A PCUSA Congregation - A Covenant Network Church
affirming inclusive ministry
|Worship Sunday at 10:00 AM
|Education for All Ages at 11:20 AM
|315 N. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
If the Ithaca City School District is closed for weather,
the First Presbyterian Church will also be closed.
Stay safe this winter!
Every Wednesday evening in Lent,
5:45pm in the Narthex.
During Lent, we invite you to join us before Wednesday Night Supper as we join in prayer, song, and silence. As we hear scripture read and meditate on the wisdom of God, you are encouraged to color, draw, knit, or practice the art of creative praying in silent meditation. Please come for a time of reflection, meditation, and devotion as we observe our Lenten season together.
The Gospel of Mark:
Sunday, April 2, 4-6:15pm
This Lent, as we remember the culmination of Jesus’ story on earth, come hear the good news as told by Mark. Mark’s gospel, the shortest of the four, takes a little over two hours to hear from beginning to end. Told in dramatic form with simple props, it is the story itself which comes to life and holds the glory.
Save the date—More information on the venue to come!
April 13, 7pm.
We follow Jesus to the Upper Room, to sit with his disciples at table. After the Last Supper, they went up to the mountain to sing a hymn, and then down to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed that the cup of suffering might be taken from him. We will follow the story.
Holy Week Vigil:
beginning Thursday April 13 at 8pm
until Friday, April 14 at 7pm.
You are invited to participate in our annual 24-hour vigil in the sanctuary as we take turns sitting in solitude and silence. It is a sensory experience: light candles, and feel the coolness of water and the roughness of sand. Come and wait with our Lord.
April 14, 7pm.
In the gathered darkness of the evening we will remember how darkness also fell over the face of the earth while Jesus hung on the cross. Hear the voices of those who gathered around him, and become a part of the story.
Finally, we will have
come to the end of loss.
After so much waiting and
such desperate hoping—after believing
all was lost—God shows us the truth
of God’s promises that all will always be well.
We celebrate the rising of our Lord!
Worship at 10am—
Come for the choir or the trumpets;
come for the happy Alleluias!
Come for the message of God’s love;
come for the singing and the joy!
Easter is our springtime, when faith was reborn and renewed. Come, experience all God’s promises in your life, with joy.