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Sept. 13, 2018
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HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES: EMBODYING CHRISTIAN LIFE. Our sermon series continues. The New Testament Letter of James is a feisty, impassioned appeal to ways we can put faith into action. For James, faith is not just what’s in your mind and heart; it takes your whole body! Please plan to attend and invite a friend or neighbor.
OUR CLOSING BLESSING for this sermon series, we are using the benediction that is used daily by the children of Montaña de Luz (the orphanage we support in Honduras). It is also a favorite of our Choir Plus children. We “embody” a modern version of a very old prayer. St. Patrick in the 5th century had this prayer on his breastplate (his armor), as a reminder of God’s presence and power with him each day as he brought the good news of Jesus to Ireland, facing great danger.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Join us this morning at 8:45 in Fellowship Hall to help NNEMAP Food Pantry. We'll repackage bulk food donations into family-sized portions--a quick, fun way to help feed the hungry.
HYMN SING today at 3:00 p.m. in our Sanctuary; part of our Celebration of Sound Concert Series. Our choir and congregation will join with the choir and the congregation of St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church. All are welcome! A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
DIGITAL DANGER: Dr. Tim Conrad has made his keeping kids safe online PowerPoint presentation and his "contract between youth and parents for social media safety" available. Contact Pastor Tom for a copy.
Our Presbyterian Women United is proud to present "Worthington Presbyterian CARES" t-shirts, polo shirts, baseball shirts, and jackets. These are available to order online at http://www.elkpromotions.com/companystores/WPCStore/pc/home.asp Samples are on display on Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Shirts are on sale to the end of September. Any orders placed can be picked up at the church office. Our thanks to Amanda Trueman for the new design and to Scott Wieclaw, President of Elk Promotions, for his advice, production and special pricing. Let's show everyone that "Worthington Presbyterian Cares."
We need to add some bass and baritone voices to the CHANCEL CHOIR. At this point, we will gladly accept basses, lower tenors, or a woman with a severe cold for this voice part. A full bass section functions as the firm foundation of the choir. The Chancel Choir rehearses each Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Also, our Celebration Ringers handbell ensemble can use more players (adults and high school students). Beginners are welcome. The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more information about these opportunities contact David Rives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BRIDGE GROUP will meet Friday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Carol & Fred Hofer. Please call 614-488-8557 to reserve your place.
You are invited to join the women of EVENING CIRCLE OF GRACE as we start a new year of programs. Circles are small groups that belong to the larger community of Presbyterian Women United and meet regularly for participation in local outreach programs, Bible study and to promote Christian fellowship. Our Circle generally meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from September through June and is also the only one that meets in the evening. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 111. We enjoy conversation, devotions and fun charitable projects such as making cookie trays for Kobacker House or making blankets for foster children. It is a great way to make new friends and support local service projects in our community. We are always looking for ways to serve through prayer, study, service and love. For more information, contact either Sue Funk at 614-436-4792 or Nancy Currie Atkinson at 614-766-4767.
POTLUCK, FELLOWSHIP, FRIENDSHIP! Plan to bring an international dish and stay for lunch at 11:00 a.m. on October 14th. Christians worship Jesus all over the world; let’s share foods from all nations. Bring a food that is part of your family heritage or culture, or choose a nation you love. Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45aeae2da7fe3-international or on the clipboard outside Fellowship Hall.
Do you need a NAME BADGE? We will place the last order of the year at the end of this month. Please place your order with Lori by calling her at 614-885-5355 or email email@example.com by September 30th. Thank you!
CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT: Friday, November 9th-Saturday, November 10th (7 p.m.-7 p.m.) at Kirkmont Conference Center in Zanesfield (45 minutes away). Our keynote speaker is a stand-up comedian and a Presbyterian pastor. Programs and activities for all ages--come experience our theme: "The Joy of Jesus!"
The WPC FAITH RUNNERS welcome all runners and walkers to join them at the Steps of Faith 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 16th at 4 p.m. The 5K Run/Walk or 1.5-mile Fun Walk begin and end in Alum Creek Park North on West Main Street in Westerville. The cost to participate is $30. Race proceeds will be distributed equally between the Heinzerling Community and Bradley's House of Hope in Nicaragua, both engaging and developing individuals with disabilities in a loving and nurturing environment. Sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/stepsoffaith. WPC has established a team, "WPC Faith Runners/Walkers" (with password "WPC") you can join. Questions, contact Jeff White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-564-7662.
SEASONS OF THE SPIRIT: Learning about the Church Year a 4-week series continues with Dr. Rice at 9 a.m. Breakfast and childcare are provided. Come on a spiritual journey through the seasons.
WPC SMALL GROUPS: Friends for the journey. A safe place for holy conversations. Our church has many different small groups meeting monthly (October to May) find one that works for you. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4fa9ac2ca6f58-worthington or contact Dr. Rice about new groups forming.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES is discussing The Theology of Paul the Apostle by James D. G. Dunn. Join us in the "Living" Room at 9 a.m.
FAITH SEEKERS are studying Basic Christian Doctrine by John Leith at 9 a.m. in Room 124.
A family in need is looking for a gently used WASHING MACHINE. If you are able to help, please contact John Hamilton at 614-888-4768.
LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS: Please pick up bags in the Fellowship Hall! Fill each with a large peanut butter sandwich, a bag of chips, a bag of cookies, a small container of applesauce, a juice box or Capri Sun, a piece of fruit, a napkin, and a plastic spoon. Lunches due September 23rd.
Please Help! We are still looking for people to pick up bread and goodies from PANERA. Starting in January, we need someone to pick up the first and fifth Friday evenings and deliver it locally on Saturday morning. We also still need volunteers to pick up Panera’s goodies every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. one Monday night of each month (you choose one evening per month) and deliver to a variety of agencies throughout Columbus, to be arranged according to the schedule of the delivery person. If you can help with this mission to feed those who are hungry in Columbus, please call Leslie Snyder at 614-404-8229 or email to email@example.com.
Presbyterian Women United is again leading our congregation’s participation in the annual NNEMAP GROOMING KIT COLLECTIONS. WPC will be collecting and assembling completed kits to give to NNEMAP clients during the upcoming season. We join other local churches in hopes of together making up over 1,500 health-hygiene kits to be distributed. Collection dates are September 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Items needed for each kit are:
- Dental floss
- Shaving Cream
- Wash cloth
- Bar soap
Happy Anniversary NNEMAP! NNEMAP CELEBRATES ITS 50th anniversary this year, as does the Ohio History Connection, so that is cause for a party. There will be a party/fundraiser for NNEMAP at the museum on Saturday, September 22nd. For details and ticket information, go to the pantry web-site at nnemappantry.org. WPC has been involved in breaking down food items, such as sugar, flour, salt and coffee, for most of those 50 years. Please keep the supplies coming. Donations can be placed in the wooden bin in Fellowship Hall.
DRIVERS AND MEAL HOSTS NEEDED: The Rev. Saman Perera from Sri Lanka will be our special guest October 12th-November 2nd. If you could help drive him any of those days, or if you would like to host him for a meal, please contact Pastor Tom Rice. Thank you!