Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.

Announcements - February 17, 2019

  1.   WELCOME to Webster Presbyterian Church!  We are pleased that you are worshipping with us today.  Visitors are invited to stop by the Welcome Center in the Narthex after the service to learn more about our fellowship. 

2.   FLOWERS are given by Janet & Clark Chippero in memory of loved ones.

3.   WE THANK ushers & greeters Amy Vallone and Stu & Carol Cooper, liturgist Jay Petrino, and all the  musicians for their help with this morning’s worship service. 

4.   ADULT ED. CLASS following the 9:30 service in the Sanctuary:

        Today – Sally Turner will give a presentation on World Vision and her visit to her sponsored child in Kenya, and will show safari photos.

        Next Sunday – The WPC Trustees will present the 2018 Trustee Annual Report, as well as share upcoming projects for 2019 and beyond.  A time for Questions & Answers is included. 

  5.   BLANKET+  -  Today is the last Sunday for the Blankets+ special offering which will help Church World Service provide emergency resources and long-term assistance to families in the U.S. and around the world recovering from disasters.  Envelopes are in the chair racks.  Please make checks out to WPC and donations will be forwarded to CWS.

  6.   THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, Monday, February 18th, in observance of President’s Day.

  7.   THE DEADLINE FOR THE MARCH PATHWAY is this Wednesday, February 20th, at Noon.  You may bring your article to the church office or email it to kboard@websterpres.org and ghubbard@websterpres.org.  Please be sure to send to both Karen and Georgia in case one of them is out of the office or one of the computers is down.

8.   WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will not meet this Tuesday, February 19th.  We will resume on February 26th with chapter 3 of Lamentations.

9.   SUPPER AND SCRIPTURE evenings continue each week in February, weather permitting.  Join us for supper and fellowship in the Social Room, followed by a time for scripture, praise and prayer. 

10.  JOIN HEART AND HAND in the Social Room this Friday, February 22nd, at 9 a.m.  After sharing a breakfast treat and devotions, we will work together on projects for our church family and community needs.

11.   THE PMF BREAKFAST is this Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 a.m., and will feature guest speaker Matt Smeltzer, Director of Programs at the Open Door Mission in Rochester.  He will share parts of his faith journey as a Christian author, pastor, missionary and program director.  A sign-up sheet is available in the Narthex until February 19th.

12.   TRINITY EMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH has extended an invitation to our church to attend its 8th Annual Black Heritage Dinner on Saturday, March 2nd.  Rev. Marvin McMickle, President of CRDS and the retreat leader for our last church-wide retreat in 2017, will be one of the honorees.  Tickets are $50 each, and one or more tables will be reserved for WPC.  A sign-up sheet is available at the PMF table in the Narthex until tomorrow, February 18th.  Contact Fred Denson (872-3378) or Tony Hubbard (265-1224) for more information.

13.   SEVERE WEATHER!  IS CHURCH CANCELLED?  4 ways to find out:

·         Check your email for an all-church email.

·         Tune in to Channel 13 ABC WHAM on your TV.

·          Go to the WHAM website where closings are listed: (https://13wham.com/weather/closings).

·          Sign up with WHAM to get a text message sent to your  mobile phone if WPC cancels services: (https://13wham.com/weather/closing-alerts).

·      If you don’t have email, TV, internet or a cell phone, please contact the church office to be   placed on a call list.

14.   WELCOME SINGERS!  Have you considered joining the choir but aren’t able to make a year-long time commitment?  Join in singing with us for a special presentation.  On Sunday, May 12th, the Chancel  Choir will present six anthems celebrating the contributions of women composers.  Please consider joining us on Wednesday evenings when we will rehearse this music at the beginning of choir rehearsal each week through to May 12.  Questions? See Lee Ann Daigle (899-0120). 

15.  SABBATH GATHERING SERVICES on the 4th Sunday of the month have come to an end.  Thank you to the Session and congregation for a very fair trial period.  There are many positives that have come out of that service that will be carried into the future.  Thank you to all the leaders for your commitment, coming on Saturdays to set up, and for your encouragement and support of the Sabbath Gathering.  May we continue to worship in authenticity, humility and love.  See the March Pathway for more detailed information.

16.   THE 2019 FLOWER CHART is on the Upper Narthex bulletin board with many openings in the weeks ahead.   If you wish to fund flowers to be displayed during services to remember special people, times or events in your life, please select a Sunday and write in your name and phone number.  Our new coordinator, Ruth Fischer, will contact you to answer questions and order the flowers.  Flowers can be taken home after the service or donated to one of our Friends at Home.

17.   DON’T FORGET THE FOOD BARREL.  Items especially needed at Williamson Come-Unity Center include peanut butter, evaporated milk, boxed & canned meals, and canned fruit.  Please place all donated items in the blue barrel in the upper Narthex by the south entrance.


                                               Today, February 17th       February 25th

   Old Testament               Jeremiah 17:5-10              Genesis 45:3-11, 15

   Psalm                               Psalm 1                               Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40

   New Testament             I Corinthians 15:12-20    I Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50

   Gospel                              Luke 6:17-26                     Luke 6:27-38



“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

Proverbs 9:10