Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Worship is broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WCHS-580AM
PLEASE JOIN US IN THE PARKING LOT AND ON THE GREEN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WORSHIP FOR THE ALL CHURCH PICNIC!!
Sympathy of the Congregation is extended to Georgianna King on the death of her husband, David, on September 1.
Next Week’s Sermon will be given by Bill McCoy.
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.
Our Parish Nurses will be providing blood pressure checks in the Cablish Room following worship service today. This ministry is available to everyone.
Local Mission Grant Applications: Through the very generous pledge and plate offerings given by you, the First Presbyterian Congregation, local mission outreach grant requests are able to be funded annually. First Presby has a very long and rich history of supporting local non-profit agencies/organizations that work to promote a better quality of life for those in need in our community. The grant process is such that local/state agencies submit their application to First Presby’s Mission Division. A subcommittee of the Mission Division reviews the grants following a best practices set of guidelines and makes recommendation to Session regarding funding. If you know of or have an association with a 501c3 organization that would qualify to submit a grant application, please make them aware of this opportunity. The grant applications for 2018 funding will be available in the church hallway on the information table beginning September 1 and/or online at www.firstpresby.com. All applications are due on or before Friday, September 29, 2017. Please contact Sue Webster if you have any questions.
The LAY ACADEMY continues to study “Comparative Religions,” today at 4:00 p.m.in the Dining Room. We continue to examine The Primal Religions, such as our own Native American tribes. Dr. Newman leads discussion of his time spent with Native Americans in Alaska and we shall travel to Nigeria (DVD) to share worship with a Yoruba community as they practice a primal religion still active today. Free and everyone welcome. Even the textbook is free. Bring a friend or neighbor. For more information, please contact the Church Office, 304-343-8961, or Dr. Newman 304-345-0225.
This Week’s Food Pantry Needs: Peanut Butter & Cereal.
Youth Group: No youth group tonight due to the picnic.
Geneva Choir: There’s room in the Geneva Choir for you! Music literacy and perfect attendance are not required, but a sense of humor is certainly helpful. God needs singers of all voice types and levels of experience; come to rehearsal this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room and see what you’re missing!
More About the Music: Below is an excerpt from “Glory to God: A Companion” about this morning’s final hymn, “We Are One in the Spirit”: “This hymn of Christian unity was written in 1966 while the author was a Catholic parish priest at St. Bernard’s on the South Side of Chicago. At the time, he was leading a youth choir that met in the church basement and was looking for something appropriate for them to sing at a series of ecumenical and interracial events. When he couldn’t find such a song, he wrote this one in a single day. It became immensely popular and is often described as “the anthem of the Jesus movement.” 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 trough the copy on the piano at the front of the sanctuary after worship.
Meet Our New Director of Communications! Laura Hedrick is a dedicated communications professional from Pinch, WV. She received her B.S. in Communications from West Virginia State University and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications through West Virginia University. Before joining the staff at First Presby, she worked as an Admissions Representative for University of Charleston. At the age of 9, she opened her heart and accepted Christ as her Lord and savior and has continued to serve Him ever since. Laura is an avid musician and enjoys singing and playing piano to bring glory and honor to the Lord. A verse she lives by is Psalm 46:5 “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
Meet Our New Director of Membership and Outreach! First and foremost, Amberlee Elmore has a deep love for Jesus! As a dedicated woman of prayer, she’s committed to loving and serving this congregation with her whole heart. Amberlee graduated from WVU with an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and is looking forward to a career where her education, passion for outreach and love of Jesus combine! She currently resides in Sissonville, WV with her husband Eddie, and daughter Raegan (age 9). In her spare time, she is a children’s book author, die hard WVU fan, nature lover and avid reader.
Church Family-Style Dinner, September 13
Please make reservations by 4:00 p.m. Monday.
(Those registered for LOGOS, do not have to make dinner reservations)
Theme: Favorite Book
Hosts: Christian Education & Worship Committees & Discovery Sunday School Class
Call church office, 304-343-8961 for your dinner reservation.
Wednesday Dinner –September 13, 2017– 6:00 p.m.
First-time visitor, be our guest—no charge!
PRICE FOR DINNER Adult/$7; Child 12-under/$3; Child under 3 is free
ADULT & LOGOS MENU: Rotisserie Chicken, Fried Potatoes, Carrots, Apple Pie
Worship Notes: Do you know the “secret code” for our worship bulletins each Sunday?
Here’s the key:
Regular typeface—worship aids;
Bold typeface—what you say aloud;
Bold italics—what you sing
On the right side of each page,
Regular typeface—the name of the person leading that element
Italics—the name of the person who wrote the music
Small Capitals—the name of the hymn tune
If any heading is preceded by an asterisk [*HYMN] you may stand.
Thanks to Our Child Care Volunteers today in our nursery, toddler and preschool rooms. All child care rooms are equipped with live video feeds of the worship service. Do you love children and babies? Call the church office,304-343-8961, to volunteer in this special ministry.
Act of Faith: We are reminded that all we have comes from God. Please remember to name the First Presbyterian Church as a beneficiary of your will, your retirement plan or of a life insurance policy in order that we may carry out God’s wishes and continue his work in our community and in the world.
This Week at First Presbyterian
Sunday, September 10
Rally Day-Teacher Commissioning
Blood Pressure Checks-Cablish Room
9:15 Sunday School
10:00 Music Warm-up
11:45 All Church Picnic
4:00 Lay Academy
Monday, September 11
Tuesday, September 12
9:30 Bible Study Group
5:30 FPC Lyres Club
7:00 Boy Scouts
Wednesday, September 13
8:00 Wednesday Work Crew
5:15 Finance Division
6:00 Rebecca Dinner Circle
6:00 Church Fellowship Dinner
Thursday, September 14
7:30 Shoney’s Group, Downtown
12:00 PW Martha Circle
5:30 Capella Bells Rehearsal
7:30 Geneva Choir
Friday, September 15
7:00 Men’s Group
10:00 Women’s Outreach Bible Study