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Enjoy the outdoors with God and nature at Dogwood Acres Retreat Center in Chipley, Florida. Churches around the Presbytery will have a celebration on Sunday, April 18, 2021. It is a good place to grow in faith, enjoy recreational activities, and meet new friends! If you have any questions, contact the director and check out their website below:
Director: Ben Powell (850) 528 - 3575
Dogwood Acres Retreat Center
3320 Harmony Road
Chipley, FL 32428
Christ Has Risen! While you and your loved ones are enjoying fun with springtime activities, such as egg hunts and coloring Easter eggs, don't forget to set aside a moment today to remember the purpose of this holiday. Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who saved us from our sins, and the end of Lenten season. We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Easter Sunday! Happy Easter from First Presbyterian Church!
Lord we lift our hearts to you. As the dawn breaks, may we carry the unity we share into every moment knowing that we are one with the risen Christ.
Lord, we lift our eyes to you. As the sunrises, may this moment stay with us, reminding us to look for the beautiful colours of promise in your word.
Lord, we lift our prayers to you. As the dew air falls, may we breathe this morning in and know that like the earth, you sustain us, keep us and work within us always.
And so, we lift our voices to you. We celebrate the greatest day in history, when Jesus rose from death, defeated darkness and bathed the world in stunning resurrection light. May we ever live to praise you!
Beautiful service today by Joanne Kublik!
On this day, we commemorate Jesus' crucifixion and death. We accept Christ's payment for sin. In return, He washes away our sins and restores our right standing with God. God's mercy and grace make salvation possible and we receive everlasting life through Christ. That is how the date coined the term "Good Friday."
Seven Dying Phrases of Jesus
On the night of the Last Supper, Jesus knew that His time on the Earth was coming to an end. He knew that the devil had already corrupted Judas, causing him to betray him. As Jesus washed his disciples' feet, Simon Peter said that he was unworthy of being washed by Jesus. However, Christ insisted on doing so and stated that the disciples should wash each other's feet, just as the teacher washed their feet. In a similar way, we should accept Jesus' invitation to show love to one another. We have all been recipients of service in our lives. It is time to give back and follow Christ's footsteps.
Thank you Joanne Kublik for the great Maudy Thursday service!
Thursday, April 1st, we will have a service at 6 p.m. celebrating Holy Thursday. Jo Kublik will be leading the worship, and we will also have communion.
Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, commemorates the Washing of the Feet and the Last Supper. The term "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, or commandment, referring to Jesus's new commandment. Holy Thursday starts the Easter Triduum, the three days in which Christ's passion, death, and resurrection take place.
Join us this Sunday, March 28th at 9 a.m. to celebrate Palm Sunday. The palm branches symbolize victory and triumph over death. It is the feast that falls on the Sunday prior to Easter. On this day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection. We look forward to seeing you here!
On March 7, 2021, we will resume services for worship in the sanctuary. Jo Kublik will lead and we will celebrate communion. All covid protocols will be observed, masks to be worn, social distancing to be practiced, no socializing in the aisles, no hugging or hand shaking. Please enjoy your conversations after the service out of doors. We look forward to having everyone back. Please spread the word.
Next week is Collection Week at Operation Christmas Child. And that means that this Sunday is Collection Day at First Presbyterian Church of Milton! We have been collecting filled shoe boxes for several weeks now, and thanks to the generosity and warm hearts of our congregation, the collection keeps growing! We are so excited to be participating in this wonderful mission again this year! To know that our simple gifts can open the door for children all over the world to learn about the Good News of Jesus Christ is a humbling experience.
This Sunday we will have a special worship service that will include a time of prayer over the shoe boxes as we prepare to send them on their way. If you would like to donate filled shoe boxes or simply take part in the blessing service, make plans to join us for worship on Sunday, November 12, at 9:00 a.m. See you there!
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help."
~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NRSV
Oftentimes the number of tasks we need to complete in any given day can feel overwhelming. Our lives are chock-full of obligations to family, friends, jobs, and other things. Our to-do lists just keep growing - as we cross one thing off, we add three more! There seems to be no end in sight!
This is one of the beautiful things about being part of church family - when things need to get done, people are there to help! We recently held a work day at First Presbyterian and were blessed to have many of our members come out to help. We were able to go through our storage rooms and donate items to local organizations as well as complete the painting of our Open Hearts classroom. It was a very productive day, full of happiness, fun, and fellowship! Truly, working together is the way to make things happen!
We would like to thank the members of our church family for their willingness to help whenever needed! Together we can accomplish so much more than apart!