Maysville Presbyterian Church

April 2018

CALENDAR – April 2018

1 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Mark 16:1-8)
Easter Brunch
Communion
8 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – 1 John 1:1-2:2)
2-Cents-A-Meal offering
Session meeting after worship 
15 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – 1 John 3:1-7)
22 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Guest Preacher – Rev. Nancy Dawson)
29 – Worship Service, 11 am at New Store (Sermon Text – Acts 8: 26-40)

BULLETIN – April     
Margaret Thomas

USHERS – April  
Dennison Family

SANCTUARY FLOWERS – April
Dennison Family

SUNDAY SCHOOL LEADER – April
Dennison Family

NURSERY DUTY – April 
April 1 – Paul Louis
April 8 – Diane Jamerson
April 15 – Sarah Rosen
April 22 – Don Williams
April 29 – Vicki Williams


Thank You
A big thank you is extended to everyone who contributed to the 2017 Christmas Joy offering. Our congregation contributed $ 270. Monies collected for the Christmas Joy offering support The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, PC (USA) Racial and Ethnic Schools, and Racial and Ethnic leadership development.

Lent/Easter Bible Study  
Our Lent and Easter Bible study continues in April. For our study, we will focus our attention on the Book of Acts. We will also examine the Six Great Ends of the Church as a way of exploring how life in the early church is connected to our lives of faith today. Each week, we will study a passage that corresponds with one of the Great Ends of the Church. The study will meet on April 4th, 11th, and 25th at 6 pm in the fellowship hall.

Easter Brunch
During the Sunday school hour (10 am) on Sunday, April 1st, we will have our annual Easter brunch and Easter egg hunt. Please bring a dish to share and join us for a wonderful time of fellowship.

Congratulations
Congratulations are extended to Amanda Hayes Bowman, who recently became a Board Certified Chaplain after meeting all the requirements set by the Associate of Professional Chaplains.  

5th Sunday Service
There is a 5th Sunday in April, which means that we will once again worship with our friends from New Store. On April 29th at 11 am we will worship at New Store. Following worship, there will be a fellowship lunch. New Store will provide fried chicken. Everyone is encouraged to bring salads, side dishes, and desserts to share

Camp Peaks
This Summer, Maysville will be hosting a week of Camp Peaks, the Presbytery of the Peaks’ traveling day camp. Each day, from July 16th – 20th, Maysville will host children ages 6-12 from 9 am – 3 pm. The Presbytery will provide us with camp staff, programming, and supplies. However, there are some responsibilities on our part. Volunteers are needed to provide housing for three staff members from Sunday, July 15th until Friday, July 20th. There will need to be someone from the church on site each day from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Also, we will need volunteers to provide meals for the staff each day. And last, but certainly not least, we need campers who are ready to enjoy a week of camp. Camp brochures will be here soon. So, if you know any children ages 6-12 that might like to join us for the week, please take and distribute brochures to anyone you think might be interested. The cost of the camp is $ 35 for the week.

CREDO
Rev. Bowman will be out of town April 16th – 23rd to attend the CREDO Conference. CREDO is a program run by the Board of Pensions. According to the Board of Pensions website, “CREDO gives teaching elders the opportunity to examine key areas of their personal and professional lives: spiritual, vocational, health, and financial. Through prayerful reflection and discussions guided by faculty, CREDO participants often find greater clarity and purpose in their lives and ministries.” This year’s conference is a follow-up to the CREDO conference attended last year, at which Rev. Bowman, and other participants, composed a Rule of Life. The focus of this year’s conference will be on evaluating and making adjustments to participants’ Rules of Life. ​