February 2016 Announcements

  • Lenten Soup Lunches – Please join us during fellowship hour each Sunday beginning February 14th through March 13th.
  • A Corporation Meeting will be held on Sunday, February  28th,   following the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service to hear committee reports, and answer the congregation’s questions.
  • 18th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of the Alleghenies will be held February 26th and 27th at the New Bedford EPC,  151 Woodland Drive, Pulaski, PA.
  • THE 2016 HOSPITALITY CHART is up in the fellowship hall. We are in need of weekly hosts and hostesses to sign up in order to fulfill this important part of our lives together as a church family. It’s easy, and the cost is covered by the church. Please see John Parkinson or Bob Archer if you have any questions or would like more information.
  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THE CHANCEL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS for a Sunday Worship Service as a celebration of an event, to honor someone, or in memory of a loved one, please sign the flower chart located in the narthex. The cost is $25.  Sponsors may take the arrangements after the worship service or leave them if they would like the flower arrangements to be taken to shut-ins who cannot attend services.

Ash Wednesday Service 2016

ASH WEDNESDAY
WORSHIP SERVICE
February 10, 2016
7:00 P.M.

Please join us on Wednesday evening for a time of spiritual reflection, and self-examination.  A time to focus on the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and his death on the cross.

Lenten Message:  Rev. Paul Danielson

Psalm 13:5-6

“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.”

 

Communicants Received into Membership

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Pictured are: Jake Barger, Victoria Collins, Abigail and Andrew Kinney, with Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman.

In November and December, a six-week Communicants Class was taught by Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman.  Of the students attending, the four pictured above were received into membership on December 13, 2015. Victoria Collins and Jake Barger were baptized during the worship service.

We look forward to the joy of serving with these wonderful young people.  May we continue to keep them in our prayers.

 

From the Session – February 2016

The Starkdale Session has unanimously extended  the Stated Supply invitation to Rev. Paul Danielson to continue serving the needs of the Starkdale Congregation until a permanent pastor is called.  He has graciously agreed, and we are thankful that he and his wife, Heather, are willing to continue to serve our congregation through this  transition period.

 

From the Session – December 2015

We are striving  to keep the congregation updated on the pastoral searches (both interim and called pastors) every step of the way. We have made significant progress toward our goals. Thank you for your patience in understanding the seriousness of the task before each committee and realizing these processes must be followed through with thoroughness.

UPDATES:

The Interim Search Committee has interviewed several candidates and is in the process of selecting a candidate to recommend to Session for approval.

The Pastoral Search Committee  has posted the Church Information Form on the EPC website and will be studying the Personal  Information Forms as we receive them from pastoral candidates and begin the interviewing process.

As always, if you have any questions, please refer to the EPC Book of Order or any of the Ruling Elder representatives on the search committees:

ISC-Bob Burns, Jeanne Cox, Esther Harris, Scott Murison (chair), or Bob Sagrilla.

PSC-Dr. Tom Brown, Jane Gambos, or Carolyn Glaub (chair).

Above all, please continue to pray.