stained-glassWelcome to Our Church!
We are a diverse congregation united as one in Jesus Christ. We celebrate our diversity and embrace our unity in Christ. We welcome everyone and believe that when you come to church it is evidence of God’s Holy Spirit at work in your life. We celebrate what God is doing in your life and among us!

What we believe

As a member of the Presbyterian Church USA, we believe:



God the Father who is the creator of all

Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior who redeems us

Holy Spirit our Sustainer who is God’s presence and power within us


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Our church confesses the Scriptures to be the Word of God written, witnessing to God’s self-revelation.


We celebrate two sacraments:



 Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion)


These are two acts in which Jesus participated and instructed his disciples to observe and therefore we uphold them as holy sacraments.


SUNDAY WORSHIP: We are now open for worship in the sanctuary on Sundays at 11am.  Face masks and social distancing are required. We will also continue to provide an online worship service for those who want to join us this way.

ONLINE WORSHIP: We hope you will join us for worship, either in person or on YouTube.  For YouTube use the following access code (please note that you may have to type the date into “search” on the YouTube channel to find the worship service on the day it was recorded.  Sometimes it takes awhile before it appears in the offerings):

OFFERINGS: Tithes and Offerings may be mailed to the church: First Presbyterian Church, 719 Duquesne Blvd., Duquesne, PA 15110.
* We also have a Cash App, $duquesnepresby, if you would like to donate online (please specify in the memo if you want your money to go to our General Fund, Covid Relief fund, M&M Capital Campaign or other missions.  If nothing is specified, it will go to the general fund).

PRAYER REQUESTS: Names and situations may be placed on the prayer list by leaving a message at the church, 412-469-0750, or email

Worship Service on Racial Justice
Here is a link to the worship service from the Pittsburgh Presbytery February 2021 meeting.  Rev Nikki Porter and Rev. Paul Roberts did a very powerful service on racial justice and it is worth watching.


WORSHIP BULLETIN for January 16, 2022

Call to Worship:
L: Sing joyfully to the Lord, all the world!
P: We come before God with joyful songs!
L: Never forget that the Lord is God.
P: God made us and we belong to God.
L: The Lord is good, God’s love eternal,
ALL: God’s faithfulness lasts forever.

L: O God, you have created the heavens and the earth
P: But we have not always enjoyed them.
L: O Living Christ, you have come to dwell among us,
P: But we have not always recognized you.
L: O Holy Spirit, you fill us with power and love,
P: But we have not often believed it.
ALL: Forgive us and hear the sins we confess in silence . . .
Silent Prayer
Assurance of Pardon
Gloria Patri

OT: Isaiah 54:10
NT: John 15:8-17

Children’s Message

Special Music: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Sermon: “Friends of Jesus”

We believe in God, who has created and is creating, who has come in the complete being, Jesus, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust Him. He calls us to be his church, to celebrate his presence, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.

Passing of the Peace

Morning Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

HYMN: “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”

The Charge & Benediction


 Daily Prayer of Commitment:

  • God, I love you, thank you for loving me.  Please be glorified in my life today, for I wish to glorify you.
  • Jesus, I love you, thank you for loving me.  Please take me by the hand and lead me today, for I wish to follow you.
  • Holy Spirit, I love you, thank you for loving me.  Please fill me with your love today, for I wish to be a part of your presence in the world.

Upcoming Events

Bible Study & Prayer – Thursdays at 7:00-8:15pm via Zoom (contact for the Zoom link)

Senior Food Box distribution day is the 3rd Wednesday of each month (10am-12noon) for income qualifying senior citizens. Seniors may also sign up for this program at that time.
*We will continue the Food Box distributions during this difficult time.  Food boxes will be distributed in the church parking lot so people will not have to get out of their cars.

Ministry Team

judi-steve-minPASTOR – Judi Slater

Dr. Judith Slater has served as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne since her ordination in 1992. Prior to her ordination, Pastor Judi served for six years as the Youth Director at Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh.  She is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, receiving her Masters of Divinity degree in 1991 and her Doctor of Ministry degree in 2011.

Pastor Judi is married to Stephen Slater, a funeral director, who also serves as an elder of the church.  They are the proud parents of three grown children.  Their daughter, Jennifer, is a licensed family therapist and is married to Matthew and they have given their parents the best gifts ever, a granddaughter, Ellie and a grandson, Jack.  Steve and Judi have a son, Nicholas, who is a controller of a manufacturing plant (and also serves as tech support to his mom who is technologically challenged) and is married to Jena and they have provided them with a best gifts ever, a granddaughter, Sophie and a grandson, Alex.  Their son, Drew, is also a funeral director and works with his dad (often serving as a marriage ref for Steve and Judi since he is around them so much) and is married to Regina and they have provided additional best gifts ever, grandsons, Brett and Bennett.  Pastor Judi loves to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Pastor Judi has a passion for youth ministry and enjoys helping young people and adults come to know the Lord, grow in their faith and live their lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. She has a special interest in ministry in economically challenged communities and her hope for the ministry in Duquesne is that we can lift up the positive things that God is doing and join in with God’s kingdom work in Duquesne. Her joy is in the Lord and she is grateful for all that God has done for her!

mary yearsleySTUDENT PASTOR – Mary Yearsley

Mary Yearsley was born and raised in Swissvale, PA where she still resides.  She is the youngest of four children and has several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Mary graduated from Robert Morris University and accepted a position at PNC where she still works and just celebrated her 40th year in August (her day job!!).  Mary graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity Degree.  She also completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh.  She has completed the Gestalt Pastoral Care Foundations Course and has attended several Opening to Grace workshops.  Mary is currently working on ordination in the Presbyterian Church USA.

Mary went to Malawi for 3 weeks in 1999 on a Mission Trip with the Pittsburgh Presbytery and to Mexico for a week with the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2003.

In addition to all of her church activities, Mary volunteers with Make-A-Wish, two Hospice Agencies, and is a Babyholder for the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center.  Mary is also a Stephen Minister at Presbyterian Senior Care and the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne.

Jesus has always been a part of Mary’s life although her journey changed while Mary was serving as a Deacon at her home church in Swissvale in 1999.  It was then that Mary’s call to ministry was confirmed, her call to that of Chaplaincy and Small Church Ministry – especially Hospice Chaplaincy.  Mary is called to help those that need a helping hand and who may not have the tools they need to succeed in life.  Mary shares the love of Jesus with all.