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1661 W. Lancaster Blvd. | Sundays @ 11:00am
WELCOME TO LANCASTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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Sunday School 9:45 am
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Welcome to Lancaster Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). If you are looking for a place to worship, we invite you to join us on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. You will receive a warm welcome into a time of Christ-centered worship and Christian fellowship. If you are interested in Christian Education, we offer adult Sunday School classes at 9:45 a.m. We look forward to seeing you!
All church gatherings, including worship, are suspended until further notice.
Online worship is every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Worship service will be held live via the Zoom meeting app. If you are not currently on our e-mail list, please let Pastor Teresa know you’d like to join and she will send you the invitation link through e-mail.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead.”
While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860’s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen. Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.
In Remembrance of LPC’s Fallen…
United States Marines Corps:
Ian Stewart (killed in action)
Allen K. Walker (killed in action)
And Those Who Have Served and Gone On Before Us…
United States Air Force:
United States Army:
Diana Kelly (Decoder)
United States Coast Guard:
United States Navy:
Roy Stout (20 years)
Readings for Sunday, May 24, 2020
Ascension of the Lord:
Forty days after the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday), we remember and celebrate the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ into heaven. The accounts of Christ’s ascension are found in Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-11, and Mark 16:19-20. On this day, the church gives thanks for Christ’s sovereign rule over all the earth, as well as his priestly intercession for us at the throne of mercy (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Ascension celebrates that Christ is Lord of the world and head of the church and reigns supreme. With the raising of Christ to a position above all worldly powers, the earthly ministry of Christ begun at the incarnation (which we celebrate at Christmas) now concludes. The path of faithfulness obediently followed by Christ traveled through the suffering of the cross to the exaltation of the glory. From glory to suffering to glory again is the shape of Jesus’ ministry as well as ours. We too, are destined for the glory we share now in Christ only by faith.
We proclaim Christ’s reign every time we affirm our faith by saying the Apostles’ Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Our Shared Campus
Since Lancaster Presbyterian Church has a small congregation and a large campus, we share our facilities with Calvary Chapel AV and 100 Por Ciento Vida—Asambleas de Dios.
LPC Meets at the East Sanctuary (look for the direction signs)
A Little Bit About us
Read about our empowering church community.
Get to know a little about our Pastor Teresa Ramsey-McNeil.