Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, March 29, 2015 –  Passion/Palm Sunday

  • 8:15 am – Chapel Service
    • Communion
  • 9:00 am – Sunday School
  • 9:15 am – Adult Education
  • 10:30 am – Sanctuary Service
    • Communion
    • Special Music:
      • Children’s Choir with ORFF Ensemble, “Great Is the Lord”
      • Adult Choir, “The Tree of Life”
    • Hymns:
      • Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (GG #197)
      • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (GG #223 – 10:30 am only)
      • Ride On! Ride On in Majesty!  (GG #198)
      • GG = Glory to God Hymnal
    • Sermon: “God’s Steadfast Love Endures”
  • Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 11:1-11
  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz

Upcoming Events:

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Mar 29 all-day
Faith in the News @ Fellowship Hall
Mar 29 all-day

Stop at the round table in the Fellowship Hall that Adult Education has provided with the newspapers. Join or start a discussion about something in the news while you enjoy your Sunday morning coffee and treat.

Deacons @ Conference Room
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
Choir Practice @ Choir Room
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm
Maundy Thursday Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified.

Please join us April 2 at 7:00 PM for a Maundy Thursday Service at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Together with our friends from the First Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church there will be a dramatic presentation of the Last Supper, Scripture readings, and Communion service. All are welcome to come.

SERRV Shop open
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The SERRV Shop is open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.  On Saturdays, the SERRV Shop is open from 10:00am to 12:30 pm during the months of February through October and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during November and December.  On Sundays the SERRV Shop is open after regularly scheduled worship year round.  The SERRV shop is closed during the month of January.

Please call the church office at (315) 789-1343 for an appointment to visit the SERRV Shop during the week.

Faith in the News @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 5 all-day

Stop at the round table in the Fellowship Hall that Adult Education has provided with the newspapers. Join or start a discussion about something in the news while you enjoy your Sunday morning coffee and treat.

Worship Service @ Chapel
Apr 5 @ 8:15 am
Choir Practice/Warm-up @ Chior Room & Sanctuary
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am

The 9:30 am rehearsal most Sundays is an optional rehearsal in place for those who were unable to come on Thursday night.   Warm-up time most Sundays is at 10:00 am. Anyone who wishes to participate in Adult Ed can leave just a bit early to come to our 10:00 warm-up.

Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am

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Fools for Christ 



Fools For Christ

April Fools’ Day was a day for harmless jokes around our house. The salt shaker had sugar in it and visa versa. The clocks were turned upside down or changed. Someone always wore two different colored socks to school. One joke in the morning was usually enough, followed by laughter and “gotcha”. (more…)

Presbytery Meeting Minutes – 1/27/2015

If you would like to view the minutes from the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Geneva please click here.



We have a great program and to continue we need more people to say YES to teaching. We provide all materials, and the curriculum has planned lessons.


Sunday School meets each Sunday from 9:00-10:15 am. Our sessions are 11 weeks long. OR if you can only spare 3-4 weeks we can work with that too.

If you’re nervous about teaching alone, why not ask a friend or spouse to TEAM with you? It makes the 11 weeks go more quickly and sometimes two heads are better than one.

If you are interested, please complete the sign-up sheet which can be found in the March newsletter.

Lenten Bible Study

Meets from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday evenings in the South Parlor for soup supper followed by study*

Galatians: a “What Were You Thinking” letter

As we continue our Lenten Bible Study, Paul lays out his argument. God’s promise is sheer grace. Through baptism, the Galatians become heirs of the promise. All are accepted through God’s grace. Then Paul lays out the fruit of the Spirit: those actions which let the church know that the Holy Spirit is working through them. The church reaps eternal life by living according to the Spirit.

March 6          What is the Law for?
March 13        An Appeal to Friendship
March 20        Living the Faith in the Faith Community
March 27        Living the Gospel

The dinner is provided by class participants and consists of soup, bread and fresh fruit.

Spring Forward

Be sure to set your clocks ahead 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 8th!!

March is National Nutrition Month

Dear Church Family,

March is National Nutrition Month. I have had a number of you recently questioning me about Vitamin levels. I decided it would be a good opportunity to write about vitamins and minerals.

An important fact to remember is if you are eating a proper diet, you should already have the recommended daily allowance of these nutrients in your system. Due to decreased absorption from aging, illness and chronic diseases, it does become necessary to take supplements. However, do not assume that just throwing a multivitamin or any dietary supplement into the mix with other meds is harmless.   I had a woman on cardiac meds who decided to go to a herbalist for her stomach problems. The herbs he put her on completely negated the effect of her cardiac drug and she had a massive heart attack. If you are taking coumadin (a blood thinner), vitamin K will decrease the effect and make it more likely for you to have a blood clot. If you have issues with sodium and potassium levels, you not only need to think of the amount in your food, but what about that multivitamin? Always tell your doctor and pharmacist before you decide to take a dietary supplement with other meds. It could save your life!    (more…)

March Youth Fellowship Activities

Youth Fellowship
Grades 6-12

When: Sunday, March 15th
Where: Geneva High School
Time and cost details to come! We have lots of youth involved in the play so please come to see the show!

Please RSVP to Paula by email (pjfoote25@gmail.com) by Monday, March 9th. (more…)

March Adult Forum

Adult Forum
Meets from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday morning
in the South Parlor

The God We Can Know:
Exploring the I Am Sayings of Jesus

Our Lenten study continues to lead us in an exploration of the “I am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. One by one, Jesus’s statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first “I am.” (more…)

March Sunday School Highlights

MARCH 1 – SAILING WITH JESUS – group activities

MARCH 8 – PRETZEL SUNDAY – classes will make pretzels to share with the congregation during coffee hour.

MARCH 29 – Children’s Choir sings at 10:30.  Warm-up 9:00 in Sanctuary