Maysville Presbyterian Church

October 2017

CALENDAR – October 2017
1 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Philippians 2:1-13)
World Communion Sunday
8 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Guest Preacher – Rev. Carl Utley)
15 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Matthew 22:1-14)
Session meeting after worship
22 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Matthew 22:15-22)
29 – Church Retreat @ Ellis Acres (Sermon Text – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8)

BULLETIN – October   
Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

USHERS – October  
Lincoln Montgomery-Rodgers

Sharon Chandler

Vicki Williams

NURSERY DUTY – October    
October 1 – Don Williams
October 8 – Paid Personnel (Homecoming)
October 15 – Vicki Williams
October 22 – Marianne Dennison
October 29 – Church Retreat

On October 8th at 11:15 am, Maysville will hold its annual Homecoming worship and celebration. This year’s preacher will be Rev. Carl Utley, Interim General Presbyter for the Presbytery of the Peaks. A fellowship meal will follow the service. The church will provide chicken. Everyone is encouraged to bring salads, side dishes, drinks, and deserts to share.

Member News
Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Bryant Seiler, who was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Rural Virginia Education Foundation, which oversees the governing of Fuqua School.

Be sure to check out the feature article about the artistic talents of our very own Marianne Dennison in the latest issue of Farmville Magazine.

Fall Bible Study
Our fall Bible study continues each week in October. Each week, we will study two texts from the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary readings. The primary focus will be on the sermon text for the upcoming week. Bible study will be held each week at 6 pm in the fellowship hall.

Church Retreat
Our annual church retreat will take place on October 29th at Ellis Acres. We will be joined at the retreat by our friends from New Store. The theme of the retreat will be compassion. The adult Sunday school class will lead a program on how to lead a compassionate life. New Store will provide chicken for the meal and everyone from Maysville is encouraged to bring salads, drinks, side dishes, and desserts to share. The retreat will begin at 10:30 am with worship at 11 am and conclude at 2:30.

Rise Against Hunger Event
On Saturday, October 7th, Appomattox-Prince Edward Presbyterian Church will host the annual Piedmont Neighborhood Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) packing event. This event gives volunteers from churches around the Piedmont Neighborhood of the Presbytery of the Peaks the opportunity to be the hands of Christ in the world by packaging meals for those in need. The event will take place from 9 am – Noon at Appomattox-PE.

Pastor’s Corner
At its meeting in August, the session received a report from treasurer Wes Saxon that there had been an increase in giving over the past few months. This is certainly good news. The session is grateful to everyone who has given to the church this year. But we cannot rest on our laurels. In order to for the church to do the work God has called us to do, we need the help of the entire congregation to maintain this increased level of giving. So, we encourage you to continue giving generously to the church. Also, since we are approaching the end of the year, now is a good time to consider what you might want to pledge to the church for 2018. In the next few weeks, the stewardship committee will meet to finalize the 2018 budget and distribute it to the congregation. As we approach the end of the year, and as you review the 2018 budget, the session encourages you to prayerfully consider how you can support the church in the upcoming year.