Can you believe just how fast this summer has gone by?
It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the last day of school and heading to Michigan adventure. But sad as it is there’s still a couple of things to look forward to before things get too crazy with school.
The Presbyterian Church of La Porte, is hosting a blood drive. Our original date was postponed due to some staffing issues with the American Red Cross. It has been re-scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:30PM to 6:30PM. We are need of early commitments from donors. Make sure you get signed up outside the church office in the narthex! Spread the word to those friends and family members who are donors about this opportunity as well.
Our new logo is on display on the church outdoor roadside signs at the Highway 35 entrance and on Kingsbury Avenue entry to welcome and make our statement of Faith. The front lawn electronic messaging sign will be revised to reflect the logo and give more opportunity for posting information.
The Presbyterian Women’s Fall Garage Sale will be held October 13 & 14, 2017.
Start collecting your treasures now.
Yes, Carol Koenemann has volunteered to watch over all our books. And we do have a good selection in our library at the end of the hall by Pastor Sally’s office.
We have 3 sets of floor-to-ceiling shelves devoted to Christianity past and present. Then, close to the cupboard and windows, you will find books on raising families, dealing with divorce and general “how to books”. You will also find good inspirational reading as well as good novels.
This is just a personal thank you to everyone who has helped me transition into this leadership role in the children’s ministry here at The Presbyterian Church of La Porte. I could not have made it through this busy season of Holy Week and Easter without all of the help and support from which I have been benefiting. Now onto the upcoming stuff! Vacation Bible School is coming everyone, and registration is now open. So, if you are as excited about this as I am, be sure to get signed up! But, in addition to registering your children, I want to talk to you about signing up to help us out with this big undertaking! Adi Veenendaal and I will be heading up this endeavor this year but VBS is a team effort and we need to start assembling this team! So, if you have worked VBS in the past or are a first timer, please, let us know if you are interested in joining alongside us in service of our children!
We are delighted to announce that our own Carey Scheck has agreed to accept an expanded position with our church and take on the role of Worship Band Leader. Carey’s new title will be Director of Music. She will be half time with our church in this new position which doubles her work with our church.
It’s always hard to say good bye, and we are having to say good-bye to some very good friends in the very near future. Walt and Peg Leszczyszyn are moving back to Canada to be near to their oldest daughter. Both Walt and Peg are Canadian citizens. Joe and Sharon Dzwonar are moving to a retirement community in Indianapolis where they will live very near to their son and his family and nearer to their daughter. I tried praying that their homes in La Porte wouldn’t sell, but it didn’t work.