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This Week:

April 18: 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock PC
April 20: 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
3:00 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
April 21- 9:00 AM Preparation for Ministry Committee, Presbytery Office
April 25- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, Unity Presbyterian Church
Watch eLink later this week for the official call to the meeting.




As we right-size our presbytery for 6200 members in 47 congregations, Shenango is conducting a fundraising campaign to sustain our ministry of visioning, training, and supporting our congregations for the next 5-10 years.  We are reaching out to pastors, sessions, congregations, and friends of our presbytery for their support above and beyond the Per Capita offerings.  Rev. Andrew Jillson (Northminster) and Elder Gary Barr (Bessemer) are co-chairing our campaign efforts.

Please take a few minutes and visit the Campaign page on our website to learn how you and your congregation can help.


Wilson Anniversary

The Rev. Dr. Donald P. Wilson (formerly of Lebanon Presbyterian Church) will celebrate his 50th year of ordination on Sunday, May 21st at a special worship service and reception at Hewitt Presbyterian Church, 1206 Crucible Road, Rices Landing, PA  15357.  Rev. Wilson and his wife Debbie are retired and living at 425 Haines Hollow Road, Waynesburg, PA  15370.


Dear Camp Lambec Friends and Family,
I am excited about this summer and hope you are too! Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends. If you’d like to have a great experience at camp, make new friends (and reconnect with old ones), enjoy our amenities, and grow in your faith, then choose the program that’s right for you. I’ll see you at camp!  Go to our website for more information and to register www.camplambec.org   A printable brochure and registration by going to http://camplambec.org/summer-camps.html
Randall Clow
Vice President of Camp Lambec Ministries


Book Sale

The New Wilmington Kiwanas will be holding their final Book Sale on April 26-29.  Hours on Wednesday-Friday are 10 AM – 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM.  The sale will be held on South Market Street in New Wilmington (across from Rite Aid) and proceeds will support community programs, especially those serving children and youth.  On Monday, May 1st from 10 AM – 5 PM the group will be giving FREE books to churches and organizations.  For more information, contact John Wimer at 724-674-4866.


National Day of Prayer Observances

On Thursday, May 4th there will be an hour of prayer at the Mercer County Courthouse bandstand from 12-1:00 PM.  All are welcome, bring a chair.  The theme this year is “For Your Great Name’s Sake!  Hear Us…Forgive Us…Heal Us!”  There will also be a follow-up march and Prayer for Recovery event at the bandstand on Saturday, May 6th from 5-6 PM for those who cannot make Thursday.  The theme of this event is “Let the Healing Begin”.


Chaplain’s Seminar

A 2017 training seminar for fire and police chaplains, clergy, mental health professionals, and emergency responders will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 5 & 6 in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.  When a large or long-term traumatic incident takes place in your community, how will you provide and coordinate efforts to provide spiritual and emotional care to so many people?  This year, we’ll help you answer that question as we offer the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s “Strategic Response to Crisis.”  We’ll have a great class with a great teacher.  We’re in a new location this year and class size is limited, so we need you to register soon.  And if you send in your registration form and check by or before April 7th, you’ll get a $25 discount!  For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/z4vrp95www.Tinyurl.com/Chap2017, or the “Chaplains” tab at www.StPaulsHermitage.org.


New Wilmington Mission Conference

The 2017 New Wilmington Mission Conference will be held July 22-29 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. At 112 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. Held on the campus of Westminster College every July, NWMC is intergenerational, Presbyterian-related and youth-focused.

About 1,000 people attend from over 30 states and 20 countries for a chance to connect with mission workers and hear what God is doing all over the world. This week-long conference features many well-known and engaging speakers for one low, all-inclusive price! This year’s speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as many others. Come for the week and stay on campus or just drive over for the day! Info available on the website.

Visit the conference website here for more details or to register.


News From the Churches

Moravia Launches New Worship Service

Moravia Presbyterian Church near Wampum is launching a new Saturday evening contemporary worship service, from 6-7 PM each week beginning April 15th in their sanctuary.  4280 State Route 18, south of New Castle and north of Wampum.  All are welcome.


Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adults

Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermitage is seeking a Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adults. ce-director-job-description-2017


Ink Available

Clen-Moore Church has replaced several printers and they have extra ink that they no longer need.  If you can use any of the following, please contact the church at 724-654-6657.

  • HP60 Black
  • HP60 Black XL Tri-Color
  • HP901 Black
  • HP901 XL Black
  • HP Laser Jet
    • 131A Magenta
    • 131A Cyan
    • 131A Yellow (2)
    • 131A Black


Hymnbooks Available

Wampum Presbyterian Church has 150 copies of The Presbyterian Hymnal (the blue cover) available to any church that is interested.  Almost brand new.  Call the church at 724-535-4473.


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The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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