Prayer Mission for April 

Volunteers from numerous Churches, Youth Groups, and other Civic Organizations help serve lunch, from 11:30am-1pm, with a coffee hour at 10:30am at this locally-based soup kitchen.  Every day of the last full working week of each month, a hot lunch is served to members of the community at no cost.  Take-outs are available as well. 

Karing Kitchen, however, is not just a lunch.  At Karing Kitchen we offer an environment where anyone can come as they are and feel comfortable, have someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, and someone who cares for them.  Karing Kitchen is about "providing a nutritious hot meal, ensuring food security and advocating for a person's rights and responsibilities."

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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

 This Week's Events 

  EASTER LILIES - If you are thinking about putting a lily or another spring flower in the sanctuary in  memory of a loved one for Easter, please call the church office (363-7590)  and let us know the dedication you would like in the bulletin.  Please have your plant here by Friday, April 3rd so that we have time to arrange them for the service.  Thanks.


MAUNDY THURSDAY - The 7pm service will be followed by a dramatic reenactment of the night that Jesus was betrayed features new music that is a great contrast to the buoyancy of Palm Sunday.  The choir will  sing - "Come Walk With Me" from the Cantata of the same title by Pepper Choplin and "Who Is That Man?" -  words by Don  Besig & Nancy Price; music by Don Besig. The reenactment will  be staged in the Sanctuary, allowing the congregation to stay in one place while the actors move.  The text is from the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 14, vs. 25 - 72.   We have tweaked the drama to make it flow better and to be more moving.  Bring your friends & neighbors...   you won't want to miss this!!!


April   3              Noon - Good Friday Ecumenical Service at  St. John’s, Main Street



  EASTER Sunrise Service, 7:00 am at YMCA w/KEVIN BAILEY


EASTER SUNDAY We will have an expanded choir of guest singers and former choir members to fill the sanctuary with joyful sound. Three trumpet players will accompany our service music providing that bright brass sound that so compliments the spirit of Easter. Our Easter Anthem is "He is Risen! Risen Indeed!  and includes the favorite Easter Hymn written by Charles Wesley, "Christ the Lord is Risen Today."  The anthem is written by Mark Hill.

There will be NO Sunday School today

April     5             Communion

April     6             Committee Meetings

April   16             NEWSLETTER  DEADLINE

April   18             Logan and Julia’s benefit for Wanderer’s Rest
April  20             Presbyterian Women's Meeting
                             7pm - Deacons' Meeting

April  25             Confirmation Retreat at Vanderkamp
April  26             Confirmation Class Service Project Fair
April  27             Confirmation Class Pot Luck Dinner @ 5:30pm
April  27             Session Meets 7pm

 May    2              Elders and Deacons Leadership Retreat

 May    3          
   “Best Shared Dish” Scholarship Auction

 May    9              
                              Women’s Tea  INFO....

May    17              CONFIRMATION DAY;   50-year MEMBERS DAY
May   24               REMEMBRANCE DAY

It's time to think about going to the Delaware Work Camp in July


.... complete info  

 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 . . . 



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  Who  Are  We ?
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 Sunday Worship
 at 10am 

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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

This Thursday
April 2

@ 5:30pm

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Kids Korner
5 pm


 Children's Page 

This month debuts a new feature.... contributions from our young people.   Here is a letter written to God by Eliza Colvin.  

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304 Broad Street | Oneida, NY 13421 | PH: (315) 363-7590

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