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

 

 

 

 

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

CHOIR REHEARSAL
Sundays 9:15am

WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY

Sundays 10:30am

CHILDREN’S CHURCH SCHOOL
Sundays September - Mid June at 10:30am

YOUTH GROUP
First 4 Sundays of each Month
11:40am -12:30pm

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Tuesdays at 8:00pm

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Third Wednesday at 6:00pm
Meeting on Wednesday, March 18
with Spouses & Friends at House of Pizza

NEW CENTURY WOMEN
NEW MEETING TIME!
Third Tuesday at 5:30pm
Fellowship Hall

THRIFT STORE
Open Thursdays and Fridays as well as the
First Saturday of each Month
9am-1pm — Clinton Street Entrance

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH
4th Saturday of each Month— 11am-1pm
Clinton Street Entrance

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Welcome!!!

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of JOHNSTOWN
37 South Market St., Johnstown, New York 12095

The Reverend Leonard Sponaugle, Pastor
Phone: (518) 762-8263
Fax: (518) 762-2981
Email: jntnpresby@yahoo.com

WORSHIP and CHURCH SCHOOL begin at 10:30 A.M.
        Church School and Youth Group meet September—Mid June
        Handicap access via Clinton Street entrance — elevator available
       
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)

 

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LeonardWeb PASTOR'S ARTICLE FOR MARCH
& THE SCHEDULE FOR LENT

Mark 8:31-33: Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things."

At our Ash Wednesday service we formally and emotionally turned ourselves towards the cross. Lent has begun. It can be such a meaningful time. Studying ourselves and seeing clearly why we need God's help and focusing on the lengths that Jesus went to help us is transforming.

With that in mind, I want to list the schedule for Lent:
1) Our Sunday worship will focus on Biblical themes about Lent.
2) Palm Sunday will be more about the cross than the parade.
3) We will have a Maundy Thursday service.
4) We will join with the Broadalbin and Mayfield Presbyterian churches for a combined
Good Friday worship service in Broadalbin.
5) The Saturday before Easter we will join with the congregations of the Twin City Council
of Churches for an Easter Egg Hunt.
6) We will greet Easter morning with a fancy Awakening Breakfast starting at 9:00 a.m.
7) We will proclaim the transforming of the world by the resurrection of Jesus Christ in our
worship Easter Morning.

Let us make this year's Lent a time of focus, appreciation, and joy.
Faithfully,
Leonard