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This past Saturday, Pam Lewis and I attended the Presbytery of West Virginia’s “Festival of Faith.” The Festival of Faith is a wonderful day or workshops and programs- from finance to coloring, curriculum to play time. If you haven’t ever been, you should go ahead and mark your calendar for next year’s event- Saturday, April 7, 2018.

As a part of the keynote lecture from the Rev. Jessica Tate we were asked to consider and share one place where we had, in the past week, seen the Holy Spirit at work in the life of the church. I didn’t have to think long to come up with a solid response- S.T.A.I.R.. This past Wednesday night the S.T.A.I.R. program gave me the privilege of attending their year-end celebration.

What is S.T.A.I.R.? S.T.A.I.R. is “Start The Adventure In Reading.” It works hand-in-hand with Lewisburg Elementary School to provide a tutoring experience for 2nd graders that need some additional help with their reading mechanics and comprehension.

That’s the technical definition, but what it is, really, is relationships. It’s adults (who receive abundant training) spending consistent time across the months with children whose minds and/or spirits need a little more attention in order to thrive. The confidence and love shared through S.T.A.I.R. is amazing, wonderful, and truly the Holy Spirit at work.

How does S.T.A.I.R. happen? It’s volunteer hours. It’s individuals answering God’s call to help others. It’s your stewardship dollars at work to support the program, specifically, and maintain this building, more generally, so they have a safe and welcoming place to meet.

Where have you see the Holy Spirit at work in the life of the church in the past week?

Peace,
Rev. Anna


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Greetings from the Sunday School Class led by Chuck Lewis.

Thought for the week: Do the work of thinking together well, treating each other with respect and care even as we search for common ground.
Last week's Genesis Quiz: What happened when Joseph took his two sons to receive Jacob's blessing?
Answer: Joseph positioned his sons so that Manasseh the elder would be at Jacob's right hand and Ephraim on his left, but Jacob crossed his hands when blessing them and Joseph objected. Jacob insisted saying the younger brother shall be greater than the older.
This week's quiz for Genesis: Years after this, Joseph and all his brothers died. What happened to the Israelite people in Egypt?
People face challenges that may seem too difficult to endure. Last week through our lesson the question of where to find the support and reassurance to face these challenges was answered.
This week our lesson is entitled "God's Saving Love in Christ." Part of our lesson discussion will involve the extent of our sacrifice for others. Background scriptures come from John, 1 John, Numbers, and Titus. We have room for you this Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room.

Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt
Immediately following worship on April 9th the Fellowship Committee will provide lunch and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance! After our meal, children ages birth through 5th grade are invited to hunt Easter Eggs. You won't want to miss this!

 


NURSERY ASSISTANTS
April 9 Sarah Allan Straight April 16 Suzanne Bicksler April 23 Cora Kesterson

LAY READERS
April 9 Olivia Plybon April 16 John Lehman April 23 Lauren Rodgers

ACOLYTE
April 9 Nixon Brown April 16 Brooke Blankenship April 23 K.K. Long

GREETERS and FELLOWSHIP TIME HOSTS (please call the church office to sign up)

April 9 Greeters: Available Fellowship Time: Fellowship Committee Brunch
April 16 Greeters: Available Fellowship Time: Available
April 23 Greeters: Available Fellowship Time: Available

Prayer List 4-3-17
Keith Bashen, Virginia Skaggs, Ashley Walker,
Leslie Weikle, Don Brown, Jim Leitch,
Tate Hudson, Richard Bicksler, Dexter Taylor,
Sonny Bennett, Janice Milam, Bill Satterfield
Contact Paula McLaughlin 304-661-9866
paulajean@suddenlink.net


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SUPPERS FOR 6
The Fellowship is starting "Suppers for 6", some of you may remember Dinner for 8, this is to be something similar. Small groups having dinner together in house, in restaurant, or whatever the group decides.
We are asking interested parties to sign up in the next few weeks, and we are hoping to get things going by the first of May. The initial period is for six months, and then we will review the program to see how things are progressing.
So, please sign up soon and if you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your interest.
Ben Lewis, Moderator Fellowship Committee
bpmlewis3@yahoo.com
304.646.7410

 

CONGRATULATIONS...
to Marcia and Jim Leitch on the birth of the great grandson Elias Jay Boyd-Thomas. He was born on March 29th in New Oxford, PA to Hannah and Rob Boyd-Thomas.

AMERICANA WORKERS NEEDED FOR 10:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
Friday, May 19 Friday, June 16, 23 Friday, July 7, 21 & 28 Friday, August 4, 18 & 25
If you can work any of these days, please contact Lynn Weikle at 304-647-5713 or 304-661-0926

FLOWER DEDICATION
Last week the following flower dedication was omitted in the bulletin:
The flowers in the sanctuary are dedicated to the glory of God in honor of PYC, Logos, and their leaders by Marcia and Jim Leitch.


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APRIL BIRTHDAYS
1 Hamilton Ford
2 Grant Proctor
4 Frank Jolliffe, Tawnya Brown
5 Mary Page Nemcik, Jane Coleman
Tom Issac
6 Michael Christie, Anna Ahern
7 Chris Jolliffe
8 Chuck Lewis, Joe Cavallaro, Asa Brown
9 Jeff Rodgers, Polley Cunningham
10 Arlen Myers
11 Linda Babcock
12 Phyllis Tuckwiller, Ricky Meade
13 Meg Huffman Burton
14 Jennifer Huffman, Carter Woodson
15 Amy Kesterson, Darlene Hicks
17 Leslie Bicksler, Doug Bicksler
18 Tarisa Whitt, Alex Gillespie, Abby Taylor
19 Doris Ann Taylor, Madison Snyder
21 Jordan Meldrum, Zachary Taylor
Carol Perkins
22 John Wilson, Mary Adeline Bicksler
23 Bob Mareneck, Teri DiRico
24 Walker Taylor, Lydia Baker
25 Ashley Meadows
26 Daisy McLaughlin, Magor Tordai
27 Bill Irons, Joan Yarid
28 Sharon Rowe
29 Walt Coffindaffer, Joe Taylor

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S CIRCLE MEETINGS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Circle will meet at Bettie Woodward’s home, hosted by Bettie Woodward and Lynn Weikle
7:00 p.m. Evening Circle will meet in the Hayes Room at the church, hosted by Carol Bland

To our “Old Stone Family”
Keith and I want to thank everyone for the support we have received over the past 2 months. It has been hard, and still is, however, the load has been lightened by your show of Christian love. The cards, emails, calls, visits, meals and especially your prayers have been great. Thank each and every one of you and please keep praying.
Love,
Pat and Keith Bashen


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Holy Week

Monday-Friday

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Worship sponsored by the Lewisburg Community Churches at St. James Episcopal Church                                           218 Church Street

Maundy Thursday at Old Stone

7:30 p.m.

Community Easter Sunrise Service 7:00 a.m. on the lawn in front of Carnegie Hall                                                                                                      Easter Sunday Worship  11:00 a.m.

 

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April 9, 2017
Palm/Passion Sunday
11:00 A.M.
(also broadcast over WRON ~ 1400 AM or 103.1 FM)

Prelude “Acclamation” Old Stone Ringers
Welcome, Announcements, and Call to Worship
Striking of the Chimes
Introit “All Glory to Our Lord and God”
First Reading Matthew 21: 1 – 11 Page 27
Jesus’ Triumphant Entry

Hymn #88 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” Valet Will Ich Dir Geben

Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (unison)
God of great mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you.
First we greet you with praise, then we abandon you in peril.
First we welcome you with songs, then we forsake you in suffering.
Forgive us, by your steadfast love. Create a clean heart within us.
Teach us your holy way, and restore the joy of salvation;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Gloria Patri Hymn #579
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Logos Choir “Jesus is Riding on the Road to Jerusalem”
“Jesus and the Twelve Disciples”
Time with the Young Church
Hymn #89 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” Ellacombe

Second Reading Matthew 26: 14-35 Page 36 The Last Supper
Meditation “How did we Get Here?”

Third Reading Matthew 26: 36 – 56 Page 37 Gethsemane

Anthem “Ride On! Ride On! In Majesty!”
Fourth Reading Matthew 26: 57 – 75 Page 37 Peter’s Denial


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Old Stone Ringers “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus”
Fifth Reading Matthew: 27: 1 – 10 Page 38 Judas

Hymn #93, verse 1 “Ah, Holy Jesus” Herzliebster Jesu
Sixth Reading Matthew 27: 11 – 31 Page 39 The Trial

Hymn #93, verse 2 “Ah, Holy Jesus” Herzliebster Jesu

Seventh Reading Matthew 27: 32 – 44 Page 39 Golgotha

The Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings
Offertory “The Palms”

Eighth Reading Matthew 27: 45 – 56 Page 40 Jesus’ Death
Hymn #93, verse 3 “Ah, Holy Jesus” Herzliebster Jesu

Ninth Reading (unison) Matthew 27: 55 – 61 Page 40
Many women were also there, looking on from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and had provided for him. Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.

Sharing of Concerns and Celebrations
Call to Prayer “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
Prayer of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
…..Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Tenth Reading Matthew 27: 62 -66 Page 40 Jesus’ tomb is secured
Hymn #93, verse 4 “Ah, Holy Jesus” Herzliebster Jesu

Benediction
Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you


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