Messenger – April 2024

Pastor’s Corner

Hello spring! I love this time of year. Spring brings our flowers to life, and we get to enjoy so many things we love to do. I enjoy hunting turkeys, and hearing them gobble makes my heart pound with excitement.

Calling the gobblers in is such a rush for me,and I get to share my love for the sport with those who enjoy the same.

Thinking and anticipating all that spring brings also reminds me of all the work that comes with the things I love. We as a church have so much to be excited about as well and with that excitement comes the work of finding a new pastor.

Our session has been hard at work developing new by-laws and policy. A search team is also in place, and the search has begun. All of you reading this are asked to give your thoughts to the session members as they consider candidates who

may be interested.

The call, the vision, and how to best carry out the great commission must be at forefront of all that our church does now and in the future. We must not settle for mediocrity or a return for how things used to be.  Moving forward with new

ideas to reach those who have not yet entered our doors can be very exciting. A new pastor will need your full support, as more changes will come with new leadership. I will continue to encourage all of you as we join in our prayers and love for

one another.

In the love of the Lord Jesus,

Pastor Al


If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.”     —Billy Graham

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.    -Ephesians 4:32

“God proved his love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’” —Billy Graham


God’s Wish

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.     -Anne Frank



Sunday School – 8:30 AM in the Community Building

Choir Practice Thursday’s at 1:00pm

You may reach Pastor Al at #609-529-7526, or

Thursday, April 11th – Presbyterian Women Meeting – 2:30pm

Wednesday, April 17th – Mens’ breakfast and meeting – 8:00am

Tuesday, April 30th – Newsletter Deadline

Kenya Update: The school’s water pump had been hit by lightning, and destroyed. with our financial help, they were able to restore the pump and supply water to the school again. Their school is looking to expand their horizons and they are looking for an American school to “TWIN” with. They are the Ambassadors of Hope childrens school for orphans, abused children and children of abject poverty. If anyone has any contact with an elementary school that would consider such an opportunity, please let me know. By Jim Kessler

Thank you all who donated to thee Delaney Family who lost their home to fire. We collected $1210.00!

Please contact Debbie Hickok at Debbers128@gmail.comwith revisions to the church directory.

Please contact Debbie Hickok by Wednesday evening with any announcements you have for the upcoming week.

Email Carolyn White with any praises, joys, or prayer requests you have throughout the week that you’d like to share with our church family.

Please sign up to host one of the social hours on the Sunday after Communion Service on the first Sunday of the month. Hosting only means setting out what is brought and cleaning up afterward. It does not mean bringing everything to share.

Don’t forget our card ministry - If you would like a card sent to a particular person to give them a lift or let them know they are missed or offer encouragement, etc. etc., just give the name and address to Cathe. Cards, envelopes and postage will be provided and placed on a table in the Community Building the first Sunday of each month. As we file past the table on our way to the coffee pot, we will be able to sign each of the cards and Cathe will address the envelopes and mail them.

Loose Change Offerings ( coins and bills)

1st Sunday – Local Missions

2nd Sunday – General Fund

3rd Sunday – Kenya/Rev. Malabo

4th Sunday – General Fund

5th Sunday – Trehab Local Food Bank (whenever there is a 5th Sunday)



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