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Aug. 10, 2017
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A NEW SERMON SERIES begins Sunday. Dr. Rice and Dr. Piermont will present four sermons on the theme, Family Stories, Faith Stories: A Genesis Series. We will draw from the family and faith narratives in Genesis about Abraham (8/13), Isaac (8/20), Jacob (8/27), and Joseph (9/3).
A MISSION TRIP IN REVERSE: In March, we went on a mission trip to Portsmouth. Now Portsmouth is coming on a mission trip here. On Saturday, August 12th we need Volunteers to work side by side with Portsmouth Presbyterians from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at NNEMAP Food Pantry or the Worthington Resource Pantry. Please contact Dr. Rice at email@example.com or 248-224-9173 if you can help. Thank you!
Thank you, thank you, for all the SALEM SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Sunday is our last day of collection. Please put them in the bins in Fellowship Hall. If yours are still at home, don't worry. We'll check the bin next Sunday, too. To all the kids returning to school soon, have a great year!
Donate blood at our BLOODMOBILE Monday Aug. 14 in the Fellowship Hall 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.
EDUCATION KICK-OFF: SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 20th! We are kicking off our Sunday School year a little early this year. School starts for most of our families mid-August, the Education Committees (Children, Youth and Adult) decided to get started, as well. We are scheduling veteran teachers for August and September –but will be on the “look-out” for new teachers and leaders for the rest of the school year. Classroom locations will be a little different this year, look for signs to indicate what class each grade will be in. We are using SPARK lectionary curriculum for the second year. Most lessons will correspond with the scripture that the Sunday sermon. It also has an (awesome) Family Page which is sent out to our families each Sunday afternoon for continued faith development during the week.
KICK-OFF SUNDAY PICNIC Sunday, August 20th–join us for a PICNIC on the front lawn and Village Green (11:15a.m.-1:00 p.m.) Bring a blanket to sit on with your family (some tables will be set up for those who prefer) Hotdogs, chips and lemonade provided. Bring a dessert to share. Things to do: Lawn Games, Face Painting, Silly Sing-A-Long and (hopefully) an inflatable slide or dunk tank!
YOUTH GROUP KICK-OFF is on Sunday, August 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This is an event for all Jr & Sr High youth! We'll have a taco/fajita bar, games, give-a-ways, and much more. Door prizes include Starbucks, iTunes, Speedway, Culver's gift cards and more!! PLUS 20 youth attending = Brian does extreme Ice Bucket Challenge, 30 youth attending = Brian dyeing his hair scarlet & gray, 40 youth attending = Brian will shave his face! Come and bring all your friends!!
Have you given up carrying cash or a checkbook? Using our new EASYTITHE service can help you donate to Worthington Presbyterian Church via a secure, quick, easy digital service. You can donate to All Ministries – General Fund or a special offering. You can set up weekly or monthly tithes or offerings, to make sure you stay on track with your generosity. Use the option that’s most convenient for you: website (www.easytithe. com/wpcgive) or download the easyTithe mobile app for your iPhone or iPad (http:// bit.ly/wpcapple) or Android device (http:// bit.ly/wpcandroid) or text a gift amount to 614-808-8580. Full details at www.worthington presbyterian.com/give.
Join the YAHAs on Saturday, August 19th as we go to Huntington Park to watch the COLUMBUS CLIPPERS take on the Pawtucket Red Sox at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $7 for youth and seniors. A sign-up sheet is outside Fellowship Hall. For us to sit together, tickets must be purchased in advance. Please make checks payable to George or Cindy Leonard. Checks or cash can be turned into the church office by tomorrow! We will meet in the church parking lot at 6:15 to distribute tickets and carpool.
All who love to sing are invited to gather at 9:15 a.m. on ANY SUNDAY in the Sanctuary to take part in our SUMMER CHOIR. For August 20th, we will be singing “With a Voice of Singing”.
Introducing TONY HAGOOD, our New Connections Music Leader. An accomplished pianist and composer with performance experience on three continents, Tony is the President and Piano Instructor for Noteworthy Music, Accompanist for Westerville South High School Choirs and Pickerington Community Chorus, Music Director for Triumphant Church of God in Westerville, and regional piano performer in solo, duo, or trio settings. Tony holds a degree in music from Capital University and lives in Reynoldsburg. New Connections evening worship service begins on August 20th in the Chapel. Please welcome Tony!
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN (PCUSA) has published the award-winning Horizons BIBLE STUDY for many years. The 2017-2018 study will be "Cloud of Witnesses – The Community of Christ in Hebrews" by Melissa Bane Sevier. This year there is a rare opportunity to meet the author in person. Melissa will be the keynote speaker at the next gathering of the Presbyterian Women of Scioto Valley Presbytery on Saturday, August 26th at First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster. Questions, contact Karen Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please plan to participate in a SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING set to follow the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 27th. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Ruling Elders, Deacons, and Nominating Committee members for active service beginning January 2018. For questions about the meeting, please contact any pastor, Clerk of Session Kathy Mead, or Nominating chairperson Taylor Surface.
Our OPPORTUNTY FAIR will be Sunday, September 17th. If you need a table to display your missions, please contact Karen Linden.
Join Pastor Tom at 9am in Rm. 222 to watch Bullhorn, a video reflection by pastor/author Rob Bell.
See samples of other Rob Bell videos.
FAITH SEEKERS CLASS: We meet every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in Room 124, and we're studying The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul. Join us as we talk about the Council in Jerusalem (Acts 15) and Paul's second missionary journey. All are welcome!
"What's your favorite BIBLE PASSAGE and why?" Join us for a 4-week series starting next Sunday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 222 as our pastors answer that question. Come learn more about the Bible and more about the faith journeys of our pastors.
Many thanks to the MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDY GROUP for adopting Saturday, August 5th, as their day to park cars in the NNEMAP parking lot to raise money for the food pantry. When NNEMAP relocated to 11th Avenue 2 years ago, they were told that using the parking lot to park cars during the State Fair could be a major fundraiser for the pantry. NNEMAP Director, Roy Clark, encouraged each supporting church to adopt a day to staff the parking venture, and through the efforts of WPC and the other supporting churches, about $7,000 was raised. Kudos to all who helped!!
WPC is providing a dinner on Monday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. for WORTHINGTON CARES SPEAKER SERIES. After dinner, a panel presentation will address the issues of bullying, addiction, and mental health. Children and youth will participate in life-sized board game challenges run by Super Games. Volunteers will prepare the dinner at our church and then serve it at Worthington Kilbourne High School. Can you help? Please contact Dr. Rice at 248-224-9173 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Our FRIENDS OF SALEM program begins its 11th year of working with the children and teachers at Salem Elementary. Would you like to join? The only requirement is that you enjoy working with children. Volunteers schedule their days and times with the teachers, who are quite flexible. Some of our volunteers listen to children read and others give short 10-15 minute lessons on respect, responsibility, honesty, and compassion. Please contact Debbie Towarnicky at 614-882-9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NNEMAP FOOD PANTRY needs salt, coffee, and 1 quart bags for our next breakdown event. Pantry needs include double rolls of toilet paper, canned proteins of all types, and any grooming item. Other items for our twice monthly breakdown events include flour, sugar, and zippered sandwich bags. Please deposit any contributions into the wooden NNEMAP bin in the Fellowship Hall. A big THANK YOU to all who participated in our latest breakdown event!