March 2013 Presbytidings

Presbytidings – March 2013

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 Ë www.fpcwayne.org

Our chief end is to glorify and enjoy God forever.”

A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:

Happy anniversary…to us!  On Monday, February 28, 2005—after we four McCallas moved in and got situated in the manse—I started work as your pastor with a trip to St. Luke’s hospital in Sioux City and an evening session meeting.  And it’s been an amazing eight years since then.  I feel blessed every day that I get to do this job.  We McCallas feel that we have fit into this community very well, and we are blessed to have made some good friends here.  So as we mark this occasion, I want to offer my thanks: to all of you for your support and love, and to God for bringing us to a good place together.  And as I look ahead to the coming months and years, here is my wish list for our congregation:

  • That each person would feel the love of Jesus Christ and the love of our congregation;
  • That we would grow in optimism for our future together;
  • That we would pack our sanctuary every Sunday;
  • That we would invite others to participate in our church family and experience the joy of community;
  • And that we would practice forgiveness and making amends with each other.

Pastor Ray

SESSION

The Session will gather on Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME!

Spring forward one hour the weekend of March 10. Don’t get caught walking into church just as worship is finishing up!

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING

Since 1949 Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with those in need. Your generous gifts assist those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed.  We will take up the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

FUN FAMILY FELLOWSHIP NIGHT!Calling all families with kids 18 years and younger! Family Fellowship Night is a time for families to fellowship together! Join us for spaghetti, and then a time of games and socializing on Saturday, March 16, at 5:30pm.  This event is free, but you do need to sign-up at the Opportunity Table.  Bring your favorite game & a dessert or side item to share.

LENT

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus as we journey to the cross and the empty tomb together. Every Wednesday during Lent, we will have a soup supper at 6:00 and a brief prayer service at 6:50 in the sanctuary. There will be child care available during those services.

Please sign up at the Opportunity Table to provide soups, sandwiches, or desserts for the suppers.

YOUTH GROUPS

High School Youth: 3/6 and 3/20 at 7:30 p.m.

Junior High Youth: 3/13 and 3/27 at 7:30 p.m.

Youth are encouraged to attend our soup suppers and evening prayer services during Lent!

SUMMER CAMP

Calvin Crest has an awesome variety of summer camps for kids of all ages! Choose from horseback, mountain biking, adventure, nature education, or traditional camps that all blend camp fun with love for Jesus. Pick up a brochure at the Opportunity Table in fellowship hall or visit http://www.calvincrest.org/Summer_Camp.php for more information. Our church will pay for 50% of the cost of camp.

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT

Calvin Crest is hosting a middle school retreat for kids in grades 6-8: April 19-20 (Friday-Saturday). The cost is $49, but the church will pay 100%. To learn more (and to register), visit http://www.calvincrest.org/Youth_Retreats.php. And adult chaperons are free!

NEED A SUMMER JOB?

Calvin Crest is looking for summer staff to work with campers. They need people for counselors, lifeguards, crafts, and health care. Applicants should be Christian high school graduates and preferably at least 18 years old. Visit www.calvincrest.org/job_opportunities/php for more information. If you are in grades 9-12, you can also be a CSI—camp staff intern!

THE 2013 LECTOR, ACOLYTE, GREETER SCHEDULE is available on the Opportunity Table.  As in the past, please find a replacement if you cannot make it, and contact the church office about any changes.  Thanks!

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE

The search for church updates has begun. Have you changed your e-mail address or dropped your land-line this year? Please check the Opportunity Table for an update sheet if you need to make any changes to your current listing, or e-mail the church office at fpcwayne@gmail.com.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN & SEWING SOULS

Presbyterian Women will meet Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall.  Martha Svoboda will lead the Bible study.  All women of the church are invited to join us.  Sewing Souls will meet on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30pm.

COOKBOOK PART II

We are still working on a second edition of our church cookbook.  Our goal is to have at least one recipe from every family in the church.  Consider adding your recipes to our latest edition.  Recipes can be e-mailed to Jane O’Leary at jane@inebraska.com OR you can leave them in the basket on the Opportunity Table.

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

We are now on Facebook!  You can “like” us at “First Presbyterian Church – Wayne, Nebraska.”  Tune in for the latest updates from our church.  Many thanks to Rich & Melissa Murphy for creating our page.

AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES

Kent Wilke (a farmer in here in Wayne County) was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Wilke selected our Wayne Community Food Pantry to be the recipient of a $2,500 donation.  We will use the money to make some much needed repairs and renovations to the space downstairs.  Our hats are off to Kent & Carol Wilke!

CONCERT AND PASSION DRAMA

Join Gary Randall, a singer/songwriter from South Dakota, as he performs a free concert at the Concord Evangelical Free Church on Sunday, March 24, at 7:00pm.

 PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • Our elders and deacons
  • Our unchurched neighbors
  • Sandra Metz
  • Denny Spangler

GREETERS

MARCH 2013                                                                                              

3rd – The Worner Family

10th – The Beesons & The Griesses

17th – The Milton Owens & The Liskas

24th – The Peterson Family

31st – J. Curtiss, J. Rees, K. Johnson & B. Middleton

APRIL 2013

7th – The Pulfer Family

14th – The McLaughlins & The Fuelberths

21st – The Sweetland Family

28th – The Peitz Family

LECTORS

MARCH 2013                                                                                  

3rd – Larry Heese

10th – Karen Johnson

17th – Judy Lindberg

24th – Leigh Heese

31st – Jan Liska

APRIL 2013

7th – Ken Marra

14th – Rachelle McCalla

21st – Levi Heese

28th – Ken Liska

March 2013 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

   Each Sunday Morning:

  • Handbell Choir 8:45
  • Church School 9:00
  • Worship 10:00
  • Fellowship 11:00

 

1

2

 

3

3rd Sunday in Lent

Worship with Communion

4

3:45 Scout Meeting

6:30 Scout Meeting

 

5

4:00pm

NE Nebraska Children’s Chorus

6:30pm Presbyterian Women

6

6:00pm Soup Supper

6:45pm Lenten Service

7:30 High School Youth Group

7 NO Brown Bag Bible Study (spring break) 8

2:00pm

Wayne Women’s Club

9

 

10

4th Sunday in Lent

Daylight saving time begins!

11

6:30 Scout Meeting

 

12

4:00pm

NE Nebraska Children’s Chorus

 

13

6:00pm Soup Supper

6:45pm Lenten Service

7:30 Middle School Youth Group

14 Brown Bag Bible Study 12pm 15 16

Family Fellowship Night 5:30pm

17

5th Sunday in Lent

18

3:45 Scout Meeting

6:30 Scout Meeting

 

19

4:00pm

NE Nebraska Children’s Chorus

6:30 Sewing Souls

20

6:00pm Soup Supper

6:45pm Lenten Service

7:30 High School Youth Group

21 Brown Bag Bible Study 12pm

 

22

 

23
24

 

25

3:45 Scout Meeting

7:00pm

Session

 

26

4:00pm Nebraska Children’s Chorus

27

7:30 Middle School Youth Group

28 Brown Bag Bible Study 12pm

Maundy Thursday service 7pm

29 Community Good Friday service 12pm 30
31

 

 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

16     Jason Racely

17     Jack Beeson

19     Judy Lindberg, Ray McCalla

24     Jacob Beair

25     Leigh Heese

28     Babs Middleton

29     Madison Urbanec

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