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First Presbyterian

A Community Serving and

Worshipping Jesus Christ our Lord

Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am

Youth Hang-out

Friday Night 6:30 - 8:00

WELCOME!

SERVICE TIME: Sunday Worship Service at 10:00 in the sanctuary

LOCATION: 585 North Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514. PH: (760) 872-2261. The front entrance is on Main Street across from McDonalds, but you can treat us like family and use the "back door" off our courtyard area.

WELCOME: Everyone is welcome at First Pres. Our worship service is a blend of contemporary and traditional followed by a fellowship time for sharing conversation and snacks. On Sunday mornings, we offer Nursery and Pre-school, and Youth Sunday School classes. We'd love for you to join us.  We invite you to experience the love, peace, and freedom of Jesus Christ and hope you will join us in our joyous faith adventure as we grow more like Him and share His good news with others. 

WHO WE ARE:We believe that Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry. Our beliefs are based upon the Old and New Testament Scripture as the unique and authoritative Word of God.  We are a member congregation of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO).
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May Happenings

  • May 10: Mother's Day
  • May 24: Mule Days Church - Join us @ 10:00 AM
  • May 31: Share Your Blessings Dinner - 4pm Hillis Hall
  • Sunday Worship Service at 10:00 AM
  • Fall Youth Program - See Youth Page for detail
  • Bible Studies - See Church Calendar for time and location

   

Pastor's Corner

Happy Birthday!

It’s birthday time. Happy birthday to us. In just a few weeks, May 24th to be exact, we will be celebrating the birthday of the church. Not our church specifically but the birthday of the Christian church. That day is more commonly referred to as Pentecost. Pentecost was the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the believers bringing about the birth of the church.

It is my observation that people respond to talk of the Holy Spirit in a variety of ways. Some respond with excitement and joy. Others have questions while some are uncertain. I would like to introduce you to the Holy Spirit with three descriptions. Is the Holy Spirit limited to my three descriptions? Hardly. For today, I will limit it to three.

First, the Holy Spirit is also the Lord. Paul in 2 Corinthians 3:8 states this fact rather directly when he writes, “Now the Lord is the Spirit...” To say that you are filled with the Holy Spirit is to say that you are filled with Jesus the Lord. Jesus had the authority (along with the Father) to send His Holy Spirit in a new and powerful way upon the church. Jesus says to his followers, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you...” (Acts 1:8)

The second and third descriptions are Joy and Strength. Theologian R.C. Sproul describes it this way;

“Two remarkable things happened to the disciples after Jesus departed. The
first is that they "returned to Jerusalem with great joy" (Luke 24:52). They were
not despondent over the departure of Jesus. Obviously they finally understood

why He was leaving. They understood what, for the most part, the church since
then has failed to understand. We live as if it would not have been better for Jesus to leave.
The second obvious change in the lives of the disciples was in their spiritual strength. After Pentecost, they were different people. No longer did they flee like sheep without a shepherd. Instead, they turned the world upside down. They turned the world upside down because they fully understood two simple things: the "where" and the "why" of Jesus' departure.”

Great joy and spiritual strength are two of the benefits of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Let Him release these benefits in your life today.

Happy Birthday to Us!

Pastor Peter

    First Presbyterian Church
    585 North Main Street, 
    Bishop, CA 93514
    PH: (760) 872-2261