HELP AFTER STORMS
HELP AFTER STORMS
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has set up an account for those who would like to contribute to meet the needs of people affected by Hurricane Florence: DR000169. Gifts can be made online http://pda.pcusa.org/ or by phone at 800-872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to Paris Presbyterian Church, or to Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh PA 15264-3700. Please include the account number on your check.
WINTER IS COMING
The Compassionate Clothing Closet is collecting new or gently used blankets during the month of October, for distribution in November, as winter approaches. Many households do not have enough blankets to keep everyone warm, and some of them may not be able to afford to have the heat turned on. Blankets may be brought to the church office, or taken directly to the CCC, 211 N. Central St. on Mondays from 11 to 2 or Tuesdays from 1 to 3.
DID YOU KNOW . . .
. . . that Rev. Laurie serves on the Personnel Committee of the Presbytery of Southeast Illinois? This involves some regular annual proceedings, like performance reviews and salary recommendations for the six (recently reduced to five) staff members of the Presbytery (all part-time); and also some special projects, like planning the retirement celebration of that sixth staff member earlier this year, and updating personnel policies and manuals (and this is in addition to her service on the Personnel Committee of the Synod of Lincoln Trails).
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 [...]