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Welcome! You can find First Presbyterian Church at the corner of
Kirkwood Boulevard and Iowa Streets,
 located in the heart of the city of
Davenport, Iowa. You're always invited to worship with us! A place to
belong! Where faith is nurtured, curiosity is encouraged, diversity is
welcomed, and all are loved.

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9:00 am & 11:00 am


Tiffany Window Immersion Tour to Dubuque - Sign Up Now!
Saturday, March 24, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join our Travel Fellowship to learn how First Presbyterian of Davenport and St. Luke’s
Methodist Church in Dubuque are artistically and historically connected. St. Luke’s is home to
the fifth largest collection of Tiffany Windows in the United States. We start out the morning with
a coach tour of historic Dubuque led by a professional guide from Travel Dubuque. This will be
followed by a guided tour of St. Luke’s Methodist where our docent will share the significance of
its many Tiffany treasures. After our church tour, we plan to sample wine at the
Stone Cliff
followed by a lunch break. Register now! Cost is $49 per person with a minimum group
participation of 25 to reserve a bus. Registration is non-refundable, but transferable. The final
date to register is Friday, March 16 or when the tour is filled. 

Hop On Over! Annual Easter Celebration & Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Parking lot/gym (weather indicating)

Everyone is invited to the First Presbyterian Church Easter Celebration, complete with a
Community Easter Egg Hunt, will take place on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00-3:00 pm. The
Egg Hunt will begin precisely at 2:00 pm. This event is planned for outside because it will be
warm, sunny and gorgeous that day. Oh—who am I kidding. It’s the end of March—it could be
snowing or it could be 85 degrees outside. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT! If
you can volunteer to help with a craft, a game or the Bounce House, please contact Director of
Christian Education Tiffany Horvath (


Per Capita - $34 per member

Each year First Church is assessed a per capita contribution by the Presbytery. This year it is $34 per member. A member is one who has been
confirmed or has been welcomed into the congregation by confession of faith, letter of transfer, or reaffirmation of faith. Please use a Per Capita
envelope from the pew racks and place it in the offering plate, bring it to the church office, or
pay online.

First Presbyterian Church, Davenport, Iowa, Calls Rev. Katie Styrt as Associate Pastor

At the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 28, FPC members voted to call Rev. Katie Styrt as Associate Pastor.
Pastor Katie’s planned start date is the end of April. Katie Styrt grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended the University
of Chicago, where she met her husband Philip in a theater class, and got her Masters of Divinity from Louisville
Theological Presbyterian Seminary. In their spare time, Philip and Katie enjoy playing board games, baking, and trying
(unsuccessfully) to teach their old dog new tricks. Philip currently teaches composition to college freshmen while Katie
serves as a part-time associate pastor and a part-time solo pastor at two churches in Rochester, New York. One of her
current congregations is joining with another church in early April, and so she hopes to shepherd them through this
transition and then move to Davenport in mid-April. Her favorite part of ministry is usually sharing communion, although
mission trips are a close second.

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Palm Sunday, March 25 - Services at 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Passion / Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, a time in the church year when we remember how
Christ gave his life in love for the world. As this service opens, the crowd waves palm branches,
wanting to crown Jesus as king. Choirs and children will process with palms at FPC.

Maundy Thursday, March 29 - Service at 7:30 pm

Maundy Thursday is the anniversary celebration of the institution of The Lord’s Supper. The
worship service will include the Sacrament of Communion. The
Chamber Chorale will lead in
worship through song.

Good Friday, March 30 - Service of Tenebrae at 7:30 pm

This service provides an opportunity to meditate on the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The
service includes scriptures, prayers, and music of the Passion featuring the
Sanctuary Choir,
Cecelian Carolers, the Vesper Bells and orchestra. This year’s music includes several
arrangements of classic hymns, as well as the Iowa premiere of a new piece by Latvian
composer Peteris Vasks, a setting of Mother Theresa’s austere poem “The Fruit of Silence.”

Easter Sunday, April 1 - Services at 9:00 am & 11:00 am

A celebration of the Resurrection! Easter music will be provided by the Celebration Singers and
Sanctuary Choir and will include the “Hallelujah Chorus!” from Handel’s Messiah.

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Grant Funds Available - The Deacons’ Endowment Fund

The Deacons’ Endowment Fund (DEF) was established to help groups and organizations within the First Presbyterian Church and the church
community that are developing new mission and outreach programs by providing seed money in the form of matching grants. The DEF grants
are designated to help defray the start-up cost of new projects or programs according to guidelines established by the Board of Deacons. To
apply for a grant, an application form must be completed and submitted for consideration. The maximum grant that can be awarded is $5,000.
The grant application process will be open for the period March 15 - May 15, 2018.  For more information, following this link.  If you have
questions, please contact Deacon Brock Earnhardt (; 563-343-6304).