First Presby’s Weekly News October 22, 2017

//First Presby’s Weekly News October 22, 2017

First Presby’s Weekly News October 22, 2017

First Presby’s Weekly News
October 22, 2017
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
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Next Week’s Sermon is “Dead Dog No More” by Christian Johnson

Service of Installation of Pastor Christian Johnson: Please plan to worship with us as we install our new Associate Pastor for Congregational Care next Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 the Sanctuary. Everyone is invited to a reception following the service in the Dining Room.

You are invited to a chili lunch and pumpkin carving after worship today! Join us in the Dining Room after the service for homemade chili and cornbread and pumpkin carving.

Youth Group: Please note that Sunday night youth group is changing today and next Sunday.
The Youth Group will be going on a hike at Little Creek Park today at 1:00 p.m., led by Chris Klingler. We will meet in the parking lot for the first ball field on the left as you enter the park. The hike will take about 2 hours. We will not be meeting this evening.

Sunday, October 29, the Youth Group will attend Christian Johnson’s Installation in the sanctuary at 4:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual Fall Festival on October 25! Put on your costume, and bring your friends and family for a night of games, crafts, food and fun! Please bring small bags of cookies (3-4 per bag, NO NUTS) for the cookie walk to the Programs Suite (223) prior to the festival. If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please contact Katie Berger or call the church office at 304-343-8961.

LOGOS Schedule for Fall Festival:
5:00-5:30 p.m. Recreation Time (in the Chapel with Mary Odin)
5:30-6:00 p.m. Bible Study
6:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-7:15 p.m. Fall Festival

This Week’s Food Pantry Needs: Canned goods

Are you interested in becoming an usher? If you are interested in ushering, please contact Dave Pitchford at 304-345-4484.

Parents, meet Pastor Christian! Christian Johnson will be available during the Sunday School hour on October 29 to meet with parents of young children to discuss opportunities to serve and enhance ministry at First Presby. For more information, contact the church office at 304-343-8961.

Hope Village Breakfast: Please join us for breakfast on Sunday, November 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the Dining Room to celebrate the return of Hope Village! We encourage everyone to fellowship and eat as we kick off this wonderful ministry of our church. Remember to set your clocks back for Daylight Savings Time so you can get an extra hour of sleep before coming in to eat! During Sunday School, Hope Village will be open to give people an early opportunity to start their shopping. This year we have four new vendors; be one of the first to see all of the beautiful merchandise! Mary Kay Boyle will be in the hallway after worship with a sign-up sheet and list if you are interested in helping with Hope Village.

Church League Basketball: Registration closes this weekend. If you have not registered, please do so online at or by paper ASAP. 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 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 7:30 p.m. 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, “What Does the Lord Require of You?”: “This paraphrase of the latter part of Micah 6:8 was written in 1986 immediately after that year’s conference of the Presbyterian Health-Education-Welfare Association. The prophet’s tripartite summary of how to live faithfully-seek justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God-is no less demanding today than it ever was. These enduring guidelines offer clarity and purpose in the midst of changing times.” 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 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.

Disaster Assistance: There are many tangible ways to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Through much prayer and conversation, First Presby has been provided an opportunity to partner with a “Sister Church” – 1st Presbyterian Church of Dickinson Texas that was submerged and lost everything in the floods. We will help them in their rebuilding process by way of financial donations, physical donations and boots-on the ground when the time is right. If you would like to make a monetary donation to this effort, please make your check made out to First Presby, notate 1st PC of Dickinson, TX. We will also have an opportunity to participate in purchasing a physical item(s) to help refurbish the sanctuary – more information to follow.

Lay Academy continues to study “Comparative Religions” today at 4:00 p.m. in the Dining Room. Our current topic is the Great Philosophies and Religions of East Asia, notably China, one of the oldest and largest civilizations on our planet. Professor Mark Berkson has lectured on the family of teachings known as Confucianism and this time will lead us through the complex worldview known as Daoism. Everyone is welcome to come and join us as we explore ancient texts and interpretations of our human condition that are still alive and influential today. Dr. Newman will lead discussion of how these truths are both different and complementary to our own Western, Monotheistic teachings. Bring a friend and learn through dialogue and discovery. For more information, please contact Dr. Newman at 304-345-0225 or the Church Office at 304-343-8961

What’s Going on This Week?

Sunday 10/22
Cents-Ability/ Orphan Sunday

9:15 Sunday School


11:30 Chili Lunch & Pumpkin Carving

1:00 Youth Group Hike

4:00 Lay Academy, Comparative Religions Dining Room Monday 10/23
8:30-10:00 Aerobics, Rec. Rm.

11:30-1:00 LVKC (Hutchinson), E-403

8:00-6:00 WV Bd. of Exam.of Psychologists; A-203 Tuesday 10/24
8:30-12:00 PEO Chapter K, Ruffner Rm.

9:30-11:00 Bible Study Group A-203

5:15–6:30 Mission Grant Review, E-406

7:15-8:45 Boy Scout Troop 5, Rec. Rm., Gym, A-109 Wednesday 10/25
8:00 Wednesday Work Crew

8:30-10:00 Aerobics, Rec. Rm.

11:00-12:00 Board Of Pensions; Ruffner Rm.

11:45 Men’s Wed. Lunch Group, Bistro

12:30-2:00 Preschool Staff Mtg., E-412

3:00-5:00 Brotherhood of Senior Basketball, Gym

5:00-6:00 LOGOS

6:00 Church Fellowship Dinner, Dining Room

6:30-7:15 Fall
Festival, Dining Room

7:00 Worship Music Team Thursday 10/26
7:30 Bible Study, Downtown Shoney’s

9:00-2:00 SCOC Activities & Luncheon, Act. Bldg.

9:00-3:00 Shepherd Center– Re-Craft; E-406

5:30-7:00 Capella Bells Rehearsal, Choir Rm.

7:30-9:00 Geneva Choir, Choir Rm. Friday 10/27
7:00-8:00 Men’s Group, DR

8:30-10:00 Aerobics, Rec. Rm.

10:00-11:30 Women’s Outreach Bible Study, A-203

Brotherhood of Senior Basketball, Gym



Daily Scripture Readings for October 22-29, 2017

Sunday, October 22
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Monday, October 23
Matthew 11:16-24

Tuesday, October 24
Matthew 11:25-30

Wednesday, October 25
Matthew 12:15-21

Thursday, October 26
Matthew 12:15-21
Friday, October 27
Matthew 12:22-32

Saturday, October 28
Matthew 12:33-42

Sunday, October 29
Luke 10:25-37

Monday, October 30
Matthew 12:43-50

Tuesday, October 31
Matthew 13:1-9

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