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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Sunday, May 29, 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
 

 
The Paraments change to red on Pentecost Sunday, May 15th.  Red as the color of fire is used on this day when we remember the tongues of fire that descended on the crowd in Jerusalem.  May 22nd is Trinity Sunday and the Paraments may remain red or can be changed to white.  White is the expression of joy in the mystery of the Triune God.
 
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.
 
 
 
Pentecost Offering
 
Your contributions to the Pentecost Offering allow us to invest in the church’s greatest resource - our children and youth. Help us to support and encourage young people here in Michigan City and across the globe. Our portion of this offering will help send some of our youth to the Presbyterian Youth Triennium this summer. Thanks for your generosity!
 
 
 

 
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.
 
 
Let's Celebrate!
 
Join us for a very special worship service on Sunday, May 15th.  Not only will we be honoring four 50-year members but will also be welcoming 7 young people into the church as they are confirmed.  Let’s fill the pews on the 15th as we celebrate those with a long life of service to the Lord and our church as well as the young people just beginning their journey as members of First Presbyterian Church.  A luncheon will follow in the Undercroft and all are invited to join us.
 
 
Graduates?? 
 
Do you have a family member graduating this year?  Please forward college, high school or kindergarten graduate information and picture to eslavey@fpcmicity.org in the church office for publication in the June Newsletter (deadline is May 17th).
 
 
Noisy Offering = May 22nd
 
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 Sunday, May 22nd.
   

 

Christian Education Updates

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

 

 3B Summer Schedule
 

Our Summer Session of 3B will begin, Tuesday, May 10 and run through Thursday, July 28th.  As usual the classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. and be held in the Edith Boyd Lounge.  Mark your calendars and enjoy the break.  Lois and Alice thank everyone for their faithfulness in attending.

 

 
 
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.

 

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

 

 

MAY 1st -  10:00 A.M.
Communion Sunday
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
MAY 8th -  10:00 A.M.
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
MAY 15th  -  10:00 A.M.
Celebration of 50 Year Members and Confirmandi
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
Luncheon following Worship 
 
MAY 22nd -  10:00 A.M. 
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
MAY 29th -  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 May 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.

 

 

 

 
May
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
Items
of the Month:
 
 
 
 
Coffee,
Non-Dairy Creamer,
&
Sugar
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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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.