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We are a Bible-based church located in the heart of Lake Alfred. Our faith community welcomes you and your family. Join us every Sunday to worship, pray and learn. 


The Lord's Prayer 

Our Father who art in heaven, 

Hallowed be thy name. 

Thy kingdom come, 

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. 

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 

     Lent comes from the Middle English word lente, meaning "springtime," and from the Old English word meaning "to lengthen" in regard to daylight. It is thus associated with the lengthening of days in the spring of the year.     
    The season of Lent starts with Ash Wednesday and continues for 40 days {not counting Sundays}. The Bible is filled with forty-day spiritual journeys in which people of faith have sought to hear from God. Elijah spent 40 days fasting and seeking God at Mount Horeb, Moses fasted for 40 days/nights at Mount Sinai when he received the Law. Noah watched the rain fall for 40 days/nights as he sat in the ark pondering God's words to him. Jonah preached repentance to the people of Nineveh for 40 days. The people of Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years on their way to the land of promise. Most important of all, Jesus, before beginning his ministry spent 40 days/nights fasting in the wilderness while being tested by the devil. Forty days marked a movement toward something of great importance. Lent is a time of spiritual seeking, devotion and preparation climaxing in Holy Week and Easter, with the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
    "Giving up" something for Lent has been a traditional direction. In earlier days, some Christians would fast for a certain period- perhaps one day per week. Or, in the Roman Catholic tradition, Lent has marked a time for giving up meat. The goal was to remind faithful Christians that as Jesus Christ gave up his life for us, so his people give up something of value as a sign of commitment and dedication to Christ. It was important to realize that what was given up was something of value. 
    "Giving up" and "taking on" are two paths to pursue during Lent. Here are a few ideas of what to 'give up': Bitterness; Apathy; Discouragement; Condemning Judgments; Envy; Self-Pity; Pettiness; Anger. 
     During this season of Lent, Pastors Mike, Fred, and Dan have challenged us to 'take on' reading The Lord's Prayer daily. In Matthew 6:5-14, Jesus gives his disciples the Lord's Prayer to serve as a pattern of prayer for them to follow.  A shorter version can be found in Luke 11:1-4. 
    Pastor Dan mentioned The Study Catechism during his 2/20/22  sermon. Question 121. What is the purpose of prayer? Prayer brings us into communion with God. The more our lives are rooted in prayer, the more we sense how wonderful God is in grace, purity, majesty, and love. Prayer means offering our lives completely to God, submitting ourselves to God's will, and waiting faithfully for God's grace. Through prayer, God frees us from anxiety, equips us for service, and deepens our faith. Question 124. What prayer serves as our rule or pattern? Our rule or pattern is found in the Lord's Prayer, which Jesus taught to his disciples. 
Reflection: What are ways you can incorporate this prayer more fully into your daily life? How does the Lord's Prayer, when prayed, bring us into communion with God?

515 East Haines Blvd.

Lake Alfred, FL   33850

(863) 956-1514

​Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, April 10th - Palm Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 
  • Thursday, April 14th - Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. held at Auburndale Presbyterian Church located at 410 Pilaklakaha Ave Auburndale, 33823  
  • Sunday, April 17th - Easter Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Worship Service   


Our Mission Statement:

"Moving together with Christ in loving acceptance, growing faith and reaching out."

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 1107

Lake Alfred, FL   33850

The First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred is proud to share its facility with Our Career Centered Academy(OCCA).  OCCA is a private non-profit school NOW serving grades Pre-K thru 12th, with a 501(c) 3 charitable designation, whose mission is to provide education, literacy, therapy, vocational rehabilitation and job placement for children with special needs.