Week 1

Life in the Spirit

Written by Paul to the Ephesus church; Ephesians 1:13-19:

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the  redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious    Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  (New International Version)

Ezekiel 36:24-28 (The Message)

For here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You’ll once again live in the land I gave your ancestors. You’ll be my people! I’ll be your God!

Follow these links to the devotion questions for the day.


admin, September 16, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Please pray for Pat, who fell and hit her head. She is in the ICU in Iowa City. Pray also for Doyle, her husband. Pat and Doyle have just recently returned to Burlington.

Church Office, September 15, 2020 - 11:27 am

Prayers for healing for Kerri Prayers for healing for Jack Prayers for healing for Katy ------------------------continued prayers for all the people affected by fires , hurricanes , Derecho storms in Iowa .

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 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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