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Diana Coleman

From the Pastor's Desk

Dear people of God: One of those wonderful Easter hymns that we rarely sing has this first verse: Because you live, O Christ, the garden of the world has come to flower; The darkness of the tomb is flooded with your resurrection power. The stone has rolled away and death cannot imprison! O sing this Easter day, for Jesus Christ has risen, has risen...
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Mission Moments

PCM's Hunger Partner for the month of March 2016 is Together Omaha. Together strives to provide emergency assistance to working families. Through partnerships in the Omaha community, Together staff offers an array of support services to individuals and families, helping them on the road to self-sufficiency. Nearly 22,000 individuals and families ar...
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Galloping Gourmet

Adult Galloping Gourmet starts its Spring calendar at 6 p.m., March 11th. So it is time we get set for every second Friday night for March-May when singles and couples get together for a meal. March will be pizza night at the church. Hosts are Mike Osborn and Chuck McGavren. There is a mix of Pizza West and Marco's pizza along with homemade selecti...
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Seekers

Seekers has begun and will continue until Wednesday  of Holy Week, March 23 rd .Dinner will be served at 5:45 pm  followed by Seekers at 6:30 pm. Pastor Bob Keefer will be leading adult study and the  children & Youth be doing vocal and bells followed by  Bible study and Youth Group meetings.
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PCM Library

PCM's library continues to highlight books for Lent and Easter in the small bookcase on the shelf under the library windows. This month, several of those books will get special attention. The Weekend that Changed the World: The Mystery of Jerusalem's Empty Tomb by Peter Walker , a lecturer at Oxford is an interesting mix of Bible study, theolo...
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Deacons

Deacons continue to care for and look after the congregation. Twenty eight Valentine's Bags were made and delivered by fellow members to spread a little love! Once again the Deacons are organizing Easter Brunch. There will be continental breakfast after sunrise as well as brunch between regular services. Look for sign ups. If you know of a member w...
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Triennium

A "BIG THANK YOU "  to all that helped make the Youth Pancake  Fundraiser a success!!! Your  participation has helped the following Youth to attend the 2016 Triennium  on July 19-23: Youth: Grant & Natalie Ivey, Joseph & Taban Jock, Jocelynn Petersen, Allison Schonlau, Jamison Sutula, Anna Talschl, John Tonje, & Ben ...
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Easter

Continental breakfast after Sunrise Service (7 am) Full brunch at 9am between the 8 & 10:30 services Deacons will have sign ups for bringing food, helping with  decorating & clean up.
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Thank You

I want to thank the PCM family for all the cards, prayers and well wishes for Donn as he continues the long recovery ahead of him. After 28 days at Methodist, 22 in ICU,  he was moved to Madonna Long Term Acute Care  Hospital in Lincoln—room #220. He will be their a while, and then hopefully move down to the rehab floor.Please, Lord, cont...
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PCM Women's Book Club

PCM Women's Book Club –March 21, 2016 PCM Book Club will meet on Monday, March 21 st . Our selection for March is the book "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult. Susie Hollmann is the discussion leader for both the noon group (meeting in the Fish Bowl) and the 6:30 p.m. evening group. Hostess for the evening group is Karen Matthews. Her address is 3848 No...
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Presbyterian Women

CIRCLE MEETING —March 15 is our next scheduled meeting.We will meet in the small dining room of PCM at 1:00 pm. All women are welcome.Please contact Marge Finch (402-391-7935) for additional information. PW BOARD MEETING —The next scheduled meeting of the PW Board is March 28, at 7:00 pm.It will be held at the home of Marilyn Puett. ​ ​ MRV PW SPRI...
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Diana Coleman

From the Pastor's Desk

​ Dear People of God, Wow. By the time you read this, we'll be well into Lent. Remember these dates: - March 13: Daylight Saving Time begins. - March 20: Palm Sunday (also the first day of Spring! Woohoo!) - March 23: Family Holy Week Worship - March 24: Maundy Thursday - March 25: Good Friday - March 27: Resurrection (Easter) Okay. That's out of t...
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Birthdays

Nelson, Jeff 2/2  Tatschl, Sean 2/2 Wickham, Matt 2/2 Burg, John 2/4 Magner, Jerry 2/5 Bremers, Emily 2/6 Bremers, Natalie 2/6 Cherry, John 2/6 Kastrick, Zachary 2/9 Payne, Harris 2/10 Toews, Barbara 2/10 Collins, Ian 2/13 Fisher, Sally 2/15 Calhoun, Parker 2/16 Devine, Delora 2/16 Risling, Charlie 2/17 Snell, Jeanne 2/17 Johns, Chios 2/19 Mom...
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Blood Drive

Kayla Marshall, our Red Cross contact for PCM and Benson (and the other churches involved in our blood drive coalition, Holy Cross Lutheran and Maplewood United Methodist), sent the following information regarding the blood drive held Sunday, Jan. 10: I would like to thank PCM and you for your commitment to the American Red Cross blood drives. You ...
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PCM Library

Books About the Church Year Lent will begin in just a little while on February 10. Easter will be on March 27 this year—a convenient interval of forty or so days to do some special reading to prepare you for Easter. PCM's library has many books about Lent and Easter to help. They have been pulled from the regular shelves and are in the window-ledge...
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Deacons

The 2016 Board of Deacons are starting off the year hitting the ground running! We look forward to serving the members of the congregation – this is going to be a great year! Our Meal Mart continues to be a success. The first Sunday of the month we offer individually frozen soups or casseroles for a good will donation. Take one for a neighbor who i...
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Thank You

Thank You—I'm not sure I can say "Thank You" enough for all the kindnesses shown to my family in the events surrounding my Mother's passing.We were accepted with open arms and helped with guidance, answers to questions and solutions for every bump in the road, being treated with a smiling friendly face (thanks, Barb) set the tone for the duration. ...
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Mission Moments & Milestones

Food Bank for the Heartland (FBTH) is both the Mission and Hunger Partner for the month of February.Did you know that over 25,000 people receive emergency food assistance from FBTHin any given week?That's roughly the population of Papillion.How does it work?Individuals, businesses, foundations, USDA, and organizations donate food, funds and volunte...
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Stewardship

PMRV per capita rate for 2016 is $34.58 per member - please remember to pay your portion of PCM's bill. Whatever is not collected will have to be paid out of the general fund. The budget committee met in December and settled on the proposed 2016 budget that the Session then adopted at the December Session meeting. Total budget for 2016 will be $449...
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PCM Women's Book Club

PCM Women's Book Club–February 15, 2016 The PCM Book Club will meet on Monday, February 15, 2016.The book we will be reviewing and discussing in February is "The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.Darla Holycross is our reviewer and discussion leader for this book for both the noon and the evening clubs.Times are the same ...noon in the Fish Bow...
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