Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 Mid-Week Message and Video

Dear Church,

Happy mid-week!

Today’s video is the 4th and (for now) final installment of our Earth Care series. Thanks to the Earth Care Ministry team for their work in helping put these together. if you want to know more about what they are doing and how to help, please contact Mike Koenig, Sandy Lee, Roxann Porter, or Dick Conner.

Also, a written note on some scheduling changes (many of which are in the video as well): I write this on the eve of going to the beach for a few days of R and R. Remember the opportunity to Zoom Worship with other Christians in our area (zoom advice).

Please also note, there will be no Meditation Video on Wednesday July 1. These videos will resume on July 8 with a focus for the month on the Psalms. By mid-July we will be sharing those meditation videos not only in a recorded form but LIVE on Facebook. Stay tuned for more details on that.

Even with these online opportunities I know many long to be back together face to face–I do as well!  On June 28, the Session and Deacons will meet to discuss those possibilities. I cannot say firmly what direction the Spirit will lead us, but please know we will be seeking the most faithful, feasible, and health-conscious approach. Be ready that even if we do determine a date for having an in-person gathering, there will be plenty of changes about how that gathering will look (in other words, keep a mask at the ready and understand other changes will be necessary.)

There is still a lot going on among us and with us and our community. Be sure to read the July edition of the Spire that will be mailed at the end of this week!

Finally, thanks for the feedback so many have given regarding our video offerings–please keep those responses coming!

May the Lord Bless and Keep You as you continue to follow the way of love in your life. As unrest continues in our country with the virus of CoVid 19 and racism still apparent, may we continue to embrace empathy and justice as we live Christ’s good news together.


Live Hope. Fear Not.


To see previous worship videos please go to https://vimeo.com/user32401765




Jesus answered, “The first is, Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one;
you shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
(Mark 12:29-30, New Revised Standard Version)

“The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
There is no commandment greater than these.” 
(Mark 12:31, New Revised Standard Version)

At the First Presbyterian Church of Garner, we strive to honor the first and second “greatest commandments.” We express our love for our Creator and Savior by…

  • Providing meaningful experiences of worship,
  • Expressing our beliefs through Christ-centered ministries,
  • Serving as generous stewards of our blessings,
  • Sharing our faith, and
  • Using our gifts to care for others.

Our love of God leads us to nurture one another, the community, and the world through prayer, visits, mission trips, and personal support. Our congregation is a vital, friendly, mission-focused community of faith that offers ministries and activities for young and old. We are a church for people of all ages and for every stage of faith. We welcome new faces and the challenges of new ideas. We’re delighted that you’re visiting our website. We invite you to join with us for worship and fellowship.




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