WORSHIP WITH US at CHURCH AND ONLINE:
In response to the Pandemic, we now offer three physically distanced, safe worship opportunities, plus a Live-stream video of the 11 AM service for those who choose to worship in the safety of home, nursery for all services, Sunday School for all, and Children’s Church is provided during the 11 AM service.
No doubt you are aware of the surge of Covid cases in our nation, state, and community. Unfortunately, a number of members in our congregation have tested positive for Covid over the past several weeks. Some are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. We pray for their speedy recovery.
Last weekend, a good number of our members were inadvertently exposed to the virus. CDC guidelines require exposed individuals to quarantine between 10 and 14 days. Since the affected members include our pastor and a number of our Sunday School teachers, we have decided to cancel all services and activities for this Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Additionally, as an added precaution we have decided to suspend Nursery, Sunday School, Children’s Church, and our fellowship time “Gathering Grounds” for the next 4 weeks; resuming Sunday, February 14, 2021.
We will resume with both 8:30 and 11:00 AM worship services on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Current safety protocols will remain in effect: masks required for the 8:30 AM service, masks optional once you are seated for the activities that follow (once they have resumed), and the 11 AM worship service.
We have been greatly encouraged by the bond of unity and love we have seen in you and appreciate your continued support and understanding during these challenging times.
New schedule as of Sunday, presents SIX (6) Sunday morning worship opportunities:
0830-0930 Worship 1 (Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall) Masks Required
0930-1000 Break / Fellowship-Gathering Grounds
1000-1045 Sunday School for all ages
1100-1200 Worship 2 (Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, Children’s Church, and Live-Stream)
- Worship 1: The 9 AM service moved to 8:30 AM and moved inside for the winter. There are two 8:30 AM services, one live in the main sanctuary and one in the Fellowship Hall/gym via live stream video. MASKS REQUIRED in this service.
- Worship 2: Two 11 AM services…
- In person, live in the sanctuary.
- In the Fellowship Hall/Gym via real time video stream from the sanctuary.
- Children’s Church is provided during the 11 AM service.
- The 11 AM Live-stream: For those who may be highly susceptible and want to practice the highest safety protocol by watching from the safety of home. Via the live-stream we can enjoy worshiping at the same time, though not together. The recorded video of the 11 AM live-stream will be available soon after the service ends.
For the live-stream or to use the online bulletin, go to the Worship Service of the day by clicking below. Simply click the date or corresponding picture below, then start the video and follow the Order of Worship by reading the scripture passages, singing with the Worship Team, and participating in all the worship opportunities. The Live-Stream will begin at 10:55. We also encourage members to share the link to this page or to the Worship Service and invite your family, friends, neighbors, and associates to join with you and with us as we worship the Risen King.
Read more about our safety measures and COVID PROTOCOLS here.
Sunday, January 10th, 2021
Online Bulletin/Order of Worship and Live-stream
8:30 AM Worship 1, and 11 AM Worship 2
Sunday, December 27th, 2020
Online Bulletin/Order of Worship and Live-stream
8:30 AM Worship 1 and 11 AM Worship 2
5 PM, Friday, December 24th, 2020
Online Order of Worship and Live-stream
SERMON ARCHIVES BY DATE
Sunday, November 15th, 2020 Online Bulletin
and Live-stream 8:30 AM Worship 1 and 11 AM Worship 2
Sunday, November 8th, 2020 Online Bulletin and
Live-stream, 8:30 AM Worship 1 and 11 AM Worship 2
Sunday, November 1st, 2020 Online Bulletin and
11 AM Live-Stream
Sunday, October 25th, 2020 at 11 AM
Romans 3:19-31, Romans 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 11 AM
Romans 3:19-31, Philippians 3:4-9
Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 11 AM
Sunday, June 21st, 2020
THE UNCHANGING ‘NEW NORMAL’
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Living Life In My Resurrection Hope
PAST SERMON AUDIO ARCHIVES
We also encourage our members to listen to past sermons presented at First Presbyterian Church of Villa Rica to strengthen your grip on the Word of God and gain every spiritual blessing from the preached Word and proclamation of the Gospel.
If you are visiting our site in search of a church, we hope you enjoy listening to some of Pastor Tom’s sermons to verify the kind of biblical worship, teaching, and preaching to expect at First Presbyterian Church of Villa Rica.
We pray for and welcome the nations* to our church.
*We understand “the nations” in the context of the Gospel of Christ in the broadest sense as a global community of people of diverse languages, homelands, history, ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstance, and psychological make up having little to do with overt political structures. We believe that Jesus died for his church in all the nations, all the people groups, and heaven will be populated with a diverse population of his elect.
Governments and personal identities based on political structures often become ‘another gospel’ that divide and cause animosity between people. Jesus died for all who will hear his gospel, therefore we believe that when we stand on the ground around the cross of the risen Christ, it is the only truly level ground in the universe where forgiveness, love, equality, acceptance, and true freedom reign. We hope you enjoy listening and are blessed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ here.