April 2nd Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

Sunday

8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

11:30 Lenten Study Group Discussion

12:00 Korean Worship

Tuesday

9:00 Life Line Screening

Wednesday

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

7:00 Choir Rehearsal

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Sunday

8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

11:30 Lenten Study Group Discussion

12:00 Korean Worship

Lenten Study Group to meet Today and April 9th
Reverends Ann and Bill and the CE Team have planned a Lenten Study for the entire congregation and invite you to embrace yourself in the messages of Lent by reading brief daily devotionals from selected Psalms. The remaining two study discussion group gatherings have been scheduled after Coffee Hour from 11:30 to 12:15, today and on April 9th. Write down any questions you may have for discussion with others in the study group. We hope you will get a cup of coffee and join us for the study sessions!

Sunday School Schedule for April
April 2nd: Communion, children in Sanctuary
April 9th: Palm Sunday, Confirmation, and Bible presentation. Children in sanctuary
April 16th: Easter (No Easter Egg Hunt)
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.

Movie Morning
Join us for the next Movie Morning on Wednesday, April 12th at 10:00 am in the sanctuary. This month’s feature is “Fences” starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. It’s a story about a working-class African-American father who tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
As always, there will be trivia and popcorn. Come and join us!

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.

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.”

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!

Troy People Concerned Pasta Dinner
The TPC will hold its annual Spring Pasta Dinner on Thursday, April 13th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The dinner will take place at the San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. There will be an open buffet, cash bar, silent auction, and more. Please see Marilyn Johnson for tickets. Admission is $20. Children under 10 are $5.
Please note that the Maundy Thursday supper/worship that was going to be held here at the church has now been cancelled, so that those who wish to support the TPC Pasta Dinner may do so!

Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First Presbyterian Church of Troy on 4/4/2017. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Lenten Study Group, today and April 9th, 11:30 a.m.
-Life Line Screening, Tuesday, April 4th
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, April 12th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary
-TPC Pasta Dinner, Thursday, April 13th, 5:00-8:00 p.m., San Marino Club, Troy
-Good Friday Service, Friday, April 14th, 12:00, Central Christian Woodward Church
-CROP Walk, Sunday, May 7th, 12:00 p.m. registration, 1:00 p.m. walk

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