Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Worship is broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WCHS-580AM
Congratulations to Payne Warner and Katie Young on their marriage performed by Bill McCoy in the Sanctuary on June 3, 2017.
Sympathy of the Congregation is extended to the family of Thomas L. Horn, Jr. who died on June 4.
Next Week’s Sermon is “The Most Glorious Commandment” by Bill McCoy. Sermon Text is Psalm 133:1-3.
Many Ways to Support our Ministries: In addition to traditional cash and checks in the offering plate, you can give on our website firstpresby.com via your computer or smart phone, through our mobile app “Church Life” (you must first set up a user profile on our website to use the Church Life app.) or by texting 73256 and typing “firstpresby” in the message line. Use the QR code card in your pew rack to go directly to our giving page. God loves a Cheerful Giver.
First Presby Poetry Nights begin June 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in Room 203 in the Activitiies Building.. Do you love poetry? Do you compose your own? Do you have poetry that you’d like to share? “First Presby Poetry Nights” are for you. Let your individuality flow through the tip of your pen as the river flows into the ocean. Let your heart pour out as the first storm of summer. Let your mind grow as the flowers, evolving through their phases. Let your soul soar as the eagle through the sky. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call the church office, 304-343-8961.
Barefoot Sunday Recap: Amazing and Awesome do not even begin to describe the outpouring of love shown by our congregation on Barefoot Sunday as 63 new pairs of shoes, over 200 gently used shoes, and $1,675.00 in financial donations were received. Your offerings will go a very long way to bring the gift of protective foot coverings and self-worth to many people both locally and globally. Thank you for making this special offering such a joyous day, as together we participate in God’s call to Acts 4:32-35 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them.
Tasty Tuesday is this Tuesday, June 20: Wow–So many people have already signed up to bring food items, and help prepare, serve and/or clean-up! There are still a few food items left to bring or times to help–see sign-up sheet in the main hallway. This is a multi-generational event and all are invited to participate by helping or simply coming to eat dinner and share a meal with others in our community. If you did sign up to bring a food item, please bring it to the main front office on or before Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. If it needs to be refrigerated, please bring it to the main kitchen and place in the refrigerator marked “Church Use”. Thank you for caring for those in our community who may be hungry and in need of a good meal.
More about the Music: Below is an excerpt from “Glory to God: A Companion” about this morning’s middle hymn, “Help Us Accept Each Other”: “The author’s title for this text was ‘A hymn on acceptance,’ and every stanza except the second contains at least one form of that word. Rather than dealing with the more familiar topic of forgiveness for oneself, this text is a prayer asking for the gift to live out what it means for us to have been accepted by Christ. “Until we know by heart/the table of forgiveness” (verse 3) is not an allusion to the table of the Lord’s Supper, as some have read the line, but to a multiplication table: Jesus’ ‘seventy times seven answer to Peter’s question about how often he had to forgive someone who committed an offense against him.” For more tidbits about our music and hymn texts, visit a church copy of “Glory to God: A Companion” by Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr. M.A., M.Div., Ph.D in our church library, or look through the copy on the piano at the front of the sanctuary after worship.
THIS WEEK’S FOOD PANTRY NEEDS: RICE AND SPAGHETTI NOODLES
The Cents-Ability Offering is received Next Sunday, June 25: Summertime can be a very difficult time of year for families who struggle with having enough food. Children who usually receive their breakfast and lunch meals at school are now home and the increased demand for food can be a tremendous burden on a family. Please keep this thought in mind as you prayerfully consider what you will give to the Cents-Ability Offering next Sunday and throughout the summer months.
The Preschool Program is now accepting applications for preschool and kindergarten teachers. An early elementary degree and/or experience in a kindergarten classroom is desired. Call, text or email information to the Preschool office 304-419-3071 or send information to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
Join the Family Choir next Sunday, June 25! On Family Choir Sundays, we meet in the Choir Room at 9:30 a.m. to learn the anthem for 10:30 a.m. worship. We’re a different group each time, determined by the people who are in town on a given Sunday. After next Sunday, you’ll have two more opportunities to sing with the Family Choir this summer: July 9 and July 16. Come sing a new song with us! All ages are welcome.Traveling this Summer? Take a First Presby “Greeting Card” with you to drop into the offering plate of the church you visit on vacation. You will find these wallet-size blue cards inside the Friendship Pads, and on the “Bulletin” bulletin board in the hallway. Then bring home a worship bulletin, leave it in the church office (be sure to include your name!), and we’ll “map” you on the bulletin board in the hallway. Soon we’ll be connected through worship to brothers and sisters all over the world!
Presbyterian Coffee Project: Coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolates, raisins, and nuts continue to be available for purchase after worship and the week days during church business hours.
Live on the Levee Tailgate: Please join us for a tailgate in the church parking lot prior to Live on the Levee on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. We will begin gathering after 5:00 p.m. and food will be served around 5:45 p.m. This week Fellowship & Recreation will provide hot dogs, chips, cookies, water, and lemonade. If you want to bring anything to throw on the grill or share with the group please do so. This is a tailgate so bring a chair and join us. We will have a corn hole set and ladder ball for activities. The band performing at the Levee this week is The Company Stores.
Ruffner Room Refreshments: Please join us in the Ruffner Room following the worship service for a time of Fellowship and Refreshments. We will have lemonade, water, and coffee. What should be done then, my friends? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. 1 Corinthians 14:26.
Walking Community! Join us for a weekly walk on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. We meet in the parking lot by the activities building for a one hour walk and time of fellowship. If the weather is good we walk outside, and if it is poor we walk in the Activities Building. This is a great way to jump start your week with some exercise and time for reflection. But we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever. Micah 4:5.
This Week at First Presbyterian
Sunday, June 18
9:15 Covenant Class
9:15 Sojourners Class
11:30 Ruffner Room Refreshments
Monday, June 19
5:30 First Presby Walkers
Tuesday, June 20
10:00 Knitting Group
5:30 Tasty Tuesday Dinner
5:30 Fellowship & Rec
Wednesday, June 21
8:00 Wednesday Work Crew
5:30 Poetry Club
Thursday, June 22
7:30 Shoney’s Group, Downtown
Friday, June 23
7:00 Men’s Group