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:

TRINITY

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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

BIBLE

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

Sacraments

We celebrate two sacraments:

Baptism

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 Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion)

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

Worship

SUNDAY WORSHIP is at 11:00 am

ONLINE WORSHIP: Due to Covid-19, the church building is currently closed for Sunday worship.  We are providing online services on YouTube under the channel “Judi Slater.”  We hope you will join us for worship, use the following access code:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMreAEVbvl0wVkZQeab1tcA

There will be NO online worship services from our church for August 2, 9 due to Pastor Judi’s vacation.  On these Sundays, please tune into one of the other churches for worship; Lincoln Place Presbyterian, John McMillan Presbyterian, Cheryl Lynn Khyllep (Homestead UP Church).
WE WILL WORSHIP AGAIN ON YOUTUBE ON AUGUST 16TH!

OUTDOOR WORSHIP: There will be an Outdoor Worship service toward the end of August.

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 the church at duquesnepresby@gmail.com

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE: Also on YouTube each week is a Children’s Message, starting at 10:45am.
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WORSHIP BULLETIN for July 26, 2020

Call to Worship:
L: O give thanks for the Lord is good.
P: God’s steadfast love endures forever.
L: Happy are those who keep God’s decrees,
P: Who seek the Lord with their whole heart.
All: Let us worship God!

Prayer of Confession:
Almighty and merciful God, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.  We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.  We have offended against your holy laws.  We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things we ought not to have done.  O Lord, have mercy upon us.  Spare those who confess their faults.  Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus our Lord.  And grant, O merciful God, for his sake, that we may live a holy, just, and humble life to the glory of your holy name.  Amen

 Old Testament Reading: Psalm 23

New Testament Reading: Luke 15:1-7

Sermon: “Glimpses of the Kingdom of God, The Lost Sheep”

Affirmation of Faith:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, make of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sittith on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrections of the body; and the life everlasting.

 Hymn: “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

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Daily Prayer:
* Father, I love you, thank you for loving me. Thank you for yesterday and thank you for this day.  Please let me know your love for I wish to glorify you.
* Jesus, I love you, thank you for loving me. Please take me by the hand and lead me.  For I wish to follow you.
* Holy Spirit, I love you, thank you for loving me. Please fill me with your presence, for I wish to be a part of you.

Upcoming Events

Senior Food Box distribution days for 2020: for income qualifying senior citizens. (10am-12pm pick up time) March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21.
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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.

BIBLE STUDY: We are doing a Zoom Wednesday Evening Bible study, reading and discussing the scripture used in worship the following Sunday. If you are interested in joining in, please contact Pastor Judi at judislater@gmail.com to obtain the Zoom access information.

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 2001.

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 gift 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 the latest best gift ever, a granddaughter, Sophie.  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, a grandson Brett, and grandchild #5 on the way and due in November.  Pastor Judi loves to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her ministry in Duquesne, Pastor Judi serves on the Shared Ministry Team at Lincoln Place Presbyterian Church, serving there with Rev. Jim Davidson and Rev. Joshua Fisher.

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.