From the Pastor – August 2017

Summer Worship 2017:

Continuing through September 03, the Sunday morning schedule is as follows:

  • Worship Service, at 10:30 AM, in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Coffee Fellowship continues in the vestibule from 10:00 until 10:29.
  • Nursery care is available for children who have not yet been to Kindergarten.

Entry points will be the double doors under the carport and closest to the elevator, the double doors facing
Laurel Street that open into the Vestibule, as well as the door on Magnolia Street beside the wooden

To protect the surface of the new parking lot, the Session has designated the Magnolia Street driveway as a
secondary entrance; it will ordinarily be gated to pass-through traffic, but it will be open Sunday
mornings and for other church activities.

Here are your hymn choices for this month:

August 06 “Just As I Am” August 20 “A Mighty Fortress”
 “Oh, Sing To The Lord”   “Jesus Loves Me”
 “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”   “You Are My All In All”
 August 13  “Amazing Grace”  August 27   “Take My Life”
 “Lord, I Lift Your Name On High”   “Lord, I Lift Your Name On High”
 “I Surrender All”  “He Lives”

Here are the texts and themes for the month:

August 06 Philippians 2:1-5 “They Will Know We Are Christians: Consider Others”
 August 13   Colossians 3:12-17  “They Will Know We Are Christians: Teach One Another”
 August 20   Hebrews 10:23-25  “They Will Know We Are Christians: Encourage One Another”
 August 27   1 Peter 4:8-10   “They Will Know We Are Christians: Show Hospitality To One Another”

 Fall Worship Note:

  • Worship will return to the Sanctuary on Sunday, September 10, at 10:30 A.M.
  • Sunday School will also return at its regular time, 9:00 A.M.

Church Officer Nominating Committee:

The committee will soon begin its work of discernment, seeking the will of God regarding those called to serve the church as Elders, and your prayers for this work are earnestly requested. Also, your suggestions for nominees would be appreciated. You may offer for the committee’s consideration your own name, or that of any other church member you feel may be called by God to serve.

Committee members are: Elders Tom Jaggard and Jo Smith; at-large members Parkie Luce, Debbie Shedden, Kim Thompson.

Eligibility Note: Any member whose name appears on the Active Roll of First Presbyterian Church is eligible for consideration as an

Process: The Church Officer Nominating Committee will present a slate of 5 nominees to be elected to the Class of 2020 at the
Annual Fall Meeting of the Congregation.