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Sunday Schedule:

 Classes . . . 
 One Worship Service: 10:15 am
 Child Care Provided: 10:10 am in the Nursery (CE Building)
 Children's Church: after Children's Sermon, escorted to 1st Floor of CE building
 Middle & High School Youth after Children's Sermon, meet in 2nd Floor of CE building
led by Gary Williams

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Celebrating 100 Years

    We are a church that believes in the miraculous power of the risen Christ

[Abraham] did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.
Romans 4:20

Pastor's Post

DINNER AND DIRTY HANDS

Dinner time! We rush to the table and sit down, waiting eagerly for food to be brought to the table. Then momma says, "Did you wash your hands?" Have you come to the Lord's Table with a heart prepared to receive God's grace and experience fellowship with your covenant partners?

One privilege of church membership is participating in Christ's ordinances — baptism and communion. Moreover, these privileges give us visible proclamations of the good news that Christ died for sinners and rose again to eternal life. So it's a great tragedy that many Christians neglect the ordinances that Jesus himself established 2,000 years ago. A committed member . . . examines his heart in preparation for joining the family of God at the Lord's Table. He receives these spiritual exercises as means of grace, means that give visible testimony to the effect of the gospel in his life and the life of the gathered church.[1]

This is how we prepare for Communion. We examine our hearts. Ask yourself questions, such as: (1) Do I know someone that has something against me? If I have hurt or offended someone, then I am responsible to "go and be reconciled to them," (Matthew 5:23-24). (2) Has someone sinned against me? Am I hurt or offended by what another has said or done to me? If so, then I am responsible to "go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over." (Matthew 18:15, NIV)

Sunday is communion Sunday. Are you prepared for the Lord's Table? I pray we all will examine ourselves, and be prepared.

by his empowering presence,
Pastor Don

[1] Anyabwile, T. M. (2008). What Is a Healthy Church Member? (pp. 69-70). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.


Upcoming Events . . .

Body Life Communication Meeting & Lunch

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service on October 2. Leadership will report on, and discuss with the congregation, an offer of expertise and support (from friends at Carmel Presbyterian Church), to re-establish Mayflower Church. Lunch will be provided at a small per-person cost. To arrange childcare, call Director of Children's Ministries, Janet Thayer

"Over 55" Adult Bible Study

A Bible Study for adults 55 and over will meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 7:00 pm, starting, October 7 at the Davis's residence. The location will rotate between the Paul and Joan Davis and Lynn and Fay McCallister residences. Please call Joan or Fay for more information.

Women's Bible Study

The Thursday morning Women's Bible Study group will be beginning a new study on Thursday September 22. The study is titled, "A Woman's Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything," by Lydia Brownback. All women are invited to join us on Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am. Contact Ellen Harris with any questions.

What Makes For a Healthy Church?

Reading Schedule: Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

Join us as Pastor Don continues a sermon series based on the book, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. You still have time to pick up your copy from the table in the central narthex and read it before the series begins. Suggested donation for the book is $9.00 (half price).

Each following Sunday morning we will meet at 9:00 o'clock to discuss the chapter and apply the sermon.

Date  Chapter
Aug 14  Mark One: Expositional Preaching
Aug 21  Mark Two: Biblical Theology
Aug 28  Mark Three: The Gospel
Sep 11  Mark Four: A Biblical Understanding of Conversion
Sep 18  Mark Five: A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism
Sep 25  Mark Six: A Biblical Understanding of Church Membership
Oct 9  Mark Seven: Biblical Church Discipline
Oct 16  Mark Eight: A Concern for Discipleship and Growth
Oct 23  Mark Nine: Biblical Church Leadership


In the Office

Kristin Guertin and Cheryl Puckett are now both working in the church office. Kristin is present Mondays through Wednesdays, and is focused primarily on administrative duties. Cheryl is present on Thursdays and Fridays, and is focused more on communications and design (logos, letterhead, advertisement and graphics). Office hours continue to be 8:30am to 12:30pm, Monday through Friday.


Mayflower Church — Quick Look

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Mayflower Safe Church Policy

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:13-14

Mayflower's Safe Church policy enacts procedures to protect those persons most vulnerable to abuse, namely our children and susceptible adults. Mayflower's policy addresses safe procedures to protect all vulnerable persons, with primary focus on preventing child abuse.

Mayflower's leadership assumes responsibility to establish the safest possible worship environment, but implicit responsibility lies with all church members and regular visitors to proactively implement the policy to safeguard our church family.

Results of the Mayflower Church Health Survey Are In!

The results from the recent Mayflower Church Health Survey are available here as a PDF (2.3 megabytes). The 110 page report presents results of the survey in chart and tabular data.

Summary: This table lists the results of Mayflower's Healthy Church Survey according to rank, from strong (at the top) to weak (at the bottom). The table also compares the responses of leadership with responses of the congregation.

Table of Survey Results

Transition Schedule-at-a-Glance

November 20, 2015

WE HAVE A TRANSITIONAL PASTOR! The Lord has blessed Mayflower with Pastor Don Harris. Don and his wife Ellen will be coming out from Florida to start on December 5th. Thank you for all of your prayers. We are truly blessed to see what the Lord has done!

The Mission Study Team, is in the process of developing a clear and up-to-date expression of who Mayflower is and where Mayflower is going. Please pray for this team as they continue their work.

The Pastor Nominating Committee is in the process of being formed and will be up for approval by the congregation along with the mission study once it is complete.


First Touch Volunteers Needed

We are grateful for those who arrive a little earlier on Sunday mornings and prepare fresh brewed coffee for us! The First Touch ministry team is looking for a few more volunteers to help set up or clean up. No experience necessary! See Cathy Smith for details.

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

Dorothy's Place in Salinas is a ministry of the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra. One of their programs is Dorothy's Kitchen, which was "founded with the desire that all people who are hungry in our community should come and eat". On the second Saturday of each month, a team of Mayflower volunteers lovingly prepares and delivers a meal for the homeless at Dorothy's. To participate in this ministry or get more information, contact Bill Warne or Miriam Little. You may read more about Dorothy's place at www.dorothysplace.org/ourwork.

"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.

Thank you,
Bill Warne

I-HELP Dinner

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


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.

Learn about Small Groups and Motorcycles at Mayflower.

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