Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, July 5, 2015 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 9:30 am – Worship Service
    • Special Music: Duet: Ruth Benedict and Sharyn Powell, “All Good Gifts”
  • Hymns:
    • His Eye Is On The Sparrow (GG #661)
    • For the Healing of the Nations”  (GG #346)
    • O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” (GG #338)
    • GG – Glory to God Hymnal
  • Scriptures: Psalm 113, Galatians 5:1, 13-23
  • Sermon: “Sing a Psalm of Freedom”
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 10:30 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour

Upcoming Events:

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Jul
5
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am
Jul
8
Wed
Worship Committee @ South Parlor
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Worship Committee (Meets Monthly)

This committee recruits and trains lay readers and acolytes, recruits lay persons to present the “Especially for Children” time during worship, coordinates seasonal decorations for the sanctuary, secures supplies for the sanctuary and special services (Epiphany Feast, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, Pentecost). It also coordinates preparations for the Sacraments, and coordinates meals and worship for Epiphany and Ash Wednesday.

Contact Ellyn Colquhoun (585) 747-9454 or epcolhon@zoom-dsl.com

Members:

Ellyn Colquhoun**
Fred Schühle*
Lauren Lamb*
Cindy Chapin
Deb Damick
Barbara Lamb
Ti Siebert – (Chancel Guild)
Eleanor Stearns
Brent Stearns
Christine Wertman, Staff

** Committee Chairperson
* Session Member

Jul
9
Thu
Memorials and History Committee
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm

Memorials and History Committee (Meets monthly)

This committee honors the memory of those who have contributed to Christ’s mission in the world and keeps a permanent record of memorial gifts. In addition, it thanks donors, transmits gift acknowledgments to the family of the deceased, and recommends and implements proper use of memorial funds. Our beautiful new memorial garden is just one example of the work of the Memorials and History Committee.

Contact Beth Reiners (315) 789-3761 or breineers@rochester.rr.com

Members:

Beth Reiners**
Ellyn Colquhoun*
Tom Burrall
Jerry Rose

** Committee Chairperson
* Session Member

Jul
12
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am
Jul
14
Tue
Friendship Bible Study Group @ South Parlor
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm
Jul
15
Wed
Session @ Conference Room
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm
Jul
17
Fri
Twilight Care @ South Parlor
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am
Jul
18
Sat
Duo Vela, Flute and Guitar Duo @ Church Santuary
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

duo vela |ˈvālə|
plural form of VELUM: of Latin origin, meaning sails

With a ship and the stars to guide, let Duo Vela transport you across the ocean to other lands. Experience new sounds and indulge your senses in the colors and picturesque scenes painted by the flute and guitar.

Duo Vela was formed in the fall of 2013 when Daniel and Marla met as incoming students at the Eastman School of Music. Shortly after becoming friends, they began making music together and have not looked back since.

One of Duo Vela’s goals is to challenge the traditional audience/performer relationship; this is done by presenting unique and engaging musical experiences through creative programming and atmospheric stimuli. Each program presents music of a particular culture and tries to carry the listener away ~ Another goal is to discover and promote diverse and relatively unknown repertoire to the public. It is Duo Vela’s belief that classical music should be exciting and never boring!

For further informaton about duo Vela, please check out their website at http://www.duovela.net

Jul
19
Sun
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am
Jul
23
Thu
Let’s Talk – Voluntourism @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm

As individuals of faith we are challenged to feed the hungry, house the poor and provide for those with less. One way to provide that assistance is through Voluntourism. Travel to a different place to provide assistance to those who need help, to learn about a culture different from our own, and to see a world very different from where we live. Michele Ross will talk about her personal experiences with voluntourism. The program will be in the Fellowship Hall of The Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

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Strawberry Festival Update

Upcoming Events:

PW meeting – Date & Time – TBA

 

The 61st Strawberry Festival & Bake Sale sponsored by the Presbyterian Women was a success. We wish to “Thank” all the members that volunteered their time in various jobs and those that furnished cakes and baked goods. If you were unable to attend – the weather was perfect, the food and strawberries were very good, the various groups of entertainment were excellent and the community participation with fellowship made the evening a success and delight.

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New Chapel Organ

A New Organ for the Chapel
Coming this Summer!

 

The church was fortunate to receive a generous donation by an anonymous donor for the purpose of replacing the Allen organ that has been a mainstay of the Chapel for decades. A Music Task Force comprised of Pastor Deb, Virginia Champlin, Chris Wertman, Don Damick along with, Linda and Richard Cox got busy and traveled in order to hear and evaluate organs that would be suitable for that space. Their hard work has paid off and we are set to receive a new Roland Classic organ this summer!
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New Director of Music

The retirement of Chris Wertman as Director of Music for our church left a big gap in our program. We are very fortunate to have among our church family a relatively new member with an excellent background in music. (more…)

Let’s Talk…About Issues This Summer

Summer gatherings devoted to informal discussions of issues following a dessert, wine and coffee time

July 23 – Voluntourism. As individuals of faith we are challenged to feed the hungry, house the poor and provide for those with less. One way to provide that assistance is through Voluntourism. Travel to a different place to provide assistance to those who need help, to learn about a culture different from our own, and to see a world very different from where we live. Michele Ross will talk about her personal experiences with voluntourism. The program will be in the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

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The 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium

Our Older Youth asked WHAT’S NEXT?
The 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium
July 19-23, 2016
will try to answer that. The theme is GO and will focus not on the “greatest 5 days of the Triennium” but on what happens after the youth GO back into the world. So 9th-12th graders watch for info in the fall and consider being a part of this next summer.

Summer Worship Schedule Reminder

Through out the summer, The Presbyterian Church in Geneva will worship with one service on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary until September 6. We look forward to seeing you this summer!!!!!

Summer Communion

The Worship Committee would like to let people know that we will be celebrating Communion during the summer, on July 5th and August 2nd. For the summer months, Communion will be served in the front of the Sanctuary. Those who are able, we ask that they come forward to receive the sacrament, and upon returning, spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection. Those who are not able to come forward only need to simply indicate and they may be served from where they are seated. (more…)

WHAT FREEDOM BRINGS!


There is a wonderful freedom that we Northerners experience when summer arrives. You can walk outside without scarves or hoods or wool coats. There is a sense of freedom to pursue outside projects of gardening, house maintenance and delayed creative efforts. When the sun is shining and the streets are dry, there are roads to explore and waters to sail. (more…)

Summer Preaching Schedule (Updated)

Sunday Scriptures Sermon
June 7 Sunday School Sunday
June 14 Praying the Psalms:
Psalm 103 “All God’s Benefits”

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