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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

First Presbyterian Church of Willmar will suspend all face to face gatherings (worship, committee meetings, small groups) through the end of April.

During this time:

 The office will be open by appointment only. Please contact the staff member you wish to meet with to schedule an appointment.

 Pastors will be available to provide pastoral care subject to visitation rules imposed by health care and nursing facilities. If you need us, please call and we will do our best to provide care to you, even if we can’t be together in person.

 Committee Meetings and Small Groups will meet via Email Conversations or over Zoom. Please watch your email for updates/instructions from your committee moderator or small group leader.

 Worship services will be held via Facebook Live, with a link to the recorded service and print manuscript of the service posted on our webpage (www.fpchurchwillmar.org). If you are not able to view the service online, please contact Pastor Scott or Pastor Leanne to be added to the list to have a print copy of the worship service and sermon manuscript sent to you each week.

 All anniversary activities scheduled for April (Kick-Off Worship, 50-Year Member Recognitions, Women’s Tea) will be postponed. Watch for updates as they are available.

Scroll down for the information on the Virtual Communion or find it in our Events Page. Thank you.

Most Recent
Online Worship Service

PALM SUNDAY
Sunday, April 5th, 2020 - AVAILABLE NOW!!
(To watch a replay click on the button below)

Recent Worship Service

Most Recent Worship Manuscript & Sermon

PALM SUNDAY
Sunday, April 5th, 2020 - AVAILABLE NOW!!!

(To follow along with the worship, click on the button below)

Worship Manuscript

To find the Service, Bulletin and Sermon from the previous week, as well as the most current Newsletter, go  to the
"Archived Publications" Page.

Virtual Communion

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, we will be celebrating Communion virtually for the month of April. What does that mean?

Pastor Scott and Pastor Leanne will lead us through the traditional and familiar words and actions of communion. They will break bread, pour the cup, and speak the words of institution, inviting Christ to be present with us wherever we are.

You will supply your own bread and cup. There are no strict rules about this. The bread represents the common food of common people. It can be any variety of bread, crackers, rice cakes, or tortillas – whatever you have available to you. The cup, likewise, was the common beverage of the day. Traditionally, that would have been wine. In our worship service we use grape juice. You may use either of these, or whatever juice or beverage you have available. Remember, the bread and cup are symbols, the presence of Christ is made real in them by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Please let us know that you shared in this wider offering of God’s gracious feast by commenting on the Facebook worship video feed or sending a message (text or email) to the pastors. 


First Presbyterian Church strives to be: "...the Church with HEART in the HEART of Willmar." HEART spells out the Core Values we try to live in our personal lives and in our life together. These are our Core Values:

Hospitality:     
Creating a welcoming and accessible environment where members and visitors alike can come together for study, fellowship, conversation, inspiration and service.

Encouragement: 
Offering compassion and care to our neighbors near and far through ministries and missions that encourage people in body, mind and spirit.

Acceptance:    
Creating a culture of grace and understanding where each person can feel a sense of belonging and purpose in Christ’s body, the church.

Reconciliation:
Becoming active participants in repairing the brokenness of this world by practicing peacemaking in our personal and corporate lives, forgiving one another, as Christ forgives us.

Transformation:
Growing in faith and becoming more Christ-like in our individual and community lives as we allow ourselves to be shaped by God’s Word.

Sunday Morning Schedule

September – May

9:00 am- Sunday Morning Education:

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

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.  


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