Category Archives: Worship

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.

April 7, 2019

 5th Week of Lent

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: Matthew 25:31-46 (p. 906, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” (Matthew 25:40)

Message: Last Judgment

Theme: Jesus valued action over idleness, and altruism over selfishness.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #357 “The Days Are Surely Coming” (LLANGLOFFAN)
  •  HYMN #762   “When the Poor Ones”    (EL CAMINO)
  •  HYMN #523 “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” (BICENTENNIAL)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, you long for your people to care for one another with the same compassion you show to them. Move our hearts in love wherever we encounter need and make us more like you with each day. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.