Maysville Presbyterian Church

September 2018

CALENDAR – September 2018 
2– Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9) 
9– Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – James 2:1-10, 14-17)
2-Cents-A-Meal offering
Session Meeting after worship 
16– Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Mark 8:27-38)
Strategic planning meeting after worship 
23– Worship Service, 11:15 am (Guest Preacher – Rev. Nancy Dawson)
30 – Church Retreat, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm (Sermon Text – Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22)

BULLETIN – September  
Margaret Thomas 

USHERS – September     
Dennison Family 

Margaret Thomas and Bunny Snoddy 

Margaret Thomas 

NURSERY DUTY – September    
September 2 – Don Williams 
September 9 – Vicki Williams 
September 16 – Marianne Dennison 
September 23 – Irene Ellis 
September 30 – Church Retreat 

Thank You 
Thank you to Craig McPherson for his many years of service as our church custodian. He has done a terrific job, and we wish him well in his “retirement” from one of his many jobs.  Craig will continue serving as our church food bank supervisor and working with the Central Virginia food truck deliveries. He will also continue to work in food service at a local eatery.   

Church Retreat 
Sunday, September 30thfrom 10 am – 1:30 pm at Maysville will be the day, time, and place of our annual church retreat. The theme for the retreat is “Connecting with God.” Join us as we explore a variety of spiritual practices you can use to deepen your relationship with God. Everyone will have the option of choosing between several different workshops, all of which will teach the ins and outs of different spiritual practices. Some of the workshops will be geared towards those who are seeking activity and movement, while some workshops will be a little less active. Here is a brief schedule for the day: 

10 am – Snacks and Icebreakers  
10:30 – 12:00 – Program 
12:00 – 12:30 – Worship 
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch 

Sunday School News 
Opening exercises will resume on Sunday, September 9th. We will meet in the church sanctuary at 10:00 am each Sunday for a time of sharing followed by our Sunday school classes. Please join us. 

Community Event
The 3rdannual “Vino in the Village” event will be Saturday, September 22ndat The Historic Village at Lee Wayside. Local vineyards will be on hand to give event goers the opportunity to taste wines from all over central Virginia. There will also be food, music, and a children’s area. The event will be from 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is $ 15 for those participating in wine tastings and $ 10 for non-tasters. 

Responding to God’s Call 
Maysville is a congregation with a rich history of responding to God’s call in central Virginia. However, if we are going to continue faithfully responding to God’s call, we must constantly ask ourselves three questions: Who Are We? Who Is Our Neighbor? And, What Is God Calling Us to Be and to Do? These are questions that are often asked during a strategic planning process, which we are considering undertaking at Maysville. If you think you might be interested in being involved with this process and helping Maysville discern where God is calling it go in the future, please plan to stay after church on Sunday, September 16th. The purpose of this meeting will be give everyone an overview of the planning process in order to help people discern whether or not they feel called to be involved with this process and whether or not they feel this is something God is calling us to do at this point in time.  

What’s Your Type?
Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Or, have you ever wondered why people behave like they do? Most likely, we act the way we do because of our type. Discovering our type is the purpose of the Enneagram, an ancient personality test of unknown origins that can help us better understand who we are. By helping us better understand ourselves, the Enneagram can lead us into deeper relationships with the important people in our lives. This is the focus of Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile’s book The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery. Beginning October 17th, we will gather each week for four weeks to reflect on a different section of the book, discover more about ourselves and those around us, and consider how this knowledge might help us form deeper relationships with God and neighbor. The book study will meet on October 17th, 24th, 31st, and November 7that 6 pm in the fellowship hall. Please feel free to invite people from the community to join us for this study.