April 16th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

Sunday

8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Wednesday

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Sunday

8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Kroger Rewards Re-enrollment
It’s time to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. This is necessary for all current and new participants. You will need to enter our non-profit number of 90164 at www.krogercommunityrewards.com to ensure that purchases are credited to our church. This can be done anytime during the month of April. The program brought in over $500 for the Deacons last year, so the rewards really add up!

Final Wrap-Up of Drive to “Clean Out Your Closets for the Homeless” Winter, 2017
Our committee is grateful to everyone in the congregation who donated funds and/or clothing, tote bags, caps, toiletries and other items to the homeless guests at the Welcome Inn Day Center.
We raised a total of $300.00! We purchased men’s underwear (boxer briefs) and toiletries for the program. We also purchased about 15 pairs of jeans and 10 hoodie/sweatshirts from a used clothing store. In all, we delivered three trunkfuls of needed items to Covenant Presbyterian Church, where the program was housed this winter.
We still have enough money left over to also make a cash donation to the program.
The men and women served by this program are back living on the streets now. When they return, in early December, they will need everything again! We hope your generosity continues this fall, when we plan to do another drive for this worthwhile organization. Thanks again to everyone who helped!

One Great Hour Of Sharing And Deacons Easter Offering
At the Session meeting on Sunday, March 26th, a motion was made and passed to take two offerings in the weeks ahead. There will be envelopes for both of these in the pews and on the narthex table.
We are all familiar with the work that our Deacons provide and the mission giving that represents our church as a whole. One Great Hour of Sharing gifts will bring hope to many and supports the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
GEMS will meet on Thursday, April 27th at 12:00 p.m. The speaker will be Officer Russell Barrows, from the Troy Police Department with a presentation on safety. The menu for lunch will include ham, salad, vegetables and dessert. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside of Fellowship Hall. We would love for you to come and bring a friend! For more information, please contact Kathy Hyde or Debbie Leafdale.

Sunday School Schedule for April
April 23rd: Matthew 28:16-20 “Jesus Will Always Be With Us”. Also, a composite of
lessons about Jesus’ life. Teachers: Kelly & Doug Ray
April 30th: Matthew 4:23-5:11 “You Are Blessed” Teachers needed.

Upcoming Mission Opportunity, CROP Walk:
-Clawson/Troy Crop Hunger Walk is Sunday, May 7, 2017. Registration is at noon, and the walk begins at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 749 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson.

-Save the Date to Join the Walk OR Support Our Walkers with a Financial Pledge

-There will be a 3-mile route and a 1.5-mile route to choose from.

Please see Joyce or Joe Peterson if you want to walk. We have the registration forms for our Church. Monies raised by the walk are used by Church World Service (CWS), an international relief, development, and refugee resettlement agency. Monies are used to provide food, medical care, disaster relief, and self-help development for people in need in the U.S. and around the world. This year 25% of the funds raised from the Clawson/Troy walk will be distributed locally to Clawson Community Food Bank and Troy People Concerned; the two local agencies chosen for 2017.

-Checks should be made out to CWS / CROP
It is a 501 C-3 Organization and we can provide you with a receipt for your donation

-What is the point of walking? “Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water and fuel, and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. We walk because we want to end hunger – one step at a time.”

Flowers
The flowers in the sanctuary this morning are given in honor of Kathryn Butler’s birthday, from Mom and Eddie. Happy birthday, Kathryn!

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Troy Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, April 26th, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
-CROP Walk, Sunday, May 7th, 12:00 p.m. registration, 1:00 p.m. walk

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