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Sunday Worship
Adult Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am (now meeting in church parlor)
Youth Sunday School  10:00-10:45 am
Elementary Sunday School  10:00-10:45
Church Nursery: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 10:30 am 
Morning Worship: 11:00 am
Youth Group 12-2 pm (alternates with Youth Sunday School, please call to check times)
Bible Study: Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Library 
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm 
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What's up?

PW CWS Hygiene kits drive ends - PW successfully assembled 76 hygiene kits and the processing fees and delivered the kits to a local Church World Service depot.  Thank you to all who contributed to this effort!  These kits reach many in need in areas affected by natural disasters and poverty.  Thank you!

Can you help the Food Pantry?
 Items currently needed for our pantry include egg noodles, canned chicken, and grape jelly.  Canned fruit and canned vegetables (especially peas), are always welcome.  Donations may be brought to the church office or placed in the canvas hamper in the narthex.


                                       In celebration of the Good Shepherd.

May 2018


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Psalm 98, the psalm of the day for May 6, says: “Sing to the Lord a new song!”  And our Youth are taking that seriously! 
On May 6, our Youth will lead us in Youth Sunday Worship.  I can’t say enough good things about these young people.  They energize me just by being in the same room.  I am sure they will energize you with their thoughtful sermon, their creative liturgy, their special songs (that are new to most of us) and their ENERGIZERS!!  We will follow worship with a reception sponsored by Congregational Life.
On Mother’s Day, May 13, our children’s choir will sing with the “grown ups” on a special anthem “Halle, Halle, Halle.”  Our little children are singing to the Lord a new song!
On May 20, we will sing the Lord’s song in a “strange land” – actually in the pavilion next to the golf course at Gypsy Hill, as our “home turf” will be swamped with folks for Mary Baldwin graduation.  That day, we will sing old Gospel favorites and celebrate the Spirit in mutuality as we discern how the Spirit is moving – now and next – at First.  There is ample parking at the pavilion, and we will have a little shuttle to give a lift from the parking to the pavilion, where we will have coffee and donuts waiting for you.  Make a mental note:  the “new song” will be that we gather at 10 AM instead of 11!  
Finally, on May 27, we will sing a song both of lament and praise, for Brian is retiring (again!).  The refrain he sang to us over and over was that he was the Interim. Yet, like “I Danced In the Morning,” the song turns to joy, for what a wonderful work the Lord has worked in bringing us Frank in overlap, in blessing us with ANOTHER one of a kind treasure – a new song! – who can lead us in the vision the Lord has given us for music and community. 
    Join me in praying for all involved in leading us in worship this month – for David Lowman III and James Garrison as they prepare to preach; for the Youth in their worship leadership; for our littlest singers and their leader Kathy; for our faithful choir as they continue to lead us forth in praise in every season; and for both Brian and Frank as they faithfully execute passing the baton, running the race set before them for the good of God’s people, and to the glory of God.

Sola Deo Gloria!

Pastor Karen