EVENTS. . .
Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
Choir Practice 8:30AM
served 1st Sunday of Month
Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 2-3:15PM
Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM
5/10 Mother’s Day Cake Auction
5/11-14 Pastor Lou-Conference
5/17 Knitting Group Meets
5/21 Personnel Meeting 10AM
5/22 HMPC Book Group
Pentecost Sunday – May 24
Sunday is a celebration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early
church. John the Baptist prophesied the
first Pentecost when Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. God’s
very life, breath and energy live in believers. During John 20:19-23 the core
of the message will be about our risen Savior supernaturally appearing to the
fear-laden appearing disciples. He
assured them peace and repeated the command given in Matthew 28:19-20 saying,
“As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” Then He breathed on them, and
they received the Holy Spirit.
l0th and l7th you will receive pamphlets in your bulletin and an offering
envelope on May 24th. 40% of
what our Church received will stay here at High Mountain Presbyterian and the
rest will be forwarded to Presbytery.
Mission at the Eastward Maine 2015
you ever considered joining a short-term mission team to engage in some relief
work among the poor? If you have or even
if you never have before, now is the time to consider an
to go. On June 27th a group
is organizing to join the Mission at the Eastward in Farmington Maine to make
homes safer, warmer, and drier for the poor and elderly who need help. This is a group building experience,
intergenerational and a great mixture of work you can do and fun you won’t want
travel to Maine in cars and vans on Saturday June 27th. We’ll stay in the University of Maine
housing and eat in the dining hall there. On Sunday we will worship with the Presbyterian Church there and then
receive our work placements for the week from the workers who run the relief
through Thursday we will engage in helping in all kinds of tasks as we are
assigned. We will paint and
and insulate and repair what we can and what we can be trained to do. Our mission will be to work and learn and
build relationships with people who are struggling and can use some help. We will also do all kinds of growing and
learning activities to expand our horizons in faith and relationships.
trip is a faith stretching experience for youth and adults. The trip is open to youth ages 15 and
up. Children younger than this may
attend with their parents but it is not a trip for anyone under the age of
twelve. Special arrangements must be
discussed for younger children to attend.
Last year we had adults of all ages who attended and they were very glad
indicate you interest to Pastor Lou who is coordinating the trip for the fourth
year. The cost per person will be
approximately $350.00 per person for the week. This will include all expenses. Everyone will be expected to participate in some fund raising effort to
offset the costs to the mission budget of the church. Every year the mission committee subsidizes
the trip to make it affordable for everyone. If you need extra help contact Pastor Lou to discuss you desire to
summer approaches we are in need of hearing about your interest now. A deposit of $100 should be paid now to
reserve you place. Pastor Lou and others
will be available following the worship services this week and next to
questions. You can share the news of
this to anyone who might want
go. Teenagers looking for opportunities
for community service are invited to apply. You do not need to belong to High Mountain Church in order to attend.
If you are planning to
go to Maine this year please contact Pastor Lou now to let him know. Contact Pastor Lou at
email@example.com or you can call to
Book Club at HMPC
The Book Club meets on the 4th Friday
of the month and anyone is invited to
come and discuss the books.
May 22 Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
June 26 Wild by Cheryl Strayed
September 25 Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
Mark Your Calendar 5/10/15 Mother’s Day Cake
baking pans out!! We’re starting to
gear up for the 20l5 Mission Tour to Maine. You are invited to bake a cake (specially decorated so it can be
auctioned off by Pastor Lou) for our annual Cake Auction to support the Mission
Trip in July. We have had two years of
fun and excitement at our cake auctions. Please put your name on the dish so it can be returned to you. You may add the recipe if you wish. There will be other ways that you can assist
our Mission Tour. Watch for more info in
Your Faith Grow!” Planting Campaign
Exciting new plans for the High
Mountain church property will be underway this spring. Along with the required
upgrade of added parking spaces, sidewalks, and lighting, we are required by
the town to plant hundreds of trees throughout the church property.
We are happy to introduce a
fundraising campaign to plant trees on our church property. Each tree will
become a named tree, to include such markings
to reflect the buyer or honored individuals. The buyer will be presented
with a map indicating the location of their tree on the property. We are
also inviting you to purchase ‘tribute bricks’ which will be used as part of the
landscape design. These bricks can be personalized with your message.
Landscape seating benches are also available which will include a dedication
Designed for every
budget, this fundraiser allows you to help keep our property green, beautiful
and growing into the future!
You can fill out the attached form
and return it to the church office with your check. --The HMPC Session
week we read a story about Jesus and his friends from the gospel of John
15:9–17. This session offers an opportunity to affirm the friendships
within the group and encourage children to expand their circles of friendship
by reaching out in love to others. The stories during this Easter season show
us how Jesus’ friends learned how to carry on Jesus’ work in the world. Children
will be invited to listen to a story about a time when some of Jesus’ friends
were also remembering Jesus’ friendship. Friends are very important for
children and the loyalty of friends is expected, though not always guaranteed.
While peer friendships are important, having friends of older ages is also
important. Adults, who befriend children, are valuable assets to any child.
Such cross-generational friendships within the church community provide
children and youth with valuable mentorship for living faithfully. We will
explore ways to have Jesus as a model for friendship. Their experiences of
prayers and meditations may also add to their ability to accept the friendship
Confirmation Class this morning. Please
bring your homework, your notebooks and catechisms little books. We will continue
working on our journals and your statements of faith. Patricia Pastás, Amanda and Maddie Lembo will
lead the story time at Faithworks. All children and youth are welcome to join
us on the second floor.
May 24 – Day of Pentecost
and Confirmation Sunday.
Confirmation Class 2015 will meet with the Session
before worship. Reception to follow. Please make sure you are in attendance.
June 14th – Celebrating our High school graduates, our eight graders and give thinks to our
Faithworks volunteer teachers and our childcare workers.
July and August – Faithworks recess. Indoors-outdoors
games and activities will be scheduled during worship service. Childcare for
children under 5 years will be provided as well.
August 17 to 21- Vacation Bible Camp (VBC). August
may seem like a while from now, but it’s time to start planning for our 2015 VBC.
Come join us on Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 7:30 pm on the 2nd floor
of the church for our first planning meeting of the year.
Knitting Group Update
Knitting Group meets on the second Sunday of each month to gather for knitting
fellowship and camaraderie. In the month
of May, there will be a slight change in the schedule due to Mother’s Day, May
10th. The group will meet on
the third Sunday, May 17th
instead of May 10th due to the Cake Auction at 11. Please mark on
Cleaning With Habitat
It’s Spring Cleaning time and Habitat Restore has many great
furnishings for sale. The store, located at 415 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, is
open Wednesday through Sunday. Donate your gently used furniture, appliances,
kitchens, lighting, decorative home décor, etc. Free local pickup is available.
Check out their new website, www.habitatrestorewayne.com, or call
Memory Garden Work Day May 9
Please join us Saturday, May 9 at 9 am to complete plantings and
cleanup of the Memory Garden, followed by lunch. RSVP to Barbara Fernstrom, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jersey Jubilation Hand Bell Choir Concert
Annual “Ring in the Spring” hand bell concert on Friday, May 15, 2015 at
8PM. Ridgewood United Methodist Church,
100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
information: 201-447-2751 or email email@example.com
Sunday Hospitality Helpers
reminder to everyone that we are always welcoming new Hospitality Helpers to
our schedule. If you are willing to
bring crackers, a few cheese/fruit/vegetable platters and something cool to
drink plus ½ &½ for our coffee drinkers, you might love being on our
rotation! This is an important ministry
to the life of our church and any assistance from new people would be greatly
appreciated! (And a huge” Thank You” to the people who regularly help us in
Announcement for the Sunday
Worship service should be emailed to the church office. Your announcement will appear in the next
Sunday bulletin. Deadline is the Wednesday before that week’s bulletin comes
would like the community to pray with you for a person or circumstance please
call the office at 201-891-0511.