Summerville Presbyterian Church

4845 St. Paul Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14617

585-342-4242

           office@Summervillechurch.org         map/directions link

Announcements...


Announcements (week of December 10, 2017)
  • The Christmas season is fast approaching and so is the SPC Drive-Thru Live Nativity! The date is Saturday, December 16 from 5:30-8:30pm. Cast positions are filling up so make sure to contact Linda Hayes soon! Additionally, two people are needed for traffic control (1 per shift) and we're in need of a post production clean-up crew. We just need a few people for 1 hour after the event to make sure what needs to be put away that night is put away. Please consider participating in this wonderful community event and don't forget to tell your family and friends to put it on their calendar!!!
    • Contact: Linda Hayes tldhayes@aol.com (738-6685) or Debbie , dcarter309@gmail.com
  • ROC CITY RINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERTS:
    • Saturday, December 9   2 pm at Irondequoit Library
    • Monday, December 11   7 pm at Brighton Library
    • Saturday, December 16  2 pm at Webster Library
    • Sunday, December 17   3 pm at Pittsford Library
Announcements (week of November 19, 2017)
  • The Christmas season is just around the corner and with that comes the reminder that the CYEd committee is gearing up for the 2017 Live Nativity event!  This year’s date is Saturday, December 16 from 5:30-8:30pm. A sign-up poster has been created and is in the foyer at the main door to the sanctuary.  We’re looking for people to fill the roles of Mary, Joseph, Innkeeper, Shepherds, Angels, King, slaves, and Wisemen.  There are 2 casts with many opportunities to participate. We also need kitchen help, carpenters/workers for set design/construction, and luminary help. No matter your skills, there’s a place for you to get involved! Please consider participating in this wonderful event which is fast becoming a holiday tradition not only for our church community, but also for the Irondequoit community at large!!!  Oh, and tell you family and friends to put it on their calendar to attend! Contact Debbie Carter, dcarter309@gmail.com or Linda Hayes tldhayes@aol.com (738-6685)
Announcements (week of November 12, 2017) 
  • Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, November 18th from 9-noon for our Fall Clean up. Please bring your rakes and tarps. Donuts and cider provided.
  • Help Us Help Others : Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser
    • Our Summerville Mission Team plans to travel to Texas (Harvey ) and New Jersey (Sandy) this spring. To help offset the cost of this travel we will be selling wreaths and poinsettias this Holiday Season.
    • Wreaths: 22-24" in diameter made of live branches and decorated with pinecones and a bow at $30.
    • Poinsettias: 7" potted in red, pink, or white at $13.
    • Orders will be taken at the table in the entrance before November 18 with pickup at SPC on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 between 12 and 2. Orders can be given via phone by calling 585-414-5802. If you would like your order delivered the team will make those arrangements.
    • This congregation has been most supportive in both time and money. We do thank you!
Announcements (week of November 5, 2017)
  • Today’s post service reception in Fellowship Hall will be sponsored by the Finance & Stewardship Committee as a “Stewardship Rally”. Cookies will be provided.
  • Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, November 18th from 9-noon for our Fall Clean up. Please bring your rakes and tarps. Donuts and cider provided.
  • Help Us Help Others : Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser
    • Our Summerville Mission Team plans to travel to Texas (Harvey ) and New Jersey (Sandy) this spring. To help offset the cost of this travel we will be selling wreaths and poinsettias this Holiday Season.
    • Wreaths: 22-24" in diameter made of live branches and decorated with pinecones and a bow at $30.
    • Poinsettias: 7" potted in red, pink, or white at $13.
    • Orders will be taken at the table in the entrance before November 18 with pickup at SPC on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 between 12 and 2. Orders can be given via phone by calling 585-414-5802. If you would like your order delivered the team will make those arrangements.
    • This congregation has been most supportive in both time and money. We do thank you!
Announcements (week of October 29, 2017)
  • Harvest Festival Hours: Final Days….
    • Sundays: 11 a.m. - 4 pm.
    • Monday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    • We sell various sizes of pumpkins, pie pumpkins, white & speckled pumpkins (while supplies last), gourds & mini-pumpkins, Indian corn, and cornstalks. Plus-- delicious, homemade baked goods! Fall Clean-Up:
  •  Fall Clean-up;
    • Bring your rakes, tarps, and gloves for fall clean-up on Saturday, November 18th from 9-noon. Cider, donuts and fellowship are readily available.
    Announcements (week of October 22, 2017)
  • Bring your rakes, tarps, and gloves for fall clean-up on Saturday, November 18th from 9-noon. Cider, donuts and fellowship are readily available.
Announcements (week of October 15, 2017)
  • Harvest Festival Hours:
  • October 15th-30th
    • Sundays: 11 a.m. - 4 pm.
    • Monday thru Friday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. (exception is Fri, Oct. 20th --  opens 9:30 am with Garage Sale)
    • Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • We sell various sizes of pumpkins, pie pumpkins, white & speckled pumpkins (while supplies last), gourds & mini-pumpkins, Indian corn, and cornstalks. Plus--delicious, homemade baked goods!

Announcements (week of October 8, 2017)
  • TODAY’S ADULT FORUM --   Proposition 1: Do you know what it is? SHALL THERE BE A CONVENTION TO REVISE THE (NYS) CONSTITUTION AND AMEND THE SAME? It will appear on the ballot when you vote on November 7. Are you ready to vote on Proposition 1 with an informed decision? Attend Adult Forum on October 8 when Judy Weinstein of the League of Women Voters will address the importance of the ballot question, possible discussion issues, and arguments made in favor of and in opposition to a Convention. Mark your calendars! Be informed!
  • Meditation and Prayer Flags:  Irondequoit United Church of Christ offers a workshop on October 21 from 2:30-5 at a cost of $25. You will create your own prayer flags on pre-stitched cloth. See the bulletin board outside the office for more information.
  • Bible Study --  You are welcome to attend Pastor Carson’s Reformation Bible Study on Tuesdays—October 10, 17 and 24 from 6:30-7:30 in Memorial Lounge.
  • Announcements (week of October 1, 2017)
    • YOU’VE SAVED THE DATE … SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, IN FELLOWSHIP HALL    Consider the on-going need to support the victims of Harvey. In addition to monetary donations the Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations to keep Texas hospitals supplied with this life-saving gift. Sign up “to give the gift of life” at the Summerville Presbyterian Church blood drive. Contact Peg Baker at 585-342-0865 or pegmbaker@twc.com to register!
    • Proposition 1: Do you know what it is? SHALL THERE BE A CONVENTION TO REVISE THE (NYS) CONSTITUTION AND AMEND THE SAME? It will appear on the ballot when you vote on November 7. Are you ready to vote on Proposition 1 with an informed decision? Attend Adult Forum on October 8 when Judy Weinstein of the League of Women Voters will address the importance of the ballot question, possible discussion issues, and arguments made in favor of and in opposition to a Convention. Mark your calendars! Be informed!
    • Meditation and Prayer Flags: Irondequoit United Church of Christ offers a workshop on October 21 from 2:30-5 at a cost of $25. You will create your own prayer flags on pre-stitched cloth. See the bulletin board outside the office for more information.
    Announcements (week of September 24, 2017)
    • YOU’VE SAVED THE DATE … SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, IN FELLOWSHIP HALL Consider the on-going need to support the victims of Harvey. In addition to monetary donations, the Red Cross acknowledges an emergency for blood donations to keep Texas hospitals supplied with this life-saving gift. Sign up “to give the gift of life” at the Summerville Presbyterian Church blood drive. Contact Peg Baker at 585-342-0865 or pegmbaker@twc.com to register!
    • Words for Children  ----  Don’t miss an opportunity to show the children of our church how much we care for them. If you are interested in doing one (or more) Words for Children this year, please see Sue Smith. The theme for any Sunday is available upon request or you may do a message of your own. It does not need to be long (in fact short is better!) You could share something about yourself, something that you like to do, some place that you have been. You could read a short story or tell a story. It’s a great opportunity for the kids to get to know you and you to get to know them better. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." I assure you, you will enjoy this experience as much as the kids do! And seriously, if I can do it you can too!!
    Announcements (week of September 3, 2017)
    • YOU’VE SAVED THE DATE … SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, IN FELLOWSHIP HALL                                                            Consider the on-going need to support the victims of Harvey. In addition to monetary donations, the Red Cross acknowledges an emergency for blood donations to keep Texas hospitals supplied with this life-saving gift. Sign up “to give the gift of life” at the Summerville Presbyterian Church blood drive. Contact Peg Baker at 585-342-0865 or pegmbaker@twc.com to register!
    • SPC Mission Team will hold our first meeting of the year after the Square Dance on September 17. Come to the dance and then join us as we plan for next spring. We welcome all who would like to join the team or just want to know more about how we operate.
    Announcements (week of June 18, 2017)
    • Bob and Marilyn Kaiser are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on June 29.
    • Irondequoit Food Cupboard has requested donations for the summer. Their top needs are:
      canned pears and pineapple (in its own juice please) , cereal, chicken noodle soup, mac & cheese, beverage mixes and juices, pork & beans, red beans, cream of wheat, peanut butter, jelly.
      Also needed: feminine hygiene products, all-purpose cleaner, dish soap, paper towels, toothpaste, deodorant, and pet food.
    • The Office will be open on Monday and Wednesday from
      8:30-3 in July and August. The office will close on
      Thursdays for these months. We will adjust these times if
      necessary.
    Announcements (week of June 4, 2017)
    • BREAKING NEWS!! The RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) Day Center is moving from Meigs Street to 3 Parsells Avenue (the former Mercy Outreach Center) in the Beechwood Neighborhood: 5,000 sq. ft. of space, 2 basements, 3 bathrooms, a small outdoor courtyard, and potential of a transitional apartment(s)! The increased space allows RAIHN to increase programming and numbers-served for Monroe County homeless families, services previously denied because of space constraints. Funding was provided by a 2016 appeal that raised $10,000 over the budgeted/anticipated amount with an additional $30,000 raised by the Ask Event in March, 2017. Funding from a local foundation (anonymous) will cover the costs of the actual move.
    • HOW CAN SPC HELP?
      1. Attend, volunteer, and/or donate to the RAIHN RITZY RUMMAGE SALE on Saturday, July 15. (You know you have items that did not make it to SPC’s spring garage sale!)
      2. Provide some TLC for the new Day Center before move-in day: paint, clean, do light construction work, provide IT expertise to help set up computers/routers.
      3. Donate gently used furniture: i.e. loveseats, couches, armchairs that can be wiped clean, desks, end tables, coffee tables.
      4. Contact Peg Baker at pegmbaker@twc.com or 342-0865 for further information.
    Announcements (week of May 28, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is often
      referred to as the “birthday” of the church. The Holy Spirit—advocate, comforter, divine presence — has come! We see how the church has moved forward after Jesus’ death, yet remains grounded in his teachings and even the teachings of prophets like Joel, who declared, “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.” We continue to pray for the Holy Spirit to be poured out over us today and that we might feel its movement in our hearts and lives.
      Scriptures: Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-30, Numbers 11:24-30, 1 Corinthians 12:3-13
    • BREAKING NEWS!! The RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) Day Center is moving from Meigs Street to 3 Parsells Avenue (the former Mercy Outreach Center) in the Beechwood Neighborhood: 5,000 sq. ft. of space, 2 basements, 3 bathrooms, a small outdoor courtyard, and potential of a transitional apartment (s)! The increased space allows RAIHN to increase programming and numbers-served for Monroe County homeless families, services previously denied because of space constraints. Funding was provided by a 2016 appeal that raised $10,000 over the budgeted/anticipated amount with an additional $30,000 raised by the Ask Event in March, 2017. Funding from a local foundation (anonymous) will cover the costs of the actual move.
      HOW CAN SPC HELP?
    • 1. Attend, volunteer, and/or donate to the RAIHN RITZY RUMMAGE SALE on Saturday, July 15. (You know you have items that did not make it to SPC’s spring garage sale!)
    •  2. Provide some TLC for the new Day Center before move-in day: paint, clean, do light construction work, provide IT expertise to help set up computers/routers.
    • 3. Donate gently used furniture: i.e. loveseats, couches, armchairs that can be wiped clean, desks, end tables, coffee tables. Contact Peg Baker at pegmbaker@twc.com or 342-0865 for further information.
    Announcements (week of May 21, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: As the Easter season draws to a close, we are called to unity in today’s focus scripture. Jesus prays for his disciples—the ones who would lead the early church- “so that they may be one”. Unity is tough. We might not always agree and, maybe more often then not, we disagree about things in the life of the church. But Jesus’ prayer for the disciples is one we can pray today. We ask that God be glorified in all of our actions and that we might become one in
      glorifying God.
      Scriptures: John 17:1-11, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35, 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
    • Today’s flowers are in loving memory of Gretchen.
    • ARE YOU INTERESTED? Rev. Elaine Hiscock would host a tour of the new ‘cultural changes’ floors at Kirkhaven for anyone interested. Rev. Hiscock spoke about these innovations at an Adult Forum in February. If interested, please speak with Peg Baker or contact her at 342-0865.
    Announcements (week of May 14, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: In this week’s focus scripture, Jesus introduces the idea of the “Holy Spirit: - a force that will accompany them on their faith journeys when Jesus is no longer with them. Think back to the beginning of the Easter
      season. Jesus’ disciples are sad and afraid because their teacher and friend is dead, his body missing. When have you been disheartened and fearful about the future? The indwelling of the Spirit continues to gather the disciples and is the way that God intended for Jesus’ disciples—and us today– to remain connected as a faith community.
      Scriptures: John 14:15-41, Psalm 66:8-20, 1 Peter 3:13-22
    • ADULT FORUM: Please join us today, May 14th, to celebrate the 100th
      Anniversary of the National Parks. Don Chamberlin will be sharing his photos.
    • Thank you To all who braved the rain, wind and cold, to help us with Spring Clean up:
      Todd Hayes, Boy Scout Troop 79
      Mike James, Cub Scouts 203
      Bill Carter, Earl Repp, Mary Haverfield
      Ken Streb, Jim Shawhan, Greg Van Nostrand
    • Today’s flowers are in memory of Dorothy Huse, Debbie Carter’s Mother.
    Announcements (week of April 30, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: The early church sought ways to daily live and
      remember the power of Jesus’ ministry and his resurrection. In this week’s focus scripture, we read of how the church inspired devotion to prayer, fellowship, breaking bread, sharing with one another, and learning more about “The Way”. Their practices have become ours as the church of today. Our communities of faith are connected.
      Scriptures: Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, John 10:1-10, 1 Peter 2:19-35
    • CHURCH WOMEN UNITED invites you to May Friendship Day on Friday, May 5th. Dr. Esther Rowe will speak on “Kindling the Fires of Love” and how we might extend loving hands and hearts to address the needs of children in our community and the world.
      Listen for where children’s needs are expressed, and be thinking how you might help meet those needs. You can gather at 5 for a catered dinner ($12 and registration
      required) and the program begins at 6:30 PM at Penfield United Methodist Church at 1795 Baird Rd. Let the office know if you want a dinner reservation form.
    Announcements (week of April 23, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: The disciples who meet Jesus along the road to
      Emmaus are at a sad point in their spiritual journeys. The man they had hoped and even dared to believe was the Messiah is dead and missing from his tomb. Their own grief and sadness blind them to the presence of the risen Christ among them. How often do we miss out on Christ’s presence in our midst? How often are we too preoccupied to see the moments of resurrection and new life around us?
      Scriptures: Luke 24:13-35, Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19, 1 Peter 1:17-23
    • CHURCH WOMEN UNITED invites you to May Friendship Day on Friday, May 5th.
      Dr. Esther Rowe will speak on “Kindling the Fires of Love” and how we might extend loving hands and hearts to address the needs of children in our community and the world.  Listen for where children’s needs are expressed, and be thinking how you might help meet those needs. You can gather at 5 for a catered dinner ($12 and registration required) and the program begins at 6:30 PM at Penfield United Methodist Church at 1795 Baird Rd. Let the office know if you want a dinner reservation form.
    • ADULT FORUM: Please join CYEd today, April 23rd, for the Lenten devotional
      discussion based on the pamphlet, "At the Crossroads, Devotions for Lent" by
      David Kehret. Please bring your pamphlet with you. Thanks!
    • Spring Clean-up on May 6th! We need your help. Meet at 9 with rakes and tarp.
    Announcements (week of April 16, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: As Jesus continues to appear to his disciples and friends, someone is missing—Thomas. He had heard the message of Jesus’ resurrection, but it was the experience of seeing and the offer to touch the risen Christ that helped him fully believe.
      How different is this experience from your own? Is hearing a lesson, reading it, or completing it going to help you understand it? There are many ways to experience the risen Christ, and we should be open to all the ways Christ is around us and working in the world today.
      Scriptures: John 20:19-31, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9
    • Flowers for the cross are in memory of Fred Aeschbacher, father of Betsy Stryker , and Don Palmateer, father of Joyce Stiffler. Fred and Don built the cross.
    • PERSONNEL COMMITTEE is in the process of reviewing Pastor Carson’s work for the past year. Your input is invited. Please comment on his achievements/ highlights and opportunities for growth going forward. Place written comments in a sealed envelope in the Personnel box in the church office or email Cindy Smith at ccsmith24680@gmail.com. Comments will be kept confidential and must be received on or before Friday, April 21st. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
    • CHURCH WOMEN UNITED invites you to May Friendship Day on Friday, May 5th. Dr. Esther Rowe will speak on “Kindling the Fires of Love” and how we might extend loving hands and hearts to address the needs of children in our community and the world.
      Listen for where children’s needs are expressed, and be thinking how you might help meet those needs. You can gather at 5 for a catered dinner ($12 and registration
      required) and the program begins at 6:30 PM at Penfield United Methodist Church on 1795 Baird Rd. Let the office know if you want a dinner reservation form.
    • ADULT FORUM: Please join CYEd on April 23rd for the Lenten devotional
      discussion based on the pamphlet, "At the Crossroads, Devotions for Lent" by
      David Kehret. Please bring your pamphlet with you. Thanks!
    Announcements (week of April 9, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: In the Easter season, the light returns as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet there is an odd slowness to this—the Sunday after Easter we read of the disciples in hiding out of fear of the religious authorities, and of Thomas coming even more slowly to a realization that Christ is risen. We read of disciples
      travelling in uncertainty, only recognizing Jesus in the breaking of the bread. Yet, the light does grow, the faith does grow, and the church does grow. Indeed, throughout this
      season we begin to capture a sense of the unstoppable nature of the Christian church. Faith in the risen Christ is contagious!
    • ADULT FORUM: The AEM Committee is inviting the congregation to read the book, Waking Up White by Debby Irving. AEM will lead a discussion today, on Sunday, April 9th, at the Adult forum.
    • TODAY, PALM SUNDAY Children will gather at 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall to receive their palms. They will enter the sanctuary waving their palms, placing them under the communion table and going to sit with their families in the pews.
      Flowers for the cross are in memory of Fred Aeschbacher, father of Betsy Stryker , and Don Palmateer, father of Joyce Stiffler. Fred and Don built the cross.
    • PERSONNEL COMMITTEE is in the process of reviewing Pastor Carson’s work for the past year. Your input is invited. Please comment on his achievements/ highlights and opportunities for growth going forward. Place written comments in a sealed envelope in the Personnel box in the church office or email Cindy Smith at ccsmith24680@gmail.com. Comments will be kept confidential and must be received on or before Friday, April 21st. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
    Announcements (week of April 2, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: At the end of Lent we journey with Jesus through his final days and hours on Earth. But even in their final moments together, the
      disciples abandon Jesus—betraying him, falling asleep, denying they know him—and he is left alone to face his execution. We can identify with the disciples’ fear and understand the great betrayal Jesus felt because we can point to times in our own lives when it seems we’re all alone and forgotten. But we must remember that God’s love endures and God is with us– with Jesus—even during the hardest moments of our lives.
      Scriptures: Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14-27, 66, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Isaiah 50:4-9, Philippians 2:5-11.
    • FUTURE ADULT FORUM: The AEM Committee is inviting the congregation to read the book, Waking Up White by Debby Irving. The author tells how she stumbled into troubling and even shocking revelations about racial inequities as a "blissfully sheltered, upper-middle class suburban child”. The book has short chapters with discussion questions. AEM will lead a discussion on Sunday, April 9th at the Adult forum. Several copies are available in our church library or are available on Amazon.
    • PALM SUNDAY (APRIL 9TH) - Children will gather at 9:45 a.m. in
      Fellowship Hall to receive their palms. They will enter the sanctuary waving their palms, placing it under the communion table & going to sit with their families in the pews.
    Announcements (week of March 23, 2017)
    • GARAGE SALE: DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE OFFICE DURING OFFICE HOURS EACH WEEK. PICK UP CAN BE ARRANGED.
      Save the dates:
      • April 22nd: Set up begins,
      • April 28th and 29th: Garage Sale open to the public,
      • April 29th at 2 pm: Clean up
    • May 6th: Spring Clean Up from 9-noon. Donuts and cider. Please bring rakes and tarps.FUTURE ADULT FORUM: The AEM Committee is inviting the congregation to read the book, Waking Up White by Debby Irving. The author tells how she stumbled into troubling and even shocking revelations about racial inequities as a "blissfully sheltered, upper-middle class suburban child”. The book has short chapters with discussion questions. AEM will lead a discussion on Sunday, April 9th at the Adult forum. Several copies are available in our church library or are available on Amazon. This book will also be discussed the new "Riverside Neighbors" (group of Presbyterian churches) on Thursday, March 30th at the Twelve Corners
      Presbyterian Church from 6:30-8:00 pm.
    • PALM SUNDAY (APRIL 9TH) - Children will gather at 9:45 a.m. in
      Fellowship Hall to receive their palms. They will enter the
      sanctuary waving their palms, placing them under the communion table and going to sit with their families in the pews.
    Announcements (week of February 26, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: As part of Jesus’ and our own spiritual journey, Jesus goes into the Spirit wilderness, where he’s tested. It’s during this time that Jesus chooses who he will be and whose he will be with his responses to the tempter’s suggestions. The decisions we face about how we live our lives today are no different. The choices we make about what will feed us and sustain us physically and spiritually can reflect God’s love in out lives.
    • Scriptures: Matthew 4:1-11, Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-18.
      DEACONS WINTER BRUNCH: IS SUNDAY, February 26. The tickets are on sale before worship. We will be selling them outside the sanctuary before service and in Fellowship Hall after service. The tickets are free for children under 5, children- $5.00, adults- $8.00 and families- $25.00.
    Announcements (week of February 19, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: The Transfiguration is an awesome moment in
      scripture. Jesus is transformed in a bright cloud; Moses and Elijah appear alongside him. Jesus is revealed again as God’s son as God speaks to Peter, James and John, saying, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased”. With the
      disciples, we are witnesses to Jesus’ light. We are overcome with the mystery of God’s son dwelling among us. In the Season after the Epiphany, we’ve journeyed with Jesus as he’s taught us about God’s love and lived the light of that love among us. As this season draws to a close, we’re challenged to carry that light forward and be a witness to God’s love in the world.
      Scriptures: Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1:16-21.
    • DEACONS WINTER BRUNCH: is next Sunday,
      February 26th after Worship. The tickets are on sale outside the sanctuary before service and in Fellowship Hall after service.
      The tickets are free for children under 5, children- $5.00, adults- $8.00 and families- $25.00. Please feel free to invite your
      families and friends.
    Announcements (week of February 12, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Jesus shares his ideas about perfect love in this focus scripture—love at all times, in all circumstances. Love when we don’t feel like it, love when we face an enemy, love when we are being persecuted and oppressed, love when we’re tired of being asked. Jesus knows this kind of love because he lived this kind of love. And we are called to do the same. Jesus doesn’t say this will be easy and it definitely wasn’t easy for him, but with God’s help and assurance, we can live lives of more perfect love.
      Scriptures: Matthew 5:38-48, Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, Psalm 119:33-40, 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23.
    • MISSION TEAM: Help your Mission Team return for Hurricane Sandy rebuilding in Point Pleasant, NJ. We will stay at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church and work with two rebuilding organizations, A Future With Hope and Rebuild New Jersey. Our SPC builders are joined by others from this area. We will most likely send 25 workers, including eight or more youth. Each worker contributes $100 to attend, but fundraising is necessary to cover gas, food, housing, and building materials. Our first fundraiser this year is February 18, at I-Square, from 7 - 11pm. Our team members will help tend bar and we will receive $1 for each drink sold during that time. All tips are ours as well. We'd love to see you there to support our efforts to help others. Barb Chamberlin for the Team.
    Announcements (week of February 5, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: God wants us to be reconciled to one another and to have integrity in our relationships. In today’s focus scripture, Jesus shows us how we can live closer to God’s ways and truly love one another. He gives us the
      examples of coming to terms with our anger with another, being principled in our relationships, and being true to our oaths and promises to one another. These matters of the heart—and matters of the spirit– turn us inward to seek the meaning of not only who, but whose we are.
      Scriptures: Matthew 5:21-37, Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 119:1-8, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
    • MISSION TEAM: Help your Mission Team return for Hurricane Sandy rebuilding in Point Pleasant, NJ. We will stay at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church and work with two rebuilding organizations, A Future With Hope and Rebuild New Jersey. Our SPC builders are joined by others from this area. We will most likely send 25 workers, including eight or more youth. Each worker contributes $100 to attend, but fundraising is necessary to cover gas, food, housing, and building materials. Our first fundraiser this year is February 18, at I-Square, from 7 - 11pm. Our team members will help tend bar and we will receive $1 for each drink sold during that time. All tips are ours as well. We'd love to see you there to support our efforts to help others. Barb Chamberlin for the Team.
    • DEACONS WINTER BRUNCH: Sunday February 26th after service. The tickets will go on sale today and every Sunday before the brunch. We will be selling them outside the sanctuary before service and in Fellowship Hall after service. The tickets are free for children under 5, children- $5.00, adults- $8.00 and families- $25.00. Please feel free to invite your families and friends.
    Announcements (week of January 29, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: In today’s focus scripture, Jesus says that the disciples are salt and light in the world. These symbols of life (salt-preserving and even
      seasoning life; light-nurturing and sustaining life) are meant to call us to remember the importance of God’s covenant with God’s people. God wants us to remember God’s law as it will preserve our community (like salt), and God wants us to show the message of God’s love to the world (like light). The use of two familiar substances that we encounter daily reminds us our of our role as Jesus’ disciples in today’s world.
      Scriptures: Matthew 5:13-20, Isaiah 58:1-12, Psalm 112:1-10, 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
    • MISSION TEAM: Help your Mission Team return for Hurricane Sandy rebuilding in Point Pleasant, NJ. We will stay at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church and work with two rebuilding organizations, A Future With Hope and Rebuild New Jersey. Our SPC builders are joined by others from this area. We will most likely send 25 workers, including eight or more youth. Each worker contributes $100 to attend, but fundraising is necessary to cover gas, food, housing, and building materials. Our first fundraiser this year is February 18, at I-Square, from 7 - 11pm. Our team members will help tend bar and we will receive $1 for each drink sold during that time. All tips are ours as well. We'd love to see you there to support our efforts to help others. Barb Chamberlin for the Team.
    • 2016 STATEMENTS: Helen Jeffers will distribute your statements before and after Worship Service today, Sunday, January 29th. For those who do not attend, we will mail the remaining statements on Monday, January 30th.
    Announcements (week of January 22, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: The Beatitudes-the blessed and the not so blessed. In these verses Jesus asks us to re-think, to re-imagine, what the world has taught us about the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, the powerful and the powerless. No small feat, given the way we see the wealthy and the powerful
      portrayed in today’s society, where we measure being “blessed” by what we
      accumulate and acquire. And its’s up to us to be sure that Jesus’ teachings are
      realized in the here and now. It’s our job to be the liberators for those oppressed by society’s notions of “blessed”.
      Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12, Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
    • MISSION TEAM: Help your Mission Team return for Hurricane Sandy rebuilding in Point Pleasant, NJ. We will stay at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church and work with two rebuilding organizations, A Future With Hope and Rebuild New Jersey. Our SPC builders are joined by others from this area. We will most likely send 25 workers, including eight or more youth. Each worker contributes $100 to attend, but fundraising is necessary to cover gas, food, housing, and building materials. Our first fundraiser this year is February 18, at I-Square, from 7 - 11pm. Our team members will help tend bar and we will receive $1 for each drink sold during that time. All tips are ours as well. We'd love to see you there to support our efforts to help others. Barb Chamberlin for the Team.
    Announcements (week of January 15, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Jesus calls his first disciples. They set aside their lives and livelihoods and followed Jesus. Not only does Jesus call Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him, he gives them a new purpose for their lives. In this way, not only is answering Jesus’ call to discipleship a gift to God, it is a gift to the disciples, who have chosen a new course and direction for their lives. Coming together in a new community, the disciples follow Jesus and God’s will for their lives.
      Scriptures: Matthew 4:12-23, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, Corinthians 1:10-18

    • PASTOR CARSON INVITATION: The Neighborhood Group of Presbyterian churches, of which we are a member, has been given a grant of $50,000 by Duke Divinity School to explore a joint mission project. I have been attending the early meetings and I have taken a leadership role in this grant project, but I would like to invite any Summerville member who is interested in collaborating with other Presbyterian churches in local mission to join me in representing Summerville. This is an opportunity to broaden our mission and ministry and be strongly connected to other Presbyterian churches in Rochester. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the grant project, please send me an email or talk with me after worship this week.
    Announcements (week of January 8, 2017)

    • PASTOR CARSON INVITATION: The Neighborhood Group of Presbyterian churches of which we are a member has been given a grant of $50,000 by Duke Divinity School to explore a joint mission project. I have been attending the early meetings and I have taken a leadership role in this grant project, but I would like to invite any Summerville member who is interested in collaborating with other Presbyterian churches in local mission to join me in representing Summerville. This is an opportunity to broaden our mission and ministry and be strongly connected to other Presbyterian churches in Rochester. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the grant project, please send me an email or talk with me after worship this week.
      PEW PALS: It’s that time again! Pew Pals runs from January 15th until February 12th. There is a sign up sheet for both children and adults in the foyer outside the sanctuary. Our breakfast kick off is at 9:15 on January 15th and the closing brunch will be after worship on February 12th. If you have any questions, you can call Patty Mayer (342-1487) or Janet Smith (503-9731).
    Announcements (week of January 1, 2017)
    • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: In this focus scripture, Jesus is baptized by John, the baptizer, not the other way around as scripture tells us John would prefer. Jesus’ ministry begins by turning our ideas about him and how God works upside down. God calls us to a deeper relationship with God, a deeper understanding of God, in our baptism. We are called beyond the things we know and
      understand in the world around us. We are called to imagine how God wants the world to be—how God sees the world. In our own baptism, we bathe in the waters of Kingdom, understanding and truths.
  • Scriptures: Matthew 3:13-17, Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43
  • Holiday Office Hours:
    The office is closed Monday January 2nd . The week after New Year’s, the office will be open on Tuesday, January 3rd from 9-3, Wednesday, Jan 4th (8:30-4:30) and Thursday, Jan. 5th (8:30 to noon). Happy New Year to all……
Announcements (week of December 25, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: In the days after Christmas—when much of the commercial hype related to the season has passed—we can exhale a “We made it” sigh. What we’ve been waiting and preparing for—both the spiritual and the practical—has arrived. As we enjoy the respite from some of the hustle and
    bustle of the past four weeks, the focus scripture summons us to praise. We are reminded of the greatness of God’s creation. And no matter how overwhelmed we may have felt with Christmas details, God is bigger than all of that. And now, in the Season of Christmas, we can celebrate God’s great gift to the world—God’s son. Christmas might be “over” in the secular sense, but we’ve only just begun to celebrate.
  • Scriptures: Psalm 148, Isaiah 63:7-9, Hebrews 2:10, Matthew 2:1-3, 23
  • Holiday Office Hours: The office is closed on Monday, December 26th and Monday January 2nd. The office is open on Wednesday, December 28th (9-3) and Thursday,
    December 29th (9-noon). The week after New Years, the office will be open on
    Tuesday, January 3rd from 9-3, Wednesday, Jan 4th (8:30-4:30) and Thursday, Jan. 5th (8:30 to noon). Merry Christmas to all……
Announcements (week of December 18, 2016)
  • BELLS CONCERT: The Roc City Ringers will present their last holiday concert:
    December 18: 2 pm at the Pittsford Public Library.

  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: On this Christmas Day, we hear the call for all
    creation to witness God’s saving action, and take up the song to praise God. This crescendo of celebration sings of awe of God who comes to us in Jesus to bring a new kind of justice – one of mercy, and fair, compassionate judgment. Joy to the world! Originally recorded as a hymn of praise within ancient Hebrew liturgy, Psalm 98 calls the people to praise God with a new song and to shout for joy in response to God’s acts of creation and steadfast love.
    In Isaiah 52:7–10 the prophet describes the arrival of a messenger with an important message for the exiled people of Judah: “Your God reigns.”
    Hebrews 1:1–4, (5–12) considers old and new ways that God has made God’s self known. In Jesus, we see the “reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being” (v. 3). This firstborn of God is the heir of God’s awesome attributes.
    The coming of God’s word into the world is celebrated in John 1:1–14. With no nativity or birth story, this gospel writer presents a unique Christmas story; affirming the pre-existence of “the Word” which has become flesh and blood, and is the divine agent of creation in the world – a clear declaration of God’s incarnation. God is intentionally at work in the context of our lives. For that we can sing new songs of joy.
Announcements (week of December 11, 2016)
  • PASTOR’S STUDY: Please join Pastor Carson for a one hour study of “The
    Theological Declaration of Barman”. You can choose from the following times:
    • Monday, December 12th: 10 AM in Room 2 or 7 PM in Memorial Lounge
    • Monday, December 19th: 10 AM or 7 PM in Memorial Lounge
  • BELLS CONCERT: The Roc City Ringers will present 3 local holiday concerts:
    • December 13: 7 pm with the Irondequoit Chorale at Irondequoit UCC on Titus Ave
    • December 17 : 2 pm at the Fairport Public Library
    • December 18: 2 pm at the Pittsford Public Library.

    DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: As Advent draws to a close, we focus on the birth of Jesus. Joseph’s role in the birth and life of Jesus is often speculated on, but one thing is sure—he trusted God’s will and stood by Mary during a difficult time in her life. Joseph provides a home and family for Jesus, an example that all of us can learn from today. And Joseph’s trust in God’s message from a dream shows us how God can communicate with us and give us direction and guidance. As we welcome our Savior in to the world, may we also welcome God’s guidance in our lives.
    Scriptures: Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 180:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25.
Announcements (week of December 4, 2016)
  • BELLS CONCERT: The Roc City Ringers will present 3 local holiday concerts:
    • December 13: 7 pm with the Irondequoit Chorale at Irondequoit UCC on Titus Ave
    • December 17 : 2 pm at the Fairport Public Library
    • December 18: 2 pm at the Pittsford Public Library.
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Mary proclaims her devotion to God and God’s liberation in her Magnificat. She’s carrying the very one who will continue the work of liberation in the lives of the poor and marginalized. Mary herself becomes a prophet, declaring God’s vision of a world where God has “brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly... filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.” Mary turns toward God in faith and follows the path before her. She takes on the role of bringing liberation to the world. Will we follow her example?
    Scriptures: Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:1-10, James 5:7-10, Matthew 1:47-54.
  • Today, December 4, at 3 p.m. the Rochester Oratorio Society sponsors the third annual community holiday celebration of music and dance at the Sibley Building atrium (228 E. Main St., Rochester). Admission is free. Donations of food items, cash and personal care items will be accepted at the door to benefit RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network). Performing this year are the Hochstein Youth Singers, the Dunwoody Dancers, the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Male Chorus, and ROCMusic Collaborative. (See further details on the Mission Bulletin Board)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 5-9 p.m. at Pittsford Plaza on Monroe Avenue … Shop ‘til You Drop and Dining to benefit Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN). Participating businesses include One World Goods, a fair trade gift store selling quality items from around the world, and Benucci’s Italian Ristorante Wine Bar and Pizzeria where you can tell them you’re dining for RAIHN (reservations suggested: 264-1300).
  • SARAH CIRCLE will be meeting at Keenan's for the annual Christmas Luncheon at noon on December 8. We will have a gift exchange at the luncheon.
Announcements (week of November 27, 2016)
  • BELLS CONCERT: The Roc City Ringers will present 3 local holiday concerts:
    • December 13: 7 pm with the Irondequoit Chorale at Irondequoit UCC on Titus Ave
    • December 17 : 2 pm at the Fairport Public Library
    • December 18: 2 pm at the Pittsford Public Library.
  • Tuesday, November 29, is Roc the Day, the annual 24-hour, on-line Day of Giving to non-for-profits in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. Visit ROCtheDay.org where you can give to one or multiple organizations to support the non-for-profit organizations doing outstanding work in our communities.
  • Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. the Rochester Oratorio Society sponsors the third annual community holiday celebration of music and dance at the Sibley Building atrium (228 E. Main St., Rochester). Admission is free. Donations of food items, cash and personal care items will be accepted at the door to benefit RAIHN (Rochester Area Inter-faith Hospitality Network). Performing this year are the Hochstein Youth Singers, the Dunwoody Dancers, the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Male Chorus, and ROC-Music Collaborative. (See further details on the Mission Bulletin Board)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 5-9 p.m. at Pittsford Plaza on Monroe Avenue … Shop ‘til You Drop and Dining to benefit Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN). Participating businesses include One World Goods, a fair trade gift store selling quality items from around the world, and Benucci’s Italian Ristorante Wine Bar and Pizzeria where you can tell them you’re dining for RAIHN (reservations suggested: 264-1300).
  • SARAH CIRCLE will be meeting at Keenan's for the annual Christmas Luncheon at noon on December 8. We will have a gift exchange at the luncheon.
Announcements (week of November 20, 2016)
  • BELLS CONCERT: The Roc City Ringers will present 3 local holiday concerts:
    • December 13: 7 pm with the Irondequoit Chorale at Irondequoit UCC on Titus Avenue
    • December 17 : 2 pm at the Fairport Public Library
    • December 18: 2 pm at the Pittsford Public Library.
  • Tuesday, November 29, is Roc the Day, the annual 24-hour, on-line Day of Giving to non-for-profits in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. Visit ROCtheDay.org where you can give to one or multiple organizations to
    support the non-for-profit organizations doing outstanding work in our communities.
  • Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. the Rochester Oratorio Society sponsors the third annual community holiday celebration of music and dance at the Sibley Building atrium (228 E. Main St., Rochester). Admission is free. Donations of food items, cash and personal care items will be accepted at the door to benefit RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network). Performing this year are the Hochstein Youth Singers, the Dunwoody Dancers, the Mount Vernon
    Missionary Baptist Male Chorus, and ROCMusic Collaborative. (See further
    details on the Mission Bulletin Board)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 5-9 p.m. at Pittsford Plaza on Monroe Avenue … Shop ‘til You Drop and Dining to benefit Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN). Participating businesses include One World Goods, a fair trade gift store selling quality items from around the world, and Benucci’s Italian Ristorante Wine Bar and Pizzeria where you can tell them you’re dining for RAIHN (reservations suggested: 264-1300).
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Isaiah’s message for the people of Judah—a message that can still teach us today—proclaims peace to a people who were surrounded by war and conflict. Isaiah explains that peace is not just an absence of fighting, but peace is working together with our enemies. Its’s the kind of peace that requires our participation and attention. It’s peace made of justice and the well-being of all people. Just as Advent is a time when we wait expectantly for the coming of Christ in the world, peace requires the same watchfulness and involvement.
    Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44.
Announcments (week of November 13, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “ Christ is the image of the invisible God.” Christ holds all things together—a way for God to also hold us close. We have a hard time imagining the complete glory of the Reign of Christ. God’s ways are more grand than we can imagine. We can know that through Christ, we can learn more about God’s wisdom and what we need to do to become the loving church community that God wants us to be.
    Scriptures: Jeremiah 23:1-6, , Luke 1:68-79, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43.
Announcements (week of November 6, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “God is near to all who call.” The psalmist reminds us that God is always close to us—”God is near to all who call on God.” This is important to remember during times of trial, and also when things in our lives are going just fine. God’s glorious splendor and wondrous works are to be praised daily, forever and ever.
    Scriptures: Haggai 1:15b-2:9, Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Luke 20:27-38.
  • FLOWERS for today’s worship are provided by Earl Repp in memory of Mimi on the second anniversary of her death.
  • CONCERT TONIGHT, November 6th: Julian, our Music director, will be accompanying the clarinetist from last week, Madison Freed, at the Eastman School of Music. The recital will be at 7 pm in Hatch Recital Hall.
  • OFFICE HOURS: On Wednesday, November 9th, the office will be open from 10 AM until 5 PM. Sorry for any inconvenience.
  • BAKED FOOD SALE/ Election Day: Bring your donations to the Office tomorrow or to Fellowship Hall on tomorrow evening from 6:30-8. Thank you so much for your efforts already.
Announcements (week of October 30, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “ God is near to all who call.” The psalmist reminds us that God is always close to us—”God is near to all who call on God.” This is important to remember
    during times of trial, and also when things in our lives are going just fine. God’s glorious
    splendor and wondrous works are to be praised daily, forever and ever.
    Scriptures: Haggai 1:15b-2:9, Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Luke 20:27-38.
  • FALL CLEAN UP: Join us on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 till the work is done. Please bring gloves, rakes, tarps and as many helpers as you can find. Cider and donuts will be provided.
  • THANK YOU for a terrifically successful garage sale! From our donors & our collectors, to our sorters, to our pricers, to our set uppers, to our sales helpers and cashiers, to our bakers and lifters and clean uppers and everyone who helped—our sincere THANKS! You are the very best….
Announcements (week of October 23, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “ ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’ So, Zacchaeus hurried down and was happy to welcome Jesus.“ Jesus’ visit to Zacchaeus’ house shows us how important it is to share how much God’s love really means to us—with our hospitality and sacrifice. Zacchaeus was viewed by many as a sinner, and even unclean because of his interactions with the Romans. Jesus called Zacchaeus by name--knowing what was in his heart, even as the crowd grumbled. Jesus said, “For the Son of God came to seek out and to save the lost.”  Scriptures: Habbakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, Psalm 119:137-144, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10.
  • ADULT FORUM Joan Frenzel will present “A Pictorial History of Abraham Lincoln”
    today after Worship.
  • FALL CLEAN UP: Join us on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 till the work is done. Please bring gloves, rakes, tarps and as many helpers as you can find. Cider and donuts will be
    provided.
Announcements (week of October 9, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray
    always and not to lose heart.” The persistent widow in this scripture did not give up. She
    continually demanded justice from the unjust judge. And despite the judge’s hardened heart, the widow “wore him out”; she endured. We don’t know the specific situation of the widow’s case for justice, but we can all probably quickly cite examples of injustice that we see in the world around us. But we can’t forget that God’s justice is always with us.
    Scriptures: Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Luke 18:1-8.
  • ADULT FORUM Chet Fery, " the Breadman" will be our Adult Ed speaker today . Chet is a retired educator who decided to bake bread as a mission outreach. He has many stories tell (Breadtime stories), as well as delicious bread!!! He will share recipes during his engaging presentation. Please bring the whole family!
Announcements (week of October 2, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, have mercy on us!” Jesus’ healing of the 10 with leprosy shows us God’s endurance during the most difficult and painful times through to healing on the other side. It is in the actions of the 10 that they are made well—-Jesus invites them to go and return to the community so they might be a part of it again. Our own actions day to day reflect the role of faith in our lives. Although we might not experience dramatic physical healing, we can step out in faith and allow God to heal relationships or personal wounds that make us unwell.
    Scriptures: Jeremiah 9:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19
  • BLOOD DONORS NEEDED: HAVE YOU MADE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO DONATE BLOOD NEXT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1? See Peg Baker today to schedule your donation between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. here at SPC in Fellowship Hall. YOUR DONATION MATTERS! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Potentially, a single donation can help more than one person. Remember: blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from generous donors like you! Last year this location provided 23 pints of blood … we’ve set a goal of 25 pints for 2016.
  • ADULT FORUM Chet Fery, " the Breadman" will be our Adult Ed. speaker, Sunday, October 9th. Chet is a retired educator who decided to bake bread as a mission outreach. He has many stories tell (Breadtime stories), as well as delicious bread!!! He will share recipes during his engaging presentation. Please bring the whole family!
  • GARAGE SALE Remember, the Garage Sale will be held on October 21st (10-6) & 22nd (10-3). Set up will be on October 15th at 1pm. We need your help—-please contact Gretchen Spencer.
Announcements (week of September 25, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, faith that lived first in your grandmother, Lois, and in your mother, Eunice, and now, I am sure , lives in you.” The church community grows because of the wisdom and nurture provided by members of the community. Each one of us can point to someone—-and probably
    several people—-who inspire and challenge us on our faith journey. In this week’s
    scripture, Paul points out that Timothy’s faith reminds him of the faith of Timothy’s mother and grandmother. We are heirs to a faith tradition that can strengthen us in our own walks with God.
    Scriptures: Lamentations 3:19-26, Psalm 137, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10
  • BLOOD DONORS NEEDED: HAVE YOU MADE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO DONATE BLOOD NEXT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1? See Peg Baker today to schedule your donation between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. here at SPC in Fellowship Hall. YOUR
  • DONATION MATTERS! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Potentially, a single donation can help more than one person. Remember: Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from generous donors like you! Last year this location provided 23 pints of blood … we’ve set a goal of 25 pints for 2016.
  • SHIRLEY VANDENBERGH: has moved to Atria Penfield assisted living. Her daughter asks that you contact her at 267-7141 or 2006 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield NY 14526
  • BAKED FOOD SALE will be held election day, November 8th. Please consider
    contributing your wonderful homemade baked goods that do not require refrigeration. Please package but no need to price.
  • CUB SCOUTS Pack 203: Join us at 6:30 Sept. 22nd at Summerville Presbyterian Church in Fellowship Hall for information on joining the cub scouts. Then come to our Fun Day on October 1st at Helmer Nature Center to launch your rocket, given to all new cub scouts. For more information, contact Becky Orton, 738-1923 and see the bulletin board outside the office.
Announcements (week of September 18, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “We take for granted God’s divine wisdom in creation—-the elements of creation that work perfectly together to sustain all life. In Proverbs, Wisdom speaks about the creation of the cosmos at the beginning of time, long ago, “before the beginning of the earth” (Proverbs 8:23). Wisdom was there alongside God as God crafted the world and all creation. Today, we are working alongside God—-conserving and protecting creation-—sharing in God’s delight. We cannot forget our role in
    maintaining the health of all creation—-it will undoubtedly affect our own.
    Scriptures: Proverbs 8:22-31, Psalm 148, Colossians 1:15-20, John 6:41-51
  • BAKED FOOD SALE: The Deacons will be hosting their annual baked food sale on elec-tion day. Since this is a presidential election we are need of lots of baked goods. Cookies whole pies, pie slices, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, breads, cookies, snack mixes, etc. Please nothing that needs to be refrigerated. Last year we had to close up early -- so please help -- start now and freeze!!!! This year we are adding water and coffee. Thank you!
  • LIFESPAN PROGRAMS: Fall Prevention Day will be on September 21st. You can drop in from 10-2 at Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Avenue. Also, there will be free hearing clinics on October 7th at Nazareth College. Please see the bulletin board in the office corridor for a list of activities and details.
  • WOMEN CAREGIVERS: On Thursday, October 6th at 6:00pm, all women are invited to attend a catered dinner at John Knox Presbyterian church, 3233 Ridge Road West in Greece. The program to follow will be a presentation by the authors of a book "Singing In The Rain" which documents their experience caring for their spouses with Dementia. They had become friends through their support group and upheld each other through the tough times and good times. The cost for dinner and program is $15.00. Please make your reservation to Janice Bilohlavek , 352-1754 or 766-7131 or Jo Ann Vander, 494-6024.
Announcements (week of September 11, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: “God sits enthroned over the flood. God sits enthroned as ruler forever. May God give strength to God’s people! May God bless God’s people with peace!” (Psalm 29:10-11) Creator God is not the only role that God plays in our lives. As these verses explain, God is a God of storm and God strengthens and calms us. While we might struggle with the different roles God plays in our lives, we can be assured that God is present in times of storm. We can tell God we are afraid and God hears.
    Scriptures: Psalm 29, Job 28:20-27, 1 Corinthians 1:21-31, Luke 8:22-25
Announcements (week of August 21, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Jesus describes the reign of God as an open table. All
    people are invited. There is enough for all. In setting an open table, Christ invites all
    people to experience a life shaped by God’s inclusive and compassionate love. We are
    each invited, and must decide whether we accept the invitation and what it means for
    our lives. Scriptures: Jeremiah 2:4-13, Psalm 81:1, 10-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
  • OFFICE HOURS for Thursday, August 25th, Monday, August 29th and Tuesday,
    August 30th are changing due to Mary’s trip to Boston. The office will close at 11:15am
    on Thursday, August 25th and will re-open on Tuesday, August 30th from 8:30-2:30.
    The office will be closed on Monday, August 29th.
Announcements (week of August 14, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Jesus notices people and situations in ways that others do not.
    He sees behind the immediate moment, and draws deeper connections that shift the boundaries
    of normal behavior, and breaks the rules that keep faith ordered. When Jesus reaches out
    to release the woman from her oppression, we sense our own release from those things that
    cripple and confine us.
    Scriptures: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, Luke 13:10-17, Hebrews 12:18-29.
Announcements (week of August 7, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Sometimes, we want to give up. A task is really difficult. Being
    part of a church or identifying as a Christian meets with derision. Maybe we think we are being
    punished, or, perhaps, we feel that the world is out to get us. Today’s scriptures grapple with
    such situations. The letter to the Hebrews dares to say, “Yes, bad things happen. They have
    always happened.” Yet, even through these things, God is with us always. People persevere
    against the odds. We can, too.
    Scriptures: Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19, Luke 12:49-56, Hebrews 11:29-12:2
  • August Monthly Mission
    The focus this month is the OPEN DOOR MISSION. We are looking
    to supply SOCKS for the men living there. All sizes are needed and
    athletic socks are preferred.
Announcements (week of July 31, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: It is true that for many people “faith and belief” are just two
    words for the same thing. But they are not the same…”Faith is about deep-seated
    confidence..(that) we usually apply to people we trust or the values we treasure.
    Belief, on the other hand, is more like opinion...Beliefs can be held lightly or with
    emotional intensity, but they are more propositional than existential. We can believe
    something to be true without it making much difference to us, but we place our faith
    only in something if it is vital for the way we live.” (Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith,
    HarperOne, 2009). Faith in the way of Jesus calls us to do good and act justly, even
    against prevailing or popular opinion.
    Scriptures: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23, Luke 12:32-40, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Announcements (week of July 10, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Discipleship encompasses a call to ground our daily living in the word of God. We are called to listen to God’s word of grace, and then let it shape our living. In spite of the ways we fall short as disciples as we live in God’s reign, it is Christ– and not our own actions- that holds all together.
    Scriptures: Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52, Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28
  • BELL CHOIR CONCERT: The National Seminar of Handbell Musicians will offer 4
    concerts that are open to the public. The concerts will be held at the
    Rochester Convention Center on July 13-16th. Tickets are $10 for each
    concert. Please see the bulletin board outside the office for details.
  • ICC FOOD CUPBOARD: Please don’t forget to donate food to our food
    cupboard this summer. The basket is in the church entrance.
Announcements (week of July 3, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Discipleship encompasses a call to ground our daily
    living in the word of God. We are called to listen to God’s word of grace, and then let it shape our living. In spite of the ways we fall short as disciples as we live in God’s reign, it is Christ -and not our own actions– that holds all together.
    Scriptures: Amos 7:7-17, Psalm 82, Luke 10:25-37, Colossians 1:1-14
  • BELL CHOIR CONCERT: The National Seminar of Handbell Musicians will offer 4
    concerts that are open to the public. The concerts will be held at the Rochester
    Convention Center on July 13-16th. Tickets are $10 for each concert. Please see the bulletin board outside the office for details.
  • ICC FOOD CUPBOARD: Please don’t forget to donate food to our food cupboard this summer. The basket is in the church entrance.
Announcements (week of June 26, 2016)
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Sometimes the ways of God turn all our expectations
    upside down. So often it is in the word or deed of someone who is disregarded,
    insignificant, outcast, or beyond the usual realm of relationships and expectations that
    God is made known. In each of this week’s readings, from Naaman and the captive,
    slave girl to the disciples, who venture out “like lambs among wolves”, we are invited
    to notice the wisdom of God where we would not expect to find it.
    Scriptures: 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20; Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16
  • BELL CHOIR CONCERT: The National Seminar of Handbell Musicians will offer 4
    concerts that are open to the public. The concerts will be held at the Rochester
    Convention Center on July 13-16th. Tickets are $10 for each concert. Please see the
    bulletin board outside the office for details.
Announcements (week of June 19, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Transitions are not easy. We learn to deal with change,
    and listen for the leading of God through change and to bring change, Elisha’s distress
    at the prospect of losing his mentor, Elijah, emphasizes his sense that he is not yet
    ready—fully ready– for the mantle of his mentor. In the wisdom of the psalmist there
    is a recognition that reflecting on where God’s leading has been seen previously can
    guide into future change. The challenge of living in the freedom of the Spirit is a very
    subtle balance of walking in deep awareness of how freedom is exercised each day and
    with each breath. The gospel highlights the difficulties of following even the wisest of
    mentors; it is not a task to be taken lightly.
    Scriptures: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20, Luke 9:51-62; Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Announcements (week of June 12, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: There is an old proverb, “Speech is silver, silence is
    golden”. Sometimes silence is the way in which God is heard in the midst of internal disquiet (Psalms 42, 43), danger and fear (Elijah’s flight from Jezebel), and through the disturbed or troubled life (Luke 8:26-39). Scriptures: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a, Psalm 42 and 43, Luke 8:26-39, Galatians 3:23-29
  • Adult Forum today is "The Adventure of Geocaching" with speaker, Bill Estes of Middletown NY. Bill has found over 5,000 caches. Geocaching, a treasure hunt, is among the fastest growing outdoor activities across the world. Using a GPS for signals, you are able to track and find posted locations with greater accuracy. Families often enjoy this treasure hunt.
  • AEM: Do you have an idea for an Adult Forum? Do YOU have something to share or are you aware of a program or an individual who might have something which would be of interest to our congregation? If so, let someone on Adult Education and Mission Committee know: Stella Megargle, Barb Ordway, Alice Estes, Doug Caine, Barb Chamberlin, or Peg Baker. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • OFFICE SUMMER HOURS: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-2:30 and Thursday from 8:30-12 noon from June 20th through Labor Day.
  • WORSHIP will begin at 9 AM from June 19th to after Labor Day.
Announcements (week of June 5, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: God’s sons and daughters are called to live lives that are holy and just. The choices we make each day have consequences. God holds those who perpetrate injustice responsible. This judgment stands in tension with God’s
    welcome for those who turn to God for forgiveness. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it—-always.” No matter how far we go to get our own way, God’s way will triumph. Always. God’s people can take
    courage in choosing justice. Scriptures: 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15:21a, Psalm 5:1-8, Luke 7:36-8:3, Galatians 2:15-21
  • Adult Forum on June 12th is "The Adventure of Geocaching" with speaker, Bill Estes of Middletown NY. Bill has found over 5,000 caches. Geocaching, a treasure hunt, is among the fastest growing outdoor activities across the world. Using a GPS for signals, you are able to track and find posted locations with greater accuracy. Families often enjoy this treasure hunt.
  • AEM: Do you have an idea for an Adult Forum? Do YOU have something to share or are you aware of a program or an individual who might have something which would be of interest to our congregation? If so, let someone on Adult Education and Mission Committee know: Stella Megargle, Barb Ordway, Alice Estes, Doug Caine, Barb Chamberlin, or Peg Baker. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • OFFICE SUMMER HOURS: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-2:30 and Thursday from 8:30-12 noon.
    WORSHIP will begin at 9 AM from June 19th to after Labor Day.
Announcements (week of May 29, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: God’s presence and care are often given form through the actions of God’s people. Both Elijah and Jesus show compassion as they minister to those considered by many to be on the fringes of society. As we encounter such
    faithful witnesses, we continue to learn what it means to listen for God’ s voice and to seek to follow faithfully in God’s ways. Scriptures: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146,
    Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24.
  • AEM: Do you have an idea for an Adult Forum? Do YOU have something to share or are you aware of a program or an individual who might have something which would be of interest to our congregation? If so, let someone on Adult Education and Mission Committee know: Stella Megargle, Barb Ordway, Alice Estes, Doug Caine, Barb Chamberlin, or Peg Baker. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • The Flowers on the communion table are in given Memory of all those who have lost their lives serving their country.
Announcements (week of May 22, 2016) -- Our Church
  • FLOWERS TODAY: are provided by Hal Schindler in loving memory of Gretchen.
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Elijah noticed nature in action and drew upon it to reveal the God he knew to cultivate faith in a new way, in a new time, and amongst a people who had begun to waver. In Paul’s exhortation to the Galatians, we hear echoes reminding them to pay attention to the one they knew. The Roman centurion observed Jesus’ nature, and revealed faith in an unexpected way. Through each of these situations we are shown that there is no need to compete to prove God’s worthiness. Instead, we share and reveal the nature of God’s goodness in ways that become seeds of faith in our time and place. Scriptures: 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29), 30-39, Psalm 96, Luke 7:1-10, Galatians 1:1-12
  • OFFICE HOURS:
    • May 23, Monday: the office will be open from 9am-4pm with Kathy Greene .
    • May 25, Wednesday: the office will be open from 9-11 am with Peg Baker and
    • from 1-4pm with Kathy Greene.
    • May 26, Thursday: the office will be open from 9-11 am with Julie Giron.
  • AEM REQUEST: Do you have an idea for an Adult Forum? Do YOU have something to share or are you aware of a program or an individual who might have something which would be of interest to our congregation? If so, let someone on Adult Education and Mission Committee know: Stella Megargle, Barb Ordway, Alice Estes, Doug Caine, Barb Chamberlin, or Peg Baker. We look forward to hearing from you!
Announcements (week of May 15, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: A multitude of voices accompany us through Pentecost. In the voices of ordinary things and silence, we hear the oppressed and down-trodden, and lamenting voices from the edges crying for justice. These are not only human voices. On Trinity Sunday and throughout the season we are invited to hear the whole of creation, and the Divine Presence: Creator, Wisdom, and Spirit calling us to join in the truth and fullness of life in reconciled harmony. Scriptures: 1 Kings 18-20-21, (22-29), 30-39 , Psalm 96, Luke 7:1-10, Galatians 1:1-12
  • OFFICE HOURS:
    • May 23, Monday: the office will be open from 9am-4pm with Kathy Greene .
    • May 25, Wednesday: the office will be open from 9-11am with Peg Baker and
    • from 1-4pm with Kathy Greene.
    • May 26, Thursday: the office will be open from 9-11 am with Julie Giron.
  • AEM REQUEST: Do you have an idea for an Adult Forum? Do YOU have something to share or are you aware of a program or an individual who might have something which would be of interest to our congregation? If so, let someone on Adult Education and Mission Committee know: Stella Megargle, Barb Ordway, Alice Estes, Doug Caine, Barb Chamberlin, or Peg Baker. We look forward to hearing from you!
Announcements (week of May 8, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Throughout the Easter season, the readings have led us in an exploration of the acts of the Spirit in the early church. These faith ancestors
    responded to God’s powerful presence in lives committed to mutual ministry and to showing up. Pentecost Sunday is a day to celebrate the breath and fire of the Spirit that lives and moves and acts among God’s people. Scriptures: Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17
  • PASTOR CARSON: will hold a book signing event 11 am to Noon, Saturday May 14, 2016 celebrating the release of Dr. Mouser’s “The Promise of Narrative Change: Living Why to Thrive” . Dr. Mouser will present an outline of Narrative Change followed by a time for questions and answers. Please join us in Memorial Lounge to celebrate this accomplishment with Pastor Carson and enjoy refreshments.
  • FLOWERS: were donated today by the Carters in honor of Debbie’s mother, Dorothy Huse.
  • OFFICE HOURS: for the weeks of May 15 and 22 will be changed due to Mary’s vacation in Maine. I am grateful to Kathy Greene, Peg Baker and Julie Giron for their help.
    • Monday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 18 remain the same: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Tuesday, May 17 from 8:30-12:30. The office will be closed on Thursday, May 19.
    • Monday, May 23 the office will be open from 9am to 4pm with Kathy Greene in charge.
    • Wednesday, May 25, the office will be open from 9-11 with Peg Baker presiding and from 1-4, with Kathy .
    • Thursday, May 26, the office will be open from 9-11 with Julie Giron.
Announcements (week of May 1, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Opportunities for ministry arise when faith
    confronts powers that oppress, when we cannot walk away from situations of pressing need. Where does God call us to bring freedom and compassion, to seek for the common good? To live in Christ challenges us to engage in mission. To dwell in the Spirit renews us with waters of life. We trust God’s power to deliver. Scriptures: Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 12:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26.
  • CSA: Brochures available on the Deacon’s credenza outside the Sanctuary. Get farm fresh vegetables and fruit delivered right to the church this summer! Wickham Farms offers a wide variety of high quality produce, fresh from their fields in Penfield as part of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Purchase a share of the farm’s harvest and eat local mid-June through mid-October.
    Their Grab & Go share option is designed for couples, single vegetarians, people new to the CSA experience, and busy people with limited time. It’s a smaller share, including six to 10 items, with emphasis on more common crops. The vegetables and fruits are pre-packed in convenient fold-down bins, making it easy for everyone to experience a CSA. When the harvest begins, pick up your own Grab & Go Vegetable Share on Tuesdays from 4 - 7pm at the Ontario View entrance of the Church. The price is $435 for 18 weeks of produce. Visit http://www.wickhamfarms.com/CSA-On-Farm-Shares.php to learn more and to sign up.
Announcements (week of April 24, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Currents of God’s Spirit carry us in directions we many not have chosen and to margins where we may not have gone. Lydia
    welcomes the gospel’s message and its messenger by a river. Her baptism
    christens mutuality of ministry. Waters of life wash through all the readings
    Today: inviting love, making persons whole, and imparting holy presence.
    Scriptures: Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22, 22:5, John 14:23-29

  • JOIN US for ADULT FORUM TODAY: Ann Johnson,
    Director of ACT Rochester, an initiative of Rochester Area Community Foundation, will share her knowledge of “Poverty in Rochester”.
Announcements (week of April 17, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: In scripture, we encounter role models of discipleship that are expressed in compassionate words and deeds. Such life-giving acts take shape in ministry with those in our communities and outside our circles. Ministry is shown by words and deeds that wipe away tears, restore life, and testify to God’s love. Ministry unfolds when we open our lives to the Spirit and follow God’s lead. Ministry is done when we see a friend in need and show up. Ministry is done in response to experienced grace. Scriptures: Acts 9: 36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30
  • ANNUAL MEETING for Summerville Presbyterian Church is May 1st immediately following worship. We value your participation.
  • FREE CHILD (under 8) TICKET for the Garden Brothers Circus in Rochester on April 27 & 28. A paid adult must accompany the child . Tickets are in the office on the credenza.
  • LIFESPAN is recruiting much needed volunteers for community transportation programs. Please read the bulletin board outside the office for details.
  • INTERGENERATIONAL TRIPLE PLAY MISSION DAY: Register by April 25th to visit various missions in Rochester. See the bulletin board near the office for details.
Announcements (week of April 3, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK: Christ calls and restores disciples through times of
    dramatic turning and the times of quiet unfolding. In the midst of uncertainty and risk, the risen Christ stands over and above all rival claims to allegiance. The Spirit shows the way forward, offers new vision, new sight and insights, and commissions individuals and communities to witness to the grace and love of God. Scriptures: Acts 9:1-6, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, John 21:1-19.
  • SPRING GARAGE SALE:
    Summerville’s biggest fundraiser is right around the corner!
    •  Donate: Drop off your gently used items at the church office anytime from now until Wednesday, April 13th. If you have a large donation and need someone to pick it up, contact Todd Hayes at 872-3322. Please, no TVs, computers, sports equipment or encyclopedias.
    • Volunteer: It takes many hands to make this sale possible. We need volunteers for sorting, set-up, pricing, cashiering, and clean-up. Sign up on the poster in the church vestibule or contact Gretchen Spencer at 314-6382 or gretchen.spencer@frontiernet.net
    •  Shop: The sale runs from 10am-6pm on Friday, April 15th and 10am-3pm on Saturday, April 16th.
    • Share: Spread the word about the sale on social media.
  • THE ROC CITY RINGERS, a community handbell ensemble which includes ringers from Summerville, will present four concerts in April:
    • Saturday April 16 2 pm at the Gates Library
    • Sunday April 17 2 pm at BayWinde Assisted Living in Webster
    • Saturday, April 23 2 pm at Webster Library
    • Sunday April 24 2 pm at Legacy Assisted Living in Penfield
    LIBRARY UPDATE: In an effort to modernize our library collection, we are offering you numerous older books - free to Summerville Presbyterian Church members. Stop by Memorial Lounge anytime before April 8th to “shop”. Other than the books on shelves that are marked, “SAVE”, help yourself to a book or more. The remaining books will be sold in the garage sale. CHILDREN’S BOOKS ARE NOT INCLUDED.
Announcements (week of March 27, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR Easter Week: God’s loving ways cannot be contained. Like the ripples made when a stone is tossed into calm water, the Spirit works through people and communities whose words and deeds bear witness to God, who raised Jesus to life. God calls all such witnesses to accountability and forgiveness. God still speaks , inviting all to receive the spirit and follow Christ. Scriptures: Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelation 1:4-8, John 20:19-31
  • FLOWERS for the Cross are donated by Fred & Joyce Stiffler and Dave & Betty Stryker in memory of Joyce’s Dad, Don Palmeteer, and Betsy’s Dad, Fred Aeschbacher, who built the cross.
  • THE ROC CITY RINGERS, a community handbell ensemble which includes ringers from Summerville, will present four concerts in April:
    • Saturday April 16 2 pm at the Gates Library
    • Sunday April 17 2 pm at BayWinde Assisted Living in Webster
    • Saturday, April 23 2 pm at Webster Library
    • Sunday April 24 2 pm at Legacy Assisted Living in Penfield
  • LIBRARY UPDATE: In an effort to modernize our library collection, we are offering you numerous older books - free to Summerville Presbyterian Church members. Stop by Memorial Lounge anytime before April 8th to “shop”. Other than the books on shelves that are marked, “SAVE”, help yourself to a book or more. The remaining books will be sold in the garage sale. CHILDREN’S BOOKS ARE NOT INCLUDED .
Announcements (week of March 20, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR EASTER: The Easter story is the center of the Christian faith. Like earth around the sun, our lives orbit the mystery of Jesus alive and the tomb empty. In the Resurrection, the God of new things transforms reality and offers hope and life to all. Scriptures: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26;
    John 20:1-18.
  • LILY ORDERS: are due on Monday, March 21st by end of business.
  • ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: Our collection will be TODAY, Palm Sunday, March 20th. Envelopes are on the Deacons’ credenza.
  • ADULT FORUM: The Unitarian Church of Rochester will be presenting the Micro Enterprise Task Force at 11:15 today. This Task Force provides funding for start-up businesses for lower income individuals. Summerville Presbyterian Church is considering a partnership with Micro Enterprises and would value your opinion.

  • SPRING GARAGE SALE:
    Summerville’s biggest fundraiser is right around the corner!
    •  Donate: Drop off your gently used items at the church office anytime from now until Wednesday, April 13th. If you have a large donation and need someone to pick it up, contact Todd Hayes at 872-3322. Please no TVs, computers, sports equipment or encyclopedias.
    • Volunteer: It takes many hands to make this sale possible. We need volunteers for sorting, set-up, pricing, cashiering, and clean-up. Sign up on the poster in the church vestibule or contact Gretchen Spencer at 314-6382 or
    gretchen.spencer@frontiernet.net
    •  Shop: The sale runs from 10am-6pm on Friday, April 15th and 10am-3pm on Saturday, April 16th.
    • Share: Spread the word about the sale on social media.
  • OFFICE HOURS CHANGING:
    Mary Keller will be on vacation from March 31st and return April 6th. Also, from May 19th and return on May 30th. Office hours for these weeks will be:
    • Week of March 28th: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-4:30 and Tuesday (not Thursday) from 8:30-12:30
    • Week of May16th: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-4:30 and Tuesday (not Thursday) from 8:30-12:30
    • Week of May 23rd: Monday from 8:30-4:30 and Wednesday from 12:30-4:30 and Thursday, May 26th – hopefully in the AM.
    We would appreciate a volunteer to answer the phones on the morning of Thursday, May 26th. Kathy Greene has graciously agreed to work the other hours for Mary.
  • THE ROC CITY RINGERS, a community handbell ensemble which includes ringers from Summerville, will present four concerts in April:
    • Saturday April 16: 2 pm at the Gates Library
    • Sunday April 17: 2 pm at BayWinde Assisted Living in Webster
    • Saturday, April 23: 2 pm at Webster Library
    • Sunday April 24: 2 pm at Legacy Assisted Living in Penfield
Announcements (week of March 13, 2016) -- Our Church
  • DEVOTION FOR TODAY: (Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8) In this week’s focus story, the one who comes to minister becomes the one ministered to in surprising ways by surprising ones. The grace revealed suggests the new and fresh ways about which Isaiah speaks, the psalmist’s hope of restoration, and Paul’s pressing goal.
  • ADULT FORUM: Today Karla Barkley will be sharing information
    on Keller’s Kats Rescue. In May the AEM will be collecting cat food and other items to support this mission.
  • ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: Through your gift you can serve
    people in your community and around the world by providing food, fresh water and assistance to those rebuilding after crisis, and resources to overcome oppression. Our collection will be on Palm Sunday, March 20th. Envelopes will be
    available today, March 13th, in your bulletin
    .
  • Please consider helping out with one or more of the following:
    PALM SUNDAY READINGS: Seeking volunteers to read during the Palm Sunday Worship - 5 readers in addition to Pastor Carson and the liturgist.
  • CASSEROLES: The Mission Group leaves on Easter Sunday , March 27,for their trip to New Jersey. They would appreciate donations of casseroles for 20-24 to heat up when they arrive. Also, a bag of salad and bread would be nice. Please contact Barb Chamberlin at 544-6493 or chamberlin61@rochester.rr.com.
  • GARAGE SALE: Summerville’s biggest fundraiser is right around the corner!
       Donate: Drop off your gently used items at the church office anytime from now until Wednesday, April 13th. If you have a large donation and need someone to pick it up, contact Todd Hayes at 872-3322. Please no TVs, computers, sports equipment or encyclopedias.
      Volunteer: It takes many hands to make this sale possible. We need volunteers for sorting, set-up, pricing, cashiering, and clean-up. Sign up on the poster in the church vestibule or contact Gretchen Spencer at 314-6382 or
    gretchen.spencer@frontiernet.net
       Shop: The sale runs from 10am-6pm on Friday, April 15th and 10am-3pm on Saturday, April 16th.
       Share: Spread the word about the sale on social media.
  • ANSWER OFFICE PHONE: Would anyone be willing to answer the Church office phone on Thursday, May 26th during Mary’s vacation?
  • CONCERT AND PLAY: Rev. Carolyn Grohman is singing with the Chancel Choir of Third Presbyterian Church today at 7:30 pm. Also, Irondequoit High School is producing the play, “All Shook Up” , featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, with
    performances on March 17-20th. Please see the bulletin board near the office for details.


Announcements (week of March 6, 2016) -- Our Church
  • ADULT FORUM: on March 13th Karla Barkley will be sharing information
    on Keller’s Kats Rescue. In May the AEM will be collecting cat food and other items to support this mission.
  • ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: Through your gift, you can serve
    people in your community and around the world by providing food, fresh water and assistance to those rebuilding after crisis, and resources to overcome
    oppression. Our collection will be on Palm Sunday, March 20th. Envelopes will be available next Sunday, March 13th.
  • DEVOTION FOR TODAY: God’s forgiving love embraces everyone. The youngest, the oldest, the wanderers, the dutiful, the sinful, the just are offered a welcome that can make everything new. This week’s focus scripture is a story of rebellions and returning, and of a love that reconciles, puts us back together, in spite of ourselves. We are challenged to live generously among those we might consider family.
  • ADULT ED AND MISSION COMMITTEE invites you to suggest ideas for mission giving, the line designated for Mission Giving in the 2016 budget. They may be directed to Barb Ordway, Stella Megargle, Mike James, Alice Estes, Barb Chamberlin, Doug Caine, and/or Peg Baker. (Please note this is separate from the suggestions for the Ray Nelson memorial monies.)
  • SARAH’S CIRCLE: Please join us for a buffet lunch and tour at Tasteful Connections Catering on Thursday, March 10th at 12:00 PM. The menu is:
    Quiche Lorraine-Vegetarian Asian Lo Mein-Bread/Rolls-Dessert du jour
    Coffee/Tea           Wine is $5.00 per glass

    The cost is $18 and reservations must be called in to Alice Estes at 544-0854 by Tuesday, March 8th.
Announcements (week of February 28, 2016) -- Our Church
  • LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: Join us online from 1-2 pm beginning Tuesday, February 16th to study John’s Gospel as we walk with Jesus through his life to the cross and resurrection.
    • Please logon to the meeting using: https://www.gottomeeting.com/join/195948589 or, you can dial in to listen and speak by calling 1-872-240-3212 and using the access code, 195-948-589.
  • DEVOTION FOR TODAY: Our longing for God may at times find expression in a thirsting for holy and personal encounter. God’s steadfast love promises that such
    yearning will be satisfied. Our lives continually move between those hopes of encounter and their fulfillment by God. At the beginning of the day and at its end, our seeking of God is met by God’s seeking of us.
  • FLOWERS: We will continue to provide flowers two Sundays each month. On alternate Sundays we will have a green plant on
    the altar. We welcome donated flowers and invite you to call Pat
    Myers at 544-4424 if you would like to donate in memory of
    family or friends.
  • ADULT ED AND MISSION COMMITTEE invites you to suggest ideas for mission giving, the line designated for Mission Giving in the 2016 budget. They may be directed to Barb Ordway, Stella Megargle, Mike James, Alice Estes, Barb Chamberlin, Doug Caine, and/or Peg Baker. (Please note this is separate from the suggestions for the Ray Nelson memorial monies.)
  • FEBRUARY MISSION: Mission project for February is the donation of old cell phones and eye glasses. Please put your donations in the green barrel in the narthex. Thank you.
Announcements (week of February 21, 2016) -- Our Church
  • LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: Join us online from 1-2 pm beginning Tuesday, February 16th to study John’s Gospel as we walk with Jesus through his life to the cross and resurrection. Please logon to the meeting using: https://www.gottomeeting.com/join/195948589 or, you can dial in to listen and speak by calling 1-872-240-3212 and using the access code, 195-948-589.
    DEVOTION FOR TODAY: God’s covenant with us frames our lives with promises. Those promises may seem distant when we feel uprooted or displaced. Yet God honors our questions and encourages us to stand with confidence in the face of fear. God, who would shelter us as a mother hen covers chicks under her wings, journeys with us. Our covenant is with One who saves.
    FEBRUARY MISSION: The Mission project for February is the donation of old cell phones and eye glasses. Please put your donations in the Green Barrel in the Narthex. Thank you.
    FLOWERS: We will continue to provide flowers two
    Sunday’s each month. The alternate Sundays, we will have a green plant on the altar. We welcome donated flowers and invite you to call Pat Myers at 544-4424 if you would like to donate in memory of family, friends.
    FOUND: Women’s warm, LL BEAN mittens found in Fellowship Hall last
    Sunday. Stop by the office to reclaim.
    ADULT ED AND MISSION COMMITTEE invites you to suggest ideas for mission giving, the line designated for Mission Giving in the 2016 budget. They may be directed to Barb Ordway, Stella Megargle, Mike James, Alice Estes, Barb Chamberlin, Doug Caine, and/or Peg Baker. (Please note this is separate from the suggestions for the Ray Nelson memorial monies.)
Announcements (week of February 14, 2016) -- Our Church
  • LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: Join us online from 1-2 pm beginning Tuesday, February 16th to study John’s Gospel as we walk with Jesus through his life to the cross and resurrection. Please logon to the meeting using:                                        https://www.gottomeeting.com/join/195948589                                                                                                                                    or, you can dial in to listen and speak by calling 1-872-240-3212 and using the access code, 195-948-589.
  • MEMBER DIRECTORY, 2016: available on Deacon’s credenza.
  • FEBRUARY MISSION: The Mission project for February is the donation of old Cell Phones and Eye Glasses. Please put your donations in the Green Barrel in the Narthex. Thank you.
  • BLANKET SUNDAY: You will find envelopes in the pews for Blankets. Your donations will help our neighbors in need recovery from disaster. We will collect your donations this Sunday, February 14th.
  • ADULT FORUM: Join us after Worship today to hear Fred Sauter speak about Rochester Community Bikes, Inc. which collects, repairs, and distributes bikes to the needy in the Rochester area.
Announcements (week of February 7, 2016) -- Our Church
  • FEBRUARY MISSION: The Mission project for February is the donation of old
    Cell Phones and Eye Glasses. Please put your donations in the Green Barrel in
    the Narthex. Thank you.
  • FLOWER HELP NEEDED:
    Pat Meyers has been providing flowers for the alter for several years. She
    wants to continue doing it but would like to help so she doesn’t have to do it every
    week. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or expensive. Flowers you grow
    in your garden in the summer, or pick up a bunch of flowers from Wegmans and
    arrange them in a vase. If you are interested in helping please see or call Pat at
    544-4424.
  • BLANKET SUNDAY: You will find envelopes in the pews and on the Deacon’s
    credenza for Blankets. Your donations will help our neighbors in need recovery
    from disaster. We will collect your donations this Sunday, February 7 and
    February 14th.
  • ASH WEDNESDAY:
    The “Cup of Our Life” is the theme for Lent this year. Please bring a coffee mug
    to Ash Wednesday Worship, Feb. 10 at 7pm. You will be leaving the coffee cup
    or mug on the Communion Table for Lent. The weekly devotion will use prayers
    and reflections from the “Cup of Our Life” devotional written by Joyce Rupp.
Announcements (week of January 17, 2016) -- Our Church
  • ADULT FORUM: Pastor Carson will conduct a discussion on “Living: the Why to
    Thrive”. If you want to discuss how being your true self insures that you thrive, please
    join us in Fellowship Hall after Worship on January 24th.
  • FROM AEM: What’s your hobby … your area of expertise … your passion? Please
    consider sharing your knowledge, your expertise, your wisdom with us during an Adult
    Forum hour! Many of our most interesting and best attended forums are those where
    Summerville members and friends enlighten, educate, and acquaint us with the unique,
    the fascinating, the curious. Do you have something to share? Speak with a member of
    Adult Education and Mission Committee: Peg Baker, Doug Caine, Barb Chamberlin,
    Alice Estes, Mike James, Stella Megargle, or Barb Ordway. LET’S SET A DATE!!
  • ADVENT FESTIVAL OF TREES FOLLOW-UP The holidays are over, the
    gifts opened, the Christmas trees packed away. And perhaps last Sunday you entered
    Fellowship Hall, missed the six lighted trees and thought, “What happened to all the donations
    under those trees?” All were delivered on time for designated Christmas Party
    dates at Cameron Community Ministries (75+ toys for children ages 5-12); Kirkhaven
    (75+ items which included lotions, puzzle books, hats/mittens, cookies and candy, playing
    cards, calendars, etc.); and CASA (25 ornaments chosen with specific gift requests
    like pajamas, dolls, bedding, Match Box cars, jeans, sweatshirts, board games, etc.). For
    IFC schools’ backpack program (94 pounds of items: soups, canned fruit, juice boxes,
    shelf-stable foods, healthy snacks); for RAIHN (25+ items including cleaning supplies,
    mop/broom/dust pan/bucket; paper towels and tp, detergents, socks/underwear, shower
    curtain liners and holders, light bulbs); for Sunset House (dishwasher capsules, packages
    of 13 gallon drawstring kitchen bags, snacks, Staples gift card). The generosity of this
    congregation is overwhelming!
    Thank you!
Announcements (week of January 10, 2016) -- Our Church
  • ADULT EDUCATION AND MISSION: Thanks you for all you do for others
    throughout the year. Please join us today after service in Fellowship
    Hall for snacks and beverages.
  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING for Committee members and other church leaders:
    consider attending Presbytery's Church Leadership Development Day on Sat,
    1/23/16 at Perinton Presbyterian. 10 morning courses, 8 "working lunch" courses.
    Registration $5, optional bag lunch $5. More info: flyer on bulletin board by office;
    ask office or Clerk of Session Mary Haverfield; Presbytery website http://
    pbygenval.org/events/church-leadership-development-day-2/ Deadline for registration
    by mail is 1/13/16.
  • BUTTERFLY BOUTIQUE provides Second Hand clothing for women returning
    to work. They need warm winter coats and accessories as well as clothing
    suitable for an office environment. If you can help, would you please bring your
    donations to service on or before January 14th. Or, Susan Connor will pick up if
    you call her at 544-6058.
Announcements (week of January 3, 2016) -- Our Church
  • Adult Education & Mission thanks you for
    all you do for others throughout the year. Please join us on Sunday,
    January 10 after service, in Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy finger
    foods and beverages, compliment of AE&M.
  • CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING is a special offering that supports racial ethnic
    colleges and schools and contributes to the assistance program for retired church
    workers of the Board of Pensions. This offering will be collected on Christmas
    Eve, December 27th, and January 3rd. Additional envelopes are on the Deacons’
    credenza.
  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING for Committee members and other church leaders:
    consider attending Presbytery's Church Leadership Development Day on Sat,
    1/23/16 at Perinton Presbyterian. 10 morning courses, 8 "working lunch" courses.
    Registration $5, optional bag lunch $5. More info: flyer on bulletin board by office;
    ask office or Clerk of Session Mary Haverfield; Presbytery website
    http://pbygenval.org/events/church-leadership-development-day-2/
    Deadline for registration by mail is 1/13/16.
Announcements (week of December 20, 2015) -- Our Church
  • CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING is a special offering that supports racial ethnic
    colleges and schools and contributes to the assistance program for retired church
    workers of the Board of Pensions. This offering will be collected on Christmas
    Eve, December 27th, and January 3rd. Additional envelopes are on the Deacons’
    credenza.
  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING for Committee members and other church leaders:
    consider attending Presbytery's Church Leadership Development Day on Sat,
    1/23/16 at Perinton Presbyterian. 10 morning courses, 8 "working lunch" courses.
    Registration $5, optional bag lunch $5. More info: flyer on bulletin board by office;
    ask office or Clerk of Session Mary Haverfield; Presbytery website: 
    http://pbygenval.org/events/church-leadership-development-day-2/  
    Deadline for registration by mail is 1/13/16.
  • KICK UP YOUR HEELS: New Year Eve, 8:30 pm - 12:15 pm: Contra dance
    with live music and callers in Fellowship Hall. All welcome to dance ($10) or
    just listen and watch ($5). Come for a while or all evening. Plenty of yummy potluck
    snacks and lots of friendly dancers. See flyer on bulletin board by office or
    check out http://www.cdrochester.org
  • CALLING COUNTERS: Can you spare an hour or so on Monday morning
    once a month? Can you add a few numbers on an adding machine? We need
    more folks to take a turn helping count the weekly offering. You would work
    with a recorder who handles allocating receipts to the right accounts. Contact the
    office if you think you might be able to help or for more information.
Announcements (week of December 13, 2015) -- Our Church
  • LIVE NATIVITY FOOD SIGN-UP: We will need food for the participants in
    Live Nativity on December 19th. There will be a sign up sheet in the Fellowship
    Hall after service. If you are bringing any hot food, please have it in crock pots. If
    there are any questions, please call Sarah G. (603) 934-2437 or Angela Hall (585)
    746-7210.
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: will be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday, Dec 13 at
    2pm. The pianist is Cameron Wilkens, an Eastman piano performance major, and
    a favorite substitute for Justin this past year. Cameron will be playing Schubert,
    Chopin, and Christmas music.
  • POINSETTIA ORDERS: FINAL ORDERS are due in the office on Monday,
    December 14th with payment of $9 for each poinsettia.
  • CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING is a special offering that supports
    racial ethnic colleges and schools and contributes to the assistance program
    for retired church workers of the Board of Pensions. This offering will be collected
    on Christmas Eve, December 27th, and January 3rd. Envelopes will be distributed
    in the bulletin only one time—December 13.
  • ADULT FORUM: Cameron Community Ministries with Jennifer Muniga, Executive
    Director, and John Burch, Board Member, will present today.
Announcements (week of December 6, 2015) -- Our Church
  • ADOPT-A-FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS: see the bulletin board for details.
  • ROC CITY RINGERS: a community handbell ensemble composed of ringers from Summerville, Webster Presbyterian, Third Presbyterian, and other local churches, will present three holiday concerts: Sunday December 6 at the Brighton Library at 2 pm, Monday, December 7 at the Penfield library at 7 pm, and Saturday, December 12 at the Pittsford Library at 2 pm. Come and enjoy some holiday cheer!
  • LIVE NATIVITY FOOD SIGN-UP: We will need food for the participants in Live Nativity on December 19th. There will be a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Hall after service. If you are bringing any hot food, please have it in crock pots. If there are any questions, please call Sarah G. (603) 934-2437 or Angela Hall (585) 746-7210.
  • ADVENT WORKSHOP: This year’s Advent Workshop will be held on December 6th from 2-7pm. We will be doing activities from 2-4:30 and then have a pot luck supper. People attending the Advent workshop should bring a dish to pass for 8-10 people, and your own place settings. There is still time to sign up for crafts, so join in on the fun. If you just want to come for dinner then bring a dish to pass.
  • REACH: If you have an interest in volunteering or donating to help in this temporary, six month shelter for the homeless, please see the bulletin board outside the office.
  • POINSETTIA ORDERS: Thanks to the 14 families who have placed their orders for Christmas flowers. For those of you who plan to order, please use the flyer in this bulletin and return to the office with your payment on or before Dec. 14.
  • WOMEN’S RETREAT is cancelled until Spring due to limited interest.
Announcements (week of November 22, 2015) -- Our Church
  • SAVE THE DATE: Shop ‘til You Drop and Dining for RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network). Tuesday, December 1, 5-9:00 p.m. at Pittsford Plaza, Monroe Avenue. One World Goods and Hobby House Toys will donate a percentage of their sales to RAIHN to help homeless families achieve sustainable independence. Mention you’re dining for RAIHN at Benucci’s Italian Restaurant; they will donate 20% of your check (excluding tax and tip) to RAIHN (reservations suggested: 264-1300). See Mission Bulletin Board for more information.
  • ADOPT-A-FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS THROUGH RAIHN, CCM, AND/OR ICC: Sponsors are matched with a family to shop for based on a ‘needs and wish list.’ Details for all three missions are on the Mission Bulletin Board.
    RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) hopes to serve 25 RAIHN graduate families this Christmas.
    CCM (Cameron Community Ministries) serves 40 children in poverty in an after-school pro-gram and hopes to provide for these families during the Christmas season.
    ICC (Irondequoit Community Cupboard) shares a need beyond food for 96 families (ranging in size from 2-10 persons) who deserve a brighter Christmas.
  • ROC CITY RINGERS, a community handbell ensemble composed of ringers from Summerville, Webster Presbyterian, Third Presbyterian, and other local churches, will present three holiday con-certs: Sunday December 6 at the Brighton Library at 2 pm, Monday, December 7 at the Penfield library at 7 pm, and Saturday, December 12 at the Pittsford Library at 2 pm. Come and enjoy some holiday cheer!
  • REMEMBER to check the bulletin board near the office for community offerings and resources available during the holiday.
  • THANK YOU to all who donated to the Thanksgiving basket. We gave 162 pounds of food!
Announcements (week of November 15, 2015) -- Our Church
  • LEAVES AHOY! Thanks to our army of scouts: Troop 79, Pack 203, Troop 127—we could not have done the job without you! And thanks to our faithful volunteers: Bill Carter, Jim Shawhan, Rob Storey, Todd Hayes, Mike James, Eric Rounds and Betsy Foss. We also received a generous check from Lucretia and John Grosshans for the Property Committee. A special thanks to Jeff Riesenberger and his crew at Irondequoit Landscape for hauling our many leaves away.
  • WOMEN’S RETREAT: The committee for the Women’s retreat is finalizing the plans for this year’s retreat weekend. The dates are January 8-10th and it is at the Cosowasco Retreat Center, the same place as last year’s mother/daughter retreat. We are very excited about this year’s events, and you will find it to be refreshing, relaxing, spiritually uplifting and restorative!!! Please save the date, and think about inviting other female relatives and friends!! However, there is limited space so reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis. We hope to have the reservation information by this Sunday. So, save the dates!!! Questions? See one of us: Alana Sullivan, Zoe Sullivan, Kathy Wilkinson, and Allison Cubitt.
Announcements (week of November 15, 2015) -- Our Community
  • MOUNT HOPE WORLD SINGERS CONCERT: Our fall concert is coming up on Friday, November 20, 7:00 pm at Third Presbyterian Church. Sharing the stage will be the Sladki Doumi Balkan Women’s Chorus, singing songs from Bulgaria and Macedonia, and the Nicole Marie Dancers, a hearing-impaired interpretive dance group from NTID/RIT. It will be a great evening and I hope to see you there! Admission is free but donations of $5-$10 will be enthusiastically and gratefully accepted. See the Bulletin Board near the Office for more information.
Announcements (week of November 8, 2015) -- Our Church
  • BIBLE STUDY: Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in Memorial Lounge.
  • PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE: South Carolina has borne the brunt of recent severe and devastating flooding, as has Texas, which is still struggling to recover from earlier flooding. Gifts from One Great Hour of Sharing are helping Presbyterian congregations as they reach out to affected communities to provide emergency provisions. You can join in the response by standing in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray. GIVE by calling 800-872-3283 or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (USA), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. ACT by downloading ‘resources’ at presbyterianmission.org/pda. PRAY for families impacted as well as first responders and others who put themselves in harm’s way for others, and pray for God’s sustaining grace. (from Susan Orr, ‘Better Together’ - pbygenval.org)
  • MISSION TEAM: Come see what we’re about…….The Summerville Mission Team will be meeting in Memorial Lounge, November 8th at 5:00. We would love to have you join us. Hear what we have been doing for 11 years and help us plan our next trip. We won’t pressure you to pick up a hammer, but this intergenerational group of Summervillers and friends would love to have you join us for our discussion.

Announcements (week of November 1, 2015) -- Our Church
  • DEACON BRUNCH: will be held today, November 1st, after the service. The price is $8 Adult, $6 Children and $25 for a family of six.
  • BIBLE STUDY: Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in Memorial Lounge.
  • PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE: South Carolina has borne the brunt of recent severe and devastating flooding, as has Texas, which is still struggling to recover from earlier flooding. Gifts from One Great Hour of Sharing are helping Presbyterian congregations as they reach out to affected communities to provide emergency provisions. You can join in the response by standing in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray. GIVE by calling 800-872-3283 or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (USA), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. ACT by downloading ‘resources’ at presbyterianmission.org/pda. PRAY for families impacted as well as first responders and others who put themselves in harm’s way for others, and pray for God’s sustaining grace. (from Susan Orr, ‘Better Together’ - pbygenval.org)
  • GOLF EVENT: After several tries, Adult Education and Mission Committee finally found a date on Saturday, September 26, when 11 Summerville members were available to tee off at Durand Eastman Golf Course. Nine holes of a Scramble/Best Ball format found our 3 groups of golfers within a few strokes of each other at the conclusion. A food and fellowship event followed on the roof at I-Square. Those enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon included, Charlie Buck, Bob Megargle, Jim Shawhan, Pastor Carson, Earl Repp, Debbie and Bill Carter, Jen and Jim DeVoe, Peg and Bruce Baker. AEM will work on a date for the 2016 season, so keep the event in mind! We had a lot of fun!
  • Thank You ... To all our Garage Sale workers!!

Announcements (week of October 25, 2015) -- Our Church
  • DEACON BRUNCH: will be held on November 1st after the service. Please plan to purchase your tickets in advance– before or after Worship any Sunday in October. The price is $8 Adult, $6 Children and $25 for a family of six.
    BAKED FOOD SALE: will be held on Election Day, Nov 3rd. Please consider donating cookies, muffins (individually wrapped), whole pies and pie slices, brownies, breads, etc—nothing that requires refrigeration. Cookies and brownies can be sold by the dozen, half dozen or individually. Early risers are invited to work the sale from 6-9am. Anyone choosing to donate can bring your baked goods on Sunday, November 1st or Monday, November 2nd, at 6:30 pm. Please call Angela (746-7210) or Mike C (424-0229) if you can help.
    BIBLE STUDY: Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in Memorial Lounge.
    HARVESTING JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: (CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMMIGRANT YOUTH) AND DINNER: Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. 4:00 p.m. Symposium featuring the award winning film: DREAMers Among US. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. See the Mission Bulletin Board in the Children’s Center hallway for further details.
    PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE: South Carolina has borne the brunt of recent severe and devastating flooding, as has Texas, which is still struggling to recover from earlier flooding. Gifts from One Great Hour of Sharing are helping Presbyterian congregations as they reach out to affected communities to provide emergency provisions. You can join in the response by standing in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray. GIVE by calling 800-872-3283 or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (USA), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. ACT by downloading ‘resources’ at presbyterianmission.org/pda. PRAY for families impacted as well as first responders and others who put themselves in harm’s way for others, and pray for God’s sustaining grace. (from Susan Orr, ‘Better Together’ - pbygenval.org)
    LIFESPAN has a need for volunteer drivers. Please see the bulletin board for more information.
Announcements (week of October 18, 2015) -- Our Church
  • DEACON BRUNCH: Will be held on November 1st after the service. Please plan to purchase your tickets in advance– before or after Worship any Sunday in October. The price is $8 Adult, $6 Children and $25 for a family of six.
  • BAKED FOOD SALE: will be held on Election day, Nov 3rd. Please consider donating cookies, muffins (individually wrapped), whole pies and pie slices, brownies, breads, etc. Cookies and brownies can be sold by the dozen, half dozen or individually. Early risers are invited to work the sale from 6-9am. Please call Angela (746-7210) or Mike C (424-0229) if you can help.
  • BIBLE STUDY: NEW DATE!!! Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in Memorial Lounge beginning Tuesday, October 20th.
  • ELDER LAW FAIR: Older adults are faced with a number of legal issues pertaining to health and long-term care planning. On October 27, 2015 at Temple B’rith Kodesh, you can participate in a number of free sessions, such as Estate Planning, Paying for Long-Term Care, Estate Administration, etc. Please see the bulletin board near the office for details.
Announcements (week of October 11, 2015) -- Our Church
  • DEACON BRUNCH: Will be held on November 1st after the service. Please plan to purchase your tickets in advance– before or after Worship any Sunday in October. The price is $8 Adult, $6 Children and $25 for a family of six.
  • BAKED FOOD SALE: will be held on Election day, Nov 3rd. Please consider donating cookies, muffins( individually wrapped), whole pies and pie slices, brownies, breads, etc. Cookies and brownies can be sold by the dozen, half dozen or individually. Early risers are invited to work the sale from 6-9am. Please call Angela (746-7210) or Mike C (424-0229) if you can help.
  • BIBLE STUDY: NEW DATE!!! Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in Memorial Lounge beginning October 20th. Sorry for the change of time, but Pastor Carson had some calendar conflicts that delayed the start of the Bible study.
  • BLOOD DRIVE SUCCESSFUL: Thank you from the Adult Education and Mission Committee (AEM) to the SPC donors who supported the October 3 Red Cross Blood Drive. 65% of the 22 people who attended were from SPC! The Red Cross collected “23 productive units of blood, which will help as many as 61 people right here in our region,” according to our Red Cross contact, Steve

Announcements (week of October 4, 2015) -- Our Church
  • GARAGE SALE:  Volunteers Needed
    If you are interested in volunteering, please call Gretchen Spencer at 314-6382 or
    email her at gretchen.spencer@frontiernet.net.
  • POVERTY: OUR CRISIS AND OUR RESPONSE Edward Doherty will
    speak at Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Road, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October
    7. Free and open to the public. Registration is requested: ncjwgrs.org . Mr.
    Doherty is the retired VP of Community Programs at Rochester Area Community
    Foundation and author of Rochester’s “Poverty Report.”
    CHRISTMAS ADVENT WORKSHOP:
    I am happy to say that we now have six crafters for the December 6th Advent
    Workshop. We can use more! I would especially love someone to run a craft or
    two for the men, and for children. I will be having a meeting sometime in October,
    probably after church, to meet with the crafters and help them organize for
    the event. Again, any interest or questions, please feel free to contact with Allison
    Cubitt at 467-3327 or by email: MCubitt@rochester.rr.com.
    BULLETIN BOARD BY OFFICE: Check for details for forum on St. Paul Blvd.
    Maintenance Project.
    BIBLE STUDY: Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm from
    October 6-November 10. Meeting place not yet decided.
Announcements (week of September 27, 2015) -- Our Church
  • GARAGE SALE: The fall garage Sale will be held on Friday, October 23rd and
    Saturday, October 24th. Please consider volunteering and contact Todd Hayes, tldhayes@
    aol.com or cell phone 734-6005.
  • BLOOD DRIVE: Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Fellowship Hall here at SPC. (Use
    the Ontario View Street entrance). You can schedule an appointment from 8:15 a.m.
    through 1:00 p.m. Call the Red Cross directly at 1-800- REDCROSS or go to their
    website www.redcross.org. You may also schedule an appointment with Peg
    Baker at pegmbaker@twc.com, or by calling 342-0865, or find her during coffee hour.
    REMEMBER: ONE PINT OF BLOOD CAN SAVE UP TO THREE LIVES!!
    The Blood Drive is sponsored by the Red Cross in conjunction with the Adult Education
    and Mission Committee. "The need is on-going, but the supply is not." If you donated
    on or before August 8, you will be eligible to donate.
  • CHRISTMAS ADVENT WORKSHOP: I know that there
    are many of you that participated in the Advent Workshops of
    yore. It was always a fun time for my family as my mother,
    Florence Perry, organized it for several years. This event is
    open to members of Summerville and their families and
    friends. The date is December 6th from 2-7 pm. We will meet
    for crafting at 2:00, and at 5:00 we will stop to enjoy a pot-luck dinner and socialization.
    (maybe a Christmas carol or two) If you have a craft idea; like to arrange greens or flowers;
    like to demonstrate fun food craft or gift ideas, etc. you are right for this event. Projects
    that men would be interested in doing would be great too!!! Please notify Allison
    Cubitt by October 4th at MCubitt@rochester.rr.com or call 467-3327. At this point, I
    have 3 crafters and need more. I will meet with all the crafters to help organize the
    event. If you would like to run a craft table but don’t have any ideas, I have some you
    might be interested in doing.
  • BULLETIN BOARD BY OFFICE: Check for details on an “Overview of Medicaid
    Managed Long-Term Care” seminar and a Bible study series on the Psalms.
  • BIBLE STUDY: Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm from
    October 6-November 10. Meeting place not yet decided.

Announcements (week of September 20, 2015) -- Our Church
  • GARAGE SALE: The fall garage Sale will be held on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th. Please consider volunteering. Please contact Todd Hayes, tldhayes@aol.com or cell phone 734-6005.
  • BLOOD DRIVE: Consider donating blood on Saturday, October 3rd for the annual Red Cross Blood drive at Summerville Presbyterian Church from 9am-1:30pm. (Sponsored by Adult Education and Mission Committee)
  • CHRISTMAS: I know that there are many of you that participated in the Advent Work-shops of yore. It was always a fun time for my family, as my mother, Florence Perry, organized it for several years. The CYED Committee would like to try it again. This event is open to members of Summerville and their families and friends. The date is December 6th from 2-7 pm. We will meet for crafting at 2:00, and at 5:00 we will stop to enjoy a pot-luck dinner and socialization (and maybe a Christmas carol or two). If you have a craft idea, like to arrange greens or flowers, like to demonstrate fun food, craft or gift ideas, etc. you are right for this event. Projects that men would be interested in doing would be great too!!! Please notify Allison Cubitt by October 4th. My phone number is 467-3327, or email me at MCubitt@rochester.rr.com and let me know. At this point I am just gathering names and ideas for crafts. I will meet with all the crafters to help organize the event. If you would like to run a craft table but don’t have any ideas, I have some you might be interested in doing. I know it’s only September, but Advent will be here before you know. Come, join the fun!
  • BIBLE STUDY: Join us for the study of Mark’s Gospel on Tuesdays at 6:30pm from October 6-November 10. Meeting place not yet decided.
Announcements (week of September 13, 2015) -- Our Church
  • GARAGE SALE: The fall garage Sale will be held on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th. We have an overflow of donations and Karen Angold is looking for help sorting on the weekdays. If you have the time and inclination, please contact Karen at 544-4311 to set up weekday sorts. Free refreshments provided.
  • BLOOD DRIVE: Consider donating blood on Saturday, October 3rd for the annual Red Cross Blood drive at Summerville Presbyterian Church from 9am-1:30pm. (Sponsored by Adult Education and Mission Committee)
  • CHRISTMAS: I know that there are many of you that participated in the Advent Workshops of yore. It was always a fun time for my family as my mother, Florence Perry, organized it for several years. The CYED Committee would like to try it again. This event is open to members of Summerville and their families and friends. The date is December 6th from 2-7 pm. We will meet for crafting at 2:00, and at 5:00 we will stop to enjoy a pot-luck dinner and socialization. (maybe a Christmas carol or two) If you have a craft idea; like to arrange greens or flowers; like to demonstrate fun food craft or gift ideas, etc. you are right for this event. Projects that men would be interested in doing would be great too!!! Please notify Allison Cubitt by October 4th. My phone number is 467-3327 or email me at MCubitt@rochester.rr.com and let me know. At this point I am just gathering names and their ideas for crafts. I will meet with all the crafters to help organize the event. If you would like to run a craft table but don’t have any ideas, I have some you might be interested in doing. I know it’s only September, but Advent will be here before you know. Come, join he fun!

Announcements (week of September 6, 2015) -- Our Church
  • BLOOD DRIVE: Consider donating blood on Saturday, October 3rd for the annual Red Cross Blood drive at Summerville Presbyterian Church from 9am-1:30pm. (Sponsored by Adult Education and Mission Committee)
  • YOUTH GROUP: We still need teachers for our youth group units on “Building the Tabernacle” in Oct-Nov, “3 Women of Faith” in February, and “Symbols of Holy Week” in Feb-March. Please contact Debbie Carter at dcarter309@gmail.com with any questions.
Announcements (weeks of August 16&23, 2015) -- Our Church
  • MEMORIAL SERVICE: for Helen Aeschbacher, Betsy Stryker’s Mother, on
    Saturday, August 29th at 11 AM in the Sanctuary.
  • FAMILY FUN FEST is just around the corner on September 13th after worship service.

Announcements (weeks of August 2&9, 2015) -- Our Church
  • BLOOD DRIVE: Consider donating blood on Saturday, October 3rd for the annual Red Cross Blood drive at Summerville Presbyterian Church from 9am-1:30pm. (Sponsored by Adult Education and Mission Committee)
  • BOOK DISCUSSION: The discussion of You Lost Me by David Kinnaman will begin after service on August 16th.

Announcements (week of July 26, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  FREE Concert for Seniors: Friday, August 21st at Ontario Beach Park from 10am -2pm. See bulletin board for more details.
  •  BOOK DISCUSSION: The "You Lost Me" book discussion will be held after Worship service on August 16th, 23rd and 30th in Memorial Lounge. Please consider the following topics as you read David Kinnaman’s book:
    What did you learn?
    What is surprising?
    What is upsetting?

Announcements (week of July 12, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  ARE YOU A REGULAR BLOOD DONOR? Be sure to save your donating opportunity for Saturday, October 3, 2015: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at Summerville Presbyterian Church. Last year we had 3 SPC members who were first time donors!! 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Put the date on your calendar!! (Sponsored by Adult Education and Mission Committee)
  •  FREE Concert for Seniors: Friday, August 21st at Ontario Beach Park from 10 am—2pm. See bulletin board for more details.

Announcements (week of July 5, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  TRANSPORTATION HELP NEEDED: The Deacons are looking for a few people who would be interested in transporting members who are in need of as-sistance to service on Sunday mornings. If you are able to help please call Mike Cubitt (585)424-0229 or Angela Hall (585)746-7210.
  •  ARE YOU A REGULAR BLOOD DONOR? Be sure to save your donating opportunity for Saturday, October 3, 2015. RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at Summerville Presbyterian Church. And last year we had 3 SPC members who were first time donors!! 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Put the date on your calendar!! (Sponsored by Adult Education and Mission Committee)
  •  FREE Concert for Seniors: Friday, August 21st at Ontario Beach Park from 10 am—2pm. See bulletin board for more details.
  •  BASIL SEEDLINGS: Ceal Manulli has an excess of basil seedlings she would like to share. They will be ready the week of June 29th. Call 266-7677 to make arrangements if you are interested.

Announcements (week of June 28, 2015) -- Our Church

  •  TRANSPORTATION HELP NEEDED: The Deacons are looking for a few people who would be interested in transporting members who are in need of assistance to service on Sunday mornings. If you are able to help please call Mike Cubitt (585)424-0229 or Angela Hall (585)746-7210.
  •  FREE MEALS for kids in East Irondequoit schools begin on June 29th. Please see bulletin board near the office for details.
  •  BASIL SEEDLINGS: Ceal Manulli has an excess of basil seedlings, which she would like to share. They will be ready the week of June 29th. Call 266-7677 to make arrangements if you are interested.

Announcements (week of June 14, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  SUMMER WORSHIP: Our worship service will begin at 9 AM as of June 21st and continue until September 13th. Please note that Office will be closed the week of July 13th.
  •  TRANSPORTATION HELP NEEDED: The Deacons are looking for a few people who would be interested in transporting members who are in need of assistance to service on Sunday mornings. If you are able to help please call Mike Cubitt (585)424-0229 or Angela Hall (585)746-7210.
  •  RECYCLE BULLETINS: Please place your used bulletins in the basket provided near the Deacon’s credenza.

Announcements (week of June 7, 2015) -- Our Church
  • ADULT FORUM on June 7: Our theme is how Facebook can be an effective tool for a Church congregation and outreach. Join us in Fellowship Hall after worship service.
  • SUMMER WORSHIP: Our worship service will begin at 9 AM as of June 21st and continue until September 13th. Please note that Office will be closed the week of July 13.
  •  TRANSPORTATION HELP NEEDED: The Deacons are looking for a few people who would be interested in transporting members who are in need of assistance to service on Sunday mornings. If you are able to help please call Mike Cubitt (585)424-0229 or Angela Hall (585)746-7210.
  •  Pastor Carson: There is no sermon on June 14th and Pastor Carson will be away the week of June 8th.
  •  THANK YOU to Jim Shawhan and Ceil Manuli for the donation of hoses for the garden.

Announcements (week of May 31, 2015)  -- Our Church
  • Sermon on May 31st is titled," Image of God-Image for Community”. Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, Psalm 29. Sermon Theme: How does the image of God as three women holding hands and dancing in a circle become a vibrant image for God’s community called the Church? How do mutuality, staying connected, and moving together in a rhythm for life, renew us with energy for the life of faith?
  •  TRANSPORTATION HELP NEEDED: The Deacons are looking for a few people who would be interested in transporting members who are in need of assistance to service on Sunday mornings. If you are able to help please call Mike Cubitt (585)424-0229 or Angela Hall (585)746-7210.

Announcements (week of May 17, 2015) -- Our Church
  • Sermon on May 24th is titled," Fired Up and Ready to Go”. Scriptures: Joel 2:18-32,
    Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 33:12-15, 18-22. Sermon Theme: The breath of God blows new life into the Church, setting alight its energy and passion for speaking about what God is doing to create a new community. How are we experiencing that same breath of life blowing through Summerville? How is God setting fire to our passion for ministry?
  •  Adult Forum: Susan Orr will share her Israel trip with us on May 17th.
  • 2015 HOMES OFFERING is celebrated on May 17th.
    Older Americans Month Homes Offering -- nurturing the spirit & lives of our elders
    As has been the long-standing Presbytery tradition to celebrate Older Americans Month, we are collecting a special offering dedicated towards the mission of both Kirkhaven and Rochester Presbyterian Home in their service to our elders. The proceeds will help both homes enhance their journey with creating an environment and quality of life where each resident is truly “at home”. You can participate by simply placing your gift in a pew envelope and marking it as a “Homes Offering”. Checks should be made payable to the church and all proceeds will ultimately be remitted equally to both homes. For more information on their services, go to Kirkhaven.com and RPH.org.
Announcements (week of May 10, 2015) -- Our Church
  • Sermon on May 17th is titled," Prayerful Discernment”. Scriptures: Psalm 1,
    John 5:9-13, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 . Sermon Theme: Prayer is an act of trust, an act of discernment, and an act of listening carefully and actively. This is what the continuing life of faith is about. It is what will nourish us along God’s path of peace.

  •  2015 HOMES OFFERING will be celebrated on May 17th.
    Older Americans Month Homes Offering --
    nurturing the spirit & lives of our elders

    As has been the long-standing Presbytery tradition, in the month of March (Older Americans Month), we will collect a special offering dedicated towards the mission of both Kirkhaven and Rochester Presbyterian Home in their service to our elders. The proceeds will help both homes enhance their journey with creating an environment and quality of life where each resident is tru-ly “at home”. You can participate by simply placing your gift in a pew envelope and marking it as a “Homes Offering”. Checks should be made payable to the church and all proceeds will ulti-mately be remitted equally to both homes. For more information on their services, go to Kirkhaven.com and RPH.org.

  •  Hearing Aid Assistance is available for low income and low asset folks. Call Mary in the office for more information and an application.

Announcements (week of May 3, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Sermon on May 10th, is titled," Counting the WOWS”. Scriptures: Psalm 98,
    1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17. Sermon Theme: Joy is in integral part of celebrating the Easter season. It is important to count those moments when we have moved beyond all the jelly beans and lilies to the recognition that God’s faithfulness and steadfast love are the melody and rhythm by which all life moves and has its being. Does the church cele-brate this fact of life or do we shy away from it?
  •  Huge Thank You to our Spring Clean-up Crew: Mike & Matthew Long, Steve, Carlin & Lucia Scott, Logan Parker, Chris Matos, Mackay Beaudrie, Kevin, Sean, David & Lisa Hopkins, Dylan Darling-Marchetti, Mitch Berner, Zack Patterson, Eric Rounds, Jim Shawhan, Rob Storey, John & Greg Raymond, Craig Van-Nostrand, Ken Patterson. Great job!
  •  An even “huger” thanks to our Garage Sale crew, headed by Todd & Linda Hayes and Gretchen Spencer. Volunteers are too numerous to mention by name, but you are so appreciated for your hard work and generous gift of your time. What a successful effort!
  •  Hearing Aid Assistance is available for low income and low asset folks. Call Mary in the office for more information and an application.

Announcements (week of April 26, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Sermon on May 3rd, is titled," Life Giving Connection”. Scriptures: Isaiah 45:11-13, 18-19; John 4:7-21; Psalm 22:25-31, John 15:1-8. Sermon Theme: Jesus is the vine and disciples are the branches. This connection is paramount if the branches are to be fruitful in their ministry of reaching out. The question for the church is, “Are we still nourishing a connection to God for people of all ages”, as we seek to express God’s love.
  •  The next Adult Forum is on May 19th.
  •  Christ Church Benefit Concert and Dinner on Saturday, May 2nd -see bulletin board for details.
  •  RAIHN Car City 2015: May 2-3 from 5:00 pm-7:30 am at Asbury Methodist Church. See bulletin board for details.

Announcements (week of April 12, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s Sermon, on April 19th, is titled," Growing Community”. Scriptures: Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 3:1-7; Psalm 4. Sermon Theme: How do we grow community in a new way? How do we comprehend that the old stories need to be told in new ways to create new understanding for life? What else do we need to reconsider if we are to live in this age of resurrection?
  •  Adult Forum: On April 19th we will have a Career Panel
  •  Kids’ Night Out on Friday, April 17th, 5-8pm: Our church and Summerville Nursery School are teaming up again to offer a program for children ages 2-8 for dinner and fun activities (crafts, music, dance). It is also our gift to the parents for a dinner out or simply time to relax. The cost is $10 for one child and $6 for each additional child. The family maximum is $25. Our youth in grades 6-12 will be our chaperones and earn $10. Please see Debbie Carter or email her at dcarter309@gmail.com.
  •  Girls and Women Weekend Retreat for January 2016: See Flyer on the Deacons’ credenza.
  •  Intergenerational Triple Play Mission Day is an opportunity to visit mission partners such as Cameron Ministries, Judicial Process and The Garden’s Edge as part of your seminar on Saturday, April 25th from 8:30-2:30 at Chili Presbyterian Church. There is a $10 registration fee due by April 20th and the Adult Ed & Mission Committee will cover the $10 fee for up to 5 adults. Call Peg Baker at 342-0865 and/or pick up a flyer on the Deacons’ credenza outside the Sanctuary.
  •  Garage Sale: Spring is coming (really!) and so is the spring Garage Sale. This year the sale will be Friday, April 24th from 10-6 and Saturday, April 25th from 10-3. We need volunteers!! The week before the sale there will be morning and evening opportunities to help with set up. If you can help, please call Gretchen Spencer at 314-6382 or gretchen.spencer@frontiernet.net. Look for more information on www.summervillechurch.org and the SPC facebook page. Thanks!

Announcements (week of April 5, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s Sermon, on April 12th, is titled: “Ask the Question”. Scriptures: John 20:19-31, John 1:1-2, Psalm 133. Sermon Theme: God welcomes our questions and our doubts because the answer is God’s purpose for life, which becomes a path of blessing for us. We receive grace but we also receive responsibility for how we use this gift from God. Do we use it to include and to liberate or to exclude and to create new ways to enslave our neighbors?
  •  Easter Cross: The flowers for the flowering cross in the Sacristy are given by Dave and Betsy Stryker in memory of her father, Fred Aeschbacher, and by Fred and Joyce Stiffler in memory of her father, Don Palmateer. The cross was made by both Fred and Don for Lakeside Presbyterian Church.
  •  Kids’ Night Out on Friday, April 17th, 5-8pm: Our church and Summerville Nursery School are teaming up again to offer a program for children ages 2-8 for dinner and fun activities (crafts, music, dance). It is also our gift to the parents for a dinner out or simply time to relax. The cost is $10 for one child and $6 for each additional child. The family maximum is $25. Our youth in grades 6-12 will be our chaperones and earn $10. Please see Debbie Carter or email her at dcarter309@gmail.com.
  •  Ladies Retreat: Friday, Jan 8th-Sunday, Jan 10th 2016 at Owasco Lake. Please find brochure on Deacons’ credenza outside the Sanctuary.
  •  Intergenerational Triple Play Mission Day: is a opportunity to visit mission partners such as Cameron Ministries, Judicial Process, or The Garden’s Edge, as part of your seminar on Saturday, April 25th from 8:30-2:30 at Chili Presbyterian Church. There is a $10 registration fee due by April 20th and the Adult Ed & Mission Committee will cover the $10 fee for up to 5 adults. Call Peg Baker at 342-0865 and/or pick up a flyer on the Deacons’ credenza outside the Sanctuary.
  •  “Nones” Conference: See flyer on Deacons’ credenza. 

Announcements (week of March 29, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s Sermon, on April 5th, is titled: “Christ is Risen”. Scriptures: Isaiah 25:6-9; Mark 16:1-8; Psalm 118:14-29. Sermon Theme: This is the defining moment for Christians because it separates the world into the time before the cross and death and after the resurrection. It is a day of celebration of freedom from fear and anxiety.
  •  Adult Forum: On March 29th, Bill Wickham of Wickham Farms CSA will be our presenter.
  •  Kids’ Night Out on Friday, April 17th, 5-8pm: Our church and Summerville Nursery School are teaming up again to offer a program for children ages 2-8 for dinner and fun activities (crafts, music, dance). It is also our gift to the parents for a dinner out or simply time to relax. The cost is $10 for one child and $6 for each addi-tional child. The family maximum is $25. Our youth in grades 6-12 will be our chaperones and earn $10. Please see Debbie Carter or email her at dcarter309@gmail.com.
  •  Thank you: to Helen Jeffers, Marilyn Drumm and Peg Baker for their generosity in “Office sitting” during Mary’s absence.
  •  Intergenerational Triple Play Mission Day: is a opportunity to visit mission partners such as Cameron Ministries, Judicial Process, The Garden’s Edge, as part of your seminar on Saturday, April 25th from 8:30-2:30 at Chili Presbyterian Church. There is a $10 registration fee due by April 20th and the Adult Ed & Mission Committee will cover the $10 fee for up to 5 adults. Call Peg Baker at 342-0865 and/or pick up a flyer on the Deacon’s credenza outside the Sanctuary.
  •  Garage Sale: Spring is coming (really!) and so is the spring Garage Sale. This year the sale will be Friday, April 24th from 10-6 and Saturday, April 25th from 10-3. We need volunteers!! The week before the sale, there will be morning and evening opportunities to help with set up. If you can help, please call Gretchen Spencer at 314-6382 or gretchen.spencer@frontiernet.net. Look for more information on www.summervillechurch.org and the SPC facebook page. Thanks!

Announcements (week of March 22, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s Sermon, on March 29th, is titled: “Palms of Passion”. Scriptures: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-2; Mark 11:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16; Mark 14:1-15:47. Sermon Theme: Palm Sunday is the invitation to fully walk into Jerusalem and into Holy Week with Jesus, who is aware that the cross and death awaits him.
  •  Office Hours for Monday, March 23rd will be from 10am-1pm. Mary will return on Tuesday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. And resume normal office hours of Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-4:30 and Thursday from 8:30-12 noon.
  •  Volunteers Needed: We would appreciate your help both in reading on Palm Sunday and/or Maundy Thursday. Please email Ruth at rmcnaara002@rochester.rr.com. Also, we are recruiting more collection counters. Call the office if you have interest.
  •  Per Capita campaign: Per Capita has many definitions. Most simply it is the $30 per member that Summerville Presbyterian Church is assessed to support Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly. But, in a deeper sense, it is what we pay to stay connected to the larger church and to have access to the missions, committees, and support services that an individual congregation does not have within itself. Please consider supporting our church by paying the per capita for each member of your household. Please note on your check or envelope that this is for “Per Capita”. Thank you from your Finance Committee.
  •  Adult Ed/Mission: Remember the identification in last week’s bulletin of “The Nones”, adults in the US who claim no religious affiliation? Did you have any ideas of what we at Summerville Presbyterian Church can do that might affect growth in our ministries? Watch next week’s bulletin to learn how you can share your ideas and learn of other ideas that we can put into practice at Summerville Presbyterian Church.
  •  Garage Sale:  Please drop off donations during office hours. If you have large items, call the office for pick-up or to coordinate delivery. Thanks for your generosity.

Announcements (week of March 8, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s Sermon on March 15th is titled: “Get Off the World’s Hamster Wheel”; Scriptures: Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-21; Sermon Theme: God invites us to face our fears and anxieties and lift them up to God. When we do, God will lead us through the desolate and deserted places of our lives to a place of new life, hope, and blessing. This is the way for the congregation to get off the world’s hamster wheel that is geared to keeping everyone going round and round without ever getting anywhere new.
  •  Per Capita campaign: Per Capita has many definitions. Most simply it is the $30 per member that Summerville Presbyterian Church is assessed to support Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly. But, in a deeper sense, it is what we pay to stay connected to the larger church and to have access to the missions, committees, and support services that an individual congregation does not have within itself. Please consider supporting our church by paying the per capita for each member of your household. Please note on your check or envelope that this is for “Per Capita”. Thank you from your Finance Committee.
  •  Need your help: Mary will be out of the office on Wed, March 18 and Thurs, March 19th. Would anyone be available to answer phones and sort mail from 10-2 either day? Mary would give you a brief orientation.
  •  The Adult Forum on March 15th we explore the 100 mile diet and the idea of eating primarily the food available within 100 miles. How would this change our eating habits? How would this pro-mote local farmers?
  •  On March 14th, Scouts in the Monroe county area will be dropping off bags and door hangers asking for donations of food and clothing to benefit our community. The food will be given to local food cupboards, pantries and kitchens to support the hungry in our area. Please consider helping your neighbor with donations of each. If you do not receive a bag, please call Holly at 585-781-0632 and she will ensure that your donation is received."
  •  Lenten Study continues on Tuesday, March 10th. Bring your supper and meet in the Memorial Lounge at 6:30.
  •  Lost and Found: Please stop by the office if you are missing glasses. We have 3 pairs.
  •  B’rith Kodesh Sisterhood invites you to their 54th Annual Interfaith Event on Wednesday, March 18th at 11 a.m. Please register in advance at 244-7060 x 233. Additional details are available on the bulletin board.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  • Save the Date:
    OLD TIME COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCE
    Eric Rounds calling & Live Music by the Wildroot String Band
    No experience necessary!
    SUNDAY, MARCH 15th, 2015 6pm
    Here at SPC in Fellowship Hall
    This is a benefit for the Summerville Mission Team for Recovery and Rebuilding work in West Virginia


Announcements (week of March 1, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s Sermon on March 8th is titled: “The Way of “Wisdom”; Scriptures: Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-22; Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; Sermon Theme: God’s wisdom appears to the rest of the world as foolishness and as weakness because the world’s perspective is clouded by ways of living that are destructive rather than constructive, legalistic and narrow rather than open to mystery and serendipity.
  •  The Adult Forum on March 8th will be a community garden discussion centered on whom the garden is for and what do we want to accomplish with the garden.
  • Lenten Study continues on Tuesday, March 2nd. Bring your lunch and meet in the Memorial Lounge at 6:30.
  • Hunger and Aging Alliance sponsors a workshop on March 24th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. You are invited to share information about older adults at risk for hunger and community resources available. See the bulletin board for details. (Free and open to the public with free breakfast)
  • B’rith Kodesh Sisterhood invites you to their 54th Annual Interfaith Event on Wednesday, March 18th at 11 a.m. Please register in advance at 244-7060 x 233. Additional details are available on the bulletin board.
  • Table Grace for Lent: You are invited to pray this blessing with every meal you eat to remind you of the abundance God gives us every day. “Blessed are you, O Lord, our God who gave bread to Moses and your people while they traveled in the wilderness. Come now, O Lord, and bless these gifts of food, which you have given to us. As this food gives up its life for us, may we remember how your Son, our Savior, gave up his life for us and may we follow his way of self-surrender for each other. May we be life to one another. With grateful hearts and prayerful hearts, we lift up this bread to You. May Your glory surround it and all who share this meal. Amen”
  • Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  • Save the Date:
    OLD TIME COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCE
    Eric Rounds calling & Live Music by the Wildroot String Band
    No experience necessary!
    SUNDAY, MARCH 15th, 2015 6pm
    Here at SPC in Fellowship Hall
    This is a benefit for the Summerville Mission Team for Recovery and Rebuilding work in West Virginia
Announcements (week of February 22, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s Sermon, on March 1st, is titled: “New Identity = New Life”. Scriptures: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-38; Psalm 22:23-31. Sermon Theme: The giving of a new name becomes a moment of transformation, as when God gives Abram and Sarai new names. This signaled a new identity with a new purpose which led to a new and different life. This is true for this congregation. New identity means a new purpose, and a new future.
  •  Hunger and Aging Alliance sponsors a workshop on March 24, 2015 from 8:30 am-10:30 am at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. You are invited to share information about older adults at risk for hunger and community resources available. See bulletin board for details. (Free and open to public and breakfast is provided.)
  •  Racial Justice Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 28th from 9am to 3pm at School Without Walls. You must pre-register and there is a lunch fee of $10. See the bulletin board for details.
  •  A Conversation on Race is the topic of a neighborhood dialogue to be held at the Pauline Evans Library on Monday, February 23rd from 6-8 pm. See the bulletin board for details.
  •  The Adult Forum on March 1st is entitled “Hungry for Change”, a film discussion about the way food processing has contributed to an obesity epidemic in America.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  2015 Membership Directory is available in the office or on the Deacon’s credenza
  •  Save the Date:
    OLD TIME COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCE
    Eric Rounds calling & Live Music by the Wildroot String Band
    No experience necessary!
    SUNDAY, MARCH 15th, 2015 6pm
    Here at SPC in Fellowship Hall
    This is a benefit for the Summerville Mission Team for Recovery and Rebuilding work in West Virginia

Announcements (week of February 15, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Ash Wednesday’s sermon is titled “Being Consumed”. Scriptures: Isaiah 58:1-
    12; Corinthians 5:20-6:10; Psalm 51:1-17. Sermon Theme: What are we consuming
    and what is consuming us? How is our faith and its practices connected to the
    way we live? How does journeying with Jesus to the cross demand we consider
    how our faithfulness connects us to God and how unfaithfulness or sin distances us
    from God? Where do our food choices and food justice fit into this conversation or
    not fit into it?
  •  Don’t forget the Shrove Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 17th at 6PM. See
    insert and let us know if you plan to attend.
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Sacramental Call to Ministry”. Scriptures: Genesis
    9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15; Psalm 25:1-10. Sermon Theme: Creation exists and we
    exist because of God’s life creating actions. God’s call to ministry is a sacramental
    call because we participate in God’s acts of healing. reconciliation, and liberation.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be
    found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180,
    WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  2015 Membership Directory is available in the office or on the Deacon’s credenza.
Announcements (week of February 8, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Sense of the Sacred”. Please read Scriptures: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Mark 9:2-9; Psalm 50:1-6.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  Pledge statements for year ending 2014 have been mailed. If you did not receive your statement, please call the Church office.
  •  “In Everything Give Thanks”, I Thess: 5-18. I don’t know if you shopped, cooked, baked, set up, cleaned up, or helped organize the celebration on January 25th. I can only tell you I had a wonderful time. The party was more than I could have ever expected or hoped for. Little did I know that when I accepted the job at Summerville 19 years ago that I would embrace a second family! I have met some wonderful people and maintain some friendships that are very dear to me. The gift I received from the congregation will be well spent during my retirement. My husband and I have plans to vacation in Florida for the month of March and in June we will celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary during a 15 day land/sea cruise to Alaska. Life is good!
    I won’t disappear. You only need call and I’ll be happy to join you during the Garage Sale or while selling pumpkins. To quote Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Fondly, Kathy
  •  Reminder: a concert and dessert reception will be held today in Fellowship Hall to benefit the Mission Teams. Hope to see you there.
  •  Today’s flowers are given by Mary Haverfield in loving memory of her parents, Harold and Martha Haverfield.
  •  Is there anyone who would be willing to volunteer for one hour to help Mary fold bulletins on Thursday mornings at 11 AM? Please call the office if you can help.
Announcements (week of February 8, 2015) -- Our Community
  •  A Community Memorial Service for our neighbors who have died over the past year with no family or resources will be held at Peace of Christ (St. Ambrose) Church on Sunday, Feb 8th at 2 pm and is sponsored by Faith in Action Network.
Announcements (week of February 1, 2015) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Source of Strength”. Please read Scriptures: Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39; Psalm 147:1-11.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  Have you ever wondered what financial documents you should keep, where you should store them, and how long you are required to retain them?” Would you like to set up a clearly-defined record keeping process to know what you have and where to find it? Join us for Adult Forum on Sunday, February 8th and Katrina Smith will present “Think Spring Cleaning!” Answers will be provided.
  •  Pledge statements for year ending 2014 are available to be picked up. Please see Helen Jeffers during the coffee hour in Fellowship Hall.
  •  Meet Mary Keller….. I am grateful to join your community as the Office Manager. I have had a long career in the customer service as a trainer and learning consultant for a local e-Learning company. My family consists of 3 children and their spouses and seven grandchildren – all in the Rochester area. I anticipate sharing laughs and conversation with all of you as we travel together in the Summerville Presbyterian community.   
Announcements (week of January 25, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Power to the Source of Strength”. Please read Deuteronomy 18: 15-20, Mark 1: 21-28 and Psalm 111.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  Have you ever wondered what financial documents you should keep, where you should store them, and how long you are required to retain them?” Would you like to set up a clearly-defined record keeping process to know what you have and where to find it? Join us for Adult Forum on Sunday, February 8th and Katrina Smith will present “Think Spring Cleaning!” Answers will be provided.
  •  If you did not receive an email with additional information for the January newsletter a hard copy is available on the credenza in the cloister corridor.

Announcements (week of January 18, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “God’s Co-Workers”. Please read Jonah 3: 1-5, 10 and Mark 1: 14-20.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  The next deadline for the TRUMPET is TODAY Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com and copy in the church office and Steve Hedges for the website. Thank you! office@summervillechurch.org and S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com.
  •  Join us next Sunday in Fellowship Hall at 11:00 a.m. We’ll gather for a luncheon to celebrate Kathy Greene’s retirement. You should have received an invitation to this event in your email. RSVP’s would be appreciated.
  •  Town Hall meeting and conversation of the Summerville Presbyterian Church is scheduled for TODAY in Fellowship Hall following worship. The meeting will present the budget Session passed for 2015, the terms of call for Pastor Carson for 2015, the rationale for changing the Annual Meeting to May 3, the proposed congregational by laws, the charge to Session Committees and Deacons to review their practices and focus so what we do is aligned with the identity statement created in November, and to be a time for conversation about the way forward. The budgets and congregational by laws and terms of call will be available prior to the meeting but no votes will be taken at this meeting.
  •  The church office will be closed on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King.
Announcements (week of January 11, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Known and Loved”. The theme is: we are known and loved by God from the moment we are being formed in the womb. There is not a time, a place, or a circumstance where we are hidden from God’s presence and it is out of this love and this constant care that God comes to us, calling us to become the persons and people we are created to be. Please read I Samuel 3: 1-10; John 1: 43-51 and Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  The next deadline for the TRUMPET is January 18th. Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com and copy in the church office and Steve Hedges for the website. Thank you! office@summervillechurch.org and S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com.
  •  There are dishes that have been left in the kitchen from various events. Please check the display on the coffee fellowship table in the hall and claim what is yours. We will leave the display out until January 11th. After that date they will be donated to the garage sale.
  •  Copies of the Christmastide January 4th worship service are available on the office bulletin board.
  •  A Town Hall meeting and conversation of the Summerville Presbyterian Church is scheduled for Fellowship Hall following worship on January 18th. The meeting will present the budget Session passed for 2015, the terms of call for Pastor Carson for 2015, the rationale for changing the Annual Meeting to May 3, the proposed congre-gational by laws, the charge to Session Committees and Deacons to review their practices and focus, so what we do is aligned with the identity statement created in November, and to be a time for conversation about the way forward. The budgets and congregational by laws and terms of call will be available prior to the meeting and no votes will be taken at this meeting.    
Announcements (week of January 4, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be
    found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE,
    WCMF, and PXY.
  •  There will be NO Communion January 4th. The Sacrament will be given on January 11th.
  •  There are dishes that have been left in the kitchen from various events. Please check
    the display on the coffee fellowship table in the hall and claim what is yours. We
    will leave the display out until January 11th. After that date they will be donated to
    the garage sale.

Announcements (week of December 28, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The Sacrament of Communion will not be given on Sunday, January 4th. We will celebrate a Christmastide Worship Service with the Twelve Days of Christmas next Sunday. Communion has been rescheduled to January 11th.
  •  Pastor Carson is out of the office until January 3rd.
  •  Kathy will be in the church office during the morning of Monday, Dec. 29th. The office will be closed Dec. 30th—Jan 3rd.

Announcements (week of December 21, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Contemplative Candlelight Christmas Eve Service will be held at 10:00 p.m.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  Communion will not be held on Sunday, January 4th. It has been rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 11th. Please join us for a Christmastide Twelve Days of Christmas service on Jan. 4th.
  •  There will be NO Children’s Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 28th.
  •  Pastor Carson will be on vacation from Dec. 26th—January 3rd.
  •  Kathy will be in the church office Monday Dec 22nd and Tuesday Dec. 23rd. The office will be closed Dec 24th—28th. During the week of Dec. 28th, the office will be open for the morning only on Monday Dec. 29th.
  •  If you requested offering envelopes for 2015, they are available on the table in the cloister corridor. If you would like to have pledge envelopes, but did not request them, please leave a note on Kathy’s desk and remember to include your name!
  •  Children’s Mission envelopes for 2015 are available on the table in the cloister corridor.
Announcements (week of December 21, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The mobile unit of the Red Cross will be at Stutson Street Plaza for a blood drive on Dec. 22nd from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome!
Announcements (week of December 14, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Please join us next Sunday for the Children’s Christmas Pageant.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE, WCMF, and PXY.
  •  There will be NO Communion on Sunday, January 4th. The Sacrament will be given on January 11th.
  •  Our last RAIHN rotation from November 30 – December 7 finished successfully. SPC helped to house, feed and host three homeless families. Thank you to Ruth McNamara for staying overnight; to Jeff Peters and Jeri Powell for managing a 5-9 p.m. dinner shift; to Barb Chamberlin, Stella Megargle, and Peg Baker for assisting with set-up, take-down, and laundry. IUCC is ‘taking a break’ as a host church for 2015 as is SPC as a support church for 2015. (See the recent TRUMPET for details.) SPC will, however, continue to support RAIHN in other ways. Watch the bulletin and TRUMPET throughout 2015 for ways in which all of us can be of service to this important mission. A special THANK YOU to all RAIHN volunteers … those who volunteered for the necessary hours to host our guests; those who cooked a portion of a meal during a rotation week; those who donated funds to cover the cost of gro-ceries; those who washed bedding and linens. And a special thank you to Stella Megargle who managed the preparation and delivery of a myriad of meals during our 7 years as a support church for RAIHN.
Announcements (week of December 14, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  Sunset House is in need of volunteers. The volunteers assist residents, offer com-fort and support to residents and their families, perform routine household tasks such as light housekeeping and preparing meals, and provide other skills that help to keep the house a comfortable, safe and loving place. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Marie Black at 467-9218 or call Sunset house at 467-3524.
  •  The Irondequoit Chorale presents a concert of holiday music including “The Nut-cracker Suite” and “The Seven Joys of Christmas” today @ 3:00 p.m. at Irondequoit United Church of Christ (644 Titus Ave.). For tickets, contact 266-5018.
  •  The mobile unit of the Red Cross will be at Stutson Street Plaza for a blood drive on Dec. 22nd from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome!
Announcements (week of December 7, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The sermon for the third Sunday of Advent is “ Preparing the Way: God Shows
    Us the Lord’s Favor”. Please read Isaiah 42: 1-4, 10-12 and Luke 1: 39-59.
  •  As a reminder, please try to return your CASA gifts by Dec. 12th. Thank you.
  •  Sarah Circle: Your December meeting will be held at Keenan’s Restaurant on Thursday,
    Dec. 11th. As we have done in the past, we will each bring a wrapped gift ($5.00
    average) to exchange. This is always a fun time. Hope to see all members in attendance.
    Please contact Alice Estes@ 544-0854 to RSVP no later than Dec. 8th.
  •  Any Announcements regarding inclement weather or emergency closings can be
    found on channels WROC, WHEC , WHAM, Fox Rochester, WHAM 1180, WBEE,
    WCMF, and PXY.
     
Announcements (week of December 7, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  ADOPT-A-FAMILY. Every year Cameron Ministries supporters adopt the
    28 families who participate in their After School Program, providing gifts to
    make Christmas special for the Cameron Kids. Their party is December 16.
    If you’d like to consider participating, please contact Katherine Warren at 254-2697
    or ccmkkids.director@gmail.com for details. This mission is separate from the Festival
    of Trees participation. For additional information about the program, please contact
    Barb Chamberlin at 544-6493.
  •  Sunset House is in need of volunteers. The volunteers assist residents, offer comfort
    and support to residents and their families, perform routine household tasks
    such as light housekeeping and preparing meals, and provide other skills that help to
    keep the house a comfortable, safe and loving place. If you are interested or would
    like more information, please call Marie Black at 467-9218 or call Sunset house at 467
    -3524.
  •  The Irondequoit Chorale presents a concert of holiday music including “The Nutcracker
    Suite” and “The Seven Joys of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 14th @ 3:00 p.m. at
    Irondequoit United Church of Christ (644 Titus Ave.). Advance tickets from Chorale
    members are $10 or $8 for seniors, or contact 266-5018.
  •  The Irondequoit Concert Band will present a holiday concert today at 3:00 p.m. at
    the Irondequoit high school auditorium. Admission is free. Please bring a nonperishable
    food item for the Irondequoit Community Cupboard.
Announcements (week of November 30, 2014) -- Our Church
  • The sermon for the second Sunday of Advent is “Preparing the Way: God is Among us”.  Please read Isaiah 11: 1-10 and Luke 1: 26-38.    
  • FESTIVAL OF TREES ‘WISH LISTS’ will be available soon for Summerville’s participation during the Christmas season for Irondequoit Food Cupboard, Kirkhaven Transitional and Long Term Care, Cameron Community Ministries, RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Sunset House (hospice care).  
  • The CASA tree ornaments are on the tree and ready for adoption.  Instructions for purchase of your gifts are on the ornament.  Gifts must be received by no later than December 12th.  If you have any questions, you can contact Alice Estes at 544-0854.
  • Sarah Circle: Your December meeting will be held at Keenan’s Restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 11th.  Please contact Alice Estes@ 544-0854 to RSVP no later than Dec. 8th.
  • Pastor Carson will lead Adult Forum next Sunday.  Please join us for his discussion of The Five Women of Advent.
  • Calling all pouffers and fluffers and tall people who like to climb ladders.  Pat Myers will be leading the volunteers to help decorate the Sanctuary on Thursday, December 4th at 9:30 a.m.  Hope to see you there.
  • Does anyone have a current address for Lois Rutallie?  Her mail has been   returned.  Please contact Kathy in the church office if you have information about Lois. Thank you.  
Announcements (week of November 30, 2014) -- Our Community
  • ADOPT-A-FAMILY.  Every year Cameron Ministries supporters adopt the 28 families who participate in their After School Program, providing gifts to make Christmas special for the Cameron Kids.  Their party is December 16.  If you’d like to consider participating, please contact Katherine Warren at 254-2697 or ccmkkids.director@gmail.com for details.  This mission is separate from the Festival of Trees participation.  For additional information about the program, please contact Barb Chamberlin at 544-6493.
  • Mark your calendar for SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP, a fundraising event to benefit RAIHN and help homeless families achieve sustainable independence.  Plan to shop at Pittsford Plaza, Monroe Avenue on Tuesday, December 2nd from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Participants include: Benucci’s Italian Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria, One World Goods, Hobby Horse Toys, and Stefan Otter Fine Art Jewelers.
  • Sunset House is in need of volunteers.  The volunteers assist residents, offer comfort and support to residents and their families, perform routine household tasks such as light housekeeping and preparing meals, and provide other skills that help to keep the house a comfortable, safe and loving place.  If you are interested or would like more information, please call Marie Black at 467-9218 or call Sunset house at 467-3524.
  • The Irondequoit Chorale presents a concert of holiday music including “The Nutcracker Suite” and “The Seven Joys of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 14th @ 3:00 p.m. at Irondequoit United Church of Christ (644 Titus Ave.).  Advance tickets from Chorale members  are $10 or $8 for seniors, or contact 266-5018.
Announcements (week of November 23, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. The title of the sermon is “Preparing the
    Way: God is Near”.
  •  FESTIVAL OF TREES ‘WISH LISTS’ will be available soon for Summerville’s participation
    during the Christmas season for Irondequoit Food Cupboard, Kirkhaven
    Transitional and Long Term Care, Cameron Community Ministries, RAIHN
    (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network), CASA (Court Appointed Special
    Advocates) and Sunset House (hospice care).
  •  Office hours for the week of November 23rd: Monday and Tuesday 9:00 am—4:30
    pm, closed Wednesday– Friday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Announcements (week of November 23, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  ADOPT-A-FAMILY, every year Cameron Ministries supporters adopt the 28 families
    who participate in their After School Program, providing gifts to make Christmas
    special for the Cameron Kids. Their party is December 16. If you’d like to consider
    participating, please contact Katherine Warren at 254-2697 or ccmkkids.
    director@gmail.com for details. This mission is separate from the Festival of Trees participation.
    For additional information re: the program, please contact Barb Chamberlin at
    544-6493.
  •  Mark your calendar for SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP, a fundraising event to benefit RAIHN
    and help homeless families achieve sustainable independence. Plan to shop at Pittsford Plaza,
    Monroe Avenue on Tuesday, December 2nd from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Participants include: Benucci’s
    Italian Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria, One World Goods, Hobby Horse Toys,
    and Stefan Otter Fine Art Jewelers.
  •  Sunset House is in need of volunteers. The volunteers assist residents, offer comfort and
    support to residents and their families, perform routine household tasks such as light housekeeping
    and preparing meals, and provide other skills that help to keep the house a comfortable,
    safe and loving place. If you are interested or would like more information, please call
    Marie Black at 467-9218 or call Sunset house at 467-3524.

Announcements (week of November 16, 2014) -- Our Church)
  •  Next Sunday is Christ the King Sunday. Please read : Matthew 3: 11-17, Luke 9: 28-
    36, Zechariah 9: 9, Mark 11: 1-11, Matthew 26: 36-42, Matthew 27: 12-14, 27-31, 45-54,
    John 20: 1-16, and Acts 1: 6-11,
  •  The next deadline for the TRUMPET is TODAY. Please send your articles to
    mshares@rochester.rr.com. Remember to send your information as an attachment,
    not in the body of the email. Copies should also be sent to S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com
    and offfice@summervillechurch.org. Thank You!
  •  Council (formerly Session) has called for a congregational meeting to be held on
    November 23, 2014 in the Sanctuary, immediately following the worship
    service. The purpose is to hear the report of the Nominating Committee to elect
    a new elder to the class of 2016.
  •  FESTIVAL OF TREES ‘WISH LISTS’ will be available soon for Summerville’s
    participation during the Christmas season for Irondequoit Food
    Cupboard, Kirkhaven Transitional and Long Term Care, Cameron Community
    Ministries, RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network),
    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Sunset House
    (hospice care).
  •  Thank you to the following people for their help during our Fall Clean Up: Jared,
    Ken, Colin and Amy Streb, Patty, Todd & Katherine Mayer, Girls Scout 60399, Paige
    Groh, Abby Leavitt, Doug & Karen Angold, Rob Storey, Ruth McNamara, Cub Scout
    Pack 203, Todd Hayes, John Herbrand, Debbie & Bill Carter, Eric Rounds, Harry
    Sauerhafer, Betsy Foss (Troop 79), Greg Raymond, Matthew & Ethan Jorstad, Gavin
    Tucker, Aidan Hanford, Michael Wion, Zach Peterson, Dylan Darling, Xavier & Teisha
    Meldonada, Jamison & Johan Carrier, Ken Patterson, Leo & Owen Tellier, Sarah
    Gueresahl and Ellen Haseler.

Announcements (week of November 16, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  ADOPT-A-FAMILY Every year Cameron Ministries supporters adopt the 28 families who
    participate in their After School Program, providing gifts to make Christmas special for the
    Cameron Kids. Their party is December 16. If you’d like to consider participating, please
    contact Katherine Warren at 254-2697 or ccmkkids.director@gmail.com for details. This
    mission is separate from the Festival of Trees participation. For additional information re:
    the program, please contact Barb Chamberlin at 544-6493.
  •  Mark your calendar for SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP, a fundraising event to benefit RAIHN
    and help homeless families achieve sustainable independence. Plan to shop at Pittsford Plaza,
    Monroe Avenue on Tuesday, December 2nd from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Participants include: Benucci’s
    Italian Ristorante, Wine Bar and Pizzeria, One World Goods, Hobby House Toys,
    and Stefan Otter Fine Art Jewelers.
Announcements (week of November 2, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The theme for next Sunday is a quest for an authentic hope. Please read Joshua
    24: 1-3a, 14-25, Matthew 25: 1-13, Psalm 78: 1-7 and I Thessalonians 4: 13-18.
  •  Mark your calendar: our Fall Clean up will be Saturday, Nov. 8th from 9am—
    Noon. Please bring rakes, gloves, tarps, bags and lots of muscles. Cider and donuts
    will be provided. Hope to see you there!
  •  The next deadline for the TRUMPET is Sunday, November 16th. Please send your
    articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com. Remember to send your information
    as an attachment, not in the body of the email. Copies should also be sent
    to S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and offfice@summervillechurch.org. Thank
    You!
     

Announcements (week of October 26, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The theme for next Sunday is All the Saints of the Church who created the environment
    where we could catch faith, which has been evident in Summerville as several
    members answered the call to pastoral and missional ministry during the last 30-35
    years. Please read Revelation of John 7: 9-17, Matthew 5: 1-12, Psalm 34: 1-22 and I
    John 3: 1-3.
  •  Mark your calendar: our Fall Clean up will be Saturday, Nov. 8th from
    9am—Noon. Please bring rakes, gloves, tarps, bags and lots of muscles.
    Cider and donuts will be provided. Hope to see you there!
  •  Third quarter pledge statements have been printed. Helen Jeffers will
    be handing them out during the coffee hour. Please remember to pick yours up.
Announcements (week of October 26, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  First Presbyterian Church of Chili will hold their Annual Fall Supper on Saturday,
    November 1st. Dining room seatings are 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Take out is
    also available. For a menu and more information, please see the flyer posted on the
    office bulletin board.
  •  The Irondequoit Food Cupboard supplies for peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit,
    canned tuna and chicken, canned chili and stew, tomato products, beans, instant
    potatoes, flavored rice side dishes, white rice, crackers, coffee, shampoo and plastic
    bags are in short supply. Please consider adding some of these items to your grocery
    cart. A basket is in the main foyer for donations. Thank you!
Announcements (week of October 19, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next Sunday’s sermon is “Reformed, Always Being Reformed”.
    Please read Deuteronomy 34: 1-12 and Matthew 22: 34-46.
  •  Mark your calendar: our Fall Clean up will be Saturday, Nov. 8th from 9am—
    Noon. Please bring rakes, gloves, tarps, bags and lots of muscles. Cider and donuts
    will be provided. Hope to see you there!
  •  GARAGE SALE HELP: If you can give an hour or two of your
    time, but can’t make it to church during the weekday, here’s
    when you can help: Saturday, Oct. 18th from 9– 11 a.m.; Monday,
    Oct. 20th from 7-9:00 p.m. or Tuesday, Oct. 21st from 7-9:00 p.m.
    Many hands make light work and your help would be greatly appreciated.
    We are also asking for donations, so check around for
    those treasures.
Announcements (week of October 19, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The Northeast Christian College Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct 21 from 7-9:00
    p.m. at The Charles Finney School, 2070 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield. Questions
    about the fair should be directed to the Office of Admissions at Roberts Wesleyan
    College, 594-6400. More information about the fair can be found at
    www.NACCAP.ORG.
  •  First Presbyterian Church of Chili will hold their Annual Fall Supper on Saturday,
    November 1st. Dining room seatings are 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Take out is
    also available. For a menu and more information, please see the flyer posted on the
    office bulletin board.
  •  The Irondequoit Food Cupboard supplies for peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit,
    canned tuna and chicken, canned chili and stew, tomato products, beans, instant
    potatoes, flavored rice side dishes, white rice, crackers, coffee, shampoo and plastic
    bags are in short supply. Please consider adding some of these items to your grocery
    cart. A basket is in the main foyer for donations. Thank you!

Announcements (week of October 12, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The theme for next Sunday’s sermon is about living the choices we make to change our lives. Each of the scriptures speak in some way to that choice and each reminds us of the message our choices give to the people and community around us. Please read Exodus 33: 12-23, Matthew 22: 15-22, Psalm 99 and I Thessalonians 1: 1-10.
  •  The church office will be closed on Monday, Oct. 13th in observance of Columbus Day.
  •  If you are interested in becoming a member of Summerville Presbyterian Church, Pastor Carson and our youth director, Debbie Carter, will hold informal meetings TODAY in Memorial Lounge. from 11:15 a.m.—Noon. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and receive information about our programs and discover what our church family can offer you.
  •  COUNCIL (formerly Session) has called for a congregational meeting to be held TODAY immediately following the worship service in the Sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Alison Leavitt to the board of Deacons for the class of 2016.
  •  The Harvest Festival is coming! The Youth Group is looking for members of our congregation to work shifts at the Festival and donate baked goods for our sale! The sign up sheet is in the foyer. Thanks in advance for all of your help. Please contact Linda Hayes (738-6685) or Patty Mayer (329-6306) with any questions.
  •  THANK YOU! Our first Red Cross blood drive at Summerville was great. According to the Red Cross, they “collected 14 productive units which will help as many as 38 people right here in our region.” We had 5 first time donors (at least 3 from SPC) plus another 8 SPC donors. We will sponsor another drive at this time next year because it fits in well with what the Red Cross has going on in West Irondequoit. Plan your 2014-2015 donations so you’re able to participate!
Announcements (week of October 12, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  Cameron Community Ministries is in serious need of some kitchen volunteers. They are looking for regulars who can come weekly and help prepare and serve meals. The time would be from 9am-2pm. If you are able to help, please contact Jennifer Muniga at 254-2697.
  •  The Northeast Christian College Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct 21 from 7-9:00 p.m. at The Charles Finney School, 2070 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield. Questions about the fair should be directed to the Office of Admissions at Roberts Wesleyan College, 594-6400. More information about the fair can be found at www.NACCAP.ORG.

Announcements (week of October 5, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Visible Representatives of Grace.” Please read Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23 and Philippians 4: 1-9.
  •  If you are interested in becoming a member of Summerville Presbyterian Church, Pastor Carson and our youth director, Debbie Carter, will hold informal meetings TODAY and Oct. 12th in Memorial Lounge. from 11:15 a.m.—Noon. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and receive information about our programs and discover what our church family can offer you.
  •  COUNCIL (formerly Session) has called for a congregational meeting to be held on Sunday, Oct. 12th immediately following the worship service in the Sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Alison Leavitt to the board of Deacons for the class of 2016.
  •  The Harvest Festival is coming! The Youth Group is looking for members of our congregation to work shifts at the Festival and donate baked goods for our sale! The sign up sheet is in the foyer. Thanks in advance for all of your help. Please contact Linda Hayes (738-6685) or Patty Mayer (329-6306) with any questions.

Announcements (week of October 5, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  Cameron Community Ministries is in serious need of some kitchen volunteers. They are looking for regulars who can come weekly and help prepare and serve meals. The time would be from 9am-2pm. If you are able to help, please contact Jennifer Muniga at 254-2697.
  •  The Northeast Christian College Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct 21 from 7-9:00 p.m. at The Charles Finney School, 2070 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield. Questions about the fair should be directed to the Office of Admissions at Roberts Wesleyan College, 594-6400. More information about the fair can be found at www.NACCAP.ORG.

Announcements (week of September 28, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday is World Wide Communion and Peacekeeping Sunday. We might ask how we can live as peacemakers when so many in our culture see war as the only way toward peace? Please read Exodus 20: 1-20 and Matthew 21: 33-46.
  •  If you are interested in becoming a member of Summerville Presbyterian Church, Pastor Carson and our youth director, Debbie Carter, will hold informal meetings in Memorial Lounge on Sunday Oct. 5th and 12th from 11:15 a.m.—Noon. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and receive information about our programs and discover what our church family can offer you.
  •  The Harvest Festival is coming! The Youth Group is looking for members of our congregation to work shifts at the Festival and donate baked goods for our sale! The sign up sheet is in the foyer. Thanks in advance for all of your help. Please contact Linda Hayes (738-6685) or Patty Mayer (329-6306) with any questions.
  •  If you would like a paper copy of the October/November TRUMPET, they are available on the Deacons credenza in the cloister. This issue was sent email on Sept. 24th.
  •  A special thank you to everyone who helped with the Installation Service on 9/21. I am grateful for everyone’s participation, especially the Deacons. The offering taken at the service will be given to the Genesee Valley Presbytery scholarship program to help a seminary student. …Pastor Carson

Announcements (week of September 28, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Give the “gift of life” on Saturday, October 4, 2014, (next Saturday!) in Fellowship Hall at SPC. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Take the opportunity today to sign up TODAY with a representative of Adult Education and Mission Committee either at the front door or during coffee hour following worship service. Speak to other friends and neighbors and encourage them to sign up as well. After today, call Peg Baker at 342-0865 or email at pegmbaker@frontiernet.net for an appointment. Your single donation may help up to 3 people. The need for blood is constant; the gratification instant. Thank you!
  •  Cameron Community Ministries is in serious need for some kitchen volunteers. They are looking for regulars who can come weekly and help prepare and serve meals. The time would be from 9am-2pm. If you are able to help, please contact Jennifer Muniga at 254-2697.

Announcements (week of September 21, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Stories Told Around the Campfire WORKSHOP
    scheduled for Saturday, October 4th has been postponed. See the insert in the bulletin to voice your choice for reschedule date.
  •  Next Sunday’s theme is the choices we have in making the change to a new beginning and how hard it may be to do so. Please read Exodus 16: 2-15, 17: 1-7 and Matthew 21: 23-32.
  •  Adult Forum on Sunday, Sept. 28th: Liz Birch will discuss her year long Mission in Mexico as a youth delegate.
  •  The final session of a Bible Study titled “Stories of Change” will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Lounge. You are welcome to attend even if you missed the previous sessions. Hope to see you there!
  •  The deadline for the next issue of the TRUMPET is TODAY. Milt has a blank page just waiting for all the committee reports! Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com. Articles should be sent as an attachment with the subject line Trumpet. Please copy the website and church office into your submissions. S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and office@summervillechurch.org.
  •  TODAY: You are cordially invited to attend the 3:00 p.m. Installation Service for Pastor Carson. A reception hosted by the Deacons will be held in Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service. Hope to see you there!
  •  RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) has been chosen as the beneficiary of the Genesee Brew House Brewery Charity Program for July 1-September 30. A portion of the proceeds from the tasting fee assessed at the Brew House will be donated to RAIHN. Get a group of friends together this summer and head down to the beautiful and historic Genesee Brew House...have fun and support RAIHN! The view of the falls is fantastic!
  •  If you are interested in becoming a member of Summerville Presbyterian Church, Pastor Carson and our youth director, Debbie Carter, will hold informal meetings in Memorial Lounge on Sunday Oct. 5th and 12th from 11:15 a.m.—Noon. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and receive information about our programs and discover what our church family can offer you.
Announcments (week of September 21, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  Cub Scout Pack 203, chartered by Summerville Presbyterian Church, is hosting a joining night in Fellowship Hall. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will have sample scouting events set up for the kids to try out while parents learn about how scouting and Pack 203 work. Please contact Ken Patterson (260-1526) if you have any questions.
  •  On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Adult Education and Mission Committee and the Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive at Summerville in Fellowship Hall. Be sure to watch the bulletin for opportunities to sign up to give “the gift of life”.
  •  The ROC City Ringers, a community handbell group composed of ringers from several local churches (including Summerville) will present a concert as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival. The performance will be TODAY at noon at the RAPA Theater, 727 East Main Street, Rochester. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Announcements (week of September 14, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Let It Go, Let It Go”. Please read Exodus 14: 19-31 and Matthew 18: 21-25.
  •  The second session of a Bible Study titled “Stories of Change” will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Lounge. You are welcome to attend if you missed the first session. Hope to see you there!
  •  TODAY: Justin Jaramillo (our music director) and four of his peers from the Eastman School of Music (Katelan Terrell, piano; Sarah Ng, violin; Kevin Wang, piano; and William Bard, horn in F) will hold a concert in our Sanctuary beginning at 2:00 p.m. The Worship Committee will host a reception immediately following in Fellowship Hall.
  •  The deadline for the next issue of the TRUMPET is September 21st. Milt has a blank page just waiting for all the committee reports! Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com. Articles should be sent as an attachment with the subject line Trumpet. Please copy the website and church office into your submissions. S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and office@summervillechurch.org.
  •  Mark your calendar: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. is the Installation Service for Pastor Carson. A reception hosted by the Deacons will be held in Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service. Hope to see you there!
  •  RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) has been chosen as the beneficiary of the Genesee Brew House Brewery Charity Program for July 1-September 30. A portion of the proceeds from the tasting fee assessed at the Brew House will be donated to RAIHN. Get a group of friends together this summer and head down to the beautiful and historic Genesee Brew House...have fun and support RAIHN! The view of the falls is fantastic!
  •  THANK YOU to those who donated a total of 5 new bed pillows for RAIHN. Our host church is responsible for providing a pillow to any new guests who enter the program during the week IUCC and its supporting churches, Summerville included, host a rotation...and the current supply of pillows had been exhausted. Your generosity is much appreciated.
  •  A HUGE RAIHN (Rochester Interfaith Hospitality Network) THANK YOU to Ruth McNamara, Jeff Peters, Jared Streb, Eric Zeller, Holly Streb, Stella Megargle, Barb Chamberlin and Peg Baker for covering various shifts and doing laundry for the August 31-September 7 rotation at IUCC. Not only did we have a ‘full house’ ( 5 families) as guests, but we hosted over Labor Day weekend when, as always, covering a holiday poses a challenge for recruiting volunteers. In addition, Stella Megargle and her ready volunteers provided the Sunday night meal. Summerville stepped up BIG TIME!

Announcements (week of September 14, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  Cub Scout Pack 203, chartered by Summerville Presbyterian Church, is hosting a joining night in Fellowship Hall. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will have sample scouting events set up for the kids to tryout while parents learn about how scouting and Pack 203 work. Please, contact Ken Patterson (260-1526) if you have any questions.

  •  On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Adult Education and Mission Committee and the Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive at Summerville in Fellowship Hall. Be sure to watch the bulletin for opportunities to sign up to give “the gift of life.”.

Announcements (week of August 31, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday is Commissioning Sunday, Communion Sunday and Family Fun Day! The theme will be sowing of seeds and the bearing of fruit by those seeds that are sown. One of the ways we might see those being commissioned is as plants bearing fruit in response to Christ’s gospel seed being planted in them and also as the sowers of the Good News of Jesus Christ. We will be commissioning choir, acolytes, ushers and greeters, liturgists, and teachers. Please read Isaiah 49:1-7 and Matthew 13: 1-23. .
  •  News from your Mission Committee ...help for Cameron Clothing House needed! They are in serious need of men’s clothing. In order to re-stock the men's closet at Cameron Ministries, they will be accepting clean and nearly new men’s shirts, pants, sweatshirts, jackets and jeans. All sizes will be accepted. Place your donations in the blue laundry basket by Memorial Lounge. Thanking you in advance for your support.
  •  Worship Committee has approved a change in the order of service for worship starting September 14th. This change will only affect the beginning of worship as follows:
    1. Welcome, Announcements
    2. Prelude
    3. Silent Prayer (a prayer will be typed and the prayer for preparation for worship will be eliminated)
    4. Gathering Hymn and Choir Procession
    5. Call to Worship (the rest of the service will proceed as usual).
Announcements (week of August 31, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) has been chosen as the beneficiary of the Genesee Brew House Brewery Charity Program for July 1-September 30. A portion of the proceeds from the tasting fee assessed at the Brew House will be donated to RAIHN. Get a group of friends together this summer and head down to the beautiful and historic Genesee Brew House...have fun and support RAIHN! The view of the falls is fantastic!
  •  Do you have a DVD player you’re no longer using, but is in good working condition, one you’d be willing to donate to the RAIHN Day Center? If so, please contact Peg Baker at 342-0865.
  •  Would you like to donate a bed pillow to the RAIHN program? For our next rotation the program is in need of 4-6 pillows for new guests to the program during our rotation week, August 31-September 7. Peg Baker will accept a pillow if you prefer to do the shopping or she will do the shopping for you if you’d like to make a donation. Peg has purchased such pillows for as little as $2.50.
  •  Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Irondequoit is organizing a trip to Lancaster, PA to see the biblical production of Moses, at the Sight and Sound Theater on Oct. 24 and 25. Flyers are posted on the office bulletin board for information and registration.
Announcements (week of August 24, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) has been chosen as the
    beneficiary of the Genesee Brew House Brewery Charity Program for July 1-
    September 30. A portion of the proceeds from the tasting fee assessed at the Brew
    House will be donated to RAIHN. Get a group of friends together this summer and
    head down to the beautiful and historic Genesee Brew House...have fun and support
    RAIHN! The view of the falls is fantastic!
  •  Do you have a DVD player you’re no longer using, but is in good working condition,
    one you’d be willing to donate to the RAIHN Day Center? If so, please contact
    Peg Baker at 342-0865.
  •  Would you like to donate a bed pillow to the RAIHN program? For our next
    rotation the program is in need of 4-6 pillows for new guests to the program during
    our rotation week, August 31-September 7. Peg Baker will accept a pillow if you
    prefer to do the shopping or she will do the shopping for you if you’d like to make a
    donation. Peg has purchased such pillows for as little as $2.50.
  •  You are invited to an Ice Cream Social! Come to I-Scream at the new I-Square from
    2-5 pm Sunday August 24 (TODAY)! All proceeds will go the West Irondequoit Performing
    Arts Booster Club. Enjoy an ice cream and listen to some talented students
    perform as well. Keep the Arts Alive in West Irondequoit! Thanks for
    your support.
  •  Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Irondequoit is organizing a trip to
    Lancaster, PA to see the biblical production of Moses, at the Sight and Sound Theater
    on Oct. 24 and 25. Flyers are posted on the office bulletin board for information and
    registration.

Announcements (week of August 17, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  It would be helpful for Pastor Carson, if you wore your name tags. Thank you!
  •  Next week’s sermon is titled “Your Will Be Done” Please read Acts of the Apostles 16: 9-15 and Psalm 67.
  •  A Memorial Service for Betty Lohr will be held on Monday, September 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
  •  Today is the last Sunday to be a part of the discussion based on the book “Our Iceberg Is Melting”. Please join Pastor Carson in Fellowship Hall immediately follow-ing lemonade on the lawn.
  •  Summerville Travelers: Your registration and payment of $98.00 for the October 13th trip to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY is due to Jane Kleehammer (25 Minocqua Drive, Rochester, NY 14617) by August 22nd.
  •  TODAY is the deadline for the TRUMPET! Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com. Remember to send your information as an attachment not in the body of the email. In addition copy in office@summervillechurch.org and S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com into your email. Thank you!
  •  It’s coming...it’s coming...RAIHN, that is. Stella Megargle would like volunteers to help with a dinner for guests on Sunday, August 31st. This is also Labor Day weekend. Stella welcomes help with the dinner or a contribution to help with expenses. We usually need to prepare food for 12 + guests + volunteer staff. Please call Stella at 342-0251 if you would like to help.
Announcements (week of August 17, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The ROC City Ringers, a community handbell group composed of fingers from several local churches (including Summerville) will present a concert as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival. The performance will be Sunday, September 21 at noon at the RAPA Theater, 727 East Main Street, Rochester. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the Fringe website, rochesterfringe.com.

Announcements (week of August 10, 2014) -- Our Church

  •  It would be helpful for Pastor Carson if you wore your name tags. Thank you!

  •  Next week’s sermon is titled “Beyond Words”. Please read Acts of the Apostles 11: 1-18 and Matthew 10: 40-42.
  •  Please join Pastor Carson in Fellowship Hall immediately following lemonade on the lawn for a discussion of “Our Iceberg Is Melting.”

  •  Summerville Travelers: Your registration and payment of $98.00 for the October 13th trip to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY is due to Jane Kleehammer (25 Minocqua Drive, Rochester, NY 14617) by August 22nd.

  •  August 17th is the deadline for the TRUMPET! Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com. Remember to send your information as an attachment not in the body of the email. In addition, copy office@summervillechurch.org and S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com in your email. Thank you!

  •  It’s coming...it’s coming...RAIHN, that is. Stella Megargle would like volun-teers to help with a dinner for guests on Sunday, August 31st. This is also Labor Day weekend. Stella welcomes help with the dinner or a contribution to help with expenses. We usually need to prepare food for 12 guests + volunteer staff. Please call Stella at 342-0251 if you would like to help.

  •  RAIHN: Have you been thinking about joining the RAIHN program? A volun-teer orientation program is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 4115 Dewey Avenue, Rochester (Greece). You would be available to help with our next rotation August 31-September 7. Call Peg Baker at 342-0865 for further information and to register.

  •  Kathy will be on vacation the week of August 10th and will return to the office on Tuesday, August 19th.

  •  Pastor Carson will not be in the office on Wednesday, August 13th. He will be at a conference.

Announcements (week of August 10, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The ROC City Ringers, a community handbell group composed of ringers from several local churches (including Summerville) will present a concert as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival. The performance will be Sunday, September 21 at noon at the RAPA Theater, 727 East Main Street, Rochester. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the Fringe website, rochesterfringe.com.

  •  RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) has been chosen as the beneficiary of the Genesee Brew House Brewery Charity Program for July 1-September 30. A portion of the proceeds from the tasting fee assessed at the Brew House will be donated to RAIHN. Get a group of friends together this summer and head down to the beautiful and historic Genesee Brew House...have fun and support RAIHN! The view of the falls is fantastic!

  •  Do you have a DVD player you’re no longer using, but is in good working condition, one you’d be willing to donate to the RAIHN Day Center? If so, please contact Peg Baker at 342-0865.

  •  Would you like to donate a bed pillow to the RAIHN program? For our next rotation the program is in need of 4-6 pillows for new guests to the program during our rotation week, August 31-September 7. Peg Baker will accept a pillow if you prefer to do the shopping or she will do the shopping for you if you’d like to make a donation. Peg has purchased such pillows for as little as $2.50.

 Announcements (week of August 3, 2014)  -- Our Church
  •  It would be helpful for Pastor Carson, if you wore your name tags. Thank you!
  •  Next week’s sermon is titled “You Want Me To Do What?” Please read Acts of the Apostles 9: 10-19 and Jeremiah 29: 4-7. A
  • Memorial Service for Betty Lohr will be held on Monday, September 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
  •  A note from Lois and Gerry Butler: There is much to be thankful for and all of the prayers for our healings have been heard and answered. Thank you so much for being there for us during these last 8 months.
  •  Summerville Travelers: Your registration and payment of $98.00 for the October 13th trip to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY is due to Jane Kleehammer (25 Minocqua Drive, Rochester, NY 14617) by August 22nd.
  •  Shirley VanDenBergh will celebrate her 90th birthday on August 9th. If you see her wish her a very special day or perhaps send her a greeting (57 Edgewater Lane, Rochester, NY 14617).
  •  The next issue of the TRUMPET is fast approaching. Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com by no later than August 17th. Please remember to send your information as an attachment not in the body of the email. In addition copy in office@summervillechurch.org and S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com into your email. Thank you!
Announcements (week of August 3, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The ROC City Ringers, a community handbell group composed of fingers from several local churches (including Summerville) will present a concert as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival. The performance will be Sunday, September 21 at noon at the RAPA Theater, 727 East Main Street, Rochester. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the Fringe website, rochesterfringe.com.

Announcements (week of July 20, 2014)
  •  It would be helpful for Pastor Carson, if you wore your name tags. Thank you!
  •  Next weeks sermon is titled “Stone by Stone”. Please read Acts of the Apostles 7:44-60 and Psalm 33: 1-5.
Announcements (week of July 13, 2014)
  •  Next week’s sermon title is “Priesthood of ALL Believers”. Please read Exodus 18: 1-24 and Acts of the Apostles 6: 1-6.
  •  Kathy is on vacation and will be back in the office on Tuesday, July 29th.
Announcements (week of July 6, 2014)
  •  It would be helpful for Pastor Carson, if you wore your name tags. Thank you!
  •  Next weeks sermon is titled “Storytellers of God’s Glory”. Please read Psalm 150
    and Acts of the Apostles 5: 27-42.
  •  Kathy is on vacation and will be out of the office until July 29th.

Announcements (week of June 29, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  It would be helpful to the new pastor if you wore your name tags. Thank you!
  •  Rev. Mouser will be on vacation June 19th—July 1st.
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “Fellowship with Christ”. Please read I John 1: 1-2: 2 and Acts of Apostles 4: 32-5:11.
  •  Soon school will be out for the summer. Snacks and breakfast items are in high demand at the Irondequoit Community Cupboard during the summer months. Please consider donations such as: Jif to go peanut butter, small cans of fruit, raisins, juice boxes, granola bars, cereal snack bars and macaroni and cheese. Every little bit helps!
  •  A note from Marilyn Schindler: Thank you to all of our church family for the kindness we received since my accident!
  •  Summerville Travelers, have you signed up for The Church Basement Ladies musical theater at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn? The trip on Monday, Oct. 13th will stop at Seneca Falls, have lunch at Deerhead Inn, see a matinee performance and stop to shop at Sauders Store. The cost is $98.00. Please send your payment to Jane Kleehammer no later than Friday, August 22nd. Flyers are posted on the office bulletin board.

Announcements (week of June 22, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Effective the week of June 15th, office hours for the summer are: Tuesday &
    Wednesday 9:00—3:30 with a lunch hour from 12:30-1:30 and Thursdays from 9:00
    – Noon.
  •  It would be helpful to the new pastor if you wore your name tags. Thank you!
  •  Rev. Mouser will be on vacation June 19th—July 1st
  •  Soon school will be out for the summer. Snacks and breakfast items are in high demand
    at the Irondequoit Community Cupboard during the summer months.
    Please consider donations such as: Jif to go peanut butter, small cans of fruit, raisins,
    juice boxes, granola bars, cereal snack bars and macaroni and cheese. Every little
    bit helps!

Announcements (week of June 15, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Effective the week of June 15th, office hours for the summer are: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00—3:30 with a lunch hour from 12:30-1:30 and Thursdays from 9:00– Noon.
  •  It would be helpful to the new pastor if you wore your name tags. Thank you!
  •  Rev. Mouser will be on vacation June 19th—July 1st
Announcements (week of June 15, 2014)  -- Our Community
  •  Irondequoit United Church of Christ will hold a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 21st from 3:00 pm—7:30 p.m. A flyer is posted on the office bulletin board with family activities and additional information.

Announcements (week of June 8, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Rev. Mouser can be reached at home at 519-5280 or by email at cmouser@
    frontiernet.net
  •  Beginning on June 16th, Summer Worship Hour is 9:30 a.m.
  •  Office Hours for the summer are: Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30—3:30 with a lunch hour
    from 12:30-1:30 and Thursdays from 8:30– Noon.
Announcements (week of June 8, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The Irondequoit Chorale celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a concert of favorites from
    past concerts and some new arrangements of familiar tunes today at 3:00 p.m. at Irondequoit
    United Church of Christ, 644 Titus Avenue. All are welcome!

Announcements (week of June 1, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Please join us for Church School Day next Sunday!
  •  Kathy will be out of the office June 2nd—6th.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet on Sunday, June 1st. Please contact Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine if you are interested in attending.
  •  Again, the RAIHN guests thank Summerville Presbyterian Church; Ceil Manuli, Alice Estes, Cathy Reinhard and Ruth McNamara for their support with food and time spent with them.

Announcements (week of June 1, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  If someone you know is unable to drive, even for a time, you know the difficulty they have in planning and in accomplishing even simple things. When you do not drive, there are few options. The Give-A-Lift Program exists to make life a bit simpler for these folks. Volunteer drivers commit their time and energy to take their elderly neighbors on their necessary errands. If you have a couple of hours a week, or even a month you can make a huge difference in our community. Please contact Sr. Anne Guerin coordinator of the Give-a-Lift Program at 244-8400 ext. 142 for more information.
  •  The Irondequoit Chorale celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary with a concert of favorites from past concerts and some new arrangements of familiar tunes on Sunday, June 8th at 3:00 p.m. at Irondequoit United Church of Christ, 644 Titus Avenue. All are invited!

Announcements (week of May 25, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “Handling a Lion.” Please read Acts 1: 6-14, John 17: 1-11 and I Peter 4: 12-14; 5: 6-11.
  •  Rev. Ballard will be out of the office from May 20th—29th.
  •  The office will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.
  •  Kathy will be out of the office June 2nd—6th.
  •  The next TRUMPET deadline is MAY 25. Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com with a copy sent to office@summervillechurch.org and to S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com. Thank you.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet on Sunday, June 1st. Please contact Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine if you are interested in attending.

Announcements (week of May 25, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  If someone you know is unable to drive, even for a time, you know the difficulty they have in planning and in accomplishing even simple things. When you do not drive, there are few options. The Give-A-Lift Program exists to make life a bit simpler for these folks. Volunteer drivers commit their time and energy to take their elderly neighbors on their necessary errands. If you have a couple of hours a week, or even a month you can make a huge difference in our community. Please contact Sr. Anne Guerin coordinator of the Give-a-Lift Program at 244-8400 ext. 142 for more information.

Announcements (week of May 18, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Rev. Ballard will be out of the office from May 20th—29th.
  •  The church office will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.
  •  Session has called for a congregational meeting of Summerville Presbyterian Church to be held MAY 18 at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for the purpose of hearing and acting upon the final report of the Pastor Nominating Committee and to elect the Rev. Carson O’Hara Mouser as pastor. In addition, to nominate a ruling elder to serve on the Nominating Committee.
  •  The next TRUMPET deadline is May 25th. Please send your information to mshares@rochester.rr.com as an attachment and not in the body of the email. Please copy Steve Hedges, webmaster and Kathy in the office with your correspondence. office@summervillechurch.org and S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com. Thank you!

Announcements (week of May 18, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  If you know or someone you know is unable to drive, even for a time, you know the difficulty they have in planning and in accomplishing even simple things. When you do not drive, there are few options. The Give-A-Lift Program exists to make life a bit simpler for these folks. Volunteer drivers commit their time and energy to take their elderly neighbors on their necessary errands. If you have a couple of hours a week, or even a month you can make a huge difference in our community. Please contact Sr. Anne Guerin coordinator of the Give-a-Lift Program at 244-8400 ext. 142 for more information.

Announcements (week of May 4, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “Unforgiveness, the Scourge”. Please read Acts 2: 42
    -47, John 10: 1-10 and I Peter 2: 19-25
    .
  •  Session has called for a Congregational Meeting of Summerville Presbyterian
    Church to be held on May 18, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for
    the purpose of hearing and acting upon the final report of the Pastor Nominating
    Committee and to elect the Rev. Carson O’Hara Mouser as pastor.
  •  Please join us for a meet and greet of Rev. Carson O’Hara Mouser on
    Saturday, May 17th in Fellowship Hall from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Hosted by
    the Pastor Nominating Committee and the Deacons, beverages and appetizers will
    be served. Please come to support your PNC, the candidate and his wife. Thank
    you!

Announcements (week of April 27, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “The Fiddler on the Roof Alights”. Please read
    Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Luke 24: 13-35 and I Peter 1: 17-23.
  •  The SESSION has called for a congregational meeting of Summerville
    Presbyterian Church to be held on Sunday, May 4th at 11:15 a.m.
    in Fellowship
    Hall. The purpose is to receive reports of the Nominating Committee, elect
    Officers and to make decisions on the new form of government. Please see page 6
    of the bulletin for more information.
  •  Rev. Ballard will be out of town from April 22nd—May 1st. Rev. Gene Fowler
    of Irondequoit Presbyterian Church will be covering emergency pastoral needs.
    He can be reached at church 266-3370, by cell phone 967-7314 or by
    email at pastorfowler@irondpreschurch.org.
  •  Spring is in the air and Spring Clean Up is coming. Mark your calendar
    to help from 9am—Noon on Saturday, May 3rd. Please bring rakes, tarps
    and gloves. There will be cider, coffee, donuts and camaraderie. The more
    hands the better.
  •  WHERE DO ALL THE “LEFT-OVERS” GO WHEN THE GARAGE SALE
    ENDS?
    Not everything sells at the garage sale, but where do the items and boxes
    stacked in Fellowship Hall end up? In short, the Vietnam Vets pick it all up; however,
    prior, thanks to Holly Hammond-Streb, other items find new homes another way.
    After the sale ends on Friday, Holly invites non-profits to choose items they can use
    for their mission work. This year the Center for Youth, the Child Care Council,
    People’s Ministry in Christ, CASA, RAIHN, Asbury Storehouse, Monroe Community
    Hospital, and Monroe Correctional Facility chose items. Other groups served
    were the Technology and Resource Departments of WICSD, the Helmer Nature
    Center, the Evans and McGraw Branches of the public library, and SPC’s Operation
    Christmas Child. Thank you, Holly, for your skillful management of distributing the
    “left-overs.”

Announcements (week of April 20, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  Rev. Ballard will be out of town from April 22nd—May 1st. Rev. Gene Fowler
    of Irondequoit Presbyterian Church will be covering emergency pastoral needs.
    He can be reached at church 266-3370, by cell phone 967-7314 or by email at
    pastorfowler@irondpreschurch.org.
  •  Spring is in the air and Spring Clean Up is coming. Mark your calendar to
    help from 9am—Noon on Saturday, May 3rd. Please bring rakes, tarps and
    gloves. There will be cider, coffee, donuts and camaraderie. The more hands the
    better.
  •  The Session has called for a congregational meeting of Summerville Presbyterian
    Church to be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship
    Hall. The purpose is to receive reports of the Nominating Committee and to
    elect officers.
  •  Rev. Carolyn Grohman will be our pulpit supply on Sunday, April 27th.

Announcements (week of April 13, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled “A Footnote in History”. Please read Jeremiah 31: 1-6,
    Colossians 3: 1-4 and John 20: 1-18.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY service will be held on March 28th at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship
    Hall. The focus will be a simple Last Supper. Please bring your own meal. If you
    plan on attending, please contact the church office so we will be able to set up for the
    proper attendance. Thank you.

Announcements (week of April 6, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “A Bitter Pill, but That’s Medicine.” Please read Philippians
    2: 5-11, Matthew 21: 1-11 and Isaiah 50: 4-9a.

  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet today following the worship service. If you would like to
    attend, please RSVP to Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine.
  •  MAUNDY THURSDAY service will be held on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
    The focus will be a simple Last Supper. Please bring your own meal. Beverages and table
    settings will be provided. If you plan on attending, please contact the church office so we
    will be able to set up for the proper attendance. Thank you.
  •  On Palm Sunday, April 13th, all Children’s Workshop participants will meet in
    Fellowship Hall to carry in the palms.

Announcements (week of March 30, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “Dem Bones, Dem Bones”. Please read Romans 8: 6-11, John 11: 1-45 and Ezekiel 37: 1-14.
  •  Save the Dates for an Ecumenical Fellowship event: we will gather on Friday, April 4th for a Fish Fry Dinner ($8.75 for adults/$8.25 for seniors) @ Christ the King at 5:00 p.m., fol-lowed by a movie night @ Summerville. The movie Entertaining Angels will be shown in Memorial Lounge with a discussion to follow. Father Morgan Rice has invited us to attend the 4:30 p.m. service at St. Margaret Mary’s on Saturday, April 5th. Sign up sheets are available in the main office, on the Deacons’ credenza and in the Ontario View foyer. Hope to see you there!
  •  MAUNDY THURSDAY service will be held on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The focus will be a simple Last Supper. Please bring your own meal/brown bag. Beverages will be provided. If you plan on attending, please contact the church office so we will be able to set up for the proper attendance. Thank you.
  •  The BRUNCH BUNCH will meet next Sunday, April 6th immediately following the worship service. If you would like to attend, please contact Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine. Thank you.
Announcements (week of March 30, 2013) -- Our Community
  •  Lifetime Care Hospice invites you to attend their annual Ceremony of Remembrance on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. The theme will be “How the Lights Gets In “, and will include music, readings, and stories of courage. A reception will follow the program. A flyer is posted on the bulletin board with additional information.

Announcements (week of March 23, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “The Last Chosen”. Please read Ephesians 5: 8-14, John 9: 1-41 and I Samuel 16: 1-13.
  •  Does anyone have knowledge of or know of someone who can help us with pricing of treasures/antiques for the treasure room at the gigantic sale for April? We need someone who is able to recognize the value of the items and suggest pricing. It would require a few hours time after we have taken in all the items for the sale. Maybe you have a rela-tive or friend who could help with this task? Please give the name and number to one of the Session members (Doug Caine, Jen DeVoe, Mary Haverfield, Todd Hayes, Brian Leavitt, Ruth McNamara, Stephanie Polowe, Colin Streb or Ken Streb), so they can contact him/her.
  •  Save the Dates for an Ecumenical Fellowship event: we will gather on Friday, April 4th for a Fish Fry Dinner ($8.75 for adults/$8.25 for seniors) @ Christ the King at 5:00 p.m., followed by a movie night @ Summerville. The movie Entertaining Angels will be shown in Memorial Lounge with a discussion to follow. Father Morgan Rice has invited us to attend the 4:30 p.m. service at St. Margaret Mary’s on Saturday, April 5th. Sign up sheets avail-able in the main office, on the Deacons’ credenza and in the Ontario View foyer. Hope to see you there!
  •  An electronic version of the most recent newsletter was sent this week. If you would like a paper copy they are available on the credenza in the cloister.

Announcements (week of March 23, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The Irondequoit Choral presents “Cinemagic”, a musical revue of Hollywood’s best movie music of the past eight decades on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Irondequoit United Church of Christ.
  •  Irondequoit Faith Link is a faith based initiative sponsored by the faith communities in the Town of Irondequoit. They have published a new brochure. Copies of the brochure are available at the entrance of the church.
  •  Legally Blonde, the Musical will be performed by Irondequoit High School March 27-30th, 2014. The senior citizen performance will be March 25th. Tickets can be purchased at Showtix4U.com or call 336-2903. Margaret Mayer (Margo) and Cindy Smith (costume designer) would love to see you there!

Announcements (week of March 16, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “God on Trial”. Please read Romans 5: 1-11, John 4: 5-12 and Exodus 17: 1-7.
  •  Does anyone have knowledge of or know of someone who can help us with pricing of treasures/antiques for the treasure room at the gigantic sale for April? We need someone who is able to recognize the value of the items and suggest pricing. It would require a few hours time after we have taken in all the items for the sale. Maybe you have a relative or friend who could help with this task? Please give the name and number to one of the Session members (Doug Caine, Jen DeVoe, Mary Haverfield, Todd Hayes, Brian Leavitt, Ruth McNamara, Stephanie Polowe, Colin Streb or Ken Streb), so they can contact him/her.
  •  Save the Dates for an Ecumenical Fellowship event: we will gather on Friday, April 4th for a Fish Fry Dinner ($8.75 for adults/$8.25 for seniors) @ Christ the King at 5:00 p.m., followed by a movie night @ Summerville. The movie Entertaining Angels will be shown in Memorial Lounge with a discussion to follow. Father Morgan Rice has invited us to attend the 4:30 p.m. service at St. Margaret Mary’s on Saturday, April 5th. Sign up sheets will be available in the main office, the Deacons credenza and the foyer in Ontario View. Hope to see you there!
Announcments (week of March 16, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  Musicians of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley will present a BENEFIT CONCERT on Friday March 21st, 2014 from 7:00-9:15 p.m. at Penfield Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. There is no admission or cover charge for this coffee house style concert and all are welcome! The concert is to raise financial support to help with expenses for our Presbyter for Mission & Education, as she participates in a Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference, Mosaic of Peace, in Israel/Palestine.
  •  The Irondequoit Choral presents “Cinemagic”, a musical revue of Hollywood’s best movie music of the past eight decades on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Irondequoit United Church of Christ.

Announcements (week of March 9, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “The Searchlight”. Please read Genesis 12: 1-4a, Romans
    4: 1-5, 13-17 and Matthew 3: 1-17
    .
  •  The next TRUMPET deadline is TODAY. Please send your articles to
    mshares@rochester.rr.com. Kindly copy Steve Hedges for the website at
    S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and Kathy in the church office@summervillechurch.org. Thank
    you!
  •  Musicians of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley will present a BENEFIT CONCERT on Friday
    March 21st, 2014 from 7:00-9:15 p.m. at Penfield Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. There
    is no admission or cover charge for this coffee house style concert and all are welcome!
    The concert is to raise financial support to help with expenses for our Executive Presbyter
    for Mission & Education, as she participates in a Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference,
    Mosaic of Peace, in Israel/Palestine.
  •  Adult Forum on Sunday, March 16th: Phil Shippers, Director of Meals on Wheels and
    Rachel Wicks, Director of Advancement for the Visiting Nurse Service, will talk about Meals
    on Wheels (“MOW”) in the Rochester region. Come and learn about the opportunities and
    challenges for a group that knows about comfort food. Hope to see you there!
  •  Does anyone have knowledge of or know of someone who can help us with pricing of
    treasures/antiques for the treasure room at the gigantic sale for April? We need someone
    who is able to recognize the value of the items and suggest pricing. It would require a
    few hours time after we have taken in all the items for the sale. Maybe you have a relative
    or friend who could help with this task? Please give the name and number to one of the
    Session members (Doug Caine, Jen DeVoe, Mary Haverfield, Todd Hayes, Brian Leavitt,
    Ruth McNamara, Stephanie Polowe, Colin Streb or Ken Streb), so they can contact him/her.

Announcements (week of March 2, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “ Broken Bootstraps ”. Please read Romans 5: 12-19, Genesis 2: 15-17, 3:1-7 and Matthew 4: 1-11.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet today following the worship service. If you would like to at-tend, please RSVP to Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine.
  •  The next TRUMPET deadline is March 9th. Please send your articles to mshares@rochester.rr.com. Kindly copy Steve Hedges for the website at S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and Kathy in the church office@summervillechurch.org. Thank you!
  •  Lenten Family Night is Friday, March 7th. See the enclosed flyer for information and RSVP.
Announcements (week of March 2, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  The 53rd Annual Women’s Interfaith Event will be held on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m. at Temple B’rith Kodesh (2131 Elmwood Avenue). Orchestra of Exiles, a special PBS film, will be shown and an informal discussion will continue around luncheon tables. Please bring your own non-meat lunch and non-perishable item for the food pantry. Des-sert, fruit and beverages will be provided. There is no charge for this event. Reservations helpful, but not required. Contact 244-7060 x233 for more information.
  •  Musicians of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley will present a BENEFIT CONCERT on Friday March 21st, 2014 from 7:00-9:15 p.m. at Penfield Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. There is no admission or cover charge for this coffee house style concert and all are welcome! The concert is to raise financial support to help with expenses for our Presbytery for Mission & Education, as she participates in a Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference, Mosaic of Peace, in Israel/Palestine.

Announcements (week of February 23, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “Mountaintops for the Valleys”. Please read Exodus 24: 12-18, 2 Peter 1: 16-21 and Matthew 17: 1-9.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet next Sunday following the worship service. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine.
  •  On behalf of RAIHN a special thank you to Hugh and Ann Reinhard, Wendeth Willson, Cathy Reinhard and Marilyn Drumm for their contribution to Summerville’s Sunday Dinner.
  •  Put your thinking caps on. The next TRUMPET deadline is March 9th. Articles should be sent to mshares@rochester.rr.com . Please copy Steve Hedges for website information S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and Kathy at office@summervillechurch.org with your submis-sions. Thank you.
  •  Does anyone have knowledge of our know of someone who can help us with pricing of treasures/antiques for the treasure room at the gigantic sale for April? We need someone who is able to recognize the value of the items and suggest pricing. It would require a few hours time after we have taken in all the items for the sale. Maybe you have a relative or friend who could help with this task? Please give the name and number to one of the Session members (Doug Caine, Jen DeVoe, Mary Haverfield, Todd Hayes, Brian Leavitt, Ruth McNamara, Stephanie Polowe, Colin Streb or Ken Streb), so they can contact him/her.
Announcements (week of February 23, 2014) -- Our Community
  •  Irondequoit Community Cupboard thanks all the special Santas who donated 8,313 pounds of food for the holidays. From January 2013—January 2014 ICC has seen an increase of 18% in the number of households served. In January alone they provided enough food for 5,880 meals. Their backpack program provides weekend meals and snacks to 104 children. Their top ten needs are: canned fruits in their own juices, canned chicken and salmon, pasta sauce, pork and beans, kidney, cannelloni or white beans, pasta (not spaghetti), coffee and healthy snacks.
  •  We celebrate our 10th Anniversary with RAIHN in April of 2014. During these ten years, RAIHN has supported and offered rest and comfort for 297 families who were in the midst of some of the most difficult experiences of their lives. The gifts of friendship, shelter, security and food that were offered to our guests are immeasurable. Sincere thanks from the RAIHN Board of Directors!
  •  Are you balanced?, is the subject of a workshop lead by members of the Mercy Prayer Center scheduled for February 28-March 1st at Pittsford Presbyterian Church. Registration and further information is posted on the office bulletin board.

Announcements (week of February 9, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “The Torah for Christians”. Please read Deuteronomy
    30: 15-20, I Corinthians 3: 1-9, and Matthew 5: 21-37.
  •  A NOTE FROM KATHY REGARDING CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: At my suggestion, Personnel,
    Finance and Session Committees have agreed to a reduction in church office hours. Effective
    starting in February, I will work two and a half days year round. My days in the office
    will be Monday and Wednesday from 8:30—5:00 and Thursday mornings until Noon. As in
    the past, summer hours will take effect starting May-September. I will switch days and
    work Tuesday & Wednesday and 1/2 day on Thursday.
  •  RAIHN Cooking Opportunity: Summerville will be doing the Sunday Dinner for RAIHN at
    the United Church of Christ on Feb. 16th. Stella Megargle welcomes help with providing
    food or funds for the RAIHN dinner. Please call Stella at 342-0251 or email:
    rbshm@aol.com. Thanks for your help.
  •  TODAY is the CHILI COOK-OFF from 2:00-4:00 p.m., hosted by the Children and Youth in
    Education Committee. This will be a congregation-wide event, not for the public at large.
    We’re asking members to participate by creating their most mouth-watering chili, provide
    cornbread or other type of bread to serve, or a grab and gobble dessert (cookies or
    brownies). Beverages will be provided. There is no cost, but we’ll be hoping for donations.
    Hope to see you there!
  •  Would you like to attend a book discussion on The Will of God, by Leslie Weatherhead?
    Starting Feb. 11th, Rev. Ballard will lead discussions on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 or Thursdays
    at 10 am in Memorial Lounge. We’ll need to order books in advance of the discussions.
    If you are interested, please see the sign up sheet in the office or the credenza in
    the cloister.

Announcements (week of February 2, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “Religious Requirements”. Please read Psalm 112, Matthew 5: 13-20 and Isaiah 58: 1-9a.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet today following the worship service. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine.
  •  Please plan to attend Adult Forum on February 9th. Our speaker will be the Honorable City Court Judge, Ellen Yacknin. She will present on the topic of Human Trafficking. Judge Yacknin will be heading the Seventh Judicial District on this new statewide initiative dealing specifically with human trafficking cases, such as prostitution. The initiative is a court-mandated program of rehabilitation.
  •  A NOTE FROM KATHY REGARDING CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: At my suggestion, Personnel, Finance and Session Committees have agreed to a reduction in church office hours. Effec-tive the week of February 2nd, I will work two and a half days year round. My days in the office will be Monday and Wednesday from 8:30—5:00 and Thursday mornings until Noon. As in the past, summer hours will take effect starting May-September. I will switch days and work Tuesday & Wednesday and 1/2 day on Thursday.
  •  RAIHN Cooking Opportunity: Summerville will be doing the Sunday Dinner for RAIHN at the United Church of Christ on Feb. 16th. Stella Megargle welcomes help with providing food or funds for the RAIHN dinner. Please call Stella at 342-0251 or email: rbshm@aol.com. Thanks for your help.
  •  SAVE the DATE: Sunday, February 9th for a CHILI COOK-OFF from 2:00-4:00 p.m., hosted by the Children and Youth in Education Committee. This will be a congregation-wide event, not for the public at large. We’re asking members to participate by creating their most mouth -watering chili, provide cornbread or other type of bread to serve, or a grab and gobble dessert (cookies or brownies). Beverages will be provided. There is no cost, but we’ll be hoping for donations. If you have any questions, you can contact Linda Hayes @ 872-3322 or by email: TLDHayes@aol.com. Hope to see you there!
  •  Would you like to attend a book discussion on The Will of God, by Leslie Weatherhead? Starting Feb. 11th, Rev. Ballard will lead discussions on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 or Thurs-days at 10 am in Memorial Lounge. We’ll need to order books in advance of the discussions. If you are interested, please see the sign up sheet in the office or the credenza in the cloister.
Announcements (week of January 26, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “ Religious Concentrate”. Please read I Corinthians 1: 18-31, Matthew 5: 1-12 and Micah 6: 1-8.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet next Sunday, February 2nd at East Ridge Family Restaurant (near Culver Road) immediately following the worship service. If you would like to attend please let Dorothy Caine or Susan Connor know.
  •  Please plan to attend Adult Forum on February 9th. Our speaker will be the Honorable, City Court Judge, Ellen Yacknin. She will present on the topic of Human Trafficking. Judge Yacknin will be heading the Seventh Judicial District on this new statewide initiative dealing specifically with human trafficking cases, such as prostitution. The initiative is a court-mandated program of rehabilitation.
  •  Helen Jeffers will have the 2013 year end pledge statements available during the coffee time and prior to the start of the Annual Meeting in Fellowship Hall.
  •  A NOTE FROM KATHY REGARDING CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: At my suggestion, Personnel, Finance and Session Committees have agreed to a reduction in church office hours. Effective the week of February 2nd, I will work two and a half days year round. My days in the office will be Monday and Wednesday from 8:30—5:00 and Thursday mornings until Noon. As in the past, summer hours will take effect starting May-September. I will switch days and work Tuesday & Wednesday and 1/2 day on Thursday.

Announcements (week of January 19, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “ A Peek at Eternity”. Please read I Corinthians 1: 10-18, Matthew 4: 12-23 and Isaiah 9: 1-4.
  •  The church office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
  •  On Monday, January 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m., you can support the fundraising efforts of the Summerville Mission Team by eating at Five Guys, 1075 Ridge Road in Webster. No need to bring a coupon. When placing your order just let the cashier know that you are participating in the Mission Team fundraiser and Five Guys will donate 20% to our cause. You can check out their full menu at www.fiveguys.com
  •  Copies of the most recent TRUMPET are available on the Deacons credenza in the cloister. An electronic version was sent on Thursday, Jan 16th.
  •  The SESSION has called for the Annual Meeting of Summerville Presbyterian Church to be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to review the program and ministry of the various committees and the 2013 budget. Please be there to support your ministry.

Announcements (week of January 12, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “And de Walls Come Tumblin’ Down”. Please read Isaiah
    49: 1-7, John 1: 29-42 and Galatians 3: 23-29.
  •  The next TRUMPET deadline is TODAY. Please send your articles to
    mshares@rochester.rr.com. Please be sure to send your articles as an attachment, not in
    the body of the email. Also, send a cc to Steve Hedges for the web page
    S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and to Kathy in the office. Thank you!
  •  SAVE the DATE: On January 19th, the congregation is invited to attend a dialogue with
    the Pastor Nominating Committee during the Adult Forum hour.
  •  If you would like a copy of a 2014 Membership directory, they are available on the Deacons credenza in the cloister. Please one copy per family. Thank You!

Announcements (week of January 5, 2014) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “Jesus’ I.D.”. Please read Acts 10: 34-43, Isaiah 42: 1-9
    and Matthew 3: 13-17..
  •  The next TRUMPET deadline is January 12th. Please send your articles to
    mshares@rochester.rr.com. Please be sure to send your articles as an attachment, not in
    the body of the email. Also, send a cc to Steve Hedges for the web page
    S_C_Hedges@Yahoo.com and to Kathy in the office. Thank you!
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet today following the worship service. If you would like to
    attend please RSVP to Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine.
  •  HELP IS NEEDED on Thursday, January 9th at 9:30 a.m. to take down and pack away the
    holiday decorations at the church. Please contact Pat Myers if you are available to help.
  •  SAVE the DATE: On January 19th, the congregation is invited to attend a dialogue with
    the Pastor Nominating Committee during the Adult Forum hour.
     

Announcements (week of December 29, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  Worship Notes: next Sunday’s sermon is entitled “The Center of Attention”. Please read Ephesians 3: 1-12, Matthew 2: 1-12 and Isaiah 60: 1-6. Copies of recent sermons are available on the office bulletin board.
  •  The next TRUMPET Deadline is January 12th. Please send your articles to Milt Shares at mshares@rochester.rr.com. Please copy the church office and Steve Hedges for website information. office@summervillechurch.org and S_C_Hedges@yahoo.com
  •  The Brunch bunch will meet next Sunday, January 5, 2014. If you would like to at-tend, please contact Susan Connor or Dorothy Caine.
  •  SAVE THE DATE: The congregation is invited to attend a dialogue with the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) during the Adult Forum hour on January 19, 2014.

Announcements (week of December 22, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  The sermon for Sunday, December 29th is titled: “Egypt Revisited”. Please read Hebrews 2: 10-18, Isaiah 63: 7-9 and Matthew 2: 13-23.
  •  Our Mission Focus for today is RAIHN. Please see the flyer insert for Festival of the Trees for more information.
  •  Christmas Eve candlelight service is at 7:00 p.m.
  •  The church office will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Dec. 26th.
  •  If you requested pledge envelopes for 2014, they are available on the table in the cloister. If you would like envelopes, but did not request them when returning your pledge, please leave a note (remember to include your name) for Kathy in the church office.
  •  A note from your Pastor Nominating Committee: We are happy to announce that the Session and the Committee on Ministry have approved our Mission Information Form. Now we can proceed to put it on the website, which means we will start receiving personal information forms (PIF) from prospective candidates. As always, we will keep you updated as we proceed.
  •  We wish that we could send each of you a personal Christmas greeting. Since that isn’t possible, we do want you all to know that we think about you often and keep your pastor and church in our prayers. May God bless you in this holy time… Bob and Marilyn Kaiser
  •  SAVE THE DATE: The congregation is invited to attend a dialogue with the Pastor Nominating Committee during the adult forum hour on January 19, 2014.

Announcements (week of December 22, 2013) -- Our Community
  •  The Irondequoit Chorale will perform “Caribbean Christmas Mass” by local composer Glenn McClure TODAY at 3:00 p.m. at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue. The Panloco Steel Drum Band will accompany the chorale in this unique setting of the Christmas Story.

Announcements (week of December 15, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  The lectionary for Sunday, Dec 22nd is: Romans 1: 1-7, Matthew 1: 18-25 and Isaiah 11:1-5, 6-9.
  •  Our Mission Focus for today is the Irondequoit Community Cupboard . Please see the flyer insert for Festival of the Trees for more information.
  •  Sarah Circle will meet on Thursday, December 19th at 12:15 for a holiday luncheon. For more information, contact Alice Estes.
  •  If you requested pledge envelopes for 2014, they are available on the table in the cloister. If you would like envelopes, but did not request them when returning your pledge, please leave a note (remember to include your name) for Kathy in the church office.
  •  A note from your Pastor Nominating Committee: We are happy to announce that the Session and the Committee on Ministry have approved our Mission Information Form. Now we can proceed to put it on the website, which means we will start receiving personal information forms (PIF) from prospective candidates. As always, we will keep you updated as we proceed.

Announcements (week of December 15, 2013) -- Our Community
  •  If you have extra fabric or regular knitting yarn, Dress-A-Girl through Angels of Mercy would accept your donation for their project. It takes 2 yards of fabric to make a dress. For more information, contact Susan Connor.
  •  The Irondequoit Chorale will perform “Caribbean Christmas Mass” by local composer Glenn McClure on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue. The Panloco Steel Drum Band will accompany the chorale in this unique setting of the Christmas Story. 

Announcements (week of December 8, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  Have you turned in your estimate of giving for 2014? Your gift is an important
    part of planning for ministry in the year ahead.
  •  On Sunday, December 15th, immediately following our Christmas Pageant, the
    CY Ed committee will be hosting a Continental Breakfast in Fellowship
    Hall. We are asking people to bring items such as donuts, muffins, coffee
    cake, fruit, bagels and cream cheese. Please bring enough to serve eight people.
    Drinks and place settings will be provided by CY Ed. Hope to see you
    there!
  •  Our Mission Focus for today is CASA. Please see the flyer insert for Festival of the
    Trees for more information.
  •  Sarah Circle will meet on Thursday, December 19th at 12:15 for a holiday luncheon.
    For more information, contact Alice Estes.
Announcements (week of December 8, 2013) -- Our Community
  •  If you have extra fabric or regular knitting yarn, Dress-A-Girl through Angels of
    Mercy would accept your donation for their project. It takes 2 yards of fabric to
    make a dress. For more information, contact Susan Connor.
  •  The Irondequoit Chorale will perform “Caribbean Christmas Mass” by local
    composer Glenn McClure on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Asbury
    First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue. The Panloco Steel Drum Band
    will accompany the chorale in this unique setting of the Christmas Story.
Announcements (week of December 1, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  Next Sunday’s sermon is titled: “When the Perfect Judge Comes.” Please read Romans 15: 4-13, Matthew 3: 1-12 and Isaiah 11: 1-10.
  •  Have you turned in your estimate of giving for 2014? Your gift is an important part of planning for ministry in the year ahead.
  •  On Sunday, December 15th, immediately following our Christmas Pageant, the CY Ed committee will be hosting a Continental Breakfast in Fellowship Hall. We are asking people to bring items such as donuts, muffins, coffee cake, fruit, bagels and cream cheese. Please bring enough to serve eight people. Drinks and place settings will be provided by CY Ed. Hope to see you there!
  •  Calling all pouffers and fluffers. Tall people who can reach the ceiling, and short people are needed too, as long as we get results! The decorating of the Sanctuary will be Thursday, December 5th at 9:30 a.m. Report to Pat Myers only if you can take directions! See you then!!
  •  Our Mission Focus for today is Cameron Community Ministries. Please see the flyer insert for Festival of the Trees for more information.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet following today’s service. Please let Dorothy Caine or Susan Connor know if you will be attending.
  •  Thank you to those who contributed to the RAIHN Sunday dinner: Marilyn Schindler, Cathy Reinhard (cookie lady!), Hugh and Ann Reinhard and Alice Estes.
  •  Today is a special offering for Christmas Joy. Please make your checks payable to Summerville Presbyterian Church and use the
  • enclosed envelope. Thank you!
Announcements (week of December 1, 2013) -- Our Community
  •  Tuesday, Dec. 3rd is the date for the annual RAIHN fundraiser Shop ‘Til You Drop. Participating shops in Pittsford Plaza (One World Goods, Hobby Horse Toys, and Stefen Otter Jewelers) will donate a percentage of their sales on this day to the RAIHN program. In addition and starting at 5 p.m., 20% of your dining check at Benucci’s in Pittsford Plaza will be donated to RAIHN on this day. Call 264-1300 for reservations and tell them, “I’m dining for RAIHN.”

Announcements (week of November 24, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “When, O When?”. Please read Romans 13: 11-14, Matthew 24: 36-44 and Isaiah 2: 1-5.
  •  The church office will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 27th through Friday Nov. 29th.
  •  Your help is needed on Thursday, Dec. 5th starting at 9:30 a.m. to help decorate the Sanctuary. Please call Pat Myers (544-4424) if you are able to pouf and fluff.
  •  Member Updates: Doris Wolven is at the Blossom North Nursing Home, and Eileen Wilkinson is at the Grand Vie Home on Penfield Road.
  •  The Brunch Bunch will meet next Sunday, Dec. 1st. Please let Dorothy Caine or Susan Connor know if you will be attending breakfast at Eastridge Family Restaurant following the worship service.
  •  When selecting gifts for Cameron Ministries Advent Festival of the Trees, please choose age appropriate for children ages 5-11. Thank you!
Announcements (week) of November 24, 2013) -- Our Community
  •  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines to help survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. If you would like to share your financial blessings you can mail a check to PCUSA, PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264. You can also text PDA to 2022 to donate $10 for disaster relief. Please pray that the people and communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan and those offering assistance will be strengthened, have their needs met and be reminded of the hope and compassion that are found in Christ.
  •  Tuesday, Dec. 3rd is the date for the annual RAIHN fundraiser Shop ‘Til You Drop. Partici-pating shops in Pittsford Plaza (One World Goods, Hobby Horse Toys, and Stefen Otter Jewelers) will donate a percentage of their sales on this day to the RAIHN program. In addition, starting at 5 p.m., on this day, 20% of your dining check at Benucci’s in Pittsford Plaza will be donated to RAIHN . Call 264-1300 for reservations and tell them, “I’m dining for RAIHN.”

Announcements (week of November 17, 2013) -- Our Church
  •  The title of next week’s sermon is “Governor, Governed and Government”. Please read
    Colossians 1: 11-20, Luke 23: 33-43 and Jeremiah 23: 1-6.
  •  Save the date: Saturday, Nov. 23rd. Come for a Pot Luck Dinner and movie starting at
    5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will be showing the movie The Dead Poets Society. Dessert
    will be served during intermission. Please bring your own place setting. Beverages will be
    provided. Hope to see you there.
  •  RAIHN Dinner is TODAY. Stella Megargle is looking for people to prepare food or donate
    money for today’s dinner. See Stella Megargle for further details. The families are most
    appreciative of home cooked meals! Thank you.
  •  Does anyone know where Marjorie Barron is? Stewardship mailings to both her
    Rochester and Florida address have been returned. She joined the church in June
    of 2005 and is part of parish 4. Please let the church office know if you have any
    information. Thank you.
  •  Your help is needed on Thursday, Dec. 5th starting at 9:30 a.m. to help decorate
    the Sanctuary. Please call Pat Myers (544-4424) if you are able to pouf and fluff.
  •  Member Updates: Doris Wolven is at the Blossom North Nursing Home, and Eileen
    Wilkinson is at the Grand Vie Home on Penfield Road. Dan Black has been moved
    to the Edna Tina Wilson Living Center.
  •  Thank you to the following people for volunteering their time during our Fall Clean
    Up: Jim Shawhan, Craig VanNostrand, Earl Repp, Doug and Karen Angold,
    Colin Streb and Amy Streeter, Ken Streb, Todd, Sarah and Linda Hayes, Mike
    and Barbara James, Debbie and Bill Carter, Todd Mayer, Bob Rude and special
    thanks to Cub Scout Pack 203 and Boy Scout Troop 79.
 Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working with the National Council of Churches in the
Philippines to help survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. If you would like to share your financial
blessings you can mail a check to PCUSA, PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264.
You can also text PDA to 2022 to donate $10 for disaster relief. Please pray that the people
and communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan and those offering assistance will
be strengthened, have their needs met and be reminded of the hope and compassion that
are found in Christ.


Announcements (week of November 10, 2013) -- Our Church