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ABOVE: Preparing Meals to Share
BELOW: Ron Chizek
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SESSION COMMITTEES

ADMINISTRATION,
PERSONNEL, FINANCE
& STEWARDSHIP
Carol Larter, Chair
Jim Hinkle
Brenda Meador
Sue Peck
Laura Ruehle, Treasurer
Jane Smith

STRUCTURE, BUILDING & GROUNDS
Jerry Meador, Co-chair
Tom Ruehle, Co-chair
Ron Chizek
Oakley Cole
Ron Custer
Linda Hinkle
Sandy Lane

EDUCATION, FELLOWSHIP & WORSHIP
Liz Custer, Co-Chair
Craig Talarico, Co-Chair
Emily Dening
Carol Hadcock
Sharon Ritzmann
Jane Smith
Helen Thompson
Belinda Vair, Organist
Donna VanAernam

MISSION & OUTREACH
Brett Dening, Co-Chair
Carol Hadcock, Co-Chair
Ruth Carey
Liz Custer
Ron Custer
Sharon Ritzmann
Helen Thompson

NOMINATING
Tom Ruehle, Session Clerk
Vice Moderator
Ruth Carey (2021)
Donna Chizek (2021)
Mona Cole (2021)
5 members from the congregation


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
37 S. Market St., Johnstown, NY 12095
Ph: 518.762.8263 Fax: 518.762.2981
Email: office@johnstownpresbyterian.org

                

Serving You

OUR STAFF SERVING YOU
        Belinda Vair, Organist and Choir Director
        Joanne Freeman, Secretary
        The Reverend Carter B. Adriance, Congregational Associate
        Shirleen Farrar, Custodian

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

        Monday / Wednesday / Friday — 8:30am to 12:30pm
        Tuesday / Thursday — 12:45pm to 4:45pm

OUR CHURCH OFFICERS
Session
        Elizabeth Custer (2020)
        Brett Dening (2021)
        Carol Hadcock (2019)
        Carol Larter (2019)
        Jerry Meador (2021)
        Tom Ruehle (2020), Clerk of Session
        Craig Talarico (2021)
Deacons
        Betsy Camarra (2020)
        Ron Custer (2020)
        Emily Dening (2021)
        Brenda Meador (2021)
        Sue Peck (2019)
        Sharon Ritzmann (2019)
        Helen Thompson (2020)
Treasurer
        Laura M. Ruehle

SESSION REQUESTS YOUR HELP
The Session will be appointing a committee to find us an Interim Pastor. The Congregation will elect the Pastor Nominating Committee at a later date, after we have done some work with the Interim. If you are interested in serving on either committee, please let one of the Session members know and your name will be put on the list for later consideration.
—Tom Ruehle, Clerk

We will be having guest/supply ministers for the next few months. It would be wonderful if there were someone to greet our guest on Sunday morning and show him/her around and an-swer any questions that they might have. It would also be wonderful if we could have more liturgists to help our guest preachers through the order of our worship. If you would be interested in either activity, please sign up in the Knox Room. There is already a sign-up for liturgists and there will be also be a sign up for greeter. You may do one or the other or both if you are so inclined.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, FELLOWSHIP & WORSHIP
Next Christian Education meeting will be June 4 at 6pm.
Next Worship & Music Committee meeting will be on June 4 at 7pm.

EDUCATION— VBS planning meeting will be on Saturday, June 22 at 10am. "ROAR! Life is wild * God is good" is the name of this year's program. This year we are trying something new for children and families by offing an Evening Bible School.
—Liz Custer

Roar

Please save your empty Paper Towel Rolls & Toilet Paper Rolls
Need 15 Paper Towel Rolls
Need 45 Toilet Paper Rolls
If you have any unused Ribbon any color any length, please consider donating to VBS.
Many Thanks to all that can help VBS.
—Donna VanAernam


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Christmas Shoe Boxes

June's items are: Toys (Doll, Soccer Ball, Air Pump, Balls)

WORSHIP & MUSIC— We have been busy updating the Substitute Pastor list, and we are covered for most of the summer. The committee discussed what was needed for the Memorial for Roger Ritzmann on June 8. Our next meeting will be June 4 at 7pm.
— Craig Talarico


MUSIC NOTES
I think spring/summer is finally here, and the days are getting longer and warmer. The choir is beginning to rehearse some brand new anthems. We all look forward to sharing them with the congregation. The first one will be sung on June 9 entitled "He is My Savior" "He is my Friend". We hope you enjoy the moving words as well as a beautiful melody with soothing har-monies. We are also working on some great arrangements of classics such as "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" as well as "Peace Like a River". Both have a lively gospel feel to them. Special thank you to Carter Adriance for his solo Memorial Day weekend. Great job, Carter! See you all in church .
— Belinda Vair

MISSION & OUTREACH
Mission of the Month for June will be Heifer International.

—Brett Dening & Carol Hadcock

ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
The committee will be meeting Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00pm.
—Carol Larter

STRUCTURE, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Buildings & Grounds have been busy this past month with being able to open the building up more and for cleaning from snow and ice this past winter. The grass has been mowed and the flower beds have been cleaned and new greenery planted by the landscaping companies. Oakley Cole will be painting the office foyer soon, so please be careful when entering and exiting the area. And lastly the Boiler Inspection will be on June 20. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm.
—Jerry Meador & Tom Ruehle

DEACONS' NOTES
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30pm..

Pink & Blue—Boy or Girl
As in the past the deacons have honored parents, grandparents and great grandparents announcing the birth of the newest member of their family. Please let Joanne in the office know of the birth or Carol Hadcock, so the rose can be ordered.
—Donna VanAernam

ThankYou
FROM:
Church World Service

ThriftStore

The thrift store is doing well, but we really need more help. Just four hours now and then. You won't believe the big difference giving a few hours a month makes.
The job description is as follows:
1. Open the store
2. Sit by the desk
3. Assist customers
4. Cash them out
5. Close the store at the end of the day.
Please consider signing up to help, you can find the sign-up sheet on the side table in the Knox Chapel.
—Mona Cole

Volunteer

COMMUNITY FREE LUNCH PROGRAM
Our Free Lunch to the neighborhood has expanded from one Saturday a month to two Saturdays each month! This is wonderful! This program / ministry is making a difference in our neighborhood. It is not just food that people are receiving. The companionship around the table is a joy to see and experience.
Of course, another benefit to this expansion is another opportunity for you to participate in mission. Please prayerfully consider helping out at our free lunch program and contact Helen Thompson for details.
—Helen Thompson
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WHEN TO CALL THE PASTOR

Never quite sure when to call the Pastor?
Below is a list of occasions when the Pastor might be helpful:

When there is a serious illness
Before hospitalization or surgery
When a new baby has arrived
When death has occurred
When you are anxious about someone else
When a young person is about to leave home
When there are domestic troubles
When you face a difficult decision
When you are bothered about your Christian faith
When you are thinking about getting married
When you want to make your life count for more
Other ...
In doubt as to whether or not to call?
PLEASE CALL!!
If you do not call, we do not know.
Church office — 762-8263


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PASTORS OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Johnstown, New York

TOP LEFT—Reverend Robert S. Magee, 1965
TOP RIGHT— Reverend Raymond A. Ketledge (1929-1957), pastor-emeritus,
and Reverend Nathaniel T. Goodwin, October 9, 1960,
after the formal presentation of the title
LOWER LEFT—Reverend E. Elwood Carey, 1969-1985
LOWER CENTER—Reverend Barry Paul Murr, 1986-1996
LOWER RIGHT—Dr. Earl S. Johnson, Jr., 1998-2011