Good News & Announcements

September 22nd Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

Sunday

10:00 Worship

11:00 Annual Congregational Meeting

12:00 Korean Worship

Wednesday

10:00 Bells Practice

7:00 Book Club

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

12:00 GEMS

2:00 Bible Study at Barnes and Noble

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Saturday

10:00 Post-Polio Support Group

Sunday

10:00 Worship

11:00 Informational Meeting

12:00 Korean Worship

Deacons Partner with American Red Cross for a 2nd Blood Drive: October 8th
Our Deacons have partnered with the Red Cross to offer a second blood drive in 2019 to help meet the needs of our community. The Red Cross will provide signage, donor outreach, advertising, and all other resources. The Deacons will provide access to our fellowship hall, volunteers and homemade cookies for our donors. The blood drive will take place here at the church on Tuesday, October 8th from 12:00pm to 5:15pm. Please see the sign-up sheets posted on the Deacons Bulletin Board if you wish to make some cookies for our donors or volunteer your time. Donating blood makes a big difference in the lives of others—please consider donating if you are able. Contact Gwen Thompson if you have any questions regarding the blood drive.

Book Group
Book Group will meet this Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll be discussing The Woman in the Window by Dan Mallory. All are welcome!

Annual Congregational Meeting
Our annual meeting will take place today right after worship.

Thank You for Your Generous Troy People Concerned Pantry Donations!
TPC staff at St. Anastasia Church suggests donations of the following items for the Pantry shelves: Instant mashed potatoes, coffee (drip grind), small bundles of toilet paper, and dish soap. As always, peanut butter, jelly, and personal hygiene and household cleaning items are requested. Thank you for your continued generosity.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
We welcome you back to GEMS and hope everyone had an enjoyable summer! Join us on September 26 at 12:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Carol Bacak-Egbo, Historian and Project Advisor, Oakland County Parks, will talk about a significant historic Oakland County farm. She will end with information on an outhouse pit they tried to locate at the former Niles Tavern in Troy. The menu will be Swedish meatballs, salads, vegetables and desserts. Please see the 2 sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex; sign up if you plan to attend, and if you would like to bring a dish to pass. We look forward to seeing you and a friend! For more information, please contact Debbie Leafdale or Joyce Jarnick.

Blessing of the Animals
Join in on Sunday, September 29 from 12:30-2:30. Come for a treat and a prayer with animals big or small! If you are mourning the loss of a pet, bring a picture for a prayer.

MISSION GIVING PROJECT — Presbyterian Ingathering 2019
Please consider contributing to the 2019 Presbyterian Ingathering that supports approximately 35 agencies within the Detroit Presbytery area. Select one or more leaves from the board in the narthex and return each item with the leaf attached and the dollar value written on each leaf by September 29. (All items must be new.) If you would prefer to donate money, see Louise Glazier or Joyce Peterson and they will purchase an item for you. Your generous support is always appreciated.

If you can assist in sorting donations contributed by the participating churches, help is needed at Westminster Presbyterian Church (17567 Hubbell, Detroit, 48235) on October 21, 22, and 23 from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. On the 23rd they are looking for people willing to deliver the donations to various agencies. If you have any questions, contact Emily Nietering at 313-278-9269.

Informational Meeting September 29
On Sunday September 29th, following worship, there will be an informational meeting regarding four main events taking place in October and November.
1. Sunday, October 6th: Worship at the Kirk for World Communion Sunday.
2. Sunday, October 13th: Combined worship with the Korean congregation at 12:00PM
3. Sunday, October 27th: Homecoming /90th Anniversary celebration. This is an enhanced version of February’s Friendship Sunday and adds in the anniversary celebration.
4. November: 7k challenge with 6 other churches in the Presbytery.
Your attendance at this meeting is important to the success of these events both from an information and participation perspective.

Kyes Lecture at the Kirk
Friday, October 4: Kyes Lecture and Dinner at
6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) in the Refectory.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Root will tell stories of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The cost is $25 per person or $10 for the lecture only. Register today online at Kirk’s website under the “Resources” tab. Dr. Root will be the theologian in residence that weekend and he will preach on Sunday, Oct. 6, when we worship with the Kirk.

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Annual Congregational Meeting, today, following worship
-Book Group, Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm
-GEMS, Thursday, September 26, 12:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
-Bible Study, Thursday, September 26, 2:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills
-Informational Meeting, Sunday, September 29, following worship
-Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, September 29, 12:30-2:30, outside
-Kyes Lecture, Friday, October 4, 6:30 pm, at the Kirk
-Combined Worship at the Kirk, Sunday, October 6, 11:00 am
-Deacons’ Red Cross Blood Drive, Tuesday, October 8, noon-5:15 pm, Fellowship Hall

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