Weekly Announcements
Announcements for week beginning March 26, 2017

Sunday, March 26

   9:30 am      Sunday School for all Ages
10:35 am      Primary Choir Practice
11:00 am      Worship Service, Sanctuary, Rev. Matt Schultz preaching

The childcare center is open for children  up to five years during the service, as needed by parents.

Today is F.I.S.H. Sunday! Intergenerational service project in the Fellowship Hall.

Monday, March 27

  1:00 pm     Lillie Berry Circle (FPC Library) Study: You are loved.
  5:30 pm     United Way Tour of ECWS
  7:30 pm     Emergency Cold Weather Shelter

Wednesday, March 29
   5:30 pm       Midweek Lenten Series: Game Night, in the FPC Fellowship Hall
   6:00 pm       Handbells
   7:00 pm       Choir

Saturday, April 1

    9:15 am      Mobile Food Service Project (Church of the Nazarene, 4025 W 88th St.).

Sunday, April 2

   9:30 am       Sunday School for all Ages  (Pretzel Sunday for Families during Sunday School)
10:35 am       Primary Choir Practice
11:00 am       Worship Service, Sanctuary
   1:30 pm      Youth Group at Trinity Presbyterian Church

Coming Up.....

Sunday, April 9 — Palm Sunday

   9:30 am       Sunday School for all Ages
10:35 am       Primary Choir Practice
11:00 am       Worship Service, Sanctuary
   1:30 pm      Youth Group at First Presbyterian Church

The OGHS offering will be today!

Thursday, April 13 — Maundy Thursday

     TBA              Service at FPC

Friday, April 14 — Good Friday

Sunday, April 16 — Easter Sunday

10:00 am       Easter Breakfast, provided by the Deacons, in the Fellowship Hall
10:35 am       Primary Choir Practice
11:00 am       Worship Service, Sanctuary
   1:30 pm       Youth Group at Trinity Presbyterian Church

Looking Ahead.....

Church Directory
There is a draft of the new Church Directory available for you to check in the narthex. Please note any changes on the form next to it, so Lydia can make the corrections.

One Great Hour of Sharing
The One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is a special collection that we make on Palm Sunday that supports those who are most vulnerable in our world: those who are hungry, who are suffering from disaster, and who are dealing with oppression. Offering banks and calendars are available through the church, and provide a way to pray and give each day to this offering.

Primary Choir
Primary Choir practice is every Sunday morning at 10:35 am in the Fellowship Hall.

Youth Group
The Youth Group usually meets Sunday from 1:30-3:30 at either First Presbyterian Church or Trinity Presbyterian Church. All 7-12 graders are welcome to join us for food, fellowship and devotions.  Bring a friend!

F.I.S.H. Sunday
The fourth Sunday of each month is F.I.S.H. (Fellowship In Serving Humanity). Please bring pasta to the church for distribution to the hungry, and help us bag rice and oatmeal after the service.

Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
Monday nights from about 7 pm through to 8 am Tuesday morning.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with spending the night at the church, preparing an evening meal, doing the laundry, and donating various items. Please see the board on the easel in the narthex for things you can sign up for, and the help we need. In addition to the basics, we try to make sure that all out guests have a warm evening meal, the opportunity to take a shower, and a warm breakfast before they head out into the cold.

The FPC Pipe Organ
The church organ is nearly 64 years old. The pipes are still in excellent condition, but the console and mechanical functions are showing signs of age. Now, through a memorial gift, the organ will be going through a significant upgrade. New digital voices will be added to the pipes, greatly enhancing the sound you hear, and the new console will have three manuals. These changes should extend the life of our organ for another two or three generations. This project, which has already begun, should be completed by this coming spring or summer.