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Memos from Memorial
MEMORIAL U NITED PRES BY TERIAN CHURC H
Memos from Memorial
V O LUME 6 , I SSUE 3
M ARC H 2016
The Ponderings
“I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value
of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered
the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order
that I may gain Christ and be found in him.
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection
and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in
his death.”
- Philippians 3:8-10
Our journey from Lent to Easter is not without difficulties
nor sorrow nor pain. The very nature of the Lenten road is to
see that within us which must die and to see the One who
made that possible.
Maybe our Lenten question should be “What should we count
as rubbish in our life?” The power of the resurrection cannot
be obtained without going first through death. What must we
die to in this dark season? What is rubbish?
And if death is all too present in our lives, how do we go to
the cross without fear? We do not go there alone. Jesus goes
before us and through the tomb and on to resurrection light.
We can trust him.
May Christ’s deepest peace and joy be with you as we walk
from death to life.
Pastor Kelley
I N S I D E T HI S IS S UE :
News for the Younger
The Spoken Word
2
Youth News
3
Missions of Memorial
4
Lenten Events
5
Volunteers - Birthdays
Events
6
Appreciations
7
Calendar
8
S PEC IA L P OI NT S O F
I N TER ES T:
 March 2 & 16 - Kids
Night Out
 March 10 & 17 - Lenten
dinner/program
 March 20 - Palm
Sunday
 March 24 - Maundy
Thursday
 March 25 - Good Friday
 March 27 - Easter
Sunday
V O LUME 6 , I SSUE 3
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News for the Younger Set
Sunday, February 7th, the Children’s Christian Ed
class began their competition with the adult classes
to see which class will be able to collect the most
breakfast cereal and cereal bars, and new tooth
brushes, tooth paste, bars of soap, toilet tissue, and
deodorant for the FISH pantry. The whole
congregation is asked to join in this friendly
competition to help the families that visit the FISH
pantry. We will extend the competition until Sunday,
March 13th due to the fact that the last Sunday in
February we will be worshiping at Westminster. Thank
you for your support of our children’s projects. Place
your items in the boxes outside of the Art Room to
be counted for the competition!! Thank you!!
Easter Sunday is on March 27th and we hope all of
you and your families will be able to join us for a light
breakfast right after sunrise service. Then
immediately after our Intergenerational
Christian Education Class with Pastor Kelley,
all of your children and grandchildren are
invited to join us for our annual Easter Egg
hunt. I love this day and all of the hope and
love that comes with it. It is also a day we get
to spend time together with our families.
A few weeks ago, the Youth started cleaning the
youth room and after their hard work was done,
they had a game night!! They also had a meeting to
finalize some plans. We have established that
Friday evenings are the best possible time for the
kids to meet so that is when we will gather for
faith lessons and fun!! The young people are so
busy yet they are making time for Youth Group. I
am so happy to have Friday evenings with them
since they have so much school work throughout
the week and the weekends are filled with band,
color and winter guard and sports.
The youth are making plans for spring camp, the
Presbyterian Youth Triennium, summer camp, and
also have some plans for our congregation. We will
have more information to pass on to you in a
few weeks.
I am wishing you and your family many
blessings during Lent and the coming Easter
Season. ~Nancy
The Spoken Word
We continue in our season of Lent and lead into Easter
season during the month of March. Pastor Kelley will be
preaching from the Gospel of Luke as we continue to
follow the Revised Common Lectionary readings.
March 6
Fourth Sunday in Lent
“Lost”
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Communion Sunday
March 13
Fifth Sunday in Lent
“Anointed”
March 24
Maundy Thursday
With Westminster at Westminster
7:00 p.m. The Lord’s Supper
March 25
Good Friday
With Westminster at Memorial
7:00 p.m. Service of Tenebrae
March 27
Resurrection of the Lord
Sunrise Worship (8:00 a.m.)
“Idle Tale”
John 12:1-8
Luke 24:1-12
March 20
Easter Worship (10:30 a.m.)
Passion/Palm Sunday
“Stones”
Luke 19:28-40
“Women Witness”
Luke 24:1-12
V O LUME 6 , I SSUE 3
P AGE 3
Youth News
Confirmed in the Faith
We celebrated the receiving of Confirmation Youth Members on Sunday, February
14, during our morning worship at Memorial and February 28 at Westminster.
God’s blessings to our Confirmation Youth:
Caroline Prindle and Ian Johnson from Memorial and
Cameron McCoy from Westminster
The youth studied with Pastor Kelley and met with the Sessions to prepare for full
membership into the church.
Some of the Youth
enjoying the fruits of
their labor—game night in
a clean youth lounge!!
Youth Kroger Fund
It’s time to renew or even sign up for the first time for the Kroger Community Rewards. Thank you
to the 16 people who have signed up. We could use more participation. The Youth Kroger Fund is
an easy way to help the youth of Memorial earn money for trips and camps. The only things that
are needed are a Kroger Card and an e-mail account. If you feel comfortable signing up on your
own, go to www.kroger.com and follow the links for Community Rewards. Memorial’s account
number is 81031. If you are not as comfortable navigating the website, please come to Nancy’s
office throughout the month of March, Monday-Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with your
Kroger Plus Card and your e-mail address and I will sign you up! Then the only thing you have to
do when shopping at Kroger is to show the cashier your Kroger Plus Card (which you do anyway!)
and Kroger will donate a portion of the funds to the Memorial Youth Group. Thank you for your
support! ~Nancy
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Missions of Memorial
This year as we move into Lent and prepare for One Great Hour of Sharing on March 20, I remain grateful for
the transformation made possible through this special offering. In places like Kitui, Kenya, Asheville, North Carolina,
and Iona, Michigan, those most in need are finding hope and help through the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance,
the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the Self-Development of People program, and their partners in ministry. In this media-driven environment of “the next big story,” it is easy to become distracted from the reality faced by our brothers and
sisters around the world where poverty, disaster, and war cause displacement and suffering.
This is why we continue to give to One Great Hour of Sharing. When we give this year, we give in faith—
knowing that staff in the three One Great Hour of Sharing programs will be responding in Christ’s name to the cries of
our sisters and brothers throughout the next year. We trust that they will respond as they did in West Africa in the wake
of the devastating Ebola crisis: immediately, directly, and through our partners wherever the emergency occurs. But
equally important, we know that they will remain in areas of devastation long after the news cameras have moved elsewhere as they continue rebuilding both lives and communities.
Feeding the hungry, helping people build up their own livelihoods, responding to disasters—these are all ways
that your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing are changing lives, changing communities, and changing the world. We’ll
read about examples of this in bulletin inserts leading up to the Offering on Palm Sunday, March 20.
Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time
In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being
used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. That's why we started
the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help. Throughout the year, Lions’
volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling
Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the
glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they
will have the greatest impact.
Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you
could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a
community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. There is a donation box on the table by the office to
place your old glasses.
FISH FOOD PANTRY
Don’t forget that we collect for the FISH Food
Pantry the 4th Sunday of each month, so
plan ahead to bring in some nonperishables. If you forget, they will always
take monetary donations to defray the costs
of buying fresh food. Please place your
donation in the specially marked envelope
and drop in the offering plate. Help if you
can! According to the director of FISH
Pantry, 1615 adults and 887 children were
helped in January alone! And the numbers
keep rising…
The Pantry is also in need of more helping
hands. It only takes a few hours a week to
make a big difference. Call to volunteer: 372
-8441.
A Gift of Love: Second Sunday Café
The Mission Ministry Team once again sponsored a drive
to collect food for the FISH Food Pantry of Greene County.
On February 14th, the congregation “paid” for their meals
with canned goods for the pantry. Thank you for your generosity - the FISH Boat was overflowing!
Bags 4 Beds next work days are March 8 and 22,
9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, to continue
working on the mats for the homeless. For info,
contact Elaine Anderson at 372-7139 or Ruby
Rector at 372-6771. Thanks for all the plastic
bags, but we have plenty now!
M E MOS FROM M E MORIA L
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Lenten Events
Lenten Thursdays
The Spiritual Growth Team invites you to two family
Lenten dinner. On Thursday, March 10th the Xenia
High School Chemistry Club will present a program
to remind us of the unseen forces and powers of
God. Dinner will be pizza, salad and brownies. On
March 17th, Terry Reiff and David Fleming will trace
the wilderness experience they had last summer
during their trip through the Grand Canyon on the
Colorado River. Dinner will be chili, salad and
dessert. Mark these events on your calendar and
plan to join us for these two great programs
beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
GOOD FRIDAY DAY OF PRAYER
Our Memorial chapel will be available from 10:00 a.m. to. 2:00 p.m.
on Good Friday, March 25, for a
time of silent and individual
prayer.
On this day of deep meaning and
reflection, all are welcome to come
pray, light a candle, write a prayer
or just be silent before God.
Sunday, March 20 – Palm Sunday
9:15 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
10:30 a.m. – Worship service with the tradition of the Palms
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering received
Thursday, March 24 – Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. – we join together at Xenia Westminster Presbyterian to celebrate the
Lord’s Supper
Friday, March 25 – Good Friday
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.—Good Friday Day of Prayer in the Chapel
7:00 p.m. – we invite Xenia Westminster Presbyterian to join us at Memorial for
a Service of Tenebrae
Sunday, March 27 – Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m. – Sunrise Service in the Fellowship Hall
8:30 a.m. – Light Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
9:00 a.m. – Intergenerational Christian Education in the Fellowship Hall
9:45 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt – out front (weather permitting)
10:30 a.m. – Easter Celebration in the Sanctuary
Odd & Ends
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V O LUME 6 , I SSUE 3
March Birthdays
Remember in Prayer: Jay Upham, the families
of Catherine Kyle and John Beason, Mike Ungard,
Jerry Randall, Fred Berry, Barbara and Lew Meade,
John Sparks, Bud and Jane Geyer, Carolyn Grimes,
Hunter Minton, Bill Kruckemeyer, our shut-ins and
military personnel and their families who wait for
them to come home.
Mary Boggs
2-Mar
Eric Van Horn
2-Mar
John Bloom
5-Mar
Maryssa Smith Misamore
5-Mar
Morgan Detty
6-Mar
Nicholas Bradley
8-Mar
Shayna Caraway
9-Mar
Richard Grimes
10-Mar
Keegan Noble
11-Mar
Harry Davies
14-Mar
Madeline Davis
15-Mar
Carol Ondercin
15-Mar
Bonnie Berry
18-Mar
Carole Carlson
19-Mar
Betty Van Horn
19-Mar
Luke Prindle
20-Mar
Jacqueline MacIntyre
21-Mar
Dana Caraway
22-Mar
Larry Ellsberry
25-Mar
Carolyn Grimes
25-Mar
Thanks to our volunteers!
Tony McIlvaine
26-Mar
Mary Beam
27-Mar
Morning Fellowship Coffee Schedule
Gail DeWall
27-Mar
Margaret Parsley
28-Mar
Tom Proctor
28-Mar
Memorial Single Ladies Lunch
A group of ladies in our church who are single at this time of their lives
are getting together to eat out once a month. On Monday, March 21, we
plan on eating at the Carillon Park Brewery in Dayton. We will meet at
noon at the restaurant. Call Linda Howey at 376-9686 if you are
interested in joining us.
Welcome to our newest members!
Marsha Saxer,
Joyce Stacy and
Kyle Ann McKiernan were welcomed
into the membership of Memorial
on February 14,
2016.
March 6 - Deacons
March 13 - Deacons
March 20 - Deacons
March 27 - Easter, no cookies
Lay Readers
Children's Sermon
If I have missed anyone’s birthday,
please let me know.
Dawn Enoch, 376-9461 Thank you!
Greeters
Acolyte
Ushers
D - Sandi
Jacobs
3/6
Beverly Harrison
Michael Weller
Shirley Lang Barber
3/13
Madeline Prindle
Betsy Crandall
Lillie Whitelow
Alec
3/20
Terry Reiff
Robin Riley
Jane Alkire
Poole
3/27
Judy Martin
Debbie Bickett
Carla Anderson
E - Terry Reiff
Appreciations
Memorial United
Presbyterian Church
343 West Ankeney Mill
Road, Xenia, OH 45385
Church Office – 376-9461
Office Hours: MondayFriday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
E-mail:
[email protected]
Website:
www.xeniamemorial.org
Memorial United
Presbyterian Church
Dear Friends, on behalf of the FISH Food Pantry, our many volunteers, and the
hundreds of Greene County Families we serve, thank you for your generous monetary
support of $131.00. Your support helps us provide nutritious meals to families, the
elderly and the very young. In January, the Xenia Area FISH Food Pantry served 1615
adults and 887 children—and the number of people in need continues to grow. We are
grateful to donors like you who make such a meaningful difference in the lives of our
community members during difficult times. Sincerely, Bob Bosl, Director
~~~
Dear Friends, Thank you for donation of $2085.00 from Sunday School and $1285 from
Alternative Gift Market and other mission funds to X-Out Hunger Backpack Cuisine in
2015. The X-Out Hunger Endowment Program was developed by volunteers. Your
support helps us to achieve our goal to eliminate weekend childhood hunger! Thank you
for your support. Sincerely, X-Out Hunger Backpack Cuisine, Sandy Pramer and Jeanne
Mills/Co-chairs
March 13, 2016
Rev. Kelley Shin,
Stated Supply Pastor
[email protected]
Nancy Beam, Director of
Youth & Children’s
Ministries
[email protected]
Michael Weller,
Music Director
Jill-Ann Bryant, Organist
Dixie Szalejko, Memorial
Preschool Director
We’re on the Web:
xeniamemorial.org
We are saddened to say good-bye to our sister,
Catherine Kyle and our brother, John Beason, but
we rejoice that they have gone home to be with
our Savior. Please pray for their families.
Please sign the attendance sheets in the
pews each Sunday morning so we can get
an accurate count of attendance.
Bulletin information must be received in
the office by Thursday at nine a.m. to
guarantee inclusion in the next week’s
bulletin.
Newsletter information and articles
must be received in the office by the 20th
of each month to guarantee inclusion in
the next Memos from Memorial.
Do you need help?
If you are ever hospitalized or want
to receive a pastoral visit, or know of
someone who does, please call the
church office at 376-9461. If it is
after hours, you may contact Pastor
Shin at home: 350-5007. Her normal
office schedule is Tuesday through
Friday.
Sunday
6
Monday
7
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
2
3
4
5
9:00 AM Preschool - West
Wing
9:00 AM Preschool West Wing
5:30 PM Kids Night
Out! - Art Room
6:30 PM Bell Choir
Rehearsal - Parlor
7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir
Room
9:00 AM Preschool West Wing
10:00 AM Pastor's
Bible Study - Library
6:00 PM Visitation for John
Beason - Neeld
Funeral Home
7:00 PM Youth
Group
10:00 AM John
Beason Memorial Service Neeld Funeral
Home
11:00 AM
Graveside Service at New
Burlington
cemetary
12:00 AM Funeral meal - FH
11
12
18
19
8
9
10
7:30 AM Men's Fellowship
Breakfast - Xenia Frisch's
9:00 AM Preschool - West
Wing
9:30 AM Bags 4 Beds - FH
5:00 PM Worship and Music
Team - Computer Room
6:00 PM Spiritual Growth
Team - Room 1
6:00 PM Stewardship Team Library
7:00 PM Mission Team - Computer Room
7:00 PM Personnel Team Library
9:00 AM Preschool West Wing
6:30 PM Bell Choir
Rehearsal - Parlor
7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir
Room
9:00 AM Preschool West Wing
10:00 AM Pastor's
Bible Study - Library
6:00 PM Lenten
Dinner - FH
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14
15
16
17
9:00 AM Preschool - West
Wing
1:30 PM Ruth
Circle
9:00 AM Preschool - West
Wing
9:00 AM Preschool West Wing
5:30 PM Kids Night
Out! - Art Room
6:30 PM Bell Choir
Rehearsal - Parlor
7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir
Room
9:00 AM Preschool West Wing
10:00 AM Pastor's
Bible Study - Library
6:00 PM Lenten
Dinner - FH
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24
9:00 AM Preschool - West
Wing
12:00 PM Memorial Ladies Lunch Carillon Brewery
Dayton
Deadline for Memos
9:00 AM Preschool - West
Wing
9:30 AM Bags 4 Beds - FH
7:00 PM Deacon Meeting Room 1
7:00 PM Session Meeting Library
7:00 PM Trustee Meeting Computer Room
9:00 AM Preschool West Wing
6:30 PM Bell Choir
Rehearsal - Parlor
7:30 PM Choir Re9:00 AM Preschool hearsal - Choir
West Wing
Room
9:30 AM Morning
Friendship Circle Pam Daum's home
10:00 AM Pastor's
Bible Study - Library
7:00 PM Maundy
Thursday Service at
Westminster
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29
30
31
Office closed for
the holiday
Preschool on
Spring Break
Preschool on Spring Break
Preschool on Spring
Break
6:30 PM Bell Choir
Rehearsal - Parlor
7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir
Room
Preschool on Spring
Break
10:00 AM Pastor's
Bible Study - Library
9:15 AM Christian Education
Classes - East Wing & Parlor
10:30 AM Worship - Sanctuary
11:45 AM Fellowship - Narthex
9:15 AM Christian Education
Classes - East Wing & Parlor
10:30 AM Worship - Sanctuary
11:45 AM Fellowship - Narthex
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FISH Food Pantry Collection
Day
8:00 AM Sunrise Service - FH
8:30 AM Breakfast - FH
9:00 AM Intergenerational
Christian Education - FH
9:45 AM Easter Egg Hunt Outside (weather permitting)
10:30 AM Worship - Sanctuary
Saturday
1
9:15 AM Christian Education
9:00 AM PreClasses - East Wing & Parlor school - West
10:30 AM Worship with Com- Wing
munion - Sanctuary
11:45 AM Fellowship - Narthex
20
Friday
7:00 PM Youth
Group
25
10:00 - 2:00
Good Friday
Day of Prayer Chapel
7:00 PM Good
Friday Service –
Sanctuary
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