Many of our September announcements were in the Sept/Oct newsletter, which was emailed, mailed, and posted on our Facebook page last week. Here are a few more: 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has created special accounts to assist the people of Haiti following the earthquake there, and the people of the United States affected by Hurricane Ida. You can give online at, or by phone at 800-872-3283, mail a check to Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700, or by cash or check through our church. If you are giving through PDA, please include the account information:

OG100000 – Haiti


 Sunday, September 12 marked the beginning of Faith in Action Week. Faith in Action of Edgar County was established in September 2003, as a program to provide non-medical, volunteer care for people of Edgar County who struggle with long-term health needs and physical limitation. The ministry of Faith in Action is growing and we need more volunteers, particularly in the area of transportation. God is blessing us with many who need a helping hand, and we know God will bless us with people who will help meet our need.

Please keep Faith in Action’s ministry in your prayers.

Letters or cards to John O’Bannon would be especially appreciated right now: His 88th birthday is coming up on October 4; and the place he is living is currently under quarantine, so everyone must stay in their rooms, eating alone, no visitors.

            John O’Bannon

            Marshall Rehab and Nursing

            410 N. 2nd St.  Marshall, IL 62441

 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 26. 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.    

 Food for Kids, the backpack program which provides food for 210 schoolchildren of Paris each weekend, has had to make some adjustments due to the temporary closing of the Paris Save A Lot. They are looking for assistance, through a food drive. If you would like to provide food items, please see the list in our newsletter (also on our Facebook page). If you would like to make a financial donation, send it to Food for Kids, Prospect Bank Trust Dept., P O Box 400, Paris, IL 61944; or make out a check to our church, clearly indicating it is for Food for Kids.

 In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself,
  • Laurie, Rev. Rodger,
  • Carmen Minge at her brother’s death,
  • Alice Sprague, Virginia Collier,
  • Our nation and her leaders,
  • Kenisha Davis, Camille Foley,
  • Family of Judy Landes,
  • R. McHenry, Sally DeLong,
  • Cindy Belt,
  • An end to the Coronavirus