Tenth Sunday After Pentecost-August 13, 2017-10 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-8; Psalm 37; II Corinthians 1:3-11; Luke 6:47-49

Message by Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today, August 13 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Soup and Crackers, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • The deadline to submit information for the September 2017 newsletter is next Sunday, August 20.  The September 2017 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, August 27.

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, August 26, 11:00 AM at MOCO House.

  • 4G Bible Study will meet Monday, August 28, 6:30 PM at MOCO House.

  • Next Sunday, August 20 is the last day for our 10 AM Summer Worship Schedule.

  • We will resume our regular worship hours on Sunday, August 27!  9:30 am Sunday Light followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 am.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time–Monday’s @ 12 noon or by appt.

*Story Time–Every Thursday @ 2 PM through August 17

*Friends of the library meeting–Sat., August 19, 9 am @ MOCO

*Library Board Meeting–Monday, August 28, 5 pm @ MOCO

Story Time

  • August 17:  Dragonflies by Margaret Hall.  Learn about dragonflies, then make a cute dragonfly magnet to take home! 

 Coming Soon!

  • Art Therapy will resume on Saturday, September 16, 2 pm.  The project will be 3D birch tree paintings. 
  • Book Club will resume in September!  September’s Title:  “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter.  Call 724-667-7939 to reserve your copy.

  • September:  Movie Night returns!

 Library Hours

Monday-Thursday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday-Saturday:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Web: www.fdclibrary.org

Phone: 724-667-7939

Fax: 724-667-0898

 

 

The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost-August 6, 2017-10 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Psalm 23; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 10:1-18

Message:  "Nathan Leslie:  Subcontractor" Rev. Dr. Hawkins

Thank You

The Congregational Life Committee would like to thank all those who donated, volunteered, and joined us for the Bessemer Fireman’s Festival.  It was fun and beautiful weekend.  The church booth profited $ 535; which will be deposited to the General Fund.  Once again, thank you all for your support in making the day a success!

Announcements

  • We welcome Rev. Dr. Ralph Hawkins as our guest speaker this morning.  Dr. Hawkins is our Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk of our Shenango Presbytery.

  • We welcome Mrs. Sandra Murphy as our guest pianist today.   

  • The Loose Offering today, August 6 will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry. 

  • The Discipleship Committee will meet on Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. 

  • Next Sunday, August 13 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Soup and Crackers, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • The deadline to submit information for the September 2017 newsletter is Sunday, August 20.  The September 2017 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, August 27.

  •  The Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet on Saturday, August 26, 11:00 AM at MOCO House.

  •  Our summer worship schedule will continue at 10 AM  through Sunday, August 20. 

  • We will resume our regular worship hours on Sunday, August 27!  9:30 am Sunday Light followed by 10:45 am Divine Worship.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time–Monday’s @ 12 noon or by appt.

*Smokey Bear’s Birthday–Wednesday, August 9 all day!

*School Supply Giveaway–Thursday, August 10 @12 noon-2pm

*Manicure Madness–Saturday, August 12 @ 2 pm

*Last Day to turn in Summer Reading logs–Sat., August 12 by 7 pm

*Story Time–Every Thursday @ 2 PM through August 17

*Friends of the library meeting–Sat., August 19, 9 am @ MOCO

*Library Board Meeting–Monday, August 28, 5 pm @ MOCO

 Happy Birthday Smokey!  Wednesday, August 9 all day!  Stop by the library for your FREE Smokey the Bear goodie bag! Special thanks to Kathy McBride for her continued generosity in providing this program!

School Supply Giveaway (sponsored by Mohawk Area School District) Thursday, August 10, 12 noon-2 pm in the library parking lot (behind the library.  No income requirement, open to all Mohawk students grades K-12!  School supplies, Shoes, Clothing and Coats will be distributed.

Last Day to turn in reading logs for Summer Reading is Saturday, August 12 by 7 pm.  Prize drawing will take place on Monday, August 14.

Join us in participating in the LawrenceCountyRocks kindness collaborative!  Rocks and painting supplies are available at the library, stop in any time and help spread kindness around the county!  How does it work?  Come to the library and paint a beautiful rock.  Hide the rock somewhere in Lawrence County for someone to find.  If you find a rock, snap a photo and post it on the Lawrence County Rocks Facebook page.  (https://tinyurl.com/LawrenceCountyRocks) Hashtag is #Lawrence County Rocks.) Hide the rock again for someone else to find. 

Storytime

August 10:  Look! Look! Look! At Sculpture by Nancy E. Wallace.  Come and hear a story of three little mice who love to go to the museum and look at sculptures!  Build your very own clay sculpture to take home!

August 17:  Dragonflies by Margaret Hall.  Learn about dragonflies, then make a cute dragonfly magnet to take home! 

Coming Soon!

Art Therapy will resume on Saturday, September 16, 2 pm.  The project will be 3D birch tree paintings. 

Book Club will resume in September!  September’s Title:  “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter.  Call 724-667-7939 to reserve your copy.

September:  Movie Night returns!

October:  Penn State Master Gardners “Planting and Harvesting Garlic” program.

Physics for Kids workshop.

Library Hours

Monday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Web: www.fdclibrary.org

Phone: 724-667-7939

 Fax: 724-667-0898

 

The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost-July 30, 2017-10 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Jeremiah 29:4-9; Psalm 96; Luke 9:1-6

Message:  "Native Language" Rev. Creekpaum

Announcements

  • We welcome to our pulpit this morning Rev. John Creekpaum.  Rev. Creekpaum is a PC (USA) pastor and member of Shenango Presbytery.  He previously served the Common Ground Church Community in North Lima, OH and Coolspring Presbyterian Church in Mercer, PA.  John is married to Rev. Beth Creekpaum, who is the pastor of the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church, and is the father of two boys, Sam and David.  Welcome John!

  • Today, July 30 is the deadline to contribute to the Project Hope Back to School Project.  Monetary donations are most welcome; please make checks payable to Project HOPE and give to Ruth Ann Herman, our HOPE representative.  Thank you in advance for your support!  

  • Pastor Nathan is at the Young Adult retreat through today, July 30.  In case of an emergency:  please contact Beth Ann Nord 724-657-4241 (Cell) or Clerk of Session, Brad McKim 724-651-2937 (Cell).  Pastor Nathan will resume his duties tomorrow, July 31.     

  • Session Picnic for the Session members and their Families at Pastor Nathan’s home this Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 pm.

  •  The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry next Sunday, August 6.

  •  The Sacrament of the Holy Communion will be celebrated next Sunday, August 6. Therefore prepare your hearts and lives accordingly making proper confession and amends with God and your neighbors.

  • The deadline to submit information for the September 2017 newsletter is Sunday, August 20.  The September 2017 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, August 27.

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet on Saturday, August 26, 11:00 AM at MOCO House.

  • 4G Bible Study will meet Monday, August 28, 6:30 pm at MOCO House. 

  •  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Our summer worship schedule will continue at 10:00 AM through Sunday, August 20.

  • We will resume our regular worship hours on Sunday, August 27!  Sunday Light-9:30 followed by Divine Worship-10:45.

Local Happenings

  • The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time--Mondays @ 12:00pm or by appt.

*Story Time--Every Thursday 2:00pm

*Adult Coloring--Every Friday @ 1:00pm

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost-July 23, 2017-10 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 56:1-8; Psalm 67; Matthew 6:5-15

Message:  "How Then Can We Pray?"  Rev. Elmarie Parker

Announcements

  • We welcome to our pulpit this morning, Rev. Elmarie Parker.  Rev. Parker is a PC(USA) mission co-worker who, alongside her husband Scott, has served in Lebanon since 2013.  She continues to serve as regional liaison for mission work in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq while Scott serves as Associate for Ecumenical Partnerships.  Elmamarie facilitates PC (USA) support for partner programs, relationships and activities, and implements the PC (USA)'s international partnership strategy.  She facilitates and seeks to strengthen healthy, effective and appropriate relationships with partner denominations and organizations in the region, and supports PC (USA) co-workers serving in this region in communications, information sharing, mentoring/guiding, encouraging, and reflection.  Welcome, Elmamarie!

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship today in the overflow room next to the sanctuary.

  • 4G Young Adult Retreat is this weekend Friday-Sunday, July 28-30!

  • Our church will be sponsoring a booth at the Bessemer Firemen’s Fair on Saturday, July 29.  We are asking for monetary donations to help defray the cost.  We will be selling Hot Dogs, Chips, Pie & Ice Cream, Pop and Water.  Donations can be given to Karen Hutch or Roberta Gibson.  The proceeds will go to the Churchs General Fund.  Thank you in advance for helping to make this a profitable fund raiser for our church.

  •  

     The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • The following items are needed for the Project Hope Back to School Project:  Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencil Boxes, Pens, Pencils, Expo Markers, Spiral Notebooks and Backpacks.  Monetary donations are most welcome; please make checks payable to Project HOPE and give to Ruth Ann Herman, our HOPE representative.  Thank you in advance for your support!  All items are to be at the church by next Sunday, July 30! 

  • Session Picnic for the Session members and their Families at Pastor Nathan’s home (530 South Main Street, Bessemer, PA) on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Sacrament of the Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, August 6. Therefore prepare your hearts and lives accordingly making proper confession and amends with God and your neighbors.  

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry on Sunday, August 6. 

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am. 

  • Pastor Nathan is on vacation through Thursday, July 27.  In case of an emergency from Thursday, July 13-Sunday, July 30:  please contact Beth Ann Nord 724-657-4241 (Cell) or Brad McKim 724-651-2937 (Cell).  Pastor Nathan will be at the Young Adult retreat this weekend Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30.  He will resume his duties on Monday, July 31.  Funeral coverage will be provided by Paul Hawkins.      

Local Happenings

  • Enon Valley Community Blood Drive at Westfield Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, July 27 from 1:30 PM-7:00 PM.  To register:  please call 1-800-RED CROSS, visit redcrossblood.org and enter ENON or you can also call the Westfield Church office at 724-667-7045 or you can contact Lee Ann Martin at 724-667-8613 or lshausmann133@gmail.com.    

  • The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time--Mondays @ 12:00pm or by appt.

*Story Time--Every Thursday 2:00pm

*Adult Coloring--Every Friday @ 1:00pm

 Summer Reading:   There’s still time!  If you haven’t already signed up for our Summer Reading Program, what are you waiting for?  All ages are invited to participate!  Tons of prizes!   Read all summer for your chance to win gift cards, passes to local amusements, and more!  Plus this year, we’re giving away Three Kindle Fires! 

Story Time

July 27: “Animal Architecture”A special program presented by Jennings Environmental Education Center. How do beavers build dams? How do birds build nests? What kinds of animals build homes? Join us to find out!

 

 

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost-July 16, 2017-10 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 72; Revelations 2:1-17, 22-27

Message by Dr. Andrew Walls

Announcements

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship today in the overflow room next to the sanctuary. 

  • Our church will be sponsoring a booth at the Bessemer Firemen’s Fair on Saturday, July 29.  We are asking for monetary donations to help defray the cost.  We will be selling Hot Dogs, Chips, Pie & Ice Cream, Pop and Water.  Donations can be given to Karen Hutch or Roberta Gibson.  The proceeds will go to the Churchs General Fund.  Thank you in advance for helping to make this a profitable fund raiser for our church. 

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman. 

  • The following items are needed for the Project Hope Back to School Project:  Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencil Boxes, Pens, Pencils, Expo Markers, Spiral Notebooks and Backpacks.  Monetary donations are most welcome; please make checks payable to Project HOPE and give to Ruth Ann Herman, our HOPE representative.  Thank you in advance for your support!  All items are to be at the church by Sunday, July 30!   

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am.

  • Pastor Nathan is on vacation through Thursday, July 27.  In case of an emergency from Thursday, July 13-Sunday, July 30:  Please contact Beth Ann Nord 724-657-4241 (Cell) or Brad McKim 724-651-2937 (Cell).  Pastor Nathan will be at the Young Adult retreat the weekend of Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30.  He will resume his duties on Monday, July 31.  Funeral coverage will be provided by Paul Hawkins.
  • 4G Young Adult Retreat is Friday-Sunday, July 28-30!

Local Happenings

The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.

Bessemer Firemen’s Festival

July 28, 2017-July 30, 2017

Friday, July 28:  A free community picnic sponsored by the fire department at 5 pm. A car show will follow at 5:30. Then the Rover Band will present a show at 6 p.m. and kids’ firemen’s games will begin.  Saturday, July 29:  The day will feature vendors beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing all day.  A parade will take place at 11 a.m. and at noon, fireman’s competition games will begin.  A bike show is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. At 1 p.m. entries will be accepted for the “Who thinks they have the Best Pie” competition.  At 5 p.m. a Duck Derby will take place and at 7 p.m. the Wrangler Band will perform.  Adult beverages will be sold on both days to adults age 21 and over with an ID.  The event will also feature a $1,000 cash prize raffle based on the state lottery and a Chinese Auction. There will also be a Dunk Tank booth.  Sunday, July 30:  The event will conclude with a 10 am Community Church Service.  All events will take place near the Bessemer Fire Station. Streets will be closed during some of the festivities.

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost-July 9, 2017-10 am

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 117; Galatians 3:27-29; Matthew 25:31-46

Message by Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today, July 9 the church will recognize Emily Weingartner for being our Pianist the past 3 1/2 years with a coffee hour following worship.  Sunday, July 30 is Emily Weingartner’s last Sunday as our Pianist.  She will be going off to Duquesne University to work towards her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy.  She hopes to specialize in pediatrics and work with children who have special needs.  Thank You for your service Emily!

  • Today, July 9 is Project Sunday! The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • The following items are needed for the Project Hope Back to School Project:  Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencil Boxes, Pens, Pencils, Expo Markers, Spiral Notebooks and Backpacks.  Monetary donations are most welcome; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank and give to Ruth Ann Herman, our HOPE representative.  Thank you in advance for your support!  All items are to be at the church by Sunday, July 30! 

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.   Worship at 10:00 am.

Local Happenings

  • Enon Valley Community Blood Drive at Westfield Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, July 27 from 1:30 PM-7:00 PM.  To register:  please call 1-800-RED CROSS, visit redcrossblood.org and enter ENON or you can also call the Westfield Church office at 724-667-7045 or you can contact Lee Ann Martin at 724-667-8613 or lshausmann133@gmail.com.  

  • Senior Ministry Director:  Westfield Presbyterian Church plans to create a Senior Ministry for the community beginning this Fall.  A step forward toward that end is hiring a director.  This person would be in charge of developing a volunteer base, creating programs and overseeing all aspects of the ministry.  This paid position is weekly, part-time, and flexible.  Please email resume to ministryposition@westfield.org.

  •  The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.

  • Pastor Nathan is on vacation from Thursday, July 13 through Thursday, July 27.  In case of an emergency from Thursday, July 13-Sunday, July 30, please contact Beth Ann Nord 724-657-4241 (Cell) or Brad McKim 724-651-2937 (Cell).  Pastor Nathan will be at the Young Adult retreat the weekend of Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30.  He will resume his duties on Monday, July 31.  Funeral coverage will be provided by Paul Hawkins.

  • 4G Young Adult Retreat is Friday-Sunday, July 28-30!

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost-July 2, 2017-10 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Genesis 22:1-14; Philippians 4:10-20; Matthew 10:40-42

Message by Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • The Loose Offering today, July 2 will go to the Deacons' to aid in their ministry.

  • The church offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day. 

  • Next Sunday, June 9 is Project Sunday! The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Next Sunday, July 9 the church will recognize Emily Weingartner for being our Pianist the past 3 1/2 years with a coffee hour following worship.  Sunday, July 30 is Emily Weingartner’s last Sunday as our Pianist.  She will be going off to Duquesne University to work towards her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy.  She hopes to specialize in pediatrics and work with children who have special needs.  Thank You for your service Emily!

  • The following items are needed for the Project Hope Back to School Project:  Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencil Boxes, Pens, Pencils, Expo Markers, Spiral Notebooks and Backpacks.  Monetary donations are most welcome; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank and give to Ruth Ann Herman, our HOPE representative.  Thank you in advance for your support!  All items are to be at the church by Sunday, July 30!   

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am.

Local Happenings

  • Senior Ministry Director:  Westfield Presbyterian Church plans to create a Senior Ministry for the community beginning this Fall.  A step forward toward that end is hiring a director.  This person would be in charge of developing a volunteer base, creating programs and overseeing all aspects of the ministry.  This paid position is weekly, part-time, and flexible.  Please email resume to ministryposition@westfield.org.  

  • The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.

        

 

Bessemer Community Worship Service and Vacation Bible School Celebration-June 25, 2017-10:00 AM at Kennedy Park, East Poland Ave., Bessemer next to the Boro Building

Hosted by Bessemer Presbyterian Church,

Rev. Nathan Leslie, Pastor

and

Mohawk Campus of New Castle First Assembly,

Rev. Kevin McConnell, Pastor

 

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Romans 1:1-17

Vacation Bible School Presentation

Day 1:  "God's Love is a Gift" (Romans 6:23)

Day 2:  "God's Love Changes Us" (Romans 12:2)

Day 3:  "God's Love is Always with Us" (Romans 8:38-39)

Day 4:  "God's Love Saves Us" (Romans 5:8)

Day 5:  "God's Love Is Worth Sharing" (Romans 1:16

A Message from the Apostle Paul

 (As portrayed by Pastor Kevin) 

 

A picnic lunch will follow our worship.

Second Sunday After Pentecost-June 18, 2017-10:00 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 9:1-8; Galatians 1:11-24; Matthew 10:16-22

Message:  "Paul:  The Man, the Missionary, the Legend"  Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • The deadline to submit information for the July/August 2017 newsletter is next Sunday, June 25.  The July/August 2017 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, July 2.

  • Presbytery meeting Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 pm at Hillside Presbytery in Greenville, PA.

  • Communion will be observed on Sunday, July 2.

  •  The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons' to aid in their ministry on Sunday, July 2.

  •  The church offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day. 

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.
  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews. 

  • Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held this week of June 19-June 23. 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  The theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade.  There are three ways to register either by filling out the registration form which is available on the narthex table, you could also call the church office 724-667-7255 or go online:  http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.orgSponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church.
  •  VBS registration forms are available on the Narthex table.

  • A Bessemer Community Worship Service and Picnic will be held next Sunday, June 25 at Kennedy Park on East Poland Ave. next to the Boro Bldg.  Our Evangelism and Mission Committee will provide the meat and beverages.  Please see Nikki Patton to see what’s still needed for donations of food or supplies for the picnic.  Community Worship with our local churches at 10 am followed by a picnic lunch at 12:00 noon under the tent.  Plan to bring friends and family for a special time of sharing and fellowship in our community.  Bring your own lawn chair!   Please bring a school supply donation for Project HOPE’S Backpack Drive!

Local Happenings

  • The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.  

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time – Monday’s @ 12 noon or by appt.

*Story Time – Every Thursday @ 2 PM

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday @ 1 PM

*Manicure Madness-Saturday, June 30 @ 1 PM

  •  Summer Reading:   All ages are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program!  Tons of prizes!  Awesome programs!  Read all summer for your chance to win gift cards, passes to local amusements, and more!  Plus this year, we’re giving away Three Kindle Fires!

Story Time

  • June 22:  Can You Guess What I Am?  By J.P. Percy.  Take an outdoor adventure with us, and collect items for a nature journal!  Check out and even photograph the items you collect under a microscope!

  • June 29:  Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman.  Get your picture taken in a robot costume and then build your own robot!   
  •  Adult Coloring:   Every Friday at 1 PM.  Use our supplies or bring your own, join us!

  • Manicure Madness:  Friday, June 30, 1 PM.  Come and Paint your nails!  Tons of colorful nail polish, nail art pens, stencils, stamps, and more!  All ages are welcome!

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday-Saturday:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Web: www.fdclibrary.org

Phone: 724-667-7939

 Fax: 724-667-0898

Trinity Sunday-June 11, 2017-10:00 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8, I Corinthians 12:3b-13; Matthew 28:16-20

Message by Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today, June 11 is the deadline to make reservations for the Parents Breakfast.  The entire congregation is invited to the Breakfast, honoring all Parent’s next Sunday, June 18, 9 am.     

  • Today, June 11 is Project Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Presbyterian Women's Executive Board will meet Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm.  Our meeting will follow at 7:00 pm.  Virginia Phillips will have the devotion and Roberta Gibson has the social.  The women of the church are invited for a time of devotion and fellowship, and an opportunity to learn of and share in the work that Presbyterian women are called to do in Christian service.
  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am at MOCO House.

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews. 

  • Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 19-June 23. 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  The theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade.  There are three ways to register either by filling out the registration form which is available on the narthex table, you could also  call the church office 724-667-7255 or go online:  http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.orgSponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church. 

  • Bessemer Community Picnic:  A Community Worship Service and Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25 at Kennedy Park on East Poland Ave. next to the Boro Bldg.  Our Evangelism and Mission Committee will provide the meat and beverages.  Please see Nikki Patton to see what’s still needed for donations of food or supplies for the picnic.  Community Worship with our local churches at 10 am followed by a picnic lunch at 12:00 noon under the tent.  Plan to bring friends and family for a special time of sharing and fellowship in our community.  Bring your own lawn chair!   Please bring a school supply donation for Project HOPE’S Backpack Drive!

Local Happenings

  • Moravia Presbyterian Church (State Rt. 18, Wampum, PA) now has a Saturday evening Contemporary Worship Service at 6 pm.  Part of our reason for doing this during the summer is to provide people an opportunity to worship when they cannot attend their own congregation because of a Sunday picnic or reunion etc.
  • The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.  

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time – Monday’s @ 12 noon or by appt.

*Story Time – Every Thursday @ 2 PM

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday @ 1 PM

*Art Therapy Class-Saturday, June 17 @ 2 PM

*Manicure Madness-Saturday, June 30 @ 1 PM

 Story Time

June 15:  Star Stuff by Carl Sagan.  Build star constellation from spaghetti and marshmallows!

June 22:  Can You Guess What I Am?  By J.P. Percy.  Take an outdoor adventure with us, and collect items for a nature journal!  Check out and even photograph the items you collect under a microscope!

June 29:  Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman.  Get your picture taken in a robot costume and then build your own robot!   

  • Summer Reading:   All ages are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program!  Tons of prizes!  Awesome programs!  Read all summer for your chance to win gift cards, passes to local amusements, and more!  Plus this year, we’re giving away Three Kindle Fires! 
  • Adult Coloring:   Every Friday at 1 PM.  Use our supplies or bring your own, join us!

  • Manicure Madness:  Friday, June 30, 1 PM.  Come and Paint your nails!  Tons of colorful nail polish, nail art pens, stencils, stamps, and more!  All ages are welcome!

Library Hours

Monday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:  9:00 am-4:00 pm  

Saturday:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Web: www.fdclibrary.org

Phone: 724-667-7939

 Fax: 724-667-0898

 

Pentecost Sunday-June 4, 2017-10:00 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 2:1-8, 12-21; Psalm 104; Ephesians 5:15-20, 6:10-20; John 20:19-23.

Message:  Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  •  The Loose Offering today, June 4 will go to the Deacons' to aid in their ministry.  
  • Beginning today, Sunday, June 4 we will begin taking reservations for the Parents Breakfast.  The entire congregation is invited to the Breakfast, honoring all Parent’s on Sunday, June 18 at 9 am.  Sunday, June 11 is the final day for all reservations.    

  • Session will meet on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 pm.

  • Next Sunday, June 11 is Project Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Presbyterian Women's Executive Board will meet Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm.  Our meeting will follow at 7:00 pm.  Virginia Phillips will have the devotion and Roberta Gibson has the social.  The women of the church are invited for a time of devotion and fellowship, and an opportunity to learn of and share in the work that Presbyterian women are called to do in Christian service. 

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am at MOCO House.

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews. 

  • Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 19-June 23. 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  The theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade.  There are three ways to register either by filling out the registration form which is available on the narthex table, or you could call the church office 724-667-7255 or go online:  http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.org.  Sponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church.

  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School the week of June 19-23, 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.  If you are interested in helping please speak to Pastor Nathan, Ashley Patton, or Velvet Henry.

  • VBS registration forms are available on the Narthex table.

  • Bessemer Community Picnic:  A Community Worship Service and Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25 at Kennedy Park on East Poland Ave. next to the Boro Bldg.  Our Evangelism and Mission Committee will provide the meat and beverages.  Watch for a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so you can help with the food.  Community Worship with our local churches at 10 am followed by a picnic lunch at 12:00 noon under the tent.  Plan to bring friends and family for a special time of sharing and fellowship in our community.

    Local Happenings

  • Moravia Presbyterian Church (State Rt. 18, Wampum, PA) now has a Saturday evening Contemporary Worship Service at 6 pm.  Part of our reason for doing this during the summer is to provide people an opportunity to worship when they cannot attend their own congregation because of a Sunday picnic or reunion etc.

  • The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.  

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time – Monday’s @ 12 noon or by appt.

*Story Time – Every Thursday (Beginning June 8) @ 2 PM

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday @ 1 PM

*Art Therapy Class-Saturday, June 17 @ 2 PM

*Manicure Madness-Saturday, June 30 @ 1 PM

  • Summer Reading Kickoff:  Sign up begins June 5.  All ages are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program!  Tons of prizes!  Awesome programs!  Read all summer for your chance to win gift cards, passes to local amusements, and more!  Plus this year, we’re giving away Three Kindle Fires!

  • Storytime:  June 8:  Blast Off!  By Malachy Doyle.  Build a rocket with us and make a special rocket craft.  June 15:  Star Stuff by Carl Sagan.  Build star constellation from spaghetti and marshmallows!  June 22:  Can You Guess What I Am?  By J.P. Percy.  Take an outdoor adventure with us, and collect items for a nature journal!  Check out and even photograph the items you collect under a microscope!  June 29:  Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman.  Get your picture taken in a robot costume and then build your own robot!   

  • Adult Coloring:   Every Friday at 1 PM.  Use our supplies or bring your own, join us!

  • Manicure Madness:  Friday, June 30, 1 PM.  Come and Paint your nails!  Tons of colorful nail polish, nail art pens, stencils, stamps, and more!  All ages are welcome!

Web: www.fdclibrary.org

Phone: 724-667-7939

Fax: 724-667-0898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter-Ascension Sunday, May 28, 2017-10:00 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Leviticus 19:9-18; Pslam 52; Ephesians 5:1-17; Matthew 13:31-35

Message:  "The Chameleon"  Elder Paul Hawkins

Announcements

  • Communion will be observed next Sunday, June 4.

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons' to aid in their ministry next Sunday, June 4. 

  • Session will meet on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 pm. 

  • Beginning next Sunday, June 4 we will begin taking reservations for the Parents Breakfast.  The entire congregation is invited to the Breakfast, honoring all Parent’s on Sunday, June 18 at 9 am.  Sunday, June 11 is the final day for all reservations.  

  • Presbyterian Women's Executive Board will meet Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm.  Our meeting will follow at 7:00 pm.  Virginia Phillips will have the devotion and Roberta Gibson has the social.  The women of the church are invited for a time of devotion and fellowship, and an opportunity to learn of and share in the work that Presbyterian women are called to do in Christian service.

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am. 

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am at MOCO House.

  • There has been three fires in the Mohawk area since the beginning of April.  Today, May 28 is the last day to contribute to the Deacons Fire Fund for all three families.  The first fire was The Frank Miller Family of Mahoning   Township.  They have a daughter who attends Mohawk High School.  The second fire was The Bartholomew Family of North Beaver Township.  The Father, Richard Bartholomew died in the fire.  His son, Nelson Bartholomew lived with him and was able to exit the fire safely.  The third fire was The Palombo Family of North Beaver Township.   Their son, Cody is graduating this year from Mohawk.  Please remember to contribute accordingly since the Fire Fund is for 3 families.  Please make checks payable to Deacons Fire Fund.

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews.      

Vacation Bible School

  • Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 19-23. 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  The theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty trained)-5th grade.  There are two ways to register either by calling the church office 724-667-7255 or go online http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.orgSponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church.

  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School the week of June 19-23, 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.  If you are interested in helping please speak to Pastor Nathan, Ashley Patton, or Velvet Henry.

Bessemer Community Picnic

  • A Community Worship Service and Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25 at Kennedy Park on East Poland Ave. next to the Boro Bldg.  Our Evangelism and Mission Committee will provide the meat and beverages.  Watch for a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so you can help with the food.  Community Worship with our local churches at 10 am followed by a picnic lunch at 12:00 noon under the tent.  Plan to bring friends and family for a special time of sharing and fellowship in our community.

Local Happenings

  • The congregation is invited to a graduation party for Emily Weingartner this Friday, June 2 from 5-8 pm at SNPJ Red Barn-270 Martin Road in Enon Valley, PA.   

  • Moravia Presbyterian Church (State Rt. 18, Wampum, PA) now has a Saturday evening Contemporary Worship Service at 6 pm.  Part of our reason for doing this during the summer is to provide people an opportunity to worship when they cannot attend their own congregation because of a Sunday picnic or reunion etc.

The Fifth Sunday of Easter-May 21, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Scriptures:  Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66; Ephesians 4:17-5:2; John 14:15-21

Message:  "Turn on the Lights" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Today is the deadline to submit information for the June 2017 newsletter.  The June 2017 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, May 28.

  • Today, May 21 is our last day of Sunday Light until Sunday, August 27.   The Discipleship Committee would like to thank the following teachers and helpers for a great year.  Preschool:  Beth Ann Nord, Roberta Gibson, Serrena Schultz, and Mickie Snyder.  Kindergarten:  Brandy Weingartner, Rhodell Magnone, and Lou Anne Sheehan.  Grades 1-5:  Betsy Barr, and Miriam Gwin.  Grades 6-9:  Pastor Nathan Leslie, and Tawnya Curatola. Young Adult:  Tina Leslie.  Fellowship Class:  Paul Hawkins.

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee will have a coffee hour after worship next Sunday, May 28.

  • Summer Worship Schedule:  Beginning next Sunday, May 28 through Sunday, August 20.  Our Sunday morning schedule will be as follows:  Worship at 10:00 am.  Sunday, August 27 we will resume our normal schedule.  Sunday Light at 9:30 am followed by Worship at 10:45 am.

  • There has been three fires in the Mohawk area since the beginning of April.  The Deacons will be taking a Fire Fund Offering for all three families beginning today, May 21 and also next Sunday, May 28.  The first fire was The Frank Miller Family of Mahoning   Township.  They have a daughter who attends Mohawk High School.  The second fire was The Bartholomew Family of North Beaver Township.  The Father, Richard Bartholomew died in the fire.  His son, Nelson Bartholomew lived with him and was able to exit the fire safely.  The third fire was The Palombo Family of North Beaver Township.   Their son, Cody is graduating this year from Mohawk.  Please remember to contribute accordingly since the Fire Fund is for 3 families.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews. 

Local Happenings

  • MACA’s Baccalaureate service at Mohawk High School is this evening, May 21, 7 pm.  Jeremy Lutz will be the speaker.  Choir music will be provided.  Refreshments will be served.  

  • Java Jog 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk:  The time has come for you to commit to that 5K (3.1 miles) you always wanted to run or maybe that walk for a cause you thought you'd like to support. The Java Jog will be held on Memorial Day, May 29, in Bessemer. All proceeds will benefit MoCo House in Bessemer.  Register online:  www.mohawkcoffeehouse.com or you can also pick up a registration form at MoCo House. 
  • Westfield Presbyterian Church’s Meals on Wheels program is in desperate need of Wednesday volunteers.  Without more help we will not be able to continue with this ministry.  If you can volunteer for this important program, please contact Westfield Church office:  724-667-7045 or Delta Stoner:  724-667-8420.

  • Moravia Presbyterian Church (State Rt. 18, Wampum, PA) now has a Saturday evening Contemporary Worship Service at 6 pm.  Part of our reason for doing this during the summer is to provide people an opportunity to worship when they cannot attend their own congregation because of a Sunday picnic or reunion etc.

Vacation Bible School

Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 19-23. 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  The theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty trained)-5th grade.  There are two ways to register either by calling the church office 724-667-7255 or go online http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.orgSponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church.

Bessemer Community Picnic

A Community Worship Service and Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25 at Kennedy Park on East Poland Ave. next to the Boro Building.  Our Evangelism and Mission Committee will provide the meat and beverages.  Watch for a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so you can help with the food.  Community Worship with our local churches at 10 am followed by a picnic lunch at 12:00 noon under the tent.  Plan to bring friends and family for a special time of sharing and fellowship in our community.

 

The Fifth Sunday of Easter-May 14, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 10:1-10

Message:  "Oh Grow Up!"  Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today, May 14 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • 4G Adult Bible Study will meet Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, May 20, 11:00 am at MOCO House.
  • The deadline to submit information for the June 2017 newsletter is next Sunday, May 21.  The June 2017 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, May 28.

  • Graduates will be recognized during our 10:45 am worship next Sunday, May 21.  Please notify Rhodell Magnone or the church office of members graduating from High School, College, or any Higher Learning Institution by today, May 14.  Non-members will be recognized in name, so if you have a family member graduating please inform us so that we can include them in our listing.
  • Next Sunday, May 21 is our last day of Sunday Light until Sunday, August 27.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Breakfast at 9:30 am.  The Discipleship Committee would like to thank the following teachers and helpers for a great year.  Preschool:  Beth Ann Nord, Roberta Gibson, Serrena Schultz, and Mickie Snyder.  Kindergarten:  Brandy Weingartner, Rhodell Magnone, and Lou Anne Sheehan.  Grades 1-5:  Betsy Barr, and Miriam Gwin.  Grades 6-9:  Pastor Nathan Leslie, and Tawnya Curatola. Young Adult:  Tina Leslie.  Fellowship Class:  Paul Hawkins.  

  • Attention Ladies:  Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church of Ellwood City, PA invites the ladies of our church to their Salad Supper on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 pm.  Call or speak to Sally Cunningham by today, May 14 if you are interested in going.

  • There has been three fires in the Mohawk area since the beginning of April.  The Deacons will be taking a Fire Fund Offering for all three families on next Sunday, May 21 and also May 28.  The first fire was The Frank Miller Family of Mahoning   Township.  They have a daughter who attends Mohawk High School.  The   second fire was The Bartholomew Family of North Beaver Township.  The Father, Richard Bartholomew died in the fire.  His son, Nelson Bartholomew lived with him and was able to exit the fire safely.  The third fire was The Palombo Family of North Beaver Township.   Their son, Cody is graduating this year from Mohawk.  Please remember to contribute accordingly since the Fire Fund is for 3 families. 
  • Beginning Sunday, May 28 through Sunday, August 20.  Our Sunday morning schedule will be as follows:  Worship at 10:00 am.  Sunday, August 27 we will resume our normal schedule.  Sunday Light at 9:30 am followed by Worship at 10:45 am.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews.  
  • The congregation is invited to a graduation party for Emily Weingartner on Friday, June 2 from 5-8 pm at SNPJ Red Barn-270 Martin Road in Enon Valley, PA.  Any questions call Brandy 724-944-1274. 

  • Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 19-23 from 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  Our VBS theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade.  There are two ways to register either by calling our church office at 724-667-7255 or online http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.orgSponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church.

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    Bessemer Community Picnic:  A Community Worship Service and Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 25 at Kennedy Park on East Poland Ave. next to the Boro Building.  Our Evangelism and Mission Committee will provide the meat and beverages.  Watch for a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so you can help with the food.  Community Worship with our local churches at 10 am followed by a picnic lunch at 12:00 noon under the tent.  Plan to bring friends and family for a special time of sharing and fellowship in our community.

    Local Happenings

 

  • North Beaver Fire Department Ox Roast is Sunday, May 21, 11:30 am-2:00 pm at Mount Jackson Fire Hall.  The cost is Adults 12.00, Children 6-12 $ 6.00 and Children under 6 is FREE.  Eat in or Take Out.     

  • MACA’s Baccalaureate service at Mohawk High School is Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7 pm.  Jeremy Lutz will be the speaker, formerly the youth minister at Bethel.  Choir music will be provided.  Refreshments will be served.   

  • Java Jog 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk:  The time has come for you to commit to that 5K (3.1 miles) you always wanted to run or maybe that walk for a cause you thought you'd like to support. The Java Jog will be held on Memorial Day, May 29, in Bessemer. All proceeds will benefit MoCo House in Bessemer.  Register online:  www.mohawkcoffeehouse.com or you can also pick up a registration form at MoCo House.

F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time-Mondays, 12 pm or by appt.

*Pre-K Free Play-Every Thursday, 2 pm

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday, 1:00 pm

*Lego Club-Saturday, May 27, 1 pm

*Book Club: Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 pm. This month’s Title is: “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani. Call 724-667-7939 to reserve your copy.

*Art Therapy Class:  Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm.  Choose one of three projects this month!  Album art, painted rocks, or decoupage metal serving trays.

*Family Movie Night:  Saturday, May 20, 6:30 pm @ our church.  We will be showing “SING.”

*Storytime will resume on Thursday, June 8, 2:00 pm.

 

The Fourth Sunday of Easter-May 7, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 145; Ephesians 3:1-21; John 14:1-14

Message:  "On A Wing and A Prayer" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • PW Birthday Offering will be collected today, Sunday, May 7.  Birthday Offering Envelopes are included in the bulletin.

  • The Loose Offering today, May 7 will go to the Deacons' to aid in their ministry next Sunday, May 7. 

  • Next Sunday, May 14 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Attention Ladies:  Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church of Ellwood City, PA invites the ladies of our church to their Salad Supper on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 pm.  Call or speak to Sally Cunningham by Sunday, May 14 if you are interested in going. 

  • 4G Adult Bible Study will meet Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, May 20, 11:00 am at MOCO House.

  • Graduates will be recognized during our 10:45 am worship on Sunday, May 21.  Please notify Rhodell Magnone or the church office of members graduating from High School, College, or any Higher Learning Institution by Sunday, May 14.  Non-members will be recognized in name, so if you have a family member graduating please inform us so that we can include them in our listing.

  • Sunday, May 21 is our last day of Sunday Light until Sunday, August 27.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Breakfast at 9:30 am.  The Discipleship Committee would like to thank the following teachers and helpers for a great year.  Preschool:  Beth Ann Nord, Roberta Gibson, Serrena Schultz, and Mickie Snyder.  Kindergarten:  Brandy Weingartner, Rhodell Magnone, and Lou Anne Sheehan.  Grades 1-5:  Betsy Barr, and Miriam Gwin.  Grades 6-9:  Pastor Nathan Leslie, and Tawnya Curatola. Young Adult:  Tina Leslie.   Fellowship Class:  Paul Hawkins.    

  • There has been three fires in the Mohawk area since the beginning of April.  The Deacons will be taking a Fire Fund Offering for all three families on Sunday, May 21 and 28.  The first fire was The Frank Miller Family of Mahoning   Township.  They have a daughter who attends Mohawk High School.  The   second fire was The Bartholomew Family of North Beaver Township.  The Father, Richard Bartholomew died in the fire.  His son, Nelson Bartholomew lived with him and was able to exit the fire safely.  The third fire was The Palombo Family of North Beaver Township.   Their son, Cody is graduating this year from Mohawk.  Please remember to contribute accordingly since the Fire Fund is for 3 families. 

  • Summer Worship Schedule:  Beginning Sunday, May 28 through Sunday, August 20.  Our Sunday morning schedule will be as follows:  Worship at 10:00 am.  Sunday, August 27 we will resume our normal schedule.  Sunday Light at 9:30 am followed by Worship at 10:45 am.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews.  

  • The congregation is invited to a graduation party for Emily Weingartner on Friday, June 2 from 5-8 pm at SNPJ Red Barn-270 Martin Road in Enon Valley, PA.  Any questions call Brandy 724-944-1274. 

 

  • Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 19-23 from 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  Our VBS theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade.  There are two ways to register either by calling Bessemer Presbyterian’s church office at 724-667-7255 or go online http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.org.  Sponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church.

  • The North Beaver Civic Club will hold its annual Mother’s Day Hanging Basket sale from 8:30 am-1 pm on Saturday, May 13 and the North Beaver Township fire hall.  Many varieties of flowers will be available as well as some bedding plants and other plants.  Profits are used for the community.

  • North Beaver Fire Department Ox Roast is Sunday, May 21, 11:30 am-2:00 pm at Mount Jackson Fire Hall.  The cost is Adults 12.00, Children 6-12 $ 6.00 and Children under 6 is FREE.  Eat in or Take Out.

  • JAVA JOG 5K RUN AND 2 MILE WALK:  The time has come for you to commit to that 5K (3.1 miles) you always wanted to run or maybe that walk for a cause you thought you'd like to support. The Java Jog will be held on Memorial Day, May 29, in Bessemer. All proceeds will benefit MoCo House in Bessemer.  Pre-register online at the website: www.mohawkcoffeehouse.com or you can also pick up a registration form at MoCo House.

F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time-Mondays, 12 pm or by appt.

*Pre-K Free Play-Every Thursday, 2 pm

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday, 1:00 pm

*Book Club-Tuesday, May 17, 5:30 pm

*Friends of the Library-Saturday, May 20, 9 am at MOCO House

*Art Therapy, Saturday, May 20, 2 pm

*Family Movie Night, Saturday, May 20, 6:30 at our church

*Lego Club-Saturday, May 27, 1 pm

*Book Club: Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 pm. This month’s Title is: “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani. Call 724-667-7939 to reserve your copy.

*Art Therapy Class:  Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm.  Choose one of three projects this month!  Album art, painted rocks, or decoupage metal serving trays.

*Family Movie Night:  Saturday, May 20, 6:30 pm @ our church.  We will be showing “SING.”

*Storytime will resume on Thursday, June 8, 2:00 pm.

 

The Third Sunday of Easter-Friendship Sunday, April 30, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 2:14a; 36-41; Psalm 122; Ephesians 2:1-22; Luke 24:13-35

Message:  "The Gift that Keeps on Giving" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • PW Birthday Offering will be collected today, April 30 and next Sunday, May 7.  Birthday Offering Envelopes are included in the bulletin.

  • The Deacons will meet Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Session will meet Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm.
  • Friday, May 6, Mohawk Area Women will meet at the MOCO House at 10:00 am to enjoy a brunch and a period of fellowship to be followed at 10:30 a.m. with a program.  Remember, all women are welcome == no need to be a member of a MACA congregation. We hope to see you there. 

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons' to aid in their ministry next Sunday, May 7. 

  • The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated next Sunday, May 7.  Please prepare your hearts and minds accordingly.

  • 4G Adult Bible Study will meet Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, May 20, 11:00 am at MOCO House.

  • Graduates will be recognized during our 10:45 am worship on Sunday, May 21.  Please notify Rhodell Magnone or the church office of members graduating from High School, College, or any Higher Learning Institution by Sunday, May 14.  Non-members will be recognized in name, so if you have a family member graduating please inform us so that we can include them in our listing.

  • Sunday, May 21 is our last day of Sunday Light until Sunday, August 27.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall for Breakfast at 9:30 am.  The Discipleship Committee would like to thank the following teachers and helpers for a great year.

  • Summer Worship Schedule:  Beginning Sunday, May 28 through Sunday, August 20.  Our Sunday morning schedule will be as follows:  Worship at 10:00 am.  Sunday, August 27 we will resume our normal schedule.  Sunday Light at 9:30 am followed by Worship at 10:45 am.

  • Sunday, May 14 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Raise the Roof Campaign:  We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews.

  • Emily Weingartner’s Graduation Party:  The Weingartner Family invites the congregation to a graduation party for Emily Weingartner on Friday, June 2 from 5-8 pm at SNPJ Red Barn-270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, PA 16120.  Any questions call Brandy 724-944-1274.  Emily’s is attending Duquesne University in the fall to work towards her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy.  She hopes to specialize in pediatrics and work with children who have special needs. 

  • Bessemer Community Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 19-23 from 5:30 pm-8 pm at our church.  Our VBS theme is Group’s Rome-Paul and the Underground Church.  Free dinner for participants and their families served daily at 5 pm.  Open to all ages 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade.  There are two ways to register either by calling Bessemer Presbyterian’s church office at 724-667-7255 or by going online http://www.bessemerpresbyterian.orgSponsored by First Covenant, Mohawk Campus of First Assembly of God and our church.     

The Second Sunday of Easter-April 23, 2017, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16;  Ephesians 1:1-14; John 20:19-31

Message:  "A 3M Church"    Rev. Leslie

Announcements

 

  • The deadline to submit information for the May 2017 newsletter is today, April 23.  The May 2017 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, April 30.

  • Presbytery meeting this Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church in Mercer, PA.

  • PW Birthday Offering will be collected next Sunday, April 30 and Sunday, May 7.  Birthday Offering Envelopes will be in the bulletins.

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other nonperishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews.

  • Next Sunday, April 30, our church will celebrate Friendship Sunday.  This is a great opportunity to invite family and friends who either do not already attend church or who are looking for a church to visit Bessemer Presbyterian Church.  It is also a good opportunity to invite others in the community to worship with us.  Worship at 10:45 AM.  Following worship a time of fellowship and also a light luncheon will be served.

  • Mohawk Elementary School will be conducting a screening for children who will be starting Kindergarten at Mohawk during the 2017--2018 school year.  Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017.  To pick up your child screening packet, please stop in at the Mohawk Elementary School Office between the hours of 8:30 am-3:00 pm.  You must fill the screening packet out completely and return it to the office before an appointment can be scheduled for your child/children.

F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time-Mondays @ 12:00pm or by appt.

*Pre-K Free Play-Every Thursday @ 2:00pm

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday @ 1:00pm

*Art Therapy Class-Saturday, April 29th @ 2:00pm

  • Adult Art Therapy:  Saturday, April 29, 2 pm.  Come create a cigar box keepsake box. All ages are welcome!

 

 

The Resurrection of The Lord, April 16, 2017 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Scriptures:  Acts 10:34-43; Ephesians 1:15-22; Matthew 28:1-10

Message:  "Autocorrecting the Resurrection" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering will be received through today Easter Sunday, April 16.  The Evangelism and Mission Committee has decided to donate our offerings to PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance).  This is part of PCUSA has been very active both domestically and internationally when disasters strike.  In the past, members of our church family have seen PDA in action when they volunteered and traveled to the gulf coast after hurricane Katrina hit.  They saw families fed and homes clean out of mud and rebuilding begun, all thanks to donations from churches like ours.  This year, PDA is directing funds to national disasters:  Southern tornadoes, Tennessee wildfires, Gulf Coast flooding (2016), West Virginia's floods, wildfires (summer 2016) and the Flint water crisis.  Thank you for supporting God's work after disasters.

  • The church offices will be closed on Tuesday, April 18.  The offices will reopen on Thursday, April 20.  In case of an emergency, contact Pastor Nathan 724-651-5333.

  • The deadline to submit information for the May 2017 newsletter is next Sunday, April 23.  The April 2017 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, April 30.

  • Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Vegetables, and/or any other nonperishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • We have launched our Raise the Roof Campaign to replace the roof on the church.  Pledge cards are available on the narthex table.  Building Fund/Raise the Roof envelopes are available in the pews.

  • Sunday, April 30, our church will celebrate Friendship Sunday.  This is a great opportunity to invite family and friends who either do not already attend church or who are looking for a church to visit Bessemer Presbyterian Church.  It is also a good opportunity to invite others in the community to worship with us.  Worship at 10:45 AM.  Following worship a time of fellowship and also a light luncheon will be served.

F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time-Mondays @ 12:00pm or by appt.

*Pre-K Free Play-Every Thursday @ 2:00pm

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday @ 1:00pm

*Book Club--Tuesday, April 18th @ 5:30pm

*Earth Day Program & Lego Club--Saturday, April 22nd @ 1:00pm

*Art Therapy Class-Saturday, April 29th @ 2:00pm

  •  Book Club: Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 pm.  This month’s Title is:  “And The Shofar Blew” by Francine Rivers.  Call 724-667-7939 to reserve your copy.

  • Earth Day & Lego Club on Saturday, April 22, 1 pm.  Earth Day Activities:  Build a birdhouse, plant some seeds, create Lego animals and more!
  • Adult Art Therapy:  Saturday, April 29, 2 pm.  Come create a cigar box keepsake box. All ages are welcome!

Library Hours

Monday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Three Days: The Great Vigil of Easter, April 15, 2017 8:00 pm

This Week in Worship

Scriptures:  Genesis 1-2; Genesis 3:6-9; Genesis 12-50; Exodus 1-14; Ezekiel 36-37; Isaiah 55:1-11; Matthew 28:1-10; Romans 6:3-11.  

The Easter Vigil Service is an ancient service, geared toward moving the Church from Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday.  It is meant to remind us of God's plan to redeem all creation through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  From the story of the creation through the history of the children of Israel, we follow the story of God's deliverance of His people.  Most of all, we recall and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who redeemed us and freed us from our slavery to sin, offering us life eternal by the merits of the empty grave.  We recognize our own death to sin and rising to new life in baptism, and we celebrate the risen Lord in our midst through the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Announcements

Easter Sunday, April 16:  Sunday Light at 9:30 followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 am.  Communion will be celebrated.

 

 

  

The Three Days: Good Friday, The Way of the Cross, April 14, 2017-7:00 pm

This Week in Worship

Scriptures:  Matthew 26:36-75; Luke 22:66-71; Mark 15:1-15; John 19:1-3; John 19:6, 15-17; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:27-46; John 19:25-27; Matthew 27: 56-60.

We hope this has experience has aided your remembrance of the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe the events of Jesus' last hours offer us the forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life with Him.  Yet it must be remembered that makes the traumatic and mournful events of this day powerful is the reality that this is not the end of the story...for the celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the dead on Easter gives us hope and peace, and the promise of eternal life.    

Announcements

  • If you do not presently have a church to attend, we at First Covenant (10 South Main Street, Bessemer, PA) and Bessemer Presbyterian Church (29 North Main Street, Bessemer, PA) would like to invite you to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection with us.
  • Tomorrow (Saturday) evening at 8:00 pm, the Bessemer Presbyterian Church will celebrate the Easter Vigil.  It is a worship service, filled with drama, music, and Scripture that celebrates the deliverance of God's people, the Resurrection of Jesus and calls us to deeper discipleship in Him.

  • On Sunday morning, First Covenant will celebrate a sunrise service at 7:00 am with breakfast to follow.  Both congregations will celebrate their Easter morning worship service at their regular times...Bessemer Presbyterian at 10:45 am. and First Covenant at 11:00 am.