Holy Week Schedule


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We invite you to Galveston’s First Presbyterian Church for Easter or any Sunday 

March 20 – Palm Sunday
9:30. Sunday School for all ages
10:30. Coffee and Fellowship
10:45. Gathering Music
11:00. Children will lead the triumphant palm processional to begin Worship. Special music by the Chancel Choir, Chancel Ensemble, and the Handbell Choir.

March 24 – Maundy Thursday
6:00. A special last supper service in the Fellowship Hall where we will share a soup supper and communion.

March 25 – Good Friday
7:00. “The Final Hours,” a suite for Holy Week. You will be moved as you reflect on the time that Jesus hung, suffering on the cross.

March 27 – Easter Sunday
9:30. Easter Brunch (no Sunday School)
10:00. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Family Photos and Flowering the Cross
10:45. Gathering Music
11:00. Worship. Holy Week concludes with a rousing Easter service, replete with the Joyful Noise Children’s choir, a brass quartet and much music. Start warming up your vocal pipes now, and plan to join in on the benediction response singing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

At the corner of 19th and Church Street
in downtown Galveston.

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Road Closure


The Texas Department of Transportation will begin the demolition and reconstruction of the new at-grade intersection at Bay Area Blvd.  To complete the work, a total closure of the north and southbound main lanes of I-45/Gulf Freeway at Bay Area Blvd. will take place the weekend of February 26th.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, February 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, February,  the I-45 northbound and southbound main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. will be closed.

  • Motorists traveling southbound will need to exit the main lanes at El Dorado and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes before the Nasa Pkwy intersection.
  • Motorists traveling northbound will need to exit the main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes after the Bay Area Blvd.  intersection.

The Bay Area Blvd. overpass will also be closed and re-open June 2016.

  • Motorists traveling southbound that want to access Bay Area Bvd. west will need to exit Nasa Pkwy and u-turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right onto Bay Area Blvd.
  • Motorists traveling northbound that want to access Bay Area Blvd. east will need to exit El Dorado and turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd.
  • Motorists traveling east on Bay Area Blvd  to I-45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to Nasa Pkwy and u-turn stay on the frontage road and turn right  to access Bay Area Blvd.
  • Motorists  traveling west on Bay Area Blvd to I-45 will turn right on the I-45 northbound frontage road and turn at El Dorado stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd

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NO Joyful Noise Practice this Sunday

Because of the various Mardi Gras family activities scheduled for this Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday, there will be NO JOYFUL NOISE PRACTICE this Sunday. Practice will resume next Sunday, February 14th from 4-5 pm in the choir room. It’s not too late to bring a friend! Remember, service hours will be awarded for middle schoolers. All 1st through 8th graders are welcome.SuperBowl.jpg

Joyful Noise Choir starts Jan.31

The Joyful Noise Choir will resume on Sunday, January 31 at 4:00 pm. Please note the new time for practice!
Joyful Noise Choir is for children and youth in 1st – 8th grades. Our very own Ruben Rincon, Jr., certified music educator, piano instructor and organist extraordinaire, will be directing the choir this spring.
Please make every effort to have your young person in attendance. We have plans for music during the Easter season and hopes for a Christmas musical production, but we need the commitment of our young worship leaders to make this happen.

Ordination and Installation of New Church Officers

installationThe Ordination and Installation of new church officers will be during worship Sunday, January 10th. New church officers are Elders:  Carrie King, Golda Leonard, Amanda Rider, James Smith and Melvin Williams. Trustees are:  Judy Biggs, Andy Grant and Bruce Niebuhr.

Be sure to thank the following church officers who have completed their term after three years of faithful service. Elders:  Kelly Campbell, Tim Markello, Christen Miller Walcher , Carolyn Nelson-Becker and Knox Rider and   Trustees:  Craig Freeland, Tim Vos and Melvin Williams.

Food Pantry Sunday

Remember that the first Sunday of each month is “Food Pantry Sunday.” Please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the wire basket in the Church Street entrance foyer. Food pantries are usually running low on supplies after the holidays.

On-going food bank needs include: Canned meat/fish, pop-top individual serving items, fruit cups, breakfast/snack bars, peanut butter & cheese crackers, bottled water, individual size toiletries.

All food is taken to the local St. Vincent’s House Food Pantry for local distribution.