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April 24, 2016


Chaplain Barbara Sherer




"Can We Trust God?"



Monthly News


My first six weeks with you have been full ones! I have enjoyed leading you in worship, being in Leavenworth and beginning to get to know my way around a little bit. I am still exploring the church building and learning more of the history of the congregation. Twice I have been present for the Community Meal served the fourth Tuesday of the month. Last Tuesday evening, even with the bad weather, we had a dining room full of guests enjoying a wonderful meal. If you have not been to a Community Meal, I encourage you to come down and join in; the food, fellowship and service will lift your spirit. Those who come and eat are grateful for the hospitality and the excellent food. The interaction with all who participate is wonderful. Those who cook and serve seem to be having as good a time as those who eat; even those who are washing the dishes smiles as often as those carrying out food for a friend. Thanks to each of you who make this ministry happen. Lives are being enriched!

We are happy that English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes will return to our church beginning Sunday, April 3rd, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. We have been meeting at the Leavenworth Baptist Church for the past 3 ½ years. We moved there because we had children too old for our nursery and the stairs to additional class rooms were too much for the ESL teachers. At this time there are no children attending with their parents. To register or ask any questions, please call Margie or Darrell Holland, (360) 259-7244.

We served our neighbors another Community Meal on Tuesday, April 26. The weather was threatening but we enjoyed our time together and served 188 meals. So far this year (2016) we have served 658 meals. Another 3 of our members helped serve for the first time - which brings about 45 the total of us who have helped at one time or another. Then there are those who contribute fruit and baked goods! Rev. Soule was everywhere - helping the cooks, praying at the beginning of our meal, chatting, clearing tables, etc. Thank you all for your help!!

         Saturday, May 21

 Tables of eight

The church family and friends are invited to sign up to be part of an exciting get together on Saturday, May 21st called Tables of 8/9. Each group will consist of about eight/nine people with a person(s) volunteering to host the dinner. The host person(s) provides the entrée and the guests will bring food to complete the meal. Deadline for signing up in the west narthex is May 15. Please direct any questions to Merna Roe.

Senior recognition and scholarship awards will be Sunday May 1st during worship.
The Scholarship Committee was pleased to be able to select the following five scholarship recipients:
The recipient of the $500 Carol Ann Low Scholarship is Caitlyn Daniels. Caitlyn hopes to attend KCKCC and has varied interests for future study; Art Therapy, Cosmetology, or some field working with children.

The recipients of a $1000 Boatright Scholarship are:
Alexa Allen who is attending Nebraska Wesleyan University, majoring
in Communication.
Paige Cox who is attending the University of Missouri at Columbia,
majoring in Journalism.
Michaela LeBar who is attending Pittsburg State, majoring in
Therapeutic Recreation.
The recipient of the $1500 FPC Community Scholarship is Austin Jones who will be graduating from Leavenworth High. Austin plans to attend Highland Community College with an Applied Science major. He then hopes to transfer to Pittsburg State for a Business degree. His ultimate goal is to open his own automotive shop. Austin is being raised by a grandmother; he is an Eagle Scout and very involved in community service.


     PW Outing June 18
PW Outing is 18 Jun. The annual spring gathering of the 1st Presbyterian Women will be different this year. Our year’s study was “Come to the Waters”. All ladies are welcome to join us for a tour of the Leavenworth Waterworks and then have a relaxing lunch at Luigi’s. The tour will be at 10:30. Look for details soon. Please save the date!





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