First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville
Monday, March 25, 2019
Go and Make Disciples!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Lenten Bible Study will be starting on Ash Wednesday, March 6th with a Lite Supper at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall and an Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm.  Wednesday, March 13th there will be a soup supper at Dyer Presbyterian at 5:30 pm and Bible Study at 6:30 The Road to Jersalem.
 
Every Wednesday in Lent we will rotate between First Presbyterian and Dyer Presbyterian for supper and bible study at 5:30 and 6:30. 
March 20 at First Presbyterian
March 27 at Dyer Presbyterian
April 3 at First Presbyterian
April 10 at Dyer Presbyterian
 
Palm Sunday, April 14 there will be a Seder Supper at 5:30 pm in our Fellowship Hall.
 
Maundy Thursday, April 18 there will be a Worship Service at 6:30 pm in our Sanctuary
 
Good Friday, April 19 there will be a Good Friday Service at Dyer Presbyterian at 3 PM
 
Saturday, April 20 an Easter Vigil Service will be in our Sanctuary at 6:30 pm
 
Easter Sunday will be our Easter Worship Service at 9:30 am
 
 
The Deacons are working on plans for the 4th Annual Cruise Night sponsored by The Congregations of Merrillville to be held Saturday, June 1st - more details to come.
 
 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.
 
In the meantime, if you would like to send cards to our birthdays and anniversaries, here is the current list.:  
 
 Month
Event
Name
Date
 
 
 
 
February
Birthday

James Hundt

3
 
 

Mary Lynne Wallace

11
 
 

Craig McFarland

12
 
 

George Taseff

14
 
 

Jack Novoa

15
 
 

Don White

15
 
 

Ron Eich

29
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary

George & Kay Taseff

9
 
 

Sam & Ginny Osika

13
 
 
 
 
March
Birthday

April Thorne

1
 
 
 
 
April
Birthday

Eleanor Klevickas

25
 
 

Karen Moore

25
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary

Don & Mary White

16
 
 

Craig & Mary Lee McFarland

26