As Christians receive the sign of the cross marked in ashes and as we observe a holy Lent, we remember our baptism. We rememer that as baptized Christians, we live in the "dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying" but also in the "time of tension between dying and birth." We have already died once. The light of the resurrection waits for us at the end of the journey. Ash Wednesday invites us to turn again, take up our cross, and move ahead on the way to met the one who shapes us, marks us, claims us as his own.
Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 ~ Worship @ 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM
The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" --Matthew 21:9
Prepare your heart and mind for Holy Week and the "Coming of Our Lord."
Early Sabbath Worship will be a Maundy Thursday Communion service.
Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, 'Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.' The he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'" --Luke 22:17-19
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Our sanctuary will be open for prayer and reflection.
ALLELUIA! CHRIST is Risen! The LORD is Risen Indeed. ALLELUIA!
Held every year on the Sunday following Easter
Come, celebrate at First Presbyterian Church
Sanctuary, Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach.
First Presbyterian offers three services to celebrate the eve of our Savior’s birth. We invite everyone to come and worship with us and celebrate the birth of our Lord with our church family and friends. Habitat for Humanity Offering is received at all three Christmas Eve services. This offering will be used to build Habitat Houses for people in need of a helping hand to live in a decent house.
This child-friendly service will appeal to God's children of all ages! We will hear the wonderfully familiar story told from a fresh perspective, sing our favorite carols, enjoy hearing the Joyful Noise Singers and be led by our Chorister and Sunshine Choirs. Doors open at 4:15 PM.
This Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service will be a service of lessons and carols with traditional Christmas selections led by FPC Chancel Choir featuring soloists Brown Bradley, tenor; Jeff Jones, baritone; Susan Cadwell, organ and James Canty, flugelhorn.
This traditional candlelight communion service welcomes our newly-formed High School and Alumni Choir.
Dr. John Brearley will deliver the Christmas message at all three services.
With your help, more deserving families will be “home” for Christmas by this time next year. Our annual Christmas Eve offering will be used to build Habitat Houses for people who need a helping hand to live in a decent house. To learn more about this organization please visit Habitat For Humanity.org.
Collected at Christmas Eve Worship Services
Join First Presbyterian Church members on Wednesdays in December as they prepare a meal for Street Reach residents. Share the spirit of giving during this holiday season with those in need.
Following dinner, children and adults will travel to a community facility to carol and spread Christmas cheer to the residents!
Received every December, this offering helps and supports retired servants of the church and those facing serious financial difficulty. Assistance is also extended to deserving racial ethnic students in their efforts to succeed and excel in Presbyterian ethnic schools.
Epiphany is the celebratin of God's manifestation or self-revelation to the world in Jesus Christ. In particular, we celebrate the revelation of God's promise and purpose to the nations of the world, as the magi came from the East to worship to the Christ child, and God's covenant fo grace is extended to all who believe the good news of Christ Jesus. The symbolism of light is important: not only because of the star that guided the magi, but as it relates to the bright dawning of God's self-revelation in Christ.
In our celebrations of Christmas and Epiphany we rejoice in the dawning and the arising of Light in darkness. . . . Epiphany not only discloses the Savior to the world but also calls the world to show forth Christ, to be witnesses to God's true Light. The timeless mystery of the incarnation, God in flesh, leads us forth to show and tell of Christ as God's gift of grace and salvation for all person. Some call this on going epiphany the work of Christmas.
The Moravian Lovefeast and Festival of Lights is a worship service of scripture, prayer, carols, and candles signifying Christian fellowship and brotherly love. Beginning with a beautiful candlelight processional, special Christmas music will be provided by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Youth Handbell Choir, and other instrumentalists. Congregation members, clothed in period dress, will serve hot buns and coffee while everyone joins in the singing of Christmas carols. This beautiful and joyous Christmas service concludes with candle lighting. We invite you and your family to attend and participate in this treasured tradition in celebration of the advent of our Savior. Learn more about Moravian Lovefeast.
New in 2014 - we've expanded our TLC to our "Super Seniors" (80 years +). The Abundance Life Mnistries hosts this luncheon that provides special attention, a delicious meal, caroling, and fellowship during the holiday season. Communion will be serve. This event is held in Wilkes Hall of our Grissom Campus and is free of charge. Registration is required. For additional information or to register a friend or loved one for this event, please contact the church office at 843.448.4496.
Held in early December; Reservations are required; Childcare for younger siblings available BY RESERVATION ONLY! All Events held at Kings Campus, 1300 N Kings Highway, Downtown Myrtle Beach
Children ages 3, 4 & 5/Kindergarten
In Mid December, our LOGOS participants gather in our sanctuary and their beautiful carols are broadcast through our web site into the homes family and friends and into the community rooms of many local nursing and assisted living facilities. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
Broadcast Live! Click to view.
We Hope YOU will join us during the Holiday Season!