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9124 Sappington Rd
St Louis, MO, 63126
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314-842-9329

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Mid-Week Announcements

Check here for mid-week updates regarding events and announcements related to our church.

April 25-29, 2018

Randy Stone

Providence Event Calendar
    Wednesday, April 25 - Choir practice tonight
    Thursday, April 26 - Ladies Bible Study at 9:30 AM
                                   - Rooted Meeting at 7 PM
    Sunday, April 29 - Morning Worship - 9:30 AM
                                - Sunday School for all ages - 11:10 AM
                                - Evening Service - 6 PM
    Saturday, May 5 - Women in the Church brunch - Carol Moore's home
                                 718 River Hills Drive, Fenton - 10:30 AM
    Sunday, May 6 -
Morning Worship - 9:30 AM
                             - Sunday School for all ages - 11:10 AM

                             - Annual Congregational Meeting during SS
                             - Evening Service - 6 PM

    Sunday, May 20 - Morning Worship - 9:30 AM
                               - Sunday School for all ages - 11:10 AM
 
                               -
Pentecost Pig Roast at 6 PM

Fri & Sat, June 8 &9 - Dinners for Eight
July 16-20 - Vacation Bible School
You can also find the “official” calendar on the Providence Church web site.

New Prayer Chain Contact — Debbie Zintel will be serving our congregation by overseeing the prayer chain. Please direct church-wide requests for prayer to Debbie by email or phone or text: ‭314-221-8913‬.

Teachers and Volunteers Needed — Looking for a great ministry opportunity this summer? Volunteer for VBS! We typically serve 60-100 kids each year and need your help! There are a variety of ways to be involved - no commitment is too small. See Anna More for more details or to volunteer. 314-600-3525 or annahoegemann@gmail.com.

New Church Secretary — This week Scott and Jennifer Vermeer will be moving to Richland, WA, where Scott will be joining a law firm.  We are grateful for her service this past year!  Catie Skogen will be taking over as the part-time church secretary.  She can be reached at 214-850-1904 or catieskogen@gmail.com

Vacation Bible School Registration — Opens on Tuesday, May 1st.  You can register here.  VBS will be happening this year on July 16-20. 

Dinners For Eight — Dinners for Eight is back!  There will be sign-up sheets in the foyer of the church this week! 

A New Crestwood Municipal Judge Installed — Last night at the Board of Aldermen meeting Jason Denney was appointed to be the new Municipal Judge for the city of Crestwood.  Give thanks and pray for Jason!

Annual Congregational Meeting — We will hold our annual congregational meeting on Sunday, May 6, 2017, during the Sunday school hour. The proposed budget for 2017-18 will be available on the book table in the foyer this Sunday. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please talk to one of the elders before they vote to approve the budget in a few weeks.  The deacons up for election this year are:
    Deacon Dan Hayes (finishing a year-long sabbatical)
    Deacon Bob Wooldridge (finishing a year-long sabbatical)
    Deacon Alan Handermann (ordained in another PCA church)

    Mr. Phillip Johnson (for ordination)

The Elders up for election this year are:
    Elder Joel Montgomery
(finishing a year-long sabbatical)
    Elder John Moore
(up for his second three-year term)

 

Laverne McDonnold — Laverne died this past Thursday, April 19th.  The funeral was yesterday at Kutis in Affton.  Pastor Meyers led the service at the funeral home and graveside.  Many of you did not know Laverne because she has been confined to her home for many years because of lung disease.  Her husband Mac and she joined us 15 years ago. Shortly afterward, in 2005, Mac died.  Laverne was a long-time member of Presbyterian churches. She was a faithful believer who navigated many tragedies in her life, including the death of a young son and a daughter.  She leaves behind a son Ron and three grandchildren—Jonathan, Betsy, and Daniel.  Give thanks for her life and pray for her family.

Baby Shower — Ladies, you are invited to a Baby Shower that will bless one of our newest families, Matthew and Catie Hon, on Thursday, May 10th. This is an ideal opportunity to get to know Catie, or even meet her if you haven't yet!  We will meet at the home of Brookie Moore at 7:00 p.m. Please see the sign up sheets on the WIC Table or during the Adult Sunday School class. Catie is registered at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon.  Please contact Barb Hoover with any questions.

Adult Sunday School Class  — We have made a few changes to the Creeds & Councils Sunday school class schedule.  Here’s the latest update:
    April 29   The Westminster Confession of Faith – Chapt 11
    May 6     No SS – Annual Congregational Meeting
    May 13   The Second Vatican Council – Chapt 12
    May 20   No SS – “Promotion Sunday” for children in sanctuary
    May 27    No SS – Summer Break Begins 

Ladies Bible Study — Continues tomorrow, Thursday, 9:30 AM at church.  Pastor Meyers will continue our study through Genesis.  You are invited to join with us at any time for the teaching, discussion, and fellowship.  Child care is provided.  Please contact Kathy Hoegemann if you need child care.

WIC Spring Brunch — The annual Women in the Church (WIC) brunch will be on May 5th at 10:30 AM at the home of Richard/Carol Moore, 718 River Hills Drive, Fenton.   All women are invited to attend.

Missionary Update & Prayer — Here is the latest update from Graham Purcell.

Up-Coming Concerts

Organ Concert at Twin Oaks — St. Louis concert organist Dennis Bergin, organist at Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church, will present a solo organ concert “Music of Resurrection” at Twin Oaks on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. on the church’s splendid 51 rank Quimby pipe organ. The program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, César Franck and Dennis Bergin himself. The program is free and open to the public. Dennis has won many competitions, including the International Organ Playing competition, and has played with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall.

Bach Choral Concert — St. Matthew Passion – The Bach Society will conclude this year's St. Louis Bach Festival with Johann Sebastian Bach's magnificent St. Matthew Passion on Saturday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Missouri Baptist University (in the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center).  This is Bach's musical setting of the Passion of Christ as found in the Gospel of Matthew.  Tickets are $25-$45 ($10 Student Rush) and can be purchased at bachsociety.org.

Contact Numbers — You can reach the church secretary, Catie Skogen, via email catieskogen@gmail.com or phone: 214-850-1904.  Make sure you get your announcements to her by Wednesday evening each week to ensure they get into the Sunday bulletin.  You can reach Pastor Meyers at jeffmeyers@me.com or his phone (314-374-5258).

Facebook & Website — Check out our Facebook page for links to interesting articles and other information.  Our church website is providencestlouis.com.  You can find sermon files and the directory there in the “members only” section.  If you’d like the password to that section, please contact Pastor Meyers (and you don’t need to be a member to get the password, just a regular attender).

The Week’s Scripture Passage — Psalm 37:1-4

Fret not yourself because of evildoers;
be not envious of wrongdoers! 
For they will soon fade like the grass
and wither like the green herb. 
Trust in Yahweh, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 
Delight yourself in Yahweh,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

– Pastor Jeff Meyer

April 17-22, 2018

Randy Stone

Providence Event Calendar
   Wednesday, April 18 - NO Choir practice tonight
   Thursday, April 19 - Ladies Bible Study at 9:30 AM
                                 - Rooted Meeting at 7 PM
    Saturday, April 21 - Work Day at Church, 8 AM to 12 noon
    Sunday, April 22 - Morning Worship - 9:30 AM
                               - Sunday School Classes all ages - 11:10 am
                               - Parish Groups meet

                               -NO evening service

Saturday, May 5 - Women in the Church brunch
Sunday, May 20 - Pentecost Sunday
                          - Pentecost Pig Roast at 6 PM
 July 16-20 - Vacation Bible School
You can also find the “official” calendar on the Providence Church web site.

Pastor’s Corner — In our liturgy and public Scripture reading we say "Yahweh" when the Hebrew text uses the Tetragrammaton YHWH to refer to God. Most of our English translations continue to translate YHWH as LORD, distinguishing it from the Hebrew word adonay (“lord") by the use of small or large caps formatting. I am convinced that this perpetuates a very unhealthy tradition and makes for a muddled reading of Scripture. We break with that mistaken tradition and restore the divine covenantal Name given to Israel in our the public reading of Scripture.  It is better for us to read Yahweh rather than LORD in our translations, Scripture reading, and preaching for 10 reasons:

1. Yahweh was given to Israel as God's "memorial name" (Exod. 3:15). This personal name of God was revealed to Israel so that they might use it in prayer and thus remind God of his covenant so he would act for them. God's personal name for Israel was not "Lord" but "Yahweh." As Psalm 20 says, "Some trust in chariots and some in horses but we will memorialize the Name of Yahweh our God." The name of the God of Israel was not "Lord" or "LORD" but Yahweh.

2. "Lord" is a title not a name. You can make the word “lord" into all caps, italicize it, bold it, or whatever, but that doesn't change the fact that it means “master" or “sir" and is not a name, certainly not God's revealed personal Name. So when one translates passages like "Let them praise the name of Yahweh" as "Let them praise the name of the LORD" you muck up the meaning badly. His Name is not "Lord" or “LORD.”  God’s Name for Israel was Yahweh!

For the rest of the reasons you can download the whole essay here.

New Prayer Chain Contact — Debbie Zintel will be serving our congregation by overseeing the prayer chain. Please direct church-wide requests for prayer to Debbie by email or phone or text: ‭314-221-8913‬.

Church Work Day — The work day is this Saturday, April 21, 8 AM till 12 noon.  Come and help us clean up the church for Spring. There are chores to accomplish both outside and inside.  Don’t worry if you didn’t sign up, just show up and help, please. Here is a list of tools that we could use for the Saturday workday.

• Shop Vac
• Step ladder or two
• Extension cord
• Household tools (drill & bits, screwdrivers, etc)
• Weed whacker's
• Leaf blowers
• Spades, shovels, leaf rakes, garden rakes

Annual Congregational Meeting — We will hold our annual congregational meeting on Sunday, May 6, 2017, during the Sunday school hour. The proposed budget for 2017-18 will be available on the book table in the foyer this Sunday. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please talk to one of the elders before they vote to approve the budget in a few weeks.  The deacons up for election this year are:

Deacon Dan Hayes (finishing a year-long sabbatical)
Deacon Bob Wooldridge (finishing a year-long sabbatical)
Deacon Alan Handermann (ordained in another PCA church)
Mr. Phillip Johnson (for ordination)

The Elders up for election this year are:

Elder Tom Hanley (up for his second three-year term)
Elder Joel Montgomery
(finishing a year-long sabbatical)
Elder John Moore
(up for his second three-year term)

Baby Shower — Ladies, you are invited to a Baby Shower that will bless one of our newest families, Matthew and Catie Hon, on Thursday, May 10th. This is an ideal opportunity to get to know Catie, or even meet her if you haven't yet!  We will meet at the home of Brookie Moore at 7:00 p.m. Please see the sign up sheets on the WIC Table or during the Adult Sunday School class. Catie is registered at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon.  Please contact Barb Hoover with any questions.

Adult Sunday School Class  — We have made a few changes to the Creeds & Councils Sunday school class schedule.  Here’s the latest update:
    April 22   The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion – Chapt 10
    April 29   The Westminster Confession of Faith – Chapt 11

    May 6       No SS – Annual Congregational Meeting
    May 13     The Second Vatican Council – Chapt 12
    May 20    No SS – “Promotion Sunday” for children in the sanctuary
    May 27    No SS – Summer Break Begins
 

Ladies Bible Study — Continues tomorrow, Thursday, 9:30 AM at church.  Pastor Meyers will continue our study through Genesis.  You are invited to join with us at any time for the teaching, discussion, and fellowship.  Child care is provided.  Please contact Kathy Hoegemann if you need child care.

WIC Spring Brunch — The annual Women in the Church (WIC) brunch will be on May 5th at 10:30 AM at the home of Richard/Carol Moore, 718 River Hills Drive, Fenton.   All women are invited to attend.

Vacation Bible School 2018 — Mark your calendars for VBS this year.  It’s all happening July 16-20. 

Missionary Update & Prayer — Here is an update this week from Graham Purcell.

And and update from Georgette in Burundi:

Dear Friends of Burundi Miracle Project,

 

A special THANK YOU from Georgette and her nephew (and assistant) Richard for making the Easter Monday Surprise happen!  Your prayers and support change lives FOREVER. The children who received ONE MEAL and sleeping mats on Easter Monday thank God for your participation.  (Pictures are coming soon!)

 

IF IT HAS BEEN ON YOUR HEART TO DONATE TO BURUNDI MIRACLE PROJECT, WE HAVE AN EXCITING OPTION. On May 2, 2018, the St. Louis Community Foundation holds a day of online donating called Give STL Day. Hundreds of nonprofits participate. It's a wonderful way to raise awareness and funds for Burundi Miracle Project.

 

Our campaign, "Join St. Louis-Burundi Medical Miracle," seeks to raise $6,000 to purchase medical supplies and clean (untainted) medicines for the clinic that BMP has been building. 

 

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:

     ~On May 2, click to donate.  https://www.givestlday.org/burundiproject 

     ~You may donate before May 2, but each nonprofit is eligible for "prizes" that incentivize donating on May 2.

     ~100% of donation is tax deductible

     ~$10 minimum, $1000,000 maximum donation

     ~PRAY and SPREAD THE WORD

 

Added note: Georgette literally moved into La Providence Orphanage on April 1-May 2 to hold a Novena (she and the orphans make special prayers and praise to God each morning and evening) for Give STL Day. You, too, are invited to pray every day with Georgette.

 

Thank you for putting this campaign on your radar.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Burundi Miracle Project Board of Directors

 

Contact Numbers — You can reach the church secretary, Jennifer Vermeer, via email (vermeerjenniferl@gmail.com) or her phone (208-899-9123).  Make sure you get your announcements to her by Wednesday evening each week to insure they get into the Sunday bulletin.  You can reach Pastor Meyers at jeffmeyers@me.com or his phone (314-374-5258). 

Facebook & Website — Check out our Facebook page for links to interesting articles and other information.  Our church website is providencestlouis.com.  You can find sermon files and the directory there in the “members only” section.  If you’d like the password to that section, please contact Pastor Meyers (and you don’t need to be a member to get the password, just a regular attender).

The Week’s Scripture Passage — Proverbs 3:5-8

Trust in Yahweh with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding. 
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. 
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear Yahweh, and turn away from evil. 
It will be healing to your flesh

and refreshment to your bones.

– Pastor Jeff Meyers

January 31 - February 4, 2018

Randy Stone

Providence Event Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 31 - Choir practice at 7 PM
Thursday, Feb. 1 - Ladies Bible Study at 9:30 AM
                           - Rooted Meeting at 7 PM
Sunday, Feb. 4 - No Evening Service
                         - Deacon’s Fund offerings received in the AM
Sunday, Feb. 18  - Parish Groups Meet
You can also find the “official” calendar on the Providence Church web site.

The Maney’s in Monroe, Louisiana — It was great to be able to participate in Drew’s ordination on Sunday evening.  The Maney’s have a great church community there and Drew is going to have a very productive ministry there. Kevin Skogen (Caleb’s father) was also able to participate in the ordination service.  You can find some (fuzzy) pictures on Providence’s Facebook page.

Parish Groups — Parish groups will meet in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, February 18. Look for an updated parish group list soon.  You will get a message from your parish elder before the meeting about the time and place of the event.

Deacons Fund Offering  This Sunday the deacons will receive the monthly Deacons Fund offering, an offering used to help the needy in our congregation. Please designate your offering by annotating “Deacons Fund” on the memo line of your check or place a contribution of cash in the envelope provided in your bulletin. 

Ladies Bible Study — Continues tomorrow, Thursday, 9:30 AM at church.  Pastor Meyers will continue our study through Genesis.  We begin this time at Genesis 10-11, the prelude to the life of Abraham.  You are invited to join with us at any time for the teaching, discussion, and fellowship.  Child care is provided.  Please contact Kathy Hoegemann if you need child care.

2017 Contribution Statements — Please be sure to pick up your 2017 contribution statement (for tax purposes) available on the book table in the narthex.

New Adult Sunday School Class — This Sunday we continue our new adult Sunday school class focusing on the creeds and confessions of the church.  We are using Justin Holcomb’s book Know the Creeds and Councils   It’s not too expensive ($10) and it’s very readable.  We will only have a few copies left on the book table.  This week we will be talking about the Council of Nicea and the Nicene Creed (chapter 2). 

Nursery Care — Thank you for signing up to help in the nursery!  The schedule is filled with volunteers!

Missionary Update & Prayer — Remember Pastor Ryan Van Horn this week and his church planting efforts at Resurrection in Chattanooga, TN. 

Women in the Church (WIC) Book Discussion — The next book discussion will be on Monday, February 12 at 7:00 pm.  We are reading the book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone.  You can get the book from Amazon for about $17.  The discussion will be held at the home of Maggie Montgomery, 741 Hawbrook in Glendale.  All women are invited to join us for Bunco and for the book group, even if you don’t read the book.

Women of the Church (WIC), do you receive WIC emails? Would you like to? Please contact Debbie Keane to be added. Don’t want to receive WIC emails? Let Debbie know if you don’t want to be on the group mailings.

Contact Numbers — You can reach the church secretary, Jennifer Vermeer, via email (vermeerjenniferl@gmail.com) or her phone (208-899-9123).  Make sure you get your announcements to her by Wednesday evening each week to insure they get into the Sunday bulletin.  You can reach Pastor Meyers at jeffmeyers@me.com or his phone (314-374-5258). 

Facebook & Website — Check out our Facebook page for links to interesting articles and other information.  Our church website is providencestlouis.com.  You can find sermon files and the directory there in the “members only” section.  If you’d like the password to that section, please contact Pastor Meyers (and you don’t need to be a member to get the password, just a regular attender).

The Week’s Scripture Passage — 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

– Pastor Jeff Meyers