We are a gathering of Christ followers in Lexington, North Carolina, and we invite you to join us on the journey of faith.
Our Vision: First Presbyterian Church is a loving community in Christ where we Call People to Faith, Develop them as Disciples, and Send them to Serve.
***SPECIAL NOTE: Beginning Thursday, November 20, 2014, work on the church steeple roof will commence. The first step is the building of the scaffolding around the steeple. Access to the entrance to the church will be maintained, however. It is expected that the project will be completed in one month...weather permitting.***
Choir's Christmas Cantata, December 14th - 11 a.m. Worship
A Very Special Gathering Band Christmas, Decmeber 14th - 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion, December 24th - 5 p.m. Sanctuary
The Gathering: 9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. (September - May)
Church School: 10:00 a.m.
Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Mail: P.O. Box 586, Lexington NC 27293-0586
Office Email: email@example.com
300 South Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6
Advent is that four week period preceding Christmas when we prepare to remember and celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus in a manger more than 2000 years ago. The challenge of celebrating Advent in today’s world is to get past all of the secularization and commercialization of Christmas. If we do this, we can focus on the "real meaning" of Christmas.
Now while it is important to celebrate Jesus’s arrival on earth as a baby, we sometimes forget that Advent is also the time when we prepare our hearts for the second coming of Jesus as Lord of all the earth. This Christmas in particular, I am looking toward the sky, not for the Star of Bethlehem, but for cloud upon which Jesus will return.
There is so much in this world that makes me long for the return of the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace. Just this year, we have seen the rise of ISIS in the middle east, the cooling of relations with Russia, and internal strife within the United States between many groups of people. If there was ever a year we needed a Prince of Peace, it is this year.
The baby Jesus brought the hope of peace with his birth; the man Jesus brought the possibility of peace with his death and resurrection; Jesus, the returning Lord, will bring the fulfillment of peace and the establishment of the Kingdom of God.
It is interesting to note that the peace that the Bible speaks of is not just an absence of war, suffering , or struggle. It is also peace that is possible in the midst of war, suffering, and struggle. It is a peace characterized by an ultimate confidence in the sovereignty of God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Such a peace is so certain about the outcome of creation and the return of the Lord, that it is able to be realized in our hearts even in the midst of difficult times.
This Christmas, I will celebrate the birth of the child and the hope of peace; I will remember the victory of the resurrection and the possibility of peace; I will pray that God will grant me the kind of peace that comes from confidence in the return of Christ; but I am also praying for the final fulfillment of peace when Jesus returns. This Christmas, I am longing for the in-breaking of the Kingdom and am looking toward the sky.
Come quickly Lord Jesus! In my heart and in this world!
My family and I wish you and your family a very blessed and fulfilling Advent and Christmas. God Bless You all!
Your Friend and Pastor,
During 2014-2015 we are going through "The Story"
"The Story" is a condensed chronological Bible that helps us earn how our story fits in with God's grand story of Creation / Redemption / and Consummation.
December 7, 2014
"Believing the Impossible"
1 Samuel 1; Luke 1
December 14, 2014 - Christmas Choir Cantata
December 21, 2014
"King David & Jesus
December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service - 5 p.m.
The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.
FaithHealth NC, a program through Wake Forest Baptist Health, is dynamic partnership between faith communities and health care providers. The mission and purpose of Faith/Health is to develop strong links between medical and faith communities in providing ministries of help and healing to individuals. In Lexington that partnership is between our own Lexington Medical Center and various churches. Our congregation, in fact, has covenanted to be a part of the FaithHealth program.
Several years ago, a number of people from our church took a Saturday to drive over to Madison, NC to observe the men of First Methodist Church cooking peanuts. We had tasted their peanuts and were interested in how they cooked them. Following that trip we searched for a cooker we could use to cook peanuts ourselves, but couldn't find one. We now have contracted with the Madison church to sell us peanuts wholesale.
NUTS ON A MISSION is a unique, delicious gift for your neighbor, a relative, or just for yourself! Contact the church office or Emmy Floyd to purchase. Each pint jar costs just $6.00, or pick up two jars for $10. A case of 12 jars costs $60. All proceeds will go toward missions.
I am excited to announce a new way that First Presbyterian Church can help you develop as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We have partnered with RightNow Media to make available to you a large library of free video resources. It's essentially the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. You can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector. There are over 2000 videos from some great teachers including Max Lucado, Francis Chan, Bill Hybels, Andy Stanley, and more.