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
(2/26/2021):

In-Person Worship HAS RESUMED

We are happy to announce that in-person worship has resumed! We have missed your smiling faces in the pews and we are excited to see you again. We understand that you might not be ready to return yet, but if you are, here is what to expect:

~Masks are required
~We will social distance in every other pew.
~We will limit our sanctuary capacity to 50 people with overflow space in John Knox Hall.
~As long as you are social-distancing and wearing a mask, you can sing.

We will also continue to livestream our worship on Facebook as well, so you can make the choice that is best for you. Be as cautious as you need to be - we are together in spirit, if not in body, and we celebrate that wherever 3 or more are gathered in his name (gathered in person or joining virtually) Christ is in the midst of us.

Families, we want you to know that we will be offering nursery care during worship beginning in March. Erica, our nursery supervisor, has received both doses of the COVID vaccine and she has a plan in place to make the nursery as safe and sanitary as possible! Again, it is your choice whether or not you are ready to return or whether you are ready to send your kids to the nursery, but we know that having nursery care in place makes it much easier for you to be here.

NEW COVID PLAN


ONLINE GIVING 

Weekly Calendar
of Events

Week of February 28-March 7

~Lenten Devotionals are posted every day
on Facebook at 7:00am

~"GatiTuesdays" posts are posted every Tuesday
on Facebook at 9:00am

~"Find Your Sanctuary" videos are posted every Wednesday on Facebook and below on this Homepage by noon.

28

February

2021

10:00 a.m.:

Second Sunday in Lent Facebook Live/In-Person Worship

The Facebook Live link will be located below after worship is finished, for those not feeling comfortable to join in church yet.

11:00am:
Coffee Fellowship via Zoom

Zoom Login:

Meeting ID:

Church Phone Number
Password:
Church Zip Code

1

March

2021

7:00pm:
Faith Book Study via Zoom

2

March

2021

9:00am:
GratiTuesdays on Facebook

3

March

2021

7:00am
Women's Bible Study via Zoom

9:30am:
Staff meeting

12:00pm:
"Find Your Sanctuary"
Video on Facebook

6:00pm:

Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group via Zoom

7

March

2021

10:00 a.m.

Third Sunday in Lent Facebook Live/In-Person Worship with Communion


Last week's Facebook Live link will be located on our Archived Page.

11:00am:
Coffee Fellowship
via Zoom

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WE ARE STREAMING ALL OUR WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVES!

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MOST CURRENT WORSHIP SERVICE MATERIALS

Most Recent Online Worship Service Replay

Sunday, February 28, 2021
AVAILABLE NOW!
(To watch a replay click on the button below)

Recent Worship Service

Most Recent Worship Manuscript & Sermon

Sunday, February 28, 2021
AVAILABLE NOW!

Recent Manuscript

Opportunities for Renewal
During Lent!

Lenten Devotions

Every day throughout Lent on our church Facebook Page.


Sunday Worship in Lent
"Repairers of the Breach"

Every Sunday throughout Lent on Facebook LIVE.


Tuesdays in Lent
"GratiTuesday"

Every Tuesday throughout Lent on the church Facebook Page.


Wednesdays in Lent
"Find Your Sanctuary"

Every Wednesday throughout Lent on the church Facebook Page or below.


Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Lenten
"Find Your Sanctuary"
Video

In this Lenten video series we explore the idea of "sanctuary," its Old Testament roots, and where we find it in the world. Join us each Wednesday in Lent as we explore this topic and more in our video series, "Finding Sanctuary." 

Lenten Devotions Packet

For those wanting a physical copy!

Link to Our Facebook Page

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:
Easter Sunday - April 4th, 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, we will be celebrating Communion virtually for the month of March. 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. 

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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.

Regular 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.  

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