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Church News (Page 2)

Update on in-person Gatherings

Dear Church — I am writing to you today on behalf of Session to update you on our plans for in-person worship gatherings. On October 21, 2020, Session approved the following motion, “Because of ongoing concern and love for our congregation and community, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto does not anticipate conducting in-person worship…

Music Notes from Andy

Dear Church, Would you like to sing in a Christmas Video?  I’m very happy to announce that the Virtual Anthems for Christmas Eve have been chosen! We will sing two contrasting anthems: Still, Still, Still, an Austrian Carol arranged by Norman Luboff. This beautiful arrangement features four-part choir with piano accompaniment. This slower, lullaby-like anthem comprises…

farewell to Jim Bisbing

Jim was our church choir director and organist for about a decade, leaving FPCPA in 1998 when his hearing began to fail. He’d been doing church music for over 40 years, serving in Detroit, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and finally in Marin. Jim had a wry sense of humor, an incredible talent for getting amazing…