Lent at Emsworth U.P. Church

Wednesday Evenings During Lent

February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon

Come and gather with our brothers and sisters at Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon for an evening of dinner, worship and study.   The topic of our study during Lent will be, “The Jesus Creed,” based upon the book by Scot McKnight.   

The Jesus Creed is based upon Jesus’ words in Mark 12:29 – 31.  The words Jesus speaks are taken from the Shema from Deuteronomy 6 –
“Hear O Israel, The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  You shall love the Lord you God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.”
We will study what it means to follow the Jesus Creed – in our writing, learning, praying and living. 

Some weeks, the program will be intergenerational, with everyone together.  Other weeks, we will separate into age-specific activities for children, youth and adults. 
Brochures with more information are available in the narthex, or talk with Pastor Susan.

South Sudan Trip Information

You have three upcoming opportunities to learn more about Pastor Susan’s trip to South Sudan with five other pastors from Pittsburgh Presbytery.

Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh Presbytery.  All six team members will be making a presentation to the International Partnership of Pittsburgh Presbytery.  Also of interest will be an update on Malawi, including a report on the recent flooding as well as an update on the trip scheduled for this summer, 2015.
Sunday, March 15 at 11:00 The Rev. Sharon Stewart will be our guest preacher and present her perspective on South Sudan and what she experienced there.
Sunday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Susan will be discussing the trip as part of our regular worship service.

Worship Schedule for March/April

Sunday, March 8         Elder Keith Mehelcic preaching at 11:00 a.m.
                                    (Pastor on Spring break from March 5 – 15)
                                    Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Sunday, March 15       Rev. Sharon Stewart preaching at 11:00 a.m.
                                    (Rev. Stewart is one of the pastors from Pittsburgh Presbytery who
                                    traveled to South Sudan in January.)
                                    Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday, March 22       Prayer group for Emsworth U.P. at 9:15 a.m.
                                    Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
                                    South Sudan Worship with Pastor Susan at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 29       Prayer group for Emsworth U.P. at 9:15 a.m.
                                    Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
                                    Worship at 11:00 a.m. (Palm/Passion Sunday)

Thursday, April 2         Maundy Thursday/Good Friday supper and service at 6:00 p.m.
                                     (Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon)

Sunday, April 5            Easter worship at 11:00 a.m.