March 6, 2018
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church
2001 W. Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 582-9537

Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour!!

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Jesus is.....
This past Sunday, March 4, we answered the question, “Who do we say Jesus is?” These are some of the answers you wrote on the pages provided. Reading these attributes of Jesus is truly encouraging to my faith. The words used most often were Savior, Friend, Love and Lord. When we claim these words as our faith and foundation of who we worship and believe in as Lord, we are transformed away from following the ways of this world and walk in the way of Christ. Jesus is our Hope and our Healer. Jesus is our friend and our redeemer. Jesus is our guide and our companion. Jesus is our Savior and Lord. As we continue in our study through the Gospel of Mark, please join us in worship and walking in the way of Jesus. 

Our Holy Week services March 25-April 1, remind us of why we have a Christian faith. It is because of Christ’s death on the cross that we are forgiven. It is because of Christ’s resurrection that we are given the promise and the gift of eternal life. Please join us and bring a friend to Wednesday evening family experience, Maundy Thursday service, Good Friday service and Easter Sunday morning worship.
Sunday, March 11, 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: "Do you believe? Yes...sort of."
Scripture: Mark 9
Preacher: Rev. Ashley Birk

Lenten Devotionals
  Station Four
Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry this cross
Reading: Luke 23: 26-31
The streets of Jerusalem were tight and close. People everywhere. Imagine how it felt. Here was our Lord, needing help. In pain. Tortured. Simon was given the cross to carry. And, you call us to pick up our own cross. To carry others.
As Simon took the weight of the cross from Jesus
You have taught us that we must bear one another’s burdens
And so fulfill the law of Christ. May we carry your cross. Amen.
Be still. Think about when you felt a heavy burden. Did you carry your cross alone, or did you ask God to help you? It must have been such a relief when Simon took up the cross for Jesus. Ask God to help you release your burdens to him or to be the one to help those who may need it today. 
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.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
5:30 pm - First Pres Center

If you would like to help please contact Karen Primus – 430-1311
Ever want to be star?
We need your dessert!

Show off your baking skills
or your good taste in tasty sweets!

Sign up to bring a gooey dessert
for the Barnabas Mission Auction
March 17th, 2018

To sign up, please call Heidi Weeden at 947-3150

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)
Easter Candy Needed

We are in need of individually wrapped candy for our Easter Egg hunt. Please drop donations into the marked box in the Narthex.


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

Mark your calendar.....

MISSION AUCTION: March 17, 2018
(All hands on deck!)

LOCK-IN: March 30, 2018

Contacts: Youth Director - Stephen Jansons
Youth Interns - Chaianne Cutts & Zachary Lucke
Tri-City Herald, February 27, 2018

Woman of the Year

Marilee Eerkes, 2017 Kennewick Woman of the Year

Eerkes, a former Hawthorne Elementary School teacher, was nominated by two former Kennewick Women of the year, Bev Abersfeller (2001) and Nancy Kerr (1993).
“Self-motivated, generous, and energetic, Marilee is a compassionate and consistent contributor to quality life in Kennewick,” they wrote.

Eerkes and her husband, Craig, (2006 Man of the Year), led the below-the-radar campaign that raised most of the money needed to construct the 23,000-square-foot Kennewick Clubhouse near Amistad Elementary. Officials submitted building plans last week and will break ground in March.

She serves on the Boys and Girls Club board and has lent support to the Children’s Reading Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, the Kennewick Police Department’s Community Care Fund, the Reach museum, the Tri-Cities Children’s Development Center, the Trios Hospital expansion, Young Life Tri-Cities and the inaugural George and Pat Jones Community Service Day.

She has previously been named an “outstanding partner” by the Kennewick School District.

She combined her background as an educator with her passion for serving at-risk youth to champion the Sun Mart Reading Van, where she coordinated a team of volunteers to read to children and provide free books.

The Eerkes have owned Sun Power Energy since 1981.

Visit to review past winners.

Kennewick Man and Woman of the year is distinct from the Tri-Citian of the Year program. Nominations for the regional program will be accepted through April 1 and are available through tricitianof

The May 3 Tri-Citian of the Year banquet is sold out.
Wendy Culverwell: 509-582-1514 , @WendyCulverwell

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Umbrella's Needed
Do you have a spare golf type umbrella you would consider donating to the church? They would be for people to use and return when they are done with them. Please drop off your umbrella at the church office.

Thank you,