Presbytidings – October 2019

Presbytidings – October 2019

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + http://www.fpcwayne.com

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

 

From the Pastor….

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.

FPC is YOUR church and it will be what the members with God’s help make it. What vision of the future has God planted in your heart for FPC? If we want to be a friendly, generous, faithful, loving and serving community we need to work together to make it so. If we want to be a church known for mission beyond our Coat Closet and support of the Food Pantry and Backpack program, we can make that happen. The level of our energy, imagination, and financial support make a difference in each of us, in Wayne and beyond.

A church isn’t just a building, but a community held together through Jesus Christ. Each member of this congregation has skills and gifts they can share whether musical talents, business knowledge, the ability to teach or rapport with the youth, some have limited time, others have more availability. It takes all of us, from the youngest to the oldest, working together to be the body of Christ and advance the kingdom of God.

The Session is preparing for next year and working on the budget. The Nominating Committee has been activated and will be looking for a new class of Deacons and Elders. If you are asked by the Nominating Committee to serve, please prayerfully consider the request and how you can make a difference by saying yes.

October is Stewardship Campaign month, when we ask you to consider how we share financial support of the church and its mission in Wayne and beyond. It is not just financial support that is needed however, your support and participation in the life of the congregation is important whether mowing the lawn, playing in the bell choir, bringing flowers, serving as an usher, liturgist or fellowship host. It is also about participating with gusto in worship, praying and caring for each other and those beyond our walls. This is your church; let us dedicate ourselves to being the generous, loving, extroverted church of our Triune God.

– CU in church, Pastor Teresa

 

“DIALOGUE” A CONVERSATION ON REFUGEES AND IMMIGRATION

Refugees and immigration are very much in the news these days. You are invited to join in a conversation helping us learn from people who have experience with refugees and immigration. The First Presbyterian Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church organized an opportunity to enter a dialogue about refugees and related issues.

The discussion is guided by a series entitled Dialogues which offers unique perspectives from experienced authors from renowned organizations such as World Relief and Church World Service that provide insight into refugee stories and experiences. The following are the essays for each week’s discussion:

October 1st – “A People Without a Place”

October 15th – “A Global Perspective”

October 15th – “A Network of Care”

October 22nd – “Facing Our History”

October 29th – “Looking for Home”

November 5th – “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Participants can attend one or all the weekly sessions. The group will meet weekly at Ekeko Blends, 110 Main St., Wayne at 7:00 p.m. There is room for all to join the conversation. For more information or to RSVP contact Pastor Teresa via email tbartlett98@gmail.com or call the church office 402.375.2669.

 

“LOVE CARVED IN STONE”-2019-2020 BIBLE STUDY

Traditionally our women’s Bible study was part of the Presbyterian Women’s meeting. Beginning this October, the Bible study will be open to all (men and women). The subject of our study this year is the Ten Commandments. We will meet at 2:00 on the first Wednesday of each month, except during Lent. Each lesson will be about thirty-five to forty minutes, depending on the discussion. Our time together is filled with learning, sharing, and laughter (lots of laughter!). We encourage all who want or need this time of spiritual connection to join us. This is an informal group that enjoys the time spent and the insights that we gain from this experience.

We will be meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd at 2:00pm. The discussion will be about the first commandment “I Am Your God; You Shall Have No Others”. Join us and be prepared to have an insightful and enjoyable time. – Karen Johnson

 

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together on Sunday, October 6. It is World Communion Sunday, a day when we share the Bread of life and the Cup of salvation alongside Christians in all different traditions, around the world. The communion elder will be Glenda McDonald.

 

Telling the Story of God’s Love: Stewardship Campaign – October 6th to October 20th

The familiar hymn “I Love to Tell the Story” encompasses the work of the church by telling of “unseen things above,” “of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.” Jesus was a storyteller and as a church we are to continue to tell the stories of our Triune God’s love and grace, to tell of and enact Jesus’ love to members and neighbors near and far.

As a church it is important, we continue to tell the stories of our Triune God and God’s love as well as how our lives are different because of our faith. How has the church played a part in your story, how has your faith impacted your life? We are members of this community of faith, because it is important in our life story. Do you have a favorite Bible story or biblical character that speaks to you which has impacted your life and made you think in new ways?  Perhaps  your story is like the Apostle  Paul’s who had a sudden and powerful conversion experience, or like Mary, the mother of Jesus who submitted with faith and trust to God working through her, or are you a Peter who loves Jesus but makes your fair share of mistakes. The biblical story of God’s love and grace, of our human mistakes, of our repentance and new beginnings is our story and one that a hurting world needs to hear.

The Finance Team asks your help to continue telling the story of God’s love through the sharing of your financial resources as well as your time and talent. With your support we can share the story through worship, supporting ministries of compassion and care such as the Food Pantry and Coat Closet, supporting our youth as they grow in faith, supporting and encouraging each other in times of grief and in times of celebration. We each have a part in the story of First Presbyterian and your support is needed to continue sharing God’s love with one another and our community.

Our Stewardship Campaign begins October 6th and the Finance Team asks you to consider your giving for the remainder of this year and for 2020. You will be receiving information from the financial secretary and each individual or family is asked to prayerfully consider their circumstances and complete their 2019 pledge and determine their pledge for 2020. While you are not required to make a specific pledge, the Stewardship Team appreciates members returning the Intention of Giving for budget planning purposes by October 20th to Anita Fuelberth. Your support helps First Presbyterian Church continue to tell the story of Jesus and his love.

 

Pastor Bartlett to Participate in Pastoral Leadership Revitalization Program

The Pastoral Leadership Revitalization (PLR) program, made possible by a three-year grant, directed by the Omaha Seminary Foundation has begun. The program seeks to help pastors find a balance between personal and profession life as well as offers support in ministry. The PLR program focuses on first call pastors and those in small and rural settings. Pastors from the presbyteries of Central Nebraska, Missouri River Valley, Missouri Union and Homestead Presbytery have been invited to participate in the 3-year program. Pastor Bartlett was invited by the Homestead Interim Executive, Stephen Earl, to apply for Pastoral Leadership Revitalization Program and was accepted. The purposes of the program are:

  • To increase pastoral resilience and adaptive leadership,

especially for newly ordained and or isolated pastors.

  • To stem the attrition rate of ordained and lay pastors.
  • To create a network of pastoral leadership.

Each participant is assigned a coaching mentor which is a hybrid of a coach and a mentor, who will meet with participants in person or electronically monthly. In addition to regular interaction with a coaching mentor the program includes a variety of retreats. There is no expense to the churches, pastors or presbyteries as all expenses are covered by the grant from the Lily Foundation. The first retreat for Pastor Teresa is October 7th-10th, 2019. Sessions and congregations are encouraged to support their pastors participating in the program. It’s hoped that as a result of pastoral revitalization congregations will also experience:

  • Improved spiritual enrichment
  • Increased membership
  • Increased vitality in the congregation

Please pray not only for Pastor Teresa but all the pastors and coaching/mentors who will be part of this program as well as the executive/general presbyters and the PLR staff as they embark on this revitalization program.

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP AT PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER

Join a welcoming and kind community of support, where you can learn tools and join others on the journey.  We will gather on Thursdays from 6:30-8:15 pm, October 3 to November 7 (six sessions) at Providence Medical Center, in Wayne.  There is no cost, snacks and beverages provided. For more information, call PMC chaplain, Pr. Anna Speiser at 402-375-7923. 

 

FALL DECORATING

If you would like to provide pumpkins, gourds or other fall decorations (artificial or real) to use in decorating the sanctuary, please bring those items to church by October 13th and leave them in Fellowship Hall or with Pastor Teresa. If you would like to assist in decorating the sanctuary for fall, please join us on Wed., October 15th at 2:00 p.m.

 

CHANGES IN FUNERAL POLICY AND FUNERAL LUNCH POLICY

The Session has revised and updated the funeral policy, the previous policy was 13 years old and it was time to update and bring it in line with current practices. FPC desires to offer a ministry of care and compassion to members or non-members so there is no fee building use for a funeral service, visitation or a funeral luncheon held at the church. The entire revised policy is available for review in Fellowship Hall.

Changes in recent years have led to conversations about how best to show hospitality to families of the congregation and those former members or others who ask for FPC to serve a lunch following the service. It seemed appropriate while updating the funeral policy to review and update the church funeral lunch policy, the addendum regarding funeral lunches follows. In creation of this new policy we wanted to clarify the number that could be served at church and when estimates for a funeral exceed what we can seat, what options are available. We have increasingly encountered a challenge in finding enough workers and getting donations for funeral lunches, the policy addresses those issues. Funeral practices have shifted in the last few years and funeral lunches are not as often supported by food from friends and neighbors to supplement the donations of the congregation. All these things were considered in writing this policy. It is no longer uncommon to find funeral lunches that are catered by local businesses and paid for by the family as part of funeral expenses.

The funeral lunch policy has been discussed and reviewed by the PW, the Team leaders, and the Worship team as part of the funeral policy revision which was approved by the Session. Additional changes include that we have moved to two funeral leadership teams which will rotate as per previous practice; however multiple workgroups have been merged into one. A work group with men of the congregation has also been created to assist in the set-up and take down of tables and chairs. The leadership teams will call to line up help for serving and/ or set up whether the luncheon is held at the church or off site.

The entire policy including the luncheon policy will be given to the funeral directors that FPC works with frequently so they can assist families in making decisions regarding luncheons. You are encouraged to read through the addendum and the funeral policy and if you have any questions or concerns speak to Pastor Teresa.

 

Funeral Receptions and Meals [*]

If a luncheon is desired following a funeral service held at First Presbyterian, Presbyterian Women (PW) and members of the congregation are available to provide/serve lunch given the following guidelines.

Working through the church office and Pastor it will be necessary to know preferably 2 to 3 days prior to the day of the service;

  • An estimate of how many will be served.
  • The Fellowship Hall at FPC can seat 90 people, for larger groups an alternate location will be needed; such as the Wayne Fire Station or City Auditorium.
  • What kind of reception is desired, (see following).
  • A lunch of cake and/or bars, coffee and beverages which will be prepared and served by the church.
  • All meals other than cake, bars, coffee and beverages must be catered no matter the location. The work group will need to know as soon as possible who will be doing the catering and the location.

In Wayne menu options include sandwiches* or hot meals which may be provided by local business including; Vel’s Bakery, Pac N Save, Quality Foods, The Max, Tacos N More, Fourth Jug.  The caterer must supply appropriate staff for serving.

The congregation can provide cake and or bars, to supplement catered meals. The church will provide coffee and iced tea or lemonade for lunches at church as well as paper products, cups, plates, napkins and silverware.

For groups larger than 90 the lunch must be held at an alternate site and must be catered, with appropriate catering staff on hand for serving and clean-up. It is requested the caterer provide the beverages for lunches outside the church. FPC may provide dessert items (cake, bars, etc.) and be available to assist in serving the lunch offsite.

The funeral director can assist the family in coordinating with the caterer and choosing a menu and location based on anticipated attendance and availability and will co-ordinate with the Funeral work group and Pastor for serving.

Payment for the cost of the meal will normally be made through the funeral home. Financial contributions to Presbyterian Women for serving are appreciated.

 

DEACONS MEETING

The Deacons for October will be announced at a later date.

 

YOUTH GROUP

The youth group will meet on October: 9th & 23rd at 7:30pm in the youth room.

 

PINK FLAMINGO NIGHT AT OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

Plan to join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church for their Annual Pink Flamingo Nite on Thursday, October 10th. Providence Medical Center, Pac N Save and the Women of Our Savior have joined forces again this year to bring a fun and informative evening focused on Cancer Awareness. Tickets can be purchased at the church, area banks, Swan’s, Hair Envy and a few other locations around town for just $5 each. Proceeds going directly to the PMC Oncology Department.

 

SEWING SOULS

Sewing Souls will meet on Wednesday, October 16th at 1:00pm.

 

SESSION

The next session meeting will be held on Monday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICES

Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at the following locations throughout October:

  • WORD IN FAITH Pastor’s article for the Wayne Herald will appear in the newspaper on October 10th.
  • BROOKDALE CHAPEL Pastor Teresa will lead Brookdale Chapel on Wednesday, October 23rd at 3:30pm.
  • RADIO DEVOTIONS Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of October 28th – November 1st at 5:40am.

 

RUNZA FEEDS THE NEED FUNDRAISER RAISES OVER $31,000, OVER $400 Locally

By Aaron Scheffler (Wayne Daily News)| September 18, 2019 (reprinted with permission)

WAYNE – Big Red County, The City and Runza wants to say thank you for all who supported the Second annual Feeds the Need Fundraiser.

On Tuesday, all Runza locations hosted this event and it was another great success. According to a release from the director of marketing at Runza, the event raised $31,783.71. Locally, $432.74 was raised for the Wayne food pantry and backpack food programs.

All day long, 10% of sales were donated to local programs focusing on youth hunger and food insecurity.

During the afternoon remote from the Wayne Runza location, Jodi Pulfer talked about the programs. Pulfer, a volunteer, said 100% of donations that make up these programs are from the community. “It’s pretty amazing when you start looking at other food pantries around the area,” said Pulfer. “Many of them will receive grant funding or funding from other sources. Every time we’ve asked or we’ve had a need, you all have been fabulous with supplying that need for us.”

The Wayne Public Schools backpack program began in April of 2013 to assist families with children who experience food-scarcity on the weekends who may have kids home alone. Each bag contains two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks and two servings of fruit.

Volunteers will come in and pack an entire month of food. “So, we’ll pack about 120 bags for each week,” Pulfer added. “So, we’re going to be packing about 480 bags in a night. Those volunteers have ranged from the Wayne State students, to 4-H clubs, to church groups; all those types of individuals have been greatly appreciated.

The backpack program is estimating it costs about $1,000 a month to put the bags together for nine months of the school year.

The Wayne County food pantry is made up of a group of non-denominational volunteers who are housed in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church. Pulfer mentioned their goal is to help individuals and families through rough spots in life by supplying them with approximately a months’ supply of food and the pantry may be used up to three times per year for each client.

“In 2012 we had 107 households that included 450 people that utilized the food pantry,” Pulfer mentioned. “Last year, in 2018 that grew to 298 households and we served 1,119 people.”

And from this time last year, the food pantry is up about 75 people.

For those in need of food or would like to drop off food can stop by the First Presbyterian Church Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. until noon or call 402-375-2669. Also, the Wayne County Family Coalition, which is housed at the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, can get you arranged to receive food if you need it.

Like Wayne Food Pantry & School Backpack Program on Facebook for more information. The food pantry is still in need of several items as they’re running low on their canned vegetable shelves and they’re continually having to buy food these days.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 3, at 2:00am. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour, or you’ll have plenty of time for solitary meditation in the sanctuary!

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for October 2019

10/6/2019 Glenda McDonald Pat & Glenda McDonald
10/13/2019 Jeryl Nelson Jeryl & Rochelle Nelson
10/20/2019 Candyce Peitz The Peitz Family
10/27/2019 Kevin Peterson Kevin & Shannon Peterson

 

October 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o Handbell Practice 8:45

o Worship 10:00

o Fellowship 11:00

 

 

  1

7:00pm

Dialogues

at Ekeko Blends

2

2:00pm

Bible Study

3:30pm

Girl Scouts

5:00pm Confirmation

5:30pm

Stewardship Meeting

3 4 5

 

 

6

World

Communion Day

(Communion Elder – Glenda McDonald)

7

(Pastor out – retreat)

6:30pm

Scout Den Meeting

8

(Pastor out – retreat)

7:00pm

Dialogues

at Ekeko Blends

9

(Pastor out – retreat)

3:30pm

Girl Scouts

5:00pm Confirmation

7:30pm

Youth Group

10

(Pastor out – retreat)

 

11

(Pastor out – vacation)

 

12

(Pastor out – vacation)

 

13

(Pastor out – vacation)

 

Pr. Anna Speiser, speaker

 

14

9:30am

Wayne Family County Coalition Meeting

6:30pm

Scout Den Meeting

15

7:00pm

Dialogues

at Ekeko Blends

16

1:00pm

Sewing Souls

3:30pm

Girl Scouts

5:00pm Confirmation

 

 

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

11:00am

Northern Covenant Pastors meet

7:00pm

Dialogues

at Ekeko Blends

23

3:30pm

Brookdale Chapel

3:30pm

Girl Scouts

5:00pm Confirmation

7:30pm

Youth Group

24

10:30am

Pastor at Salvation Army Mtg.

 

25 26
27

 

28

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

7:00pm

Session meets

29

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

7:00pm

Dialogues

at Ekeko Blends

30

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

3:30pm

Girl Scouts

5:00pm Confirmation

 

31

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

1

*5:40am KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

(Would you like to see your birthday listed here?

Just contact the church office 402-375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com)

5         Dale J.

8         John F.

10        Brook B.

14        Sydney Mc.

15        Pat Mc.

18        Ronald C.

20        Braydn Mc.

21        Rob S.

Save the Date!

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00am – 3:00pm

Presbytery Meeting at Laurel Presbyterian Church, Laurel, Nebraska

  • Sunday, November 24, 2019 Worship at 5:00pm, Supper at 6:00pm

Community Thanksgiving Service followed by Soup Supper

First Presbyterian Church, Wayne, Nebraska

 

Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

 

FPC Office/Wayne Food Pantry/Coat Closet

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.com/

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.com/food-pantry/

Wayne Coat Closet: https://fpcwayne.com/wayne-coat-closet/

 

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[*] Approved Session – September 23, 2019

* A sandwich menu with choice of meats, sliced cheese, buns or bread, pickles/relish, potato chips and salads if desired is available from local businesses.

Presbytidings -August/September 2019

Presbytidings–August/September 2019

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + www.fpcwayne.com

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

 

From the Pastor…..

 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you

 did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’  Matthew 25:40

An invitation arrived in the mail earlier this year, it wasn’t addressed to an individual but to the whole church. The invitation was to be a Matthew 25 church.  A Matthew 25 church is a vision based on Matthew 25:31-46 which calls Christians to actively engage in the world around us, so that our faith comes alive and we’re open to new possibilities for ministry around us. Convicted by the biblical passage the 222nd and 223rd (2016 & 2018) General Assemblies challenged the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve those who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.

Participating Matthew 25 churches can select one or more of the three focus areas of the initiative:

  • Building congregational vitality by challenging congregations and their members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with their community as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
  • Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.
  • Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change, laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.

I’m pleased to announce that at the June meeting the FPC Session voted to become a Matthew 25 congregation. As a Matthew 25 church, we seek to put into action Jesus’ words “…to care for the least among us…” we have the freedom to focus on one area or branch out to all three. Our initial focus at FPC will be poverty. According to Donna Frischknecht Jackson in an article for the May/June Presbyterians Today magazine, poverty is the greatest threat to the healthy development of children.  Long lasting negative consequences of poverty include inadequate quality and quantity of food, exposure to violence, underfunded schools and lack of early childhood educational opportunities, frequent housing mobility and exposure to pollution and other health risks. FPC will continue to assist people through the Food Pantry and Coat Closet, both are ways this congregation addresses issues of economic hardships in our community.

There are numerous books for study on poverty or racism which might be great opportunities for us to stretch our understanding about these issues. In addition to focusing on poverty and racism we might find that congregational revitalization may happen as our church grows in vitality and purpose as disciples. A church active in its community often attracts others to join in their work and worship.

The Matthew 25 Vision invites participation and co-operation not only within a congregation but with other groups or agencies to address poverty and racism. Members of this congregation are already actively engaged with other organizations in the community which address issues of poverty:  housing, health care, economic issues and education.

Matthew 25 is an invitation to all PC(USA) churches to serve and by doing so make the world a better place. You can learn more about being a Matthew 25 church at Pcusa.org/Matthew 25. The Session and I would be happy to hear other ideas of how you think FPC might live into being a Matthew 25 church based on the 3 focus areas. I am excited about the opportunity to see where God is leading us.

Grace and peace, Pastor Teresa

About the Matthew 25 logo:

The circular shape represents unity and equality. Like God, a circle has no beginning and no end, and it symbolizes our continuing effort to help one another. The shape also suggests a globe that points to our engagement with the world.

The three interlocking figures represent the equality of all people without gender or race bias. They have their arms around each other, symbolizing friendship, protection and service. The number three suggests the three focus areas of congregational vitality, structural racism and systematic poverty, as well as the Trinity.

The color palette is bright, lively, friendly and energetic — suggestive of our active commitment.

Finally, the legend “Matthew 25” below the symbol is the literal identification of the mark. We use a handwritten font to make the point that active engagement in the world requires human effort.

 

“DIALOGUE” A CONVERSATION ON REFUGEES AND IMMIGRATION

Refugees and immigration are very much in the news these days. The community is invited to join in a conversation helping us learn from people who have experience with refugees and immigration. Beginning September 24th, First Presbyterian Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church, will offer an opportunity to enter a dialogue about refugees and related issues. Immigration is a complex subject and it is hoped that this conversation will help each of us gain a better understanding of the underlying issues that drive immigration including economic factors, and violence (such as war or gang violence). Participants may also recall the stories of their own families of transition and change.

The group will enter an 8-week discussion guided by a series entitled Dialogues which offers eight unique perspectives from experienced authors from renowned organizations such as World Relief and Church World Service that provide insight into refugee stories and experiences. The following are the essays for each week’s discussion:

September 24th – “The Story We Live In” by Brianne Casey

October 1st – “A People Without a Place” by Dr. Beth Oppenheim-Chan

October 8th – “A Global Perspective” by Jenny Yang

October 15th – “A Network of Care” by Sarah Krause, MS

October 22nd – “Facing Our History” by Halima Z. Adams

October 29th – “Looking for Home” by Aubrey Leigh Grant

November 5th – “Where Do We Go From Here?” by Matthew Soerens

Issues related to immigration; refugees, migrants are a difficult: however, it is hoped that this time of study and conversation will expand our learning and understanding. The goal is not to cause conflict or division but to have thoughtful conversation that is informed by our Christian faith and voices of experience. These conversations will be open to the community nonetheless an RSVP is appreciated so that we will have sufficient number of books for participants. Participants can attend one or all the weekly sessions. The group will meet weekly at Ekeko Blends, 110 Main St., Wayne at 7:00 p.m.  There is room for all to join the conversation.   For more information or to RSVP contact Pastor Teresa via email tbartlett98@gmail.com or call the church office 402.375.2669.

 

SESSION

  • Monday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. Devotions: Kevin Peterson.
  • Monday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. Devotions: Jane O’Leary. Interim Executive Presbyter Stephen Earl will be in attendance.

GOLF OUTING

Like to golf? Plan on gathering for a Lutheran/Presbyterian Golf outing on Tuesday, 8/27 at 5:00pm. Supper and prizes will follow that evening. If you don’t golf, come for the social hour at 5:30pm.

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICES

Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at the following locations:

  • RADIO DEVOTIONS Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of August 26th – 30th at 5:40am.
  • BROOKDALE CHAPEL Pastor will lead chapel at Brookdale on Wednesday, September 4th at 3:30pm.
  • WAYNE COUNTRYVIEW CARE: Pastor will lead chapel at Wayne Countryview Care on September 22 at 1:30pm.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN & SEWING SOULS

  • Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, September 4th at 12:30pm for a salad lunch.
  • Sewing Souls will meet Wednesday, September 18th at 1:00pm.
  • The PW Fall Gathering will be held at Calvin Crest Conference Center on September 13th & 14th. Please see Karen Johnson for more details.

COMMUNION

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019. Kent Pulfer, Communion Elder.
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019. Glenda McDonald, Communion Elder.

SUNDAE SUNDAY

Please join us on Sunday, September 8th during fellowship for our traditional Sundae Sunday.

YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group will be starting up again in September. Stay tuned for kick-off details!

CHICKEN OFFERING UPDATE

The total for the Chickens Around the World offering was $650.00!!! Thank-you for your generosity.

RUNZA FEEDS THE NEED

Our local Runza Restaurant is hosting a special fund-raiser for the Wayne Food Pantry & Backpack Program on Tuesday, September 17th. Please support us by making plans to dine at Runza that day! Invite your friends!

AUGUST 2019 FOOD PANTRY NEWS

The food pantry has had a very busy year, we have already served nearly 700 people. The Backpack Program served approximately 4,300 food bags in the 2018/19 academic year. Please consider a donation to help our ministry to Wayne Food Pantry and Backpack Program.

WAYNE GROW AN EXTRA ROW

Consider sharing your garden bounty this year with those in need in our community. Set aside a small bag of produce, and bring it to our food pantry.  The program was well received last year. You can help make a difference!  What we don’t give away will be for sale after church each Sunday, with the proceeds of the sale going to support the Pantry.

CALVIN CREST CAMPER REPORT

Hello, my name is Nina Hammer. I am 13 years old and in 8th grade. I have been going to Calvin Crest for 7 years. Calvin Crest is an amazing place to spend time, grow spiritually, and connect with others. Calvin Crest helps people make so many bonds with friends, most of my best friends I met through Calvin Crest because I feel God willed it for us to go at the same time and meet. Every week I went I met some of the most amazing people. One of my favorite and best things about Calvin Crest is that the people there aren’t mean, they don’t judge you, they are genuinely kind, and they are amazing children of God. Each year I have noticed how much I liked it and always wanted to go back, but this year I noticed a change in the way I felt about it. I felt more connected there with new friends than I do in my own town. The week at ranch camp it rained most days, meaning we could only ride 2 of those days out of the 4 days usually planned. On the first day we met up with our counselors, our cabin mates and the rest of the camp. We played a meet and greet game and I got to spend time with 4 crazy friends that I have now bonded to through Calvin Crest. The next day we went out to Camp Cedars, came back for lunch, had F.O.B. (nap time), went swimming, had a snack and then we had B.L.A.S.T. (Bible Learning and Study Time). This year I feel more connected with God than ever before. I could feel him in our presence when I was at camp; I could see him in everyone there. Thank you so much for helping me go to camp again this year and get away from the cruel reality of this world.

Due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we have had to change our church website address to fpcwayne.com

LECTOR/GREETER SCHEDULE – AUGUST 2019

8/4/2019 Gordon Granberg Karen Johnson Pat Straight
8/11/2019 Glenda McDonald Pat & Glenda McDonald  
8/18/2019 Milton Owens Milton & Jackie Owens  
8/25/2019 Jeryl Nelson Jeryl & Rochelle Nelson  

 

August 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o Worship 10:00

o Fellowship 11:00

      1

 

2

 

3
4

 

Communion –

Jean Griess, elder

 

5

 

9:30am

Wayne Co. Family Coalition

 

6 7 8 9 10
11

 

1:30 Wayne Countryview Care Chapel

12 13

 

4:15 Deacons Meeting

14

 

10:30 WACAM

15 16

 

Homestead Presbytery Prime at Calvin Crest

17

 

Homestead Presbytery Prime at Calvin Crest

18

5:00 WSC Student Expo

19

 

20 21 22 23 24
25 26

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

7:00 Session

 

27

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

5:00 FPC/OSLC Golf Outing

28

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

29

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

30

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

31
             

 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

2          Gordon G.

3          Ken M.

8          Nina S.

12        Alissa J.

20        Russ U.

23        Hannah M.

27        Milton O.

30        Layne H.

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for September 2019

9/1/2019 Maria Ras The Ras Family  
9/8/2019 Mark Hammer The Hammer Family  
9/15/2019 Jim Curtiss Ken & Jan Liska Jim Curtiss
9/22/2019 Karen Johnson Ken & Karen Marra Karen Johnson
9/29/2019 Mark McCorkindale The McCorkindale Family  

 

September 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1

Each Sunday Morning:

o Worship 10:00

o Fellowship 11:00

 2 3 4 5

 

6

 

7
8

 

Communion –

Jean Griess, elder

 

9

 

9:30am

Wayne Co. Family Coalition

 

10 11

 

10:30 WACAM

12 13

 

PW Fall Gathering @ Calvin Crest

14

 

PW Fall Gathering @ Calvin Crest

15 16 17

 

Runza Feeds the Need for the Wayne Food Pantry!

18

 

1:00 Sewing Souls

19 20

 

 

21

 

 

22

 

1:30 Wayne Countryview Care Chapel

 

23

 

7:00 Session with Interim Executive Presbyter

 

24

 

11:00am

Northern Covenant Pastors

25 26 27 28
29 30

 

1 2

 

3

 

4

 

5
             

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

6          Anita F.

8          Sharyn P.

14        Angie N.

24        Misty B.

29        Melissa U.

30        Madison B.

 

Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

FPC Office & Wayne Food Pantry:

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.com

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.com/food-pantry/

Wayne Coat Closet: https://fpcwayne.com/wayne-coat-closet/

 

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First Presbyterian Church – Wayne, Nebraska

Wayne Food Pantry – Wayne, Nebraska

Wayne Coat Closet – First Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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Presbytidings – Summer 2019

 

Presbytidings – Summer 2019

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + www.fpcwayne.org

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

 

From the Pastor….

We’re starting to see signs around town of Wayne’s Chicken Days celebration. The 2019 theme is “Chickens Around the World.”   We have fun in Wayne celebrating chickens, with our themed t-shirts, parades, games and food! I recently saw this year’s colorful t-shirts, which sport a design of flags from around the world, displayed at a local business.

There is currently a trend in the United States for folks to raise chickens on their properties in both rural and urban settings. The benefits of this practice include fresh eggs as well the chickens keeping pests under control. Chickens can eat many types of kitchen scraps and their manure is good fertilizer.

Some of the same benefits enjoyed by American back-yard farmers are critically important for those in poor and developing countries. Chickens can provide vital food and nourishment to families via the eggs they produce. A good hen can lay up to 200 eggs a year in addition to a steady source of nutrition, the excess eggs can be sold. Feathers may also be sold for pillows and other uses and the natural fertilizer produced used for crops. Chickens require little space and can thrive on readily available scraps; this allows families to make money from the birds without spending much feeding them.

What if instead of just celebrating chickens around the world FPC worked to send some chickens around the world? The Presbyterian Church (USA) has a Giving Catalog through which individuals or congregations can “purchase animals” such as water buffalo, goats, pigs, chickens and more. The donated funds are designated for the desired animals and distributed through the Presbyterian Mission network; you could say that it’s the Presbyterian form of Heifer International.

Recently I read about Rev. Rex Wentzel from Sioux City, Iowa who is an advocate for the Giving Catalog. Rev. Wentzel is retired and wanted to stay active in the church after he left full time parish ministry. So, like many other retired clergy, he offered his service as a supply preacher for congregations when pastors were ill, on leave or on vacation, but rather than getting paid, he asks churches to donate chickens through the PC (USA) Giving Catalog, with a lifetime goal of raising funds for 100 flocks of chickens!  Wentzel thought this was an ideal way to promote mission in the congregations he visited; as of last report he’s halfway to his goal.

This is how it works; an individual or a congregation selects an item or items from the Giving Catalog and makes a financial donation. Individuals or congregations can make a gift in someone’s honor choosing something that represents those they love. For example, my parents used to raise, and sell dressed chickens every summer for extra money. I remember them at Christmas through The Giving Catalog with a donation for chickens.

I challenge FPC to raise $100.00 (or more) for the purchase of chickens, the flocks are $25.00 each, but any amount will move us toward our $100.00 goal. The Session has given approval for a special offering on Sunday, July 14th. Watch for the display in Fellowship Hall to remind you of the July 14th special offering and the final nest egg received. I encourage each household to pick up a Giving Catalog from Fellowship Hall or look at it on-line at https://presbyteriangifts.org/ and consider what alternate gifts you might give to family and friends in the coming year; after all, not everyone can say they got a flock of chickens for their birthday!!

Together we can help improve the food security and livelihoods of farmers and families around the world. Through this special offering we can provide help, hope and relief to individuals, families and communities in need. United with others through the Giving Catalog, our gifts are multiplied beyond what any of us can do alone. Let’s send some chickens around the world!!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

SUMMER COMMUNION DATES

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019. Glenda McDonald, Communion Elder.
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019. Jim Curtiss, Communion Elder.
  • Sunday, August 4, 2019. Jean Griess, Communion Elder.
  • Sunday, September 8, 2019. Kent Pulfer, Communion Elder.

 

COME TO THE WATERS BIBLE STUDY

During the summer we are looking at the role of water in the Scriptures. The outline for this sermon series comes from the Presbyterian Women’s Bible study “Come to the Waters.” Anyone is welcome to join Pastor Teresa on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am to look at the scripture passages for the following Sunday. The study covers both the Old and New Testaments and such topics as thirst and longing, faith, forgiveness, compassion, hope, righteousness, justice and deliverance. You are asked to read the scripture passages in advance of our meeting no other advance preparation is needed. The dates and the corresponding scriptures are as follows.

June 4th – Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 42:1-2, 63:1, John 19:28

June 11th- Joshua 3, Psalm 69:1-3

June 18th – Matthew 14:22-33

No meeting June 25th

July 2nd- Amos 5:21-24

July 9th – Isaiah 35:1-2, 5-7, Psalm 51:1-12, Matthew 6:12

July 16th -John 4:1-30, 39-42, Acts 2:44-47

July 23 – Pastor Teresa on study leave.

July 30th – Revelation 21-22

 

AED TRAINING

The Session recently purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which is an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart. A training session is tentatively planned for July 8th from 8:00-11:30am at Providence Medical Center for those interested in participating on the AED Response Team.   We still need volunteers. If you are already trained, we need a copy of your certification to keep on file. A sign-up sheet is on the Opportunities Table for all volunteers. Please register by June 21st so we can confirm the training event.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN & SEWING SOULS

Presbyterian Women will resume in the fall. The next Sewing Souls meeting will be Wednesday, June 19th at 2:00pm.

 

CHRISTIAN CROSS FESTIVAL

The Christian Cross Festival will be held at Sky View Lake in Norfolk on Friday, June 7, and Saturday June 8. Go and enjoy free admission, ministry, prayer, food, fellowship, a kid’s tent, inflatables and fireworks. Check it out on Facebook at Christian Cross Festival or online at www.christiancrossfestival.org  A fun day to fellowship in Norfolk!

 

EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR

The Worner Family and Boy Scout Troop 174 cordially invite you to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Jon Worner, Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, 4:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Wayne. There will be a taco bar following the ceremony.

 

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICES

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

  • RADIO DEVOTIONS Pastor Teresa will be giving devotions on 104.9 Big Red Country KTCH the week of June 24th – 28th at 5:40am.
  • CAREAGE CHAPEL Pastor will lead chapel at Careage on Sunday, June 30th at 1:30pm.
  • BROOKDALE CHAPEL Please feel free to join Pastor Teresa as she leads chapel at Brookdale on Wednesday, July 17th at 3:30pm.

 

PASTOR’S STUDY LEAVE

  • Pastor Teresa will be out on study leave June 20-23rd and July 22nd – 28th.
  • If you have a pastoral need while Pastor Teresa is away, please contact the office at (402)375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com

 

PULPIT SUPPLY

  • Sunday, June 23rd. Father Mark Beran, Director, St. Augustine Indian Mission, Winnebago, NE
  • Sunday, July 28th, Front Porch Pickers, Wayne, NE

 

SESSION

The next session meeting will be held on Monday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will not be a July meeting.

 

INDEPENDENCE WEEK SCHEDULE

The church office and food pantry will be open Monday, July 1st from 9:00-1:00pm. We will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th.

 

TRIENNIUM

The 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium will be held July 16-20th at Purdue University. Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth (entering 9th – graduated 12th grade) from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The theme for 2019 is “Here’s My Heart.” Gabe Peitz will be representing FPC at this event. Please keep him in your prayers especially during Triennium.

 

GOLF OUTING

Like to golf? Plan on gathering for a Lutheran/Presbyterian Golf outing in August, date to be announced.

 

COOKBOOKS

If you are looking for new recipes to try this summer, we still have a few First Presbyterian Cookbooks left.  The newly reduced price is $10.  See Karen Johnson or Jenny in the church office.

 

FLOWERS, LAWNS, FELLOWSHIP

Please consider one of the many service opportunities we have available at FPC this summer. We need flowers for worship, lawn-mowing, and people to provide and serve fellowship time after each worship service. Sign-up sheets are on the Opportunity Table to help us keep track and recognize those who help. Thank you to those who have already signed up!

 

YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is finished for the year. Thanks to Gail McCorkindale, Ronda Ras and Jim Curtiss for their leadership of our youth.

 

2018/19 FOOD PANTRY & BACKPACK NEWS

The food pantry has had a very busy year, we have already served over 130 families.  The Backpack Program served 4,300 food bags in the 2018/19 academic year. The program will continue 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: fpcwayne@gmail.com or (402)375-2669 for more details. Please consider a donation to the Wayne Food Pantry and Backpack Program ministry.

 

WAYNE GROW AN EXTRA ROW

Consider sharing your garden bounty this year with those in need in our community. Set aside a small bag of produce, and bring it to our food pantry.  The program was well received last year. You can help make a difference!  What we don’t give away will be for sale after church each Sunday, with the proceeds of the sale going to support the Pantry.

 

FPC Bowling Party – Wildcat Lanes

Sunday, May 12, 2019

(see our Media page for photos)

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, stepdads, granddads, adoptive fathers, foster fathers and father figures. Give thanks to God for the men in your lives who have guided, encouraged, challenged and loved you. On Father’s Day take time to let them know you remember and are grateful.

What Makes a Dad

(Author unknown)

God took the strength of a mountain,  The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,  The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,  The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,  The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,  The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,  The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,  When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,  And so, He called it… Dad.

 

JACK BEESON

Our sympathy is extended to Bev Beeson, Jock and Brenda Beeson and the extended family of Jack Beeson.  Jack passed away on Sunday, May 26th at Providence Medical Center. Jack will be missed greatly by his family as well as his church family. Jack served the church through the years as a Deacon and Ruling elder and on many committee’s over the years. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 3rd at First Presbyterian. As a witness to the many lives that Jack has touched through the years the church was full. We will indeed miss Jack’s wit and witness, but we thank God for the promises of Scripture that Jack has entered into his eternal reward.

Thank-you to Anita Fuelberth, Joan Lage and Jan Liska for their leadership for the Beeson funeral lunch, they did a great job of co-ordination. What I saw on Sunday and Monday was more than a congregation getting ready for a memorial service, more than people willing to be ushers and greeters. What I saw was more than the ladies of the church doing a funeral lunch, I saw the church being the church. Young and not so young, men and women, working together to care for members of the church family; that’s what being the body of Christ is about. Well done, good and faithful servants.

-Pastor Teresa

 

MANY THANKS!

“A million thanks to all of the wonderful people that stepped up Monday to set up, serve, and clean up for the lunch for the Beeson family. God has blessed First Presbyterian Church. God Bless you all.
-Anita”

 

GUIDELINES FOR ACOLYTES AND GREETERS

Attention Greeters: Please review the newly revised “Guidelines for Acolytes” the next time you assist during worship. Specifically, we are reminded that the “candle-lighting is representative of bringing the light of the Trinity into the sanctuary for the worship service.” Thank you for serving.

 

June 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o 10:00 Worship

o 11:00 Fellowship

 

          1
2

Pastor on vacation

Guest Speaker, Pastor

Anna Speiser

 

3

9:30am

Wayne Co. Family Coalition

 

4

 

5

2:00pm Presbyterian Women

6

 

7 8
9

Communion –

elder, Glenda McDonald

10 11

10:30

Bible Study

 

12

 

13

 

14 15
16

* Father’s Day

 

 

 

17

 

18

 

10:30am

Bible Study

 

19

 

2:00pm

Sewing Souls

20

(Pastor on

Study leave)

21

(Pastor on

Study leave)

22

(Pastor on

Study leave)

4:00pm

Jon Worner Eagle Scout Court of Honor

23

 

(Pastor on

Study leave)

 

Guest speaker, Fr. Mark Beran,

24

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

7:00pm

Session Meeting

7:30pm

Scout Committee Meeting

25

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

No

Bible Study

 

11:00am Northern Covenant Pastors

Meeting

26

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

3:00pm

Launch Leadership packs Backpacks

27

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

 

28

5:40am

KTCH 104.9 Moment for Living

 

29
30

1:30pm

Wayne Countryview Chapel

           

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for June 2019

6/2/2019 Glenda McDonald Pat & Glenda McDonald
6/9/2019 Melissa Urbanec The Urbanec Family
6/16/2019 James Lindau James Lindau/Joyce Reeg
6/23/2019 Jan Liska Ken & Jan Liska
6/30/2019 Josephine Peitz The Peitz Family

 

June Birthdays

2         Jean G., Jill S.

6         Connie B.

8         Brian B., Carol M.

10        Karen G.

18        Wes B.

19        Dennis S.

26        Pastor Teresa

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for July 2019

7/7/2019 Bev Beeson Babs Middleton Scott McLaughlin
7/14/2019 Ken Marra Ken & Karen Marra  
7/21/2019 Jim Curtiss Jim & Shari Paige Jim Curtiss
7/28/2019 Phil Griess Phil & Jean Griess  

 

July Birthdays

10        Shea S.

11        Luke P.

15        Greg W.

21        Josephine P.

24        Mark H., Zach U.

27        Cate W.

29        Marta P.

 

July 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o 10:00 Worship

o 11:00 Fellowship

 

1

9:30am Wayne Co. Family Coalition

 

9am-1pm

Office open

2

 

10:30

Bible Study

 

3 4

 

Office Closed

5

 

Office Closed

6
7

 

Communion –

elder, Jim Curtiss

 

8

8:00am

AED Training

9

 

10:30

Bible Study

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

14

Chicken Days

Special Offering

15

 

16

Triennium

10:30am

Bible Study

 

17

Triennium

3:30pm

Brookdale Chapel

 

18

Triennium

 

19

Triennium

 

20

Triennium

 

21

 

22

(Pastor on vacation)

 

23

(Pastor on vacation)

 

24

(Pastor on vacation)

 

25

(Pastor on vacation)

 

26

(Pastor on vacation)

 

27

(Pastor on vacation)

28

(Pastor on vacation)

 

10:00am

Front Porch Pickers

 

29

(Pastor on vacation)

7:30pm

Scout Committee Meeting

 

30

 

10:30

Bible Study

 

31      

 

Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

 

FPC Office & Wayne Food Pantry:

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.org/

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.org/food-pantry/

 

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Wayne Food Pantry – Wayne, Nebraska

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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Presbytidings – May 2019

 

Presbytidings – May 2019

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + www.fpcwayne.org

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

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES

Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Solomon Peitz-Wakefield High, Maysn Dorey and Zach Urbanec-Wayne High. Presbyterian Women and Sewing Souls gave each of them a fleece throw on Sunday, April 28th and we held a special fellowship after worship in their honor.

Here is a list of all our graduates:

First Presbyterian Church of Wayne High School Graduates:

Maysn Dorey             Wayne High School              Wayne State College, Pre-Vet

Solomon Peitz           Wakefield High School        Doane Univ., Mechanical Engineering

Zach Urbanec             Wayne High School              NECC, Business

Our College/University Graduates:

Logan Abraham                    NECC             Structural Drafting               May, 2019

Jaci Alexander                      NECC             Vet Tech                                December, 2018

Jacob Beair                            NECC             Graphic Design                    August, 2018

Brook Bowers                       WSC               Ag Business                           August, 2019

Sydney McCorkindale         WSC               Criminal Justice                    December, 2018

Luke Pulfer                            Iowa State      Mechanical Engineering      May, 2019

Suzanne Ras                          Morningside  Math Education                     May, 2019

Josh Stenka                            WSC               Exercise Science                   May, 2019

 

Prayer for our graduates

May God’s blessing follow you all as you find new journeys to travel.

May you walk safely along the pathways of your dreams.

May his gentle hand guide the decisions you will make and the passions that you follow.

May your hearts and lives always reflect his love and truth,

And may hope be a light within you that you carry into each new day. Amen.

 

ELEANOR EDWARDS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED ON APRIL 28th

The Discipleship Team and the Session are pleased to award the Eleanor Edwards Senior Scholarship to Solomon Peitz of Wakefield High School and Maysn Dorey & Zach Urbanec of Wayne High School. It is appropriate as we give scholarships in her name that we should be reminded of Eleanor’s love of children and teaching and how FPC received a gift that continues to bless the youth of our community.

Eleanor Edwards was a career elementary school teacher in the Nebraska Public Schools. Her first teaching job was at the one room school in District 18 where she taught 31 students from first to eighth grades for two years. After a variety of teaching jobs and a short time at the ASC office, Eleanor and her mother moved to Wayne in 1944. Eleanor began at Wayne Community schools where she taught 6th grade for 28 years. Eleanor was well respected by students and colleagues and her classrooms were well run. Eleanor retired from the Wayne School district in May of 1973 after 45 years of teaching.

After moving to Wayne Eleanor transferred her membership from the Welsh Zion Congregational Church west of Carroll to FPC in 1947. Eleanor was an active member, she taught Sunday school, served as church school superintendent. She was a ruling elder and president of the United Presbyterian Women; she was awarded an honorary PW membership in 1984.

Eleanor was active in the community she was a member of the Wayne Business and Professional Women, Wayne Area Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma. She liked to read, do needlework, watch sports and musicals and enjoyed traveling in the United States and Canada.

Eleanor died in 1984 and endowed the Presbyterian Church with a gift of $11,000.00. Once the account had grown with the accumulation of interest the Session decided that a book scholarship of $50.00 would be given to all FPC graduating seniors. Currently graduating FPC seniors are encouraged to make an application for the scholarship which has grown to $350.

We give thanks to God for Eleanor’s desire and ability to teach and shape the lives of so many children and that through this scholarship she continues to impact the lives of young people enabling them to further their education. We also give thanks for the forethought and guidance of the Session and their fiscal management through the years so that Eleanor’s gift can be perpetuated.

 

Women of God

“Women of God can never be like women of the world.

The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender.

There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind.

There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined.

We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith.

We have enough greed; we need more goodness.

We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.

We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”

Quote from  Margaret Nadauld

 

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR RESPONSE TEAM BEING CREATED

The Session recently authorized the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator for the church. An AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). [*]

Cardiac arrest can strike suddenly and not is not limited to one gender or older people. Children of any age may also experience cardiac arrest. Each year over 5,000 children die of cardiac arrest, suddenly and without warning. Often going into cardiac arrest is the first time the person knows that they have an underlying heart condition.[†]

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can save lives, the quicker the response to a life-threatening incident the better the chances of recovery. For example, in 2008, American Airlines celebrated 76 people being saved in the first 10 years they first put AEDs on their airplanes, with an overall survival rate of 63%. When bystanders provide CPR and use an AED before EMS arrives, 40% of the victims survive, which is much higher than the national average of a 10% survival rate.

We will need to compile a list of people to be on our AED Response Team. Volunteers must be willing to take AED training to be on the Response Team. The use of an AED will not cause any damage to the victim, as the machine will read the electrical system of the individual and only deliver a shock when necessary, the automated system means you don’t have to worry that you could make the situation worse.  Those who work in the medical field and already have training on this device would be great additions to our Response Team. Watch for the AED Response team sign-up sheet on the Opportunities Table. We will be offering training on how to use the unit, which has voice commands to walk a person through the process after we receive the unit and the training materials.

We maintain fire extinguishers in the church for emergency situations and hope we never experience a fire, having the tools to deal with a fire quickly is necessary in case of an emergency,  likewise, an AED unit allows us to be prepared should any members or visitors experience a cardiac arrest.

 

PASTOR’S VACATION & STUDY LEAVE

  • Pastor will be on study leave May 13th – 16th, 2019.
  • Pastor Teresa will be on vacation the week of May 28th – June 3rd. Anna Speiser will be leading worship service on Sunday, June 2nd. (Communion will be held on June 9th.)
  • If you have a pastoral need while Pastor Teresa is away, please contact the office at (402)375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the following days:

  • Sunday, May 5th at 10:00am (Communion elder, Jane O’Leary)
  • Sunday, June 9th at 10:00am (Communion elder, Glenda McDonald)

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN SPRING GATHERING UPDATE

Saturday April 27th, Karen Johnson, Jackie Owens and Pastor Teresa attended the spring gathering of Homestead Presbyterian Women at Fremont Presbyterian Church. The group gathered for coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by a brief worship followed by the keynote speaker.

Keynote speaker was Kathleen Keefer who was a delegate to the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. As an active Presbyterian Woman, serving as PW Moderator for the Presbytery of the Missouri River Valley, Secretary for the PW of the Synod of the Lakes and Prairies and Coordinator of the Justice and Peace Committee for PW in the synod, she not only strives to learn about the plight of women and children throughout the world but to also make others aware of situations that do not make the front page of newspapers or the typical woman’s newsfeed on Facebook. As committee chair, she sends out frequent emails citing items from the Presbyterian Women – Working for Justice and Peace calendar, news stories about the #metoo movement, children soldiers, the use of the threat of sexual assault as a weapon, and hands on mission projects such as “Days for Girls.” Keefer has 30+ years of experience in the field of child abuse investigation and child abuse prevention. This work has also brought her into the field of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and services to protect women and children (and sometimes men), to work toward the prevention of IPV and to support the family in these very difficult times. Keefer shared about her experience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Some of the topics and areas of concern that PW and other women’s groups addressed included education, health and wellness, human trafficking as well as economic issues.

The business meeting included the report of the moderator, treasurer. Reading awards were presented and Karen Johnson and Jackie Owens were recipients. A PW recommended book is Neither Wolf Nor Dog, on Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn, a synopsis of the book appears elsewhere in the newsletter. The group was thanked for their donations to the collection of baby items for Pine Ridge Reservation, the response has been wonderful and will be greatly appreciated. There was also a skit highlighting the upcoming Synod gathering in July and the commissioning of those who are attending the synod gathering. The business meeting concluded and the group enjoy a lovely lunch together.

 

NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG, on Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder

by Kent Nerburn

Synopsis:  The heart of the Native American experience: In this 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Kent Nerburn draws the reader deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It’s a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies.

 

SYNOD GATHERING OF PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

IN THE SYNOD OF LAKES AND PRAIRIES

JUNE 20-23, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Women of all ages who would like to join in Christian Fellowship and are looking for a spiritually enriching experience.

Choose from a variety of workshops including a look at the 2019-2020 Horizons Bible Study, mission speakers, justice and peace opportunities, leadership training, and some fun things.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rev. Kathy Reeves, retired mission coordinator for Presbyterian Women, Inc.

PLENARY SPEAKERS: Elona Street-Stewart, synod executive of Synod of Lakes and Prairies Mary Newburn-Williams, executive presbyter of Presbytery of Missouri River Valley.

WORSHIP LEADER: Rev. Suzanne Gorhau

BIBLE STUDY LEADER: Kathleen Keefer

MUSIC LEADER: Kris Peterson

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS will include: Morning and evening worship, Bible study, selection of workshops, Hands-on mission project, Mission display, many speakers, book display, Fair trade store, and movies.

REGISTRATION COST: $200 (Scholarships are available to attend from Homestead PW-contact Pastor Teresa for more information.)

ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE GATEWAY All events for the Gathering will be held at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames, Iowa. All participants will reserve their own rooms. Give them the dates and tell them you are with Presbyterian Women. We have rooms with 2 beds blocked off for our use. The room rate is $120/night plus taxes for 1-4 in a room.  Phone: 515-292-8600 or 800-367-2637.

More information about the Synod Gathering:

“Days for Girls” will be the hands on mission project. 

$10 gift cards from Target and Hy-Vee will be collected. The recipients will be the Butterfly Freedom House which is transitional housing for women coming out of prison and Wings of Refuge which is girls coming out of trafficking.

Marion Medical Mission and Sudanese worshipping community will be our offering recipients.

If you will be displaying a board for mission projects, justice and peace, Disaster Preparedness, etc, please let your moderator know so the committee can be notified.  This will allow for adequate space for everything to be displayed properly.

 

YOUTH GROUP

Please watch the bulletin for announcements regarding Youth Group in May.

 

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICES

Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at the following location this month:

  • CAREAGE CHAPEL: Sunday, May 19th at 1:30pm.
  • BROOKDALE: Wednesday, May 22 at 3:30pm.

 

SEWING SOULS

Please watch your bulletins for the next Sewing Souls date.

 

SESSION

The Session will meet on May 20th at 7:00pm. (Rescheduled from the original date of 5/27/19)

HOMESTEAD PRESBYTERY ASSEMBLY

Homestead Presbytery will be held on Thursday, 5/16 at the Presbyterian Church in North Bend, NE.

FLOWERS FOR WORSHIP

The Worship Team is encouraging members to sign up to provide flowers for worship.  A sign-up sheet for May and June will be on the Opportunity Table to help us keep track and recognize those who are providing flowers. Thank-you to Jeanne Griess, Jackie Owens and Jodi Pulfer for helping co-ordinate flowers for worship.

 

PW COOKBOOK SPECIAL!

Are you are looking for a great Mother’s Day gift? Our second PW cookbook is on special this summer. The cost is only $10.  See Karen Johnson or Jenny in the church office.

 

YOU ARE INVITED!

Please join Solomon Peitz and his family at a reception to celebrate his graduation from Wakefield High School, Sunday, May 19th following a 2:30pm commencement. Location: Logan Valley Golf Course, 58472 – 858 Road, Wakefield, NE.

 

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING

Here are the results of the One Great Hour of Sharing offering:

OGHS:                                    269.00

Special Project (Flooding): 250.00

Total:              519.00

 

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP & BRUNCH THANK-YOU

Our thanks to everyone who helped to provide for the Easter brunch, and to all those who helped to serve, and to clean-up. The church was beautifully decorated. There were around 70 people in attendance at worship that day, and it was a glorious day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

 

LENTEN WORSHIP THANK-YOU

Thank-you to all who participated in our Lenten suppers and worship. Thank-you to the Session members who served as fellowship hosts each week and all who contributed food. Thank-you also to Jim Curtiss, Solomon Peitz, Mark McCorkindale, Ken Marra, Gabriel Peitz and Gordon Grandberg for participating as readers in our worship series “At the Crossroads.”

 

EASTER LILY DEDICATIONS

In Memory of…

  • Archie & Irene Kreycik and Alex & Stella Liska

By Ken & Jan Liska

  • Willis Wiseman, M.D.

By The Grandchildren of Will Wiseman

  • Roy D. Christensen, Jean Marie Doyle, Luella & Wilmer Marra

By Ken & Karen Marra

  • & Mrs. John Owens Doyle, Mr. & Mrs. John Gesiriech

By Milton & Jacqulyn Owens

  • Wilmer & Elizabeth Griess, Harold & G. Elena Wagner

By Phil & Jean Griess

  • Jed and Jay D. O’Leary

By Jay & Jane O’Leary

  • Will Hammer, Eugene & Nadine McDowell, Arnold Hammer, and Mary Kay & Greg Meeker

By Mark, Jenny & Nina Hammer

And thank you to all those that left lilies without acknowledgement.

 

THANK YOU TO CHURCH FAMILY

Our special thanks to Pastor Teresa for her phone calls and messages of comfort, sympathy and love. It meant so much to me. Also thank you to the members of FPC for their calls and messages of caring. Verlin would want to thank you all. My family and I want you to know the Wayne church is very special to us. I can only be thankful for Verlin and my 72 years of being together. Many have not had that and to be thankful he is in a better place. Blessings to you all. Elaine

 

CALVIN CREST

There is still time to register for camp! Calvin Crest scholarship forms are available from either Pastor Teresa or Jenny. Contact us at fpcwayne@gmail.com for a downloadable copy.

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for May 2019

5/5/2019 Candyce Peitz The Peitz Family
5/12/2019 Kevin Peterson Kevin & Shannon Peterson
5/19/2019 Kent Pulfer Kent & Jodi Pulfer
5/26/2019 Ronda Ras The Ras Family

 

MAY BIRTHDAYS

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3         Joann P., Dave P.

10        Jeryl N.

11        Karen J., Solomon P.

12        Joan L.

14        Bo A.

15        Jordan A.

17        Jaci A.

18        Jay and Jane O.  &  Taytum S.

19        Glenda M.

22        Marie J.

24        Gail M.

26        Dale A.

 

May 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

o 10:00 Worship

o 11:00 Fellowship

    1

2:00pm

Presbyterian Women

 

2

Noon

National Day of Prayer Service

3 4
5

*Communion

 

6

9:30

Wayne County Family Coalition

 

6:30

Scout Den Meeting

7

 

8

10:30 WACAM

1:00

Worship Committee

7:30

Youth Group

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

*Presbyterian Pealers play

Mother’s Day

13

6:30

Scout Den Meeting

14

Pastor on Study Leave

15

Pastor on Study Leave

16

Pastor on Study Leave

 

17 18
19

1:30

Careage Chapel

20

7:00

Session

 

21

 

22

3:30

Brookdale Chapel

 

 

23 24 25
26

 

27

Memorial Day

28

Pastor on vacation

29

Pastor on vacation

30

Pastor on vacation

31

Pastor on vacation

1

Pastor on vacation

             

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Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

 

FPC Office & Wayne Food Pantry:

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.org/

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.org/food-pantry/

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

 

[*] https://www.altramedical.com/ten-reasons-why-you-need-an-aed/

[†] https://www.altramedical.com/ten-reasons-why-you-need-an-aed/

Presbytidings – April 2019

Presbytidings – April 2019

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + www.fpcwayne.org

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

 

LENTEN SUPPERS & SERVICES

Our church family will continue to gather for weekly Wednesday night suppers at 6:00pm during Lent ending on Wednesday, April 10th. The supper sign-up sheets are on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall. Afterward, we will gather for Lenten services at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

  • Palm Sunday, April 14th at 10:00am
  • Maundy Thursday with communion: April 18th at 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday brunch: April 21st at 9:00am  (Signup sheet is on the Opportunity Table)
  • Easter Sunday Celebration: April 21st at 10:00am

 

EASTER LILIES

Please help us decorate our sanctuary for Easter by bringing your Easter lilies and placing them on the chancel. If you would like to have an acknowledgment in the bulletin on Easter day, please give Jenny the information.

 

oghs

One Great Hour of Sharing is the church saying, “We’ll be there when you need us.” Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with people experiencing need. Your gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, food for the hungry, and community development that helps people find safe refuge, start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families and communities. The One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be collected on Palm Sunday & Easter Sunday.

 

From the Pastor….

During the Lenten season we’ve been talking about crossroads; times of decision, some choices are easy, others are very hard, some choices must be made quickly and others you might have time to consider carefully. Jesus encountered many crossroads and was always able to choose God’s way for his life. Jesus’ ministry was among those who were most vulnerable, not the rich and powerful. Jesus preached good news to the poor and release to the captives. As a faith family, we are reminded of our call to compassion to the poor, as well as those who find themselves vulnerable due to circumstances beyond their control such as the recent flooding and blizzard in Nebraska and other midwestern states.

It’s important to pray for our neighbors and friends however it is also important that we act to help where and how we can. One way of supporting those who are hurting whether in Nebraska or around the world is through our financial support the PC(USA) One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS- for more information see http://www.presbyterianmission.org/oghs) offering which will be received April 14th and 21st. OGHS is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world.

Did you know that the OGHS offering supports three ministry programs of the church; Presbyterian Disaster, Presbyterian Hunger and Self-Development of People, a thumbnail sketch of each program and the allocation for each follows:

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (PDA)

  • works alongside communities as they recover after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters and offers support for refugees.
  • receives 32% of funds raised from OGHS.
  • PDA is the emergency and refugee program of the PC(USA). Recently PDA has assisted 28 states following natural and human- caused disasters including flooding in Montana, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Hawaii; tornados in Alabama, Virginia and Iowa; wildfires in Californian and Colorado as well as ongoing response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
  • Note – As a result of recent flooding in Nebraska Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has been in the Presbytery and we await their assessment and report.
  • You can find out more about the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/pda/

PRESBYTERIAN HUNGER PROGRAM (PHP)

SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE (SDOP)        

  • Invests in communities responding to their experiences of oppression, poverty and injustice and educates Presbyterians about the impact of these issues
  • receives 32% of funds raised from OGHS.
  • Find out more about the work of Self Development of People at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/sdop/

This year with the after effects of the flooding still very visible we have an opportunity to help our neighbors and friends by designating offerings to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for support of flood recovery.  Donations for flood recovery should be addressed to account DR000191 U.S. Flooding (see related article which follows for more information).   Let us continue to hold in prayer those impacted by flooding and the blizzard as well as all the volunteers helping with recovery and be open to other ways we might assist in the recovery.  Sharing our gifts and working together we can share God’s love with our neighbors in need as they put their lives back in order.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

Prayer for One Great Hour of Sharing 

God of mercy, help us look past the walls

and doors of this church.

Help us to open our doors

to walk alongside the vulnerable

to whom we have been called.

As we share through this Offering,

may all your children feel

the love of Christ and share in

the justice, compassion, and joy

you offer. Keep us unsatisfied with being

THIS church on THIS corner,

so we shall be known as

CHRIST’s church to the whole world. 

Amen.

 

Nebraska Strong; Homestead Presbytery Response to Flooding

A National Response Team from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance was recruited for Homestead Presbytery in response to the flooding. The team has arrived and visited many of the affected communities, assessed needs, and met with local authorities. The Presbytery office will be informing the Presbytery after the PDA assessment of the needs and ways to help.

Homestead Presbytery will be requesting a $7,500 Initial Assistance Grant from PDA as a resource for to respond to the needs in the Presbytery. These initial grants allow for broad disaster response support for congregations and communities. The Presbytery needs a team of about 5 or 6 people to begin working on our response as a presbytery, especially people from the communities that were affected. If you are willing to serve on this team, please contact Raymond Meester via email at raymondm@homesteadpres.org or call or text to Ray’s cell phone: 402.217.3684.

Individuals or churches can donate to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. You may want to designate your contributions to a couple of different PDA accounts:

DR000148 — Initial Response Account. This designated account is for general relief and undesignated program support. It supplements the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering and enables members and congregations to make general designations to use funds where they are needed as determined by PDA.

DR000191 — U.S. Flooding. This designated account supplements the One Great Hour of Sharing offering and enables members and congregations to support the PC(USA) response to episodes of flooding within the United States. Funds into this account will help communities overall relief and recovery efforts associated with flooding to include assessments, clean-up efforts, and rebuilding.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

  • The Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, April 3rd at 4:00pm in Fellowship Hall.
  • Presbyterian Women’s Spring Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 27th at the Fremont Presbyterian Church. This year’s theme is “God’s Promise: How to Live Faithfully in our Divisive World.” The cost is $8. Please contact Karen Johnson for further details.
  • The Homestead Presbyterian Women will be collecting baby layette items for the Pine Ridge Reservation at the Spring Gathering. You are invited to donate any of the following items: Onesies, sleepers, outfits, socks, bibs, receiving blankets, disposable diapers, and little books/toys/rattles.

 

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICES

Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at the following locations throughout April:

  • CAREAGE CHAPEL Pastor will lead chapel at Careage on Sunday, April 7th at 1:30pm.
  • BROOKDALE CHAPEL Pastor Teresa will lead Brookdale Chapel on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:30pm.

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the following days:

  • Sunday, April 7th at 10:00am (Communion elder, Jim Curtiss)
  • Maundy Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm

 

HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP

We will do our spring highway cleanup after worship on Sunday, April 7th (rain date: April 28th). Please wear your work clothes to church that day. We will depart after worship to our stretch of Highway 35 (markers 33-35 east of Wayne). This is a great time for families to do a service project together. With plenty of help, this project can take less than one hour.

 

DEACONS

The Deacons will meet Tuesday, April 9th at 4:15pm. Please contact Pastor Teresa if you are unable to attend.

 

YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group will meet Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00pm and Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30pm this month. Contact Gail McCorkindale or Ronda Ras for more details.

 

ELEANOR EDWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION DUE

The Eleanor Edwards scholarship application are due to the church office by Friday, April 19th. Scholarships will be awarded on Sunday, May 5th, followed by a reception for the graduates.

 

SESSION

The Session will meet Monday, April 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please submit an action items to Jane O’Leary or Pastor Teresa by Friday, April 12th.

 

SEWING SOULS

On Wednesday, April 24th at 2:00 Sewing Souls will meet to start new projects and continue projects such as pillowcases for children in the hospital. Come join us no matter what your sewing skills are.

 

GRADUATION SUNDAY

Join us on Sunday, May 5th at we recognize our high school graduates. Maysn Dorey and Zach Urbanec will be graduating from Wayne High, and Solomon Peitz is graduating from Wakefield High. Following the service, there will be a cake fellowship. All are welcome!

 

SYNOD SCHOOL

Want to go to camp as a family this summer?  Plan to Join Presbyterians from all over the Midwest at Buena Vista College, in Storm Lake, IA July 21-26, 2019.  Plan on a week of inspiring worship, educational speakers, arts and crafts, and lots of new friends for the entire family.  There is programming available for every age and every interest.  Want more information?  Go to http://www.lakesandprairies.org/SynodSchool

 

SUMMER CAMP @ CALVIN CREST

Summer is coming! We promise! And what better way to spend your summer than going to camp learning about Jesus with friends? Calvin Crest is officially open for summer camp registration: http://www.calvincrest.org/summer-camp/ Pick out your week of camp and register your kid(s) or grandkid(s). Adherents of our church may apply for a scholarship to pay ½ of the cost of registration.  Additional scholarships, based on financial need may be available. Please ask Jenny or Pastor Teresa for an application.

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Have you lost a loved one recently? The grief can be hard to handle. Please consider joining the Providence Medical Grief Support group. We will meet Tuesday evenings (April 8-May 13) from 6:30-8:15pm. Snacks are provided. For more information call 402-375-7923.

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for April 2019

4/7/2019 Jim Curtiss Ken & Jan Liska Jim Curtiss
4/14/2019 Jeryl Nelson Ken & Karen Marra  
4/21/2019 Gail McCorkindale The McCorkindale Family  
4/28/2019 tba tba  

 

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April 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  Sunday Mornings:

o  8:45

Handbell Choir

o  10:00 Worship

o  11:00 Fellowship

 

1

9:30 Wayne County Family Coalition

 

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

 

2 3

4:00 Presbyterian Women

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

4 5 6

 

7

 

10:00 Worship with Communion

11:15 Highway Cleanup

1:30 Careage Chapel

8

 

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

 

9

 

4:15

Deacons Meeting

10

10:30 WACAM

at Brookdale

3:30 Brookdale Chapel

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

8:00 Youth Group

 

11

 

2:00 Darrow tunes organ

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

Palm Sunday

 

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

15

 

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

16 17

 

18

 

7:00 Maundy Thursday Service with Communion

 

19

 

Good Friday

 

Eleanor Edwards Scholarship apps due

20

 

Great Vigil

of Easter

21

9:00

Easter Brunch

10:00

Easter Worship

 

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

 

22

 

7:00 Session

23

 

11:00

PC(USA) Northern Covenant Meeting

24

 

2:00 Sewing Souls

7:30 Youth Group

25

 

26

 

2:00

Pipe Organ tuning

27

 

PW Spring Gathering

In Fremont

28

 

29 30        

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

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4        Bev Beeson

6        Shari Dunklau

9        Kevin Armstrong

24      Gina McDonald

26      Phil Griess, Levi Heese

27      Verianne McClain

29      Heidi Armstrong

 

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Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

 

FPC Office, Wayne Food Pantry & Coat Closet:

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.org/

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.org/food-pantry/

Wayne Coat Closet: https://fpcwayne.org/wayne-coat-closet/

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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Presbytidings – March 2019

Presbytidings – March 2019

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + www.fpcwayne.org

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

 

“At the Crossroads”

Evening Lenten Services

Beginning March 6th at at 7:00pm

This year during our Lenten services we will be meeting some of the people involved in the story of the Passion of Christ. Many people when they encountered Christ came to a crossroad and had to decide which way to go. Each week we will hear from an individual who encountered Christ and the choices they made. Some chose well, some did not, the stories of each of these experiences help us to know what to do and what not to do when we encounter similar crossroads in our own lives. It is hoped that each week will reveal how Christ and his cross lead us to discern God’s will for us. Beginning March 13th, Lenten services will include a fellowship meal of soup and sandwiches beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by a time of worship.

March 6th, Ash Wednesday – David (no meal)

March 13th – Judas

March 20th – Pontius Pilate

March 27th – Malchus

April 3rd – Peter

April 10th – John

April 18th – Maundy Thursday with communion (no meal)

Please plan to join us for this time of fellowship and worship

as part of your Lenten practices.

 

Preparation

Lent is a time for serious thought

A time of meditation;

It is a time to fast and pray,

A time for contemplation.

Lent is a time to look within,

A time of realization

Of just what means the most in life,

A time of revelations.

So Lent become a holy time,

A time of preparation

For all the joy that Easter brings,

A time of resurrection.

 

Author; Frieda Bair from

Feather in the Wind, Dorrance & Co.

 

From the Pastor,

Robert Frost’s beloved poem “The Road Not Taken” speaks of standing where “…two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” having a decision to make as to which road to choose. As in Frost’s poem we often encounter crossroads in our lives, when decisions must be made as to what path we will travel.

Standing at the crossroad we may choose to travel on a familiar road, however sometimes our choice takes us on a road void of anything familiar and we have a hard time getting and keeping our bearings. Marriage, family, education, vocation are but a few of the crossroads we encounter during our lives; college or a trade school, should we accept a new and challenging position or remain in a familiar setting. The experience of being told you have a serious health issue can quickly put you at a crossroad in what may seem like the wilderness, as you decide the best course of action; surgery or no surgery, treatment or no treatment.

There are numerous biblical accounts of folks who encountered crossroads in their lives which required hard decisions on what path to take. When God told Abram to leave his home and go to the land he would be shown, he didn’t have an on-board navigation system, he didn’t even have a road map. Yet Abram trusted God and set out. As part of his journey Genesis chapter 12 tells that Abram went to Egypt because of a famine in the land. He decided to say his wife Sarai was his sister to preserve his life and he was enriched by the Pharaoh as a result. The Pharaoh even wanted to marry Sarai, however, when the Pharaoh found out about the trick, Abram and his family were sent away.   There were other times in his life that Abram displayed generosity rather than selfishness.

Rahab[*] made a choice to protect the spies of Joshua from the king of Jericho. She had heard of how God had blessed and protected the Israelites and asked for protection for her family and herself in exchange for helping the spies. To guarantee the family’s protection Rahab was to gather all her family in her home and tie a scarlet cord from her window, they were promised safety if Rahab didn’t give away the spies. She put her life in danger to protect her family. You remember the rest of the story; Joshua and his soldiers were given the victory over Jericho and Rahab and her family were saved.

Imagine if Mary[†] had said no to the angel Gabriel’s message! Mary certainly went down an unexpected road. Her journey was filled with love and joy as well as challenges and grief, much like our lives. Joseph was at a crossroads when Mary told him she was pregnant; he had to decide if he would he divorce her quietly or walk with her on a path that was certain to be rough. Joseph, with a little heavenly guidance decided to walk with Mary. Crossroads and the resulting choices can be dangerous places, places where we encounter fear and challenge, but they can also be places that we encounter beauty and mystery.

During our Wednesday evening Lenten services, we will encounter six biblical characters who to came to a crossroad in their lives some choose well, and others did not. Some wrong choices eventually lead to confession before God, other choices lead to betrayal and judgment. Some who encountered Jesus turned their lives around and went in a completely different direction, living lives of compassion, obedience and declaring their faith in Christ.

Every Lent we stand at a crossroad, we are invited to a time of self- examination, of our lives, our relationship with Christ, to repent of those things that get between us and God.  Sometimes we do have to turn around, change directions, choose another path, other times our faith requires that we stay on the path, following the signs, trying not to be afraid even when the road is rough, and the terrain is unfamiliar. Whether we travel on familiar or unfamiliar roads we are not alone, for as God spoke to Jacob; “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go….”[‡] We can give thanks for the faithfulness of our Triune God who has promised never to leave or forsake us. Thanks be to God.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Spring forward one hour the weekend of March 10th!

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the following dates:

  • Sunday, March 3rd (Communion elder, Jean Griess)
  • Sunday, April 7th at 7:00pm (Communion elder, Jim Curtiss)

 

DEACONS MEETING

The Deacons will meet on Tuesday, March 12th at 4:15pm.

 

LENTEN SUPPERS & SERVICES

Our church family will gather for weekly Wednesday night suppers during Lent beginning Wednesday, March 13th through Wednesday, April 17th at 6:00pm. The supper sign-up sheets are on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall. Afterward, we will gather for Lenten services at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

  • Palm Sunday, April 14th at 10:00am
  • Maundy Thursday with communion : April 18th at 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday brunch: April 21st at 9:00am
  • Easter Sunday Celebration with communion: April 21st at 10:00am

 

HOMESTEAD PRESBYTERY DAY OF DISCERNMENT PART TWO – March 16th, 2019

All members of PC (USA) churches in Homestead Presbytery are invited to participate in the Process of Discernment on March 16th at Calvin Crest Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Synod representatives Elona Street-Steward and Deb DeMeester will be helping facilitate the conversation about the future direction of Homestead staffing, mission, and the Presbytery as a whole. ALL are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion of how the Presbytery can be more responsive to congregations and pastors as well as the communities we serve and the role of the Presbytery as a governing body. Pastor Teresa is planning to attend, please contact her if you are interested in going. There is no fee to attend and lunch and childcare will be provided.

 

YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group will meet Wednesday, March 14th and 28th this month.  Contact Gail McCorkindale or Ronda Ras for more details.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian will meet Wednesday, March 6th at 4:00pm in Fellowship Hall.

Check out these two new books which have been added to the PW Library, housed in Fellowship Hall. Take a look, you may find something interesting to read on a cold winter night.

  • In This Moment. From #1 New York Timesbestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a brand-new Baxter Family novel about a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit.
  • ·         Thomas Kinkade’s Cape Light: A Christmas Secret (A Cape Light Novel) by Katherine Spencer. The Christmas of 1955 seemed the last for his toyshop, until a miracle arrived, along with a stray dog named Otis. As Martin discovers, his grandfather’s greatest legacy is a priceless lesson about giving from the heart.

 

SEWING SOULS

Sewing Souls will meet Wednesday, March 20th at 4:00pm.

 

SESSION

The Session will gather on Monday, March 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

FOLLOWING DAMARIS RETREAT – March 29-31, 2019

Come, “Follow Damaris” to a more vital faith in a retreat setting where you will be introduced to life-giving and life-glorifying means of imagining and experiencing God. The retreat will be held at Calvin Crest Conference Center in Fremont, NE and begins on Friday before dinner and ends after Sunday morning worship. See more details on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

 

SUMMER CAMP @ CALVIN CREST

The warm weather is coming! We promise! And what better way to spend your summer than going to camp with friends and Jesus! Calvin Crest is officially open for summer camp registration: www.calvincrest.org/summer-camp. Please visit with Pastor Teresa regarding scholarships from the church. Hope to see you there!

 

SYNOD SCHOOL

Make plans to attend Synod School 2018 this summer, July 21-26 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Registration is now open. You can view the extensive catalog at http://www.lakesandprairies.org/SynodSchool

 

Lector/Greeter Schedule for March 2019

3/3/2019 Karen Johnson Presbyterian Women
3/10/2019 Milton Owens Milton & Jackie Owens
3/17/2019 Jodi Pulfer Kent & Jodi Pulfer
3/24/2019 Maria Ras The Ras Family
3/31/2019 Jack Beeson The Hammer Family

 

March 2019 – First Presbyterian Church 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   Each Sunday Morning:

o  Handbell Choir 8:45

o  Worship 10:00

o  Fellowship 11:00

 

 

 

1

 

2
3

Transfiguration of the Lord

 

Communion

 

Celebrate the Gifts of Women

4

5:40 Pastor has KTCH devotions

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

5

5:40 Pastor has KTCH devotions

 

6

Ash Wednesday

5:40 Pastor has KTCH devotions

4:00 Presbyterian Women

7:00 Ash Wednesday Service

 

7

5:40 Pastor has KTCH devotions

 

8

5:40 Pastor has KTCH devotions

 

9
10

1st Sunday in Lent

 

Daylight Savings – spring ahead!

 

11

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

12

4:15 Deacons Meeting

13

10:30 Pastor at WACAM

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

8:00 Youth Group

 

14 15

 

16

Day of Discernment

Pt. 2 at Calvin Crest

17

 

2nd Sunday in Lent

18

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

19

 

20

4:00 Sewing Souls

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

 

21

 

 

22

 

23

 

 

24

3rd Sunday in Lent

25

7:00 Session Meeting

26

 

27

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

8:00 Youth Group

28

 

29

 

30

 

31

4th Sunday in Lent

1

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

2 3

6:00 Soup Supper

7:00 Lent Service

 

4 5 6

 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

17      Jack Beeson

19      Judy Lindberg

24      Jacob Beair

25      Leigh Heese

28      Babs Middleton

29      Madison Urbanec

Would you like to see your birthday listed here? 

Contact the church office 402-375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com

 

 

Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

 

FPC Office & Wayne Food Pantry:

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.org/

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.org/food-pantry/

 

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Wayne Food Pantry – Wayne, Nebraska

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Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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[*] Joshua 2-6

[†] Luke 1:26-38

[‡] Genesis 28:15 a

Presbytidings – February 2019

Presbytidings – February 2019

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church

216 West Third Street, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

(402) 375-2669 + www.fpcwayne.org

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

 

From the Pastor……

Welcome to February, a month that celebrates love. Retail stores are full of reminders that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. There are plenty of gift choices to reflect your love and affection; candy in heart shaped boxes, as well flowers, stuffed animals to mention a few. Yet stuffed animals, flowers, or boxes of chocolates are just a token of our love. Love or lack of love is reflected not just one day in February but every day in how we speak to each other, how we live in families and in communities.

One of the most famous biblical passages on love comes from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

(1st Corinthians 13:4-7)

These words are often used in wedding ceremonies and are of course important to remember in a marriage or in any relationship yet Paul’s original audience wasn’t a couple, but rather a community of believers. A church that was challenged internally by divisions about spiritual gifts, as well as differences in social status and influences from the culture around them. Paul wrote to answer questions posed from the believers regarding the Lord’s Supper, worship, marriage and other issues in the community. Paul’s letter addressed these problems but was also a letter of encouragement.

In 1st Corinthians chapter 12 Paul discusses spiritual gifts, the diversity of gifts and how they are given for the good of the community. The Apostle also reminded the believers that they were the body of Christ, a body which was diverse, but unified in Christ, a body that should look at each other in love. Paul’s words emphasize that love is not self-seeking, but rather puts others first. Being loving doesn’t mean overlooking wrong doing however it does mean offering each other grace, patience, trust, and forgiveness.

How would our lives be different if we were to put into action Paul’s words from chapters 12 and 13; recognizing God’s gifts in each person, seeking to make each person feel valued for their abilities, and that their gifts were needed in their home, church and community. How would our lives be different if we recognized that our diversity of gifts, as well as gender and ethnicity are to be received with thanksgiving rather than a way to organize into opposing groups. Paul’s words are as valuable to us today as they were for the Corinthian church, we are to receive and build up one another with love every day, for as Paul wrote love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 

Grace and peace,

Pastor Teresa

 

“At the Crossroads”

Evening Lenten Services

Begin March 6th

Lenten services will include a fellowship meal of soup and sandwiches beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by a time of worship. This year during our Lenten services we will be meeting some of the people involved in the story of the Passion of Christ. Many people when they encountered Christ came to a crossroad and had to decide which way to go. Each week we will hear from an individual who encountered Christ and the choices they made. Some chose well, some did not, the stories of each of these experiences help us to know what to do and what not to do when we encounter similar crossroads in our own lives. It is hoped that each week will reveal how Christ and his cross lead us to discern God’s will for us.

March 6th Ash Wednesday – David

March 13th – Judas

March 20th – Pontius Pilate

March 27th – Malchus

April 3rd – Peter

April 10th – John

April 18th – Maundy Thursday with communion

Please plan to join us for this time of fellowship and worship as part of your Lenten practices.

 

LENTEN SUPPERS AND SERVICES

Our church family will gather for weekly suppers during Lent, beginning on Wednesday, March 13th, at 6:00pm. (Watch for the sign-up sheets on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall.) Following the suppers, we will gather at 7:00pm for Lenten service.

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO LENT & EASTER

Observe a holy Lenten season this year.

  • We will begin Lent with an Ash Wednesday service March 6th at 6:30pm.
  • Lenten services & soup suppers will begin weekly on Wednesdays, beginning on March 13 – April 10th.
  • Palm Sunday Service on Sunday, April 14th at 10:00am.
  • The Maundy Thursday service with communion will be held Thursday evening, April 18th.
  • Celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord at our Easter Sunday service with our traditional Easter Brunch beginning at 9:00am on Sunday, April 21st.

 

COMMUNION

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Jim Paige will serve as the Communion Elder.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN & SEWING SOULS

  • The Presbyterian Women meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • Sewing Souls next meeting will be announced at a later date.

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN LENDING LIBRARY

Most of you have probably noticed over the years that there are shelves of books on the south wall of our fellowship hall. These volumes are the accumulation of books donated and bought by the Presbyterian women of First Presbyterian Church. We encourage all of you to take advantage of the shelves and borrow and read any of the titles you find there. Many of the titles are current publications and are found on the current reading list for the Presbyterian Women of our Presbytery.

Most books (95%) of them have pockets and cards in the books for check out. There is a basket on the shelf for you to deposit the cards. We ask that you sign the card and put a date as to when you are borrowing the book. When finished you can leave the book on the pew bench next to the shelf. A drop box will be coming! If there is not card or pocket in the book, just write your name and a brief title on the sign-up sheet on the shelf by the basket.

As months go by, different members of our church will be providing book reviews of titles they have read from our library. We will also give our recommendations and alert you to any new titles. We look forward to questions, suggestions for new titles and thoughts on the books here. ENJOY!

Karen Johnson

 

ROTARY BAKED POTATO FEED

The annual Rotary Potato Bake & Dessert Bar will be held Sunday, 2/10 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Wayne City Auditorium. Adults $6 ($7 at the door), Children (8 & under) $3. Hot dogs will be available for the kids.

 

FPC YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group will meet Wednesday, February 13th and 27th this month. Contact Gail McCorkindale or Ronda Ras for more details.

 

HOMESTEAD PRESBYTERY

Our presbytery will gather on Saturday, 2/16, beginning at 10:00am, at Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

COMMUNITY CHAPEL SERVICE

Pastor Teresa will lead chapel services at Careage on Sunday, February 24th at 1:30pm. All are welcome to join her there.

 

SESSION

The Session will gather on Monday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

FPC ANNUAL REPORT

Our Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 27th. If you would like a copy of the report, you can pick up a copy on the Opportunity Table or contact Jenny at fpcwayne@gmail.com

 

FPC CHURCH DIRECTORY

The updated FPC Directory is available on the Opportunity Table in Fellowship Hall in February.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

  • Our community
  • Our schools and teachers
  • Our unchurched neighbors
  • All who are battling cancer
  • All who live in care centers
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • Persecuted Christians in Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and North Korea

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WAYNE

THE SESSION 2019

Elder                                                                          Class                                                  Phone

Jim Curtiss (Fellowship)                                           2019

Jim Paige (Property, Fellowship)                              2019

Kevin Peterson (Administration)                            2019

Glenda McDonald    (Worship, Discipleship)        2020

Scott McLaughlin (Property, Outreach)                 2020

Kent Pulfer   (Administration)                                2020

Jean Griess (Worship)                                              2021

Jane O’Leary (Outreach)                                          2021

 

BOARD OF DEACONS 2019

Jan Liska                                                                    2019

Jackie Owens                                                            2019

Karen Johnson                                                          2020

Melissa Urbanec                                                       2020

Misty Beair                                                                2021

Karen Marra                                                              2021

 

COMMITTEES OF THE CONGREGATION 2019

Nominating Team: Jean Griess, Karen Marra, Ken Marra, Gail McCorkindale, Shari Paige, & Kevin Peterson

Financial Review Team: Phil Griess, Joan Lage, & Gerard Ras

Board of Directors: Mark McCorkindale, Joann Proett, Kent Pulfer

 

CHURCH RUSTIC TREASURE ACCOUNTS

First Presbyterian Church #1220                Wayne Food Pantry #442

 

February 2019 – First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Each Sunday Morning:

·         Handbell Choir 8:45

·         Worship 10:00

·         Fellowship 11:00

      1 2
3

Communion

 

“Get Your Can to Church” Sunday

4

9:30 Wayne County Family Coalition

6:30pm Scout Den Meeting

5 6 7 8 9
10 11

 

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

12

 

13

10:30 WACAM

7:30pm Youth Group

14 15 16

Homestead Presbytery – Lincoln

17 18

6:30 Scout Den Meeting

19 20

3:30 Brookdale Chapel

21 22 23
24

 

1:30 Careage Chapel

25

 

7:00 Session Meeting

26 27

 

7:30pm Youth Group

28

 

 

 

LECTOR/GREETER SCHEDULE – FEBRUARY 2019

2/3/2019 Jim Curtiss Jim & Shari Paige Jim Curtiss
2/10/2019 Phil Griess Phil & Jean Griess Bev & Jack Beeson
2/17/2019 Gordon Granberg Babs Middleton Karen Johnson
2/24/2019 Glenda McDonald Pat & Glenda McDonald  

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

(Would you like to see your birthday listed here?

Just contact the church office 402-375-2669 or fpcwayne@gmail.com

7        Karen McElwain

10      Jodi Pulfer

20     Karen Marra

25      Pat Straight, Gabriel Peitz

27      Jan Liska

28     Amy Bowers

 

Contact Information:

First Presbyterian Church

216 W. Third Street

Wayne NE  68787

 

FPC Office & Wayne Food Pantry:

402-375-2669

fpcwayne@gmail.com

Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 12 noon

 

Websites:

Church: https://fpcwayne.org/

Wayne Food Pantry: https://fpcwayne.org/food-pantry/

 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

First Presbyterian Church – Wayne, Nebraska

Wayne Food Pantry – Wayne, Nebraska

Wayne Coat Closet – First Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Teresa Bartlett

402-375-2669 (office)

319-795-2911 (cell)

 

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