WEEKLY UPDATE - MAY 26-30, 2020

WEEKLY UPDATE
May 26-30, 2020

Greetings Members and Friends of First Presbyterian Church!

Welcome back to worship! Session met on May 20th and decided that we would return to worship services in the church beginning this
Sunday, May 31st. Here is what was approved at the stated meeting:

1.)  We will enter the church from the rear door only. (parking lot)

2.)  You may pick up a bulletin as you enter the church. The offering plate will be on a table so that you will not have to pass the offering
      plates from person to person.

3.)  Hand sanitizer will be available if you wish to use it.

4.)  If you would like to wear a mask please do so.

5.)  We encourage social distancing. Families should sit together as always.

6.)  Words to the hymns will be printed in the bulletin; all hymnals have been removed from the pews along with the friendship registers.

7.)  If for any reason you feel uncomfortable coming to church, please call the church office and a copy of the worship service will be sent to you.

8.)  We will be completely sanitizing the church after each worship service.

9.)  On June 7th we will be sharing the Lord’s Supper. On that Sunday you will be instructed as to how we will receive communion in a
      safe manner.

10.) The Session is concerned about the health of each of you and elders feel that the precautions they have taken will keep everyone as
       safe as possible.

 

SPECIAL DAYS

May 26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 27 – 80th Anniversary of the patent of cellophane tape (1930)
                 Anniversary of the patent of the pop-up toaster (1919)
                 National Grape Popsicle Day

May 28 – National Hamburger Day
                 Hug Your Cat Day

May 29 – International Jazz Day

May 30 – Anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial (1922)
                 Anniversary of the introduction of the compact disc (1981)

May 31 – Pentecost Sunday
                World No Tobacco Day

 

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Sunday May 31st is Pentecost Sunday which is the day we celebrate the birthday of the Church. You are encouraged to wear something
red to celebrate this special day in the life of the Church. We will also collect the Pentecost Offering, one of three special offerings collected throughout the church year.

THE SHOPPER’S PRAYER
Armani, which art in Neiman’s, hallowed by thy shoes.
Thy Prada come, thy shopping done, on Rodeo as it is in Paris.
Give us this day our Visa Gold; and forgive the balance, as we forgive those who charge us interest;
and lead us not into Penneys, but deliver us from Sears.
For thine is the Chanel, the Gaultier and the Versace, for Dolce and Gabbana. Amex.
(source unknown)

 

Memorial day is past but here is a Memorial Day word scramble:

CEYERMON

TEULSA

MIOOMNMORCTEA

IVCLI ARW

IOTRDECNAO YDA

OPIPESP

RLNATGOIN TMRCEYEE

(Answers at the end)

 

THE LIGHTER SIDE!
Question: Who played tennis in the Bible?
Answer: Daniel. He served in Nebuchadnezzar’s court.

 

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT …
In the desert, two very different birds thrive. The vultures see nothing but dead and stinking carcasses. The hummingbirds seek the lovely blossoms of cacti. The vultures live on the dead past. Each bird finds what it is looking for. So do people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         -Anonymous

“The vision of the angels works softly and peaceably, awakening joy and exultation in opposition to the turmoil into which demons throw
the soul.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Athanasius (296 A.D.)

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Malcom Muggeridge said he always got great comfort from these lines of the English poet William Blake (1827):

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine,
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go.

 

ANSWERS FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WORD SCRAMBLE

Ceremony

Salute

Commemoration

Decoration Day

Poppies

Arlington Cemetery


Blessings to all,
Pastor Lee