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Pictured - Spring Craft Fair/Bake Sale 2015 in our Fellowship Hall
August 2015 Letter from Pastor Caroline
Dear Friends in Christ -- Thank you!!
The lovely, lovely Tea, and the delightful and delicious dinner on June 21st, along with the very generous gift, were and are very much appreciat-ed! Thank you!! All the work that went into the two wonderful events were a wonderful gift as well. I do thank God for you and all the gifts I’ve received from you over the years.
Because of you, I’ve discovered a passion for knitting and a love of pretty yarn. Because of you, I’ve had the privilege of baptizing into God’s family new disciples and helping them grow in Christ through LOGOS, Sunday School, and children’s sermons. Because of you, I’ve had the privilege of being present at the holy time when people I loved went home to our Savior, and the honor of officiating at funerals. Because of you, I’ve learned about the Huskers, raising corn and cattle, what good beef tastes like, how good neighbors act, and how to handle hail and wind and enjoy Nebraska sunsets. Because of you, I know congregations can step up and do what needs to be done - from hand rails to quarter-million-dollar heat-ing projects. Because of you, I’ve been blessed. This year’s VBS went great from what I’ve heard, because of you and your gifts and talents, energy and love, and commitment to serving our Lord and caring for the church. I know that God continues to have great things in store for the world through First Presbyterian, Lexington.
I’ve been slow in writing my “thank you notes”: not because I’m not so very grateful, but because it’s the last pastoral communication with you all, it’s time to let go and I’m finding that hard. But, it’s time, so thank you! God bless you! The Old English phrase was “God be with you”; now we say, “good bye”. In that sense, God be with you, good-bye. Or, as Christians, we know it’s really, “see you later.” Blessings! If you're ever near Pittsburgh, feel free to stop by :-)
Grace and peace,
Rev. Caroline A. Vickery
First Presbyterian hosts cross-country bike riders
LEXINGTON, Neb. - On Thursday, July 2, 2015, First Presbyterian Church hosted the Portland Team of 30 bikers who are riding for the group '4K for Cancer Bike Riders'.
The church provided the riders with a place to sleep and an evening meal. Grace Lutheran Church provided them a hearty breakfast before they headed out Friday morning.
These college age riders are each required to raise at least $4500 before they can participate in the ride. The funds raised go to cancer research and together all the teams have raised close to $1M. The Portland Team is one team and there is also a San Francisco Team, who have overnighted in Arapahoe the past 14 years. There is also a Seattle Team.
This is the fifth year the Portland Team has ridden. They began their trek on May 31 at Baltimore Maryland's Inner Harbor, and 4,000-plus miles later, will end following the Columbia River back to Portland Oregon on August 8. Some of the route highlights include cycling through the Great Allegheny Passageway, the Ohio Valley, the Nebraskan Sandhills, the Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, Bighorn Mountains, the Bitterroot Mountains, Mt. Hood and Cannon Beach.
When the Portland 4K for Cancer Bike Riders rode into Lexington they were 33 days out on their 48 day route across the country. They had traveled 93 miles on Friday from near Campbell. Leaving Lexington they headed to North Platte where they stayed through July 4th before leaving on Sunday.
Most of the riders are from the U.S. mid-section to the east coast. There was one rider from Taiwan. They travel the state highways (no interstate roads) traveling anywhere from 50-100 miles per day. Two support vans follow with food, water, equipment, bike tires and repair supplies. The thirty riders take turns driving the vehicles.
Article source - Lexington Clipper webesite www.lexch.com