March 29th, 2017

The Nominating Committee whom you elected at the Annual Meeting in February have been hard at work. Many thanks to all those who spoke with them or sent emails with suggestions for leadership. The slate to be presented at the Congregational Meeting after worship on Sunday is as follows:
Elder Class of 2020
Andrew Warren, Community Ministry
Heather Polikoff, Children’s Ministry,
Diane Wilson, Membership
Jen Stewart, Adult Education
Jimmy Ritter, Personnel
Deacons to be installed for a three-year term
Deb Call
Bill Neely
Nominations from the floor will also be invited during the meeting, and may be made by any active member of the church. If you plan to nominate someone from the floor at the meeting, please be sure to obtain the person’s permission ahead of time.
The democratic way we govern ourselves as Presbyterians in one of our most distinctive characteristics as a denomination. The very word “Presbyterian” comes from the Greek word for elder presbuteros (πρεσβύτερος). Parents might want to talk with children before this Sunday about our we govern ourselves, and share that Presbyterians in the Continental Congress modeled the United States government on our denomination’s way of organizing itself, “decently and in order.” One day, after going through Confirmation, our children will be voting members with the right to elder elders and pastors, too.
Ever “decently and in order,” Catherine

Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45.
The youth will be leading us in worship on Sunday. Though they will not be reading the scriptures in the usual fashion they will be incorporating them into the service through skits.

The prayer list can be found here.