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  Sunday's Coming
THIS WEEK AT FPCE

Sunday –  February 2, 2020
9:00 a.m.     Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.   Worship Service (childcare available)
11:15 a.m.   Coffee Hour - Souper Bowl of Caring
11:30 a.m.    HR Meeting
Monday –  February 3, 2020

12:00 p.m.   Angel Circle Bible Study
6:30 p.m.     Cub Scouts

Tuesday –  February 4, 2020
11:00 a.m     Staff Meeting
3:00 p.m.     JAM Bible Class
Wednesday – February 5, 2020
10:00 a.m.    Lectionary Study
Thursday - February 6, 2020
7:30 p.m.      Choir Rehearsal
Friday - February 7, 2020
5:00 p.m.      Messy Church
Saturday - February 8, 2020
8:30 a.m.      Women's Retreat
The Lord’s Sermon on the Mount by St. Augustine the Bishop 
 
When we read Matthew 5:1-12 we are told by Jesus that God has an eye for the overlooked and devalued among us. God notices and attends to the poor in spirit, the timid and those in deep grief. God recognizes the work of and aligns forces with those who yearn for righteousness. Those who love and create peace in this hostile world, those who look fool hearty or naïve in our all too violent culture, get particular attention from none other than the Almighty. The downtrodden, the courageous, those who believe in what they have not yet seen and are holding out hope for reconciliation and justice, they too are held tenderly in the hands of the Most High God despite all evidence to the contrary. God, it seems,  chooses the foolish to shame the wise, the weak to topple the strong, and the cross, that most shameful instrument of state terror, to defeat the very death and sin it perpetrated. What would it mean if we honored those whom God honors? What would happen if we stopped playing all of our culture's games for status and power and privilege? What would it cost us if we lived more deeply into justice, and mercy, and humility?
75th Anniversary Logo Coloring contest!
We had 14 entries for this contest. The task force chose three different winners:
Yami Thomas – banner 
Penny Di Marco – main logo design
Havana Thomas – Tee shirt design
Please know that all designs submitted will be used throughout this 75th year. They are up for display in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy our artists!
Souperbowl Sunday!
February 2 following worship
 
Bring cans of soup to donate to
Family Rescue Center!

 
Bring your favorite chili or soup to share!
Include a spoon/ladle & goodies to go with (cheese, onions, etc)
 
First, Second and Third place will be awarded by popular vote!
Messy Church -  Friday, February 7  5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m
Love for Others
We will be getting ready for our Saturday, February 15 MUD. We are going to visit a rehab center.
We will make valentines and flower pots, eat heart pizzas and play games. We will have worship where we will think of how we care for others. Come and enjoy this time together – all ages are welcome. 

 
Women's Retreat
February 8, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This event will be held at the church. Breakfast and lunch provided. Copies of Coffee Break with God are available to all who attend.
New Year, New Member Class
Anyone interested in learning more about PC(USA)? Rev. Ann will lead this class. Please let the church office know 818-788-1147
Spiff - Up Day - save the date!
Our next time to organize and do a little cleaning will be on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. - noon. Come for the entire time of for an hour. All ages are welcome. Let Ruth know if you are coming so the tasks can be readied for you. 
Lenten Study/Dinner
March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 - 6:00 p.m. light supper; 6:30 p.m. study
Lent in Plain Sight by Jill Duffield. Please RSVP to the church office. Thanks to CE for hosting this event.
Pledge envelopes will no longer be distributed. But, good news! You can now give through our website! The secured portal can be found in the menu under GIVING. There's opportunity to give once or set up a recurring donation. You can also specify where you'd like your funds directed via a simple text box; for example: flowers, Messy Church, Deacons, EPCC, hospitality, pledge, etc
A receipt will be emailed for your records in addition to a year-end statement.

https://firstpresencino.org/
Spiff-Up Day
Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m.


First Presbyterian Church of Encino -
75th Anniversary Celebration!
Sunday, May 3, 2020
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