Filtering by: Epiphany

Jan
24
8:30 AM08:30

Blood Drive

Give the gift of life!

The scripture readings this season include many stories of Jesus healing people--bringing them life and hope when it seemed there was none. One story is even of a woman who was losing a lot of blood.

You can join in the healing work of God by giving of yourself at the Red Cross Blood Drive. Sign up at the church, online, or by calling the church office. Walk-ins are also welcome.

From the Red Cross: "Eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16oz of water/fluids before your donation."

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Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

Shrove Tuesday pancake party

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent begins. Traditionally, people have celebrated by eating all of the things not allowed by the Lent fasting rules, and by making merry before the season of penitence. This is where the tradition of Mardi Gras comes from!

We will observe Shrove Tuesday in the more traditional manner: with pancakes! Come for a pancake supper and game night--fun will be had by all! 

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Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Meeting and Brunch

On Sunday, January 25, we will consider PCOP's story and how it connects to God's story. The Jesus story we most identify with at this time is the feeding of the 5,000, so we will be looking at how we saw the Spirit moving between that story and ours during 2014. 

After worship/meeting, we will move directly into a brunch, celebrating and enjoying our community!

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ghana Report

Hear from Dianne, Jerry, and Rose about their six months in Ghana--the work, the people, the situations. What they saw, what they learned, how the light shines and where the darkness seems deep. 

Dinner will be provided. If you wish to bring a dessert to share, please do. Otherwise, just come and eat together and learn from these faithful and courageous people about their experience following God's call in this way!


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Jan
4
to Feb 17

Blinded By The Light--Epiphany 2015

Many of us think of an epiphany as a “light bulb” moment. The word epiphany means “revealing”—so when we have an epiphany, things are revealed to us. In Christian tradition, the season of Epiphany is the season when we see Christ revealed in a variety of ways—from the visit of the Magi, who represent non-Jews recognizing the Messiah, to the baptism of Jesus when the voice of God speaks from the cloud, to the preaching and healing and miracles, to the breaking of bread.

Like those who experienced the first Epiphany season, we are often unable to see fully what God is revealing through Christ’s words, actions, and presence. We are “Blinded By The Light”! We will spend Epiphany 2015 trying to see more clearly.

On January 4, 11, and 18, and February 1 and 8, we will have a Bible study during the fellowship time after worship, during which we will compare the four gospels and their different ways of revealing the good news of Christ.

On January 24, we will have dinner together and hear from Dianne, Jerry, and Rose about their experience working in Ghana for 6 months in 2014. (6-8ish pm)

On January 25, we will have the Annual Meeting of the congregation during worship, and a lunch will be provided afterward.

And on February 17 we will celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes and board games at 5:30pm.

Throughout the season, we are collecting food items to be shared with our neighbors in need, because it is in the sharing of meals that we see Christ most clearly. There is a list of items on the Narthex bulletin board, and a box for collecting donations is underneath. Please bring all donations by Sunday, February 15, so they can be taken to Northwest Compass/CEDA. Thank you for your generosity of spirit, helping feed others as we have been fed.

 

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