April 30th 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

Monday

10:30 Bells practice

Wednesday

8:00 Otology Clinic

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

11:00 Worship Committee Meeting

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Sunday

8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Sunday School Schedule for April/May
April 30th: Matthew 4:23-5:11 The Beatitudes. Teachers: Karen & Al Lake
May 7th: Communion. Children in church to present to congregation OGHS donation
May 14th: Mother’s Day. Matthew 20: 1-16 “The Generous Landowner”. Teachers: Becky Misuraca or Ruth Fedor/Karen Lake
May 21st: Last Sunday of Sunday School until September. Review of year. Teachers: Kelly & Doug Ray

Consecration Sunday, May 21st
On Sunday, May 21st, we will be dedicating our pledges during worship for the upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1st. Worship will be followed by a celebration lunch in fellowship hall. Plan now to attend services on this important Sunday, and to stay for the lunch provided by the finance committee. Over the next few weeks we will be having several “minute for stewardship” speakers during worship, sharing their thoughts on the meaning of giving and sharing God’s gifts.

Summer English Workshop: A June Mission here at church
Volunteers who worked with the Summer English Workshop last summer had such fun teaching our foreign-born neighbors English…American style. Most of those volunteers want to do it again. But, this summer, we will need more volunteers as we are offering two weekly class sessions each of the four weeks in June.

The Lesson Guide Sheets used on Saturday will be repeated on the following Tuesday. We need your help for at least one day/week for the 4 weeks. But, if you can volunteer to teach both days of the week, that is GREAT! See Karen Lake if you have questions.

Here are the class meeting dates and times:
Saturdays: June 3, 10, 17 and 24 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: June 6, 13, 20 and 27 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Christian Hospitality As A Way Of Life
On the road to Emmaus one of the major themes is that of hospitality. Hospitality is a crucial element of Christianity that greatly informs and empowers us in God’s service.
1. Christian hospitality, as given in the Bible, is a sacred process of ‘receiving’ outsiders and changing them from strangers to guests.
2. We all possess this gift and are commissioned to show this to all we encounter.
3. Hospitality addresses the physical needs of shelter, food, and protection. But hospitality also radically affirms the high worth and common humanity of all people.
In the upcoming week, take time to note for yourself the times you show Christian hospitality to others.

Movie Morning
The next Movie Morning will be on Wednesday, May 10th at 10:00 a.m. Plan to join us for lunch and a movie. More details to follow!

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.
-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.”

Four groups signed up to walk in the May 7, 2017, Crop Hunger Walk to be held in Clawson. If anyone in the congregation would like to contribute some money to support our walkers to help fight hunger, they would appreciate it. Please see any of these individuals if you would like to contribute.
Our walkers are as follows:
-Pastors Bill and Ann Robertson
-Ruth Fedor
-Debbie Leafdale
-Becky Misuraca

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-CROP Walk, Sunday, May 7th, 12:00 p.m. registration, 1:00 p.m. walk
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.
-Consecration Sunday, May 21st, Luncheon to follow worship.

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