AN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
THE MINISTRY OF FPCE ENTERS ITS 125TH YEAR
We are planning a big celebration and would like you to be part of it! On Sunday, November 20, we will honor the 125th Anniversary of this church of Jesus Christ.
In 1891, Benjamin Harrison was in the second year of his first and only term as President of the United States, trouble was brewing between Carnegie Steel and the Amalgamated Iron and Steel Workers Union in Homestead, PA, the spelling of Pittsburgh was changed to Pittsburg, the legendary Connie Mack was behind the plate for the Pirates; the borough of Edgewood was three years old, and the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood held its first worship service on Sunday, December 20 in a frame structure on Edgewood Avenue between Elm and Maple Streets.
Much has changed since 1891. Years of happiness and sorrow, tragedy and celebration, good times and bad unfolded beneath the gaze of an Almighty and Merciful God. Yet through it all, Jesus Christ, the Alpha and Omega, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, held his church in his heart. That heart continues to pound with love for the Edgewood community, this congregation, and the church universal. In that love is our hope.
On Sunday November 20, we will give thanks and praise to God for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the ministry and mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood. The worship service will be filled with lovely music, at least one pastor who served FPCE in the past, and a Celebration of Holy Communion. During the catered luncheon, we will hear from other previous pastors, listen to some of the fascinating stories from our past (Rhonda Apessos has become the church historian), and have an opportunity to take a couple of tours of the church building.
We very much hope that you will be able to join us for worship and the luncheon to follow. PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 412-241-4613.