The sanctuary, nursery and both preschool rooms will be closed to all foot traffic from Friday, October 10 at 8:00 am through Saturday, October 11 at 5:00 pm. The carpeting in these areas will be professionally cleaned on Friday and will need time to fully dry in preparation for worship on Sunday, October 12. If you have any questions, please contact Sue V. or the church office. Thank you for your cooperation.
WARM (Wrapping Arms aRound Many) is a ministry involving many churches in the area. Each church either hosts or assists a host site in housing the homeless in our community who have nowhere to go during the cold winter nights. The guests arrive at the host site around 5:30 pm, where they are provided a hot meal, a cot for the evening, and some time to freshen up, play games, read, etc. In the morning they are provided with breakfast prior to leaving for the day at 7 am.
WARM depends on the financial contributions from our churches in St. Mary’s County to underwrite the cost of the WARM program. All contributions go directly to support the mission of WARM–to provide a warm, dry, and safe place for men, women, and children to sleep during the cold weather months. If you would like to contribute to WARM, please send a check to the address below:
P.O. Box 1174
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Patuxent Presbyterian Church proudly presents the 2014 Patuxent Choral Festival on Saturday, October 25.
We are honored to have renowned choral composer Mary McDonald, who will lead a massed choir of community singers in a day-long (10:00-4:00) rehearsal. The event will culminate in a 7:00 evening concert in which the choir will sing some of the songs learned during the festival. Mary McDonald, who is not only a talented composer but a fantastic keyboardist as well, will include some of her playing skills in the concert.
Interested singers can check online at www.paxpres.org for more information and a registration form. If you have questions, please contact either the Patuxent Presbyterian office (301-863-2033, or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maureen Wysham at email@example.com. You can also check out the Patuxent Choral Festival on Facebook. The cost of the event is $30, which includes a music packet, lunch and dinner.
“Abram believed the Lord, and he (God) credited it to him as righteousness.” (Gen. 15:6)
I have often wished to have the faith of Abraham. I have wondered what it would be like if the Scriptures were filled with stories of those who managed to come to faith and eventually find themselves with faith like Abraham’s. Perhaps then the Scripture would really be a helpful tool for coming to faith and for finding instruction in living lives of faith. Oh, yes…for many of us this is exactly what the Scriptures are! Perhaps then, this verse from Genesis 15 is one early indication of what the purpose of Scripture is all about.
As Jacob’s life begins, conflict and family dysfunction seem to obscure any sense of God’s working. Jacob doesn’t begin life with any particular sense of faith. He experiences all of the family dynamics that challenge many of our personal families, not to mention our church families. And yet, somehow amid the human drama the presence and promises of God begin to come shining through. (Gen 25 and 27)
…Audio file message from Good Sam on Fall Focus day one Sept. 21, 2014
The CareNet Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director has full responsibility for the administrative, development, public relations, and training of staff and volunteers at three pregnancy center locations. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree and be able to demonstrate a vigorous and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ as well as a strong commitment to the sanctity of human life. Experience in leading groups of staff and volunteers is critical; experience in pregnancy center operations is a plus. For a complete job description or to submit a resume, please send inquiries to Beth Slick at firstname.lastname@example.org.