First Presbyterian Church
We are a warm and inviting Christian community where all are welcome. It is the purpose and desire of First Presbyterian Church of South Saint Paul to open our doors to anyone seeking love and acceptance. Inspiring worship experiences and challenging learning opportunities encourage us to serve others as well as to laugh and play together.
The Christian faith is to be lived and not memorized. We allow ourselves the freedom to ask difficult questions about God, about our world and about how we are to live our lives to the fullest. Wherever you are along life’s journey, we will help you find encouragement and support, rest and refreshment, joy and laughter, inspiration and challenge.
Some call it Rally Sunday, others say Homecoming, but it has been the tradition at FPC-SSP to call it “Covenant Sunday” for a very long time. Why Covenant Sunday? What does that mean? Covenant Sunday is the day that marks the beginning of our program year in the life of this church, a day when we rally around the programs and ministries of the congregation and welcome everyone back after summer camps and cabins and vacations and other times away. We say “covenant” Sunday because we recall that as a people of God, we regularly need to renew the covenant promises we make to be disciples, to follow in the way of Christ and reach out to one another as sisters and brothers in faith. God is always seeking us, remembering us, calling us, so we take this Sunday at the beginning of the program year to renew our commitment to the church, to the community of faith and to God.
This year on Covenant Sunday, we will become a "Boatload of Blessings" and enjoy a special time of fellowship aboard the Jonathan Padelford boat on the Mississippi River. We will be out on the river from 2-4 PM with boarding beginning at 1:30 PM. The cost is $5 per person and includes the trip, salty snacks and entertainment. There will be a cash bar open for purchasing beverages. If you would like a ride from church to Harriet Island, call the church office. Tickets will be available for purchase starting August 28.