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The people of our church have a vision! We have a vision that begins with the faithfulness of those who have preceded us. We have a vision that emerges from our desire to be inspired and effective followers of Jesus Christ. We have a vision that grows in our hearts as we commit to serve him together.

Recent Posts

  • May 8, 2016 “Where Is Macedonia” - SCRIPTURE   Acts 16:9-15 During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia...
  • May 15, 2016 “The Spark” - SCRIPTURE:  Acts 2:1-42 MESSAGE    “The Spark” Pentecost Sunday is always a lot of fun, with bright red, yellow and orange colors, a happy confusion of...
  • May 22 2016 “What I See” - SCRIPTURE READING   Psalm 8      To the leader: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name...
  • Bible Study rescheduled - Sorry – the 31st is out – we are now shooting for June 7th. Due to most of our regulars being either out of town,...
  • - The May-June newsletter is now online. Click Newsletter on the menu.
  • APR 17 “Restoring Your Soul” - READING    Psalm 23           “The Lord is My Shepherd”      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green...

Upcoming Church Events

Date/Time Event
05/29/16 9:45am Sunday Service
06/05/16 9:45am Sunday Service
06/12/16 9:45am Sunday Service
06/19/16 9:45am-11:00am Communion
06/19/16 9:45am Sunday Service
06/26/16 9:45am Sunday Service
07/03/16 9:45am Sunday Service
07/10/16 9:45am Sunday Service
07/17/16 9:45am-11:00am Communion
07/17/16 9:45am Sunday Service
07/24/16 9:45am Sunday Service
07/31/16 9:45am Sunday Service
For a complete calendar see the events page by clicking Events on the top menu for a complete calendar or click Read More below for a chronological list.

Bible Study

Our church has a wonderful Bible Study group that generally meets every 4th Tuesday of the month from fall through spring.
We are a very friendly and somewhat informal group of folks that just love to get together to read and learn from God's word.
We would be so pleased if you would join us to share thoughts, questions, and insights concerning the teachings of our Lord.
Click the read more link below to view our blog with upcoming study information and highlights of past studies.

Read Our Bulletin

Check out our Sunday bulletin. Most weeks you can read the Sunday complete bulletin 2-3 days ahead of time online. Be prepared for the sermon topic, see what's happening on Sunday, view upcoming events as well as getting a heads up on all the other information normally in the bulletin.

Contact Information

Byron First Presbyterian Church

Street Address:

6293 West Main
Byron NY 14422
Mailing Address:
PO Box 206
Byron, NY 14422-0206

Phone: 585-548-2800

Current Newsletter

The May-June newsletter is available online as a special web version.
If you are a member of our church and would like a copy of the full version emailed to you please email me at byronfpc@jwmoore.com.

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A celestial quiz!

A. How many planets are in our solar system?
B. Where is the tallest mountain in the solar system located?
C. What is the furthest distance from Earth that a human being has traveled?
D. At the speed of light how long would it take one of us to reach the nearest star?
E. Who was the first to propose that the earth revolves around the Sun?

Hear about these and other wonders on Sunday
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Psalm 8

Do you ever gaze at the night sky? What celestial objects draw your attention. What does the moon or the stars have to do with God?
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Psalm 8

What are some of the situations that might cause you to start singing? In reference to Psalm 8, what do you think caused the Psalmist to start singing?

I distinctly remember driving along 490 one day. The sky was pure blue. I had a great feeling inside about something. When a favorite song came on the radio at that moment everything fell into place. I didn't write the song, but I knew all the words!
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This Sunday's Sermon teasers:

1. Psalm 23

Read the Psalm. It is a very familiar one to most people. Is there a phrase that especially jumps out at you as you read it today, or is there a phrase that intersects with your life somehow? On a cold April day one phrase that gets my attention is "lying down in a green pasture", because it's been a long time since any of us laid down on the grass around here! Which phrase gets your attention?

2. Psalm 23

The phrase that I am going to spend time with on Sunday during the worship service is "He restores my soul". I'm not sure yet how I'm going to expand on this in a sermon, but I'll be taking a long drive tomorrow and that will give me plenty of time to ponder it. First of all, I'll need to reflect on what my soul is! Where is it, what is it, how is it? Has it been unraveling, weakening or or fragmenting? And what are some of the ways God can restore it? These days I think it is mainly music that creates an opening for God's restorative work, music that I listen to, and music that I practice. So that's one direction I might go with the message. And maybe that's appropriate as a lead-in for the following Sunday when we enjoy the music of The traveling Troubadours/Old Hippies" during worship. Music restores my soul; how does God reach your soul? Prayer, singing, exercise, reading, cooking, children & grandchildren?

3. John 10:11-18

Along with the Psalm 23 we will also be reading from John's Gospel, the part where Jesus describes himself as the "Good Shepherd", perhaps a more intimate extension of what is offered in the Psalm. One obstacle for me is that I'm not too familiar with shepherds and sheep, so I try substituting words that relate more closely to my own experience. A teacher and students, a supervisor and workers, a conductor and musicians, and a coach and a team come to mind. How else might you connect with this reading out of your own experience?

4. Psalm 23 and John 10:11-18

On Sunday we will share communion. In a departure from our usual communion liturgy I'll be making frequent reference to these two readings and the images they offer for the love of Christ touching our lives in the bread and the cup. God is ready to offer so much! Are you ready to receive what God has to offer? Join us!
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Tomorrow's Schedule:

9:45 AM Sunday Worship
9:45 AM Introducing “Did You Know?”

11:00 AM Yard Clean-up with Trustees – bring a rake,
or a shovel, if you can, and definitely gloves! Rain/Snow
date is next Sunday, April 10th.
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Dear God, An empty tomb changes everything. We thought we had it all figured out, life and death and everything else. But now we know like never before that we know almost nothing about you or ourselves. In this moment of truth we are in desperate need of your Spirit. It’s not answers we need, but assurance that you are close by, eager to embrace us, eager to lift us up, and eager to help us find our direction. Make no mistake about it; we are blessed by this incredible love. This love alone is enough to recreate us. In Jesus’ name. ... See MoreSee Less

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“On World Communion Sunday 2015, Byron Presbyterian Church appointed Jordan Sloat as mission associate. He received a plaque and a wallet card with his new title and the catchphrase “Ready to Help”.
The position was offered to Jordan because of his remarkable commitment to mission in the congregation and beyond: community projects, presbytery youth events, mobile food pantries, Sunday School, yard work, Mothers’ Day escort, and parking lot captain – Jordan is ready to help. There was nothing more entertaining than watching Jordan toss and catch hundreds of cabbages at a recent mobile food pantry at our church.
Jordan is assistant to the assistant principal at his high school. He graduated in 2014, but continues to take vocational classes through Cooperative Extension. Jordan has participated in the New York State Special Olympics and Empire State Games and brought home many medals. He works at his father’s tire shop on weekends.
Some years ago Jordan and his friend Matthew participated in presbytery’s Mission Madness for youth. They were sent to Bethany House, a shelter for women and children. Their assignment? Sort and organize endless bags of donated women’s clothing, coats, and underwear. What a hoot that was for these young men, but it proved that Jordan is willing to try anything!
Jordan’s pastor receives his text message every single day: “What are we doing next for church?” Praise God for Jordan’s great heart for mission!

Dear God, you have blessed our Presbyterian churches with volunteers eager to serve. Please keep sending more of them our way. Help us feel great anticipation for what you are about to do next! Amen!

Submitted by James Renfrew, Teaching Elder
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“A Contemporary Creed” (adapted from I Cor. 15)
This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved, if we hold it fast: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is our Lord and our God.
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