First Presbyterian Church of Albert Lea

We want to connect people to God and to others… we do this through various church groups and activities. For more info, contact us at 507-373-2035.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - A PLACE TO BELONG! Finding a sense of belonging with one another is at the core of our existence and yet we're often hesitant to prioritize it. Aft First Pres, we use large and small groups to help meet that human need and help you discover authentic community. Many kinds of groups are available at First Presbyterian Church. We believe God intended to do the majority of His work through people, personally encouraging one another and spiritually challenging one another. We therefore encourage everyone, especially new attenders to jump in and connect with others by participating in large or small groups and special events.

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Billy Graham Sits Down With Johnny on Carson Tonight Show - 06/13/1973 04/20/2021

Billy Graham Sits Down With Johnny on Carson Tonight Show - 06/13/1973

Excellent interview of Dr. Billy Graham on The Tonight Show!

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God wants you to follow Him and not a road map, that's why we can't see His whole plan!


It's really great that The Good Shepherd watches over us and rescues us... but some of us sheep, don't seem to learn from our mistakes....


A great word from Tim Tebow to begin your week....

[04/19/21]   "Don't be afraid of change. You may end up losing something good, but you'll probably end up gaining something even better." - Zig Ziglar

[04/18/21]   God is not going to rewrite the Bible for you. Stop trying to change Scripture when it's written to change you!

[04/18/21]   Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus... but to trust and obey!


Come worship the Lord Sunday morning as Dean Christianson shares a message on "Change."

“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8)

The Girl Who Believes In Miracles - Official Trailer 04/15/2021

The Girl Who Believes In Miracles - Official Trailer

Playing now at the Mall Cinema 7 Theater in Albert Lea!

The Girl Who Believes In Miracles - Official Trailer The Girl Who Believes In Miracles - In theaters, April 2, 2021.Young Sara Hopkins is, unlike most people, willing to take God at His word. So when she hears ...


Shinefest 2021

Let's pray for and participate in, this year's Shinefest and make a difference for Christ!

Timeline Photos 04/14/2021

Timeline Photos


[04/13/21]   If the following four statements are true:
(1) God exists
(2) Jesus is God
(3) Jesus rose from the dead
(4) The eternal destiny of anyone depends on how they respond to the words of Jesus.
Then (1) - (4) are of infinite importance. They cannot be of moderate importance or no importance at all, and yet many of us react to them as if they were.


A good example to each of us... the need to reach out for help when we need it!

"Lisa and I had to get on a flight unexpectedly this weekend to visit someone we love. And yesterday, we flew home. As we took off and got up over Dallas, we were pin-balling around in some terrible turbulence. The kind that makes you close your eyes, collapse into yourself, and get really quiet; the turbulence that turns even the staunchest atheist into a prayer warrior.

In that moment, the teenager next to us, with whom we had not yet shared a word, turned and said very intensely, 'I need you to talk to me right now.' He went on: 'I have terrible anxiety, and this is my first time to ever fly alone, and this turbulence is messing with me. I need you to talk to me right now!' And so we started talking.

'Hi, I’m Lisa. And this is my husband, Daniel. And we are going to be your best friends for the next 90 minutes. We are so proud of you for telling us what you need! That took a lot of courage and we’d be proud of our own kids for taking the risk you took. We’re all going to be okay, and we’re here for you, so just tell us what you need.'

He told us his name is Braden and he’s 16, and he plays the guitar, ukulele, and piano. And he told us he’d just finished recording his first album. I told him I’ve spent my life recording music, too, and I asked him if he had an album on him I could buy. He pulled one out of his backpack, signed it, and gave it to me. And I reached in my backpack and gave him all of our traveling cash.

But here’s the most important thing, something that Braden can teach all of us: when you need help from people, take the risk and ask for it. 'I need you to talk to me right now.' When life gets turbulent, we tend to close our eyes and collapse inward and get really quiet. But, no, that won’t work! Braden shows us a better way. Look around, open up, put yourself out there, and ask for help.

Yesterday with Braden was holy ground. It was one of the most beautiful conversations we’ve had in a long time. And it’s because someone took the risk of being honest. So, be like Braden and take the risk."

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Easter Sermon 2021 (Steve Piper)

For Easter our youth minister, Stephen Piper, talks about why we need to be excited about what Easter means for us. Jesus didn't only just raise from the dead he defeated the enemy and gave us salvation. When we come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ he rolls another stone away! Amen! Great sermon from a great service! We highly reccomend you click the link below and view our whole service from Sunday if you have not already. It was truly a great worship service to our God.
Thank you for worshipping with us this morning. If you need prayer or felt your life touched by this sermon and want to talk to us about how Jesus can roll your stone away please shoot us a message!


What's The Point Of Going To Church? Ask Paul Tripp


The Chosen Global Live Event: Season Two Premiere

Season 2 - Episode 1 of The Chosen was released online on Easter Sunday and you can watch it here.


ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians

[04/02/21]   “I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren't true.

Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. You're telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”
― Charles Colson

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Videos (show all)

Easter Sermon 2021 (Steve Piper)
"Because He Lives (Amen)"
Pastor Dwight's Final Sermon 03/28/2021
Sermon 03/21/2021 (Pastor Dwight)
Holy Week - Sunday
Holy Week - Good Friday
Holy Week - Maundy Thursday
Holy Week - Wednesday
Holy Week - Tuesday
Holy Week - Monday
Day 1 of Holy Week - Palm Sunday
Pastor's House Call 03/24/2021




308 Water St
Albert Lea, MN

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00
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