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                  May 21, 2017                
Rev. Tim Soule   

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 Have you heard all of the talk about our new elevator? It is working!!!Elevator


                          SOULE SEARCHING
I was rummaging through my desk the other day, looking in a folder labeled “Worship”. In it I found a song: “Every Morning Is Easter Morning” I smiled because it was a song my dad loved and had taught to every congregation he served.
Every morning is Easter morning from now on.
Every day is resurrection day, the past is over and gone.
I am one of the Easter People my new life has begun!
We sang it at his memorial service and I can’t sing it without seeing him standing in from of a worshipping congregation singing for all he was worth.
Every morning is Easter morning is a song about following Jesus into the world where we live.
The world where we live can be a dangerous place. It was dangerous for Jesus. The world is
filled with problems, disappointments, despair, complicated questions and reasons to make us feel God’s dream, Jesus’ dream, of life abundant for all people has been defeated. The angel at the tomb tells us otherwise. “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here. He is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him.”
The risen Jesus is sent back into the world. What will we do? Do we have the courage to follow him? Because Easter is about courage and participating in the adventure of serving Jesus. Easter is about seeing the world clear-eyed, with all of its wonder and all of its problems and remembering that the tomb is empty! Jesus is alive and is out front of us calling us to new life in him. The dream is not defeated. An adventure awaits us. It will be costly and it will be worth it, because we are Easter people, and every morning is Easter morning!
That’s good news and a great challenge for all of us as we begin this new chapter as First Presbyterian Church of Leavenworth.
I encourage you to join us at all our Holy Week Services, as we remember the cost of God’s great love poured out for all of us and as we commit again to live in the light that the darkness cannot over come. The Lord is risen!


Dear Church Family,
Thank you all very much for the beautiful service and reception celebrating my installation as pastor of your congregation. It was another highlight in my time here with you. It is an honor to serve with you in the name and for the sake of our Lord Jesus. It is my prayer that our years together will be filled with loving and faithful service to our neighbors, to one another and to all who are drawn to and touched by our ministry. You have made Debbie and me feel very welcome here with you. May we be faithful to all that God calls us to do with, together as God’s people.
Yours for the long haul,


              holy week worship schedule                

                                   Palm Sunday, 9th 10:30 am

                              Maundy Thursday, 13th 7:00pm 

                     Potato Bar-Thursday, 13th 6:00pm                                         

         Easter, April 16th 10:30 am

On Easter bring cut flowers or blossoms to worship to decorate the cross 

                                      A Blessed Easter to each of you!



Mark your calendar for this Saturday, April 8 for church clean up starting at 9:00 a.m. Please bring rags, vacuum, and a lot of elbow power!

Our Mission Committee has selected the Alliance Against Family Violence for our next local mission donation project. We will be collecting basic hygiene items (shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, hair brushes, etc.) and housekeeping supplies (laundry soap, dishwasher detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, cleaning supplies, etc.). Blue bins will be available in the north narthex for donations.

We served 221 chili mac meals to our neighbors this past week.. The Community Meal this month is April 25.
We are looking for interesting pictures of the life of First Presbyterian Church to use in a brochure for legacy gifts. Pictures of people, worship services, kids and children programs, music programs, the building and building windows, mission activities (community meal, Back Pack Buddies, ESL etc.). Please contact Carl Johnson or the Church office.



Glamour! Excitement! Insider Info! Adoration of 10's of People! Well, at least some of that will be true for those willing to serve on our church's Presbyterian Women Coordinating (PWC) Team. We need to elect a moderator, vice moderator and secretary to start serving in May. The activities the new PWC will likely continue are a Senior Lunch (held in Sep last year); Operation Christmas Child ("Shoebox") collection (culmunates in mid-Nov.); and a Spring Gathering next Apr/May for our Leav. 1st Pres. ladies. Other duties include getting the materials for the Circles and passing info to/from the Circles. Please consider this exciting and rewarding opportunity and offer your name for the election to be held in April. Cathy Corley, Moderator PWC

One Great Hour of Sharing is a long-standing ecumenical effort aimed at raising the funds necessary to provide relief and reconstruction for communities in the aftermath of disaster. What started as an hour-long radio appeal has evolved over the years, varying from eight to 29 participating denominations, and has become the most participated-in offering in our denomination.
One Great Hour of Sharing, makes a difference in the world through three impactful programs: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People. You can learn more about each of these programs at <presbyterianmission.org/oghs>. Today One Great Hour of Sharing supports projects in more than 100 countries. Check it out. There are three ways you can give. Our congregation will dedicate the offering on Easter Sunday, April 16. You can text OGHS to 20222 to give $10. You may give on line through <presbyterianmission.org/give-oghs>.
This year One Great Hour of Sharing’s theme this year is, You Shall Be Called Repairers of the Breach, taken from Isaiah 58. Decide now how you will participate in being a repairer of the breach in many peoples’ lives. One Great Hour of Sharing is an effective way to use your gifts to help changes the lives of those who will need assistance in the year ahead.



First City Flute Choir
The First City Flute Choir will present a Spring Concert April 23rd at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The program will include Mozart's Overture to "The Magic Flute", "Spring" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, "Renaissance Suite" by Dowland, "Londonderry Air", and arrangements of Rameau's "Air pour les Sauvages" and Handel's, "Minuet and Country Dance" from The Water Music. Kaitlan Gonzales, Terri Burnett, Jordan Buckner, and Freda Proctor will also perform movements of Telemann's "Concerto in D for Four Flutes". Lindsey Lang, Music Director at Asbury United Methodist Church, will join Freda and Robert Craig to present movements of a Telemann cantata for soprano, flute and continuo.
This free concert will be followed by a reception in the living room.




First Presbyterian Church members filled backpacks for the April backpack program.  Our church has supported this program for many years.


























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