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Raising Lazarus

April 2, 2020

Robert P. Hoch First & Franklin Presbyterian Church Baltimore MD 21201 March 29, 2020 Ezekiel 37:1-14   1The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around…

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Worship Bulletin for March 29, 2020 Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 28, 2020

Bulletin – March 29 2020 PDF

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Session Employee Pay Letter

March 27, 2020

  Dear Members and Friends of First & Franklin,                                                                                             …

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Sight for Sore Eyes

March 23, 2020

First & Franklin Presbyterian Church Baltimore, MD 21201 March 22, 2020 John 9:1-41   1As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that…

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MORNING PRAYER

March 23, 2020

Rev. Rob Hoch will be hosting a brief service of morning prayer. These services will take place each morning on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday — they will continue weekly until further notice. You may connect via Zoom or Facebook Live. Service will last about 20 minutes. If you call in by landline, please press *6…

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EVENING PRAYER

March 17, 2020

Topic: Evening Prayer Time: 06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Wed, until Apr 1, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 06:15 PM Apr 1, 2020 06:15 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/vpAvdu2qrzIigHrgnj62UUlFFByr_LI_Vw/ics?icsToken=98tyKuqsrDouGNWcuF_Hc7AtA978bOHIi3ZmuKRTlkm3NhVfRCXUL_B9HptAJs-B Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/342142198 Meeting ID: 342 142 198 One tap…

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COVID-19 – Session Letter – 3/13/2020

March 13, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of First & Franklin Church, As you know, we are in the midst of a public health emergency with community transmission of COVID-19 now taking place in Maryland. In response, Session met on the evening of March 12 to consider appropriate and proportionate responses to the pandemic, informed by guidance from…

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Scaffolding Around the Sanctuary

January 30, 2020

A Note from Scot Spencer, Ruling Elder, Session As Session develops a plan to address the repairs to our historic spire, we have authorized the installation of scaffolding around the sanctuary to protect pedestrians from loose and falling stonework from the building. It was fully installed on Monday, January 27th. While we understand that this…

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Visioning and Remembering Luncheon

January 23, 2020

February 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm We are asking the congregation to come together for a series of luncheons, the first of which will be held on February 2, 2020. The purpose of these luncheons is to help us remember who we were in the past as we prepare for our preferred future as a congregation.…

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Our Daily Bread

January 23, 2020

A Reflection from the Daily Lectionary R. Hoch January 23, 2020 Hebrews 6:13-20 “We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul. . . .” Hebrews 6:19a Consider all the things that unsettle our souls, send our souls flying like frightened birds: fear of disease, personal crisis, loss, natural disaster. The human…

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Theology on Tap

January 18, 2020

“Let us not grow wearing in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if  we do not give up.” –Gal. 6:9 Join Pastor Rob Hoch and Session Member Sarah Lloyd on Thursday, January 30 from 7-9 at Red Emma’s for the first of many dives into Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.…

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Our Latter Glory

November 20, 2019

Our sermon from November 10th ended with the question, “What if?” What if we were to reimagine church?What might we see as its possibilities? Our primary text was from the prophet Haggai. Looking at the temple, specifically its ruins (it was destroyed by the Babylonian invasion of 586/87 BCE), Haggai stood in front of the…

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