For many years we’ve had the tradition of recruiters finding liturgists for worship services. We thank all of those who’ve diligently recruited over the years. We are now moving to a volunteer method. If you would like to serve as a liturgist this year, please sign up at the sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary.        


           At its August 15 meeting, Session voted to send $7000 to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s Hawaii Wildfires fund. That donation will come from Mission Task Force money, and the Wayne and Lois Jones Youth Assistance Fund. If any individual church members would like to add to that total, please make a check out to this church and write “Hawaii” or “PDA” in the memo line.


         New Providence Presbyterian Church will hold its Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, August 26. Once again this year, it is a Drive-Thru only event, running from 4:00 to 7:00 central time. The price also remains the same, at $10, for full meals, or for extra-fish fish-only meals.


            The Compassionate Clothing Closet is collecting new socks and underwear for adults during the month of August. You can contribute items by placing them in the wagon in the hallway by the front door. More details are on the poster on the bulletin board and above the wagon.


        The Deacons will provide an Ice Cream Social Fellowship Time immediately following the worship service on Sunday September 10.


   Our annual outdoor (weather permitting) worship service with the New Providence congregation, at New Providence, will take place at 10:00 A.M.  on September 17. Details for the lunch afterward are still being formulated.


         Several security measures have been put in place recently, to make our building more secure. Another one is coming in September: We will begin locking some of the doors to the church right before our 10:30 worship service. The ones which will remain unlocked are the red doors facing Court Street, and the ramp door leading into the sanctuary.


New address and phone for Sara and Mike McCrocklin:

            Mike and Sara McCrocklin

            1015 Villa Court, Carbondale, IL. 62901

            Home: 618-300-7263; Sara cell: 217-251-5222


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.

          Thanks to several steps our Presbytery of Southeast Illinois has taken to reduce its expenses, the per capita amount for 2023 stays at $40, which is down from the $42 prior to 2022.         

        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 available on the table at the back of the sanctuary, or you may use any envelope marked “per capita.” Thank you.