Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, October 26, 2014 –  20th Sunday After Pentecost

Upcoming Events:

Click here to view Church Events by month.

Oct
23
Thu
Choir Practice @ Choir Room
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Parish Health Ministry Team Meeting @ Parish Nurse's Office
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
24
Fri
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
25
Sat
SERRV Shop open
Oct 25 @ 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.

Oct
26
Sun
Faith in the News @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 26 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
Oct 26 @ 8:15 am
Pumpkin Carving @ Scout Room
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am

Who: Youth Fellowship, Grades 6 – 12
Time: 9:00
When: Sunday, October 26th
Where: Church Sunday School – donations to benefit Camp Good Days

Sunday School @ Christian Eductation Wing Upstairs
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am
Lection Divina @ Chapel
Oct 26 @ 9:15 am

LECTIO
DIVINA
The Sacred Art

Adult Forum: Spiritual Study

October 12 – November 23
Sunday 9:15-9:55 a.m.
Chapel

All are Welcomed

Transforming words and images into heart centered prayer. Lection divina is an ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply to the voice of God in sacred texts. Through this prayer practice you become present to each moment in a heart-centered way, and gradually expand your capacity to sense God’s presence until all of life becomes a cascade of prayer. Surrender to the natural grace and rhythm of your heart’s deepest longings.

October 12                                    Experiencing Lectio divina

October 19                                    Heart Centered Prayer

October 26                                    Using a Mantra

November 2                                  Visio Divina: Praying with Images

November 9                                  Audio Divina: Praying with Sound

November 16                                Lectio Divina with Nature

November 23                               Lectio Divina with Life Experiences

New Member Class @ Minister's Office
Oct 26 @ 9:15 am

Rev. Lind-Schmitz will be conducting a new members class in her office at 9:15 am on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.  If you are interested in joining the Presbyterian Church in Geneva, please contact the church office at (315) 789-1343.

Painting the Stars
Oct 26 @ 9:15 am

 

Adult Forum: Contemporary Study
October 5 – November 16
Sunday 9:15 a.m.
South Parlor
All are welcomed

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. “This course is a masterpiece. The content, editing and graphics are beyond first rate. Congratulations to all.” John Jacobson, Facilitator

Oct 5 Toward Healing the Rift

Oct 12 A Renaissance of Wonder

Oct 19 Getting Genesis Wrong

Oct 26 An Evolving Faith

Nov 2 Evolutionary Christianity

Nov 9 Imagining a Future

Nov 16 An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism

Choir Practice/Warm-up @ Chior Room & Sanctuary
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am
Acolyte Installation
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am
Deacons/Elders Congregational Luncheon @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 26 @ 11:45 am

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE DEACONS/ELDERS
CONGREGATIONAL LUNCHEON

Sunday, October 26th
Following the 10:30 worship service

Lunch will include: assorted soups, chili, homemade breads, rolls, muffins, salads and assorted desserts.

THIS IS A BENEFIT FOR THE PASTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND TO HELP THOSE IN NEED.

Suggested donation:

Adults – $8.00 Kids under 8 – $4.00

Please RSVP by October 22.

You can:
• call the office OR click here to email your reservation to the church office
• put your “sign-up sheet” in the offering plate
• sign the list in the Fellowship Hall (food counter)

• There will be a presentation and information available about the Capital Campaign and the Scholarship Committee.

We look forward to seeing you at the Luncheon!

Click here to view the full calendar.

Lection divina

LECTIO
DIVINA
The Sacred Art

Adult Forum: Spiritual Study

October 12 – November 23
Sunday 9:15-9:55 a.m.
Chapel

All are Welcomed

Transforming words and images into heart centered prayer. Lection divina is an ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply to the voice of God in sacred texts. Through this prayer practice you become present to each moment in a heart-centered way, and gradually expand your capacity to sense God’s presence until all of life becomes a cascade of prayer. Surrender to the natural grace and rhythm of your heart’s deepest longings. (more…)

New Member Class

Rev. Lind-Schmitz will be conducting a new member class in her office at 9:15 am on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.  If you are interested in joining the Presbyterian Church in Geneva, please contact the church office at (315) 789-1343.

Fall Mission Project

Please support our Fall Mission Project by donating canned tuna, hearty soup and mac & cheese this Sunday.  All food collected will be donated to the Geneva Food Pantry.

From the Mission & Social Concerns Committee

Carlos, a 13 year old boy from El Salvador, fled to the U.S. after witnessing his mother’s brutal murder. Four gunmen broke into Carlos’s home and shot his mother in front of him. The gunmen were never caught and this led to the child and family feeling afraid in their community. Carlos suffered from severe trauma and due to this, his family in El Salvador decided to send him to live with a relative in the U.S. where he would not be in danger of his life and have better care. (more…)

Prayer Chain

The Presbyterian Church in Geneva has had a Prayer Chain for many years. This is a group of individuals who pray for those who request our prayers. Many of the names on the prayer list are church members; however, some are friends or relatives of church members that most of us do not know personally. All requests are kept strictly confidential. (more…)

Fall SERRV Update

SERRV is open again after the summer break. HOURS are SATURDAYS 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and SUNDAYS AFTER BOTH SERVICES until we start our Holiday Hours November 1st.

Thanks to members and friends for their ongoing support caring for people around the world and helping struggling artisans and farmers to help themselves. Every trade partner employed is one less person and their family trying to survive. Most of the artisans who craft our merchandise are women and SERRV only works with organizations that treat women as equals in all levels of decision-making. Several of our partners invest proceeds from sales or donations to fund schools and scholarships in their local communities. SERRV has been able to make large donations to several church and community projects—mission dollars at work. (more…)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Dear Church Family,

Is it actually October? Did I miss summer? Didn’t it just stop snowing 2 weeks ago? Oh well, here we are. Please get your furnaces serviced, be sure your car is in good repair, locate the snow tires and snow shovel and button up the house as much as possible now!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I do this topic every year, but it is an ongoing, very serious problem. I want us all to stay aware as Breast Cancer can strike at most any age and women need to stay diligent and follow through on proper testing. Never assume that it can’t happen to you!! Breast Cancer is very treatable if discovered soon enough. (more…)

Exploring “Glory to God”

“Come, Behold! the Feast of Heaven”

Come, behold! the feast of heaven Alleluia!
has to mortal flesh been given Alleluia!
Hear the Word of God declared Alleluia!
“Come, the banquet is prepared.” Alleluia!

On World Communion Sunday, October 5, we will use this hymn during worship. The tune is the familiar “Llanfair,” sung on Easter each year – “Christ the Lord is Risen Today.”  The communion text was penned in 1993 by John F. Underwood. There are many examples in our new hymnal using new words for familiar tunes. (more…)