Category Archives: Worship

July 14, 2019 – FPCU Hosts the TAC Lake Service

We’ll Worship at the Lake on July 14  as FPCU Hosts the TAC Lake Service 

On Sunday, July 14, the congregation of FPCU will not worship in town but instead will worship with our friends from the Trumansburg Area Churches at 8 a.m. at the North Point of Taughannock Falls State Park on Lake Cayuga as we host this week’s TAC Lake Service. Following worship, we will share a dish-to-pass brunch by the shores of the lake. Please bring your lawn chairs for the service. We invite you to bring a dish-to-pass and your table service for brunch. All are invited and welcome!

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.


 Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-4 (p. 1091, Pew Bible) and John 1:1-5 (p. 968, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days, he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word.” (Hebrew 1:1-3)

Message: “God Has Spoken”

Theme: God still speaks to us. We can listen for God.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #664   “Morning Has Broken”         (BUNESSAN)

HYMN #693    “Though I May Speak”   (O WALY WALY)

HYMN #700   “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”      (I’M GONNA LIVE)

Prayer of the Day: God of wisdom, you are speaking even when we are not listening. Tune our ears to hear what you are telling us, in this day, in this world, for the life of your people.  Amen.

June 16, 2019, A Series on the Psalms – Part 1

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.

 Scripture: Psalm 113 (p. 552, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised. (Psalm 113:2-3)

Message: “Praise the Lord with Joy”

Theme: Psalms express the wide range of experiences, thoughts, and emotions of human existence. Praise for God shouts with unabashed joy: “Blessed be the name of the Lord!”


Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #667   “When Morning Gilds the Skies”       (LAUDES DOMINI)

HYMN #697          “Take My Life”          (HENDON)

HYMN #300          “We Are One in the Spirit”     (THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS)

Prayer of the Day: Dearest Lord, You are the reason for our joy and celebration. Help us to share our blessings and stay mindful of them in times when we don’t feel like being joyful. For you have given us an everlasting fulfillment in the gift of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.


2019 Holy Week Plans at FPCU


  • Service of Lessons and Hymns for Palm/Passion Sunday during worship April 14 at 10 a.m. This year our readings focus on the Gospel of Matthew and we will include the singing of many hymns.
  • Maundy Thursday Soup and Bread Dinner with Communion Service at Table, April 18 at 6 p.m. Come join your  friends for a soup and bread dinner provided for you followed by the celebration of communion at table.
  • Good Friday: A Time of Prayer and Reflection, April 19 from Noon – 3 p.m. Our Sanctuary will be open for anyone who would like a quiet place for individual prayer and reflection.
  • FPCU Hosts the TAC Easter Sunrise Service on the shore of Cayuga Lake, Sunday, April 21 at 7 a.m. at the North Point Pavilion at Taughannock State Park of Cayuga Lake. The service is inside the pavilion and there will be a fire but please dress warmly if the weather is cold.
  • FPCU’s Easter Service in Town, Sunday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Our Easter Worship Service here in the FPCU sanctuary will be one of celebration and we hope you will invite your friends to attend with you. We will be taking Easter off from our regular Sunday schedule of weekly Fellowship Breakfasts and Sunday Studies so that we can focus on Easter Worship.

April 21, 2019 – Easter

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s 10 a.m. worship service.

Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 (p. 911, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” (Matthew 28:9-10)

Message: Easter: Matthew

Theme: The women claimed their mission from a risen Christ with fear and great joy.

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #250          “In the Bulb There Is a Promise”                  (PROMISE)

*HYMN #245   “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!”                     (LLANFAIR)

HYMN #246    “Christ Is Alive!”               (TRURO)                                         


Prayer of the Day: God of resurrection, you fill our grieving, doubting hearts with the light of your new life. Send us forth in joy to proclaim your good news to all whom we encounter, for the sake of Jesus our risen savior. Amen.