We celebrate the end of the liturgical year during Christ the King Sunday. Following the service, we will prepare the sanctuary for the Advent season during the Hanging of the Greens.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel! The season of Advent is upon us. We begin the preparation of our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ Child in a meaningful service adapted from the traditions of the Taize and Iona communities. We will also gather around the Lord's Table for the sacrament of communion.
This second Sunday of Advent, we continue our journey to Bethlehem and allow space for those experiencing loss or grief during a period of reflection known as "Blue Christmas."
We welcome back to our service the North Hills Singers, under the direction of Shaun Cloonan, for the third Sunday in Advent. The group will share music in response to various scripture lessons during the service, and afterward will perform a mini-concert of their secular holiday repertoire.
Christmas Eve is a Sunday this year, which means we get to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent at our regular 11:00 worship hour in a service of Lessons and Carols. Then, later that evening at 7:00, we officially welcome the Babe of Bethlehem to the world during our Christmas Eve service of Candlelight and Communion.
Back by popular demand, we will gather in the Lounge (or Gathering Place if too crowded!) for our Snuggie Sunday worship. Come casually dressed for a very informal and intimate service of familiar scripture and songs.
On this Epiphany Sunday, we travel with the Magi from the East, following the Star of Bethlehem to greet the baby Jesus. Stick around after worship to help "unhang" the greens.
We meet Jesus at the river with John the Baptist and remember our own covenant on this Baptism of the Lord Sunday.
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.