Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, IL!
Connecting people with God, each other and the community. Our congregation certainly exemplifies that in our worship, spiritual nurture, congregational care, and missional outreach.
We welcome you to experience this with us whether your are a weary traveller passing through Mount Vernon or have lived in the "King City" your whole life. Come and visit the church with Jesus' hands reaching out to the community. Come connect with God, our comunity, and brothers and sisters in Christ
Christ's Blessings, Rev. Rachel Helgeson
Message: What’s in a Name?
Scripture: Psalm 23, Acts 4:5-12
14-F (Marriage Amendment) Forum following worship
The words of Psalm 23 are very familiar. They speak a truth that we ourselves sometimes find difficulty uttering to God. Rereading this Psalm today the following words spoke to me:
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
for his name’s sake.”
Regardless of what is happening in our personal lives, what is happening in our congregation, our denomination, our world, God is our Shepherd. God’s name invokes more than just respect but a place to find solace in the midst of our day-to-day confusion.
Perhaps that is why this Psalm is so familiar. Perhaps that is why we often read it at funerals. Despite what seems out of our control, out of our own understanding, God is with us in the midst as our shepherd. I hope this week you can invoke God’s name and feel the comfort of a loving shepherd leading you to green pasture and restoring your soul. I pray that we can walk the right paths together.
Next Sunday: Message “What Now?” Psalm 22:25-31, Acts 4:13-22
Special Session Meeting following worship
Ladies’ Luncheon: Monday April 27th 11:30am at the Elks Club, Ladies you are invited to join the women of the church for good food and good conversation.
Faith on Tap: Monday April 27th 6:30pm at Bandanna’s Barbeque, come with your faith. Come with your questions. Come and have a great time talking with other young adults at First Presbyterian Church of Mt Vernon.
Presbyterian Women’s Spring Banquet: Friday May 1st at 6pm featuring guest speaker Diane Hultgren speaking on “Herbs for everyday Living.” Tickets cost $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.
Pauline Windhorst's 90th Birthday!
This Sunday: Holy Moly! Led by Susan G and Katie
Next Sunday: Holy Moly! Led by Sue S and Katelyn
M&M Crew [Youth Group]:
This Saturday: 10am-2pm M&M Paint Day
This Sunday: M&M Crew cancelled due to M&M Paint day
Next Sunday: 4-6pm Dinner is provided
Adult Sunday School:
This Sunday: Study of the book of Acts
Next Sunday: Study of the book of Acts
Office Volunteer Sign Ups – We need You!: We are hoping to hire a new administrative assistant in the near future but in the interim we need your help for whatever amount of time you can volunteer. The sign up sheet is located on the board in the narthex (hall between the sanctuary and fellowship hall). Thank you for your help!
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday April 23rd