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Prayer Focus: Sharing the Gospel

THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: As we hear how the Holy Spirit works in the lives of church planters this week during our mission festival, pray that each of us would have hearts which are prepared to receive these messages in such a way that gives us boldness to share the gospel in our own personal mission fields each day.  

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Empower to Connect Conference Simulcast

Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference Simulcast  — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. The conference features David Cross, Mandy Howard, Daren Jones, Dan and Terri Coley, Ryan and Kayla North, Casey Call, and Cindy Lee and is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those ...

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Concert Series: Bach Festival Chorus

The fourth and final concert of the season will feature the Bach Festival Chorus, soloists, and orchestra conducted by Dr. Gabriel Statom on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The program will feature Bach’s Reformation Cantatas on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The program will also include several of Bach’s instrumental works for organ, harpsichord, and instruments. An offering will be received.

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2017 Summer Camp Scholarship Application

2017 Summer Camp Scholarship Application Requirement: In order to apply for a camp (Horizon/Quest) scholarship from the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales; students must participate in a minimum of 5 service projects hosted by the church or in service to a FPC member. This gives members opportunities to get some extra help around their homes when needed and for our students to give back in service to the church and its members. Students will get a signature for each service opportunity by an adult who was present for the project (i.e.: Member’s name and signature, Youth Leader’s name and ...

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Prayer for the Search Committee

Prayer for the Search Committee

Please continue to pray for the Search Committee as they carry out the work of finding the man whom God would call to serve as Associate Pastor of Discipleship here at First Presbyterian Church. (The job description and other info can be found on our website at http://firstpreslakewales.org/blog/first-pres-social/associate-minister-position/) The committee consists of David Nelson (chair), Pat Frankenburger, Suzie Hershberger, Lynne Hulen, Stewart Hurst, Todd Sebring, Jim Underwood, Kay Weaver, and Rev. Chad Reynolds (advisor). Please reach out to them if you have any questions or matters to share as they continue the search process.

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Associate Minister Position

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, FL is searching for the man whom the Lord has set apart and is calling to serve Him alongside of us as an Associate Minister. If you are interested in being considered for this pastoral role please click here.

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The vision of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales is to be a Christ-centered fellowship of believers, devoted to glorifying God through true worship, personal evangelism, discipleship, and servanthood.

First Pres News

  • Next Week’s Sermon February 20, 2017 Next week’s sermon: Covenant Children based on Genesis 29:31–30:24.
  • Prayer Focus: Sharing the Gospel February 20, 2017 THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: As we hear how the Holy Spirit works in the lives of church planters this week during our mission festival, pray that each of us would have hearts which are prepared to receive these messages in such a way that gives us boldness to share the gospel in our own personal ...
  • Photo Directory Deadline February 20, 2017  The deadline to get electronic pictures to be included in the Church Photo Directory is March 6th.  Pictures should be emailed to John Miller (jcmiii24@hotmail.com) or Maria Herman.
  • Painting and Partying! February 20, 2017 On Saturday February 11th, the youth girls small groups hosted the widows of the church for an evening of fun and fellowship. The evening started out with a delicious meal prepared by the youth and then moved into a Painting class led by a former youth group member. During the evening there was also a photo ...
  • Indian Lake Estates Fire Victims Find Refuge at First Pres February 20, 2017 On Wednesday, 2/15, late-morning, First Presbyterian Church was alerted by the Red Cross that we should be on stand-by as we are a secondary emergency site.  The brush fires threatening the State Road 60 corridor between Indian Lake Estates and River Ranch were increasing in size and threatening more homes.  Church office personnel monitored the ...
  • Andrew Brunson Article in EPConnection.org February 20, 2017 This article originally appeared in EPConnection.org The original article can be found here. An open letter from the U.S. Senate to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, has garnered 78 signatures from members of the Unites States Congress. The letter requests that EPC teaching elder Andrew Brunson, “an American citizen who has been unjustly detained in ...
  • Volunteer Work Week at Bonclarken Conference Center February 20, 2017 The Volunteer Work Week at Bonclarken Conference Center will be April 16—21, 2017. Come and enjoy a week of service, fellowship, worship, inspiration and renewal. For more information and registration forms, visit www.bonclarken.org/events.html or contact Michael Dill at mdill@bonclarken.org
  • Empower to Connect Conference Simulcast February 20, 2017 Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference Simulcast  — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become ...
  • Andrew Brunson Social Media Campaign February 20, 2017 Andrew Brunson was arrested with his wife last October. She was released, but he was charged for working with a ter-group. Andrew has been a pastor in this place for over 20 years. The charges are bogus, but that often doesn’t matter. His wife just sent this request for people in the U.S. For U.S. citizens ...
  • Sanctuary Flowers February 20, 2017 The flowers in the sanctuary display the glory of God in His creation and add beauty to our worship each week. We would welcome live floral donations throughout the year! If you would like to donate flowers for a Sunday service please e-mail John at jcmiii24@hotmail.com.

World Witness

The vision of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales is to be a Christ-centered fellowship of believers, devoted to glorifying God through true worship, personal evangelism, discipleship, and servanthood.