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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Monday, October 23, 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

 

 
 

 
Paraments
 
 
In 2017, June 18th marked 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 Fall Updates


 

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

 

The Positive Campaign
 
Please click here to learn about our new campaign to prevent a financial shortfall at the end of the year!
 
 
 
 

 Giving Envelopes


We are going to be ordering our yearly offering envelopes for the year 2018 in mid-September. 
 
They will be available for pick-up in the hallway off the Edith Boyd Lounge the end of December. The distribution in this manner will save the church the postage of mailing  them. 
 
If you  don’t receive envelopes and want them, please contact Evelyn in the church office.  Also, if you received envelopes and don’t want them please call the office.
 
 
Noisy Offering = October 22nd
 
The Noisy Offering is going well. Thank you for saving your coins and donating well over $100 in September! Let's see if we can set a new record in October. The moneys collected are given to the Youth Sunday School. 
 

Ways to Help

Show your gratitude 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.

 

 

 

Fall 3B Schedule  
 
 
Attention 3B participants!  Summer blew by and our autumn 3B Schedule has begun.  This session will run from September 5th through November 30th. As usual, the classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.  No class, of course on November 23rd, Thanksgiving Day.  If there are any new “bees” interested contact Lois Miley or Alice Yacullo.
 
 
Current Artist
 
 
Nancy Arnold is currently displaying her watercolor and acrylic paintings in the Edith Boyd Lounge.  She finally had time to follow her art interest in 2009, by taking classes at the Lubeznik Center with Neil Keinitz.  Now, she practices in her home studio.  She hopes all will enjoy her art works as much as she does creating them.

 

 
 
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 2017-18 year. 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, September 12th at 6:00pm and one on Wednesday, September 27th at 9:30 am.  If you have questions or are interested please see Pastor Ericka, Judy Spiece, or Peggy McAnally.
 
 
 Joyful Noise and Hymn Sing
October is an exciting month in our worship, and the Music Ministries is following suit!
 
First, the Children’s Choir will start practicing again on October 1st, with Anne Lute directing.  We’ll hear from them during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.
 
2017 also marks the 500th Anniversary of the Great Reformation!  We will take special note of that remarkable event on October 29th, “Reformation Sunday,” with a presentation of “Built on This Rock,” an exciting and traditional anthem representing the belief that all Christian are built on the rock of Jesus Christ.
 
Do you have a favorite hymn?  The Worship and Music Committee is planning a Hymn-Sing Sunday in November.  Look for a ballot in the October bulletins and list your favorite hymns to sing or hear played.

 

Join us this October, as we praise God with our Joyful Noises!

 
Nic Orbovich
Director of Music Ministries, FPC

   

 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.
 
 
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
 

We hope you have enjoyed a trip down memory lane with the Prime Timers in our Heritage Room.  In anticipation of our Church-wide inter-generational work trip to Sandusky, Ohio in August, our next display is going to focus on past trips, work camps, and VBS's.  We need your help with this endeavor. If you have pictures of yourself or your children attending a work camp, enjoying activities at a VBS, or participating in a Church trip, may we have a copies for our display? We would also like to hear stories of your adventures. Please share a short description of your fond memory, which will be included in a collection for all of us to enjoy. Please include dates and locations with your memories/pictures, and give them to the Office or to Shirley Ryan or Peggy McAnally.
 
 
Denomination Web Site
 
 

 

October 
 
 Worship and Preaching Schedule 
 

 

The worship and preaching schedule during the month of  October is as follows           
 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
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.

 

 
October
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
Item
of the Month:
 
 
 Canned Chili

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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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. 

  
 
 

 

  
 
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