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Thank You!

THANK YOU! The hundreds who enjoyed the  celebration brunch on May 21 are grateful to those remarkable folks who made it happen. The planning team of Jean Koerten, Kathy Koslosky, Winnie Pinch, Debra Burg, and Angie Burg put in hours  of scheming, making phone calls, negotiating deals, making centerpieces… And then they were joined by a&n...
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Vickie Jones - Retired

Vickie Jones retired May 21st as PCM's Music Director. Between her trips up to the Shabbin at Okoboji  and breaking plates to create her  masterpieces—she would welcome your calls, texts, etc.  Her cell phone is #402-880-5595; Her home is #402-592-7660.Her gmail  account is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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Office Volunteers

The PCM Church Office is in need of a couple more volunteers to help cover a present and  upcoming vacancy.You do not need any experience.You would be helping answer the phone, directing people to appropriate meeting areas, checking off Sunday attendance, and miscellaneous other needs of the office and Pastors.Your  pleasant smile an...
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July 4th Fireworks

July 4:Watch fireworks from the Church! Presbyterian Women and Bob & Kathleen Keefer  invite you to bring your lawn chair and a snack to share to watch fireworks from the church's South parking lot the evening of IndependenceDay. We'll gather as the sun sets and the neighbors start setting off their rockets
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Outreach Committee


OUTREACH-REACH OUT The Outreach Committee asks you to share sunglasses with your friends and neighbors. Giving this gift gives you the opportunity to welcome folks to our community of faith. Enjoy the sun and share an invitation to come and be a part of what God is doing at your church!
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View From the Bell Tower - Sara Tonje


In the Sessions' work at vision for the  coming years we have some insights. In our discussion we talked about how we value "risk-taking" and "innovation". We want to be playful and invitational and find ways to engage our neighbors. To this end, the mission committee has been out and about in our neighborhood finding all kinds of information....
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PCM Book Clubs

The PCM Book Clubs will meet on Monday, June 19th. The June events information is the following: MEN'S BOOK CLUB: The Men's Book Club is reading "Bridge of Spies" by Giles Whittell and will meet at Mark's home at 9222 Timberline Drive at 7:00 p.m. For additional information call Mark Frans at 402-677-1535 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . WOMEN...
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Pastor's Desk

Dear people of God: I've noticed in myself recently a reluctance to deal with darkness (metaphorically speaking; perhaps I should have written "The Darkness"). Kathleen and I were at a play and when we saw a main character in a very bad, threatening situation, I wanted to leave. Whenever people start talking about Washington politics, I tend to tun...
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PW Women

The Next PW Board Meeting is April 24th at the home of Jan Blimling. Save the date: PW Spring Gathering is scheduled for April 29th. 
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PCM BOOK CLUBS

All PCM Book Clubs (both men's and women's clubs) will meet on Monday, April 17th. Below is the basic information about the clubs. MEN'S BOOK CLUB: The Men's Book Club (7 PM)is reading "HOW THE BIBLE CAME TO BE" by John Barton. For additional information please contact Mark Frans at 402-677-1535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The Women'...
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Per Capita Giving

At the beginning of each year we hear the words per capita giving. Per capita is the amount all Presbyteries pay for each member. For 2017, $36.00 per member is split three ways and $7.50 is given to General Assembly, $5.30 to Synod of Lakes and Prairies and the remaining $23.20 to Presbytery of Missouri River Valley. PCM's Budget Committee is aski...
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Mission Moments

PCM's Mission Partner for the month of March 2017 is PCUSA and BART. One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering, being collected Palm Sunday April 9, 2017, but you can donate anytime during lent.One Great Hour is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. OGHS helps by helping men and women provide fo...
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Souper Bowl of Caring

A big "THANK YOU"to all of you that participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring this year. No matter how big or small your gift was—it helped in the fight against hunger in the donation to Food Bank for the Heartland. PCM donated $1,067.26. Thank YOU for your support!
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Cookies for Sundays

Even though with the Communications Center out of commission due to construction, the mission of supplying and serving cookies after Second Service continues . . . If you would like to occasionally either serve cookies or bake cookies, please contact Jane Blodgett at 402 493-2206 . She will be able to work you into the schedule, give you an idea of...
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From the Pastors Desk

Dear people of God: I'm writing this on the train as I return to you from participating in the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I'll be writing about that meeting for the Session, and will be happy to share my report with any of you who are interested. But for today, I'll share a few vignettes, moments from...
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February Birthdays

Nelson, Jeff 2/2 Tatschl, Sean 2/2 Wickham, Matt 2/2 Burg, John 2/4 Marsh, Lila 2/4 Skeans, Sue 2/4 Ahlijah, Abla 2/5 Magner, Jerry 2/5 Bremers, Emily 2/6 Bremers, Natalie 2/6 Cherry, John 2/6 Mummey, Kathleen 2/6 Kastrick, Zachary 2/9 Payne, Harris 2/10 Toews, Barbara 2/10 Collins, Ian 2/13 Koerten, Anne 2/14 Bremers, Eric 2/15 Fisher, Sally 2/15 ...
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Building Up-Date

Wow! It is now really going to happen! I've refrained from writing anything until I had something more definite to tell you; now put on your seat belt and look down this road with me. First note: we closed on our loan from Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program on January 13 (See! Friday the thirteenth can be a very good day) which put in place t...
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Narrative Lectionary – Our Weekly Story

February 5 Raising the Widow's Son Luke 7:1-17 February 12 Are you the One? Luke 7:18-35  February 19 Forgiven at Jesus' Feet Luke 7:36-50 February 26 Transfiguration Luke 9:28-45 March 1 Jesus Turns to Jerusalem Luke 9:51-62 March 5 Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-42 March 12 Lament over Jerusalem Luke 13:1-9, 31-35 March 19 Lost Sheep, Coin, Son L...
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Blood Drive

Thank you, PCM! Due to your hard work and donations of blood, the Red Cross collected 36 units of blood on Jan. 8.The NEXT blood drive is March 5 , at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. I hope many of you will be able to continue your spirit of giving! Thank you to the following host of people that helped with the blood drive. They were: Doug and Amanda W...
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New Directory - 2017

Please pick up a copy and check to be sure the information we have for you is accurate.  There will be an  errata sheet  produced to include in the directories of any and all corrections so we ask you to call the changes in to the office as soon as you notice them. Thank you to Winnie Pinch for spearheading this effort. 
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