First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC

First Presbyterian (PCUSA) is a worshipping community of disciples of Jesus Christ seeking to welcome, equip, transform, serve, and witness as a family of faith.

Operating as usual

07/07/2021

Check out the email Will DeLaney sent to all youth on July 3 for more details! Let Will know if your youth and their friends plan to attend!

Check out the email Will DeLaney sent to all youth on July 3 for more details! Let Will know if your youth and their friends plan to attend!

07/01/2021

If you are an adult or 6th through 12th grader who wants to learn more about what it means to serve, then . . .

Join us for an intergenerational mission immersion experience with Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) from July 25th - 31st! Registration forms are on the table outside of Will's office, or you may register at: https://youthmissionco.org/aym-participant-information/

If you are an adult or 6th through 12th grader who wants to learn more about what it means to serve, then . . .

Join us for an intergenerational mission immersion experience with Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) from July 25th - 31st! Registration forms are on the table outside of Will's office, or you may register at: https://youthmissionco.org/aym-participant-information/

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Day 1 of Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church was a huge success! A special "shout out" to William Smith for a fun lesson today. We, also, want to thank two of our youth, Marley Benson and Sara Beth Field, for their help in leading our Energizer! Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, July 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 am! (Note: We will not have VBS on July 7.)

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 06/20/2021FATHERS DAY 06/20/2021

First Pres Laurens, SC Live Stream 06/20/2021FATHERS DAY

WORSHIP - JUNE 20, 2021
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39
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First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC updated their business hours. 06/17/2021

First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC updated their business hours.

First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC updated their business hours.

05/21/2021

Congrats to all our graduates! 🙌🙌😊😊

05/20/2021

This Sunday is Baccalaureate Sunday! Watch the video for a way YOU can help us celebrate our graduates.

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WORSHIP - MAY 9, 2021- GONE FISHIN'
"Like Peter, we can believe and be joyful about the resurrection but sometimes wonder exactly where we (personally) stand with Christ.
That’s why the restoration of Peter has real relevance for you and me..."
https://youtu.be/locLJK0bfEg?t=2542

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05/03/2021

What a great day in the life of our church! The youth impressed us all! Thank you Will Delaney, Youth Director, Isabelle Stichnoth, Presbyterian College Intern, Meredith Liner, & Travis Thomas for overseeing the program.

What a great day in the life of our church! The youth impressed us all! Thank you Will Delaney, Youth Director, Isabelle Stichnoth, Presbyterian College Intern, Meredith Liner, & Travis Thomas for overseeing the program.

05/02/2021

This Sunday is YOUTH SUNDAY – join us in person or online to worship God under the leadership of our amazing and talented youth members!!
If you are not able to join us in person, here is the link to today’s livestream of our worship service beginning at 10:00 a.m.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTER272YNbIhLmIiRlK-9w

This Sunday is YOUTH SUNDAY – join us in person or online to worship God under the leadership of our amazing and talented youth members!!
If you are not able to join us in person, here is the link to today’s livestream of our worship service beginning at 10:00 a.m.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTER272YNbIhLmIiRlK-9w

04/26/2021

WORSHIP APRIL 25, 2021
Seeing and Believing
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." - Augustine
https://youtu.be/7r2BrRNUGyA

WORSHIP APRIL 25, 2021
Seeing and Believing
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." - Augustine
https://youtu.be/7r2BrRNUGyA

04/22/2021

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. - Martin Luther

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. - Martin Luther

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HAPPY EASTER - HE IS RISEN!!!
JOIN US FOR LIVESTREAM WORSHIP AT 10!
(and anytime thereafter...)
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04/02/2021

Today is the day the Lord acted...
- Psalm 118:24

(Common English Bible)

Today is the day the Lord acted...
- Psalm 118:24

(Common English Bible)

03/30/2021

A WORD FOR TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

This is the day the LORD acted;
we will rejoice and celebrate in it! – Psalm 118:24

Sometimes we recognize the places where the LORD acted -
and sometimes we recognize the places where the LORD moved us to act.
Sometimes it means we are moved by the Holy Spirit to be helpers.
Sometimes it means we are moved by the Holy Spirit to call out for help.

The account below was posted on social media recently by a pastor who was flying cross-country with his wife (photographed above):

"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 that he’s 16, and that he plays the guitar, ukelele and piano. And he told us that he’d just finished recording his first album. I told him that I’ve spent my life recording music, too, and I asked him if he had an album on him that 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.”

Holy ground indeed. May we be moved by the Spirit to ask for help when we need it and give help however we are able.

Because we may rejoice and be glad when the LORD acts, know that you are loved.
Dr. Mike

A WORD FOR TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

This is the day the LORD acted;
we will rejoice and celebrate in it! – Psalm 118:24

Sometimes we recognize the places where the LORD acted -
and sometimes we recognize the places where the LORD moved us to act.
Sometimes it means we are moved by the Holy Spirit to be helpers.
Sometimes it means we are moved by the Holy Spirit to call out for help.

The account below was posted on social media recently by a pastor who was flying cross-country with his wife (photographed above):

"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 that he’s 16, and that he plays the guitar, ukelele and piano. And he told us that he’d just finished recording his first album. I told him that I’ve spent my life recording music, too, and I asked him if he had an album on him that 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.”

Holy ground indeed. May we be moved by the Spirit to ask for help when we need it and give help however we are able.

Because we may rejoice and be glad when the LORD acts, know that you are loved.
Dr. Mike

03/29/2021

A WORD FOR MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
“THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE…”
Maybe you finished the thought in your head or perhaps out loud: “I will rejoice and be glad in it!” -Psalm 118:24

We talked about this verse yesterday in light of John’s somewhat understated description of Jesus entering Jerusalem as we celebrated Palm Sunday.
The Common English Bible (and a few other translations) renders Psalm 118:24 slightly differently:

“This is the day the LORD acted;
we will rejoice and celebrate in it!”

The LORD acted - and the world was created.
The LORD acted- and the Israelites were freed from Egypt.
The LORD acted in Bethlehem.
The LORD acted by entering Jerusalem – and the list goes on and on.

I invite you, as I did our congregation in yesterday’s sermon, to begin each day this Holy Week with these words on your lips:

“This is the day the LORD acted…”

May we prayerfully consider the times in our lives the Lord has acted, even if we didn’t understand it at the moment. And as we journey through this Holy Week let us consider the actions of the Lord throughout human history. And let us rejoice and be glad!

Because the Lord has acted and continues to act in our lives and the world, know that you are loved.

Dr. Mike

A WORD FOR MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
“THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE…”
Maybe you finished the thought in your head or perhaps out loud: “I will rejoice and be glad in it!” -Psalm 118:24

We talked about this verse yesterday in light of John’s somewhat understated description of Jesus entering Jerusalem as we celebrated Palm Sunday.
The Common English Bible (and a few other translations) renders Psalm 118:24 slightly differently:

“This is the day the LORD acted;
we will rejoice and celebrate in it!”

The LORD acted - and the world was created.
The LORD acted- and the Israelites were freed from Egypt.
The LORD acted in Bethlehem.
The LORD acted by entering Jerusalem – and the list goes on and on.

I invite you, as I did our congregation in yesterday’s sermon, to begin each day this Holy Week with these words on your lips:

“This is the day the LORD acted…”

May we prayerfully consider the times in our lives the Lord has acted, even if we didn’t understand it at the moment. And as we journey through this Holy Week let us consider the actions of the Lord throughout human history. And let us rejoice and be glad!

Because the Lord has acted and continues to act in our lives and the world, know that you are loved.

Dr. Mike

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WORSHIP MARCH 28, 2021
PALM SUNDAY
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WORSHIP FEBRUARY 7, 2020
Observance of the Lord's Supper
Mark 1:29-39
GOD'S CARE PLAN
Our afflictions are not what define us; Christ's authority in our life defines us.
https://youtu.be/D93VV_sDfD0

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02/01/2021

The South Carolina Inn in Montreat, NC, is supported by the 5 presbyteries of South Carolina. It is a wonderful place to stay, and each room has a copy of a small book with a contribution in it from former First Presbyterian Church Pastor Rev. Dr. George McGill.

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WORSHIP JANUARY 31, 2021
Mark 1:21-28 - Jesus establishes authority over an unclean spirit and gives us some things to ponder about church life and our individual lives.
https://youtu.be/ZAMLm4hhL5A

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WORSHIP JANUARY 24, 2021
Jonah 3:1-10 (Order of Worship in comments.)
Jonah, the Ninevites, and God's Grace.
https://youtu.be/1gOZOVmNSNY

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01/19/2021

Tonight’s bells ringing at 5:30 pm eastern in memory of all those who have lost their lives to Covid over the last year. ❤️🙏❤️

01/19/2021

At 5:30 p.m. we will ring our church bells along with other churches throughout our nation in memory of the 400,000 in our country who have died from the Coronavirus. We pray for those who grieve their loss as well as the many who still suffer from the virus.
We pray for the ones we knew and loved.
We pray for those whose names we did not know, but are surely known to God.
We pray for healing, wholeness and restoration in our nation and throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy.

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WORSHIP JANUARY 17, 2021
Baptism reminds us of God's powerful claim on our lives - and offers the hope of renewal and new beginnings.
(Order of Worship is in the comments.)
https://youtu.be/7FnuQrwC2CI

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01/10/2021

WORSHIP JANUARY 10, 2021
Nathaniel "knew" nothing good could come out of Nazareth.
He was about to learn something new- and perhaps we can as well.
Order of Worship is in the comments.
https://youtu.be/CGj-ldMKxs0

01/07/2021

First Presbyterian Church, Laurens SC

A WORD ABOUT TODAY

Like me, I am sure that many of you are disturbed in general by the political divisiveness that has grown, in reality, over the last decade (perhaps even longer) and in particular by the events in Washington, D.C. this afternoon. Regardless of one’s political inclinations, the images we are seeing today have been unimaginable heretofore in the history of our great nation.

Consider Jesus’ words in response to being asked about the greatest commandment:
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” – Matthew 22:37-40

In these words, Jesus clearly defines our responsibilities to God and one another. As Christians we are called and moved by the Holy Spirit to love and serve God alone - with all that we have and all that we are. In addition, we bear a responsibility and duty to pray and work for the good of our neighbors.

Our duty as citizens reflects our calling to treat our neighbors as ourselves. We do not owe each other agreement, but we do carry an obligation to respect and care for one another with the same regard we do for ourselves. The success of our republic depends upon it.

"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." – Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address

Therefore, beloved, I invite and implore you to join with me in prayer for our nation at this time, inspired by a prayer adapted from George Washington’s Circular Letter to the States (1783):

"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have the United States in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Devine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation. Amen. " (copied verbatim)

Because in all things God remains sovereign, know that you are loved.
Dr. Mike
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