October 2017 Presbytidings

 

Presbytidings – October 2017

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….

Protests of various types are a regular feature in the news these days.  Protest has long been used to heighten awareness or bring attention to an injustice or abuse of power. Standing, sitting, kneeling or walking arm in arm can be forms of protest, as well as written, spoken or sung words.

The history of our country includes people who have protested by sitting down on a bus, sitting at a lunch counter or walking across a bridge, boycotting a business or industry as well as various types of political action.  The recent release of the PBS special on the Vietnam War brings to mind the many and varied forms of protest that happened during the duration of that war and how many of those protests were violent and raucous. Protest however doesn’t always have to be violent,  in August clergy from a variety of faith traditions quietly walked the streets of Charlotte arm in arm to protest the rhetoric and violence of protests that were happening in that city.

Even if we don’t always agree with the position of a protest, in our country our right to express our opinion peacefully and within the law is protected. That type of protection is not available to citizens in all countries, for example in Saudi Arabia women have been protesting Sharia law which bans them from driving.  Since 1990 many women have been jailed for driving a car, but quietly and regularly the women continued to do so. Their sustained protest against this religious law has made a difference as a change was recently announced which will allow women to drive, the change becomes effective in 2018.  This victory gives women hope that other aspects of the religious law will change allowing them more freedom.

Many leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi through words and actions pushed for change and reform they primarily advocated through non-violent forms of protest.  Protest has changed the world.  Examples include civil rights reforms in this country and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa.  Protest can happen in a variety of ways and places; on college campuses, in the streets, on athletic fields and even in churches.

This year churches in the reformed tradition, Presbyterians and Evangelical Lutherans for example, celebrate the 500th anniversary of a protest launched by the nailing of 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  The beginning of the reformation movement is often credited to Martin Luther, a theology professor; however, he wasn’t the first to decry the religious practices and rituals and the power of the pope in the Catholic Church.  John Wycliffe and John Huss, forerunners of Luther, also recognized the abuses in the church.

Luther had come to the end of his proverbial rope, he couldn’t get church authorities to listen to regarding abuses he and others saw in the church, especially the sale of indulgences. Indulgences were sold to congregates as a way that deceased relatives could be released from the penalty of sin.  A famous slogan associated with the sale of indulgences was “When a coin in the coffer rings, a soul from Purgatory springs.”  Luther said the sale of indulgences preyed on the ignorance of poverty-stricken and superstitious Germans, he also believed that indulgences were unbiblical.  In addition he saw the practice of using funds from the sale of indulgences to fund the building of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome as morally wrong.

On October 31, 1517 Luther nailed his 95 theses dealing with the abuse and sale of indulgences on the door of the Castle church.  In this manner Luther issued a call to public discussion, a debate about indulgences.   Luther spoke out against the church at great personal cost, soon after posting his 95 theses his words were published and distributed.  The reformation was underway and Luther was perceived as a threat to the Pope and the church.  He was brought before religious authorities and asked to recant his statements but Luther refused, saying he could not betray the Scriptures or his conscience; as a result he was excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

The German King tried to take steps to prohibit Luther’s teaching and end the reforms he was advocating in the Catholic Church.  A small group went against the king to back Luther, their “Protestation” was formal support of Luther’s reform efforts.  Those who supported Luther made their public witness to support the expression of their faith which had claimed their consciences.  Their protest was their witness to their faith and thus they were called “Protestants.”  The name came to be applied to those who followed the path of reform away from the Catholic Church.

Like Jesus, Luther wasn’t really trying to start a new church but he followed in the footsteps of others who sought change in the church.  Luther’s actions are an example of one who spoke against injustice and abuse.

Our heritage as Presbyterians includes protest, it is a part of what defines us.  As Presbyterians and Christians we are called to step up and speak out when we see injustice, abuses of power and privilege; however we are also called to listen.   The church of Luther’s day was so concerned about being right, maintaining their power and prestige they failed to listen and understand Luther’s concerns or those of his predecessors.  Too often we believe we know what is right; however, are we really just trying to maintain the status quo, to protect our own interests?   Consider the possibility that through the protest of others God is trying to open our hearts and minds to a new understanding.   We honor each other by listening well and asking questions, we learn by listening to all the voices even if the conversation does not change our position.

Luther saw abuses in the church, the tools of his protest were his 95 theses, a hammer and nails.  The reformed tradition stands blessed because of Luther’s willingness to protest, to speak to power and endure the consequences.  Luther’s actions and subsequent actions have had enormous influence over the last five centuries politically, socially, economically and culturally.  Luther’s Five Solas, born out of the reforms he sought are a lasting and significant synopsis of the reformation movement.   The Latin term sola means “alone.”  The Solas are: Sola gratia, “By grace alone,” Sola fide, “By faith alone,” Solos Christus, “Christ alone,” Sola scriptura, “Scripture alone,” Soli Deo Gloria, “To God alone (be) Glory.”   These core affirmations are held by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and other churches in the reformed tradition.

Sunday, October 29th we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s action which started the reformation movement.  As we remember we will give thanks not only for Luther’s courage but for the other reformers who followed him, including our Presbyterian forefathers John Calvin and John Knox.  We will worship and give thanks to God for those who established this house of worship in Wayne, for all who have worshiped here and our many faithful members.  You are encouraged to invite former members family and friends to join us for worship on the 29th as we praise God and celebrate our heritage as Presbyterians.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa 

 

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY, October 1st

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.

RADIO DEVOTIONS

Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of October 2nd –6th at 5:40am.

PINK FLAMINGO NIGHT

Plan to join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church for the 3rd Annual Pink Flamingo Nite on Thursday, October 5th. 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.  

OUR OCTOBER SUPER SUNDAY

This October our Super Sunday School will take place at Careage Campus of Care, located at 811 E. 14th Street. We will be giving gourds and good wishes to the residents on Sunday, October 8 beginning at 9:00am. Everyone is encouraged to participate. We will return to church for worship. Our thanks to Glenda and Pat McDonald for helping to make this possible. Don’t miss out! 

NEW OUTREACH PROJECT AT WAYNE STATE CAMPUS

Monday evening, October 9th First Presbyterian will be serving a meal for Wayne State students on the Wayne State campus. This is an ecumenical outreach project coordinated between area churches and gives FPC an opportunity to interact with Wayne State students. The meal is open to any student on campus, past experience of other churches shows around 70 students attend regularly.

Shari Dunklau will be coordinating this event and the details are listed below. The menu will be chicken noodle soup, chili, cinnamon rolls, relishes and drink. There will be a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall, or you may contact Shari directly at her home: 402-375-5368, her cell: 402-369-0134 or email her at shari_k_d@yahoo.com

WSC Student Meal

Monday, 10/9/2017 from 6:00-8:00pm

Location: LuMin House (WSC Lutheran Campus Ministry) 1301 Schreiner Drive, Wayne

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30. We will be starting a new Bible Study – Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews. Karen Johnson will lead Lesson One in the Bible study this month.  Glenda McDonald is hostess.

SEWING SOULS

Sewing Souls next meeting will be Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30. You don’t need to be a pro at sewing.  We need those who can press and cut also.  A new denim rag quilt is under way along with continued work on pillowcases and other quilts and blankets.  Judy Lindberg will be hostess.

FAITH DOLLARS

Faith Dollars is a project PW started in early 2015.  Dollar bills with a “F” minted on the front are not as common as other letters.  At each meeting members bring “F” or Faith dollars they have found during the month.  Others in the congregation have heard about “Faith Dollars” and are also contributing.  In September we were able to send $90 to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for hurricane relief.  Since 2015 a total of $490 has been collect and contributed to Haven House, the Backpack Program, Susan G. Komen Walk and now PDA for hurricane relief.  Thanks to everyone who has become a part of this mission. We invite everyone to participate.  An envelope will be in Presbyterian Women’s box in Fellowship Hall, or you can give them to Karen Johnson or Judy Lindberg.

 

PW WORK GROUPS

Over the years, Presbyterian Women have coordinated work groups that serve the church during funerals and other church events. It is the ministry of our congregation to take care of family and friends who are celebrating or grieving. If your family has been served in this capacity you know how important and comforting it is to your loved ones at these times.

The women of the church have been reorganized into two work groups; however, men will also be needed from time to time for set up and possible clean up after an event. Help requested may include providing food, setting up tables and chairs, serving at the event or possibly donating money or supplies.

Everyone in this congregation is needed to be a part of this ministry. To assist your work group chairs in planning and preparation, please respond promptly if you can or cannot help. The revised work groups are listed at the end of the newsletter, and will be posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.  Thank you – Presbyterian Women

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

The session has called for a congregational meeting after worship on Sunday, October 15 (11:00am) to receive the 2018 budget and approve the Pastor’s terms of call. All active members are encouraged to participate. There will be a potluck fellowship time afterward.

POTLUCK

Our next fellowship potluck will be held Sunday, October 15th following the Congregational Meeting. Please join your church family for a time of fellowship.

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE SPECIAL OFFERING

On Sunday, October 15th we will be receiving a special offering designated for the Presbyterian Disaster Relief fund to assist with the natural disasters that have been occurring in the south. You may bring a check made out to the First Presbyterian Church, with the memo made out to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

CAREAGE CHAPEL

Pastor Teresa will be leading Careage Chapel Sunday, October 15th at 1:30pm. You are welcome to join her there.

HOMESTEAD RECORDS REVIEW

FPC Wayne will host the northern group of clerks of session for their annual records review on Saturday, 10/21, at 1:00pm.

PASTOR ON VACATION

  • Pastor Teresa will be on vacation the week of Tuesday, October 17th – Monday, October 23rd.
  • If you have a pastoral need while Pastor Teresa is away, please contact the office at (402)375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com

SESSION

The next session meeting will be held on Monday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

CONFIRMATION & YOUTH GROUP

  • The confirmation class will meet Wednesdays in October: 4th, 11th, & 25th at 7:00pm. (Please note: Pastor T will be on vacation the week of October 18th and so class will not meet that day.)
  • The youth group will meet on October: 11th & 25th at 8:00pm in the youth room.

HERITAGE SUNDAY

The Session has designated Sunday, October 29th as Heritage Sunday. In addition to worshiping together we will give thanks to God for those who established this house of worship, all who have worshiped here and our faithful members.  You are encouraged to invite former members, family and friends to join us for worship as we praise God and celebrate our heritage as Presbyterians in this place.  A special time of fellowship will follow worship.

PRESBYTERIAN PEALERS UPDATE

A note from the Director…I would like to know who is planning to play with the Presbyterian Pealers this year. New players are welcome, and no experience is necessary. I have put a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. Please either sign up on that sheet, or contact me directly at 402-369-2794. – Jay O’Leary

PUZZLE PIECES

We are still missing quite a few puzzle pieces. Bring your puzzle piece which you received at church or in the mail with you to church on Sunday. Help us see the big picture- it’s not complete without you!!

LIFE CHAIN

The 18th Annual Life Chain, hosted by Wayne Area Right to Life, will be held Sunday, October 1, 2014, 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 you can’t stand, bring your 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

WATCH FOR THESE OPPORTUNITIES!

Monday, 10/9/2017   *WSC Student Meal

Sunday, 10/15/2017  *Congregational Meeting and Potluck

Sunday, 10/29/2017  *Heritage Sunday

Sunday, 11/19/2017  *Hanging of the Greens

REFORMATION 500 SIOUXLAND COMMEMORATION

First Lutheran Church of Sioux City, Iowa is hosting the “Freed and Renewed in Christ-500 Years of God’s Grace in Action” Reformation 500 Commemoration festival worship service on Sunday, October 22 at 4:00pm. There will be organ music, a brass quartet, a festival adult choir and a youth choir. Rostered leaders from area congregation will participate and the preacher will be the Rev. Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl, Bishop Emerita of the South Dakota Synod/ELCA. A meal will be served following the service. Details are on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 5, 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!

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PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • Our community
  • Our schools, teachers & students
  • All who are battling illness (Babs Middleton, Madison Beair, Audrey Harder)
  • All who live in assisted living or care facilities
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • Persecuted Christians in Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and North Korea
  • Those impacted by hurricanes and earthquakes
  • Our confirmation youth and mentors (Madison Urbanec & Shari Dunklau, Braydn McCorkindale & Jim Paige, Taytum Sweetland & Ronda Ras)
  • Our Session Members: Shari Dunklau, Ronda Ras, Misty Beair, Gail McCorkindale, Jay O’Leary, Jim Curtiss, Jim Paige, Kevin Peterson

Lector/Greeter Schedule for October/November 2017

Date Lector Usher Usher Usher
10/1/2017 Judy Lindberg Pat & Glenda McDonald Jim Curtiss
10/8/2017 Jan Liska Ken & Jan Liska Jim & Shari Paige
10/15/2017 Jeryl Nelson The Ras Family
10/22/2017 Glenda McDonald Pat & Glenda McDonald Kevin Peterson
10/29/2017 Karen McElwain Phil & Jean Griess Joann Proett
11/5/2017 Ken Liska The Peitz Family
11/12/2017 Gail McCorkindale The McCorkindale Family
11/19/2017 Milton Owens The Urbanec Family
11/26/2017 Candyce Peitz tba Jim & Shari Paige

 

October 2017 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1

Each Sunday Morning:

o Worship 10:00

o Fellowship 11:00

 

World Communion Day

 

2

9:30am Wayne Family County Coalition Meeting

7:00pm Scout Den Meeting

3 4

6:30 Presbyterian Women

 

7:00 Confirmation

5 6 7
8

9:00am Super Sunday at Careage

 

9

6:00pm

FPC serving WSC Campus Meal at LuMin

7:00pm Scout Den Mtg.

10 11

7:00pm Confirmation

8:00pm Youth Group

12 13 14
15

Special Offering for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

11:00 Congregational Meeting with Potluck

1:30 Careage Chapel

16

7:00pm Scout Den Meeting

17

Pastor on vacation

18

Pastor on vacation

6:30 Sewing Souls

 

No Confirmation Class

19

Pastor on vacation

 

20

Pastor on vacation

 

21

Pastor on vacation

1:00 Annual Records Review

22

Pastor on vacation

 

23

Pastor on vacation

7:00pm Session meets

24

11:00am Presbyterian Pastors Group (here)

25

7:00pm Confirmation

8:00pm Youth Group

26 27 28
29

Heritage Sunday

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, Jon Worner

14        Sydney McCorkindale

15        Reggie Yates

15        Pat McDonald

16        Marilyn Yates

18        Ronald Clark

20        Braydn McCorkindale

21        Rob Sweetland

23        Stephanie Racely

 

Presbyterian Women Work Groups List


GROUP I

Judy Lindberg                         

Karen Johnson

Glenda McDonald 

Stacey Alexander

Heidi Armstrong

Amy Bowers

Jean Griess

Jennifer Hammer

Phyllis Hix

Gail McCorkindale

Karen Marra

Lindsay McLaughlin

Babs Middleton

Shannon Peterson

Joann Proett

Ronda Ras

Joyce Reeg

Nina Spangler

Jill Sweetland

Marcile Uken

Melissa Urbanec

Joyce Voyles

 

GROUP II

Joan Lage     

Anita Fuelberth

Jan Liska

 

Cindy Abraham

Connie Bargstadt

Misty Beair

Bev Beeson

Shari Dunklau

Audrey Harder

Tiffanny Heese

Marie Johnson

Verianne McClain

Gina McDonald

Karen McElwain

Carol Mosley

Jane O’Leary

Jackie Owens

Shelly Owens

Sharyn Paige

Jodi Pulfer

Pat Straight

Claudia Racely

 

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Presbytidings, September 2017

Presbytidings – September 2017

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…

It is hard to believe we are approaching the nine month mark of our time together. We have been through a number of “firsts:” the first Lenten season, Palm Sunday and Easter. There are many more “firsts” to experience. I’m preparing for the first confirmation class. We are getting ready for a first in a new type of educational experience, Super Sunday (see the article about Super Sunday for more details). In the rhythms of the church year September and October are generally months for planning for the next year. Nominating Committees are activated and Session teams submit their budget requests in preparation for the budget for the upcoming year. This will be my first budget and planning cycle with the FPC Session and congregation.

During worship in September you will be hearing from our Session teams about their various areas of oversight and responsibility. I hope this will help all us of remember that our role as Christians and as members of this congregation is multifaceted. A church isn’t just a building, but the people and the work they do in God’s name. “You are the church, I am the church, we are the church together…” says the song and the proportion of what we put into our church, our energy, imagination, and financial support make a difference in each of us, our community and the world.

The constitution of the PC (USA) says that the church is called to be a community of faith, hope and witness. We develop our faith by our time in worship, in praying for and with one another. We celebrate in worship and stand with each other in times of grief. We deepen our understanding and faith as disciples as we participate in learning with others in study groups, PW or educational events.

We are called and challenged by Christ to be agents of God’s ministry and witness, a community of hope  and witness not just for our members but in Wayne, America, Wayne County, northeast Nebraska and the world. First Presbyterian supports the Food Pantry, the Back Pack program and the Deacons Coat closet.   Special offerings such as Christmas Joy and One Great Hour allow us to support those acting as the hands and feet of Christ in places we can’t go physically. It is important that as people of God we provide as well as support ministries in caring for God’s people, both globally and locally.

The church will only be what we, as individuals and a gathered community, with God’s help make it. I came across this poem several years ago, I don’t know the author but find it a great reminder that if the church is to be a community of faith, hope and witness it begins with each of us.

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.

This is YOUR church and it needs your support in prayer, in acts of mission and outreach, as well as your financial support. Let us dedicate ourselves to being the generous, loving, extroverted church of our Triune God.

CU on Sunday,

Pastor Teresa

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together on Sunday, September 10th.

 

SUPER SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF & SUNDAE SUNDAY!

Everyone is invited to church Sunday, September 10th for fun, education, worship and ice cream. That is the day the Discipleship Team kicks off its new educational program. The second Sunday of each month has been designated as Super Sunday which will be a time of learning and fellowship for all ages from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  In September we will be meeting in Fellowship Hall, refreshments will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m., yes before worship! We hope you will join us at 9:00 a.m., don’t forget to bring the puzzle piece you received in worship or in the mail and participate in seeing how everything fits together.

Following worship we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for ice cream sundaes to finish off our Super Sunday. We hope you will save the date and plan to join us on September 10th.

 

WEEKLY FELLOWSHIP TIME RETURNS

One of the traditions of this congregation is a time of fellowship following worship. Due to a limited number of people signing up to take care of fellowship after worship the Session experimented during the summer with having fellowship only the second and fourth Sunday’s of the month.  Recognizing the importance of a time of fellowship the Session voted at their August meeting to return to weekly fellowship after worship. Everyone’s participation is needed to make this happen with regularity.

You are encouraged to select a Sunday and sign up as Fellowship host, the signup sheet will be on the Opportunities Table. Fellowship hosts are to make coffee, it takes about an hour for the 30 cup pot, provide a cold beverage and a snack of some sort and clean up following the refreshments. Items for fellowship can include cookies, home baked or purchased, bars, cake, and fruit to mention a few items. Supplies such as napkins, cups and plates will be provided. You can host as a family or ask a friend to share in offering this hospitality. If every individual or family took a turn we could easily cover the year. Thank-you in advance for your ministry of hospitality to the congregation and our guests.

 

CHURCH PAINTING

Have you noticed how nice the church building is starting to look?  The Session has hired Joseph Pearce Painting to paint and repair the trim on the outside of the church.  Joseph Pearce Painting came highly recommended by Ken & Jan Liska, Pat Straight and Anne Nolte at First Realty.  The last time the church was painted was in 2001, so there is a lot of repair and painting to be done.

The cost of this project is $50,500.  If you would like to donate to this project, please feel free to make your donation by:

  • putting it in the offering plate
  • mailing it to Anita Fuelberth at

116 Maple Street

Wayne, NE 68787

  • dropping it off at the church office.

Please note on your check that it is for the painting project.

So please forgive our mess for a little while longer while we bring our church facility back to the beautiful building our ancestors left us.

 

PEACE PRAYER WALK
            You are invited to join the 2017 Wayne Peace Prayer Walk and pray with others for peace to begin in our hearts and spread through our community, nation and world. The walk will be held Sunday, September 17th and will start at 3:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 216 W. 3rd St, Wayne, NE. The group will proceed along a 2 mile route with stops for prayers at each of the churches along the route which includes: First Presbyterian, Calvary Bible Evangelical Free, Our Savior Lutheran, First United Methodist, Grace Lutheran and St. Mary’s Catholic churches. If you are unable to walk the route, you are invited to sit at any of the churches during the times of 3:00 – 5:00 PM where prayer booklets will be available for you to pray.

Psalm 34:14 says, “Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.” Please join together in prayers for peace with others in our community during the week of September 17-23 to observe International Peace Day which is September 21 this year. For questions about the Peace Prayer Walk, contact Julie Rother at 402.369.3822.

 

NEW OUTREACH PROJECT AT WAYNE STATE CAMPUS

Monday evening, October 9th First Presbyterian will be serving a meal for Wayne State students on the Wayne State campus. This is an ecumenical outreach project coordinated between area churches and gives FPC an opportunity to interact with Wayne State students. The meal is open to any student on campus past experience of other churches shows around 70 students attend regularly.

Interaction with students at Wayne State was an area of interest that was lifted up during Pastor Sally’s interim with this congregation. Volunteers will be needed to prep and prepare and provide items for the meal as well as to serve. The Session looks forward to an opportunity to interact with WSC students and build new relationships. This is a ministry of hospitality and presence with the students and we welcome all volunteers. Watch for more details mid-September as to material and volunteer needs in preparation for and serving the meal.

 

PRESBYTERIAN PEALERS UPDATE

It is time to begin thinking about the Presbyterian Pealers Bell Choir again. We will not actually start playing again until sometime in September, as our bells have been sent to the factory for refurbishing and won’t be back until later this month.

I would like to know who is planning to play this year. New players are welcome, and no experience is necessary. I have put a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. Please either sign up on that sheet, or contact me directly at 402-369-2794. – Jay O’Leary

Ed. note – We look forward to having the bells back in worship later this fall!

FPC HANDBELL HISTORY

Thanks to Jane O’Leary for the following brief history of how FPC came to have a bell choir.

            A church meeting, complete with refreshments, was held one evening in 2003 about the possibility of beginning a Bell Choir. Interestingly, there was no discussion about whether we would have enough participants for playing in a bell choir, although we did have several people who indicated they would like to try being part of one. The church made a commitment to raise funds for a bell choir, and one church member anonymously gave a donation to a large portion of the cost. It was also decided to purchase chimes to add color and variety to the bell set. When added to a bell purchase, they were a greatly reduced price.

After the bells were ordered, Jay O’Leary agreed to take on the task of directing the bells. He visited with several bell leaders in Sioux City as well as Wayne, and did a lot of reading about the techniques of a bell choir.

Over the years, there have been at least 30 people that have played in the bell choir. The first year, the bells played a couple of performances, but spent the most time learning the technique of holding and striking the bells. Some people did not know how to read music, but eventually were able to understand the process of playing the bells.

The bell choir now goes by the name “Presbyterian Pealers” and plays for a few Sunday Services, and at the “Ring Around Wayne” event that is held annually during the Christmas season.

 

CONFIRMATION BEGINS

The 2017-18 confirmation class will meet weekly with Pastor Teresa beginning Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm. If you have not contacted Pastor Teresa to confirm your child will be participating, please do so as soon as possible.

 

YOUTH GROUP MEETINGS RESUME

Please plan on attending the first gathering of the Youth Group Wednesday, September 13th from 8-9pm. Youth Group will happen every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 8-9pm. The Youth leaders are Ronda Ras, Gail McCorkindale, Misty Beair & Jim Curtiss. Teaser! – Hayrack ride is happening 9/27/2017!

 

FOOD PANTRY & BACKPACK NEWS

We are gearing up for the new school year with the Wayne Community Schools Backpack Program. Last year we served nearly 3,800 backpacks to the Wayne community. In July, Launch Leadership (a high school leadership program from the Lincoln-Omaha area) came to pack approximately 400 backpacks for us.  This program runs all year long, and so we are always in need of donations. Please contact Jenny at the church office or Jodi Pulfer for more details.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

The Presbyterian Women will start the new year with a potluck on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00pm, followed by a meeting to plan the coming year. All women are welcome. Come join us!

 

SEWING SOULS

  • Sewing Souls will begin meeting again on the third Wednesday of every month. This month’s meeting will be held on September 20th at 6:30pm. We will be starting new projects as well as continuing with projects such as pillows & pillowcases for children at Providence Medical Center.
  • Thanks to everyone who donated items to send to Camp Calvin Crest for the Annual Quilt Auction. Calvin Crest announced that they raised almost $20,000 this year.

 

CALVIN CREST QUILT AUCTION

The items sent to the quilt auction in August from the First Presbyterian Church and Sewing Souls raised over $350 for Calvin Crest this year. Thanks to everyone who donated items and to those who attended the auction.

Sewing Souls sent several items to the auction: kids quilts, table runners, crocheted hats, Christmas stockings, hot pads, pillow cases, and children’s travel pillows.  Nina Hammer made a Thomas Train pillowcase with us and it raised $30 for the camp. All of our Sewing Souls had a part of making the quilts and table runners. The Quilts raised $25 to 50 each. The crocheted hats were a hit and sold for as much as $23 each.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN FALL GATHERING

All women are welcome to join the PW Fall Gathering at the Fremont Presbyterian Church, Saturday, September 30th from 8:30am – 2:00pm. Registrations are due September 25th, and the cost is $10. Please see the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall for more info or contact Judy Lindberg or Karen Johnson.

 

SESSION

The next session meeting will be held on Monday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

DEACONS MEETING

The Deacons will meet Tuesday, September 12th at 4:15pm.

 

THE POAM/OWLS FALL CELEBRATION: SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP

The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry & the Older, Wiser, Livelier Saints (OWLS) Celebration at Calvin Crest will be held September 25-26, 2017. Please come and join friends and neighbors from across the Heartland for a two day celebration for older adults (50 and above). Overnight accommodations and great food are included. Check at our church office for details or go online at www.calvincrest.org

 

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

 

ALISSA’S WEDDING

We send our congratulations to Alissa (Johnson) and Travis Byrd on their wedding, August 11th, 2017. If you would like to send them a card, it can mailed to this address: 12764 T Road, Shelby, NE 56467.

 

WATCH FOR THESE OPPORTUNITIES!

Wednes., 9/27/2017  *Youth Group Hayrack Ride

Monday, 10/9/2017   *WSC Student Meal

Sunday, 10/15/2017  *Congregational Meeting and Potluck

Sunday, 11/19/2017  *Hanging of the Greens

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • Our community
  • Our schools, teachers & students
  • All who are battling illness
  • All who live in assisted living or care facilities
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • Persecuted Christians in Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and North Korea
  • Those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

 

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Lector/Greeter Schedule

Date Lector Usher Usher Usher
9/3/2017 Milton Owens Jim Curtiss Joann Proett Babs Middleton
9/10/2017 Mark Hammer The Hammer Family
9/17/2017 Jim Lindau Jim Lindau Joyce Reeg John & Anita Fuelberth
9/24/2017 Sarah Wibben The McCorkindale Family
10/1/2017 Judy Lindberg Pat & Glenda McDonald Jim Curtiss
10/8/2017 Jan Liska Ken & Jan Liska Jim & Shari Paige
10/15/2017 Jeryl Nelson The Ras Family
10/22/2017 Glenda McDonald Pat & Glenda McDonald Kevin Peterson
10/29/2017 Karen McElwain Phil & Jean Griess Joann Proett

 

September 2017 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o Worship 10:00

o Fellowship 11:00

 

        1 2
3

 

Communion – Misty Beair, Communion Edler

4

 

Labor Day

5 6

 

6:00pm PW Potluck & Meeting

 

7 8 9
10

 

9am Super Sunday! – don’t forget your puzzle piece!

11am Sundae Sunday

11 12

 

4:15 Deacons Meeting

13

 

8:00 Youth Group

 

14 15

 

16
17

 

3-5pm Peace Prayer Walk

18 19 20

6:30pm Sewing Souls

7:00pm Confirmation Class

21 22 23
24 25

 

7pm Session Meeting

26

 

27

3:30 Brookdale Chapel

7:00 Confirmation

8:00 Youth Group – Hayrack Ride!

28 29 30
             

 

 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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6         Anita Fuelberth

8         Sharyn Paige

14        Angie Nelson

16        Marcile Uken

18        Jordan McDonald

19        Marilyn Murray

21        Jared Peterson

24        Jacob Pulfer, Misty Beair

29        Melissa Urbanec

30        Jared Yates, Madison Beair

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July 2017 Presbytidings

 

Presbytidings – July/August 2017

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

With all my heart I praise the Lord, and with all that I am I praise his holy name!

With all my heart I praise the Lord!  I will never forget how kind he has been.

The Lord forgives our sins, heals us when we are sick, and protects us from death.

His kindness and love are a crown on our heads. Each day that we live, 

he provides for our needs and gives us the strength of a young eagle.

                   –   Psalm 103:1-5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“A kindergartner came home one day with a tape of songs to learn for the kindergarten music concert that would be taking place at school in a few weeks.  Wherever she didn’t quite know the words, she filled in in her own, singing loudly and joyfully, as she danced around the house.

When the music to “The Star-Spangled Banner” started playing, her mother felt some concern.  It wasn’t her fear that her little girl wouldn’t understand words like “perilous” and “ramparts.” The mother didn’t feel so comfortable with this sweet, innocent child singing about rockets glaring and bombs bursting, even if the song does happen to be our national anthem.

The child plowed through the song, still spinning happily. When she got to the part about “bombs bursting in air,” the words were not about bombs at all.  The little girl heard-and sang-words with quite another meaning: “and we’re twirling in prayer…”

Twirling in prayer!  What a perfect image for how God want us to live our lives.  Not dropping bombs, even though it can be argued that there are times when this is appropriate.  Twirling in prayer might be a better approach to the sorrows of the world, and without a doubt would portray a much more positive image about our role in dealing with the difficult issues of the world.

When I hear the word of Psalm 103, my spirit leaps with joy.  How can anyone hear these words without feeling some sense of the delight and gratitude the writer must have felt?  Truly, when we are aligned with God’s purposes, there can be no other response than joy.  Twirling in prayer?  That sounds like a great way to express what this psalm is all about.

I’m not sure my congregation would appreciate it if I started spinning around the chancel some Sunday during our time of prayer.  We do have liturgical dancers who could do that, but not me.  Prayer at home when nobody is around to see me?  Ah who knows?  You just might catch me twirling in prayer one of these days.”

This little story comes from a book by Kathleen Long Bostrom entitled “finding calm in the chaos.” Many of us feel we are living in the midst of “bombs bursting in air”; we receive a frightening diagnosis from the doctor, a beloved friend dies, storms sweep in and destroy in minutes what took years to build, we worry about children and crops, the national and global news can fill us with worry and fear.  We sometimes feel bombarded by life and it can be hard to find calm in our lives, perhaps we need to take a lesson from a kindergartner and try some “twirling in prayer.”   Instead of keeping our heads down and pushing through, try looking up and around and praising God, looking for beauty and joy  perhaps even doing a little twirling  as we remember God’s faithfulness.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

THANK_YOU FROM PASTOR TERESA

Thank you to all who remembered me for my birthday.  It was so wonderful to receive your birthday wishes and all the beautiful cards.  Thanks to Audrey Harder for the lovely birthday cake and to Ronda Ras for the ice cream cake.  I don’t remember the last time I had two cakes for my birthday!   I really appreciate the congregation’s kind words and birthday wishes.

 

BIG THANKS

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who took the time to attend, send cards, and help in any way with our open house and celebration for our 60th anniversary party. We had a great time, and it was because you were there. Words can’t express how it made us feel! It was great and so enjoyable. It made us feel so good. We had people from Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Wayne County, plus. Thanks again.

Jack & Bev Beeson

 

PASTOR’S VACATION AND STUDY LEAVE

  • Pastor Teresa will be on vacation the week of July 3rd – 9th. The Front Porch Pickers will be sharing special music with us on Sunday, July 9th.
  • Pastor Teresa will be on study leave at Synod School at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa, for the week of July 24th -30th. Jay O’Leary & the Clarinet Spectrum will share on Sunday, July 30th.
  • If you have a pastoral need while Pastor Teresa is away, please contact the office at (402)375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL UPDATE

  • There is a signup sheet on the table in Fellowship Hall for specific treats. These items are needed by Thursday, July 6th: 5 boxes whale snack crackers, 2 boxes teddy grahams (any flavor), and one box of regular graham crackers.
  • VBS will begin July 10th with morning and evening sessions.

 

SESSION

There will be no session meeting in July. The next session meeting will be held on Monday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

DEACONS

The Deacons will meet Tuesday, July 11th at 4:15pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

BIBLE STUDY

Join us on next Wednesday, July 12that noon for the conclusion of our Brown Bag Bible Study “Half Truths,” what the Bible doesn’t say by Adam Hamilton. We will conclude with the phrase “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin.”

 

DISCIPLESHIP

The Discipleship Committee will meet Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00pm.

 

LADIES LUNCH

The women of the church are invited to join Pastor Teresa for lunch at the Coffee Shoppe on Main Street Thursday, July 20th, at noon for a time of fellowship.  If you would like to attend please email or contact Pastor Teresa so space can be reserved for the group.

 

SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BLUE, SOMETHING FUN…

How do you show your support for your favorite team, band or school? Often you wear clothing which shows your support. It’s been a while since First Presbyterian had a t-shirt but that is about to change. During July and August you will be able to sign up to purchase a newly designed church t-shirt. Look for a poster and sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. The shirts are a poly-cotton blend and will be twelve dollars each. The hope is to have the t-shirts by the first of September. The Session and other leadership teams are working on plans for fall and hope that as members participate they will wear the shirts. Wearing a blue FPC t-shirt just might open up a conversation with someone new at a golf outing, as the confirmation students are helping with a project or serving the community. If you have any questions about the t-shirts please contact Rhonda Ras, Outreach Team leader.

 

CAREAGE CHAPEL

Pastor Teresa will be leading Careage Chapel Sunday, July 16th at 1:30pm.

 

RADIO DEVOTIONS

Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of July 31sth – August 4th at 5:40am.

 

POTLUCK

Our next fellowship potluck will be held Sunday, August 13th following worship. Please join us for a time of fellowship.

 

DISCIPLESHIP TEAM WORKDAY

Following worship and the potluck dinner on Sunday, August 13th the Discipleship Team is requesting help to make some preparations for fall educational programing. We will be rearranging some furniture in the upstairs educational area and would appreciate some extra people power in getting the job done. If 5 to 6 folks show up to help we should be done in less than two hours. Thanks for helping as we prepare the way for new things here at FPC.

 

YOUTH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH

Please plan to join us for worship on Sunday August 20th as we hear from our Calvin Crest camper about her experience at camp this summer. Calvin Crest scholarships are an important aspect of our ministry to the youth of the congregation thank-you for your continued support of this ministry.

 

GOLF OUTING

Like to golf?  Plan on gathering for a Lutheran/Presbyterian Golf outing on Tuesday, August 22nd at 5:30pm.  Watch for more details.  Please call Jim Curtiss with any questions.

 

SUNDAE SUNDAY!

Save the date! We will celebrate the kickoff for fall programming here at FPC with our annual Sundae Sunday tradition on September 10th after worship.

 

CALVIN CREST QUILT AUCTION – August 26th

You can view the quilts and start the silent bidding 10:00am and the live auction begins at 1:00pm. After you’ve looked at the quilts, you can enjoy a BBQ lunch before the auction. If you can’t make it to Calvin Crest, you can bid online at www.proxibid.com/calvincrest

 

2016-17 FOOD PANTRY NEWS

The food pantry has had a very busy year, we have already served nearly 125 families.  The Backpack Program served approximately 3,800 food bags in the 2016/16 academic year. Here’s just one story about the people we see on a regular basis:

A teacher overheard one of her students telling another that Friday was his favorite day of the week. The student said it was because he receives his food backpack that day, so he won’t be extra hungry on the weekend.

Please consider a donation to help our ministry to Wayne Food Pantry and Backpack Program.

 

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.

 

THE FLING for YOUTH

All youth from Missouri River Valley and Homestead presbyteries are invited to an end-of-summer event at Camp Calvin Crest from the evening of August 11th through lunch on August 12th.  Come for games, swimming, worship, hiking, campfire, Quilt Auction and more.  Call or email the church to register.  Must be entering 7th thru 12th grade.  Bring a friend!

 

SEWING SOULS

Sewing Souls is finishing up all of their projects for the Calvin Crest.  If you have items to add to their box, or if you want to help with the projects, please call Karen Johnson for more information.

 

LECTOR, ACOLYTE, GREETERS FOR JULY & AUGUST 2017

 

Sunday, 7/2/2017

Lector: Sarah Wibben                      Greeters: Phil & Jean Griess & The McLaughlins

Communion Elder: Jim Paige

 

Sunday, 7/9/2017

Lector: Glenda McDonald              Greeters: The Liskas & The Paiges

 

Sunday, 7/16/2017

Lector: Candyce Peitz                     Greeters: The Peitz Family

 

Sunday, 7/23/2017

Lector: Misty Beair                          Greeters: The McDonalds & Joann Proett

 

Sunday, 7/30/2017

Lector: Jim Curtiss                           Greeters: The Fuelberths & Kevin Peterson

 

Sunday, 8/6/2017

Lector: Gordon Granberg               Greeters: The McLaughlins & Karen Johnson

Communion Elder: Ronda Ras

 

Sunday, 8/13/2017

Lector: Phil Griess                           Greeters: Phil & Jean Griess, Babs Middleton

 

Sunday, 8/20/2017

Lector: Karen Johnson                     Greeters: The Paiges & Karen Johnson

 

Sunday, 8/27/2017

Lector: Melissa Urbanec                 Greeters: The Urbanec Family

 

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July 2017– First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o Worship 10:00

 

1
2

Communion – elder, Jim Paige

3

(Pastor on vacation)

4

Independence Day –

Office closed

(Pastor on vacation)

5

6:30 Presbyterian Women

(Pastor on vacation)

6

VBS treats due

(Pastor on vacation)

7

(Pastor on vacation)

8

(Pastor on vacation)

9

Front Porch Pickers

(Pastor on vacation)

 

10

VBS at Our Savior Lutheran

11

4:15 Deacons Meeting

 

VBS at Our Savior Lutheran

12

12:00pm Brown Bag Bible Study

 

VBS at Our Savior Lutheran

13

VBS at Our Savior Lutheran

14

VBS at Our Savior Lutheran

15
16

1:30 Pastor leads chapel at Careage

17 18 19

2:45 Launch Leadership –backpacks

 

7:00pm Discipleship Committee Meeting

20

12pm Ladies Lunch at Coffee Shoppe on Main Street

21 22
23

 

24

No Session Meeting

(Pastor on study leave)

 

25

(Pastor on study leave)

 

26

(Pastor on study leave)

 

27

(Pastor on study leave)

 

28

(Pastor on study leave)

 

29

(Pastor on study leave)

 

30

The Clarinet Spectrum

(Pastor on study leave)

 

 

31

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

 

August 2017 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o Worship 10:00

o  

1

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

2

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

3

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

4

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

5
6

Communion –

elder, Ronda Ras

7 8

Jenny on vacation

9

Jenny on vacation

10

Jenny on vacation

11

Jenny on vacation

12
13

Potluck following worship & Discipleship Team Workday

 

5:30pm Boy Scout Court of Honor

14 15 16 17 18

 

Homestead Presbytery Prime at Calvin Crest

19

 

Homestead Presbytery Prime at Calvin Crest

20

 

Youth Sunday

21

 

22

5:30pm Our Savior Golf Outing

23 24 25 26

Calvin Crest Quilt Auction

27

1:30pm Pastor leads Careage Chapel

28

7:00pm Session Meeting

29 30 31

  

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JULY BIRTHDAYS

7      Sarah Bloom

10    Shea Sweetland

11    Luke Pulfer

15    Greg Worner

16    Verlin Francis

21    Josephine Peitz

24    Mark Hammer, Zach Urbanec

27    Cate Worner

29    Marta Pulfer

30    Melissa Murphy

 

AUGUST BIRTHDAY

2      Gordon Granberg

3      Ken Marra

8      Nina Spangler

12    Alissa Johnson

20    Russ Urbanec

23    Hannah McCorkindale

27    Milton Owens

30    Layne Heese

 

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June 2017 Presbytidings

Presbytidings – June 2017

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….

Lawn care is one of the tasks that come along with maintaining a home. Some folks don’t like the routine of mowing and trimming the yard each week. There are of course options, like getting your teenagers to mow or contracting with a lawn service. I like to mow, for me it is very satisfying to look over a freshly mown lawn. Perhaps because I grew up on a farm I really enjoy working in the lawn, digging in the dirt and flower gardening. I often marvel at the beauty and diversity of the world around us and see God’s handiwork in the changes that happen week by week in the flower garden and enjoy being able to bring cut flowers into the house. I feel God’s presence in the beauty of creation as described in the refrain to the hymn “In the Garden.” The hymn speaks about walking and talking in the garden with Christ;

And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own,

and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.

The home I purchased didn’t have much in the way of landscaping or flowers. As the weather warmed I kept an eye on what was coming up around the house. Some plants I could identify, a mum, a columbine, others were a mystery. I was pleasantly surprised by one plant, which I was sure was dead, when it sprouted leaves. The mystery bush turned out to be a weigela, and I was delighted by its purplish leaves and lovely pink blossoms. Many folks in the congregation have generously shared starts of plants including hostas, daylilies, coral bells and peonies. I really appreciate your generosity and all the plants seem to be doing well in their new homes. I’m looking forward to beautiful flowers in a month or so.

The reward of a flower garden is beautiful flowers however to enjoy those blossoms there is work which must be done. The ground has to be prepared, a location selected for seeds or plants and getting them planted, then as needed watering, pulling weeks or adding fertilizer. Then you wait, and wait some more, for the plants grow and mature; it’s delightful when your attention and patience is rewarded with an assortment of colorful blooms.

There are similarities between a faith community and a flower garden. Each congregation is made up of a variety of unique individuals, with different skills and gifts, like in a flower garden, variety adds to the beauty. As we take this discipleship journey together we continue to cultivate relationships with each other during fellowship, worship, Bible study and other opportunities. Over the course of the summer several Session teams will be working and planning for the fall, in effect planting the seeds of new ideas. It is hoped new opportunities will be like fertilizer and give us a boost, new vitality and energy. As in any garden there will some weeds to pull, or some plants that don’t thrive and need to be relocated or replaced. We enter into this process of preparation, planting, nurturing new growth with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and reflecting on the work the congregation did with Pastor Sally last year. As new opportunities are presented we will need to be patient with each other and open to what God might be doing through these changes.  While I pray these new ideas will blossom and result in personal growth for members of the congregation I pray they will also draw others to join us in worship, mission and fellowship.  Let’s get our gloves on and get to work!!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

[*] Also known as “I Come to the Garden Alone”   Author: C. Austin Miles (1913)

 

CONSTRUCTION

Otte Construction has begun construction on our front steps. Please use an entrance on the west side of the church.

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on June 4, 2017. Shari Dunklau will serve as the Communion Elder.

 

YOUTH GROUPS & CHURCH SCHOOL

Both youth and church school are finished for the year. Thank you to Misty Beair for guiding our church school, and to Misty Beair, Shari Dunklau, Gail McCorkindale, Glenda McDonald and Melissa Urbanec for their able assistance in teaching. Thanks to Greg Worner and Ronda Ras for their leadership of our youth.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women will meet on Wednesday, June 7, at 6:30pm. Judy Lindberg will lead the lesson.

 

SEWING SOULS

The Sewing Souls will meet on Wednesday, June 21st. The hostess will be Judy Lindberg.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL UPDATE

Volunteers are still needed for the evening VBS and food donations. We also need volunteers to house the Carol Joy Holling campers while they are here that week. VBS will be July 10-13 from 9:00 – 3:00 for children who have completed grades 1-6. The theme is Re-New*Hope! with Camp Carol Joy Holling providing the staffing for this event. There will be an evening VBS session (SPLASH into God’s Word) for kids age 4-Kindergarten, from 6:30-8:30. Sign-up sheets and volunteer sheets are on the Opportunity table.

 

RADIO DEVOTIONS

Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of June 5th – 9th at 5:40am.

 

LADIES LUNCH

Pastor Teresa invites the women of the church to meet for lunch at the Coffee Shoppe on Main Street Friday, June 16th, at noon for a time of fellowship.  If you would like to attend please email or contact Pastor Teresa so space can be reserved for the group. Hope to see many of you on the 16th.

 

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY RETURNS

The Brown Bag Bible Study returns in June. Join us on Wednesdays at noon as we examine the study “Half Truths,” things the Bible doesn’t say by Adam Hamilton. We will meet in Fellowship Hall on June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, & July 5th.

 

UPCOMING FELLOWHIP EVENTS

  • This summer, FPC Fellowship Time following worship will be held on the 1st & 3rd There is a new sign-up sheet on the Opportunity Table.
  • On the 4th Sunday in June (25th) we will have a potluck following worship.
  • Bev & Jack Beeson will be celebrating their 60th anniversary with a reception here in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 18th from 2:00-4:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

A WAYNE AMERICA CHRISTMAS IN 2018!

Our Savior Senior Ministry is excited to announce big plans for a Christmas celebration in Wayne in 2018! This will be a community event for the Wayne area and will be highlighted by a wonderful Christmas concert by the Isaacs! This event will be held on December 8, 2018 and all proceeds from this event will be going to WACAM.

A sub-committee of the Senior Ministry team is being formed and will involve members of various congregations in Wayne.  At this time, we are inviting anyone interested in being part of this celebration and help make this a big success, just let us know.  We are going to need help in several areas, planning, advertising, promotions, and various other aspects.  If you have a strength in any of those areas or just want to be part of a wonderful promotion of Wayne, please let us know. This will not require a huge time commitment and will be an exciting event.

If interested, please contact Steve McLagan!  (402 833-8146 or steve_mclagan2002@yahoo.com)

 

2017 FOOD PANTRY BACKPACK NEWS

Due to the contributions and efforts of many individuals and organizations, we were able to provide over 3,800 backpacks to hungry school students for the 2016-17 school 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.

 

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!

 

PROVIDENCE HOSPICE WORKSHOP

Providence Home Health Care & Hospice will hold their Annual Memorial Service on Sunday, June 4th at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church. The service is being held in memory of loved ones who have passed away sometime between June 2016-May 2017. A flyer is posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

 

CHRISTIAN CROSS FESTIVAL

The Christian Cross Festival will be held at Sky View Lake in Norfolk on Friday, June 9, and Saturday June 10. 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!

 

NEW WAY SINGERS CONCERT

New Way Singers, from Nebraska Christian College in Omaha, is in its 45th year. This group is an auditioned worship band and choir, comprised of High School students from all over the United States. New Way Singers travels around the mid-west during the summer presenting concerts to various churches and church organizations. Journey Christian Church is privileged to have two high school students accepted to travel and perform with the New Way Singers, Morgan Barner and Sara Duncan. Please join us on June 14th at 7:00 for their concert presentation at Journey Christian Church.

 

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 July 23-28, 2017.  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.

 

WAYNE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

You can save lives! Just one pint can save three lives. The next Wayne Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, June 22, from 9 am – 2:30 pm at the Wayne Fire Department. You can make an appointment by calling 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The Wayne Area Habitat for Humanity is working on its 5th house in Wayne at 315 South Nebraska Street. They are in need of labor volunteers (weather permitting) on Saturday 6/3 and 6/10 from 8:30am – 4:00pm each day. (Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes.)  Our church will be serving a meal for the volunteers on Saturday, June 10th. We could use 2 or 3 volunteers to serve and help clean-up. Please consider helping.

 

PASTOR VACATION DATE

Pastor Teresa will be on vacation July 3rd through July 9th.  Please contact the office if pastoral services are needed.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • Our community
  • Our unchurched neighbors
  • All who are battling cancer
  • All who live in care centers

 

 

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. Here are a few words about fathers attributed to radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey.  Enjoy! 

 A Tribute to Fathers

Paul Harvey

 A father is a person who is forced to endure childbirth, without an anesthetic.

A father is a person that growls when he feels good–

and laughs very loud when he is scared half to death.

A father never feels entirely worthy of the worship in his child’s eyes.

He’s never quite the hero his daughter thinks, never quite the man his son believes him to be. This worries him, sometimes. 

So he works too hard to try and smooth the rough places in the road

for those of his own who will follow him.

A father is a person who gets very angry when school grades

aren’t as good as he thinks they should be.

He scolds his child although he knows it’s the teacher’s fault.

Fathers grow old faster than other people. 

While mothers can cry where it shows, fathers stand there and beam outside–and die inside.

 Fathers have very stout hearts,

so they have to be broken sometimes or no one would know what is inside.

Fathers give daughters away to other men who aren’t nearly good enough

so they can have grandchildren who are smarter than anybody’s.

Fathers fight dragons almost daily.

They hurry away from the breakfast table, off to the arena which is sometimes called an office or a workshop…where they tackle the dragon with three heads:

Weariness, Work and Monotony. 

Fathers are knights in shining armor.

Fathers make bets with insurance companies about who will live the longest.

Though they know the odds, they keep right on betting.

Even as the odds get higher and higher, they keep right on betting more and more;

and one day they lose, but fathers enjoy an earthly immortality

and the bet is paid off to the part of him he leaves behind.

I don’t know where fathers go when they die, but I have an idea that after a good rest,

he won’t be happy unless there is work to do.

He won’t just sit on a cloud and wait for the girl he’s loved and the children she bore.

 He’ll be busy there, too…oiling the gates, smoothing the way.

 

WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE – JUNE & JULY 2017

JUNE 2017

 

JUNE 4, 2017

Communion Elder – Shari Dunklau

Lector – Candyce Peitz

Greeters – The Peitz Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JUNE 11, 2017

Lector – Kevin Peterson

Greeters – Jim Curtiss, Karen Johnson, & Babs Middleton

Flowers – ?

No Fellowship

 

JUNE 18, 2017

Lector – Ronda Ras

Greeters – The Ras Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JUNE 25, 2017

Lector – Melissa Urbanec

Greeters – The Urbanec Family

Flowers – ?

Potluck following Worship

 

JULY 2017

 

JULY 2, 2017

Communion Elder – Jim Paige

Lector – Sarah Wibben

Greeters – Phil & Jean Griess, Scott & Lindsay McLaughlin

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JULY 9, 2017

Lector – Glenda McDonald

Greeters – The Liskas & The Paiges

Flowers – ?

No Fellowship

 

JULY 16, 2017

Lector – Candyce Peitz

Greeters – The Peitz Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JULY 23, 2017

Lector – Misty Beair

Greeters – Pat & Glenda McDonald, Joann Proett

Flowers – ?

No Fellowship

 

JULY 30, 2017

Lector – Jim Curtiss

Greeters – The Fuelberths & Kevin Peterson

Flowers – ?

No Fellowship

 

June 2017 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o  Worship 10:00

 

 

      1 2 3
4

* Day of Pentecost

* Communion

5

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

6

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

7

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

* 12:00 noon

Brown Bag Bible

* 3:30 Brookdale Chapel

* 6:30 Presbyterian Women

8

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

9

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

10
11 12 13 14

* 12:00 noon

Brown Bag Bible

 

15 16

* 12pm Ladies Lunch at the Coffee Shoppe

17
18

* Father’s Day

* 2pm Beeson’s 60th Wedding Anniversary Reception

 

 

19

 

20 21

* 12:00 noon

Brown Bag Bible

* 6:30 Sewing Souls

22 23 24
25

Potluck following Worship

26

* 7pm Session Meeting

27 28

* 12:00 noon

Brown Bag Bible

 

29 30  

 

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

(Would you like to see your birthday listed here? 

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

2     Jean Griess, Jill Sweetland

6     Connie Bargstadt

8     Brian Bowers, Carol Mosley, Austin McDonald

10    Karen Granberg

11    Emily Worner

18    Wes Beckenhauer

19    Dennis Spangler

26    Pastor Teresa Bartlett

 

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May 2017 Presbytidings

 

Presbytidings – May 2017

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….

“Who was the most influential person in your life?” The question was asked of the participants at the Church Growth Leadership Summit which Gail McCorkindale and I recently attended. The five people at my table took a few minutes to gather their thoughts before answering; parents, teachers, employers and friends were included our answers.

Later the group was asked “Who has been the most influential person in your faith life?” For most it took a few minutes longer to answer that question. While some at my table had specific people, we also recognized there were many people along our faith journey who have helped us grow. For some the most influential person in their life and their faith development were the same person.

Jesus Christ should be every Christian’s role model however there are often people in our lives who introduce us to and help us develop our relationship with Christ. I encourage each of you to consider who has provided positive influence in your life and faith journey. Does a name(s) spring to mind? How did they help you become a disciple of Jesus Christ? Did they teach, model, or mentor, perhaps they patiently answered your questions?

We may be shaped and influenced by parents who value the importance of faith and moral formation the church offers. Teachers may play the role of model or mentor. Perhaps your influence came from a family member or friend who shared their faith without speaking a word.

Jesus challenged, encouraged, and equipped, his disciples. He ministered to those he met on the roads and in the streets as well as the temple and teaching in the synagogues. In life and in death Jesus modeled compassion, love and service. Jesus influenced not only his disciples, his influence continues today. After Jesus’ resurrection and his appearances to numerous witnesses but before he ascended into heaven he gave the disciples their mission:

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

These words, known as the Great Commission, give the church and each of us an ongoing challenge to influence others for Christ. Led by the Spirit the early church concentrated on people, on relationships, caring for one another to fulfill Jesus’ commission. Acts 2 describes that early fellowship;

“And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had.  They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.” Acts 2:44-47

The early church grew not because they had the best pipe organ in town, or because they served Starbuck’s coffee, or they had a killer media set-up, the church grew because they built relationships, they cared for each other. Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit the disciples were influencing people, lives were reshaped. Those outside the fellowship could see Christians were different and they wanted to learn more.

As Christians and as a church we are called and challenged to be and “…to make disciples…” that is the mission of the church, it is our purpose.  A disciple trusts in and follows Jesus Christ, seeking to grow in his likeness, committing heart, mind, soul and strength to obey and serve him. A disciple is able to articulate why their faith is important, why it gives them hope and strength. A disciple becomes the hands and feet of Christ, a servant to others.

As disciples we are challenged to influence the world for Christ, to help people develop their relationship with Jesus and one another. We start making disciples by building relationships with each other, by spending time together in worship, study, fellowship. Building relationships requires that we share the reasons for our faith in words and actions. Our patterns and practices of sharing will be as unique as the individuals of this congregation and their varied skills and gifts. The mission field is outside the walls of the church; perhaps in the park, at the gas station, the Post Office, at your place of employment. In a world in need of hope, love and caring may we be a catalyst, directed by the Holy Spirit, to disciple others that they might find and proclaim Jesus Christ as the most influential figure in their lives.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on May 7, 2017. Gail McCorkindale is the communion elder.

GRADUATION SUNDAY

Following the service on Sunday, May 14th, join us as we celebrate our high school graduates. Marta Pulfer will be graduating from Wayne High, and Aaron Ras is graduating from Bancroft-Rosalie High.

YOUTH GROUP

The final gathering for the Youth Group will be announced at a later date. Please watch our Facebook page for updates.

CHURCH SCHOOL

The final day of church school will be May 7th.

SESSION

The Session will meet on Monday, May 22nd at 7:00pm. If any leadership teams have items that need action, please send those items to Judy or Pastor Teresa to be included on the docket.

DEACONS MEETING

The deacons will meet at the church Tuesday, May 9th at 4:15pm.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women will meet on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 6:30pm. Martha Svoboda will lead the Bible study. Glenda McDonald will be the hostess.

SEWING SOULS

The Sewing Souls will meet on Wednesday, May 17th.

FLOWERS FOR WORSHIP

The Worship Team is encouraging members to sign up to provide flowers for worship. You might sign up to provide flowers for your anniversary, the birthday of your spouse or children or in honor of a family member. Perhaps you have beautiful flowers and want to share them. The flowers may be from your lawn and garden or purchased from an area florist or retail establishment. You may choose to provide potted plants or silk flowers rather than cut flowers. Thank-you for helping us enjoy the beauty of God’s creation while we beautify the sanctuary for worship. A sign-up sheet for May and June will be on the Opportunity Table to help us keep track and recognize those who are providing flowers. Thank-you to Jean Griess, Jackie Owens and Jodi Pulfer for helping co-ordinate flowers for worship.

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP & BRUNCH THANK YOU

Our thanks to everyone who helped to provide for the Easter brunch, and to all those who helped to serve, and to clean-up. The church was beautifully decorated. There were over 90 people in attendance at worship that day, and it was a glorious day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING RECAP

The total Easter offering for the One Great Hour of Sharing (including the April Extra Mile gifts) was $396.17. Thank you for your support of this special Presbyterian offering.

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY

Pastor Teresa may begin a new Bible study this summer. She is looking for in-put, and would like to know if Wednesdays at 12:15 would be a good time. Please let her know.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL UPDATE

Joint VBS with Our Savior Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church will be held July 10-14th. The location will be at Our Savior, 421 N. Pearl in Wayne.

  • Carol Joy Holling will be doing a Day Camp for kids in grades 1-6 (must have completed these grades in the 16/17 school year) from9:00-3:00 PM. Day Camp is Re:NEW HOPE.
  • We will also have an inter-generational VBS for children ages 4-Kindergarten, their families, and any other adult that would like to attend from6:30-8:30 PM. Night camp is Splash into God’s Word.

Enrollment forms and volunteer forms can be found on the opportunity table. Volunteers are needed for crafts and refreshments for this segment.

CALVIN CREST

There is still time to register for camp! Calvin Crest scholarship forms are available from either Pastor Teresa or Jenny. Contact us at fpcwayne@gmail.com for a downloadable copy.

GRADUATION RECEPTION

Marta Pulfer and her family invite you to her graduation reception following the Wayne High School commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13th. The location is their home at 811 Brooke Drive. Congratulations, Marta!

WAYNE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

The next community blood drive will be held Thursday, May 25th at the Wayne Fire Department (510 Tomar Drive) from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. To make an appointment, contact the LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • Our community
  • Our schools, administrators, teachers, graduates & students
  • Our neighbors
  • All who are battling cancer and illness
  • All who live in care centers

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

God took the fragrance of a flower…

The majesty of a tree…

The gentleness of morning dew…

The calm of a quiet sea…

The beauty of the twilight hour…

The soul of a starry night…

The grace of a bird in flight…

Then God fashioned from these things

A creation like no other,

And when his masterpiece was through

He called it simply – Mother.

Herbert Farnham

 

WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE – MAY & JUNE 2017

MAY 7, 2017

Lector – Karen McElwain

Acolyte – Ethan Wibben

Greeters – Jim Lindau, Joyce Reeg, Babs Middleton

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

MAY 14, 2017

Lector – Milton Owens

Acolyte – Cate Worner

Greeters – The Worner Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – Graduation Reception

 

MAY 21, 2017

Lector – Ken Liska

Acolyte – Nina Hammer

Greeters – The Hammer Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

MAY 28, 2017

Lector – ?

Acolyte – Andy Wibben

Greeters – John & Anita Fuelberth, Jim Curtiss

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JUNE 4, 2017

Lector – Candyce Peitz

Greeters – The Peitz Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JUNE 11, 2017

Lector – Kevin Peterson

Greeters – Jim Curtiss, Karen Johnson, Babs Middleton

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JUNE 18, 2017

Lector – Ronda Ras

Greeters – The Ras Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

JUNE 25, 2017

Lector – Melissa Urbanec

Greeters – The Urbanec Family

Flowers – ?

Fellowship – ?

 

May 2017 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

Each Sunday Morning:

o  Worship 10:00

o  Fellowship 11:00

1 2 3

 

6:30 Presbyterian Women

 

4 5 6
7

Communion

Last day of Sunday School

8 9

4:15 Deacons Meeting

10

 

7:30 Youth Group

11 12 13
14

Graduation Sunday

15 16 17

 

6:30 Sewing Souls

18

 

Homestead Presbytery at Schuyler

19 20
21

 

1:30 Chapel at Careage

22

 

7:00 Session

 

23 24

 

7:30 Youth Group

25 26 27
28

 

29          
             

 

MAY BIRTHDAYS

(Would you like to see your birthday listed here?

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

3         Joann Proett, Dave Peitz

10        Jeryl Nelson

11        Karen Johnson, Solomon Peitz,    & Tami Worner

12        Joan Lage

14        Bo Armstrong

15        Jordan Alexander

17        Jaci Alexander

18        Jay and Jane O’Leary, &   Taytum Joan Sweetland

19        Glenda McDonald

22        Marie Johnson

24        Gail McCorkindale

26        Dale Alexander


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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/

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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April 2017 Presbytidings

 

Presbytidings – April 2017

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.”

 

Holy Week

Ann Weems

Holy is the week…

Holy, consecrated, belonging to God…

We move from hosannas to horror

with the predictable ease

of those who know not what they do.

Our hosannas sung,

Our palms waved,

Let us go with passion into this week.

It is a time to curse the fig trees that do not yield fruit.

It is a time to cleanse our temples of any blasphemy.

It is a time to greet Jesus as the Lord’s Anointed One,

to lavishly break our alabaster

and pour perfume out for him

without counting the cost.

It is a time for preparation…

The time to give thanks and break bread is upon us.

The time to give thanks and drink of the cup is imminent.

Eat, drink, remember:

On this night of nights, each one must ask,

as we dip our bread in the wine,

“Is it I?”

And on that darkest of days, each of us must stand

beneath the tree

and watch the dying

if we are to be there

when the stone is rolled away.

The only road to Easter morning

Is through the unrelenting shadows of that Friday.

Only then will the alleluias be sung;

Only then will the dancing begin.

 

From the Pastor….

 Just like the greening grass in the yards lots of things are springing up here at First Presbyterian Church.  These last three months have been filled with firsts as I get to know the congregation, your history as a faith community as well as settle into the rhythms of the church and community.  All this newness brings to mind the words of the prophet Isaiah,[*]

“Look, I am about to do something new. Now it begins to happen! Do you not recognize it?
Yes, I will make a road in the desert and paths in the wilderness.

Spring is a time of transition and change, like a spring bulb with the first green leaves breaking ground, new ideas and suggestions are being shared.  The Session is talking about congregational activities, events for the summer and beginning to think and plan for the rest of the year.  It is exciting to see the openness of the Session to think “outside the box.”  It is the presence of the Holy Spirit moving in a congregation, members as well as leadership that opens us to new ideas and new opportunities as well as new ways of looking at the familiar.   The congregation has graciously accepted some changes in worship during this Lenten season and I hope that your worship has been enhanced as a result.

As the Session and I begin to look toward the future we will be reviewing the information gathered from the congregation prior to your pastoral search.  These comments and ideas will inform the Session and various Teams as we look to the future.   I welcome your comments and ideas about your vision for the future of FPC and would be happy to visit over lunch or at your home, feel free to contact me to arrange a time to visit.

I look forward with a sense of anticipation as Holy Week approaches which begins with Palm/ Passion Sunday.  It will be a special morning with a palm processional, the Presbyterian Pealers providing special music and our youth providing a dramatic reading during in worship.  During the service on April 9th we will not only remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, but also his sacrifice for us.  We remember Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples before he gave himself up for us as we worship together and celebrate Communion at our Maundy Thursday service.

Easter morning the Deacons are organizing the 9:00 a.m.  Brunch, you can read the details elsewhere in the newsletter.   I look forward to seeing our beautiful sanctuary filled with flowers as we celebrate on Easter Sunday that death did not have that last word, that Christ’s resurrection defeated death and secured salvation for all who put their trust and faith in him.

April brings several opportunities for service and outreach some new and some familiar.  Habitat for Humanity is actively working on the house at 315 Nebraska Street and volunteers are welcome to help especially on Saturday’s. If you want more information talk to Mark Hammer or Greg Worner or see the article in the newsletter.   FPC will be providing a meal for the Habitat workers on April 29th.   April 23 has been set for spring roadside clean-up, more details will be coming in the next few weeks.  This will be an opportunity for the congregation to be visible in the community so I hope you will save the date and plan to participate.

Spring is a time of new beginnings and renewal, I give thanks for the opportunity to be a part of the FPC family and look forward to the Spirit inspired new things which will spring up and bloom in our midst.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

LENTEN SUPPERS AND EVENING PRAYER

Be fed! Join us for our last soup supper Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00pm (a sign-up sheet is on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall), followed by evening prayer at 7:00.

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/Passion Sunday celebration, with a palm processional and the Presbyterian Pealers handbell choir: April 9th at 10:00am

+ There will also be a special presentation by the FPC Youth Group during            Worship.

  • Maundy Thursday, with Communion: April 13th at 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday celebration: April 16th

+ Breakfast in Fellowship Hall at 9:00am

+ Worship at 10:00am

EASTER BREAKFAST

Come and share in a fellowship brunch on Easter Sunday, 4/16 at 9:00 a.m.  A sign-up sheet is on the Opportunity Table for anyone who would like to contribute.  The Youth Group is encouraged to serve and clean up at the brunch at 9:00am (check in with Greg Worner or Ronda Ras for details).

EASTER LILIES

Please help us decorate our sanctuary for Easter by bringing your Easter lilies and placing them on the chancel before Friday, April 14th. If you would like to have an acknowledgment in the bulletin on Easter day, please let Jenny know how the acknowledgement should read.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING

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. You can view a short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1IBCzsLZJA&feature=youtu.be or on our Facebook page. We will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Easter Sunday. Please be generous.

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the following days:

  • Sunday, April 2nd at 10:00am (Communion elder, Kevin Peterson)
  • Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 7:00pm (Communion elder, Greg Worner)

SESSION

There will be no session meeting in April. The next session meeting will be on Monday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women will meet on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30pm. Jackie Owens will lead the Bible study. Joyce Voyles will be the hostess.

SEWING SOULS

The Sewing Souls will meet on Wednesday, April 19, at 6:30pm. Judy Lindberg will be the hostess.

RADIO DEVOTIONS

Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of April 3rd – 7th at 5:40am.

HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP

We will do our spring highway cleanup after worship on Sunday, April 23rd (rain date: 4/30). Please wear your work clothes to church that day. We will depart after worship to our stretch of Highway 35 (markers 33-35 east of Wayne). This is a great time for families to do a service project together. With plenty of help, this project can take less than one hour.

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 July 23-28, 2017.  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

Summer is coming! We promise! And what better way to spend your summer than going to camp learning about Jesus with friends? 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 may apply for a scholarship to pay ½ of the cost of registration.  Additional scholarships, based on financial need may be available. Please ask Jenny or Pastor Teresa for an application.

CHURCH GROWTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Pastor Teresa will be attending the 2017 Church Growth Leadership Summit April 24-25th in Lincoln, Nebraska.

FPC COLLEGE STUDENT UPDATES

We are trying to update our records for our college students (i.e. have they moved, will they be graduating, etc.) Please send any updated information to Jenny fpcwayne@gmail.com or Pastor Teresa at tbartlett98@gmail.com

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Have you lost a loved one recently? The grief can be hard to handle. Please consider joining the Providence Medical Grief Support group. We will meet Tuesday evenings (4/11 – 5/16) from 6:30-8:15pm. Pre-register by calling 402-375-4288.

 

WAYNE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

You can save lives! Just one pint can save three lives. The next Wayne Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, April 27, from 9 am – 2:30 pm at the Wayne Fire Department. You can make an appointment by calling 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The Wayne Area Habitat for Humanity is working on its 5th house in Wayne at 315 South Nebraska Street. They are in need of labor volunteers (weather permitting) on the following Saturdays: 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, and 4/29 from 9:00am – 1:00pm each day. (Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes.)  Our church will be donating some food to the volunteers on Saturday, April 29th. There will be a sign-up sheet on the Opportunity Table for individually wrapped cookies or bars. Thank you for your help!

 

LECTOR, ACOLYTE, GREETER SCHEDULE FOR APRIL & MAY 2017

 

LECTORS – APRIL 2017

2nd – Karen Johnson

9th – Jim Lindau

16th – Glenda McDonald

23rd – Judy Lindberg

30th – Jan Liska

ACOLYTES – APRIL 2017

2nd – Cate Worner

9th – Andy Wibben

16th – Braydn McCorkindale

23rd – Emily Worner

30th – Madison Urbanec

GREETERS – APRIL 2017

2nd – The Worner Family

9th – Jim & Shari Paige, Kevin Peterson

16th – Jan & Ken Liska, Jean & Phil Griess

23rd Pat & Glenda McDonald, Joann Proett

30th – Scott & Lindsay McLaughlin, Karen Johnson

LECTORS – MAY 2017

7th – Karen McElwain

14th – Milton Owens

21st – Ken Liska

28th – Jeryl Nelson

 ACOLYTES – MAY 2017

7th – Ethan Wibben

14th – Cate Worner

21st – Nina Hammer

28th – Andy Wibben

GREETERS – MAY 2017

7th – Jim Lindau, Joyce Reeg, Babs Middleton

14th – The Worner Family

21st – The Hammer Family

28th – John & Anita Fuelberth, Jim Curtiss

 

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

(Would you like to see your birthday listed here?

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

 

1        Jorge Dunklau

4        Bev Beeson

6        Shari Dunklau

8        Andrew Pulfer

9        Kevin Armstrong

19      Taylor Racely

23      Jill O’Leary Scott

24      Gina McDonald

26      Phil Griess, Levi Heese

27      Stacey Alexander, Verianne McClain

29      Heidi Armstrong

30      Greg Bloom

 

 

April 2017 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  Each Sunday Morning:

o  Handbell Choir 8:45

o  Sunday School 9:00

o  Worship 10:00

o  Fellowship 11:00

 

27 28 29 30 31 1
2

10:00 Worship with Communion

1:30 Chapel at Careage

3

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

4

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

*6:30pm Presbyterian Women

5

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

*6:00pm Soup Supper

*7:00 Lent Service

 

6

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

7

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

8

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

9

Palm Sunday

10 11 12

*3:30pm Chapel @ Brookdale

*7:30 Youth Group

13

7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service with Communion

14 15

 

16

Easter Sunday

9:00 FPC Easter Brunch

10:00 Easter Worship

17 18

Homestead Presbytery at Schuyler

19

6:30pm Sewing Souls

20 21 22

 

23 24

Pastor T. @ Church Growth Leadership – no session

25

Pastor T. @ Church Growth Leadership

26

7:30pm Youth Group

27 28 29

 

30

 

1 2 3 4 5 6

 

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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/

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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March 2017 Presbytidings

Presbytidings – March 2017

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……..

 The Lenten season began with Ash Wednesday on March 1st.  In the early church Lent was a time of training and preparation for initiation and baptism into the church usually on Easter. Those preparing learned the creeds, Jesus’ teaching and the disciplines of the faith. In the early church the entire congregation joined those who were preparing for baptism in prayer and study.  Because of this early history Lent has come to be known as a time of repentance and introspection, a time we reflect on our sinfulness, woundedness, our need for repentance, and our dependence on God.  During Lent we are challenged to question ourselves about our faith and what God calls us to be or do.

To help in this time of repentance and introspection many people use spiritual disciplines. Disciplines range from intentional prayer, study, meditation or devotional reading, worship and fasting, from food or an activity or these days, electronics. Some people fast regularly or give-up something for Lent, so that by self-denial, by the absence of something, they will focus instead on deepening their relationship with God.  As we begin our journey through Lent I hope you’ll enjoy the following reading which gives a different insight on spiritual disciplines.  Perhaps this year you might consider not just fasting but feasting.

 True Lenten Discipline[*]

Lent should be more than a time of fasting. It should also be a joyous season of feasting. Lent is a time to fast from certain things and feast on others.  It is a season is which we should:

FAST from judging others;

FEAST on Christ dwelling in them.

FAST from an emphasis on differences;

FEAST on the unity of all life.

FAST from apparent darkness;

FEAST on the reality of all light.

FAST from thoughts of illness;

FEAST on the healing power of God.

FAST from words that pollute;

FEAST on phrases that purify.

FAST from discontent;

FEAST on gratitude.

FAST from anger;

FEAST on patience.

FAST from pessimism;

FEAST on optimism.

FAST from worry;

FEAST on God’s providence.

FAST from complaining;

FEAST on appreciation.

FAST from negatives;

FEAST on affirmatives.

FAST from unrelenting pressures;

FEAST on unceasing prayer.

FAST from hostility;

FEAST on nonresistance.

FAST from bitterness;

FEAST on forgiveness.

FAST from self-concern;

FEAST on compassion for others.

FAST from personal anxiety;

FEAST on eternal truth.

FAST from discouragement;

FEAST on hope.

FAST from facts that depress;

FEAST on verities that uplift.

FAST from lethargy;

FEAST on enthusiasm.

FAST from suspicion;

FEAST on truth.

FAST from thoughts that weaken;

FEAST on promises that inspire.

FAST from shadows of sorrow;

FEAST on the sunlight of serenity.

FAST from idle gossip;

FEAST on purposeful silence.

FAST form problems that overwhelm;

FEAST on prayer that sustains.

Before we get to the hallelujahs of Easter we will journey together through Lent, on the other side is the glory of Easter and Jesus’ resurrection.  May the journey be one which leads each of us to renewal, change, and a deeper understanding of our relationship with our Lord and our calling as Christians.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

MARKING THE LENTEN SEASON

Lent is counter-cultural to our society; it is a time of examination rather than gratification, a time of hunger rather than of fullness, a time of inquiry rather than assurance.  The season is often marked by giving up something, the absence of familiar things should refocus our attention to our relationship with the Triune God. The absence of familiar or beloved things marks a change of seasons in the life of a disciple, offering space and time for introspection and reflection.

There are also changes in our life as a worshiping community. In worship we put away the alleluias and flowers until Easter morning, when they return they celebrate and testify to our risen Lord. During the Lent you will see some changes in the sanctuary which help mark our journey through the season. The candlesticks, cross and Bible you normally see on the communion table have been replaced by purple cloth, the color represents repentance.  There is a candle for each week of Lent, to help us mark the time a candle will be removed from the table each week. In addition to the purple fabric there is burlap, the rough natural fabric reminds us of our mortality and that “from dust we have come and to dust we will return.”  During our Wednesday evening prayer services we will add elements to the communion table which represent the season and Christ’s journey to the cross, which included time in the wilderness, time in solitude and prayer.

The colors, the fabrics, the natural elements which will be on the communion table  remind us that Lent is a time of soul-searching, a time of repentance, as well as preparation for our life as a disciple of Christ. Just as bulbs which have been in the cold, dark ground, dormant during the harshness of the winter, respond to the warming of the ground and sunlight showing life from what appeared to be dead, so also from our times of self-reflection, prayer and worship may we also show new growth, new strength in following Christ. May you experience a blessed Lenten season.

 

PASTOR INSTALLATION

March 5th was an exciting day in the life of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church as the Homestead Presbytery appointed commission led worship and the service of installation.  So many people did so much to make the day run smoothly and I want to thank everyone who participated in preparing and planning for the installation service. Jenny did a great job in helping design and prepare the worship bulletins for the service and with many other details. Thank you to the members of the PNC who participated; Karen, Kevin, Misty, John and Kent.  My thanks to the members of the Presbyterian Pealers and Jay for providing music for morning worship and the afternoon installation service- it was beautiful!!!  Thanks to Jane for her gifts on the piano and helping us sing joyfully to the Lord.  Thank you to the PW and others who planned, prepared, set-up and moved tables, and served the lunch after the service, it was lovely.  Thank-you also for the lovely flowers which were provided for the service and the floral arrangement that was sent home with me.  It was a special day in my life and I hope as pastor and congregation it will be the starting place of a long and blessed ministry together.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

LENTEN SUPPERS AND EVENING PRAYER

Join us for warm fellowship and quiet evening prayer as we journey to the cross and the empty tomb. Beginning March 8th, we will have soup suppers at 6:00pm, followed by prayer services at 7:00pm. Please sign up at the Opportunity Table to provide food for our suppers.

ECUMENICAL LENTEN SERVICES

Ecumenical Lenten prayer services will be held on the first four Wednesdays (after Ash Wednesdayof Lent (March 8, 15, 22 & 29). The services will be hosted at a different area church each week and will begin at 12:00pm; followed by a light lunch. The service will be about 20 minutes—so anyone coming who only has an hour off for lunch will be able to attend the service and have lunch in under an hour. A free-will offering will go to WACAM (Wayne Association of Congregations and Ministries). All are welcome!

FPC will be holding the service on Wednesday, March 22nd. Volunteers are welcomed to assist helping to serve and by providing soup, sandwiches and/or cookies/bars. There will be a sign-up sheet on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall. If you have questions please contact Pastor Teresa or Jenny if you can assist.

The order and location of the services will be as follows:

  • March 8—Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • March 15—St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • March 22First Presbyterian Church
  • March 29—First United Methodist Church

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Spring forward one hour the weekend of March 12th!

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the following days:

  • Sunday, April 2nd at 10:00am (Communion elder, Kevin Peterson)
  • Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 7:00pm (Communion elder, TBA)

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women will meet on TUESDAY, March 7tht, at 6:30pm. Jackie Owens will lead the Bible study, lesson 7. Joyce Voyles will be the hostess.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN SPRING GATHERING

The 2017 Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 1st at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.  Please see the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall for more details.

 

SEWING SOULS

The Sewing Souls will meet on Wednesday, March 21st, at 6:30pm. Judy Lindberg will be the hostess. All are welcome, sewing for all skill levels!

 

SESSION

The Session will gather on Monday, March 27tht, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

DEACONS

The deacons will be meeting Tuesday, March 14th at 4:15pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

YOUTH GROUPS

Youth Group will meet Wednesday, March 8th and 22nd this month.  Contact Greg Worner or Ronda Ras for more details.

 

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. Please visit with Pastor Teresa or Misty Beair regarding scholarships from the church. Hope to see you there!

 

2017 CHURCH GROWTH SUMMIT

Join a two-day summit to discover practical strategies to grow our church! A diverse group of successful church leaders will share strategies. April 24-25 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln. Featured speakers include: Susan Forshey, Ross Thompson and Richard Brown. Cost for the seminar is $95 plus hotel accommodations. Contact Pastor Teresa if you are interested in attending this event.

 

GREAT PLAINS PRESBYTERIAN PILGRIMAGE

Presbyterian Pilgrimage is coming, the evening of March 30 – April 2, 2017 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 Gail McCorkindale, and go to www.gpppilgrimage.org

 

SYNOD SCHOOL

Make plans to attend Synod School 2017 this summer, July 23-28 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Registration is now open. You can view the extensive catalog at http://www.lakesandprairies.org/SynodSchool

 

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MARCH BIRTHDAYS

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17 Jack Beeson

19      Judy Lindberg

24      Jacob Beair

25      Leigh Heese

28      Babs Middleton

29      Madison Urbanec


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Here is our Holy Week schedule:

  • Palm Sunday celebration: April 9th at 10:00am
  • Maundy Thursday : April 13th at 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday celebration: April 16th at 10:00am

 

 

LECTOR, ACOLYTE, GREETER SCHEDULE – March & April 2017

 

3/5/17 Karen Johnson Cate Worner Glenda McDonald Jackie Owens
3/12/17  

Gordon Granberg

Madison Urbanec The Urbanec Family
3/19/17  

Mark McCorkindale

Braydn McCorkindale The Ras Family
3/26/17  

Mark Hammer

Nina Hammer The Hammer Family
4/2/17  

Karen Johnson

Cate Worner The Worner Family
4/9/17  

Palm Sunday

Jim Lindau Andy Wibben Jim & Shari Paige Kevin Peterson
4/16/17  

Easter

 

Glenda McDonald

Braydn McCorkindale Jan & Ken Liska Jean & Phil Griess
4/23/17  

 

Judy Lindberg

Emily Worner Pat & Glenda McDonald Joann Proett
4/30/17    

 

Jan Liska

Madison Urbanec Scott & Lindsay McLaughlin Karen Johnson

 

 

March 2017 – First Presbyterian Church

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   Each Sunday Morning:

o  Handbell Choir 8:45

o  Sunday School 9:00

o  Worship 10:00

o  Fellowship 11:00

 

   

 

1

6:30 Ash Wednesday Service

 

2 3

 

4
5

10:00 Worship with Communion

 

3:00 Pastor Teresa Bartlett Installation Service with Reception

 

6

 

7

6:30 Presbyterian Women

8

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

7:30 Youth Group

 

9

 

10

 

11
12

 

Daylight Savings – spring ahead!

13 14

4:15 Deacons Meeting

15

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

 

16 17

 

18

 

19

 

 

20

 

 

21

6:30 Sewing Souls

 

 

22

12:00 Ecumenical Service with Lunch

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

7:30 Youth Group

 

23

 

 

24 25

 

26 27

7:00 Session Meeting

28

 

29

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

     

 

 

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