An Ecumenical Hymn Festival
On October 22, 300 people in the community gathered at St. Patrick’s Church Concert Hall to celebrate the
500th Anniversary of the Reformation, with an ecumenical hymn festival. The choir was comprised
of one-hundred fifty people from the following organizations in the community:
Marian University – The Chamber Singer
Church of Our Saviour Lutheran
Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran
Holy Family Catholic Parish
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
Salem United Methodist Church
Grace Reformed Church
First Presbyterian Church
St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral
Ascension Lutheran Church and
the Greek Orthodox Church.
The choir was accompanied by piano, organ, string quartet and brass quintet. Voices were raised together
to praise God, in a language common to all, music.

To hear the beautiful music and messages delivered please click the following link:


Our Handbell Choir, ‘Bells Amore’ director is Joanne Marchionda.  It was started in 1999 when the bells were purchased through a Memorial Fund from a member.   Hand chimes were added a few years ago, and our choir is now a three octave bell and chime choir.  Directed by Joanne Marchionda.


First Presbyterian’s  Praise Team is an exuberant group of musicians who lead worship on Sunday mornings at our 10:30 Worship Service.

Teen Praise Team  for ages 6th Grade thru 12th.


The Angel Choir at First Presbyterian is made up of children from 3 to 5 years of age and is directed by Cheryl Clarenbach on Sunday mornings Sept. through May at the beginning of the Sunday School hour from 9:15-9:30. We try to learn a variety of songs each year, including old classics, songs that relate to our Sunday School lessons, and new songs set to tunes we already know.  


If you have any interest, have played before or if you have any questions, Please contact Kris Bartelt at