Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House, our children's Sunday School, meets after the children's message in Worship. Our Esther worship series concludes as a new order emerges. With readings from Esther 8:3-10:3. God’s hand was at work redeeming God’s people.

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Bless a friend

As our God’s House Kidz celebrate Invite a Friend Sunday on November 3, the whole congregation is invited to do the same. Bless a friend with the hope of faith in Jesus Christ. Invite them to join you for worship that day.

2 The good guys win

Our worship series, “Esther: A New Hope Awakens,” concludes this Sunday in worship. Episode 5 is a celebration and a cautionary tale. Don’t miss it.

3 Joy Story

Rehearsals begin Sunday, November 17, for “Joy Story,” out annual Christmas pageant for kids, preK through 6th grade. Performance happens in worship on Sunday, December 22. Children of friends and family members are welcome to join the cast. Wouldn’t it be great if kids who don’t know the story of Jesus can learn by taking part?

4 A special request

Associated Charities is in particular need of saltine crackers, ramen noodles, and breakfast cereal. Add these items to your grocery list this week, and bring them to church with you on Sunday. We’ll get them delivered.

5 AXIS workshop postponed

Due to illness, our AXIS Workshop is postponed to November 10. The workshop shares access to a fabulous new online resource for parents, teachers, youth workers, and anyone who spends time with teenagers and wants to know more about how to talk to them about tough topics.

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House, our children's Sunday School, meets after the children's message in Worship. A new hope awakens in the fourth episode, as Queen Esther and Mordecai are successful at averting the planned annihilation of their people, as God’s purposes are worked our through their actions. (Esther 5:1-8:2).

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Resistance is not futile

Our worship series from the Book of Esther continues, as Haman’s plans for the execution of the Jews quickly unravels. The Chancel Choir will sing a fabulous new anthem, “These Feet Got Joy,” as we celebrate God’s goodness and hope.

2 AXIS Workshop

AXIS is a new online resource for parents, teachers, and anyone who’s involved in the lives of young people. Each AXIS session includes 3-5 videos introducing a topic, along with questions to start a conversation. This is a very good resource that costs about $2000 per church or family, but has been purchased for churches by our national church. It’s free, so let’s take advantage of it. Come to the workshop on Sunday at 12 noon. We’ll have sub sandwiches and chips. Bring a side dish if you can. All participants will receive the login information.

*3 CRU visits CTW *

Our CTW High School Fellowship will be visited this Sunday by members of CRU (Campus Crusade) from OJC. From 4-6 p.m., here at the church.

4 God’s House

Our God’s House Kidz begin a new unit this week, and it’s all about God’s people staying faithful. With stories from 1 Kings.

5 The Reason for God

It’s our new six-week video & discussion series, using Tim Keller’s super-popular resource, “The Reason for God.” Our topic this first week is (yea!) science. Are the claims of faith and science compatible? Do they need to be? You may be surprised. Join Pastor MJ at 11:15 a.m. in the Cranson Room.

And finally prayers…

For Leonard Vance as he continues healing from surgery; for Mike Miller, as he continues chemo treatments; for the teachers and students in our adopted classrooms at the LJ Primary and Intermediate Schools.

This week @ First Pres

Wednesday

    3:30 p.m. Foster Care Classes

    6:30 p.m. AWESOME

Thursday

    6:30 p.m. Choir Practice

Friday

    11:00 a.m. Girl Scout Troop  38010 Meeting

    1:00 p.m. FBS

Sunday

    9:00 a.m.      Foundations

    10:00 a.m.     Worship     

    10:10 a.m.     God’s House

    11:15 a.m.     The Reason for God

    12:00 p.m.     AXIS Presentation

    4:00 p.m.      CTW High School Youth Group

Monday

    10:00 a.m.      Bible Study @ Casa Del Sol Aspen Center

Tuesday

    6:30 p.m.       Men's Group

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House, our children's Sunday School, meets after the children's message in Worship. Join us after worship for coffee fellowship, as we help the God’s House Kids celebrate Esther with food and games based on Purim (the Jewish festival celebrating God’s deliverance of His people from Haman in the Book of Esther). We’ll also help Greg and Sara Holt celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 A New Hope Awakens

A new hope awakens in Episode 3 of our worship series from Esther, as Esther makes the decision to seek deliverance for her people from the king. Join us for worship at 10 a.m. with a celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the Chancel Choir singing, “Psalm 23.”

2 Purim Festival and Holt anniversary celebration

Join us after worship for coffee fellowship, as we help the God’s House Kids celebrate Esther with food and games based on Purim (the Jewish festival celebrating God’s deliverance of His people from Haman in the Book of Esther). We’ll also help Greg and Sara Holt celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary

3 Say hi to Mike Miller

Mike Miller is doing well as he undergoes treatment for cancer in Denver. It’s be great to reach out to him as much as possible for these weeks as he’s stuck far from home. Send your notes and cards to:
Mike Miller Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center Infusion Center Room 3306 1719 E. 19th Avenue Denver, CO 80218

4 AXIS Workshop

AXIS is a resource of parents, teachers, and youth workers, and our national church has provided all of us with access to it. Come to the workshop on Sunday, October 13, 12-3 p.m. Bring a dish to share, and then learn all about it. Participants will receive login information at the workshop. Visit www.axis.org to see a preview.

5 Board Games anyone?

Friday Bible School continues every Friday from 1-4 p.m. through November 1. Find more information at the Friday Bible School page on Facebook.

And finally prayers...for Leonard Vance, as he continues at home recuperating from surgery; Mike Miller (see above); for the Harris family, upon the death of Erin’s grandmother Lucy Stromquist; for our adopted classrooms, teachers, and students at the La Junta Primary and Intermediate Schools.

This Sunday, October 6:

9 a.m.......................Foundations

10 a.m......................Worship & God’s House

11 a.m......................Fellowship Time

11 a.m......................(after Fellowship) Foundations

1 p.m.......................Home communions

6 p.m.......................“Don’t Make Me Count to 3” Book Study

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House, our children's Sunday School, meets after the children's message in Worship. The empire strikes back, and it strikes back hard as Esther continues. Join us for “Episode Two: Reign of Terror,” from Esther 3:1-15. With the Chancel Choir singing, “To Believe.”

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 The empire strikes back

In Episode 2 of our worship series from Esther, the empire strikes back and it strikes back hard. Join us for worship at 10 a.m. with the Chancel Choir singing, “I Believe.” It’s a message of hope in the darkest of times.

2 Purim? Huh?

Purim is the Jewish festival celebrating God’s deliverance of His people from Haman in the Book of Esther. Next Sunday, October 6, we’ll join the God’s House Kids at the end of their own study of Esther with a very special coffee fellowship after worship, with food and games based on Purim.

3 CTW High School Fellowship helps out our neighbors

This Sunday, September 29, our high school youth are invited to put on their grungy clothes and help out some neighbors in need of yard work. Meet at the church at 4 p.m.

4 AXIS Workshop

AXIS is a resource of parents, teachers, and youth workers, and our national church has provided all of us with access to it. Come to the workshop on Sunday, October 13, 12-3 p.m. Bring a dish to share, and then learn all about it. Participants will receive login information at the workshop. Visit www.axis.org to see a preview.

5 The Men’s Group returns!

On Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning October 1, join the other men of the church and community for a study and discussion of “Fire on the Mountain” by Ray Vander Laan. Contact Tom Aldea at 719-469-3846 for more information.

This Sunday, September 29: 9 a.m. Foundations 10 a.m. Worship & God’s House 4 p.m. CTW High School Fellowship 6 p.m. “Don’t Make Me Count to 3” Book Study

We are pleased to have sponsored Hayden Bickel and Bethany Bender on an adult mission trip to El Salvador with Living Water International to assist with the drilling of water wells. They were in El Salvador June 11-15. Pictures from their mission trip.