June 3 – Can Anything Good Come Out of Stress?
Stress! Stressful times! Stressful lives! Stress leaves no one untouched as it rummages through our nation and our lives. What to do? The Apostle Paul knew a little bit about stress, too! What did he do? (see II Corinthians 4: 5-12.)
SUMMER WORSHIP AT 10:00AM BEGINS THIS WEEK
June 10 – Prep Time is the Best Time
The best thing about a home-cooked meal is the one who cooks it, of course. And the time that person puts into preparing it. Just the right ingredients. Just the right amount of slicing and dicing. Prep time is the secret to a great meal…and a great life. Prep time is God’s time to prepare you for life full of meaning, joy, and peace. A life God has prepared for those who love him. (see II Corinthians 4: 13-5:1)
June 17 – And the Low are Lifted High!
Greed and arrogance destroy lives and nations! The rich want to be richer. The powerful want more control! God’s kingdom does not work that way. People of God turn away from greed and power to find a much richer, more rewarding life. (see Ezekiel 17: 22-24 and Mark 4: 26-34.)
June 24 – Even the Storms Obey Him!
I had the good fortune of catching the final performance of The Tragedy of Hamlet – Prince of Denmark at Pittsburgh Public Theater in mid-May. It is the story of a young man facing storms within and in the rotten state of Denmark. After a harrowing adventure with Jesus in a boat on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples caught a glimpse of just how powerful the calm and peace of Jesus can be. (see Mark 4: 35-41)
July 1 – A Guide for Healthy Living
Most of us have been there at one time or another. Things didn’t work out like we thought they would. Even the wonderful, God-given promises we depended on. Our dreams fall apart, lives end too soon, our body is invaded by a disease that will not let go. Jesus meets us there. Where we are most broken. Amazing things can happen. (see Mark 5: 21-43)
Worship at Edgewood
Sunday Morning Worship is at 11:00AM September through May
and 10:00AM June-August
Worship services at First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood vary in style from Sunday to Sunday. Most weeks, worshipers will experience what we call "Classic" worship -- a traditional Presbyterian Reformed order of worship with organ accompaniment and choir music leadership. Once per month, "Emerging" worship takes place. This service, while still focusing on the 5 tenents of Presbyterian worship -- gathering around, proclaiming, responding to, sealing upon our hearts, and bearing into the world God's Word -- is presented in a relaxed atmosphere. A video projection screen is placed in the front of the sanctuary, a worship ensemble of mixed instruments accompanies song leaders, and God's Word is presented in a multitude of ways. Worshipers in this service will experience a wide variety of presentations, from reader's theater to VBS kids singing, choral presentations to standard sermons.
To see video of some previous Emerging Worship services, visit http://fpceworshipservice.blogspot.com.