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Pastor’s Office hours are Monday through Thursday,

 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Secretary is available Monday through Friday

 12:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

The church is closed on Saturdays.

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 Small Group Activities

Bible Study 

June 26, 2024

 

Handbell Choir

Practice will resume June 23

Practice will be every Sunday directly after church except for the 3rd Sunday, which is Fellowship.

Please sign up to ring the bells at the start of worship.

The Bell Choir will be performing the

anthem in two weeks.

Book Club

The FPC Book Club will not meet until

September.  The date will be posted later.

Choir Practice

Practice will be every Wednesday @ 7 p.m.

Sunday School

Every Sunday@ 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Choir directed by Mike Franklin - June 23, 2024

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 Scripture for June 30, 2024 

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Pastor Jim Dougans

Presbyterian Men Sunday and Father's Day, June 16, 2024

 

As we celebrate Father's Day and Presbyterian Men Sunday this June 16, we take a moment to reflect on the role of men in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and in our families.

 

Fathers play a vital role in their children's lives, providing love, support, and guidance. They are also role models for their children, teaching them about faith, values, and how to be good people.

 

In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), men are called to be leaders and servants. They are expected to be examples of Christian faith and to use their gifts and talents to build up the church.

 

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the National Council of Presbyterian Men have a Covenant of Agreement. The Council was officially established in 1948 but can trace its beginnings to 1906-1907. The mission of Presbyterian Men is to lead men into a vital relationship with Christ and to assist them in their spiritual, personal, and community development.

 

We pray for all the fathers in First Presbyterian Church on this Father's Day and Presbyterian Men Sunday. We ask God to give them wisdom, strength, and patience as they raise their children and help to raise their grandchildren. We also pray for fathers who are struggling, may be absent from their children's lives, or are facing other challenges.

 

Let us all remember that fathers are a gift from God. Let us honor them and pray for them on this special day, June 16, 2024. 

 

Some reflections on fatherhood:

What does it mean to be a father?

What are the challenges and rewards of fatherhood?

How can we support fathers in their role?

How can fathers be more involved in the church?

 

A prayer for fathers 

Gracious God,

We thank you for the gift of fathers.

We pray for all fathers, those who are present, and those who are absent. We ask for your      wisdom, strength, and patience for them. Help them to be loving, supportive and guiding fathers to their children.

 

We also pray for struggling fathers, asking for your healing and restoration for those who may be absent from their children's lives. We ask for your comfort and peace for those who are facing other challenges.

 

May all fathers know your love and grace on this special day.

 

In Jesus' name,

Amen.

 

Pastor Jim

Lectionary Reading for June

June 2, 2024

Deuteronomy 5: 12 - 15

Mark 2: 23 - 3:6

 

June 9, 2024

Genesis 3: 8 - 15

Mark 3: 20 - 35

 

June 16, 2024

Ezekiel 17: 22 - 24

Mark 4: 26 - 34

 

June 23, 2024

Job 38: 1 - 11

Mark 4: 35 - 41

 

June 30, 2024

2 Samuel 1: 1, 17 - 27

Mark 5: 21 - 43

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        The Big Beautiful Bountiful Bouquet

 

It’s that time of year again for Jennifer’s Big Beautiful Bouquet, so bring in your garden beauties and let everyone see your green thumb.

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Crews and cranes are working on giving our historic and beautiful First Presbyterian Church building a facelift with new paint.

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Pat Webb enjoying the lovely weather and happy hour out in the courtyard @ Kenton Pointe.

  Meet Alex Wood, FPC's Videographer

 

In the tapestry of church life, many individuals contribute their unique talents and services to create a meaningful and enriching experience for the congregation. In the April newsletter, we highlighted the work of our webmaster, Bette Sledd. This month, we showcase our church videographer, Alex Wood.

 

We are blessed to have Alex as the videographer. Over the months and years, he has proven adept at capturing the visual essence of services, events, and memorable moments in the life of First Presbyterian Church.

 

Alex will be a senior at Mason County High School (MCHS) in the fall. He is a member of the varsity soccer and tennis teams. In May, Alex teamed with partner Jake Hampton to advance to the second round of the 10th region boy's doubles tournament. They eventually fell to a Bourbon County doubles team.

 

Being the church videographer is part of Alex's busy schedule. He is also a member of the Trinity United Methodist youth group. He recently obtained a sailing license and is now working on a pilot's license. Toward that end, he is taking flying lessons at the Fleming-Mason Airport.

 

Alex's work as a church videographer is not just about capturing moments. It's about aligning his work with our church's vision and mission, and he does this with increasing skill and dedication.

 

The role of the church videographer is vital in the modern church, as it provides a powerful means of communication and connection. Thanks to Facebook Live and Alex's work, people from all over the country and even other countries join in worship. Alex is helping to bridge the gap between the physical and spiritual realms, creating a lasting record of the church's journey and the lives it touches.

 

As Alex prepares to embark on his next journey at the University of Kentucky and after that as a pilot in the United States Air Force, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for his many contributions. We are proud of you, Alex, and thank you for all you do!

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Congratulations to the  2024 Graduate

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Johnathan Clark Pollitt

Johnathan graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in Florida on May 27, 2024. He is an Eagle Scout, Co- Captain of the Speech and Debate Team and is on the Tennis Team. Johnathan will be attending University of Kentucky College.

Johnathan is the Son of Drs. Clark and Cindy B. Pollitt and the Grandson of Allen and Anne M. Pollitt. Congratulations!!!!

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A Summer Experiment - Worship at 10 A.M.

At its last meeting, the session voted to try an experiment this summer. For the months of June, July, and August, we will commence worship at 10 AM instead of 10:45 AM. In September, the session will assess whether the experiment went well and whether it should become the norm for summer worship.

 

Why the change? An earlier worship time will free up more time for relaxing Sabbath activities, such as going for a drive, pursuing hobbies, hiking, or visiting with family. You may also get a better spot at your favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner.

 

An earlier worship time may have other benefits. It allows us to take advantage of the quieter and more peaceful atmosphere in the morning, and starting worship at 10 AM may improve attendance and participation.

 

We understand that change can be challenging. We ask that you give this a try. Again, this is a trial run, an experiment to gauge its effects. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a session member.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Together, let us continue to grow in faith and community.

 

The Session of First Presbyterian Church, Maysville

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PRAYER LIST
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 March

Chad Current

Virginia Doyle

Mike Franklin

Linda Helton

Jan & Dewey Applegate

Jim Fant

Pat Webb

Raylyn Poe

Carl Berry

Randy Ginn

Angie Spencer

Terri Sue Adkins

April

Dan Crum

Peg Crum

Kirby Wright

Sarah Hicks & Family

Jackie Cluxton

Sparky McDowell

Maggie Denham

Gaylen Roades

First Christian Church

May 2024

Peggy Clark

Judy Alles

Guy Meade

Caleb Fant

Mike McFarland

Andy Hudson

Licking Valley Senior Center
Carol Heflin

Larry Kenny

Agatha Russell

Joyce Truesdell

Penny Sellers

Analee Gilbert

Carol Brunell

Phyllis Rice

Sheila Murphy

Betty Clark

Daryl Bussell

Larry Risdon

Wilma Day

Donna Curtis

Judy Hunter

Paulette Sauer

 

 

Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

 

All Residents

Francis Honescheck

Zora Myers    

  Margaret Vance

Steve Hafer

Dana Matthews

Terry Reed     

Joanne Clinger

Anita Wilson

Pearl Dunningan

Sandra Brown

Judith Greene

Michael Richey

Don Lanthorn

Adrian Truesdell         

George Burns Sr.

Rob Skidmore

Carl Berry

Robin Brunette           

Kenneth Werline

Alice Jones

Jane

Diana Cobb    

Maureen

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                                             FPC Seeks "Activity Director"
The session has created the new position of Activity Director. This is a part-time position with a primary responsibility to plan, organize, and implement a regular schedule of activities such as meals, trips, and seminars. Contact the church office to obtain the position description. Pastor Jim would be happy to answer any questions.

“The Tie That Binds”

The Role of Per Capita in the Presbyterian Church (USA)

What is “per capita?”. In a nutshell, “per capita is a set amount of money per member that congregations pay to the larger Presbyterian Church (USA)”. You can think of per capita as a Presbyterian Community Fund, whereby Presbyterians share in the expenses of our system of government. Since every Presbyterian benefits, every Presbyterian should share in the cost. You might call it the “tie that binds.”

In 2024 per capita has been set at $39.29 per member. This is the amount each member is expected to pay each year.

Per capita provides for the cost of bringing together:

commissioners and advisory delegates to the General Assembly.

church leaders from presbyteries and synods for training events.

necessary tools to develop and administer ordination exams to seminarians preparing to be-come pastors.

Per capita also funds:

The Presbyterian Historical Society, assuring our witness to the gospel today will be preserved for future generations. Approximately 60% of the Society’s budget is funded through per capita.

The production in multiple languages and distribution of the Book of Order, the Book of Confessions and other General Assembly publications.

A Presbyterian presence at ecumenical groups and gatherings in this country and worldwide.

While you can pay per capita anytime during the year, it may slip your mind if you wait. Why not pay it this month? When writing out your check write "per capita" on the memo line.

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What happens if I am in the hospital?

It is important to note that due to HIPPA laws, hospitals will not inform the church of your hospitalization or share any relevant details. We rely on you to let us know when you or a loved one is hospitalized. Know that we will always respect your desire for privacy and confidentiality. Perhaps you want Pastor Jim to know of your hospitalization but do not want to appear on the prayer list--that's okay!  Others might prefer to have their hospitalization noted in the Sunday bulletin, inviting the prayers of the congregation. Please do not hesitate to inform the office (606.564.3639) of your wishes, whatever they might be. As the body of Christ, we rejoice in the opportunity to care for one another.

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Carl & Liz Berry

Maysville Nursing & Rehab

620 Parker Rd

Maysville, KY 41056

Pat Webb
1455 Kenton Pointe Way
Maysville, KY 41056

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If you would like a copy of the church's wedding policy please

email the office at firstpres@maysvilleky.net or click on

wedding button on the left to take you directly to email.

Maysville Presbyterian 
  21 W 3rd St.
Maysville, KY 41056

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