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CAROLYN’S CORNER

National Weekend of Prayer

The Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments on marriage equality cases from the 6th district on April 28th. As we prepare for this historic hearing, the Religious Institute and Freedom to Marry is calling for a National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry on April 24th – 26th.

They are organizing supportive congregations across the country to include in their regular services a prayer or moment of intention for the justices, the attorneys arguing the case, the plaintiffs, and all the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families currently denied the freedom to marry in their home state.  Nearly 2,000 faith leaders and communities have added their names to the faith amicus brief in support of marriage equality.  Our congregation has signed up as a participating congregation for the National Weekend of Prayer.  Prayers and responsive readings will be included in our worship this coming Sunday to reflect our participation.  Following the worship service we will go to the front yard to hang the new banner and to ribbon the tree as part of our prayer.  Hope to see you Sunday.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Carolyn

WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 26 ~ NATIONAL WEEKEND OF PRAYER

Pastor Carolyn’s message is titled Love is a Verb.  Reading from our tradition 1 John 3:16-24.   Anthem Go Out With Joy to be sung by the PVCC Choir.

NATIONAL WEEKEND OF PRAYER FOR THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

A National Weekend of Prayer is being held April 24 – 26 as the Supreme Court of the United States prepares to hear testimony on Tuesday, April 28 on the right of ALL people to marry.  PVCC will participate in this weekend of prayer. On Sunday, April 26th we will include liturgy and “public drama” as part of or following worship.

PVCC has a long history of involvement in matters of social justice.  Marriage equality is such a matter.

Faith Sharing and PR Spirit Team

GARAGE SALE

The garage sale is in 1 week! We will start setting up on Sunday, April 26th. Please sign-up to help on Sunday. If you have large items and need help, call the office at 685-2421. If you have any questions, call Carmen at 990-4063.

CALLING ALL GRADUATES

We will be honoring graduates on Sunday, May 17.  If you or a close relative have graduated from high school, technology school, college or university since last date we recognized graduates (May 2014) then we would like to recognize you. Please call the church office with graduate name, name of school and degree/certification no later than May 10.  Thanks for your help.

Faith Sharing and PR Spirit Team 

SEEKERS CLASS NEWS (Updated Weekly)

Seekers class will continue the video series, Living the Questions, with session # 16, Social Justice: Realizing God’s Vision.  This lesson was so full of information we decided to continue discussion another week.  Speakers described the difference between personal/individual justice and institutional justice.  We are a country in need of restorative justice.  Come join the conversation at 9:00 in the Grace Room. If you would like a PDF of the sessions, please contact Bill Delaney.

CAMP SUNDAY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

Camp Sunday was a great success! Tiffany, Mack, Carrie, Leila, and Patience did an amazing job directing the “camp”, and all of the “campers” in the congregation made it so much fun! Our youth were very proud of the service, and the congregation’s willingness to follow their lead made it all possible.

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for (unless you were in church Sunday)…The updated total for the Spring 2015 camp fundraising campaign…$1,563.00, comfortably surpassing our goal of $1,200.00! This generosity shows the care and commitment we have for the young people of our congregation. As you saw on Camp Sunday, it truly makes a difference.

A huge thank you to: Tim Naden for on-the-spot technical support; Lorrie Beck for running slides; Julie Lane for volunteering to play the role of hot dog chef; Quinn Balliet for helping to organize the kiddos; the communion servants who stepped in to help without even being asked; Connie Dietz for a great communion table arrangement; Muffin Overstreet for her photography; Judy Harrison for her flexibility and, as always, lovely musical contributions; and one more BIG thank you to each of you–our fantastic “campers”!

Amanda and the Camping Youth

INVITATION FOR MASTERS RECITAL

Amanda Martin will perform her Masters Recital

on Saturday, April 25th – 3:30 pm

at Weidemann Recital Hall on the WSU campus.

All are invited!   Reception will follow!

This is the completion of 9 years of college studies.

Congratulations!!!

INVITATION FOR 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

The Yoon Family invites you to join

us in celebration of the 90th Birthday

of

Iee Nee Yoon

Saturday, April 25, Open House

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at PVCC

No gifts, please!

RSVP to Marilyn 684-1489

GUEST SPEAKER FOR SUNDAY

Rev. Mary Elise Earley will be delivering the message for Sunday, April 19. Mary Elise received her MDiv at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and was ordained in 1990. She has worked as an interim ministry specialist in Oklahoma, Missouri and Virginia temporarily as well as having served in that capacity at the Wichita congregations of First Christian, Riverside Christian, Woodridge Christian, and First Salem UCC. Mary Elise’s husband, Leigh, is also an ordained DOC pastor. Together they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.