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MEADOWTHORPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
356 Hillsboro Avenue, Lexington KY 40511-2106
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
Office Phone:
(859) 255-1273
January 2015
Office Email:
mpclex@yahoo.com
Church Website:
www.mpclex.org
Articles for the February Newsletter are due by Sunday, January 18th.
There will be a brief Congregational Meeting
immediately following worship THIS WEEK
Sunday, January 4, 2015
in order to receive the final 2015 budget
and to vote on the pastor’s terms of call for 2015.
Please plan to stay after worship for this short business meeting.
Thank You,
Session Class of 2014!
Karen Bennett
Sheila Foy
Tom Hayes
Bob Layton
Be sure to thank the outgoing
elders for their work and
commitment to the ministry
of the church.
The Annual
MPC Session Retreat
Saturday, January 24
9:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian
Church
Welcome,
Session Class of 2017!
Tim Bennett
Louise Postley
Ann Staton
Be sure to thank the incoming
elders for their willingness to
serve as leaders in
the church.
Happy 2015! I hope you’re enjoying your Christmas season! As we
Scott’s
begin this new year, perhaps one of your resolutions is to find a
new way to get involved at MPC and help the staff and the Session
Thoughts
breathe new life into the ministry we are doing together. One of my
goals for 2015 is to get to know each one of you better. Every one
of you will be receiving an invitation around your birthday for a free drink at my expense
(coffee, tea, soda, lemonade, smoothie, Icee, milk shake, beer, margarita, etc…) and for
conversation that only costs our time. I hope you will cash in those coupons, and I hope you
will not feel limited to only that one opportunity for conversation. (Incidentally, if you have
no interest in conversation with me, feel free to tell me that, too!) ☺ MPC faces a growing
challenge each year to re-commit to ministry (often with fewer resources at our disposal), so
as we look towards 2015...as we consider new ways to reach out to the community around
us...as we discover new ways to connect with members and friends who are not actively
involved in the life of this congregation...and as we continue to dream and go and be and
do...let’s do it with as much energy, intelligence, imagination, and love we can.
...an inclusive, caring, community of God’s people, sharing the love of Jesus Christ
through worship, mutual support, and community service.
Income & Expense (Budget vs. Actual)
January through December 2014
PER CAPITA UPDATE
Received as of November:
Jan-Dec 14
$1,506.00
Supper in Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Meals are catered by Meadowthorpe Café. If
you want to bring a dessert for 15 or 30
people, please sign the sheet at the church
office. The cost of the meal is $5 per person
($2.50 for kids 12 and under).
01/07
01/14
Fried Chicken, Green Beans,
New Potatoes, Gravy
Host: Choir Members
Chili, Grilled Cheese
Host: Christian Education
Budget
Income
01 Income
02 Special Offerings
03 Savings
124,990.69
1,125.50
119,659.00
Total Income
126,116.19
119,659.00
6,235.98
29,964.63
3,232.05
834.29
11.50
507.23
0.00
149.42
131.44
0.00
50,751.55
24,413.65
1,804.53
9,975.00
19,450.00
2,528.00
600.00
250.00
600.00
100.00
300.00
100.00
0.00
55,590.00
28,297.00
1,869.00
118,036.27
119,659.00
8,079.92
0.00
Expense
04 Benevolence
05 Buildings & Grounds
06 Administrative
07 Worship
08 Mission & Outreach
09 Christian Education
10 Youth Ministry
11 Fellowship
12 Member Care
13 Personnel Committee
14 Pastor
15 Other Employees
16 Payroll Taxes
17 Session
Total Expense
NET INCOME
Savings Account Balances
January through December 2014
Jan - Dec 2014
01/21
01/28
Spaghetti, Diego Style Salad,
Garlic bread
Host: Worship Committee
Mission Meal
Host: Session Members
5- Vickie Black
8- Doug Winkler
9- Jean Settle
9- Jeannine Essig
10- Madison Scott
Income
03 Savings
Memorial Fund Income
Helping Hand Income
General Fund Income
Building Fund Income
Total Savings
10- Walker McGuire
18- Sally McGuire
19- Glen Greathouse
22- Hunter McGuire
23- Jaydin Collins
4,028.32
608.40
6,411.17
6,966.37
20,469.26
A Message From
The Worship Committee…
Following the December Session meeting,
slots were taken for preparing communion
and the Worship Committee would like to
thank Ann Staton, Callie Paddock and
Sally McGuire for volunteering. Here is
the schedule for 2015 with the open slots
included. PLEASE contact Suzanne or
Scott if you would like to take a month.
Communion Date
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 2
Maundy Thursday
Preparer
Suzanne Leibee
Ann Staton
Callie Paddock
(Intinction)
Suzanne Leibee
April 5 - Easter
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
Burnamwood
Sally McGuire
October 4
November 1
December 6
Calling All Ushers
and New Volunteers!
There is a sign up sheet at the
church office, please sign up to
volunteer to usher for a month or
even part of a month.
Join us in fellowship hall for the viewing of
Noah, starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer
Connelly.
January 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Popcorn, snacks and drinks provided.
Sponsored by Personnel & Recruitment
EXERCISE GROUP
(Intinction)
Suzanne Leibee
Callie Paddock
The Exercise Group will resume meeting
February 2, 2015 (weather permitting).
Please keep an eye out for more
information as it becomes available in the
Sunday worship bulletins.
Bring your cans of soup and support your “Souper” Bowl Team! During the month of January
you can place your soup on the football field in the church hallway. Once the teams have been
decided, place your donated cans on the side that represents the team you support to win the
Super Bowl. If you don’t have a preference, try to place your cans evenly between the two
sides. Once the Super Bowl is over all donations will go in the blue barrels for God’s Pantry.
“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game,
help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”
January
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
USHERS
WORSHIP LEADERS
Gladys Heiser
4 - Sally McGuire
Wendell Grider
11 - Nell Valentine
Ima Lea Grider
18 - Nora Warman
<Your Name>
25- John Everly
5
4
6
11:00 a.m.
Worship
11
6:00 p.m.
Girl Scouts
7:00 p.m.
Leatherworkers
12
9:30 a.m.
Prayer Group
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
11:00 a.m.
Worship
1 p.m. -5 p.m.
Pine Wood Derby
Workshop
18
1
Friday
2
8
13
3
Girl Scout
Lock-in Ends
9
10
Unhanging
of the
Greens
6:00 p.m.
Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts
Saturday
Girl Scout
Lock-in Begins
The Day
of
Epiphany
9:30 a.m.
Prayer Group
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
7
Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
14
4:30 p.m.
1*2*1 Tutoring
of the Bluegrass
15
9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Pine Wood Derby
Workshop
16
17
2:00 p.m.
Monday Circle
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast at
Meadowthorpe
Café
6:00 p.m.
Girl Scouts
6:00 p.m.
Dinner
7:00 p.m.
Leatherworkers
6:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts
7:00 p.m.
THAT Circle
19
7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
21
20
4:30 p.m.
1*2*1 Tutoring
of the Bluegrass
22
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pine Wood Derby
Workshop
23
24
9:30 a.m.
Prayer Group
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
11:00 a.m.
Worship
1 p.m. -5 p.m.
Pine Wood Derby
Workshop
25
6:00 p.m.
Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Girl Scouts
6:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts
7:00 p.m.
Leatherworkers
26
7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
28
27
9:30 a.m.
Session Retreat
(First PC, Lex)
4:30 p.m.
1*2*1 Tutoring
of the Bluegrass
2 p.m.. -8 p.m.
Pine Wood Derby
Workshop
29
30
4:30 p.m.
1*2*1 Tutoring
of the Bluegrass
7:00 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT
31
9:30 a.m.
Prayer Group
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
11:00 a.m.
Worship
1p.m. -5 p.m.
Pine Wood Derby
Workshop
6:00 p.m.
Dinner
Mission Meal
6:00 p.m.
Girl Scouts
7:00 p.m.
Leatherworkers
6:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts
7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.
Committee Chairs
Meeting