SATURDAY10:00am OUTDOORS CLUB – We’re starting a new outdoors club. Our first outing will be at the University of Kentucky Arboretum TOMORROW at 10:00am. Meet in front of the Visitors’ Center. If you have questions, contact Nate Kissel (859-327-1508).
SUNDAY. 10:30 WORSHIP
Many people know the Samaritan Woman at the Well’s story and, exactly because of that, it is a powerful one. My sermon “It’s Not a Secret” will explore why a story like hers is so meaningful as well as important to our faith. The choir will sing Mark Schweizer’s setting of the “Prayer of St. Patrick” with a solo by Jody McCaffery. … grace & peace, Matt
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES AT 9:30AM Bible Class – For men and women! Meets in the Scout Room. Leader is Ron Eads. The topic for March is God’s Eternal, Preserving, Renewing Love. This week – John 15:1-7 – “God’s Love Manifested.”
Great Room Class – For all ages. Meets in the Great Room with the comfortable couches, downstairs, just off the Church Nursery. The study for March is The Witness of Faith to Fear and Hope. This week’s topic: “Islamic Responses to Fear” taught by Matt Falco.
Listening for God – This book study group meets in the Field Room and is reading Brian McClaren’s new book The Great Spiritual Migration. Copies of the book are available for sale in the church office now for $15. Join the lively discussion.
COMING UP SUNDAY AFTERNOON VISITORS & NEW MEMBERS … You are invited to meet with the pastors following worship Sunday for a Q&A session, including a light lunch, in the Field Room. (The Field Room is in the education building at the far end of the hall, on the same floor as the sanctuary.) GRACE NOTES (2nd-5th grade) meet in the Choir Room after worship. DUTCH goes to lunch Sunday at Louie’s Wine Dive and Chevy Chase Kitchen, located at 854 E. High Street. Meet in the Education lobby after worship. YOUTH GROUP meets for dinner and discussion at 5:30 in Fellowship Hall.
NEXT WEEK MONDAY 8:15amMeditation with Matt – During the season of Lent, Matt will be leading a Monday morning meditation in the Marshall Parlor. 9:00am Nursery School
SPIRITUALITY RETREAT ~ An overnight retreat opportunity for adults of all ages. We’ll gather at 6:30 PMon Friday and adjourn at 12:00 PMon Saturday. $10 per person includes an evening snack, breakfast, materials, and accommodations. If you have questions, please contact Matt. Please RSVP by signing up on the friendship pad, or by contacting the church office.
BACH MARATHON RETURNS. Area artists will perform Bach’s works on a variety of instruments, including our Rieger Organ.The event will begin at 10AM and will last until late in the afternoon. Audience members are encouraged to come and go. 9:00am Mahan Woodshop 10:00am KRM Kids’ Choir
ANNOUNCEMENTS LISTENING ROOM CONCERT MARCH 31 AT 7PM~ concert benefits Mission Lexington. Stephanie Jeter takes to the Listening Room stage. Suggested minimum donation is $10/ $5/students.
LUNCH & LEARN – SUNDAY, MARCH 26 – ISABEL TAYLOR
In 2015, Global Lex, the city’s first international center, opened on Versailles Rd in Lexington. Isabel Taylor, the city’s multicultural affairs coordinator, is in charge at Global Lex, with the purpose of meeting the needs of our diverse community with multilingual services, citizenship classes, drivers education and public safety classes. She has seen the city’s international population explode in the past 10 years, with a 240% increase of people moving to Lexington from all over the world. She will be our speaker at lunch, helping us understand the diversity of our community and the current climate for understanding the international community in our midst. Lunch will begin right at 11:30 with soup and salad and last about an hour. Babysitting is provided.
PALM SUNDAY EASTER EGG HUNT – APRIL 9. Palm Sunday starts the remembrances and celebrations of Holy Week. We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt following worship on Palm Sunday, April 9. Come to Fellowship Hall for SundayBrunch of egg entrees, cheese grits, fruit, biscuits, etc. ($6 for adults, $4 for youth, $3 for children, $20 max). The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 12:15 with different areas for different aged kids. Invite friends! What a great way to celebrate the gift of new life and the joys of springtime!
PC(USA) ADVOCACY DAYS IN WASHINGTON, DC — MSPC is joining other Presbyterians in Washington for prayer, worship, advocacy training, with the purpose of learning how to advocate for change in public policy. The weekend will culminate on Monday, April 24, where participants will converge on Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress. Indicate your interest on the Friendship Pad today, or contact Steve Senft for more information. Registration deadline is March 26.
GENEX MOVIE NIGHT ~ All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to join us for a movie and pizza night on March 26th at 4:00 PM.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES – April 10 -14 (Service at noon) Each year we hold Holy Week Noon Services with First Presbyterian and Second Presbyterian. This year’s services will be held at Maxwell Street. An added component this year will be a 30-minute musical presentation from 11:30 to Noon. This year’s services will begin at Noon in the Sanctuary and will center on theme “Unlearn Fear and Hate.” The services will be interfaith with community leaders addressing the topic. A light lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 12:30pm. Monday, April 10 ~ Nathan Jasinski, cello Tuesday, April 11 ~ Jane Johnson, organ Wednesday, April 12 ~ Dr. Zachary Marshall, tenor, and Dr. Jennifer Marshall, organ Thursday, April 13 ~ Dr. Bernardo Scarambone, piano Friday, April 14 ~ Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni and Nicholas Stovall, oboe
SOCIAL JUSTICE CHRISTIAN/MUSLIM DIALOG: A TRIALOGUE OF FAITH — Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 4-6pm (Refreshments will follow)
Panel: Moshe Smolkin, Rabbi of Ohavay Zion Synagogue, Dr. Aiyub Palmer Professor of Islamic Studies at UK, and Bruce Caldwell, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington
Description: Each panelist will respond to leading questions put to them by moderator, Addison Hosea. The format will be conversational, with the panelists also interacting. Questions and discussion with the audience will follow.
Location: Ohavay Zion Synagogue, 2048 Edgewater Court, Lexington, KY 40502
MISSION WEEKLY MISSION OFFERINGS IN LENT
Simple toiletry items can make a huge difference. During Lent we are collecting items for Shelli Gregory, our Mission Coordinator to pass out to her clients. Please consider dropping off the suggested items in the Lobby outside the church office. March 19: Toothbrushes
CARES AND CONCERNS Our prayers are with Dave Cseledy on the death of his father on Thursday. He had been suffering with Lewy Bodies Dementia for several years. Dave, Kathy, & Theo have all gone to upstate New York to be with family.
Jim Mahan is home now.
Sally Baker’s mom, Mary, is in short-term rehab following a fall.
Debra Anderson’s family has been called in to be with her father, Halleck, this weekend.
Patty Greer continues in hospice care. You may send cards to 328 Spring Valley Lane, Lexington KY 40511.
Kay Garner has moved to Mayfair Manor, Room 205.
Jim Niemi remains at Cardinal Hill and continues to heal.
Emma Kolpek is continuing with rehab from her hip surgery at Tanbark.
Andrea Williams’ brother, Brent, continues in his recovery from a recent work accident.
Katie Thompson’s boyfriend, Steve, is recovering from a follow-up surgery from his accident a few years ago.
BLESSINGS (The Prayer of St. Patrick)
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me. Amen.