FIRST CHURCH - raising disciples

Ephrata, PA

Worship at First Church

In This Special Season


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

Please join us in worship, 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!

DELAYED RECORDINGS of BOTH services can be viewed anytime during the week (allowing time for uploading to the internet.)

  • On Facebook - visit "First Church, FUMC Ephrata" (same link as above)  Again, this 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. 
  • Right here on our church website (allow time for uploading) 
                - For complete services just scroll down this page to "Our Worship
                  Services."  Video and audio options available.

                - For Sermons only (audio) go to ephratafirst/home/messages


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.


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

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


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 meDaily_Word_of_Encouragement.pdfeting new people and




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

Daily Word of Encouragement - click


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

Or scroll down to listen to or view 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

Below you will find recordings of our complete worship services -  8:30 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services.   

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


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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)