The Life of the First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville
This Week in the Life of the Church
Wednesday, December 17
- Prime Timers Christmas Luncheon, noon at St. John's Lutheran Church
- Sacred Movement Group rehearsal, 7:00 PM (sanctuary)
- Handbell Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM (choir room)
Thursday, December 18
- Men's Breakfast, 8:00 AM at O'Grady's Restaurant
- Men's Bible Study, 9:00 AM (parlor)
- People to People, 9:00 AM (kitchen)
- Praise Team rehearsal, 6:30 PM (sanctuary)
- Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM (sanctuary)
Sunday, December 21
- Children's Sunday School, 9:00 AM (2nd floor classrooms)
- Topics in Life Today (TILT), 9:00 AM (parlor)
- Bible Study, 9:00 AM (library) - Advent study
- Worship Service, 10:30 AM, Rev. Doug Hagler, preaching
- Congregational Meeting, immediately following worship (sanctuary)
Advent Devotional Series: Mary in the Gospel of Luke
To complement the Advent season and the unique Bible Study happening during the week, Rev. Hagler and Liz Remelius, DCE, have chosen to provide a short series of Advent reflections and devotions based on the Gospel of Luke’s nativity story, focusing specifically on the presence and role of Mary. We hope that our thoughts and words provide constructive substance for your personal or family devotionals as we wait together for the birth of Jesus.
The devotionals will be sent via email, available in print in the church Narthex, and uploaded to our new blog. Click here to read the devotionals online!
Throughout this short series we will be looking at the Nativity from Mary's point of view. We encourage you to read these passages with open eyes and experience the story of the Holy Family anew. Beginning with the Annunciation and ending with infant Jesus' presentation to Simeon, we will follow Mary and her small family through this miraculous period of their lives that changed the world.
This week's devotion is written by Liz and focuses on Luke 2:1-7
Sunday School Help
Teach a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Prov. 22:6)
We are looking for another volunteer to work with our 4th-6th grade children beginning in January! Being a Sunday School teacher takes only a small amount of planning time during the week and an hour on Sunday spent with our wonderful children!
Dinner for Eight
Groups of eight people are randomly assigned to meet for dinner in January, February, and March! You can hold your meal in your host's home or you can opt to dine out - the choice is yours!
This is a time to socialize with people in our church family whom you may or may not know. We are looking at a few untried ideas to make this event more flexible for our groups, so please sign up and help us make these dinners a success!
Thursday, Dec. 25th, 12pm
145 S Main St
Dinner will be served at 12:00 noon on Christmas day. For reservations, please call the church office (610-933-8816) before Monday, December 22nd. There is no charge for this dinner, so we hope you will join us!
*When arriving, please use the Jackson Street entrance.*
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Alternative Gift Greeting Cards
Cards will be available beginning on November 23rd. You can get them after church on Sundays in the Narthex or in the church office throughout the week.
Events In Our Schools
Looking for concerts, theater, or college sports? Check out these event calendars to find local collegiate events!