Submit Your Prayer
We pray in the name of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our church believes in the power of prayer and there are many examples of how God has worked in the lives of our church. There are a variety of ways for worshipers to ask for prayers from the congregation.
These may be requests for public or private prayers. Printed prayer request cards are available behind each pew in the Sanctuary or on the Tables in Fellowship Hall.
There is a prayer chain connected by email.
The deacons offer prayer support for their families.
Pastor Mario invites prayer requests before the prayer
of the people on each public worship.
While all Christians are called to care for persons in need, the ministry of deacons is the light that guides the way. Deacons are a reflection of the heart of Christianity. As the country faces some of its most challenging times, growing numbers of people will need care and compassion.
Deacons are called to model and extend the love of Jesus Christ. It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. In 2019 the role of deacon was revived at FPCE and nine deacons were installed and assigned a flock.
In 2020, 11 new deacons were installed. Deacons are available and prepared to help church members during difficult and lonely times.
For more information contact Mark Bischoff by clicking here.
The Mission Committee is a volunteer group that supports the mission projects of the church. Anyone interested in Mission Work is welcome to participate.
There’s at least one representative from each of the church's larger mission areas – CenterStreetKitchen, Support the Troops, Let’s Get Physical.
Their specific needs are addressed and they have input into how Mission funds are spent.
The Mission Committee also oversees the “special” Mission collections such as Two Cents a Meal, One Great Hour of Sharing, Souper Bowl Sunday, and Heifer Project.
Mission funds donated by the Session and church members are distributed locally and internationally. Some of the money collected by the Mission Committee went to local projects:
- Eustis High School Project Graduation
- Habitat for Humanity, Lake County
- Lake Cares Foodbank, Lake County
- Lifeboat Project, Human Trafficking
- Life’s Choices, Crisis Pregnancies
- Open Door, for at-risk People
We have also supported: Operation Christmas Child, Heifer Project International, Presbyterian World Missions, Antioch Partners (for our missionary in Turkey), and the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PCUSA.)
Presbyterian Church USA
First Presbyterian Church of Eustis is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Our denomination has more than 1.7 million members in more than 10,000 congregations and worshipping communities answering Christ’s call to mission and ministry throughout the United States and the world.
The church is part of the Central Florida Presbytery which is made up of Ministers of the Word and Sacrament, and Ruling Elders representatives in the area.
Presbyterian Disaster Relief
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events. Ways to help include sharing financial blessings, getting involved with disaster recovery ministry and praying.
For more information, go to https://pda.pcusa.org/
The General Assembly separated the Church Corporation
from the Presbyterian Mission Agency in 2018
A lectionary is a systematic list of scripture readings for use in daily prayer, Sunday worship, and other occasions.
The daily readings expand the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion by providing daily citations for the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary.
These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship.
Incorporate the lectionary into your daily devotions!