March & April Newsletter

Memorial Presbyterian Church Newsletter

March, April 2018 Edition


Do You Want To Fast For Lent?

From Pope Francis


Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

Fast from worries and have trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.



Lenten Service Schedule

Services begin at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch follows the Service


February 22  Mt. Pleasant Church of God

March 1  St. Mary’s Catholic Church

March 8   Memorial Presbyterian Church

March 15  Assumption United Methodist Church

March 22  Assumption Christian Church


Community Good Friday Service

March 30 Mt. Pleasant Church of God

Meal at 6:00 p.m.  Service at 7:00 p.m.


Presbyterian Women


     The Spring Gathering is April 14, 2018 in Effingham.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and then Rev. Katrina Pekich-Bundy will speak on Sabbath in the 21st Century and will lead breakout sessions.  We will dedicate the Birthday Offering and install new officers before lunch at 12:30 p.m.  Lunch cost is $7.00.  At 1:30 p.m., tours of our Mission Project, the Effingham Child Development Center, will be given.  This is an optional activity.  We will be taking craft and kitchen items to the meeting for the Center.


     Art Supplies                                                 Kitchen Supplies

          Paper Plates                                                      Dish Soap

          Lunch Bags                                                      Pam

          Glitter Glue                                                        Tin Foil

          Glue (Washable)                                               Hot Pads

          Glue Sticks                                                        Aprons

          Colored Pencils                                                         Zip Lock Bags

          Crayons                                                             Parchment Paper

          Fat Washable Markers                                    Saran Wrap

          Etc.                                                                      Etc.





     Scholarships are available to attend the PW Worldwide Gathering, August 2-5, in Louisville, KY.  Reservations need to be in by April 10, 2018.  This is a great event.  Any lady in our church is part of Presbyterian Women and are welcome to attend all the events.  The theme is Arise, Shine, Your Light Has Come!



Rev. Cathy Chang and Juan Lopez


     Our missionaries in the Philippines, Rev. Cathy Chang and Juan Lopez will be visiting our church on June 10, 2018.  More information will be coming later.  They do a lot of work with the sex trafficking problems in our country and around the world.


Presbyterian Mission

Young Adult Volunteers, Celebrating 25 years


          The YAV program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service that encourages engagement in the causes of poverty and reconciliation alongside people of faith.  The YAV program invites young adults, ages 19-30, to serve for one year of accompaniment in intentional Christian community in one of the 16 national sites or 6 international sites.  The program is for all Christian young adults, not exclusively Presbyterians, in the belief that we are all called and equipped by God for service in many forms.  More than 1700 young adults have participated in a year of service since the early 90s and are now experiencing a lifetime of change!




























Prayer List

Cancer Patients

Ashley Burnett, Gary Dooley, Cathy Stevenson, Carol Western, Mary Himes, Sam Jennings, Dr. Jeffrey Pfeiffer, Megan Bugg, Dennis Smith, Laura Allen, Tyler Henderson, Brian Pinkston, Debbie Banning, Perry Barnes, Cade Wegoner, Michael Garner, McKinley Turner, Eric Swigert, Bill Pinkston, Carla Suhrbier, Ken Bradbury, Mandy Myers, Don Butler, Jack Herbert, Kenny Etherton, Leona Varner



Prayer of Concern

Marilyn Gardiner, Celeste King, Bob Jostes, Rev. Ken Bryant, Thomas Christiansen, Rev. Tom Compton, Kay Jennings, Amanda Ashby, June Wildman, Jim Wemple, Rita Wempen, Pat Craft, The Kent Bugg Family, Andy Voytko, Robert Mulch, Cyrus Smith, Camden Ritchie, Sondra Bugg, Larry Warnick, Jim Stoddard, Jean Nicol, Bud Kuhle, Pastor Tom Mulch, Bob Brackett, Shane Workman, Family of Carl Puckett, Family of Jean Weichert, Family of Pauline Throneburg, Family of Leona Henschen

Those Who Serve The Church



March 4, 2018

Greeter:  Kent Kuhle

Communion:  Krinette Kuhle,

Bob Ludwig


March 11, 2018

Greeter:  Jody Mink


March 18, 2018

Greeter:  Heather Ludwig


March 25, 2018

Greeter:  Krinette Kuhle


April 1, 2018

Greeter:  Joan Mitsdarffer

Communion:  Tom Dooley,

Bob Adcock


April 8, 2018

Greeter:  Larry Warnick


April 15, 2018

Greeter:  Jim & Sondra Bugg


April 22, 2018

Greeter:  Shirley Waddington


April 29, 2018

Greeter:  David Burton

Happy Birthday

& Happy Anniversary


03/04  Bob Ludwig

03/07  Bob & Cheryl Gerhold

03/08  Michelle Corzine

03/16  Briona Durbin

03/27  Kent Bugg

03/29  David & Peggy Burton









04/15  Lori Boltz

04/20  Pastor Tom Mulch

04/24  Mark Waddington

04/27  Eric & Amanda Childress

04/28  Rev. Jim Gardiner

04/28  Rick & Elvira Gray

04/28  Neela  Childress

04/29  Jim Bugg

04/30  Cleo Burgener

04/30  David Burton

04/30  John Mitsdarffer



Upcoming Events


03/01 Lenten Service at St. Mary’s

          Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. 

          Lunch follows.

03/06 Our day at Good Samaritan

03/07 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

03/08 Lenten Service at Memorial

          Presbyterian Church at 11:30

          a.m.  Lunch follows.

03/09 Unload food at Tacusah

          Outreach at 11:00 a.m.

03/09 Fish Fry at Parish Hall serving

          from 5-7 p.m.

03/10 Set clocks ahead 1 hour before

          going to bed.

03/11 2nd Sunday Potluck

03/11 Session meets

03/11 Baby Shower for Grace & Adam

          Snively at 2:00 p.m. at the


03/13 Ruth Circle meets.  Jean Nicol

          is the hostess.

03/14 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

03/15 Lenten Service at First United

          Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. 

          Lunch follows.

03/21 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

03/22 Unload food at Tacusah

          Outreach at 11:00 a.m.

03/22 Lenten service at Assumption

          Christian Church at 11:30 a.m. 

          Lunch follows.

03/23 Fish Fry at Parish Hall serving

          from 5-7 p.m.

03/24 Presbyterians in charge of

          Food Pantry

03/25 One Great Hour of Sharing

          Offering will be received

03/26 Cakes to Good Samaritan

03/28 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

03/30 Community Good Friday

          Service at Mt. Pleasant Church

          of God.  Supper at 6:00 p.m. 

          Service at 7:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events



04/03 Our day at Good Samaritan

04/04 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

04/06 Unload food at Tacusah

          Outreach at 11:00 a.m.

04/08 2nd Sunday Potluck

04/08 Session meets

04/10 Ruth Circle meets.  Jody Mink

          is the hostess.

04/11 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

04/14 PW Spring Gathering in



04/18 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

04/23 Cakes to Good Samaritan

04/25 Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

04/26 Unload food at Tacusah

          Outreach at 11:00 a.m.

04/28 Presbyterians in charge of

          Food Pantry











Memorial Presbyterian Church

303 N. Locust St.

Assumption, IL  62510
















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Fellowship/Coffee – 10:30 a.m.

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