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This Thursday, we will hold a brief (30 minute) Christmas Eve candlelight service outside the sanctuary near the church bell tower.  We'll sing a few Christmas carols, read the Christmas story from the gospel of Luke, and conclude with the traditional lighting of candles and singing "Silent Night."   We hope you'll join us Thursday, December 24th at 5:30pm.  Please dress warmly.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from our First Presbyterian Church family to yours.  May your holidays be filled with joy and blessings in the year to come.  
Beginning in January, our Sunday morning worship schedule will be as follows:

9:00am - Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary, featuring our pipe organ, traditional hymns, and classic prayers and liturgies.

11:00am - Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary, featuring our praise band and modern language prayers and liturgies.

Childcare will be available for both worship services. The 11am service will continue to be live streamed via Facebook and on our church websiteYou can also click the green button below on Sunday morning to join us via Facebook live:
FPC Worship Live
Christmas Poinsettias were given this year by the following people:  Vanessa Johnson in memory of Wyatt and Efa Lou Johnson, and in memory of Tom & Cissie Harshbarger ¤¤¤ Ann & Ray Lovelady in memory of Kate & James A. Dick, in memory of Ann & James A. Dick Sr., in memory of Orell Gambrell Dick, and in memory of Edith & Harris Walthall ¤¤¤ Rick Winton in memory of Ma, Papa, and Bob ¤¤¤ The Salome Family in memory of John & Becky Shamaley, in memory of Mary & Homer Salome, in memory of Cissy Colligan, in honor of FPC Staff, and in honor of First Presbyterian Preschool ¤¤¤ The Salas Family, in honor of our family, and in honor of our new baby ¤¤¤ The Quiñonez Family in memory of Gloria Escobedo & Maria Blanchard, in memory of Amelia Araujo & Juanita Quiñonez, and in memory of Celia Jacquez & Roopert Scott Phillips ¤¤¤ The Locke Family in memory of Grady J. Walker, and in memory of Michael W. Locke ¤¤¤ Donna Minear in honor of Pat McLaughlin, in honor of Marilyn Ingram, and in honor of Martha Lyon ¤¤¤ The Switzer Family in honor of our parents and grandparents, and in memory of Diane Becker, mother/grandmother of our family. 
Start the new year on the right foot (literally!) with your church family.  On Friday, January 1st, we'll meet up 11am at the church,  caravan to Scenic Drive, and hike the Palisades together, stopping to sing and pray along the way. The hike will be led by Vanessa Johnson. We should be back to the church by about 1pm. Childcare will be provided on the playground at the church, although children who are able to hike are welcome to join in.
For our annual Faith & Film sermon series in January, we're going to try something new:  We'll consider theological themes in some of the the best films of the 20th century, and we need your help to narrow down the list.  Please click on the green "Vote Now" button below to choose your favorite films from each decade of the 20th century.
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Last Sunday's worship service and Pastor Neal's sermon on "Angel Songs - Afraid to Run" is available to watch by clicking on the image above.  You can also find recent sermons and worship videos on our church YouTube Channel as well as our Facebook page
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Join us this week in celebrating the following people and their birthdays: Zoie Retana (12/25), Leanna Garcia (12/28), Edith Holmes, Ethan Field (12/29).
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With Love,
Your Family at First Presbyterian Church


First Presbyterian Church
1340 Murchison Dr.
El Paso, Tx  79902
(915) 533-7551
Rev. Neal Locke

Rev. Alberto Cordova
Parish Associate

Vanessa Johnson 
Music Director

Marina Schlinke
Director of Children's Ministries

Teresa Ramos
Childcare Coordinator

Cece Neal
Preschool Director

Malyssa Villescas
Elementary School Director

Patty Herrera
Office Administrator

Norma Armendariz
Facilities Staff

Roland P. Perdue
Pastor Emeritus

Lois Holt
Organist Emerita

Aixa Adame
Becky Lenig
Helen Edwards
Eileen Salome
Craig Field
Scott Kendall

Herminia Escajeda
Nicole Kuiper
Iris Retana
Rick Winton
Carolyn Awalt
Majd Salas
Diana Stone

Dalton Caldwell, Jr.
Jimmy Salome
Vicki Black Walker
Scott McLaughlin
Deanna Switzer
Karla Sierra
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