Welcome to The Presbyterian Church in Geneva

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 11th Sunday of Pentecost

  • 9:30 am – Worship Service
    • Special Music: “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”,  Nason Fishback, Solo with Congregation
  • Hymns:
    • “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”  (#475)
    • “May the God of Hope Go with Us”  (#765)
  • Scripture: Philippians 4:4,5,20, 1 Samuel 7:10-17, Luke 10:25-37
  • Sermon: “A Sign of Hope”
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 10:30 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour
  • 10:30 am – Adult Education

Upcoming Events:

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Jul
31
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am
Sermon Discussion @ South Parlor
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am

In her sermons this summer, Pastor Deb will be posing—and reflecting on—a question from the series Living the Questions. We will then gather in the South Parlor after the service to watch a short film clip addressing the question raised in the sermon and engaging in conversation about it.

Aug
1
Mon
Book Club
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

This is an interdenominational, environmentally-focused book club which will read and discuss the book “Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action,” by J. Matthew Sleeth during June, July, and August. We will meet at the church at 6pm each Friday in June.

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Aug
7
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am
Sermon Discussion @ South Parlor
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am

In her sermons this summer, Pastor Deb will be posing—and reflecting on—a question from the series Living the Questions. We will then gather in the South Parlor after the service to watch a short film clip addressing the question raised in the sermon and engaging in conversation about it.

Aug
8
Mon
Book Club
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm

This is an interdenominational, environmentally-focused book club which will read and discuss the book “Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action,” by J. Matthew Sleeth during June, July, and August. We will meet at the church at 6pm each Friday in June.

Click here to download or view a copy of the event flyer.

Aug
14
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am
Sermon Discussion @ South Parlor
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am

In her sermons this summer, Pastor Deb will be posing—and reflecting on—a question from the series Living the Questions. We will then gather in the South Parlor after the service to watch a short film clip addressing the question raised in the sermon and engaging in conversation about it.

Aug
15
Mon
Book Club
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm

This is an interdenominational, environmentally-focused book club which will read and discuss the book “Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action,” by J. Matthew Sleeth during June, July, and August. We will meet at the church at 6pm each Friday in June.

Click here to download or view a copy of the event flyer.

Aug
19
Fri
Twilight Care @ South Parlor
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am

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Presbyterian Youth Triennium

“Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church that occurs every three years. (more…)

Let’s Talk

The Adult Education “Let’s Talk” series will continue on July 12, at 7:00, at the home of Sandy and Tim Merwarth, 1136 Earl’s Hill Rd.   Don Wertman will give a talk on “The Seeds of Life.” On August 25th, Jim Spates will lead a discussion on the writings of John Ruskin, also at the Merwarth home.     Reservations are necessary for these talks. Please call the church office to make reservations.

Summer Calendar

July 3 – Worship Service – 9:30
July 4 – Church office closed  
July 5 – Adult Ed Committee – 5 :30
July 10- Communion Worship Service – 9 :30
                 Adult Ed – 10 :30
July 12 – Let’s Talk at Tim and Sandy Merwarth’s
                   1136 Earls Hill Rd. Penn Yan – 7 :00
July 17 – Worship Service 9 :30
               Adult Ed – 10 :30
July 24 –Worship Service – 9 :39
               Adult Ed – 10 :30
July 25 – Mission Committee – 7 :30
July 31 – Worship Service – 9 :30
               Adult Ed – 10 :30
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Summer 2016 Preaching Schedule

HYMNS & SCRIPTURES    July and August 2016

July 3 
Sermon: Freedom in Christ
Scripture: Galatians 5:1,13-25
Living the Question: Lesson Three: Thinking Theologically
 

July 10 Communion
Scriptures:  Genesis 1:1  “In the Beginning”, John 1:1, Psalm 104
Sermon: “How Does your Garden Grow?”
Living the Question Lesson:  Stories of Creation
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Pastor’s Report

 

Seven Summer Practices

It started with the Friday night book study discussion, ”Serve God, Save the Planet. “There is agricultural wisdom in the scriptural mandate to let a field rest or go fallow every seven years”, I added thinking this wisdom is common knowledge. “But, it’s been lost in our over scheduled lives”, the group chimed in. The concept of Sabbath, of sacred rest applies to all living things and should be revived. People need to rest after working six days. Keeping the Seventh day holy was not about piety as much as it is about keeping spiritually and physically healthy. God rested on the seventh day after working six days to create the world, why don’t you rest after work?  The spiritual practice of stopping to rest at sunset is another way to keep in touch with the rhythm of the earth. (more…)

Request from the Chancel Guild

For our summer Sunday services, we would appreciate it if members would donate flowers from their gardens.  Donors could either arrange two bouquets in vases we supply or provide the flowers to a Chancel Guild member to arrange.  (more…)

Presbyterian Women

Upcoming Events:

Sun. June 5 – Birthday Offering Celebration & Luncheon – 11.45 am

JUNE 14 – We will be hulling and slicing the berries beginning at 5:00 p.m. – until done.  Plan to join us for a time as your schedule permits.

Strawberry Festival & Bake Sale –  JUNE 15, 2016  – 5:30-8:00 PM

Sun. June 19 – PW Mtg. – 10:45am – Conference Room

 

From the Parish Nurse

Dear Church Family,

I got my first mosquito bite of the year.  It is my firm belief that God did not create mosquitos; they are in fact tiny demons sent by the devil himself.  They have no useful purpose other than to feed bats, (I have an equally unfavorable opinion of bats). (more…)

Deacons

Step by Step, Bird by Bird…

The time is upon us – it is graduation season, and this year is an especially meaningful one for me. At school, we have an annual 8th grade “graduation” ceremony; I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, and the class participating in the ceremony this year is the first group that I’ve taught all three years. At church, the class graduating high school this year is the group I taught in Sunday School and led in the children’s choir a significant amount of time as well. (more…)