Water Filter Challenge

The session decided to support a Water Filter Challenge sponsored by Blacksburg Presbyterian. They are asking for help supplying Guatemala with drinkable water. Each water filter costs $50. We would like to help supply as many as we can. We have collected funds to help buy 3 filters.

If you would like to participate in this vital ministry project, mark your donations for the “Water Filter Challenge” and put them in the weekly collection plate or turn in to the church office.

UPDATE: Thank you so much for your support! Through your generous donations, we will be providing funds to purchase 11 water filters for families in Guatemala.

New worship time

At their meeting on August 19, the session decided to combine our two worship services and change the time.

The new service will begin on Sunday, October 6th, and the time will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Sunday School will happen at 9:30 am.

Bless our Schools Sunday – September 15

A day for churches throughout the world to pray for the students, teachers, and school staff in their own congregation. Imagine the impact on those who dedicate their days to educating students and for the students who need God’s protection, guidance and encouragement. This time of prayer can affect every school in our area. First Presbyterian will have a special prayer moment on this day to join this effort. More information is available at www.MomsinPrayer.org.

Rally Day

Rally Day – Rally day will happen on September 8. There will be a full breakfast in between the two services, beginning at 9:30. Rally Day this year will not just be about Sunday School, but about coming together as God’s people in ministry, and celebrating what God does when his people are the faithful church.


September 1      Sermon:   “The Place of Honor”                                                                                        Scriptures: Psalm 112; Luke 14:1, 7-14

September 8      Sermon: “Take Up Your Cross”                                                                                         Scriptures: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Luke 14:25-33 

September 15      Sermon: “grateful”                                                                                                                Scriptures: Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17 

September 22  Sermon: “Holy Managers”                                                                                                    Scriptures: Psalm 113; Luke 16:1-13

September 29      Sermon:   “It’s Not Too Late!”                                                                                         Scriptures: Luke 16:1-13; Luke 16:19-31                  

October 6 – Communion      Sermon: “Rekindling Faith”                                                                        Scriptures: Psalm 37:1-9  2 Timothy 1:1-14 

October 13      Sermon: “Where are the Nine?”                                                                                           Scriptures: Psalm 66:1-12  Luke 17:11-19