Midweek Message – 3/2/17

Friends in faith,

Last Sunday, we heard about the transfiguration of Jesus and the invitation to open our eyes and look up. We also had the joy of ordaining Rachel Palmiero to the office of Deacon.

On Fat Tuesday, many people—of all ages—offered help with dinner and sharing their talent. On Ash Wednesday, in addition to the imposition of ashes, we were invited to feel the weight of our burdens and let them go at the foot of the cross.

This Sunday is both the first Sunday of Lent and a communion Sunday. During the next, several weeks, we will journey along with Jesus toward Jerusalem and hear his teachings. The focus for this Sunday is a familiar and profound one in Luke 10:25-42 where we are challenged to love our neighbors—all of them.

Faithfully,

Pastor Ben

 

 

Announcements:

Hudson River University

March 11, 2017

All are invited to sign up for HRU, a great learning opportunity at Stony Point, from 9:00am to 2:30pm. There are three “majors” – Christian Education, Handling Church Conflict, and Stewardship – and folks are also welcome to take a liberal arts sampling of subjects. The only cost is $10 for lunch. To learn more and to register, visit this link.

 

 


Presbyterians 101

Curious about what we believe? Want to explore becoming an official member of the congregation? This class is for you! Join us for this three-session course on Saturdays at 2pm: March 18, March 25, and April 1. To register visit this link.

 

Next Week at First Presbyterian

Sunday – 3/5

  •        Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am       
  •        Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  •        Outreach (Library) – 11:30am
  •        Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm

Monday – 3/6

  •        Spiritual Classics (McKinley Hall) – 12pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Tuesday – 3/7

  •        Bell Choir Practice (Sanctuary) – 7pm

Wednesday – 3/8

  •        Mars Hill Discussion (McKinley Hall) – 12pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Thursday – 3/9

  •        Sex Addicts Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Friday – 3/10

  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 8am
  •        Welcome Table Soup Kitchen (McKinley Hall) – 10am

Saturday – 3/11

  •        Welcome Table Soup Kitchen (McKinley Hall) – 10am
  •        Hudson River University (Offsite) – 9am-2:30pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Sunday – 3/12

  •        Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am       
  •        Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  •        Deacons (Library) – 11:30am
  •        Spinners Group (McKinley Hall) – 1pm
  •        Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm
  •        Disciples Small Group (Humenik Household) – 7pm

 

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