Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, September 21, 2014 –  15th Sunday After Pentecost

  • 8:15 am – Chapel Service
  • 9:00 am – Sunday School
  • 9:15 am – Adult Education
  • 10:30 am – Sanctuary Service
    • Special Music: Adult Choir, “Blessed Are They”
    • Hymns:
      • All Who Love and Serve Your City GG 351
      • Come, Labor On   GG 719
      • O Jesus, I Have Promised GG 724
      • GG = Glory to God Hymnal
  • Sermon: “Who’s on First”
  • Scripture: Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16
  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 11:45 am – PW Coordinating Team Meeting

Upcoming Events:

Choir Practice @ Choir Room
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm
Worship Service @ Chapel
Sep 21 @ 8:15 am
Sunday School
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am
Adult Education @ South Parlor
Sep 21 @ 9:15 am
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am
PW Coordinating Team Meeting @ Conference Room
Sep 21 @ 11:45 am

PW Coordinating Team will meet on September 21, at 11:45 a.m. in the Conference Room.  All women are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn about upcoming activities and events for the Fall.

Choir Practice @ Choir Room
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
Worship Service @ Chapel
Sep 28 @ 8:15 am
Sunday School
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am
Adult Education @ South Parlor
Sep 28 @ 9:15 am
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am

Click here to view the full calendar.

Set Sail to the Sea of Galilee 

Five times during our program year, 3 year olds-6th graders will set sail to the Sea of Galilee and discover how Jesus gives Amazing Grace. We will begin in the choir room, as always, and after a few songs hear the story of the day. Then we will split into groups to make a craft, make a snack, and play a game. We will end the hour with a song and enjoy our snack. Older Youth will help the teachers at each station. (more…)

Welcome Fall Teachers 


3 yrs-K Karen Howard
1st-3rd Sue and Richard Hendersen
4th-6th Bev Burrall
Confirmation Rick Bley, Sigrid Carle, Mark Palmieri, Beth Newell, Lauren Lamb, Steve Cottrell
10th -12th Bill Lamb, Ed Frick


Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS 

Dear Church Family,

I hope you all had a fun, safe and restful summer. I have just returned from our family camp in Quebec where it felt more like the end of October than mid August. We did see a number of trees that had red leave already. Get your furnaces checked and houses buttoned up early this year.

So how many of you have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? It’s as bad as it sounds. People pour a bucket of ice or ice-cold water over your head, and if they are really sadistic, they do it real slow!   So why are people doing such a painfully ludicrous thing? It’s to raise awareness and money for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Thankfully I have not been challenged, (I guess you can donate money instead of, or along with the ice water torture). But it is a worthy cause, so I decided to help out in part with this month’s newsletter. (more…)

September Preaching Schedule 

Sunday Scriptures Sermon
September 7 Romans 13:8-14 “Rally Round Christ”
Matthew 18: 15-20
Gather Us In GG 401
These Treasure Children GG 487 ( in honor of all the returning children)
Jesu,Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love GG 203
Sunday Scriptures Sermon
September 14 Romans 14:1-12 “Extraordinary Multiplication”
Matthew 18:21-35
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven GG 620 (or 619)
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy GG 435
Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive GG 444
Sunday Scriptures Sermon
September 21 Philippians 1:21-30 “Who’s on First?”
Matthew 20:1-16
All Who Love and Serve Your City GG 351
Come, Labor On   GG 719
O Jesus, I Have Promised GG 724
Sunday Scripture Sermon
September 28 Philippians 2:1-13 “In Full Accord & Of One Mind”
Matthew 21:23-32
In the Presence of Your People   GG 631
New and Fun:
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name GG 264

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah GG 65

Christianity Explored





The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”    
Sydney J. Harris

You’re invited…
to Adult Forum on Sunday, September 14th at 9:15 am to join others in “turning mirrors into windows”. The Adult Ed Committee is beginning our program year with an opportunity for everyone to determine our educational direction for the coming year. Our theme is Mind: Body: Spirit and resources will be available for consideration and ideas will be collected through discussion and a survey. (more…)


Many musicians provided music to enhance worship during the summer months. Virginia Champlin, Linda Cox, Don Damick, and Judy Tresiback served as organists. There were many vocalists and instrumentalists to provide music for summer worship including youth pianists and instrumentalists. We are grateful to all the musicians who shared their talents. (more…)

Rally Round Christ

When you think of a rally, what comes to mind? A school pep rally gathers students to rouse enthusiasm for the football game. Cheerleaders, band members and the announcers main goal is to give the team support and ignite school spirit. The football captains give a hopeful speech about the prospects for the year. The captain usually concludes with either “Go Team” or “Win one for the Gipper”.(George Gip, the famous University Notre Dame football player died tragically at 25 years old) (more…)

Fall Mission Project

Oct. 5 & 12 – we will be collecting items to give to the Geneva Food Pantry.

  • October 5 – Canned tuna, hearty soups or mac/cheese
  • October 12 – Bar soap or toilet paper

New organist starts new program year

We look ahead to our new program year, which will include new talent. Linda Hanson Cox will be our organist for both services. Linda’s husband, Richard, will be directing our Adult Bell Choir.
We welcome them and look forward to the contributions they will make to music ministry at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

On September 14 we will honor Virginia Champlin for her many years of service as Chapel Organist. Watch for details.