Weekly Contact – December 5, 2019

 SUNDAY WORSHIP       The children have been learning about the elements of worship and worship leadership in preparation for worship this Sunday. They will handle everything but playing the organ and delivering the sermon.  Come a few minutes early to hear the Brass Ensemble.        ELECTION OF DEACONS AND ELDERS after worship. And the nominees […]

Weekly Contact–November 27, 2019

Dear Members and Friends,   “Why did you come to Marion?” is a question I have heard many times. I think another question precedes this one. “Why was I interested in having conversation with the interim pastor search committee?”   The answer is “Internally Nurturing – Externally Serving.” So often information about congregations demonstrate such […]

Weekly Contact – November 21, 2019

            This is Christ the King Sunday. Music and a procession will support this special day. As you look forward to worship, remember these six items:             Sign up for the church picture directory at                      https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b2915yly/10             Pancake breakfast served by the youth this Sunday, Nov. 24             Support the Angel Tree (Social Hall) […]

FPCM Poinsettias

As in past years, Christmas poinsettia plants may be purchased in memory or in honor of a loved one.  These will be placed in the sanctuary in mid-December.  The cost of the poinsettias are $11.  You may call the office to place your order, or complete the order form which will appear in the next […]

Weekly Contact – November 7, 2019

Dear Members and Friends, The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – that’s us – states “its faith and bears witness to God’s grace in Jesus Christ in the creeds and confessions in the Book of Confessions.”1 Pastors affirm this statement when they are ordained. Ruling Elders affirm it. So do Deacons. “In these statements the church declares […]

Kristin Stanley Resignation

Dear Members and Friends,  We are writing to inform you that Kristen Stanley has resigned as our Director of Christian Education effective November 1, 2019.  While Kristen has been here only a short time, we are grateful for her service, for the relationships she built, for her energy, creativity, commitment to this church, and, especially, for her loyalty to Jesus […]

Weekly Contact October 24, 2019

Dear Members and Friends,             I want to describe a frustration I feel as a pastor. I want to support and participate in the prayer and pastoral ministries of congregations. At the same time, the pastoral role carries a unique responsibility — to honor pastor/member confidentiality. This responsibility has two dimensions which are accurate information […]