First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Friday, December 16, 2016

December 16, 2016


While I've experienced some really nasty weather in my time, especially when I was undershepherd of the Delaware Presbyterian Church at the Water Gap between New Jersey and Pennsylvania while in seminary back in the middle 70s, I've never cancelled a worship service in over 2300 appointments.

Of course, I've also led worship for a handful on many occasions!


Bad choice of words right now.

Anyway, "Where two or three are gathered in My name," He said, "there I am in the midst of them!"

That's my way of saying there will be worship at the appointed times this Sunday and every Sunday at 7:20 and 9:50 a.m. even if it's just the singing nun et moi.

And, remember, we will have worship on Christmas Day (Sunday) at the appointed times even though we will be having our traditional offerings on Christmas Eve (Saturday) at 4:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Of course, we are really hoping for a window of decent weather, like last week for our unparalleled children's program which our seasoned citizens extolled as the best ever, for our annual cantata during the second service.

However, if the weather is really nasty, I encourage folks to exercise common sense, especially if you have problems moving about so I don't spend the next month or two with you in the ortho units of our superb local hospitals, and tune in to worship via

Also, during this time of the year, our telephones are very, very, very busy with calls about our Compassion Closet, Christmas baskets, and many other exigencies.  So if you call and no one answers, that doesn't mean no one is here.  Just wait for the directory and leave a message for whomever is needed and she/he will get back to you before the parousia.

Stay warm!

Stay safe!

Use your common sense in traveling around when...

Blessings and Love!

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