First Presbyterian Church has been serving the Lexington, Nebraska community since 1873. On this website, you will learn about First Presbyterian Church, the people in our church and how you can find your place in our church. Feel free to browse around this site. If you have comments or questions about our church or simply need more information and want to contact us, click on the contact button on any page within this site. Thanks for visiting, come back again.
VBS - Hero Central
VBS – HERO CENTRAL!
May 30-June 2, 9:00 am to 12:00pm
Registration forms are available at the church office. Come join the fun at Hero Central this Summer! 3 year olds through 5th grade are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School May 30-June 2, 9:00 am to 12:00pm. We will be discovering our strength in God through bible stories, music, science, crafts and more! Register in the church office or online.
And for the Young-At-Heart there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available! VBS is presented by Grace Lutheran, First United Methodist and First Presbyterian Churches with First Presbyterian hosting this year.
April Letter from Pastor Polly
This has been a difficult few months for our church and our community. Already this year we have had five funerals in our congregation. Now our thoughts and prayers are with Dwayne as he recovers from 3rd degree burns on his legs. Every day we seem to hear about something else happening to someone we care for and love.
Each of us have difficult days that we experience - illness, loss of jobs, of relationships, loss of loved ones. But it is because of Easter that we can go on and face another day.
My Dad died in March of 2013, two months before our wedding. Daddy had been struggling with Parkinson’s Disease for about twenty years and for the last three to four years of his life he went from being homebound to moving into a nursing home. His mind was slipping and his body was twisting. Eleven days after Daddy died, I had to preach on Easter Sunday and I struggled with what to say in the midst of the grief I was experiencing. I will always miss my Dad, but it is because of Easter that I can cope with the grief I still have over his death. It is because of Easter that I know I will see my Dad again when my time on earth is done and I join him in heaven. It is because of Easter that I know that Jesus conquered death and through him we have eternal life. It is because of Easter that we who call ourselves Christians affirm with tears and joy this hope of the gospel. We proclaim our faith in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Because Christ lives, we will live also.
Bill & Gloria Gaither wrote a song over thirty years ago. In the late 1960s, while expecting their third child, Bill and Gloria Gaither were going through a rather traumatic time in their lives. Bill was recovering his strength from a bout with mononucleosis. They, along with their church, were the objects of accusation and belittlement. Gloria was experiencing a time of torment, including fear of the future and of bringing children into such a crazy, mixed-up world. As Gloria sat alone in a darkened living room, tormented, and fearful, the Lord sent a calm and peaceful rest to her. The power of the resurrection of Christ seemed to affirm itself in their lives once again. Gloria remembers the realization that it was LIFE conquering death in the regularity of my day. The joy seemed to overcome and take precedent over frightening hu-man circumstances. And the song Because He Lives came out of their personal bout with darkness. Here are the beautiful words of the refrain:
Because he lives, I can face tomorrow
Because he lives all fear is gone
Because I know he holds the future
And life is worth the living just because he lives.
That is the wonderful message of Easter, “And life is worth the living just because He lives.”
Grace & peace,