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Faith in Action Drive-through Spaghetti Supper/October 16/3:30-6:30

Faith in Action of Edgar County is holding a drive-through only Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 16th at Lake Ridge Christian Church. The drive-through lanes will begin serving at 3:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Dessert. The price: whatever you would like to donate. All proceeds will go toward promoting the work of Faith in Action in Edgar County.

September 24th, 2020|

Announcements, week of 8.30.20

Paris Presbyterian Church

 As part of our August 30 worship service, we congratulated our three members who recently received their high school diplomas!

  • Kenisha Davis
  • Autumn Lewis
  • Gwyneth Blair

Seven-Day Prayer Challenge for our schools:

Sunday: Pray for Peace

Monday: Pray for Staff & Faculty

Tuesday: Pray for Parents

Wednesday: Pray for Students          

Thursday: Pray for Health & Safety

Friday: Pray for Hope

Saturday: Pray for Protection

     

Preparation of the September/October issue of our newsletter, the “Profile,” is underway. If you have something you would like to contribute, please submit it to the church office.

 

     Rev. Rodger will be on vacation from September 2 to 9. Administrative Assistant Jeanette Levellie will have contact information, in case of pastoral care emergency.

 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has set up an account to help the people, including many farmers, impacted by the derecho storm that struck Iowa and northern Illinois. Contributions can be made through the church or the PDA website; please use account number DR000015.

       

Worship at New Providence: Our annual joint outdoor worship service with the New Providence congregation will take place at 10:00 (note start time!) on Sunday September 13. We will not be able to enjoy a picnic lunch together this year, but can enjoy the worship together. Please bring lawn chairs if you have them.    

      

     The ecumenical women’s Bible study group conducted by local women affiliated with Bible Study Fellowship International resumes, after a summer break, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Koinonia Kafe. It will meet every Thursday at that time; all women are invited.

 

Every year our church offers the chance to participate in the Presbyterian Church USA’s four annual “Special Offerings,” each for their own unique projects, as well as a couple special offerings for some specific congregational projects. Usually these offerings are spread out through the calendar year, but this year there was a big chunk of that calendar in which we did not meet for worship! So between now and October, we will offer you the chance to “catch up” with whichever of the offerings you would like.

We do not expect everyone to give to everything; here are your choices:

  • Early August – One Great Hour of Sharing (disaster assistance, hunger programs, self-development of people)
  • Late August – Pentecost Offering (programs for children, youth, young adults)
  • September – Our own Deacons’ ministries
  • October – Peace and Global Witness (local, regional, and worldwide peacemaking efforts)

Information on what each offering is used for will be provided: August 30’s  inserts describe some of the programs of the Pentecost Offering. Each congregation is to retain 40% of its offering, to go to a local project benefitting young people; our 40% will go to “Hopes and Dreams,” the shelter for homeless youth currently under development.

 

Christie Russell is leaving photographs of various church events through the years, such as VBS, Sunday School classses, and Victorian Luncheons, in the church office. Members can stop by to see them, and to take the ones they want. Thank you, Christie!

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, Ruff’s niece Amy Eaker Lair, Jillian Hebermehl: cancer,
  • Kenisha Davis, Jana Tyler, Camille Foley, Vicky Wilson, Grace DiPasquale: cancer,
  • Barbara Bergdolt: gastroparesis & several other health issues,
  • Kay & Gary Hayes: recurrence of cancer in Gary,
  • All healthcare workers and their families
  • Students, teachers, and parents as school resumes,
  • Jeannie Kerrick: heart issues and pain in back and hip,
  • Kay Ann & Dan Becher: upcoming heart tests & procedures,
  • Daryl (cancer) & Janet ((dementia & heart problems),
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected,

 

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! 

                                                  

Aug.  31          Tom Hebermehl        

 

Sept.   2           Kay LeMosy

            3          Todd Bergdolt

            4          Lisa McCollough      

August 31st, 2020|

Announcements week of 8.9.2020

Paris Presbyterian Church

Announcements, week of 8-9-2020

Lord’s Supper: As part of our August 23 worship service, we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Individually-wrapped wafer/grape-juice-cup packets have been ordered, so we can each pick one up as we enter and discard it as we leave (as we are doing with our worship bulletins).

Christie Russell is leaving photographs of various church events through the years, such as VBS, Sunday School classes, and Victorian Luncheons, in the church office. Members can stop by to see them, and to take the ones they want. Thank you, Christie!

Drive-Thru Fish Fry:  New Providence Church’s annual Jonah Fish fry is a drive-thru only event this year, on Saturday August 29 from 4:00 to 7:00. The $10 meal includes a choice of a full meal, including dessert, or fish only with extra pieces.

Worship at New Providence: Our annual joint outdoor worship service with the New Providence congregation will take place at 10:00 (note start time!) on Sunday September 13. We will not be able to enjoy a picnic lunch together this year, but can enjoy the worship together. Please bring lawn chairs if you have them.

Every year our church offers the chance to participate in the Presbyterian Church USA’s four annual “Special Offerings,” each for their own unique projects, as well as a couple special offerings for some specific congregational projects. Usually these offerings are spread out through the calendar year, but this year there was a big chunk of that calendar in which we did not meet for worship! So between now and October, we will offer you the chance to “catch up” with whichever of the offerings you would like. We do not expect everyone to give to everything; here are your upcoming choices:

Early August – One Great Hour of Sharing (disaster assistance, hunger programs, self-development of people)

Late August – Pentecost Offering (programs for children, youth, young adults)

September – Our own Deacons’ ministries

October – Peace and Global Witness (local, regional, and worldwide peacemaking efforts)

Information on what each offering is used for will be provided; Aug. 2 & 9 bulletin inserts describe some of the people helped by One Great Hour of Sharing. (There are also “fish coin boxes” on the table at the back and by the Kafe, if you prefer that method).

         Virtual Vacation Bible School: This year’s five-church cooperative VBS, which we are part of, was a “Virtual VBS,” which families can engage in together watching their computer or smartphone. Sessions were posted each day July 19 through 23, and can be viewed on our Facebook page. Each session runs 20 to 30 minutes and includes Bible stories, skits, and songs. It is intended primarily for ages Kindergarten through 5th grade, but is available, of course, for all.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !                                                 

Aug.  10          Robert Howrey                                

           12          Karen Scott               

                        Autumn Lewis

          13          Michael McCrocklin

          14          Clark Piper

                        Jeanette Levellie

          15          Mindy Lolie

 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, Ruff’s niece Amy Eaker Lair,
  • Jillian Hebermehl: cancer, Jane Blair: heart tests,
  • Kenisha Davis, Camille Foley, Vicky Wilson,
  • Grace DiPasquale: terminal cancer,
  • Barbara Bergdolt: gastroparesis & other,
  • Family of Heather Switek (memorial was 8-7),
  • Jeanie Kerrick: heart issues and lower back & hip pain,
  • Kay and Gary Hayes: recurring cancer in Gary,
  • Students, teachers, and parents starting the school year,
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected,
  • All healthcare workers and their families

 

Please remember them with a card, email, text or message

 

 

 

 

 

August 10th, 2020|