Category: First Press

First Press Weekly – 2-6-20

 Dear Members and Friends,              This Sunday following worship is an opportunity for you to participate in the self-study process, one of the necessary steps to take on the road to forming a pastor nominating committee.              We will gather around tables in the Social Hall. Bring something with which you can write or, if […]

First Press Weekly

 January 23, 2020             Session has met twice this month. Two items received particular attention: stewardship/budget and a self-study in preparation for forming a pastor nominating committee.              Roger Dana made an announcement last Sunday morning about stewardship/budget and he will make another this week. This Sunday he will use slides to illustrate the information […]

First Press – January 16, 2020

Dear Members and Friends,             I began a series of sermons last Sunday about aging. Here are three references I have found informative. Aging Together: Dimentia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden, 2011.  Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor’s Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a […]

First Press – January 9, 2020

First Press – January 9, 2020 Dear Members and Friends,             Nancy Redmond leaves for several weeks of vacation Monday. Her presence will be missed here at church, in worship leadership, and in her home and hospital visiting. A PLACE FOR YOU TO DO MINISTRY             The next most important item is to emphasize how […]

First Press – January 3, 2020

First Press January 2, 2020   Dear Members and Friends,                  This Sunday will include a Service of Ordination and Installation of deacons and ruling elders. These are the people you have elected to leadership in our congregation.                  We will have a reception to honor deacons and ruling elders whose terms of […]

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 October 10, 2019

WITH SADNESS, WE INFORM YOU OF THE DEATH TUESDAY OF DAVID GREEN, KAREN’S HUSBAND.  KAREN AND DAVID WERE MARRIED FOR 57 YEARS, HAVE THREE SONS, SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, AND FIVE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.  HIS MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD MONDAY AT 1:00 AT ECHO HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. His obituary can be found HERE. If you would like to […]

Special Email: Music Edition

With the changes in the worship schedule for this fall, there will also be changes coming to the music component of the service.  All the music programs and opportunities, Chancel Choir, Adult Bells, Praise Team and children’s music, will continue.  The various groups will participate in the one, 9:00am service on an irregular, rotating schedule.  […]

Weekly Contact-September 27, 2018

Hello there, There are a lot of events coming up in the month of October, so mark your calendars now.  Sunday, October 7th is World Communion Sunday, but we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the start of our Helping Hands Ministry.  For fifty years the Helping Hands store has offered free clothing to […]