Maysville Presbyterian Church

January 2018

CALENDAR – January 2018
7 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Mark 1:4-11)
14 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – 1 Samuel 3:1 - 20)
2-Cents-A-Meal offering
Session meeting after worship 

21 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Mark 1:14-20)
Tri-Committee meeting after worship
28 – Worship Service, 11:15 am (Sermon Text – Mark 1:21-28)
Fellowship lunch following worship

BULLETIN – January   
Knott Family

USHERS – January
Knott Family

Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Margaret Thomas

NURSERY DUTY – January      
January 7 – Irene Ellis
January 14 – Melissa Wallace
January 21 – Paul Louis
January 28 – Diane Jamerson

Angel Tree Thank You
A big thank you to everyone who contributed gifts for our Angel Tree families. It is always a special project for our church family and the families who receive these gifts are especially grateful. A special thanks goes out to Craig McPherson for helping us identify families in need and to Nancy Stuart for her work in coordinating the project.

Christmas Cantata Thank You
The Christmas Cantata was a wonderful event. A big thank you to our choir director, Brahma Rosenburg, choir members, and readers who made the cantata one of the highlights of the Advent season.  Thanks also to everyone who participated in the recreation of the manger scene and to Kathy Seiler for getting everything together and keeping everyone organized.

Tri-Committee Planning Meeting
Following worship on January 21st, the Christian Education, Nurture & Outreach, and Worship Committees will meet to plan and coordinate activities and duties for the first six months of the year. All interested church members are encouraged to attend.

Medical Mission Trips
Maysville Church member and nurse practitioner, Sharon Chandler, has returned home from two recent medical mission trips.  In November, Sharon served on a medical mission team in Honduras, and in December she served on a medical mission team in Nicaragua.  We are grateful for her dedication.

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow…
In the event of inclement weather, be sure to listen to WFLO for possible cancellation of worship. You can also check your email and the church’s Facebook page.

Waking Up White
In 2017, the moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016), Jan Edmiston and Denise Anderson, encouraged congregations to undertake a study of Debbie Irving’s book Waking Up White. In her book, Debbie describes the journey she went through as she sought to understand herself as a white woman and how her racial identity had affected her relationships with people of other races. Beginning Wednesday, January 3rd, we will gather each Wednesday at 6 pm in the fellowship hall to discuss a section of the book. The discussion will conclude on Wednesday, February 21st.  We would like this to be a community-wide event, so please promote this event at meetings you attend and invite others to attend the discussion. Copies of Waking Up White are available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. The schedule of readings will be as follows:

January 3rd - pp. 3 - 28 (Chapters 1-5) 
January 10th - pp. 29 - 62 (Chapters 6-11) 
January 17th - pp. 63 - 114 (Chapters 12 - 20) 
January 24th - pp. 115 - 158 (Chapters 21 - 28) 
January 31st - pp. 159 - 186 (Chapters 29 - 33) 
February 7th - pp. 187 - 218 (Chapters 34 - 40) 
February 14th - pp. 219 - 249 (Chapters 41 - 46) 
February 21st - Concluding Discussion