Worship

Join us for virtual worship!

Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021  

At 7:00pm, we remember Jesus’ command to love one another as he shared a last meal with his disciples and washed their feet. This year, we’ll gather as a church family on Zoom for this special service. Be sure to have something to eat and drink as we partake in the Lord’s Supper together. The link will be emailed out, but please contact the Church office if you don’t receive it.  

 

 

Easter Sunday Worship Services 

Easter Sunday will include two services. The first will be a sunrise service at 7:00am outside Fellowship Hall on the lower patio. We are asking those who wish to attend to let the Church office know in advance. Masks will be required of everyone attending - including the musicians (who will be double masked: both their instruments AND their noses and mouths). The space will be marked to ensure that family units are appropriately distanced. We do ask that anyone feeling at all symptomatic of COVID, or those who are unvaccinated and at increased risk to the virus not attend and join us instead at our second service. This will be a virtual service at the usual time (9:00am) via YouTube or Facebook and will include special musical selections in celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.   

 

 

During this time of social isolation, we invite everyone to follow our Daily Prayers and Devotional Group on Facebook. We will post the content of these prayers on the Home Page of our website. 

To find the Daily Prayer contents, please navigate to the HOME PAGE and scroll down to News and Announcements.

We are also live-streaming our worship service on Sundays at 9:00am. To partake in online worship with us, during this time of social distancing, please click on the link below. You will be redirected to our Youtube channel to view the services. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtefdBVIyzXtOpdikx2nFg

If you are unable to join us online on Sunday mornings at 9:00am for worship, the service will be recorded and available on our Youtube Channel and on our Facebook page.

Click the link to subscribe to our Youtube channel and watch past services and pastoral videos:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtefdBVIyzXtOpdikx2nFg   

If you have a Facebook account, you can follow us at First Presbyterian Church @albuquerquefirst and view worship recordings as well.

 

First Presbyterian Church offers two regular Sunday worship services, one at 8:30 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. Service

This service, held in our downstairs Fellowship Hall (accessed most easily from the south side of the building), is the more informal of our two services, with no organ and a pick-up choir that meets at 8:00 a.m. to rehearse that Sunday’s anthem. In the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) worship is moved outdoors to a courtyard just below the main church building. Worshippers are invited to share in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Table every Sunday. Hunger offerings for the Rio Grande Food Project are received at the communion table the first Sunday of every month. Infant care (infants to 5-year-olds) is provided for this service. Parents are encouraged to bring older children to worship with them. Children’s and Adult Sunday School classes begin at 9:45 (after the 8:30 service).

 

11:00 a.m. Service

This classic service of Reformed Christian worship is held in our sanctuary and features the Chancel Choir, accompanied by music from the second largest pipe organ in the state. This service includes a time for children and occasionally features the children’s/youth choir. Childcare (up to 5-years old) is provided for this service. Communion normally is served the first Sunday of every even-numbered month. On these Sundays, hunger offerings are received at the communion table for the Rio Grande Food Project.

All services include congregational hymn singing, a time of confession and forgiveness, readings from God’s Word typically taken from the Revised Common Lectionary, and a sermon exploring how we might hear and think about God’s Word for us. We pray for creation, the world of nations, our own nation, and our surrounding community, and we offer up our own lives and gifts in response to the many ways in which we ourselves have been blessed. Infants and adults alike are sometimes welcomed into the household of God through the sacrament of Baptism. Always through worship, we enter into God’s presence so that we might carry a sense of God with us as we go to love and serve this world that God so loves, in the Way of Jesus Christ.

Worship