Welcome to First Presbyterian Church. We hope you can catch the joy, passion and vibrancy of the church. We love Jesus and do our very best to love like Jesus.


If you have any questions that arise out of your reading of the information here, please contact our church office or a Pastor. We invite you to experience life at First Presbyterian Church, an amazing place for amazing grace.


Doug Forsberg

Senior Pastor


Jim Tilley

Minister of Discipleship

Worship This Sunday

Easter Sunday, April 20   

John 20:1-9

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Status Update: God Rising

When you think of Jesus’ resurrection, what do you see; what to you believe?  At the heart of the resurrection is God’s desire to be in relationship with his people.  As we celebrate Easter, we rejoice in the renewed, restored and revived relationship Jesus establishes between his Father and his followers.  How’s that relationship going for you? Jesus has risen.  Let’s live in his hope as we worship this week.



Join us during Holy Week for:  Supper and worship on Maundy Thursday... the movie "Of Gods and Men" on Good Friday... culminating in the joyous celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.  Details on Events page! 


On Easter Sunday, April 20, we will begin our celebration at 6:15 a.m. with the Sunrise worship service.  Our new Youth Director, Bobby Gardner, will preach at this service. 



Fellowship Commission invites everyone to gather for breakfast following the Sunrise service on Easter morning.  They will serve a country breakfast along with fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. 



Our traditional Easter service with the choir will be at 9:00 a.m., and our contemporary service with the Praise Team will be at 11:00.  Child care is provided in the nursery at both of these services.



We do not hold Sunday School classes on Easter Sunday to allow families more time together. 





Sunday School Classes for all ages are held each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. from September to May.   

Colossians 3:14

The Gift of Advent:

God's Chosen People Sizing up to XL-Love


There are a lot of superheroes out there: The Hulk, Spiderman, Batman.  We haven’t yet had a blockbuster movie made about a superhero named Loveman who saves the world from all dangers with his amazing love.  Oh wait.  Maybe that story has been told before.  If we want to put on love; we better look to Jesus.  This week as we think about the love that brought him into the world, we’ll focus in on how we can “put on” the love of Christ in our thoughts, words and actions.  When we do that we’re faithful sidekicks to the best superhero of all time. 



1100 Calvin Road Rochelle, IL 61068 815.562.7053

Sunday Schedule

9 a.m. Traditional Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship Hour 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.