CELEBRATE THE CHILDREN
Once again we are getting to that time of year when we choose to recognize and honor the children in our congregation. This will be the 5th year of the Celebrate the Children event and each year we are not only impressed by our children, but by the love that surrounds this evening.
Please mark your calendars for the Celebrate the Children event on Sunday March 11th at 5:00 pm. There will be a baked potato dinner with dessert followed by entertainment.
You can RSVP in the following ways:
- at the Connection Center in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays there will be a signup sheet
- a signup sheet outside the church office
- or simply call the church office (360-452-4781) to let us know you are coming
We do hope you will be able to attend and share in this fun celebration!
A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. Your gifts will be used by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and the Self Development of People fund. You can find out more by going to two websites: http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs and http://onegreathourofsharing.org. Prayer: God, you give us many blessings and allow us to be a blessing to others. Thank you for the food on our table, and thank you for allowing us to be part of making sure the hungry are fed, those suffering from disaster are helped, and people experiencing poverty are given the tools that they need to succeed through One Great Hour of Sharing. Amen. The OGHS offering will be dedicated on Palm Sunday, March 25th. There are Grace Fish Banks in the Fellowship Hall for your to put your change in.
The Living Last Supper - Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m.
There are few people on this planet who have not heard some stories about twelve men, centuries ago, who devoted themselves to Jesus. But have you actually heard from those men themselves? They’ll be here on Maundy Thursday, right here in our own First Presbyterian Church, Port Angeles, and they’ll tell us in their own words about their life on earth with Jesus! As the disciples gather around Jesus at the celebration of the Passover meal, each man reviews his intimate relationship with the Master. If you would like to hear their stories again, please join us in the Sanctuary.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS starting April 7th.
This is a Saturday morning class making it possible for those who cannot attend evenings. Class
time is two hours allowing for discussion and sharing after the video. I have a few class kits available for $90 for those who request them. Kits are also available at www.daveramsey.com. A kit is for a single person or family. Teens are welcome. Former participants are always welcome at no further cost.
Details: Saturday mornings, 10:00 to Noon in the Fellowship Hall. April 7 through June 2nd. The last class will be downstairs because of the Sizzling Summer Sale.
RECORDINGS OF OUR WORSHIP SERVICES
In July 2012, First Presbyterian began recording our church services and transferring them to CD’s. If you miss a service, you can borrow a copy from the church office. Deacons also take CD’s to various shut-ins. Recordings have been made of most memorial services with the CD’s of these services given to family members. The CD’s are usually available within a week of the service, sometimes a little longer due to a busy schedule or vacation. They are FREE. I mentioned the delay due to vacations, and this is the motivation for this notice. I anticipate taking some vacation time and am looking for a volunteer to substitute when I’m unavailable. It would take one to two hours of your time each week. If you have an interest in helping with this service, contact me, John Taylor (360) 477-4062.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Are you interested in helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity at N & 16th Street? Or are you interested in being a volunteer on one of the committees? Interested in working at the Habitat store located on Front Street? Interested in helping with a special event? Or are you interested in helping with a Neighborhood Revitalization project?
HELP WANTED: AUDIO VISUAL MINISTRY
Please help us in this important calling. This is a very important ministry which is open to all who wish to serve. If you can turn on your home computer, we can teach you how to be a sound technician, or how to present slides on the screen at our worship services. There are two primary positions in this ministry. 1. Sound technicians – run the sound portion of the service. You will learn how to operate the sound board, help set up microphones for singers and pastor, come to the 8 a.m. and/or 10:30 a.m. worship team warm-ups to get the mix and volume correctly set up, and generally work to help the worship service run smoothly, and make the pastor and singers sound good. Training is offered before you begin. Then you will shadow an experienced sound technician until you are comfortable being on your own. 2. Slide operator (power point) – operates a computer which has slides set up in proper order with the elements of the worship service. You will be expected to be present at 8 a.m. and/or 10:30 a.m., to run the slides for the worship team warm-up so they can be sure the words are in proper order, and you will have a chance to rehearse your role. The slide operator’s job a very important element in our worship services. It does not require special talent, but it does need some training and knowledge of certain techniques which are easily learned. Training is offered before you begin and we will have you work with an experienced operator until you feel comfortable doing it on your own.