It is a Sunday with our Young People
Good morning brothers and sisters,
This Sunday, June 2, is Youth Sunday
Please join us for this special worship service when we acknowledge and thank our youth. The youth are our future and bring us energy and a new perspective. This Sunday morning, we will enjoy special music, hear personal statements, and put our youth to work as lector, choir and ushers. We will also acknowledge our graduates. The future looks bright!
Grace and peace,
Rhonda Apessos, Christian Education team
I hope you will join us to be led in worship by the youth FPCE has and continues to nurture in the Christian faith. I will be preaching from the classic and very timely parable found in Luke 10: 25-37.
There will be an adult class in the lounge at 9:45 – read Matthew 14: 22-33.
After 104 very full and active years, our beloved sister, faithful servant, and good friend, Florence Pickels, has died. Early this morning, Florence slipped away from this world into the eternal home God has prepared for her. Due to weakness caused by leukemia, Florence was placed in Shadyside Hospital last week. While in the hospital, doctors discovered that other illnesses had beset her. Yesterday, Florence was transferred into hospice care at Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville where she spent the last hours of her life. When we learn more about arrangements, we will let all of you know.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Let us pray for our sister, Florence, that she may rest from her labors,
and enter into the light of God’s eternal rest. Amen.
May the God of grace and peace be with you,
I just spoke with Florence’s daughter, Mary Jasper, about arrangements for Florence. Florence and the family desire that Florence be cremated and there be no viewing of funeral service in the near future. The family is scattered about the country and busy with graduations, etc.
The family is looking forward to planning a Memorial Service for Florence when the timing is better for everyone – they are looking at sometime in June or July.
Florence would want all of you to know that she holds the congregation very close to her heart. She loves you and this church with every fiber of her being. The cards she has received brought her joy.
Long Term Planning
Good morning everyone,
What makes you get out of bed each morning? What do you live for? For me, the answer to those questions has changed through the years. Two answers that have been true throughout my years – purpose and hope. To wake up in the morning without purpose or without hope would be a dark start to the day, indeed.
Purpose and hope are at the heart of tomorrow’s scripture readings: Acts 11: 1-18 and Revelation 21: 1-6. Those readings, praying, worshiping and the upbeat music of our worship ensemble await you. 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. See you then.
Grace and peace to all,
There will be an adult class at 9:45 a.m. in the lounge.