Week 2

“I would like to ask every Christian in the world this question: Are you really interested in God’s producing in you the beautiful fruits and fragrances of the Holy Spirit? For every affirmative answer, I would quickly recommend: Then look to your own willingness to be regular in the habits of the holy life—for flowers and fruit do not grow in thin air!” (A.W. Tozer, Tozer on the Holy Spirit, Aug. 12). I am delighted you are joining me in the ‘regular habits of the holy life’ for another week.
Blessings and thanks!
Pastor Deb

Fruit of the Spirit

Written by Paul to the Galatian church;

Galatians 5:16-17
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

Galatians 5:22-23, 25
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. … Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Galatians 6:8b-10
The one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Follow these links to the devotion questions for the day.

Week 2- Sept. 21-27

Church Office, September 20, 2020 - 1:54 pm

Please pray for healing for Jack, Pat, Kerri, Pray for Sandra and those families who have lost everything in fire and floods.

Kelle, September 9, 2020 - 2:58 pm

My best friend from high school needs our prayers. Just please pray for protection, grace and saving.

~~~First Presbyterian Church~~~

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From the bottom of our hearts,
 First Presbyterian Church 
Welcome Home
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, Iowa is nestled in the downtown area and close to the famous  Snake Alley, which was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records to being “The Crookedest Street in America”. The church was built in 1888 with limestone, timber and a lot of stained glass. There is more than 160 years of Presbyterian history at this location. Click below to see pictures and history.
Go here to read more about the
history of First Presbyterian Church.

Powerful Storm Hits Iowa.  PEIA Responds

Derecho Response Update
In response to the derecho storm disaster, the Presbytery of East Iowa set up a Disaster Response Task Force (DRTF) and applied for a $7500 grant from Presbyterian Disaster Relief. PDA also set up a fund for disaster relief in Iowa and an additional $20,000+ has been received. This is great news! This last week, the DRTF authorized $2000 go to the food pantries run by the Presbyterian Church in Atkins and Loaves and Fishes at Westminster in Cedar Rapids, both of which lost freezers of food in the power outage. In addition, they authorized $3000 be given to the Hoover Community Food Pantry. This pantry, run out of Hoover Elementary on NW Cedar Rapids, is especially important to many of the refugee families in nearby apartments that devastated. The DRTF is checking in with other food pantries in the area to see if they also need funds.

In addition, the DRTF sponsored a Back to School BBQ at Westminster in Cedar Rapids. Over 450 hotdogs and hamburgers were served and an estimated 250 students received school supplies. On Saturday, September 5, one-hundred and one Presbyterians volunteered to help cut down limbs and move tree debris at an All Iowa Service Day at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Retreat Center. The crew of volunteers helped clear 70 acres of woods and Prairie.
“One day the needs of the world will be so great that the trees will
split open and offer their wisdom to heal a broken world.”

To donate to the Presbytery of East Iowa’s Disaster Fund

Presbytery of East Iowa
1700 S. 1st Ave. Ste 23
Iowa City, IA 52240
Please write “Disaster Recovery Fund” in the memo line.
If you prefer, you may donate online using Paypal. Click here to donate  
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has established an Iowa Derecho Fund.  Please click here to donate.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH | 321 N 5th | BURLINGTON, IA, 52601 | 1stpresb@1stpresb.org | 319-752-6626 | 

3 Responses to “Home”

  1. Ellen Hamilton says:

    I am inquiring about the rose window. I think it is in honor of a young woman who was a member of the church. She died when she was at the university of Iowa.

    • admin says:

      Ellen, honestly I have no idea. I wish I did. I am in the process of going through history. Fingers crossed I will come across it. In the mean time I will be asking some of the members who have grown up in this church.

  2. Kelle says:

    Ellen, I talked to a few people and Polly said that the Eastman family donated it a long time ago. She could not remember the year though. 😉

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