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Midweek Mindfulness

May 18, 2022

 

This week, on May 22nd, we will celebrate Confirmation Sunday. Five of our youth have spent the past year learning about what it means to be Christian, Presbyterian, and a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Jackson Boye, Lila James, Corinna Loesch, Owen Ruoff, and Nolan Voight will officially join the church. But this isn’t the end of their faith journey. It is merely the next step. 

 

On Friday night, our session will take time to hear their statements of faith - the final piece of Confirmation. It’s nerve-wracking, but we ask our confirmation students to practice articulating their faith by describing what it is they believe here and now. It’s not a final statement of faith for all time – we hope our faith will grow and change throughout their lives. But a road marker of this time and place.

 

When was the last time you considered your own journey of faith?  

 

Maybe it was writing a statement of faith when you were ordained as an elder. Or when you joined the church. Maybe the last time you sat down to write about your faith was when you went through confirmation!

 

I encourage you this week to prayerfully consider where this journey of faith has taken you. Discern what wisdom you have gleaned that might be helpful to pass on to the next generation. There will be a reception in Fellowship Hall on Sunday between services to welcome our confirmands. Come give them your congratulations and enjoy some cake and take the opportunity to sign your words of wisdom in their new study Bibles.

 

We’ll be glad to welcome these new members and find ways for them to be involved in the life of the church. As they explore their faith and discover how to be an active member of this congregation, may we open our hearts and our ears to their creativity and passions.

 

May this Sunday inspire you to consider your own faithfulness. See you then!

 

Grace & Peace,

 

Pastor Kate


Interim Pastor

First Presbyterian Church

If you missed worship with us on Sunday, watch it on our YouTube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiTgg8vDSghxOBvMGbvM6og


Announcements:


-         For the month of May, Mission is collecting items for Traveling Day Camp (June 20-24th). Suggested donations include: paper cups, sunscreen, bug spray, water balloons, liquid soap for water slide, water goggles, and Kleenex.


-         Besides being Confirmation Sunday, May 22nd is also the last week of youth / children’s Sunday School for the spring semester. Keep your eyes open for our summer schedule!


-         June 3-5 Downtown Days

FPC is sponsoring a booth for information, water, and games for kids. This is a great way to showcase FPLS to the community and meet people that might be looking for a church family. Sign up to help run the booth!

https://firstchurchls.org/downtown-days-signup

 

-         Reminder that on Sunday, June 5th we will celebrate Pentecost Sunday and have only one worship service at 10:00 am. Wear red for a church-wide photo after worship and celebrate with a Pentecost Picnic at 11:00am. 

 

-         Generosity Announcement!! June 20-24 Traveling Day Camp is scheduled for kids K-6th Grade. Due to a generous contribution by a church member, the $60 fee for camp has been covered for every student! That’s right, camp is no charge to you. So, what are you waiting for?! Sign up today: https://firstchurchls.org/day-camp


Save-the-Date / At a Glance:

Sun, May 22nd

Confirmation Sunday


Wed, May 25th

5:30 pm LOGOS Year-End Celebration


June 3-5

Downtown Days  

https://firstchurchls.org/downtown-days-signup

 

Sun, June 5th

One Worship Service @ 10:00 am

All-Church Picture and Pentecost Picnic to Follow

 

June 20-24

Traveling Day Camp

For kids K-6th Grade

Bible stories, arts & crafts, games, and plenty of time outside!

Sign up here:

https://firstchurchls.org/day-camp

 

June 24

First Pres @ Big Slick