Thank you to all who attended and helped prepare for the February 28 Congregational Meeting. Copies of the Annual Report distributed that day are available on the table at the rear of the sanctuary, or through the church office.

      We will collect our annual One Great Hour of Sharing Offering again this year; the main collection date will be Easter Sunday, April 4, but you may contribute at any time. Envelopes, information, and coin boxes for the kids are on the table by the Koinonia Kafe, and  at the rear of the Sanctuary.

Wednesday Lent Services     We are once again hosting a Wednesday Lent series of worship services this year, for the entire Paris community, from Noon to 12:30 (We will not be able to offer the usual lunches after, in this pandemic year). The next service is this Wednesday, March 10. Susan Farris will provide the music, and Pastor John Youngblood, from New Beginnings Church, the message.


Please remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday evening, March 13 (otherwise, you risk joining us for March 14 worship during the closing hymn!).

 This is the time of year we renew our subscription to “These Days,” the daily devotional booklet published by the Presbyterian Church USA. Since most of the booklets remain unused, we are considering cancelling the subscription. Please let Susan know if you are still interested in receiving this magazine.


March            11        Tylor Penczek

                                    Nancy O’Bannon

                        13        Chris Clawson

             From Betty Dahlin’s daughter, Debra:

  “I spent yesterday clearing out Mom’s bedroom at Life’s Journey. It had been 362 days since I’d been allowed in her building (due to Covid) so I was a bit overwhelmed.

   What was such a gift to see was ALL the cards and notes she had received in the past year! There were so many, many “hearts” reaching out to her to let her know she was missed, she hadn’t been forgotten, she was prayed for, she made a difference in someone’s life, etc, etc. I am sure these greetings touched her heart, as they did mine when I read through many of them. I recognized many of the names from her church.

   So please convey to the congregation my thanks for their loving support to her. I am sure it comforted her, especially during this pandemic, when I wasn’t allowed to make my in-person-visits to be with her last year.  

   Warmest regards, Debra”



John O’Bannon                                                                      Virginia Collier

Marshall Rehab & Nursing                                                            Accolade Healthcare

410 N. 2nd St                                                                           801 N. Logan Ave.

Marshall, IL 62441                                                               Danville, IL 61832


 In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself, Rev. Laurie, Rev. Rodger,
  • Alice Sprague, Family of Betty Dahlin,
  • Our nation and her leaders, Kenisha Davis, Virginia Collier,
  • Family of Ilse Smilie, Camille Foley, Teachers & Students,
  • Jodi Thierl: cancer, Pam Brown: cancer,
  • Janet Galbreath (Scott Blair’s mother-in-law): health issues,
  • Healthcare workers and their families,
  • An end to Covid 19 and healing for those affected