First Presby’s Weekly News October 8, 2017
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Worship is broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WCHS-580AM
This Weeks Sermon is: “Mind the Gap” by Mary Odin
Scripture: Philippians 3:4-14
Sympathy of the Congregation is extended to:
The family of Ann Schneider (Parish 17)
The family of Betty Dahmer (Parish 3)
The family of Steve Slack on the death of his father, Robert Slack
Gabriel Project Annual Jelly and Specialty Food Sale: It’s time to order your favorite jellies and soups from the Metro Valley Gabriel Project! By ordering these products, you will help raise the much needed fund to make a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies in the Charleston area. Each product is under $10. Some items available are fruit preserves, fruit jams/jellies, apple butter, pumpkin butter, cheeseball mixes and soup mixes. Order forms are available on the “What’s Happening” bulletin board near the Preschool Office.
FAITH IN ACTION VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SCHEDULED: Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley (FIAGKV) is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors in Kanawha and Putnam counties sustain their independence and remain in their own homes as long as possible. Some of the services the organization offers for seniors include: •Transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store and other errands
•Making telephone reassurance calls
•Friendly visits to the senior’s home
FIAGKV is a 100% volunteer driven organization and is seeking to grow its base of people willing to reach out to help, neighbor to neighbor. FIAGKV volunteers have the flexibility to select assignments that fit their schedules and interests. Whether they have two hours a week or two hours a month to offer, volunteers have the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of others. All FIAGKV volunteers are required to attend one Orientation session prior to serving. First Presby is hosting a Volunteer Orientation Training on Thursday, October 19th, from 6 – 7:30 pm in the Activities Building Room 203. This training is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit faithinactiongkv.com, email email@example.com, call 304-881-7253 or call Sue Webster at 304-343-8961 Ext. 139.
You are invited to a Chili Lunch and pumpkin carving on October 22!
Sign up in the hallway the next two weeks to bring chili or cornbread. If you or your children want to join in pumpkin carving (or painting) please bring a pumpkin. We will have all of the tools, paint and brushes.
Youth: We return to our regularly scheduled programing with Sunday Night Youth Group from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Dining Room and LOGOS on Wednesday nights from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Church League Basketball: Attendance requirement for participation in Church League Basketball has begun. If your child wishes to play, please make sure they are attending Sunday School, worship, and/or Youth Group at least twice a month. Please contact Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for a team, or if you are interested in coaching.
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. The choir does have a few people with great solo voices, but most of us are just regular folks like you. Much like the summer Family Choir, we’re a slightly different combination every week, but God needs all of us! Come to rehearsal this Thursday at 7:30pm in the Choir Room and join your voice with ours as often as you are able.
More about the music: Below is an excerpt from “Glory to God: A Companion” about this morning’s Hymn of Praise, “We Are an Offering”: “The verbal phrases here are organized in groups of three: ‘voices’/’hands’/’lives’ and ‘have’/’are’/’hope to be.’ Although the language does not quote Scripture, it is very much in accord with several biblical passages. The most immediate echo is with 1 Chronicles 29:14b: ‘For all things come from You, and of Your own have we given You.’ There also seems to be a remembrance of Paul’s appeal for Christians to be living sacrifices (Romans 12:1).” 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.
Many Ways to Support our Ministries: In addition to traditional cash and checks in the offering plate, you can give on our website www.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
Lay Academy continues to study “Comparative Religions,” this Sunday, Oct. 8, 4:00 p.m. in the Dining Room; this session is about Jainism and Sikhism. Read pp. 22-32 in your textbook. Mr. B. S. Saluja, a practicing Sikh, will be our guest speaker. Invite your friends and family to learn more about our neighbors from around the world who practice different religions so we can love them as our Lord God commands us to do. For more information, please contact Dr. Newman at 304-345-0225 or the Church Office at 304-343-8961.
Week’s Food Pantry Needs: Peanut butter & cereal
Check out the map before it goes away! We worshipped with brothers and sisters in churches as nearby as Huntington and as far away as Oslo, Norway, all shown on worship bulletin board in the main hallway. The map won’t be there forever, so check it out while you can!
Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria and Mexico City Earthquake Destruction Assistance: Our prayers and concerns are with all of the people affected by the ravages of the recent natural disasters. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events. To provide a financial gift to PDA, go to their website: https://pda.pcusa.org/ or you can mail a check to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 designating PDA. In the near future, First Presby will look to form a church-wide volunteer activity(ies) to help those affected by the destruction. More information regarding how you can help directly will be available in the near future.
It’s Charleston Trash Bag pick-up time again! If you have more bags than you can use, please donate them to the church. Please note you can bring your Trash Bag Voucher to the church if you can’t use the bags, and we will pick up the bags for the church. Each year we save over $700 by using your donated bags. Thank you!
•9:15 Sunday School
•Blood Pressure Check in Cablish Room
•10:30 WORSHIP Baptism of Haden and Moses Families
•4:00-5:30 Lay Academy, Comparative Religions, Dining Room
•6:00-8:30 Youth Group, Dining Room
Columbus Day (Church is Open!)
•8:30-10:00 Aerobics Class, Rec. Room
•6:00-8:30 Stephen’s Ministry, A-203
•9:30-11:00 Bible Study Group, A-203
•3:00-5:00 American Pen Women, E-406
•5:15-6:30 Mission Grant Review, E-214
•5:30 Christian Education Division, A-204
•7:15-8:45 Boy Scout Troop 5, Rec. Room Gym, A-109
•8:00 Wednesday Work Crew
•11:45 Men’s Wednesday Lunch Group, Bistro
•5:15 Finance Division, A-203
•6:00 Rebecca Dinner Circle, A-201
•6:45 Session Meeting, E-412
•7:30 Bible Study, Downtown Shoney’s
•12:00 PW Martha Circle, A-203
•5:30-7:00 Capella Bells Rehearsal, Choir Room
•7:30-9:00 Geneva Choir, Choir Room
•7:00-8:00 Men’s Group, Dining Room
•8:30-10:00 Aerobics, Rec. Room
•10:00-11:30 Women’s Outreach Bible Study A-203
•3:00-5:00 Brotherhood of Senior Basketball, Gym
DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR OCTOBER 2017
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