FIRST CHURCH - raising disciples

Ephrata, PA

Worship at First Church

In This Special Season

FIRST CHURCH IS OPEN FOR WORSHIP

Our leadership team has been working hard to make our environment safe for everyone. Worship times will remain the same – Traditional at 8:30 a.m. and Contemporary at 11:00 a.m. 


During the 11 a.m. service only, classes are being held for children through sixth grade for those who are comfortable attending. Or children are welcome to sit with their parents in the service.  


The Youth class (7th-12th grades) is now meeting 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in room 301.  The ICON Youth are also meeting Sunday evening.


The adult Connect class is meeting at 9:45am in room 203.


The adult Faith & Friendship class is meeting in Fellowship Hall at 9:50 am.


There is restricted seating in the sanctuary. These restrictions are our attempt to comply with all the recommendations in regard to social distancing.


We ask all to practice social distancing and to have no physical contact while here. We also ask you to bring your mask with you as you may desire to wear it all the time or when in more congested areas such as walkways, entrances, etc. 


This is for those who are comfortable attending at this time. The services will continue to be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.


OUR SUNDAY SERVICES

8:30 a.m. (traditional) & 11:00 a.m. (contemporary) 


Please join us in worship in-person; or live or recorded, using one of the following options:

  • 8:30 am only - on Blue Ridge Cable, channel 11 at 12 noon
  • 8:30 a.m. (traditional) & 11:00 a.m. (contemporary) - Live-streamed on Facebook, open to public, i.e. you do NOT need a Facebook account to watch this live streaming! This is a public account. Just click on this link! https://www.facebook.com/FirstChurchFUMCEphrata/live_videos/

DELAYED RECORDINGS of BOTH services are available at anytime during the week (allowing time for uploading to the internet.)

  • VIDEO of services is available on Facebook - visit "First Church, FUMC Ephrata" (same link as above)  Again, this playback is available to all as our Facebook page is a public page. Those with Facebook accounts can also host a “Watch party” and invite friends to watch it with them. 
  • AUDIO of services can be found right here on our church website (allow time for uploading) 
                - For AUDIO of complete services just scroll on down this page.

                - For AUDIO of Sermons only go to ephratafirst/home/messages

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Our bills continue, so your offerings will be welcomed
      Go to our "Donate" page for details on ways that you can give.
      We are grateful for your continued faithful giving.

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Scroll down to find more information and recordings of our services.

You will also fine a Weekly Word of Encouragement on the "Welcome" page below.

WELCOME TO FIRST CHURCH

First Church is located at 68 N. Church Street in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. If you're an Ephrata native or if you're

just visiting our beautiful countryside, please stop by to say hi. We love meeting new people and

WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!  

   

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Listed below is our normal schedule when coronavirus restrictions are not in place.

8:30 a.m. Traditional Service

  9:30-11:00 a.m. Refreshments at the Church Street Cafe

9:45-10:45 a.m. Equipping Hour for all ages (Sunday School)

     11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service


Current Message Series: The Righteous and the Wrong

First Sunday Message Series: What a Christian Is

What a Christian Is - paraphrase A card to print for your prayer time

     Weekly Word of Encouragement - click here

 

Click here to listen to weekly messages online or to subscribe to our podcast.

Or scroll down to listen to complete worship services.


* The 8:30 a.m. worship service can be viewed each Sunday

on local Blue Ridge Cable 11 at 12:00 noon.

Our Worship Services - audio version

Below you will find AUDIO recordings of our complete worship services -  8:30 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services.  VIDEO recordings are now available on facebook only (see link at top of this page.)


Click on the play arrow to listen to a recording. Or click on RESOURCES to download for later or for a copy of the Order of Worship/Hymns etc.  To listen to these and other previous sermons only (not complete services), click here.


SPECIAL NOTE - Audio for the 11am service 9/27/2020 is not available due to technical difficulties. Thanks for your understanding.

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Therefore, dear friends...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:17-18 (NIV)