Winter Storm Plans for FPCU and Food Pantry


Dear Friends,

Due to the Winter Storm Warning that we are under from Saturday, 1-19, through Sunday, 1-20, we want you to know what current plans are:

  • All FPCU events – other than Worship – will be canceled for this Sunday including Breakfast, Sunday Studies, Choir, and our Annual Meeting.
  • We will postpone our FPCU Annual meeting and Lunch until next Sunday, 1-27-19. We would need 20 people to make a quorum and do not think that is logical given the storm warning. We hope you will plan on attending next Sunday following worship.
  • At this time we intend to have 10 a.m. Worship on Sunday, but that may change depending on the weather. We will update with any changes. As always, please be safe and do not get out if you judge it is unwise to do so at your home.
  • Food Pantry Plans – Sue Ulrich has let us know that if the Trumansburg School system is closed on Monday, the Food Pantry will also be closed and will be instead on the first-day school reopens. If that happens, we hope volunteers will be able to come help on that day.

To see all our events, check out our FPCU Calendar.

Blessings –
Pastor Cheryl

January 20, 2019

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

1-20-2019 temple n the wilderness


Scripture: Matthew 4:1-17 (p. 881, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:3-4)

Message: In the Wilderness

Theme: Our temptations can serve as distractions that keep us from truly connecting with God, with ourselves, and with others.

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #166      “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days” (ST. FLAVIAN)

*HYMN #175   “Seek Ye First”    (LAFFERTY)

*HYMN #339   “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (LIFT EVERY VOICE)

Prayer of the Day: God of strength, your son Jesus withstood many temptations because his love for you was greater than his earthly desires. Make our love for you so strong, that we might withstand anything that threatens to stand between us and your love. Amen

January 13, 2019 – Baptism of the Lord

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

1-13-2019 jesus' baptism


Today we Celebrate Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Vow and Receiving of 2019 Financial Pledges

Scripture: Matthew 3:1-17 (p. 880-1, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. (Matthew 3:7-8)

Message: Jesus’ Baptism: Matthew

Theme: Our baptism calls us to fight for justice and peace, not to run or hide

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #409      “God Is Here!”            (ABBOT’S LEIGH)

*HYMN #96  “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” (WINCHESTER NEW)

*HYMN #318 “In Christ There Is No East or West”       (ST. PETER)


Prayer of the Day: Dear God, your only son came to impart the Spirit’s power and mercy to all. May our hearts receive him and turn from the ways of selfish pride. Amen.