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Looking Ahead

Dear Family and Friends of First Pres,

This past weekend, we took time to reflect on Jesus’ identity and what it means for you and me to reflect that Christ-like identity to those around us. Peter has just declared to Jesus, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  Well, we are going to continue in our reading in Matthew 16 and specifically look at verses 21-28. Whereas Jesus lauded Peter’s recognition of his true identity as Messiah, this Sunday we learn about the “Warning Label” that is attached to his proclamation. Please look at Matthew 16:21-28 and note how Peter went from “way up here” to “way down there” in a flash. I will build my thoughts around reading discipleship’s warning labels.

View the recorded Pastor’s Message below:


I want to let you know the new parts for the sanctuary air conditioner have arrived and are in the process of being installed! We are earnestly praying you can feel the benefits of that refreshing air yourself in the near future. The Session is reviewing the Reopening Task Force’s report Thursday evening about a possible date for in-person worship.

Please continue to check-in on one another, especially our older members who perhaps may not be able to get out as much. Faith is coming alive at First Pres and we demonstrate it with how we reach out to our sisters and brothers.

Stay healthy and well, my friends.  I can’t wait to see you Sunday in worship!

Pastor Patrick