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Sunday Service Schedule
- Worship – 9:30 am
- Coffee and Refreshments – 10:30 am
Our next worship gathering is…
Worship, Sunday, September 24, 2023, 9:30 am—We welcome all to gather in the Sanctuary or remotely via Zoom. If you will be attending via 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.
Sanctuary & Zoom
Youth Room 2, Youth Room 2
Fellowship Hall, Fellowship Hall
Fireside Room, Fireside Room
Storytime at the Garden Brings Joy Across the Generations
For the second year in a row, on August 2, we were blessed to partner with the Hudson Area Public Library, for Storytime at the Garden. It was wonderful to gather with friends and neighbors of all ages, to have Ms. Sara and Ms. Julia from the Hudson Area Library read for all, and lead all in song. And afterwards, the kiddos made some great little red hens to go along with the book The Little Red Hen, which is one of the books Ms. Sara read for all. We also enjoyed a tour of the Give It Away Garden (which provides fresh produce for the Hudson Food Cupboard), bubbles, hula hoops, stepping stones and more!
Training to Save Lives
On July 30, seven wonderful members and friends of the congregation gathered for American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Training! We learned/ refreshed our knowledge and skills of how to provide first aid and life saving CPR in emergency situations. And we had a good time doing it (even with the serious topic). We also give thanks for all the first responder and healthcare professionals who provide such care each and every day! We look forward to hosting this training again in the future.
Intergenerational Service Trip a Growing and Joyful Experience for All
In July, ten members of our family of faith traveled together to Hastings, Nebraska, to serve with and learn from members of First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. We had a great time watching the Raices de mi Pueblo folkloric dancers rehearse, learning about the community garden at Hastings Middle School (including doing some “work” in the mud kitchen), exploring the Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Learning, assisting with the United Harvest food distribution, packing sack lunches for Catholic Social Services, enjoying ice cream at Special Scoops, and much more! We learned a lost on our trip, and had a great time doing it. Learn more by taking a listen to our “Service Stories” shared in worship upon our return from Nebraska.
Enjoyable Day to Help House Neighbors
On June 30, a team from First Pres had a great time volunteering at St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity! Bathrooms for cleaned, caulked, and polished up with some “touch up painting.” Tile backsplash was placed with precision. Doors were hung with care and doorknobs installed (there may or may not have been a few moments when people were nearly locked in rooms while doorknobs were being installed). Beautiful butcherblock kitchen countertop was installed! We also had a great lunch delivered by some of our other First Pres family members! It was a wonderful day to work under the fabulous leadership of Dave and Jessie as we did our best to help move home construction toward completion!