The Reformed tradition understands Baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be Sacraments, instituted by God and commended by Christ. Sacraments are signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the Church, symbols of God’s action. Through the Sacraments, God seals believers in redemption, renews their identity as the people of God, and marks them for service.
Happy Kings Day! Today is Epiphany and we will celebrate during worship this Sunday at 11am by heralding the arrival of the 3 kings with Communion, Epiphany stars, bells, and music, followed by fellowship with coffee and king cake!
As it is also the last day of Christmas, we will be undecorating the sanctuary and placing our magnificent tree to the curb to boost coastal restoration efforts.
Living Nativity today, the 4th Day of Christmas at 4pm. This will be more of a tableau than a pageant. Come remember the Christmas story. Adults, children, babies, pets- all are welcome. Meet at the back door of the church on S. Prieur St. to try on costumes, or come to the pumpkin patch yard at 4:30 to form the audience.
Thursday December 22: Please join us for a Blue Christmas service to minister to those who are mourning, suffering or feeling Blue this Christmas season. This will be a short service, between 30 and 45 minutes in the session room. Enter through the S. Prieur St. entrance.
We caroled through the neighborhood to the delight of several families and neighbors last night. We sing along with the handbells that make it easy for all skill levels to participate in this fun holiday tradition. It's a treat for all involved to be surprised with carolers! If you took or picture please post it on our Facebook page!
Merry Christmas to our neighbors and to everyone from First Presbyterian!