eLink News

This Week:

April 17- 3:00 PM EP Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
April 18 – OFFICE CLOSED, GOOD FRIDAY
April 22– 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, 1st Sharpsville

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.

South Sudan Prayer Request

There is a huge humanitarian need in South Sudan especially in Upper Nile State  were there have been reports of people not receiving any assistance since December due to the ongoing fighting.  Clean water and sanitation, food, healthcare & shelter are the main needs.

Fears of famine later in the year are growing because of the peoples ability to farm, fish & move cattle have been hampered by displacement & general insecurity.  Malnutrition rates are on the rise.

As people enter the rainy season, community coping mechanisms were severely stretched. Family food stocks normally run out during this time of the year, with households turning to markets for food supplies. Many markets have been destroyed by the fighting, or people no longer have access to them due to displacement.

There are partners ready to respond when the fighting stops.  Please pray for peace.

A FREE Lunch!

“Nicea and Shenango: A Necessary Relationship in Uncertain Times.”  The Christian Education Committee of Shenango Presbytery is hosting a free luncheon for all Teaching Elders of Shenango Presbytery, and any other interested Church leaders, at Tuscany Square in Neshannock on Wednesday, May 14th from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  More details to follow in a special eLink tomorrow!

National Day of Prayer Gathering

May 1st, 11:00 AM at the Lake Latonka Community Building, just outside of Mercer.  Open to everyone.  Local ministerium presiding.  Questions, contact Dotty Mariner at 724-475-4100.

Music Swap Meet

You are invited to the First Ever Music Swap Meet for Churches of Shenango Presbytery.  We all know that music is becoming more and more expensive, and budgets are tight.   So, in preparation for Advent and Christmas (not so far away!) bring a couple of copies of anthems/cantatas/oratorios from your library, that you would be willing to loan to another church, to First Presbyterian Church of Sharon (600 E. State Street) on Saturday, May 17th beginning at 9 AM.  Keyboards will be available for you to play through music that interests you, and you’ll have the opportunity to make arrangements with other music directors to borrow numbers you’d like to use, or lend to someone else.  A light continental breakfast will be offered.  For more info call Pam Maloney at 724-981-2211 ext. 3, or Don Stanley at 724-932-2101.

News from the Churches

Flea Market

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!

Health Fair at Clen-Moore

Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church (220 E. Clen-Moore Blvd., New Castle) will host a FREE Health Fair from Noon-2 PM on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  The event will feature blood pressure screening, medical equipment demos, balance/fall risk assessment, ask the pharmacist, vision screenings, APPRISE medicare counseling, refreshments, giveaways, and much more.

Organist Wanted

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.

Organist/Accompanist Wanted

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.

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