First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Go and Make Disciples!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
We are all so happy to be back at worship on Sunday mornings.  May 31st was our first week back.  Changes have been made to protection our members and respect social distancing.  Rev. Anderson is also continuing to upload our services on You Tube "Pastor Paul the Presbyterian" if you are interested and cannot make it to our live service.
 
Wednesday morning Bible Study is set to reopen September 9, 2020 at 10 am.
 
Feeding the Flock Drive Thru is now open on Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  We have not had a lot of customers over the past three weeks but hope that our regular guests will learn that we are now open for packed and contactless delivery of a lunch.  If you know of someone in the need of a meal, please tell them to drive by on Saturday.  We will be happy to serve them a packed lunch.  
 
Our Feeding the Flock Fund Raiser Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.  Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to the purchase of supplies to continue with our free saturday meal each week from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  We will have a wonderful lunch, vendors so that you can shop til you drop, a basket auction and a good time with friends and family.  I hope that you will purchase a ticket.  You can call the church office at 219-736-0707 for more information. 
 
 
 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 65,000 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
March
Birthday

April Thorne

1
 
Anniversary

Rev. Paul & Amy Anderson

4
 
 
 
 
April
Birthday

Eleanor Klevickas

25
 
 

Karen Moore

25
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary

Don & Mary White

16
 
 

Craig & Mary Lee McFarland

26
 
 
 
 
May
Birthday

Evelyn Elliott

7
 
 

Cathy Moore

18
 
 

Carolyn Meinbresse

19
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary

Carl & Mary Page

16
 
 
 
 
June
Birthday

Don Toma

8
 
 

Mary Lee McFarland

12
 
 

Richard Binder

14
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary

Phil & Cathy Moore

25
 
 

Roger & Mary Jo Neely

26
 
 
 
 
July
Birthday

Janice Toma

18
 
 

Mindy Hardt

25
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary

Tom & Pam Barnett

24