Announcements for Sunday, Jan. 27

Congregational Meeting Today

Session has called the meeting after worship to elect members of the Church Nominating Committee, the group responsible for identifying candidates to serve as Elders and Deacons. All may attend, though only members may vote.

Sermon Series: First Impressions
Seeing Jesus for the first time again…

People who met Jesus found him to be desirous of a personal relationship (no matter how terrible the person was), a healer of outcasts, and the revealed son of God. Their responses of gratitude, generosity and praise give us models of faith when we encounter Jesus.
Today, Jesus meets the woman at the well.

Next Sunday, February 3 – A Woman with Bleeding Meets Jesus; Mark 5:21–34

Special People and Friends of Lincoln Park

are celebrated with a meal at 2:00pm today followed by a presentation by Ron Rice of his most recent trip to Nigeria to distribute wheelchairs. As always, we thank our volunteers, without whom we could not offer food and fellowship.

Love to Sing?

How about joining the WSPC Choir? For more information about how you can experience great music, fellowship and camaraderie, please contact Music Minister Anthony Spain at

Donation Drop-Off Has Begun!

Sunday curbside drop-off, 3-4:45pm for smaller sized items (no furniture at this time, please). Drive up to the clearly marked area on California Ave SW and our youth will offload your things. (NO drop-off on Feb 3.) On Tuesdays and Wednesdays you may also bring your donations to Howell Auditorium from 9am–5pm. Please no paint, drapes, tires, mattresses, hide-a-beds. Contact Karol before dropping off TV’s, computers, monitors, exercise equipment, or large appliances. Thank you for contributing!

Garage Sale Help Needed

Volunteers are needed to sort our donated treasures! Work hours are flexible: Join us anytime Tuesday and Wednesday between 9am and 12pm.

Updated Church Directories (including pictures)

are available at the Welcome and Information desks. Please shred your old directory (or bring it in to the church office) to protect the private contact information listed in it.

Souper Bowl of Caring Donations

Today is the last day for your donations of food items for foster kids and their families. The list of needed items is at and the Welcome Center.

Welcome Center Help Needed

Greet visitors, answer some phone calls, and help staff with miscellaneous projects for the Friday afternoon (12:30–4pm) shift. Contact Lilliana.

Financial Peace University Returns!

The class will meet in the chapel Thursdays March 21 – May 23 (except April 18), 6:30–8:15pm. No child care provided. More info and registration is at

Sunday Adult Education, 9:00am

Today, February 3, 10: ReDiscover: The New Testament – Following up the fall Bible series on the Old Testament, Pastor Laurie leads as we immerse ourselves in the story of the New Testament through the Story of Jesus (Gospels, Jan 27), Story of the Church (Acts and Epistles, Feb 3), and the Story’s End (Revelation, Feb 10).

February 17–March 17: : Leadership Lab – Do you know what is distinct about Christian Leadership? Five sessions that offer ideas anyone can use in today’s world – not just those in or seeking church leadership positions!

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School for 3 Year Old–5th Grade meets at 9:00am. An usher can point you towards the stairs to the lower level and where there are signs (and people) to help your child find the appropriate classroom.

Church Time for 3 Year Old – 2nd Grade meets in Room 2 @ 10:00am.

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (27) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9:00am
Sun. (20) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9:00am
Sun. (27) – Garage Sale Unloading, 3-4:45pm
Sun. (27) – Confirmation / Discipleship Groups, 6:30am-8:30pm
Tues-Thurs. (29-31) – Garage Sale Work, 4-5:30pm (T/TH), 2:30-5:30 (W)
Fri. (1) – Confirmation Class: Foster Care Meal Kits, 4-7:00pm
Sat. (2) – High School Chill Night, 6–9pm @ West Side

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Exodus 1–24

Service Notes

Preaching Today – Reverend Laurie Brenner, our Senior Pastor.

Assisting in Worship – Reverend Ron Rice is our Parish Associate, assisting with Pastoral Care.

Sanctuary flowers today praise God for 50 years of hanging out together! Don and Martha Wilson


Sun. (27)
9:00am Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class: Rediscover: The New Testament
10:00am Worship Service
11:30am Congregational Meeting
2:00pm Special People / Friends of Lincoln Park
3-4:45pm Garage Sale Curbside Unloading
5:00pm Worship Service
6:00pm Fellowship Meal
6:30pm Confirmation / Discipleship Groups

Mon. (28) Church is Closed

Tues. (29)
6:30am Koinonia Men’s Prayer & Breakfast
9am–12pm Garage Sale Sorting
3:00pm Celebration of Life for Jerry Thornell
4–5:30pm Youth Work Hours for Garage Sale
5:30pm Cub Scouts
7:30pm Boy Scouts

Wed. (30)
9am–12pm Garage Sale Sorting
11–2:00pm Staff Luncheon Offsite
2:30–5:30pm Youth Work Hours for Garage Sale
7:00pm Bible Study & Prayer

Thurs. (31)
1:00pm Women’s Bible Study
4–5:30pm Youth Work Hours for Garage Sale
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (1)
9:15am MOPS
4–7pm Confirmation Class: Foster Care Meal Kits

Sat. (2)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
12:00pm Community Meal
6:00pm High School Chill Night

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