Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

Announcements - June 25, 2017

  1.   WELCOME to Webster Presbyterian Church!  We are pleased that you are worshipping with us today.  If you are a visitor, you are invited to stop by the Welcome Center in the Narthex after the service to learn more about our fellowship.

  2.   THE FLOWERS are given by Barb Hall in loving memory of her granddaughter, Ellen Aquino.  The arrangement is by Barbara Coleman.

  3.   WE THANK greeters and ushers Katie McNally and Chuck & Mary Crockett, and all the musicians for their help with this morning’s worship service.

  4.   PLEASE PASS THE FRIENDSHIP PADS (black folder) along your row, returning them to the aisle seats after all have the chance to sign.

  5.   PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES include:

        -  Filling out the green Prayer Request Cards in your chair racks to be collected during the Offertory.

        -  A Prayer Group which meets every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room (Room 1) to read scripture, share the praises and concerns of our church family, and pray together.

  6.   ADULT ED. CLASSES at 10:45 a.m. include: 

        Today:  Pastor Larry will continue the series on the book Running with the Horses: A Quest for Life at its Best by Eugene Peterson in Room 9/10.

        Next Sunday  -  No class.

  7.   SUMMER MISSION  --  The Challenger Miracle Field in Webster has been selected as the special project to support with our monetary donations this summer.  If you haven’t already read or heard about Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester, their mission is to provide people with developmental, physical or intellectual disabilities a barrier-free, safe, accessible place to experience the health benefits and joy of play through baseball, other team sports, and adaptive recreational equipment.  A goal of $9,000 has been set so that we can provide the player benches that are needed.  Donation envelopes will be in the chair racks through August.

8.   CHILDCARE during the summer months will be provided during the 9:30 a.m. service for infants – PreK-aged children.  Children in Kindergarten and older will remain in worship with their families.  Worship bags containing word search puzzles and coloring pictures will be available in the upper Narthex hallway.  Please be sure to return the bags at the end of the service.

9.   SUMMER NURSERY VOLUNTEERS are needed.  If you have completed the WPC volunteer screening forms and are available for a Sunday or two during the summer, please speak to Gayl Galen.

10.  NEXT SUNDAY, July 2nd, there will be one service only at 9:30.  Weather permitting, we will hold an informal service outside in God’s creation!  Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a time of worship, praise and fellowship.

11.   A NEW BEGINNINGS COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT TEAM has presented its recommendations for a new local mission outreach into the Webster community.  A letter describing the four areas of mission focus they have identified has been mailed to all members of the congregation.  In an effort to engage the entire congregation, a sign-up sheet was included in the mailing with ways all can become involved in this initiative.  Please take the time to read the letter carefully and respond either online or by turning in the paper sign-up sheet.  Additional paper copies are available in the church office.

12.   LOOKING FOR MUSICAL TALENT  -  Groups or individuals who would like to sing or play on a Sunday this summer will find a sign-up sheet on the Choir Room door.  Speak with organist Pat or choir director Lee Ann if you have any questions.

13.   VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION DEADLINE is this Saturday, July 1st.  “Passport to Peru,” is the theme, July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Through Bible lessons, games, music, and crafts, children will discover how God loves the world!  Classes are available for PreK through 5th grade (children must be 4 years old by January 1, 2017).  Registration forms are available in the upper Narthex, the church office, or online (www.websterpres.org, under the “Children’s” tab.  Adult and teen volunteers are needed!  If you are interested in being a part of our adventure, sign up in the upper Narthex.  Childcare for children younger than 4 will be available for all volunteers.  Contact Gayl Galen if you have any questions.

14.   SECOND QUARTER June statements will not be mailed in an effort to save on postage.  Anyone who would like to receive a statement or has a question is welcome to contact Georgia in the church office, and a statement will be promptly supplied.  Statements will be sent out at the end of August this year and, as always, at year-end.

15.   A SECOND TEAM IS NEEDED to coordinate and host memorial receptions when the original team is not available.  The team would consist of a coordinator, two helpers and a dish washer.  Anyone interested should contact Barbara Coleman (585-406-2768) for more information.

16.   SUMMER OFFICE HOURS have begun.  The church office will be open most days from 9 a.m. to Noon. The pastors and/or one of the secretaries will be available other times as well, but on a more flexible schedule that is not predictable.  Please call ahead to arrange for clerical work or before stopping in to ensure someone is available to help you.

Lectionary Passages

                                                         Today, June 25th                  Next Sunday, July 2nd

Old Testament          Genesis 21:8-21                         Genesis 22:1-14

Psalm                          Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17                Psalm 13

New Testament         Romans 6:1b-11                         Romans 6:12-23

Gospel                         Matthew 10:24-39                   Matthew 10:40-42