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Announcements Week of 11.22.2020

The Presbyterian Church of Paris, IL

Announcements, week of November 22, 2020

2021 pledge packets were distributed last week. We hope you will mail your pledge cards to the church office or put them in the offering plate over the next 2 or 3 weeks.

 THANK YOU for your prayerful faithfulness.

    Our congregation has been doing a very good job providing the financial support for our church budget for most of this very strange socially-distanced 2020; thank you. During the last couple of months, however, income has fallen behind our giving patterns for 2017 to 2019, and behind our budgeted expenses. Would those of you who are in a position to do so be able to check your recent giving, and see if it has kept up with the level you intended? Thank you. –Paris Presbyterian Stewardship Committee

    Rev. Rodger will be on vacation for a few days beginning Wednesday, November 25. Administrative Assistant Jeanette Levellie will have contact information in case of pastoral care emergency.

      November 29 Worship:  The season of Advent, for preparing ourselves for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, begins next Sunday, November 29, including the first Sunday of lighting our Advent wreath.

     December 6 Worship: The second Sunday in the season of Advent, including the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

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.

        The annual Advent Choral Service was not going to be an option this pandemic year, since it involves a large community choir singing. Thank you to Susan for looking into the possibility of a December 6 Advent Music Service, featuring soloists instead – but due to the current increase in cases and state mitigations, we have decided not to pursue that further.

 

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, Camille Foley,
  • Family of Deb Benefiel’s brother, following his passing,
  • Christie Russell’s sister & Alan’s brother: cancer,
  • Kenisha Davis, Barbara Bergdolt,
  • Dave Barrett: hospitalized with Coronavirus,
  • Pam Brown: upcoming surgery,
  • 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.

 

 

           

 

 

 

November 23rd, 2020|

Announcements Week of 11-15-2020

Paris Presbyterian Church Announcements for week of 11-15-2020

 For Elders, whether you are currently on Session or not: There will be a Zoom meeting of the Presbytery, addressing the kind of business we usually take up this time of year, on Thursday November 19 from 9:50 A.M. to 12:15. If you would like to be the Elder representing our church, please notify Rev. Rodger or  the church office, and we will forward the link to you.

 The deadline for submitting articles or information for the December issue of the church newsletter, the “Profile,” is Sunday November 22.

    The November issue of the newsletter included an invitation to attend First Christian Church’s Thanksgiving service on Sunday evening November 22. That church  regrets to announce that that service has been cancelled.

  In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself, Rev. 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,
  • Family of Tom Ray at his passing, Jim Randall’s family at his passing,
  • Kenisha Davis, and her Uncle, Jason (Covid)
  • Camille Foley, Barbara Bergdolt,
  • Kay & Gary Hayes: recurrence of cancer in Gary,
  • Dave Barrett: hospitalized with Coronavirus,
  • Pam Brown: upcoming surgery, 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

 

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

November 16th, 2020|

Announcements week of 11.1.2020

PARIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS, WEEK OF 11.1.2020

    In our observance of All Saints Day Sunday we took a moment to remember and give thanks for the following saints who were members of this church and who passed away during the past year:

 

~IN GRATEFUL MEMORY~

Phil Church     November 30, 2019

Virginia Zimmerly      December 12, 2019

              Please find below your invitation to this Saturday’s Community Prayer Service. Participants are asked to wear masks while entering and exiting, and to practice socially-distanced seating. The focus will be on sharing individual and community joys and concerns, and praying together.

  In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself, Laurie, Rev. Rodger, Alice Sprague, Betty Dahlin, 
  • Our nation and her leaders, Margie Taflinger, Virginia Collier,
  • Kathy and Ilse Smilie, Jillian Hebermehl: cancer, Kenisha Davis & April Davis,
  • The family of Deanna Mason at her passing, Camille Foley,
  • Kay & Gary Hayes: recurrence of cancer in Gary,
  • Pam Brown: cancer, healthcare workers and their families,
  • Richard Melendez: Brain bleed and dementia,
  • Daryl (cancer) & Janet (dementia & heart problems), Barbara Bergdolt,
  • Students, teachers, and parents, Jim Randall’s family at his passing,
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected

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

    During October, members of our church volunteered at the Paris Compassionate Clothing Closet. THANK YOU to Liz (who coordinated the effort), Tom, Joanna, Deb, Rodger, Jane, Jani, Larry—and any “last minute volunteers” of whom we were unaware  at the writing of this announcement!

 YOUR PERSONAL INVITATION:

 JOIN US IN PRAYER

PARIS COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 201 S. MAIN ST.

SATURDAY NOV. 7 @ 8 A.M.

NO BREAKFAST, NO CHARGE

November 2nd, 2020|