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Lenten Study of Handel’s “Messiah” Continues
April 3, 6, 10 & 13

Read more about the "Messiah" study in Shared Life.


Stop Hunger Now!
April 5

Come and help pack 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now on Saturday morning, April 5, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, at Christ United Presbyterian Church (CUPC) in Japantown.

Read more about this event in Shared Life.


Interfaith Food Pantry
April 12 and 26

On Saturday, April 12, Old First will join our six partner congregations to staff the Interfaith Food Pantry; and on Saturday, April 26 Old First will staff the pantry on our own. If you are able to help unload the truck, distribute food or clean up on either of these days, please contact foodpantry@oldfirst.org.


Community Dinner
April 26

Come help serve a home-cooked dinner to neighbors who can really use both the food and the fellowship. Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 7:30. Contact saturdaymeals@oldfirst.com to volunteer.

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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.

Worship Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Palm Sunday, April 13, 11:00 am
Worship with Procession of Palms at Old First Presbyterian

Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:00 pm
Worship at Old First Presbyterian Together with Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church and
Their Rector, the Reverend Dana Corsello preaching

Good Friday, April 18, 12:00 noon
Tenderloin Stations of the Cross
Gather at noon on the Polk Street side of the Civic Center, in front of City Hall, for all or part of this two-hour service of prayer and pilgrimage. The prayers remind us that Christ is crucified among us every day in the suffering of those who have no home, health care, food, or living wage.

Good Friday, April 18, 8:00 pm
Tenebrae Service at Old First Presbyterian
A Service of Readings and Growing Darkness Recalling the Crucifixion

Great Vigil of Easter, April 19, 9:00 pm
Grace Cathedral, California Street at Taylor
Beginning in darkness and including kindling of new fire, candles, and communion, this ancient service is the first proclamation of Easter, Christ’s glorious resurrection.

Easter Sunday, Christ’s Resurrection, April 20
Pancake Breakfast, Fellowship Hall, 9:30-10:30 am
Easter Worship, 11:00 am
Easter Garden, Brass Choir and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus for the Whole Congregation