October Announcements

We welcome to our pulpit, Rev. Mirjam Hass-Melchior, the pastor of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church/Needville.  Today, Rev. Mirjam and Pastor Mark are “swapping pulpits” in order to visit each other’s churches and to preach the word.

Rev. Mirjam came to St. Paul’s PC/Needville, after serving Springville Community Presbyterian Church in Utah. She is originally from Germany, has served as a mission co-worker in The Philippines, and in 2008 migrated to the United States with her husband and now three children. She is a “Trekkie Nerd” and a big fan of James Bond movies. Whenever possible, she loves to be outside or traveling around the world.  She and Pastor Mark have been great friends since her arrival at St. Paul’s PC, a church where he worked as an intern in 2008-09.

Last Sunday we collected $116 in our Gold Bag offering for Free the Captives. Thank you so much for your support!

Tropical Storm Imelda recently dumped a foot of floodwater into First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Texas.  They have begun the long, messy process of cleaning and repairing damage.

We have decided that 25% of our Peace & Global Witness Offering will be sent to these sisters and brothers of ours.  We will be discussing this more until Youth Sunday, October 20th, when we will take up our special offering.  Thank you for your support!

There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, October 27th, following our worship service.  We will be voting on our new officers (class of 2022), and the 2020 Nominating Committee. 

Here is the proposed slate:
Deacon: Betty Brown
Christian Education: Katie McMillen
Worship: Carol Beverlin
Property: Chris Rigoulot

2020 Nominating Committee Congregational Reps: Collin Brown, Lori Yarbrough, Jim Lower

Stewardship Season is upon us and a few surprises are in store for our church this year.  Look for special announcements and some unique ideas in this year’s approach.  Every Sunday in October will have a special “something” to remind everyone about the need to practice good stewardship with all the gifts God has given us.

Please keep these folks in prayer:

  • Gail Burns – Undergoing tests soon to determine the cause of her chronic cough
  • TJ Avery – continuing to receive treatment for pancreatic cancer. TJ is the husband of former office administrator, Tanya Avery
  • Jimmy – friend of Pat Schoenfelder, recovering at home
  • Nate Gomez – finished radiation treatments following third surgery to remove brain tumor; Nate is the maternal grandfather of Logan Plunkett
  • Betty Brown – health issues
  • Jackie McDonald – health issues
  • Marilyn Wilson – mother of Mindy Boyd, health issues
  • Jack Harrison – hip pain that makes walking difficult