The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost-August 28, 2016

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 103; Romans 8:18-30; Luke 13:1-9

Message: "Christian Clinches, Pt. 1: Everything Happens for a Reason"     

Announcements

  • 4G Bible Study will meet Monday, August 29, 6:30 pm.

  • The church offices will be closed on Friday, September 2.  The offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 6.  Beth Ann will work on Tuesday, August 30 and Thursday, September 1.  Any information needed to be included in Sunday, September 4 bulletin must be turned into the office by no later than Thursday, September 1.

  • Holy Communion will be celebrated next Sunday, September 4.

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

  • Nominating Committee will meet Tuesday, September 6 at 6 pm.  The members are as follows:  Betsy Barr, Sally Cunningham, Ruth Ann Herman (Chairperson), Margot Keane, Nikki Patton and Lou Anne Sheehan.

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

  • Mission/Evangelism Committee will meet Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 am at MOCO House.

  • Session will meet Monday, September 12 at 7:00 pm.

  • PW Gathering is Wednesday, September 14 at 7 pm.  The executive board will meet at 6:30 pm.  Social is Sally Martin and the program is yet to be announced.

  •  Presbyterian Women:  The Women’s Spiritual Retreat is Thursday, September 22 from 9 am-2 pm at North Liberty Presbyterian Church in Grove City, PA.  Registration forms are available on the narthex table. Reservation deadline is Thursday, September 15.

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Soup and Crackers 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. 

  • The Mission/Evangelism Committee is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child. The collection will continue throughout the year with every 3 months having a different designated item requested.  The following items are needed for the month of SEPTEMBER:  school supplies, small notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, pencil sharpeners, erasers, and pencil boxes.  Please put your donations in the red bin under the MISSION Bulletin Board in the entry way.  Thank you.

  • HUNGER RELIEF IN SOUTH SUDAN:  We have learned from our friends visiting from Juba, South Sudan that over 40% of the South Sudanese have no food.  The recent violence plus poor weather conditions for growing crops add to this problem.  A warehouse of UN food relief supplies was broken into and food stolen.  Shenango Presbytery is sponsoring a project to collect money to send to hunger relief through the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church.  Our Session has approved a special collection which will be taken today, August 28 and next Sunday, September 4.  This money will be sent along with donations from other churches in the Presbytery on September 28, 2016.  PLEASE consider donating to help in a small way for God's people in a devastating situation.

F.D. Campbell Library News

*Tech Time-Mondays, 12 pm

*Story Time-Every Thursday, 1 pm

*Adult Coloring-Every Friday, 1 pm

*Emergency Preparedness Class every Wednesday, 5:30 pm

*Art Therapy-Saturday, September 17, 2 pm,

*Family Movie Night-Saturday, September 17, 6:30 pm at our church.

  We will be showing “Disney’s The Jungle Book.”

*Book Club-Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 pm

*Master Gardner’s Program-Saturday, September 24, 2 pm.

Book Club: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 pm.  September Titles:  “A Man Called Ove” by Frederick Backman and “A Walk in the Woods:  Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail” by Bill Bryson. 

 Master Gardner’s Program-Saturday, September 24, 2 pm.  Master Gardener Kathy Taylor will walk you through a variety of beautiful and easy-to-care-for summer flowering shrubs and will also guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a keyhole garden, Space is limited, RSVP today, 724-667-7939.  There is a $ 5.00 registration fee.

Library Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

 Friday and Saturday:  9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Fall Bible Study

Mt. Jackson Church will do a Fall Bible study on Sunday’s, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, and 11/20 from 6 pm.-7:30 pm.  They will do a series on:  The Reason for God.  How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why does he allow suffering? Can one religion be right and others wrong? We will affirm that our Christian faith is a sound rational belief as we tackle these questions and others.