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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Thursday, February 11, 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

 

 
 
  
Paraments
 

 Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 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. 

 

 
 
Congratulations to Our New Church Officers!
 
 
Please join us Sunday, January 31st,  as we welcome and install our newest class of church officers!
 
New Elders: Andrew Grove, Natalie Hellenga, Lois Miley, Brian Spiece, and Alice Yacullo
 
Youth Elder: Ollie Pozos

New Deacons:  Marilyn Cook, Barbara Holdcraft, Demetrius Holley, Judy Spiece, and Carrie Zerbe
 
Youth Deacon: Alicia Pozos
 
 
Ash Wednesday Service = February 10th
Ash Wednesday Service will be February 10th at 7:00 P.M.
 
After the service Lent Devotional Calendars will be available.  Be sure to take one home with you.

 

 
Noisy Offering = February 28th
 
The Noisy Offering is off to a great start in 2016! Let's make this the most successful year yet! Be sure to save that spare change and bring it to the Noisy Offering! The next collection will be February 28th.
   

Christian Education Updates

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

 

 
 
 
 
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
 

 

 
Visit the Heritage Room and check out our new display.  In celebration of our 2016 Confirmation Class, past class pictures have been arranged for your viewing.  If you or a member of your family was confirmed at First Presbyterian after 1963 your class picture may be among the array.  It is not too late to add pictures either.  If you have a photo of one of the missing classes or a picture of your own Confirmation  that you would like to share give it to Shirley or Peggy and they will add it to the display.

 

 
 
 
Denomination Web Site
 


The Worship and Preaching Schedule during the month of  February is as follows:

 

 

 

February 7th -  10:00 A.M.

Communion Sunday

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

February 10th -  7:00 P.M.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

February 14th  -  10:00 A.M. 

Rev. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

February 21st  -  10:00 A.M. 

Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne

 

February 28th -  10:00 A.M. 

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 February, 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.

 

 

 

 
February
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
Item
of the Month:
 
 
 
 
Corned Beef Hash

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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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.