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Paris Presbyterian Church

Announcements, week of 1-10-2021

Offering envelopes for 2021 are available in the back of the sanctuary. If you have any questions, please see Susan Farris.

There is a new flower sign-up sheet for 2021 on the bulletin board in the Assembly Room. Please sign up if you wish to give flowers in memory of loved ones in the new year.

Thank you to all who helped take down and put away our Christmas decorations yesterday.

Christie and Alan Russell’s new address:
T. Alan and Christie Russell
1120 East Davis Dr. Apt. #639, Terre Haute, IN 47802

We Need Your Help with Per Capita: We encourage you to pay your per capita this year, in addition to your pledge. Per capita is the annual per member “dues” our church pays to the larger governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church—Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly—to allow their mission work to take place. For 2021, $42 is the per member apportionment. If you are willing and able, please help out our church budget by paying your per capita. You may write a check to “The Presbyterian Church” and indicate ‘per capita’ on the memo line. Special blue “per capita” envelopes are on the table at the rear of the sanctuary, or you may use any envelope marked “per capita.” Thank you.

An Announcement from Session, Regarding Our Annual Meeting

For this pandemic winter of 2020-21 only, we will ask the congregation to forgo the usual fourth Sunday of January after-worship luncheon and full-length congregational meeting. Instead, once a 2021 Budget has been prepared, we will call a brief sanctuary congregational meeting following a worship service, to conduct the following business:
1. To vote yes or no to extend the terms of all current officers for one year.
2. To vote on the proposed terms of call for the pastor for 2021.
Session will vote on the rest of the 2021 Budget, as always, and copies will be made available to the congregation. The usual financial reports from the Treasurer will also be made available, when ready. Any other church group who wishes to write up an annual report may do so, but with so many of our activities being limited this year, that is optional.
We are aware that this proposal is technically in violation of a couple phrases in our church Constitution/By-Laws, but feel that the emergency circumstances of this pandemic year make this the safest most responsible way to proceed.
In the coming week, please pray for:
 Our church, Yourself,
 Rev. Laurie, Rev. Rodger,
 Our nation and her leaders,
 Alice Sprague, Betty Dahlin,
 Virginia Collier, Kathy and Ilse Smilie,
 Kenisha Davis, Camille Foley,
 Barbara Bergdolt, family of Connie Houston,
 Healthcare workers and their families,
 Students, teachers, and parents,
 An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected
Please remember these with a text, call, card, or email.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
January 10 Brian O’Bannon
11 Samantha (Turner) Elliot
12 Sara (Jewell) Mood
13 Alan Russell
14 Robert Sprague
Becher McCoy Blair

A NEW ADDRESSES:
Permanent:
O’Bannon
Marshall Rehab and Nursing Center
410 N. 2nd St.
Marshall, IL 62441

January 11th, 2021|

Paris Presbyterian Church Announcements, week of 12-13-2020

Both Virginia Collier and John O’Bannon are at the Marshall Rehab and Nursing Center for a while, and also appreciate cards. The address is:

Marshall Rehab & Nursing Center

410 N. 2nd St.

Marshall, IL 62441

 

December 24 at 11 P.M.   

    Thursday, December 24 worship, 11 P.M.: Midnight . . . Candlelight . . . “Silent Night” . . . That’s Christmas Eve. Please don’t miss our beautiful 11 P.M. to Midnight Candlelight Christmas Eve service. We will tell the Christmas story in lessons and carols, featuring much special music and the series of Bible readings about angels, shepherds, wise men, and God’s wonderful gift.

       Our next issue of the church newsletter, “The Profile,” will cover both January and February. If you have events or information you’d like included, please contact the church office by December 27.

 THANK YOU to all who helped with our simpler-than-usual socially-distanced decorating of the church

December 12.

 

In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself,
  • Laurie, Rev. Rodger,
  • Our nation and her leaders,
  • Alice Sprague, Betty Dahlin,
  • Margie Taflinger, Virginia Collier,
  • Kathy and Ilse Smilie,
  • Kenisha Davis, Camille Foley, Barbara Bergdolt,
  • John O’Bannon: many health issues,
  • All healthcare workers and their families,
  • Students, teachers, and parents,
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected,
  • Connie Houston: Covid,
  • Mallory Atkinson (Page Patrick’s niece: lymphoma)

 

Please remember these with a text, call, card, or email.

 

December 14th, 2020|

Announcements, Week of 12.6.2020

FOR YOU DURING ADVENT

    The season of Advent, when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus, runs from November 29 to December 24 this year. We have a variety of Advent daily devotional booklets displayed on the table in the hallway, and invite you to take your pick! We also have daily open-a-window Advent calendars for the children. Or here is another option: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is offering a daily online devotional. You can find it at: www.pts.edu. And new this year: an online devotional from the Presbyterian Church (USA), at pcusa.org/2020Advent.

 

SALVATION ARMY

   For several years, our Membership and Evangelism Committee has organized a day for us to ring the Salvation Army bell at a Paris store, so we could help with their effort to provide for local people in need. This year, to keep from putting our members at virus risk by ringing in public, the committee has found a different way for us to help: we will have our own red kettle here in the church Sunday, December 13, and invite your donations, that day or by mail to the church, to be supplemented by a contribution from our Mission Task Force. Please consider whether you can give.

December 24 at 11 P.M.

    Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service is so meaningful. It features wonderful special music and the telling of the Christmas Story through a series of lessons read from the Bible, as well as a candle lighting ceremony sung to “Silent Night.” What a way to bring in Christmas day as we finish at midnight (An offering plate will be available, with all gifts going to the Paris Ministerial Fellowship Assistance Fund). If you are willing to take a reading, please tell Rev. Rodger. All ages are welcome to read.

In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself,
  • Laurie, Rev. Rodger,
  • Our nation and her leaders,
  • Alice Sprague, Betty Dahlin,
  • Margie Taflinger, Virginia Collier,
  • Kathy and Ilse Smilie,
  • Christie Russell’s sister & Alan’s brother: cancer,
  • Kenisha Davis, Camille Foley,
  • Barbara Bergdolt, Dave Barrett,
  • Mike Craun’s daughter, Elizabeth & husband, Garry: covid,
  • All healthcare workers and their families,
  • Richard Melendez: Brain bleed and dementia,
  • Daryl (cancer) & Janet (dementia & heart problems),
  • Students, teachers, and parents,
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected

 

Please remember these with a text, call, card, or email.

 

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – 2020    Deacons Fundraiser         Deadline: Sunday, December 13

 

______I/We will give $ ________ to the Deacon’s Fund with the understanding

that the poinsettia will be delivered to a special person.

 

______I/We will give $ ________ to the Deacon’s Fund and would like to take a poinsettia to a special person following the Christmas service.

 

The suggested donation is $20.00 each; any gift above that goes to the work of the Deacons. 

If your gift is a memorial or in honor of a loved one, please list the

person(s) below for inclusion in the Christmas bulletin.

 

Memorial/In Honor:

 

___________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________

 

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Signed: ____________________________________________________

 

  We will be doing a simpler-than-usual socially-distanced

Christmas decorating of the Sanctuary

on Saturday, December 12 at 10 A.M.

If you can help, it would be appreciated.

 

December 7th, 2020|