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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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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

 

 
 
Lent Begins
 
Paraments
 
Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, signals the beginning of the forty days of Lent, including the six Sundays in this season.  Purple paraments use this deep, rich color to represent somberness and solemnity, penitence and prayer.  Purple was a very cherished and expensive color in the world Jesus lived.  The dye was painstakingly acquired by massaging the neck of a Mediterranean shell fish that secreted a special fluid.  Jesus, the king of the Jews, wore a purple robe only once as the soldiers mocked and tormented him.  The purple used during Lent is a vivid reminder of the contempt and scorn Jesus endured, and the subsequent sacrifice he made for our eternal salvation.  As Christians, the purple color reminds us of our daily need to lead a life of repentance. 

 

 


Christian Education Updates

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

 

 Building Usage Form
 
Interested in using the Undercroft or any part of the Church for a special event? We now have an application that will need to be filled out for each request to be considered. Please CLICK HERE  or on the heading at the top of the page for a copy of the form to complete and return to the Church Office.
 
 
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.
 

 
 
 
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.  There is a meeting Tuesday March 14th at 6:00pm and one on Wednesday March 22nd at 9:30 am.  If you have questions or are interested please see Pastor Ericka, Judy Spiece, or Peggy McAnally.

 

Ways to Help
 
Show your thankfulness this season 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.
 
 
Noisy Offering = March 26th
 
Let's make 2017 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, March 26th.
   
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Denomination Web Site

 

 
 
March Worship and Preaching Schedule  

 

The worship and preaching schedule during the month of  March  is as follows:          

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st
7:00 P.M.—Ash Wednesday Service

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 5th
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
COMMUNION SUNDAY
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th
5:30 P.M.—Taize Service
6:00 P.M.—Meal & Activities

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 12th
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th
5:30 P.M.—Taize Service
6:00 P.M.—Meal & Activities

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 19th
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd
5:30 P.M.—Taize Service
6:00 P.M.—Meal & Activities
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 26th
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th
5:30 P.M.—Taize Service
6:00 P.M.—Meal & Activities

 


Please plan on joining us for these services during Lent.

 

 

The session of FPC encourages each and every one of you to make every effort  to come to the services during the month of March 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.

 

 

 
March
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
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Peanut Butter & Jelly

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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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.