May 4,  2018
 "Water, Water Everywhere, but not a Drop to Drink"

These often quoted words from Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' are familiar and refer to a sailor on his ship in need of water, but as he looks around himself all he sees is salt water. Though thirsty, and having plenty of water readily available, it is undrinkable.

The situation in many African countries is even worse. As many thirsty villagers well know, there is little, if not any, water near them. It is far away, or within the earth, where it is for all intents and purposes not available, so their thirst continues.

One way Presbyterians are trying to help meet the needs of African communities is to build shallow wells. Money donated to The Presbyterian Church USA directly helps mission workers like Jim McGill drill wells and promote sanitation and hygiene in the countries of South Sudan and Niger. Your contributions are vital. All donations go directly to help build wells in Africa.

Westminster Lincoln is coordinating a project for Homestead congregations to participate in building 10 wells the PC(USA) Way! Any size donation is welcome.  You can give to Homestead Presbytery, Memo: Wells for Africa.

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Make it your mission.
 Give to Lincoln Day 2018

For 24 hours, on Give to Lincoln Day, every donation given to local nonprofits is made bigger by matching funds.

It is one special day when everyone in Lincoln is asked to make a donation showing their support for the organizations that contribute so much to our great city.

Gifts Given on May 31 Make a BIG Impact
Every donation given makes a bigger impact because nonprofits also get a proportional share of a $400,000 challenge match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and their sponsors.

For example, if a nonprofit received 1% of the total donations raised during Give to Lincoln Day, they will get an additional $4,000 from the challenge match fund.

Go to and Give BIG´╗┐
On May 31st, gifts can be made to participating nonprofits online at from 12am to 11:59pm, or in person at one of our donation stations (find one at Minimum donation is $10.

Donations can be given online in advance, starting May 1. Gifts made between May 1 and May 31 will be counted in the dollars raised on Give to Lincoln Day and qualify for matching funds.  Go to the website to see dollars raised in real time.

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Open Position

Are you a musician looking to get involved as the Worship Leader?
Take a few minutes and ask yourself:
Are you a creative thinker?
Are you the kind of person who is unable to see any kind of box?
Are you the kind of person who is willing to try, fail, and try again?
Are you willing to be on the ground floor of a community of faith willing to redefine what it means to be "church"?
Are you willing to take Worship to the next level?
Are you the kind of person who wants to put your faith into action, and not just talk about it?
Just email us your contact info and answer the following questions:
[Please Note: We're not concerned with your age, your experience, your gender or anything you might think will hold you back from using your gifts. We're not looking for "churchy" answers. We're looking for an open, honest, and transparent person who will commit to a long-term relationship.]
What are the top 10 songs on your play list?
What do you do for fun?
Would you say you're a team player?
Are you willing to be on the ground floor of a very non-traditional progressive worship community looking to do things differently, and all that brings? Why?
What would you say are your "nonnegotiable" elements of worship?
Email to [put "I want to be the Worship Leader at PIVOT" in the subject like]

Prayer Requests

Please pray for honorably retired Homestead minister, Lynn Davis, as he will be undergoing surgery on Friday, May 4th at Bryan East. Since his most recent stroke, he has been quite weak and his family is anxious for his health to improve. 

Keep Thinking...

"Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel." 
Exodus 17:6
Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering in Hickman


      The lovely Hostesses of the day!                                 Nothing like a little word scramble :-)

   The salad luncheon was a hit as always!                                               Books for young readers,
                                                                                                            headed to the Friendship Home!  

      Joan Berglund and Kris Peterson                           Rev. Dr. Alan Brehm and PW Moderator, Terri Sherman