Resources

Moved by a prayer or a call to worship? Want to learn more about the book our sermon series comes from? Here's a list of some links and resources we use on Sunday mornings.

  • Responsive Prayer from our 5/2 service

    On May 2, Alaina led us in a Responsive Prayer during service. Find the prayer here, or the original source online here.

  • Corporate Prayer from our 3/27 service

    On March 27 we said a corporate prayer in worship. Read the prayer here and take a few moments to reflect on a line/lines that stick out to you. 

  • Take the spiritual gifts test

    Discover your gifts. You may already know what your spiritual gifts are. If you do not, however, you can get an idea by taking a Spiritual Gift Inventory Assessment at the following link: www.giftstest.com

  • 06/20/2021 Lectio Divina

    Occasionally at First Church, Pastor James leads us in a contemplative reading of Scripture called a Lectio Divina. "Lectio Divina assumes that by entering deeply into the text of God’s Holy Word, God will be made known to us, speak to us, and direct our lives." You can find the 4 steps we use in this document, the thoughts and concepts of which were taken from Soul Shaper, by Tony Jones.

  • 05/16/2021 Holy Spirit Story

    On Sunday, May 16 Pastor James invited Jamie to share a Holy Spirit story with the congregation via a Zoom interview. You can find the video of Jamie's story here.

  • 05/16/2021 Bob Newhart "Stop it"

    Pastor James referenced a video from the Bob Newhart Show on Sunday, May 16. The video is titled "Stop it" and was used as part of the sermon, "You Can't Just 'Stop it!'". Click to access the Bob Newhart video. You can also visit our Past Sermons page to find the May 16th sermon.

  • 05/02/2021 Trinitarian Prayer

    We were led in a corporate time of prayer Sunday, May 2 using John Stott's Daily Trinitarian Prayer. Click the link for a printable version of the prayer. It can also be found in the book Basic Christian: The Inside Story of John Stott by Roger Steer.


    This prayer was also our call to worship on January 24, 2021. You can visit our Past Sermons page to see that sermon.

  • 04/25/2021 Prayer FOR Racial Healing

    On Sunday, April 25 Pastor James led us in a Prayer for Racial Healing from Catholic Charities USA. You can find a PDF of the prayer here or from the Catholic Charities website.

  • 04/02/2021 Good Friday Prayer

    On Good Friday, Pastor James mentioned several bedtime prayers during his sermon. Here is one of the lesser known prayers. If you missed it, you can watch the Good Friday service here.


    "Lord in heaven, hear my prayer,
    Keep me in your loving care.
    Be my guide in all I do.
    Bless all those who love me, too. Amen"

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