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Events This Weekend
Join us on Sunday, September 20
 
Worship Service at 10am.
We will be live streaming on Facebook
Click here to connect on Sunday.
(additional information below, if needed)
You will find the bulletin for Sunday here.
Ryan Rogers, son of Maria and Luc Rogers is being baptized.
Communion is being celebrated. You are invited to bring something
to eat and something to drink when you join us for on-line worship.
Using elements familiar to them,
Jesus used bread and wine for his Last Supper with his disciples.
If you’re unable to have juice and bread,
bring something familiar to you.

Offering of Our Gifts
You can mail offering to: FPC, 362 State St, Albany, NY 12210
Or go on line to donate (www.firstpresalbany.org/donate/)
Thank you for your continued support of FPC ministries.

Our recorded worship services and bulletins are also available on our website.
 
Please send any prayer requests to Glenn so that we can include them in worship on Sunday.



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INSTRUCTIONS Facebook Live Streaming: we’ll normally start broadcasting about 3 to 5 minutes before the service (so 9:55–9:57) with Trevor’s prelude. Any time after that go the main Facebook page for First Presbyterian Church of Albany. Very close to the top (or maybe just by scrolling down slightly) you’ll see the video with the words “Live now” or something similar. Click on the video and it will open into a larger window and play.  So just stay on the First Pres home page, no need to go into Events or any other sub-page.
 HELPFUL TIP: if you don’t see the livestream on the home page, refresh / reload your browser screen.  Don’t hesitate to call Dwight Cheu at 518.469.1544 if you have any problems.
Opportunities
Education and Spiritual Formation begin THIS Sunday!
Adult Education at 8:45am–9:45am
Children’s Education (preK thru Grade 5) at 9:15am–9:45
Virtual Youth Group (6-12 Grade) at 11:00am
Find the Zoom links below.
 
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The Adult Education classes at First Pres will resume on Sunday, September 20, at 8:45 am on Zoom!  We’ll take an intrepid journey through the Gospel According to Luke, led by Glenn Leupold.  We will orient ourselves anew to Luke as well as get caught up on life events.  On September 27, the class – same time on Zoom – will be hosted by the Anti-Racism Task Force of the church. The last Sunday of each month the class leadership will be turned over to this important movement in our church and nation.  On October 4, we’ll return to Luke and dig into the text. While we’ll be picking up where the class left off in studying this Gospel, there will be no need to have been in previous classes nor to remember everything if you were there. BYOB - bring your own Bible!  The link to every Sunday morning class will be included in the eBlast coming from the church the Thursday before class.
 
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FPC invites you to join us for an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation every Thursday at 12:30pm in October! The sessions will be led by Pastor Miriam, Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator. This time is open to all, whether you’ve walked a labyrinth in the past or not. We ask that you register for each event. Please have a Finger Labyrinth available - you can download a paper version if you don't have your own or Jamie in the church office. Join us!
 
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Wanted

Anyone w/ computer knowledge and willing to help an adult set up zoom on their computer.
Anyone willing to transport in your car someone to a doctor’s appointment.
Anyone willing to run errands for someone.
Contact Pastor Miriam.

Calendar

Thursday, 9/17    7:00am        Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                              4:30pm        Anti-Racism Task Force via Zoom

Saturday, 9/19    10:00am      Presbytery Meeting via Zoom

Sunday, 9/20         8:45am      Adult Education via Zoom 
                               9:15am      Children’s Education via Zoom 
                             10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
                             11:00am      Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 9/21       1:00pm       Covenant Group via Zoom

Tuesday, 9/22       9:00am        Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                              6:30pm        FOCUS Board

Wednesday, 9/23  7:30pm      Dads' Small Group via Zoom

Thursday, 9/24     7:00am     Men's Bible Study via Zoom

Sunday, 9/27        8:45am       Adult Education 
                              9:15am      Children’s Education  
                            10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
                            11:00am       Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 9/28       1:00pm      Convenant Group

Tuesday, 9/29       9:00am      Men's Bible Study

Thursday, 10/1     7:00am      Men's Bible Study
                              5:30pm       Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting

Sunday, 10/4        8:45am       Adult Education 
                              9:15am      Children’s Education  
                            10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
                            11:00am       Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 10/6      9:00am       Men's Bible Study
                             7:00pm       Membership Committee Meeting         

Wed., 10/7         11:00am     Staff Meeting
                             7:00pm    B3 Small Group

Thursday, 10/8   7:00am     Mens' Bible Study
                          12:30pm     Virtual Labyrinth Walk
                            4:30pm     Anti-Racism Task Force Meeting
                            5:30pm    Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting

 
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