August 12th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

Sunday

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Tuesday

2:00 Sermon Discussion Group

Wednesday

7:00 Parish Council

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Sunday

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Sermon Discussion Group
Join Pastor Jasmine each week at Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills (2800 S Rochester Rd) to discuss the scripture passage for the upcoming Sunday sermon at Troy First. Come occasionally or come weekly as you are able, each session stands alone. Participants will be given the chance to be reflecting on the scripture throughout the week and hear insights from one another. Notes from the discussion will be passed to the preacher that week, so see if your insight makes it into the sermon!

Ephesians Sermon Series
We began a summer sermon series on July 15 on the book of Ephesians that will continue through the end of August. The apostle Paul is writing this letter in order to tell a story, God’s story, of the creation of the world, Christ’s saving work on the cross, and the growth and unity of the church. Like the original recipients of the letter, we are invited to place ourselves in this story too, so let us consider together how we can live out these principles individually and as a church community.

“Bedding For Kids”
The deacons have decided to support a mission project for kids through the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan. We want to help local children at-risk get a healthy start by supplying much needed bed linens.
Each week the Furniture Bank provides twin beds to more than 15 local children but is not able to supply linens. These kids belong to families who are living in poverty, transitioning from homelessness, working with child protective services or fleeing a crisis and abusive environment. You can help our mission by donating a New Twin Bedding Set, (top sheet, bottom sheet, pillowcase, comforter and sham) for a “Bedding Drive”. Bedding is needed for ages 2-18 years of age.
We will be collecting through the month of August but there is a continuing need; therefore, anytime is greatly appreciated and needed. You can contact Becky Misuraca or Nancy Sisunik for more information if interested in donating.
Thank you! Your Deacons

Thank You to All From the Mission Committee!
2018 Project Backpack: Between the Congregation and the Deacons we provided 7 backpacks for middle school students containing all the required school supplies. The backpacks were delivered to Troy People Concerned on August 6th for their back to school event held on August 7th. This helps out families in Troy that have trouble affording the necessary school supplies for their children. Troy People Concerned said to relay their thanks and it included a big hug.

Thanks from Ann and Bill!
What a Sunday and what a celebration for all of us! Bill and I send our thanks for the Honorary Membership – such an honor. And wasn’t it great to have the interview with
Jasmine. The food, the cake, the fellowship of friends as another way of highlighting this collaboration with The Kirk! Our gratitude to each and all!! First Troy certainly does know how to show forth hospitality!! Blessings!
~Pastors Ann and Bill

Thanks from Jasmine!
Dear Congregation: Thank you for such a wonderful welcome and celebration this past Sunday! It was an honor to be able to share some of my story with you, and to break bread together, both at the communion table and the fellowship tables! You have warmed my heart with your thoughtfulness and the beauty of your love towards me, and one another. May we continue to find ways to celebrate one another!
~Pastor Jasmine

Book Group: Upcoming Titles and Meeting Dates
Enjoy the summer with a good read! Here is a list of books the Book Group will be reading in the coming months, along with the meeting dates:
August 22nd: Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
September 26th: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
October 24th: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Henry Fielding
All are welcome at the meetings at 7:00 p.m.!

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Sermon Discussion Group at Barnes and Noble, RH, August 14th, 2:00 p.m.
-Sermon Discussion Group at Barnes and Noble, RH, August 21st, 2:00 p.m.
-Book Group, Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

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