May Sunday School Highlights

MAY 8 – MOMS sing with Children’s Choir, 10:30 worship
Warm-up 9:00
PRACTICE – MAY 1, 9:00

MAY 29 – NO Sunday School

JUNE 5 – Sunday School Sunday – all classes take part

JUNE 19 – BACCALAUREATE Sunday –  we honor ALL graduates on this day. High School seniors will take part in worship.  ANYONE receiving a college degree please contact the church office with your information.

Next Christian Education Committee Meeting – May 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

May 2016 Preaching Schedule

May 1
6th Sunday of Easter
Scripture: Psalm 67, John 5:1-9
Sermon: “Restoring Creation”

Pastor’s Report




Ah, Spring! May is great  month to celebrate all creation, flora and fauna and the human family. Every day, I notice another sign of life, budding trees, blossoming bulbs, and baby bunnies. Caring for  God’s creatures and  all of creation is a topic often discussed on Earth Day (April 22) However, I believe every day can be designated Earth Day, especially during spring time.

April Sunday School Highlights

ALL High School seniors meet in the Older Youth room at 9:15.

Soup/Supper – The Revelation to John

Our Lenten Study of The Revelation to John is coming to a close.  We will meet the first three Fridays in April at 6 pm for a soup dinner followed by study at 7 pm.

Adult Forum

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

Social Issue Study: Prison Nation

We are embarking on a six-part study of the prison system in the US, exploring the causes and consequences of the very high incarceration rate and how as Christians we should respond to this.  According to the World Prison Population List, 11th edition, the US has the second highest incarceration rate in the world (699 adult prisoners per 100,000 adult population) behind only the Seychelles, well ahead of Russia and China, and over eight times the median level for countries in Western Europe.  Come join us as we learn why this is the case and what it means for us as a society and as a church.

April 2016 Preaching Schedule

April 3
2nd Sunday of Easter
Scripture: John 20:19-31
Sermon: Q & A with the Risen Christ

Can You Hear Me Now?

During April the Property Committee will install acoustical panels on the back wall of the sanctuary. A large percentage of bouncing sound will be absorbed by these thick panels. Hopefully, you will hear less reverberation and noise during the worship service.  Bottom line, I want to know, “Can you hear me now?” An evaluation form will be distributed after the panels are in place.  This improvement is one more step in the Capital Campaign vision. 

2016 OGHS Auction Items

Next Sunday the church will host the annual Palm Sunday Brunch and Auction which benefits One Great Hour of Sharing at 11:30 am.  As of this past Sunday, March 13th, there are 25 items donated for the live auction and 60 items donated for the silent auction.  If you would like to view the list of items for the live auction please click here or to view the list of items for the silent auction please click here.  Please join us for the brunch and bid high and bid often.

Presbyterian Women

Upcoming Events:

PW will meet February 21, 2016 immediately following the 10:30 am service in the conference room at Church. All women welcome.

Presbyterian Women needs to up-date their list of people that can bake, serve, clean-up, set-up and shop so that we will be able to host receptions for members of the church and families.  You may contact Donna Newcomb at or (315) 585-6659; Cheryl Palmieri at (585) 451-3332 or; Nancy Taylor at (315) 789-2899 or