First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

First Sunday of Lent – February 18, 2018

Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.
Worship – 9:30 a.m.

Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5 for morning and evening services
Sunday School for Children and Youth – after worship
Seminar: “Reformation Roots: From Bondage to Freedom” – 11:00 a.m.

From the Pastor/Head of Staff

The image is of a Book of Common Prayer from 1604 (not 1606).

The Christian tradition is very much like a storehouse of treasures. On Sunday, the First Sunday of Lent, we will be using an ancient one of those treasures, The Great Litany. It has roots in a variety of streams of Western Christianity. During the Reformation, Martin Luther praised this prayer, and Thomas Cranmer in England included a variation of it in his drafts of the Book of Common Prayer. Our Book of Common Worship suggests using it during the weeks of Advent and Lent, especially on the Friday’s of each week. Since we will be praying it on Sunday, you will have a copy for your own devotions and prayers. Join us on Sunday, as rely on gifts both ancient and very new to offer our worship to God.

Blessings, David