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Upcoming Events
OCT

19

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.
OCT

21

TUE
Weight Watchers
9:30 am, 12:15 pm, 6:00 pm.
Session Meeting
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting of the ruling elders of the church
OCT

22

WED
Bell Choir
6:00 PM
OCT

23

THU
Men's Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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
  • 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: “Let the Little Children Come to Me!”

Scripture: Ps 103:1-5 & Matt 19:13-15

 

Midweek Thoughts:

What is the kingdom of heaven like?  This is a question that the gospel of Matthew has been asking us in parables.  And this week Jesus reminds us that the kingdom of heaven will belong to such as these, the children. Who are the children in our midst? They are the children who recently have been baptized in our church.  They are the children who attend Sunday School and then play in the church office.  They are the children who show up at the children’s message squirming and anxiously waiting to hear what the message is that day for them. They are also the children in our community seeking shelter, seeking an education, and seeking advocates. Perhaps we need to be reminded of these children.  Our children.  Let me challenge you this week to see the children in our midst for who they are, children of God.

Ministry:

This Sunday:  Worship - Children’s Sabbath

                              Stewardship – Prayer and Gratitude

Next Sunday: Worship - 160th Church Anniversary / Reformation Sunday

                              Stewardship – Finding Your Way Home: Sending Pledges

Spiritual Nurture:

Women’s Bible Study:

Girlfriends in Faith: “The Witch of Endor”                                                                   

Wednesday October 15th 5:30pm at Agave Restaurant

 

Adult Sunday School:

This Sunday: Does Prayer Change Anything?

Next Sunday: Contemplative Prayer

Children’s Church:

This Sunday: Holy Moly! Joseph II:  Amanda J. & Katie R.

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

Men’s Bible Study:

Thursday October 23 at 6pm: Matthew 22:34-46

Meetings:

Tuesday October 21st

               9:30am Presbyterian Women’s Board Meeting

               6-8pm Session Meeting

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 Jetton314.452.9056. 

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

Weekly Events: 

Sunday, Oct. 19 – 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.                                 

Tuesday, Oct. 21 – Weight Watchers (9:15 a.m.; 12:15; 6:00 p.m.)

                              9:30 a.m.  PW Board

                              6:00 p.m.  Session                                     

Wednesday, Oct. 22 – 6:00 p.m.  Handbell Choir

                                      7:00 p.m.  Choir Practice

 

Thursday, Oct. 23 – 6:00 p.m.  Men’s Bible Study

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

                                7:30 p.m.  Youth Lock-in

 


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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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