First Presbyterian Church
6470 Main Street, Gloucester, Virginia
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Services at 8:30 & 11:00 AM which is the Second Sunday in Advent.
The Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
The Sermon Title: “The Sinner’s Carol”
Scripture: Isaiah 40:11
Ebenezer Scrooge is an interesting literary character who clearly illustrates the characteristics of sin. Martin Luther, the great Reformer, taught that the result of sin in a person’s life is a state wherein the sinner is “incurvatus in se”---turned in upon one’s self. Certainly this was Scrooges problem. He was the center of his own universe until the visitation of the three spirits helped him realize the error of his ways and the loneliness and futility of his life.
Join us today as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth in the community of faith!
At 4 pm on Sunday December 18th, the Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church, directed by Dr. Mary Beth Bennett, will present the Christmas Cantata, “What Sweeter Music” by John Leavitt. The Choir will be accompanied by instrumentalists and organ. The public is invited to attend.
We look forward to you sharing with us for worship!
Meet Pastor DougOur Pastor, Rev. Dr. Douglas (Doug) Nagel, has been an inspiration to our community and our congregation. Rev. Nagel's sermons are full of insightful stories that have real-life meaning and scriptural relevance, all while being engaging and full of life-force.
Hebrews 12:1-2, 20-24, 1 John 1:1-3 and 1 Corinthians 12:7, 3:21-23
Communion is fellowship: fellowship with God, fellowship with other believers here on earth, but also a fellowship with the Church Triumphant, those who have gone to be with the Lord and with whom we will be reunited someday. This is both our present experience and our future hope that God has given us in Christ.