connect with God and with one another spiritually in ways we have yet to discover. I will begin soon posting regular podcasts with a brief scripture, prayer, thought for the day from me.
Looking beyond ourselves, let us be faithful and vigilant in our prayers for those nations, communities, families and individuals most affected by the outbreak, and for the medical personnel and government officials seeking to respond. Let us resist and reject fear and suspicion based on ethnicity, nationality, or politics. This virus is affecting people of all races and ages. This is a time for unity of purpose and hearts. Let us be generous in supporting organizations that provide assistance and support public health in our area and around the world.
Above all, let us continue to remember and take hope in this truth, “nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Brief Statement of Faith; Romans 8:38-39.
With love and faith, (I’m already missing your beautiful faces!)
Looking Ahead: Holy Week Live Stream Worship
4.5 Palm/Passion Sunday
Drive-Through Palms Available at Front Canopy from 8:30 a.m. until all palms are picked up
(No person-to-person contact involved😊)
4.9 Maundy Thursday
To Be Determined
4.10 Good Friday
Noon Ecumenical Mid-day Worship
4.12 EASTER Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!
9:30 a.m. Easter Service, Details To be determined
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.