For Such a Time as This...
This lonely, broken, beautiful world is the context in which First Presbyterian Church has been called to love God and our neighbors.
By worshiping together, by deepening roots in Christ and his Word, by building relationships that matter for faith, and by seeking extravagant ways to serve our community, we long to discover meaningful spiritual life, to taste authentic community, and to bear witness to a hope greater than ourselves. Call it life in Christ, life together, and life for others.
What if it's for such a time as this that we, all of us, have been invited to trust in Jesus together and to surprise Missoula with Christ's astonishing love?
Weekly Worship with FPC
You are welcome to join us for worship! We gather Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Church Sanctuary and celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of each month. Our blended service is led by a variety of voices and instruments - from piano to guitar, violin to cello, and handbells to drums. Know that we especially celebrate the sounds of little children in worship!
Advent Worship with FPC | December 3rd, 2023 | Luke 1:26-38
How much do we adults generally think Christmas asks of us?
Financial juggling to equalize gifts? Tree decoration? Late night Amazon orders? Time distributed among family? The perils of winter travel?
It’s stunning that God has no qualms about making the most profound ask of a young girl named Mary, wholly unqualified for the task at hand.
But this will be God’s miracle, not Mary’s:
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing is impossible with God.”
Nothing is impossible with God. Not even this weighty purpose given to Mary. Not even this weighty purpose given to us: to serve as Godbearers, to carry God’s hope, peace, joy and love into the world.
And Mary said Yes. Will we?
For nothing is impossible with God.
Prayer: Lord, may Mary’s story inspire me to say Yes to your weighty purposes for me. Holy Spirit, give me faith like hers to serve as a Godbearer. Amen.
You can also click this link to live-stream our worship service (or view it afterward): https://youtube.com/live/FamhyzhpTIo?feature=share
To listen by phone to the live 9:30am worship service on Sunday via Zoom, call 253-215-8782. You will be asked to enter three codes:
Meeting ID: 84025131691 (then #)
Participant ID: (just press #)
Password: 658627 (then #)
You will also be able to join worship by clicking the link on FPC's webpage or find it on Facebook at 'First Presbyterian Church Missoula'
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The Church Office is open 9am-3pm Tuesday-Friday (unless otherwise posted) at 235 S. 5th St. W.
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Dan Cravy Pastor
Austin Graef Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry
Emma Thackston Director of Worship
Becky Kress Church Operations Manager
Jo Ruby Program Support Administrator
Haleigh Adair Church Secretary
Carl Miller Facility Steward
Tomi Kent Bell Choir Director
Downloadable Worship Resources