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Christian Education at First Pres
March-April 2017

March-April 2017

scripture-quotesDo you believe that we are now in the Season of Lent, a time of renewal?!

The Christian Education Committee has put together a Reflection Guide for the congregation to use throughout this season, based on favorite Scripture passages identified by members of our church family. These guides can be obtained by contacting the church office

risen movieMiracles from Heaven-optThe Committee has also scheduled two movie events during Lent and is inviting the congregation to attend. The first movie is “Miracles from Heaven” scheduled for after worship on March 5th and will also be a potluck. The second movie “Risen” will be shown after Easter on Saturday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. with refreshments being provided. This will also be during the Ungabunga Tribe’s 30-Hour Famine Event. Everyone is encouraged to attend a day at the movies this Easter Season. 

He Chose the NailsThe Commoners are also having a Lenten study based on the book, “He Chose the Nails” by Max Lucado. This is on Thursday mornings at 11:00 a.m. for anyone interested.  

Pastor Randy is offering an Adult Education opportunity on Sunday evenings throughout the month of March, at his home, on “The Meaning of Church Membership” for those from the congregation interested in exploring their responsibilities of church membership. Contact Pastor Randy with any questions.  

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Souper Bowl of Caring a success with $471 being raised for the Pantry. I understand that all the soups were delicious and tasty with, congratulations going out to Patty Kabacinski for being crowned the Souper Bowl Queen of First Presbyterian Church. You can access the recipes from all of those people who were willing to share here.

Eleven individuals gathered together for the annual Ski Trip to Ski Brule in January, which I heard was a great time.  

“Preparation of Communion” training for 2nd and 3rd graders is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to noon, with First Communion scheduled for Sunday, April 2nd during worship. It is asked that parents who would like their children involved in this event RSVP to the church by March 15th, if they haven’t already done so.  

Sunday School will be ending on April 30th and the congregation is invited to a Pancake and Porkie Luncheon in Banner Hall following worship that day. The luncheon will be to celebrate another successful year of Sunday School. Thank you to Amy Wittman, Nancy Siewert, Lacy Schimmel, Kathleen Ford, and Deb Gauthier for leading the teaching of Sunday School this past year.      

synod school 2017Don’t forget to make plans to come to Iowa with me for Synod School the week of July 23-28th. Scholarship money is available through the Presbytery Office and through the church.  

I will continue to be in the office on Tuesdays and can be reached at 437-8121, ext. 112 or by e-mail at Happy Spring!!!!!!!!!!!

Ken Sann

Last Published: July 31, 2017 10:43 PM

2018-10-28 Hannah Shanks book discussion-optPodcasts Available

On October 28, Hannah Shanks, author of "This is My Body", preached at worship and led a book discussion at First Pres. If you missed the chance to hear from the author of our Book Study book you can still hear her, as Pastor Randy recorded them. If you missed either, you can listen online with a simple click:

Find the sermon here.

Find the book discussion here.

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