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Prayer Focus: Winter Retreat

THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: Please pray for the Florida Presbytery's upcoming High School & Middle School Winter Retreat on Friday & Saturday, Jan. 27 & 28th. Pray that the speaker presents the gospel plainly and clearly. Pray that both the students and leaders in attendance are able to discern and participate in the Holy Spirit's work.

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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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Jacob: A Life of Struggle with and for the Grace of God

Jacob: A Life of Struggle with and for the Grace of God A Sermon Series January-May 2017 Jacob is the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham. He is the third of the patriarchs, blessed by God to be the bearer of the covenant of grace and a father of the Lord's people. Jacob's life is one characterized by the grace of God upon him and his ongoing struggle to receive that grace. Jacob struggled from the womb against his brother, Esau. He struggled with his father-in-law, Laban. Finally, he wrestled with God and he won because of the mercy of the Lord. There ...

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Save the Date: Missions Conference

SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 First Presbyterian Mission Conference will be held Sunday, Feb. 19 - Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The speakers are being finalized and plans are coming together for the theme of church planting.

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Picture Sessions

Picture Sessions

Picture Sessions for our Photo-Directory will be available at the church in the Family Life Center February 7th -11th. There is no requirement to purchase photos to be in the directory, and you will receive a free 8x10. To sign up for the sessions click HERE. A paper sign-up sheet will also be available in the Church parlor on Sundays.

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Concert Series: Joshua and Hannah Mazur

The third concert in our concert series will feature soloists Joshua and Hannah Mazur, baritone and soprano.  They will perform favorite art songs by Barber and Vaughan Williams and selections from operas by Mozart and Broadway selections.  The concert will be on Sunday February 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.  An offering will be received.

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Winter Retreat 2017

Winter Retreat for Middle & High School students will take place January 27-29 at Lake Aurora Camp. The keynote speaker is Russell Jeffrey and the band is Overflow. The cost is $99.00. All registration and release forms are available here or from Micah. Registration deadline is January 15, 2017.

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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

  • Ekklesia Menu for January 25, 2017 January 19, 2017 The Ekklesia meal for January 25th: Mixed Grill, Baked Potato with toppings, Squash Casserole. Dessert is Humming Bird Cake for $1.00 per serving. The suggested donation for Ekklesia meals is $5.00 for adults who are having the hot meal or the salad bar; $2.50 for children who are having the hot meal or the salad bar; ...
  • Prayer Focus: Winter Retreat January 19, 2017 THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: Please pray for the Florida Presbytery’s upcoming High School & Middle School Winter Retreat on Friday & Saturday, Jan. 27 & 28th. Pray that the speaker presents the gospel plainly and clearly. Pray that both the students and leaders in attendance are able to discern and participate in the Holy Spirit’s ...
  • Next Week’s Sermon January 19, 2017 Next week’s sermon: The Struggle Continues based on Genesis 27:41—28:9.
  • Jolee Garrett January 19, 2017 Jolee Garrett, Jo Garrett’s Mother, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16. The service will be this Friday, January 20th  at Kersey’s Funeral Home in Auburndale.  Visitation is at 9:00 AM and the service will be at 10 am. 
  • Jacob: Like Father, Like Son January 16, 2017 Genesis 26:1-33 Like Father, Like Son  Isaac is brought to the forefront in this passage. We often think of Isaac as either the son of Abraham or the father of Esau and Jacob. This passage shows us that he was his own man and that God did have covenant relationship with him. It also shows us that ...
  • Empower to Connect Conference Simulcast January 16, 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 ...
  • Next Week’s Sermon January 16, 2017 Next week’s sermon: Jacob’s Blessing based on Genesis 27:1-40.
  • Prayer Focus: Leadership Retreat January 16, 2017 THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: Pray for the Leadership Retreat on Jan. 20 & 21 and for those who hold the office of elder and deacon at our church in this new year. Especially pray for the officers who will be assuming this mantle of leadership for the first time. Ask that they would be given patience and ...
  • Jacob: A Struggle Begins January 9, 2017 Genesis 25:19-34 We begin a new sermon series today. This series will focus on the sovereign grace and faithfulness of God as seen in the life of Jacob, the son of Isaac. This opening passage shows us that something bigger than just Jacob’s life is unfolding throughout his years. Not only did God show grace ...
  • Prayer Focus: School Year January 9, 2017 THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: As the school year resumes pray for the students, educators, staff, and volunteers. May they return refreshed and eager to enjoy the remainder of the school year. Pray also for the Faith Finders Club and this opportunity to help local students and schools through Christian service.

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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.