“Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing” Ps.100
Each Sunday at 10:45 am, a traditional service of scripture, prayer, singing, preaching, offering and commitment is held. Accomplished musicians–organist, choirs, other instrumentalists–all contribute to the services.
A nursery is provided for ages birth to 2 years. Each Sunday early in the service a brief “Time with the Children” introduces a Bible lesson to pre-school and elementary school children. Then those children who are not old enough to sit through the remaining service may attend “Children’s Church” in the Temple Room upstairs, where a shortened, child-friendly worship service is held.
What to Wear
No matter what your personal style, you should feel comfortable at First Presbyterian. While slacks and skirts are common in the worship services, if jeans are more your style, you’ll be right at home with us. We care about you, not how you dress.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion – 5:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Epiphany – 6:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Communion – 6:00 p.m.
Lenten Midday Worship – 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.each Wednesday of Lent
Maundy Thursday Communion around tables in the Fellowship Hall
Good Friday “Service of Darkness” in the sanctuary
Advent Walk –4–7 pm on the first Sunday of Advent
A “progressive” worship service in partnership with Washington Street Missionary Baptist, St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic, Broadway United Methodist and Grace Episcopal churches.
Holy Week “Noonbreak” Services
A service is held at 12:15 pm each day of Holy Week in one of the five “advent walk” churches; each day one of these churches leads worship and provides lunch. (Lunch provided from 11:45-12:15 and 12:45-1:15)
Paducah Cooperative Ministry Worship Services
Thanksgiving Worship on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving at one of the member churches