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This Week:

August 13- 5:30 PM Budget & Finance Committee, Presbytery Office
August 14- 12:00 PM Mission, Communication, & Stewardship, New Wilmington PC
1:00 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
1:30 Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
August 15- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office

EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching this month at Hillside (Aug 17), and Word Centered Fellowship (Aug 31).  Along with several others from Shenango, he will be participating in the national gathering of the Fellowship of Presbyterians in Dallas, Texas, August 18-20, as well as attending the forum of Executive Presbyters from the Synod of the Trinity, August 27-28.  Ralph welcomes opportunities to preach or bring greetings during a worship service, as well as opportunities to visit Session and Deacon meetings.   Schedule a Sunday or a meeting time by contacting him at 724-528-1610 or ralph@shenango.org.

Did you miss being featured in the Summer Mission Roundup SPECIAL eLINK?  Send a blurb and photo to Autumn at office@shenango.org to be featured in a second edition in the coming weeks.

Christian Concert at the Lawrence County Fair

LATCOM is sponsoring a concert at the Lawrence County Fair on Wednesday, August 13 at 7 pm. The contemporary Christian band “Unspoken” will perform. Several of their songs are on KLove, and they’ve performed with several other very well-known bands. The tickets are very inexpensive ($15), and proceeds will benefit a camping ministry in Bolivia.  Unspoken flier

Do you want to do something meaningful this Fall?

Something that will challenge the way you:   >  read the Bible   >  look at history  >  notice culture  >  understand your purpose

Join with others each Tuesday evening for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course hosted by Grove City College. Each week, September 9th through December 9th  (14 weeks),  a different expert will share the lesson from his/her experience. This course, designed by the U.S. Center for World Mission, is being taught in hundreds of communities in the U.S. and throughout the world.  Visit  www.perspectives.org to learn more about the course and see our list of speakers. For more info contact Pam Pope Courtney  mail@dcourtney.net  724-748-3217.

The cost, which includes books, is $275.   Receive a $25 discount if you register by Aug.10th.   Shenango Presbytery and some local churches provide scholarships.   The same class will be offered on Monday evenings at Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, Glenshaw, in the North Hills and you may attend either one as your schedule allows.  The first 2 sessions are free and open to the public.  Invite your friends to come to these with you!

News from the Churches

Prayer Request

Margaret Courtwright, daughter of Presbyterian missionnaries to India and member of New Wilmington church is asking for prayer support for her sister, Dr. Gladys Taylor McGary, who is working with The Foundation for Living Medicine, a national advocacy group for health care reform and other crucial issues.  Learn more at www.foundationforlivingmedicine.org.  

“Cradle Roll” Caregiver Needed

Northminster Presbyterian Church is looking for an individual to sit with infants in the “Cradle Roll” room on Sunday mornings from 9 AM – NOON.  The position pays minimum wage.  If interested, please contact the church office at 724-658-9051.

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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