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MOnday Morning News

July 9, 2018

Hi All,
 These past few weeks we’ve had a great display of little posters from our Vacation Bible School Day Camp a few weeks ago. Pieces of construction paper have been strung along the wall, each with its own message. Each one begins with the words “Pray for,” and then is finished with a different word or phrase. So many prayers are mentioned. Here’s a sampling:

Pray for… Peace, World Peace, Bible Camp, Aunt Katie, Love, The Earth, Everything, People in Need, The Sick and Poor, Communities, Homeless, Sarah, Equal Rights, Mommy, Jesus.

Great prayers! It reminds me of the Apostle Paul’s words to the Christians of Thessalonica: “Pray without ceasing.” (First Thessalonians 5:17) I’ve always thought of this as a call for us to cultivate a sense of God’s presence with us every moment. Paul wants us to remember that God as always with us, listening, speaking – carrying on an ongoing conversation – as the day goes by.

And now I’m thinking, wouldn’t it be great to make a few “Pray for…” signs for our homes. Making our own prayer signs, each one beginning with “Pray for…” would might litter up the house a bit but it would be a constant reminder of God’s presence, care, love, and listening. It would be a reminder that God calls us to “pray without ceasing.”
Shalom,
Dave


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Scriptures for July 15, 2018

Amos 7:7–15
Psalm 85:8–13
Ephesians 1:3–14
Mark 6:14–29

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Prayer Requests from July 8, 2018

Gary, Beverly, Dawn’s Family, Helen, Mary, Val, Jenn, Rocky, Donna, Travelers

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CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 9 – JULY 15, 2018


FRIDAY, July 13
Polson – Community Dinner 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Polson – Alanon Meeting 8:00 PM

SUNDAY, July 15
Dayton-Worship 9:00 AM
Polson – Adult Study 9:00 AM
Polson - Worship & Picnic at Boettcher Park 11:00 AM

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PRESBYTERY – WEEKLY PRAYER

Beloved Community,
This week we are praying for the Helena congregation.
The Helena congregation is a forward-looking congregation that is full of joy and doing vibrant ministries including support for Intermountain, Family Promise, their local food bank - Helena Food Share, as well as collecting school supplies and so much more.
The congregation is served by Rev. Scott Wipperman, CRE Butch Plowman and Session Clerk Elaine Gingery.
You can learn more about this wonderful congregation at http://www.fpchelena.com
Peace be with you,
~Marsha

Marsha Zell Anson
General Presbyter/Stated Clerk for Glacier Presbytery
P.O. Box 1482, Polson, MT 59860 (406)871-2135
marsha.glacierpresbytery@gmail.com

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NOTICES


Save the Date: Matt and Tana Seeley invite you all to a celebratory send-off gathering for their daughter, Malia, on Saturday, August 4th at 2:00 p.m. The Seeley’s live at 811 11th Ave, East in Polson.

OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW AND GIVE

Friday Night Community Dinner News: Our Community Dinner is coming up this Friday, July 13th. We will be having a taco bar so there is no need for salads. We are still in need of folks for clean-up. A whole slew of cupcakes (about 200) have been donated to us for dessert, so we won’t need cookies. What we would like is fresh fruit. If you signed up to bring dessert, please provide fruit instead.

Polson Worship in the Park and Picnic: Our annual Worship and Picnic at Boettcher Park is this coming Sunday, July 15th. We’ll meet at Shelter #1 (the one to the east of the parking lot) at 11:00 AM for worship followed by a picnic of hotdogs and burgers. Bring something to go along. If you need a ride to the park we’ll have rides available at 10:45 in the church parking lot.

Polson Photo Directory: Gail Sailors has offered to create a photo directory for our congregation in Polson. When it’s finished it will be available in printed and digital form. But, first, we need to get the photos. Gail will be having five opportunities to have your picture taken for the directory. They are, Sundays, July 22nd and 29th and August 5th , and Wednesdays, July 25th and August 1st. Sunday times will be from 9:30 to 11:00 AM and 12:15 to 1:30 PM. Wednesday times will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM


LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

2018 LANHAM LECTURE SERIES AT THE CAMP:

I SEE SATAN FALL LIKE LIGHTNING...
THE PROBLEM OF EVIL,
THE PERSISTENCE OF GOOD, AND
THE PROMISE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

This will be the eighth year of these highly popular seminars led by the Rev. Tim Lanham, from Sunrise Presbyterian Church in Great Falls, Montana.

“I saw Satan fall like lightning...” -- Luke 10.18

The problem of evil raises many questions -- especially among people of faith.
What, exactly, is evil? How do we understand its power and presence in the world today -- especially if we believe, as Scripture teaches, that God is good? Where did evil come from? Why does it even exist? How does the witness of the Bible inform and enlighten our understanding of evil as a force and problem in the world today?
Evil represents an intriguing and troubling phenomenon -- from its first mention in Genesis to the description of its ultimate fate in the closing chapters of Revelation. Come and be a part of our discussion about how we face evil from the perspective of our Judeo-Christian faith.
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Dates: July 22-24, 2018 Location: Glacier Presbyterian Center (the camp!)
Located on the Flathead Lake, just south of Lakeside on Highway 93 near mile marker 93.
Fees:
Commuters (includes one meal/day) ........$ 55/person/day
Single Room ..............................................$160/person
Double Room..............................................$ 97/person
(Single and Double Room occupancy includes your room, dinner on Sunday, three meals on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday.)

To Register: Contact Marsha 406-871-2135 or marsha.glacierpresbytery@gmail.com

Schedule:
July 22:
4:00 – 5:30 Check in
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Class 1

July 23:
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Class 2
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Class 3
4:00 Class 4
6:00 Dinner

July 24:
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Class 5
12:00 Sack lunch




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