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   September 2019   

Pastoral Care -- David Butler
Worship Leadership for July-Sept -- Doug Loving

Thank you for visiting our website!

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."

We would delight in having you join us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m!  All are welcome.  And for our Mission Brunch.  And for Adult Education.  And the Book Study.  Well, you get the picture.  You are welcome.

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.

The following have agreed to be our
Worship Leaders:

      Doug Loving -- July-Sept.
      David Butler -- Oct.
      Julie Waterdu -- Nov.-Dec.
      Dave King and Linda Kuhn -- Jan.-Feb.
Beyond this, we are open and seeking new (or returning) leadership.










Fall Schedule begins!

Our worship time has returned to 10:00 AM.  Let's get together. 

Adult Christian Education...

...will begin sometime after Sept. 15, depending on when the books arrive.  We will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor's book Holy Envy.  We will be meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the conference room, and are always open to having more folks involved.  Let's get together.

Mission Brunch Returns!

Let's get together for a time of fellowship and food.  September 15 is the date, 11:10 is the time.  And the food is always delicious!  Yum!  And the donations go to mission projects.  It's a WIN-WIN situation.

Deacons will be meeting...

...Sept. 18th at 1:00.

Book Club!

The First Presbyterian Church book club will meet at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11, at Dino’s in Portage for lunch and a discussion of the book The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  Please contact Lila Waldman if you would like to join us.  Let's get together!

Updating Contact Information

We are working on updating the contact information and birthdays of members and friends of the church.  Please stop by the offrice, call, or email your current information as you find the time.  Thanks!

Vanessa's hours for the week of August 25, 2019

Tues., Sept. 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thur., Sept. 12, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Sept. 15 & 22
     Severyn Dykstra & 
     Will Vail
Sept. 29 & Oct. 6
     Steve & Ruth Thompson
Oct. 13 & 20
     Judy Skaar &
     Chris Kelly

Lay Liturgist

Sept. 15 -- Jean Porter
Sept. 22 -- Lila Waldman
Oct. 6 -- Connie Pease


Greeters/Ushers & Lay Liturgists for the rest of the year

There is now a July-Dec. list of  dates for Greeters/Ushers and Lay Litergists.  It can be found under the heading of "Ministries". 

Thank you to all who participate in sharing these responsibilities.  If you aren't currently involved and would like to be, please contact Vanessa and she will be pleased as punch to include you.

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