Presbytidings – October 2018

Presbytidings – October 2018

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.”

 

From the Pastor….

This Is My Church

It is composed of people just like me.

It will be friendly if I am.

It will do a great work if I work.

It will make generous gifts to many causes if I am generous.

It will bring others into fellowship if I bring them.

Its seats will be filled if I fill them.

It will be a church of loyalty and love, of faith, service and laughter

if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these.

Therefore, with God’s help, I dedicate myself to the task of being all these things

I want my church to be.

FPC is YOUR church and it will be what the members with God’s help make it. What vision of the future has God planted in your heart for FPC? If we want to be a friendly, generous, faithful, loving and serving community we need to work together to make it so. If we want to be a church known for mission beyond our Coat Closet and support of the Food Pantry and Backpack program, we can make that happen. The level of our energy, imagination, and financial support make a difference in each of us, in Wayne and beyond.

A church isn’t just a building, but a community held together through Jesus Christ. Each member of this congregation has skills and gifts they can share whether musical talents, business knowledge, the ability to teach or rapport with the youth, some have limited time, others have more availability. It takes all of us, from the youngest to the oldest, working together to be the body of Christ and advance the kingdom of God.

The Session is preparing for next year and working on the budget. The Nominating Committee has been activated and will be looking for a new class of Deacons and Elders. If you are asked by the Nominating Committee to serve, please prayerfully consider the request and how you can make a difference by saying yes.

October is Stewardship Campaign month, when we ask you to consider how we share financial support of the church and its mission in Wayne and beyond. It is not just financial support that is needed however, your support and participation in the life of the congregation is important whether mowing the lawn, playing in the bell choir, bringing flowers, serving as an usher, liturgist or fellowship host. It is also about participating with gusto in worship, praying and caring for each other and those beyond our walls. This is your church; let us dedicate ourselves to being the generous, loving, extroverted church of our Triune God.

CU in church,

Pastor Teresa

 

LIFETIME HONORARY PW MEMBERSHIP – JACQULYN OWENS

At the September meeting of Presbyterian women, Jacqulyn Owens was honored with Lifetime Presbyterian Women Membership. The Honorary Life Membership (HLM) program was established early last century in the Presbyterian Church to honor faithful service to the women’s organization and to the church. We are appreciative of Jackie’s many years of dedication to the ministry of Presbyterian Women.

The Honorary Life Membership is represented by a silver membership pin that was presented along with a certificate. The Honorary Life Membership pin symbolizes values held dear by Presbyterian Women. The caring, supportive hands represent women who seek to build an inclusive community of Presbyterian Women. The leaf represents growth of our personal and corporate response to Jesus Christ as we nurture our faith. The dove indicates our work for peace in our own lives and throughout the world, shown in the globe. At the center of the design is the cross, by which our sins are forgiven and we are freed to live in Christ who is at the center of our lives. The overall design is of a butterfly, a symbol of newness in Christ. Funds derived from Honorary Life Memberships support the PW Leadership Development Grants such as the Church-wide Gathering, Ecumenical Advocacy Days and the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

 

FINANCE TEAM

The Finance Team will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd at 2:00pm.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

  • PW will continue to meet in the afternoon this year. Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 3rd at 2:00. Our Bible study this year is God’s Promise: I Am With You. Judy Lindberg will be the Bible study leader for Lesson One.  Babs Middleton is hostess.
  • Presbytery’s Fall Gathering for Presbyterian Women is Saturday, October 6th in Cedar Bluffs, NE. Registration information is on the bulletin board. Joe Starita’s book, A Warrior of the People: the story of Dr. Susan La Flesche, the first American Indian doctor, of the Omaha tribe of Northeast Nebraska will be discussed and the author will be there to add to the discussion.

 

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICES

Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at the following locations throughout October:

  • BROOKDALE CHAPEL Pastor Teresa will lead Brookdale Chapel on Wednesday, October 3rd at 3:30pm.
  • CAREAGE CHAPEL Pastor will lead chapel at Careage on Sunday, October 28th at 1:30pm.

 

PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH TRIENNIUM

The youth of the congregation are encouraged to attend the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium, July 16-20 at Purdue University. Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) that occurs every three years.

Triennium is five days of CONVERSATION, RECREATION, LEARNING, WORSHIP AND FUN! The theme for the 2019 event is “Here’s My Heart.” Youth will be digging into faith through a variety of activities and experiences – all focused around the theme “Here’s My Heart” (Recognize the line yet? Hint: It’s a lyric from a classic tune / hymn we sing!). Triennium participant’s faith will be inspired and grounded in the context of personal and communal worship!

Registration is $550.00 for youth 18 and under and $575.00 for those 18 and older. Adults are also encouraged to attend and there are a variety of ways adult volunteers can participate, such as advisors and small group leaders. The FPC Session has determined that scholarship funds will be available for youth who would like to attend. Homestead Presbytery will provide transportation to Purdue University for all registered participants. Prior to the July event a gathering of Homestead youth will be held to get acquainted and plan for the trip. Sydney McCorkindale attended the 2012 Triennium, ask about her experience and watch the 2019 Triennium video on our FPC Facebook page to hear youth talk about their experience. For more information visit the website  https://presbyterianyouthtriennium.org/ or contact Gail McCorkindale, Ronda Ras or Pastor Teresa.  Interested youth should sign up before October 7th, the interest form can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/yY3vFAa65OFLChWu2

 

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together on Sunday, October 1. It is World Communion Sunday, a day when we share the Bread of life and the Cup of salvation alongside Christians in all different traditions, around the world. The communion elder will be Kent Pulfer.

 

FALL DECORATING

If you would like to provide pumpkins, gourds or other fall decorations (artificial or real) to use in decorating the sanctuary, please bring those items to church by October 7th and leave them in Fellowship Hall or with Pastor Teresa. If you would like to assist in decorating the sanctuary for fall, please join us on Wed., October 10th at 2:00 p.m.

 

DEACONS MEETING

The Deacons will meet Tuesday, October 9th at 4:15pm.

 

YOUTH GROUP

The youth group will meet on October: 10th & 24th at 7:30pm in the youth room.

 

HOMESTEAD RECORDS REVIEW

FPC Wayne will host the northern group of clerks of session for their annual records review on Saturday, 10/13, at 2:00pm.

SEWING SOULS

Sewing Souls will meet on Wednesday, October 17th at 2:00 to work on pillowcases and a denim/flannel quilt. Babs Middleton is hostess.

 

GREAT PLAINS PILGRIMAGE #23

October 11-14, 2018 at Calvin Crest Treat & Conference Center, Fremont, Nebraska. Pilgrimage is a three-day journey designed to provide Christians with a renewed foundation and spiritual growth for individual and community living. For more information see the flyer in Fellowship Hall. Scholarships are available.

 

PINK FLAMINGO NIGHT AT OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

Plan to join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church for their Annual Pink Flamingo Nite on Thursday, October 4th. Providence Medical Center, PacNSave and the Women of Our Savior have joined forces again this year to bring a fun and informative evening focused on Cancer Awareness. Tickets can be purchased at the church, area banks, Swan’s, Hair Envy and a few other locations around town for just $5 each. Proceeds going directly to the PMC Oncology Department.

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP AT PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER

Join a welcoming and kind community of support, where you can learn tools and join others on the journey.  We will gather on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:15 pm, October 3 to November 7 (six sessions) at Providence Medical Center, in Wayne.  There is no cost, snacks and beverages provided.  For more information call 402-375-4288.

 

SESSION

The next session meeting will be held on Monday, October 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

WSC MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL IN OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

The First Presbyterian Church of Wayne in conjunction with Wayne State College’s Department of Music hosted a concert in Celebration of International Day of Peace, Friday, September 21st. Performers were, Dr. Sarah Farr, mezzo-soprano, Dr. Angela Miller-Niles, piano and Dr. Karl Kolbeck, clarinet, all faculty from Wayne State College.

The audience enjoyed the vocal talents of Dr. Sarah Farr, who sang portions of a Ralph Vaughan Williams composition entitled “Four Last Songs.” Dr. Angela Miller-Niles played three movements from “Moments Musicaux, op.16” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Dr. Karl Kolbeck shared a composition entitled “Eternal Garden; Four Songs for Clarinet and Piano” by David Maslanka. In addition to her own piece, Dr. Angela Miller-Niles accompanied Dr. Farr and Dr. Kolbeck. Pastor Teresa Bartlett commented “We were delighted to participate with Wayne State by hosting this concert. The performances were outstanding and a fitting way to mark the International Day of Peace.”

Following the concert, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall where an appreciative audience mingled with the performers.

 

LIFE CHAIN 2018

The 22nd Annual Life Chain, hosted by Wayne Area Right to Life, will be held Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 2:30-3:30 along Main Street and 7th Street in Wayne, Nebraska. Participants will stand to form the shape of a cross, to silently pray and witness for an end to abortion. (If needed, you may bring a lawn chair.) Signs may be picked up at the corner of 7th and Main.

 

CHURCH RUSTIC TREASURE ACCOUNT

If you would like to donate items to the Church’s Rustic Treasure accounts, the numbers are listed below. Just take your item to the store counter, and give them the account number listed below. The proceeds will come back to us:

First Presbyterian Church #1220                Wayne Food Pantry #442

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 4, at 2:00am. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour, or you’ll have plenty of time for solitary meditation in the sanctuary!

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • Our community
  • Our schools, teachers & students
  • All who are battling illness
  • All who live in assisted living or care facilities
  • Those impacted by hurricanes
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • Persecuted Christians in Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and North Korea
  • Our Pastor: Rev. Teresa Bartlett
  • Our Session Clerk: Judy Lindberg
  • Our Session Members:  Misty Beair, Jim Curtiss, Gail McCorkindale, Glenda McDonald, Scott McLaughlin, Jay O’Leary, Jim Paige, Kevin Peterson & Kent Pulfer
  • Our Deacons: Karen Johnson, Jan Liska, Karen Marra, Jackie Owens, Jill Sweetland & Melissa Urbanec
  • Our Treasurer & Financial Secretary: John & Anita Fuelberth (respectively)
  • Our Youth Leaders: Gail McCorkindale, Ronda Ras & Jim Curtiss

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for October 2018

10/7/2018 Ken Marra Ken & Karen Marra Jeryl Nelson
10/14/2018 Phil Griess Phil & Jean Griess Milton & Jackie Owens
10/21/2018 Jim Lindau Jim Lindau & Joyce Reeg Kevin Peterson
10/28/2018 Jan Liska Ken & Jan Liska Jim & Shari Paige

 

 

October 2018 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o Handbell Practice 8:45

o Worship 10:00

o Fellowship 11:00

 

 

1

9:30am

Wayne Family County Coalition Meeting

6:30pm

Scout Den Meeting

2

2:00pm

Finance Team Meeting

3

2:00pm Presbyterian Women

 

3:30pm

Brookdale Chapel

4 5 6

 

PW Gathering at Cedar Bluffs

7

World

Communion Day

 

8

6:30pm

Scout Den Meeting

9

4:15pm Deacons Meeting

10

10:30am

Pastor at WACAM

2:00pm

Fall decoration of the Sanctuary

7:30pm

Youth Group

11 12 13

2:00pm Presbytery Records Review

14

 

15

6:30pm

Scout Den Meeting

16

10:00am Pastor at Salvation Army Meeting

17

2:00pm

Sewing Souls

 

 

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

7:00pm

Session meets

23

11:00am

Northern Covenant Pastors meet at Fiesta Brava

24

7:30pm

Youth Group

25 26 27
28

1:30pm

Careage Chapel

29

6:30pm

Scout Den Meeting

 

30

 

31      
             

  

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

(Would you like to see your birthday listed here?

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

5         Dale Johnson

8         John Fuelberth

10        Brook Bowers

14        Sydney McCorkindale

15        Pat McDonald

18        Ronald Clark

20        Braydn McCorkindale

21        Rob Sweetland

 

Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

 

FPC Office & Wayne Food Pantry:

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.org/

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.org/food-pantry/

 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

First Presbyterian Church – Wayne, Nebraska

Wayne Food Pantry – Wayne, Nebraska

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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