Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, April 20, 2014 – Resurrection of the Lord / Easter
  • 8:15am – Chapel Service
  • 9:15am – Adult Education
  • 10:30am – Sanctuary Service
    • Special Music: Adult Choir, “The Day of Resurrection”, Guest trumpeter:  Arthur Agnello
    • Special Music: Adult Bell Choir, Grazioso (Written in memory of Norma Taubert Brown, former Bell Choir Director)
  • Sermon: “Witness”
  • Scripture: John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43
  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz

Upcoming Events:

  • April 16, 2014
    • 7:30 pm – Session Meeting
  • April 17, 2014
    • 7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Service at the First Baptist Church
  • April 18, 2014
    • 12:15 PM – Ecumenical Good Friday Service at the Trinity Episcopal Church
  • April 20, 2014 – Resurrection of the Lord/Easter Sunday
  • April 25, 2014 – Newsletter Deadline
  • April 27, 2014 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF GENEVA

CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF GENEVA
MAY 2, 2014
4:00 p.m.
LYONS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

PURSUANT TO AND CONSISTENT WITH SECTION G-11.0201 OF THE BOOK OF ORDER 2009 - 2011 UNDER WHICH RULES WE HAVE CONTINUED TO OPERATE, THE GENERAL COUNCIL HEREBY CALLS FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF GENEVA AT THE REQUEST OF SEVERAL TEACHING ELDERS AND RULING ELDERS. THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT LYONS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON FRIDAY, MAY 2, AT 4:00 PM. THE ITEMS TO BE DELIBERATED INCLUDE:

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Save the date – Wednesday, June 18th

60th Strawberry Festival

& Bake Sale

This event began at the former North Presbyterian Church. The Strawberry Festival in 2014 will be the 60th. Members please be thinking how you can be a part of this big event as it is well attended by the community.

Youth Fellowship Activities in April

Youth Fellowship

April

Grades 6-12

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Deacons Talent Show and Ziti Dinner

The Deacons Invite YOU to a TALENT SHOW

on Sunday, May 4th at 5:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall

Come as a performer or an audience participant!

Sunday School

April 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 6th, 7th, 8th graders and their parents meet in the upstairs Sunday School room for information on Confirmation which begins September 7, 2014.

April 27, 2014,  9:15 AM – ALL graduating high school seniors meet in the North Parlor for Baccalaureate planning.  Please bring your information sheet and a class picture.  Baccalaureate Sunday is June 22nd during the 9:30  am worship service.

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home

Sunday Morning Adult Forum in the South Parlor
9:15 – 10:15
All are welcome !

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home

Prayer is an invitation to spend some time with God, talking and listening to God. God wishes us to have a relationship with him and prayer provides a means for that relationship to grow. Prayer is an expression of our faith. Prayer is an act of trust in God.  Prayer guides us.

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General Council of the Presbytery of Geneva Meeting Minutes

The General Council is the governing body of the Presbytery of Geneva just as the Session is the governing body of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

It has been requested by Dick Schied, Chair of General Council, that the draft of the minutes from the March 31, 2014 Special meeting of General Council be placed on the Presbytery of Geneva website.  If you are interested in reading the minutes,  please click here.

 

 

Composer’s Corner – Thomas Matthews

COMPOSER’S CORNER
Thomas Matthews

Thomas Matthews was born in Utica, New York in 1915 and had a distinguished career as a church musician in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Tulsa. He also taught music at the Northwestern University School or Music and was Director of Music for Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. While in Tulsa, Dr. Matthews served on the faculty of the University of Tulsa. During his career he composed over 30   anthems including “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “The Day of Resurrection.”  Dr. Matthews was also a skilled improviser on organ. He died in 1999. (more…)

This month we will look at PET scans

Dear Church Family,

It’s officially Spring.  I have seen Robins!  It can get warm any time now.  I have a pile of iced over snow parked on part of my garden that probably won’t melt till July at this rate.  Poor flowers!

This month we will look at PET scans.  (No, this is not a scan for your dog Fido or your fish Bubbles.)   PET stands for positron emission tomography.  These scans use radioactive materials put into your body via IV, inhalation, or ingestion to show how your organs are working. PET scans allow us to see how organs use certain molecules (such as sugars, amino acids, water, oxygen, etc.).  (more…)