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Week of October 10th, 2021
If you’ve walked by the church lately, you may have noticed some extra attention being paid to our steeple!   Over the past few weeks Michael O’Brien and his team have been hard at work high above the church applying a new coat of paint.   The crew completed touch-ups last weekend and gave us the unique opportunity to take in the view from the top of the church!  

We hope you’ll enjoy these photos that show the hard work Michael and his team put in.  We’re excited to have a fresh coat of paint so that our steeple can continue to be a pristine presence in the Media skyline!
Hello Church Family!

The Spiritual Growth Campaign is finally upon us!  We’ve been sharing a lot of resources and circulating a lot of information, so I would like to take this opportunity to put everything in one location for you:
Starting on October 10, 2021 and concluding the week of November 21, We will be reading selected chapters of the Richard Foster Book, A Celebration of Discipline.  

Week 1 - Chapter 1          The Spiritual Disciplines: Door to Liberation
Week 2 - Chapter 3         The Inward Disciplines - Prayer
Week 3 – Chapter 6          The Outward Disciplines - Simplicity
Week 4 – Chapter 10       The Corporate Disciplines - Confession     
Week 5 – Chapter 11       The Corporate Disciplines - Worship
Week 6 – Chapter 12       The Corporate Disciplines - Guidance
Week 7 – Chapter 13       The Corporate Disciplines – Celebration

For those interested in the complete Celebration of Discipline Study Guide, it can be downloaded here.
For an abbreviated Study Guide, which includes only the chapters we will be focusing on for the Spiritual Growth Campaign, you can find it here.
Here is a living list of the small groups, which is being updated regularly with information on small group meetings, leaders and other important details.
This is the Purpose Document for the Spiritual Foundation Campaign which I shared last week to help everyone prepare.

We still have a few copies of A Celebration in Discipline available and will have them, along with printed copies of the Study Guide, available in the Sanctuary on Sunday.
For those don’t yet have a small group for the Spiritual Growth campaign, please feel free to reach out one of the group leaders, myself or Pastor Rose. 
Our hope in making all of the Spiritual Growth Campaign Resources available, is that everyone will be able to participate by considering some of the questions posed by the text either through independent reflection or discussion with another member. 

I encourage anyone who might be interested to amplify their experience by participating in some of the group offerings being provided.  Much like the experience of Cross-Fit training, the Spiritual Growth Campaign Exercises, while rewarding enough on their own, are enhanced through shared experience.   
If none of the existing groups fit your life, I encourage you to create your own group for the next seven weeks.  As few as two and as many as twelve people engaged in conversation will make a profound difference in your spiritual growth.

Warmly in Christ, Pastor Jonathan
The next meeting of the Faith & Film Club will be held on October 14th at 7:00 pm. The group will be discussing Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  For details or the Zoom link, email Steve Beckley at: strybeck242@gmail.com.
MPC Session Highlights 2021.09.14

Session received the slate of candidates from the Nominating Committee for the position of Elder and Deacon. The slate is to be presented to and voted on by the Congregation at a Special Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 11:30am both in person and via Zoom.

The candidates are:

ELDER: For the Class of 2024: Sandy Campbell, Elizabeth Rohr, Wanda Larman Ford, Art Kalemkarian, For the Class of 2022: Susan Kassab

DEACON: For the Class of 2024: Jeanne Furey Nancy Henderson, Elaine Fetterman, Lynne McCone, Dave Layton, Karen Gibble

Pastor offered a word of special thanks to the Session Class of 2021, Steve Buxton, Joe Hare, Art Kalemkarian, Susan Kassab, and Karen Sanford for their hard work on Session for these past years. He offered a prayer of thanks for each one of them.

For more Highlights, visit the Session Highlights Archive
The packet of biographies of our recently nominated Officer has been updated to include everyone's information.  Please view the complete packet below!
View the Nominee Biographies
Check out the Full Fall Calendar HERE!
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!  
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#. 
Mothers of Young Children meet every 2nd and 4th Monday with Rev. Rose Sparrow via Zoom. To join, click here.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 374 541 612
Password: 452087
MOYC also meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
Join Zoom Meetings by clicking here.
Meeting ID: 656 800 4509
Password: 19063
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. 
 
Youth Group has resumed!

Be sure to contact sebastian@mediapresbyterian.org for links and information!
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.
Our Women’s Bible Study continues to meet on Thursdays with Rev. Rose. Join us via Zoom at the link below:
Women's Bible Study Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 656 800 4509
Password: 19063

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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