The Presbyterian Church of Garden City


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We welcome everyone to our worship services and church activities. And we pray that each person find enrichment for their faith and warm Christian fellowship.

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 Phone: 516-354-1848   e-mail: gardencitypc@aol.com    Fax: 516-354-1846

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9:15 a.m. – Choir Practice

10:30 a.m. – Worship Service

Fellowship after the Worship

“Thursday Ladies”  Women’s Meetings weekly @ 10 a.m. in the Colonial Room

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Maundy Thursday Service @ 7:30pm with Communion & Hand Washing Ceremony

Good Friday Service @ 7:30pm

 Easter-Sunday

Please join us at 10:30am for a joyous Easter Celebration Worship Service.  Feel free to also join us for a special Easter breakfast at 9am in the social hall prior to the service.  All are welcome.

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Monthly Letter from Pastor Wanda

Dear Friends,

As I write this it is snowing, again and I am wondering if spring will ever come. We are two weeks into our Lenten journey and we are trudging along with out faces down against the cold, blustery winter.

Two weeks ago we began our Lenten quest by receiving the sign of the cross on Ash Wednesday. With our foreheads smeared with ashes, we were reminded of our failings and our mortality. We were reminded that we are humans and we are not perfect. We make mistakes.

We were challenged to do four things during our 40 day Lenten adventure.

  1. Spend time in reflection and introspection.
  2. Recall and repent what we have done and left undone.
  3. Remember Gods grace, love and forgiveness
  4. Renew our commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

and experience the new life that He promises.

            Stephanie Paulsilll writes “The smeared crosses on our foreheads are an incarnational work of art that helps us confront our greatest fear. When we are marked with ashes we are marked not only with a sign of our mortality but also with a sign of the struggle to remain human under the greatest possible pressure. We follow Jesus into the desert of Lent to learn about the most mysterious possibilities that our humanity holds: healing, resistance, love and forgiveness. Again and again, year after year – He teaches us that human life holds more possibilities than we’ve ever imagined.”

            Throughout the Season of Lent this year, I will be preaching and teaching about one theme, one amazing equation; Brokenness + Redemption = Transformation. It is an age old message that we need to hear again and again, perhaps now, more than ever before.

            I hope that you will make time in your busy schedule for worship, prayer, conversation and contemplation. I hope that you will participate in our Bible Study on the Book of James every Tuesday evening. I hope that you will be sure to attend all of our Holy Week Services. I truly believe that you cannot fully comprehend the celebration of Easter without experiencing the events of Holy Week. I challenge you to come to each service and bring someone with you. You will both blessed beyond measure. Please see page   for the full Holy Week Schedule and Easter

Remember:  Brokenness +Redemption =Transformation

 Blessings & Peace,  Pastor Wanda

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CALENDAR DATES TO REMEMBER 

March  1     11:50 AM      2nd Congregational Meeting after the Worship

March  3       6:45 PM       Lenten Study Series at the First Presbyterian Church of Freeport

March  8                           Don’t forget to turn the clock ahead 1hr! Daylight Savings time begins

March 10      6:45PM        Lenten Series at the First Presbyterian Church of Baldwin      

March 16      7:30PM        Session Meeting

March 17      6:45 PM       Lenten Series continues at the Malverne Presbyterian Church          

March 24      6:45 PM       Final session of the Lenten Study held at the Sweet Hollow Presbyterian Church

March 29      12:00PM     Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Activities after the Palm Sunday Services     

April 2             7:30PM       Maundy Thursday Service with Communion & Hand Washing Ceremony

April 3            7:30 PM      Good Friday Service    

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Sanctuary Flowers

This year there will be 3 options for obtaining flowers for the sanctuary.  The first option is the traditional ordering from the florist at a cost of $35.00. The second option will be to purchase your own bouquet and you can then divide the bouquet in half for each flower container.  The last option will be for you to purchase two artificial bouquets at any craft store and if you would like the flowers can then be held at the church for future Sundays. If you have any questions please call the church office at 516-354-1848.

 

IN GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO SERVE:

Our coral and handbell choir led by Carol Dort always adds inspiring and uplifting music to our worship service.  We especially look forward to their musical contributions during this joyous season.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful and faithful usher teams led by dedicated and committed team captains. Their commitment and enthusiasm to the task of ushering shines each week as they welcome and supply you with the Sunday bulletin.  You can be certain that you could call upon any one of them should the need arise during the service.

Thank you to everyone who assists Pastor Wanda in the service by reading/leading prayers and scriptures.Your dedication and service to the Lord and this wonderful congregation is appreciated. Please use the sign-up sheet in the Colonial Room or call the church office 516-354-1848 if you would like to participate in the worship service

Our Thursdays Ladies – our tireless Presbyterian womens group who contribute so much.

Likewise for Our Christen Education Commission, Elders and Deacons.

To all who generously contribute baked goods & beverages for the fellowship hour. Please use the sign-up-sheet in the Colonial Room if you wish to help with our fellowship hour.

The list is endless and we apologize if we have forgotten any of our dedicated congregants, and express our gratitude as well for our wonderful church employees.

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