Sunday is the day we set aside to ground ourselves, once again, in a worshipful perspective so that we can go forth into the week refreshed, restored, and renewed.
Worship at FPC is intentionally designed to lift us up beyond the everyday and reflect the majesty and mystery of God. The worship services are traditional and liturgical—meaning that they follow a particular order—and are designed to reorient us to our calling to be reconciled with God. We gather to acknowledge our sin, accept the grace of God, and offer our worship as an act of gratitude.
Sundays in July
For all Sundays in July, a single worship service will be held at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Come early for Lemonade on the Lawn, a summer fellowship tradition featuring lemonade and cookies on our front lawn beginning at 9:15 a.m. each week. (Meet in the Fellowship Hall in case of inclement weather.) Sunday school classes will not meet during July, however children's worship will still convene during the 10 a.m. service as usual.
NOTE: Children begin the morning with their parents in worship, and are invited to come forward for Children's Worship following the announcements.
8:30 am | Chapel
Though both worship services have the same structure and content each Sunday, the early service is more intimate, with the feeling of a family gathering. The congregation joins in singing hymns, accompanied by the organ.
9:45 am | Sunday School
A variety of class offerings for all ages engage with the text of Scripture as well as many topical studies, allowing small groups to learn and grow together. Explore class options for adults, or learn about Sunday school for youth and for children.
11 am | Sanctuary
The late service has a certain formality to it, owing to the beautiful worship space and more robust musical offerings. Learn more about music at FPC.
Flowers in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings are something we have all come to enjoy. These flowers not only beautify our sanctuary, but are given to honor special people and occasions in our lives - honoring a friend, celebrating a birthday/anniversary/baptism, or memorializing a loved one.
Arrangements are $80. Please consider a Sunday (or two) to thank God and honor a special person or a special moment with the gift of flowers. Your dedication wording and donation must be submitted no later than the Monday by 5 p.m. prior to the Sunday of your dedication. Your donation can be made by contacting Dana Durman (903-597-6317), or in person at the church office.
Thank you for your generous donation!
The services at FPC—and many of the classes, too—follow a three-year lectionary cycle that corresponds with the seasons of the church year, such as the somber observance of Lent and the reverent anticipation of Advent. This cycle helps to guide our worship themes and ensures that we keep God’s Word as the focus of our services.
Children and youth are always welcome in worship—indeed, their leadership is often featured on Sunday morning. Read more about Sunday morning opportunities for children and for youth, including our nursery.