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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City!
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Our Mission: We are committed to glorifying God and transforming our congregation, community, and the world with God's love.  
Our Vision: To strengthen our own spiritual growth and to spread the word of God in Christ.

The Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne, Pastor


Worship Service:  

Sunday - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Church Services on the Web

TV Broadcast - Channel 99  

Wednesdays- 12:00 Noon   

Fridays- 2:00 PM

Sundays- 12:00 Noon
(New Sermons first air on Wednesdays) 



Church Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday - 8:00-3:00
Friday - 8:00-12:00



In 2016, May 31st marks the beginning of Ordinary Time.  The paraments are the color green which signifies spiritual growth.  Most of the church year is considered Ordinary Time, when no prominent festival or theme is celebrated.  The liturgical term “ordinary” means that which is standard, normative, usual or typical.  Week after week, Sunday “ordinarily” celebrates the resurrection and unfolding of the new creation.  This is in accord with the Reformed tradition, for which the Lord’s Day has always had a dominant role whether or not annual festivals were maintained.  Ordinary Time lasts until Advent for a period of 23-28 weeks.


Christian Education Updates

Please Click Here for information regarding our Lighthouse and Youth Group programs,  as well information about exciting Adult Christian Education opportunities.


Pep Talks with Dr. Stephanie
Join Dr. Stephanie at 11:00 AM the second Sunday of the month in the classroom on the second floor.
Current Artist
Our current artist is Susan Hughes.  Susan is a retired Elementary School teacher and Michigan City/La Porte native.  She has been involved in art, but became more serious when taking a water color class in Florida five years ago.  She also discovered graphite and colored pencils.  She is a member of M.C. Art League and appreciates the support and learning with this group. 


Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is beginning their 2016-17 year by adding an evening meeting time to the agenda.  Are you or do you know a mom of preschoolers?  Please join us for spiritual discussion, crafts, support as moms of young children, and friendship.  The first evening get-together is Tuesday, September 13th, 6:00 P.M., and the morning meeting is Wednesday, September 28th, 9:30 A.M.  Babysitting is provided on Wednesdays.  If you have questions or are interested please see Pastor Ericka, Judy Spiece, or Peggy McAnally.


 3B Fall Schedule
Attention 3B participants!  Summer blew by and our autumn 3B Schedule is around the corner.  This session will run from September 13th through December 1st. As usual the classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.  No class, of course on November 24th,  Thanksgiving Day.  If there are any new “bees” interested contact Lois Miley or Alice Yacullo.


Ways to Help
Start the new season off by considering one of these many opportunities to help our Church and the greater community. Please click here and click the Missions page to see some of the ways to serve.
**Urgent Need**= We need someone to take over the Monday Night Men's Shelter for the Fall. See Missions page for further details.

Noisy Offering = October 23rd
Let's make this the most successful year for the Noisy Offering yet! Be sure to save that spare change and bring it to the Noisy Offering! The next collection will be Sunday, October 23rd.
Missional Transformation: Discovering God's Dream
The Church has a divine calling, and its life and purpose are not its own.
The church exists to discern and participate in God’s mission.
That is why we have embarked on this journey with other churches in the Presbytery of Wabash Valley. For more information and to learn our timeline for this journey, please click here.


Heritage Room Pictures

The Heritage Room will have a new display in the next few weeks honoring the Prime Timers, a wonderful Presbyterian organization that  was a part of our Church for many years, and we need your help.  Do you have a memory of a particular Prime Timer trip, party, or meeting that you'd like to share?  Something funny, poignant, or just plain interesting that you think we'd enjoy hearing about?  Write a paragraph or two about your memory and give it to Shirley or Peggy.  And be sure to pop in, in a week or two to view the new display....it will be a wonderful trip down Memory Lane.  
Also, we are still missing Confirmation pictures from 1969, 1976-79, 1981-87, 1993-94.  If you ever come across these pictures please bring them in for Evelyn to copy.  We'd like to have our files be as complete as possible.
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Worship and Preaching


The Worship and Preaching Schedule for the month of October is as follows:


10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Don Neely
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
“A Life of Prayer”
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
“I Have to Read it Again??!!”
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
“From Noun to Verb”


The session of FPC encourages each and every one of you to make every effort  to come to the services during the month of October to join the community of faith as we worship the Lord together.
Your presence in worship expresses the commitment, the vitality, and the hope you have in the life and ministry of this congregation.     
See you in church.





First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
of the Month:
Juicy Juice
or other fruit juices or drink mixes

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First Presbyterian Church is a mainline church of the PC(USA) denomination.

We seek to help people connect with the grace, love and mercy of God.