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“SHARING SUPPER” –  JANUARY 27, 2020   
            The “Sharing Supper” will be shared on Monday, January 27!!!
            Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Bartels Middle School cafeteria.
            The "Sharing Supper" is served from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
            “Sharing Supper” is a meal, sponsored by community groups and organizations. It is intended to bring people in the community together, around tables, where we get to know one another and have an opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the community around us.
            A unique part of this experience is the “Kid’s Corner” designed especially for the younger folks. Here young people will have a chance to hear stories and do craft projects related to what is happening around us.
            All are welcome! Bring your friends and neighbors.
            Come and share in this unique and wonderful experience – on January 27 @ 5:00 p.m.

WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION IN FEBRUARY
            On Saturday, February 1st, at 9:00 the Women's Association is hosting a Norwex party at Dino's Restaurant. 
            Our very own, Marcia Van Natta is the consultant and will share with us how to use chemical free products in our homes.
            The amount of sales from this endeavor will in turn earn free product for our church kitchen.           Please join us for breakfast and an informative morning.  Bring a friend! 
            If you are unable to come to the party, you can still order by contacting Marcia by February 4th. 
            We will hold a short meeting after.

A NEW "SUMMER KIDS' EXPERIENCE?"
As we move into a new year, you are invited to share in a conversation about a "new concept" of Vacation Bible School.
What if we were to offer an "experience" where young people could learn a new hobby or explore a new skill or try something they might not otherwise be able to try - and have fun - and learn about and experience God's grace and love in a safe environment - all at the same time?
This "new concept" would ask those who have skills, hobbies and talents to share those with young people who would like to learn.
Some "possible areas" of learning raised as possibilities might include such things as (but not limited to): Guitar; Piano; Ukulele; Woodworking; Cooking; Gardening; Sewing; Crochet/Knitting; Community Service; Learning To Write Stories; Painting; ; Pottery; Golf.
What might you want to add to the list?
Other ideas being considered:

    • this could be an early evening experience
    • this could be extended over the whole summer (for example, meeting multiple times during the summer months rather than just for one week)
    • this could include a "simple meal" (a cookout style meal, for example)

           
If you might like to be a part of this conversation as this develops, or would like more information please contact Liz Bellmore or Pastor Dave.

"WED NITE"@ PPC!
The PEACE class (all age education class) meets @ 5:30 p.m. for class (there is a "snack time" included).
Then our "Wed Nite" worship experience has moved to 6:15 p.m. This is a shorter, more "interactive" type of worship service which encourages the young people to actively participate in the service and the message.
Everyone is invited to come and share in this unique worship on "Wed Nite."
And be sure to invite young people of any age to share in the PEACE experience too!

DEDICATION OF "WISH LIST" GIFTS
On Sunday, February 16 we will again "dedicate" gifts received from our "Wish List."
If you have or are planning to provide something from the "Wish List," please contact the church office so we have a record of what has been given.
Once again the members and friends of PPC continue to be very generous and very supportive of God's work and ministry in and through PPC.
If you have questions about the "Wish List," please contact the church office. Thank you!

FEBRUARY'S "ADULT BIBLE STUDY"
The Adult Bible Class continues to study the Book of Joshua. 
We have learned about some miracles that took place as Joshua replaced Moses in leading the people. 
First, we learned about Joshua leading the people across the Jordan River.  Then we learned about how they, with God’s help, made the walls of Jericho come tumbling down. 
On February 23rd, we will be talking about another miracle in which the sun stood still and did not move for an entire day.  This will surely be an interesting study. 
            Come and join us for this study. 
We meet on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 8:45 am in the Bell Tower Room.             
All are welcome. We always have some good discussions. 

PPC COMMUNION SCHEDULE
You are encouraged to take time before each Communion to reflect on the meaning of the Lord's Supper for you, for PPC and for the world.
The "Directory for Worship" notes that "in preparing to receive Christ in this Sacrament, the believer is to confess sin and brokenness, to seek reconciliation with God and neighbor, and to trust in Jesus Christ for cleansing and renewal."
As Presbyterians, we believe that coming to the Lord's Table is not a right, but a privilege given to those who come in faith, repentance and love - the gifts of God for the people of God.

Sunday, February 2, 2020
@ 10:05 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
@ 6:15 p.m.
"Wed Nite Worship"

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
"Ash Wednesday Worship"
@ 12:15 p.m. (noon-time) - in Sanctuary
@ 6:15 p.m. - in Sanctuary

 

“SHARING SUPPER” –  FEBRUARY 24, 2020   
The “Sharing Supper” will be shared on Monday, February 24!!!
Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Bartels Middle School cafeteria.
The "Sharing Supper" is served from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
“Sharing Supper” is a meal, sponsored by community groups and organizations. It is intended to bring people in the community together, around tables, where we get to know one another and have an opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the community around us.
A unique part of this experience is the “Kid’s Corner” designed especially for the younger folks. Here young people will have a chance to hear stories and do craft projects related to what is happening around us.
All are welcome! Bring your friends and neighbors.
Come and share in this unique and wonderful experience – on February 24 @ 5:00 p.m.

"THANK YOU" FROM JK PRESBYTERY
Dear friends, members and Session
We at the Presbytery Council meeting on January 3 & 4 gave thanks to God for your giving of Per Capita this past year.
Through Per Capita, newly ordained pastors are serving through the work of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM). Churches are being supported and encouraged in their ministries and their communities.
The new denominational program for churches to focus their identities and missions, "Matthew 25" is being embraced by several churches and possibly the Presbytery as a whole!
What is said on your website, "Come and see what God is doing" is coming true in you and the PCUSA!
Per Capita provides the church's "infrastructure" to make all of this happen.
Thank you again for your part in making this happen in  2019, and blessings to you all in 2020!

Peace,
                        Rev. Paul Uzel
                        John Knox Presbytery Council

 


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The Staff:
Pastor: David Hankins
pastordave@portagepresbyterian.com

Financial Secretary:
Kathleen Mittelstaedt
(Kathy is normally in the Church Office on Mondays)
Church Secretary:
Kathy Hankins
(Kathy is in the Church Office Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

The Portage Presbyterian Church
120 West Pleasant Street
P.O. Box 222
Portage, WI, 53901
Phone: (608) 742-6006
E-mail: office@portagepresbyterian.com







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