Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Iona Chapel

10:55 a.m. Sanctuary

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
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First Presbyterian Church

300 SW Second Avenue Gainesville, Florida  


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Online Contributions: The Budget and Finance Committee has just approved a quick, easy and secure way to make contributions to the church electronically.  The Pushpay program enables you to make contributions from your bank account, Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit card or debit card in as little as 10 seconds.  You  download the Pushpay app onto your smartphone, tablet, enter some information (one time to register) and you can then use your smartphone, tablet or computer for gifts to the church for general budget offering, capital campaign or “other” which would include any other donations, such as special offerings, fundraisers, etc.  You may make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring gift. 


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Live Online Service

(when available, Sundays at 10:55 a.m.)

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Second Sunday in Lent

The sermon title is Liminal Space: New Wineskins and the Scripture reference is Mark 2:18-22. The Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in Iona Chapel with Communion or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Nursery care is available from 9:15-noon for families attending worship. Sunday School for children and adults begins at 9:30.

A live streaming audio of our worship service is available on our website www.1stpc.org, Click the play button under “Live Online Service” to hear the service. You may listen to a replay of recent services by following the appropriate link on the home page.

The television broadcast of our worship service will be on a one week delay each Sunday from 9-10 a.m. on WMYG Cox Channel 11, part of the GTN family of affiliates.

Concordia Choir from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a concert, at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in the sanctuary. The concert, part of the choir’s 15-day, 2015 national tour of the Southeastern United States, includes performances in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Minnesota.

Dr. Robert Shettler, Pastor

Glorify God, Make Disciples and Meet Human Needs.
Acts 16:5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

First Presbyterian Church 300 SW Second Avenue Gainesville, Florida 352-378-1527


in Faith for Tomorrow

Devotion Guide
Week One, March 1-7

The focus of our prayer this week is God, the Creator and Giver of All.
These scriptures acknowledge God as Creator.

Psalm 8:1 “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth.”

Lamentations 2:22-23 “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him.’”

Psalm 9:1-2 “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of Your marvelous works. I will rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.”

“Think magnificently of God- His attributes, His nature, and His glory, and then praise Him with your whole heart.” Conversation With God. Lloyd John Ogilvie

Remember all the blessings that God has given, and praise Him with a grateful heart.

As we pray the prayer chosen for the caital campaign this week, let our focus be on God, Creator and Giver of All.

Almighty God,
Together, You have called us to be the body of Christ.
In Faith, we trust in You with all our hearts, acknowledge You in all our endeavors, with confidence that You will direct our paths.
For Tomorrow, we commit this capital campaign to You. Our prayer is that through the dedication of our resources, You would be glorified.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen


Veritas Forum held February 19 and 20, 2015

Here are the links to the streaming for each night of veritas:

Thursday: http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/b4abf11f0b03410797571e87b6be53da1d

Friday:  http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/0c3b57f5d3554e4ebe2d7389119289c41d