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This Week 3/25/2018

 


 

This Week @1st: 

Holy Week/Easter Schedule
Gebetsberger Memorial
Family Camp
Spring Cleaning
Easter Flower Dedications
Great Decisions Class
Corvallis Youth Collective
CARDV Documentary & Discussion
Upcoming March Events
Challenge Offering
Announcements
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

Scripture
Philippians 2:5-11

Bulletins
3/25/2018

Latest Fanfare

 INTERESTED IN A CHURCH CAMPING TRIP in July?

Join Pastor Matt and Family at Honeyman State Park. More info here.

 

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. 

 Great Decisions Class 
Tuesday, March 27 @ 
7pm
Allison Room.
Contact Steve Neville for information.
sneville@proaxis.com

Kids! Want to Read in Worship? Sign Up Here

 Corvallis Youth Collective!

Our service project will be with Produce for the People, an organic community garden with vegetables, berries & fruit trees. We will help plant seeds for veggie starts in the greenhouse; outside we will work in the Kids Garden constructing a Three Sisters area & a Pizza Garden. 

Wear weather appropriate clothes & shoes to have fun in the dirt!

When:
Sun. April 8, 2-4pm.

Where: Produce for the People Garden, behind Christ Church
 4000 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis

Sunday, May 6, 3pm
Whiteside Theatre


View a documentary on the American “boy crisis”,
The Mask You Live In.
Stay for a discussion on how to raise a healthier generation of men with Pastor Matt & representatives from CARDV.

 THIS WEEK @1ST

This Sunday: Palm Sunday Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Café Church, 10:15am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

Daily, Monday-Thursday Spiritual Quiet Time, 1-3pm (AR)

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)

Tuesday: Great Decisions class, 7-8:30pm (AR)

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Piecemakers, 9am-12pm (B3); Bell Choir, 5-6:30pm (S); NO Youth Group

Thursday: Chair Yoga, 11am (AR); Memorial Service for John Gebetsberger, 1pm (S, DH); Reiki, 3-4pm (AR); Chancel Choir, 5-6:30pm (S); Maundy Thursday Service, 7pm (S)

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH); Good Friday Service, 7pm (S) 

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Cafe Church, 10:15am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); Easter Egg Hunt, after Worship

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

CHURCH ONLINE CALENDER

 This week in the Church Library:
Books for Easter& Lent

Loving by Ann Morris
Miriam and her Brother, Moses by Jean Marzollo
Love Is….. by Wendy Anderson Halperin
Easter Bunny, Are You Real?
By Harold Myra
The Last Week by John Dominic Crossan & Marcus Borg

    

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!

Welcome!
 

During our Lenten journey, we have been accompanied by various lovers and fools, who through words or actions, showed us the heart of God. On Palm Sunday, we join Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem. Certainly, Jesus is the greatest lover and fool of all! Like the ones we followed over the last few weeks, Jesus was intentional in his words or actions. It is one thing to set out on a journey and be unsure of what may happen. It is another to know that the journey you are on will have difficult, if not dire, consequences. Such intentionality required both courage and grace.

The question I am wrestling with this weekend is whether or not I am on such an intentional journey? Am I a lover or a fool for God? Such wrestling is not a guilt trip. It is infused with courage and grace. So, let’s join the journey together this Sunday. We will sing Hosannas and organist Bob Thompson, The Gratitude Band, choir and each other will make for quite a start.

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

Peace,
Rev. Sharon Edwards

John Gebetsberger Memorial Service and Reception

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
1:00pm

First Presbyterian Church

Service in Sanctuary with reception in Dennis Hall

Easter Flower Dedications

Remember or honor a loved one this Easter with a donation to the Seasonal Tree, Flower & Liturgical Art Fund.

The Easter bulletin will include the name of your remembered loved one while the beautiful floral and liturgical art will grace our chancel.

Cost: any amount
Due: Thursday, March 29
Drop off your donation at the church office. 

Holy Week and Easter Sunday
at First Presbyterian

March 25, Palm Sunday, 10am

March 29, Maundy Thursday Service, 7pm

March 30, Good Friday Service, 7pm

April 1, Easter Sunday, 10am
Egg Hunt following Worship
Fellowship and Coffee Hour, 11am

Spring Cleaning

Thursday, March 29th, 9-10:30am – Sanctuary

All are welcome. Please bring a dust cloth & join us as we focus on brightening our building.

Local Homeless Shelters Closing in Two Weeks. Donations Needed. 
First Christian Church, Corvallis is collecting tents, sleeping bags, tarps & monetary gifts.
Location: 602 SW Madison Ave. 

                  
Great Decisions Class- Tues. Mar. 27th, 7pm
Spring Cleaning-Thurs. Mar. 29th

Maundy Thursday Service- Thur. Mar. 29th, 7pm

Good Friday Service- Fri. Mar. 30th, 7pm

 March Challenge Offering:
One Great Hour of Sharing

Join with Presbyterians worldwide in sharing God’s love with our neighbors-in need around the world by providing relief from natural and human-caused disasters, food for the hungry, and support for the poor and oppressed.

Some of the programs your donations are helping:

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – helps restore communities recovering from natural or human-caused disasters and support for refugees

Presbyterian Hunger Program – helps alleviate hunger and address systemic causes of poverty

Self-Development of people – partners with communities responding to their experiences of oppression, poverty and injustice and educates people about the impact of these issues

Visit the One Great Hour of Sharing website at www.presbyterianmission.org/oghs to find out more information on how your support helps people all over the world, and offers prayers for the projects and people who receive them.

Thanks to your heartfelt gifts, One Great Hour of Sharing currently supports projects in over 100 countries. If we do a little, it adds up to a lot! 


Announcements:

 

Easter Fellowship Hour- Apr 1. Following worship on Easter Sunday, the Fellowship Committee will host a time of fellowship in Dennis Hall. Please join us for coffee, muffins, pastries & fruit.

Lumina Hospice and Pallative Care Grief Education and Support groups begin. 8-week series. Evening 5:30-7:30pm begins April 5. Day 10am-12pm begins April 6.

All Church Soul Hike, will be April 8th, after church. Location: TBD.

The Cascades Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering  April 14th from 9:30am-3pm. The theme is “From Homelessness to Hope” and will include a program about how Creswell and Eugene are addressing the homeless issue in their communities, and a bus tour to Emerald Village, a tiny house community in Eugene. $10 includes lunch. For more information, contact Lynne Martin (lynne1441@gmail.com).

Congregational Conversation with Brian Heron
Executive Presbyter for Vision & Mission
April 18th, 5:30pm, Potluck Dinner in our Dennis Hall.

Reiki Sessions: Thursdays from 3-4pm or 4-5pm. Come join us! Make an appointment with the church office by Wednesday during office hours. For more information & testimonies on the healing relief of a Reiki session, call the church office at 541-753-2228. There is no cost for this ministry. 

Carillon Revelry Bell Choir is raising money for a long-overdue refurbishment of our bells. Thanks to you and memorial money given towards music ministry, We have raised the $8,000 needed! Thank you!   To keep our bells well-maintained you can continue to support the bell fund. Checks can be made to First Presbyterian Church, with a memo for “Bell fund.”
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 announcements@1stpres.org

PEB EXPLORATION TRIP 2018
The Presbyterian Education Board – Pakistan Exploration Trip travel dates for 2018 will be November 8-19. During this special 20th Anniversary trip, we will celebrate all that has been accomplished since the Pakistani government returned the schools in 1998. Come meet with PEB students and staff, explore the schools and experience Pakistani culture. See how your contributions have been put to good use and witness how your generosity is making a positive impact on the children of Pakistan. If you are interested in more information regarding the Exploration Trip, talk to Tim Roach or please contact us at info@friendsofpeb.org

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