September 3rd Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

Sunday

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Monday

Office Closed for the holiday

Wednesday

6:00 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

11:00 Worship Committee Meeting

7:15 Choir Rehearsal

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Sunday

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship
Movie Morning Returns!
Movie Morning is back (after a summer recess) with a blockbuster movie! Join us in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13th for “La La Land” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. While waiting for their big breaks, two L.A. dreamers, a suavely-charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationships in a magical old-school romance. Stone won an Academy Award for her performance. We will also have trivia and popcorn. Come join in all the fun.

Faith Communities Coalition
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6:15-8:30 p.m., Oakland County Faith Communities Coalition hosts The Honorable Mary Ellen Brennan at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Judge Brennan will share how her faith, her family and her experiences as an adoptive mom have inspired her to help make a positive difference in the youth she encounters in her Oakland County court settings. For more information, contact Yvonne Rundell, yrundell@comcast.net or Sheri Falvay, skfalvay@gmail.com .

Hurricane Harvey-How You Can Help
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) continues to be in touch with presbytery leadership in New Covenant, Mission, and South Louisiana Presbyteries. National Response Teams are being deployed into the affected regions when it is safe to do so. They are standing by with resources and National Response Team members ready to deploy upon invitation and when it is safe to do so.
Give today to help PDA bring hope & healing to Texas families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. For those who wish to support PDA’s emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to DR000169-Harvey. Your help is needed. Please give generously. If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
PO Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
You may also call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-872-3283 to donate by phone, or text “PDA” to 20222 to give $10.

Prayer for Hurricane Harvey Victims
God of our life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance, in storm and distress, we welcome the restoring power of your love and compassion. We open our hearts in sorrow, gratitude, and hope: that those who have been spared nature’s fury as well as those whose lives are changed forever by ravages of wind and water may find solace, sustenance, and strength in the days of recovery and rebuilding that come.
We ask for sustaining courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and for generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we, your people, respond to the deep human needs beginning to emerge in the wake of the storm.
In these days of relief, assessment and response, open our eyes, our hearts, and our hands to the needs of your children and the movements of your Spirit, who flows in us like the river whose streams makes glad the city of God, and the hearts of all who dwell in it, and in You. In the name of Christ the Healer we pray, amen. Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus, PDA

August/September Mission Project — Presbyterian Ingathering
There is a Board in the Narthex with items Presbytery has assigned our Church to provide for the 2017 Ingathering of items requested by some 30+ local agencies helping the less fortunate. Please consider purchasing one or more items indicated on the board. If you decide to participate, please take a tag off the board, purchase the item and return it to church by September 24th with the tag from the board attached and noting the value or price paid for each item. Your generosity is appreciated.
Joyce Peterson, Mission Committee

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-September 5th, Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 1:00 p.m.
-September 7th, Worship Committee Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
-September 10th, Annual Meeting of the Congregation, immediately following worship.
-September 13th, Movie Morning, 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.
-September 27th, Book Group, 7:00 p.m.
-September 28th, GEMS, 12:00 noon

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