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    Pardeeville, Wisconsin 53954
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  January 2020  

Pastoral Care -- David Butler
Worship Leadership for Dec. 22 - Feb. -- Linda Kuhn and Dave King


Message to the congregation 

Are there themes/concepts about faithful discipleship which you as the church needs to/wants to explore during worship in the winter months?  We will be sharing our thoughts with Dave King and Linda Kuhn, our Worship Leaders Dec. 22-Feb. 23.  Some questions to ponder:

     - Where could your relationship with God use help

     - Where could your response to your relationship with God use help?

     - What do you consider unique about our church’s concept of mission?

     - What spiritual and theological support do you need in order to live that concept of mission?


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:

     Dave King and Linda Kuhn -- Dec. 22, 2019 - Feb. 2020.
     Bill Dow -- Mar.-April 2020

Beyond this, we are open and seeking new (or returning) leadership.










Thank You!!

Good morning and Happy New Year!

The Deacons would like to invite the congregation to a Thank You breakfast for all of your wonderful support that you provide throughout the year.  This Sunday, Jan. 5, following worship.

If the weather is uncooperative, we will gather on Jan. 12 instead.

Please come and celebrate YOU and all that YOU do to help give to our community through the support provided to our Deacons.

So, what have the Deacons been up to?

The Deacons are one of the quiet blessings of our church.  So much of what they do is behind the scenes.  Here's an update of a few of those things:  Donations were made to the Food Pantry, River Haven, and Stuff the Bus; fall door decorations were gotten for church members who are in care facilities; plans were made to purchase a fall arrangement for the chancel; Halloween treat bags were made for the memory unit and staff at Wyocena Healthcare.  They also take are of communion setup and homebound visits and flowers.  Thank you, Deacons, for your wonderful dedication and service.

Coffee Hour and Annual Meeting

...Jan. 19 right after worship.  Let's get together :)

Lay Liturgist

Jan. 5 -- Steve Thompson
Jan. 12 -- Lila Waldman
Jan. 19 -- Chris Kelly
Jan. 26 -- Jean Porter


Jan. 5 & 12
      Lila Waldman and
      Audrey Hold-Grosnick
Jan. 19 & 26
      Terry & Connie Pease
Feb. 2 & 9
      Butch & Jean Porter

Vanessa's hours

Tues., Jan. 7
      9:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Thurs., Jan. 9
      8:00 AM -12:30 PM

Adult Christian Education...

...continues!  We are discussing Barbara Brown Taylor's book Holy Envy.  We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the conference room, and are always open to having more folks involved.  Let's get together.

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