Helping Worship Happen
We welcome Pastor Paula back from a well-deserved vacation with friends and family. You were missed.
Communion: Sunday, August 2 we will celebrate Communion. In the Presbyterian Church we understand that this is Jesus’ Table and he invites all who love him to share in this sacrament. Our children have received instruction in Holy Communion and will also join in this sacrament.
Special Thank you: We welcome Stephanie Spalding to our worship service on August 2. She will be providing a solo with her own piano accompaniment for special music. Stephanie is the granddaughter of Arthur and Jo-Ann Spalding.
Last Week Rev. Leonard McElveen, Director of Spiritual Services at Mel Trotter Ministries, led our service. Our congregation has been generous in our gifts to Mel Trotter Ministries, and he showed us how the “Sermon on the Mount” is being implemented today in Grand Rapids MI.
The Membership Committee will meet Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm.
The Presbyterian Women’s Association met on Sunday, July 19 and decided to donate $2,000 to the Ron and Celina Roberts family to help with medical expenses.
Flowers: Please remember to check out the Flower Board, as many weeks are available. Just sign your name on the board, find the envelope which corresponds to that date, place $20.00 cash or check in the envelope, and put it in the offering plate. In the envelope is a slip of paper you can use to designate your donation.
Save the dates: Rev. Howard Vanderwell and Ms. Norma deWaal Malefyt from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship will be with us on Sundays September 20 and 27. Following worship on those days they will talk with us about Presbyterian worship and why we worship as we do.
NKPC Choir Kick-Off Party: Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM (note earlier time!). Join the choir, Micki, and Dennis in a read-through of new anthems for 2015-16, and then a social hour to catch up with your choir friends! New members always welcome.
Mission - Back-to-school Supplies: In August each year the North Kent Community Services Center collects school supplies for area students. They have the backpacks but need the supplies. Please donate supplies 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.
The Process Has Begun: On Tuesday, July 28, the Committee on Ministry of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan approved the formation of a Pastoral Nominating Committee at North Kent Presbyterian Church. Over the next weeks the session will be giving prayerful thought to which members they will nominate for that committee. The Session will present the names of those persons to be considered for election at a specially called congregational meeting to be held early in the fall.
Based on congregational discussions on Sunday, June 21 and 28, and on a careful review of the church’s finances, the session voted to call a full-time Designated Pastor for a two year period. At the congregational meeting to elect a Pastoral Nominating Committee, the congregation will also vote on whether to call a Designated Pastor for two years or a Pastor for an indefinite term.
The Session will continue to discuss the Expectations for a Future Pastor and plans to finalize those at its meeting on Monday, August 17. Those Expectations will be shared in a letter to the congregation that week. On Sunday, August 30 following worship there will be a congregational discussion of those Expectations. Members and friends of the church will offer their comments before the Expectations are referred to the Pastoral Nominating Committee.
Please pray for the session as they continue their important work in this process.
We thank Kathleen Bell, Ellie Drumm and Art Spalding for working with our bulletin and our email announcements during George Rabick’s absence. George will be back in the office this week.
The week of August 2, 2015 through August 9, 2015
10:00 am Worship Service
Worship Committee meets following worship
10:30 am Mom & Munchkins
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr)
7:00 pm Women’s AA
8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
7:00 pm Membership Committee meets
9:00 am Morning AA
10:00 am Worship Service
Children’s Worship Program continues