Week of April 9, 2017

Looking Ahead

Office hours Tuesday and Thursday, 9am to 2 pm
Yoga Class Every Monday 6 to 7 pm
Craft Club Every Monday, 2 – 4 pm
Praise Team Practice Every Thursday, 10am
Soup Supper Study Every Thursday from 3/2-4/13, 6pm
Stewardship Meeting April 4, 9am
Session Meeting April 10, 7pm
Maundy Thursday Soup Supper Study April 13, 6pm
Maundy Thursday Service April 13, 6:45pm
Good Friday Soup Supper Study April 14, 6pm

RUMMAGE SALE
Buffalo Presbyterian Church will be hosting a rummage and bake sale on May 5th and 6th, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Items in good condition can be brought to the church and stored in the last room on the left in the lower level. Items can be brought to the church on Sunday mornings during worship time, or on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 – 2.  We are unable to accept televisions.

NEW WILMINGTON MISSION CONFERENCE – July 22-29
The 2017 Conference will be held at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. This year’s speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as many others. Visit the conference website for more details. http://nwmcmission.org/home

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER STUDY- MAUNDY THURSDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY
The sixth session of the Lenten Soup Supper Study will be on Maundy Thursday, April 13th.  Soup will be at 6:00 with a service to follow at 6:45pm. The sermon topic will be “Leading Great”.  We don’t usually associate leadership with the church. Leadership is about what could and should be. We assume the church is about what has been. But Jesus was the greatest leader who ever lived. He modeled a unique approach to leadership that defies our expectations and changed the world.  Jesus leveraged his authority for the benefit of those under his authority. Following Jesus means that when we find ourselves in positions of authority, we do the same.

The seventh and final session of the Lenten Soup Supper Study will be on Good Friday, April 14th.  The topic will be “Unfollow”. Jesus invites everyone to follow him. Being a sinner is a prerequisite. Having doubts is a prerequisite. That’s because we’re all sinners and we all have doubts. Following Jesus results in overwhelming faith, but at times it can also be inconvenient, costly, and even embarrassing. It can cause us to miss opportunities, lose business, or stand out in the crowd when we’d rather fit in. Even Jesus’ earliest followers wrestled with this tension. But one of his disciples asked a question that put everything in perspective: “To whom shall I go?” Please sign up by Tuesday of each week you plan to attend. 

BUFFALO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The scholarship is available to high school graduates of 2017, as well as older college students. Deadline for filing of a scholarship application is April 15th, 2017.  Please contact the church office at 724-353-1161 for an application and details. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 2pm.

ACTS OF GOD: THROUGH PENTECOST AND BEYOND

Even when Lenten studies are over and Holy Week is past, God’s story continues. For those who have never seen  and those who want to see in a fresh new way, Come and See! All are welcome to Good Friday worship 7pm on April 14th. Then from Wednesday April 19th for 10 weeks DVD dramas and Bible study are offered 1-3pm or 7-9pm. Call 724-352-2400 for information and to register. Jefferson Center Presbyterian Church, 390 Frazier Road, Saxonburg, PA 16056.