THREE – Highland Church eNewsletter – May 23, 2012
Highland Presbyterian Church eNewsletter
May 24, 2012
The presence of the Spirit of God is often symbolized in the Bible by fire. Moses, for example, saw a burning bush from which God called to him (Exodus 3:2-6).
In the New Testament, fire is said to have “rested” on each of the believers gathered together on Pentecost (Acts 2:3).
It has been common for many believers to talk of feeling something like an electrical current or a burning sensation when they have encountered God. For example, John Wesley, Methodism’s founder, spoke of feeling his heart “strangely warmed” as he attended a worship service one Sunday evening.
Those who have had such experiences feel compelled to share the Good News of Christ with others. Someone said that “a burning heart will soon find for itself a flaming tongue.” The flame of faith inside one Christian is likely to start a fire in the hearts of others when the message is shared. The fire of the Spirit in a single person can kindle a fire within many others. The compulsion to speak about the love of God can lead others to the wholeness that comes with salvation. Newsletter, Newsletter, June 2006
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 – Pentecost, Teacher Recognition, and
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Adults, Youth and Children
9:00 a.m. – Blended Service
10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Service
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION TEACHER RECOGNITION at the 10:30 a.m. Traditional Service. For those who have taught, substituted, or assisted in Christian Education (children, youth and adults) for the 2011-2012 Sunday School year. During the service, the congregation will recognize and thank the teachers for their important contribution to Highland.
On Sunday the American flag will fly above the Memorial Garden in honor of friends and family members who have served or are serving in the United States Military. You are invited to visit the Garden.
This Sunday is the final day for the El Salvador fundraiser so please stop by the house and get your key!
YOU ARE THE KEY!
Look for a "house" in the narthex! In October 2011, flooding devastated much of El Salvador. Roads washed out and homes were destroyed. In June, a Highland mission team will be going to El Salvador to help them rebuild their lives. On the four Sundays in May, you can help with the rebuilding and support the team financially. You are the key.
Matthew Milliron, Kamau Njenga, Thomas, Jane, Ellie and Sophia Livingston.
Next Sunday the Summer Worship Schedule begins and is as follows:
9:30 a.m. – Traditional Service
10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Service
May 27 (Sunday) – Teacher Recognition
May 28 (Monday) – Memorial Day - Office closed
May 30 (Wednesday) – Dorothy Rose Smith Concert – “Elijah”
Details of many of these events can be found in sections of this issue.
Highland’s summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, June 3 with two services. The Traditional service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Contemporary Service at 10:45 a.m. We will follow this schedule until and including the last Sunday in August.
SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR THREE PUBLICATION:THREE will be issued twice a month. The dates are:
June 7 and 21
July 5 and 19
August 9 and 23
Thursday, September 6 weekly issues will begin once again.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION for ADULTS
• “The Five Love Languages of Children” facilitated by Dr. Hugh Smith and Rev. Ted Mingle — Lounge. (final class until fall)
• “The Wired Word” facilitated by Tom Whitworth — Room 208. (Will move to the Upper Room at 10:45 a.m.)
• "Experiencing God" (13 weeks) — Facilitator: Leslie Aikens (13 weeks) – Room 204
• “Faith, Hope and Luck” facilitated by Jeff Brown in Room 202. The “Faith, Hope, and Luck” DVD-study, written by Andy Stanley, will spark individual reflection and small group discussion on the nature and importance of faith in everyday life. You will learn the difference between faith and hope, be presented with an accurate biblical definition of faith, and how to trust God in every situation.
EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
Look for a registration form in this week’s Sunday bulletin.
“Take Four” • Highland’s 2012 Vacation Bible School
This year we are doing VBS differently. Instead of having VBS for a week, it will be held on four separate Sunday evenings. The dates are June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Children may come to all four sessions or as many as they can attend. We will have music, games, bible stories, crafts, and lots of fun activities. Lots of volunteers are needed, and it’s not too early to let us know if you can help. Please contact Allison Brown at 569.2651 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.
Education doesn’t stop in the summer, but it does look a little different!
• 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.
Miss Parker’s adventuresome puppets have a “cool, cool summer” planned for kids in a place called SonRise National Park. Join Rosie the Artistic Skunk, Fuzzy Squirrel, Ruth the Donkey (not to mention more white-coated seals than you can shake a fish at) as they explore the wilderness and meet the animals of the North Woods. Along the way, they’ll learn the most important survival skill of all: they can always depend on Jesus and His promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and true hope! Miss Parker will be taking our children through SonRise National Park this summer at both the 9:30 and 10:45 services.
2012 PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
• June 27—Russian Winter: A Novel (fiction) by Dauphne Kalotay
SINGLES AND SENIOR MINISTRY
Join the Highland Singles Group for dinner at Barny’s (Overlook Golf Course) on Friday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. To make a reservation call Patti Mackley at 569-9596.
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; Captain Megan K. (Wood) Lippert - Laughlin AFB, TX, Instructor T1; Captain Royce M. Lippert – Laughlin AFB, TX, Instructor T6; 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; Mohammad Mohebbi; 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 2/C Josh Sindorf, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; and Midshipman 3/C Elizabeth Hoerner, U.S. Naval Academy. Capt. Ryan Lippert, USAF – Afghanistan, Capt. Shannon Lippert, - US 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
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
Sweet Hour of Prayer meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the McClintock Chapel.
Sara arrived at Clare House with her two-year-old son and a bag of dirty clothes. She was scared and confused. She was also six months pregnant. The Pentecost Offering on May 27 will help young, homeless women like Sara, get back on their feet. Your donations will help Sara have hope. Let's give generously. Forty percent of the offering will go to local organizations that Highland supports, like Clare House. If you want to learn more about these local organizations that need our volunteer support as well, please call Lisa Murray at 560.8335.
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
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:00
Dorothy Rose Smith Concert Series presents Highland’s Chancel Choir with soloists John Fowler and Natalie Conte.
Mendelssohn’s enduringly popular oratorio selects scenes from the life of the prophet and weaves them into a dramatic narrative for soloists, chorus and orchestra. Among the episodes are the resurrection of a dead youth, the bringing of rain to parched Israel through Elijah's prayers, and the famous "contest of the gods", in which Jehovah consumes an offered sacrifice in a column of fire after a failed sequence of frantic prayers by the prophets of the god Baal.
COOKOUT and LASER TAG!
On Sunday, May 27, Youth@Highland will finish out the school year with a BBQ on the patio and open Gym /TYC beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. we will travel to the Laser Dome to play Laser Tag. Cost is $15/person. Talk to Matt for more details.
Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next year? Shine On! is for you. It's a new Vacation Bible School for middle school students and it's coming to Highland on August 6 through 8, 2012 (9:00.a.m. to 4:00.p.m. daily). Highland youth, * SAVE THE DATE! * and stay tuned for more information on this exciting new opportunity!
MAKE PANCAKES, SUPPORT MISSION TRIPS!
Our first pancake breakfast for this summer is next Sunday, June 3. We want all the youth group students to help cook and serve the breakfast. The money raised from this breakfast will go to support our El Salvador mission trip. All students helping should be in Fellowship Hall at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Tell Matt you're coming!
CREATION Deadline Today!
We have a few spots REMAINING for our high school trip to the Creation Music Festival. If you'd like to come or haven't signed up yet, talk to Matt today!
Many people who attended the Memorial Service for Dorothy Rose Smith were interested in obtaining a copy of “All That We Know of Heaven” (“God’s Goosebumps”) - a presentation given by Dottie on February 11, 1996 at Highland. Copies are available at the Welcome Center and at the church office.
LOOKING FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS
Are you looking for a short term project? The Alternative Giving Catalogue is planned each summer by the Global Outreach Committee. Selecting projects, contacting missionaries and local organizations, working on layout & photos are a few of the tasks. The committee meets 3 or 4 times during the summer. If you would like to join the committee and/or want more information, contact Ellie LaCasse email@example.com (397-8305).
A Vacation Bible School for middle school youth is coming to Highland on August 6-8. This 3-day VBS runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day and is filled with awesome workshops to let middle school students discover new and different ways to praise God. Select from pottery, cake decorating, photography, and much more. Brochures and registration forms were mailed to middle school youth this week. Completed registration is due in the church office by June 22. Register early. Bring a friend! Workshops will fill on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information contact Kate Mobley at 627-3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Wilcox at 569-2651 or email@example.com.
In anticipation of our late summer book sale, we are now accepting donations of books, DVDS AND CD'S. 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. The book sale is a fun time for all and everyone benefits.
As you look for items to donate, please check for books, etc. that you may have checked out and forgot to return to our library.
Carson Lecture save the date
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Who: Dr. Carol E. Lycht (newly installed President of Lancaster Theological Seminary)
Where: Dr. Lycht will preach at both morning services, we will have a luncheon after the second service, and she will present a lecture in Fellowship Hall after lunch.Additional details and sign-up sheet will follow.
If you would like to submit graduation information for yourself or your child/grandchild, click on the link below to download a pdf document of the information form that can be completed and sent to the church office. You may also place the completed form in Linda Crosswell’s mailbox in the church office area or email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGREGATIONAL GIVING UPDATE (as of May 1, 2012)
Thank you to the Congregation for generously giving $378,279 in offerings in 2012 through April. However, we are about $12,000 behind the pace necessary to meet our budget for 2012, and with the summer months just around the corner, let's all help by keeping our pledges and gifts current. Your gifts fund our many budgeted programs, including worship, education, fellowship and hospitality, mission outreach, and maintenance of our facilities. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:6b that "...whoever sows generously will also reap generously..."
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED MEETING
To discuss the future of this organization
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Christ United Methodist Church, 935 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602
Questions: Pastor Roseann: 940-1671
Church Office: 397-0541
HOSPICE OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Hospice of Lancaster County’s PATH ways Center for Grief and Loss (4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy) invites you to attend the following programs. For information, please call 391.2413 or 733.0699.
Adult Drop-in Groups – No need to register
• Newly Bereaved (loss 1-3months ago) On Tuesdays, June 12, 19 and 26. 12:30-2:00 p.m. Need to register 391.2413 or 733-0699.
• Coping with Any Loss –Tuesday, June 5, 1:00p.m.-2:30p.m. – Willow Valley North
• Coping with the Loss of a Parent – Tuesday, June 5 – 7:00-8:30 p.m – PATHway Center for Grief and Loss
• Coping with the Loss of a Companion or Spouse – Tuesday, June 19 – 7:00-8:30 p.m – PATHway Center for Grief and Loss
• Coping with the Loss of a Child – Tuesday, June 26 – 7:00-8:30 p.m – PATHway Center for Grief and Loss
• Men’s Breakfast Group – Host by two male PATHways volunteers on Tuesday, June 26, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at The Apple Tree Restaurant, Columbia Ave. and Centerville Road. No need to register.
HOSPICE OF LANCASTER COUNTY 28TH Annual Labor Day Auction
As you clean out your garage and basement, please keep in mind that your new and gently-used, working items can help Hospice of Lancaster County’s Annual Labor Day Auction. Sports memorabilia, collectibles, Amish handcrafted items and used household items are accepted. (Not accepted: books, records, mattresses, pillows, large appliances, electronics, clothing, stuffed animals) Used cars and trucks are welcome, with some qualifications. To make a donation, please contact Natalie Scolnick at 735-2497. All funds raised benefit Hospice of Lancaster County patients and families.
REJOICE, REFRESH, RENEW with the Summer Academy at Lancaster Theological Seminary from July 9 through13. Plan to attend and enjoy morning classes, afternoon workshops and evening classes. This is an opportunity for lay people to continue learning and growing with Seminary Students. Brochures are available at the church office or the Welcome Center. For more information contact Sandy Cross at 672.0860 or April Bupp at 290.8758 or email@example.com
SHARE YOUR TALENT WITH YOUTH
Do you paint with watercolor, juggle, golf, work with wood, cycle, or have another hobby to share with 6th through 8th grade students? Plans are coming together now for adult-led workshops to be offered at SHINE ON!- Highland’s new Vacation bible School for middle school students. The VBS will take place August 6 through 8, and workshops will occur daily. Youth will grow in their faith and explore new talents and interests for praising God. Adults are needed to lead the workshops. For more information, and to volunteer, talk to Kate Mobley at 627.3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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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