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MRS. ROY C. HAAS SCHOLARSHIP
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA
PRESENTS THE MRS. ROY C. HAAS SCHOLARSHIP
The First Presbyterian Church will award scholarships to active church member(s) who plan on taking courses at an accredited college, other than Hastings College. Said scholarship will be issued at the discretion of the Church Endowment and Gifts Committee. The Committee reserves the right to award multiple scholarships per year or none at all. The scholarship is NOT renewable.
Consideration for the scholarship will be given to ANY Church member who has been active in the Church and shows qualities of good character and leadership, academic achievement and participation in both curricular and community activities. The scholarship will be awarded only when the Committee has determined the applicant has PARTICIPATED REGULARLY in church activities. Students attending Hastings College are not eligible for this scholarship as they are awarded scholarships under a separate program provided by the Church. FIRST PRIORITY for the scholarship will be given to graduating high school seniors, FOLLOWED BY college students pursuing an undergraduate degree, FOLLOWED by members taking continuing education classes.
February 2015 - Letter from Pastor Caroline
Dear Friends in Christ,
February is a month of days strung out like pearls on a string, days that lead us to ask questions:
2/1: Super Bowl Sunday: why do we care so much about a game? which soup is the tastiest at Souper Bowls lunch?
2/2: Groundhog Day: will we have six more weeks of winter?
2/14: Valentine’s Day: how will we show our love, and what is love?
2/15: Transfiguration Sunday: how do we follow God in the peaks and valleys of life? and who is Jesus to us?
2/18: Ash Wednesday: we are mortal, loved by an eternal God. What does that mean? How then should we live?
2/21: President’s Day: what makes a great leader?
Jesus asks questions, and we live our answers in the day-to-day life we receive each morning and in our life together as a family of faith.
Our calling is not to have the answers, our calling is to point the way to Jesus.
Why do we have a building: to be a visible sign of God’s presence in Lexington.
Why do we worship: to put God first, and to praise the Holy One, who is above all and within all and among us all. Why do we have LOGOS and Sunday School: to help others come to know Jesus. Why do we have Fellowship Time: to welcome people into the family of God. Why do we have Session? to seek the mind of Christ for our congregation, so we might do God’s will. Why do we have Deacons? to share the love of Christ with people in need. Why is there a sermon? So we can grow in our knowledge of scripture and our discipleship as followers of Jesus.
Unless what we’re doing as a church and as individual followers of Christ helps others to come to know the love and grace of God, we are as “noisy gongs or clanging cymbals” (I Corinthians 13: 1). We’re wasting time.
Time is too precious to waste. New every morning are God’s mercies. Each night we turn our lives over to the Lord, so that while we rest, unconscious and vulnerable, God’s grace and spirit breathe over what we can’t fix on our own; each morning we receive the day God sends us.
Why does God love us and help us? Because God is good, all the time.
Thanks be to God!
January has been an amazing month; may we recognize God at work in us and among us this February and always.
Grace and peace,