April 17, 2013
Service for the Lord’s Day 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Children and Youth Sunday School
Spark: Activate Faith
Pre-K and K: Room #225
1st-2nd grade: Room #227
3rd-5th grade:: Room #224
Middle and High School: Lectionary Based Bible Study Upper Room Fellowship Hall
Adult Education, Sundays 9:30am
Wednesdays at 10:00AM and 4:45PM
Intergenerational Study - Faith @ 5
5:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Follow / Visit Us On the Web
Pastor’s Website: http://www.dudleyweaver.com/
Daily Devotional Reading by Dr. Weaver
Associate Pastor’s Blog: http://godtalk-hunter.blogspot.com/
Associate Pastor on Twitter: @revhuntercamp
Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/46806632465/
Pastor Dudley Weaver
Associate Pastor Hunter Camp
Pastor Amy Camp
Anne Reid Broos Children and Youth
FAITH @ 5
Needs volunteers - Contact Fred Jackson at 940-5457.
Care Connection provides helpful physical services (yard work, small repairs, etc.) to area seniors and needy members of the community.
The Birthday Fund
This fund was established to assist with children and youth ministries, among other things. When it’s your birthday, or the week of your birthday, please consider donating $1.00 per year and make the check out to MPC. Note in the memo line that the gift is for the Birthday Fund.
Fourth Sunday of Easter
This Sunday will be observed as Youth Sunday in our congregation. Neither of the pastors will be participating in the service, as the leadership will be composed of high school and middle school students. The scripture lessons for the day are Psalm 23, Acts 9:36-43, and John 10:22-30. Hymns include Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us, and I Danced in the Morning. The adult handbell choir will also share a beautiful piece for the introit, Allie Kelly and John Hutton will share the anthem, and Ray McDonald will play the organ.
High school seniors Daniel Hutton, Dreyton Masters, Caroline Parsons, and Madeline Sefcik will give reflections during the sermon portion of the service. Middle and high school students Marley Albright, Amelia Bailey, Savannah Brown, Katie Lynn, Luke Mahan, Charlotte Masters, Celia Moore, Samantha Parsons, Conrad Pritchard, Julius Rachbauer, Olivia Schnittker, Frankie Sefcik, Morgan Sefcik, Brock Sullivan, and Zane Williams have spent several weeks studying the lessons of the day and helping to plan the service. They are excited to share their talents and gifts in leadership in worship on Sunday. Thank you for supporting the valuable contributions that our youth make to the church.
Sunday Breakfast and Lunch provided by the MPC Culinary Ministry
Sunday April 28 we will be in the Courtyard
Continental Breakfast will start at 9:30 $4.50/person
BBQ will start @ 12 noon
This Week At Memorial
New Member Information Classes Continue this Sunday during the Sunday School hour, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. If you are interested in participating, please let us know by calling the church office (829-6451) or emailing paulao@
April Events at Memorial
Spring Children’s Choir
Why not show it off at the Annual Church Family Variety Show on Wednesday, April 24th during the FEAST program.
WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION!!!
Whatever your talent is contact Hunter Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org and share it with your Church Family.
DON’T BE SHY!!!
Bring a Friend to Church
Sunday, April 28th, the Evangelism Committee is sponsoring “Bring a Friend Day” at Memorial. Bring your friends to the 8:30 or the 11:00 a.m. service and then Fellowship time. A Continental Breakfast $4.50/person will be offered in the Courtyard following the 8:30 service. Following the 11:00 service a Barbecue $5/person will be offered in the Courtyard. Don’t be the only one there without a friend - ask them early!!!
Presbyterian Women Laurel Circle Meeting
Laurel Circle Bible study is on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 6:45 at Shirley Kennedy's home. Her home is 201 Pardo Way. Her number is 797-9467.
Peacemaking Film Festival
The MPC Peacemaking Committee is sponsoring a Spring Film Festival. Each movie will explore non-violence in different genres. Everyone is invited to these free movies. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided. Bring friends and family and join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 P.M. for an interesting night out. Here is the schedule and brief description of each movie.
Saturday, April 20: Friendly Persuasion – is a classic based on the best-selling novel by Jessamyn West. It is set in Southern Indiana in the early days of the Civil War, starring Gary Cooper as the patriarch of a Quaker family which does not believe in war.
Saturday, April 27: Romero – Raul Julia stars as Archbishop Oscar Romero in this film about the life and work of Archbishop Romero, an unwilling hero who was forced by his conscience to speak out for those too frightened to speak for themselves. He started a revolution without guns, without an army, without fear - because one man’s courage can be the most powerful weapon of all.
Ecumenical Food Pantry
is in need of Pasta products for the month of April. A basket is available in the Chapel for your donations. Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry.
Interfaith Earth Day Celebration
The annual Interfaith Earth Day Celebration , is being held in Lincolnville at the Farmers Market just past the Gallimore Center. The Earth Day Celebration is on Sunday, April 21st beginning at 11am. All are invited to attend the multifaith service at 2:30 pm in the stage area. Many informational tables will also be set up and a tree will also be planted. MPC has participated in since 2009
Much to our profound disappointment, the sound system in the sanctuary, after having been meticulously adjusted by a technician from Florida Sound, Inc., is actually much worse than it was before its intended improvement. The system is being worked on this week and our hope is that it will be in tip-top working condition on Sunday. Thank you for your patience.
Help a Child
Imagine being six years old and living in a home where you are physically and/or sexually abused. Imagine the scars you may bear on your body and the scars that would be etched upon your soul. Saint Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) is a private, not-for-profit agency which serves boys ages six to eighteen who bear those scars. SAYS is about rescuing these children and providing them with an alternative future from the one shaped by their home environments.
The growing need for services necessitated the construction of a larger facility for SAYS than the one in downtown St. Augustine. Through the support of members of our larger community, a new campus was constructed on U.S. 1 south. It includes two therapeutic group homes for boys ages six to seventeen and a pre-independent living group home, a step-down program for boys fourteen to eighteen, who have graduated from the therapeutic group home.
While the construction has been completed and the new facility occupied, it is not completely paid for, and every dollar that is required for paying a mortgage is a dollar not available for services for these children. Memorial would like to be a partner in liberating these funds for the support and care of these boys. Our goal is to raise $5,000, which is the cost of one room in the new facility. Our congregation’s name will be listed among those who have helped to make the facility a reality. It is a relatively small amount of money, but it can make a considerable difference.
Please consider a generous gift to the special offering being received on Sunday, April 28, for the children of St. Augustine Youth Services.
Officers to Be Installed
On Sunday, April 28, the officers elected in our annual meeting will be ordained and/or installed to office. Those being ordained to the office of elder are: Shirley Kennedy, Mick Barnes, Mark Walczak, Marcia Hencinski, Lisa Lloyd, Paul Carter, and Molly Clukey. Dorothy Dornblaser will be installed to another term of service on the Session. Those being ordained and installed to the office of deacon include: Trish Schwadron, Beverly Sessums, Sandra Brown, and Deb Hughes. Being installed to the Board of Deacons for another term of service are deacons Sue Holder, Charlotte Shaw, Linda Yerrill, Janet McNabb, Roberta Butler, and Sue Delpit. Elizabeth Spencer, Walt Daniels, and Barry Schweim will be installed as Trustees of the congregation.
Grief/Loss Support Group
Life is difficult. It is not easy, especially in times of loss. Pastor Amy (904) 327-9762 and Norma Christiansen (309) 663-9213 are co-leading a grief/loss support group on Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Pick up the book GOOD GRIEF in the church office and join us from 11:30-1:00 Thursdays in Fellowship Hall. Contact Amy or Norma to sign up and/or answer your questions. All are invited!
Into Light - MPC Church Family Retreat
Calling All Women of MPC
Join us May 14th from 10:00-12:00 in the Upper Room of Fellowship Hall for our first non-committal Cut & Paste workshop. Memorial Presbyterian is hosting our annual PW gathering January 25, 2014 for about 300 women in our Presbytery. Come help us make decorations to welcome them. No special skills required - just bring your paper-cutting scissors.
Ladies Full Tea and Social Gathering
Saturday May 11 @ 2 pm
Do not miss the very special event. Get your reservation now as seating is limited.
Film Festival Continues
Saturday, May 18: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Rarely does nihilistic humor bubble up so relentlessly as in Stanley Kubrick's 1964 masterpiece of political satire, DR. STRANGELOVE. Peter Sellers plays three characters in this hilarious and thought provoking film.
Friday, May 31: A Force More Powerful by Steve York. Episode Two documents three different country’s non-violent responses to oppression. Germany’s invasion of Denmark shows the Danish leaders’ strategy of ‘resistance disguised as collaboration. In a century often called the most violent in history, this series is the story of millions who chose to battle the forces of brutality with nonviolent weapons – and won.
Upcoming Society Events
May 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm: Join us as we honor the life and work of Henry Morrison Flagler with a service of remembrance. The service will include many of the elements of the original funeral service held at Memorial Presbyterian Church. May 20th marks the 100th anniversary of Flagler’s death in 1913.
June 30, 2013: The Society will host a luncheon and presentation following the 11:00 am service in the Fellowship Hall. The presentation will focus on the history of St. Augustine’s Women’s Exchange and the life of Anna Burt. Reservations are required and can be made through the Church Office.
July 4, 2013: Join us for our annual July 4th Concert with patriotic music and guest soloists. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm and will be followed with a cookout in the Fellowship Hall.
There are many opportunities this year to remember and honor your loved ones with flowers in the Chancel for Sunday services. The following Sundays are available in June: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th are available. Floral arrangements are just $60.00. This is for two lovely standard arrangements. If you request “special” flowers, colors, etc…there may be an additional charge. Please call Paula in the Church office (829-6451) for more information.
Church wide Garage Sale Coming
Start saving NOW for our Church wide garage sale October 5th & 6th. The sale profits will be used to help the Sanctuary roof repairs. For information, please contact Elizabeth Spencer at 824-5275.