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This Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Sunday School, 10:15am (JW); No Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); All Church Event: Viewing of The Mask You Live In, 3pm (OS- Whiteside Theatre)
Daily, Monday-Thursday Spiritual Quiet Time, 1-3pm (AR)
Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)
Tuesday: Men’s Munch 7:00am (OS-Elmer’s)
Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Piecemakers, 9am-12pm (B3); Bell Choir, 5-6:30pm (S); No Youth Group, 5:30-7pm (YH)
Thursday: Chair Yoga, 11am (AR); Chancel Choir, 7-9pm (S)
Enjoy reading on a beautiful Spring day. Grow your faith with new ideas.
200/TIP Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippet
248.4/MUL Sabbath: Finding Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller
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.
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.” -Albert Camus
“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
-E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
As we explore how God calls us to live loved we cannot leave out the importance of friendships. Last week we emphasized the importance to stay connected, even to those different from us. This week we focus more on friendships. We all need them. Jesus shows us what it means to be a friend and the gift of the Holy Spirit has been given to us as a friend of all of humanity.
If you cannot join us in person, we will be attempting to stream, now in High Definition, internet streaming.
Rev. Matt Gough
This 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.
May Challenge Offering: CARDV
For 37 years, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) has provided life-saving services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Benton and Linn counties. CARDV services are free, confidential and anonymous, are available 24-hours a day for anyone who has experienced sexual and/or domestic violence.
-a 24-hour crisis and support line
We at CARDV are immensely grateful for First Presbyterian Church of Corvallis’s continued commitment to supporting survivors, and their families, to access safety. With your support, this past year we were able to provide advocacy for over 7,000 survivors.
Sunday, May 6, 3pm, Whiteside Theatre- All Church Event, viewing of The Mask You Live In, followed by a discussion with Pastor Matt & CARDV reps. Cost: Free.
Tuesday, May 15, Noon – PW Recognition & Celebration Luncheon – Help celebrate 30 years of PW! RSVP attendance & potluck dish you plan to bring to Sue Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-745-5878. Cost: free; donations cheerfully accepted. Location: Dennis Hall.
Sunday, May 20th, Noon – Everybody Soul Hike Jackson-Fraiser Wetlands, 2/3 mile, Corvallis. Lunch provided after church. Contact Pastor Sharon, email@example.com
Our Centering Prayer group will not meet this Sunday or the following Sunday: May 6-May 13. They will resume meeting May 20, 11:30am, Allison Room.
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) firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com