Worship

Worship

Our Sunday worship service is held at 11:00a.m. in the church sanctuary, and is viewable live on our YouTube channel here. In our worship, we come together as one body to worship the triune God – penitently seeking His presence, exuberantly praising Him, exalting the name of Jesus, learning from His Word, and endeavoring to do His will empowered by the Holy Spirit. Our words, prayers, music, and affirmations seek to glorify Him alone.

A nursery is available on the 2nd floor of our Educational Building for newborns through 4-year-olds. After the “Word with our Children,” 4-year-olds through 2nd-graders are invited to join our Children’s Church on the 3rd floor of the Educational Building. The Children’s Church curriculum is from “The Gospel Project,” and corresponds to the Sunday School lesson for the day, expanding on the students’ understanding of key Biblical concepts.

Music

We are blessed to have a wonderful singer, David Hamilton, lead our worship. All ages are woven together in the worship of the Lord. 
Here are some of the ways we worship God with music:

Chancel Choir

This choir, which is open to all teenagers and adults, ministers at each weekly worship service as well as at special services of the church. Special music is provided at Christmas, Easter, and other times during the year. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Choristers

This choir is open to children and youth, age 3 through 8th grade. They sing periodically during regular worship services as well as in special services and activities of the church during the year. 

Alleluia Ringers

This adult handbell choir ministers periodically during regular worship services as well as in special services and activities of the church all during the year. Rehearsals are held on Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Last Supper

“The Last Supper” is a living dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting. Just as in Leonardo’s famous painting, this vivid tableau by Ernest K. Emurian portrays the moment when Jesus tells His disciples one of them will betray Him. During the program the disciples “come alive” and describe their thoughts and feelings on hearing Jesus’ startling words. The service also includes special music by the Chancel Choir.

2015 marks the eighteenth time the church will present the tableau. The first occasion was in 1961, and it was sponsored by the Women of the Church (WOC). The Church History for that year describes the setting as one of “unbelievable beauty and realism.” The event received such a good response that the church presented it annually through 1964.

They revived “The Last Supper” in 1969 and then again in 1977 in the church’s new sanctuary. Thereafter, members of the church and community have enjoyed this stirring drama every three years, except for a break between 2004 and 2009. In 1993 a new set and new costumes and wigs added even greater realism in recreating the original painting. Recent audiences of the presentation have been at or near the capacity of the sanctuary.

The cast members are all current or former members of the church. Many more behind-the-scenes folks help with the directing, set, costumes, wigs, makeup, setting the table, coordinating child care, preparing the cast’s supper, and helping in a variety of ways.

First Presbyterian warmly invites the community to enjoy this very special worship presentation.

Worship Location & Directions

Sundays @ 11:oo am

201 Vance Street Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081