The Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost-2018 Thank Offeing of Presbyterian Women, November 18, 2018-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:4-6; Matthew 16:13-20

Message:  “Diverse, Yet One in Christ” Elder Miriam Gwin-2018 Thank Offering


  • The deadline to submit information for the December 2018 newsletter is today, November 18.  The December 2018 newsletter will be passed out next Sunday, November 25.

  • Community Bible Study by Pastor Nathan and Rev. John Lersch will gather 9:30 am on Monday, November 19 at MoCo House. 

  • Any information needed to be included in Christ the King Sunday, November 25 bulletin, please turn it into the office no later than 9:30 am this Tuesday, November 20.

  • The Church Offices will be closed this Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), November 22 and this Friday, November 23!

  • A Congregational Meeting will be held next Sunday, November 25, immediately following worship.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers for 2019.  The slate of officers is: Elders:  Doran Keeley (3 year term), and Mickie Snyder (2 year term).  Deacons:  Roberta Gibson (3 year term), Rhodell Magnone (1 year term), and Brunita McKim (3 year term).  Nominating Committee for 2018:  Paul Hawkins, Ruth Ann Herman, Dick Martin, and Ashley Patton.  Auditor:  Gary Barr. 

  • This year our church is taking part in the Christmas Sponsorship Program with the Giving Hands Foundation, organized by Felicia and Jacob Ramirez (they joined us in October).  There is information on the bulletin board for the gifts and papers in the narthex for you to take. There are also gallon-sized bags for your use, since all gifts must fit inside the bag.  Please return your gift by next Sunday, November 25 and place in the box.  We will deliver the gifts to the Ramirez Family so they can take to Dominican Republic. 

  • 4G Bible Study will meet on Monday, November 26, 6:30 pm.

  • Presbytery will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 pm at Sheakleyville Presbyterian Church.    

  • Presbyterian Women’s meeting is Wednesday, December 12, 6 pm at MOCO House.  We have devotions, our meeting and fellowship.

  • The following items are needed: Canned Tuna, Spam, etc. 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.

Gavin Palkovich

Special Offering

We will continue collecting the special offering for Gavin Palkovich, a 6 year old little boy (Great Grandson of Charlotte Palkovich, Grandson of JoAnn Palkovich) who has also attended worship here over the past few years.  Gavin suffered a sudden seizure followed by a cardiac arrest.  The underlying cause still remains undiagnosed as he continues his care at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  The family has incurred extensive medical bills from the life flight and the extended hospital stay.  Gavin and his family have a long road to recovery ahead of them with continued therapy and will need to purchase specialized equipment to care for Gavin.  Please consider making a contribution to help using the blank white envelopes in your pews and mark them “Gavin Palkovich.”  If you write a check make it payable to Bessemer Presbyterian Church and mark on the memo line G. Palkovich.  We will be receiving the offering through Sunday, November 25. 

Local Happenings

Mohawk Church Association’s Thanksgiving Service will be held this evening, November 18, 7 pm at Westfield Church. Anyone wishing to sing in the community choir for this service should arrive at 6 pm for a brief rehearsal prior to the service.  Music will be provided.  Wear white top and black pants.

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