Out of caution, First Church will not hold worship services on

April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2020.

The building will be closed during the week.  No groups will be allowed to meet.

Building is closed to all activity until April 30, 2020.  The decision to open after April 30, 2020 will be made closer to this date.

Anchorage Breakfast will serve bagged breakfast only.

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please email Sharon Heagy in the church office to be added to the list.

AARP Tax Office is closed.  Updates will be given when available.

Discovery Corner Preschool is closed.  They will follow the School District of Lancaster's schedule.  Click here to visit the website for DCP.

Click here to make a donation to the Church or

Discovery Corner Preschool.

Dear First Church Family and Friends:

    In light of recent government directives, we feel that we have no choice, sadly, but to keep the church closed to large gatherings through the end of April. That means we will not be able to celebrate Easter Sunday, April 12, together. We will be continuing our virtual worship services, and we are considering some creative streaming options as well. 


Though we cannot gather at the church on April 12, we will celebrate the resurrection, which is the foundation of our hope.  The resurrection of Jesus is the ultimate example of how our God brings blessing from crisis, light from darkness – and life from death.


We believe that in “all things” God is at work to bring good out of any situation, however stressful and dark. So, we are inviting all our church members to contribute some short story of how you have found blessing in this difficult time.  How has God brought some surprising good to your life, and your family?


One option is to just send us an email with a paragraph or two – or, if you are tech savvy, make a short video (ask your grandchildren!).


We may not be able to use every one that is sent in, but we think this could be a wonderful way of sharing encouraging stories, especially during the Easter season, as we focus on God’s amazing power to overcome all the powers of darkness.


But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…  So we do not lose heart… For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. (2 Cor. 4:7-9, 16-18)


Yours in Christ,

Pastors Joe and Janet


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Traditional Service @ 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

Contemporary Service @ 9:30 a.m.

Nursery care available during all three services.

First Church of Lancaster is an inclusive community of Christ-followers

who welcome all people into the community of faith. 

We seek to connect people to Jesus Christ and the church; 

Grow Christian disciples; & Relieve suffering.

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