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This Week:

November 18- 7 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
November 20- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
November 21- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
November 27-28 OFFICE CLOSED, Thanksgiving Holiday

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 or ralph@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.

Net Results for You

Just a reminder that the Evangelism Committee has secured an online subscription to Net Results for the Presbytery.  You can access current and archived issues via the Evangelism Committee page on the Presbytery’s website…login details are provided below the link.

Thanksgiving Community Worship Service

Westminster College Office of Faith and Spirituality invites the community to attend a Thanksgiving Community Worship Service on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Wallace Memorial Chapel, Westminster College.  Guest preacher is Rev. Tom Gomola, Leesburg Presbyterian Church.  Music by Second Chance Praise Team and various Student Musicians.  Come and share in community with Jesus Christ as we give thanks for our community and the blessings given to each of us from God.  Canned Goods and Offering will be received to support local food banks.

News from the Churches

You’re Invited

Reservations are now being taken for “Open Hearts in Bethlehem”, the one-act musical drama being staged at TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in Mercer.  Admission is a free-will donation for Missions.  Go to http://trinitypc.wix.com/mercer and click on “Play Reservations”.  Written by Dr. Kenneth E. Bailey, the 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.  Dr. Bailey hopes that a more culturally sensitive and historically accurate understanding of the story of Jesus’ birth will help “rescue the truth from familiarity” and will enrich the story for all.

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.

Thanksgiving Service

On November 23 at 7:00 PM several Lawrence County congregations will come together for a special Thanksgiving Service at Christ the King Parish in Hillsville.  The service will features the talents and testimonies of members of many of the churches.  Participants include Bessemer Presbyterian Church, Bethel Presbyterian Church (EPC), Mahoning Presbyterian Church, Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church, Westfield Presbyterian Church (ECO), and Moravia Presbyterian Church.  There will be a time of refreshments and fellowship after the service.

“Give Them Something To Eat” Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

FREE to all on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 11 AM – 1 PM, Free Deliveries.  Word Centered Fellowship, 710 Carnegie Avenue, Sharon, PA.  For orders to to volunteer to help deliver, call: 724-308-6502 and leave a message or email: info@wordcentered.net.

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.

One Comment on “eLink News

  1. Please add the following announcement to eLink News:

    Blue Christmas Service – Sunday, November 30th at 6:00 pm New Wilmington Presbyterian Church will be hosting the annual Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, November 30 at 6:00pm in the Ligo Room of the church. This simple candlelit service is for those who need to pause, acknowledge their own loss, grief or sadness and be surrounded by prayer, song and scripture. Please mark this time on you calendar and invite any friends in the larger community to join us at this service.

    Thank you very much, Linda McGrath

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