Lectionary Readings for the Coming Week
Welcome to The First Presbyterian Church in Springfield!
We are a welcoming congregation that seeks to cultivate disciples of Jesus Christ in a community of learning, healing and sharing. Located in the heart of Flourtown, at the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and East Mill Road, we are rich in history and we are boldly forging our future for which we know God is preparing us. Our congregation believes in the importance of family; commitment to our neighborhood and world through mission; and nurturing spiritual values through our ministries of worship, education, and fellowship. Read more...
Saturday, September 27th, 8:30 am - Men's Breakfast, featuring Eagle's photographer Harry Reiter. All men - members and friends of the church - are invited for an egg and pancake breakfast. The program will be looking at the Philadelphia Eagles through the camera of Eagles photographer, Harry Reiter. Reiter's presentation will also include some NASCAR and NASA work.
Sunday, October 7th - World Wide Communion Sunday
Sunday, October 14th - Concert, 3:30 pm - Pianist Daniel Espie and Soprano Keisha Hutchins Hirlinger present: Journey Home: Cultivating the Beloved Community a Benefit Concert to support immigrant children, families and refugees
Join First Presbyterian Church in Springfield’s Music Director, Pianist Daniel Espie, and Soprano Keisha Hutchins Hirlinger, as they bring you an afternoon of song reflecting on the notion of journeying home. As we consider what it means to be home and the journey that gets us there, we also consider those we do not know and their journeys. As we work toward cultivating what Dr. Martin Luther King called, “The Beloved Community” through compassion, inclusivity and justice, we ask, “what is home?” and “how can the Beloved Community house us all?” This special program of themed music will include African-American Spirituals, works by DeFalla, Vaughan Williams, and Florence Price, among others.
While the concert is free, donations will be gratefully accepted in support of the cause. All collected proceeds will be donated by the musicians directly to RAICES, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. A reception will follow the concert, where you can meet the artists and speak with them about their passion around immigration issues.
Sunday, October 28th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm - Community Trunk or Treat. Neighbors, friends and township families are invited to a community trick or treat event in the church parking lot. There will be many decorated Trunks to visit, some games to play, an art activity benefitting Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels, and of course plenty of treats! The event is free and reservations are being taken if you would like to provide a decorated trunk - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plastic Grocery Bags Wanted: Here is your chance to get rid of all those pesky plastic grocery bags! Whosoever Gospel Mission has a constant need for bags for their thrift store. We will now be collecting bags as part of our Sharing Cupboard - please leave your donated bags on the bottom shelves of the cupboard (and don't forget to bring a few cans in with them as well!)
Don't forget the Sharing Cupboard! Canned and packaged food items are desperately needed each week, especially during the summer months. Your contributions are much appreciated and always delivered to Germantown Ave. Crisis Ministry on Tuesdays. The community is welcome to drop off food donations on Sunday mornings between 9 am and noon, and most Monday-Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30.
Ongoing Weekly Events:
Bell Choir rehearsal: Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Chancel Choir rehearsal: Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Springfield Township Playgroup: Thursday mornings 9:30 am
Senior Luncheon: Fridays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Presbyterian Women Circle 1: 2nd Thursday of the month, Room 101, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Presbyterian Women Circle 3: 2nd Tuesday of the month, Room 101, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday Morning Schedule
10:15 Children & Worship
in the Oasis Room
11:15 Adult Education
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