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Sundays 10:00a.m. Worship Schedule

Dear Members & Friends,

You are invited to  join The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown & the Presbyterian Church of Massapequa for  Joint Worship Services, Sundays at 10:00a.m.  The Levittown Church will hold worship on the first & third Sunday of the month.  The Massapequa Church will hold worship on the second & fourth Sunday of the month.  Months that have five weeks will alternate between the two churches.  Below please find the worship schedule from June through December 31, 2016.  All are Welcome to attend worship service with Pastor Louis Knowles and the congregations from Levittown & Massapequa as we continue on a journey of friendship, fellowship and worship.  We hope you come to Meet God & Friends Here.

Sunday Worship Schedule through December 25, 2016

 

The Gathering, Contemporary Worship Service, Sundays at 5:30pm hosted by the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa

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The Gathering, Contemporary Worship Service

Sundays at 5:30pm at the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa.  Music by Stella LaMassa & The Gathering worship team.

 That last meeting of The Gathering before the summer break will be Sunday, June 26, 2-4pm at Homecoming Farm in Amityville (555 Albany Ave, 11701). William LaMassa will give us a quick tour of the farm, then we will enjoy some praise music and reflect on what we have learned from our time together before we look forward to re-uniting in September.   All are welcome. 

 

Pastor’s Post – March 2016

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Dear brothers and sisters:

As part of our Lenten emphasis on the Scriptures of the Old Testament, we have recently read in worship the story of the great gathering of the people of God convened by Joshua at Shechem to re-commit their national life to God.  This story contains the Old Testament in a nutshell:  1) God offers the covenant of his steadfast loyalty and love to the people; 2) the people promise in return to be faithful to God and his law for their lives; 3) the people then wander away from God and forget their promises to be faithful; 4) God punishes the people through defeat and occupation by hostile forces; 5) the people repent and cry out to God for salvation; and finally, 6) God hears their cries and restores them to their lives of peace and prosperity in return for their promised faithfulness.  This is the cycle of human behavior repeated several times in the Old Testament.

This Lent and Easter season, I would like us to borrow a script from Joshua and re-examine our covenant relationship with God and each other.   In our worship services the next several Sundays  and in our Sunday evening Bible studies, we will continue to explore the story of the people of God and their covenant relationship to God as it is told in the Old Testament.  On Easter morning, we, as one people, will make our own re-commitment to the divine covenant. Let us for the moment set aside the technicalities of merger and a new identity, and assume our identity as the unified assembly of the people of God.

I want us this year during the Easter service to renew our covenant relationship with God through a litany that we all will help write. So, I would like you to write down on a sheet of paper the things that God has done for us over the years. Now, I’m going to ask you to write in two columns—one column can be for the blessings that God has bestowed on you and your family, and the other column will be for blessings that God has bestowed on us as a people, as a church—you can think of your own church, Massapequa or Levittown plus our combined effort, should you wish to mention that.

On the other side of the form will be an opportunity to say what we should include in our re-commitment—what promises we should be making as a people to our God. This one too, will have a column for your personal re-commitments, and for the re-commitments you feel should we should make as a people of God—as one church growing out of two, however you want to think about it.

I’m going to distribute the form next week in church (March 6) and give you one week to work on it, and I’ll be the editor, to turn it into a litany of thanksgiving and re-commitment. You can sign the form if you so choose, or just contribute it anonymously. On Easter morning during our 10 a.m. service we will gather as the people of God gathered at Shechem to re-commit to the Lord and to the future of his ministry in this place.

Let this liturgy of re-commitment be the beginning our goal-setting for our life together, our renewed community life that we will live in the marvelous light that shines forth from the face of the risen Savior.  The apostle Paul reassures us in I Corinthians 10: 13 that God will not abandon us, that He will not let us succumb to the enticements of the devil, if we approach him with humbleness and repentance. Through his covenant, God will reward us beyond all that we ask or think, so let us turn our hearts during this special month toward God, our pillar of fire by night and cloud by day who will lead us through the wilderness of doubt and confusion into the promised land of love, justice and peace.

-Pastor Lou

 

 

Maundy Thursday Worship Service & Potluck, March 24th. – 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for Maundy Thursday Worship Service & Potluck, March 24th. at 6:30 p.m.  A Potluck Soup / Salad dinner will be served in Miles Hall.  Worship Service to follow the meal. Bring your Favorite Soup and or Salad.  The Sign Up Sheet is in the Church Narthex.

Holy Week Worship Schedule

You are invited to join the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown and the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa for Joint Worship Services as we continue our journey of friendship, fellowship and worship.

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Worship Schedule for November

The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown and The Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa will alternate worship services for the month of November.  Please review the worship schedule for November 2015.  We hope you will join us to Meet God & Friends!

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October Worship Services are back at The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown

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All our Welcome to join Reverend Dr. Louis Knowles for worship service on Sunday’s at 10:00a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown.

Come out to Meet our New Pastor and God & Friends Here!