Jan 25, 2015 Announcements

Sermon: “If You See a Good Fight, Get in It”
Scripture: Mark 1:14-20; Jonah 3:1-5, 10
The sermon this week is about how we are called as Christians to engage the world, and the kind of world we are asked to lift up for people. The sermon title is a quote from the Rev. Vernon Johns.
Join us for worship on Sunday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.

Annual Meeting
We will hold our annual congregational meeting after church, on Sunday, January 25th. We will have a potluck lunch after the service, and then conduct the meeting. For the potluck, please bring an appetizer, soup, salad, main dish, side dish, dessert or beverage to share.
This is the time when we look back on 2014 to note what we have accomplished, elect officers, elders and deacons, and approve a budget for 2015. We will also look forward to begin to decide what we would like to accomplish during the coming year. All are welcome to attend and participate, but only church members may vote on church business.

New Hymnal Donations
Our new “Glory to God” hymnals are here! If you’d like to help “give our congregation the gift of song”, you ‘ll find envelopes out on the table in the narthex. For a $20.00 donation, you can help to pay for a hymnal, and have a bookplate placed in the hymnal in memory or in honor of a loved one. Envelopes can be placed in offering plates during the service, or handed to a member of the congregation.

The Men’s Bible Study
Meeting at Panera Bread in Porter Square on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre.

Adult Education Study
“An Exploration of Frederick Buechner’s Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale.”
Sunday, February 8th, after coffee hour.
Buechner, a Presbyterian minister, has written many books that have influenced both lay and clergy over these last few decades. He has an engaging way of helping us to see the extraordinary aspects of our ordinary lives. In this volume, we can explore the gospel through the lenses of tragedy (of God’s seeming absence), comedy (of God’s unpredictability and unexpectedness), and of fairy tale (of God’s “too good to be true” truth). During the season of epiphany, when we seek to be intentionally open to the ways that God’s Light is present for us, let us use Buechner’s offering here to deepen our ability to see God at work in our too often humdrum, humbug lives.

Book Availability: A few books will be ordered. Please let Allen know if you would like one of these books or will be finding your own copy.

The Horizons Bible Study Group for Women
Meeting in the home of a member at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13. If you are interested in learning more, or attending, please contact Salam at salamlebos@hotmail.com.

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 18th, at 7:00 p.m. Please join us as we begin our journey in to Lent.

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