August 14 2018
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church
2001 W. Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 582-9537
kfpc.org
 
Thank you, Becca and Camille, our Summer Whitworth Fellowship Interns!

“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,   because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—   the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel   that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace… For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,   so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.” -Colossians 1:3-12

Please join me this week in thanking our summer interns, Camille Andre and Becca Edinger. They have served faithfully with our youth and children’s ministry programs and their time with us is coming to an end. What a joy it has been to get to know these lovely young women. They have assisted with Vacation Bible School, summer camps, Youth Mission Trip to Campbell Farm, overnighters, swim parties, Orcas Island Encampment, Sunday morning worship leadership, Children’s Worship, small group Bible Studies and much, much, more. God has been faithful through them and God will continue to be faithful in their lives through our prayers. 

What a gift it is to share our lives of faith together; even if, only for a short time. There have been many times in my life as a pastor that an individual will come and serve alongside me and then is called away to another area of ministry. It is a blessing to serve God together and then it is a precious gift to bless that person on their way to another ministry. This is my hope and prayer for Camille and Becca, and all the other people who have come and gone. May we continue to pray for those people who have influenced our faith. May we continue to connect as brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. Please remember these Whitworth Students and all our previous interns in your prayers this week as they head back to school.

Gracious God, we thank you for bringing people into our lives, even for a short season. Thank you for their faith and the way they have influenced the faith of our youth and children. May we live lives worthy of you and please you in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, being strengthened with all power according to your glorious might. We give you thanks and praise because you are faithful. Amen.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

9:00 am - Contempory Worship
11:00 am - Classic Worship

Sermon: "The Focused Heart"
Preacher: Rev. Hanna P. Shearer
 For recordings of past sermons, please visit KFPC Past Sermons
To watch live sermons, please visit KFPC Stream
Remember to reserve your spot for this fall. September is upon us and many groups and classes will start up again. If you haven't done so already, please come to the office and fill-out an Event Form and see if the room is available and get it on the calendar.
Thank you!
PICNIC IN THE PARK
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:15 pm
Grange Park - 1600 S. Union, Kennewick
(next to the Kennewick Library)
BACKPACK DONATIONS

We need to prepare for the backpack giveaway for the next school year. In the pew racks are special donation envelopes. Please direct the donations to the backpack fund. The backpacks cost $11 each. If it is possible, please make a donation. In the future watch for the bin and list of school supplies needed. If you have any questions about the project please contact Michael Kinter-Meyer. Thank you in advance for all your support.
Annual First Pres Day at Splash Down Cove!
THIS Sunday!!
 Don’t miss the annual First Pres Day at Splash Down Cove at the Tri-City Court Club. It’s a fun event for the entire family. It’s set for Sunday, August 19 , from 4 – 6 p.m. The cost is just $5 for children under 18, $7 per person 18+, or $20 per family. There is something for everyone – from a wild ride to floating down a lazy river, to a area of our tinier kiddos! We can bring in “snacks” and food services are available for purchase at the park. Pre-registration is required, so sign up now at the Information Table. Please pre-pay, and sign the release forms. This will also be an official LYFE and YBs event – and the send-off for Becca and Camille. If you have questions, call Mary Lynn Merriman at 735-6229 or email marylynnmerriman@charter.net .  
Habitat for Humanity Work Days

Interested in serving with Habitat for Humanity? KFPC is seeking to put together a couple small teams (5+ people) to serve Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity on and Saturday September 15. Please pick up a volunteer application on the information island or download at http://habitatbuilds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Volunteer-Application_10172017_Revised.pdf , and return to Pastor Ashley by the end of day August 19 if interested in the September 15 date. For more information, contact Pastor Ashley or Mission Elder Michael Kintner-Meyer.
SAVE THE DATE.....
Chancel Choir is resuming rehearsals on
Wednesday, August 29 at 7 pm.

We would like to invite more people to join the choir including high school students! Contact Kitty Baird and/or Steve Canady if you are interested!
OPEN HOUSE: The Parsons Family invites you to an open house.
Sunday August 19
1pm-4pm
4506 W 6th Ave, Kennewick
We are celebrating Carol reaching her 5 years cancer free milestone
All Church Family Camp
Camp Wooten
Sept. 1-3, 2018

More information will be provided in the coming weeks. Please see sign-up sheet on the Information Table . Contact Mark Julson for any questions you have.
Please email your articles for the newsletter to debra.bilodeau@kfpc.org. Please specify the date(s) you would like it to run. Thank you, Debbie