Presbytidings – Summer 2019

 

Presbytidings – Summer 2019

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….

We’re starting to see signs around town of Wayne’s Chicken Days celebration. The 2019 theme is “Chickens Around the World.”   We have fun in Wayne celebrating chickens, with our themed t-shirts, parades, games and food! I recently saw this year’s colorful t-shirts, which sport a design of flags from around the world, displayed at a local business.

There is currently a trend in the United States for folks to raise chickens on their properties in both rural and urban settings. The benefits of this practice include fresh eggs as well the chickens keeping pests under control. Chickens can eat many types of kitchen scraps and their manure is good fertilizer.

Some of the same benefits enjoyed by American back-yard farmers are critically important for those in poor and developing countries. Chickens can provide vital food and nourishment to families via the eggs they produce. A good hen can lay up to 200 eggs a year in addition to a steady source of nutrition, the excess eggs can be sold. Feathers may also be sold for pillows and other uses and the natural fertilizer produced used for crops. Chickens require little space and can thrive on readily available scraps; this allows families to make money from the birds without spending much feeding them.

What if instead of just celebrating chickens around the world FPC worked to send some chickens around the world? The Presbyterian Church (USA) has a Giving Catalog through which individuals or congregations can “purchase animals” such as water buffalo, goats, pigs, chickens and more. The donated funds are designated for the desired animals and distributed through the Presbyterian Mission network; you could say that it’s the Presbyterian form of Heifer International.

Recently I read about Rev. Rex Wentzel from Sioux City, Iowa who is an advocate for the Giving Catalog. Rev. Wentzel is retired and wanted to stay active in the church after he left full time parish ministry. So, like many other retired clergy, he offered his service as a supply preacher for congregations when pastors were ill, on leave or on vacation, but rather than getting paid, he asks churches to donate chickens through the PC (USA) Giving Catalog, with a lifetime goal of raising funds for 100 flocks of chickens!  Wentzel thought this was an ideal way to promote mission in the congregations he visited; as of last report he’s halfway to his goal.

This is how it works; an individual or a congregation selects an item or items from the Giving Catalog and makes a financial donation. Individuals or congregations can make a gift in someone’s honor choosing something that represents those they love. For example, my parents used to raise, and sell dressed chickens every summer for extra money. I remember them at Christmas through The Giving Catalog with a donation for chickens.

I challenge FPC to raise $100.00 (or more) for the purchase of chickens, the flocks are $25.00 each, but any amount will move us toward our $100.00 goal. The Session has given approval for a special offering on Sunday, July 14th. Watch for the display in Fellowship Hall to remind you of the July 14th special offering and the final nest egg received. I encourage each household to pick up a Giving Catalog from Fellowship Hall or look at it on-line at https://presbyteriangifts.org/ and consider what alternate gifts you might give to family and friends in the coming year; after all, not everyone can say they got a flock of chickens for their birthday!!

Together we can help improve the food security and livelihoods of farmers and families around the world. Through this special offering we can provide help, hope and relief to individuals, families and communities in need. United with others through the Giving Catalog, our gifts are multiplied beyond what any of us can do alone. Let’s send some chickens around the world!!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

SUMMER COMMUNION DATES

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019. Glenda McDonald, Communion Elder.
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019. Jim Curtiss, Communion Elder.
  • Sunday, August 4, 2019. Jean Griess, Communion Elder.
  • Sunday, September 8, 2019. Kent Pulfer, Communion Elder.

 

COME TO THE WATERS BIBLE STUDY

During the summer we are looking at the role of water in the Scriptures. The outline for this sermon series comes from the Presbyterian Women’s Bible study “Come to the Waters.” Anyone is welcome to join Pastor Teresa on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am to look at the scripture passages for the following Sunday. The study covers both the Old and New Testaments and such topics as thirst and longing, faith, forgiveness, compassion, hope, righteousness, justice and deliverance. You are asked to read the scripture passages in advance of our meeting no other advance preparation is needed. The dates and the corresponding scriptures are as follows.

June 4th – Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 42:1-2, 63:1, John 19:28

June 11th- Joshua 3, Psalm 69:1-3

June 18th – Matthew 14:22-33

No meeting June 25th

July 2nd- Amos 5:21-24

July 9th – Isaiah 35:1-2, 5-7, Psalm 51:1-12, Matthew 6:12

July 16th -John 4:1-30, 39-42, Acts 2:44-47

July 23 – Pastor Teresa on study leave.

July 30th – Revelation 21-22

 

AED TRAINING

The Session recently purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which is an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart. A training session is tentatively planned for July 8th from 8:00-11:30am at Providence Medical Center for those interested in participating on the AED Response Team.   We still need volunteers. If you are already trained, we need a copy of your certification to keep on file. A sign-up sheet is on the Opportunities Table for all volunteers. Please register by June 21st so we can confirm the training event.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN & SEWING SOULS

Presbyterian Women will resume in the fall. The next Sewing Souls meeting will be Wednesday, June 19th at 2:00pm.

 

CHRISTIAN CROSS FESTIVAL

The Christian Cross Festival will be held at Sky View Lake in Norfolk on Friday, June 7, and Saturday June 8. Go and enjoy free admission, ministry, prayer, food, fellowship, a kid’s tent, inflatables and fireworks. Check it out on Facebook at Christian Cross Festival or online at www.christiancrossfestival.org  A fun day to fellowship in Norfolk!

 

EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR

The Worner Family and Boy Scout Troop 174 cordially invite you to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Jon Worner, Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, 4:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Wayne. There will be a taco bar following the ceremony.

 

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICES

Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at the following locations through the summer:

  • RADIO DEVOTIONS Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of June 24th – 28th at 5:40am.
  • CAREAGE CHAPEL Pastor will lead chapel at Careage on Sunday, June 30th at 1:30pm.
  • BROOKDALE CHAPEL Please feel free to join Pastor Teresa as she leads chapel at Brookdale on Wednesday, July 17th at 3:30pm.

 

PASTOR’S STUDY LEAVE

  • Pastor Teresa will be out on study leave June 20-23rd and July 22nd – 28th.
  • If you have a pastoral need while Pastor Teresa is away, please contact the office at (402)375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com

 

PULPIT SUPPLY

  • Sunday, June 23rd. Father Mark Beran, Director, St. Augustine Indian Mission, Winnebago, NE
  • Sunday, July 28th, Front Porch Pickers, Wayne, NE

 

SESSION

The next session meeting will be held on Monday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will not be a July meeting.

 

INDEPENDENCE WEEK SCHEDULE

The church office and food pantry will be open Monday, July 1st from 9:00-1:00pm. We will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th.

 

TRIENNIUM

The 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium will be held July 16-20th at Purdue University. Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth (entering 9th – graduated 12th grade) from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The theme for 2019 is “Here’s My Heart.” Gabe Peitz will be representing FPC at this event. Please keep him in your prayers especially during Triennium.

 

GOLF OUTING

Like to golf? Plan on gathering for a Lutheran/Presbyterian Golf outing in August, date to be announced.

 

COOKBOOKS

If you are looking for new recipes to try this summer, we still have a few First Presbyterian Cookbooks left.  The newly reduced price is $10.  See Karen Johnson or Jenny in the church office.

 

FLOWERS, LAWNS, FELLOWSHIP

Please consider one of the many service opportunities we have available at FPC this summer. We need flowers for worship, lawn-mowing, and people to provide and serve fellowship time after each worship service. Sign-up sheets are on the Opportunity Table to help us keep track and recognize those who help. Thank you to those who have already signed up!

 

YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is finished for the year. Thanks to Gail McCorkindale, Ronda Ras and Jim Curtiss for their leadership of our youth.

 

2018/19 FOOD PANTRY & BACKPACK NEWS

The food pantry has had a very busy year, we have already served over 130 families.  The Backpack Program served 4,300 food bags in the 2018/19 academic year. The program will continue this summer. We would be happy to receive donations such as individually wrapped packages of nutritious food & snacks or financial donations. Contact Jodi Pulfer or Jenny Hammer at the church office: fpcwayne@gmail.com or (402)375-2669 for more details. Please consider a donation to the Wayne Food Pantry and Backpack Program ministry.

 

WAYNE GROW AN EXTRA ROW

Consider sharing your garden bounty this year with those in need in our community. Set aside a small bag of produce, and bring it to our food pantry.  The program was well received last year. You can help make a difference!  What we don’t give away will be for sale after church each Sunday, with the proceeds of the sale going to support the Pantry.

 

FPC Bowling Party – Wildcat Lanes

Sunday, May 12, 2019

(see our Media page for photos)

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, stepdads, granddads, adoptive fathers, foster fathers and father figures. Give thanks to God for the men in your lives who have guided, encouraged, challenged and loved you. On Father’s Day take time to let them know you remember and are grateful.

What Makes a Dad

(Author unknown)

God took the strength of a mountain,  The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,  The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,  The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,  The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,  The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,  The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,  When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,  And so, He called it… Dad.

 

JACK BEESON

Our sympathy is extended to Bev Beeson, Jock and Brenda Beeson and the extended family of Jack Beeson.  Jack passed away on Sunday, May 26th at Providence Medical Center. Jack will be missed greatly by his family as well as his church family. Jack served the church through the years as a Deacon and Ruling elder and on many committee’s over the years. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 3rd at First Presbyterian. As a witness to the many lives that Jack has touched through the years the church was full. We will indeed miss Jack’s wit and witness, but we thank God for the promises of Scripture that Jack has entered into his eternal reward.

Thank-you to Anita Fuelberth, Joan Lage and Jan Liska for their leadership for the Beeson funeral lunch, they did a great job of co-ordination. What I saw on Sunday and Monday was more than a congregation getting ready for a memorial service, more than people willing to be ushers and greeters. What I saw was more than the ladies of the church doing a funeral lunch, I saw the church being the church. Young and not so young, men and women, working together to care for members of the church family; that’s what being the body of Christ is about. Well done, good and faithful servants.

-Pastor Teresa

 

MANY THANKS!

“A million thanks to all of the wonderful people that stepped up Monday to set up, serve, and clean up for the lunch for the Beeson family. God has blessed First Presbyterian Church. God Bless you all.
-Anita”

 

GUIDELINES FOR ACOLYTES AND GREETERS

Attention Greeters: Please review the newly revised “Guidelines for Acolytes” the next time you assist during worship. Specifically, we are reminded that the “candle-lighting is representative of bringing the light of the Trinity into the sanctuary for the worship service.” Thank you for serving.

 

June 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o 10:00 Worship

o 11:00 Fellowship

 

          1
2

Pastor on vacation

Guest Speaker, Pastor

Anna Speiser

 

3

9:30am

Wayne Co. Family Coalition

 

4

 

5

2:00pm Presbyterian Women

6

 

7 8
9

Communion –

elder, Glenda McDonald

10 11

10:30

Bible Study

 

12

 

13

 

14 15
16

* Father’s Day

 

 

 

17

 

18

 

10:30am

Bible Study

 

19

 

2:00pm

Sewing Souls

20

(Pastor on

Study leave)

21

(Pastor on

Study leave)

22

(Pastor on

Study leave)

4:00pm

Jon Worner Eagle Scout Court of Honor

23

 

(Pastor on

Study leave)

 

Guest speaker, Fr. Mark Beran,

24

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

7:00pm

Session Meeting

7:30pm

Scout Committee Meeting

25

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

No

Bible Study

 

11:00am Northern Covenant Pastors

Meeting

26

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

3:00pm

Launch Leadership packs Backpacks

27

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

 

28

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

29
30

1:30pm

Wayne Countryview Chapel

           

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for June 2019

6/2/2019 Glenda McDonald Pat & Glenda McDonald
6/9/2019 Melissa Urbanec The Urbanec Family
6/16/2019 James Lindau James Lindau/Joyce Reeg
6/23/2019 Jan Liska Ken & Jan Liska
6/30/2019 Josephine Peitz The Peitz Family

 

June Birthdays

2         Jean G., Jill S.

6         Connie B.

8         Brian B., Carol M.

10        Karen G.

18        Wes B.

19        Dennis S.

26        Pastor Teresa

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for July 2019

7/7/2019 Bev Beeson Babs Middleton Scott McLaughlin
7/14/2019 Ken Marra Ken & Karen Marra  
7/21/2019 Jim Curtiss Jim & Shari Paige Jim Curtiss
7/28/2019 Phil Griess Phil & Jean Griess  

 

July Birthdays

10        Shea S.

11        Luke P.

15        Greg W.

21        Josephine P.

24        Mark H., Zach U.

27        Cate W.

29        Marta P.

 

July 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o 10:00 Worship

o 11:00 Fellowship

 

1

9:30am Wayne Co. Family Coalition

 

9am-1pm

Office open

2

 

10:30

Bible Study

 

3 4

 

Office Closed

5

 

Office Closed

6
7

 

Communion –

elder, Jim Curtiss

 

8

8:00am

AED Training

9

 

10:30

Bible Study

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

14

Chicken Days

Special Offering

15

 

16

Triennium

10:30am

Bible Study

 

17

Triennium

3:30pm

Brookdale Chapel

 

18

Triennium

 

19

Triennium

 

20

Triennium

 

21

 

22

(Pastor on vacation)

 

23

(Pastor on vacation)

 

24

(Pastor on vacation)

 

25

(Pastor on vacation)

 

26

(Pastor on vacation)

 

27

(Pastor on vacation)

28

(Pastor on vacation)

 

10:00am

Front Porch Pickers

 

29

(Pastor on vacation)

7:30pm

Scout Committee Meeting

 

30

 

10:30

Bible Study

 

31      

 

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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