Pastors Note for Easter Sunday

Claude Monet Rocks at Belle-Ile

This week, as we journey through Holy Week, still in this prolonged season of the virus, signs of hope are interwoven with continuing concerns of when this will all lift.  Beautiful spring days raise our spirits, and still concerning news of the virus numbers leaves us impatient for the days we pray are yet to come, of regathering and rejoicing. Meanwhile, you are invited to join us for Maundy Thursday worship at 7 pm by streaming for a beautiful service of communion, as we remember our Lord’s last supper and great commandment, that we love one another as Christ has loved us. On Good Friday evening, again at 7 pm by streaming, you are invited to worship with us on this solemn and holy day, as we remember our Lord laying down his life for us.  The service will include Tenebrae, the extinguishing of candles, with readings [...]

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Regathering Plan Update

  Update to Regathering Plan Early in the pandemic, our Session (church governing board of Elders) appointed a re-opening task group to set criteria for when we could safely re-gather.  They have set strict criteria of a 99% chance that those attending worship would not encounter a COVID-positive person. Given concerning statistics recently about the virus rising in Multnomah County, we regret the need to delay our re-opening until mid-May, to allow a safer re-gathering. The new proposed dates are: Church Office re-opening Tuesday-Thursday from May 4 Worship re-opening by reservation; masked and distanced for congregants from May 16 Please be in touch with any questions and thanks for your understanding and flexibility as we continue to monitor the virus season, and for your prayers for our eventual and long-awaited re-gathering! ************************************************************************************************************ Dear friends, During these days amid all the [...]

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Virtual Vespers

You are invited to participate in a time of prayer and reflection on scripture. These Vespers can be found on our Facebook page (First Presbyterian Church, Portland Oregon) and our Instagram account (firstpresbyterian_pdx). Vespers for the week can be viewed here on our website.  We hope that these quiet moments of meditation provide a time of peace in challenging times. [...]

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First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

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