Doris Melton wants everyone to know - “thanks to all of you for the wonderful retirement/recognition party given for me last Sunday.” “It has been our privilege to serve the church in this capacity and I will be forever grateful for the confidence and trust you placed in us and I know Lem would also say “thank you.” “I am sure Brian (Hathhorn) will serve the church well. “And again, thank you.”
Today, March 24, we will have an evacuation drill as we leave church, with many going to Westminster Hall for the Spring Spaghetti Fling. If you need to collect your coat, etc., please exit the building first as instructed by Pastor Dave and then return for your personal items. Thank you for helping with this safety drill.
The Mission Committee is sponsoring our Brown Bags for Community Service League this week. We will be handing out the bags today and collecting them next week. The emphasis for this collection is for undergarments (Depends, underwear,
diapers, etc.) This is in conjunction with the Homelessness Coalition of Independence who is trying to put a spotlight on the issue of homeless in our community. Our Brown Bags will be sponsored on the fifth Sundays throughout the year to coincide with the Coalition’s sponsored collections.
Spring Spaghetti Fling – Today, March 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ("To-Go" orders begin at 10:30.) Where: Westminster Hall. What: Spaghetti & homemade meatballs, crisp salad, bread & butter, dessert and beverage. Cost: Adults: $6.00 Children under 12: $3.00. All clean-up help is greatly appreciated! Thanks! Proceeds will go to the youth of First Presbyterian.
The first of three 30-minute Taizé services is at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, March 29, in the Chapel. Taizé is personal meditation through candlelight, scripture, music, cyclical singing and prayer. A simple soup supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Committee Room.
Our Cub Scout Pack 4282 is currently taking orders for homemade pies with made-from-scratch pie crusts. These baked goodies have been traditionally auctioned off each year at their Cake & Pie Auction/Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 27 at Westminster Hall from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Orders will be available for pickup beginning Sunday April 14. Please see the Bulletin Board outside the Sanctuary or contact Bob Stikeleather at 816-591-9414 for more details.
Purchase a lily and honor the memory of your loved one(s). The lilies will be placed in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 21. You may pick up your lily after the worship service to take home or give to a friend. Cost is $10.50 and orders should be placed by Palm Sunday, April 14. Please make checks payable to “First Presbyterian Church” and mail to the office, give to Jan Spencer or to Judy Lewis. Please include the names of the people you wish to honor.
Presbyterian Women is inviting the congregation to join in observance of “Skip-a-Meal a-Week During Lent” (now -April 18). Set aside an amount you would spend on a meal during Lent. Envelopes are provided in the Parlour for collecting the amount which will be given to Harvesters.
If you have an address change, name change, email address or a new phone number, birth announcement, or marriage announcement, please contact the church office by email at email@example.com or call 816-252-6662. Thank you!
Total 2019 Per Capita is $49.07
The allocation breakdown is as follows:
Heartland Presbytery - $37.27
Synod - 2.85
General Assembly - 8.95
Week at a Glance