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James R. Renfrew, Pastor

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is normally offered on the third Sunday of each month.
The sacrament of Baptism is arranged through the Pastor.

6293 West Main Street Byron, New York 14422-0206 585-548-2800

Our Vision: “Know Christ, Live Christ, Share Christ”

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.

Upcoming Church Events

Date/Time Event
11/29/15 9:00am Choir Practice/Sing
11/29/15 9:45am Sunday Service
12/03/15 11:00am Janet in Office
12/03/15 7:00pm Choir Practice
12/06/15 9:00am Choir Practice/Sing
12/06/15 9:45am Sunday Service
12/09/15 7:00pm Trustees
12/10/15 11:00am Janet in Office
12/10/15 7:00pm Choir Practice
12/13/15 9:00am Choir Practice/Sing
12/13/15 9:45am Sunday Service
12/17/15 11:00am Janet in Office
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.

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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 October 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 truly grateful spirit is also a humble spirit. God’s Word says that a humble and contrite heart is always welcome.
God forgives our sin and restores us to new life in Christ. Let us give thanks, for our Savior reigns!
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Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State
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NOV 29 Sermon Teaser I Thessalonians 3:9-13

Many Biblical scholars consider I Thessalonians to be the first of Paul's letters, written around the year 51 AD, written some time before the Gospels were put in writing. So this may be the first written Christian testimony!

1. This is the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday in the traditional Christian year. How does this passage from Thessalonians set for an agenda for the coming year, what principals or themes are presented?

2. Let's take "increase and abound in love", for example. Try imagining what you would look like or feel like if the love in you increased and abounded.

3. Then, consider "holiness". What is holiness in daily life? How do you demonstrate holiness?
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For this weekend's Sermon:

I Thessalonians 3:9-13
"May the Lord make you Increase and abound in love"

What is the difference between love and abundant love?
What would that feel like if you received this kind of from God?
What would others see in you?
Are you eager to receive from God in this way, or do you hold back?
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In this season of Thanksgiving, O God, we remember all your gifts to us, especially the gift of your Son who died to save us from our sin. May his name be exalted through this offering as it finds its way to many parts of the world, slaking thirst, assuaging hunger, healing sickness, and filling the souls of those who wait to hear your Word. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less

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As we celebrate this season of Thanksgiving, O God, we praise you for the abundance of gifts surrounding our lives: for church and fellowship, for faith and friends, for food and families, for homes and jobs, for love and worship. We confess that we do not always live gratefully, and that we often take the bounty of life for granted. Forgive us, we pray, and make our spirits sensitive to your presence, which enriches everything. Through Jesus Christ. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less

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(Psalm 100:1-5)

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing. Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever. And his faithfulness to all generations. Amen.
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Hi Folks,

Here’s a brief outline of our upcoming Bible study. I hope to see you there!

We study the Bible not to become scholars but to improve ourselves, our church, and our relationship with God. Read the passage over several times or until it speaks to you personally regarding at least one of these goals. Scratch down your thoughts or questions to share with us Tuesday evening.

My own thoughts are reflected in the questions at the end and we will touch on them, time permitting.

I also have a short video of a sermon on this passage which suggests some of the things we might take away from the reading concerning the upcoming season, our own behaviors, and the goals our church may consider for the coming year.

I know this is a busy time of year for everyone but I think this Bible study is especially important to help us focus ourselves for Thanksgiving and the Christmas season – please try to come.

Nov. 24th, 2015 - I Thessalonians 3:9-13.

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 New International Version (NIV)

9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.

12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, First Thessalonians, or just 1 Thessalonians is probably the oldest book in the New Testament, was likely Paul’s first letter, and is estimated to have been written by the end of AD 52.

Paul’s prayer was originally for Christians living in the Greek city of Thessalonica. Paul stopped by that city on his second missionary journey and preached for three Sabbaths before being run out of town. Even though Paul had only been there a short while the Lord blessed his message and a number of people, both Jews and Greeks, were converted to the faith. The persecution of Christians, however, did not stop with Paul’s departure. Paul, therefore, was concerned for these new converts.

1: Who was Paul?

2: When did God change his name from Saul to Paul?

3: The first thing Paul says is “ How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?” Who in your life could you say that to or about?

4: What did Paul ask that the Lord do for the Thessalonians?

5: How can we pray that God increase our love?

6: Paul implies that something is lacking in their lives. What is lacking in ours?

7: Sunday I think I’ll wish everyone a Happy New Year. Why would I do that?

8: What do you want God to do with your life, or the life of our church, this year?
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