Know someone who needs encouragement?
Our parish visitors co-ordinate our ministry of presence and care in times of need. Call Laurie Stafford in the office, or contact visitors Lynette DuClos Adelson or Mindy Rueda. Our prayer chain is always ready to hold you in prayer, contact Tommy Ann Freeman who will start the chain praying. If you know that someone needs encouragement and is shy to ask, please notify the church office. The answering machine can receive your call at any time. Thanks for helping us to love one another as Jesus calls us to do.
Respond to Floods
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is responding in the western United States, where heavy rain over recent days has caused severe flooding in Colorado and adjacent states. The rare flooding has destroyed or damaged more than 17,500 homes and 1,000 businesses. Please stand in the GAP for the people of Colorado. GIVE. Financial gifts are always needed in disaster situations. Share your financial blessings by designating gifts to DR000015 and specify Colorado. Individuals may give through their local Presbyterian congregation, online at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/give/make-a-gift/DR000015/ or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. You can also text PDA to 20222 to donate $10. ACT. Gift of the Heart Cleanup Buckets are often needed following flooding situations, and hygiene kits are often used when people are in shelters. Instructions for making these kits are available online— http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/pda/making-gift-heart-kits/ and help ensure that the buckets and kits will available when needed. PRAY. Please pray that through the response of the faith community, the people and communities affected by flooding in Colorado and those offering assistance will be reminded of the faithful hope that is found in Christ.
The Adult Class in Fireside Lounge will explore the First Light curriculum for the next few weeks, facilitated by Melodee Kistner. The Bible Study in Room 10 begins a month of study from the Book of Genesis about the First Nation of Israel. The lesson for October 6th comes from Genesis 15:7-21 and tells of A Promise of Land. On October 13th, the lesson is about a Promise to Sarah. See Genesis 17, 18 and 21. October 20th’s study comes from Genesis 21 and 26, A Blessing for Ishmael and Isaac. October 27th’s lesson comes from Genesis 28: 10-22, The Blessing Conveyed to Jacob. And, as always, Coffee & Conversation are available in Fellowship Hall. All classes start at 9:30 a.m.
After 14 years of “digging up the juicy stuff,” William has completed the first ever book on the history of the glass armonica. It’s called The Glass Armonica – the Music and the Madness. He’ll have it available at coffee hour. One of the things this has accomplished is that William is now set up as a book publisher (fees, software tools, etc.) so he’s planning to offer a book of this year’s Music Boxes this December (in time for your Christmas shopping!). Monies from the sale of his glass armonica book go to defraying his costs of getting set up to do this, but monies from the sales of his Music Box book will go to the church.
Newbery Medal Winners for the Church Library
Do you have a Newbery Medal Winner on your bookshelves at home? Since 1922, the American Library Association has annually awarded the Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for Children. Our church library has accumulated a winning book from 29 of those years, and Nurture Committee would like to complete our collection. You can help in one of the following ways (we’ll even put your name on the bookplate inside the cover):
1) Donate your copy to the church library.
2) Purchase the book of your choice from Amazon or a used book store.
3) Purchase a new hard cover copy of the book of your choice ($12 to $15).
4) Donate $15.00 to the library fund for the book of your choice.
A listing of the books we would like to add to our collection is posted on the table by the office reception desk, and Carly Earp will be circulating a copy during coffee hour. Sign your name next to the book (or books) you would like to add to our collection. You might also want to borrow one or two of our 29 to read with your children or grandchildren. For questions, contact Carly Earp href="carlylalagmailcom">carlylalagmailcom
Feast of Lights
The 66th Annual Feast of Lights at the University of Redlands will be held on December 6th – 9th, 2013. This year, tickets can be purchased beginning August 29, 2013 at the Campus Events Office or through the Feast of Lights website http://redlandsapps.redlands.edu/feastoflights/Home.html. Prices are: General Public–$25, Seniors–$15, Students–$10. The Feast of Lights will continue their tradition of asking audience members to bring food donations to each performance for their local food bank.