First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Go and Make Disciples!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Deacons are sponsoring a night of fellowship and fun on Saturday, February 1st beginning with a lite supper at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
 
We will begin our Lenten Bible Study Series on Ash Wednesday, February 26 at 5:30 with a lite supper followed by an Ash Wednesday Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Dyer Presbyterian Church will be joining us for this Lenten Series and we will alternate between here and Dyer each Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 26th - 5:30 at First Presbyterian
Wednesday, March 4th - 6:00 pm at Dyer Presbyterian
Wednesday, March 11th - 6:00 pm at First Presbyterian
Wednesday, March 18th - 6:00 pm at Dyer Presbyterian
Wednesday, March 25th - 6:00 pm at First Presbyterian
Wednesday, April 1st - 6:00 pm at Dyer Presbyterian
Palm Sunday, April 5th - 5:30 pm Seder Supper at First Presbyterian
Maundy Thursday, April 8th - 6:30 pm Maundy Thursday Worship at First Presbyterian
Good Friday, April 10th - 3:00 pm Good Friday Worship at Dyer Presbyterian
Saturday, April 11th - 6:30 pm Easter Vigil at First Presbyterian
Sunday, April 12th - 9:30 am individual Easter Sunday Worship at First Presbyterian and at Dyer Presbyterian
 
 
 
 
 Missions:
 Donations of non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated and are donated to Our Lady of Consolation Food Pantry.
 
Our church in partnership with The Congregations of Merrillville, sponsors a free "community meal" on Saturdays between 11AM-2PM -  "Feeding the Flock".  There will are eleven churches in the Merrillville area partnering together with the Congregations of Merrillville to provide these meals each Saturday:  Dyer Presbyterian, First Presbyterian Church, Hour of Restoration, Impact Church, Our Lady of Consolation, Peace United Church of Christ, Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, St. Andrew the Evangelist, St. Joan of Arc, Trinity Lutheran, and Word of Life plus both the Merrillville Breakfast and Lunch Kiwanis and The Lions Club.  We are all looking forward to bringing this ministry to Merrillville.  To date we have provided over 45,000 meals. 
 
We are 'nesting'  in our Church with The Hour of Restoration who worships at 10 AM on Sunday in the Chapel and enjoys Bible Study on Tuesday evenings from 7 until 9 PM.  And, Grace & Power Ministries who worship at 12 Noon on Sunday and Wednesday evening for Bible Study.  We have a new congregations who has a worship service on Sunday Evenings from 5 pm  until 9 pm in our Gathering Room, Heaven on Earth Training Center International.
 
In the meantime, if you would like to send cards to our birthdays and anniversaries, here is the current list.:  
 
 Month
Event
Name
Date
 
 
 
 
January
Birthday

Rev. Paul Anderson

13
 
 

Katie Quinn

16
 
 

Roger Neely

17
 
 

Cheryl DeHaven

30
 
Anniversary
None
 
 
 
 
 
February
Birthday

James Hundt

3
 
 

Amy Anderson

11
 
 

Mary Lynn Wallace

11
 
 

Craig McFarland

12
 
 

Jack Novoa

15
 
 

Don White

15
 
 

Ron Eich

29
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary

Sam & Ginny Osika

21
 
 

Rev. Paul & Amy Anderson

 
 
 
 
 
March
Birthday

April Thorne

1
 
Anniversary
None