401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Looking Ahead

Dear family and friends of First Pres,

It’s with deep excitement that I look forward to resuming in-person worship this Sunday, September 20th! If you are planning to attend, I want to share a few items of importance.

First, we will be capped at just a little more than 200 people in order to safely gather in the sanctuary. Consequently, we are asking that you please make a reservation and let us know you are coming.  We have a team of volunteers who are eager to help you once you arrive and I would encourage you to arrive in plenty of time. There will be some availability for walk-ups.  Second, face masks are required for entry into the church and will need to be worn throughout the service. Next, our greeters will register your arrival and give you a quick temperature check to make sure it’s below 100.4 degrees. Finally, please be aware that you will be led to your seats; in order to accommodate as many people as safely as we can, please understand you most likely will not be sitting where you normally sit.

Please view the recorded Sermon Preview below:


The lectionary texts for Sunday all deal with what it means to be in community together. The Old Testament reading is Exodus 16:2-15 where the people grumble and complain about their situation with regards to food. The Gospel reading is Mathew 20:1-16 and has Jesus sharing a parable where workers grumble and complain to the manager because everyone got paid the amount for varied degrees of work. My preaching text will be from Philippians 1:21-30 and will build upon the title, “We are all in this together!”

Please know that we are working to enhance our livestreaming service with additional cameras being brought online in the very near future.  We want to ensure everyone has a meaningful worship experience, whether you are still keeping safe at home or able to come to in-person.

Know I love you and miss you!  Be the hands and feet of Jesus in a broken and hurting world!  I can’t wait to see you Sunday!

Patrick Wrisley