Weekly Contact- May 16, 2013

Hello there,

Pentecost Sunday is this week, and so you need to wear something red to worship.  That may be just the excuse you need to go out and do some shopping.  The Chancel Bells will be playing in the first service, we will be celebrating communion, and Pastor Beth will be preaching.  Her sermon title is “A Breath of Fresh Air.”

We also will be honoring out high school seniors who will be graduating very shortly.  We wish them all the best as they reach this milestone.  We want to list other graduates in our June First Press, so if you or a family member have earned a degree or completed a course of study, please contact the church office, or let one of the pastors know in writing.  I am sorry my head is so useless at times, but if you just mention it to me after worship on Sunday it may or may not remain there.  However, if you hand me a note, I will make sure we include this important event in your life.

This Sunday will be our last with two services until the fall.  Next Sunday, May 26, is Memorial Day weekend and we go to one service at 9:00.  As is our custom, we will honor our long term members, and that will be Intern Andrew Smothers’ last Sunday with us.  He will be preaching, and we wish him well as he pursues his seminary studies.

If you have been in church the last two weeks you probably heard about the Presbyterian Women’s project to raise money for new carpeting in the social room.  They were hoping to raise $4,000 and so far they have raised more than $5,000, which is fantastic!  But we don’t want to stop now.  The more we raise, the less we will have to tap into other funds such as the Memorial account or the Endowment.  Next week there will be two FUNraisers as we are calling them.  If you go to the Orange Leaf frozen yogurt shop (next to Brugger’s Bagels in the Bed, Bath and Beyond plaza) on Tuesday, May 21 and mention First Presbyterian Church of Marion, 20% of what you pay for that yummy hot fudge sundae will go to the carpet project.  On Wednesday, May 22, between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., if you go have supper at Wendy’s (on Collins Rd. near K-mart) 10% of what you spend will help the carpet fund.  So spread the word to your friends, enjoy something delicious next week and help us out.

Stay in One Peace,