This Week At North Kent Presbyterian Chuch
Pastor Paula: Is in the office on Monday-Wednesday beginning at 8:30. She can be reached there by phone or by email: If there are special needs on Thursday – Saturday please reach her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let her know of any anticipated surgeries or illnesses or pastoral needs.
All the red pop and fruit juices have been removed from the kitchen area and donated to the North Kent Service Center. Please do not use red juices in Fellowship Hall.
Rally Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 13. The Membership Committee is planning a number of fun events after worship including food. Keep watching the Yellow Pages for more details.
Welcome Guests! If you are a guest today, know that we are glad you are here, and hope you will be blessed by the worship service and our fellowship time afterwards. May everything that happens in this worship service bring us closer to our loving God.
The session will meet following worship this morning.
On Sunday, August 30 there will be a gathering for all the members and friends of NKPC to discuss the qualities and expectations for the next pastor. This past week the session sent a list of the qualities they have agreed on, and offer them for the congregation’s reflection and comments. That meeting will be held immediately following worship in the sanctuary. It will include a discussion on possibly calling a Designated Pastor. Information on this type of call and process can be found on the table in the narthex.
Adult Education is again sponsoring the Sunday Morning Discussion Group. It will meet for about an hour before the Sunday Service. They will discuss current topics, usually with the help of a book on a specific subject. This is not a Bible study, although the subject matter is relevant to our Christian faith and religion. The discussion is informal, and while helpful, it is not necessary to have read the book, chapter or chapters that are the focus of the day’s discussion. The group is open to all who want to attend. Bringing in fresh ideas and perspectives is welcomed, and needed. We’ll start up again in the fall and the topic(s) are still open.
Children in Worship summer program has been a great success! The last class will be August 30. We are looking forward to a new program in the fall called “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”. Once again, it will be offered for children age 4 to 10 when they are excused from the sanctuary after the children’s sermon. A great many people have been helping us and we are grateful for their enthusiasm and assistance.
Beginning on Sunday, September 13 and through the winter we will worship at 10:45.
The Mission Committee reports that $560 was given to Mel Trotter Ministries for towels and bedding. So far in 2015 Mel Trotter Ministries has provided 40,497 bed nights for men, women and children. We are pleased and grateful to be able to assist in that ministry. Please continue to bring “over the counter” medications for Mel Trotter.
Mission - Back-to-school Supplies: In August each year the North Kent Community Services Center collects school supplies to fill over 300 backpacks for area students. They have the backpacks but need the supplies. Please donate some of the following to help low-income families get ready to start the new school year. Place your donations in the bin under the Mission table in the Teeuwissen Room. Suggested supplies include: Pencils, Pens, Pocket Folders, Erasers, Crayons, Markers, Notebooks, Paper, and Glue Sticks. Watch for more information. ALSO, consider buying a few extra of the small items while they are on sale for the boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Mission - Ronald McDonald House: Have you ever noticed the Pop Tab collection box on the Mission table and wondered what that was all about? Well, the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan collects and recycles those tabs. Thanks to donations like ours, they are able to provide a “home away from home” for families of children seeking medical attention in our local medical community. So, before you return those pop cans for their deposit, take a moment to remove the tab and bring your tabs to church. Thanks!
NKPC Choir Kick-Off Party: Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM (note the earlier time!) Join the choir, Micki and Dennis in a read-through of new anthems for 2015-16, then enjoy a social hour to catch up with your choir friends! Snacks and beverages will be provided. New members are always welcome. Regular choir rehearsals begin on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30 PM.
This week of August 23, 2015 through August 30, 2015
Sunday (23) 10:00 am Worship Service
After Worship Session meeting
Monday (24) 10:30 am Mom & Munchkins
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday (25) 7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (26) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
Thursday (27) 7:00 pm Choir Party
Friday (28) 9:00 am Morning AA
Next Sunday (30) 10:00 am Worship Service
Children’s Worship Program Finishes Summer Program