Weekly Evotional
Additionally, please be mindful of the severe weather
that is anticipated for this week. Your well-being is
of major concern, so stay safe and warm!
You're invited to Sunday worship and communion...
February 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM
with Rev. Dr. Mark McDonough
"If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast,[a] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 marks the 180th Anniversary for First Presbyterian Church.

During worship, on Sun., Feb. 10 th ,
we will recognize those in attendance who,
as of 2019, celebrate 50 or more years
as First Presbyterian Church
congregation members. Please join us
for this very special moment.

Directly following worship, the Mission Committee will be
holding their annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser. All proceeds
will go to our neighbors - Family Services of Racine.
Please pray for Peggy Wagner, Peggy Taylor, Darrell Sutton, Nancy Tobias, Nancy Ritter, Bill Blandford, Ed Hunt, David & Cathy Perkins, Larry Cardwell, Mary Jane Johnston.

As they go through difficult times, we ask for continued prayers for all who have lost loved ones.

Prayers for Sandy—friend of Kathi Wilson, Shawn—friend of Denise Park, Anita—mother of Georgia Herrera, Mary—sister of Carrie Massey, Christi—friend of Music & More, Evie—granddaughter of Bill & Lissy Blandford, Autumn—granddaughter of Bev Eifert, Lucille—mother of Diane
Lehmann, Ben—friend & former pastor of First Presbyterian.

Continued prayers for our military—Kyle Sondergaard, Lt. Col Jay Brooke, Chad Lawrence, Jordan Smith, Mary Workman.

And healing prayers for all those individuals going through rough times—emotionally, physically or spiritually.

Remember that you can contact the church office any time with prayer requests, and our church secretary, Shelley, will pass them along to our faithful and confidential Intercessory Prayer Group and/or publish the names of those needing prayer here and in the Sunday bulletin. bulletin.

We are in need of cereal - hot and/or cold, peanut butter, mac & cheese, hearty soups, stews, and pasta meals!

And thank you for your continued generosity!
Due to human error, the Chancel Choir's submission for the Annual Report was not correct. Following is what it should have read:

Dear all,

If you are reading this report, we encourage you to join the Chancel Choir. Feel free to have a short conversation with any of our members about how our rehearsals are, how much we enjoy making music together, and how important it is that we have each other. Don’t miss that opportunity. Give us a try!

Thank you to everyone who has been part of the Chancel Choir. Because of them and their love to music, we have been able to create beautiful music this year. The Chancel Choir members are (in no particular order):
Megan Griffith
Lissy Blandford
Ellie Hunt
Amanda Grunewald
Jennifer Seversen
LuAnn Hansen
Dana Griffith
Diane Lehmann
Bonnie Eastman
Elaine Jacobson
Ellen Martinez
Ed Lehmann
John Brooke
Ken Schacht
Ken Nakayama

After Pastor Gillian left, we have been looking forward to the arrival of a new Pastor. In the meantime we are very grateful to the Session, and especially to Georgia Hall and John Brooke, for their continuous and strong support during this time of transition.

God bless,
Alejandro Alumbreros

My apologies to Alejandro and all of the dedicated members of the chancel choir for my oversight. ~ shel

HOPES Center of Racine Winter Wish List

The items we provide during street outreach at night are almost all donated. This Spring and Summer can use the following:
  • Heavy Blankets and Sleeping Bags 
  • Thermal Socks
  • Hand Warmers
  • Frozen Burritos (we baked them, wrap them, and take them out to serve warm)
  • Ground Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate in individual packets
  • Bottles of Water (16 oz)
If you feel led to help with any of these items, they can be dropped off at the HOPE Center office at 521 Sixth Street (across from Indian Motorcycles), Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. t0 2:00 p.m..
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