newsletter - First Presbyterian Church of Hopkinsville, KY

March 2015
Please mark your calendars for March 3 at
presenting my vision for growth for the next
few years. I believe the time has come for
all of us to make a push for growth. We will
begin with a light meal at 6:00, followed by
my presentation. After the presentation,
the Deacons and Session will meet. This
presentation will be the most important
event for this church since I’ve been here.
Please make every effort to attend since
your involvement is going to be essential for
us to be successful. See you there!
Our winter weather interfered with our Ash
Wednesday and 1st Sunday in Lent services.
Thanks for everyone’s understanding and
for the work of our Building and Grounds
Easter Lily orders will be due on Sunday,
March 22. Order forms will be available
with the church bulletins on the next few
A church wedding shower for Jeff Addison
and Sarah Gilliland will be held after church
on March 22. This will be a “gift card”
shower, so feel free to bring a gift card of
your choice as a gift to Jeff and Sarah.
The following scriptures will be the basis of
our services this month:
March 1, 2nd Sunday in Lent
Mark 1: 9-15, “Getting Ready Part 1”
March 8, 3rd Sunday in Lent
Mark 8: 31-38 “Getting Ready Part 2”
March 15, 4th Sunday in Lent
John 3: 14-21, “Stepping Into the Light”
March 22, 5th Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31: 31-34, “Getting Rid of Guilt”
March 29, Palm Sunday
John 12: 12-19, “No Stopping”
Our Wednesday evening activities, held the
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, will
resume this month. Please make plans to
join in on Wednesday, March 11th and
Wednesday, March 25th. We are going to
try a little different format with Choir,
Youth Group and Adult Study beginning at
5:00, followed by a meal at 6:00. We
conclude after the meal.
Our church will have an Easter Egg Hunt on
Saturday, March 28. More information will
be forthcoming in the following weeks.
Children of all ages are welcome and
encouraged to take part in this memorable
activity. Adults will need to stay and assist
with supervision, if necessary. Many thanks
to Lynda Nason and Janet Algiburi to
Our Relay for Life Team will be working
toward the June 5 Relay for Life event this
year. More information will be forthcoming
and contact Phil Fort if you have any
Flower Calendar.
The flower calendar for 2015 has been
posted in the upstairs hallway. If you are
interested in placing flowers on the alter on
a certain Sunday morning please sign the
sheet. If you are placing them in honor or
memory of someone please let Marilyn
know early in the week so she can get that
information in the bulletin.
Notes to Note by Gayle Holder:
Choir rehearsals will be held from 5:45 to
7:00 on Wednesday evenings. Please
consider becoming a part of our wonderful
choir where we work together to blend our
voices to glorify God.
Blessings, Gayle
Prayer List
Sandra Welleford
Amanda Edwards
Nancy Halverson
Ronnie Groom
Vicki Bravard
Pam Crooks
Shirley Roeder Petsch
Dennis Rittenberry Family
Sara Lee Thorpe
Charles Jackson
Jessica Groom
Phyllis Stevenson
Shirley Langhammer (friend Pam Crooks)
Nancy Loftis (Angie Groom’s sister)
Eowyn Groom
Carol Crooks (Pam & Jay daughter-in-law)
Marvin Baus (Barbara Watson’s brother)
Andrea Craft (Mary Alice Duncan daughter)
Sandy Cook
The D. J. Everett family
Beth Everett’s health
Jan Faulkner
Evelyn Roeder
Darryl Batson
Sue Binkley
Gene Warren
Marilyn Stewart
Kate Bravard, Nancy Tankersley
April Barnes
an Anniversary
Lyle & Mary Lee Norfleet
Church Humor:
One day a group of scientists got
together and decided that man had
come a long way and no longer
needed God. They picked one scientist
to go and tell Him that they were
done with Him. The scientist walked
up to God and said, "God, we've
decided that we no longer need you.
We're to the point that we can clone
people and do many miraculous
things, so why don't you just go on
and get lost."
God listened patiently and kindly to
the man and, after the scientist was
done talking, God said, "Very well!
How about this? Let's have a manmaking contest."
To which the man replied, "OK,
But God added, "Now we're going to
do this just like I did back in the old
days with Adam."
The scientist said, "Sure, no problem"
and bent down and grabbed himself a
handful of dirt.
God just looked at him and said, "No,
no, no. You go get your own dirt!"
There were two men shipwrecked on
this island. The minute they got on to
the island one of them started
screaming and yelling, "We're going
to die! We're going to die! There's no
food! No water! We're going to die!"
The second man was propped up
against a palm tree and acting so
calmly that it drove the first man
crazy. "Don't you understand?!?
We're going to die!!"
The second man replied, "You don't
understand. I make $100,000 a
The first man looked at him quite
dumbfounded and asked, "What
difference does that make?!? We're
on an island with no food and no
water! We're going to DIE!!!"
The second man answered, "You just
don't get it. I make $100,000 a week
and I tithe ten percent on that
$100,000 per week. My pastor will
find me!"
First Presbyterian Staff
Rev. Charlie Evans-Pastor
Dr. Anthony R. Barta, D. Min-Pastor
Dr. Joan S. Lester- Minister of Music
Gayle Holder- Choir Director/Organist
Wayne Eastham-Assisting Musician
Pam Goolsby, CRE-Parish Associate
Marilyn Stewart- Administrative Assistant
Jeff Addison-Youth Director
Frank Montgomery- Financial Secretary
Judy McPherson-Treasurer
Jeremy Jones- Custodian
Lanesha Davie- Nursery Attendant
First Presbyterian Church
303 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
270-885-8171 (telephone)
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