March 13, 2018
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church
2001 W. Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 582-9537
Easter Candy Needed

We are in need of individually wrapped candy for our Children's Easter Egg hunt. Please drop donations into the marked box in the Narthex. Thank you!
Sunday, March 18, 2018

8:30 am: Contemporary Service
9:45 am: Sunday School - Adult Ed & Kid's Sunday Small Group
11:00 am: Classic Worship Service

Sermon: "Becoming Great"
Scripture: Mark 10
Preacher: Rev. Hanna Peterson Shearer

Lenten Devotionals
Station Five
Jesus is stripped of his garments
Reading: Mark 15: 24
He was left with nothing. Naked before the world.
Lord, for our sake, you left the riches of heaven and became poor. 
You came within our reach. May we be open to you and to each other. Amen
Think of the humiliation of being stripped of your clothes in front of others. Imagine how vulnerable Jesus must have felt. Ask God to show you how to respect others and to do nothing that robs them of their dignity. 
Saturday, March 17, 2018
5:30 pm - First Pres Center

All auction items MUST be at the church by Friday, March 16, at 12 pm. Call for other arrangements if this is not possible.
Karen Primus – 430-1311
God of Justice
Adult Sunday School Class
February 18 – March 25
9:45 AM in Rm 109
Study guides: $10

The level of injustice in the world is staggering. The church can respond. International Justice Mission (IJM) has rescued thousands of people from oppression and violence. IJM also partners with thousands of churches to help them live out the mandate of Isaiah 1:17: to seek justice, rescue the oppressed and care for orphans and widows. The God of Justice is a discussion-based curriculum from IJM that explores the biblical narrative of justice throughout the whole of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Through the participatory study of Scripture, we will explore God's call to engage in bringing about justice on earth. Prepare to have your heart and mind engaged, to be instructed by Scripture, and to be challenged by real-life stories of people freed by the God of justice.
Best Years Potluck
March 20, 2018
12 pm - FPC
Please come join us for a potluck lunch and presentation. This month's presenter is John Owen.

The topic is:

Palm Sunday
March 25, 2018
8:30 am & 11:00 am

Family Holy Week Celebration
March 28, 2018
5:30 pm

Maundy Thursday
March 29, 2018
7 pm (Garden Sanctuary)

Good Friday
March 30, 2018
7 pm (Main Sanctuary)


Easter Sunrise Services
with Meadow Springs Presbyterian Church
April 1, 2018 at 6:30 am
@the Gazebo in Badger Mountain Park

Easter Services
April 1, 2018
8:30 am & 11:00 am (Main Sanctuary)

Every year, during this season of Lent, we have the opportunity to support the One Great Hour of Sharing administered through the PC USA ministries and programs.

Gifts that are collected (including the boxes that the youth are provided) on March 25 and April 1 are used to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world. It provides relief to those affected by natural disasters, supplying food to the hungry, and by helping empower the poor and oppressed.

Please consider giving generously to the One Great Hour of Sharing.

Thank you,
Finance and Stewardship Team
The Art of Neighboring...

April 8 - May 20, 2018
(excluding April 29, 2018)
9:45 am - Library

We will be studying the book, "The Art of Neighboring, Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door," by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon, in this spring's Sunday school term. The book provides practical advice on how to be intentional about living out the great commandment to love our neighbors, especially neighbors living nearby. 

The class will be informal with little or no lecture, and will utilize study guide questions for each lesson. Because this book will be used as the basis for a sermon series this summer, joining the discussion this spring may allow you to get more out of the sermon series.
500 Years of Reformation and Counting......
April 8 - May 20, 2018
(excluding April 29, 2018)
9:45 am - Room 109

Last year we marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation really taking off with Martin Luther's nailing the 95 theses on the church door. We saw how now after 500 years, we still are affected by the changes that spread throughout Europe and by extension into the lands that Europeans colonized. We used DVDs called "This Changed Everything", "John Knox", "Zwingli and Calvin", "A Man Named Martin", and "Amazing Grace" to study both the lives and the impact of the reformers. This spring will continue with a new DVD presenting a Catholic look at the reformation years, their own reformers, and their impact today."

Facilitated by: Sylvia Harris
7th Annual Caregivers Conference
Richland Community Center
500 Amon Park Drive
Richland, WA
There are four types of people -

Those who are caregivers
         who have been caregivers
             who will be caregivers
          who will need caregivers

Join fellow members or friends of Kennewick First to the Caregiver’s Conference with Teepa Snow at the Richland Community Center on June 25 from 9 am to 4 pm with a free lunch. Limited seating available so please RSVP with the Neurological Center and with your church friends promptly. Information, form and signup sheet, can be found on the Information Island.

If you have any questions please contact Kris Kennedy at 509-547-7292 or
Save the dates....
Women's Wednesday Bible Study

“Breaking Free”, by Beth Moore
March 21 - May 30, 2018
9 am – 11 am (Room 109)

Facilitated by: Shirley Telligman

Spring Clean Up
March 24, 2018
8:00 am

Spudnuts, orange juice & coffee provided.
"Church Inside Out"
April 29, 2018

Join us for a shortened, combined worship service at 11 AM. Following the service, we will be sending teams out to participate in service projects benefiting the wider Tri Cities Community. We will have a service project or two that can be done “in house” for those with mobility or transportation concerns. More info coming soon!

To all of you at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church...
Just wanted to let you know that I was truly blessed to have you visit me, write, pray and call me while I was in the care center for the past three and a half months. That was a true blessing to me. I will be going to therapy for two months to get my feet to walking again. But the good news is that the doctor this last week said my bones are now healed! Praise God.

Thank you again. Remember that He cares.

Odessa Sanden
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 Thank you, Debbie