First Presbyterian Church of Willmar, MN 

First Presbyterian Church is a caring and compassionate community of God’s children in the heart of the city, welcoming all people and striving to work together to be Christ’s hands and feet, spreading the good news of God’s love throughout the world.

COVID-19 Update:
5/28/2021

NEW COVID UPDATE AND  PLAN


ONLINE GIVING 

Weekly Calendar
of Events

Week of August 1-August 8

1

august

2021

10:00 a.m.:

 Sunday
Facebook Live/In-Person Worship 

11:00am:

In-Person Fellowship in JKH

5:30pm-8:05pm:

Vacation Bible School

2

August

2021

4:30pm

Search Group in the Choir Room

5:30-8:05pm:

Vacation Bible School

3

August

2021

5:30-8:05pm:

Vacation Bible School

4

August

2021

5:30-8:05pm:

Vacation Bible School

8

August

2021

10:00 a.m.:

 VBS Celebration
Facebook Live/In-Person Worship 


11:00am:

In-Person Fellowship in the Narthex

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MOST CURRENT WORSHIP SERVICE MATERIALS

Most Recent Online Worship Service Replay

Sunday, August 1, 2021
AVAILABLE NOW!!
(To watch a replay click on the button below)

Recent Worship Service

Most Recent Worship Sermon

Sunday, August 1, 2021
AVAILABLE NOW!

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Most Recent Worship Manuscript

Sunday, August 1, 2021
AVAILABLE NOW!

Recent Manuscript

NEW SERMON SERIES 
DURING SUNDAY WORSHIP

Sermon Series:
"Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis" Following the Book by Patricia K. Tull, Westminster John Knox Press, 2013

August 8th – Pastor Scott
VBS Celebration Sunday

August 15th – Karen Skaggs
“The Needs of Animals” Genesis 1: 29-30

August 22nd – Pastor Leanne
“Environmental Fairness” 1 Kings 21: 1-24

August 29th – Pastor Scott
“Our Children's Inheritance” Genesis 15: 13-16

September 5th – Pastor Leanne
“Living within Our Means” Micah 3:9 - 4:5

August 1st, 2021

Try This at Home:

Buy each family member a permanent water bottle to refill at taps and water fountain. Take inventory of your pantry and refrigerator and notice where your foods originated. Read ingredients labels. Can you pronounce the chemical names, and do you know what they are? Look them up on the Internet. (Michael Pollan wryly suggests avoiding what our great-grandmothers would not recognize and what third graders can’t pronounce.) Plan a local harvest meal. Visit the nearest farmers’ market and plan your meal around what you find. Ask farmers how to prepare the unusual squash. Give yourself extra credit for trash reduction. If you have children, research your local agricultural year together. What grows when? Make a date to visit a nearby U-Pick farm together, and produce a pie or meal from what you bring home. Try freezing or canning what you can’t use right away. Try growing something you haven’t grown before in your yard, on the balcony, or in a community garden. Experiment with something easy, like tomatoes or lettuce, and don’t worry about failures. Enjoy the process.

Scriptures for Deeper Reading:
Leviticus 25:1-28; 19:9-10, Exodus 23:10-11  

For Further Study:

To go deeper, and to follow along with the sermon series from week to week, pick up a copy of “Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis” by Patricia K. Tull, Westminster John Knox Press, 2013. For Aug 15, read chapter 6, “The Needs of Animals.” 

To find the Services, Bulletins, and Sermons
from the previous weeks,
as well as the most current Newsletter,
go to the "Archived Publications" Page.

Virtual Communion
First Sunday of each Month:
August 1, 2021

Christ is made present to us in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not confined to a particular building, place, or time. Because we believe that sharing Communion is an act of faith, and because we need the nourishment that comes from sharing Christ’s feast.

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Regular Sunday Morning Schedule

September – May

9:00 am- Sunday Morning Education:
ALL ACTIVITES BELOW ARE SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

~Sunday School (Birth – 5th Grade)
~ Jr High Youth Group (6th – 8th Grade)
~Explorer’s Class (Young Adults)
~Adult Education (Adults)

10:00 am- Worship: 
IN-PERSON OR FACEBOOK LIVE 
~Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month. We practice “Open Communion” which means all are invited to participate, including children with a parent’s permission.

~ Childcare is available during worship for children ages birth – 1st grade in the Nursery.

11:00 am- Fellowship: 
~Enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat, served by volunteers, while you get better acquainted with each other.  


June - August

10:00 am- Worship: 


~Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month. We practice “Open Communion” which means all are invited to participate, including children with a parent’s permission.

~ Childcare is available during worship for children ages birth – 1st grade.

11:00 am- Fellowship: 

~Enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat, served by volunteers, while you get better acquainted with each other.  

  • Monday - Thursday
    09:00am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    09:00am - 12:00 pm