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This Week:

March 29- OFFICE CLOSED, Good Friday Holiday
April 1- 10:oo AM  PW Coordinating Team, Presbytery Office
April 2- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
April 3- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office

Save the Dates!!!

The Session Records Review dates have been set…Wednesday, April 24th for Mercer County Congregations at 7:00 PM at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mercer, and Thursday, April 25th for Lawrence County Congregations at 7:00 PM at Northminster Presbyterian Church in New Castle.  Letters and forms will be mailed to Clerks of Session next week with more information.

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.

Special Needs Support Workshop for Local Churches at Grove City College

Saturday, April 6th from 10-11:30 AM in the Sticht Lecture Hall in the Hall of Arts and Letters, Grove City College will host a workshop with speaker Jackie Mills-Fernald, director of one of the largest disability ministries in the United States.  Come hear her speak on practical ways to include individuals with special needs in all aspects of church ministry.  Local church leaders, youth directors, volunteers, and caregivers of those with special needs are welcome.  RSVP by April 1st to churchworkshop@gmail.com.

Westminster College’s 26th Annual Wayne H. Christy Lecture, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM – Wallace Memorial Chapel

Bethann Dolan will lecture on “Sometimes You Have to Wonder…Where’s God? (Joshua 1:5)”  Bethann is a 1991 graduate of Westminster College, is a teacher in the Hammpton Township School District, and was the 2012 Westminster Alumni Citation Recipient.

Sudan Prayer Initiative

You are invited to join others in Shenango Presbytery in praying for Sudan and our Sudanese brothers and sisters in Christ.  We are well aware of all of the problems in Sudan as well as the challenges of the new country of South Sudan. We wee the situation more clearly since our last Sudan travelers have returned and reported.  The Sudan Mission Network of Shenango Presbytery has organized a specific plan to pray for Sudan.  Please join us in this Initiative and we will send you a packet of what to pray for, and we will update you on a regular basis when specific needs for prayer are requested, either by email or regular mail.  We suggest you pray daily or weekly and join us when possible for a group prayer at a place and time to be announced on a quarterly basis.  Please contact Jim Leuenberger (pastor.northliberty@gmail.com) for questions or Betsy Barr (bbarr99_99@yahoo.com) to receive packet of information and prayer requests.

News From The Churches

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.

The Last Supper in Soliloquy

Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City, will be presenting The Last Supper in Soliloquy on Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7 PM.  They will be worshiping together and taking part in communion by intinction.  The service will take place in the lower level.  Elevator available through the new tower entrance, College Ave.  Come remember our Savior’s sacrifice with us.

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 ormdaniels@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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