This 8th Sunday after Pentecost, the Rev. Kellie Weekly-Mills returns to the pulpit to share a sermon focusing on the familiar creation story in Genesis. This week is part 1, titled "Creativity out of Chaos." Tune in next week for part 2!
This week we welcome the Reverend Carol Divens Roth to our pulpit. Rev. Divens Roth pastored several churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery, including neighboring Waverly, and has served on the presbytery staff. She is currently co-chair of the presbytery Executive Committee. She and her husband Mark, a retired journalist, just celebrated their 51st anniversary. Her sermon, titled "I Am Number 26," focuses on Matthew 25:31-40. A mix of old and new hymns complement the scriptures and theme.
Worship for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost includes a message from Exodus and Colossians by Rev. Weekley-Mills entitled "The Enigmatic God." We sing of the great I AM with several familiar hymns and praise songs.
We welcome the Rev. Kellie Weekley-Mills to our pulpit for this 5th Sunday after Pentecost. She preaches a sermon based on Jonah 3:1-10 titled "All In!"
Born in Huntington, WV, Kellie graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia with a M.Div. and Presbyterian School of Christian Education with a MA in Christian Ed. Ordained by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she has served churches in Purseglove, WV and Mobile, AL (internships), Ashe County NC, and Pittsburgh PA (solo pastorates). She was pastor of Riverview United Presbyterian in Observatory Hill for 13 years, and currently serves as Minister at Large in Pittsburgh Presbytery as a supply preacher. She is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Repurposed Store with Living in Liberty, a non-profit working with women to bring them out of trafficking and provide services to assist them in moving forward. Proud mother of Penn State student, Rachel. Spoiler of family dog, Primrose.
Also, if you weren't aware, Comcast/Xfinity or Verizon Fios customers with the voice remote have the ability to watch YouTube on their TVs. Just press the voice button and say "First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood on YouTube" and our channel should show up, allowing you to select this week's video.
Finally, as you consider your donations, we ask you to remember both FPCE (you can mail a check to the church at 120 East Swissvale Avenue or donate online at http://www.fpcedgewood.org/donate.html) and the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry. In their most recent newsletter emailed out the other day, WCM director Ruth Kittner says that items that are always in need include: tooth paste, individually packaged bars of soap, laundry soap, cleaning supplies (cleanser, disinfectant) and toiletries (including disposable razors), hearty canned soups, dried beans, rice, tea bags, instant coffee, ground coffee. Dog and cat food for animals of all ages. Please drop items off at 702/704 Wood Street Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm, or call at 412-241-8072. You can donate to them online as well at http://wcm15221.org/donate/
Stay cool and safe in the hot weather this week!