Tower Tidings - Week of February 18, 2018

Annual Lenten Organ Recital Series
Every Thursday thru Easter, 11:30a-12p


Join us as we look forward to seven organists giving Lenten organ recitals starting Feb. 15th! Dr. Ed Yarnelle will lead off the seven weeks on Feb. 15, followed by Dr. Stephen Moore on Feb. 22. The five March dates begin with Kristen Cameron on March 1; Sally Rehfeldt on March 8, Philip Hoch on March 15, the duo of Jeffrey Rickard and Irmengard Jennings on March 22, and Dr. Kimo Smith on March 29. Come out and join us each week in Lent!

Starting this Sunday 18th, 8:30a Fellowship Class.
Come and learn together!

Canoeing the Mountains Event
Feb 24th 9a - 12p, Riverside CA


Tod Bolsinger will be speaking at a leadership training event at Magnolia Presbyterian Church in Riverside (7200 Magnolia Ave, 92505) on Saturday, February 24, 9a-noon. The costs for the event have been significantly underwritten; participants are only asked for a registration fee of $5 to save a seat, and to cover their own incidental expenses and refreshments.

Tod is the Vice-President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has pastored multiple churches in Southern California for over 25 years. He will be sharing insights gained from his experiences written in his most recent book, “Canoeing the Mountains.”

We are inviting church members to attend, and particularly encourage elected leaders and committee members. Please contact the church office to signup 909-793-3157.

Our Church Community

(Click on the links below for more info)
Worship Service
Christian Education
  • Men's Coffee & God Talk
    Tuesdays 6:30a - Basement
  • Adult Bible Study, Sundays at 8:45a - Church Library
  • Bethel & Alpha Studies, Wednesdays at 6p
  • Take the S.H.A.P.E. test
  • New Bible Study Small Group starting Wed Jan 21 on Kirk Night! Sign up at the welcome table, or call our office.
Community
Youth Ministry
  • 252 KIDS! (Sunday School)
    Sundays 10:00a - K. Hall
  • Youth Group: Sundays at 6:00p in the Basement, Bowling Night is FEB 18th!
Fellowship
  • Tod Bolsinger Talks about his Book: Canoeing the Mountains, Magnolia Presbyterian in Riverside on Feb 24th 9a-noon. Sign up on the patio after church.
  • Kirk Night Dinner on Wednesdays at 6p, please sign up on the patio after church, or call our office
Missions
(Your contributions support)
Remembering Peggy Hartzell, Sat Feb 17th 10:00a
We will be having a service in memory of Peggy Hartzell on Saturday, Feb 17th at 10am. ​All are cordially invited to the reception in Kimberly Hall, immediately following the Service. Peggy's family is hoping many will share their stories and memories of Peggy, during the reception. Please come and join us as we remember her.
 
​Office CLOSED ON MONDAY, Feb 19th 2018
We will be observing Presidents' Day this coming Monday, Feb 19th; our church office will be closed. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, Feb 20th.
 
2018 Flower Calendar
The 2018 Flower Calendar is now up in the church office. If you would like to sign up for a specific date, please write your name on the calendar, or you may call the office at (909) 793-3157 to select a date. Thank you for your generous support!

Women's Book Club March 11
The women’s book club is reading the classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis for its next meeting on March 11th at 11:15a in the church library. See us at the Welcome table after second service for more information.
 
Board of Deacons
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning February 27th, 6:30p - 7:30p.

Click below to view full size calendar.

Prayer List
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS
Gordon Baird
Brenda Bennett
Mary Clegg
Weldon Clegg
Dorothy Dally
Barbara Davies
Lloyd Dodd
Seve Garcia
Jean Harp
Athene Johnston
William Vander Lugt
Bud Miner
Don Nydam
Rev. Alicia Riedy
Carol Roghair
Jeanne Rosenquist
Marian Rundle
David Swanston IV
Bob & Monica Temple
Audrey Vaughn
Grace Wilson
Mike Wirz
Donna Woodin

LONG TERM HEALTH ISSUES
Michael DiMuro
Steve Graves
Carl Griffin
Jane Hawkins
Darla Heringes
Roy Sheeley
PRAYERS FOR EXTENDED CHURCH FAMILY
​Dustin and Dennis Creason—Dee Ann Palmer's niece and her husband
Teri Hankammer—Joann Dickson’s daughter
Jennifer Haynes—Granddaughter of the Lecklers & the Alfords
Hoffman Family: Jim, Kenny, Brian, & Laurel—John Grossman's sister-in-law's family
Keith Hook—Barbara Hook’s son
Stacy Huckins—Maizie’s daughter-in-law
Shirley Mayse—Sue Baze’s mother
Jeannine Petnode—Friend of Darla Heringes
Alma Rennegarbe—Robert Mendez’s mother
John (Tim) Simon—Ken and Madeline Hendershot’s son-in-law
Grace Williams—Ruth Ann Nydam’s granddaughter
Marge Wilson—Younger sister of Jean Nease

If you know of anyone who is in need of prayer or a visit from the pastor, please feel free to call the church office and let us know, or leave a note on your response card in church.

Birthday Wishes!

Feb 18:
Nikki Helbron

Feb 20:
Derrel Christenson

Feb 21:
Armando Gori
Feb 22:
Randy Briggs
Jon Phillips
David Streit
Anita West

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