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First Presbyterian Church of Michigan City
Wednesday, June 28, 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
 
 
The paraments change to RED on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th. 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. June 11th, Trinity Sunday, 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 2017, June 18th 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.

 


 
 Early Services Begin
 

 

8:00 A.M. Chapel Worship Services begin on Sunday, May 28th and continue each Sunday through August 27th.

 


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School in the Uptown Arts District! (VBS in the UAD)

First Presbyterian, St Paul Lutheran and Trinity Episcopalian churches will collaborate this summer!

          Dates:  Tuesday, July 11th, Wednesday, July 12th and Thursday, July 13th
 
               Times:  5:30-7:30 PM
 
          Schedule:        5:30 - 6 PM = Dinner
                                   6-6:10 PM = Bible Stories
                                   6:10-6:30 PM = Puppet Show!
                                   6:30-6:45 PM = Music and Songs
                                  6:45-7:30 PM = Artistic & creative service project for and in the Uptown Arts District
 
 
To Register your child, please click the link below:
2017 VBS in the UAD Registration Form

 

Christian Education Updates


 

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

 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Carol Garrett who was named "Woman of the Year!"  Carol is our church organist, choir accompanist, and Moderator of the PW Coordinating Team. Church is her second home. Be sure to greet and congratulate this special member of our congregation.
 
 

 
 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 April 11th at 6:00pm and one on Wednesday April 26th 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 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.
 
 
Noisy Offering = June 25th
 
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, June 25th.
   
 
 
 
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

 

 
 

June Worship and Preaching
Schedule  

 

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

 

SUNDAY, June 4th
COMMUNION SUNDAY
8:00 A.M. --Chapel Worship Service
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
SUNDAY, June 11th
8:00 A.M. -- Chapel Worship Service
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
SUNDAY, June 18th
8:00 A.M. --Chapel Worship Service
10:00 A.M.—Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne
 
 
SUNDAY, June 25th
8:00 A.M.—Chapel Worship Service
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 June 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.

 

 

 

 

 
June
First Presbyterian
Soup Kitchen
Item
of the Month:
 
 
 Coffee!
 Coffee!
Coffee!

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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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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