The Order of Worship for our Sunday Morning Services at 8:15 am & 11:00 am
This Sunday, October 21, Pastor Rayburn resumes his “Distinct but Inseparable” series with “Love and Hate.”
You can download the bulletin for Sunday, Oct 21 here.
Evening Service 6 pm
On Sunday evening, we will have a shortened evening service prior to the meeting of the congregation.
Immediately following the conclusion of the evening service, we will begin the congregational meeting at which we will vote on Pastor Nicoletti’s call. Members must be age 18 or older and present to vote. The meeting will be moderated by the Rev. Michael Kelly, longtime pastor of our Green Lake Presbyterian Church, and now executive director of our Northwest Church Planting Network. Our senior pastor, who would ordinarily moderate a meeting of the congregation, will not do so in this case. He will lead the shortened evening service but will then absent himself from the meeting of the congregation to ensure that everyone feels free to speak his or her mind regarding the pastorate of the church.
There is a provision in our Presbyterian Church in America’s Book of Church Order that requires a serving Assistant or Associate Pastor to receive an affirmative vote of 80% of the voting members (age 18 and older) present in order to succeed to the Senior Pastorate. The relevant paragraph can be found in Chapter 23, Paragraph 1. The PCA BCO can be accessed online here.
Should Mr. Nicoletti be elected, the Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest must approve the call. The next Presbytery meeting is in late January 2019. Mr. Nicoletti could take up his new post after that time.
The services are now available to watch live. Click here to watch.
October 20 – Candidate Forum
October 20 – C3 Ministries Training
October 21 – Foundations Sunday School Class begins
October 21 – Congregational Meeting
October 24 – Teenie Lyro speaking at Prayer Meeting
October 26 – Men’s Night of Prayer
October 27 – Welcome Home ministry training
November 2 – Harvest Party
November 4 – International Day of Prayer, Daylight Savings Time ends
November 10 – C3 Ministries Training
November 15 – Women’s Ministry Meeting
November 22 – Thanksgiving Service
December 1 – Women’s Christmas Brunch
December 2 – First Sunday of Advent
For event times, locations, and more details, please visit our Events page.
Calling All Men – Night of Prayer, Friday Oct 26
For many years we have scheduled a night of prayer on the Friday night/early Saturday morning before Reformation Sunday. This year it will be held this Friday, October 26th beginning at 9:00 pm and running to 1:00 am – an evening of readings, food and fellowship, and extended periods of prayer. We warmly welcome all the men of the congregation to attend for as much of the time as may be possible. One is always glad to have gone!
“Welcome Home” Training, Saturday, October 27th
We have a lot to learn about the plight of the refugee and recent immigrant in our midst. For one thing, we are likely wrong about much we “know.” For another, we would do well to understand how to help and what resources are available. Check out www.welcomehome.buzz and be impressed at how complementary this ministry is to our own Better English on Sixth (and Thirty-Eighth!) efforts. The training will be held in DeSoto Hall, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Care Net Baby Bottle Campaign
This campaign is an outreach opportunity to help provide life-affirming pregnancy support services to families in need. The collection of change, bills, and checks as a special offering supports your local Care Net Pregnancy Center ministry. Gifts are used for pregnancy tests, ultrasound supplies, parenting education, material assistance, abortion recovery support, and abstinence-focused and sex trafficking awareness for teens. Please return your bottle to the narthex by next Sunday, October 28th.
Sunday School Christmas Play
Attention, Jr. Highers! All who are interested in performing in the Christmas play should contact Hannah Lawty or Heidi Bone. Those who would like to help with set creation (painting, design, etc.) should contact Heidi Bone. This year’s program will be held on Sunday evening, December 16th.
In addition to the nursery rooms, Room #117 – the Women’s Fellowship Room, is open and available for your convenience during all Worship Services. The service can be seen and heard in the WIC room.
If you would like a device to help with hearing the worship service, please see a Deacon.
A Reminder About Parking
As a courtesy to our neighbors, please do not park on the south side of South 8th Street, on South Winnifred Street behind the church, or where the curb is painted yellow. Thank you.