April 3– 10:00 AM EP Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
April 5- 9:00 AM PW Spring Gathering, Slippery Rock PC
Rich Horn’s (Honorably Retired) daughter-in-law passed away unexpectedly last month in Texas. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Prayer Request from our mission co-workers in the Middle East
- For war to end in Syria and for rebuilding to begin!!!
- An invitation to participate on April 11 in a Day of Prayer led by Damascus Church Young Adults. They are calling it “Together for Peace in Syria by SMYT (Syrian Multimedia Youth Team)” (9pm their time). Supported also by Near East School of Theology students in Beirut (lighting candles in support + chapel service during the same day). They are asking as many as possible in the PCUSA to join with them on this day for prayer…prayer for an end to violence/war in Syria, prayer for Syria’s peace, prayer for a just and lasting peace for Syria’s future, prayer for the church and the church’s leaders to be sustained in their hope and perseverance, etc. AND, they are asking churches and individuals know that they are joining them in prayer by emailing the lead organizing or facbooking him @: Facebook: Milad E. Alkaed; Email: Milloemail@example.com. If churches would be willing to send pictures or video of their time of prayer for Syria, the SMYT want to create collage’ to share via facebook in order to help build momentum for a prayer movement for peace in Syria…it would be FANTASTIC if churches from Shenango would participate!
Meet the Smith-Mathers
You are invited to meet Shelvis, Nancy, and Jordan Smith-Mather, mission co-workers to South Sudan on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 PM at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. All are welcome!
PW Spring Gathering
The PW Shenango Spring Gathering will be held Saturday, April 5th, 9:00 AM through lunch, at Slippery Rock PC, Ellwood City. Sue Mummert, moderator of PW in the Synod will speak on her mission experience in Appalachia. Contact Jane Braymer,firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations, $6.00 for lunch.
ENGAGE: Mission Workshop
Join the Evangelism Committee and guest speaker Ray Jones on May 17th at Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church. Click here for more information and to register.
There is a copy of the new Presbyterian Hymnal “Glory to God” in the Presbytery Resource Center. If you would like to preview it before ordering it for your church, just stop by.
News from the Churches
North Liberty Presbyterian Church will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 12th from 8 AM to 3 PM. Donations are being accepted…contact Steph Thompson at 724-748-4878 to make arrangements for drop-offs. Food will be available. Proceeds will benefit the NLPC Mission Team.
Northminster Presbyterian Church (2434 Wilmington Road, New Castle) will host a Flea Market on Saturday, April 26th from 9 AM – 2 PM. If you would like to donate, please bring your items in and place them in the fellowship hall, behind the curtains, on the stage. No clothing, televisions or large furniture! Jewelry accepted! Deadline for donations is Thursday, the 24th. Thank you!
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time organist. Interested parties should send a resume c/o Organ Committee, New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 229 S. Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142.
1st Presbyterian Church of Sharpsville is in need of an organist/accompanist to work with their music director in providing musical worship for services and possibly some extra events. Position opens at the end of summer. Please send inquiries to: Carol Scholl, Personnel Committee Chairperson, First Presbyterian Church, 603 Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, PA 16150.