eLink News – March 17, 2009

This Week:
March 17– 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
March 18– 9:45 AM MissionInsite Consultant Training Seminar, Presbytery Office
1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
March 19- 1:00 PM Sudan Team, Presbytery Office
March 20- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
March 23- 2:00 PM Special Meeting of Presbytery, New Wilmington PC

Save the Date!
This year’s Presbytery-Wide Youth Event has been scheduled for May 30th (a little later than usual). Watch for an info packet to be sent within the next week, and more information to come at the April Presbytery meeting.

You’re Invited
Richard Byerly will be ordained at 4:00 PM on March 29th at the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City.

Good News at Enon Church
The session at Enon began hosting community meals once a week. Church members are encouraged to sit with people they “don’t know”. Volunteers in the congregation have been offering to help. At the first meal in February, 62 people were served with about a third being take-outs. Each week the total numbers have increased so that the last Thursday in February the total served was 104. There are no donation baskets or any other indicator that something is desired from the dinner guests. Some have sought out members and quietly made donations.

Register for the Pastor’s Retreat
Darrell Guder will be our special guest for the Spring Pastor’s Retreat, May 4-5 at Villa Maria Retreat Center. Registrations are due by April 3rd! Forms were available in the February Presbytery packet, and can also be found online at http://www.shenango.org/News/retreat.htm, or you can e-mail your registration information to office@shenango.org.

Rev. Dr. Donald McKim to Speak at Westminster College
Rev. Dr. McKim will speak at the 7:00 PM Vespers at Westminster College on Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30, 11:40 AM. Both services will be in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. he will be speaking on the topic of John Calvin as we recognize his 500th birthday. Don is Executive Editor for Theology and Reference for Westminster John Knox Press. He is a son of the Wampum Church, a graduate of Westminster College and Pittsburgh Seminary.

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas Will Speak at Grove City College
Dr. Thomas, Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS) will speak and preach on the topic “Rom. 11, It’s All About God’s Glory” on Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31. The Monday evening service will feature an adapted liturgy based on Calvin’s own design from his pastorates in Strasbourg and Geneva. This lecture is part of a series celebrating the 500th Anniversary of John Calvin’s birth.

Presentation on John Calvin’s 500th Birthday
First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, OH will be having lectures by Dr. Leanne Van Dyk from Western Seminary in Michigan on Monday, March 30 at 4:00 and 7:00 PM. For information and reservations call 330-744-4307.

Synod Summer Conference
Many from our churches enjoyed the Synod Summer Conference last June at Westminster College. This June (10-12) this event will be held at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, another beautiful Presbyterian-related campus. Beau Weston is the main speaker. For all the details, click here: http://www.syntrinity.org/home/annoucments/Summer_Conference_2009/MainPage.htm.

Site & Facilities Manager – Immediate Opening
Camp Lambec/CAPNWP, N. Springfield, PA. Keep camp clean, safe, attractive condition. Maintain equipment. Welcome visitor groups. Implement preventative maintenance. Serve with a team. 9.5-10 month contract. Start in April. Contact Mr. Oswald with name, address, phone and e-mail. 724-738-0058 or capnwp@shenango.org.

Youth Minister
Neshannock Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington is seeking a youth minister to work with youth 7th – 12th grade. This is a paid, part-time position. Our youth pastor will experience a warm welcome and very supportive relationship with our congregation and our pastor. Please contact Rev. Bill Stone at 724-946-2081 or e-mail at wmailto:wjwcstone@nwboronet.com for further information and inquiries.

Secretary/Custodian
Second Presbyterian Church in New Castle is completing its 125 years of service on April 26. Their secretary/custodian, Leah DiLullo, will be out of work. Her resume is available from the Presbytery office or by calling Leah directly at 724-652-0541.

Church Organist Needed
8:30 AM and 10:50 AM Sunday services. Accompany adult choir, Wednesday evening rehearsals. Tower Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 724-458-7260.

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