Keyser Presbyterian Church
300 S. Mineral St.
Keyser, WV 26726

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Here are the questions which will guide discussions at the Potluck Lunch and Mission Study discussion, to be held immediately following worship on Sunday, August 10.  Please bring a picnic-type potluck dish to share (although if you just show up, that's okay, too!)  All members of the congregation are invited and encouraged to attend!

                                                     Discussion Questions

1.  What are some of the strengths of this congregation?
     What are the most effective areas of ministry?

2.  What about this church has disappointed you at times?
      What are the least effective areas of ministry?

3.  What are the greatest needs and mission challenges for this church today?

4.  What are two new things you would like to see happen?

5.  What is your hope and vision for the future ministry and calling of this congregation?

6.  What changes are needed on the building to enable the church to realize this vision?
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Sunday, September 7, is Rally Day and the beginning of a new Sunday School year. The Christian Education Committee has begun the process of planning for the year, and one of the first things needed is Sunday School teachers.

The committee has identified the need for at least three teachers -- but will take as many volunteers as are willing to help this important part of our ministry here at Keyser Presbyterian.

Teachers are needed for the following classes:

Preschool (ages 2-5) 
Middle School (Grades 5-8) 
Post High School (College/Young Adult)

Husbands and wives, friends, parents and adult children -- this is a wonderful opportunity to work together to teach the children, youth, and young adults in the congregation. The committee is willing to work to put together the most advantageous schedule for consistent teacher leadership. We need teachers if we are to continue to offer an educational program in the congregation. If we lose the Sunday School program, we have nothing to draw younger families and/or younger members of the church.

Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to teach. We are not asking for a forever commitment; but your commitment may change a life forever.

If you are willing to serve this way, please contact Becky Whitehill, Christian Education Committee moderator, or Pastor Karen. You may also come to a CE Committee meeting, held the first Sunday monthly immediately following worship.


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A covered dish/potluck dinner will be held on Sunday, August 10th in the Heritage House immediately following worship. During this time of fellowship, the congregation will have the opportunity to provide input into the mission study process. Please bring a covered dish and plan to participate in this very important next phase of the mission study process.
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The Bible Study phase of the mission study process is now complete. Several small groups met at various days and times throughout the month of June to discern through Scripture what God is calling us to do as a church community. The Bible study proved to be a positive experience. The committee is now in the process of compiling the narrative of the Bible Study findings.

The next phase in the mission study process is congregational discussion. A "Potluck" luncheon will be held on Sunday, August 10th in the Heritage House immediately following worship. During this special time of fellowship the church family will have the opportunity to provide input concerning the mission, goals, visions, and direction of the Keyser Presbyterian Church. The entire church family is strongly encouraged to participate in this very important next phase of the mission study process.
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Corn Roast | Tuesday, July 29th, 2014



Corn... Corn... Time for a Corn Roast!!!! 

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, 6:00 PM

West End Park

It's that time of year again! Come our for an evening of good food and fellowship. The Member Care Committee invites you to bring a lawn chair, a dish to share, and a friend, and come eat delicious corn on the cob, hot dogs with fixin's, and dessert. 

Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. You are asked to indicate how many will be in your party, and whether you will be bringing salad or dessert. If you have a game you would like to bring, that would be good, too!

Sign up and see you there!!

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221st General Assembly




The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is meeting this week at the COBO Center in Detroit, MI. Shenandoah Presbytery is represented by two teaching elders (ministers), including the Rev. Barbara Johnson, pastor at Romney; two ruling elders; and a YAAD (Young Adult Advisory Delegate). Transitional Presbyter, the Rev. Roy Martin, is also attending in an advisory capacity.

Please pray for the assembly as it deals with issues important to the life and work of our denomination.

More information and links may be found on the denominational website (www.pcusa.org) and/or the presbytery website (www.shenpres.org).
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"O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth."
- Psalm 8:1



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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Presbyterian Disaster Committee has requested help with collecting 100 cleaning buckets to be taken to various sites throughout the country. Items needed are 5 gallon clean up buckets with lid, work gloves, dust masks and $3 shipping for each bucket. These items will be taken to Camp Paddy Run and assembled at the Presbytery Meeting in August. Our mission community is asked to bring work gloves and dust masks and our church is asked for 1 five gallon bucket with lid, 20 pairs of work gloves and 8 sets of dust masks (5 per set).

The Session will meet on June 23rd at 7 PM in the Chapel. If you have information you would like to have included in the Session Packets, please email information tokeyserpc@gmail.com or place in church office mailbox by Wednesday, June 18th. Session packets will be assembled and available for pickup by 10 AM on Friday, June 20th.

Dear Faithful Supporters of the Keyser Presbyterian Church, As we near the end of yet another school year, we are so thankful for the blessing education has to offer. Our children in Haiti are given an opportunity that will brighten their future...and the future of their families. Thank you so much for your generous gift and your care! -- Vicki Lambert, Haiti Education Foundation

The Work Teams thank the members of the Keyser Presbyterian Church for hosting them during their week in Keyser. They were able to help around six families with tasks like outfitting windows, rebuilding a porch, replacing carpeting, tearing down and rebuilding two entryways, painting and even found the time to week the KPC grounds.

LAST WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Save the Date | The Big Event is a coming together of Congregations (members & friends), Presbyterian Women, Church Officers, Pastors and other Church Professionals. It is designed for people of all ages and stages of life....men & women, youth and adults. There will be a Mission Fair, Morning Worship Service, Morning & Afternoon Workshops (for youth & adults), Lunch and Closing Ceremony. Join others from throughout the Shenandoag Presbytery for a time of worship & fellowship, learning, sharing and fun! The event will be on Saturday, September 13 at Massanetta Springs from 9 AM to 3 PM. More information to follow. Anyone interested in offering a workshop is encourage to complete a Workshop Proposal Form. Please contact the church office for a copy of the form

The Faith in Action Food Pantry item for June is Ramen Noodles. Each month we publish a new item to be collected for the food pantry. At the end of the month, your donations go to help support those in need in the community. Thank you for your continued support!

The next blood drive will be held on July 1st from 12 to 6 PM in the gym. This drive will be sponsored by Keyser Presbyterian Church, Burlington United Methodist Family Services and students from Keyser High School. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the church office at (304) 788-2142 or visitwww.redcrossblood.org and enter: KeyserPresbyterian

Join us Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel for coffee and conversation. Catch up with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack on a cookie! Be sure to invite a friend to come with you.


CONGREGATIONAL CARE

Visit the church website today! For the most up-to-date information and happenings, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com. Announcements are posted on the same day they are received or on the following business day, if submitted after office hours. The church website includes news and upcoming events from the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbytery and the community. If you have an announcement you would like to submit, please email to keyserpc@gmail.com

Online Member Portal You can use the Online Member Portal to view your contributions, track your pledge, view the member directory, edit your contact information and view upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. The online portal is available to all church members at http://www.keyserchurch.com/p/member-portal.html

Text Messaging is used to alert church members of important cancellations and committee reminders. To sign up, simply text "Sign Up" and your First & Last Name to (304) 745-2509. This number can also be used to reach the office by text.

Donate Online For those who would like to donate using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com and look for the "Donate" button.



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Mission Study Bible Study Schedule
Have you signed up yet? The Mission Study Group is offering the congregation the opportunity to engage in a Bible Study as a part of writing the new mission study which will be used in the calling of the next pastor of the church. This is an excellent occasion for each member of the congregation to come and share what God is opening to us as we move forward in the life of this congregation.

Listed below are the times and the leaders for the Bible study groups. Please take time today to sign up for a group before you leave the church. Sign-up sheets are posted on the easels in the narthex. Thank you!

Tuesday @ 12 Noon - Stacey Boggs & Kathy Cirillo

Wednesday @ 2 PM - Carol Landes & Lynn Luvara

Wednesday @ 7 PM - Ann Parrish & Tammy Trenter

Thursday @ 7 PM - Ann Parrish & Tammy Treneter

Sunday @ 6 PM - Mary & Tammy Trenter*

*Please note: The Sunday evening group will not meet on Father's Day, June 15.










Father's Day Flowers
In loving memory of our father and grandfather James Edwards by the Evans and Staggers Families

In loving memory and honor of James T. Nicol, John H. Fraser and John H. Fraser, Jr. by Sharon Nicol

In loving memory of a great dad, Gene Burgess by Lynn Luvara








PRAYER REQUESTS

Local and World Focus
Keyser Presbyterian Church and Our Ministry
Helping Hands and Their Ministry to the Needy in Our Community
The Children of Haiti
The People of the Middle East
The kidnapped girls in Nigeria

For God's Presence and Peace
The Family of Jennie Shaffer
The Family of Doug Fries (husband of Tami Clem Fries)
The Family of Lesia Pennington
The Family of Ethel Tilden (Ashly Knaggs' grandmother)

For Healing
Frank, Allene & David Sowers
Betty Kay Staggers
Glovinia Bratzel
Drew Carinici
Flo Boggs
Jean Warnick
Gary Redman
Phyllis Coffman
Tonya Liller
Marian Cook, stroke
Eloise Mathena
Terry Huffman
Stephen, nephew of Janet Corley
Melinda Chaney
Carol Becker
Shari Easterly Reuschel

Joys & Celebrations
Emmy Stickley, recognized as female recipient of the 8th Grade Principal's Award
Zack Stickley, Boy's State attendee
Welcome home, Hannah Boggs!

Because We Love You
Ronald & Betty Foster
FJ, Janet & Carly Grady
Ken Haines




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"But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy. Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who fides upon the clouds--his name is the Lord--be exultant before him."
- Psalm 68:3-4



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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Food for Thought is the project of this year's Vacation Bible School and we will collect any of the following items during the next two weeks. Food for Thought will be providing food this summer for six weeks during Energy Express and can use boxes of pop tarts, apple sauce cups, fruit cups, mac and cheese cups, individual peanut butter packs and monetary donations.

Father's Day Carnations Donations are being collected for carnations on Father's Day. If you would like to place a carnation in memory or in honor of a special father, please mark your contribution as "Flower Fund" and place in the offering plate. Information to be placed in the bulletin can be submitted by calling (304) 788-2142 or emailingkeyserpc@gmail.com

Save the Date | The Big Event is a coming together of Congregations (members & friends), Presbyterian Women, Church Officers, Pastors and other Church Professionals. It is designed for people of all ages and stages of life....men & women, youth and adults. There will be a Mission Fair, Morning Worship Service, Morning & Afternoon Workshops (for youth & adults), Lunch and Closing Ceremony. Join others from throughout the Shenandoag Presbytery for a time of worship & fellowship, learning, sharing and fun! The event will be on Saturday, September 13 at Massanetta Springs from 9 AM to 3 PM. More information to follow. Anyone interested in offering a workshop is encourage to complete a Workshop Proposal Form. Please contact the church office for a copy of the form.

I want to thank Becky Whitehill, the Session and Christian Ed. Committee for the graduation breakfast and D&E hoodie. It was much appreciated and the hoodie will definitely be used up in Elkins! -- Matthew Landes

LAST WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Helping Hands Yard Sale will be on Saturday, June 7 from 8 AM to 12 PM in the gym. Donations will be accepted on Friday, June 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the gym.

Congregational Bible Study Over the next few weeks a congregation-wide Bible study will take place. All members and friends of the church are strongly encouraged to participate in the three session study. The purpose of the Bible study is to focus the congregation on exploring Biblical call and mission. Session one focuses on the call of the disciples (Mark 1:16-20). Session two covers the call and the mission (Matthew 28:16-20). The third session is based on discovering a vision for the future (Romans 12:1-18). The format of the Bible study will be small group. All groups will meet in the chapel. Various times and days are available to accommodate as many people as possible. See the signup sheets in the Narthex for specific dates and times.

The Faith in Action Food Pantry item for June is Ramen Noodles. Each month we publish a new item to be collected for the food pantry. At the end of the month, your donations go to help support those in need in the community. Thank you for your continued support!

The next blood drive will be held on July 1st from 12 to 6 PM in the gym. This drive will be sponsored by Keyser Presbyterian Church, Burlington United Methodist Family Services and students from Keyser High School. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the church office at (304) 788-2142 or visitwww.redcrossblood.org and enter: KeyserPresbyterian

Join us Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel for coffee and conversation. Catch up with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack on a cookie! Be sure to invite a friend to come with you.

Save the Date - Vacation Bible School will kick-off on Sunday, June 8 with a pool party. Vacation Bible School will be held on Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The theme will be "Meet My Friend, Jesus."


CONGREGATIONAL CARE

Visit the church website today! For the most up-to-date information and happenings, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com. Announcements are posted on the same day they are received or on the following business day, if submitted after office hours. The church website includes news and upcoming events from the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbytery and the community. If you have an announcement you would like to submit, please email to keyserpc@gmail.com

Online Member Portal You can use the Online Member Portal to view your contributions, track your pledge, view the member directory, edit your contact information and view upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. The online portal is available to all church members at http://www.keyserchurch.com/p/member-portal.html

Text Messaging is used to alert church members of important cancellations and committee reminders. To sign up, simply text "Sign Up" and your First & Last Name to (304) 745-2509. This number can also be used to reach the office by text.

Donate Online For those who would like to donate using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com and look for the "Donate" button.



Have a question or an announcement to submit?





Mission Study Update
The members of the KPC Mission Study Committee have started the self-study process. The purpose of the study is to enable the congregation to discover God's corporate calling for the local church. The model being used for the process is Receiving a New Name: A Congregational Mission Study Guide by James E. Cushman.

The first step in the mission study was to gather demographic information about the Keyser Presbyterian Church and the greater Keyser Community.

The second phase, beginning in June, is a congregation-wide Bible study that focuses on exploring Biblical call and mission.

Later in the summer the discussion phases will take place. In this phase the congregation will have the opportunity to express concerns, issues, hopes and dreams related to the future ministry of the church.

The writing phase will be completed in the early fall. The phase encompasses compiling data, developing a mission and vision statement, ministry plan, and recommendations for future programs, organizational structure, and staffing needs.

The final phase in the mission study is confirming the new mission of the local church.




2014 Vacation Bible School
"Meet My Friend, Jesus"


Pool Party - Sunday, June 8 @ Keyser City Pool - 6:30 to 9 PM

VBS - Mon. to Wed., June 9 to 11 - 9 to 11:30 AM

Sign up for VBS at the Pool Party Sunday night! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy fellowship (and a dip in the pool if you life!) on Sunday evening. Hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks, plates, cups and utensils are provided. You are invited to bring a picnic dish to share, and bring a lawn chair.

Please contact the church office (304-788-2142 or keyserpc@gmail.com) with how many in your family will be attending, and what dish you will bring. See you at the pool!





Westminster Ringers

A handbell concert will be presented by the Westminster Ringers at Grace United Methodist Church, 30 S. Mineral St., on Sunday, June 8, at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. The concert, a multi-sensory program under the direction of Mr. Larry Hanning, will celebrate familar sacred songs, secular favorites and original compositions.

The Westminster Ringers, a Maryland Handbell Ensemble, consists of 17 advanced, auditioned ringers whose cumulative handbell experience is in excess of 150 years. The group has at its disposal a 6+-octave set of Malmark Handbells, a 7-octave set of Malmark Handbells, a 7-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes, and a plethora of percussion instruments - over 175 instruments in all! Recent additions include several bells from the 7th octave - making for one of the largest collections of bell and chime instruments in the Mid-Atlantic area.

In addition to live performances, the ensemble conducts education workshops for youth and adults, host a biennial mass ringing event for advanced community handbell ensembles, and has produced two CDs.

A free-will offering will be collected to help offset travel expenses for the Westminster Ringers.



PRAYER REQUESTS

Local and World Focus
Keyser Presbyterian Church and Our Ministry
Helping Hands and Their Ministry to the Needy in Our Community
The Children of Haiti
The People of the Middle East
The kidnapped girls in Nigeria

For God's Presence and Peace
The Family of Jennie Shaffer
The Family of Allen Rotruck
The Family of May Jane Sayers

For Healing
Frank, Allene & David Sowers
Betty Kay Staggers
Glovinia Bratzel
Drew Carinici
Flo Boggs
Jean Warnick
Gary Redman
Dave Riley, cancer
Artie Hartman
Phyllis Coffman
Tonya Liller
Jim Knudson
Marian Cook, stroke
Eloise Mathena
Terry Huffman

Joys & Celebrations
Zach Stickley, qualified in 3 of 4 events for the state track meet
Thank you to Becky Whitehil, Session & Christian Ed Comm for the Graduate Breakfast
Matthew Landes, named Outstanding Senior Boy at KHS

Because We Love You
Jim Endler & Mona Ridder
Fred, Sharon, Anna & Cole Engle
Barry & Erin Evans



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"Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip."
- Psalm 66:8

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UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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See corrections that need to be made? Click here to let us know!



NEED TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, VIEW YOUR RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS OR TRACK PROGRESS ON YOUR PLEDGE?

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Sign Up For July 1st Blood Drive




NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pastor Karen will be on vacation until May 27th. The Rev. Sally Bartling, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, is on call for pastoral emergencies while Pastor Karen is away. Please call the church office if you need pastoral care.

There will be a called meeting of the Session immediately following worship on Sunday, June 1, to act on a request regarding mineral rights the church owns. Elders unable to attenend are asked to notify Sue Kyle or the church office.

Helping Hands Yard Sale will be on Saturday, June 7 from 8 AM to 12 PM in the gym. Donations will be accepted on Friday, June 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the gym.

The Annual Birthday Celebration for Keyser Presbyterian Women will meet on June 1st at 2:30 PM at the home of Sharon Nicol on Pond Meadow Estate. Please RSVP to Donna Parker at (304) 788-3209.

It's All About Him Community Concert will be held on May 31st from 1 PM to 3 PM at Keyser Assembly of God next to Walmart. The concert will feature local church choirs, soloists and liturgical dance groups. All are welcome to attend!

Congregational Bible Study Over the next few weeks a congregation-wide Bible study will take place. All members and friends of the church are strongly encouraged to participate in the three session study. The purpose of the Bible study is to focus the congregation on exploring Biblical call and mission. Session one focuses on the call of the disciples (Mark 1:16-20). Session two covers the call and the mission (Matthew 28:16-20). The third session is based on discovering a vision for the future (Romans 12:1-18). The format of the Bible study will be small group. All groups will meet in the chapel. Various times and days are available to accommodate as many people as possible. See the signup sheets in the Narthex for specific dates and times.

June Counters & Greeters COUNTERS - Mel & Judy Evans, Jackie Lucas and Linda Burdock. GREETERS - Jennings & Joan Stickley.

The Faith in Action Food Pantry item for June is Ramen Noodles. Each month we publish a new item to be collected for the food pantry. At the end of the month, your donations go to help support those in need in the community. Thank you for your continued support!


LAST WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

I want to thank my church family for the cards I received on my 95th birthday. I enjoyed each and every one. -- Don Hott

Copies of the congregational directory have been distributed. If you have not received yours, or if you would like one, please contact the church office. Remember, the directory is also available anytime on the church website, www.keyserchurch.com. Also, if you have additions or corrections to information in the directory, please contact the church office. Thank you!

Former KPC Pastor Steve Fritz successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Friday, May 9. He will graduate on Friday, June 6, 2014 from Pittsburg Theological Seminary with the degree on Doctor of Ministry. His six years of research was on becoming a program size church using the principals of natural church development.

Morgan Perry graduated on May 11, 2014 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from West Virginia University. Future plans include taking the national physical therapy licensure exam in July, and then practice as a traveling physical therapist. Morgan would like to thank his church family for their unending love and support.

The next blood drive will be held on July 1st from 12 to 6 PM in the gym. This drive will be sponsored by Keyser Presbyterian Church, Burlington United Methodist Family Services and students from Keyser High School. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the church office at (304) 788-2142 or visitwww.redcrossblood.org and enter: KeyserPresbyterian

Join us Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel for coffee and conversation. Catch up with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack on a cookie! Be sure to invite a friend to come with you.

Save the Date - Vacation Bible School will kick-off on Sunday, June 8 with a pool party. Vacation Bible School will be held on Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The theme will be "Meet My Friend, Jesus."


CONGREGATIONAL CARE

Visit the church website today! For the most up-to-date information and happenings, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com. Announcements are posted on the same day they are received or on the following business day, if submitted after office hours. The church website includes news and upcoming events from the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbytery and the community. If you have an announcement you would like to submit, please email to keyserpc@gmail.com

Online Member Portal You can use the Online Member Portal to view your contributions, track your pledge, view the member directory, edit your contact information and view upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. The online portal is available to all church members at http://www.keyserchurch.com/p/member-portal.html

Text Messaging is used to alert church members of important cancellations and committee reminders. To sign up, simply text "Sign Up" and your First & Last Name to (304) 745-2509. This number can also be used to reach the office by text.

Donate Online For those who would like to donate using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com and look for the "Donate" button.



Have a question or an announcement to submit?




Mission Study Update
The members of the KPC Mission Study Committee have started the self-study process. The purpose of the study is to enable the congregation to discover God's corporate calling for the local church. The model being used for the process is Receiving a New Name: A Congregational Mission Study Guide by James E. Cushman.

The first step in the mission study was to gather demographic information about the Keyser Presbyterian Church and the greater Keyser Community.

The second phase, beginning in June, is a congregation-wide Bible study that focuses on exploring Biblical call and mission.

Later in the summer the discussion phases will take place. In this phase the congregation will have the opportunity to express concerns, issues, hopes and dreams related to the future ministry of the church.

The writing phase will be completed in the early fall. The phase encompasses compiling data, developing a mission and vision statement, ministry plan, and recommendations for future programs, organizational structure, and staffing needs.

The final phase in the mission study is confirming the new mission of the local church.




2014 Vacation Bible School
"Meet My Friend, Jesus"


Pool Party - Sunday, June 8 @ Keyser City Pool - 6:30 to 9 PM

VBS - Mon. to Wed., June 9 to 11 - 9 to 11:30 AM

Sign up for VBS at the Pool Party Sunday night! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy fellowship (and a dip in the pool if you life!) on Sunday evening. Hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks, plates, cups and utensils are provided. You are invited to bring a picnic dish to share, and bring a lawn chair.

Please contact the church office (304-788-2142 or keyserpc@gmail.com) with how many in your family will be attending, and what dish you will bring. See you at the pool!



Westminster Ringers

A handbell concert will be presented by the Westminster Ringers at Grace United Methodist Church, 30 S. Mineral St., on Sunday, June 8, at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. The concert, a multi-sensory program under the direction of Mr. Larry Hanning, will celebrate familar sacred songs, secular favorites and original compositions.

The Westminster Ringers, a Maryland Handbell Ensemble, consists of 17 advanced, auditioned ringers whose cumulative handbell experience is in excess of 150 years. The group has at its disposal a 6+-octave set of Malmark Handbells, a 7-octave set of Malmark Handbells, a 7-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes, and a plethora of percussion instruments - over 175 instruments in all! Recent additions include several bells from the 7th octave - making for one of the largest collections of bell and chime instruments in the Mid-Atlantic area.

In addition to live performances, the ensemble conducts education workshops for youth and adults, host a biennial mass ringing event for advanced community handbell ensembles, and has produced two CDs.

A free-will offering will be collected to help offset travel expenses for the Westminster Ringers.



PRAYER REQUESTS

Local and World Focus
Keyser Presbyterian Church and Our Ministry
Helping Hands and Their Ministry to the Needy in Our Community
The Children of Haiti
The People of the Middle East
The kidnapped girls in Nigeria

For God's Presence and Peace
The Family of Ronald Myer
The Family of Allen Rotruck
The Family of May Jane Sayers

For Healing
Frank, Allene & David Sowers
Betty Kay Staggers
Glovinia Bratzel
Jennie Shaffer
Drew Carinici
Flo Boggs
Jean Warnick
Gary Redman
Dave Riley, cancer
Artie Hartman
Phyllis Coffman
Tonya Liller
Jim Knudson
Marian Cook, stroke
Eloise Mathena
Terry Huffman
Jennie Shaffer

Joys & Celebrations
Zach Stickley, qualified in 3 of 4 events for the state track meet
Thank you to Becky Whitehil, Session & Christian Ed Comm for the Graduate Breakfast
Matthew Landes, named Outstanding Senior Boy at KHS

Because We Love You
Becky Dugas
Clint, Brenna & Seth Earnest
Margaret Earnest





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"Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God."
- Psalm 31:5

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UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, CALENDAR AND OPPORTUNITIES

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UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

Click Here>>

UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Click Here>>

See corrections that need to be made? Click here to let us know!



NEED TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, VIEW YOUR RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS OR TRACK PROGRESS ON YOUR PLEDGE?

Click Here to Visit the Member Portal>>



Make A Contribution Online

Sign Up For July 1st Blood Drive



ANNOUNCEMENTS

I want to thank my church family for the cards I received on my 95th birthday. I enjoyed each and every one. -- Don Hott

Copies of the congregational directory have been distributed. If you have not received yours, or if you would like one, please contact the church office. Remember, the directory is also available anytime on the church website, www.keyserchurch.com. Also, if you have additions or corrections to information in the directory, please contact the church office. Thank you!

Former KPC Pastor Steve Fritz successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Friday, May 9. He will graduate on Friday, June 6, 2014 from Pittsburg Theological Seminary with the degree on Doctor of Ministry. His six years of research was on becoming a program size church using the principals of natural church development.

Morgan Perry graduated on May 11, 2014 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from West Virginia University. Future plans include taking the national physical therapy licensure exam in July, and then practice as a traveling physical therapist. Morgan would like to thank his church family for their unending love and support.

Pastor Karen will be on vacation May 12-27. On Sunday, May 25, there will be a special service marking Memorial Day. The Rev. Sally Bartling, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, is on call for pastoral emergencies. Please call the church office if you need pastoral care.

Sunday, May 18th was the last Sunday of the Sunday School year. (Pastor Karen will lead a summer study beginning Sunday, June 1, in the chapel at 9:45 AM. See below for more information.) Sunday School will resume on Rally Day, September 7. On thatSunday, Shenandoah Presbytery Transitional Presbyter Roy Martin will preach in worship. More information about that Sunday will be included in the bulletin over the summer.

On Sunday, May 25th, we will honor those men and women who died in service to the United States Armed Forces. If you would like to add the name of someone to the list of those who are printed in the bulletin, please contact the church office by May 20th. Thank you!

May Circle Meetings CIRCLE #1 w/ Joan Stickley will meet on May 12th at 9:30 AM at the home of Carol Landes. CIRCLE #2 w/ Charlotte Hott will meet on May 20th at 1 PM in the Chapel. CIRCLE #3 w/ Donna Parker will be on May 20th at 6:30 PM at the home of Ann Parrish.

The next blood drive will be held on July 1st from 12 to 6 PM in the gym. This drive will be sponsored by Keyser Presbyterian Church, Burlington United Methodist Family Services and students from Keyser High School. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the church office at (304) 788-2142 or visitwww.redcrossblood.org and enter: KeyserPresbyterian

Join us Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel for coffee and conversation. Catch up with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack on a cookie! Be sure to invite a friend to come with you.

Save the Date - Vacation Bible School will kick-off on Sunday, June 8 with a pool party. Vacation Bible School will be held on Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The theme will be "Meet My Friend, Jesus."

The Faith in Action Food Pantry item for May is Saltines. Each month we publish a new item to be collected for the food pantry. At the end of the month, your donations go to help support those in need in the community. Thank you for your continued support!

Visit the church website today! For the most up-to-date information and happenings, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com. Announcements are posted on the same day they are received or on the following business day, if submitted after office hours. The church website includes news and upcoming events from the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbytery and the community. If you have an announcement you would like to submit, please email to keyserpc@gmail.com

Online Member Portal You can use the Online Member Portal to view your contributions, track your pledge, view the member directory, edit your contact information and view upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. The online portal is available to all church members at http://www.keyserchurch.com/p/member-portal.html

Text Messaging is used to alert church members of important cancellations and committee reminders. To sign up, simply text "Sign Up" and your First & Last Name to (304) 745-2509. This number can also be used to reach the office by text.

Donate Online For those who would like to donate using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com and look for the "Donate" button.



Have a question or an announcement to submit?




Here's a
Summer Sunday School Opportunity
for Students -- High School Age to "Those of a Certain Age"


Come join Pastor Karen in the Chapel beginning Sunday, June 1, from 9:45 to 10:30 AM, as we use the book, "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations," to think about some ways to strengthen the mission and ministry of the Keyser Presbyterian Church.

This book, written by Robert Schnase, a Bishop in the United Methodist Church, is designed to help congregations examine and improve their current life in five areas which Schnase says are critical from the success of the Church. These areas are: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.

The book may be purchased from Amazon.com. Cost of the book is $15.90. You do not need to purchase a book to participate in the discussion! Please notify Amanda in the church office (304-788-2142 or keyserpc@gmail.com) if you would like for her to order a book for you. Deadline to order is Friday, May 23.

As we move into the mission study and begin the process of searching for a new pastor, it is important to examine our life together. Come be a part of the discussion as we dream about what God is calling us to do and be.





2014 Vacation Bible School
"Meet My Friend, Jesus"



Pool Party - Sunday, June 8 @ Keyser City Pool - 6:30 to 9 PM

VBS - Mon. to Wed., June 9 to 11 - 9 to 11:30 AM

Sign up for VBS at the Pool Party Sunday night! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy fellowship (and a dip in the pool if you life!) on Sunday evening. Hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks, plates, cups and utensils are provided. You are invited to bring a picnic dish to share, and bring a lawn chair.

Please contact the church office (304-788-2142 or keyserpc@gmail.com) with how many in your family will be attending, and what dish you will bring. See you at the pool!



Westminster Ringers

A handbell concert will be presented by the Westminster Ringers at Grace United Methodist Church, 30 S. Mineral St., on Sunday, June 8, at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. The concert, a multi-sensory program under the direction of Mr. Larry Hanning, will celebrate familar sacred songs, secular favorites and original compositions.

The Westminster Ringers, a Maryland Handbell Ensemble, consists of 17 advanced, auditioned ringers whose cumulative handbell experience is in excess of 150 years. The group has at its disposal a 6+-octave set of Malmark Handbells, a 7-octave set of Malmark Handbells, a 7-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes, and a plethora of percussion instruments - over 175 instruments in all! Recent additions include several bells from the 7th octave - making for one of the largest collections of bell and chime instruments in the Mid-Atlantic area.

In addition to live performances, the ensemble conducts education workshops for youth and adults, host a biennial mass ringing event for advanced community handbell ensembles, and has produced two CDs.

A free-will offering will be collected to help offset travel expenses for the Westminster Ringers.



PRAYER REQUESTS

Local and World Focus
Keyser Presbyterian Church and Our Ministry
Helping Hands and Their Ministry to the Needy in Our Community
The Children of Haiti
The People of the Middle East
The kidnapped girls in Nigeria

For God's Presence and Peace
Aaron C.
The family of Emily Paitsel
Jennie Shaffer

For Healing
Frank, Allene & David Sowers
Betty Kay Staggers
Glovinia Bratzel
Jennie Shaffer
Drew Carinici
Flo Boggs
Jean Warnick
Gary Redman
Jennings Stickley
Tom O'Conner
Edward Scheermesser
Ann Parrish
Neil Lambka
Dave Raley, cancer
Artie Hartman
Phyllis Coffman
Tonya Liller
Jim Knudson

Joys & Celebrations


Because We Love You
Phyllis Coffman
Rosie Conrad
Winnie Dawson





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Over the next few weeks a congregation-wide Bible study will take place. All members and friends of the church are strongly encouraged to participate in the three session study. The purpose of the Bible study is to focus the congregation on exploring Biblical call and mission. Session one focuses on the call of the disciples (Mark 1:16-20). Session two covers the call the mission (Matthew 28:16-20). The third session is based on discovering a vision for the future (Romans 12:1-18).

The format of the Bible study will be small group. All groups will meet in the chapel. Various times and days are available to accommodate as many people as possible. See signup sheets in the Narthex for specific dates and times.
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"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
- Psalm 23:6

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UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, CALENDAR AND OPPORTUNITIES

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UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

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UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next Sunday, May 18th, we will honor members of the Class of 2014, high school and college, during our worship service. Church members graduating this year are Anna Engle, Matthew Landes and Morgan Perry.

Pastor Karen will be on vacation May 12-27. On Sunday, May 18, Graduation Sunday, the Rev. Nancy Smith will preach and lead worship, and graduates will be honored during the service. On Sunday, May 25, there will be a special service marking Memorial Day. The Rev. Sally Bartling, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, is on call for pastoral emergencies. Please call the church office if you need pastoral care.

Sunday, May 18th will be the last Sunday of the Sunday School year. (Pastor Karen will lead a summer study beginning Sunday, June 1, in the chapel at 9:45 AM. See below for more information.) Sunday School will resume on Rally Day, September 7. On thatSunday, Shenandoah Presbytery Transitional Presbyter Roy Martin will preach in worship. More information about that Sunday will be included in the bulletin over the summer.

On Sunday, May 25th, we will honor those men and women who died in service to the United States Armed Forces. If you would like to add the name of someone to the list of those who are printed in the bulletin, please contact the church office by May 20th. Thank you!

May Circle Meetings CIRCLE #1 w/ Joan Stickley will meet on May 12th at 9:30 AM at the home of Carol Landes. CIRCLE #2 w/ Charlotte Hott will meet on May 20th at 1 PM in the Chapel. CIRCLE #3 w/ Donna Parker will be on May 20th at 6:30 PM at the home of Ann Parrish.

Community Closet Giveaway will be at Post 41 American Legion on Saturday, May 17 from 9 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, May 18 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Donations will be accepted on Friday, May 16 from 8 AM to 8 PM and Saturday, May 17 from 9 AM to Noon. Donations accepted are clothes, shoes, housewares, bedding, appliances, furniture, toys, electronics and other clean usable items. For more information, please contact Cheri Alt at (304) 813-5746.

A huge thank you to Tom & Vicki Harman, Sue Kyle, Neil Lambka, Cindy Pyles, Janet Grady and Gina Staggers for volunteering at the blood drive on May 1st. We met our goal with 18 donors. Did you know? Each donation of blood can be used to save the lives of up to three people.

Church Directories have been printed. If you requested a directory, please check in the narthex for the envelope with your name on it or in your mailbox upstairs.

The next blood drive will be held on July 1st from 12 to 6 PM in the gym. This drive will be sponsored by Keyser Presbyterian Church, Burlington United Methodist Family Services and students from Keyser High School. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the church office at (304) 788-2142 or visitwww.redcrossblood.org and enter: KeyserPresbyterian

Join us Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel for coffee and conversation. Catch up with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack on a cookie! Be sure to invite a friend to come with you.

Save the Date - Vacation Bible School will kick-off on Sunday, June 8 with a pool party. Vacation Bible School will be held on Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The theme will be "Meet My Friend, Jesus."

The Faith in Action Food Pantry item for May is Saltines. Each month we publish a new item to be collected for the food pantry. At the end of the month, your donations go to help support those in need in the community. Thank you for your continued support!

Visit the church website today! For the most up-to-date information and happenings, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com. Announcements are posted on the same day they are received or on the following business day, if submitted after office hours. The church website includes news and upcoming events from the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbytery and the community. If you have an announcement you would like to submit, please email to keyserpc@gmail.com

Online Member Portal You can use the Online Member Portal to view your contributions, track your pledge, view the member directory, edit your contact information and view upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. The online portal is available to all church members at http://www.keyserchurch.com/p/member-portal.html

Text Messaging is used to alert church members of important cancellations and committee reminders. To sign up, simply text "Sign Up" and your First & Last Name to (304) 745-2509. This number can also be used to reach the office by text.

Donate Online For those who would like to donate using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com and look for the "Donate" button.



Have a question or an announcement to submit?




Here's a
Summer Sunday School Opportunity
for Students -- High School Age to "Those of a Certain Age"


Come join Pastor Karen in the Chapel beginning Sunday, June 1, from 9:45 to 10:30 AM, as we use the book, "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations," to think about some ways to strengthen the mission and ministry of the Keyser Presbyterian Church.

This book, written by Robert Schnase, a Bishop in the United Methodist Church, is designed to help congregations examine and improve their current life in five areas which Schnase says are critical from the success of the Church. These areas are: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.

The book may be purchased from Amazon.com. Cost of the book is $15.90. You do not need to purchase a book to participate in the discussion! Please notify Amanda in the church office (304-788-2142 or keyserpc@gmail.com) if you would like for her to order a book for you. Deadline to order is Friday, May 23.

As we move into the mission study and begin the process of searching for a new pastor, it is important to examine our life together. Come be a part of the discussion as we dream about what God is calling us to do and be.



2014 Vacation Bible School
"Meet My Friend, Jesus"



Pool Party - Sunday, June 8 @ Keyser City Pool - 6:30 to 9 PM

VBS - Mon. to Wed., June 9 to 11 - 9 to 11:30 AM

Sign up for VBS at the Pool Party Sunday night! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy fellowship (and a dip in the pool if you life!) on Sunday evening. Hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks, plates, cups and utensils are provided. You are invited to bring a picnic dish to share, and bring a lawn chair.

Please contact the church office (304-788-2142 or keyserpc@gmail.com) with how many in your family will be attending, and what dish you will bring. See you at the pool!



Mother's Day Flowers

In loving honor of a wonderful mother, Jean Burgess - By Lynn Luvara & Family

In loving memory of Eleanor Edwards - By the Evans & Staggers Families

In loving memory of our mothers and grandmothers, Madge Rhoades and Pauline Whitehill Cope - By Charlie, Becky & Rhoades Whitehill

In loving honor of Stacey Boggs. Thank you Stacey for being such a wonderful daughter and for blessing our lives with four beautiful grandchildren. You are one awesome Mom. Love you. - By Daddy & Mom

In loving memory of Dorothy Welshonce - By her daughters, DiAnn Borasky & Cindy Slator

In loving memory of Kay Long - By Karen Long

In loving honor of Laura Holland - By Zack, Emmy & Cole

In loving memory of Barbara Boyers Engle and in honor of Sharon Engle, Wanda Carr and our surrogate Mother and Grandmother Flo Boggs - By Fred, Cole & Anna Engle

In loving memory of "Peanut" Droppleman and Bernice Kalbaugh - By Sandy & Sam Kalbaugh



Overview of May Facility Use for May

The grounds and buildings of the Keyser Presbyterian Church are blessed to have a buzz of activities as groups and organizations welcome members of the community. Here's a look at May's happenings:

Blood Drive - May 1st in the Gym.

Church Women United Dinner - May 2nd in the Fellowship Hall

Keyser Steelers Cheerleaders Tryouts - May 10th in the Gym

Primary Elections Polling Location - May 13th in the Gym

Relay for Life - The church parking lot will be used as overflow parking for the Annual Community Hymn for Relay for Life at Calvary on May 18th.

Staggs Wrestling Team - Meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym.

Weight Watchers - In the Chapel, meeting weekly on Thursdays with one morning class and one evening class.

Keyser Youth Wrestling Organization - Meeting Wednesday, Thursday and Fridaynights in the Gym.

AA Meetings - Located in the Heritage House on Sundays & Tuesdays. Did you know? Tuesday's Back-to-Back Group will celebrate 21 years in July!



PRAYER REQUESTS

Local and World Focus
Keyser Presbyterian Church and Our Ministry
Helping Hands and Their Ministry to the Needy in Our Community
The Children of Haiti
The People of the Middle East
The kidnapped girls in Nigeria

For God's Presence and Peace
Aaron C.
The family of Emily Paitsel
Jennie Shaffer

For Healing
Frank, Allene & David Sowers
Betty Kay Staggers
Glovinia Bratzel
Jennie Shaffer
Drew Carinici
Flo Boggs
Jean Warnick
Gary Redman
Jennings Stickley
Tom O'Conner
Edward Scheermesser (open heart surgery 4/3)
Ann Parrish
Neil Lambka
Dave Raley, cancer
Artie Hartman
Phyllis Coffman
Tonya Liller

Joys & Celebrations
Mark & Tammy Trenter, who celebrated 25th wedding anniversary May 6
Rex Mathena, doctor took him off his elevated shoe

Because We Love You
Jean Burgess
Jeffery, Jennifer, Kayla & Mya Burgess
Kathy Cirillo

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Here's a Summer Sunday School Opportunity for Students -- High School Age to "Those of a Certain Age..."



Come join Pastor Karen in the Chapel beginning Sunday, June 1, from 9:45 to 10:30 AM, as we use the book, "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations," to think about some ways to strengthen the mission and ministry of the Keyser Presbyterian Church.

This book, written by Robert Schnase, a Bishop in the United Methodist Church, is designed to help congregations examine and improve their current life in five areas which Schnase says are critical for the success of the Church. These areas are: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.

The book may be purchased from Amazon.com. Cost of the book is $15.90. You do not need to purchase the book to participate in the discussion! Please notify Amanda in the church office (304-788-2142 or keyserpc@gmail.com) if you would like for her to order a book for you. Deadline to order is Friday, May 23.

As we move into the mission study and begin the process of searching for a new pastor, it is important to examine our life together. Come and be a part of the discussion as we dream about what God is calling us to do and be.
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Donations are being collected for the flowers used to decorate the church this coming Sunday. This is a very special way to honor or place a donation in memory of that special mom in your life.

The deadline to submit information for the Mother's Day section of the bulletin is Wednesday, May 7th. To submit information, please respond to this email or call the church office at (304) 788-2142 anytime between 9 AM and 8 PM.

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"What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, I will pray my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people."
- Psalm 116:12-13

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UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, CALENDAR AND OPPORTUNITIES

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UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

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UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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See corrections that need to be made? Click here to let us know!


NEED TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, VIEW YOUR RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS OR TRACK PROGRESS ON YOUR PLEDGE?

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Make A Contribution Online

Sign Up For July 1st Blood Drive


ANNOUNCEMENTS

The flower arrangement at the service today was in honor of Don Hott who is celebrating his 95th birthday.

PW Coordinating Team will meet on Tuesday, May 6, at 4:30 PM in the chapel.

Mother's Day Flowers donations are being accepted for flowers on Mother's Day. If you would like to donate flowers in honor or in memory of someone, please call or email the church office by Wednesday, May 7th. Please mark contributions as Flower Fund.

Helping Hands invites you to an Afternoon Tea on May 17th from 1 to 3 PM at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Hall. The cost is $6.00 per person and the money raised will go to support Helping Hands. Coffee drinkers are also welcome. Please RSVP by May 10th due to accommodation limitations. Please call Sharon at (304) 788-3647 or the Emmanuel church office at (304) 788-4475 to RSVP.

Pastor Karen will be on vacation May 12-27. On Sunday, May 18, GraduationSunday, the Rev. Nancy Smith will preach and lead worship, and graduates will be honored during the service. On Sunday, May 25, there will be a special service marking Memorial Day. The Rev. Sally Bartling, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, is on call for pastoral emergencies. Please call the church office if you need pastoral care.

Sunday, May 18th will be the last Sunday of the Sunday School year. SundaySchool will resume on Rally Day, September 7. On that Sunday, Shenandoah Presbytery Transitional Presbyter Roy Martin will preach in worship. More information about thatSunday will be included in the bulletin over the summer.

A huge thank you to Tom & Vicki Harman, Sue Kyle, Neil Lambka, Cindy Pyles, Janet Grady and Gina Staggers for volunteering at the blood drive on May 1st. We met our goal with 18 donors. Did you know? Each donation of blood can be used to save the lives of up to three people.

Church Directories have been printed. If you requested a directory, please check in the narthex for the envelope with your name on it or in your mailbox upstairs.

The next blood drive will be held on July 1st from 12 to 6 PM in the gym. This drive will be sponsored by Keyser Presbyterian Church, Burlington United Methodist Family Services and students from Keyser High School. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the church office at (304) 788-2142 or visitwww.redcrossblood.org and enter: KeyserPresbyterian

Join us Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Chapel for coffee and conversation. Catch up with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack on a cookie! Be sure to invite a friend to come with you.

Save the Date - Vacation Bible School will kick-off on Sunday, June 8 with a pool party. Vacation Bible School will be held on Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The theme will be "Meet My Friend, Jesus."

The Faith in Action Food Pantry item for May is Saltines. Each month we publish a new item to be collected for the food pantry. At the end of the month, your donations go to help support those in need in the community. Thank you for your continued support!

Visit the church website today! For the most up-to-date information and happenings, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com. Announcements are posted on the same day they are received or on the following business day, if submitted after office hours. The church website includes news and upcoming events from the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbytery and the community. If you have an announcement you would like to submit, please email to keyserpc@gmail.com

Online Member Portal You can use the Online Member Portal to view your contributions, track your pledge, view the member directory, edit your contact information and view upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. The online portal is available to all church members at http://www.keyserchurch.com/p/member-portal.html

Text Messaging is used to alert church members of important cancellations and committee reminders. To sign up, simply text "Sign Up" and your First & Last Name to (304) 745-2509. This number can also be used to reach the office by text.

Donate Online For those who would like to donate using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com and look for the "Donate" button.

Have a question or an announcement to submit?



Mission Trip to New York City
August 3rd to 9th, 2014

The Churchwide Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women is working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to organize a mission trip to New York City. This will be a hands-on work experience to assist with the rebuilding of New York as a result of damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. Lodging and meals will be provided by the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens. The cost of this mission trip is $220 per person, including six nights' accommodations, all meals, a group leader; construction supervision and administrative costs. Participants provide their own transportation to NY.

This experience is available to all women, men and accompanied youth. Work is available for all ages! For additional information you may contact Pam Snyder, VM Missions Relationships for the CCT who lives in Stauton, VA. Pam will serve as the leader for this trip. She can be reached at psnyder@comsonics.com or you may leave a message at (540) 885-7183.

For an application/registration form, contact Kathy Reeves, PW Staff Associate, atkatharine.reeves@pcusa.org or (888) 728-7228, ext. 5402.



PRAYER REQUESTS
Local and World Focus
Keyser Presbyterian Church and Our Ministry
Helping Hands and Their Ministry to the Needy in Our Community
The Children of Haiti
The People of the Middle East

For God's Presence and Peace
Lt. Comdr John Parker, deployed to Korea for 3 months
Aaron C.
Church family college students, as they complete end of the semester exams and papers
The Family of Ric Shank

For Healing
Frank, Allene & David Sowers
Betty Kay Staggers
Glovinia Bratzel
Jennie Shaffer
Drew Carinici
Flo Boggs
Emily Paitsel
Jean Warnick
Gary Redman
Jennings Stickley
Tom O'Conner
Edward Scheermesser (open heart surgery 4/3)
Ann Parrish
Neil Lambka, knees
Dave Raley, cancer
Artie Hartman
Phyllis Coffman

Joys & Celebrations
Congratulations to Chase Staggers, named "Camper of the Week" for 6th grade Outdoor School
Thanks to Dr. Charlie Whitehill, for blessing us with his musical talent during worship!

Because We Love You
Nancy Brill
Jim & Pat Broome
Linda Burdock


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