THREE – Highland Church eNewsletter – May 31, 2012
Highland Presbyterian Church eNewsletter
May 31, 2012
TrinitySunday Trinity Sunday kicks off the church season of Ordinary Time and falls on the Sunday after Pentecost. It does not celebrate an event. The purpose of Trinity Sunday is not to imply a “completion” of the Trinity, as if the second Person came along in the person of Jesus, and the third Person, the Holy Spirit, at the time of Pentecost. To believe thus is to conceive of the Trinity as incomplete at some stage, when the Trinity connotes completeness at all times. Rather, Trinity Sunday reminds us of the fullness and mystery of God who spans time and who is present in all our days.
SUNDAY, June 3, 2012 – Summer Schedule
Trinity Sunday & Communion
*8:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – Adult Christian Education – “Faith, Hope and Luck” and “Experiencing God”
9:30 a.m. – Traditional Service (See for details of children’s programming)
10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Service (See for details of children’s programming)
10:45 a.m. – Faith Café – “The Wired Word” Upper Room – Tom Whitworth
*Pancake breakfasts are a popular tradition at Highland and the youth group is excited to be offering three this summer. These Sunday morning meals are a great opportunity to have some good food and a time of fellowship. The breakfasts are also an incredible way for our church to support the mission work Youth@Highland will be doing this summer. Please come to all three and support youth mission trips. The breakfasts will start at 8:30a.m. and will finish at 9:30.a.m.
• June 3—Pancake Breakfast to support the El Salvador Mission Trip
Highland is sending a team of 14 people (including seven high school students) to El Salvador (June 13-20) to help with disaster relief after the significant flooding the area endured in the fall months.
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 Wired Word” facilitated by Tom Whitworth — 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.
UPCOMING ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASS
John Ortberg DVD series When The Game Is Over It All Goes Back In The Box beginning Sunday, June 17 (6 weeks) at 9:30 a.m. in the Upper Room. "Remember the thrill of winning at checkers or Parcheesi? You become the Master of the Board---the victor over everyone else. But what happens after that, asks bestselling author John Ortberg When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box neatly sorts out what's fleeting and what's permanent in God's kingdom. Being Master of the Board is not the point; being rich toward God is. Winning the game of life on Earth is a temporary victory; loving God and other people with all our hearts is an eternal one. Using humor, terrific stories, and a focus on winning 'the right trophies,' Ortberg paints a vivid picture of the priorities that all Christians will want to embrace."
EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
“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 email@example.com if you are interested in helping.
SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 3.
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
The book group will be selecting books to be discussed in 2012-2013 at the June
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.
The breakfast is on Thursday, June 7 at 9:00a.m. at Oregon Dairy Restaurant. Call Zit Busby for more information.
TUESDAY OPEN FORUM
The forum with Rev. Osborne will be held on June 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 208. Bring your question or topic for discussion and a ‘brown bag’ sandwich or special dish to share!
WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S BREAKFAST
(Please note change of time and place.) The meeting is Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 a.m. at the Fieldcrest Game Room at Brethren Village.
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; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
Sweet Hour of Prayer meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the McClintock Chapel.
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 email@example.com
DRIVERS NEEDED for El Salvador Mission Trip
Drive the church van or your own vehicle. Early Birds: 5 a.m. at Church Parking Lot on Wednesday, June 13 for 6:55 flight out of Harrisburg. Night Owls: Pick up at 11:55 p.m. Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 20. If you can help, contact Larry Fowler at 656-6884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Matt Wilcox at 569-2651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
McMONDAYS in the SUMMER
Youth@Highland will be taking a break from our normal Sunday night program for the summer. Instead we'll be having our McMonday gatherings! A mailing went out this week with information and a schedule. More schedules are available near the Welcome Center in the Narthex.
Capital Building Campaign Update – June 1, 2012
Highland’s 2nd Building Campaign to retire our debt began in September 2011. The goal was to receive $1,125,000 over two years, ending September 2013. To date 261 Highland Families have either pledged or provided gifts totaling $746,000! PTL! That leaves us with only $379,000 yet to raise.
Building Debt $1,125,000
Non-Pledged Gifts 26,000
Pledges/Gifts Still Needed $ 379,000
For those who have pledged or gifted, thank you so much! If you have not already pledged or given, we need you! Please prayerfully consider helping our church meet our goal of being debt free in 2013! We will be providing monthly updates and quarterly statements to keep you aware of our campaign progress, with another campaign emphasis at our half way point in September. We need everyone to help us increase the 261 participation number and eliminate the $379,000 still needed!
THE CONGREGATIONAL NURTURE TEAM
The team will meet in June (date to be announced) to establish new congregational opportunities to care and nurture Highland’s members. If you have gifts of caring: making friendly visits, sending cards of encouragement, taking flowers to the sick, praying for others, serving home communion, or visiting in hospitals and rehab centers, we need your gifts and skills! Contact Rev. Ann Osborne at 569-2651 ex. 222 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (397-8305).
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 Lind a Crosswell’s mailbox in the church office area.
Click here 2012 Graduation Information
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.
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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