WORSHIP IN MARCH
In the months of March and April, we will consider spiritual gifts: what are they, what do we have, and how do we use them? Beginning on March 15, the sermons will be based on passages used in our “Understanding Spiritual Gifts” study series.
March 1: 1 Peter 4:7-11
March 8: 1 Corinthians 12:4-14
March 15: Genesis 1:26-2:8
March 22: Colossians 3:12-17
March 29: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
3/1/2020 Nancy K.
3/8/2020 Cindy M.
3/15/2020 Sally P.
3/22/2020 Sue C.
3/29/2020 Heather I.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 1- Communion
March 18- Lenten Worship (dinner 6:15, worship 7:00): with Crestview & Plains
April 4- Soup Supper
April 9- Maundy Thursday Service and Communion (intinction) 7:30 PM
April 12- Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast, 7:30 AM
Communion, 11:00 AM Worship
One Great Hour of Sharing offering received
May 23- Car Cruise
May 31- Summer Worship begins 10:00 AM
Pentecost Offering received
June 14- Communion (intinction)
July 26-August 1- Mission Trip
August 30- Communion (intinction)
September 6- Last Sunday for Summer Worship
"Worship as You Work"
October 4- World Communion
November 22- Thank Offering Sunday
November 29- First Sunday of Advent
December 13- Christmas Party
December 20- Choir Cantata, or special music program
December 24- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Communion 7:30 PM
January 3, 2021- Installation and Ordination of Elders and Deacons
January 10, 2021- Communion
Our condolences go out to the family of Tammy B., who died on February 13.
Our condolences go out to the family of Lois C. K., who died on February 12.
Beaver-Butler Presbytery will hold a leadership training event "Creating a Church for Others" on Sunday, March 15, 2:00-5:00, at the Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church. Please check the church lobby for more information and to register.
Old Union’s premiere community event is coming on April 4! There’s a way for everyone in the congregation to be part of the Soup Supper. Watch for details about how you can volunteer and donate.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
Each Lent for more than 70 years, Presbyterians donate money through the One Great Hour of Sharing to serve communities and individuals in need. The money we will receive from now until Easter will be divided evenly between Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People to safety, sustenance, and hope. Please consider how you can make OGHS part of your observance of Lent.
Old Union will join with Plains and Crestview Presbyterian Churches to offer worship services each Sunday during Lent. Each week we will gather for a light meal at 6:15, followed by a thirty minute worship service at 7:00.
March 4, at Crestview Church, led by Peter de V.
March 11, at Plains Church, led by Gregg H.
March 18, at Old Union Church, led by Derek M.
March 25, at Crestview Church, led by Peter de V.
April 1, at Plains Church, led by Gregg H.
UNDERSTANDING SPIRITUAL GIFTS
Have you ever wondered what your spiritual gifts are? Are you searching for the life and mission to which God is calling you? This seven-week study, beginning on March 15 and March 17, will allow you to explore spiritual gifts through Bible study, prayer, and personal reflection. You can choose to attend either Sunday mornings at 10:00 or Tuesday evenings at 7:00. A participant’s workbook will guide your 10-15 minute daily reflections as part of this study. Please sign up in the lobby so we can order a book for you!
We are continuing to receive donations for students in need at Butler High School. We are seeking hygiene products of all types, and underwear. Please place your donations in the bin the church lobby.
Old Union Church is organizing a mission trip to Taylorville Illinois the week of July 26-August 1, to assist with the rebuilding efforts after a devastating tornado. We welcome people of all skill levels and all ages over 12. The total cost will be no more than $100. Speak with the pastor for more information.
The 2020 census information will be used to determine the number of seats Pennsylvania has in the House of Representatives, and it will determine our county and local communities’ share of funding. A study by George Washington University found that Pennsylvania loses approximately $2,100 annually for each uncounted person. For example, in the 2010 census, one Butler County community lost over $1 million because of an undercount.
Completing the census is easy, safe, and important. By law, the government cannot release any information obtained through the census that identifies a person individually, and the process has been designed with multiple layers of protection to ensure your privacy.
It takes less than ten minutes to complete the questionnaire, and this year, for the first time ever, you can respond online at www.census.gov.
Old Union Presbyterian Church | 200 Union Church Road, Mars, PA 16046
724-538-8672 | OldUnionChurch@gmail.com
724-538-8672 | OldUnionChurch@gmail.com