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Upcoming Events
OCT

26

SUN
Children's Sunday School
We will be kicking off Sunday School on Sept 7th! The children will be learning from Holy Moly. Arrive at church and join our Christian Educators following the children's message.
M&M Crew (Youth Group)
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
OCT

27

MON
Ladies Luncheon at the Elks' Club
11:30 AM
All Ladies are invited
OCT

28

TUE
Weight Watchers
9:30 am, 12:15 pm, 6:00 pm.
OCT

29

WED
Bell Choir
6:00 PM
OCT

31

FRI
Youth Fall Festival
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NOV

02

SUN
Children's Sunday School
We will be kicking off Sunday School on Sept 7th! The children will be learning from Holy Moly. Arrive at church and join our Christian Educators following the children's message.
M&M Crew (Youth Group)
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
NOV

04

TUE
Weight Watchers
9:30 am, 12:15 pm, 6:00 pm.
NOV

05

WED
Bell Choir
6:00 PM
  • Howard Christ (far left) celebrates our 2014 graduates: (left-right) Emily Mayo, Patrick Burke, and Barbara Burke
  • Worship at First Presbyterian
  • Our choir
  • The Freytag Room
  • Mary Gary at the PW Spring Bazaar 2014
  • The Sanctuary
  • Jon Neubauer at the PW Spring Bazaar 2014
  • Shopping at the PW Spring Bazaar 2014
  • Presbyterian Women @ Spring Bazaar 2014
  • The Shelter
  • Extinguishing the candles at the end of worship
  • 2014 Easter Egg Hunt
  • The cross atop The Shelter

 

Rev. Rachel Helgeson will be leading our worship service Sunday.

Message title: “The Greatest Commandment”

Scripture: Deut. 6:1-9 & Matt 22:34-46

 

Pastor’s Midweek Thoughts

Fall is upon us.  The leaves are changing colors.  Our community of Mount Vernon held it’s annual Fall Festival and we are preparing to celebrate the 160 years this congregation has been in ministry in Mount Vernon this Sunday followed by a Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct 31st from 6-8pm.  Every season brings new life and new energy into a congregation.  As I have been your pastor now for almost a third of the year – I am continually surprised by what the Holy Spirit has called us to do together.  Let us continue to see the various shades of red and orange and yellow in our ministry together.

Worship:

This Sunday: Celebration of the 160th Anniversary of the congregation

and Stewardship Sending

Next Sunday: All Soul’s Day Service:

  • Remembering the Saints who have gone before us this year.

  • Please contact the office with names of loved ones you would like us to remember during the service.

     

    M&M Crew:

  • Youth Lock in!

    • This weekend starting October 25th at 7:30pm – Sunday October 26th

  • Trunk or Treat event: October 31st from 6-8pm

    • Come and enjoy a treat from the trunks of FPC Mt Vernon’s cars! Explore our spooky indoor maze.Then check out our face painting table and a makeup application demonstration.Prizes will be awarded during our costume contest, pumpkin decorating context, and mummy wrap.

    • We will be prepping for the event from 4-6pm.

    • If you have candy you’d like to donate drop it off in the Christian Ed closet at church.

Spiritual Nurture:

  • Adult Sunday School:

    • This Sunday: Contemplative Prayer

    • Next Sunday: Praying in Colors

  • Children’s Church:

    • Holy Moly! Joseph III: Susan G. & Katelyn T.

    • Holy Moly! Naomi & Ruth: Sue & Linda

Fellowship

  • Alyssa’s Baby Shower: Saturday, October 25th at 10:30am

  • Ladies’ Luncheon at the Elks Club: Monday, October 27th at 11:30am

 

SAVE THE DATE

Happy Fall Ya All! 

Please Join us at the Church (2424 Broadway) Saturday, October 25th for a baby shower honoring Alyssa Oldham and her little pumpkin that is on the way. 

Let's shower her with love, fun and a whole- lotta advice!  You are welcome to contribute to the group gift we will present to Alyssa for her pumpkin on the way by contacting Amanda Jetton 314.452.9056. 

Alyssa is also Registered at www.Babiesrus.com andAmazon.com. if you prefer to choose your own gift. 
 

Weekly Events: 

Saturday, Oct. 25 – 10:30 a.m.  Alyssa’s Baby Shower

Sunday, Oct. 26 – 9:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school

                              10:00 a.m.  Worship

                              *Following the Children’s Message, Children ages 4-4th grade are invited to attend our children’s Sunday school class.      

                              11:15 a.m.  Following worship – 160th Anniversary of Church celebration                         

Monday, Oct. 27 – 11:30 a.m.  Ladies Luncheon at the Elks’     

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Weight Watchers (9:15 a.m.; 12:15; 6:00 p.m.) 

                                      6:00 p.m.  Nominating Meeting                                                 

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – 6:00 p.m.  Handbell Choir

                                      7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice

Friday, Oct. 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Trunk-n-Treat Fall Retreat

 


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First Presbyterian Church
2424 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864
Telephone: 618 242 3410
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Regular Schedule  
  • Office Hours (Mon - Thurs) Friday the office is closed
    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday
  • Sunday school - classes for children and adults
    9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Worship
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday
  • Office closed
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