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This Week 6/17/2018



This Week @1st: 
Family Camp
Upcoming Events
Corvallis Knights Baseball Game
Challenge Offering
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

Romans 7:14-25
Matthew 5:43-48


Latest Fanfare


Summer Reading Adventures

Include a visit to the library in your summer 

C/A The Usborne Book of Bible Stories

C/R We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

C/F Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney

C/D Candle Prayers for Toddlers by Juliet David

Mid-Year Stewardship Update: 

While our monthly financials do not look balanced, due to prepaid pledges, we enter the summer within budget on income & expenses. We are grateful for all who donate to the church during offering, in person, via automatic electronic giving or by mailing checks to the treasurer via the church office. If you would like to know how to set up automatic giving, so you don’t have to worry about it while busy with Summer vacations & activities, contact the office & we can help! As our buffer continues to thin out, your generosity & commitment to the ministries of First Presbyterian is appreciated!

Current May 2018 Financials

May Income $47,089.71

May Expenses $42,694.37


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. 

Kids! Want to Read in Worship? Sign Up Here


This Sunday: Worship Service, 9:30am (S); Library Open, 9-11:30am (L); Cafe Church, 9:45am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 10:30am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); Fellowship Fun- Knights Baseball Game, 3pm (OS- Goss Stadium)

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

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH); AdventureOut! Soul Hike, 9:30am-2:30pm (OS)

Tuesday: Richard Carper Memorial, 11am (S); In Stitches, 7-9pm (OS- Central Park)  

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2)

Thursday: Chair Yoga 11am (AR)

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)

Saturday: Soul Hike, 8am-1pm (OS- Horse Rock Ridge)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 9:30am (S); Library Open, 9-11:30am (L); Cafe Church, 9:45am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 10:30am (DH); Everybody Soul Hike, 10:45am (OS- Philomath); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

 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)



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!


  We begin our series by looking at the Apostle Paul. Paul is thought to be a “one” on the Enneagram, a perfectionist and a reformer among other things. Paul’s focus on getting it right and helping the early churches get it right, gave us so much instruction on what it means to be followers of Jesus and how we are to live in this world. Paul is often quoted and his writings are used much more than the sayings and teachings of Jesus. A healthy “one” can have a tremendous impact on people and systems. We need them. However, it is also important to see an unhealthy hyper-focus on “getting it right” can threaten an awareness of Grace. It is no accident that we look at the perfectionist on Father’s Day, as the desire to please the “Father” is an inner struggle for many, including Paul.

How do we hold up perfection as an idea, but also infuse Grace into the world? Paul gives us a good start, but I think we continue to perfect it and always will be! After all, we are reformed, and always being reformed!    

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

Rev. Matt Gough

Would you like to take the Enneagram? Download the test and scoring instructions here 

Summer Worship Schedule
Starts This Sunday, June 17

We will meet for worship at 9:30am

Worship at 10am resumes Sept. 2nd
with the service in the park. 

Reiki Prayer after Worship
This Sunday, June 17

Reiki Prayer will be offered after Worship in Dennis Hall 3. Option of table or chair.
receive peace & well-being.

 Deadline is JUNE 24 for the all church campout at Honeyman State Park. July 26-29.

Cost for camping & meals: $50 per adult, $30 per child (17 & under).
Kids age 6 & under are FREE!

Meals only option available for those lodging elsewhere or visiting for a day.

Scholarships available. Sign up in the Gathering Space or at

Deadline: June 24th, 2018. More info here.


Learning to use our compass:  
The Enneagram 

Keep your eyes out for future information about a Summer Seminar on The Enneagram and ways for you to learn more about yourself and others.

Sun., June 17, 3pm, Corvallis Knights game,
Goss Stadium. 

There are still a few tickets available for the 3pm Corvallis Knights Game this Sunday. 

Join the Fellowship Committee & bring your glove to play catch with your dad on the field after the game. Seats are on the 1st base shady side. Cost: $10. If purchased on Sunday, will call will honor the $10 price. (Price increases to $11 at the admission window on June 17th). See Milt Plocher. 

Cookies Needed for Coffee Hour! Cookies & baked goods are much appreciated. Date/mark for coffee hour. Place in DH kitchen freezer (next to stove) on top right shelf as you are standing in front of the freezer. Thank you very much.
Coffee Hour Committee


Frozen Meals Needed! Deacons are asking for prepared meals that can be frozen & brought to members as needed after surgery, or during illness. Please label/date & place in the Ed. Hall freezer. Contact: Janet Spence, 541-666-2199.

Interfaith Association & Potluck Information
If you are interested in learning more about the Interfaith Association or attending one of their monthly vegetarian potlucks, click on the link below to sign up for emails.


June Challenge Offering:​



Jackson Street Youth Services gives youth a safe place to live and resources that get them on the road to a better life.

Founded to fill a gap in local support services for housing homeless youth, we serve Linn and Benton Counties and rely on donations and partnerships from throughout the region to give youth in crisis a stable future.

Sun. June 17th, 3pm – Corvallis Knights baseball game.

Mon. June 18, 9:30am-2:30pm, AdventureOut! Our trip is full. Look for another one soon.

Soul Hike for the Venturesome, Sat. June 23, 8am at the church. Horse Rock Ridge Natural Area, 3.5 miles, moderate, 1079 elevation gain, Coburg Hills. Hailed for amazing wild flowers & incredible views of all the stellar peaks.  

Everybody Soul Hike, June 24,10:30am, after worship. Water Wonder Wandering, 1ish mile, Philomath. Hearty snacks provided. With a geologist, we’ll explore an area where rivers merge & do their work upon the landscape.  

Sunday, June 24th- Deadline to sign up for Church Campout at Honeyman State Park. 

Bring-your-own-picnic & Community Band concert -Tues. July 24, 7pm. Meet at 8th st side of Central Park for food & fellowship. Concert is at 8 pm. Fellowship Committee provides beverages & ice cream. Bring your dinner & a seat. For a ride, contact Teresa Welch 541-752-9049; or church office. 

Jul 26 – 29th, All church campout at Honeyman State Park. Sign up in the Gathering Space or at by June 24th.



Hats, Sunglasses & Sunscreen Needed for Homeless Men and Women! Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan is holding a drive to collect new or gently used hats, and sunglasses or new bottles of sunscreen to give out to the homeless to keep them safe in the summer heat. Place items in the box in the church office between June 10 – July 8. (Hats can be brimmed hats or baseball hats).

The Grace Center is in need of Volunteer Greeters. Contact Corinne Butzkin at 541-754-8417 or

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

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

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