Wednesday September, 2022 Issue
My Dear Friends in Christ,
As we stood together yesterday singing “Here I Am Lord”, I was overwhelmed by the love and unity we shared. The sound of our raised voices rang through the sanctuary proclaiming “here we are”, answering the call God has put before us. Warmth welled up inside me. There was a powerful feeling that can only be explained by God’s presence at FPC Lowville.
There is much in store as we walk hand in hand into the future. New worshipers will be welcomed among us and new followers of Christ will be baptized. Ideas will emerge for ways that we can share the message of Jesus with those who may or may not have heard of Him, and might not truly know him. Traditions that we have practiced will be honored and shared with one another, strengthening the common bond we have as God’s children. We will enjoy successes together as well as a few failures, all of which we will meet with gratitude toward God, knowing that the Divine is with us always.
September often marks a turning point in the year. School has begun, Summer ends, although not until the 22nd, and before you know it, well, you know what comes next. But whatever the road of the future brings for us, there is no doubt that we will be united in the love of Christ as a part of His body. We can welcome the challenges before us filled with the same warmth that echoed through the sanctuary on Sunday. We can celebrate the victory with voices raised high.
I am excited about what comes next, and excited to respond with you saying “Here We Are Lord”.
Stone Soup tomorrow!! 5PM Drive-Thru Meal of Lasagna, Green Salad, and a dessert! Drive up for a great meal! Thank you to all those helping this week. We appreciate your efforts very much!
The Cream Cheese Festival is this Saturday at 11AM! Come and join in all the fun and festivities and grab some of that very large cheese cake!
There will be a congregational meeting immediately following worship on October 2nd.
Saturday, September 24th we will be partnering with Voice In The Wilderness to put on a fishing derby for youth 15 and under. We will meet at 9 am at the NYSDEC Demonstration Center on Rt 812. You can help by making treats, measuring fish, serving food, greeting fisherfolk, or just hanging out with us in fellowship. A sign-up genius for specific tasks will be out soon. Flyers for the event are on the table by the West State Street door if you want to grab one to hang up!
We are beginning a new process for the Worship Schedule. This Sunday, September 18th, you will be able to see the October Schedule on the clip board. If your preferred method signing up is the clip board, please take advantage of it on Sunday. After this week of being on the clip board, the schedule will be put into Sign Up Genius for everyone to see. It will then be sent out to everyone. You'll be able to see what is available and what is full. Please contact Sarah with any and all questions on this. To refresh everyone's memory on what you may be signing up for:
Greeters- You will be in charge of lighting and extinguishing the alter candles, posting the day's hymns on the Hymn Board, and welcoming people at the West State Street entrance. You can also hand out the masks that are available if anyone would like one.
Communion- Current elders, Past Elders, and Deacons are all able to help with Communion duties
September Birthdays and Anniversaries! We wish you a day of joy and relaxation, and a wonderful year ahead!
4 William Salce 18 Phyllis Rohr
10 Heather Adsit 20 Marian Holliday
15 Dorothy Payne
10 Roger & Dawn Quay
Lastly, if you are interested in hosting a coffee hour, let's do it! Sign up on the clipboard or through Sign Up Genius, or just call Sarah and we will get you on the calendar! Hot coffee on a cool autumn Sunday after church is always wonderful!
THIS SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR FOLLOWING THE SERVICE!
Saturday September 24th
Ages 15 & under
Registration 9 am
Rods & Reels Available
In the water at 10 a.m.
Hot Dogs-Chips-Bottled Water
PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!
September 15th at 5 .pm. - another yummy offering for Stone Soup Dinner from team Jacob and Jim! All are invited! This guys make a lot of food so pleas stop by and pick up a free dinner! Pick one up for a neighbor! A friend! Your family! You don't want Jacob and Jim to think you don't like their cooking, do ya? So PLEASE come pick-up a delish dinner! All Are Welcome! Bless you all!
The Presbyterian Women will be meeting each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Church Basement (Fellowship Hall) for Bible Study!
All the women of the church are invited!
The Lowville Chapter of AA will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday nights in the meeting space in the Andover House, directly behind the church, at 7:00 p.m. As well on Saturday's at noon.
Sandy Buckingham returns to our church to lead a Tai Chi class.
The class will be held on Thursday's at 10AM and costs $10/session, in our Fellowship Hall at 7707 North State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 (please use the North State Street entrance)
Modern Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow,
focused manner accompanied by deep breathing.
Check out this new Outreach Service through our North Country Library System!