Welcome to The Presbyterian Church in Geneva

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 – Summer Service of Worship

  • 9:30 am – Worship Service
    • Special Music: “Wade in the Water”,Tom McClure, Soprano Sax; Stuart Sewell, Keyboard
  • Hymns:
    • “Bless the Lord, O My Soul” (#535)
    • “Blest Are They” (#172)
    • “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me” (#700)
  • Scripture: Exodus 20:1-11, Deuteronomy 30:15-20
  • Sermon: “Choose Life, Receive the Blessing”
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind-Schmitz
  • 10:30 am – Fellowship / Coffee Hour
  • 10:30 am – Adult Education
  • 10:30 am – Blood Pressure Clinic
  • 10:35 am – Blessing of the Animals

Upcoming Events:

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Let’s Talk @ The Home of Sandy and Tim Merwarth
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

LET’S TALK – On August 25th, Jim Spates will lead a discussion on the writings of John Ruskin, at the Merwarth home.           Reservations are necessary for these talks.  Please call the church office to make reservations.

Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am
Sermon Discussion @ South Parlor
Aug 28 @ 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.

Book Club
Aug 30 @ 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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Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Sep 4 @ 9:30 am
Twilight Care @ South Parlor
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am
Twilight Care @ South Parlor
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am
Twilight Care @ South Parlor
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am
Hanging of the Greens @ Sanctuary
Dec 4 @ 11:30 am

Hanging of the Greens

Help us decorate the church for the season!!

Twilight Care @ South Parlor
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am

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Blessing of the Animals

Pastor Deb will conduct a brief service immediately following worship on Sunday, August 21st, a Blessing of the Animals.  Worshipers are invited to bring their animals, or a picture of their animals, to be blessed prior to our 9:30 am service.  Animals brought to the church for the blessing should be on a leash or in a pet carrier and should be left in the south lawn near the chapel entrance.  There will be caregivers available to take care of your pets during the regular service.

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

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

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…)