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First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale Explores Jesus through its "I am" Sermon Series and Announces 2014 Holy Week Schedule

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the centuries, countless layman, scholars, writers, artists, musicians and even filmmakers have tried to speak for Jesus Christ. But what does our Lord and Savior say about himself in the Gospel of John?

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Find out during First Presbyterian Church's "I am" Sermon Series, held every Sunday at 10 a.m. from now until April 20.

"More so than any other figure in history, Jesus' words and deeds have been debated and discussed by believers and non-believers alike. The movie Son of God is based primarily on the story of Jesus in the Gospel of John. During this series, we will look at the things Jesus says about himself in that story and what they mean for our daily lives. It is a series you won't want to miss. Bring a friend too," said Rev. Dr. Russell Ritchel, Jr., Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale.

And during Holy Week Services, April 13 through April 20, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will hold a special dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper & Communion on April 17 (Maundy Thursday) in the Sanctuary at 7 p.m.

"It's one thing to read about The Last Supper or see it in a film, but to see an up close dramatization of Christ's last night on Earth is truly something everyone should experience," said Rev. Dr. Ritchel, Jr.

Everyone is also invited to continue in the church-wide Lent program entitled, "The Easter Experience" now through Wednesday, April 9. Each Wednesday during Lent, beginning at 6:30 p.m., following Wednesday Night Live Dinner in Fellowship Hall, there will be a 30-minute video followed by small group breakout sessions allowing for continued study. Small group presenters will include Rev. Dr. Ritchel, Jr., Rev. Dr. Connie Ast Caldwell and Rev. Dr. Ben Sorensen.

"I Am" Sermon Series Dates



3/16/14 (Stewardship 2 - Lent 2) 

John 8:12 

I am the light of the World




Dedication Sunday



3/23/14  (Lent 3)

John 10:9

| am the door




3/30/14   (Lent 4)

John 10:11 

I am the Good Shepherd




4/6/14     (Lent 5) 

John 15:1 

I am the True Vine




Communion



4/13/14   (Lent 6)

John 19:2 

I am the King of the Jews




Palm Sunday



4/20/14   (Easter)

John 11:25 

I am the Resurrection and the Life

Holy Week Schedule
April 13
Palm Sunday Worship
10:00 AM - Traditional Worship
10:00 AM - Contemporary Worship

April 17
Maundy Thursday
7:30 PM
Dramatization of da Vinci's The Last Supper and Communion             

April 18
Good Friday
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Labyrinth Walk - Contemplative time of prayer
Fellowship Hall

7:30 PM
Stations of the Cross
Worship service with scriptures and hymns 

April 20
Easter Sunday
There are four opportunities for you to join us for worship:

Worship Service in Colee Hammock Park
8:00 AM
Kirk Singers and Chapel Singers, brass

Traditional Worship Service
9:30 AM
Sanctuary
Cathedral Choir with brass, organ, percussion

Contemporary Worship Service
9:30 AM
Fellowship Hall

Traditional Worship Service
11:00 AM
Sanctuary
Cathedral Choir with brass, organ, percussion

For additional information about First Presbyterian Church, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming please visit www.firstpres.cc or call (954) 462-6200. Like what First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is doing? Show it by clicking here.

About First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With more than 1,800 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a pre-school for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth and children choirs as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers two regular Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year to commemorate significant days. For more information, please visit the website at www.firstpres.cc.

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