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Sunday Service Schedule
- Worship – 9:30 am
- Coffee and Refreshments – 10:30 am
Current COVID-19 Precautions
St. Croix County’s current CDC COVID-19 Community Level is LOW.
Accordingly, while masks are welcome anytime, masks are not currently required in the church building.
The CDC’s COVID-19 “Community Level” for St. Croix County (view at covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker) at 9am each Friday will set the operational precautions for all activities at First Presbyterian Church (including community groups using the building) for that Friday through the following Thursday.
Our next worship gathering is…
Worship Service, with Communion, Sunday, February 5, 2023, 9:30am—We welcome all to gather in-person or remotely via Zoom. For those gathering with us on Zoom, please note:
- The “virtual” doors for worship (i.e. we’ll let people in from the waiting room) beginning at 9:25am when our gathering music begins.
- If you will only have audio, we encourage you to keep a copy of the order of service handy, so that you will have the words for unison prayers and hymns.
- Gather some bread and a cup (of whatever is common to your house) so we may share communion together. Christ will bless whatever we gather and share at our tables, just as Christ blessed the common bread and cup at the table with the disciples long ago.
Fellowship Hall, Fellowship Hall
Youth Resource Committee Continues to Expand Impact in 2022
The Youth Resource Committee (YRC), which supports youth and young people in the community facing various financial challenges, continued to expand their impact in 2022. In terms of transportation, YRC assisted with 6 sessions of Drivers Education for Hudson High School students, donated 15 $25 gas gift cards, supported families with over $1500 in taxi vouchers, and bought a bike/helmet/lock for two students. YRC also assisted Crowning Achievements with their hygiene drive for unhoused teens and families, donating $200 of hygiene products; and participated in Operation Help’s Christmas program, supplying two children with Christmas gifts. AND the YRC’s Knit (and Crochet) a Difference Program was back and stronger than ever with 1000+ handmade winter accessories donated by year end to various organizations serving neighbors in economic need! YRC was founded through the amazing work of volunteers in the congregation and community, and continues to be supported by the generosity of First Pres and other community organizations, and wonderful volunteers from the congregation and community.
Diverse Worship Experiences Enliven Christmas Season
Once again, the First Pres family gathered in a variety of ways during the Christmas season to remember God’s holy gift of love come down to live among us in the Christ Child. On Dec. 18, we enjoyed a service of Christmas lessons and carols, with the sacred story of the season told by members of the family of faith ages 2-109! On Dec. 20, we held a Zoom-only Longest Night Worship Service, for those whose hearts are heavy during the holiday season. During our Christmas Eve worship service, we reflected on why we tell the Christmas story from generation to generation, and we shared the Bethlehem Peace light. Christmas Day, we gathered for an informal service with hymns and a poetic reading of John 1:1-5, and on January 1, we remembered how the Magi followed a star to find the Christ Child by sharing star words to guide us in our faith journeys in the year ahead!
Christmas-time Generosity Overflows
God’s love and generosity flowed through the First Pres family again this past Christmas season. More than 175 boxes of instant hot cocoa and 25+ gifts were donated for children in our area through Operation HELP’s Christmas Campaign. In addition, members and friends of First Pres donated $1850 in honor and memory of loved ones to the Deacons Benevolence Fund, which provides assistance to neighbors in the Hudson area experiencing financial need; and First Pres donated more than $550 to the Christmas Joy Offering, a special offering the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) supporting the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, which provides critical financial support to church workers and their families, and Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color by providing education and leadership development while nurturing racial and ethnic heritage.
Advent & Christmas Art-making, Story-sharing, Caroling, Cocoa, & a Campfire
December 11 was a full day at First Pres, with intergenerational art and story sharing following worship, and caroling, cocoa, and a campfire in the early evening! It was a wonderful opportunity to connect across the generations around sacred story and remembrance—and the gift of sacred song—and to share the love and songs of Christmas with neighbors outside County Market and at Woodland Hill Senior Living. In addition to these great events, we’re also so grateful to those who shared intergenerational pictures and Christmas memories to enliven our Advent and Christmas worship!