We invite you to worship!

WE ARE ON THE GREEN LINE!   Get off the train at the 10th Street Station and walk south less than one block (we are the second church).    PARKING:  Free parking during worship is available in the Minnesota Public Radio Lot and at the World Trade Center Ramp.  See this page for more information. 

Sundays at Central

  • 9:30 a.m.  Children’s Sunday School and Adult Bible Study
  • 10:30 a.m.  Worship, childcare available
  • 11:30 a.m.  Fellowship and refreshments

March Worship

Sunday, March 8  

March 8 will be a big day at Central!  Rev. Colby will preach on the theme of Celebrating the Gifts of Women during worship.  The choir will sing “How Can I Keep From Singing” which was featured at this year’s VocalPoint concerts which lifted up phenomenal women.  Shanta Hejmadi will also sing a vocal solo.  Following worship, we hope all will stay for the annual meeting of the congregation, which will include a major update on the Legacy Campaign.  Then, in the afternoon, join us for the Selma event that concludes in our sanctuary.

The annual meeting of the congregation and corporation of Central Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in the sanctuary immediately following worship.  The annual meeting may consider such business as electing officers, hearing reports of the session along with plans for the coming year, hearing reports from the board of deacons and other organizations of the church, and transacting other business as appropriate.  It shall review the adequacy of the compensation of the pastor upon report of the prior review by session.

Sunday, March 15

Our theme for Lent is wilderness.  In worship this day we will hear about the Israelites’ time of wandering through the wilderness on their way from slavery to the Promised Land.  Rev. Colby will preach on how we keep the faith when the wilderness seems so confusing and frightening. Jim Falbo, classical guitar, will be our guest musician.

All are invited to stay at Central after worship for our Third Sunday Lunch.

Sunday, March 22

We continue our annual tradition of offering a special choral piece on this 5th Sunday in Lent. This year we are singing Stephen Paulus’s “Mass.”  It  will be a wonderful morning of music and reflection.

During worship, our elementary and preschool children will join together in the dining room to work on two special craft projects for Palm Sunday and Easter.  Children will participate in the first few minutes of worship, and then, after the children’s time, will be escorted downstairs for their special time of Easter preparation.

Sunday, March 29

Worship begins with a festive memory of Palm Sunday, but then transitions toward the events of Jesus’ last week.  Rev. Colby will preach and the choir will sing.

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March to Selma

We March with Selma

Please join us as we gather in Minnesota to march in solidarity with those gathered in Selma to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery.  We gather to celebrate the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and countless others that fought for desegregation, voter rights and civil liberties.  We gather to re-commit to new levels of action for justice, specifically related to failures and disparities in law enforcement, voting rights, education, employment, criminal justice and economic well-being.

March 8

2:00 Gathering at the State Capitol

2:20 March begins

3:00 Program at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Saint Paul that includes Dr. Barbara Holmes, spoken word artist Joe Davis and local religious and civic leaders with music by Larry Long, Tonia Hughes and Cameron Wright.

We march in solidarity with Selma and we recommit to work to address unacceptable disparities and  institutionalized racism in our communities.  More information about the event, and to register, see http://www.crossingbridgesmn.com.

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VocalPoint: Claiming the Sky!

Concerts featured VocalPoint with special guests Zenon Dance Company!

$23,383 was raised at this weekend’s concerts!  Thanks to all!

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Check our Facebook page for the latest updates.

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Stephen Paulus Celebration

The gold of day with date

A musical celebration of Stephen Paulus is being held at Central Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 22. Musicians include soprano Maria Jette, pianist Stephen Swanson, organist/cellist Joseph Trucano, and vocalists Shanta Hejmadi, Emily Greenleaf, Bill Haugen, and David Winkworth. A mass choir will be singing Paulus’s “Mass” as well as “The Road Home”.

Worship is at 10:30 a.m. and features the mass choir and piano and organ repertoire.  

The concert  is at 1:00 p.m., and includes special guest Maria Jette.  Proceeds from a free-will offering will benefit the Paulus Fund at the American Composers Forum.

CALL FOR SINGERS:  If you know and would like to sing “The Road Home” during either the worship service or the concert, you are invited to join us by arriving early for a brief rehearsal (10:00 for the worship service or 12:30 for the concert).  Music is provided.

Childcare is available at both the 10:30 worship service and the 1:00 concert. Free parking in the World Trade Center Ramp.  

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