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First Presbyterian Church of Pardeeville

  • 105 South Main St.
    Mail: P.O. Box 660
    Pardeeville, Wisconsin 53954
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  May 2021  
Upcoming Events


On-Line Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
"Coffee Hour"
11:00 AM


 "Our mission is to be a caring community of God's people
who live by Christ's teachings,
reach out to others to share the love of God,
and celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ
through worship, prayer, thought, and action."


March 27, 2021

Dear Friends,

The Session met in a special meeting on Friday, March 26th, and voted unanimously to return to in-person worship on Sunday, June 6. We are hoping that by then, all of us who will wish to attend worship will have been vaccinated. If you haven't been, we strongly encourage you to do so. We will be following the Wisconsin Council of Churches guidelines for reopening, which include the following precautions:

1. The wearing of masks.

2. Practicing physical distancing.

3. Increased air exchange (we should be able to have the windows open by then!)

4. Remain mindful of the length of service (we do pretty well on this anyway)

5. Singing by worship leaders only, if at all.

6. Sign in (in the event that we need to contact trace).

7. Sanitizing high touch surfaces.

We will be foregoing the sacrament of communion for the time being. We will also be monitoring things regularly to see how we are doing.

We know that people are looking forward to worshipping in person, and this is the earliest we feel we can make this happen. We will be in a worship relationship with Peace Church in Mauston until then. We are grateful that everyone has brought a good spirit to these exceptional times, and that you have hung with us. Peace be with you.

Our intention is to continue to offer worshipping via Zoom for those who will not be ready to return to the building or who, like sister Amy, might want to worship from Oklahoma.

Blessings to you all,



Pastoral Care
David Butler

Worship Leader
Beth Voigt -- May

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A Journey of Discernment

     We spent about 16 months during 2018-2019 searching for a new pastor.  Our process led us to the realization that we needed a new model of ministry for our church.

     As we pondered this, we identified two essential elements:  worship, and taking care of our members and others.  We decided to explore a model that has these as two separate roles.  We would search for someone to assume pastoral care responsibilities, and others to lead us in worship. We have found ministers to fill both of these roles.  

Pastoral Care -- David Butler assumed this role on July 15, 2019. His responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide pastoral care to the congregation.
  • Accompany a member of the Board of Deacons to deliver communion to home-bound.
  • Moderate session meetings.
  • Attend committee meetings at First Presbyterian Church as needed.
  • Meet with potential new members.
  • Attend meetings of John Knox Presbytery.
  • Officiate at the sacrament of baptism or assign this to the worship leader.
  • Officiate at funerals (pastor's prerogative, as requested)
  • Moderate the annual congregational meeting.

The Worship Leader's responsibilities are as follows:

  • Prepare the worship bulletin in final form and mail it to the church secretary.
  • Preach and lead Sunday worship and any other services within his/her contracted time.
  • Officiate at Holy Communion within the worship service.
  • Moderate congregational meetings held in the context of worship.
  • Attend Worship and Music Committee meetings as needed.
  • Receive new members during the worship service.
  • May officiate at baptism at the direction of the pastor.













Something new!

Beth Voigt will be our worship leader for May 2021, and then intermittantly over the next few months. She is married with three teenage children. Her husband is a music teacher and choir director in Reedsburg. She is originally from the Chicago area. She attended Knox College and the University of Chicago Theological Seminary and is a UCC pastor. She has served churches outside of Wisconsin and has been an associate and interim minister in several churches in south central Wisconsin. She is currently a chaplain for Agrace Home Hospice.


Lay Liturgist List

May 9 -- Audrey Holt-Grosnick
May 16 -- Steve Thompson
May 23 -- Judy Skaar
May 30 -- Elaine Butler

How/where can I make my donations to the church?

It's simple.  Just mail it to either the church (105 S. Main St., Pardeeville, WI  53954 or PO Box 660, Pardeeville, WI  53949) or to Judy Skaar.  Thanks to all for your continuing support.  Peace to you.

"Coffee Hour"

In the comfort of your own home!  We will have the opportunity to spend a little time after worship catching up on how everyone's doing.  So grab a cup and stick around.  It's nice to see folks' faces.

Vanessa's hours

To be determined.  Please call the church office for an update.

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