Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost-October 22, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Hosea 14:1-9; Psalm 130; James 2:9-13; Matthew 18:21-35

Message:  "Forgiving Because We're Forgiven" Rev. Leslie 


  • Today, October 22 is the deadline to submit information for the November 2017.  The November 2017 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, October 29.

  • There has been a fire in the Mohawk area back on Sunday, September 10.  The Deacons will be taking a Fire Fund Offering for Jenna Abraham Rush & Family of Matthews Road in Mahoning Township, PA on Sunday, October 29 and November 5.  Jenna lived there with her 3 children:  An 8 year old son, Imanii, A 4 year old daughter, Ameria and also A 10 month old daughter, Raiyen.    

  • Bessemer Presbyterian CLICK is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza for the whole community on Sunday, October 29 from 4-6 pm.  Trunk or Treat in the parking lot, along with Food, Games, and Prizes.  There will also be a chance to sign up for our new and improved “CLICK” youth group coming in November.  All are invited! 

  • Fall Book Study:  Monday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 1, 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. 

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

  • The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Peanut Butter and Jelly, 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.

  • Nathan Parrott, our new accompanist, is looking for singers, instrumentalists, and others who could help enhance the musical elements of our service.  We are looking for soloists or others who might like to sing in a group, especially as we near Advent and Christmas.  If you are interested, please let Nathan Parrott or Pastor Nathan know.  And if there are others in the community who are interested, please invite them to participate as well!  

Bessemer’s Per Capita for 2017

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                 $   7.50

                                                                                                          Total Apportionment                $ 37.86 per member

Local Happenings

  • Bessemer Mohawk Rotary Club Ziti Dinner is next Sunday, October 29 from 11:30 am-2 pm at Mohawk H.S. Cafeteria.  The cost is Adults $9.00 and Children (under 12) $4.50.  Tickets can be purchased from Karen Hutch or Sally Cunningham.

  • A special Veterans Day program will be held at Bethel Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 12 at 5 pm.  Patriotic songs, Poetry, Prayers, Music from our choir, Pam Gretsinger, Echo Valley, Instrumentalists, and More!  Following the program, everyone is invited to a Veterans Day Dinner to be held in the Fellowship Hall.


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