Welcome to The Presbyterian Church in Geneva

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, February 19, 2017 –  7th Sunday After Epiphany

  • 8:15 am – Worship Service
  • 9:00 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour
  • 9:00 amSunday School9:00 am
  • 9:15 amAdult Forum
  • 10:30 am – Worship Service
    • Special Music: Adult Choir, “When You Pass Through the Waters”
  • Hymns:
    • “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love” (# 203)
    • “These Treasured Children”  (# 487)
    • “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”(# 722)
  • Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48, 1 Corinthians 3:10-23
  • Sermon: “Radical Responses”
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 11:30 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour

Upcoming Events:

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Choir Practice @ Choir Room
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Our active and vibrant choir meets on Thursday evenings from 7:30 until 9:00. The choir is open to all adults and high school students who enjoy singing. Throughout the year, we sing for Sunday Worship and for special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, and the Sacred Song Service. We welcome you to come and join us.

Lenten Bible Study Soup / Supper
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm

Lenten Bible Study
Immersion Bible Study

“How do we find hope when we are in the midst of great loss?  Why does God allow suffering?  From the Assyrian conquest of Israel and the threat to Judah during Isaiah’s ministry to the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of its citizens during Jeremiah’s ministry, God’s covenant people have suffered great losses.  In Lamentations a poet shows us how to mourn loss, while the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah express hope in God’s ongoing love, mercy, justice, and restoration, a hope we can claim for ourselves during our times of tragedy.”  (Immersion Bible Studies)
This year in our Lenten study, we will be studying the Old Testament for a deeper knowledge and understanding of God’s word to us as the faithful.  Through study of scripture, we will hear God’s message to us and then use that message on our faith journey.  Not only will we experience a deeper faith, but we will also use the words of the prophets to reach out to others and live our faith.
Our study will begin on Friday, February 24 and will continue each Friday evening through April 7.  A meal of soup, bread and fruit provided by the study participants will begin at 6 pm followed by the study at 7 pm.  The study ends at 8 pm as we share good wishes and go out to be God’s hands in the world.  This is an 8 week study and includes:
Prophecies of Judgment Against the Nations
Prophecies in Favor of Israel
Prophecies of Israel’s Deliverance
Prophecies of the Messiah
Jeremiah’s Call and His Warnings to Judah
Prophecies Against Other Nations
The Fall and Restoration of Jerusalem
Mourning for Jerusalem’s Holocaust
Join us for this opportunity to study God’s word and share our personal experiences from scripture.  Contact Diana Capron with any questions you may have about the study.  See you there.

Serrv Shop Open
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Worship Service @ Chapel
Feb 26 @ 8:15 am
Sunday School @ Christian Eductation Wing Upstairs
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am
Passages @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 26 @ 11:45 am

On Sunday, February 26 we will have our first Passages Event for 2017.  Mark Palmieri will be our speaker.  His topic will be the Seneca Springs Senior Community being built off of Snell Rd.  We will provide lunch in Fellowship Hall at approx. 11:50 am during his presentation.  Please sign up on the church website by clicking here, or by e-mailing or calling the parish nurse (parishnursebeth99@yahoo.com or cell 315-759-9039).  Hope to see you there!!

Bell Choir Practice @ Sanctuary
Feb 27 @ 5:15 pm

A wonderful opportunity to musically celebrate our Faith is with the Bell Choir which has had a resounding year. The Bell Choir meets Monday evening from 5:15 to 6:15 and is a great group of fun loving ringers. If you have never rung a bell, you are in for a treat. It is a wonderful experience to stand in the middle of such beautiful sound. We are a group of both very experienced ringers and beginners. We have great fun AND make beautiful music. Come and join us on Monday evenings!

Mission & Social Concerns
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

Adults – $4.00               Children under 12 – $2.00
(families of 4 – $10, $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.  Please sign up by calling the church office or click here to register on the church’s website.

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March 2017 Preaching Schedule 

Mar. 5
Sermon: A Way Other Than Our Own
Scripture: Joel 2:12-13, Matthew 4:1-11


Lenten Journey with Jesus 

Lent and Easter come around every year calling us to “slow down”, “stop” at an oasis and find our spiritual compass.  This year the forty days of Lent begin on March 1 which is Ash Wednesday.  Our Lenten breakfasts begin that day at 6:45 am with an interdenominational worship. You will have another opportunity for spiritual reflection in the evening with an Ash Wednesday service in the chapel at 6:00 pm.  The sacrament of communion will be served in this quiet meditative worship.  Please note that there will not be a dinner before the Ash Wednesday service.  The Board of Deacons will meet immediately after. (more…)

Boy Scouts of America Anniversary

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA celebrate annually in the month of February, the Anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scout program by Lord Baden Powell in England. (more…)

The Eco Tip for February is:

Plastic Is Clogging Our Oceans And Seas…
Be Sure Your Water Bottle Is Reusable, Please! (more…)

From the Parish Nurse

Dear Church Family,

As you have probably guessed, February is “Healthy Heart” month. There is not a lot of new information out there, but it is good to be reminded about what one should be doing, as opposed to what one is actually doing (diet and exercise, maybe?). (more…)

Presbyterian Women

We are still looking for “Helping Hands” for receptions.  If you can help make phone calls, shop, bake, setup, serve, or cleanup, please contact Ellen Reynolds.  ellenr09@gmail.com or 781-0891. (more…)


On Sunday, February 26 we will have our first Passages Event for 2017.  Mark Palmieri will be our speaker.  His topic will be the Seneca Springs Senior Community being built off of Snell Rd. (more…)

Adult Forum

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

Please join us in conversations in which we explore our faith, expand our understanding and learn about opportunities for action. (more…)

February Sunday School Highlights

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!  Sarah Aliperti on your acceptance into the School of Music at Ithaca College.