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Starting Sunday, April 6, at 9:00 am in the Church Library, Pastor Kim will be leading a study and discussion of the great 20th century Christian martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  The class will meet weekly for nine weeks.  The first three weeks will feature the showing and discussion of “The Life Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.”  This 90 minute video will be divided into three segments.  The final six classes will use the adult curriculum from our denomination, Being Reformed-Faith Seeking Understanding-The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  The study book is an introduction to the life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, including his decision to become a theologian, his decision to give his life to the church, and his decision to remain in Germany in attempt to overthrow Hitler.  A contribution of $6.00 will provide a study book for each participant.

The Faith and Film discussion group next meets after worship on Sunday, April 27, in the Fellowship Hall.  Discussion participants are encouraged to see God’s Not Dead as soon as possible since it has a limited showing in Cape Girardeau theaters.  Box lunches from Jimmy John’s will be ordered for the discussion participants but RSVPs are necessary.  Please call the church office to reserve your seat at the lunch and discussion table.

Lenten Studies Series will conclude after April 10 class. We gather at 5:30 pm
at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cape

We have been invited to join our sisters and brothers at Westminster Presbyterian for this year's Lenten Study Series.  The six week study will look carefully at one of the great confessions of the Reformed faith, the Heidelberg Catechism, written in 1562.  The Rev. Karen Dumey will be leading the study.  A simple soup dinner will be served at 5:30 pm with the study commencing at 6:00 pm.  Please plan to join our friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church for this important faith-development study. The Church is located at the corner of Perryville Rd and Cape Rock. 

We welcome you and invite you to learn more about us!

You may want to know, "What is a Presbyterian?"
Anyone who can be a Christian can be a Presbyterian! 
The word, "presbuteros" in the New Testament means "elder," and is based on the democratic custom of selecting leaders and advisors from among the members of the church.  Presbyterians are a group of Protestants whose church is founded on this concept of democratic rule under the Word of God. 
The Presbyterian denomination is a form of Christianity democratically organized to embrace the faith common to all Christians.  All are welcome to worship the living Triune God.  We feature interactive services of worship in a traditional setting; we gather together in service of the mission of Jesus Christ and reflective study of the Word of God.

What is the Presbyterian Church? It is a representative democracy governed by elders elected from and by the congregation.  Deacons are also elected to conduct the charitable ministry of the church.

What do Presbyterians believe?  Like other Christians, Presbyterians believe in: 
  • God, the Creator of the universe
  • Christ, the incarnation of God on earth
  • The Holy Spirit, the presence of God in the world and in the believer
  • The church, a universal community of Christ's followers
  • Forgiveness of sin made possible by the crucifixion of Jesus
  • Life everlasting as shown by the resurrection of Jesus
  • The Bible, the inspired Word of God

Our Invitation to You:
We would love to have you visit us in person.  We are a Christian community, a fellowship of believers in Christ and dedicated to the principles of Christ. We acknowledge that we are called to love God, and our neighbors as ourselves. In fulfilling this mandate we accept and acknowledge the need of faith in our lives; the efficacy of prayer; the responsibility to preach the Gospel, administer the sacraments, seek truth and minister to the needs of others; and the responsibility to provide for Christian Education of children and members of the church community.
Want to Learn More About First Presbyterian?

Use the links to the left to learn more about our church.  Click on Church Windows to learn about the stained glass windows in our beautiful and historic downtown church.   Read from today's Scripture at the Daily Lectionary, listen to Sunday sermons at Listen to Sunday Sermons, and learn more about our mission and activities at Things We Do.  We look forward to hearing from you and are eager to answer any questions you might have.

Sunday School   9:30 A.M.
Coffee in the ParIor:  10:00-10:30 A.M.
Sunday Church Service   10:30 A.M.

Located in Beautiful Downtown Cape
235 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Office Phone:  (573) 335-2579

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