5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Splash Canyon

Splash Canyon VBS starts tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for preschoolers through 6th grade. Come one, two, three, or all four nights, to grow in faith and friendship!

2 Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Our worship series continues, with guest preacher Greg Hartnett giving the message, “My Neighbor, My Enemy,” from Acts 9. We’ll hear all about the fun the kids had during VBS as the kids share some of the songs they’ve learned.

3 Are you praying for that friend who needs God?

As we get ready to welcome kids (and their families) to the church for VBS, it’s a good time to take a moment to pray for those families and friends who don’t know Jesus and don’t have the gift of faith in their lives. Take a moment in these days ahead, and let’s lift up their names in prayer.

4 Border blessing

As Christians in our nation right now, we continue to pray for those caught in the crisis at our southern border: families legally admitted, border patrol staff, and many churches along the border called upon to help well beyond their capacity. Our Compassion Team is working hard to pull together some ways to be a blessing. On July 28, we’d love to have you stay after worship to hear about an opportunity to serve personally at St. Benedict’s Church in El Paso. Later in August, we’ll set aside a day to bring donated items to send to St. Benedict’s. We’re also looking ahead to a possible offering to send through World Renew to the country of Honduras, where many of the migrants are beginning their journey, to help alleviate poverty in that place and perhaps help in a small stem the tide of families seeking asylum. More info to come.

5 Teen nursery helper

With Alyssa Mackey heading off to college, we’ll be looking for a new teen nursery helper to begin in mid-August. This person will alternate every other month. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the Church Office.


Please keep our youth missionaries in your prayers this week as they head to St. Louis. Our student missionaries are: Elly Ludwig, Alyssa Mackey, Stephanie Rouille, Elisabeth Chambers, Justin Harris, Karl Ludwig, Jade Smith, Lexi Minck, Sterling Everhart, Logan Gearhart, Jay Grimsley, and Will Ouattara. Adult sponsors are Sarah Petramala and Michael Rouille, with Pastor MJ tagging along as trip coordinator.