September 3 – 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Place
Pastor Michael will conclude his summer preaching series on “Women of the Bible.” On this Labor Day weekend Sunday, he will talk about the incredibly vital (and sometimes controversial role) women played in the life of the early Christian churches. A heads-up: if not for the ministry of women, the church would not have made it out of Jerusalem. Join us as we hear the words of scripture, sing the songs of faith, and celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
September 10 - 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Being in a community that is loved and learning to love one another is a blessing! But what about those people who seem to slip through the cracks, or drift away, or simply lose their way? And who among us has never “lost their way” for a while? Pastor Michael will address these issues during his sermon. (read Isaiah 49: 8-15; and the Gospel According to Matthew 19: 13-15 and 18: 10-14) We will install Christian Educators during the service.
As a time when accusations, judgements, and worse are frequently and carelessly thrown about our national life, we will ask ourselves: is it ever appropriate to judge others? What about the times when a person’s wrong-doing is obvious and injures our relationship with God and our fellow brothers and sisters? Do we have license to judge then? We will turn to John 8: 1-11 and Romans 9: 20-26 for some insight.
The worship service will be led the Reverend Virginia Mayo. Virginia and Pastor Michael have been close friends for many, many years – they go back to the 1980’s! Virginia has served as pastor to area United Methodist congregations and as hospital chaplain. Her passionate and compassionate ministry has touched the lives of many. Come prepared to be inspired, Virginia preaches straight from the heart.
World Communion Sunday! All creation sings God’s praise and the world is fed by bread from heaven. We will read the astonishing and breath-taking lyrics from one of the earliest Christian hymns. (see Psalm 148, John 6: 35-40, and Colossians 1: 15-20 for a preview of Sunday’s theme.) Songs from Germany, Jamaica, South Africa, the Caribbean, France, African-American Spirituals and both traditional and contemporary America will resound throughout the sanctuary. Add your voices to ours!
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.