The liturgy exists to glorify God 

and to proclaim the mystery of faith

while sanctifying all that is human before God.

 

Don Saliers

 


Each Sunday at 9:30, we meet for worship in our beautiful and historic sanctuary.
Our worship is vibrant and creative, intergenerational and participatory, and deeply rooted in the traditions and beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Led by our pastors, lay liturgists, and Chancel Choir, our worship reflects a joyous diversity of expression as we gather to glorify God and proclaim the mystery of faith. 

 

OUR WORSHIP IS CHRIST-CENTERED

In the sacred actions of the liturgy, and especially in the ministry of Word and Sacrament, we believe that we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ, who alone heals, forgives, and rescues us.

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OUR WORSHIP IS SEASONAL

We follow a particular rhythm and calendar in Sunday worship. Our year is divided into liturgical 'seasons': Advent (Nov./Dec.); Christmas; Epiphany (Jan./Feb.); Lent and Holy Week (Feb./Mar.); Easter (Apr./May); Pentecost (Summer); and Ordinary Time (Sep./Oct.). Each of these seasons has a particular liturgical rhythm and sequence.

   
 
OUR WORSHIP IS FORMATIVE

Through participation in weekly worship, we are formed to be people who live out their baptisms in our daily living. Each Sunday, we practice being people who (1) praise the eternal God; (2) confess our faults and sins; (3) freely offer forgiveness to one another; (4) listen for God to speak; (5) pray for our neighbors and enemies; (6) offer all we have to God; and (7) proclaim the Christian faith.

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OUR WORSHIP IS INTERGENERATIONAL

We welcome and bless and include all God's children in worship, from the youngest disciples to our senior saints. In their participation alongside adults in weekly worship, our children grow in their faith and learn that they are a vital part of our church's ministry and life. Read more about children and worship.

   
 
OUR WORSHIP IS WELCOMING

From the moment you walk through the doors, to the moment you leave; you are welcome at FPCF. We welcome people of all backgrounds and experiences because we believe that God's love extends to all in Jesus. Our weekly worship is where we gather to celebrate what God has done and to welcome with open arms what God will do in our community. 

 

   
 
OUR WORSHIP IS SACRAMENTAL

We believe that weekly worship is where we encounter the living and real presence of the Triune God. We believe that God often takes and blesses the ordinary things of this world to become for vehicles of God's grace. Thus, we rely on symbols of water, bread, wine, fire, and oil to help us connect more concretely to the love of God in Jesus.