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This Week:

March 31- 10:00 AM Church & Community  Committee, Pres. Office
April 2– OFFICE CLOSED, Good Friday
April 6- 9:30 AM Council, Leesburg Church

News From The Presbytery Office

Rev. Philip Akway Obang asks for Prayers for the Sudan
Please include prayers for the Sudan in your Easter services.  Very important national elections begin the following week in Sudan.  These elections are expected to be very difficult and there is great fear that violence will follow.  Please pray.

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 next Friday, 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.

Request from the Resource Center
If your congregation would be interested in a group rate CVLI license, please contact Debbie in the Resource Center at 724-528-1610 or resource@shenango.org.

News from the Churches

Joys
– Andrew Jillson was honored at Northminster Church on March 21 on the occasion of his 30th ordination anniversary.

“An Easter Carol” at Bethlehem
“An Easter Carol”, a special worship service of music and drama, will be presented on April 11th at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.  The church is located on 710 Carnegie Avenue, Sharon, PA.  Come and celebrate the passion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!  For more information call Robyn Ruth at 724-342-7304 or Pastor Robbie Arnold at 724-983-0194.  Hope to see you there!

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.

Part-Time Youth Director (Jr. High and Sr. High School Youth Leader)
Westfield Presbyterian Church is actively searching for a self-motivated, dynamic individual who loves working with 12-18 yr. olds in a Christian setting.  The responsibilities of this position include leading the weekly youth group meetings on Sunday evenings; planning, organizing, and developing creative programs that keep our youth interested and involved; and discipling youth to become fully committed followers of Christ.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest along with a current resume to office@westfieldchurch.org.  Please visit the church’s website at http://www.westfieldchurch.org.

Local Workshops, Events

Good Friday Breakfast and Healthy Kids Day Events at New Castle YMCA
You’re invited to Good Friday Breakfast at the YMCA downtown, New Castle on Friday, April 2 at 8:00 AM.  Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, special message, and music while reflecting on the miracle of Easter.  Call 724-658-4766 for more information.  Also, join the YMCA for Healthy Kids Day on April 17 at Ben Franklin Early Learning Center.  This is a fun, free and active play day for youth and their families.  Includes games, activities, healthy food samples and lots of prizes.  Transportation is provided.  Go to http://www.ncymca.org for more information.

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.

Grove City College Evangelical Scholarship Conference
Dr. Carl R. Trueman will speak at GCC on the topic “Hard Pressed, Yet Not Crushed: The Glories, Sorrows, and Threats to Evangelicalism Today” on April 12 (7:00 PM, Harbison Chapel) and April 13 (9:30 AM, 11;30 AM, 2:30 PM).  Contact VanDykeEG1@gcc.edu for more information and lunch reservation.

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!

Camps to Host Work Days
Saturday, May 1 has been chosen as the annual Spring Work Day at Westminster Highlands.  Saturday, May 22 has been chosen as the Spring Work Day at Camp Lambec on the shores of Lake Erie.  Arrive anytime beginning at 9 AM and  work as long as you like until 3 or 4 PM.  Bring your own lunch and drinks.   Click here for more information.

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