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Father’s Day/Men of the Church Celebration/Sunday, June 16

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! The Presbyterian Church has suggested that we  expand the “Father’s Day” holiday a little and also call it “Men of the Church Day,” expressing our appreciation for all the gifts that men bring to the church. So all men (18 and older), please pick up a small token of our appreciation Sunday, June 16 as our gift to you (provided by the Deacons).

June 13th, 2019|

Sanctuary choir news

   Our men-only choir on May 12 (Mother’s Day) featured five singers who provided our special music for the day. The women of the choir will have their chance to outnumber and out-sing (?) them on Father’s Day – June 16. Other women of the church are invited to join us as well – we will rehearse at 7 P.M. on June 12.

    The final choir rehearsal before summer break will be June 19, and our last Sunday to sing will be June 30.

     One final note: please remember that when the prelude begins, talking and visiting should end. This is especially true when we have a guest soloist performing for us. Please give these musicians your attention so that everyone can hear clearly. Thank you!      –Susan

June 10th, 2019|

Pentecost Celebration Sunday, June 9

NEXT SUNDAY:

Pentecost Worship – the story of the Holy Spirit coming to the first disciples; “the birthday of the Christian Church.” Many worshippers, as part of their celebration, will wear red to church, symbolizing the “tongues of fire” mentioned in Acts 2:3. We will also celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

June 3rd, 2019|

Pastor’s Ponderings

Recent News

Rev. Laurie Williams’ Retirement Party

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

On Sunday, Feb. 24, we honored Rev. Laurie Williams for her almost-15-years of love and service to this congregation. With misty eyes and hearts full of gratitude, we said "THANK YOU!" to one of our [...]

“Job and His ‘Friends’”/Job 1:1-3, 6-22; 2:4-7, 9-11; 22: 1, 4-5, 10-11, 21-23; 11:1, 4-6; 8:1, 5-6; 27:1-6/ Rev. Rodger Allen/2-17-19

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: , |

            A parable is a story told to teach something, to make a point – sort of like “Aesop’s Fables,” which always come with a moral at the end, like “slow and steady wins the [...]

“Weddings (and More)/I Corinthians 13/Mark 10: 6-8; Song of Solomon 8:6-7/Rev. Rodger Allen/2-10-19

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: , |

“Weddings (and More)”             Yesterday a wedding took place here. Rev. Karol Farris officiated, for a friend of hers who is a member of New Providence Church, and her fiancé. And one of the lectionary [...]

Valentine’s Fellowship/Sunday, Feb. 17

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

Many people enjoyed the special “Valentine’s Day Fellowship Time” in the Koinonia Kafe last year, so the Membership and Evangelism Committee will provide that again this year, after worship, on February 17. Special treats and [...]

YOU ARE INVITED . . .

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

. . . A Celebration of Rev. Laurie Williams’ 15 Years (almost) of Ministry at Paris Presbyterian Church (She “retired” on December 31.) Please join us at Paris Presbyterian Church, 241 W. Court St., Paris, IL. [...]

Responding to the Law/Psalm 19:7-11; Luke 4: 14-21; Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-9/Rev. Rodger Allen/2-3-19

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: , |

            I remember reading this news story awhile back: In Tacoma, Washington, it is against the law to sell or distribute equipment used to take illegal drugs. Things like hypodermic needles cannot be given or [...]

Youth Movie Night/Sun. Feb. 10, 1:30-4

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

The next activity of the Paris Christian Youth Fellowship: a Movie Afternoon, complete with popcorn and drinks, at First United Methodist Church Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1:30 to 4. Youth grades 7 to 12 are [...]

Challenging Relationships/John 4:7-10, 13-15, 23-26; Luke 24:13-16, 28-35/Rev. Rodger Allen/1-27-19

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: |

The week of January 18th to 25th, ending this past Friday, was designated as a “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.” This is an annual observance, and always falls on those dates, January 18th to [...]

Souper Bowl of Caring

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Church News|

NEXT SUNDAY:  We will participate in the “Souper Bowl of Caring.” This is a special offering taken on Super Bowl Sunday, which is February 3 this year. All the proceeds go to our local Compassionate [...]

Be Careful When You Pray/Luke 4:16-30; Isaiah 61:1-4, 8/Rev. Rodger Allen/1-20-19

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Sermons|Tags: |

            Once upon a time, according to Greek myth, a boy named Phaethon decided to go and visit his father, who was the sun god, Helios. Now Helios, being a god, and having a very [...]

Church Family of The Week

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Church News|Tags: |

Our “Church Family of the Week” program gives us a chance to lift up a different family (group or individual) of our congregation each week, include them in our daily prayer for our families and [...]

Father’s Day/Men of the Church Celebration/Sunday, June 16

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! The Presbyterian Church has suggested that we  expand the “Father’s Day” holiday a little and also call it “Men of the Church Day,” expressing our appreciation for all the gifts that men [...]

Sanctuary choir news

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

   Our men-only choir on May 12 (Mother’s Day) featured five singers who provided our special music for the day. The women of the choir will have their chance to outnumber and out-sing (?) them [...]

Pentecost Celebration Sunday, June 9

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

NEXT SUNDAY: Pentecost Worship – the story of the Holy Spirit coming to the first disciples; “the birthday of the Christian Church.” Many worshippers, as part of their celebration, will wear red to church, symbolizing [...]

You Can Help!

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

           Supporters of Kemmerer Village have been sending them Box Tops for Education for years, and they really add up! Their purchased items include: library books, school decorations, blankets, basketballs, and P.E. equipment.             If [...]

Youth Group Event

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Church News|

The next event for the Paris Christian Youth Group, Grades 7 to 12, will take place Sunday afternoon June 2 from 4 to 6 P.M. It will be a cookout picnic outside the place Carolyn [...]

SUMMER BREAK for Children and Youth Sunday School classes

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

Sunday morning, May 26, will be the final date for the meeting of our Children’s and Youth Sunday School classes, as they begin a summer break. THANK YOU to this year’s teachers Beth Ruff and [...]

Guest Speaker Jeanette Levellie/Sunday, May 19

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Announcements|

Thank you to Jeanette Levellie for leading us in worship this Sunday, May 19. Jeanette will be preaching "God Loves Basket Cases," about how the Lord loves to rescue his children from seemingly impossible circumstances. [...]