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First Report A publication of First Presbyterian Church February 2010 / Volume 41, No. 2 840 South 17th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 What’s In a Name? I can remember with fondness Catherine and I discussing what names we might name our children at a Chili’s Restaurant in Charlotte, NC. Names like Robert, James, and Mathew were at the top of the list if we ever had a boy. And names like Fiona, Charlotte, and Emily were front and center if we ever had a girl. It is funny and somewhat ironic that neither the name “Andrew” nor the name, “Emma” was on that Ministers napkin over 13 years ago. And, yet, we can not imagine a richer more fulfilling life than Members of congregation loving, nurturing, guiding, and watching Andrew and Emma grow into their name. I only mentioned this tidbit of information as an introduction to our Lenten Study at Pastor/Head of Staff Forum entitled, “Gospel Portraits of Jesus” that will be examining the many names Brent O. Johnston attributed to Jesus of Nazareth like Christ, Son of God, Son of Man, bread, Parish Associate resurrection, and life. Make it your Lenten discipline to come to Sunday School for six Donald R. Steiner Sundays to learn more about what’s in a name and how we might grow in the faith as a result of our study. UMHE Campus Minister Also let me encourage you to mark the beginning of Lent by attending an Ash Karen R. Moritz Wednesday Service. On February 17, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., our very own Youth and Music Director Young Adult Director, Jeff Vance, will be bringing the Lenten Message. So come to Brian Pfoltner support Jeff in his preaching debut at First Presbyterian Church as well as getting in touch with your own mortality. The ashes one receives on the forehead remind the Organist worshipper of the human condition… that every person who is born in this world will Charles W. Ore one day die. “Earth to earth and ashes to ashes, dust to dust, blessed are those who Children’s Choir and die in the Lord says the Spirit, for they rest from their labor and their works due follow Bell Choir Director them,” is what we say at the graveside during a committal of a loved one to Almighty Stephanie Nelson God to await the Resurrection. So, in essence, Ash Wednesday is an important reminder that our life is not our Youth and Young Adult Director own… from the first breath to the last breath… it belongs to God. Jesus, was and is, Jeff Vance the only human to live life to the fullest from the first breath to the last breath and bids Building Coordinator us to do as well. So, in Lent, we learn again what it means to deny self, pick up our and Receptionist cross, and follow. So why not follow Jesus to Jerusalem this season of Lent and let Carol Tucker that first step be an Ash Wednesday Service and the last step be a Maundy Thursday Service. And then on Good Friday we wait with all Christendom as Christ dies the Custodian death reserved for all of us sinners. This waiting for Easter Sunday seems like an Mel Parde eternity… but then that day finally comes… when God calls Jesus to come forth to a Maintenance new unbounded existence called life after death. I just hope my name ends up on Michael Seeman God’s napkin someday when it is time to go forth and live as well as yours. Grace and Peace, Publications Secretary Pastor Brent Susan Diers Finance Treasurer Charles Dunn Out of Retirement Finance Secretary And Back in the Saddle Patricia Wissink I have heard it said if you first do not succeed, try it again, and again, until you do. Evidently the Right Reverend Donald R. Clerk of Session Steiner has taken this lesson to heart with respect to Joan Berglund retirement. I believe the number is now thirteen. Thirteen times in Don’s life he has retired from one thing or another to decide Annual Meeting Rev. Donald to get back in the saddle so to speak to start again. We are & Luncheon Steiner extremely pleased that Don has agreed to come out of Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, retirement to be our Parish Associate for visitation. Don and I have agreed to 12:00 p.m. share the visitation duties of a pastor. I will visit the hospitals, rehabilitation Please Note: centers, and nursing homes, while Don has agreed to visit those in retirement Only one worship facilities and the homebound. Don continued on page 3 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ service at 11:00 a.m. February 2010/Volume 41, No. 2 First Presbyterian Church - “A place to belong!” Vernon Anderson, Rev. Bob Jeambey, Connie Ore, Cynthia Tanderup, Ruth Theobold, Arlene Whiteley Our sympathies and prayers go to Many thanks to all the people for Michael Seeman’s family, in the passing of his cards, visits, and prayers, on behalf mother-in-law, Erma Smith, on January 19. of Ralph Beach. He is now home. And to Marilyn Hansen and family, in the ⎯ Ruth Beach passing of Dr. Hodson Hansen, on January 21. Bob & Darlene Martin thank you for all the cards and greetings Find the Homesteader online at www.homesteadpres.org for our anniversary. click on the Resources and Publications tab on the left. PW February Sand Dollars Circle Meetings Valentine’s Day Circle II Worship Service Catered Dinner Wed., Feb. 3, 9:30 am Friday, February 19, 6:30 p.m. Library Wed., Feb. 17, 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall Barb Bruning hosting Sanctuary Program: Clinic with a Heart Circle III RSVP to church (477-6037) by Feb. 17. Wed., Feb. 3, 9:30 am Jeff Vance preaching Please Note: Date change! Rousseau Room Marian McVey hosting Circle V In the Footsteps of Paul & Beyond: From Athens to Istanbul Wed., Feb. 3, 12:30 pm Rousseau Room (SSS) Circle IV Mon., Feb. 15, 7:30 pm This very special trip is scheduled for March 14-25, 2011. Sharon Neumeister hosting For more information go to: www.travelillume.com/trc/ Presbyterian Women Remember to… February Gathering • Purchase your grocery cards from Shirley Jean Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. Smith before and after the 11 a.m. worship service Fellowship Hall in the East entrance on Sundays. Worship theme: "Wonder of Hope" • Collect General Mills Box Tops Education points, Guest speaker: Linda Crump from the Nebraska Best Choice bar codes, and Campbell’s Soup Labels for Minority Justice Committee which is a joint com- Education for McPhee. Drop off in the church office. mittee of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the • Good news: in 2009 we were able to get $90.00 from the Nebraska Supreme Court. It is a statewide collabora- collection of Best Choice labels for the BackPack Program at tive effort that works to develop and implement just McPhee. 2000 labels were collected. Keep up the good work! and sustainable policy reforms that will improve the — Ruth Beach system of justice and strengthen public trust and confidence in the court system. Ms Crump is co-chair with the Hon. John Girard of the Nebraska Supreme Court. This will be a very informative presentation. Our day will also include a bit of business, joys and concerns and a meal ($6 payable at the door). All are welcome! Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. on KFOR Radio Broadcast 1240 AM; and/or Thursday at 8 p.m., and Friday at 1 p.m. on Please RSVP to Carol (477-6037) or email her at TV Cable Channel 13. To learn more about us at First Church firstname.lastname@example.org. visit us at www.firstpresbyterianlincoln.org _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First Presbyterian Church - “A place to belong!” 2 February 2010/Volume 41, No. 2 — MUSIC — Our Next Concert! Ahreum Han, organ Sunday - February 7, 2010 • 3:00 p.m. Don't miss a chance to see one of the next generation of virtuoso organists right here at First Church. Ahreum Han will play an organ recital guaranteed to captivate you. This young and talented virtuoso recently performed for the American Guild of Organists' Regional Conference in Florida to rave reviews. Her performance was described as "Dazzling Virtuosity", “Having Immediate Audience Appeal", and "Exuberant". At the conclusion of her performance there was a spontaneous standing ovation and cheers, with three curtain calls. And, to put you football fans at ease, it should be over before 4:30 p.m.—plenty of time to make it home for the game! Tickets available in the church office or online at www.firstpresbyterianlincoln.org Ahreum Han Music News: Rehearsals for all groups have resumed. It’s not too late BackPack to join. If you know of someone who would like to join us here are the times: Program Ring & Sing (preschool through 3rd grade, chimes Wish List & singing) Sundays 9:15-9:45 a.m. in room 211 18 oz. Grape Jelly Kaleidoscope (3rd through 8th grade, handbells) 18 oz. Peanut Butter Wednesdays 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary 26 oz. Spaghettios Chancel Bells (9th grade to adults, handbells) Macaroni & Cheese Sundays 5-6 p.m. in the Sanctuary 32 oz. complete pancake mix (just add water) 24 oz. bottle of Pancake Syrup Look for Spring schedules posted on the music Tuna Helper bulletin board! 6 oz. cans of Tuna (packed in water) 1 lb. package of rice www.census.gov/2010census 18 oz. can fruit 14 or 15 oz. box of Cheerios CENSUS JOBS: U.S. Census 2010 16 oz. can Refried Beans 11.5 oz. Welch’s Juice concentrate (non-frozen) Do you or someone you know want to earn some extra money and help serve your community? Apply by taking a basic skills test Don continued from page 1 at First Presbyterian Church, It is important that as our long time members are less Fri., Feb. 5, 9:00 a.m. able to be present to us that we find a way to be present to them. Don will also be attending Staff meetings, and Bring two current forms of I.D. to the test (driver’s Session meetings, and occasionally the Care of license, social security card, passport, etc.) and Members committee. And if Don perchance does not veteran’s documentation if applicable (SF-15, DD-214). immediately recognize you upon walking into a room, For more information or to schedule yourself for a test, know that Don’s macular degeneration gives him trouble call: Lincoln Census Bureau Recruiting Office at with facial recognition. Or maybe it might be something 402-479-2320 or 1-866-861-2010. like that onion you ate that is wafting through the air screaming “stay back!” Regardless, we are happy to The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer announce the newest member on Staff, the Reverend Donald R. Steiner. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ February 2010/Volume 41, No. 2 3 First Presbyterian Church - “A place to belong!” — YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS — YOUTH GROUPS YOUNG ADULTS Middle School: NOOMA Feb. 7: Super Bowl Are you busy on Sunday mornings Party (TBA) from 9:45-10:45 a.m.? If not, join the Feb. 14: Youth Group 5-6 p.m., Meal 6-6:30 p.m. NOOMA Group in Room 215 for Feb. 21: Youth Group 5-6 p.m., Meal 6-6:30 pm some breakfast, fellowship, discussion, Feb. 28: Youth Group 5-6 p.m., Meal 6-6:30 p.m. and reflection as we review short HIGH SCHOOL: videos and other resources by Rob Bell, Feb. 7: Super Bowl Francis Chan, and Doug Fields and dig deeper into what Party (TBA) scripture has to say to us about living in today’s world as Feb. 14: Youth Group 6:35-8:15 p.m., Meal 6-6:30 p.m. a Christian. For more information contact Jeff Vance. Feb. 21: Youth Group 6:35-8:15 p.m., Meal 6-6:30 p.m. Nooma (pneuma) meaning 'wind,' 'spirit,' or 'breath' of God. Feb. 28: Youth Group 6:35-8:15 p.m., Meal 6-6:30 p.m. FUEL DARE TO SHARE Have you checked out FUEL? It’s the latest and greatest of gatherings for those your age! We will be meeting on It’s that time of year again! Dare 2 Share is coming to February 5 at NuVibe (downtown location-126 N. 14th Lincoln on February 26-27. This is an opportunity for St.) 6-8 p.m. Go to www.fuel4faith.com to check us out. our Middle School and High School youth to gather with others from around the region to worship, grow, and learn more about what it means to be a Christian in Souperbowl of Caring today’s world. Registration forms are online (church website or www.dare2share.org) and due on Feb. 14. Celebrates 20 Years The cost is $25 per youth and all are encouraged to of Service - Feb. 7 bring a friend (that includes boyfriends and girlfriends). Mission Statement: Utilizing Super Bowl weekend to mobilize youth to fight hunger and poverty CONFIRMATION CLASS in their local communities. Dear Parents: The Confirmation Class starts on Feb. 17, Vision Statement: Transforming Super Bowl 7:00 p.m. at the Ash Wednesday worship service at First weekend into the nation's largest youth-led weekend Church. Then will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for of giving and serving. the next eight weeks after F3. If you have a Middle Join the movement that is transforming Super Schooler who might be interested and ready, or if you Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest youth-led have any questions, please contact Pastor Brent or Jeff weekend of giving and serving. Vance. It’s never too early, or too late, to have this conversation. If you have a High Schooler who is still Stir it Up! Join Souper Bowl of Caring 2010 considering their options or interested, please let them Thousands of youth from churches across the know that we offer a mentor track as well. country will ‘Stir it Up’ in the fight against hunger and poverty on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2010. Youth Bible Study And you can help too! You can help provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and compassion We meet on Thursday evenings 6:45-8:00 p.m. at to the needy. How? Join the Souper Bowl of Caring. various locations. We are currently taking a look at the Following worship on February 7th, the youth will be early church (the book of Acts). Below is an outline for holding up soup pots at church doors and asking you the month of February: to participate by dropping in a dollar or two to help Feb. 4: Mills Family (3415 Casa Grande Ln.) people who are hungry. 100% of the donations go to Feb. 11: Kroeker Family (2536 Ridgeline Ct.) the Matt Talbot Kitchen. You can write a check too… Feb. 18: Richert Family (3330 Williamsburg Dr.) make the check out to First Presbyterian Church and Feb. 25: Wood Family (3323 Potomac Dr.) in the memo line write: Souper Bowl of Caring. Here’s a fun fact: Souper Bowl of Caring raised Do you Facebook? $10 million dollars in 2009. Lets do our part in 2010. M.S. & H.S. Youth search: First Pres. Youth Group and join us! PARENTS: If you haven’t already signed up to serve a Young Adult groups for First Presbyterian and FUEL! meal, please prayerfully consider doing so. Sign up Search: Young Adults-First Presbyterian -OR- FUEL. sheets are in the East Entrance. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First Presbyterian Church - “A place to belong!” 4 February 2010/Volume 41, No. 2 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION WE PRAY FOR HAITI Brothers and Sisters in Christ, as the eyes of the world turn to Haiti, let us join our hearts in prayer: God of compassion please watch over the people of Haiti, and weave out of these terrible happenings wonders of goodness and grace. Surround those who have been affected by tragedy with a sense of your UPCOMING SCHEDULE present love, and hold them in faith. Though they are lost in grief, may they find you and be comforted; Grab a cup of coffee and join us Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in guide us as a church to find ways of providing Great Hall. assistance that heals wounds and provides hope help Feb. 7 - “Paths of the Displaced” us to remember that when one of your children suffer a look at Sudanese students in Lincoln we all suffer through Jesus Christ who was dead, but Paths of the Displaced is a video documentary lives and rules this world with you. Amen. created by a senior at Lincoln High School as she got (Adapted from Book of Common Worship) to know the life stories of 4 of her Sudanese — Bruce Reyes-Chow, Gradye Parsons classmates. It is a powerful look at the lives of & Linda Valentine Sudanese teens living in our neighborhood. The PC(USA) is responding to this FYI: The “Paths of the Displaced” film was created, earthquake through Presbyterian filmed, narrated and edited by Jan Enstrom's & Scott Disaster Assistance and its Svoboda’s niece, Natalia Ledford. (Michele Langer) partners. You can Google Feb. 14 - In the Footsteps of Paul “Presbyterian Disaster Assistance/ A presentation of the March 14-25, 2011 trip. Haiti” for updates on how we (Pastor Brent) Presbyterians are responding through PDA. You, too, can be part of God’s answer to Feb. 21- Mar. 28 Lenten study prayer for those affected by this disaster. Funds from One "Gospel Portraits of Jesus" Great Hour of Sharing are already helping with the initial The Lenten Study will focus on names and titles response. You can give to the ongoing relief by writing given to Jesus as his ministry on earth came to a your check to “First Presbyterian Church” and putting close. See how Jesus became known in the “Haiti” on the memo line. Gospels as "teacher", "bread", "messiah", "son of god", "resurrection", and "life". How We Can Help Survivors in Haiti The children in our congregation have shown Five dust masks amazing compassion and concern for the victims of the Fifty clothespins Haiti earthquakes. They will be donating their children's One scrub brush offering for the next few weeks to Presbyterian Disaster One 50-78 oz. box dry laundry detergent Assistance to help with the recovery. One 12 oz. bottle of liquid concentrated household Families are also welcome to donate Emergency cleaner (like Lysol®) Clean-Up Kits to send to Haiti. More information is One 25 oz. bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap available on the website: www.churchworldservice.org (like Dawn®) These supplies enable people to begin the over- Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft. whelming job of cleaning up after a flood, hurricane, Two pairs latex gloves (like Playtex®) tornado, or other disaster. 24-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45 gallon) To assemble an Emergency Clean-up Bucket you One 6-14 oz. bottle of insect repellent will need: (drops or lotion, not aerosol) One five-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid Five scouring pads Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Be sure One pair work gloves to send only new, unopened materials. Put all items in Seven sponges, assorted sizes the plastic bucket, making sure they are packed securely Eighteen cleaning towels to avoid damage during shipment, and seal lid with (reusable, like Easy Wipes®) packing tape. Then bring to the church for shipping. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ February 2010/Volume 41, No. 2 5 First Presbyterian Church - “A place to belong!” —— SESSION HIGHLIGHTS - January 14, 2010 —— Care of Members Report 200 – The Gathering Place/Soup Supper Program a. Baby quilt & cross were given to John Soerjawitaka & 50 – Mission Yearbooks for Prayer and Study for family for Tayten. staff/MOC/congregation b. Grocery Card Account was $2,470.90 at the time of Personnel Committee Report CoM meeting; 10 community organizations were given a. Approved Pastor Johnston’s requests for vacation; $200 each for end of year needs. With remaining January 21-23, March 22-28, June 18-July 2 and monies several people were helped. continuing education; May 17 to 23. c. Visits to shut ins & poinsettias delivered on Friday, b. Approved Patty Wissink’s Training Outline which December 11th. started January 4, 2010 moving her to 30 hours a Christian Education Report week. This is in preparation for Charles Dunn’s a. Planning underway for some sort of Sunday morning retirement on June 30, 2010. class targeting parents, particularly those not currently Financial/Treasurer’s Report engaged in other Sunday morning classes. a. Property budget was under by about $19,000 b. Continuing discussion of CE Director position, and which left a deficit of about $6,124. This will be how to go about finding a consultant to assist in this covered by interest from the Foundation. process. b. The offering taken at the Thanksgiving Service c. Looking into purchasing t-shirts for nursery volunteers which was the All-Lincoln Presbyterian Church and considering making the t-shirts general for the event, was $307.07. This offering will be given to church, and offering them for sale as a fundraiser. the Cornerstone Ministry. Mission Committee Report OLD BUSINESS a. Approved disbursements for remaining 2009 Allhands Mission Funds as follows: Update on Jacob’s Well Project: The committee is $2,400 – Clinic with a Heart/McPhee site working on an agreement between Jacob’s Well and the 1,000 – PC(USA) Basic Mission Support church regarding responsibilities of this project. They hope 1,000 – Sudanese Ministry of FPC to be able to begin in February. 500 – Homestead Presbytery Mission Budget Correspondence 500 – People’s City Mission/Benevolence Prog. Request from Virginia (Cuz) Johnson to resign as elder to 500 – Jacob’s Well Food Distribution Support/ Session. Resignation was accepted with regrets. FPC site Blessings of the Season On December 19th, eleven Stephen Ministers, and one musical leader, Shirley Cole, carpooled to the Lakeview Care Center in Firth, NE, to spend time with fellow Stephen Minister, Vern Anderson. Vern is recuperating from surgery at Lakeview. A joyous time was had by all as we rang chimes and sang Christmas carols, and had conversations with Vern. Vern's daughter (and new Christmas puppy), joined us. You may send get well greetings to Vern at: Vern Anderson c/o Lakeview Care Center 404 East 8th Firth, NE 68358 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First Presbyterian Church - “A place to belong!” 6 February 2010/Volume 41, No. 2 February 2010 - LIFE IN THE CHURCH Monday, February 1 7:00 pm - Spiritual Formation/Parlor Sunday, February 21 1st Sunday in Lent 1:15 pm - Staff Meeting/Rm 115 7:30 pm - Adult Choir/B15 & S 8:15 am -12:15 - Nursery open 4:30 pm - PW Planning Meeting/RR Thursday, February 11 8:30 am - Worship/GH 5:30 pm - Budget & Finance/B-18 9:00 am - Sewing Group/FH 9:15 am - Ring & Sing/Rm 116 6:00 pm - AGO Student meal/GH 1:30 pm - Knit 'n' Cro/Parlor 9:45 am - Adult Bible Discovery/Parlor 7:00 pm - AGO music student recitals/S 6:30 pm - Session Meeting/ FH 9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages 7:00 pm - Personnel Committee/RR 6:45 pm - Youth Bible Study/Kroeker’s 9:45 am - Children's Opening Exercises/C Tuesday, February 2 Friday, February 12 9:45 am - Adult Forum/GH Brent day off 7:00 pm - Viola Recital/GH 9:45 am - YA-NOOMA/Rm 215 7:00 am - Men's Breakfast/K Saturday, February 13 11:00 am - Worship/S 10:00 am - Don Crosier Writer's Group/Lib 8:30 am - Stephen Ministry/GH & Parlor & Children's Church/FH 4:45 pm - Gathering Place 10:00 am - PW/FH 12:30 pm - Nuer Worship Service/C Wednesday, February 3 Sunday, February 14 Valentine’s Day 5:00 pm - Chancel Bells/S Bulletin Deadline Dare to Share registration forms due 5:00 pm - Mid High Youth/FH 9:30 am - Circle II/Barb Bruning hosts/ 8:15 am -12:15 - Nursery open 6:00 pm - Mid High & Sr High Meal/FH Library 8:30 am - Worship/GH 6:35 pm - Sr High Youth/FH 9:30 am - Circle III/Marian McVey hosts/RR 9:15 am - Ring & Sing/Rm 116 Monday, February 22 12:00 pm - Men's Lunch/Howard's Pantry 9:45 am - Adult Bible Discovery/Parlor 1:15 pm - Staff Meeting/Rm 115 12:30 pm - Circle V/RR 9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages 5:30 pm - Property Committee/Rm 208 5:30 pm - Lectio Divina/Rm 208 9:45 am - Children's Opening Exercises/C 5:30 pm - Music & FA/Parlor 6:00 pm - F3/FH 9:45 am - Adult Forum/GH Tuesday, February 23 6:45 pm - Kaleidoscope/Rm 116 9:45 am - YA-NOOMA/Rm 215 Brent & Jeff day off 7:30 pm - Adult Choir/B15 & S 11:00 am - Worship/S 7:00 am - Men's Breakfast/Kitchen Thursday, February 4 & Children's Church/FH 10:00 am - Don Crosier Writer's Group/Lib 9:00 am - Sewing Group/FH 12:30 pm - Nuer Worship Service/C Wednesday, February 24 1:30 pm - Knit 'n' Cro/Parlor 5:00 pm - Chancel Bells/S Bulletin Deadline 6:45 pm - Youth Bible Study/Mills’ 5:00 pm - Mid High Youth/FH 12:00 pm - Men's Lunch/Howard's Pantry 7:00 pm- Spiritual Formation/Parlor 6:00 pm - Mid High & Sr High Meal/FH 5:30 pm - Lectio Divina/Rm 208 Friday, February 5 6:35 pm - Sr High Youth/FH 6:00 pm - F3/FH 9:00 am - Census Testing/FH Monday, February 15 6:30 pm - Confirmation Class 6:30 pm - YA -FUEL/NuVibe Presidents Day 6:45 pm - Kaleidoscope/Rm 116 Saturday, February 6 1:15 am - Staff Meeting/Rm 115 7:30 pm - Adult Choir/B15 & S 8:30-11:30 am - Stephen Ministry/GH 7:30 pm - SSS Circle/Sharon Neumeister ‘s Thursday, February 25 Sunday, February 7 Tuesday, February 16 9:00 am - Sewing Group/FH Souperbowl of Caring Brent & Jeff day off 1:30 pm - Knit 'n' Cro/Parlor 8:15 am -12:15 - Nursery open 7:00 am - Men's Breakfast/K 5:00 pm - Care of Members/Rm 115 8:30 am - Worship-Communion/GH 10:00 am - Don Crosier Writer's Group/Lib 6:45 pm - Youth Bible Study/Wood’s 9:15 am - Ring & Sing/Rm 116 12:00 pm - Clergy Peacemakers/GH Friday, February 26 9:45 am - Adult Bible Discovery/Parlor Wednesday, February 17 Dare to Share/Pershing 9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages Ash Wednesday Saturday, February 27 9:45 am - Children's Opening Exercises/C Bulletin Deadline Dare to Share/Pershing 9:45 am - Adult Forum/GH 12:00 pm - Men's Lunch/Howard's Pantry 8:30 am - Stephen Ministry/GH 9:45 am - YA-NOOMA/Rm 215 5:30 pm - Lectio Divina/Rm 208 Sunday, February 28 11:00 am - Worship-Communion/S 6:00 pm - F3/FH Second Sunday in Lent & Children's Church/FH 6:15 pm - Adult Choir/B15 & S 8:15 am -12:15 - Nursery open 12:30 pm - Nuer Worship Service/C 7:00 pm - Ash Wednesday Worship/S 8:30 am - Worship/GH 3:00 pm - Arts for the Soul Concert (Confirmation Class attends) 9:15 am - Ring & Sing/Rm 116 TBA: Super Bowl Party-Mid & Sr High Thursday, February 18 9:45 am - Adult Bible Discovery/Parlor Monday, February 8 First Report articles due 9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages 1:15 - Staff Meeting/Rm 115 9:00 am - Sewing Group/FH 9:45 am - Children's Opening Exercises/C Tuesday, February 9 1:30 pm - Knit 'n' Cro/Parlor 9:45 am - Adult Forum/GH Brent & Jeff day off 6:45 pm - Youth Bible Study/Richert’s 9:45 am - YA-NOOMA/Rm 215 7:00 am - Men's Breakfast/Kitchen 7:00 pm - Spiritual Formation/Parlor 11:00 am - Worship/S 10:00 am - Don Crosier Writer's Group/Lib Friday, February 19 & Children's Church/FH Wednesday, February 10 6:30 pm - Sand Dollars Valentine 12:30 pm - Nuer Worship Service/C Bulletin Deadline Catered Dinner/FH 5:00 pm - Chancel Bells/S 12:00 pm - Men's Lunch/Howard's Pantry Saturday, February 20 12:00 pm - Partnership/RR 8:30 am - Stephen Ministry/GH Mark Your Calendars! 5:00 pm - Worship & Sacrament/Rm 115 10:00 am - Presbytery Stated Meeting/ Synod School 2010 5:30 pm - Lectio Divina/Rm 208 Good Shepherd Presbyterian July 25-30/Storm Lake, IA 6:00 pm - F3/FH www.lakesandprairies.org/school.html 6:45 pm - Kaleidoscope/Rm 116 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ February 2010/Volume 41, No. 2 7 First Presbyterian Church - “A place to belong!” First Presbyterian Church PERIODICAL 840 South 17th Street Lincoln, NE 68508 www.firstpresbyterianlincoln.org 402.477.6037 The FIRST REPORT (USPS 198-380) is published monthly for $15 per year by First Presbyterian Church, 840 S 17th St, Lincoln, NE 68508. 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