First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Script #141

Dearly Beloved,

All Midweek activities continue tonight - see #139 for more scheduling information - including Intercession Prayer in Chapel, Awesome Angels, Doves, A'Pealing Sounds, and Chancel Choir.

A very special edition of Deeper Discipleship commences at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 7:00 p.m.  While President Obama will not talk about it, private and public education on all levels will not teach it, media will not report it, and many Americans refuse to see/hear it, we will scratch the surface of the truth about it, talk about it, and then, most critically, pray about it.  If you plan to come, please do not be late as every minute counts!!!

Blessings and Love!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Script #140



1. Don't forget our spring clean-up on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

2. There's still time for you not to miss out on April 24 - tomorrow - before 9:00 a.m.

3. Check out script #139

Blessings and Love!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Script #139



1. Snooze and lose!  Don't forget to be a blessing in 48 hours!  If you don't know what that means, caught ya deleting!  You do not want to miss this opportunity!

2. There are much deeper issues beneath the horrors of Boston (see below).  Deeper Discipleship will take a detour this Wednesday (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) to scratch the surface of what's really going on/wrong in America.  Linked to our Midweek activities, DD begins at 6:00 p.m. punctually and ends at 7:00 p.m. punctually.  This DD will address the issues, provide an open forum for discussion, and conclude with extended prayer.  You can catch a live  preview tomorrow on at 11:30 a.m.

3. Have you had your picture taken for the directory?  C'mon!  Every Sunday after the second service in the chapel!


1. "Mo Howard Ministries in Concert" on the corner of Lincoln and Main on May 22; beginning at 6:30 p.m. with "East Lincoln Avenue."  More information available via,, bulletins, and newsletters.

2. VBS Kickoff and community picnic on June 8 at 1:00 p.m.  Again, more information available via,, bulletins, and newsletters.

3. July 7 is the date for the third annual Patriotic Celebration at the Belvidere Community Building at 10:00 a.m.  Rehearsals for the community choir in our sanctuary (first one was yesterday) are May 19 (2:00 p.m. in our sanctuary) and July 5 (TBA at the BCB).

4. Midweek continues through May 8.

5. Deeper Discipleship will continue through the summer; beginning a little earlier (5:30 p.m.) and concluding at the same time (7:00 p.m.) but meeting in the Gathering Room avec goodies!

Blessings and Love!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Script #138


Mitch Zimber has just left for several months of study in Japan; and our Lord has provided an opportunity for us to encourage his academic adventure with useful tokens of personal affection.

Specifically, studying abroad is very expensive - books, lodging, food, travel, etc., etc., etc., - and by sending some necessities like toiletries, packaged foods, gum, AA batteries, toilet paper, treats, beef jerky, office supplies, and so on, Mitch will not have to divert precious resources ($) from his studies for 'em.

So as we announced in worship yesterday, we are collecting those items - a table in the office is reserved for the pile - this week and asking you to drop off goodies for Mitch through Thursday so we can ship on Friday.

BTW, if you would like to help pay for the postage, please write a check made out to "First Presbyterian Church" designated "Mitch" or give cash to Karen.

Blessings and Love!