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First Presbyterian Church of Pardeeville
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    Mail: P.O. Box 660
    Pardeeville, Wisconsin 53954
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Pastoral Care -- David Butler
Worship Leadership for Oct.- Mid-Dec. -- Julie Waterdu

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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.

The following have agreed to be our
Worship Leaders:

      Julie Waterdu -- Nov.-Dec. 15
      Dave King and Linda Kuhn -- Dec. 22-Feb.
Beyond this, we are open and seeking new (or returning) leadership.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements
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.

Hanging of the Green

Save the date!  Dec. 4, 5:30!  More details to follow.

Bell Ringers Needed

The Salvation Army is looking for Bell Ringers this Christmas season. The money raised is used to help local community members in need. Last year, the organization helped 559 people with emergency situations and over 1,000 people through special projects.

Lay Liturgist

Nov. 17 -- Lila Waldman
Nov. 27 -- Judy Skaar
Dec. 1 -- Chris Kelly

Greeters/Ushers

Nov. 17
     Ron & Sandy Pulver
Nov. 24 & Dec. 1
     JoEllen Spear &
     Audrey Holt-Grosnick
Dec. 8 & 15
     Judy Skaar &
     Chris Kelly

Vanessa's hours

Tues., Nov. 12
     10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thur., Nov. 14
     9:30 AM - 2:30 PM 

Adult Christian Education...

...has begun!  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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