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 MARCH 2015  

Welcome to
Oneida First Presbyterian Church
304 Broad St., Oneida, NY 13421   Tel.  363-7590
Rev.  Stuart C. Wattles

"To grant to those who mourn in Zion — to give them a beautiful head-dress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called OAKS of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that HE may be glorified."
-Isaiah 61:3

 This Week's Events 



         Thursday, March 5 --- 12:10 - 12:25pm

                        Lunch to follow service

    Soup, bread/butter, dessert, beverage - $3


THIS WEEK     -    3/1   thru    3/7

                 Thursday, March 5         12:10p.m.         Lenten Service and Lunch

                                                                3:00p.m.         The Connection
                                                              5:00p.m.         Kids Korner

                       Friday, March 6        11:00a.m.          Ladies Bible Study

                Saturday, March  7       6-9 pm         Melanie Orzechowski’s Benefit

 Our Confirmands' Community Service Projects 

One of our confirmands, Josh Goode,  -  a member of our 2014-15 Confirmation Class is heading up PROJECT HELP with our local Food banks - “Project Help”  was initiated by Josh to provide supplies to needy families for purchase of hygiene and other supplies that will help stretch their food budget.  Josh is collecting items such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, detergent, tissues, etc…..  There is a drop off box located in the auditorium.  Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.  Let’s keep the Christmas spirit of giving alive 52 weeks a year!    

  PLEASE HELP Melanie Orzechowski, a member of our Confirmation Class of 2015 is hosting a Benefit, Basket Raffle, and Social dance, on March 7.

Melanie is working with her mentor, Michelle Yeoman to host a benefit fundraiser for Michelle Yeoman's and Becky Ewens’ sister, Bev Eriole of Sherrill.  Bev has been fighting cancer.  The cancer required the removal of most of her liver as well as her gall bladder.  Bev is a nurse with Tri-Valley Family Practice but has been unable to return to work.  A social dance featuring DJ Marty Santy along with food sales and a basket raffle is planned at the church on Saturday March 7th from 6-9 PM.  Volunteers are needed the night of the event as well as anyone who may want to donate a basket to be raffled.  Please see Michelle Yeoman or contact her at 363-4547.  This will be a fun night for the whole family for a good cause – Great opportunity for some of the other Confirmation Class students to help as well.

If you are interested in helping or would like to contribute in any way, please see Melanie or Michelle Yeoman.  Monetary donations are also welcome.

 – Clay West is having a bake sale for his confirmation project to benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital, on March 22nd after worship.  If anyone is interested in helping bake goodies, please contact Clay, Joe Campanie or Pam West at 243-1080.  Otherwise, just bring your wallets.  

More . . . 

 Prayer Works ! 

  PRAYER CHAIN UPDATE - We are revising the Prayer Chain.  Those who are on the Prayer Chain will remain unless you let the Office know otherwise.  Those  who would like to help with the Prayer Chain are welcome to join.  If you are interested in being a part of the chain, you may call the Office (363-7590) and let Linda know.  

If you are not aware that we have a Prayer Chain - the chain is activated whenever one may have a need for prayer when family or friends are having surgery, those who are terminal,  to notify us of a death or accident -- or whenever the need for prayers occurs.

Complete Prayer Lists . . . 

  Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome  - info 

Please keep baby Brayden Hughes and his family in your prayers  

We received the following from Mike Yeoman re Brayden's family . . . 

"Last week we learned  that Brayden’s health insurer had finally approved having his bone marrow transplant procedure done in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati Ohio.  Up to that point they were insisting that it be done somewhere closer… preferably in New York.  Brayden’s Physician’s at Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Children’s Division of Upstate University Cancer Center… fought it… they felt overwhelmingly that Cincinnati Children’s was the best place for him.

Update from Jason Hornyak . . . 

Jason has experienced a setback this week..... but is doing much better today.  Here is his update:
I know it’s been a while since I’ve given ya’ll any updates. I’ve been back at my home away from home… the 4th Floor of the inpatient oncology unit for my medical safety since thursday night. I’m doing very well and am hopeful to be released tomorrow morning to start my outpatient chemotherapy and get back to working part time later this week. I just wanted to thank everybody for their extremely generous donations to my youcare page.
Jason has received $20,000 in donations to help pay his medical expenses

 Upcoming Events 

               Sunday, March   8                DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

                                                         8:45a.m.               BB201 in Stuart’s office
                                                       8:45a.m.               Newcomers Class in chapel
                                                       9:00a.m.              Sunday School
                                                     10:00a.m.              Worship

                                                      11:30a.m.               BB201 in chapel

March  12       Lenten Service and Lunch

March  14       Elder and Deacon Leadership Retreat


. .  will present “The Great American Songbook” on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main Street, Oneida. The 100-voice community chorus will perform classic standards by Gershwin, Porter and more, and will be joined by soloist Laura Enslin of Syracuse.  The cabaret-style concerts will be directed by Kimberly Nethaway and accompanied by Heather O’Connell and Bernadette VanValkenburg on piano.  Refreshments and cash bar will be available.  Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance, due to limited seating.  Tickets available from Chorale members, at W.J. Hinman Jewelers, 115 Main Street, Oneida, and by calling 697-3377.

March 19          Lenten Service and Lunch

March 21          Prom Dress Giveaway 

March 26          Lenten Service and Lunch

April  5             Easter


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 Sunday Worship
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Adult Sunday School

8:45am or @ Noon

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Ladies' Bible Study
Fridays @11am
Board Room

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Sunday Schoo

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Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was
meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

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 The Connection
Teen Group


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Kids Korner
5 pm


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