Because God's
love is for all

Everyone is always welcome.
We pray that God may bless you with
peace, inspiration, and strength. We are a community, seeking to learn what it means
to follow Jesus. No matter what you may
be going through no matter where
you may be on your faith journey,

you are most welcome here!

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Live Worship Steaming available and Service in Church
at 10:30AM Sundays!!!
It will be streamed on Facebook Live on our Facebook page
www.Facebook.com/firstprestona/live
 Upcoming Highlights  
Sunday, May 22 at 10:30am:  Rev. Justin L. Marple will share her gifts with
us for worship.

ANNOUNCEMENTS         

1.  TODAY'S THE DAY:  May 22nd – Celebration Sunday Service at 10:30am followed by a Chicken Barbeque from 12-4 (Drive Thru or Dine In) featuring Weidner’s BBQ.  Tickets are $13 and proceeds to benefit Ukraine Refugees and Christian Education.  Contact Diane for tickets at 716-481-9730.   

4.  Thank you to all who have donated their time and talent to make the soap bags for Hearts for the Homeless.  Keep knitting and crocheting those little bags, they are much appreciated. 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

If you have a prayer request, please contact Janet Haacker at 716-694-4290.

The prayer requests that have been received in May will continue, but the others will be dropped until we hear an update from you. Thank you. 

  • Prayers for Rose for healing

  • Prayers for Gerald Owczazcak, having surgery after truck accident

  • Prayers for Tom Anthony for his upcoming surgery

  • Prayers for healing for Linda Barry after having two cataract surgeries

  • Prayers for healing for Mary Ferro after having foot surgery

  • Prayers for Marlene Tyrrell, still recuperating after a bad fall.   

  • Prayers of recovery for Shirley Hagle, Bill & Janet Bearfield, and Tanner

  • Continued prayers for Pam M. and Pam L.  in their struggles with cancer

  • Prayers for all those who struggle, grieve, or are feeling displaced

  • Continuing prayers for all first responders, police officers, and medical personnel

  • Prayers for peace and refuge for Ukraine, and for all refugees

  • Prayers of healing for all victims of violence and their loved ones

 

 

JOYS

  • Congratulations to Melissa and Scott Erikson on the birth of their third child,  Joseph Michael Erikson who was born on April 13, 2022.  Many blessings to their family. 

 

 

 

 

Sunday School:   May 22nd - Celebration Sunday

Sunday School for ages Pre-K to grade 12 will hold in person classes again beginning on September 12. The children will meet from 9:30am until 10:25am.    Adult Sunday School meets in the parlor dining room at 9:30am. 
All NYS Covid guidelines will be in force.  
Church Parking Lot
Please, if you are able to walk, we would appreciate if you would park on the surrounding streets near the church
and leave the spaces in our parking lot for our folks who need them most.  Thanks very much.  
Hunger Sunday:   
Don't forget that the third Sunday of the month is Hunger Sunday.  Food and cash donations are welcome
and proceeds are donated to the Twin Cities Community Outreach.  Any food items may be dropped off at Donna and Bruce Blinston's front porch at 25 Elmwood Park West.  Thank you for your continued support.  

Deacons Tonawanda School Mission Project

The Deacons are continuing to partner with the the Tonawanda Elementary Schools to provide much needed clothing items to needy children.  This is an ongoing mission project and the Deacons would like to thank the people who have donated so generously.  The schools have expressed an urgent need for underwear in the 
following sizes:  Boys and Girls underwear size 6 and size 8 at one school and Boys underwear sizes 6-8, 
10-12, and 14-16 at a second school.  Either a monetary donation or clothing donation is acceptable.   See Jane Crossan or Leslie Dugan for more details on how you can donate and what items are needed.  There is also a designated tote in the Narthex to place your donations.
 
Memory Lane Respite Program:  Attention Family Caregivers
(Currently Not Meeting )
Do you care for a family member with a memory impairment at home?  Would you like a break to do errands,
attend YOUR doctor appointments, go to lunch with a friend or just relax? First Presbyterian Church will begin our Memory Lane Respite Program on the third Tuesday of each month, next one to be determined soon 
at the church at 149 Broad Street, City of Tonawanda.  Trained volunteers will provide supervised fun activities, crafts, music/singing for your loved one - all at NO CHARGE.  A nutritious hot lunch will also be served.  All are welcome at the Memory Lane Respite Program.  Please contact our church at (716)692-1319 for more information.  
Memory Lane Respite Program:  Volunteers Needed (Currently Not Meeting)
Our church offers a respite program for family caregivers of people with memory impairment (dementia, Alzheimer's) to get a much needed break.  Our program runs once a month, (the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30am-2:30pm) and we are looking for dedicated volunteers to help out in various ways: 1 on 1 companion for guests, setup/cleanup, crafts, food preparation, food service, games, music, making phone calls, etc.  You do not have to volunteer every month; we will have sign-up sheets ahead of time.  More information is on the table in the Narthex and any questions can be directed to the team:  Mike Donovan, Marilee Mathias, Janet Haacker, Judy Winters, and Pastor Leslie Latham.  Why not consider helping out with this exciting ministry?

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