“Time After Time”

December 3, 2023
In This Place Daniel Meyer There is a welcome for the weary; There is a rest for it is here we Find the power of our family’s healing love; For as Christ has welcomed all by grace, There is a welcome in this place. There is healing for the hurting; There is a balm, for it is certain That our God is here to heal; For as God has healed us all by grace, There is a healing in this place. There is a comfort for our sorrow; There is a hope for each tomorrow. God’s compassion reaches to our needs, For as Christ brings comfort through God’s grace, There is a welcome, there is a peace in this place.
Roll Call of the Saints Members of First Presbyterian Church who have entered life eternal in the past year. Charles E. Green (September 5, 1931 — March 20, 2021) Eunice Green (July 15, 1931 — October 31, 2021) William/Bill Sorensen (June 13, 1940 — January 4, 2023) Jane Veech (March 24, 1947 — January 6, 2023) Dorothy Castor (August 28, 1926 — February 2, 2023) Mary Kittredge (September 10, 1923 — February 4, 2023) John Houdek (March 26, 1933 — March 1, 2023) Janet Scarrow (August 28, 1933 — March 5, 2023) Gloria Landman (May 30, 1931 — March 6, 2023) John W. Willson (August 19, 1937 — March 12, 2023) Sharon/Sherry Sorensen (May 20, 1949 — March 23, 2023) Larry Braak (February 12, 1937 — April 1, 2023) Cole Lewis (September 17, 2003 — May 26, 2023) Jocelyn Hodgman (November 6, 1931 — May 30, 2023) Sierra Loughrin (July 18, 2003 — June 13, 2023) Edith Rasmussen (March 27, 1927 — June 22, 2023) Michael/Mike Millar (March 1, 1972 — July 31, 2023) Ronald/Ron Marvin (October 26, 1943 — September 22, 2023) Ruth Koffel Morris (June 8, 1924 — October 2, 2023) Jane Hamilton (September 26, 1932 — October 26, 2023)
Anthem I’ll Fly Away Traditional American Some glad morning when this life is over, I'll fly away To a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away I'll fly away, oh, Glory, I'll fly away When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away Just a few more weary days and then I'll fly away To a land where joy shall never end, I'll fly away I'll fly away, oh, Glory, I'll fly away When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly away

“Water in the Wilderness”

September 24, 2023
The Lord Is My Shepherd Alan Pote/Ps.23 The Lord is my shepherd, nothing shall I want. My shepherd makes me lie in fields of green, Leads me beside still waters. The Lord is my shepherd, who restores my life,  Leads me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of the Lord’s name. And even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, Your rod and staff will comfort me. You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. And in the house of my God I will live forever.

“Using the Keys”

August 27, 2023
My life flows on in endless song, above earth’s lamentation. I hear the clear, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation. Refrain: No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I’m clinging. Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing? Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing. It finds an echo in my soul. How can I keep from singing? [Refrain] What though my joys and comforts die? I know my Savior liveth. What though the darkness gather round? Songs in the night he giveth. [Refrain] The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart, a fountain ever springing! All things are mine since I am his! How can I keep from singing? [Refrain]
I saw Eternity the other night, Like a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm, as it was bright; And round beneath it, Time in hours, days, years, Driv’n by the spheres Like a vast shadow mov’d; in which the world And all her train were Hurl’d. There is in God, some say, A deep but dazzling darkness, as we here Say it is late and dusky, because we See not all clear. O for that night! Where I in Him Might live invisible and dim! A great ring of pure and endless light Dazzles the darkness in my heart And breaks apart the dusky clouds of night. ~ Madeleine L’Engle
Anthem: How Can It Be? Laura Daigle/ Cheryl Fritz, soloist I am guilty Ashamed of what I've done, what I've become These hands are dirty I dare not lift them up to the Holy One You plead my cause, you right my wrongs You break my chains, you overcome You gave your life, to give me mine You say that I am free How can it be? Yeah How can it be? Yeah I've been hiding Afraid I've let you down Inside I doubt, that you could love me But in your eyes, there's only grace now

“Our Common Cup”

July 2, 2023
Anthem Crowded Table Hemby/McKenna/Carlile Chrissy Westbury, solo You can hold my hand when you need to let go I can be your mountain when you're feeling valley-low I can be your streetlight showing you the way home You can hold my hand when you need to let go I want a house with a crowded table And a place by the fire for everyone Let us take on the world while we’re young and able And bring us back together when the day is done If we want a garden, we’re gonna have to sow the seed Plant a little happiness, let the roots run deep If it’s love that we give, then it's love that we reap If we want a garden, we're gonna have to sow the seed The door is always open Your picture's on my wall Everyone’s a little broken And everyone belongs Yeah, everyone belongs