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This Week:

November 18- 7 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW

EP Activity this Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching for a joint service with the Mt. Hermon and Oak Grove churches, at Oak Grove (November 30).  With TE Rich Kinney (Highland), Ralph will be participating in a PCUSA delegation led by Rev. Hunter Farrell, director of our denomination’s World Mission office, to visit with Presbyterians in the Synod of the Nile, Egypt, and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo.  Rich and Ralph will also visiting with long-time presbytery mission partners in Sudan. Please pray for them during the days of November 9-24 as they travel on behalf of our presbytery.  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 orralph@shenango.org.

Register NOW for a FREE Christian Education Dinner and Conversation

Please join the Presbytery’s Christian Education Committee for Educational Ministry in a New Season: Effective Tools for a Time of Change led by Andrea Hall, certified Christian Educator.  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM (conveniently held immediately prior to the presbytery meeting) at Hillside Presbyterian Church, 2 N. High Street, Greenville, PA.  Dinner catered by Carini’s Restaurant.  ALL are welcome to attend.  Reservations required for dinner by November 21.  Register online or by emailing Andrea Hall at andreabhall@gmail.com.  Every season comes with its own unique set of challenges, but every season is also beautiful – provided that you are prepared for it!  Join us as we prepare for this new (and beautiful!) season of ministry that we are facing.

 

News from the Churches

You’re Invited

Reservations for the musical drama, “Open Hearts in Bethlehem” by Dr. Kenneth E. Bailey begin this Saturday, November 15.  The 50-minute play will be staged at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, December 12 and 13 and at 2:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14 in TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in Mercer.  The world-renowned Middle East and Biblical expert Dr. Bailey inspires people to take a closer look at what really happened during the first Christmas and to celebrate with accuracy the joy of our Savior’s birth.  Information now and Reservations starting Saturday: http://trinitypc.wix.com/mercer.

Sing Your Favorite Hymns at Unity

The hymns of faith, the corporate praise of God is one of the wonderful traditions of the Reformed Faith.  Join Unity Church (1857 Mercer-West Middlesex Road), the third Sunday of each month, for EVENSONG, an hour or so of singing together the favorite hymns and songs of our life.  Begins with a potluck at 5:30 PM.  Come with a list of your favorite hymns and let’s raise our voices in song.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy Name!  Psalm 103.

Holiday Bake Sale

Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare at S. Market Street in New Wilmington on Thursday and Friday, December 4th and 5th from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All proceeds support Shenango SeniorCare Benevolence Fund.

Music Director Wanted

Coolspring Presbyterian Church is looking for a Music Director responsible for 1 Sunday service and Choir.  Piano and/or organ experience.  This is a paid position.  Please call 724-475-3712 and leave a message with your contact information if interested.

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