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PRESBY PAGES

June 2017

HUGH'S VIEWS

          The Day of Pentecost brings the gift of the Holy Spirit to the young and soon to be growing church.  The disciples do not seem to be aware of the divine and holy event about to erupt.  They are in the right place, waiting and praying.

          Our own growth as Christian people and a congregation likewise depends upon the Holy Spirit – offering guidance and hope.  For our own prayers, we seek to depend upon God for our resolve to stay true to our faith.  For our own prayers for the church, we ask to be servant people, spreading the Good News, reaching out to the sick and infirm, being those who live by the rule of divine love.  It is an amazing experience to be gripped by the Holy Spirit.  Receive the gift today.

IN JUNE – in brief

          Two services, through each Sunday this month; communion this coming Sunday, the Day of Pentecost, June 4th, 8:15 and 10:00 am

          Town Tag Sale Day, here in Stanhope, Saturday, June 10th.  See the deacons’ flyer to reserve a table so you may sell your wares

          Worship and Walk, Sunday, June 11th, after second service.  Enjoy a refreshing walk and help raise money for our heating (and cooling we hope!) needs for the sanctuary.  A flyer is also available for you.

          Vacation Bible School, “Get Smore Jesus,” Friday night, June 16th; Saturday night June 17th; and Sunday morning the 18th at the second service.  Again, a flyer explains all!

COMING UP IN JULY!

          Christmas in July, Sunday, July 23rd, 9:00 am service.  The spirit of generosity lives throughout the year.

          Sussex County Miner’s Baseball game – Saturday, July 29th, 7:05 pm.  We are going as a church; see below for more information.

MORE, More, more

          From our Sunday bulletin --

Each Sunday we have two services at 8:15 and 10:00 am through the end of June.

Extra mile gifts to the Church World Service’s Blanket + program may be made through June 4th.  Please make checks out to “Presbyterian Women.”

Church Worship and Walk, Sunday, June 11th, after second service.  Sponsor sheets are now available . . .  Contact Cris Bream at bream1@optonline.net with any questions.  Thanks!

The deacons are sponsoring tables to be used for selling your goods during Stanhope’s Townwide Garage / Yard / Tag Sale Day, Saturday, June 10th.  Cost is $20.00 per table.  Again, we have a sheet available for you to use to sign-up or encourage a friend or neighbor to do so.

The Sunday School is sponsoring VBS this year during June, the 16th, 17th and Sunday the 18th.  A flyer is available with all their needed information.  The program will conclude at the 10 am worship.

 Take me out to the ball game!  7/29/2017 Sussex County Miners Family & Faith night game starts at 7pm.  Fireworks after the game and 2 Christian rock bands.  Pre-Sale tickets are $12.  Please email Cris Bream (bream1@optonline.net)