Presbytidings – March 2016

Presbytidings – March 2016

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + www.fpcwayne.org

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

 

A WORD FROM THE PASTOR 

Lent is a time of reflection, a time to draw more deeply under the shadow of God’s wings, a time to discover the abiding presence of God in every moment of life.  God calls us to name both our joys and our challenges, safe in the knowledge that he loves us more than we can possibly imagine.  God loves us in all our fallen-ness, and loves us too much to leave us in that fallen-ness.  Below is a modern psalm of lament, written for this Lenten time, to remind us that we are never alone, never without the sustaining hand of God, the saving love of Christ, and the surrounding hope of the Holy Spirit.

A Companion for the Journey

Some days, God, I feel abandoned.

Left alone,

disconnected,

unable to handle even the simplest tasks.

I wander confused, trying to sort out

the next step,

the next responsibility,

the next stage of the journey

It seems there is no one

to help sort out the challenges,

to help carry the load,

to provide a shoulder to cry on

and a listening ear.

You call me to wait, Lord, to wait on you:

to be still and stop the endless doing;

to be calm, and stop the endless consuming;

to be quiet and listen for your leading.

You call me to discover that I never journey alone,

that you provide companions for the journey

when I remember to seek them out.

You call me to discover that you are enough,

and I am enough, because of you.

Amen

May God bless this holy Lenten journey and guide you refreshed into Easter week.

Pastor Sally

 

LENTEN SUPPERS AND EVENING PRAYER

Are you too busy to pray? Living in a noisy world? Slow down and listen! Join us for warm fellowship and quiet evening prayer as we journey to the cross and the empty tomb! We have 3 soup suppers and prayer services remaining on Wednesdays during Lent. Please sign up at the Opportunity to provide food for our suppers.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Join us as we travel to the Upper Room, to Calvary, and to the Empty Tomb. Here is our Holy Week schedule:

  • Palm Sunday celebration, with the Presbyterian Pealers handbell choir: March 20th at 10:00am
  • Maundy Thursday: April 2nd at 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday celebration, with Communion: March 27th at 10:00am

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Spring forward one hour the weekend of March 13th.

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, March 6th.

 

BROWN-BAG BIBLE STUDY

Our Brown-Bag Bible study will meet in the fellowship hall March 1st, 8th and 15th. We will be discussing the next study material on March 15th.  Please join us for that conversation, or talk to Pastor Sally if you have suggestions.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women will meet on TUESDAY, March 1st, at 6:30pm. Jackie Owens will lead the Bible study. Martha Svoboda will be the hostess.

 

SEWING SOULS

The Sewing Souls will meet on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 6:30pm. Elaine Francis will be the hostess.

 

SESSION

The Session will gather on Monday, March 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

DEACONS

Our board of deacons has met recently to organize the Coat Closet work. If you are interested in helping with that work, please speak to a Deacon.

 

YOUTH GROUPS

*High School Youth: 3/2 and 3/16 and 3/30 @ 7:30 p.m.

*Jr. High Youth: 3/9 and 3/23 @ 7:30pm for Confirmation, followed by refreshments and conversation.

 

CHURCH RENOVATION

The renovation project continues. The lighting should go up as soon as the retro fit LED get approved by the state electrical inspector.  The painting is done, but we will have a final inspection after the lights are installed.  The old carpet is out & the new carpet will follow.

STACEY ALEXANDER BENEFIT

There will be a coed volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 19th at the Wayne Activity Center. Both competitive and recreational teams will be playing. The tourney will be capped at 30 teams, and registrations must be postmarked by March 7th. More details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1538431343116573/  All proceeds will go toward research to help Stacey fight cancer.

GREAT PLAINS PRESBYTERIAN PILGRIMAGE

Presbyterian Pilgrimage is coming, the evening of April 7th to April 10th, at Camp Calvin Crest. What is it?  Pilgrimage is a journey in Christian community, designed to nurture Christians in their spiritual growth and to provide them with a renewed foundation for individual and community living. A Pilgrimage is not designed to convert anyone to Christianity. It is a renewal, meant for those who are already faithful and committed to Christ and His church. Pilgrimage is open to all denominations.

Why attend a Pilgrimage? You will change the horizons of your Christian walk. Pilgrimage will help you see your life journey differently. For those that are seeking growth and answers and for those that are content – all will come away with something greater in their walk with God.

For more information, speak with Pastor Sally, and go to http://www.gpppilgrimage.org.

 

SYNOD SCHOOL

Want to go to camp as a family this summer?  Plan to Join Presbyterians from all over the Midwest at Buena Vista College, in Storm Lake, IA.  Plan on a week of inspiring worship, educational speakers, arts and crafts, and lots of new friends for the entire family.  There is programming available for every age and every interest.  Want more information?  Go to http://lakesandprairies.org/SynodSchool.

 

SUMMER CAMP @ CALVIN CREST

The warm weather is coming! We promise! And what better way to spend your summer than going to camp with friends and Jesus! Calvin Crest is officially open for summer camp registration: www.calvincrest.org/summer-camp. Pick out your week of camp and register your kid(s) or grandkid(s). Adherents of our church automatically get a 50% discount, paid by our session. If you register before March 15, there is a 15% overall discount. And if you bring along three first-time friends, you go FREE! We also offer additional scholarships, based on financial need. Visit with Pastor Sally to explore that possibility. See you there!

 

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The newly revised Lector, Acolyte, Greeter schedule is available

on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall.

 

GREETER, LECTOR, USHER SCHEDULE – March & April 2015

 

3/6/16 Gabriel Peitz Emily Worner Peitz Family
3/13/16 Maysn Dorey Braydn McCorkindale McCorkindale Family
3/20/16 Palm Sunday Shea Sweetland Taytum Sweetland Sweetland Family
3/27/16 Easter Milton Owens Madison Urbanec Urbanec Family
4/3/16 Phil Griess Cate Worner Pulfer Family
4/10/16 Judy Lindberg Nina Hammer Peterson Family
4/17/16 Ronda Ras Bo Armstrong Jan & Ken Liska Ken & Karen Marra
4/24/16 Tami Worner Braydn McCorkindale Pat & Glenda McDonald Scott & Lindsay McLaughlin

 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

(Would you like to see your birthday listed here?

Just contact the church office 402-375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com)

16      Jason Racely

17      Jack Beeson

19      Judy Lindberg

24      Jacob Beair

25      Leigh Heese

28      Babs Middleton

29      Madison Urbanec


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March 2016 – First Presbyterian Church

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   Each Sunday Morning:

o  Handbell Choir 8:45

o  Worship 10:00

o  Fellowship 11:00

 

  1

Noon

Brown Bag with Pastor Sally

 

6:30 Presbyterian Women

2

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

7:30 Church School

7:30 High School Youth

 

3 4

 

5

1:30 Presbytery Records Review

6

 

7

 

8

Noon

Brown Bag with Pastor Sally

 

9

Noon Ecumenical Prayer with Lunch

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

7:30 Church School

7:30 Confirmation/Jr. High Youth

 

10

 

11

 

12
13

 

Daylight Savings – spring ahead!

14 15

Noon

Brown Bag with Pastor Sally

 

16

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

7:30 Church School

7:30 High School Youth

 

17 18

 

19

 

20

 

Palm Sunday

 

21

 

7:00 Session

22

 

23

6:30 Sewing Souls

7:30 Church School

7:30 Confirmation/Jr. High Youth

 

24

 

7:00 Maundy Thursday Service

25

 

Good Friday

26

 

27

Easter

28 29

 

30

7:30 Church School

7:30 High School Youth

     
             

 

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