The Return - Prayer guide

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For both the 24 hour prayer initiative from Friday, Sept. 25th 9 a.m. through Saturday, Sept. 26th 9 a.m. and the Prayer Circle that will meet at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday morning beginning at 9:45 in the Sanctuary, we have a prayer resource available.  Please click the link below to down load it. Thank you for being willing to pray!

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The Return - A global call to repentance and prayer

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First Presbyterian Church is collaborating with Christian organizations throughout America and the world in a corporate call to repentance and prayer for our nation. We are in a pivotal time when the very foundation & morals of our society are under attack.  Only God can heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).  As a local body, FPC is organizing a 24 hour prayer vigil from Friday, Sept. 25th at 9:00 a.m. through Saturday, Sept. 26th at 9:00 a.m.  Volunteers are signing up for 30 minute prayer slots to pray for repentance and revival-- both personal and corporate. You may email the office at fpc@fpcjax.org or call 904-354-8439 Ext. 111 if you would like to sign up to pray during this vigil. 

THE RETURN SCHEDULE & PROGRAM

*To Be Updated Continually and subject to change                                                                                         THE RETURN EVE: FRIDAY NIGHT-NEXT GENERATION 6pm - 9pm                                                      Some of the featured guests: Danny Gokey, Mike Undell, Nicky Cruz, Kevin Sorbo, David Bradshaw, Troy Martinez, Kevin Jessip                                                                                                                                     THE RETURN: SACRED ASSEMBLY- SATURDAY MAIN PROGRAM 9am -5pm                                        9am-9:44am OPENING I USHERING IN THE RETURN                                                                              Some of the featured guests: Jonathan Cahn, Kevin Jessip, Anne Graham Lotz, special guest, Sounding of the Silver Trumpets                                                                                                                                         9:44am - 10:01am REPENTANCE OF THE CHURCH                                                                                       Some of the featured guests: Carter Conlon, Tony Perkins, Dr. Foley Beach, Michele Bachmann, Bill Koenig, Dominic Sputa                                                                                                                                           10:05am - 10:21am REPENTANCE OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS                                                                  Some of the featured guests: Marcus Lamb, John Kilpatrick, Bishop Harry Jackson, Pierre Bynum, Mark Gonzales                                                                                                                                                   10:21am - 11:07am REPENTANCE OF EACH                                                                                             Some of the featured guests: E.W. Jackson, Gordon Robertson, Stephen Strang, Ray Bentley, Doug Small, Dick Eastman, Ken Wilde                                                                                                                           11:07am -12pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS:PROPHETIC MESSAGE TO AMERICA & THE WORLD               Prophetic Message from Jonathan Cahn worship with Paul Wilbur, and the Opening of the Scroll, the beginning of Intercession                                                                                                                                         12pm -2:25pm REPENTANCE AND INTERCESSION FOR AMERICA                                                        Some of the featured guests: Dr. James Dobson, Alveda King, Mike Undell, Don Moen,Dr. Pat Robertson, Dr. Ben Carson, Kevin & Sam Sorbo, Dave Kubal, John Blanchard, Rick Curry, Doug Stringer, Angel Nunez, Dan Steiner, ,Allan Parker, Nigel Bigpond, Urnar Mulinde                                                                                       2:25pm - 3:31pm PRAYERS FOR THE NATIONS:FROM THE FIVE CONTINENTS & ISRAEL                     Some of the featured guests: Danny Gokey, Steve Ciccolanti,Billy Kim, Dr. Oluwassayo 'Sayo' Ajiboye, Bob Fu, Ricardo Luna, Jack van derTang, Herman Martir, Chris Mitchell, Tom Hess, Horrnoz Shariat, Tass Saada, Grant Berry, Joshua Aaron, Prayers from and for Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Islands, The Middle East, Israel, Jerusalem, Intercession to the Four Comers, and more.                                                         3:31pm -4:53pm PRAYERS FOR REVIVAL,TIME IN GOD'S PRESENCE, WORSHIP, THE POWER & GLORY OF GOD   Some of the featured guests: Steve Berger, Jonathan Cahn, Kevin & Donna Jessip, Marty Goetz, Paul Pickem,                                                                                                                                                    4:53 pm-5 pm THE SEVEN TRUMPETS, THE FINAL PRAYERS,THE BLAST OF THE SHOFARS, THE AARONIC BLESSING Led by Jonathan Cahn                                                                                                 5pm-6pm Break with Special Presentations: Julie True leading worship                                                       THE RETURN EVENING CELEBRATION                                                                                                     6pm-9pm Some of the featured guests: Don Moen, Ricky Skaggs, Pat Boone, Terry and Barbi Franklin, The Blackwoods, Phil& Jan Enloe,Gloria Elliot, Steven Khoury, Brian Sanders, Kent & Candy Christmas, Ruben & Gloria Arroyo,Jason Hershey,Robert Mawire, Lily Sironi

We are  using prayer resources from TheReturn.org and are sharing with  our local congregation and our virtual audiences the videos from their website.  

Click the link below to download the Prayer Guide that we will be incorporating in FPC's prayer vigil.

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SPIRIT SUNDAY

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Let’s Make This A Big Day @ FPCJAX In Person or Online!

If you attend Worship in person come dressed in your teams colors. If you worship Online, email your picture in your favorite teams colors to annrowan@fpcjax.org by Wednesday, September 9, and your picture will be shown in the Morning Worship on September 13!

These are (and have been) tense days for all of us. Join us Sunday, September 13 for a time of Celebration and Worship of the living God, praying for our students, our teachers and for each other. Box Lunch in the parking lot following worship for a donation. SPIRIT DAY IS COMING TO FPCJAX… DON’T MISS IT!

The Return - National day of fasting and prayer for repentance.

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First Presbyterian Church is uniting with true believers from all over America and the world to take time for a solemn assembly... that is, a time to repent, and seek God's face and to implore His mercies upon our sin-laden land. You may learn more by connecting at The Return.  Please find the downloadable prayer guide below.

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Cathedral District - Downtown Churches Serving Christ and the Jacksonville Community

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First Presbyterian Church is part of the "Cathedral District" in downtown Jacksonville, FL. We collaborate to represent Christ and to service our community and beyond. The following is an article by Rev. Dr. M. Scott Luckey for the Resident Newspaper on the topic of "Peace."

By Rev. Michael "Scott" Luckey: PEACE- There is a famous painting of a stormy sea, dark clouds, large waves and fierce lightning. In the middle of the scene is a large rock with waves crashing against it, and in the middle of the rock is a small cleft. A closer look inside the cleft reveals a grassy patch surrounded by beautiful flowers. And there in the middle of the flowers, amid the violent storm, is a dove sitting calmly on her nest! Most people long for the peace represented by that dove. But peace seems elusive in a world that is anything but serene, especially in this Covid-19 season. Jesus once said to His disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Let us learn from the dove in the painting, sitting calmly on her nest as the storm raged. Better yet, let us learn from Jesus and receive His peace. Because of His atoning death on the cross for sinners, we can experience peace with God through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). We can also experience abiding peace in an unsettled world as we keep our minds fixed on the Lord (Isaiah 26:3). Amid the storms of life, may His peace be yours. Shalom!

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Corporate Worship with Safety Protocol for Sunday services, and Order of Worship

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First Presbyterian Church has opened for corporate worship, and will be maintaining Covid-safety protocol for the Sunday services. FPC will continue to broadcast the  livestream services.  You may connect at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning at this  FaceBook link:   www.facebook.com/fpc.pres.5 to watch on your computer or mobile device. Or you may listen to the live broadcast on Blogtalkradio by clicking here: www.blogtalkradio.com/JacksonvilleFLChurch.  The broadcast can also be heard live by calling in at 10:30 at 516-418-5703.  Please see the link to download the Order of Worship for this week under the sermon photo (below).

SANCTUARY PROTOCOL 

The leadership of First Presbyterian Church is aware that not everyone may be ready to return to the sanctuary at this time for public worship. Persons whose health is compromised should avoid returning.  For those who desire to participate in person, we are asking that you observe the following protocol: 

  1. Please bring a mask with you to worship. We will also have masks (and gloves) available for those who need them. 
  2. The East Monroe Street red doors will be opened at 10:00. The church openers and closers will be on site. Barbara Albertini will also be on the premises with the First Impressions team to help monitor. 
  3. There will be spaced seating. Sticky dots will be placed on pews showing folks where to sit, and every other pew will be roped or taped off. Families may sit together. An usher or some such person will direct folks where to seat. 
  4. There will be no passing of the peace, greeting via handshakes, hugging, and such. 
  5. There will back-up paper bulletins of the order of worship, but the order of worship will be projected on the screen. There will be no use of hymnals and pew Bibles. 
  6. Offering plates will not be passed. The plates will be on the table near the sanctuary entrance for folks to leave their tithes and offerings upon leaving. Brenda Baker will supervise this area and make sure the plates are not left unattended.
  7. Spacing will be maintained during dismissal. Directions will be given from the pulpit following the benediction. Parishioners will be directed not to bunch up when leaving the sanctuary. 
  8. There will be no children’s sermon. 
  9. Covenant Hall and the Williams Building will be off limits (with the exception of bathrooms, which will be marked with signage). 
  10. There will be no nursery, no Sunday School, or any other public activities on the church premises for the time being. 
  11. There will be no coffee and refreshments following the worship service. 
  12. Hand sanitizers will be in abundance in the sanctuary. 
  13. Live streaming of services will continue. 
  14. Our janitorial service will continue to maintain thorough cleaning of the sanctuary between weekly services. 
  15. Remember to stay safe, fear not, and be of good cheer! (John 16:33)

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