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Choral Premiere
Growing in Faith Class
Children's Ministry Round Table
Remembrance Garden
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MIPC  Worship

Our Sunday Schedule:

Breakfast Service
(meal served at 7:45am)

Christian Education
for All Ages

Traditional Service

Evening Worship

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Baptism of the Lord

Breakfast Service at 8:15am (meal served at 7:45)
Traditional Service at 10:35am
Evening Worship at 5:00pm

Education Hour at 9:15am

Preacher: Lindsay Murphy

Sermon: "Be Loved"
Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

" O Lord, we come this morning
knee-bowed and body-bent
before thy throne of Grace.
O Lord, this morning
bow our hearts beneath our knees
and our knees in some lonesome valley.
We come this morning
like empty pitchers to a fountain full."

~ James Weldon Johnson
Upcoming Memorial Services

The Memorial Service for Bob Armstrong is planned for Saturday, January 19, at 2:00pm in the Fireside Room.

The Memorial Service for Gordon Mathis is planned for Thursday, January 24, at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Choral Premiere
Dr. William Bryant will have a new choral work he composed premiered by the choir at University Lutheran Church in their sanctuary this Saturday, January 12, at 3:30pm.  University Lutheran Church commissioned this work in honor of their 100th anniversary in 2017 while Dr. Bryant was employed by them, and will be honoring the installation of their new pastor.  The work is entitled "We Are People of the Light" and will heavily feature the new Marceau Pipe Organ that was installed in 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Bryant.  University Lutheran Church is located in the U-District at 1604 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA, 98105. 
All are invited to hear this new choral work!
Growing In Faith Class
"Knowing God Better Through 
Bible Doctrine"
Adult Sunday School Class
9:15-10:15am, Classroom A-B
As recorded in John 17:1-3, during the last supper with his disciples, Jesus prayed, acknowledging his God-given authority over every woman and man to give eternal life, and he explained the meaning of eternal life for us:  "And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."  Please join us as we try to deepen our relationship with God through group study of selected biblical doctrines concerning God, including God's existence and being, personality, moral attributes and eternal decrees. 
Led by David Killough.
Children's Ministry Round Table 
Starts January 13th
"It Takes A Village"
9:15-10:15am Sundays, Fireside Room
Join us as we tap into the "collective wisdom" present in our community and explore topics like scheduling, screen time, discipline, and more. No advance prep necessary, just come with your thoughts, concerns, ideas. The class runs from January 13 - February 3. 
Facilitated by  Becky Showalter.

Julia's Place - Volunteer Opportunity
The Julia's Place ministry provides monthly groceries to a homeless
shelter at the Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church in Seattle. Participation in this ministry involves selecting items from the wish list on a Sign-Up Genius (e-mail prompts and reminders) and delivering them to MIPC on the last Sunday of the month. Contact Betsy Bahn, betsybahn@gmail.com to help.

Food supplies needed at Mercer Island Food Pantry
Thank you for helping support Mercer Island Youth & Family Services in their mission. They are currently in need of the following items:

Prepared boxed meals
Chicken and beef broth
Rice products
Canned tuna and meat products
Hearty canned soups
Jellies and jams
Breakfast items and granola bars
Canned fruit
Boxed cereal and oatmeal
Boxed cake and frosting mixes
Remembrance Garden Pricing Changes
The Remembrance Garden Board would like to remind you about the upcoming Session-approved price changes effective February 1, 2019.  Purchase at the current rate is available until that time.  For more information the detailed letter is attached or contact Ruth Ann Biggers (206) 232-5595 x1002 or Sharon Olson (206) 484-3133


Upcoming Activities & Events


Women's Monday Morning Bible Study
Mondays, 10-11:30am in the Fireside Room
Please consider joining us for this special time. All women are welcome to join us in this exploratory study of scripture. What a wonderful way to begin your week with the Lord.  
Contacts: Linda Fowler, linda.fowler@comcast.net or
Halie Dodrill, halie@dodrill.net.
Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study
Our weekly group meets on Tuesdays at 7:00am in the Fireside Room. Please contact Brian Emanuels for more information, brianem@hotmail.com.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays from 11am-Noon in the Fireside Room
Join Kristy Farber and others on Wednesdays at 11am in the Fireside Room to open scripture and talk about it with other people in the church.  Come when you can. No preparation is necessary .  
This week we will continue our study of the book of Exodus, beginning at chapter 18.   Contact: Joy Brown,  joyp.brown@gmail.com
Sanctuary  Flowers Invitation
Each Sunday, congregation members have the opportunity to provide the beauty of flowers to the sanctuary. Many donate to honor loved ones who have passed, celebrate an anniversary or birthday or just because they love seeing flowers at church. Whatever the reason, your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Flowers can come from your garden or a flower shop, whatever works best for you. Because some are allergic to floral fragrances, it's best to plan flowers without fragrances. Thank you.

Please look at the calendar to see if there is a specific Sunday that you would like to provide flowers for worship in the sanctuary. Your beautiful donation will be recognized in the bulletin.

Please reach out to Brian at the front desk to coordinate your donation or if you have any questions, frontdesk@mipc.org
EPIC: Every Person In Community
EPIC Registration is open
Our hope is to provide a safe and loving community that bridges the space between school and home for your child(ren). During this pilot year, we are limiting our program size. Registration will be accepted until spots are full, and throughout the year as space is available. 
Contact: Director, Stephanie "Ms. Steph" Boyer with any questions or registration information. (206) 232-5596 x1016 or stephb@mipc.org

3605 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 232-5595
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