Presbytidings – July/August, 2022

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 +

Our chief end is to glorify and enjoy God forever.”

FPC Top Ten Favorite Hymns

Recently Pastor Teresa asked the congregation to share their favorite hymns in anticipation of the congregational hymn sing June 26th. Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite hymns. A total of 40 hymns were identified spanning old favorites such as “How Great Thou Art”, Christmas hymns such as “ Joy to the World,” & “Still, Still, Still”, an Easter favorite “The Old Rugged Cross” and contemporary hymns such as “In the Bulb There is a Flower” & “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry.”

We sang several of the hymns identified during the service on June 26th but couldn’t sing all 40 hymns. We are planning for another hymn sing September 11th, save the date and plan to be in worship.  Sundae Sunday will follow worship as we kick off the fall season.  Following is the top ten list of favorites:

1. “I Danced in the Morning”

2. “Amazing Grace”

3. “Jesus, Lover of My Soul“

4. “Jesus Loves Me“

5. “This is My Father’s World”

6. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

7. “Take my Life“

8. “Joy to the World”

9. “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

10. “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine”

Thanks to Jenny for compiling our FPC Top Ten Hymn list. Your favorites may or may not have made the top ten list, during July we will incorporate many of these favorites into worship. We will also hear some of the stories of the composers of the words and music to these beloved hymns. Together we will praise God with songs of praise, please join us in worship.


This summer you can take us with you wherever you are!

            Zoom: (This option is a live broadcast.) Check your email for an invitation from Pastor Teresa.

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Access our worship bulletins online at  Access information to Wi-Fi has been posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

This Is My Church

It is composed of people just like me.

It will be friendly if I am.

It will do a great work if I work.

It will make generous gifts to many

causes if I am generous.

It will bring others into fellowship

if I bring them.

Its seats will be filled if I fill them.

It will be a church of loyalty and love,

of faith, service and laughter if I,

who make it what it is, am filled with these.

Therefore, with God’s help,

I dedicate myself to the task of being all these things

I want my church to be.


  • Pastor Teresa will be out on study leave July 25th – August 1st.
  • If you have a pastoral need while Pastor Teresa is away, please contact the office at (402)375-2669 or


  • Sunday, July 31st, Rev. Norman Pavey


  • Sunday, July 10th. Communion Elder, Kent Pulfer.
  • Sunday, August 7th. Communion Elder, John Fuelberth.


  • There will be no session meeting in July.
  • The next session meeting will be held on Monday, August 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall


Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at the following locations through the summer:

  • COUNTRYVIEW CHAPEL Pastor will lead chapel at Countryview on Sunday, July 10th at 1:30pm.
  • RADIO DEVOTIONS Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of July 18th – 22nd at 5:40am.
  • KINSHIP POINTE CHAPEL Please feel free to join Pastor Teresa as she leads chapel at Kinship Pointe on Wednesday, August 17th at 3:30pm.
  • WORD IN FAITH Pastor’s article “Word in Faith” will run in the Wayne Herald on Thursday, August 25th.


Presbytery meeting August 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


We invite YOU to enjoy one of the last weekends of summer the best way possible, spending quality time with the people you love.  Calvin Crest’s Fun Day is perfect for families, friends, children, adults, community members and grandparents!  The event offers activities for all ages including music, games, hikes, crafts, food and fellowship. 


Pastor Charity Potter and Pastor Teresa Bartlett invite the members of the Presbyterian churches of Wayne, Wakefield, Thurston, Laurel and Belden to gather on August 28th for a time of fellowship, fun and ice cream sundaes. We will gather at Graves Park in Wakefield under the shelter house beginning at 5:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for us to get to know our Presbyterian neighbors, share ideas and fellowship as we enjoy God’s creation.   Save the date and plan to join the fun.


Join us as we begin the new church year on September 11, 2022.  We’ll gather for worship and following the service we will have ice cream and toppings during our traditional SUNDAE SUNDAY fellowship!

Presbyterian Women of Lakes and Prairies Synod Gather

June, 2022

“Better Together; Tied Together With Love: A cord of three strands is not easily broken” from Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)was the theme for the 2022 Synod gathering of Presbyterian Women. The event was held in Sioux City at the Hilton Garden Inn, June 16th to 19th.  A hundred Presbyterian Women from across the Synod of Lakes and Prairies gathered to worship, work and learn, as well as fellowship together. There were eight women from Homestead Presbytery who attended including Pastor Teresa.

The Gathering explored the PW Purpose in a variety of ways. Plenary (entire group) sessions and keynote speakers focused on specific points of the PW purpose. A hands-on mission opportunity to sew school bags was available to all. There were displays from each Presbytery about the work and projects the women were spearheading. New Synod officers were installed on the last morning of the event.

Each day was opened with a time of worship led by Rev. Danielle Crawford McKinney, a teaching elder in Dakota Presbytery. Rev. Crawford McKinney, is a student rights specialist at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe. Her great-grandfather was one of the first Native American Presbyterian pastors in Dakota Presbytery. Incorporating the venue’s view of the Missouri River Crawford-McKinney daily reminded those at the gathering of the relationship between creation, creator and humans as caretakers of creation. Several women from Dakota Presbytery were present at the event and offered special music and even singing for the group in the Dakota language.   

Workshops provided information about a wide range of topics, including PW missions, glimpses into Native American storytelling, the challenges of the immigration system, the new Horizon’s Bible Study, and pottery to mention a few.

Special projects supported by the offering and donation of gift cards included the Lila Mae House, All About You Adoptions, Marion Medical Mission (wells for Africa) and the restoration of the Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte Center in Walthill, Nebraska.

The Synod Gathering is held every three years and was a wonderful time of worship, fellowship and sharing as well as being able to support some very worthy organizations. If you would like to know more about Presbyterian Women and their work in the world feel free to contact Pastor Teresa or go to the  website: Presbyterian Women | PC USA Women’s Organization. 

Presbyterian Women’s Purpose

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ,

and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves

to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,

to support the mission of the church worldwide,

to work for justice and peace,

and to build an inclusive, caring community of women

that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.


The food pantry has served 91 requests so far this year. The Backpack Program has served approximately 4,800 food bags in the 2021/22 academic year. We also serve St. Mary’s and Tower Schools as well. The program continues this summer. We would be happy to receive donations such as individually wrapped packages of nutritious food & snacks or financial donations. Contact Jodi Pulfer or Jenny Hammer at the church office: or (402)375-2669 for more details. Please consider a donation to the Wayne Food Pantry and Backpack Program ministry.


We thank our super-hero family, Austin, Michelle, Jacoby, Sydney and Miles for mowing the lawn all summer. It is very greatly appreciated.

Pat Straight has relocated. Check with the church office for her new address.

July 2022 – First Presbyterian Church

Each Sunday Morning: 10:00 Worship11:00 Fellowship      12
3      456  7  8  9  
10 10:00am + Communion 1:30pm + CountryView Chapel  11 9:30am + Wayne Family Coalition12  13 10:30am + WACAM Meeting14  15  16  
17  18 5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living  19  5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living  20 5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living  21 5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living  22 5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living  23  
24  25 Pastor out  26 Pastor out  27 Pastor out  28 Pastor out  29 Pastor out  30 Pastor out  
31 10:00am Worship with The Rev. Norman Pavey   Pastor out          

July Birthdays

                    10      Shea S.

                    21      Josephine P.

          24      Mark H.

          29      Marta P.

August 2022 – First Presbyterian Church

 1  2  3  4  5    6    
7 10:00am + Communion  8      9    10 10:30 + WACAM Meeting  11  1213 Homestead Presbytery Meeting
14    15 9:00am All day Salvation Army set-up & give away school supplies (4-7pm)  16    17   3:30pm Kinship Pointe Chapel18    19    20    
21    22 7:00pm Session  23  24  25 Word in Faith Column runs26  27
28 1:30pm CountryView Chapel   5:00pm NE NE Churches gather at Graves Park29    30    31     


          2        Gordon G.

          3        Ken M.

          8        Nina S.

          12      Alissa B.

          27      Milton O.

          30      Layne H.

you bless us with gardens —
flower gardens, dizzy from
fragrant abundance, or beds in
neat rows, but above all the garden
we dream of, with wall, well, and
white-gravel walkways, its bench
shaded by fruit trees, its arbor of
grapevines or roses, its fountain,
stone steps, statues, and box hedge.
May it flourish, that garden of my
imagination, anywhere, welcoming
in any weather.

— Br. David Steindl-Rast

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

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