Good News & Announcements

September 16th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship


10:30 Bells Practice


10:00 Life Line Screening

2:00 Sermon Discussion Group


10:00 Movie Morning

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


10:00 Post-Polio Support Group


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Per Capita Update
At our September meeting session voted to make our final 2018 per capita payment of $1000 to Presbytery. We have not collected enough to cover this amount but felt it was important to stay current with our commitment to Presbytery. If you have not yet made your payment of $27 per member please try to do so in the coming weeks. If you are unsure if you have made your payment reference you most recent statement, or check with the church office. Thank you.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
We welcome you to GEMS on Thursday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The speaker will be Loraine Campbell, Executive Director of the Troy Historic Village. Her presentation will be on discover the (mostly untold) stories of some amazing Michigan women. The menu for lunch will include chicken salad and egg salad on croissants, salads, vegetables 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 either a salad, vegetable or dessert.
We look forward to seeing you and a friend! For more information, please contact Debbie Leafdale or Joyce Jarnick.

Life Line Screening on September 18th
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event here on 9/18/2018. 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

Movie Morning
Yes, that’s right! It’s that time again for Movie Morning! Because Ruth and I are going to be out of town on our regular movie day (second Wednesday), we have made the “executive decision” to move Movie Morning from the 12th of September to the 19th.

We will meet in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. to view “Coco.” It’s an animated adventure comedy about aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, who enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. It is truly a delightful movie and won an Oscar last year for best animated film and also won an Oscar for best song, “Remember Me”!

Make plans to join us for the movie, popcorn and trivia!

Fall Mission Project: Ingathering 2018
Each fall our congregation donates items to help the Detroit Presbytery fulfill specific need requests made by 30-plus Detroit Area charitable organizations. You will find the requested items listed on tags on the Ingathering Board in the Narthex. If you would like to participate in this project, please take one or more tags from the board. Purchase the item(s) listed and return with the tag from the board attached to the specific item; please note the value of the item on the tag. The due date for returning the items is September 30th. If you would like to participate by donating cash and having the Deacons purchase items for you, please let Joyce Peterson or Louise Glazier know. Thank you, The Deacons

October 7: Worship At the Kirk!
On October 7, for World Communion Sunday, we will be worshiping at Kirk in the Hills (1340 West Long Lake). You are encouraged to attend their 11am service, but there is also a service at 9:15 if you prefer. That day there will be a special preacher, Dr. Tom Long, named one of the best preachers in America by CNN. Please feel free to arrange your own carpool, or if you have concerns about driving, let Pastor Jasmine know. You’re also invited to a special dinner Friday, October 5th at 6:30 with Dr. Long, and the first 10 participants from Troy have their dinner payment generously waived! Call 248-973-8011 to register, and see the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.

Coffee Hour Today!
Our coffee/fellowship hour today will be hosted by Megan Ray with the help of her mom Kelly and grandmother. All donations for that coffee hour will be given to Megan for her chosen charity. Megan is planning to donate to Hart Middle School in Rochester Hills for their butterfly garden. As always, these coffee hour monies are used by the Deacons for their mission work. The Deacons are excited to support Megan, one of our young church members, in her mission to help in the community.
We always appreciate our congregation and their generous hearts. Your Deacons

Annual Congregational Meeting
Our annual meeting will take place today right after worship. Packets are available on the table in the narthex.

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:
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, September 18, 2:00 p.m.
-Annual Congregational Meeting, Today, following worship
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary
-Book Group, Wednesday, September 26th, 7:00 p.m.
-GEMS, Thursday, September 27th, 12:00 p.m., Speaker from Troy Historic Village

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