May 3, 2020 — The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Parishioner Sandy Barrow brought flowers from her yard to brighten the sanctuary for the Sunday worship service.
Sandy Barrow with her bountiful bouquet
Sandy putting the finishing touches to her arrangement
During this time of stay-at-home mandates, our services continue to be recorded for parishioners to view on YouTube. First Presbyterian Church Elder Scott McDuff volunteers his services as cameraman.
The empty pews are a poignant testament to our observance of social
distancing during the pandemic.
Pat Mulherin runs the sound board for the audio CD of each service.
Dr. Michael Lancaster, Director of Worship/Music, opened the service with the Prelude on viola, along with Angie Jenkins, Director of
Music Ministry/Organist.
Rev. Emily Wilmarth led the service with prayer, sermon and
Scripture readings.
Michael Lancaster led at-home worshippers in the singing of hymns.
Rev. Dr. Curtis Fussell offered the Prayers of God’s People and assurance of pardon.
Pastor Curtis gave a rare guitar solo, singing “Seek Ye First
the Kingdom of God.”
The Table prepared for the Sacrament of Holy Communion
Pastors Emily and Curtis broke bread and poured wine, offering the
Sacrament of Communion to worshippers at home and encouraging all to partake in “virtual community.”
The service concluded with a benediction and singing of “God Be With Us Til We Meet Again.”

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