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Holy Week Worship Services

Read more about Holy Week Worship Services at Old First Presbyterian Church here in our April Shared Life newsletter.

April 2
Maundy Thursday
Worship 6:30 pm

April 3
Good Friday
Tenebrae Worship Service 8:00 pm

April 5
Easter Sunday, Christ’s Resurrection,
Pancake Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:15 am

Organ and Vocal Music Prelude
10:40 am

Worship 11:00 am

Easter Coffee Hour after Worship

Weekend Closures to Van Ness Avenue in April

Van Ness Avenue between Geary and Post Streets will be closed for construction Friday through Sunday, April 10-12 and April 21-26. Plan extra time driving or using transit to get to Old First Presbyterian Church’s weekend events on these dates, as traffic will be routed around this one block.

OFPC Staffs
Interfaith Food Pantry,
April 11

Old First Presbyterian Church provides volunteers for the Interfaith Food Pantry on Saturday, April 11. Come help unload the truck, bring food inside, distribute and clean up later. Contact Dana Nojima or email foodpantry@oldfirst.org, if you can help.

Lenten Art Project

See more pictures here from the Lenten Art project that took place this past Sunday, March 8th.

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Old First Presbyterian Church is an inclusive community of faith united by trust in God and faith in Jesus Christ. We warmly welcome all who accept and respond to God's saving grace in Jesus Christ and who desire to participate in the life and ministry of this church.

Established in 1849, we are the oldest active Protestant congregation in California. We are constantly renewed through a wide spectrum of activities, and of course, through new members and visitors.

Maggi's Musings - April 2015

Easter Greetings to all! This April, I hear the echo of Easter joy ringing in my ears:

Christ is Risen. Christ is Risen indeed. Alleluia!

I am happy and thankful to announce that Larry Marietta will join our staff as our new music director. He begins officially on Easter Sunday, April 5. You can find a brief biography of Larry in this month's Shared Life. Special thanks go to the members of the music director search committee: George Becker, Dan Joraanstad, Jeanne Kirkwood, Philip Pollock and Lori Yamauchi.

Also, many of you have heard about our pulpit exchange with St. Andrew’s East Parish Church in Glasgow this summer. One person asked “How will you pack that big pulpit? Not going to be carry-on for sure.” Thank goodness we are only sending the pastors across the sea. The term pulpit exchange comes from the fact our two churches will “exchange” pastors, who will then preach in each other’s churches for a set time.

In our case, the Reverend Barbara Quigley will come from Glasgow to San Francisco for six weeks and I will go to St. Andrew’s. Basically, we will exchange jobs, homes, experiences and congregations. The hope is that both the churches and the pastors will learn from each other, will experience what it means to a person of faith, a Christian, a Presbyterian in another culture, and will perhaps also see our churches and ministries though new eyes. As I read a bit about St. Andrew’s East Parish and its history I find myself intrigued and excited about what our two unique historic urban parishes might learn and share this summer. I expect you will too. Learn more about Barbara’s church in her description of St Andrew’s East beginning on page 2 of this edition of Shared Life.

Peace, Maggi