"Hiding from the Presence of the Lord God" - Our special guest Rev. Dan Graham reflects on the story of Original Sin from Genesis, pointing out a few things that are said, some things that aren't said and offers some new ways of looking and thinking about the story.
We hope you will take a moment on Saturday, April 25 and say a prayer of thanksgiving for the life and history of Presbyterian Church of the Master. As you enter our building you can't help but feel the history of the place surround you. The Sanctuary where you sat in so many worship services (early, late, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday ... the list goes on) and heard amazing messages, music, artistic acts by humans and puppets, and felt the word and love of God flow through you. The classrooms where you had Bible Study. The pit where you sang with the choir directors and the teachers. The brick walls of the Fellowship Hall. The bell tower and the stain-glass window. You can just feel the presence of God as you walk down our halls. All the breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Funerals and weddings. Concerts, mission projects, committee meetings, staff meetings, choir rehearsals. Lock-ins, Easter egg hunts, Christmas pageants, games of sardines or hide-and-go-seek through the numerous nooks and crannies of our home. The names of the babies sewn and mounted year after year. The faces of family, friends and saints, staff members and visitors that have graced our halls. Outside, the garden, the parking lot, all of the trees that have grown up with us, the north field, the courtyard, the apartment, each with their own stories to tell. The steel cross glowing in the night reminding us that we are loved. The vus resting quietly, ushering people to us just as it sheltered us when we journeyed away.
Did you miss the Easter Sunday service at PCM (April 5, 2015)? No worries. We've added the recording of the entire late service (with all the great music and messages) for you to enjoy. Hope you had a great Easter Sunday, and we hope to see you soon!
In case you weren't able to join us on Christmas Eve, here are the recordings of the early and late services. May the love of Christ fall upon you on this day, the day of his birth, and may the peace and joy of the season be with you and your family today and throughout the year. Amen.
Please call Guy Shelton at 402-699-1950 if you are interested in helping with any of the above items or have any questions.
Ruling Elder Marilyn Puett was appointed Recording Clerk for the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley. The Recording Clerk attends Stated Presbytery meetings, and assists the Stated Clerk (our own Rev. Robert Keefer) with the recording of the meeting minutes. Congratulations, Marilyn!
The Mission Partner/Hunger Partner for April is Table Grace Café. Isn’t that a wonderful name for a restaurant? And grace is only one of the gifts that can be found Monday through Saturday from 11am until 2pm at 1611½ Farnam Street. In addition to grace, you can also find gourmet pizza, salads and soups. On Saturday, brunch is served instead of lunch.
Spring is here and so is the PW Plant Sale. Please tell your family, friends and neighbors about it. An order form is included in this issue of the VOICE. We will be taking orders during the month of April - last day to order is Sunday, April 27.
Monday Evening PW Circle will be meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 7 at the home of Dorothy Norton, 10609 Hilltop Rd. They will be studying chapter 3 of the book, “Wounded Women of the Bible.” Yes, we are still on chapter 3—due to the bad weather we had to cancel our January and March meetings.
We invite the children of PCM to join us on Easter for an Easter Egg Hunt following second service. We will gather in the courtyard immediately after the service. Please join us!
Maundy Thursday Soup and Pie Supper served at 6:00 pm followed by the service at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary for the Maundy Thursday Service. Share in the fellowship of PCM as we continue the celebration of Holy Week. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall for a Soup and Pie Supper on Maundy Thursday, April 17th. With many kinds of soup to choose from and even more pies, the hardest part for you will be deciding what to try first! We'll even take care of clean up.
Save the Dates: PCM's Galloping Gourmet Surprise Restaurant Tour Meets the second Fridays of each month in March, April and May. Then this fall plan on second Fridays of September, October and November. So please mark your calendars now to attend on 4/11, 5/9, 9/12, 10/10 and 11/14.
The story of the Palestinian Christians—often ignored by media accounts of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Discussion after the film. Sponsored by the Presbytery of the Missouri River Valley Social Justice & Peacemaking Committe. This documentary film, produced by Yasmine Perni, will be shown at 6:30 PM. As opposed to most media accounts, this version focuses on Palestinian Christians and their particular plight. Please plan to come and discuss the film after the showing.