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Sunday, December 21st – 5:00 to 5:30 pm – Blue Christmas: A Service of Celebration & Healing – “Blue Christmas” services are a tradition in many congregations. They are a time for remembering loved ones who have died or who are far away. The service is a celebration of love and offers worshippers a chance to “connect” with loved ones through prayer, readings, and song. It is a brief but very meaningful service.
Tuesday evening December 24th - 11:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve Service. The service features the singing of carols, scripture readings, an anthem, and the traditional lighting of candles in the darkened sanctuary. The Christmas Choir, under the leadership of Trina Stahl, will provide special music, accompanied by Mr. Leon Austin. The service is designed to be a quiet time for reflection and worship away from the grind of daily life. Lighting the candles is an especially powerful reminder of our prayerful hope that the light of peace and justice we experience in Christ will spread throughout a world where darkness seems to dominate.
In the Spirit
In the 21st century, the single greatest challenge facing “traditional” congregations such as First Presbyterian Church, Lowville, is to discover for our time and place a sense of the Holy Spirit alive in the midst of the church. The Spirit touches us and speaks to us in a variety of ways, and it is for us to watch for and sense its Presence. In recent months, we have felt that touch in a number of tangible ways including in the birth and development of five small groups, in the lively discussions and important learning in our adult study groups, in a livelier spirit in worship, and in a variety of services to the community that are an important part of our congregational life.
Looking across the coming year, we feel that there is much to be thankful for including, of course, family and friends. We are thankful for the forests and farms of Lewis County, the lakes and rivers. And we are thankful for the fellowship of our congregation, the friendships it inspires, and the way in which we minister to our community and each other. In a sense, none of this is new to First Presbyterian, Lowville. We are a church with a long history of worship, fellowship, and service; we have long been listening for the Spirit and responding in faith. Still, the Spirit speaks in new ways in each age, and we are thankful for the several ways, new as well as old, that God the Spirit touches our life together in a tangible way....more>>