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.