Worship

FirstPresbyterianChurchEast.jpgJoin us for Worship service each Sunday at 10:30am

For those unable to join us, you may download our Pastor's inspirational sermons.

Through a combination of uplifting music, prayer, and the solid, practical teaching of God’s Word, we seek authentic and heart-felt worship. From that we experience our sense of community. Worship transforms our lives and motivates us to serve. To that end, we strive for worship that speaks to the whole person—mind, heart and body.

Children are invited to come forward for the children’s message during God's Word with Children, and then proceed to their Sunday School class.

Child care is provided for infants and young children during service in our Nursery.

Communion is shared monthly. We believe that the bread and wine represent the sacrificial body and blood of Christ and recall the last meal shared with the apostles. Together they symbolize the new covenant between God and all people. We practice open communion, so all baptized Christians of any denomination are welcome to participate in communion. We believe that the communion table belongs to Christ and not to any denomination. It is Jesus who invites us all to the table, and so all followers of Christ are welcome come to the table.

Our services are followed by Coffee Hour where we share the fellowship with our faith community.

Music

FirstPresbyterianChoir.jpgPatsy Ihrke, our music director, provides the weekly service music and directs the Cornerstone (adult) and Good News Ringers (hand bell) choirs.  All the service music and anthems performed offer a sampling of all types of religious music.

Most of our choir members are not trained musicians so we possess different levels of musical knowledge.  The one thing we truly have in common is our love of Christ.  It is Patsy’s belief that no matter how well we perform, the most important thing is to sing and play from our heart because that is what makes the true music to God’s ears.  And THAT is what makes the music at 1st Presbyterian Church of Itasca so special!