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Announcements for week of May 31

PARIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 5-31-2020

Our region of Illinois moves into “Phase 3” of “Re-opening Illinois” this weekend, which allows for gatherings of up to ten people, including for things like church classes and committees, under certain conditions.  We are in the process of finalizing any procedures we need to put in place to allow that to happen safely, here at the church.  Gatherings of more than ten people, like the usual form of our Sunday worship services, are not permitted until “Phase 4”, and will also require some adjustments, at least at first, to the ways we are used to worshipping.

 

            Our weekly worship services consisting of Call to Worship, Scripture readings, sermon, and prayer are videos on the church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/199348923523091/ It is an open page, so anyone with internet can visit, not just those with their own Facebook accounts. 

          During this time of Stay at Home regulations, our Treasurer is able to pick up the mail at the church a couple times a week.  We ask that those of you who are in a position to keep up with your intended giving please consider doing so, by mailing your contribution to the church (241 W. Court St., Paris).

         For quite a few years now, we have held a “Spring Fling” Sunday in May, when our worship service is followed by an outdoor picnic, and a group flower planting and landscaping time, on the church grounds.  This year we were unable to do that.  Many thanks to Jani Howrey, Dale Thomas, and Tom Hebermehl, who took care of the flower planting part last week (at an appropriate social distance from one another, of course).  You can see the results of their work across the front of the church.

         Sunday May 31 is the Day of Pentecost on the Christian calendar, fifty days after Easter.  This is the day the Holy Spirit came to Jesus’ disciples, inspiring them to tell the many people gathered in Jerusalem about Jesus.  Many of them believed in him and were baptized that day, resulting in the formation of the first Christian church.  As a result, this day is sometimes called the “birthday of the church”.   This story will be featured in our online worship service for May 31; if you would like to “read ahead”, turn to Acts 2:1-41.  Pentecost is one of the days we celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in our congregation, and you are also invited to have a little bread and juice or wine with you as you view the service, as the Lord’s Supper will also be part of the service.

HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAY !                                            

                  June             2       Gareth Blair

                                       4       Scott Blair

                                       5       Tony Grimes, Jr.

                                       7       Susan Farris             

    

 

 

 

In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself, Laurie, Rev. Rodger,                                   
  • Alice Sprague, Ilse Smilie, Virginia Collier – temporarily at Paris Health Care
  • Kathy and Ilse Smilie: decisions on best caregiving, Margie Taflinger,
  • Betty Dahlin, Kenisha Davis, Kenisha’s aunt Lynette England,
  • Ruff’s niece Amy Eaker Lair: cancer, Camille Foley: upcoming surgery,
  • Danielle Lindsey: chemo for breast cancer,
  • Barbara Bergdolt: diagnosis of gastroparesis,
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected,
  • All healthcare workers and their families

 

Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMP) Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

 

Romans 8:31 (AMP) What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]

 

Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,” says

the Lord, “plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future

and a hope.”

May 28th, 2020|

Announcements 5.24.2020

PARIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 5-24-2020

Following the regulations issued by the state of Illinois, all worship services and other activities at the church are cancelled through May 30.  While it looks like our region of the state will move on to “Phase 3” of re-opening at that point, gatherings of more than ten people, like the usual form of our Sunday worship services, are not permitted until “Phase 4”. 

            Our weekly worship services consisting of Call to Worship, Scripture readings, sermon, and prayer are videos on the church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/199348923523091/ It is an open page, so anyone with internet can visit, not just those with their own Facebook accounts.

           During this time of Stay at Home regulations, our Treasurer is able to pick up the mail at the church a couple times a week.  We ask that those of you who are in a position to keep up with your intended giving please consider doing so, by mailing your contribution to the church (241 W. Court St., Paris).

         For quite a few years now, we have held a “Spring Fling” Sunday in May, when our worship service is followed by an outdoor picnic, and a group flower planting and landscaping time, on the church grounds.  This year we were unable to do that.  Many thanks to Jani Howrey, Dale Thomas, and Tom Hebermehl, who took care of the flower planting part this week (at an appropriate social distance from one another, of course).  You can see the results of their work across the front of the church.

 

 

Sunday May 31 is the Day of Pentecost on the Christian calendar, fifty days after Easter.  This is the day the Holy Spirit came to Jesus’ disciples, inspiring them to tell the many people gathered in Jerusalem about Jesus.  Many of them believed in him and were baptized that day, resulting in the formation of the first Christian church.  As a result, this day is sometimes called the “birthday of the church”.   This story will be featured in our online worship service for May 31; if you would like to “read ahead”, turn to Acts 2:1-41.  Pentecost is one of the days we celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in our congregation, and you are also invited to have a little bread and juice or wine with you as you view the service, as the Lord’s Supper will also be part of the service.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !                                          

                        May       24     Scott Lindsey

                                                Ross Penczek

                                                           

 In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself, Laurie, Rev. Rodger,                                   
  • Alice Sprague, Ilse Smilie, Virginia Collier – physical therapy at hospital,
  • Kathy and Ilse Smilie: decisions on best caregiving, Margie Taflinger,
  • Betty Dahlin, Kenisha Davis, Kenisha’s aunt Lynette England,
  • Ruff’s niece Amy Eaker Lair: cancer, Camille Foley: upcoming surgery,
  • Danielle Lindsey: chemo for breast cancer,
  • Barbara Bergdolt: diagnosis of gastroparesis
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected,
  • All healthcare workers and their families

 

Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMP) Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

Romans 8:31 (AMP) What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]

Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,” says

the Lord, “plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future

and a hope.”

May 23rd, 2020|

Announcements for the week of 5-17-2020

 

       Following the regulations issued by the state of Illinois, all worship services and other activities at the church are cancelled through May 30.

 

Our weekly worship services consisting of Call to Worship, Scripture readings, sermon, and prayer are videos on the church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/199348923523091/ It is an open page, so anyone with internet can visit, not just those with their own Facebook accounts.

 

          During this time of Stay at Home regulations, our Treasurer is able to pick up the mail at the church a couple times a week.  We ask that those of you who are in a position to keep up with your intended giving please consider doing so, by mailing your contribution to the church (241 W. Court St., Paris).

 

Lake Ridge Church has just invited us to join them in an event in which people can drive throughout Edgar County, using a map they will provide, and stop at particular places to pray over them.  “The event is to pray over our county as we continue to walk through this pandemic.”  It will take place from 6 to 7 PM on Thursday May 21.  If you would like a copy of the email providing the details, please email Rev. Rodger at the church.

 

            Our Presbytery hosted an online discussion of “Returning to Public Worship” on May 14.  It was a wide-ranging discussion, including the need to be aware of state regulations, what your particular insurance company advises and is willing to cover, and what the dynamics of your particular congregation are (e.g. number of people over 65 or with medical conditions causing extra risk).  The discussion is available to view as a recording.  In the same email with the link to the recording are links to other factors to consider as well, including to state regulations and Department of Public Health guidance for faith-based organizations.  If you would like a copy of this email, including the links, please email Rev. Rodger at the church.

 

           

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !                                            

                         

            May      17      Adam Clawson

                          19      Sam Roberts

                                    Jenni McKay

                          24      Scott Lindsey

                                                           

 

                                   

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself, Laurie, Rev. Rodger,                                   
  • Alice Sprague, Ilse Smilie, Virginia Collier – physical therapy at hospital,
  • Kathy and Ilse Smilie: decisions on best caregiving, Margie Taflinger,
  • Betty Dahlin, Kenisha Davis, Kenisha’s aunt Lynette England,
  • Ruff’s niece Amy Eaker Lair: cancer, Camille Foley: upcoming surgery,
  • Steve Blair’s cousin following a sudden death in the family,
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected,
  • All healthcare workers and their families

 

 

Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMP) Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

 

Romans 8:31 (AMP) What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]

 

May 16th, 2020|