The Fourth Sunday of Eastertide-May 12, 2019, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23;  Revelations 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

Message:  “Handcrafted Christians” Rev. Leslie


  • Today, May 12 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed for Project HOPE: Canned Fruit and Canned Vegetables 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.

  • Next Sunday, May 19 is our last day of Sunday Light until mid-August. The Discipleship Committee would like to thank the following teachers and helpers for a great year. Preschool: Roberta Gibson, Serrena Schultz, and Mickie Snyder.  Kindergarten: Rhodell Magnone, and Beth Ann Nord. Grades 1-5: Betsy Barr, and Miriam Gwin. Grades 6-9: Pastor Nathan Leslie. Young Adult: Tina Leslie.

  • Next  Sunday, May 19, we will welcome into membership Justin and Trevor Dudzenski.  Both have completed a year of confirmation classes and will become members by profession of faith.  Also on Sunday, May 19, we will celebrate the baptism of four children:  Charlee and Frankie Schubert, daughters of Travis & Chandra Schubert; as well as Brecken and Easton Bolland, sons of Deric & Chelsea Bolland.  A reception will be held after worship in the fellowship hall.   

  • The deadline to submit information for the June 2018 newsletter is Sunday, May 19. The June 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, May 26.

  • 4G Adult Bible Study will meet Monday, May 23, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • Graduates will be recognized during our 10:00 am worship on Sunday, June 2. Please notify the church office of members graduating from High School, College, or any Higher Learning Institution by Sunday, May 26. Non-members will be recognized in name, so if you have a family member graduating please inform us so that we can include them in our listing.

  • Beginning Sunday, May 26 through mid-August.  Our Sunday morning schedule will be as follows: Worship at 10:00 am.

  • Bessemer Presbyterian Preschool Graduation for the 4 & 5 year old class is Friday, May 17, 6:30 pm at our church.  Everyone is welcome!  Refreshments will follow.

    F. D. Campbell

Memorial Library

*Tech Time--By Appt.

*Adult Coloring--Every Friday, 1 pm

Autism Warriors–May 14 & 21

Crochet Club, Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm

*Art Therapy--Saturday, May 18, 1 pm

*Library Board Meeting--Monday, May 20 5 pm,

Pizza Joe’s, Bessemer

*CLOSED for Memorial Day, May 27

*Book Club--Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 pm

*Summer Reading Kickoff--Saturday, June 10, 11 am

*Community Yard Sale--Saturday, June 22, 8 am

  • Autism Warriors-Tuesday, May 14:  Come and make some moon sand!  May 21:  Lego Club.  The program is open to any individual with autism, and up to two guests.       

  • Art Therapy, Saturday, May 18, 1 pm.  Summer Gazebo.  RSVP is required 724-667-7939 by Monday, May 13.   

  • Book Club:  Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 pm.  We will be reading “If the Creek Don’t Rise” by Leah Weiss.  Call the library to reserve your copy 724-667-7939.

  • Summer Reading Kickoff Event:  Saturday, June 10.  Our program is called “A Universe of Stories.”  We will have cotton candy, Goodie Bags.      

  • Join us this summer for S.P.L.A.S.H., Monday, June 17-Wednesday, July 26 @ Cowlicks Barn in Bessemer.  Applications are available at the library, on the website: or on Facebook @MACASPLASH.  Volunteers are needed!  If you are interested contact Abby @

  • Community Yard Sale (Entire Borough of Bessemer) Saturday, June 22, 8 am-?  Stop at the library or call 724-667-7939 to sign up!    .


Mohawk Coffee House (MoCo House) annual 5K/2 mile Java Jog is Memorial Day, May 27 at 8:30 am.  Sponsors, as well as participants, will be needed for this fun community event!  More details to follow or stop by the coffee shop to register. Thank you!   

Yee Haw

  “Celebrating God’s

Greatest Gift”

Vacation Bible School will be held over two days this year:  Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm each evening.  We will also serve dinner each evening.  The closing program will be Friday, June 21 at 7:30 pm followed by an ice cream social.  This year, we will saddle up for a trailblazing weekend of fun! Kids will kick up their heels at Yee Haw VBS as they stampede through the wild frontier and celebrate the greatest truth of all--God is good!  Children who are potty-trained through age 10 are welcome to join us. 

Spring Collection

for Feed My Sheep

The Evangelism and Missionary Committee has decided to partner with Feed My Sheep to help collect new socks and underwear for the children associated with their ministry.  Their goal is that every kid in every family receive at least 1 new pack of socks and underwear by the end of the year.

 As you admire the springtime blossoms, the fresh green

of the grass, and the flowers growing new, consider

getting these kids something new. 

The mission of Feed My Sheep is to share the love of the Lord by improving people’s lives with material resources and by guiding those into a personal relationship with Christ.

As spring approaches and new life is springing, I urge you to remember just how fast kids grow!  But not every family has the capability to provide these growing kids with everything they need.  That’s why feedMysheep is there.

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies

never come to an end; they are new every morning…”

Lamentations 3:22-23

Our goal is to fill at least 1 laundry basket for this collection.  It will be available in the narthex from Sunday, May 5th, through Sunday, May 26th.  

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