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This Week:

March 19- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
March 29- OFFICE CLOSED, Good Friday Holiday

Website Issues

Several people have called or emailed today asking if the website is down.  It appears to be down sporadically.  We aren’t making any updates today, so the issue must be server-related.  If you are experiencing problems, please check the site again later.  If you continue to have problems bringing our website up, please let us know and we will initiate a support ticket with our server.

Judith Hylton Authors Book

Judith Hylton (wife of former pastor, Ray Hylton) has written The Faith of the Pastor’s Wife: Surviving in Ministry Yet Remaining in Love with God and His People published by WestBow Press.

Perspectives Summer Intensive – August 4-10, 2013 – Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

If you can’t manage the 15-week Perspectives course, here is another opportunity.  The early registration discount ends May 1st and registration closes June 15th.  Complete the first 5 lessons prior to the Intensive. Great speakers will present the lessons every day.  Meet others interested in mission and participate in optional cross-cultural activities in the city.  Finish the homework lessons once the class is over. Take it for credit or certificate.  Visit www.perspectives.org for more information about the course or contact Rev. Jen Haddox  jhaddox@pts.edu.  Pastors, take a really interesting study leave close to home.

News From The Churches

You are invited to enter into Holy Week in a very special way – through the beauty of music. 

On Palm Sunday evening, March 24th, at 7:30 PM, singers from First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, and the Shenango Valley Chorale, accompanied by a Chamber Orchestra, will present John Rutter’s “Requiem” at First Church, 600 East State Street, Sharon.  John Rutter, born in 1945, is a British composer whose choral music is among the most lovely music written in the 20th and 21st centuries.  His “Requiem” is no exception.  Included in Rutter’s “Requiem” is his very popular arrangement of “The Lord Is My Shepherd” with oboe and harp solos.  This performance will be conducted by Edgar Groves, director of the Shenango Valley Chorale, and a member of First Church in Sharon.  The “Requiem” is presented as a gift to the community and is free of charge.  Join us for this very special musical performance and be blessed as you walk with our Savior to Calvary and to the empty tomb.

Stations of the Cross Experience at First, Sharon

On Good Friday, March 29th, First Presbyterian Church, Sharon, is offering a Protestant “Stations of the Cross” experience.  This self-guided walk will take place in the sanctuary during the hours of 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM, and again from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  The guide has been written by The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts, a Presbyterian pastor, and the watercolor pictures were painted by his wife, Linda.  The 14 Stations of the Cross are all Biblically based and offers   us the opportunity to walk the “Via Dolorosa” as we remember the sacrifice our Lord made for all.

Choir Director Wanted

Faith Presbyterian Church is still looking for a choir director.  If you are interested, or know of a musician who might be interested, please contact the church atoffice@faithpc.net or 724-962-4155.

Organist/Accompanist Wanted

Searching for organist/accompanist for Jamestown, PA, Presbyterian Church. Salary commensurate with ability and experience. See job description at www.jamestownpresbyterian.org

Organist/Eventual Choir Director Wanted

Shenango Presbyterian Church is looking for an organist who would eventually lead their choir.  This is a part-time position.  They are seeking a faithful musician who is excited about singing and church.  Please contact Amy Na at 724-654-2322.

 Part-Time Administrative Assistant

The Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex is seeking a part-time administrative assistant (up to 24 hours per week).  This person will provide administrative and secretarial services to the pastor, ministry assistant, and other church staff.  A full job description and duties is available at the church office…724-528-3662 or mdaniels@wmpresby.org.

Indoor Yard Sale

The Presbyterian Women of Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer W. Middlesex Road (Rt. 318), will hold an Indoor Yard Sale on Friday, April 5, 8 AM – 3 PM and Saturday, April 6 from 8 AM – 1 PM.  Lunch will be available.  Proceeds will support mission projects.

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