First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville
Sunday, December 05, 2021
Go and Make Disciples!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Services continue on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and are also available for viewing on You Tube under Pastor Paul the Presbyterian. The majority of our congregation joins us each Sunday morning and everyone is overjoyed to be able to worship together again after the COVID restrictions were lifted.  We continue to record services from both congregations - First Presbyterian and Dyer on alternating Sundays.
 
Feeding the Flock began in house service on July 24, 2021 each Saturday beginning at 1:30 am and serving until 1:30  pm.  Since we are back to serving our guests lunch in our Fellowship Hall, we will no longer be offering take out service.  Hope you can come and join us one of these saturdays
 
Rev. Anderson has resumed the Wednesday morning 10 AM Bible Study which is held downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to attend. There will be no Bible Study Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week or 1st Week in January.
 
 
 
 
 Missions:
 Donations of non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated and are donated to Our Lady of Consolation Food Pantry.
 
Our church in partnership with The Congregations of Merrillville, sponsors a free "community meal" on Saturdays between 11AM-2PM -  "Feeding the Flock".  There will are eleven churches in the Merrillville area partnering together with the Congregations of Merrillville to provide these meals each Saturday:  Dyer Presbyterian, First Presbyterian Church, Hour of Restoration, Impact Church, Our Lady of Consolation, Peace United Church of Christ, Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, St. Andrew the Evangelist, St. Joan of Arc, Trinity Lutheran, and Word of Life plus both the Merrillville Breakfast and Lunch Kiwanis and The Lions Club.  We are all looking forward to bringing this ministry to Merrillville.  To date we have provided over 65,000 meals. 
 
We are 'nesting'  in our Church with The Hour of Restoration who worships at 10 AM on Sunday in the Chapel and enjoys Bible Study on Tuesday evenings from 7 until 9 PM.  We have a new congregation, Mission Church of Merrillville OPC who has a worship service on Sunday at 11 AM with Sunday School at 10 AM.  Evenings from 5 pm  until 9 pm in our Gathering Room, Heaven on Earth Training Center International meets for worship and fellowship.
 
In the meantime, if you would like to send cards to our birthdays and anniversaries, here is the current list.:  
Birthdays
 
 
Anniversary
 
Katie Quinn
January 2
 
 
 
Rev. Paul Anderson
January 13
 
Rev. Paul & Amy Anderson
March 11
Roger Neely
January 17
 
Roger and Mary Jo Neely
June 26
Cheryl DeHaven
January 30
 
 
 
James Hundt
February 3
 
James and Cathy Hundt
September 16
Amy Anderson
February 11
 
Rev. Paul & Amy Anderson
March 11
Mary Lynn Wallace
February 11
 
 
 
Craig McFarland
February 12
 
Craig and Mary Lee McFarland
April 26
Don White
February 15
 
Don and Mary White
April 16
Ron Eich
February 29
 
Ron and Linda Eich
December 20
April Thorne
March 1
 
Ron and April Thorne
November 26
Eleanor Klevickas
April 25
 
 
 
Karen Moore
April 25
 
 
 
Evelyn Elliott
May 7
 
Tom and Evelyn Elliott
August 2
Cathy Moore
May 18
 
Phil and Cathy Moore
June 25
Carolyn Meinbresse
May 19
 
Craig and Carolyn Meinbresse
August 14
Don Toma
June 8
 
Don and Janice Toma
December 16
Mary Lee McFarland
June 12
 
Craig and Mary Lee McFarland
April 26
Janice Toma
July 18
 
Don and Janice Toma
December 16
Melinda Hardt
July 25
 
 
 
Craig Meinbresse
August 6
 
Craig and Carolyn Meinbresse
August 14
Mary White
August 12
 
Don and Mary White
April 16
Ginny Osika
August 18
 
Sam and Ginny Osika
February 21
Mary Page
August 28
 
Carl and Mary Page
May 16
Denise Swinehart
September 3
 
 
 
Cathy Hundt
September 6
 
James and Cathy Hundt
September 16
Linda Eich
September 8
 
Ron and Linda Eich
December 20
Ron Thorne
September 13
 
Ron and April Thorne
November 26
Karen Highsmith
September 16
 
 
 
Kay Taseff
September 30
 
 
 
Tom Elliott
October 9
 
Tom and Evelyn Elliott
August 2
Whiz Roberts
October 9
 
 
 
Sharon Fialkowski
October 10
 
 
 
Sandy Heinz
October 17
 
Kenny and Sandy Heinz
September 9
Alice Allen
October 29
 
 
 
Roxanne Shimek
November 3
 
 
 
Pam Barnett
November 4
 
Tom and Pam Barnett
July 24
Mary Jo Neely
November 11
 
Roger and Mary Jo Neely
June 26
Nancy Morosin
November 13
 
Jim and Nancy Morosin
August 21
Margaret Graves
November 25
 
 
 
Tom Barnett
November 26
 
Tom and Pam Barnett
July 24
Jim Shimek
December 1
 
 
 
Rich Crane
December 8
 
 
 
Kenny Heinz
December 9
 
Kenny and Sandy Heinz
September 9
Beverly Binder
December 30