We will be decorating the sanctuary with poinsettias for the Christmas season. If you would like to purchase one of these poinsettias in honor of or in memory of a loved one, please fill out the form below or call the church office @ 337-3526. The cost per poinsettia is $10.00.
I WOULD LIKE _________ POINSETTIAS.
Please circle IN MEMORY OF or IN HONOR OF______________________________________
Carols Around the Table
Our annual Carols Around the Table event will be on December 15 at 6:00 pm.
If you would like to decorate a table, the sign-up sheet is in the foyer.
It will be a potluck dinner, you will be receiving a postcard telling you what kind of food to bring. Please plan to join us for this fun evening.
NIGHT OF THE FATHER’S LOVE
THE AWE AND MYSTERY OF GOD WITH US
by PEPPER CHOPLIN
Presented by the combined Sanctuary Choirs of First Presbyterian and Westminster Churches on Sunday, December 8, 2013. 9:30 am @ First Presbyterian Church and during 11:00 am worship at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Take this opportunity to invite friends and family members to experience in the the words of Pepper Choplin, the “worship, mystery and beauty of the Christmas story.
Calling ALL Men – Men’s Bible Study
We are having Monday evening, bible study at 7:00 p.m. in the Third Door Classroom. The study will be led by our own Dr. Mark Cooper. The study book will be “Church History 101: An Introduction for Presbyterians.” We are still working out some of the details, but the study will be weekly.
There is a move afoot to continue and start new small groups. If you are interested, please contact the church office, 337-3526, or tell Ernest Thomas. New and interesting material is being looked at, and we would like to share it with as many groups as possible.
Wednesday Wanderings Meal is now in full swing. Everyone is welcome. Come and join us for a nutritious, home cooked meal every Wednesday evening at 5:00 pm. The donation is $3.00 per person or $7.00 per family.
WEDNESDAY WANDERING MEAL, December 4, Baked Fish, Green Beans, Pineapple Coleslaw, Rolls and Dessert.
Canned Food Sunday
Canned Food Sunday will be on December 15. Please continue to bring your canned goods and place them in the cart in the foyer next to the sanctuary. This is an especially critical month for bringing canned goods as Catholic Charities will be collecting food to go in the bags for Christmas and for the food pantry. Give God thanks for your abundance as you set aside food to help other families who are struggling. Make a note on your shopping list and put aside some cans for the holiday season.
Presbyterian Women’s Monthly Circle Meeting
Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Brunch will be on December 7 at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall. Please plan to come and bring a friend and a canned food gift to benefit Catholic Charities. Presbyterian Women’s Circle meetings will be on December 12th at 10:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to The First Presbyterian Church of Odessa. We are a Christ-centered church that takes seriously our mission: “to build a community of followers of Jesus Christ who love and serve all.” We welcome everyone to our church family as we offer the Lord’s mercy and grace to our members as well as to our community.
Men’s Breakfast will not be held in December. The next Men’s Breakfast will be on January 12 at 8:00 am. in Fellowship Hall.