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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
As we begin the new year of 2015, please feel free to join us for the many opportunities of fellowship and spiritual growth beginning with the January Interfaith Study Series.
Monthly Letter from Pastor Wanda - January 2015
Happy New Year! It is hard to believe the year 2015 is here!
I hope that you will set aside some time to pray about your goals and dreams for the New Year. I also hope that you will make attending and participating in worship one of your top priorities in the year ahead.
I invite you to begin putting your faith and priorities into action this week by participating in our Epiphany Celebration in worship followed by a Potluck luncheon.
Epiphany is the Greek word for ‘coming into the light’, ‘appearance’ or ‘manifestations’. It signifies something that was already there, something hidden that makes an appearance, like the sun hidden by the clouds that suddenly appear blazing brightly. In Matthew and John we are reminded that Jesus was always with God even before he made his appearance in human flesh on earth. “In the beginning was the Word and Word was with God and the Word was God and the Word became flesh and lived with us for a while.
The church speaks of Epiphany with a capitol ‘E’ as a special day and season when we celebrate the coming of Christ as an event in the life of the whole world. But the church also speaks of epiphanies with a small ‘e’ as those times throughout the ages when ordinary people like you and me have experienced God in many different ways. We use the word to talk about times when someone or something or some action shows us who Jesus is and help us better understand what it means to be his people, trying to live his way. We may have epiphanies throughout our lifetimes if we are open to the presence of God like the wise men were so long ago.
I also hope that you will strive to participate in the Garden City Clergy Fellowship Study Series this year. We are hosting the first event on Wednesday, January 7th from 7:15 – 9:15. The topic this year is ‘Race and Justice in our Communities’. It is a very relevant and timely subject. I hope that you will be a part of the conversation and dialogue throughout the month long series.
Blessings & Pease in the New Year and Always,
CALENDAR DATES TO REMEMBER
January 4 10:30 AM Epiphany Celebration
January 7 7:15 PM Interfaith Study – Presbyterian Church in Garden City
January 11 10:30 AM Baptism of the Lord
1 -3:00 PM Confirmation Orientation Baldwin Church
January 14 7:15 PM Interfaith Study – Garden City Jewish Center
January 18 4:00 PM Martin Luther King Celebration -The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown
January 19 Office Closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
January 21 7:15 PM Interfaith Study – Garden City Community Church
January 26 7:30 PM Session Meeting
January 28 7:15 PM Interfaith Study – Unitarian Universalist Congregation of
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.