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Welcome to
Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church


Every Sunday morning an elder is in the prayer room during worship praying for our church and those in worship.  If you have any special prayer concerns you can leave them on the table in the prayer room.  Please be discreet about your concerns.


General Fund

Through August 2018


$ 187,616.95


$ 207,620.75

Under for the year

$ -19,019.65






Children ages 3 through 8 are dismissed after the Children’s Sermon to join two adults for about 40 minutes for a time of crafts or a game, a Bible story and maybe a snack. Signup sheets will be available in church on Sundays. There must be two adults each week to be with the students. All teachers are required to have their clearances.

The Chancel aides for the month of October are Jackie D. and Sherri K.

The deadline for the November “News From the Mount” is Oct. 15th.  Anyone needing to put an article in the newsletter for the month of November must turn the article in to the office no later than October 15.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Fridays.

Books for the church library I recently purchased 6 hardback books for just $18.48!  Hard to imagine, isn’t it?  Through, I bought books that were slightly damaged. Following is a list and brief description of the books.

A Lifelong Love: How to Have Lasting Intimacy, Friendship, and Purpose in Your Marriage
by Gary Thomas
     This is a Biblical look at marriage as designed by God. It is written by a best-selling author and international speaker who has himself been married for 30 years.

Making Happy: The Art and Science of a Happy Marriage
by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
     The authors are a husband and wife team who have founded and the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University.  They have written several other best-selling books about relationships. This one offers a practical 3 week “Happiness plan.”

Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles and What a Difference a Mom Makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son ’s Life
both by Dr. Kevin Leman
     Dr. Leman is an internationally known psychologist and author. He and his wife Sande have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.  (Perhaps you’ve read his “The Birth Order Book: Why You are the Way You Are.”) In the first book, he gives practical advice for parents on how to raise powerful children in a positive way. The second gives no-nonsense help for mothers of sons.

Praying Circles around Your Children
by Mark Batterson
     Mark Batterson is the best-selling author of 15 books, as well as the lead pastor of National Community Church.  In this book, he offers Biblical and practical advice on praying for your children, illustrating with stories from parents.

The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are
by Sheila Walsh
     Another best-selling author, teacher and speaker, Sheila Walsh addresses these emotions in this book: heartache, disappointment, fear, bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, regret, abandonment, shame, and insecurity. She wants us to see ourselves as God sees us; fully known and fully loved.

Submitted by Ellen Little

If you borrow tables or chairs from the church, remember, please make your request through the Fellowship Committee call the office at 412 751-8479.

If you have not noticed, new chairs and several tables were recently purchased.  We request that they remain in the building and if something is spilled on them, it is promptly wiped so staining does not occur.  We plan on having these for MANY years to come and need to maintain them.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

If you are interested in contributing to the Newsletter with an article for publication please submit your notes to the office.  Since this is a “forum”, there might be some give and take if folks are interested.  Also, good Christian book reports are greatly welcomed.  The deadline is the 15th of the month except for December when it is the 10th.

If you are moving to a new address, please notify the church office as early as possible.  When we receive a newsletter back from the post office, we are assessed a fee of $.61.  Thank you for your consideration and assistance.

Even though you may be on vacation – the church is not.  We still must pay utilities, insurance and etc.  Food Bank items may be deposited in the box in the Narthex or at the lower parking lot entrance.  Paper products are especially welcome.  Continue to visit the Abitibi bin with your recyclable papers.



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