Sunday, April 13

Palm Sunday
9:30 a.m.—Church School
10:45 a.m.—Worship with Palm Processional, Sanctuary

Our Mission

Called by God and guided by the Holy Spirit, the mission of the First Presbyterian Church, Great Bend, Kansas, is to worship God, grow in our knowledge of God’s love, reach out to make new disciples, and commit our lives to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Welcome to Worship

If you're a new visitor to our worship service, we welcome you! Please be sure to register at our guest registry and take our "Mug and a Hug" home with you. Along with the Hugs®, the mug contains a bookmark full of information about First Presbyterian in Great Bend. We hope you'll worship with us again!

Lenten Lunch

The BCAC Lenten Lunch will be Wednesday at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin. Speaker is Pastor LeRoy Keith, First Baptist Church.

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

Following Worship next Sunday, there will be an Easter egg hunt for the children.

One Great Hour of Sharing

One good reason why we contribute to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on April 20, Easter Sunday: the Bible tells us to. "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have." Hebrews 13:16.

Widow's Mite

Our church will participate again this year in the Widow's Mite Lenten Fundraiser for Barton County Emergency Aid. We suggest you use a Presbyterian Church coffee mug, or another container of your choice to collect coins for this offering. Bills are acceptable also. As are checks, with Widow's Mite in the memo. Thank you for all you do for the 'least of these' in our community.

PW Spring Banquet

It's time to make reservations for the PW Spring Banquet on May 7. Reservations for yourself and any guests will cost $8.00 and should be paid to PW Circle chairs (Helen Curran, Jan Bonine, Nancy Swafford) or to Shelley at the church office.

Food Bank

Food Bank foods of the month are canned goods.

Easter Lilies

If you would like to bring an Easter Lily to the church during Holy Week in memory/honor of a loved one or friend, please fill out the form below and either drop it in the offering plate or return it to the church office by April 11. Bring your lily to the church sometime between Monday, April 14 and Friday April 18. The church will be closed at noon on April 18.

We would like to provide an Easter lily, given

In Honor of: ______________________________________________

In Memory of: _____________________________________________

By: ______________________________________________________
(your name/names)


Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary has turned one of its empty dorms into AYAVA House where Austin Young Adult Volunteers/Americorps members live and serve Austin's homeless, pursue workers' rights for undocumented and construction workers, and work to reform local prisons and immigration policy.

—From the 2014 Mission Yearbook of Prayer

Reverend Dr. Scott Solether
Tammy Solether

Reverend Dr. Scott and Tammy Solether


Sunday, April 13
Palm Sunday

9:30 a.m.—Church School
10:45 a.m.—Worship with Palm Processional, Sanctuary

Monday, April 14

3:15 p.m.—Girl Scouts, Apartment
7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts, Ichthus Room

Tuesday, April 15

3:40 p.m.—Stewardship Meeting, Mustard Seed Room
7:00 p.m.—Cub Scouts, Icthus Room

Wednesday, April 16

9:30 a.m.—Naomi Circle, Home of JoAnn Hiss
Noon—BCAC Lenten Lunch, Central Baptist Church
1:30 p.m.—Rebekah Circle, Mustard Seed Room

Thursday, April 17
Maundy Thursday

7:00 p.m.—Worship with Holy Communion, Sanctuary

Friday, April 18

Good Friday
Church Offices Close at Noon
9:30 a.m.—Coffee Klatch, Sm. Parlor
Noon—Presbyterian Men, Montana Mike's

Saturday, April 19

Sunday, April 20
Easter Sunday

9:30 a.m.—Church School
10:45 a.m.—Worship with Holy Communion, Sanctuary
After Worship—Children's Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Morning Worship


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Church Brochure

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Coffee Klatch

Join us for coffee and conversation every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor!

Presbyterian Men

All men are invited to Presbyterian Men meeting at Noon each Friday at Montana Mike's. Enjoy the fellowship!

April First News

Copies of the April First News are available in the entry if you did not receive one by email or mail.

Dillons Fundraising

Dillons now has reloadable gift cards. You buy one card loaded with $50.00 from the Church Office and after you use it you can reload it at Dillons for up to $500.00. When $5,000 has been reloaded on cards purchased from us, we will receive a check from Dillons.

In 2014 the church has received $1,090.75 from this program. Cards are now available.


2014 Contribution Envelopes are available in the church office. Per capita for 2014 is $28.00 per member.

We Are Still Collecting

  • Sunday Coupon Sections (given to Military Moms to distribute to Food Bank and PXs overseas) - We have been told this is greatly appreciated.

  • Box Tops For Education (given to area schools)

Collection boxes are in the bookcase in the small parlor and on the shelves at the east end of the hall.

Stewardship Thought

  • The object is not to have a balance at the end of the year.
  • The object is not to build up a bank balance for the Lord.
  • The object is to do the Lord's work.


If you need the nursery for children 5 or under, please speak to the ushers.

Hearing Aids Available

Hearing Aids are available at the back of the sanctuary for use during the service.
If you are hard of hearing, try these out.

Friendship Pads

Please remember to register your attendance on the Friendship Pads.
Thank you for worshipping with us.