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Lent 2013

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"Lent at First Presbyterian is designed to be a time for us to grow and mature in our spiritual life. Through special celebrations and services we will walk together the path of preparation, sacrifice, and resurrection.

If you do not have a church home, are a member here or elsewhere, or are just curious about the Christian season of Lent, we welcome you to come and see Jesus with us." - Pastor Albert

Christ in the Passover
March 22nd, 7pm
Aaron Abramson from Jews for Jesus will lead this special service as we consider the Join us for Christ in the Passover, from Egypt to Calvary to what it means for us today. You’ll gain wonderful insights on how the pieces of God’s plan of salvation fit together, and you’ll remember this visual display of the Passover pageantry for years to come. Aaron Abramson, the presenter for the evening, will set a table with items traditionally used as the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection betwee…

Newsletter 02/27/13

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Highlights:

Sacred Voice Recital
Lenten Retreat
Christ in the Passover
30 Hour Famine Thank You

Plus - a special section of events scheduled for Holy Week

Sermon, 2/24/2013, "Spring Cleaning"

"Spring Cleaning"
Mark 11:12-19
Rev. Albert Gillin
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30 Hour Famine

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The Youth of First Presbyterian Church are participating in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine as a way to raise both awareness and funds as a way to help those around the world who face malnutrition and starvation. Almost a billion people face the reality of food shortage, unclean water, and lack of education due to poverty.

Thousands of children under the age of 5 will die today due to hunger and hunger related illness. This is why the teens of our congregation and community will be undergoing a 30 hour fast on February 22nd & 23rd to understand the pains of hunger, if for just over a day. At 1pm on Friday the fast will begin, and students participating will have a lock-in at the church Friday night through Saturday as they play, learn, worship, serve, and pray, breaking their fast together Saturday evening.
We pray that you might consider sponsoring one or more of the youth as they undergo this time of going without and reflecting on the situation of so many around the world. O…

Remembering James Aeschliman...

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James Aeschliman went to be with the Lord Monday, February 18th, and we rejoice in his Peace with God as we mourn the loss to family, congregation, and community. Our prayers are with James' family during this time.

A Memorial Service was held in the Sanctuary on Friday, February 22nd at 2:00pm. If you were unable to attend, you may listen to the service here.

Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt has an online guestbook if you would like to share a memory, leave a condolence for the family, or simply sign the guestbook.

James' obituary may be viewed here. Gifts and contributions in memory of Mr. Aeschliman may be made to the Music Fund of the First Presbyterian Church through their office or the funeral home.

Sermon, 2/17/2013, (A Psalm for the Lenten Journey)

"A Psalm for the Lenten Journey"
Psalm 91:1-16

Rev. G. David Lambertsom
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Remembering Janet Buchanan...

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Janet Buchanan went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 14th and we rejoice in her Peace with God as we mourn the loss to family, congregation, and community. Our prayers are with Janet's family during this time.

A Memorial Service was held in our Sanctuary on Saturday, April 27th at 2:30 pm.
If you were unable to attend the service, you may listen to it here.

Herring-Groseclose Funeral Home has an online guestbook if you would like to share a memory, leave a condolence for the family, or simply sign the guestbook.

Janet's obituary may be viewed here. Gifts and contributions in memory of Mrs. Buchanan may be made to the Walla Walla YWCA, First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla, or through the funeral home.

Newsletter February 13th

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Highlights:
- Wednesday Night Soup & Worship (with Emmanuel Lutheran)
- 30 Hour Famine
- Lenten Retreat

Click here for Lent Brochure of Events.

Sermon 2/10/13 (The Unwelcome Prayer)

"The Unwelcome Prayer"
(Matthew 5:43-48)

Rev. Tom Adams

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Sermon 2/3/2013 (Looking For His Shadow)

"Looking For His Shadow"
(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)

Youth Director Kevin Gates

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