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Across the Presbytery November 13, 2019

11/13/2019

 November 16, 2019 from 11:am-1-pm Rouses Point FPC is hosting a warming event. Area churches with Lakeside Coffee in the season of gratitude want to warm your hearts with hats, gloves, scarfs and hot chocolate. We are collecting hats, gloves, and scarfs for this community event anyone wanting to donate new items please feel free to drop them off at our Church donation box. Come to the Lakeside Coffee on November 16th.

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Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church and Moriah Methodist  Church has been collecting both money and school supplies and children’s games for a church in Freeport, Bahama. This church suffered severe damage during hurricane Dorian and what was not destroyed by wind and water has now been deemed dangerous and thus useless due to mold and mildew.

The money and the gifts will be shipped just before Advent.  The dollar amount is now at $800 with a goal of $1,000, gained mostly with gifts of quarters. ($.025)!!  Pray for our project and feel free to donate wither paper, crayons, small medical supplies and of course quarters! To help contact our Pastor, Rev. Ken Parker at rekrapnek@charter.net or 518-592-5079.

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Operation Christmas child boxes we are collecting are due Sunday November 17th, 2019 so they can be blessed and delivered.  Rita Alford is coming this weekend to share her mission stories at the First Presbyterian Church in Rouses Point, NY, if anyone would like to participate with us you are more than welcome.

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Rev. Dick Stone (honorably retired) has had some health challenges and has a new address: Elderwood at Uihlein, 185 Old Military Road, Room 208, Lake Placid, NY 12946.  I am sure he would feel encouraged by cards and notes from his Presbytery friends. From Rev. Joann White

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Attention all CHURCHES it is time to elect and install  a Youth, to attend  General Assembly Meeting as  a Youth Advisory who is able to travel  in the month of June 20-27, 2020 to Baltimore, Maryland.  Youth interested in age between 18-25  by June 20, 2020 and will be

able to commit to being away from June 18-27, 2020. Please contact Piet Visscher, Stated Clerk by email :pietaviss@mac.com or phone #315-848-2575

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                     Triennium Travels

Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering of Presbyterian High School aged Youth from all over the country and the world. This exciting opportunity takes place every three years at Purdue University.  This past July I was able to travel with two youth members to take part in this incredible opportunity.  We headed out by plane the morning of July 16th and were registered, checked in, settled into our dorm rooms, and ready to go by that evening.  The 5 day event kicked off with an opening worship service.  Awe inspiring is an understatement as we joined with about 5000 other youth, along with their adult chaperones, in a lively, energetic, faith filled service.  The next three days were filled with small group gatherings, discussing and working through the scripture theme for  the day.  There were fun events each night, centered around the theme for the week, “Here’s My Heart”. We also spent time in the Prayer/Meditation Center, reflecting on what we were experiencing and taking part in many different forms of prayer and meditation.  Each day we took part in the whole group worship, and one of our youth even joined the PYT choir, performing at one of the services on Friday night.  A tradition at Triennium is for delegations to bring pins to exchange with other delegations.  We now have a collection of pins from around the globe.  We want to say a huge THANK YOU to the Presbytery of NNY, who generously supported our travels.  Also, thanks to all of you who were praying for us on our trip. I have seen the future of the Presbyterian Church, and it is amazing!  With many thanks and much joy.

Jen Gardner

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Gouverneur First Presbyterian Church located at 22 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642

Wishes to invite all who are interested to a HYMN SING on Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 7-8 pm.  Our musical group “Witness” will perform.  Refreshments will be offered.  Handicap access in the rear of the building for further information contact 315-287-0560.

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    Presbyterian Women of the  Watertown First Presbyterian Church  will be having their Pie Sale this year on Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 just in time to grace your holiday table and satisfy your sweet tooth. The sale will be held as a silent Auction so that you may start bidding before Church, if you wish. What a luscious way to support Presbyterian Women and their mission projects, locally, nationally, and globally.

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First Presbyterian Church of Rouses Point chooses to participate with Operation Christmas Child.  This year we will be collecting our boxes to go to our local area where they will then travel to the distribution center and then be sent around the world.  To help, pray, pick out and pack a shoe box is not only for one in need but for someone to hear the word of God through it.  Samaritans Purse ships to partner churches to distribute these gifts to the children during gospel focused community events.  They also offer The Greatest Gift a gospel story booklet Samaritans Purse developed for shoe box  recipients.  So when packing your box and thinking of all you are doing with one shoe box… Doesn’t it amaze you that we could have such an opportunity to share the message of God and love from the North Country around the world for what can be put in a shoe box and $10 shipping.  This is why we choose to participate every year.  If you would like to join us.  Boxes can be dropped off at our Church anytime between now and Sunday Nov. 17th.  We ask you to help us pray for these boxes that God uses them to reach these children, families and communities and for them to come to know Jesus.  Let them know they are loved. The 1st Presbyterian Church of Rouses Point, NY.

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All are invited to attend an evening Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 pm at Scotch Presbyterian Church, Madrid. This service is sponsored by the Madrid-Waddington Ministerial Association.

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Peru Community Church is hosting their Annual Fruit Sale. All Orders must be in by Sunday Nov. 17, 2019.

Rio Star Red Grape Fruit $17 a Box. ½ box $9.00

Navel Oranges $18 Box, ½ box $10.

½ grapefruit ½ oranges $18 Box, ½ box $10

Make check payable to Peru Community Church

PO  Box 38, Peru, NY  12972 (memo lane Fruit sale).  Any questions call  Mary Jo Juneau 518-324-6084.  Thank you for your support.

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First Presbyterian Church Rouses Point, NY will be hosting on Sunday December 8 from 3:30- 5 pm the upcoming Neil Wright Christmas Show. Free will offering event.  Open to all. This will be a wonderful afternoon.

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  Presbyterian Women of the PNNY thought you would all like to read this wonderful article that was included in the York State magazine, summer of 2019 edition, published by the New York State Retired Teacher’s Association.  The author is Jackie Moller and the subject is PNNY’s very own Agnes Hudson.  Great Job, Agnes.  We are proud of all you have done.   The article will be attached to this newsletter.

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URGENT Prayer Request from Malawi for Tyler Holm, who fell on his bicycle on Saturday in Mzuzu. He has 3 broken and displaced ribs. He is in excruciating pain and having trouble breathing. He has gone by Air Ambulance to a Level 1 trauma hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rochelle and Mphatso were able to get tickets on the first available flight and have joined him in hospital. Please keep Tyler and the family in your prayers for his healing and their safe journeys when they can return to Malawi.

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Presbytery of Northern New York

Will be having their fall meeting at Presbyterian Stone Church November 19, 2019. Address is 533 Stone Church Road. Notices have gone out by email and snail mail. Registration is at 9:30 am.

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    THANKSGIVING PRAYER

 

Dear Lord,

Today we give thanks

For our many blessings,

As we pray for those in need.

We give thanks

For our family and friends

As we pray for those who are lonely.

We give thanks for our freedoms

As we pray for those who are oppressed

We give thanks for our good health

As we pray for those who are ill.

We give thanks for our comfort and prosperity

As we share our blessings with others.

On this day of Thanksgiving,

May the love of God enfold us,

The peace of God dwell within us

And the joy of God uplifts us.

Amen.