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Friday
Feb212014

Coming in March:

Jazz Sunday is Sunday, March 2.  Our 10:00 a.m. corporate worship service will include special musicians, featuring jazz pianist, Arlene McDaniel.  It will be a festive service with communion, song, and sermon focused on The Transfiguration of Jesus. We will continue to celebrate the season of Mardi Gras with processions, and a pancake brunch (all you can eat, if we can make them fast enough) following worship.

Ash Wednesday worship is March 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays in Lent:  Join us for supper at 6:00 p.m. A program will follow; engage authors, musicians and film makers.

Friday
Feb142014

SUNDAY, February 16, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon – “Life as Blessing,” by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

   Scripture Lesson – Deuteronomy 30:15-20

   *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

This is the third Sunday of each month, Mission Week.  Please remember our on-going collections:

  •          food for area food banks
  •          personal care items for Advent House
  •          household items for newly arriving refugees

11:00am – Celebration of February Birthdays.  Join us for cake, coffee and punch.  Everyone is welcome!

11:20am – Church School for youth and children

11:20pm Adult Christian Ed:

  •       Introduction to the New Testament with Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson in the chapel.  What do we know about the New Testament?  Where might we start reading?  What should we expect to find?  come and discuss these and other questions about Christian Scriptures.
  •       Coffee Table Talk with Laurin Gierman in Fellowship Hall.  This new class will help people connect the Sunday Scripture and sermon to their everyday lives.

12:30pm - Book Discussion of March 1, by John Lewis meets in Room 108.

Friday
Feb142014

Coming in March:

Jazz Sunday is Sunday, March 2.  Our worship will include special musicians, featuring jazz pianist, Arlene McDaniel.  It will be a festive service with communion, song, and sermon focused on The Transfiguration of Jesus. We will continue to celebrate the season of Mardi Gras with processions, and a pancake brunch (all you can eat, if we can make them fast enough) following worship.

Ash Wednesday worship is March 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays in Lent:  Join us for supper at 6:00 p.m. A program will follow; engage authors, musicians and film makers.

 

Friday
Feb072014

SUNDAY, February 9, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon – “A City Set on a Hill,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

   Scripture Lesson – I Corinthians 2:1-8 and Matthew 5:13-20

   *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

 

11:20am – Church School for youth and children

 

11:30pm Adult Christian Ed –An introduction to our new AED machine

 

6:00pm -  Youth Group - Rev. Carlson will talk about Communion, the Sacraments, and how to prepare them.

Friday
Jan312014

SUNDAY, February 2, 2014

10:00am – Worship

Sermon – “Act, Love, Walk,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Lesson – Micah 6:1-8 and Matthew 5:1-12

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

11:15am – Church School for Children  

11:20 am - Annual Congregational Meeting

After worship, we will have time for refreshments and fellowship. Christian education classes for children will meet in the Education Wing of our building. Youth and adults are invited to gather around tables in Fellowship Hall for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation which will convene shortly after the conclusion of worship. We are meeting for the purpose of electing a new class of church officers, approving the terms of call for the pastor, and reviewing the work of the Session and Deacons.

12:30pm – Lunch 

Our Youth will serve a soup and bread lunch following the meeting with proceeds to go to the Souper Bowl of Caring.

Friday
Jan242014

SUNDAY, January 26, 2014

10:00am – Worship

  • Sermon – “Bold as a Lion,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson
  • Scripture Lesson – Matthew 4:12-13, 17-22 and I Corinthians 1:10-18

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Friday
Jan242014

Cabin Fever Classes

Following the worship service on January 26, we will have our annual Cabin Fever classes.  Whether you’ve signed up for not, please feel free to stay and attend any of the classes. 

SESSIONS ONE is 11:20– 12:15

  • Essential Interpersonal Communication Skills  
  • Use Online Resources to Make a Photo Book
  • Estate Sales: What Do I Do With All This Stuff?
  • A Biblical Approach to Reforming the Food Stamp Program
  • Zentangles, They’re for Everyone!

LUNCH SERVED from 12:15 – 12:45 in Fellowship Hall

SESSION TWO is 12:45– 1:40

  • Fifty Years and Counting: Memories and Stories of the PCO
  • Craft Activity: Destruction Art Lab
  • Silent Comedy: Buster Keaton’s One Week (1920)
  • The Ins and Outs of Insurance Claim
  • Learn How to Run the Dishwasher and be a Hero
  • Fun Loops instructor Eunice Creswell
Friday
Jan172014

SUNDAY, January 17, 2014

10:00am – Worship

  • Sermon – “Midlife Crisis?” by Rev. Larry Farris
  • Scripture Lesson – Luke 12:16-20 and Leviticus 25:8-17

   *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Our guest preacher this morning is Rev. Larry Farris. Larry is here as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration as a congregation. Larry served as pastor of this congregation from 1981 – 1986. He is currently serving as a Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo. Larry is here with his wife Pat. He will be preaching at worship and then leading a conversation with us during the Adult Education hour (11:15-12:15) in the Kehde Chapel, where we will discuss the nature of our congregation, past, present and future.  Please take time to welcome Larry and Pat back to our church this morning.

 11:00am  January Birthdays celebration

 11:15am  Christian Education Classes for all ages.

 12:30pm  Women’s Connection 

Friday
Jan102014

SUNDAY, January 12, 2014

10:00am – Worship and Communion

  •    Sermon – “The Conspiracy Theory of the World,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson
  •    Scripture Lesson – Act 10:34-43

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

 11:15am -Christian Education Classes for all ages.

 12:30pm

  • Writing Life Stories Class with Ron Dorr, in Room 108
  • Youth Project: glazing bowls for Souper Supper
Friday
Jan032014

SUNDAY, January 5, 2014

10:00am – Worship

   Sermon – “Searching and Seeking,”  by Rev. Alice Fleming Townley

   Scripture Lesson – Matthew 2:1-12

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 11:30pm

 

There are no Christian Education Classes this Sunday.

Friday
Jan032014

Cabin Fever Classes

By popular demand, Parish Life is bringing back Cabin Fever. If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact Jerri Gillett. We need to have our teachers lined up by the beginning of January so we can organize and advertise the classes. We love to have a mix of choices and we need all kinds of classes!

Friday
Dec272013

SUNDAY, December 29, 2013

10:00am – Worship

Sermon –“Aimless Love,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Lesson – Matthew 1:16-25, 2:13-15, 19-23

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 11:30pm

There are no Christian Education Classes this Sunday.

Friday
Dec202013

SUNDAY, December 22, 2013, 4th Sunday of Advent

10:00am – Worship

Sermon –“The House and Lineage of Joseph the Just,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

Scripture Lesson – Matthew 1:15-25

*Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

 

11:15 a.m.

     Church School classes for younger elementary and pre-school children meet as usual.

     Older elementary student and you with speaking parts in the Christmas Eve pageant will rehearse in the sanctuary.

 

11:30 a.m.

    Adults are invited to gather in the Chapel to talk about and sing Christmas carols. Philip Rice will be playing the piano for us.

Thursday
Dec122013

SUNDAY, December 15, 2013, Third Sunday of Advent

10:00am – Worship

  Sermon – “The Joy of the Gospel,” by Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson

  Scripture Lesson – Matthew 11:2-15

  *Nursery care is available from 9:30am – 12:30pm

11:00am – Intergenerational Advent Event:  All are welcome to join us in Fellowship Hall following worship for our Annual Intergenerational Advent Event.  This is a treasured tradition to many.  This is our opportunity to share the Love of Christ with refugees who recently arrived in our community.  We will provide gifts and create gifts and at the same time enjoy great fellowship.  Come and enjoy a time to celebrate Jesus’ birth by modeling His love for others.

12:30pm – Following the Intergenerational Event, everyone in the church is invited to go caroling.

Thursday
Dec122013

Christmas Eve Worship, Tuesday evening, December 24

6:00 p.m. Worship 

This is a family-friendly worship service that features Christmas carols and a telling of the Christmas story through a pageant where all children may participate if they desire. Handbell Choir and Children’s Choir provide the music. Children with assigned parts in the pageant gather for dress rehearsal at 5:00 p.m. Children’s Choir rehearses at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

 

11:00 p.m. Worship 

This is a traditional Christmas Eve worship service that tells the Christmas story through lessons and carols and candle-light. The Chancel Choir provides music. We also celebrate the sacrament of communion.