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Prayer Focus: Holy Week

THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: Holy Week (Palm Sunday through Easter) is one of the most glorious and challenging times to worship the Lord. It is glorious because we have the privilege of remembering how our Lord Jesus Christ gave the ultimate sacrifice; his life, for our redemption. We are reminded that he rose from the dead, and lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Holy Week is challenging because it is painful to review the terrible suffering, humiliation, torture, and pain that Jesus endured. The music of the Lenten season often reflects the suffering of the ...

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Kidz News - An EGGcellent time at Polk Avenue!

More than 80 people (almost 50 of them kids!) met at Polk Avenue Elementary after school on Monday for our second Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt! Children from Polk Avenue's Faith Finders Club and First Pres joined together to make resurrection eggs that tell the story of Jesus, complete a scavenger hunt for Easter eggs, pick out some fun prizes, and eat a family dinner in the cafeteria. A BIG thank you to our host, Polk Avenue Elementary School, and all of the volunteers and donors that helped to make this special event such a success! And coming soon... Join ...

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Horizon/Quest Deadlines to keep in mind

Horizon/Quest Deadlines to keep in mind

Scholarship Applications will be due by April 30th; Registration deposits will be due by May 10th; any balances due by May 31st. All forms are available here or from Micah.

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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

  • Jacob: Matters of Death May 14, 2017 Genesis 35:16-29 The passage today marks something of a close to the Jacob cycle of the book of Genesis. It deals with matters of distress, dedication, defilement, defiance, division, and death. Beyond these it points us to hope. Distress or Delight? In v. 16, we read that Israel and His people journeyed from Bethel (heading south) and that ...
  • Ten Commandments – You shall not commit adultery – Ekklesia Class May 14, 2017 Rev. Chad Reynolds taught this class entitled The 10 Commandments at our Wednesday night Ekklesia program in the Spring of 2017. Click the player to listen to this lesson from May 10, 2017.
  • Jacob: A New Name May 8, 2017 Genesis 35:1-15 Last week’s passage was a sobering reminder that sin and its effects are devastating. Jacob’s daughter was defiled by Shechem and his sons were defiled by what they did to Shechem and his city. Then God spoke into the midst of the chaos that was wrought by their sin. He called them out of ...
  • Ten Commandments – You shall not murder – Ekklesia Class May 3, 2017 Rev. Chad Reynolds taught this class entitled The 10 Commandments at our Wednesday night Ekklesia program in the Spring of 2017. Click the player to listen to this lesson from May 3, 2017.
  • Jacob: If Possible, Live Peaceably with All May 1, 2017 Genesis 33:18 – 34:18 In the previous passage Jacob and Esau met and reconciled, which is a testimony to the grace and faithfulness of God. A few years later, Jacob and his family moved “safely to the fields outside of the city of Shechem,” (33:18). He even bought some land and erected an altar to El-Elohe-Israel ...
  • Jacob: A Forgiving Embrace May 1, 2017 Genesis 33: 1-17 Esau was coming, and 400 men with him. Jacob had prayed. Jacob had sent droves of gifts ahead to Esau. Jacob had divided his family up in the hopes of protecting as many as he could. Then night came. Jacob left his family and went into the dark on his own. He was ...
  • Ten Commandments – Honor your father and mother – Ekklesia Class April 26, 2017 Rev. Chad Reynolds taught this class entitled The 10 Commandments at our Wednesday night Ekklesia program in the Spring of 2017. Click the player to listen to this lesson from April 26, 2017.
  • Ten Commandments – Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy – Ekklesia Class April 19, 2017 Rev. Chad Reynolds taught this class entitled The 10 Commandments at our Wednesday night Ekklesia program in the Spring of 2017. Click the player to listen to this lesson from April 19, 2017.
  • Maundy Thursday Service April 17, 2017 Click below to listen to the Maundy Thursday Service recorded April 13, 2017.
  • Ten Commandments – You shall not take the Lord’s name in vain – Ekklesia Class April 12, 2017 Rev. Chad Reynolds taught this class entitled The 10 Commandments at our Wednesday night Ekklesia program in the Spring of 2017. Click the player to listen to this lesson from April 12, 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.