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Week of November 14th
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One of God's names in the Old Testament is Jehovah-Jireh. Literally translated, this means the God who provides. At many points in the New Testament, we hear the same truth articulated.  In John 10:10, Jesus speaks to those who love and trust him, "I have come that you might have life, more life than you could ask for even imagine."  
 
In my personal and in our Church life, God has always provided for everything that He has called us to.  I am confident that God is "forever enough, more than enough and always enough".  I invite you to listen to this song entitled Jireh by the musicians at Maverick City Music.  In it, they articulate the truth of God's provision while inviting us to worship God as Jehovah-Jireh.  Whatever we face, God is paying attention and will be our provider.  As we continue to worship during week 5 of our Spiritual Growth Campaign, I invite you to use this song as an opportunity to worship.
 
In addition to sharing this song that has blessed me, I offer you an invitation to be a part of God's provision to and through Media Presbyterian Church.  Below is an invitation to Stewardship which Elder Ron Reese shared with us two Sundays ago in worship:
 
Good morning.  My name is Ron Reese.  I am here on behalf of the Session to update you on our church finances and ask for a little help. 
 
The last 18 months have impacted all of us.  Pastor Jonathan and Session decided early in the pandemic that we would faithfully continue to be the church during the disruption:  love and worship God, care for our congregation and community, and share the gospel.  Your tithes and offerings, as well as payroll protection funds, have been used to retain the church staff, fund our missionaries, invest in technology, and maintain the church buildings.  We are thankful for your faith and participation.
 
The church currently has an operating deficit of $75,000 for 2021.  This is not unprecedented.  History informs us that some of the deficit will be reduced with year-end giving; however, we wanted the congregation to be aware of the size of the current shortfall.  The church has sufficient resources and reserves to continue full programming, but operating deficits are not sustainable long-term. 
 
You can help.  We ask that you pray for the church to continue to make good decisions with its resources.  We ask that you pray for a reduction of the operating deficit.  And financially, if you can bring your pledge current or make an offering, we would be grateful. 
 
MPC will continue its mission to love and serve God and our neighbors.  With God’s help, Session is committed to leading a vibrant church while being good stewards of your gifts.  We look forward to working with all of you as we carry out our mission.
 
Thank you.
Worship With Us

Media Presbyterian Church is currently offering Worship In-Person in the Sanctuary and Live via YouTube.  

To join online, simply navigate to our YouTube Page.

We gather for worship at 10 a.m., please join us!  
Adult Sunday school will be in person only in room 102 for the next several weeks.  We will be using our technological capabilities to view an exciting new video resource.  We are  examining the lives of the first disciples utilizing The Chosen.  

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. The series is available from a variety of streaming services and for free on your tablet or smart device with its app.  If you would like to download the app and watch at home, click the link above.  We will be viewing videos and discussing the portrayal of the first disciples while studying the scriptures in which the disciples appear.  
MPC’s dear Janis Richards will be welcoming children from preschool-fifth grade to begin preparations for our annual Christmas Program!  Children are invited to join Janis on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. to learn songs for the December 12th Celebration!

Practices will begin on October 27th and will be held in the Post room in the Children’s Wing. 
If you have questions, please call or email Andria Kaskey, Director of Children’s Ministries:   andria@mediapresbyterian.org OR 610-420-4521.
Mothers of Young Children meet every 2nd and 4th Monday with Rev. Rose Sparrow via Zoom. To join, click here.
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MOYC also meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
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We invite you to participate in our Prayer Line, led by Reverend Rose Sparrow. We come together every Monday and Thursday at 12 noon to pray. Our prayer partners also meet on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Simply call the prayer line number at (425) 436-6394 with Code 338523#. 
Volunteers for the Media Food Bank are needed now more than ever! If you are available, please follow the link below. 

Sign up to volunteer by clicking here. 
Our Worship Team and Choir continue to meet weekly to worship and connect with each other. The Worship Team meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. At 7:30 p.m., our choir joins the choir from the Presbyterian Church of Strasburg on zoom for a great time of fellowship and worship. Contact Lisa VanHeldorf at lisa@mediapresbyterian.org if you would like to participate!
Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and click the notifications bell so you're alerted each time we start a new live video stream. We also post videos of devotionals and worship songs led by MPC leaders that we hope encourage you throughout the week.

Other News

Don't forget that you can still worship through giving by providing your offering online. Head to MediaPresbyterian.org/GiveOnline and follow the prompts on that page. If you'd prefer to still give with cash or check, you can always use an envelope and drop your offering in the mailbox outside of Kesel House.
In this time of social distancing and life changing events, your Stephen Ministers are available to help you confidentially sort through overwhelming feelings. Please email  us at Stephenministry@mediapresbyterian.org   Someone from the team will contact you. All contact remains confidential. 

Be inspired throughout the week and revisit some of the Praise & Worship songs we sing on Sundays. Click here to listen to our Worship Playlist.

Do you purchase items on Amazon often? Well now, a portion of your spending can automatically support MPC! All thanks to Amazon Smile. Support MPC by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

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