Puppet Ministry turns 15!
Sunday, August 20 we celebrated our puppet ministry turning 15!
We enjoyed several rousing songs from a team of 25 puppeteers, propateers, and helpers, honored our director Barbara Bergdolt, and even shared in a yummy birthday cake.
Happy 15th, Sonshine and Sonbeam Puppet teams!
Thank you, Barbara and everyone who makes this ministry happen.
A Peek at VBS 2017
In case you missed the fun of this year’s five-church cooperative Vacation Bible School,
here ae a few highlights in photos.
Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp
On May 28, 2017 we honored our high school graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp, shown here.
Brittany attended Terre Haute South High School, and swam on the varsity team for four years. She will continue her swimming career at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and plans to major in history education and minor in psychology.
Morgan attended Paris High School, where she was a member of the Rotary Club’s Interact Chapter, National Honor Society, Subdebs, Drama Club, and the May Fete Court. She plans to attend Kent State University and major in Fashion Design.
Both young women have been involved in the church and they each received scholarships from both the Peg Hall and Sprouls/Idleman Scholarships.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 10-15-17 Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 13: 24-30, 47-49 Rev. Rodger Allen
We had a wedding here last weekend. And a lovely, happy wedding it was. But it was a little different from the wedding described by Jesus in this parable. If our wedding had been like Jesus’, this is what it would have looked like: At about 3:30, half an hour before the ceremony was to begin, picture the bride’s parents sending the ushers and bridesmaids out into the streets to start rounding up the people who had been invited. “OK, we’re ready—everyone’s here. Come on in for the wedding now.” But the guests, to their surprise, don’t want to come in. They ignore the ushers and bridesmaids, and turn away; or even hit them, saying “Leave me alone, you and your stupid wedding.” So the attendants, rather startled, return to the church, reporting that the guests . . . are refusing to come! […]
On May 28, 2017 we honored our high school graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp, shown here. Brittany attended Terre Haute South High School, and swam on the varsity team for four years. She will [...]
Two new members were welcomed into the "fold" at Paris Presbyterian on Easter Sunday, April 16. We congratulate Emma Scott and Mellie McCollough, both 8th graders. Rev. Rodger, Emma Scott, Mellie McCollough, Rev. Laurie [...]