February 26th 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

6:00 Ash Wednesday Devotion

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

11:00 Worship Committee Meeting

7:00 Choir Rehearsal

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Sunday

8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Lenten Study Group to meet March 19, 26, and April 2
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. Three Study discussion group gatherings have been scheduled after Coffee Hour from 11:30 to 12:15 on March 19, March 26, and April 2.
Beginning today, take-home packets of the readings are available on the narthex table for you to read at home each day of Lent. You can answer some of the questions included or write down your own questions to discuss with Reverends Ann and Bill and others in the study group. We hope you will get a cup of coffee and join us for the study sessions!

Ash Wednesday Devotion and Dinner
The Ash Wednesday Service and Dinner will be held on March 1st at 6:00 p.m. Food will be provided. A free-will offering would be appreciated. Please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Clean Out Your Closets for the Homeless at the Welcome Inn!
We are asking you to “Clean Out Your Closets for the Homeless” at the Welcome Inn and donate gently used men’s clothing, especially heavy pants, belts or men’s caps. If you have tote bags, backpacks or rolling-type bags, these are needed also. (Please be sure all zippers, wheels, etc. are working.) We also welcome cash donations to help us purchase men’s underwear and travel-size toiletries for the guests at the Welcome Inn. A basket will be available in the Fellowship Hall the next two Sundays for donations. Our mini-drive begins today, and ends on March 5th. Thank you in advance for your generous help.

Presbyterian Women’s Retreat
The Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Detroit are hosting their annual women’s retreat on Saturday, March 4th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Titled “Casting Stones, Casting Crowns: A Time for Reflection, Reconciliation, Transformation”, it will be held at the Allen Park Presbyterian Church. For more information, please see the brochure on the bulletin board in the narthex.

Invitation from Northminster
Today at 3:00 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church will hold the dedication of their new organ. Guest organist will be Dexter Tripp Kennedy, Assistant Organist at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe. He has given several concerts around the world and comes highly recommended. Reception to follow. Come and enjoy and bring a friend!!

Book Group
The next Book Group meeting well be held on March 22nd when the group will discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalamithi. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and all are welcome!

Movie Morning
Our next Movie Morning is set for Wednesday, March 8th in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. The feature this month is “The Great Gatsby”.

It’s a drama and a romance and involves a writer and wall street trader, Nick, who finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton.

As always, there will be trivia and popcorn. Come and join us!

Flowers
The flowers in the sanctuary this morning are given by Gwen Thompson, in memory of her father, Henry Thompson’s birthday.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
GEMS will meet on Thursday, March 23rd at 12:00 p.m. The speaker will be Heather Glenday, from Bordine’s – Topic will be gardening made easier and special tools to benefit seniors. The menu for lunch will include meatloaf, salad, vegetables and dessert. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside of Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact Kathy Hyde or Debbie Leafdale.

Thank you!
Thank you to the congregation for your generous response to our “furnace problem.” No further contributions are necessary. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Sunday School Schedule for February and March
February 26: Listen to Him (Matthew 17: 1-9) Kelly Ray
March 5: No Sunday School, Children in Church
March 12: Lead by Serving (Matthew 20: 20-28) Kathy Lalko
March 19: Jesus Heals Two Blind Men (Matthew 20: 29-34) Karen & Al Lake
March 26: The Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22: 34-40) Becky Misuraca

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Ash Wednesday Devotion/Dinner, Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
-First Sunday of Lent, March 5th
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00 a.m., in the sanctuary
-Lenten Study Group, March 19th, 26th and April 2nd, 11:30 a.m.
-Book Group, Wednesday, March 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
-GEMS, Thursday, March 23rd, 12:00 p.m.

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