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Pictured - Spring Craft Fair/Bake Sale 2015 in our Fellowship Hall
Vacation Bible School
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be June 29—July 3, 2015, here at First Presbyterian Church, in partnership with Grace Lutheran Church. Registration forms are available here, at the church office, or on the table in the narthex on Sundays. Join us as we take a “Journey Off the Map”!
Complete one form per child attending VBS June 29 – July 3.
Please return completed form by Monday, June 22.
June 2015 Letter from Pastor Caroline
Dear Friends in Christ,
This year, the Class of 2015 graduated from high school. They were finishing Kindergarten when I moved to Lexington. They started first grade, and I started to know, serve, pastor and love the congregation and community. At graduation ceremonies, we celebrated their accomplishments; the ceremony is called Com-mencement because a new phase of their lives is commencing: whether it’s service in the military, working, going to college, God is directing their steps onto a new part of their path. We pray for traveling mercies for them, and for those who love them and brought them to this point in their lives.
At the congregational meeting on May 31, we will have another Commencement: you will vote at the congregational meeting to dissolve our pastoral relationship. God is calling me to do a new thing, to serve a congregation in Delmont, Pennsylvania as pastor. I have never lived in western Pennsylvania before, and will learn to know PIttsburgh instead of Philadelphia which is where I spent much of my childhood; I will be a five-hour drive from my mother’s home, which in Nebraska terms is just a hop, skip, and jump away -- we drive that far for lunch with friends, and for hospital visits.
The next few weeks will be spent finishing up things I have been intending to get around to doing; cleaning the office (start praying now) and packing books; and being available to folks. My last Sunday is June 21, and my last day in the office will be June 23. Then I will take vacation to drive to Boston, stopping to plant Grandma’s Rose at my new home, so I can walk with two of my sisters in an over-night walk “Out of the Darkness” to raise funds for suicide prevention.
A. If you’re leaving so soon, why vacation June 1 - 5? The Niece is turning 1. Enough said :-)
B. What happens now?
a)The Rev. Chuck Traylor will preach on June 28, and will meet with Session afterwards to talk about interim possibilities.
b) Pulpit supply will fill the pulpit in the meantime, and Personnel will contact local pastors to arrange for pastoral care.
c) There will be separate Exit Interviews with the Committee on Ministry for me and Session. Our work discerning the Vision will help guide Session with a Mission Study.
Our COM Liaison Beth Fotinos will work with Session on the next steps, including the committee to search for an interim.
There is more information to come, including the boundaries for contact with former pastors. And I will most likely write a letter for the July newsletter :-)
In the meantime, your prayers for our transitions, for graduates, and for traveling mercies as we each journey our paths with God are wanted and appreciated. I will pray for you, and trust you will pray for me.
Grace and peace,