Good News & Announcements

March 15th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

Sunday

10:00 Worship

11:30 Session Meeting

12:00 Korean Worship

Tuesday

2:00 Bible Study

Wednesday

7:30 Women’s A. A

Thursday

7:00 Choir Rehearsal

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Saturday

2:30 AOK

Sunday

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
Come and join us for GEMS on Thursday, March 26th at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The speaker will be Rev. Dan Heaton. His presentation will be on the history of Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The menu for lunch will include soups, salads, and desserts. There are two sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex. Please sign up if you plan to attend, and if you would like to bring a dish to pass. Join us with a friend! For more information, please contact Debbie Leafdale or Joyce Jarnick.

Troy People Concerned Pasta Dinner
Troy People Concerned will hold its annual Spring Pasta Dinner on Thursday, April 16th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. at the San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. There will be an open buffet, cash bar, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and more. Please see Marilyn Johnson for tickets. Admission is $25. Children under 10 are $10.

Book Group
The book group is currently reading Then She Was Gone by Kisa Jewell. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm and all are welcome!

Coronavirus Information
Because of coronavirus concerns across the country, this is a reminder to frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if handwashing isn’t possible. Consider not shaking hands during Passing of the Peace,
Please check your email for more information about the church response.

Lenten Daily Devotionals
Every day through the season of Lent, please watch your email for a Lenten Daily Devotional from the Kirk. These devotionals are written by members of First Pres Troy, the Kirk, and mission partners of the Kirk, including Hope Against Trafficking, Micah 6 Community, and Pontiac Community Foundation. These devotionals are truly intergenerational, as the writers are teenagers through octogenarians! If you do not receive these emails, please let the office know.

Giving During Lent
During Lent, we will be participating in a food drive for Gleaners, so please consider bringing food items as a Lenten discipline. We are still supporting Troy People Concerned, so consider bringing toiletries for that organization, too.

Date Change: AOK (Acting Out Kids) Murder Mystery at the Kirk
This year’s annual murder mystery production will be held at Kirk in the Hills at the end of April. More information to follow as the exact dates are determined.

Movie Morning
Please join us on Wednesday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary to see “Just Mercy” (rated PG-13), starring Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan. It’s a drama about a world-renowned civil rights defense attorney who works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

The trivia contest this month was geared toward geniuses, so I will try to make April’s trivia a tad easier. Ha! Ha! There’s also popcorn.

Come and join us. This is our last movie morning in the Sanctuary for a while. In May, we will go out to a movie and lunch, then take a break in June, July and August.

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Session Meeting, Sunday, March 15, 11:30 am
-Bible Study, Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 pm, at the church
-Book Group, Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 pm
-AOK performance at the Kirk, dates TBD: revised to the end of April.