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This Week 7/22/2018


Summer Sunday Worship: 9:30am. 

Sunday, July 22 – Sunday, August 26

Worship at 10am resumes Sunday, Sept. 2nd 

with the service in the park. 

This Week @1st: 
Upcoming Events
Challenge Offering
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

Genesis 32: 24-32


July 23 – August 1: 
Jefferson Street will be closed
from 9th – 10th streets
Traffic will be diverted via 9th & 11th streets to Monroe.

Latest Fanfare

  Library News—Summer Reading Adventure

Include reading in your summer adventures

979/KIR Aurora an American Experience in Quilt, Community and Craft by Jane Kirkpatrick

231/AVE Name Quest by John Avery

C/R How To Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild by Katherine Roy

C/J The Bad Seed by Jory John

Honeyman State Park camping for July 26-29 has been canceled. 

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 June 2018 Financials

June Income $47,513.22

June Expenses $42,605.55


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); Café Church, 9:45am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 10:30am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11am (AR)

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

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (OS)

Tuesday: Men’s Breakfast, 7am (OS- Elmer’s); All Church Bring-your-own-picnic & Community Band Concert, 7pm (OS- Central Park); In Stitches, 7-9pm (OS- Central Park)  

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30am-10am (OS)

Thursday: No Chair Yoga until September  

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (OS)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 9:30am (S); Library Open, 9-11:30am (L); Café Church, 9:45am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 10:30am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11am (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)


Tuesday, July 24th, Stone Soup volunteers needed to serve dinner (4:45-7:15pm). Clean-up volunteers also needed (6:30-7:30pm). Contact Tim Roach or 717-571-3179.


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 continue to study different people in the Bible and their unique personalities. They can be guides for us, as we are likely to see various elements or instincts that we can relate to in their personalities. Using the Enneagram, we can align ourselves with biblical characters and have a better understanding of both them and ourselves. This week, we take on the Three! Threes are nicknamed, ‘The Performer’ and the perfect Three is Jacob. Jacob was a cunning guy who was always looking for a way to end up on top. He even wrestled with a messenger of God and wouldn’t give up, even after his hip was dislocated. What drives the Three to seek success at all costs? Come worship with us and learn more about Jacob and the Threes in your life. 

  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 

Reiki Prayer
This Sunday, July 22: 10:30-11:
Dennis Hall 

Come receive peace & well-being.
of table or chair.  

Tuesday, July 24 at 7pm
Bring-your-own-picnic & Community Band concert   

Meet at 8th St side of Central Park for food & fellowship. Concert is at 8pm. Fellowship Committee provides beverages & ice cream. Bring your dinner & a seat.

For a ride, contact Teresa Welch
541- 752-9049 or,
or contact the church office. 


Understanding the Enneagram 

Join Pastor Matt and Pastor Sharon as they give an overview on how the Enneagram can be used as an effective tool for understanding ourselves, others and how we relate to one another. There will be an opportunity to join a discussion group based on your type. Both sessions are the same, so pick a time that suits your schedule.
Wed. Aug 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Sun. Aug. 12, 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Dennis Hall 3
Please complete the Enneagram assessment and bring the results with you to the study session. 
The test is available via the link below or outside the church office. 
Learning to use our compass:  The Enneagram 


Hats, Sunglasses & Sunscreen for the Homeless

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan will continue collecting hats, sunglasses or new bottles of sunscreen for homeless men, women & children to keep them safe in the summer heat. Sunscreen is particularly needed.

Place items in the box in the church office. 

Chair Yoga with Pastor Sharon
will resume in September.
There will be no chair yoga in
July or August.

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.


A non-profit, all-volunteer program
providing a full meal every day to any person in need.

Stone Soup serves one full hot meal
every day of the year:

Stone Soup serves more than 36,000 meals each year:
-about 3,000 per month, or 100 per day

Volunteers do all the work: cooking, cleaning, purchasing, gathering, scheduling, organizing, publicity (the only exception is accounting). About 400 volunteers contribute about 25,000 hours each year.

Low-cost operation ($1 per meal):
Kitchen and dining facilities are generously donated by St Mary’s & First Christian. Many ingredients are donated.

Generous financial donations from the community allow us to purchase additional food, supplies, and to share in the cost of maintaining appliances.

Volunteer cooks skillfully manage menus to serve nutritious meals.

You Can Help: 
-To volunteer your time and talent, email
-To donate food or supplies, email or call 541-757-9725
-Send a check to Stone Soup Corvallis Inc., PO Box 2381, Corvallis OR 97339 or donate online   

Community Band Concerts – 8pm, Tuesdays through Aug. 28, Central Park.

Join church members & friends for weekly community band concerts.

Reiki Prayer – Sun. Jul. 22, 10:30-11:30am, Dennis Hall.

Receive peace & well-being.

Bring-your-own-picnic & Community Band Concert – Tues. July 24, Central Park. 
Beverages & ice cream provided, bring your dinner & a seat.

Understanding the Enneagram- Wed. Aug. 8th, 6:30-8:30pm OR  Sun. Aug. 12, 10:30am- 12:30pm. Complete the Enneagram assessment & bring results with you to the study session. 

FREE All-Church Swim Party – Sun. Aug. 26, 5:30-7:30pm, Otter Beach (Osborn Aquatic Center). For more info, contact 


Carillon Revelry Bell Choir raised 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! The bells have now arrived safely to their destination and the refurbishment has begun. 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 members! 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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