Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, February 1, 2015 –  4th Sunday after Epiphany

  • 8:15 am – Chapel Service
  • 9:00 am – Sunday School
  • 9:15 am – Adult Education
  • 10:30 am – Sanctuary Service
    • Special Music: Adult Choir, “Bread of LIfe From Heaven”
    • Hymns:
      • All Creatures of Our God and King (GG #15)
      • Alleluia! Laud and Blessing (GG #755)
      • Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ (GG #526)
      • GG = Glory to God Hymnal
  • Sermon: “With Authority”
  • Scripture: Psalm 111, Mark 1:21-28
  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz

Upcoming Events:

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Van Der Kamp 2015 @ Vander Kamp Center
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day


JANUARY 30, 2015 – FEBRUARY 1,2015

A retreat center in the woods where you can cross country ski right out the front door, sled down Cherry Hill, and sit by the fire singing songs with friends; our church has been going to

Vander Kamp Center for about 30 years. If you have any questions talk to Lauren Lamb, 789-6589. If you know you are going let me know!!

Feb 1 all-day
Faith in the News @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 1 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
Feb 1 @ 8:15 am
Sunday School @ Christian Eductation Wing Upstairs
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am
January Adult Forum @ South Parlor
Feb 1 @ 9:15 am

Adult Forum

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


Take some time to explore your faith, your church, your society… with others also seeking to grow and understand

Embracing an Adult Faith: Marcus Borg on What it Means to be a Christian

Jan 4: God
Jan.11: Jesus
Jan.18: Salvation
Jan. 25: Community
Feb.1: Practice

Marcus Borg presents a brief discussion starter via video, which will be followed by guided discussion on the central topic for the day.

Advent is barely over and we are thinking ahead to Lent, another time of devotional study. The Friday Night Soup Supper and Bible Study will begin on February 13th with study of Galatians. Soup, bread and fruit are shared at 6 p.m., followed by an hour of Bible study at 7. It is a fine time for fellowship, good simple food, and growing your faith during the time leading up to Easter.

The Adult Education Committee would welcome new members. Contact Ellen Reynolds, Judith McKinney, Bill Fox, Lauren Lamb, Mat DeMoras, or Diana Capron if you are interested in assisting with developing this program.

Choir Practice/Warm-up @ Chior Room & Sanctuary
Feb 1 @ 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
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am
Interpretation & Stewardship (I & S)
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm


Don Damick**
Donna Loeb* (alt)
Rick Bley*
Tim Merwarth*
Faith Benedict
Jennifer Morris

** Committee Chairperson
* Session Member

Adult Ed Committee
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm


Judith McKinney**
Tim Merwarth* (alt)
Bill Fox *
Mat DeMoras
Diana Capron – staff

** Committee Chairperson
* Session Member

Property Committee @ South Parlor
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm


Hugh Price**
Bill Fox*
Jim Capron
Ray Chapin (alt)
Jim Oswald
Mike Karlsen
Dick Morse
Jeff Newcomb
Mark Springmeier, ex-officio

** Committee Chairperson
* Session Member

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Lenten Bible Study 

GALATIANS: a “What Were You Thinking” Letter

“Paul writes a ‘what were you thinking’ letter to the churches in Galatia. False teachers have followed Paul, telling the young churches that Paul’s gospel is incomplete. His adversaries want to make Jews of Gentile converts before they can become Christians. Paul…insists that his gospel is straight from Jesus Christ; that it has been affirmed by the Jewish Christian leaders in Jerusalem and that to believe any other gospel is to buy into false doctrine that eliminates Christ from their lives.” (more…)

LENT BEGINS FEBRUARY 18 – Lenten Activities 

Adults – $5.00               Children under 12 – $2.00
(families of 4 – $12, $1 for each extra person)

Our annual pancake supper will be held at 6:00 pm. Come for a great dinner and fellowship. We’ll have some Mardi Gras mixer activities for fun … AND don’t forget the pancake race.

Please BRING YOUR OWN TABLE SERVICE – the kitchen is closed so we have NO extra tablewares. (more…)

February 2015 Preaching Schedule 

Sunday Scriptures Sermon
 February 1 Psalm 111 “With Authority”
Mark 1:21-28


Surprised by Hope 

For those who have been Christians most of their lives, there seems to be nothing new in the scriptures. However, as there are twists and turns in life events, so there are unexpected moments of hope. Take our congregation for instance. We have several changes that may come as a surprise to you. Chris Wertman has led the choir and this congregation in song for twenty six years. I have enjoyed exploring our new hymnal and planning the music for the past two years. However, it is time for her and Don to enjoy retirement and freedom to travel. (more…)

SERRV, The Year in Review

The SERRV shop was very successful in 2014 and the committee thanks everyone who supported this mission project of our church. Outside the church sales were also responsible for our success. Many dedicated volunteers managed and staffed the shop. Many of you in the congregation made purchases which gave to the artisans and fair trade producers a fair wage and ability to support their families in many developing countries. This helps them lift themselves out of poverty, develops business skills and improves their communities and environment. We hope you will continue to give us help and support in the new year.


On JANUARY 25 we will ask you to put $1.00 in the soup pot as you leave worship. The money will be donated to the Community Lunch Program and the Food Pantry.
Last year over 3.5 million dollars was raised in the United States. So PLEASE help us, help those less fortunate. Thanks.

Youth Group Vanderkamp Activity

Grades 6 – 12

Arrive: Friday, January 30th
Depart: Sunday, February 1st

Make sure to sign up and get your permission slip, health forms, and money in by JANUARY 15!!!

January Adult Forum

Adult Forum

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

Take some time to explore your faith, your church, your society… with others also seeking to grow and understand

Embracing an Adult Faith: Marcus Borg on What it Means to be a Christian

Jan 4: God
Jan.11: Jesus
Jan.18: Salvation
Jan. 25: Community
Feb.1: Practice


Deacons December Activities

During our December meeting we filled big goodie bags with fruit, candy, homemade cookies and brownies, and a poinsettia plant for our home bound and shut-in members and friends. Our youth made ornaments that made lovely additions to these gift bags! Thanks to everyone for the special treats.