Welcome to the website of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, Washington. Located on the northern part of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, we are a congregation of over 200 members affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles is a community of people of all ages who believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and who seek to follow His teachings. We come together to worship God, to grow in our love and support for each other, and to learn about God's will for our lives. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we go out to the community and world to share our faith and to serve others. If you are looking for a caring church family, we offer two worship services every Sunday, so plan to visit us soon.
Lent is a 40-day season to prepare us for the significance of Christ’s suffering and death and our celebration of his resurrection. Christian tradition uses this period for prayer, repentance, reflection and renewal. We follow Jesus to the cross and learn to identify our lives with his.
Lenten Prayer Books Will be available for your personal use during this season of centering ourselves in prayer and devotion to Christ. Booklets are available at the Connection Center and in the office.
Ash Wednesday March 1st- 7:00 am-Noon
We begin observance of Lent with quiet, reflective worship and pray for a spirit of humility. The practice of applying ashes on the forehead reminds us of our frailty and finality and our need for God’s salvation. This bold symbol of identification with Jesus marks us as his follower. In applying ashes in the form of the cross, the minister says, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return. Repent and believe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” These words re-orient us to who we belong to from the beginning of our life to it’s end, to our Lord.
7:00 am to Noon worship is open for you to enter into, and to depart from as you so desire. This open worship time features a devotional format for contemplation, silent prayer, prayer with Pastor Wendy and for the imposition of ashes.
Lenten Supper & Holden Vespers 5:30 pm beginning March 1st
Plan on joining us Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:45pm beginning March 1st and ending on April 5th. We will begin our evenings together fellow shipping around a soup supper and then move into worship with a Holden Vespers service led by Pastor Paul Smithson. The Holden Vesper Service written by Marty Haugen is a beautiful, flowing and meditative prayer services designed to help us journey through Lent reflecting on our lives, and our call as Christians to be disciples and followers of Jesus.