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  Bible Study ---- The group will begin a new study using the Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study “Keep the Sabbath”. If interested, please contact the church office.

Remembering our Saints

The word saints comes from the Latin word sanctus and refers to the holy — that is, “set apart for the service of God.” All Saints' Day is celebrated/ observed on November 1st.

When the shadow of death fell upon them, we sorrowed, but now we rejoice that they rest in the Lord. … These stones that have echoed their praises are holy, and dear is the ground where their feet have once trod. Yet here they confessed they were strangers and pilgrims, and still they were seeking the city of God.

We Remember:

stones_25469 Ruth Giorgio January 15                                                      Craig Kimmerle February 11

Helen Weaver March 19                                                      Joan Cross June 14

Friends of our congregation:  Jerry P. Mahon June 29   and    Susan Burke July 16

A Prayer for All Saints, Living and No Longer Living

Heavenly Father, you have enriched us with such a wonderful universal church. We have so many faithful examples to draw from, and so many stories of faith and trust in you. I lift up the universal church to you now. May the stories of those from the past be able to encourage us, and may we be able to shine your light, so that future generations may look back on our example and feel the same trust and conviction that we do. Amen.

 

November 11th - Thank you, veterans                    

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

 

 

 

 

 

God, open our eyes to your face in every person. Let us see the ways we are all connected with all of creation. May we as your Church, together, love, justice and peace with all. Amen.

 

 

 

 

The Board of Deacons continues collecting canned and non-perishable food items to be given to our local food pantry. Items can be left in the vestibule or fellowship hall in designated areas at any time.

 

 

 

Can’t pray? First rest!

Weariness can seriously hamper our attempts to pray, says Bonnie Gray, author of Whispers of Rest. “We are a generation who doesn’t know how to express our souls to God, even though we drive ourselves exhausted, doing for Jesus.” The solution, she says, is to stop and rest.

The stressed-out, despairing prophet in 1 Kings 19 is a prime example. “God knew Elijah needed physical rejuvenation first — in order to hear his gentle voice, whispering in a gentle breeze,” Gray notes. Guarding against the depletion of spiritual, physical and emotional resources can improve our ability to hear God’s voice, too. “When you find it’s hard to pray, don’t be afraid,” says Gray. “You’re standing at the very cusp of who God longs to connect with. real you. Take the time to rest. You’re worth it.”

New seat, new perspective In older sitcoms, family members, especially parents, each had their own chair in the living room. No one else sat there. If its “owner” wasn’t present, the on-set chair remained empty. Church can be like that too, with people claiming the same seat week after week. Our view of the service and of fellow worshipers is familiar and comfortable.

Our family was “bumped” back a bit, which felt surprisingly different at first. But we interacted just the same with the service. As a bonus, I talked with different people. And after church we stayed to visit a bit longer. I’m glad church seats don’t have nameplates. And I’m thankful that God nudges me out of my comfort zone from time to time, giving me a new perspective. —Janna Firestone

 

SESSION

CLASS OF 2022                  CLASS OF 2023                    CLASS OF 2024

John Frank                                Jean Biggar                               Linda Bourbeau

Ralph Metzgar                         Joseph Price

Lisa Price                                  Don Williams

BOARD OF DEACONS

Sue Cantarella                  Mary Grace Donati                    Patti Miller

Nancy Walsh                    Barbara Keller                            Myrna Watkins

Kathy Williams

 

 

“You don’t know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, ‘Lord, I don’t know how to pray!’ you can be sure you have already begun.”                            St. Josemaría Escrivá

 

 

 

 

 
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