F I R S T
P R E S B Y T E R I A N
C H U R C H
of Johnstown, New York

 

 

 

 

WELCOME

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

ALCOOLICS ANONYMOUS
Tuesdays at 8:00pm


THRIFT STORE
Open Thursdays and Fridays and the
First Saturday of each Month
9am-1pm — Clinton Street Entrance
(Closed May 5-7)

BOOK BUDDIES
4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm

FIRST PRES FELLOWSHIP MEAL
First & Last Saturday of each Month— 11am-1pm — FREE
Clinton Street Entrance
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NEW CENTURY WOMEN
Resumes in the fall on Tuesdays,
near the middle of each month

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Resumes in the fall
Meetings on Wednesdays, mid-month


ADULT EDUCATION
Classes will resume in the fall

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Welcome!!!

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of JOHNSTOWN
37 South Market St., Johnstown, New York 12095
Phone: (518) 762-8263 — Fax: (518) 762-2981
The Reverend Leonard Sponaugle, Pastor


SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Handicap access via Clinton Street entrance — elevator available
WORSHIP begins at 10:30 A.M.
Choir Rehearsal: 9:15 am
Coffee Available: 10:00 am
Children's Church School: Sundays September - Mid-June at 10:30 am
Nursery Care Provided at all Services from 10:00 - 11:30 am

Email for Pastor Leonard: pastor@johnstownpresbyterian.org
Email for Office: office@johnstownpresbyterian.org
Email for Director of Christian Ed: Helen@johnstownpresbyterian.org


OFFICE HOURS
        Monday / Wednesday / Friday — 8:30am to 12:30pm
        Tuesday / Thursday — 12:45pm to 4:30pm

In case of inclement weather, the closing of church or other activities
will be announced on WENT (1340AM) or on the church answering machine
(762-8263)


Prayer after the Nightclub Shooting in Orlando
Prayer June 12, 2016

by the Rev. Laurie Ann Kraus | Associate Mission Director, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Mission Agency

orlando

Once again, Holy One, we cry, how long, O Lord? 
We wonder, when will it be enough?
We pray you will forgive our society which tolerates violence,
Our fearful xenophobia, and our willingness to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to words and deeds of intolerance.

Your LGBTQ people slaughtered in this horrific attack are our brothers, our sisters, our parents and our children, and this loss of life diminishes all the human family.

The same lifeblood—the gift of a loving God—flows through all our veins, and spills out without regard to difference, staining the floors our places of fellowship, community, and learning. staining our lives with sorrow, fear and regret.

Let the same heart beat as one among us, that we will draw together across these false divides, and rise up as one to breathe peace where there is no peace, and heal our communities and our world.

God of life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance, as the sound of gunfire echoes across Orlando we seek the grounding power of your love and compassion.

We open our hearts in anger, sorrow and hope:
For those who have been lost: brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends
Your children, enjoying an evening of music and friendship,
Whose lives were ended or maimed in a hail of hatred and gunfire
We pray for those who have been spared and those whose lives are changed forever that they may find solace, sustenance, and strength in the hard days to come.

We give thanks for first responders:
who ran toward gunfire, rather than away
who dropped everything to save the wounded and comfort survivors

We pray for doctors and nurses and mental health providers who repair what has been broken who bring healing and hope in the face of the unchecked principalities and powers of violence.

God of the rainbow, once long ago, you stretched your light across the heavens to renew your covenant of peace with your people, you promised not to destroy.

Help us in these days to believe that promise, and to participate in it, and to treasure the life which it treasures.

In the wake of an event that should be impossible to contemplate but which has become all too common in our experience, open our eyes, break our hearts, and turn our hands to the movements of your Spirit, that our anger and sorrow may unite in service to build a reign of peace, where the lion and the lamb may dwell together, and terror no longer hold sway over our common life.

In the name of Christ, our healer and our Light, we pray,
Amen