May 25th - June 1st
"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing but to turn it into glory." William Barclay
Wendy will place a SCRIP order this Sunday. Please send orders to her at email@example.com.
Our adult study group on Paul's letter to the Philippians resumes this Sunday and will continue each Sunday in June following worship.
The Pleasant Valley Men's Shelter will have a re-dedication on June 3rd from 1-4 pm. If you would like to attend, please use this address to register: http://ncimopenhouse.eventbrite.com. There will be Networking, Refreshments, and a Ceremony from 1-2 PM followed by Open House tours from 2-4 PM.
Our Diaper Bank is opened and receiving participants. If you know of someone who would benefit from this assistance, they can enroll by calling the office at 412-921-8444 or coming to the church on Sundays from 11:30-12:30 or the 3rd Monday of the month from 1-6 pm.
It's time to mark your calendar for our annual Mission Week to Open Hand Ministry and Garfield Farms. A Sign Up sheet will be available beginning this Sunday or call the office. Dates are:
Sunday, July 10th: Kick Off dinner
Monday and Friday, July 11th and 15th: Garfield Farm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 12th-14th: Open Hand Ministry
Tom will provide the specific tasks to be completed so that you can choose the best fit for you. You may attend the entire week or choose the days that work for you.
If you cannot attend but would like to be a part of this ministry, consider volunteering to provide food for the "crew".
OUR CONGREGATION CONNECTS
In 2022, "Our Congregation Connects" will follow the birthday list which appears in the back of your Church Directory.
To complete the Month of May, please wish Luella a Happy Birthday Wednesday, the 25th and for the Month of June:
1st: Dana Y., 6th: Halee P., 8th: Wendy d., 12th: Barb D. and Sarah M., 14th: Darin C., 16th: Amelia F., 21st: Brian K., 23rd: Jeff H., 29th: Ed P.
THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Our Eastertide Sermon Series continues this week based on Paul's letter to the Philippians. This week's message is "Once More: Generational Faithfulness" based on Philippians 2:19-30.
A Prayer Group meets every Wednesday online at 5:30 pm. This the link or watch for it in your mailbox on Wednesday afternoon:
Congregational Prayer for May: (Breathe In): May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, (Breathe Out): Reflect my joy and trust in you, Lord.
Continued Prayers for: Bud F., Caron S., Clara F., Erin B., Gene, Joe, Judy C., Judy D., Karlie, Kathy F., Laura, Marina C's family, Milly, Peg D., Roger C.'s family, Rose, Tabitha B., Vera P., English as a Second Language classes, Diaper Bank ministry, Living Stones Counseling service ministry, Summer programs, graduating seniors, the Ukrainian people, the people of Taiwan.
New to the Prayer List: Nancy C., Marilyn C., health concerns
A Prayer for Graduates:
Loving God, we thank you for all who graduate this time of the year. You have blessed them during their years in school with wisdom, friendships and skills. You continue to challenge them to make this world a better place because of their education.
Help them to look forward to their next steps--continuing in their education or entering the work world. Particularly help those who are seeking employment to find a job suitable to their education.
Give them faith and a sense of purpose in their next steps.
Show them how to serve others in effective ways.
And may they always be aware in everything they do that they will find fulfillment in doing your will, that you will be with them always and that you will bring to completion the good work you have begun in them. Amen.