Windsor Presbyterian Church
Windsor Heights, Iowa
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CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER 2018

Nov 1 -   Prepare and serve CFUM dinner
Nov 4 -   All Saints Sunday; Communion; Choir Sings

Nov 8 - CROSS Ministries Decorating Pretzels
Nov 8 -   Session Meeting 6:30 PM
Nov 13 -  Drop In Potluck 11:00 AM
Nov 16-17 - Scrapbooking
Nov 18 -  Food Pantry Sunday
Nov 18 - Deacons' Check-In
Nov 18 - 4:00 PM  Joint Thanksgiving Service

Nov 19 - Newsletter Articles Due
Nov 22-23 - Office Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Christ the King Sunday


On Thursday, November 8, CROSS Ministries will be using Ward Hall to decorate pretzels as a fundraiser. The pretzels will be sold at Central Presbyterian Church's Holiday Market on November 30 and December 1. That Market is free and open to the public.

On Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, Sigrid Anderson will hold her scrapbooking sessions in Ward Hall. If you are interested, contact Sigrid at sea1961@yahoo.com.













 








 

For worship on Nov 4 the choir will sing "Where Love Is, There Is God." 

On November 18 the choir will sing "I Trust in the Lord"

For the Thanksgiving service on November 18 there will be a joint choir from the 3 Windsor churches. They will sing "Look to the World." If you are interested in singing with this joint choir, come to rehearsal on November 7 and 14 at 7:30 in East Hall.





















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 Worship in June

June  3 - Psalm 113
June 10 - Psalm 69
June 17 - Psalm 27
June 24 - Psalm 40

Summer Preaching Series

We kick off summer, and Pentecost, with six weeks in the Psalms. The Book of Psalms is the prayer book of the Hebrew Bible. Throughout the centuries, faithful Jews and Christians have learned to pray by praying the Psalms. Almost all of us want to pray but don’t really know what to say. Thanks and help are our basic prayers. Beyond that we can use some help.

That is where the Psalms come in. Praying the Psalms can teach us that prayers do not need to be polished or polite or perfect. The language of prayer is honest and personal. The Psalms are passionate words—full of joy and praise, anger and frustration, grief and sadness. In these prayers we learn to lay ourselves bare before God. We learn honesty and vulnerability. We learn to pray alone and with others. We learn to sing praises to God and to shake our fists at the heavens.

The Psalms are all corporate prayers. They are meant to be prayed in community, with others. The life of faith is life with others.

There are different types of Psalms just as there are different types of prayers and emotions. Our series will try to move us through six psalms in a manner that reflects how we might actually experience the life of faith, through the ups and the downs.

Up:  When life is stable and the world seems trustworthy (Psalms 1 and 113), to

Down:  When the bottom drops out and the tradition feels like a lie (Psalm 69), to

Up again: When faith in a trustworthy God and creation are found again, but the experience of disorientation is not forgotten (Psalms 27, 40 and 146)

(This Narrative Lectionary series loosely follows OT scholar Walter Brueggemann’s typology— Orientation, Disorientation, Re-Orientation)