• Spring Bazaar
  • Pancakes
  • Fellowship
  • Worship at Sunrise
  • Advent Festival Fun
  • Trunk or Treat!
  • Chris Stables on the piano
  • VBS
  • Helping the Community
  • Our M&M crew
  • Look what I made!
  • Cindy Longwell at the Cookie Walk
  • Advent Festival Fun
  • Prepping the Signs
  • Baking Cookies
  • Hanging of the Greens 2014
  • Christmas Baskets 2014
  • Worship at First Presbyterian
  • Our choir
  • The Freytag Room
  • Mary Gary at the PW Spring Bazaar 2014
  • The Sanctuary
  • Jon Neubauer at the PW Spring Bazaar 2014
  • The Shelter
  • The cross atop The Shelter
  • Jesus carving in the sanctuary
  • Church steeple

Welcome

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, IL!

Connecting people with God, each other and the community.  Our congregation certainly exemplifies that in our worship, spiritual nurture, congregational care, and missional outreach.

We welcome you to experience this with us whether your are a weary traveller passing through Mount Vernon or have lived in the "King City" your whole life. Come and visit the church with Jesus' hands reaching out to the community. Come connect with God, our comunity, and brothers and sisters in Christ

Christ's Blessings, Rev. Rachel Helgeson

 

Contact Us

First Presbyterian Church of Mt Vernon
2424 Broadway St.
Mt Vernon, Illinois 62864
Phone 618-242-3410

Regular Schedule

Office Hours
  • 9 AM to 1PM
    Tues thru Fri
  • Office Hours (Tues- Fri)
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday
  • Nursery
  • Sunday school
    – 9:00 AM to 9:45 PM
  • Worship
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Children's Church
    – 10:25 AM to 11:00 AM
Monday
  • Office closed

Announcements

  • Midweek Thoughts

          

    Message: Thirty Years Young

    Scripture: Mark 6:1-13; 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10;

    M&M Crew (youth group) car wash after church

    Pastor’s Midweek Thoughts:

    Friends my imagination has been extended by the experiences I have had this past week in a half.  The first week youth from our congregation and Presbyterian and Disciples of Christ youth from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia came together at the Asheville Youth Mission in Asheville, NC to serve God in mission.  Madison and I are excited to share these experiences with you in the near future and reimagine what we can do in our own community of Mount Vernon.

    I am currently in New York at an interfaith new clergy conference and gleaning from so many creative minds, creative hearts, and people who faithfully listen to where God is calling them.  I am already imagining what I can share with you in our learning, our teaching, and our relationships when I return. 

    What is igniting your imagination?  Where do you see God in the midst of your summer experiences?  Let’s come together in worship and reimagine what God has in mind for us!

    Worship:

    Next Sunday:  

    Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14; 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

    Message: Thirty Years Young

    Liturgist: Susan Gajewski

    Spiritual Nurture:

    Children’s Church:

    We are taking a break from Children’s Church for the summer.  Children are invited to stay in church or children ages 0-8 years old may go down to the nursery following the Children’s message. Children’s church will return in August!

    M&M Crew [Youth Group]:

    After Church: Sunday July 5th: Car Wash after church to raise funds for 6 flags

    Wednesday July 8th: Car Wash from 10:30am -2pm

    Tuesday July 14th: Six Flags Great Adventure in St Louis

    The congregation is welcome to join the youth on this adventure at a discounted rate.  Contact Chris Roode (youth leader) or Rev. Rachel Helgeson with more details

    Adult Sunday School:

    This Sunday: No Sunday School due to the Holidays

    Next Sunday: In Life and In Death We belong to God!

    Fellowship:

    Angels on Assignment and in the outfield

    Wish you could be out on the field thowing the first pitch?  Join the ecumenical team of First United Methodist, Crossroads Community, and First Presbyterian Church on the Angels on Assignment Softball team.  The team is open to men High School age and up. 

    Contact Kris Mowrer:(618)771-0078 or Deanne Mowrer: (618)771-0031 to sign up.

    Come and support the team at their games at Logan Street Baptist Church on 42nd St:

    Monday July 6th  Double Header: 6pm vs Central 1  and 7pm vs Central 3

    Tuesday July 14th 6pm vs. Lebanon Baptist

    Monday July 20th 6pm vs. Central Fusion

    Thursday July 30th 6pm vs. Park Ave Baptist

    Monday August 3rd 6pm vs. St. Mary’s

    Six Flags Great Adventure: Come join the M&M crew on July 14th to go to Six Flags great adventure.  There is a discount for tickets.  The code / coupon is located in the narthex of the church.

    Mission:

    Community Garden:

    The Mission team is in the midst of choosing and planting produce and flowers in our new community garden in the newly finished raised flowerbeds in the back of the church.  If you are hoping to get your hands dirty and grow something contact Tom Ellison at martomellison@frontier.com or (618)435-4107.

    Habit for Humanity:

    Call for Volunteers at a local Mount Vernon site every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm.  Bring your tools and no how and the time you commit to helping a local family have a home of their own.  Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.  Habit for Humanity is a Christian organization with a big heart for those who need a little shelter.  For more information contact Jefferson County HFH at 618-244-0792.

    Meetings:

    Wednesday July 1st:

    12pm – Prep for Mayo & Cooper Wedding

    3pm – Mayo & Cooper Wedding

    Thursday July 2nd:

    1pm – PW Rummage Organization

    5:30pm – Food Co-Op

    Friday July 3rd:

    Office Closed due to the Holidays

    Saturday July 4th:

    Independence Day

    Sunday July 5th:

    9am – No Sunday School due to the Holidays

    10am – Worship

    11:15am – M&M Crew Car Wash

    Monday July 6th:

    6pm - Angels on Assignment Double Header: Game 1: vs Central 1  and Game 2: vs Central 3

    Tuesday June 7th:

    9:15am, 12:15, 6pm – Weight Watchers Meetings

    5:30pm Deacons Meeting

    Wednesday July 8th:

    10:30am – 2pm –M&M Crew Car Wash

    Thursday July 9th:

    1pm – PW Rummage Organization

    6pm – Men’s Bible study

    Sunday July 12th:

    9am – In Life & In Death We Belong to God

    10am – Worship

    Pastor Rachel serves as the chaplain at Camp Carew

     

     

     

     

  • Worship

    Next Sunday:            

    Scripture: Psalm 20 and Acts 3:1-10

    Message: If I could walk 5,000 miles

    Liturgist: Margie Hess

    Following Worship: Mission Meal for the Angels on Assignment Softball Team

  • Mission

    Mission Meal:

    Community Garden:

    The Mission team is in the midst of choosing and planting produce and flowers in our new community garden in the newly finished raised flower beds in the back of the church.  If you are hoping to get your hands dirty and grow something contact Tom Ellison at martomellison@frontier.com or (618)435-4107.

    Mission Meal Sunday June 14th:

    after church, support our ecumenical Softball team: Angel’s on Assignment.  We will celebrate with food, fresh air under the shelter, and games for the children.  All mission monies will help defray the cost of the “Fighting Christ” softball league, uniforms, t-shirts, and other costs as they arise through the season.

     

  • Spiritual Nurture

    Children’s Church:

    We are taking a break from Children’s Church for the summer.  Children are invited to stay in church or go down to the nursery following the Children’s message. Children’s church will return in August!

    M&M Crew [Youth Group]:

    Wednesday June 17th: Spring Fling – trip to St Louis’ Sky Zone & Science Center

    Adult Sunday School:

    This Sunday: Summer Sunday School Kickoff Breakfast

    Next Sunday: Sandra Burke: In Life and in Death we Belong to God

    Bible Studies:

    Men’s Bible Study: Meets every other Thursday, June 11th and June 25th at 6pm. 

    VBS:

    We are partnering with First United Methodist Church and St Mary's Catholic Church for VBS this Summer July 26th - July 31st. Contact the office of FPC Mt Vernon or First United Methodist Church if you would like your child to be part of this great event or if you would like to help volunteer.

  • Fellowship

    Angels on Assignment and in the outfield

    Wish you could be out on the fieldthowing the first pitch?  Join the ecumenical team of First United Methodist, Crossroads Community, and First Presbyterian Church on the Angels on Assignment Softball team.  The team is open to men High School age and up.  Games will be held on Tuesday or Thursday nights starting in late May until the first week in August.

    Contact Kris Mowrer:(618)771-0078 or Deanne Mowrer: (618)771-0031 to sign up.

    Dinner D'8

    The dinner D’8 group plans on meeting Thursday June 4th at Agave Restaurant at 6pm. The reservation is under Kathy Burke’s name. Contact Kathy or Pat Burke if you plan on attending at patnkat72@yahoo.com or sign up on the board in the narthex so they can adjust the reservation accordingly.  Come and join us!

    PW Spa Day.Friday, June 5th from 10am-2pm at Debbie Kroeschen’s house.

    • Ready to spend quality time with other women in the church.
    • Wish you could be pampered?
    • Come join the Presbyterian Women for food, fellowship, and fun for a Spa Day.
    • If you have to work on Friday know that you are invited to come over during your lunch break and be fast tracked with some of the activies.

    Pauline Windhorst's 90th Birthday!

    • Hosted by the Windhorst and Kutilek Families
  • Newsletter Deadline

    NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: The Third Thursday of the month Thursday June 18th

     

Upcoming Events

JUL

07

TUE
Weight Watchers
9:30 am, 12:15 pm, 6:00 pm.
JCMA
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
JUL

08

WED
Bell Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
JUL

09

THU
Men's Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
JUL

12

SUN
JUL

14

TUE
Weight Watchers
9:30 am, 12:15 pm, 6:00 pm.
JCMA
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Mary Martha Circle at Countryside Manor
10:00 AM
After the meeting, we go to lunch.
JUL

15

WED
Bell Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
JUL

16

THU
Food CoOp at the church
5:15 PM to 7:00 PM
JUL

19

SUN
JUL

20

MON
JUL

21

TUE
Weight Watchers
9:30 am, 12:15 pm, 6:00 pm.
JCMA
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Session Meeting
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting of the ruling elders of the church
JUL

22

WED
Bell Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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