Sunday Worship on Zoom


NOTE: You can read our complete statement here, but in short, out of an abundance of caution and care for our congregation and the surrounding Palo Alto community, First Presbyterian Church will not be gathering in person until 2021 and all in-person church meetings and gatherings will be held online.

Music is an important component of Presbyterian worship services, touching our hearts and spirits in a unique way.  The worship service at First Pres usually includes organ and piano music, anthems sung by an adult choir and hymns sung by the congregation.  Occasionally classical and jazz instrumental groups accompany or replace the choir, and sometimes our children and youth get in on the act!

Adult Choir

Main Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7-9pm, September-June on Zoom.

The choir is a dedicated group of volunteers passionate about singing and eager to make our worship services more meaningful through music. Members are also devoted to each other in fellowship. Anyone who has an eagerness to provide his or her voice in praising God is welcome to join the choir! All voices and all ages from high-school on up are welcome.

The choir is currently off for the summer. Rehearsals will begin over Zoom on September 3. Although the choir hasn’t been meeting Sunday mornings to sing, they have been working on virtual choir anthems and other exciting projects!

If you are interested in joining, at any time of the year, please contact Andy, or (650)-325-5659, ext. 107.

Lent and Advent Services

During Lent and Advent we hold a series of short musical services on a weekday evening. We meet by candlelight, sit in silence interspersed with readings and music. In Lent we use Taize music and in Advent we hold Jazz Vespers. These meditative services help us renew our strength and concentrate on the meaning of these waiting times in our liturgical year.