Midweek Message – 7/19/17

Friends,

Last Sunday, we began learning about the sacraments – signs of God’s gracious love and our grateful response – with a focus on baptism: God’s promise of life for all. We learned that, in his baptism, Jesus Christ fully entered into the human experience. In our baptism, we are fully incorporated into the life of Jesus Christ.  

This Sunday, we’ll explore how we are not only united in the life of Christ, but that we are also united in his dying and rising (Romans 6:1-11). Our worship band will also be playing on Sunday. You won’t want to miss it!

 

Next Tuesday, July 25th, 2-7pm, Holmes Camp will be hosting a meeting of Hudson River Presbytery – and the worship will be led by friends from First Presbyterian Church of Beacon! This is a

 

great chance for folks of all ages to enjoy the camp and learn more about the ministries of our presbytery. Worship starts at 2pm, followed by workshops, presbytery business, and dinner at 6pm. Free camp programming for children & youth runs from 2-6pm. After dinner, the waterfront will be open for swimming and boating of all ages. We hope you’ll join us there! To learn more, visit this link. You can register here.

Faithfully,

Pastor Ben

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

LEARNING

You’re invited to join us as we read The Shack by William P. Young. If you would like to participate in a discussion group, one will start on Tuesday, Aug 1st at 7pm in the library (if there are accessibility issues, it will be moved to McKinley Hall so all can participate).

 

GIVING

  • Backpacks for Farmworker Youth Leadership Camp – Our Deacons are contributing to the Rural & Migrant Ministry (RMM) summer leadership camp to help ensure every camper can return home with a backpack and school supplies. You are invited to add your contribution as well. Your gift can help this camp empower farmworker youth make a better future for themselves and their family! Contributions are due by Sunday, Aug 13. Please designate the gift for Outreach and  write “RMM backpacks” in the comments line.  Online donations can be made here.
  • Welcome Table – Welcome Table could use donations of pasta, sauces, tuna, and salad dressing.  To make a donation, contact Deacon Rose Quirk or the office.

 

HOUSING

All are invited to join us for a tour of the Lofts at Beacon Falls, the housing development near the church. We will meet in the church parking lot at 1:45pm and walk over. All who would like to go, please call the office at 845-831-5322.

 

 

NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

 

Sunday – 7/23

  • Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am: Week two of our 4-week sermon series on the Sacraments.  Baptism: Dying and Rising in Christ.  Music led by the Worship Band.
  • Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am-12pm: A time to relax and get to know each other better following worship.

Monday – 7/24

  • Spiritual Classics (McKinley Hall) – 12-1pm: A small-group conversation about life and faith. We are currently exploring Richard Foster’s book: Celebration of Discipline.

Tuesday – 7/25

  • Presbytery Meeting (Holmes Camp) – 2-7pm: An opportunity for all ages to enjoy Holmes Camp and learn more about the work of Hudson River Presbytery.  Dinner served at 6pm.

Wednesday – 7/26

  • Mars Hill Discussion (McKinley Hall) – 12-1:30pm: A small group that has an open and honest discussion about the challenges of the world (Mars Hill is where the Apostle Paul met with the great philosophers in Athens) and the struggles of our lives (or, what we call, the Mess). All are welcome and all is confidential.

Friday – 7/28

  • Welcome Table (McKinley Hall) – 10-11:30am: Good food for all. A time to be fed in body and soul.

Saturday – 7/29

  • Welcome Table (McKinley Hall) – 10am

Sunday – 7/30

  • Worship (Sanctuary) – 10-11am: Week three of our 4-week sermon series on the Sacraments. the Lord’s Supper: God’s Feast for All. Music led by Sally Hitchcock.
  • Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am-12pm: A time to relax and get to know each other better following worship.

 

The church hosts a number of community and 12-step groups throughout the week. For more information on meeting times call the office at 845-831-5322 or visit our webpage beaconpresbychurch.org

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