First Presbyterian Church:

Lent at First Presbyterian Church
February 22 through April 8

Join us at First Presbyterian
during Holy Week
for a time of spiritual renewal

Palm/Passion Sunday
Sunday, April 2
9:15 Education classes for Preschool, K-Grade 5 & adults
10:30 Worship Service
in the sanctuary and livestreamed on Facebook

Maundy Thursday Worship
Thursday, April 6, 7:30pm
A service marking the night of Jesus’ arrest:
communion (all are welcome), storytelling,
music and prayers, ending in darkness.
(in the sanctuary and livestreamed on Facebook)

Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 7, 7:30pm
A service on the anniversary of Jesus’ death:
storytelling, music, prayers and silence.
(in the sanctuary and livestreamed on Facebook)

Celebration of the Resurrection
Sunday, April 9

Sunrise FOCUS Service at 6:30am
Swan Street Stairs, west side of Capital Park
Please bring a lawn chair for your comfort (no seating will be provided).

9:15am Easter Breakfast
hosted by the Youth Group in Assembly Hall

Worship Service at 10:30am
in the sanctuary and livestreamed on Facebook

Fellowship Time at 11:45am
following the service in Assembly Hall

Join us every Sunday
for education, worship and fellowship!

Christian Education
every Sunday 9:15-10:15
Godly Play Preschool Class
Sunday School for Kindergarten through Grade 5
Adult Education

Adult Education class will be led by Eric Weinhold and will center on the seven last words
or statements of Jesus from the cross.

Youth Group 12 -2:00pm
(1st and 3rd Sundays)

Worship in the sanctuary every Sunday at 10:30 am.

Our worship services are also live streamed on Facebook.
Click here for the link for the upcoming service
Click here for this Sunday’s bulletin (new ones posted each Friday).

Fellowship Time after worship
every Sunday in Assembly Hall
Join us for conversation and refreshments.

We care deeply about the health and well-being of congregants and visitors.
Masks are currently not required (because Albany Co. is level green).


Eblasts (informational emails) are sent to people
who are on our emailing list 2 to 3 times a week.
If you’d like to be included, please sign up to receive email.
If you would like it surface mailed to you, also contact Jamie.
Click here to read past eblasts.

The COVID guidelines First Presbyterian Church follows are determined
by the CDC Community color-coded levels.


If you’re unable to live stream on Facebook and would like to receive a CD of the service, please contact the church office at 518-449-7332 or


We hope you’ll join us for worship!  May God’s peace be with you.

On behalf of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Albany, we welcome you to our website! You are heartily invited to poke around our site and get to know us a bit. Here you will find that we were founded in 1763, so while we’re older than the U.S., we have a history of being at the cutting edge of connecting our Christian faith with modern life in 21 st century America.

On these pages you’ll discover how we are an active leader in the community, ministering to the needs of people in our neighborhood, our city and around the world. We put our faith to work. We offer a spiritual grounding for addressing today’s issues. Central to this is weekly worship on Sunday mornings. You can check out our worship page for service times. Worship prepares us to go out into the world as servants in a hurting world. Worship grounds us in Christian humility and compassion. We are a congregation that works for peace and justice in our society since that is a profound way of loving people, something Jesus told his followers to do.

As you move around our website, you will find that we are inclusive and friendly, and that our friends call us “First Pres” for short. You’ll see that we believe we are called by God to reduce the widening gap between rich and poor. You’ll see just how we worship and do outreach both near and far. You will discover our programs of Christian Education for children, youth and adults. You can listen to our music ministry or a sermon. You’ll learn about our spiritual development groups. After you have looked around, we hope you’ll stop by and visit us in worship on Sunday. You can tour The Upper Rooms in person. Enjoy refreshments and, if that’s not enough, all first time visitors receive a gift! If you do, you too will start to call us “First Pres.” Please feel free to contact us for more information.


Glenn and Miriam Lawrence Leupold, Co-Pastors