The Third Sunday in Advent-December 16, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 22:20-25; Revelations 1:12-18, 3:7-13; Luke 1:26-33

Message:  “Come, O Key of David” Rev. Leslie


  • Today, December 16 is the deadline to submit information for the January 2019 newsletter.   The January 2019 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, December 30.

  • This year for our Christmas offering we will be contributing towards a presbytery-wide collection to send a donation for food relief to South Sudan: "Most recently the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SSPEC) has put a lot of time and efforts into helping the hungry due to the economic instability. The situation was very extreme with wide spread starvation. But the South Sudanese are putting their trust in the Lord and are truly committed to sharing their faith and resources with others.  There is a deep joy in living their lives for the Lord."  The offering will be collected on Sunday, December 23, Monday, December 24, and Sunday, December 30.

  •  The following items are needed: Peanut Butter and Jelly 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.

  • The Church Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Wednesday, December 26, 2018 and also on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  The church offices will be open on Thursday, December 27, 2018 and Friday, December 28, 2018 from 9 am-12 noon!  We will resume regular hours on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

    Christmas Eve

    Candlelight Service

    With the Lord’s Supper 

    at 5 PM.  

Local Happenings

  • O Come, All Ye Faithful-A Musical Celebration of Christmas” on Sunday, December 16, 6:30 pm at Poland Presbyterian Church.This event is directed by Steve Pridon.  Donations received will benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.  Refreshments will be served.

  • Blue Christmas: A Service of Wholeness and Healing is a gentle, contemplative service, not just for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration, but for anyone wishing to focus on the themes of hope and peace. Please join us at 7 pm on Friday, December 21, at Westfield Church. The holiday season is hard for many of us. You are not alone. Join us for a different kind of service of comfort, of loss, and of hope.

    Last Day

    For Contributions

    For 2018

    The last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2018 statement is due by the close of our 10:45 am worship on Sunday, December 30.  If you are mailing your gift to the church, please have it here by Friday, December 28.  The address is:

    Bessemer Presbyterian Church

    P.O. Box 42; Bessemer, PA  16112



    For 2019

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by Sunday, January 6, 2019.

  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-13, 2019.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 27, 2019.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2018 financial reports and approve the 2019 Pastoral Terms of Call.  

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