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First Presbyterian Church of Edmond is a place where people can meet Jesus,  engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory. Join us for our Sunday services!

NEW LIFE, THROUGH JESUS, FOR EDMOND AND THE WORLD

Health Update From Pastor Eric Laverentz

At this time, we are hosting worship services at FPCE and will continue to provide live streaming of our worship services each Sunday. We will continue to encourage everyone to make the best decision for themselves and their family. We want everyone to know that we respect their decision, whether to stay home or come to 1001 S. Rankin. We encourage everyone to remember our State guidelines that those who are 65 or older, or are immune compromised, are safer at home, and we also adhere to the Mask Mandate by the City of Edmond stating that everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering inside a building until October 12th. We will not have a choir, but will continue to use ensembles and our worship band. We are offering some in-person adult Sunday School classes as well as some online adult Sunday School options and a Nursery. The Comfort Room will be available to one family at a time, and will have to be cleaned between uses. There is no Sunday morning food service at this time. Groups of 50 or fewer may schedule to meet in the church facility during the week but must make sure to keep social distance and wear masks.  Containers will be available for the offering, but we will not be passing an offering plate. All print materials are removed from pews. Seating will be every other pew. The north transept will be opened, but the balcony will remain closed. The south transept will be available for worship team seating. We will sanitize between services. Our elevators will be operational, but we will only allow two people to ride in an elevator at one time. The north side of our facility (Yinger, Palmer, and Family Life Center) will be closed during worship services on Sunday. Four entrances to the church will be open (Center and Sanctuary entrance on Rankin, Choir entrance on the south, and Drive through entrance by the tower). Cooks Night Out will take place as scheduled, but 4 people will be allowed in the kitchen. All meals will be served “to go,” and handed to cars outside. We will continue to have someone at the front desk from 9 a.m. to Noon, Monday-Friday. If you’re planning a visit to the church, please let someone know you’ll be coming if you’re coming in the afternoon. Staff members will continue to have the option of working from home. All employees will check their temperature before coming to work. We will also have thermometers on site. The Session will continue to monitor our progress and statistics from the State and the City of Edmond. Plans for additional steps will be forthcoming and shared with the congregation as they are available.
 
Our staff and leaders have invested much time into this proposal, and our Session has approved it. I’m certain that some will find it overly cautious. Others will find it overly aggressive. Our prayer is that we might focus on the opportunity to worship, either at home via our live streaming service, or here in our sanctuary. We want people to feel good about a decision to stay home, and we want them to feel good about a decision to come to worship at 1001 S. Rankin. This plan attempts to balance the two, showing concern for the vulnerable, acknowledging our yearning to be back together, and trusting God to both provide and protect.

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Celebrating God's Generosity

First Pres holds an annual Stewardship Campaign each fall, and this year is no exception. The campaign begins on November 3.  Our theme is “God Provides.”  It is grounded in the Joseph story as well as 1 Timothy 6:17, “Don’t set your hope on the uncertainty of riches but on God who richly provides.” The Stewardship Team, led by Chuck Smith, has been engaging in a dialogue about how we continue to build a culture of generosity at First Pres that invites us to give because we trust the Biblical promise of God’s generosity toward us.  Giving is an act of faith in God to provide and to lean into His amazing provision, the kind that sustained and uplifted Joseph. Keep trusting God to provide!

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