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This Week 10/01/2017


This Sunday is World Communion Sunday!

This Week @1st:
Latest Fanfare
Adult Education Education Class on Islam: The Jesus Fatwah
Supporting Jonathan Isengingo
Thank You!
World In Prayer
Give Now
This Week @ 1STPRES
Visitor Parking
Sunday’s Challenge Offering:

Deuteronomy 10:12-22
Philippians 2:1-13



We Grow When We Give
Set up a recurring online pledge via the Presbyterian Foundation, who processes payments at the lowest possible rates for us, by clicking on the above give now button. Or turn in an EFT form to our office for direct withdrawal from your bank account. 

For those interested in a weekly prayer that incorporates what is happening in the world. Click here where a new prayer is offered every Thursday.

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Sunday:  Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Sunday School 10:15am (JW); Coffee Hour, 11:00am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); Corvallis Youth Bowling, 2-4pm (OS- OSU Memorial Union); Hamburg Steinway Celebration Concert, 4pm (S)

Daily (Tuesday-Thursday): 

Spiritual Quiet Time, 1-3pm (AR)

Monday:  Tai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Hula, 12-2pm (DH)

Tuesday: In Stitches, 6:30-8pm (L)

Wednesday:  Tai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Piecemakers, 9am-12:30pm (B3); Bell Choir, 5-6:30pm (S);

Club 56, 5:30-7pm (YH); Youth Group, 6:30-8pm (YH)

Thursday:  The Jesus Fatwah, 12-1pm (AR); Reiki, 3-4p or 4-5pm (by appointment /AR); Chancel Choir, 7-9pm (S)

Friday:  Tai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH 1,2) Family Movie Night, 5:30-8pm (DH1, 2)

Next Sunday:  Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open and Fall Art Project, 9am-12pm (L); Cafe Church, 10:15am (EdH); Coffee Hour, 11:00am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); Fall Art Day, 9:30-11:30am (L); Supper Club Meeting, 11am-12pm (D3)

Abbreviations Key:
Allison Room (AR), Basement (B),
Dennis Hall (DH), Education Hall (EdH), Jones Wing (JW),
Library (L), OS (Off Site), Sanctuary (S),
Youth House (YH)


Our church library is open every Sunday:

The coffee and cookie cart is back. Stop by the library after church.
Browse the new books: fiction, inspiration for your spiritual journey, biblical exploration, biography, peace, being green, parenting marriage, good children’s stories and many more subjects for your enjoyment and spiritual growth.

Next Sunday, October 8th, come to the fall art project in the library. Lisa and Daniel Toney will bring in some pretty fall leaves and their special crayons to do leaf rubbings.  Or bring your own favorite fall leaves for the art project. There are no age limits.


  World Communion Sunday is also Peace and Global Witness Sunday and we celebrate it with many denominations around the world. The dream of the whole world being able to unite around a common table with love and respect for one another is one that can feel far and distant. We tend to focus on what we don’t have in common and become exclusive in our religions, our politics, and cultures. The Bible can contribute to an exclusivist view of Christianity and this week’s passage is not exempt from that. Is it possible to hold pluralistic world views and say “Jesus is Lord”?

If you cannot join us in person, we will be attempting to stream, now in High Definition, through internet streaming.

Rev. Matt Gough

The Jesus Fatwah:
Adult Education Class on Islam
Much of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype & watered by fear. In The Jesus Fatwah, Islamic & Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, & how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.

Noon class begins Thursday, October 5th in the Allison Room. This session goes for 5 weeks.


Attend 2 Evening sessions: Monday, October 16 & Tuesday, October 17, 7pm-9pm, Dennis Hall 3.

Cost: $3 for study materials. Sign-up with and get study materials from the church office during weekday office hours.

Friday October 6 is Family Movie Night featuring the animated movie: Sing!
Doors open: 5:30pm. Movie starts: 6pm.
BYOT (Bring Your Own Takeout).
All ages welcome. No cost.

Supporting Jonathan Isengingo. 
You may know Jonathan from his participation in worship, activities and volunteering together. He is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo which has suffered a complete financial crash. This has affected Jonathan and his family and may mean that Jonathan will not be able to finish his engineering degree and will be forced to leave the country. If you would like to know more and/or help then click this link.


On Sundays, help those with mobility troubles and new visitors by leaving the parking lot spaces and street spaces that are in front of the church for them. Consider carpooling.  Use the lot next to the multicultural center or street parking along the park or on Madison Ave. Thank you!

You can help victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria through Presbyterian Disaster assistance. Click here to donate. 


This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Celebrate the diversity of the Church and world by wearing traditional garb from your heritage and/or travels. I am also looking for volunteers who speak another language to briefly participate in the service. Contact Pastor Matt if you want to be involved: matt@1stpres.orgCorvallis Youth Collective is Going Bowling! This Sunday from 2-4pm at the Oregon State Memorial Union. No cost. Youth 5th-12th grade are welcome.

Make New Friends – Sign Up for 1st Pres Supper or Lunch Club! Assignments will be made and groups will meet after church on Oct. 8. Contact Ann Asbell 541-990-5891 or email at Sign up in the Gathering Space by this Sunday, October 1st.

This Sunday, October 1st, 4pm, First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary: Hamburg Steinway Celebration Concert. Come be a part of the official inauguration of our new Steinway piano. Listen to this beautiful piano as three concert-pianists perform solo masterpieces. See our recent Fanfare for more details. Admission is free. Donations to our music fund will be joyfully accepted.

Friday October, 6th is Family Movie Night featuring the animated movie: Sing!  Doors open: 5:30pm, Movie starts: 6:00pm. BYOT! (Bring your own take-out!)

Thursday, October 12th, from 11-11:45am Chair Yoga with Pastor Sharon begins in the Allison Room.

Carillon Revelry Bell Choir is raising money for a long-overdue refurbishment of our bells. We need nearly $8,000, and we welcome your support. Checks can be made to First Presbyterian Church, with a memo for “Bell Refurbishment fund.” Your donation will help pave the way for another forty years of ringing the rafters.

Reiki sessions are every Thursday of the month. Sign-ups for Reiki sessions from either 3:00pm-4:00pm or 4:00pm-5:00pm are available through the church office. Come join us! For more information and testimonies on the healing relief of a Reiki session, call the church office at 541-753-2228.

Flowers: Sign up to bring flowers to Worship. Flowers can then later be distributed to our homebound people! A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board across from the office.

Name tags – Many members and friends graciously wear name tags to be more hospitable. Temporary name tags are available in the Narthex or from an usher. If you make 1st Pres your worshipping home then let the office know and we will gladly make you a permanent one! If you have a name tag please wear one, and introduce yourself to your neighbors!

Just a reminder that there is no parking parallel to the yellow curb in the parking lot. Please only park in designated parking lot spaces or out on the street. On Sundays, parking is also available in the Multi-Cultural Center parking lot across 9th Street.

#worshipleader Is your child interested in being a part of worship? We’re always looking for kids to read or share their musical talents. Find Jonathan after worship or click the buttons in the left-hand sidebar to sign up!

To place an announcement in the Sunday bulletin send your request and exact wording (may need to be edited for space reasons) to

This Sunday’s Challenge Offering: Peace & Global Witness

  A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this Offering to connect with the global witness of Christ’s peace. Mid councils retain an additional 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including my own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness. 

  In all cultures of violence, God spreads a table of peace before us. Your support of the Peace & Global Witness helps bring more people to that table. On this World Communion Sunday, we are reminded that God’s love can heal even our deepest divisions.  

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