Seventh Sunday After Pentecost-July 23, 2017-10 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 56:1-8; Psalm 67; Matthew 6:5-15

Message:  "How Then Can We Pray?"  Rev. Elmarie Parker

Announcements

  • We welcome to our pulpit this morning, Rev. Elmarie Parker.  Rev. Parker is a PC(USA) mission co-worker who, alongside her husband Scott, has served in Lebanon since 2013.  She continues to serve as regional liaison for mission work in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq while Scott serves as Associate for Ecumenical Partnerships.  Elmamarie facilitates PC (USA) support for partner programs, relationships and activities, and implements the PC (USA)'s international partnership strategy.  She facilitates and seeks to strengthen healthy, effective and appropriate relationships with partner denominations and organizations in the region, and supports PC (USA) co-workers serving in this region in communications, information sharing, mentoring/guiding, encouraging, and reflection.  Welcome, Elmamarie!

  • There will be a Coffee Hour after worship today in the overflow room next to the sanctuary.

  • 4G Young Adult Retreat is this weekend Friday-Sunday, July 28-30!

  • Our church will be sponsoring a booth at the Bessemer Firemen’s Fair on Saturday, July 29.  We are asking for monetary donations to help defray the cost.  We will be selling Hot Dogs, Chips, Pie & Ice Cream, Pop and Water.  Donations can be given to Karen Hutch or Roberta Gibson.  The proceeds will go to the Churchs General Fund.  Thank you in advance for helping to make this a profitable fund raiser for our church.

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     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.

  • The following items are needed for the Project Hope Back to School Project:  Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencil Boxes, Pens, Pencils, Expo Markers, Spiral Notebooks and Backpacks.  Monetary donations are most welcome; please make checks payable to Project HOPE and give to Ruth Ann Herman, our HOPE representative.  Thank you in advance for your support!  All items are to be at the church by next Sunday, July 30! 

  • Session Picnic for the Session members and their Families at Pastor Nathan’s home (530 South Main Street, Bessemer, PA) on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Sacrament of the Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, August 6. Therefore prepare your hearts and lives accordingly making proper confession and amends with God and your neighbors.  

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry on Sunday, August 6. 

  • We are on Summer Worship Schedule until Sunday, August 20.  Worship at 10:00 am. 

  • Pastor Nathan is on vacation through Thursday, July 27.  In case of an emergency from Thursday, July 13-Sunday, July 30:  please contact Beth Ann Nord 724-657-4241 (Cell) or Brad McKim 724-651-2937 (Cell).  Pastor Nathan will be at the Young Adult retreat this weekend Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30.  He will resume his duties on Monday, July 31.  Funeral coverage will be provided by Paul Hawkins.      

Local Happenings

  • Enon Valley Community Blood Drive at Westfield Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, July 27 from 1:30 PM-7:00 PM.  To register:  please call 1-800-RED CROSS, visit redcrossblood.org and enter ENON or you can also call the Westfield Church office at 724-667-7045 or you can contact Lee Ann Martin at 724-667-8613 or lshausmann133@gmail.com.    

  • The Officers of the Mohawk Area Alumni Association have met to discuss the upcoming 9th Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 5 at 6 pm in the Mohawk High School Cafeteria.  The Class of 1966 will be in charge of the Registration and the Class of 1968 will be in charge of the Refreshments.  The Class of 1967 will be the Honorees.

F. D. Campbell Memorial Library News

*Tech Time--Mondays @ 12:00pm or by appt.

*Story Time--Every Thursday 2:00pm

*Adult Coloring--Every Friday @ 1:00pm

 Summer Reading:   There’s still time!  If you haven’t already signed up for our Summer Reading Program, what are you waiting for?  All ages are invited to participate!  Tons of prizes!   Read all summer for your chance to win gift cards, passes to local amusements, and more!  Plus this year, we’re giving away Three Kindle Fires! 

Story Time

July 27: “Animal Architecture”A special program presented by Jennings Environmental Education Center. How do beavers build dams? How do birds build nests? What kinds of animals build homes? Join us to find out!