Rev. Laurie Williams

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April 2020

Announcements 4.26.2020

By |April 24th, 2020|Announcements|

PARIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 4-26-2020         Following the regulations issued by the state of Illinois, all worship services and other activities at the church are cancelled through April 30.         Online worship has proven to be a bit of a challenge to set up, especially since our devices seem to want to keep changing the [...]

PARIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS/ 4-19-2020

By |April 18th, 2020|Announcements|

Following the regulations issued by the state of Illinois, all worship services and other activities at the church are cancelled through April 30.           Online worship has proven to be a bit of a challenge to set up, especially since our devices seem to want to keep changing the rules!  Here is what we have [...]

How The Virus Stole Easter (NOT!) poem

By |April 18th, 2020|Announcements|

How the Virus Stole Easter By Kristi Bothur With a nod to Dr. Seuss Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land. People were sick, hospitals full, Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school. As winter gave way to the promise of spring, The virus raged on, [...]

“Jesus in Jerusalem: 2. Wednesday to Saturday”/Mark 14; 1-11; Mark 14: 12-62, selected verses; Mark 15: 1-46, selected verses/4.5.2020/Rev. Rodger Allen

By |April 18th, 2020|Sermons|

In the last message, we began a day-to-day look at the events of Holy Week, the week that goes from Palm Sunday to Easter – the final week of Jesus’ life. We considered the events of Sunday the Day of Procession, when Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, to the shouts of “Hosanna!” from the people; the events of Monday, the Day of Cleansing, when he cleared the Temple of those who were using God’s house for greed and exploitation instead of worship; and the events of Tuesday, the Day of Teaching, when Jesus taught through parable, debate, example, prophecy, and Law. These are events that all the gospel writers made sure to report on, in some detail; they considered them to be important. These are the things that Jesus chose to do with his last few days, knowing his life was about to end; he must have considered them to be very important. […]

By |April 4th, 2020|Announcements|

    We will not be able to gather for our usual Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service, which includes communion when we come to “the Last Supper” part of the story.  The Presbyterian Church USA has issued an advisory opinion, however, stating that while in ordinary circumstances communion can only be part of a worship service where [...]