ANNOUNCEMENTS


HANDMADE FOR HEROS

Handmade for Heros is non profit group that supports our members of the Service. They are once again seeking hunting and fishing magazines. For more information contact Cindy Sofie 360-457-5063 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



PER CAPITA is “the tie that binds”

What is PER CAPITA?


Per Capita is the primary source of funding for the Office of the General Assembly, and how Presbyterians mutually and equitably share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future.
The Per Capita payment from our church is about $50.00 per year for each member. This Per Capita payment is in our budget, but as a Stewardship Committee we are asking that each individual member consider contributing their annual Per Capita amount as a part of your connection to our larger Church and its mission in the world.
We are designating May as Per Capita month. If you choose to participate in this way, use the envelope provided in the pews or put Per Capita on your check. Thanks be to God!


First Presbyterian Church All-Church Retreat May 17-19, 2019 Camp David, Jr. Camp opens at 4:00 pm
Registrar: Loretta Chapman Weekend: $25 per person 316 W. St. Families: $40 Port Angeles, WA 98362 Saturday only: $15 person 360-457-6597 Children under 18: free Scholarships Available
Make checks payable to: First Presbyterian Church
Pick up a registration form at the Connection Center or in the office.

What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:9-13

If your heart is yearning for some unstructured time away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, in one of the most beautiful settings in God’s creation, then please save the weekend of May 17-19 for the All-church Retreat at Camp David, Jr. on beautiful Lake Crescent! Open to men, women, and children of all ages; individuals, couples, and families, Invite a friend, or a family that you are close to. Join us for a day or stay the whole weekend.
Activities abound! There will be games, arts & crafts, a campfire sing along, hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, curl up with a good book, or even take a nap! There will be plenty of food, and we will conclude by joining in worship at 10:00 a.m., on May 19th.



MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID AUGUST 29 - 9am-5:30pm

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in 'heed. Take this free, one-day course. There is a flyer and sign-up sheet at the Connection Center. Please sign up early, we need to open the course to other churches and the public in June. Strengthen our Community!



NEW PRAYER MINISTRY

First Presbyterian Church Port Angeles is beginning a new Prayer Ministry with a place for everyone. Whether you're active, homebound, or in-between, there's always a way you can uphold the church family, our community and God’s work in prayer. The Prayer Ministry Team welcomes all First Presbyterian Church’s members and friends to join us in this partnership of prayer. It is a privilege to stand with others in prayer, to see God at work as prayers are answered, and to thank God together. Our Prayer Ministry Team will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 3 – 5 pm in the old library at the church beginning on March 7th. We envision our times together as a time to pray specifically for our church and its leadership, our members’ and friends’ joys, sorrows, and needs, our community, state, nation and world as well as praying for God’s work around the world. If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming involved in a deepening prayer life and in the joy of intercessory prayer, or you would like to find out more about the Prayer Ministry Team, talk with Paula Mitchell, Susan Fisher or Tom Allen. To have a prayer concern placed on the Prayer List please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office at 360.452.4781. Anyone may write a joy or concern on a prayer card with confidentiality. Prayer Cards are available in the pew racks. Cards are collected during worship services. Prayer concerns are compiled in a Prayer List and prayed over by the Prayer Ministry Team. Prayers are followed up, so praises and updates are current on the prayer list.



New Sanctuary Flowers Ministry Beginning in January

Flowers beautify the Sanctuary of our church, and are a gift to God and those who attend our worship services. Flowers are not in the operating budget of our church; it is our hope that our members and friends will sign up to bring flowers. The bouquets will be placed on one or two pedestals next to the stairs at the front of the Sanctuary (depending on whether you sign up to bring one or two bouquets). The flowers will add subtle touches of beauty to our welcoming atmosphere. Donating flowers is a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion
Bulletin Announcement
Dedications will be printed every Sunday at the end of the worship bulletin. Due to the allocated space in the bulletin, your flower dedication will appear as follows: "The Sanctuary flowers are given today by [Given By] in memory/honor of [Name of Honoree]" or "The Sanctuary flowers are given today by [Given By] in celebration of [Event]." The Sanctuary flowers are given today by [Given By} in thanksgiving for [name or names of Honoree].
Sign-up Sheets
We’re looking for donations throughout the year. If you’d like to sign-up for a particular Sunday to bring a bouquet of flowers, please use the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for blessing our sanctuary and worship service! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office.