March 19th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

11:30 Lenten Study Group

12:00 Korean Worship


11:30 Troy Clergy Meeting, Revs. Ann and Bill


7:00 Book Group

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


12:00 GEMS

7:00 Choir Rehearsal

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


9:00 Post-Polio Group


8:30 Adult Education

10:00 Worship

11:30 Session Meeting

12:00 Korean Worship

The flowers in the sanctuary this morning are given by Leanne and Jim Prescott, in honor of their children’s birthdays.

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. Write down any questions you may have for discussion with others in the study group. We hope you will get a cup of coffee and join us for the study sessions!

Session, Confirmands, Mentors And Parents
There have been several changes in our meeting time so this is the final decision! We will meet at 11:30 a.m. on March 26th. Help yourself to refreshments and then come to the Fellowship Hall near the piano. The meeting will begin with the confirmation class Statements of Faith, followed by questions for adult membership and welcome. Doug, Megan, and Olivia will then be presented as members in worship on Palm Sunday.

THANKS! There are thanks to be given to all those who helped with the classes, especially Karen and Al Lake; to the parents for providing a delicious lunch on Saturday, the 4th and for all their support; to Gene Williams, Karen and Al Lake, Ruth Fedor, as mentors; to Charlotte Sommers and the youth from Northminster for joining us and the joy of being together with our youth!

Thank you!
A very big thank you to Louise Glazier who helped out in the office for the past few weeks while I was gone. When you see her, please offer up your thanks!

Kroger Rewards Re-enrollment in April
It’s almost time to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Watch here for more details in the coming weeks!

Squishy Scriptures
Anyone have a scripture to add that they find comforting and especially meaningful?
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.”
-Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, open and receptive, so that I may embrace the many ways you choose to visit my life. De-clutter my heart from harsh judgments and negativity. Remove whatever keeps me from following in your compassionate footsteps.
~A favorite of Ann and Bill

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!

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.

Bottle Returns
If you walk by the bottle return area in the hallway by Fellowship Hall and notice that it is full, please feel free to return the bottles, and then just drop the money off in the office. Thanks!

Sunday School Schedule for February and March
March 19: Jesus Heals Two Blind Men (Matthew 20: 29-34) Karen & Al Lake
March 26: The Greatest Commandment Becky Misuraca (Matthew 22: 34-40)

Troy People Concerned Pasta Dinner
The TPC will hold its annual Spring Pasta Dinner on Thursday, April 13th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The dinner will take place at the San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy. There will be an open buffet, cash bar, silent auction, and more. Admission is $20. Children under 10 are $5.

Donate Blood at Troy Community Center: Wednesday, April 26th:
If you would like to give a spring blood donation, the Troy Community Center will host a drive on Wednesday, April 26th, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To register, call Troy Community Affairs at 248-524-1147, or Jamila at the Red Cross at 313-300-9617, or walk in. This donation will NOT prevent you from donating again at the July church drive, as the drives are more than 8 weeks apart.

Life Line 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 4/4/2017. 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. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Lenten Study Group, Sunday, 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.
-Session Meeting, Sunday, March 26th, following worship
-Life Line Screening, Tuesday, April 4th

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