God loves you and so do we!
First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Welcome, Worship, Celebrate, Serve!

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City!
        "Like" us on Facebook! (just click the blue box!)


Our Guiding Vision:  We are a Spirit-led, diverse congregation of
God's children, drawn together in Christ to share God's love, as we
welcome, worship, celebrate and serve.

The Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, Pastor


Worship Service:  

Sunday - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Church Services on the Web

TV Broadcast - Channel 99  

Wednesdays- 12:00 Noon   

Fridays- 2:00 PM

Sundays- 12:00 Noon
(New Sermons first air on Wednesdays) 



Church Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday - 8:00-3:00
Friday - 8:00-12:00



During most of Lent, the paraments remain purple. Palm Sunday is March 25th.  Am I seeing “RED”?  Yes, the paraments for Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) are redWhen the people of Jerusalem greeted Jesus on Palm Sunday, they grabbed palm branches, which were a symbol of triumph in Roman times bestowed upon the winner of military or athletic contests. The people shouted Hosanna! Hosanna! (Save us! Save us!).
The paraments return to purple on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week.  On Maundy Thursday the church is stripped bare of color.  The cross is draped in a black shroud, in mourning for the death of Christ.  On Easter, April 1st,  the paraments become  white for a fifty day season of seven Sundays.  The white color focuses us on the hope of new life that we have now that God has defeated the power of sin and death through the resurrection of Jesus. 



 Ordination and Installation of New Officers
Congratulations to all of our new Church Officers who were Ordained and Installed on February 4, 2018.  Please congratulate and thank them for accepting this vital role in our community. Also, many thanks to those who have just completed their terms.
Elders Class of 2020 = KP Nfr, Michele Bartels, Amy McDaniel, Patty Schaefer
Deacons Class of 2020 = Laura Kittle, Mike Kilbourne, Beth Towle, Jamie Williams
Elders Class of 2018 = Anne Lute
2018 At-Large Nominating Committee Members= Nancy Arnold, Sara Carlisle, Sue Ransom, Jeanette Tyrrell

 Lent 2018 Worship Experience Opportunity
6:00 PM on  Wednesdays March 7, 14, 21
at St. Paul Lutheran
Worship in song, scripture, quiet meditation, spoken prayer, and inspirational connection with our God, each other, and our community all through Lent.
This will be a great opportunity to worship with brothers and sisters in Christ from several congregations (St. Paul Lutheran and First United Methodist, to name a few), to hear from various community Pastors, and to connect with our God weekly during this season of Lent.  Stay tuned for information regarding a community connection that will be made through an offering of donations at each worship service.  Be sure to note that each worship service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church.


 Ways to Help

Does your New Year's resolution include looking for opportunities to serve the church and community? Please click here and click the Missions page to see some suggestions for ways to serve.


Christian Education Updates


Please Click Here for information regarding our Lighthouse and Youth Group programs, as well information about exciting Adult Christian Education opportunities.


 Joyful Noise



Bell Choir rehearsals begin again Thursday, March 1, 5:30 P.M.!  Anyone interested in presenting with the bell choir on Easter Sunday can attend.  Rehearsals will be every Thursday in March at 5:30 P.M. in the choir room.  Come join us in our “Joyful Noises!”


Our church has a wonderful, refurbished set of handbells.  The set consists of three octaves with sharps and flats which allow the ringers to play music written in any key.  Big bells make lower tones, and smaller bells ring higher tones.  A ringer is responsible for playing only the notes in the music that corresponds to the bells that one is holding.  Depending on the ringer’s ability and the size of the bells, one ringer may hold and play 1 to 4 bells.  (One person could play all the bells if they are carefully placed on a table much like a piano keyboard.)  Handbells add a sparkle and an extra dimension to music, especially at holiday services like Christmas and Easter.  Wouldn’t you like to join our bell choir? 


Noisy Offering = March 25th
The Noisy Offering is going well. Thank you for saving your coins to give to the Noisy Offering. This collection is given to Youth Sunday School.  Let's see if we can reach a new record for this Offering in 2018!
 The Proposed Ministry Plan 2018
Please Click Here to read the the Proposed Ministry Plan for 2018. This document not only states financial statistics and projections, but it also serves as a beautiful reminder of all of the ways that we Welcome, Worship, Celebrate and Serve in God's love.


3B Winter Schedule


Attention 3B members.  Please mark Tuesday, January 9, 2018, as the start-up date for our winter session of 3B.  As always, it will meet at 10:00 A.M., Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Edith Boyd Lounge.  Remember, if schools close due to inclement weather, we will not meet.  On other wintery days, use your own judgement as to personal safety on walking and driving on icy or snow-covered surfaces. 




Pep Talks with Dr. Stephanie
Join Dr. Stephanie at 11:00 AM the second Sunday of the month in the classroom on the second floor.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is beginning their 2017-18 year. Are you or do you know a mom of preschoolers?  Please join us for spiritual discussion, crafts, support as moms of young children, and friendship.  There is a meeting Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00pm and one on Wednesday, January 24th at 9:30 am.  If you have questions or are interested please see Pastor Ericka, Judy Spiece, or Peggy McAnally.
Current Artist

Please click here to learn about the internationally recognized artist, He Qi, whose work is currently featured in the Edith Boyd Lounge.
 Building Usage Form
Interested in using the Undercroft or any part of the Church for a special event?
We now have an application that will need to be filled out for each request to be considered. Please CLICK HERE  or on the heading at the top of the page for a copy of the form to complete and return to the Church Office.

Heritage Room Pictures

We hope you have enjoyed a trip down memory lane with the Prime Timers in our Heritage Room.  In anticipation of our Church-wide inter-generational work trip to Sandusky, Ohio in August, our next display is going to focus on past trips, work camps, and VBS's.  We need your help with this endeavor. If you have pictures of yourself or your children attending a work camp, enjoying activities at a VBS, or participating in a Church trip, may we have a copies for our display? We would also like to hear stories of your adventures. Please share a short description of your fond memory, which will be included in a collection for all of us to enjoy. Please include dates and locations with your memories/pictures, and give them to the Office or to Shirley Ryan or Peggy McAnally.
Denomination Web Site
Worship and Preaching

The worship and preaching schedule during the month of  March is as follows:          
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne on Video


MARCH 11th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
P. W. Birthday Offering
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne


MARCH 18th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne



MARCH 25th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne


10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne


The session of FPC encourages each and every one of you to make every effort  to come to the services during the month of March to join the community of faith as we worship the Lord together. Your presence in worship expresses the commitment, the vitality, and the hope you have in the life and ministry of this congregation.
See you in church.







First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
of the Month:
 Peanut Butter


          Thank you for visiting our site to learn more about the First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City.

    Feel free to browse for information on our ministries, and opportunities.

Please Contact us if you have any questions - we love to help!

First Presbyterian Church is a mainline church of the PC(USA) denomination.

We seek to help people connect with the grace, love and mercy of God.