Worship Services

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Audio recordings of Sunday sermons are available in their entirety for spiritual reflection and remembrance after worship services. Click on a Sunday date below to select a sermon from the 10:00 a.m. service. You have the option to either listen to it on your device or download it.

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Virtual Worship Service Sunday, January 24, 2021

Today we are worshipping on the third Sunday of Epiphany, a season when we continue to look for the illumination of our lives and faith by the light of Christ. May we all feel the presence of God in Christ that brings us together in worship and fellowship in this virtual space.

Pastor Laura Sherwood

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Virtual Worship Service, Sunday, January 17, 2021

Today we are worshipping on the second Sunday of Epiphany, a season when we continue to look for the illumination of our lives and faith by the light of Christ. We also recognize the on-going effect of the ministry and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and pray for peace and justice to be lived out in our lives, in the Church, and throughout the world. For this special service today, we are honored to welcome our guest preacher – the Rev. Dr. Barbara Wilson. Rev. Wilson is the Director of Collaboration and Community Partnerships for our Presbytery, the Presbytery of Chicago.

Pastor Laura Sherwood

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Virtual Worship, Sunday, January 10, 2021

Today we celebrate Baptism of the Lord Sunday and hear the story of Jesus’ baptism by John in the Jordan River. Because of the great importance of all that Baptism means for us in the Church, it is appropriate to have ceremonies of Baptism Renewal and Remembrance like we will have today. This is in no way to be understood as a re-baptism, for we have already been named and claimed by God, but it is a way for us to remember who we are as God’s children and what that has meant and continues to mean for how we live into and out of that identity.

Pastor Laura Sherwood

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Virtual Worship Service, Sunday, January 3, 2021

Happy New Year! What a gift to be welcoming in 2021. We pray it is a year of hope, peace, joy and love for all God’s children, a year where God’s dream is increasingly realized through the tangible actions of ordinary people like you and me.

Today, we celebrate Epiphany Sunday. The feast of Epiphany technically falls on January 6 (after the twelve days of Christmas are over), but we celebrate it the first Sunday of the new year. The “epiphany” is the revelation of the Christ child to Gentiles, represented by the “Magi from the East” who visit the newborn king (see Matthew 2:1-12).

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Sunday, December 27th, 2020

“Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” I hope you enjoyed a restful and meaningful Christmas celebration yesterday. It was a gift to see many of you at the outdoor in-person services we held on Thursday. It was sure cold, but 60 brave souls gathered at 4 pm and another 40 at 9 pm to proclaim the good news of Christ’s birth. Our worship service was held live over Zoom at 10:00 am. The service lasted  40 minutes and include carols, prayers, scripture, and a time for sharing about a favorite gift and favorite ornament, and more.

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Christmas Eve Service 2020

A very merry Christmas Eve to you and your family! I pray that each one of you will experience the love and mystery and hope of the Christ child born in our midst once more. “O come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord!”

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Virtual Worship Service, Sunday, December 20, 2020

Peace to you today. We have a treat in store for you this weekend with our 4th Sunday of Advent worship service. It’s Pageant Sunday and how blessed we are to have our children and youth virtually retelling the Christmas story to us! A big thank you to all who participated, and to the creative and energetic Lindley Traynor and Peggy Massello who masterminded it all.

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Advent blessings,
Pastor Jeff Lehn

Virtual Worship Service, Sunday, December 13, 2020

Today is the third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, or “Rejoice Sunday.” We read from Mary’s song, known as the “Magnificat,” in which she rejoices in the God who saved her, gave her hope, and would begin the “reversal of all things.” What does it mean to keep choosing a day in this season of Advent?
Advent blessings,
Pastor Jeff
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Virtual Worship Service, Sunday, December 6th, 2020

Today is the second Sunday of Advent, and it’s our annual service of Lessons and Carols. It’s different to do it in a virtual format, of course, but we are grateful for the marvel of technology that draws us together and allows us to worship virtually at this time. Many thanks to Peggy Massello who has worked tirelessly to arrange music and readers for today’s service.

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Virtual Worship, Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the season of waiting, preparing, and hoping for the birth of Christ into our weary world once more. This year at fpcw, we’re focusing on the four traditional themes of Advent: hope, peace, joy, and love. Tomorrow, we hear the story of the angel Gabriel visiting Mary with the news of a child to be born to her. We zero in on the promise, “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

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