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november 8 | NOT AGAIN | Pastor elvery
evelyn dixon | Karen maurer | tim vannasdale

november 1 | WEBSTER III DOES THE BEATITUDES | Pastor Elvery
Joyce Anders | Jill otto | Tim vannasdale

october 25 | TWOFER | twenty first sunday after pentecost | Pastor elvery
Jan bunker & earl anker | tim vannasdale

october 18 | FAIR TAX | twentieth sunday after pentecost | Rev Jane tuma
Kim Hamilton | melanie Hamilton | Tim Vannasdale

october 11 | AMATEUR HOUR \ nineteenth sunday after pentecost  | pastor elvery
Kathleen o'hanlon | michael bonthron | kathie hazlett | tim vannasdale

october 4 | QUALITY CONTROL | EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | PASTOR ELVERY
JANET AND EARL WAHL | TIM VANNASDALE | 

september 27 | GRUMBLE GRUMBLE | SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | PASTOR ELVERY
NANCY BEAUDOIN | SUSAN ZORNS | TIM VANNASDALE 

september 20 | TOO BIG, TOO LITTLE OR JUST RIGHT? | SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | PASTOR ELVERY

september 13 | HOW MUCH? | FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | pASTOR ELVERY
KATHIE AND JERRY HAZLETT | TIM VANNASDALE 

septeMber 6 | PROTO-PRESBYTERIAN? | FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | PASTOR ELVERY
GLENNA ELVERY | jOYCE ANDERS | TIM VANNASDALE

august 23 | THEY RESISTED | TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | rEV jANE tUMA
LEE AND EMMANUEL HILARIO | TIM VANNASDALE

august 16 | SHE PERSISTED | ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | REV JANE TUMA
KAREN MAURER | pHIL dILLMAN | TIM VANNASDALE

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Healing and Wholeness

Virtual Service of Healing and Wholeness at 7:00 pm | november 8 2021
ZOOM VIRTUAL PRAYER AT 7:15-7:45. iNSTRUCTIONS BELOW

There are two ways to experience the first presbyterian church of homewood's VIRTUAL SERVICE OF HEALING AND WHOLENESS. 

1.enjoy viewing them in a YOUTUBE PLAYLIST-- One-Video-At-A-Time or "Play All" or

2. Click the video below for the november 8 2021 | Virtual Service [14:51]


TONIGHT WE ARE also OFFERING A VIRTUAL PRAYER table, between 7:15-7:45, using the ZOOM program.  For those who have zoom, CLICK ON THE image of the PRAYER TABLE below. follow the instructions | When system dialog prompts, click Open link.the message will say "please wait for the host to start this meeting." wait. Laurie will be there.  

the prayer table photo below IS A LINK THAT WILL virtually TAKE YOU TO laurie WHO WILL BE ABLE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

Prayer Table Link


Thank you for joining us this evening.  It is our prayer that you were able to feel comfort and hear encouragement with this service. Please call 708 471 3626  for further information about this service or First Presbyterian Church of Homewood. 

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Calendar of Upcoming Virtual & in-Person Meetings .... as we move through April toward May

SPECIAL AND ONGOING EVENTS

    • SPECIAL 
      • The combined choirs of Calvary and FPCHW-Homewood are below (click on photo to enlarge)

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    • ONGOING
    1. Sunday Worship at 11:00 a.m.  Access to our Live Streaming Service can be found on the "Worship Page" | Post Sunday Streaming Worship Meet-up (aka Heavenly Perks) which also meets, in person. 
    2. Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday Morning  at a Zoom meeting. Our new book is: "Acts For Everyone" by N.T. Wright, Feb. 13, 2024 | Acts 5:1-11.
    3. Healing & Wholeness Service date is: TBD.  We offer access to a Healing & Wholeness Service online  at any time.  This service is a time of reflection, prayer, and meditation.  This service can help us to experience anew God’s healing, peace-giving grace or refuel us for becoming agents of healing and reconciliation.  Taking time for this mimics a pattern for Jesus and his disciples.  They would be out in the thick of a clamoring multitude and then retreat to a quiet place to reconnect, recharge, and clarify their mission.  Our quiet place awaits us in this service online.  (Watch for an announcement for maybe private prayer time on Zoom after this service.) | Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for prayer needs request.

Looking forward | scripture readings for sUNDAY, April 28 -- Acts 8:26-40and john 15:1-8

Acts 8:26-40 ||| New Revised Standard Version

26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) 27So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and join it.” 30So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. 32Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth. 33In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.” 34The eunuch asked Philip, “About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. 36As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” 38He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

 

John 15:1-8 ||| New Standard Version

 ”I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

Sunday Morning Services

2018 Sunday Services

Ready, Set, Go!
August 26, 2018 | Prayer for Illumination, Psalm 84, Ready, Set, Go! [21 minutes] |
August 26, 2018 | [to be added] Click on this link to hear the whole service.  It will play as if you were present. [One Hour Sixteen Minutes]


Called to the Cusp
June 3

  • Click on this link to hear the whole 1:10 service.  It will play as if you were present. 
  • Or to begin with the Prayer for Illumination followed by: 
    • The FIRST SCRIPTURE READING Mark 2:23 - 3:6 
    • ANTHEM   I Surrender, Lord
    • SECOND SCRIPTURE READING 1 Samuel 3:1-10 p. 236 / 306 OT
    • SERMON Called to the Cusp By Pastor Dudley Elvery

Watch and Wait?
June 10
06-10 Click on this link to hear the sermon portion of First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, "Watch and Wait?"  by Pastor Dudley Elvery [28 minutes]


Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 | Complete Service

Video Below: Congregational Response 820, "Nothing Can Trouble" | Prayer for Illumination | Scripture Readings (Psalm 118:19-29) and (Philippians 2:5-11)


Cantata | Portraits in Grace | Joseph M. Martin

PART One: 


  1. Prelude - Musicians [0-2:56]

    Narration 1 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Creator [2:57-4:51]
  2. Portrait  [4:55 - 8:15]

    Narration 2 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Savior [8:17 - 9:07]
  3. Fairest Lord Jesus [9:07 - 12:05]

    Narration 3 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Healer [12:06-13:00]
  4. The Healer [13:00-16:17]

    Narration 4 - The Beauty of Jesus, the King [16:18 - 17:41]
  5. Behold the King [17:42  - 21:35]

    Narration 5 - The Beauty of Jesus, the King  [21:35 - 22:35]
  6. We Remember  [22:36 - 26:03]

    Narration 6 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Man of Sorrows [26:06 - 26:52]
  7. A Sacred Garden  [26:53 - 31:19]


    INTERMISSION

    Narration 7 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Redeemer [0:00 - 1:46]
  8. Let Us Gather in the Shadow of the Cross [1:47 - 4:41 ]

    Narration 8 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Grace-Giver [4:42 - 6:21]
  9. Portrait of the Cross [6:22 - 11:50]
  10. Recessional of Shadows [11:55 - 14:16]



    Portraits in Grace A Cantata for Holy Week, by Joseph M. Martin
    Directed by Tim VanNasdale
    Narrator, Pastor Dudley Elvery
    Musicians, Pianist Tim VanNasdale;  Flautist, Tricia Hentschel;  Cellist: David Keller
    Choir, Janet Wahl, Li Hilario, Jan Bunker, Kathleen O'Hanlon, Laurie Ulrich, Kathie Darman
    Verne Moore, Paul Gerrish, Rod Dunlap, Emmanuel Hilario, Evelyn Dixon, Melodee Leimnetzer

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