Sundays and Weekly Events
Sunday School. During the school year there is Sunday School for children. The younger children (up through grade 3) attend the beginning of the service with their family, then depart for Sunday School (in the Church Center) following the "Children's Message"; Grades 4-8 will meet with their teacher in the balcony. On the first Sunday of every month, all the children are the "greeters" and they stay at the entire service to learn more about communion (and to partake of it, with their parents' permission). (More...)
Our worship time is 10:00am: VISITORS ARE WELCOME!
- Coffee Hour is held in the Church Center following the worship service. ALL ARE INVITED!
- For New-Comers to Our Church. We welcome you and invite you to coffee hour after the service. We are strengthened by your presence, and hope that being here brings blessings to you. If you would like to become a member of the church, please speak to Pastor Deb, who will be happy to help you get the process started. There are three ways to become a member: profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith, or letter of transfer.
the One who awaits your praise!"
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Meditation - 9:15-9:45am, Room 2
10:00AM - WORSHIP SERVICE (worship bulletin).
- WORSHIP LEADER: Rev. Deborah Packard
- READER: Galen Pletcher
- PRELUDE: "Brother James' Air" arr. by Richard Falsasser (Ralph Hastings, organist)
- CHORAL INTROIT: "People Need the Lord" - Greg Nelson & Phill McHugh (Westminster Choir)
- ANTHEM: "On Eagle's Wings" - by Michael Joncas - Choral setting by Douglas E. Wagner (Westminster Choir)
- SERMON: "If I Were a Rich Man" - Rev. Deborah Packard
- OFFERTORY: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" - arr. by Richard Falsasser - William Watson (Ralph Hastings, organist)
- POSTLUDE: "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" - arr. by Richard Falsasser - (Ralph Hastings, organist)
- Preacher - Rev. Deborah Packard
- Reader - Galen Pletcher
- Organist - Ralph Hastings
- Choir Director - Lonel Woods
- Greeters - Victor and Linda Caamaño
- Acolyte - Rylee Cooper
- Sound Engineer - Brad Hewitson
- Coffee Hosts - Rylee Cooper
- Counters - TBA
Sunday, September 25
- Coffee Hour - after church, Center
Monday, September 26
- OFFICE CLOSED: 10:00-Noon
- Knitting Group - 3:00pm, Center
Tuesday, September 27
- (no church events or meetings today)
Wednesday, September 28
- (Rummage Sale Setup - Center)
- Choir Practice - 7:00pm, Room 4
Thursday, September 29
- OFFICE CLOSED: 10:00-2:00
- (Rummage Sale Setup - Center)
Friday, September 30
SATURDAY, October 1
First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam Two hundred years of faithful
you are looking for a church home, a place to explore your faith, or a place to
volunteer your time and make a difference, the Potsdam Presbyterian Church welcomes
you to join us in our mission in the community and in the world.
encouraged to participate in worship, to join any of our groups and to take part
in all the activities of the church. Our church family welcomes new members and
will be looking for you!
Home Page Features
Rev. Deborah Packard
Rev. Deborah Packard was installed as our new pastor on Sunday, April 28, 2013
Installation Service Bulletin
Pastor Deb's Office Hours
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
LINK to a .pdf version of the September Parish Paper.
(Articles for the October Parish Paper
are due on or before Thursday, September 22 at noon)
September 25, 2016
Weekly Announcements and Sunday Lectionary Readings
WESTMINSTER CHOIR REHEARSALS have begun again. We welcome back director Lonel Woods and the singers. If you enjoy singing, the choir members would love to have you join them. Rehearsals are held in room 4 - 7:00-8:00 Wednesdays; and on Sundays, we start in room 4 at 9:00 and then rehearse in the sanctuary until 9:45.
SECRETARY'S OFFICE HOURS
The Church Office is open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM weekdays.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER CONCERNS AND PRAYER LIST.
If you have a prayer concern that you would like the pastor to share on Sunday Morning, please ask permission from the individual you are sharing about, write it down and place it on the pulpit before the service begins. If you wish to add someone to the ongoing prayer list, please first ask their permission and then call the church office to add them to the list.
MEMORIAL FUND. Do you want to memorialize or honor someone? Consider contributing to the Memorial Fund. (More...)
NEEDED: Readers for Sunday worship services. Call Shirley Warden (265-4104) to volunteer for this important ministry.
TAX INFORMATION FOR DONORS- (More...)
HELP WANTED for the COMMUNITY DINNERS on the third Thursday of each month. Help is needed for food preparation, cooking, setting up, serving, and cleanup. If you can help in any way, please call Dave Wells at 265-5325.
ADULT VOLUNTEERS to provide nursery coverage during Sunday services. Sign-up sheet is posted on the door of classroom 1.
BOTTLE REFUNDS TO HELP FUND OUR CHURCH PROJECTS: Return your bottles to CJ's in the SeaComm Plaza on Market St - and tell them to send your refund to our ROOFING PROJECT.(More...)
RECYCLING PERKS (More...)
C.O.R.C. asks for our help 9-12 on the first Saturday of each month(to sort and put out clothing and do other tasks). Ask at the store about how / when YOU can help at other times. C.O.R.C. bin is now open and the store is taking donations. Need more info? Call Andrea: 265-3940
MINC Emergency Funds Needed! Please help support our neighbors in need. Send contributions to: Cynthia Coleman (MINC Emergency Fund Treasurer), 5 Grant St., Potsdam, NY 13676 or mail or hand deliver your check to the Church Office. Make checks payable to MINC, and write "Emergency Fund" on the memo line. (More...)
Helping Hands Donations - fill up the shopping cart in the narthex entryway of the Church. Find out what's needed this month: (More...)
IN 2011 WE CELEBRATED OUR 200th YEAR!
A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF POTSDAM FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
(excerpts from documents and photos in our archive)
Chapter One: Establishing Our Church, 1811-1820
Chapter Two: The Early History of Our Presbytery
LINK to some photos of our Bicentennial Banquet on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 2011
VISIT THE BICENTENNIAL WEB PAGE