August 5th 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

Election Day

Wednesday

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

Sermon Discussion Group
Starting Tuesday, August 7th at 2:00 pm, 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

MISSION PROJECT: School Backpacks and Supplies for Middle School Students
All items must be returned today!! Your participation is appreciated. Thank you! Your Deacons

Fiscal Year Budget Approved
Session approved the 2018/2019 budget at the July meeting. If you would like a copy, please check with the church office.

Things Are Quickly Changing!
Things around here are changing weekly! New and exciting events are happening and it’s becoming more difficult to keep track of all of them! In an effort to keep everyone informed, the bulletin board in the narthex will be updated in an ongoing manner. In these early stages, please look for a couple of announcements from TIG, AOK, and the Sermon Discussion Group. Look for a monthly calendar where you’ll find information on who will be in the pulpit each Sunday, along with the liturgist’s name, and events each week. There’s also a monthly birthday list. More information will be posted in the coming weeks. Hope you find this useful!

Can you hear me now?
Our sound system for the sanctuary has been upgraded and all new microphones purchased. This is the first upgrade since it was installed 30 years ago. This was made possible by memorial donations, most recently in memory of Bob Hyde.

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 7th, 2:00 p.m.
-Sermon Discussion Group at Barnes and Noble, RH August 14th, 2:00 p.m.
-Book Group, Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

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