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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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Upcoming Events

 

An Update on the Session's reflections:

  1. Given the current circumstances, we are planning to worship together on-line for the foreseeable future!  For more information, please call the church office, Vanessa, or Elaine Butler.
     
  2. As you well know, we haven’t had a chance to pass the offering plate in a while. But bills continue to come in, salaries continue to be paid, we continue to be the church. We hope that you will take time to remember your giving to the church, by sending in your commitment.
     
  3. We continue to be the church in more important ways than money. We continue to care for each other, to look out for each other’s safety and well-being, and to be involved in each other’s walk with God. As the pastor in charge of pastoral care, I typically get my information about how people are doing when we are all together on Sundays. Obviously, that isn’t possible right now. If you have a need with which I can be helpful, or you know someone who is ill or lonely or struggling in any way, I hope you will feel free to call me.  I may not go see anyone until someone sounds the all clear, but I can sure make contact. Please don’t hesitate to call. And please continue to pray for each other and make contact!

     There has never been a crisis so grave that the church of Jesus Christ, if it’s being faithful, has decided to sit back and stay out of it. We have a mission, a job to do. Christ calls us, all the more sincerely, when times are tough. Please join us in renewing your commitment to God’s work in the world through the energy, intelligence, imagination and love of First Presbyterian Church!

                                                                In Christ,

                                                                David Butler

 

Pastoral Care -- David Butler

Worship Leaders:
     Bill Dow -- Mar.- May 17, 2020
     Julie Waterdu/Paul Francis -- May 24 - July 31
     Hugh Drennan -- August-September

 

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     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.

   
      

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

Up-coming worship leadership!

Our worship leaders for mid-May-July 31 will be Julie Waterdu (Returning!  Yeah!) and Paul Francis (New! Yeah!)

 

Paul lives with his wife Jean in Madison where they are active in the ministries of music and the faith sharing group movement of St. Dennis Parish.  He is a retired United Methodist pastor having served 6 Wisconsin congregations.  Paul loves God, the church, his family and baseball.  He and Jean between them have 17 grandchildren, including 2 great grandchildren.  He was scheduled to  do pulpit supply for us on Feb. 8, but church was cancelled due to snow.  I don't think that will be a problem this time around.

 

We are delighted to have Julie returning!  Hooray!  Hooray!

"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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