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This Week:

March 23- 12:00 PM MCS Committee, New Wilmington Church
March 25– 1:00 PM Sudan Team, Presbytery Office

News From The Presbytery Office

Register for the Pastor’s Retreat
Our special guest for the Spring 2010 Pastor’s Retreat will be Rev. Rob Weingartner, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Outreach Foundation.  ”Living (Leading) With Joy in an Anxious Age” will be held on May 3-4 at Villa Maria Conference Center.  $75 to stay overnight, $40 to commute.  Registrations are due to the Presbytery Office by April 9th!

Reminder From the Financial Secretary
Please use the remittance form when sending mission moneys.  It is the best way to make sure that your money is going where you want it to.

“Music People”
Worship Committee of Council would like to have a list of the current “music people” of our churches (those who lead and play for worship).  Contact Jane Bartholomew jraysing@verizon.net.

News from the Churches

Available for Loan-Out (for concerts, etc.)
4 sections of Wengler 3 Step Risers…contact Jane Bartholomew 724-981-2377jraysing@verizon.net.  Also available Baldwin piano $500 (worth $3,000).

Anniversary Celebration
The Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.  They would like others to join them on Saturday, April 10th for the celebration at 4:00 PM.  A catered meal will be served at 5:00 PM followed by a time of sharing memories in the sanctuary.  Reservations are needed for the meal by Sunday, March 21st, call Cindy Rosaci at 724-758-6785 or email jrosaci@zoominternet.net.  The celebration will continue the next day when former pastor Mike Louden will deliver the sermon at the 11:00 AM communion service, followed by a light luncheon.  No reservations are needed for the luncheon.

Dinner Theater @ First
The Covenant Players will be appearing at First Presbyterian Church, Sharon on Sunday, March 28.  Dinner at 6 PM; Play at 7 PM.  Dinner & Theater tickets: $15 adults, $10 children under 12.  Dinner tickets are limited to first come basis.  Play only $5.  For tickets, call 724-342-3551.

Free Piano
Bell Memorial has a baby grand piano free to any church.  Church must provide own hauling.  Can contact Bell at 724-758-3458 or at bellmemorial@verizon.net if interested.

Thank You

On behalf of the board members of ROOT International, we thank all the churches and individuals that participated in our school supply project.  205 packages were prepared by our volunteers and sent on to El Paso.  Three dining facilities in Mexico received the packages.  Two more dining facilities will be started and we have enough packages to supply one dining facility and part of the other one.  We would like to continue this project to meet the needs of the new children.  In Torreon, Mexico we have about 100 children attending on a regular basis.  I plan to train the teachers there and leave Bible lessons and activity sheets so they will be following the same lessons as in Juarez.  I want to acknowledge Ariel Thompson (my daughter), Karen Bennington (a board member) and Marylin Isoldi (a friend) for their hard work and dedication to serving the Lord in any way they can.  God bless you all.  You have made all of this possible.  -Rebecca Vogan

Local Workshops, Events

Coming Soon…
Spring Gathering
for Presbyterian Women starting at 9 AM on Thursday, April 15th at Westfield Presbyterian Church.  “Patterns for Living” will be presented by Martie Woolcock, Synod of the Trinity Representative on the Churchwide Coordinating Team and Amanda McDowell, Bridal Fashion Designer.  Personal Care items will be collected for VA Butler Healthcare and manufacturer’s coupons will be sent to military bases.  To register, please send your name, address, phone number and check for $6 for lunch (payable to PW in Shenango) by April 12 to Nancy McMillan, 1841 Moravia Road, Enon Valley, PA  16120.

Calling All Women of the Cloth:

You are invited to a Clergy Women’s Breakfast: April 16th at 9:00 AM in the Alcove of Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare: (1) Meat Quiche, (1) Veggie/Cheese Quiche, Sweet Rolls, Fruit, Beverages.  Price will be $7-10 per person depending on the number of reservations.  Reservation deadline call or email Amy Na (724-654-2322 OR amylna@yahoo.com) by April 7th.  Thanks!

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