Presbytery of Donegal E-News   

August 26, 2019
In This Issue
Song: Half a World Away
Event Reminders
HAS: Summer Food Service Program
Another successful year for the Columbia & Wrightsville Summer Food Service Program! SFSP served 8,683 meals to kids & 1,622 meals to adults bringing children and was the official Sponsor with the Dept. of Ed.
Mission Presentation
Les & Cindy Morgan
Thursday, September 5 at 1pm 
Toughkenamon Presbyterian Church 
147 Church St., Toughkenamon, PA
Toughkenamon Church will be hosting PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers Les & Cindy Morgan who have recently retired from their field of mission in Bangladesh after 25 years. The Morgans will be visiting Toughkenamon Church on Thursday, September 5 at 1 pm. There will be a light lunch served and we will hear from the Morgans about their mission. Anyone interested is welcome to join us.
Please RSVP by September 3 to Diana Werner at 610.869.3196.
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New Single Helps Fund Scholarship
"Half A World Away"
from the Subaltern Project
by Jeremy Graeff

From Jeremy: In March, a terrorist opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. It's horrifying for a lot of reasons, and I wrote a song to express my grief and my solidarity with the victims. Since then, there have been mass shootings in the news with alarming frequency. My hope is that the song not only comforts the survivors, but also acts as a rallying cry for people who want to live in a more peaceful world.
At the beginning of summer, I was visiting a friend's church in Pittsburgh where a young woman was shot and killed in front of the building. Her name was Morgan Dunston, and she was a week away from graduating. She wasn't the target of the drive by shooting, she was a high school senior hanging out with friends after her prom.A bullet punched through one of the walls and pierced a painting depicting the Holy Spirit as a dove of peace.And I felt the same outrage, and the same grief, and the song I'd written seemed to take on another level of personal meaning for me. After some thought, I felt like the best thing I could do with my song was to try to use it to help remember and honor Morgan by helping to fund a scholarship.
All of the proceeds from the sale of "Half A World Away" from Subaltern's Band Camp page will go towards that scholarship until December 18. I'd like to raise $1,000 for my part. Please help me to reach my goal! You can find the single by following this link:
 Don't Forget About These Events!
Celtic Concert
Charlie Zahm Concert
with Tad Marks on Fiddle
Friday, September 6 at 7pm 
Doe Run Presbyterian Church, Coatesville, PA
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic festivals Maritime, and American Traditional events anywhere east of the Mississippi with his baritone voice has been described as "Coming along once in a generation"  
Admission is Free. A Goodwill Offering will be taken. Refreshments at intermission!
Scottish Festival
Octorara Covenanter Scottish Festival 
Saturday, September 7 from 9am-5pm
Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, Quarryville
The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation invites you to its Sixth Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival to be held on the grounds of Middle Octorara PC. A veterans memorial ceremony will begin at 9:30am with a march to Middle Octorara's old cemetery east of the church. A veteran of the Spanish-American War will be honored. The Washington Memorial Pipe Band, Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks, Fire in the Glen and harpist Kendrah Tozzo will be performing throughout the day. Athletes will be competing in the Penn's Wall Highland Games; solo pipers will participate in competitions and Highland dancers will be competing. Scottish clans and organizations will be represented, and vendors will be selling Scottish goods, food and locally made ice cream. Demonstrations will include spinning and weaving, Irish dancers, a haggis ceremony, sheep herding and more. The Covenanter Church and attached schoolroom museum will be open for visitation and especially for those wishing to do some research. Proceeds benefit the ongoing effort to maintain and restore the historic Covenanter Church and attached one room school museum.
Free parking on site. Tickets on day of event are $17 and Children 12 and under are free. For more information on events and discounted tickets:  
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Running, Recovery, and Mindfulness
Author Penn Ketchum Hosted by the PRC 
Thursday, September 19 at 7pm 
Highland Presbyterian Church
Penn Ketchum, author, ultra runner, and owner of Penn Cinema is launching his new book, Psalm 23 (in other words), at an event hosted by the Parish Resource Center. Penn will reflect on Psalm 23, how to find mindfulness in daily life, and his journey in recovery. All attendees will receive a free copy of his just-published book. Penn is both the illustrator and author of this brand-new title.
Ketchum started rethinking familiar prayers as a form of meditation during long training runs. As he found new words, he also found new insights. Penn's book invites readers to look at this particular prayer differently-in his other words, and in their own words.  His journey with mindfulness and meditation was also dramatically affected by his involvement with a 12 Step program in the 1980s, as he worked toward sobriety. Ketchum owns movie theaters in Lititz, PA, Huntingdon Valley, PA and Wilmington, DE and is known for his casual style, quick humor, and community service.
More information and tickets are available at