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January 13th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship


8:30 Life Line Screening

7:00 Deacons’ Meeting


7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


7:00 Choir Rehearsal

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


1:30 AOK Rehearsal


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Congregational Meeting
There will be a brief congregational meeting at the start of worship today for the purpose of approving the second terms of Elders Mark Schneider and Richard Leary. Installation of officers who are new or returning for a second term will take place in the service.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
Join us for GEMS on January 24th at 11:00 am. After lunch here at the church, we will be going to The Detroit Institute of Arts to watch the film “The 39 Steps” by Alfred Hitchcock (~86 min.) You also have the option to walk around the museum. The menu for lunch will include lasagna, salad and dessert. A bus will pick us up at 12:00 pm at the church. The film will be followed by complimentary coffee and cookies. We will get back on the bus at 3:00 pm to go back to the church. If you plan to attend and if you would like to bring a dish to pass, please see the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex. If you and a friend would like to go, I would appreciate it if you could sign up by January 10th. For more information, please contact Debbie Leafdale or Joyce Jarnick.

Forgotten Harvest Volunteer Opportunity with our Deacons
Louise Glazier has registered our church for a couple of opportunities to volunteer at Forgotten Harvest, 21800 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park. A team of 3-7 volunteers are needed for “warehouse repack” on:
~Monday, January 14th at 9:00 a.m.
~Monday, February 11th at 9:00 a.m.

There are several ways to get your name on the list!
-Register at Make sure to navigate to the correct day and time. Our Team Name is First Presbyterian Church of Troy & Friends.
-Send an email to with the correct team name and dates.
-Call 248.967.1500.
-Register on the day of volunteering.
Signing a waiver will be required, either on-line ahead of time or in person when we arrive. You need to be able to stand for up to 3 hours (based on our November experience). The mandatory dress code includes long pants and no open-toed shoes, & no jewelry (except wedding rings). Please see Louise G. with any questions, or to car-pool.
We will hope to do this once a month on Monday mornings.

Thank You from the Deacons Mission Committee
Thank you to all the congregation! You provided all the gift items on the Christmas Bring Him a Gift Board for three Troy families that needed some help this year. We are also grateful to the ladies from the Korean Congregation who were nice enough to contribute money they raised to help cover gift cards for food for these families. The three families seemed very appreciative; surely, you helped make their Christmas brighter.
Wishing all a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.

Date Change for the Deacons’ January Meeting
Please note that the next Deacons Meeting will take place this Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study Resumes
Our weekly Bible Study resumes this Tuesday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. Join Pastor Jasmine at Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills as she journeys through the book of Matthew!

Book Group
Join us for our next book group meeting on Weds. January 23rd, at 7:00 pm. at the church. We will be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. All are welcome!

Lifeline 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 1/15/2019. 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. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Volunteer at Forgotten Harvest, Monday, January 14th, 9:00 a.m.
-Life Line Screening, Tuesday, January 15th, 8:30 a.m.
-Deacons’ Meeting, Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00 p.m.
-Session Meeting, Monday, January 21st, 6:30 p.m.
-Book Group, Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
-GEMS: Lunch and trip to the DIA, January 24th, 11:00 a.m.

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