First Presbyterian Church of Murphysboro is a PCUSA church. We're located at 51 Crescent Drive in Murphysboro, Illinois. The Rev. Sam Foskey is serving as our Temporary Supply Pastor. We belong to the Presbytery of Southeastern Illniois.

Paul Murphy; multiple fatality stabbings in Saskatchewan; multiple fatality shootings in Memphis; Glen Murphy; Jayden Penny; recent flash floods in various places; deadly flooding in Pakistan; Brian Camden; students, teachers, and schools at the beginning of the school year; Deadly flooding in Eastern Kentucky; Drought in the West; Ron Moser; Paul Franks; Jeff Hale; Carrie Decker; COVID-19 in high transmission; War in Ukraine; Don Hightower-missing in Georgia since October 30; Joe Beach Peters; Dr. Ed McLaughlin
PASTOR SAM'S OFFICE HOURS:
September 21-Murphysboro
September 22-Murphysboro(morning)
September 26-Pinckneyville
September 27-Pinckneyville(morning), Murphysboro(afternoon)
September 28-Murphsyboro
September 29-Pinckneyville(morning)
October 3-Pinckneyville
October 4-Pinckneyville(morning), Murphysboro(afternoon)
October 5-Murphyboro
October 6-Murphysboro(morning)
Feel free to make an appointment with Pastor Sam
if you want to talk to him in person at some other time. His number
is 618 412 1188.

Weekly offering amounted required to meet the budget:  $1242.84
September 18 regular offering, $320 
September 11 regular offering, $1225
September 4 regular offering, $1255
If you cannot attend worship, you may send your contributions to the church at 51 Crescent Drive, 
Murphysboro, IL, 62966. Please send in your regular offerings, as you are able, when you are absent from worship.

Secretary Phyllis' schedule:  She is normally in the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:30-4:00 p.m.
and on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 until 12:00 p.m.

The church will celebrate the sacrament of communion on October 2.

Presbyterian Women will meet on October 4 at 10:00 a.m.

The Session will meet October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

The Peace & Global Witness Offering supports the peacemaking and reconciliation efforts of the Church at every governing body level and provides an opportunity to witness to God’s gift of peace in the world. Gifts given to the Offering through a congregation and divided in the following manner: 25% is retained by congregations for support of their own peace and reconciliation efforts; 25% retained by mid-councils (12.5% presbytery/ 12.5% synod) for support of their own peace and reconciliation efforts; and 50%% to the Mission Agency to provide assistance and resource for congregations to promote the peace of Christ. Online gifts to the Peace & Global Witness Offering are used on the General Assembly level. We will receive this Offering on World Communion Sunday, October 2 nd .  


How to Connect With The Churches Via Facebook And The Websites 
Pinckneyville Website: http://1upcpville.com/index.html 
Pinckneyville Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstunitedpresbyterianpinckneyville/ 
Murphysboro Website: http://fpcmurphysboro.org/ 
Murphysboro Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/First-Presbyterian-Church-1517609008538913/ 
The Facebook pages are where you will find the Facebook Live worship services, which are continuing 
even though we have resumed in-person worship.  A number of people are connecting to our services through Facebook, for which we are grateful.  Pinckneyville worships at 9:00 a.m. and Murphysboro at 10:45 a.m. 





















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