Three – Highland church eNewsletter – July 19, 2012
Highland Presbyterian Church eNewsletter
July 19, 2012
grant us an ease
to breathe deeply of this moment,
this miracle of now.
Beneath the din and the fury
of great movements
and harsh news
and urgent crises
make us attentive still
to good news,
to small occasions
and the grace of what is possible
for us to be,
that we may miss neither our neighbors’ gifts
or our enemies’ needs.
~ adapted from Guerrillas of Grace – Tom Loder
SUNDAY, July 22, 2012
9:30 a.m. – Traditional Service – Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey leading worship - (See below for details of children’s programming.)
10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Service - Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey leading worship (See below for details of children’s programming.)
10:45 a.m. – Faith Café – “The Wired Word” Upper Room – Tom Whitworth
Sunday, July 29
9:30 a.m. – Traditional Service – Mars Hill Mission Team leading worship - (See below for details of children’s programming.)
10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Service – Mars Hill Mission Team leading worship (See below for details of children’s programming.)
10:45 a.m. – Faith Café – “The Wired Word” Upper Room – Tom Whitworth
Sunday, August 5
9:30 a.m. – Traditional Service – Rev. Ted Mingle leading worship - (See below for details of children’s programming.)
10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Service - Rev. Ted Mingle leading worship (See below for details of children’s programming.)
10:45 a.m. – Faith Café – “The Wired Word” Upper Room – Tom Whitworth
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION for ADULTS
• “The Wired Word” facilitated by Tom Whitworth has moved to the Upper Room at 10:45 a.m.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION for CHILDREN
• 9:30 am Service – All children still begin in the service. When dismissed, they will to go to the following: (Incoming) Age 4-Grade 1 – Word & Worship *(Room 101); (Incoming) Grades 2-5 – SonRise National Park *(Room 103). Miss Parker will be teaching this age group!
• 10:45 am Service – All children will begin in the service. When dismissed, all children Age 4-Grade 5 will go to SonRise National Park *(Room 103). *Parents please pick your children up after the service in these classrooms.
HELP WANTED: Children's Christian Education!!
It's time to start thinking about education for this fall. If you are interested in teaching or assisting in a class or Word & Worship, please contact Allison Brown at 569-2651 or email@example.com. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve and grow in your own faith!
NEEDLES AND PINS
Starting Tuesday, August 14 Highland's Knitting Circle will be changing its name to Needles and Pins. We are inviting anyone who knits, crochets or does any kind of needlework to be a part of our monthly gathering. We continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Narthex. Please join our expanded group! Questions? Call Martha Matt at 568-8226 or Kathy Potier at 569-0564.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN BIBLE STUDY 2012-2013
HORIZONS BIBLE STUDY—Dispatches to God’s Household :The General Epistles
The six books of the New Testament are explored in this study— 1 and 2 Peter, 1–3 John, and Jude—teach us what it means to live in community—what it means to belong to the household of God. To learn more about this Bible study join Highland’s Presbyterian Women for a Bible Study preview on Monday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 204. Barbara Droz will lead an overview of the study. Please call the church office to sign up for the preview, so a sufficient number of informational packets are prepared.
Bible Study books are now available at the church office at the cost of $8.00. An envelope is provided with each copy for payment. Please return the payment to the church office or place in Beverly Geib’s mailbox.
PW BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Books have been selected for 2012-2013.The books have been assigned for the first four months.
September 26 – The Greater Journey – David McCollough
October 24 - Killing Lincoln – Bill O’Reilly
November 14 – Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks
December 19 - Miss Julia Renews Her Vows – Ann B. Ross
The remaining books have been selected for the year; however, the month in which a book is to be discussed will be finalized in September:
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen – Susan Gregg Gilmore
The House at Riverton – Kate Morton
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee & Scout, Atticus and Boo – Mary McDonagh Murphy
Little Bee – Chris Cleve
The Widower’s Tale – Julia Glass
Dreams of Joy – Lisa See
SINGLES AND SENIOR MINISTRY
SINGLES’ HOUSE PARTY—Come One. Come ALL! on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. to Pete Faber’s house (1936 Speedwell Rd.—Village Grande Development). Bring snack or hors d’oeuvre. Cost: $5. RSVP to Patti Mackley at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 569-9596.
SENIOR LIFE INSTITUTE
The goal of the Institute is to offer the necessary interactive and skill-based learning options to prepare individuals in later life to flourish and remain fruitful as ‘human-beings’ rather than ‘human-doings.’ Senior Life Institute provides opportunities for adult learning, personal growth and networking for individuals who are living in retirement and people in mid-life who desire to grow in discipleship, life enrichment, and learning more about the world around them.
The premier offering of the Senior Life Institute is to experience and learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls.
• Thursday, September 13, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—Dr. Stephen Cooper, Professor at Franklin and Marshall College discusses with participants the history and archeological process that led to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (session includes lunch)
• Thursday, September 27, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—Dr. Julia O’Brien, Professor of Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, tells learners how the Dead Sea Scrolls have affected our understanding of the Bible and the manner in which scholars and theologians now engage the Biblical texts. (session includes lunch)
• Wednesday, October 3—Participants travel to Philadelphia aboard a luxury coach to experience the scrolls first-hand. The day trip to the Franklin Institute for a tour of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition and the Glencairn Museum (which contains artifacts of the history of religion) will leave from Highland at 7:30 a.m. Dependent upon traffic, the group will return by 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, October 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—A final wrap-up class enables participants to understand the impact the Dead Sea Scrolls have had upon Judaism and its practice in America. (session includes lunch) The presenter is Rabbi Jack Paskoff. He is the Rabbi for the Congregation Shaarai Shomayim. Shaarai Shomayim means Gates of Heaven and its roots go back to 1740 when Joseph Simon, the first practicing Jew made a permanent home in Lancaster.
Participants are encouraged to register for the comprehensive learning experience now, priced at $95. This registration fee covers materials, learning sessions including lunch, transportation and entrance fees to the Glencairn Museum and the Dead Sea Scroll Exhibit in Philadelphia. (Lunch at the Franklin Institute cost not included.)
There is also an al a carte plan: Trip - $75 (includes fees for the Glancairn Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the Franklin Institute but does not include lunch cost); classes are $15 each (includes lunch).
Plan now to begin an experience of a lifetime! Call now to register for the premier offering of the Senior Life Institute at Highland Church at 569-2651.
CARE AND COMPASSION
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY MEMBERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS-
Airman First Class Joshua S. Wylie -grandson of Mary Louise and John Wylie, Edwards AFB, California;1C Jason Neiss, son of Jill Reitz– McConnell A.F.B.; CPL Drew D. Smith- USA; Major Megan K. (Wood) Lippert - USAF,T-1 flight instructor, Laughlin AFB, TX,; Major Royce M. Lippert – USAF, T-6 flight instructor, Laughlin AFB, TX; Lt. James Hitch, Bagdad, Iraq-field artillery; Lt. JG Laura Dogger-USS Mitcher DDG.57, Navigator stationed in Norfolk, VA; Staff Sgt. Corey R. Pierce-Willow Grove; LCPL Donald Oatman, Jr., US Marines-Quantico, VA; Sgt. Michael Belliveau, grandson of Ray and Sandy Belliveau, Special Forces- Washington State; Lance Corporal Clay Johnson, Afghanistan; Captain Jesse A. Dunn, U.S. Army Aviation, Apache Helicopter Pilot, Commander – D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Hood Texas; Cadet 3/C Ethan Dewart, U.S. Military Academy, Midshipman 1/C Josh Sindorf, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; and Midshipman 2/C Elizabeth Hoerner, U.S. Naval Academy. Major Ryan Lippert, USAF –F15 E pilot, Seymour- Johnson, AFB, NC , Major Shannon Lippert, - USAF, F15E pilot, Seymour- Johnson, AFB, NC.
If you have updates on the location of a service member or if he/she has had a change in rank, please call the church office with the information or email the information to: Linda Crosswell at email@example.com
STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING 2012
The Stephen Ministry Leaders of First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Lancaster are planning a new Stephen Minister training class in September 2012. We would like to invite potential Stephen Ministry trainees from other congregations to join our 50 hour class this fall. The fall training class will be held at FUMC in Lancaster on Sunday evenings from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The classes begin on September 9 and will finish on November 11, 2012. There will also be two Saturday sessions held on September 22 and November 10. The Saturday classes will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All classes will be at FUMC Lancaster which is on the corner of Duke and Walnut Streets.
2012 Lemonade Concert Series presented by the OperaLancaster Associates
7:30PM Thursday Evenings
Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA
NOTE: These concerts are FREE; however, a free-will offering will be taken.
Donations support the annual OLA Vocal Competition & Scholarships
JULY 19 - Tonight
Erwin Chandler – Jazz Piano & French Horn
John Darrenkamp & Kristin Sims
VoCe: Voices of Cecilia
Silent Film Soundtrack
by Tom & Laurie Reese
Laurice Simmons Kennel, Soprano
Graceful & Charming
Sandy Crellin & Parker Kenyon
(Guitar, Saxophone, & Recorder)
Bon Appetit - Julia Child Opera - Terri Mastrobuono, mime artist - Ellen Fritz, soprano
Mars Hill All-Church Mission Trip, Mars Hill, North Carolina, July 22-28
This year 73 people of all ages from Highland are joining for a week of service, fellowship and worship in North Carolina. Highland spends the week working on projects in Madison County while staying and eating at the campus of Mars Hill College. The focus of the trip is for Highland members to work together serving God and making peoples’ homes warmer, safer, and drier.
As part of the trip the mission team is participating in the “Fields of Hope Project” by picking vegetables. Last year 8400 pounds of potatoes (enough for 3200 meals) were picked by Highland workers.
The Highland Quilters are again sending quilts as gifts for the owners of the homes being repaired. This year at least seven quilts are being sent.
The Mars Hill Mission Team will be leading the worship services on Sunday, July 29.
Please keep the mission team and team leaders in your prayers.
WE NEED YOUR HELPING HANDS—Volunteer Opportunities
• JULY 25 (Wednesday) —5:00-7:00 p.m.—Neffsville Park with children from Domestic Violence Services
• AUGUST 14(Tuesday) —10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., play bingo at community Homeless Outreach Center (Water Street)
• AUGUST 28 (Tuesday) —6:00-7:30 p.m.—Back-to School night at Vantage House—play with children or do craft with the moms. Vantage House is a drug and alcohol facility.
Contact Lisa Murray if you are interest in any of these opportunities at 560-8335 or
Lislrm@comcast.net. Children are always welcome and strongly encouraged to volunteer.
LANCASTER COUNTY MISSION TRIP—August 22-25
Highland’s Global Mission Committee is sponsoring a mission trip in August to help repair the homes in Manheim that were damaged by Hurricane Irene in September 2011. The cost of the trip is $90 per person which covers building supplies and some meals. We are hoping to stay overnight at Highland but folks are welcome to stay in their own homes as well. Sign up is required by Sunday, June 10 and payment due by Sunday, July 15. Please sign up by calling Ted Mingle at 569-2651 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
No McMonday this week (July 23) since Matt and the youth group are away at the Mars Hill Missions Trip.
DORNEY PARK TRIP!
Students sign-up now with Matt for the Dorney Park trip on Wednesday, August 22. Cost is $30/person. Email Matt at email@example.com to register.
According to a recent article in the Sunday News, more households are using food stamps, food banks, and other programs in 2012 than in 2011. Please consider adding the Food Cupboard to your shopping list. A list of needed items can be found at the Food Cupboard, located next to Fellowship Hall in the narthex. Monetary donations are always welcome and should be sent to the church office with a notation for the Food Cupboard. Your food and contributions support the Lancaster County Council of Churches. Thank you for your help.
Unemployed, Underemployed, and Job Searching
St. James Catholic Church (505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz) parish has a Job Search Group to help people who are unemployed and underemployed. The group provides advice (including one-on-one assistance with cover letters, resumes, interview preparation etc.) and moral support to job seekers. There is no cost or obligation for attending the meetings and it is open to all (within and outside of the parish). Especially encouraged to check out the Group are all who are unemployed or underemployed as well as anyone who would like to share their talents and experience to help those seeking a new job. The Leaders of the Group Gerry Lefchik at 569-5123 and Chuck Reynolds at 569-3649 invite you to attend any meeting.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 24 meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel Room (room next to Children’s Chapel). Gerry Lefchik will make a presentation on and there will be discussion on “Resumes”.
LABELS FOR EDUCATION—PLEASE KEEP CLIPPING!
For many years the Presbyterian Women have collected Campbell Soup Labels for Education for two Lancaster City elementary schools. Boxtops for Education are now also being collected. If you have made donations in the past, please continue. If you would like to begin donating, clip your Campbell’s UPC codes with points or the Boxtops labels and place them in the Campbell’s receptacle on the Food Cupboard. If you are interested in obtaining a complete list of eligible products, visit the: Campbell’s web site at labelsforeducation.com or Boxtops web site at boxtopsforeducation.com
Alpha will begin on Wednesday, September 12 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. with dinner, video and small group discussion. Mark your calendar NOW!
BOOK SALE BEGINS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
In anticipation of our summer book sale, we are accepting donations of books, DVDs and CDs until Sunday, August 12. Please place them in the crates inside the library door. All funds raised by the book sale are used to purchase items for our library.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER (DVS)
DVS remains in need of pillowcases. The cases are used by DVS to make a bag for each child coming into or leaving the shelter. There is also a need for the items to be placed into the cases. The list is broken up by age group. For infants: a blanket or afghan, infant toy, infant book, stuffed animal and infant accessories; Preschoolers (2-4 years): receive a quilt or afghan, stuffed animal, coloring book/jumbo crayons, book, and a toy; Primary grades (5-8 years): receive a quilt or afghan, a stuffed animal, a coloring book/regular crayons, book, toy, game or puzzle; Intermediate grades (9-11 years): receive a quilt or afghan, a chapter book, a drawing pad/colored pencils, a journal and an age appropriate game or gift. Please place any donations in the box labeled “DVS” at the Food Cupboard.
SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR THREE PUBLICATION:
THREE will be issued twice a month. The dates remaining are:
August 9 and 23
Thursday, September 6 weekly issues will begin once again.
The Preschool is presently registering children for the fall of 2012 school year. Children who are Ages 2 to 5 are eligible. The classes meet from 9:00- 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Number of days of attendance depends on the age of the child. If interested, please call Frances Flinn at 569.3699.
HELP BUY OFFICE SUPPLIES for Highland by donating used printer cartridges. Look for the "green" box on the signup table in the office lobby. Please do not place cartridges in the “cell phone” box.
Highland’s Session has divided all programs and committees into the following councils: Worship, Congregational Life, Christian Education, Care and Compassion, and Mission. THREE has been arranged by categories corresponding to these councils. Other categories that have been added to THREE are Youth and General Information.
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