Saturday, March 1, 2014

For Sunday March 2, 2014

The Emporia Presbyterian Church will hold regularly scheduled classes, fellowship and worship as usual.  Those who are concerned about weather and driving conditions are encouraged to remain where it is safe and warm.

Gary Smith

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Vacation Bible School

This year's vacation Bible school came to a close tonight.  It's been a fast week that started with a supper on last Sunday night and culminated tonight with ice cream floats.  In between the goodies (including water melon) the kids learned from the Bible and other activities to help them with their faith journey.

Thanks to everyone who planed, organized, contributed, participated and otherwise help make this a great time for the kids.

This Sunday July 7th

We will hold services at the downtown campus at 802 Commercial Street.  This Sunday is also Communion Sunday.  Don't forget to bring a canned good or dry box food for the food pantry.  Sue Jones will be providing the message this week. 

Fellowship is at 9:30 and worship starts at 10:45.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Hymnals

The new "Glory to God" hymnals have been ordered and hopefully will be at our church before Thanksgiving.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to the project. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School starts on June 30th with a 5pm pot luck supper at the West Campus, located at 1702 W. 15th.  From July 1 to Jul 3, start times will be 6 pm at the same location.  There are activities for everyone from ages 1 to 100 so please join us.  If you have any questions, you can call the church office at 620-342-0480.

If you would like to learn more, stop by this Sunday (June 30th) service for fellowship at 9:30 and worship at 10:45 at 802 Commercial Street, out downtown location.

We will be looking for you!

Reading Recognizing Pastor Mike

Dear Church Family,

Jann Briggs (wife of County Commissioner Scott Briggs, Former Northern Heights teacher, Cross Country coach, Sunday School teacher, and soon to be Reading Elementary teacher) is one of the first contacts I made when I reached out to Reading 2 years ago.

She, her new pastor, Rita the owner of the Miracle Cafe, Pastor Ron and I met one afternoon and the result of that meeting was the Sunday School Swim for us and Reading Methodist at the Emporia Aquatic Center and the Methodist Church playground build in 2012.

She is one of several in charge of the Reading Tornado Trot.  She initially told me they wanted to split the proceeds from the run and the t-shirt sales between the Reading Development Community and Pastor Mike.  According to this letter, all will go to Pastor Mike. 

I am amazed! Someone on her committee learned of Mike's continued struggle with his illness while attending a Lutheran church in Emporia.  Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian...Christ's body reaching out to others they do not know in love! 

I ask that you 1) consider ordering a t-shirt.  Buy it for yourself, buy if for a child you know, buy it wear on vacation, buy it to work in the yarad or cover up at the pool.  And 2) forward this email to any church friends or non-church friends you think might want to know about this generous act or even purchase a shirt.

I am going to ask our church business manager, Diana Hizar, to be the point person for the t-shirt orders and monies, as she will be writing the final check.  You can reach Diana at the church office at: (620) 342 - 0375.

Many thanks.  Katherine Weaver

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Don't forget that 9:30 is our Sunday school, adult group and fellowship time.
Worship starts at 10:45 with a congregational meeting to follow the service. Please join us and invite a friend to come along.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Good Friday Activity

Mark your calendars now and join us on Good Friday, March 29, 2013, for this year's "walking" Stations of the Cross.

We will begin at noon at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 828 Commercial and make our way to Sacred Heart Church at 102 Exchange. It usually takes about an hour to make the walk. We will be praying stations at the courthouse, the county jail, and other locations through downtown. We will pray "Scripture-based" stations. Congregations are invited to come and join us for the walk. Pastors are invited to lead individual stations.

If you are interested in leading any of the stations or if you have any questions, please contact Fr. Rich Warsnak at Sacred Heart Church at or at (620) 342-1061 x201.