The word Oremus means "Let us pray" in Latin. The Oremus Bible Browser is a free site which features the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), which is the version that we use in worship most of the time. Click on the link below to be taken to the Oremus Bible Browser.
Bible Gateway is a free site to look up scriptures as well. Although it does not have the NRSV, it has a wide range of translations that is helpful for comparison in Bible study. Click the image below to be directed to the Bible Gateway browser.
For those who like to follow the lectionary, the PC(USA) website has an easy-to-use tool to follow along. The following link is for the 2 year, daily lectionary from the Book of Common Worship. Using the buttons next to the calendar on this page, you can also switch to the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) Sunday & Festival Readings lectionary.
A great tool for devotions is d365.org, which is written by ministers, professors, students, teachers, missionaries, denominational leaders, and others who work with and care for students. Typically, an author writes on a single theme for one week. In these devotions, you will read honest struggles and questions, all in the context of real faith. As you read the thoughts of the writers, think about your own response to the scripture for the day. Let the writer’s words serve as background for your own conversation with God. Click on the link below to be taken to d365.org.
Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, especially the Delta variant, the Session of First Presbyterian Church strongly urges you to wear a mask in worship and to practice social distancing, even if you are vaccinated. Recent studies have shown that while the vaccine prevents serious illness, those infected with the Delta variant are still able to spread it. Please especially consider children, as they are not yet eligible for the vaccine and hospitalizations for children are on the rise. We will still have congregational singing as part of our worship services. However, if you choose to participate in singing, masks are required while you sing. This policy will be reevaluated at the August 15th Session meeting.
If any of these ways to connect sound good to you, please take a moment and let us know in the Contact Form below.