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| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||Adults' Bible Study||9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library)|
led by Chris Olsen
| ||One Worship Service: ||10:15 am|
Did you miss a sermon? You can listen to it here and download any notes.
Get a glimpse of what Mayflower is about: Download the Visitor's Brochure, (66k PDF)
From the Pastor
March 7, 2014
For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
"Thank You For Your Help With The Survey"
The deadline for the Worship Service Survey is March 14 and we have already heard from more than half of you. We deeply appreciate your help with this survey. Planning a blended worship service for people who have traditional, contemporary, and charismatic preferences can be a challenging task. There are also a variety of preferences for the length and time of the service. In order to plan services that enable all of us to give glory to God, we need to hear from all of you.
After the survey is closed, we will analyze the data and share the survey results with the church family. Thank you for help. It is invaluable.
Family Night @ Mayflower
Wednesday nights is Family Night @ Mayflower. A time for the entire family of God at Mayflower to come together to love, to serve, to grow.
Childcare for ages 0-5th grade is provided during small group time.
The offerings include:
Books of the Bible, led by Pastor David.
Theodyssey Continuation, led by Paul E. Davis
All are welcome!
Upcoming Events . . .
St. Paddy's concert at St. Mary's-By-The-Sea
Saturday, March 8 at 7pm, the Black Brothers and Their Fine Band will "perform rollicking tunes featuring trademark close harmony singing, catchy rhythms, witty tales, jigs and reels and a bit o' the blarney, of course!" Libations and food for sale to benefit St. Mary's food pantry. Advanced tickets availabe at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/576552
Taize Prayer Services at First Presbyterian Church, Monterey
Taize Prayer Services A special Taize Healing Service, with an emphasis on the healing of body, soul and spirit, will be held on Friday, March 7. In addition to beautiful music and quiet meditative intervals, there will be stations set up where you may express a concern or ask for specific prayers. A Good Friday Taize Service is scheduled for Friday, April 18. Both services will be held at 7:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Monterey.
Jesus and the Sacraments Class for children & youth
A one-session class and discussion is offered for young people who want to learn more about what it means to ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, to be baptized, and to take part in the Lord's Supper. We plan to offer this class twice each year in order to encourage and prepare our young people to take these all-important steps in their lives with our Lord. Pastor David will lead the class, and parents are welcome, too. Bring your questions and thoughts. After church you may eat lunch in the library, where class will be held. It will end by 1:30 PM.
|March 9|| Youth in middle or high school|
|March 23|| Children in grades 1-5|
If these dates do not work for you, you may arrange to meet with Pastor David at another time. Following the class, for those who decide they are ready, arrangements will be made for baptism, confirmation of faith and Holy Communion.
Please RSVP to Janet Thayer (for lunch numbers) at email@example.com.
2nd annual St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza at St. Mary's-By-The-Sea
St. Mary's-By-The-Sea features the high energy Celtic band Story Road, Irish dancing, and a special appearance by The Celtoid Kids and Juli's Angels on Sunday, March 16 at 3pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, with sales benefitting St. Mary's food pantry. Ticket are $20 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets available at storyroadband.com.
Short term missions trip to Mexico
A missions trip to a youth camp in Oaxaca, Mexico with Adventures In Life is in the works for July 12-20, 2014. The very first team from Mayflower &emdash; which included families with children &emdash; went in 1998 (see who you recognize in the framed photo in the Fellowship Hall!). Is it your turn to join the team? If you'd like to go, please contact Bill or Deborah Warne ASAP.
A group of Mayflower volunteers will be heading over to Dorothy's Kitchen Saturday, November 9, to deliver a meal, additional food for the month, and provide fellowship and encouragement to the women of the shelter. If you're interested in helping, please contact Bill Warne.
Discussion Concerning Mayflower Presbyterian Leaving the PCUSA
Link: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION REGARDING LEAVING PCUSA
Mayflower is asking the San Jose Presbytery to send a Presytery Engagement Team. Read the letter of request, here. (36k PDF)
Where would Mayflower go? Here are links to two Presbyterian denominations under consideration.
Designated Missions Giving
Would you like to donate to a specific Mayflower missionary? Just write a check to Mayflower Church, and write the missions agency & missionary names on the "memo" line. For example, write "Greater Europe Mission - Drew & Linka Parlee" or "Intervarsity - Steve & Susie Colby". For a full list of our missionaries, see the missions board in the Fellowship Hall.
Mayflower In The Community
Dorothy's Place: A Homeless Women's Ministry
The second Saturday of each month a faithful team of volunteers from Mayflower prepares a meal, drives to Dorothy's Place in Salinas, and lovingly serves dinner to homeless women. Dorothy's Place, run by the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, maintains the only no-questions-asked emergency walk-in shelter for street women in Monterey County. The team invites you to come along and experience the joy of serving our neighbors - either once or on a monthly basis. Contact Miriam Little to get involved.
"By The Back Door"
We are collecting unopened, unexpired, nonperishable food. The food will be delivered to Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas, where it is used to prepare daily meals for homeless women. Do you need ideas? Suggestions for donations include: large cans of tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, bags or sacks of rice and beans, large bags of cornbread mix, packages of pasta or parmesan cheese from Costco, and large jars of canned fruit. If you have any questions or would like to help with the delivery, please call Bill Warne
If you are interested in providing meat products for these guests, please give me a call or call the church office.
Dorothy's slogan is, "Love Loudly," lets hear a big roar from Mayflower.
Monthly Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) is scheduled at Mayflower the first Tuesday and first Saturday of the month; and the 5th Thursday (lodging ony).
Contact Joe Blau if you want to help
Congregational Life Needs Your Help
What ideas has God given you for fellowship and fun for the rest of 2013, or 2014? Join the Congregational Life Team
and share your special skills in organizing, planning, decorating and hosting. Muscle power is
also needed and appreciated. Talk to Fay at church, or leave your name and number at the church
office and Fay will be in touch with you.
Mayflower Library Is A Treasure Trove
Did you know that there are nearly 3,000 books cataloged and ready to be checked out in our Mayflower Library? From daily devotionals to books on psychology, evangelism, pastoral care, missions, addiction and 30 additional Christian-based topics, the library is a treasure trove of reading available to our church members.
Special thanks to Teri Cotham who has worked diligently, behind-the-scenes, to catalog our books into a computer database to better track and inventory our works. Teri has spent four months getting the library in order before her move later this month to Gardnerville, Nevada. Thanks Teri for all you have done for us.
You can now search for a book by title or author (first or last), on line.
Builder's Plaque on the Historic Mayflower Pipe Organ
Read about the Mayflower's historic pipe organ
Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool
We are now accepting registration and enrollment for our Standard Preschool Program and our Cooperative Preschool Program.
Ages 3 years to entering kindergarten.
Preschool is now in session
Office Hours: Monday, Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Visit the Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool web site.
CA State License # 274411613.