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First Presbyterian Church/Good News in Brief for January 11 – January 19, 2018

First Presbyterian Church/Good News in Brief for January 11 – January 19, 2018
LOOKING FORWARD
*Wednesday, January 10*
     #  Kitchen Guild meets at 1 p.m.
     #  Wednesday activities are back on schedule.
          4:15 p.m.: Alleluia Ringers (grades 2-5)
          5:00 p.m.: Youth Choir (grades 6-12)
          5:45 p.m.: Middle School youth group (grades 6-8)
          5:45 p.m.: Senior High youth group (grades 9-12)
          6:30 p.m.: Adult Bible Study: “Gratitude in the Old Testament” (Al Depman)
          7:00 p.m.: Joyous Praise handbells (grades 6-12 and adults)
*Thursday, January 11*
     #  Prayer Shawl group meets at 1 p.m.
     #  Jubilate Deo (6:15) and Chancel Choir (7:30) rehearse as usual.
*Friday, January 12*
     #  Sitter Service is open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sign-up for January 12 is closed. The next open Sitter Service will be February 9.
Saturday, January 13*
     #  We need you to help “undecorate” the church at 9:30 a.m. There will be jobs for everyone and snacks to keep you going.
     #  Ruth Circle meets at 10 a.m. in the lounge. NOTE: This is the correct date for the January meeting.
*Sunday, January 14*
     #  Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Preaching: Rev. T. J. Parlette.  Message: “Are You Listening?.” Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20).
     #  Singing: Chancel Choir at 8:30 a.m.

     #   Education Hour.
                  9:40-10:45: Nursery – preschool (3-year-olds)
                  9:40-10:45Sunday school/education hour for grades 6-adult education
9:40-10:20Sunday school for PreK and Kg/1; Calvin Choir rehearsal for grades 2-5
10:20-10:50: Sunday school for grades 2/3 and 4/5; Cherub Choir rehearsal for age 4-grade 1
                  9:45-10:30: Chancel Choir rehearsal
    #  Adult Education: (1) Current Issues: Current Events: “Beyond the headlines” (Al Depman); (2) Kerygma: Bible study of Matthew (Jane Goodfriend and Ruth Walts); The coffee pot will be on in the social hall.
     #  New officer/Session training and examination at 9:30 a.m. in the activity center.
     #  Ordination and installation of new officers at 11 a.m.
     #  The activity center will be in use for New Officer training and examination and thus unavailable for other activities on January 14.
     #  Coffee and donuts will be available in the social hall between services and in the atrium after the second service.

*Monday, January 15*
     #  ALL Annual Reports are due either in the office or e-mailed to evans.carol@fpcrochester.org .
     #  Esther Circle meets at 1 p.m. in the lounge.
     #  Church Office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
*Tuesday, January 16*
     #  Board of Deacons and Session will meet at 5:30 p.m. for a Souper Start supper followed by their regularly scheduled monthly meetings.
*Wednesday, January 17*
     #  Priscilla Circle meets at 9:15 a.m. in the lounge.
     #  Crafters meet at 3 p.m. in the social hall.
     #  Wednesday activities are back on schedule.
          4:15 p.m.: Alleluia Ringers (grades 2-5)
          5:00 p.m.: Youth Choir (grades 6-12)
          5:45 p.m.: Middle School youth group (grades 6-8)
          5:45 p.m.: Senior High youth group (grades 9-12)
          6:30 p.m.: Adult Bible Study: “Gratitude in the New Testament” (Al Depman)
          7:00 p.m.: Joyous Praise handbells (grades 6-12 and adults)
*Thursday, January 18*
     #  Jubilate Deo (6:15) and Chancel Choir (7:30) rehearse as usual.
*Saturday, January 20*
     #  Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area will meet at 9 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian in Woodbury. Call the church office if you’d like to attend.
*Sunday, January 21*
     #  Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
     #  Pick up your copy of the “Annual Reports of the Congregation.”
*Wednesday, January 24*
     #  Wednesday activities are on the usual schedule.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
     #  Each year our church activities are summarized in the “Annual Reports of the Congregation.” If you are responsible for writing a report, we need it in the church office by January 15. The best reports are those sent via e-mail or a WORD attachment to an e-mail either in reply to this newsletter or to evans.carol@fpcrochester.org.
     #  Pledge statements. We are mailing final statements for 2017 this week. If you have questions about yours, please call either Sue or Carol in the church office (282-1618).
     #  Offering envelopes for 2018 are in the social hall. If there isn’t a box with your name and you want to use envelopes, check in the church office. We also have boxes of envelopes available for children and youth.
     #  Get connected at First Presbyterian Church. Text the word “connect” to 507-200-3175.
     #  January is FPC’s month to provide paper products and other needed items for Hope Lodge. A list of items and a box for your donations are in the foyer.
  *WEATHER ADVISORIES* If we need to cancel services due to extreme weather conditions, we will send that announcement to KTTC-TV, KTTC.com, put it on our WEB page FPCRochester.org, put it on the church’s answering machine, and send you an e-mail (if possible). Whenever canceling is a possibility, please check these sources for up-to-date information.

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