The Fourth Sunday of Easter-April 22, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; I John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

Message:  "New Formula, Same Great Taste" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today, April 22 is the deadline to submit information for the May 2018 newsletter.  The May 2018 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, April 29.

  • There is a Coffee Hour after worship today, April 22 in the over flow room.

  • CLICK will meet today, April 22 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Presbytery will meet at our church this Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm.

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

  • Attention Ladies:  Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church invites us to Celebrate May Day with them on Tuesday, May 1st, 6 pm.  Come and celebrate May Day with supper and entertainment.  Wear your favorite Spring Hat and you MAY win valuable door prizes.  Bring your best friend and you MAY participate in exciting games.  Come for food and fellowship.  Prizes and surprises from the Women of Slippery Rock.  RSVP to Roberta Gibson or Sally Cunningham no later than this Friday, April 27.  

  • CPR/First Aid Training:   Our church will host a CPR / First Aid Training class here at our church on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 8 am-12 pm.  The cost is $12 per person, which covers the cost of the cards and the trainer.  Please see Mary Kay Leslie for more info.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex if you're interested.  All are welcome!

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

  • Interested in becoming a member of Bessemer Presbyterian Church?  If you are interested in membership, please let Pastor Nathan by next Sunday, April 29.  He will provide you with information about the next steps for membership.

  • Bessemer Presbyterian Church is offering quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. Registrations are still available for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old or call the preschool 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

 Local Happenings

  • Mt. Jackson Church will host a 4 week bible study on Sunday’s beginning today, April 22-Sunday, May 13 from 6 pm-7:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  Any questions call Pastor Steve 724-654-9167.

  • Koinonia Gospel Team, a musical group from Grove City College, a group dedicated to ministry through song. They will be presenting a program on Sunday, April 29, 2 pm at Westfield.

  • JAVA JOG:  Please note that Mohawk Coffee House (MoCo House) will host the annual 5K/2 mile Java Jog as one of its major fund raisers on Memorial Day. Sponsors, as well as participants, will be needed for this fun community event! Bessemer is THE place to be at 8:30 am, May 28th, before the rest of your holiday activities! More details to follow. Or stop by the coffee shop to register. Thank you!   

  • F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time--Mondays, By Appt.

*Adult Coloring--Every Friday, 1 pm

*Library Board Meeting--Monday, April 30, 5 pm, Pizza Joe’s Bessemer

  • Book Club, Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 pm.  Our book is called “Ten Dead Comedians” by Fred Van Lente.  Call 724-667-7939 to reserve your copy.

  • Attention Teens:  Dungeons and Dragons, Saturday, April 28, 11 am-4 pm.  Come and learn the basics of the different games while you play!  Class will be taught by a team of teens, not boring librarians!  Snacks provided to keep your game on point.

  • Art Therapy, Saturday, April 28, 2 pm.  Learn how to paint an easy seascape in acrylics.  All ages welcome!

  • Musicians needed for Summer Reading:  The Summer Reading Program for 2018 is “Libraries Rock!” and focuses on music of all kinds.  *Do you play a unique instrument?  Are you a student who owns an electric guitar and needs community service hours and looking for an audience for your karaoke skills?  Call us 724-667-7939.  Program runs in June- July, many performance dates available!

 

The Third Sunday of Easter-April 15, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 3:12-19; Psalter 111;  I John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36-48

Message:  "Favorite Child"  Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • New Song:  A Cappella Singing Group from Geneva College,  Will be presenting a concert this afternoon, April 15, 2 pm.  They will be sharing a variety of Psalms set to music.  A free will offering will be taken!

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet next Saturday, April 21, 11 am at MOCO House.
  • Church Spring Clean Up Day next Saturday, April 21, 9 am.  Items needed:  Cleaning Supplies, and Trash Bags!  If you have any questions, speak to Jay Patton.

  • The deadline to submit information for the April 2018 newsletter is next Sunday, April 22.  The April 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, April 29.

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship next Sunday, April 22 in the over flow room. 

  • CLICK will meet next Sunday, April 22 from 4 pm-5:30 pm. 

  • Presbytery will meet at our church on Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm dinner followed by meeting at 7:30. 

  • 4G Bible Study will meet Monday, April 30, 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; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Interested in becoming a member of Bessemer Presbyterian Church?  Practically speaking, members of the church have a right to vote in congregational meetings and hold the office of elder and deacon.  Spiritually speaking, membership is an affirmation of one's faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to living in community with one another, and a desire to participate in the life and witness of our congregation.   If you are interested in membership, please talk to Pastor Nathan.  He will provide you with information about the next steps for membership.

  • Bessemer Presbyterian Church is offering quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. Registrations are still available for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old or call the preschool 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

  • Attention Women:  Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church are inviting us to a supper to celebrate May Day on Tuesday, May 1, 6 pm.  Come and celebrate May Day with supper and entertainment.  Wear your favorite Spring Hat and you will MAY win valuable door prizes.  Bring your best friend and you MAY participate in exciting games.  Come for food and fellowship, prizes, and surprises from the Women of Slippery Rock.  If you interested in going please contact Sally Cunningham 724-944-5407 or Roberta Gibson 724-944-6997 no later than Friday, April 27.

Local Happenings

  • Mt. Jackson Church will host a 4 week bible study on Sunday evenings, April 22-Sunday, May 13 from 6 pm-7:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  Any questions call Pastor Steve 724-654-9167.

  • Koinonia Gospel Team, a musical group from Grove City College, is a group dedicated to ministry through song. They will be presenting a program on Sunday, April 29, 2 pm at Westfield.

  • JAVA JOG:  Please note that Mohawk Coffee House (MoCo House) will host the annual 5K/2 mile Java Jog as one of its major fund raisers on Memorial Day. Sponsors, as well as participants, will be needed for this fun community event! Bessemer is THE place to be at 8:30 am, May 28th, before the rest of your holiday activities! More details to follow. Or stop by the coffee shop to register. Thank you!   

F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time--Mondays, By Appt.

*Adult Coloring--Every Friday, 1 pm

*Friends of the Library—Wednesday, April 18, 7 pm, Pizza Joe’s Bessemer

*Book Club—DATE, TIME, and BOOK TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

*Library Board Meeting--Monday, April 30, 5 pm, Pizza Joe’s Bessemer 

  • Earth Day Celebration!  Saturday, April 21, 1 pm. Special Earth Day story time, 1 pm.  Earth Day activities, 2 pm.  Plant your own pot of seeds to take home!  Play earth day bingo to win prizes!  RSVP 724-667-7939.  Walk-ins are welcome but RSVP is appreciated. 

  • Family Movie Night, Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm.  We will be showing “Ferdinand.”    Free Admission and Refreshments, a fun time for everyone! 

  •  Attention Teens:  Dungeons and Dragons, Saturday, April 28, 11 am-4 pm.  Come and learn the basics of the different games while you play!  Class will be taught by a team of teens, not boring librarians!  Snacks provided to keep your game on point.

  • Art Therapy, Saturday, April 28, 2 pm.  Come and learn how to paint an easy seascape in acrylics.  All ages are welcome!

The Second Sunday of Easter-April 8, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; II Corinthians 5:6-18; John 20:19-31

Message:  "Is Seeing Really Believing?" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

Announcements

  • Today is Project Hope Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed. Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • CLICK will meet today, April 8 and also on Sunday, April 22 from              4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, April 21, 11 am at MOCO House.

  • PW Spring Gathering April 21, 2018 at North Liberty Pres Church in Grove City. Registration is at 8:30am.  Registration forms will be in the Narthex, and need to be returned by 4/10/2018 cost is $8 to reserve lunch. Presentation will be Clarrisa Boden and her glass harp, as well as the baby shower for Lily's Place.

  • Interested in becoming a member of Bessemer Presbyterian Church?  Practically speaking, members of the church have a right to vote in congregational meetings and hold the office of elder and deacon.  Spiritually speaking, membership is an affirmation of one's faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to living in community with one another, and a desire to participate in the life and witness of our congregation.   If you are interested in membership, please talk to Pastor Nathan.  He will provide you with information about the next steps for membership.

  •  Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Local Happenings

  • Mt. Jackson church will sponsor a 4 week bible study on Sunday evenings, April 22-Sunday, May 13 from 6 pm-7:30 pm.  The series will feature the story of Bart Millard, singer-songwriter for Mercy Me. He tells how God transformed his father from a monster into a Godly man.  This study will lead you on a redemptive journey to recall the past, reorient your present identity and reimagine your future.  Refreshments will be served.  Any questions call Pastor Steve 724-654-9167.

  • Koinonia Gospel Team, a musical group from Grove City College, is a group dedicated to ministry through song. They will be presenting a program on Sunday, April 29, 2 pm at Westfield.

F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time--Mondays, By Appt.

*Adult Coloring--Every Friday, 1 pm

*Friends of the Library—Wednesday, April 18, 7 pm, Pizza Joe’s Bessemer

*Earth Day Program---Saturday, April 21, 1 pm

*Movie Night—Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm

*Dungeons and Dragons—Saturday, April 28, 11 am

*Art Therapy Class—Saturday, April 28, 2 pm

*Book Club—DATE, TIME, and BOOK TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

*Library Board Meeting--Monday, April 30, 5 pm, Pizza Joe’s Bessemer

  • Earth Day Celebration!  Saturday, April 21, 1 pm. Special Earth Day story time, 1 pm.  Earth Day activities, 2 pm.  Plant your own pot of seeds to take home!  Play earth day bingo to win prizes!  RSVP 724-667-7939.  Walk-ins are welcome but RSVP is appreciated.

  • Family Movie Night, Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm.  We will be showing “Ferdinand.”    Free Admission, popcorn, snacks, and beverages, a fun time for everyone!

  • Attention Teens:  Dungeons and Dragons, Saturday, April 28, 11 am-4 pm.  Come and learn the basics of the different games while you play!  Class will be taught by a team of teens, not boring librarians!  Snacks provided to keep your game on point.

  • Art Therapy, Saturday, April 28, 2 pm.  Come and learn how to paint an easy seascape in acrylics.  All ages are welcome!

 

 

 

 

The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ/Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118;  I Corinthians 15:1-11;   John 20:1-18

Message:  "April Fools?" 

Announcements

  • The Loose Offering today (Easter Sunday), April 1 will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry. 

  • The Deacons will meet this Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Joint Boards of Deacons and Session will meet this Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 pm.

  • The Session will meet this Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm.

  • Project Hope Sunday is next Sunday, April 8!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed. Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • CLICK will meet next Sunday, April 8 and also April 22 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet on Saturday, April 21, 11 am at MOCO House.

  • PW Spring Gathering April 21, 2018 at North Liberty Pres Church in Grove City. Registration is at 8:30am.  Registration forms will be in the Narthex, and need to be returned by 4/10/2018 cost is $8 to reserve lunch. Presentation will be Clarrisa Boden and her glass harp, as well as the baby shower for Lily's Place.

  • New Song an  A Cappella Singing Group from Geneva College, will be presenting a concert on Sunday, April 15, 2 pm.  They will be sharing a variety of Psalms Set to music.  A free will offering will be taken!

  • Church Spring Clean Up Day is Saturday, April 21, 9 am.  Items needed:  Cleaning Supplies, and Trash Bags!  If you have any questions, speak to Jay Patton.

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

  • Interested in becoming a member of Bessemer Presbyterian Church?  Practically speaking, members of the church have a right to vote in congregational meetings and hold the office of elder and deacon.  Spiritually speaking, membership is an affirmation of one's faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to living in community with one another, and a desire to participate in the life and witness of our congregation.   If you are interested in membership, please talk to Pastor Nathan.  He will provide you with information about the next steps for membership.  

  • Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Local Happenings

  • Attention Parents and Children:  Beverly Whalen, the Instructor from The ART Barn in Enon Valley invites you to paint together to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at The Art Barn-685 Heron Dr., Enon Valley, PA.  When:  Tuesday, April 3, 6 pm-8 pm.  If you want more information on this event, please contact Beverly Whalen 724-336-3695.  The painting is called “The Three Crosses.  See our Facebook Page “The Art Barn.”
  • Mt. Jackson church will sponsor a 4 week bible study that will feature the story of Bart Millard, singer-songwriter for Mercy Me. He tells how God transformed his father from a monster into a Godly man.  This study will lead you on a redemptive journey to recall the past, reorient your present identity and reimagine your future.  There will be DVD segments, bible study and open discussion.  The series will start Sunday April 22 and conclude May 13.  Time is 6 pm until 7:30pm.  Refreshments will be offered at the beginning of each class.  Any questions call Steve at 724-654-9167.

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday, March 25, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47; Psalm 31

Meditation:  Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • PW will be supporting the 2018 Synod Mission Project Lily's Place. Lily's Place is a facility that meets the needs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) with a 14 room facility in Huntington West Virginia.  At the Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering they will be having a Baby Shower collecting items for Lily's Place. The items on their Wish List are as follows: Diapers sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4, Diaper wipes, Sensory toys for infants, Dreft, Tide All-Clear Laundry Detergent, Hand Soap, Paper Towels (Rolls), Self-Seal Envelopes, Yellow Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, and White Out. There will be a box in the Narthex for the Month of March.  We appreciate your help with this project.

  • The Loose Offering next Sunday(Easter), April 1 will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry. 

  • The Deacons will meet Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Joint Boards of Deacons and Session will meet Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 pm.

  • The Session will meet Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm.

  • CLICK will meet Sunday, April 8 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • New Song, a capella singing group from Geneva College, will be presenting a concert on Sunday, April 15, 2 pm.  They will be sharing a variety of psalms set to music.  A free will offering will be taken.  We hope you will come enjoy them!

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed. Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Interested in becoming a member of Bessemer Presbyterian Church?  Practically speaking, members of the church have a right to vote in congregational meetings and hold the office of elder and deacon.  Spiritually speaking, membership is an affirmation of one's faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to living in community with one another, and a desire to participate in the life and witness of our congregation.   If you are interested in membership, please talk to Pastor Nathan.  He will provide you with information about the next steps for membership.  

  • Attention Parents and Children:  Beverly Whalen, the Instructor from The ART Barn in Enon Valley invites you to paint together to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at The Art Barn-685 Heron Dr., Enon Valley, PA.  When:  Tuesday, April 3, 6 pm-8 pm.  If you want more information on this event, please contact Beverly Whalen 724-336-3695.  The painting is called “The Three Crosses.  See our Facebook Page “The Art Barn.”

  • Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Mohawk Area School District Pre-Kindergarten Screening

Monday, May 14, 2018 and Tuesday, May 15, 2018

     Mohawk Elementary School will be conducting a screening for children who will be attending Kindergarten during the 2018-2018 school year.

     Please come into the Mohawk Elementary School Office between the hours of 8:30 am-3:00 pm to pick up a packet.

     Your child must be five (5) years old AS OF September 1, 2018.  You must fill the screening packet out completely and return to the office before an appointment can be scheduled for your child/children.

Easter Egg Hunt

 Sponsored by: Bessemer Presbyterian Church

C.L.I.C.K. (Christ Living in Christian Kids)

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Bessemer Presbyterian Church

29 North Main Street

Bessemer, PA 16112

Time: 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM

Come join us for a community event full of fun and laughter.

Open to all children ages 0-13 years of age!!

Bring a basket to collect your goodies….

Prizes to be won too!!

Light lunch served after “The Hunt”.

A special visit from the Easter Bunny!!

Bring your camera!!

 

Holy Week

 March 25-APRil 1

Palm Sunday:  Sunday Light at 9:30 am followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 am.  MACA Choir Festival,     3 pm at Westfield Church.   

Mohawk Church Association Holy Week Services will be held at Mount Jackson Church, 6:45 am-7:15 am. 

Monday:  Steve Plyler

Tuesday 3/27 J.V. Lamb

Wednesday 3/29 David Clark

 Maundy Thursday Service:  Dinner and Worship starting at 6 pm.  Communion will be celebrated.

Good Friday Prayer Vigil:  The church will be open for private prayer and devotions from 9 am to 6 pm. 

 Good Friday Community Service at 7:00 pm.  We will begin worship at First Covenant Church and end by carrying the cross to our church. 

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at our church from 10:00-12:00 noon. 

The Easter Vigil will be held Saturday, March 31, 8 pm at our church. 

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

 

The Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 18, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

Message:  "Accident Forgiveness" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today is the deadline to submit information for the April 2018 newsletter.  The April 2018 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, March 25.

  •  CLICK will meet next Sunday, March 18 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • PW will be supporting the 2018 Synod Mission Project Lily's Place. Lily's Place is a facility that meets the needs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) with a 14 room facility in Huntington West Virginia.  At the Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering they will be having a Baby Shower collecting items for Lily's Place. The items on their Wish List are as follows: Diapers sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4, Diaper wipes, Sensory toys for infants, Dreft, Tide All-Clear Laundry Detergent, Hand Soap, Paper Towels (Rolls), Self-Seal Envelopes, Yellow Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, and White Out. There will be a box in the Narthex for the Month of March.  We appreciate your help with this project.

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed. Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Interested in becoming a member of Bessemer Presbyterian Church?  Practically speaking, members of the church have a right to vote in congregational meetings and hold the office of elder and deacon.  Spiritually speaking, membership is an affirmation of one's faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to living in community with one another, and a desire to participate in the life and witness of our congregation.   If you are interested in membership, please talk to Pastor Nathan.  He will provide you with information about the next steps for membership.  

  • Attention Parents and Children:  Beverly Whalen, the Instructor from The ART Barn in Enon Valley invites you to paint together to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at The Art Barn-685 Heron Dr., Enon Valley, PA.  When:  Tuesday, April 3, 6 pm-8 pm.  If you want more information on this event, please contact Beverly Whalen 724-336-3695.  The painting is called “The Three Crosses.  See our Facebook Page “The Art Barn.”

  • Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Mohawk Area School District Pre-Kindergarten Screening

Monday, May 14, 2018 and Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mohawk Elementary School will be conducting a screening for children who will be attending Kindergarten during the 2018-2018 school year.

 Please come into the Mohawk Elementary School Office between the hours of 8:30 am-3:00 pm to pick up a packet.

 Your child must be five (5) years old AS OF September 1, 2018.  You must fill the screening packet out completely and return to the office before an appointment can be scheduled for your child/children.

The Fourth Sunday in Lent-March 11, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Message:  "Trash Into Treasure" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today is Project Hope Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed. Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • PW women meeting is Wednesday, March 14, 6pm at MoCo House.  Come for devotions, meeting and fellowship. 

  • PW will be supporting the 2018 Synod Mission Project Lily's Place. Lily's Place is a facility that meets the needs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) with a 14 room facility in Huntington West Virginia.  At the Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering they will be having a Baby Shower collecting items for Lily's Place. The items on their Wish List are as follows: Diapers sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4, Diaper wipes, Sensory toys for infants, Dreft, Tide All-Clear Laundry Detergent, Hand Soap, Paper Towels (Rolls), Self-Seal Envelopes, Yellow Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, and White Out. There will be a box in the Narthex for the Month of March.  We appreciate your help with this project.

  • The Evangelism and Mission Committee will meet this Saturday, March 17, 11 am at MOCO House.

  • The deadline to submit information for the March 2018 newsletter is next Sunday, March 18.  The March 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, March 25.

  • The Evangelism and Missionary Committee will be hosting a small continental breakfast next Sunday, March 18.  Come and grab a small treat and head off to your Sunday School class (or hang around for short fellowship).  The breakfast will be out from 9 am-9:30 am with our kids serving.  The cost?  Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Project HOPE.

  •  CLICK will meet next Sunday, March 18 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

Preschool Registration for 2018-2019

Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Ziti Dinner

Bessemer Rotary is sponsoring a Ziti Dinner on Sunday, March 18, 11:30 am-2 pm at Mohawk High Cafeteria.  The cost is $ 10.00 Adults, Children 12 and under $ 5.00.  Take Outs available.  Tickets are available from Sally Cunningham or Karen Hutch.  They’ll also be available at the door! Take Out is available!

Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by: Bessemer Presbyterian Church

C.L.I.C.K. (Christ Living in Christian Kids)

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Bessemer Presbyterian Church

29 North Main Street

Bessemer, PA 16112

Time: 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM

Come join us for a community event full of fun and laughter.

Open to all children ages 0-13 years of age!!

Bring a basket to collect your goodies….

Prizes to be won too!!

Light lunch served after “The Hunt”.

A special visit from the Easter Bunny!!

Bring your camera!!

 

HOLY Week-March 25-APRil 1

Palm Sunday:  Sunday Light at 9:30 am followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 am.  MACA Choir Festival,     3 pm at Westfield Church.   

 Mohawk Church Association Holy Week Services will be held at Mount Jackson Church, 6:45 am-7:15 am. 

Monday:  Steve Plyler

Tuesday 3/27 J.V. Lamb

Wednesday 3/29 David Clark

Maundy Thursday Service:  Dinner and Worship starting at 6 pm.  Communion will be celebrated.

 Good Friday Prayer Vigil:  The church will be open for private prayer and devotions from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Good Friday Community Service at 7:00 pm.  We will begin worship at First Covenant Church and end by carrying the cross to our church. 

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at our church from 10:00-12:00 noon. 

The Easter Vigil will be held Saturday, March 31, 8 pm at our church. 

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

 

The Third Sunday in Lent-March 4, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Psalm 19; I Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:15-22

Message:  "When Creation Speaks" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

 

  • The Loose Offering today, March 4 will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry. 

  • CLICK will meet this evening, Sunday, March 4 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • The Deacons will meet Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Session will meet Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm.

  • Project Hope Sunday is next Sunday, March 11!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed. Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • PW women meeting is Wednesday, March 14, 6pm at MoCo House.  Come for devotions, meeting and fellowship.

  • PW will be supporting the 2018 Synod Mission Project Lily's Place. Lily's Place is a facility that meets the needs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) with a 14 room facility in Huntington West Virginia.  At the Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering they will be having a Baby Shower collecting items for Lily's Place. The items on their Wish List are as follows: Diapers sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4, Diaper wipes, Sensory toys for infants, Dreft, Tide All-Clear Laundry Detergent, Hand Soap, Paper Towels (Rolls), Self-Seal Envelopes, Yellow Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, and White Out. There will be a box in the Narthex for the Month of March.  We appreciate your help with this project.

  • The Evangelism and Missionary Committee will be hosting a small continental breakfast on Sunday, March 18.  Come and grab a small treat and head off to your Sunday School class (or hang around for short fellowship).  The breakfast will be out from 9 am-9:30 am with our kids serving.  The cost?  Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Project HOPE.

Preschool Registration

Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Bessemer Presbyterian Church Preschool Vendor Show is next Saturday, March 10, 10 am-4 pm.  Here is a little bit about this amazing fundraiser: Chinese auction of the baskets that the vendors donate and a 50/50.  A Bake Sale-C.L.I.C.K is sponsoring.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Velvet Henry.  All proceeds made from this event will go towards the BRAND NEW PRESCHOOL!!!!

Ziti Dinner

Bessemer Rotary is sponsoring a Ziti Dinner on Sunday, March 18 from 11:30 AM-2 PM at Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The cost is $ 10.00 Adults, Children 12 and under $ 5.00.  Take Outs Available.  Tickets are available from Sally Cunningham or Karen Hutch. 

 

The Second Sunday in Lent, February 25, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

Message:  "Somewhere in the Middle" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • A weekly discussion group on the Psalms will meet Monday and Wednesday from 10 am-11 am at the MOCO House.  In addition, a very helpful (but not necessary) resource that will inform our discussion and reading is “Christ in the Psalms” by Patrick Henry Reardon.  It is available for $16 from Pastor Nathan or online at christianbook.com.     

  • 4G Bible Study will meet Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Presbytery meeting Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm at Grove City College, Grove City, PA.

  • Mohawk Area Women’s Association will meet Friday, March 2, 10 am at MOCO House.  Brunch will be served at 10 am with a program to follow.  The meeting is open to any and all women in the Mohawk Area.  Please bring a friend with you.

  • The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated next Sunday, March 4.  Please prepare your hearts and minds accordingly. 

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

  • CLICK will meet next Sunday, March 4 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • The Deacons will meet Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Session will meet Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm.

  • Project Hope Sunday is Sunday, March 11!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • PW women meeting is Wednesday, March 14, 6pm at MoCo House.  Come for devotions, meeting and fellowship.  PW will be supporting the 2018 Synod Mission Project Lily's Place. Lily's Place is a facility that meets the needs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) with a 14 room facility in Huntington West Virginia.  At the Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering they will be having a Baby Shower collecting items for Lily's Place. The items on their Wish List are as follows: Diapers sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4, Diaper wipes, Sensory toys for infants, Dreft, Tide All-Clear Laundry Detergent, Hand Soap, Paper Towels (Rolls), Self-Seal Envelopes, Yellow Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, and White Out. There will be a box in the Narthex for the Month of March.  We appreciate your help with this project.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

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

*Adult Coloring Every Friday at 1:00 pm. 

         *Book Club, Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 pm.  “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules” by Catharina Ingelman-Sunberg.  Call the library to          reserve your copy.

  • Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Bessemer Presbyterian Church Preschool Vendor Show

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Here is a little bit about this amazing fundraiser:
Chinese auction of the baskets that the vendors donate and a 50/50.
A Bake Sale- C.L.I.C.K sponsoring.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Velvet Henry.

All proceeds made from this event will go towards the BRAND NEW PRESCHOOL!!!!

Ziti Dinner

Bessemer Rotary is sponsoring a Ziti Dinner on Sunday, March 18 from 11:30 AM-2 PM at Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The cost is $ 10.00 Adults, Children 12 and under $ 5.00.  Take Outs Available.  Tickets are available from Sally Cunningham or Karen Hutch. 

New Song

A Music Ministry of Geneva College

New Song, an a cappella singing group from Geneva College, will be helping lead us in worship on Palm Sunday, March 25.  They will be sharing a variety of psalms set to music.  This will be an excellent culmination to our study of the Psalms during the Lenten season.  A free will offering will be taken for them immediately after the service.  We hope you will come enjoy them!

Mohawk Church Association

Palm Sunday Choir Festival

MACA Choir Festival on Palm Sunday, March 25, 3 pm at Westfield Church.  This year, the program will consist of one large choir sharing a variety of songs.  The director is Sarah Phillips Kopp.  We are in need of both singers and listeners for this event.  Please see Nathan Parrott for a rehearsal schedule if you are interested in singing.  There are only 3 rehearsals to attend. 

 

The First Sunday in Lent-February 18, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25; I Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

Message: "GOD Talks" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship today, February 18 in the over flow room. 

  • Today, February 18 is the deadline to submit information for the March 2018 newsletter.  The March 2018 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, February 25. 

  • CLICK will meet this evening, February 18 from 4 pm-5:30 pm. 

  • Lenten Focus:  The Psalms.  During the season of Lent, we will be studying the Psalms.  In addition to weekly sermons on the Psalms, we are going to be reading through the Psalms as a congregation.  Bookmarks with the daily reading guide are available on the table in the Narthex (entrance).  Also, a few large coloring posters are available to families who wish to participate as a family in focusing on the Psalms.  A weekly discussion group on the Psalms will meet Monday and Wednesday from 10 am-11 am at the MOCO House.  In addition, a very helpful (but not necessary) resource that will inform our discussion and reading is “Christ in the Psalms” by Patrick Henry Reardon.  It is available for $16 from Pastor Nathan or online at christianbook.com    

  • 4G Bible Study will meet Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm at MOCO House. 

  • Presbytery meeting Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm at Grove City College, Grove City, PA. 

  • Mohawk Area Women’s Association will meet Friday, March 2, 10 am at MOCO House.  Brunch will be served at 10 am with a program to follow.  The meeting is open to any and all women in the Mohawk Area.  Please bring a friend with you. 

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

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

*Adult Coloring Every Friday at 1:00 pm.

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for President’s Day!

 *Lego Club:  Saturday, February 24, 1 pm.  8,000+ LEGOS for you to build with!   

*Book Club, Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 pm.  “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules” by Catharina Ingelman-Sunberg.  Call the library to reserve your copy.

Bessemer Presbyterian Preschool Registration 2018-2019

 Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas. We are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please speak to Mary Kay Leslie if you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old.  You may also call the preschool phone number 724-667-4130 and leave a message. 

Bessemer Presbyterian Church Preschool Vendor Show

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Here is a little bit about this amazing fundraiser:
Chinese auction of the baskets that the vendors donate and a 50/50.
You can come order/ buy whatever the vendors have.
Come and check out vendors that you have heard of but not sure about their products.
Also a Bake Sale- C.L.I.C.K sponsoring it also.
All of the vendors are going to be amazing!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Velvet Henry.
All proceeds made from this event will go towards the BRAND NEW PRESCHOOL!!!!

 

The Transfiguration of Our Lord, February 11, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

II Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50; II Peter 1:16-21; Mark 9:2-9

Message:  "Which Word!"  Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today, February 11 is Project Hope Sunday! The following items are needed: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • CLICK will meet next Sunday, February 18 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Lenten Focus:  The Psalms.  During the season of Lent, we will be studying the Psalms.  In addition to weekly sermons on the Psalms, we are going to be reading through the Psalms as a congregation.  Bookmarks with the daily reading guide are available on the table in the Narthex (entrance).  Also, a few large coloring posters are available to families who wish to participate as a family in focusing on the Psalms (and the posters will be displayed each week during worship).  Pastor Nathan will also lead a weekly discussion group on the Psalms we are reading during Lent.  In addition, a very helpful (but not necessary) resource that will inform our discussion and reading is “Christ in the Psalms” by Patrick Henry Reardon.  It is available for $16 from Pastor Nathan or online at christianbook.com.    

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet next Saturday, February 17, 10:00 AM at MOCO House.

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship next Sunday, February 18 in the over flow room.

  • The deadline to submit information for the March 2018 newsletter is next Sunday, February 18.  The March 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, February 25.

  • 4G Bible Study will meet on Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Presbytery meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm at Grove City College, Grove City, PA.

Bessemer’s Per Capita for 2018

The breakdown is as follows:  Presbytery of Shenango             $ 28.06

                                                 Synod of the Trinity                     +$   2.30

                                           General Assembly                        + $   7.73

                                                Total Apportionment                      $ 38.09  per member

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

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

*Adult Coloring Every Friday at 1:00 pm.

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for President’s Day!

*Lego Club:  Saturday, February 24, 1 pm.  8,000+ LEGOS for you to build with!   

*Book Club, Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 pm.  “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules” by Catharina Ingelman-Sunberg.  Call the library to reserve your copy.

 

The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, February 4, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 91; I Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39

Message:  "Fly, Christians Fly!" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • The Loose Offering today, February 4 will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry.

  • CLICK will meet today, February 4 and Sunday, February 18 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7. 10 am at MOCO House.     

  • Deacons will meet Wednesday, February 7 at 6 pm.

  • Session will meet Wednesday, February 7 at 7 pm. 

  • Project Hope Sunday is February 11! The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, February 17, 11:00 AM at MOCO House.

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship on Sunday, February 18 in the over flow room.

  • The deadline to submit information for the March 2018 newsletter is Sunday, February 18.  The March 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, February 25.

Bessemer’s Per Capita for 2018

The breakdown is as follows:  Presbytery of Shenango         $ 28.06

                                                                                                                                    Synod of the Trinity               +$   2.30

                                                                                                                              General Assembly                 + $   7.73

                                                                                                                                    Total Apportionment                $ 38.09 per member

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

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

*Adult Coloring Every Friday at 1:00 pm.

*Friends of the Library, Saturday, February 17, 9 am at MOCO House.

*Art Therapy Class-Saturday, February 17, 2 pm

*Movie Night-Saturday, February 17, 6:30 pm at our church

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for President’s Day!

*LEGO Club-Saturday, February 24, 1 pm

*Library Board Meeting-Monday, February 26, 5 pm at Pizza Joe’s Bessemer

*Book Club-Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 pm

*Art Therapy:  Saturday, February 17, 2 pm.  Make a beautiful piece of faux stained glass artwork.  Join us, all ages are welcome! RSVP appreciated but walk-ins welcome.   

*Family Movie Night:  Saturday, February 17, 6:30 pm at our Church.  We will be showing “My Little Pony the Movie.”   Join us for a family movie night!  Free admission, Popcorn, Snacks, and Beverages, a fun time for everyone! Bring the whole family!  *Free admission, popcorn, snacks and beverages, a fun time for everyone!    

*Lego Club:  Saturday, February 24, 1 pm.  8,000+ LEGOS for you to build with!   

*Book Club, Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 pm.  “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules” by Catharina Ingelman-Sunberg.  Call the library to reserve your copy.

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 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, January 28, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; I Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28

Message:  "God's Spokesperson"   Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • The Annual Congregational meeting is today, January 28 immediately following worship.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

  •  4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Next Sunday, February 4 is Super Bowl Sunday.  We would like everyone to bring a can of soup for Project HOPE. 

  • Holy Communion will be observed next Sunday, February 4.

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

  • Beginning next Sunday, February 4 we will begin taking Information for the Church Address Directory which will be included in the Bulletin.  Please fill out the paper and put it in the offering plate.  If one has not been completed, it will be assumed nothing changed since the last directory.  The 2018 address books will be handed out to the congregation and friends by the beginning of March.

  • CLICK will meet next Sunday, February 4 and Sunday, February 18 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7. 10 am at MOCO House.     

  • Deacons will meet Wednesday, February 7 at 6 pm.

  • Session will meet Wednesday, February 7 at 7 pm. 

  •  Ash Wednesday, February 14.  Dinner will be served at 6pm followed by Worship/Communion at 7pm.  If you are attending the dinner please sign the insert on how many will be attending and put it in the offering plate.  Reservation deadline is Sunday, February 11.   

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cake Mixes, Frosting, Pudding and Jell-O, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

Bessemer’s Per Capita for 2018

Per Capita is a “per capita” contribution that supports the ongoing ministries of the Presbyterian Church, the Synod of the Trinity, and the Presbytery of Shenango.  Whether you are aware of it or not, our presbytery is vastly supportive of our congregation and our mission.  Because we wish to continue our contributions and enable the mission of the greater church, we ask each member to consider donating their part.  The breakdown is as follows:                                               

Presbytery of Shenango              $ 28.06

Synod of the Trinity            + $   2.30

General Assembly               +$   7.73

                                                                                      Total Apportionment               $ 38.09 per member

Local Happenings

Pulaski Presbyterian Church is having a Ham Dinner next Saturday, February 3, 11 am-3 pm.  The cost is Adults $ 9.00, Children 2-12 $ 5.00 and Children under 2 is FREE.  The dinner includes Ham, Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Salad, Drink and Dessert.  The proceeds will go to help people still affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The church is located at 110 Liberty Street, Pulaski, PA.

The Third Sunday After Epiphany-January 21, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20

Message:  "So What If I Don't Take The Call?"

Announcements

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • The deadline to submit information for the February 2018 newsletter is today, January 21.  The February 2018 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, January 28.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out today, January 21.

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship today, January 21 in the over flow room.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24. 10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

  • 4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

Bessemer’s Per Capita for 2018

Per Capita is a “per capita” contribution that supports the ongoing ministries of the Presbyterian Church, the Synod of the Trinity, and the Presbytery of Shenango.  Whether you are aware of it or not, our presbytery is vastly supportive of our congregation and our mission.  Because we wish to continue our contributions and enable the mission of the greater church, we ask each member to consider donating their part.  The breakdown is as follows:                                               

Presbytery of Shenango              $ 28.06

Synod of the Trinity            + $   2.30

General Assembly               +$   7.73

                                                                                      Total Apportionment               $ 38.09 per member

Local Happenings

Pulaski Presbyterian Church is having a Ham Dinner on Saturday, February 3 from 11 am-3 pm.  The cost is Adults $ 9.00, Children 2-12 $ 5.00 and Children under 2 is FREE.  The dinner includes Ham, Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Salad, Drink and Dessert.  The proceeds of this dinner will go to help people still affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The church is located at 110 Liberty Street, Pulaski, PA.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time, Monday’s @ 12 noon

*Adult Coloring Every Friday at 1:00 pm.

*Kids Painting-Saturday, January 27, 1 pm

 *Kids Paint, Saturday, January 27, 1 pm.  Join us for an afternoon of creativity and fun.  Experiment with different kinds of paints, painting tools, and brushes, and paint your very own masterpiece on canvas to take home.  Call the library 724-667-7939 to reserve your space.  Reservations appreciated, walk-ins also welcome.

Bessemer Presbyterian Church

C.L.i.C.K.

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, January 27

7 am-10 am

 All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, Eggs, Meat, and Fruit, plus MoCo House Coffee and a silent auction.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and 5 and under are free.   Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Proceeds go to support Bessemer Presbyterian C.L.i.C.K., the church’s youth ministry.  

 

 

The Second Sunday After Epiphany-January 14, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  I Samuel 3:1-20; Psalm 139; I Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51

Message:  "You'll Want To Take This Call" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Today, January 14 is Project Hope Sunday! The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet next Saturday, January 20, 11:00 AM at MOCO House.

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship next Sunday, January 21 in the over flow room.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out next Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • The deadline to submit information for the February 2018 newsletter is next Sunday, January 21.  The February 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, January 28.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24. 10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

  • 4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

Bessemer’s Per Capita for 2018

Per Capita is a “per capita” contribution that supports the ongoing ministries of the Presbyterian Church, the Synod of the Trinity, and the Presbytery of Shenango.  Whether you are aware of it or not, our presbytery is vastly supportive of our congregation and our mission.  Because we wish to continue our contributions and enable the mission of the greater church, we ask each member to consider donating their part.  The breakdown is as follows:                                               

Presbytery of Shenango              $ 28.06

Synod of the Trinity            + $   2.30

General Assembly               +$   7.73

                                                                                  Total Apportionment               $ 38.09 per member

Local Happenings

  • Pulaski Presbyterian Church is having a Ham Dinner on Saturday, February 3 from 11 am-3 pm.  The cost is Adults $ 9.00, Children 2-12 $ 5.00 and Children under 2 is FREE.  The dinner includes Ham, Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Salad, Drink and Dessert.  The proceeds of this dinner will go to help people still affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The church is located at 110 Liberty Street, Pulaski, PA.

Bessemer Presbyterian Church C.L.i.C.K.

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, January 27; 7 am-10 am

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, Eggs, Meat, and Fruit, plus MoCo House Coffee and a silent auction.   Tickets are $8 for adults,     $4 for kids ages 6-12, and 5 and under Free.   Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Proceeds go to support Bessemer Presbyterian C.L.i.C.K., the church’s youth ministry. 

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time, Monday’s @ 12 noon

*Adult Coloring Every Friday at 1:00 pm.

*Book Club-Tuesday, January 16, 5:30 pm

*Friends of the Library, Saturday, January 20,

9 am at MOCO House.

*Art Therapy Class-Saturday, January 20, 2 pm

*Movie Night-Saturday, January 20, 6:30 pm at our church

*Kids Painting-Saturday, January 27, 1 pm

*Book Club, Tuesday, January 16, 5:30 pm.  “The Life She Was Given” by Ellen Marie Wiseman.  Call 724-667-7939 to reserve your copy.

*Friends of the Library, Saturday, January 20, 9 am at MOCO House.  Become a friend of the Library:  Would you like to volunteer your time and talents to help make our library the best it can be? Join our Friends of the Library group!

*Art Therapy, Saturday, January 20, 2 pm.  This month’s project will be Rubber Stamped Magnets.  Create these cute magnets for your fridge from recycled dominos!  They can also be made into pendants or make any interesting little piece of art to display.  Join us, all ages are welcome! 

*Family Movie Night, Saturday, January 20, 6:30 pm at our Church.  We will be showing “Despicable Me 3.”  Bring the whole family!  *Free admission, popcorn, snacks and beverages, a fun time for everyone! 

*Kids Paint, Saturday, January 27, 1 pm.  Join us for an afternoon of creativity and fun.  Experiment with different kinds of paints, painting tools, and brushes, and paint your very own masterpiece on canvas to take home.  Call the library 724-667-7939 to reserve your space.  Reservations appreciated, walk-ins also 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

The Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord-January 7, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 72; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11

Meditation:  Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry today, January 7. 

  • We will ordain and Install church officers for 2018 during worship today, January 7.  The slate of officers for a (3 year term) is: Elders: Velvet Henry and Jim Schiffauer.  Deacons:  Dorothy Hawkins and Nancy Roberts. 

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by today, January 7, 2018.

  • CLICK will meet this evening, January 7 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited this week January 7-14, 2018.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 10, 10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, January 10, 7 pm.  We no longer meet earlier for executive board.  We just have one meeting; time for Devotions, Meeting, and Social.

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet on Saturday, January 20, 11:00 AM at MOCO House.

  • FD Campbell Library Movie Night will meet Saturday, January 20,      6:30 pm at our church.

  •  There will be a Coffee Hour after worship on Sunday, January 21 in the over flow room next to the sanctuary.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • The deadline to submit information for the February 2018 newsletter is Sunday, January 21.  The February 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, January 28.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24. 10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

  • 4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Project Hope Sunday is next Sunday, January 14! The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • A former member of our congregation, Dorothy Nord will be 102 years old this Saturday, January 13.  If anyone would like to send a birthday card her address is:  Mrs. Dorothy J. Nord, Carillon Assisted Living-Rm. 17, 1165 Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, NC  27012.

Bessemer Presbyterian Church

C.L.i.C.K.

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, January 27

7 am-10 am

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, Eggs, Meat, and Fruit, plus MoCo House Coffee and a silent auction.   Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, and 5 and under are free.   Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Proceeds go to support Bessemer Presbyterian CLiCK, the church’s youth ministry.  

The First Sunday of Christmas, December 31, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148:13-14; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:21-40

Message:  "No Short Cuts" Rev. Lersch

Announcements

  • Today, December 31 is the last day to contribute to the Evangelism and Mission Committee  collection of the Christmas offering for Feedmysheep in New Castle, PA.  FeedMysheep is housed in an old church and their utility bills for the winter tend to be very high and difficult to pay. We are supporting a collection to help relieve some this financial stress for this coming winter. 

  • Today, December 31 is the last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2017 statement is due by the close of worship. 

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

  • The Annual Calendar Planning meeting will be held this Wednesday, January 3, 6:15 pm.  All committee chairs and activity presidents are invited to attend.

  • The Session will meet this Wednesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm.

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

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

  • We will ordain and Install church officers for 2018 during worship next Sunday, January 7.  The slate of officers for a (3 year term) is: Elders: Velvet Henry and Jim Schiffauer.  Deacons:  Dorothy Hawkins and Nancy Roberts.  Nominating Committee for 2018:  Roberta Gibson, Tina Leslie, Brad McKim, and Mickie Snyder.  Auditor:  Phyllis Penwell. 

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by next Sunday, January 7, 2018.

  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-14, 2018.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 10,   10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, January 10, 7 pm.  We no longer meet earlier for executive board.  We just have one meeting; time for Devotions, Meeting, and Social.

  •  FD Campbell Library Movie Night will meet Saturday, January 20, 6:30 pm at our church.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • The deadline to submit information for the February 2018 newsletter is Sunday, January 21.  The February 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, January 28.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24. 10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

  • 4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • A former member of our congregation, Dorothy Nord will be 102 years old on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  If anyone would like to send her a Christmas card or after the first of year would like to send her a birthday card her address is:  Mrs. Dorothy J. Nord, Carillon Assisted Living-Rm. 17, 1165 Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, NC  27012.

The Fourth Sunday of Advent-December 24, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  John 1:6-8, 19-23; Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:8-16; John 1:1:5, 9-18; Matthew 2:1-12.

This service was based on an order of worship called "Light with Us": A Service of Lessons & Carols, Interactive Children & Family Worship Service" by Sarah Are.  It has been modified in places to suit our worship service.   

Announcements

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service this evening, 

10:45 pm.  Communion will be observed.

Holiday Hours

  • The Church Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and also on Friday, December 29, 2017.

  • The church offices will be open on Thursday, December 28, 2017, 9 am-12 noon!

  • Regular Office Hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

  • Next Sunday, December 31 is the last day to contribute to the Evangelism and Mission Committee  collection of the Christmas offering for Feedmysheep in New Castle, PA. This local organization works within Lawrence County as well as the New Castle community to provide food, clothing, and household items to those in need. They also have several services during the week for their community followers to grow spiritually and emotionally.  FeedMysheep is housed in an old church and their utility bills for the winter tend to be very high and difficult to pay. We are supporting a collection to help relieve some this financial stress for this coming winter. Please consider supporting this organization, which we have partnered with for the last 5 years.

  • The last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2017 statement is due by the close of  10:45 am worship next Sunday, December 31.  If you are mailing your gift to the church, please have it here by this Friday, December 29.

    The address is:

    Bessemer Presbyterian Church

    P.O. Box 42, Bessemer, PA  16112

  • The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • A former member of our congregation, Dorothy Nord will be 102 years old on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  If anyone would like to send her a Christmas card or after the first of year would like to send her a birthday card her address is:  Mrs. Dorothy J. Nord, Carillon Assisted Living-Rm. 17, 1165 Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, NC  27012.

Important Information for 2018

  • Next Sunday, December 31:  Sunday Light at 9:30 AM followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 AM.
  • The Deacons will meet Wednesday, January 3 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Annual Calendar Planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 6:15 pm.  All committee chairs and activity presidents are invited to attend.

  • The Session will meet Wednesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm.

  • Next Sunday, January 7:  Sunday Light at 9:30 AM followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 AM. 

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

  • We will ordain and Install church officers for 2018 during worship on Sunday, January 7.  The slate of officers for a (3 year term) is: Elders: Velvet Henry and Jim Schiffauer.  Deacons:  Dorothy Hawkins and Nancy Roberts.  Nominating Committee for 2018:  Roberta Gibson, Tina Leslie, Brad McKim, and Mickie Snyder.  Auditor:  Phyllis Penwell. 

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry on Sunday, January 7. 

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by Sunday, January 7, 2018.

  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-14, 2018.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 10, 10 am at MOCO House.  We will meet every other week.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, January 10, 7 pm.  We no longer meet earlier for executive board.  We just have one meeting; time for Devotions, Meeting, and Social.

  • Shenango Presbytery Leaderfest on Saturday, January 13,    8:30 am- 1:30 pm.  Watch the bulletin for an insert to register.

  • FD Campbell Library Movie Night will meet Saturday, January 20,      6:30 pm at our church.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24. 10 am at MOCO House.  We will meet every other week.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

  • 4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

The Third Sunday of Advent-December 17, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 52:1-10; Hebrews 10:32-11:2; Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25

Message:  "Believe It" Rev. Leslie

Announcements

  • Cookie Sunday is today, December 17, after church.  Boxes containing cookies will be filled so that we can share them with others, bringing hope and joy to others this Advent/Christmas season. 

  • Beginning today, December 17 through the end of the year the Evangelism and Mission Committee will collect the Christmas offering for Feedmysheep in New Castle, PA. This local organization works within Lawrence County as well as the New Castle community to provide food, clothing, and household items to those in need. They also have several services during the week for their community followers to grow spiritually and emotionally.  FeedMysheep is housed in an old church and their utility bills for the winter tend to be very high and difficult to pay. We are supporting a collection to help relieve some this financial stress for this coming winter. Please consider supporting this organization, which we have partnered with for the last 5 years.

  • Join us this evening, December 17 at 4 pm for “A Night in Bethlehem” an event for the whole family to experience the bustling Bethlehem marketplace during the birth of Jesus.  Hosted by Bessemer Presbyterian Click.

  • Midweek Advent Coloring has been moved to Pastor Nathan’s home on Wednesday, December 20 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.  If you would like to color another day or time just call Mary Kay 724-730-2186 to make sure she will be home.  Everyone of any age is welcome. 

  • The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • A former member of our congregation, Dorothy Nord will be 102 years old on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  If anyone would like to send her a Christmas card or after the first of year would like to send her a birthday card her address is:  Mrs. Dorothy J. Nord, Carillon Assisted Living-Rm. 17, 1165 Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, NC  27012.

  • The last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2017 statement is due by the close of our 10:45 am worship on Sunday, December 31.  If you are mailing your gift to the church, please have it here by Friday, December 29.

    The address is:

    Bessemer Presbyterian Church

    P.O. Box 42, Bessemer, PA  16112

Thank You

A big Thank You to the Ladies and Gentlemen who helped spread love and joy at Feed My Sheep this past week.  The work crew from Bessemer Church organized clothing, toys and other gifts for the Annual Christmas Give Away on Saturday, December 16.  They helped supervise the giveaway and handed out hot dogs.  The clients as well all the staff at Feed My Sheep really did appreciate all the volunteer help. Merry Christmas from Feed My Sheep!  See the Mission Bulletin Board for pictures.

Local Happenings

  • Poland Presbyterian Church will present A Musical Celebration of Christmas entitled: “O Come, All Ye Faithful on Sunday, December 17, 6:30 pm at Poland Presbyterian Church in Poland, OH.  Refreshments will follow.  All donations to benefit the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.

 

Holiday Hours

The Church Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and also Friday, December 29, 2017.

 The church offices will be open

on Thursday, December 28, 2017,

9 am-12 noon!

Regular Office Hours will resume

Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

 

Christmas Eve Services

 9:30 am Sunday Light

10:45 am Morning Worship Service

10:45 pm Candle Light Service

Communion

 

Important Information for 2018

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by Sunday, January 7, 2018.
  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-14, 2018.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

 

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