“For Such a Time as This”

Pastor Deb’s Final News Letter Article

“For Such a Time as This”    (The Book of Esther 4: 14)

At my first installation, the presiding minister spoke on the key verse in the liberating story of Queen Esther. You have been called to this ministry “For such a time as this”.  I believe that God definitely called me to The Presbyterian Church in Geneva as well as each church in my thirty-one years of ministry.  And, I am grateful to God and all of you.

Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and your hearts!  I will miss you.  As much as I long to be closer to my growing family, this will be a major change.  I will hold you in my hearts and prayers as we go bravely into the future.  This month of sermons and celebrations will be focused on God’s steadfast love and guidance. 

Thank you for listening to my sermons each week and giving me the respect of a teaching elder as a woman and as an outsider. I’ve been shifting during these seven and a half years from saying, “You” to “Us”. I am a Genevan and New Yorker for another month.  And, I’ve enjoyed immersing myself in this community as well as Seneca Lake.  I pray that your next pastor will be as delighted and blessed.

These are trying times for the country and this world.  I believe you and I are called to speak up, step up and share our faith.  “For such a time as this” we are called.                                                                

May God bless you and keep you, may God’s light guide your future and grant you peace.

Pastor Deb

 

Adult Ed Fall Session Starts September 13th

Adult Education

“God sends the Church to work for justice in the world: exercising its power for the common good; dealing honestly in personal and public spheres; seeking dignity and freedom for all people…” — Book of Order, W-5.0304

Sunday Worship Schedule – August 30, 2020

Sunday Worship Schedule
August 30, 2020
13th Sunday after Pentecost

Your are cordially invited to join us for Sunday Worship this Sunday at 9:30 am. Please gather with us before the service beginning at 9:00 am.  A virtual coffee hour will follow immediately after the service.

9:30 am – Interactive Summer Worship Service Using Zoom

To view or download Sunday’s bulletin, click here.

Reminder: Beginning September 13th, online worship services at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva will begin at 10:30 am on Zoom. Participants may gather for services beginning at 10:00 am and a coffee chat will follow the online service.


School Supplies Needed!

We will be collecting school supplies again this year. They can be dropped off at the church most week days from 9:00 – 3:00 between now and September 1. When, and if, the schools open, ALL students will be required to have their own supplies in their desk and nothing will be shared.
Extra supplies are necessary so that all students can have the same advantage.

12 pack of pencils
8 pack of markers
24 pack of crayons
children’s scissors
glue sticks
pencil box or zippered pouch for pencils

Car Parade for Pastor Deb’s Birthday & Retirement

Church members, neighbors, and friends are having a Car Parade to celebrate Pastor Deb’s birthday and retirement. If you’d like to join in the fun, please meet at Geneva High School parking lot at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 11 (Pastor Deb’s 70th Birthday). We’ll start the car parade promptly at 5:45 pm.

The route: Carter Road to North Street and head south on N. Brook). Decorating cars is encouraged and there will be containers for well wishers to toss cards.

August 23, 2020 (Full service) “Recognizing Existing Gifts, Developing Different Gifts”

 

Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind’s thought-provoking sermon, “Recognizing Existing Gifts, Developing Different Gifts”, reflects on passages from Romans 12 and Matthew 16. Beautiful music and the children’s message, along with moving prayers help to create a meaningful worship service.

To view more videos from The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, please visit our video page.

Sunday Worship Schedule – August 23, 2020

Sunday Worship Schedule
August 23, 2020
12th Sunday after Pentecost

Your are cordially invited to join us for Sunday Worship this Sunday at 9:30 am. Please gather with us before the service beginning at 9:00 am.  A virtual coffee hour will follow immediately after the service.

9:30 am – Interactive Summer Worship Service Using Zoom

To view or download Sunday’s bulletin, click here.

Reminder: Beginning September 13th, online worship services at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva will begin at 10:30 am on Zoom. Participants may gather for services beginning at 10:00 am and a coffee chat will follow the online service.


PNC Update – August 11, 2020

The Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC) is pleased to report that Session and the Committee on Ministry recently approved the congregation’s Ministry Information Form (MIF). The MIF provides a narrative picture of the mission and ministry of our congregation as well as our sense of call. According to the Church Leadership Connection’s resource for PNCs, On Calling a Pastor, “prospective pastors will use the form to help them discern whether God is calling them to serve our church”. The MIF has been uploaded to the computer system, which will match us with prospective candidates. As we begin to receive the first batch Personal Information Forms (PIFs), we are preparing for interviews. If you’d like to peruse the MIF, click on the link below, Thank you for your prayers!

Ministry Information Form

August 16, 2020 (Full service) — “Change?”


 
Enjoy Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind’s insightful sermon titled “Change?” as well as scripture readings from Romans 11 and Matthew 15. Beautiful, moving organ music is accompanied by photos taken by friends and members of The Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Our talented vocalists will lift your spirits and Pastor Deb’s children’s message has important advice for kids and adults, too.

To view more videos from The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, please visit our video page.

Sunday Worship Schedule – August 17, 2020

Sunday Worship Schedule
August 16, 2020
11th Sunday after Pentecost

Your are cordially invited to join us for Sunday Worship this Sunday at 9:30 am. Please gather with us before the service beginning at 9:00 am.  A virtual coffee hour will follow immediately after the service.

9:30 am – Interactive Summer Worship Service Using Zoom

To view or download Sunday’s bulletin, click here.

Reminder: Beginning June 7th, online worship services at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva will begin at 9:30 am on Zoom. Participants may gather for services beginning at 9:00 am and a coffee chat will follow the online service.