Welcome to Our Church!

 We want to welcome you to the First Presbyterian Church in Litchfield, Minnesota.   We are located at 225 North Holcombe Ave.  We are right behind the Library east of Central Park.  You can enter from the West Parking lot(library lot) and turn left up into the Memorial Room.  We have a beautiful Sanctuary with historic stained glass windows.  Our worship is a traditional liturgy with traditional hymns, and is filled with laughter and teaching and fellowship. Plan to stay for coffee hour fellowship following the service.

 Sunday school at 9:00; Worship at 10:00 Coffee hour follows.

Be sure to check the events page to see what's coming up in the life of the Church!

Let's look at what a typical worship service will look like if you are new to our church.  We begin with a time of gathering our thoughts during a musical prelude.  A distinctive feature of our worship is a rather wide-ranging sharing of the Peace of Christ-we shake a lot of hands, not just our immediate neighbor!  We share a responsive call to worship, a hymn-normally quite traditional and then a communal prayer of confession, confessing in community the need we each have for restoring relationship with God that is damaged by sin.  We do use the common lectionary which means we read the passages of scripture that many churches share on that specific day.  We listen to an Old Testament passage, a passage from the New Testament epistles and the gospel of the day.  Now all three readings may not be part of the sermon, but God's word, read and heard, can touch any particular heart in ways the pastor may not.  Following the Old Testament, we have a time we call Praises from the People of God; a time for the choir to share, a member to share how God is working in their lives, or perhaps a poem.  Following the epistle, we have a time for children, a message for the young and young at heart.  The sermon follows the gospel reading; it will be based on scripture and it will seek to be a sharing of the good news of God's grace.  We follow that with a hymn, a time of prayer, an offering (which is for our members, guests are invited to allow us to be hosts and are free to let the plate pass by)  The first Sunday of each month we share the Lord's Supper.  The bread and the grape juice are served to the people in the pew by elders.  The very real presence of Christ is represented in the bread and the cup; the reformed tradition says that Christ is truly present but not enclosed within the bread and cup, but we truly partake of the body and blood when we take the bread and cup in faith.  We then sing another hymn, a charge-what are we to take with us from this service-and a shared blessing:  "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us now and forever."  And we close with a sung blessing.  All are invited to share in coffee, snacks and fellowship in the Memorial room.

Church Activities

Mark your calendars for these special events: 

Upcoming Events      

 Holy Humor: May 4th is the day of this year's Holy Humor worship service! The theme is game shows and we'll focus particularly on the old Monty Hall show, “Let's Make a Deal”. If you remember, the studio audience dressed up in outlandish costume hoping to be selected by Monty to choose between Box #1 or what is behind the curtain. Please dress up in costume for the service. We will be inviting members of the audience to compete for "valuable" prizes although there is always the chance that you'll get “Zonked”. The Worship committee, Jayne Ackman, Julie Pennertz, Rosie Graphenteen, Rhonda Joldersma and David Pennertz have been busy planning and collecting prizes. There will be more audience involvement this year so come with an attitude of adventure and fun. One change, we will not be having a meal this year, but there will be a special flare in coffee hour. Games that will be featured in various ways include The Price is Right, Name that Hymn, “Holy” Family Feud, and Jeopardy with a special Sesame Street game show for the kids featuring Guy Smiley! Come with a spirit of joy and laughter as we worship God with our laughter.  Worship is at 10:00 AM; Sunday school for all ages at 9:00.

 Wednesday, April 23 Worship/CE meeting 4:30 (tentative); 7:00 Genesis class

Monday April 28 Circle meets at church 7:00 


  May 6, 7 and 8 Pastor Gordy and Julie at “Wee Kirk” School in Sioux Falls


Whole Church cleanup: May 5 through 19th.


Saturday, May 10 Presbytery meeting at Spicer


Sunday, May 11 Communion in worship, Deacons meet 11:15;


Tuesday, May 13 Christian Community meeting 4:30; Session 7:00


Saturday, May 17 B & G cleanup day 9:00 AM till noon, also prayer garden work


Sunday, May 18 Last day of Sunday School;Wellness Service 11:15


Wednesday, May 21 Lilac Luncheon


Tuesday, May 27 Newsletter items due


Thursday, May 29 Ami Matheson Andersen public performance here at 7:00 PM


Sunday, June 1, Worship time changes to 9:30




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