Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin!

“More than just Sunday Morning”

 At First Presbyterian Church, we are more than just Sunday morning. We strive to take our faith in Jesus Christ and put it to work in the world. Our Ministry Teams are “the driving force of our church” that carry us into ministry. For a complete list of our Ministry Teams, visit our Ministries page.

Holy Week Worship and Activities

Palm Sunday Worship Services, March 25th. We’ll celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with the waving of palm branches.

Palm Sunday Processional All children and youth are invited to help on Palm Sunday with the palm processional on Sunday, March 25th, at the 8:30 & 10:30 service. Please meet downstairs in Fellowship Hall 10 minutes before the service begins and we’ll pass out the palms and give the students instructions for the processional. The children will process at the beginning of each service and then join their parents.

Maundy Thursday Worship Services, March 29th— we will offer two worship services—at 12:00 p.m. noon and 7:30 p.m. At this service we remember the night before Jesus died when He shared a “last supper” with His friends, washing their feet as a sign of the new commandment. Nursery childcare is available for children 3 and younger.

Good Friday Worship Services, March 30th –  at Noon and 7:30pm. Called “good” because of all the wonder and meaning that flowed from this day. These services are an invitation to walk with Christ. Using the Christian tradition of praying through the stations of the cross we will keep vigil with Christ, experiencing His journey to the cross. Nursery care available for children 3 and younger.

Good Friday Kids’ Movie and Pizza Party Hey kids, join us on  Good Friday, March 30th, in the Coach House, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, for a movie, pizza lunch and an egg hunt.  Parents are welcome to attend the Good Friday service here at the church at noon or join us for the movie and pizza lunch. This event is for children 4 yrs. old through 5th grade. Nursery care available for children 3 and younger. Sign up in the Gathering Area or downstairs.

Easter Sunrise Prayer Service This Easter we will join with other Christians   atop Granddad Bluff, and celebrate Jesus’ passing from death to life!  The 6am service will be one of dawning light, prayer, scripture reading and reflection.

Easter Worship Services on April 1st are a joyous celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. The services will be held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Sunday School There will be no Sunday School or Children’s Church on Easter Sunday,

Easter Morning Brunch Between the worship services all are invited to an Easter Morning Brunch hosted by the elders of the church in Fellowship Hall.

Easter Egg Hunt Following the 10:30 worship service, children, ages 1-11 are all  invited to gather in Fellowship Hall for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Sunday Worship Times: 8:30AM & 10:30AM

Sunday School & Adult Education (9:30-10:30AM)

Whatever age you are or wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you to join us on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30AM at the church. See below for locations for the various classes offered during this time. Contact the church for more info on what each class will be covering this fall.

Adult Education – Hope Chapel (on 2nd level, near the main entrance)

ENGAGE (Parent Fellowship) – Landing in Fellowship Hall (lower level, near the courtyard)

Youth Bible Study (grades 6-12) – Coach House

Sunday School (Preschoolers-5th grade) – Classrooms on Lower Level

Nursery (for children 2 and younger) – Nursery, near the classrooms on Lower Level

Seniors in Motion (SIM)

Meeting every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Seniors in Motion intends to meet the spiritual, social, physical and educational needs of our mature members through exercise and other health and wellness initiatives. SIM participants will also have the added benefit of receiving spiritual nourishment through prayer and faith-based support of other participants.  See our SIM Info Guide for more information on the three different classes offered.


Wednesday Youth Groups  for Grades 6-12

Dinner, games, prizes, hanging out with friends… what more could a preteen/teen ask for? How about learning more about Jesus Christ, who loves us more than our human brains can fathom?… well, we’ve got that too. Check out our growing youth groups to see what has made them so popular and important to students from all over the Coulee Region. Everyone in grades 6-12 is welcome!

EPIC (grades 6-8) – 5:30-7:00PM in the Coach House

The DeepEnd (grades 9-12) – 6:30-8:00PM in the Coach House


Our Current Newsletter

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Contact Us

First Presbyterian Church
233 West Ave South
La Crosse WI 54601

Phone: 608.784.4248
Fax: 608.784.1091

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday Service

8:30am Worship
9:30am Sunday School
10:30am Worship