The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost-September 18, 2016, 10:45AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Deuteronomy 30:11-20; Psalm 119; II Timothy 3:14-4:5; Matthew 5:17-20

Message:  "Christian Clinches, Pt. 4:  God Said it.  I Believe it.  That Settles it!"  


  • Today is the deadline to submit information for the October 2016 newsletter.  The October 2016 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, September 25.

  •  You are cordially invited to join members of the Mission & Evangelism Committee as they travel to the south side of New Castle, to feed My sheep on Wednesday, September 21.  We will unpack and sort donated clothing for their Heaven Sent program.  We will start at about 10 a.m. and go as long as needed that day.  Maybe we can even stop for coffee or lunch!  We do need to let them know how many are coming, so please let Nikki, Eric, Dorothy or Betsy know if you will join us for fellowship and service to one of our mission projects.  Thank you!

  • CELEBRATE SUDAN:  You are invited to this annual event on September 25 at 4 p.m. at East Main Church in Grove City.  Join us for a time of inspirational stories, music and prayer for Sudan and South Sudan.  There will be child care and refreshments.  Donations will go to education in both countries.

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

  • Presbytery will meet Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 pm at Camp Crestfield in Slippery Rock, PA.

  • 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.
  • 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 Congregational Life Committee is planning to sponsor a booth at the Bessemer Fireman's Fair the weekend of October 21.  Watch the bulletin for further details.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 6 pm

My Cup Runneth Over’ Soup Dinner &

Surprise Pie Auction Starting at 7 pm

Bessemer Presbyterian Church Fundraiser

Bring your favorite bowl from home (any size) and fill it up for ONLY $5.00.  Bread, crackers, beverages and refills are included!   If you forget to bring a bowl – we’ll provide one for you!  We ask that you donate a “Homemade Pie” for the auction.  We will provide Pie Boxes for you and ask that you decorate your box or we will do it for you!  Any questions, see Tawnya Curatola or Karlee Farone.

  • "It's that time of year!!  We will be planning for our annual Ham loaf Dinner coming in November. Save the date: November 12th, 2016.  Watch the bulletin for further details. Any questions, please see Karen Hutch or Roberta Gibson."

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

*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.

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.



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