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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 July 2018


$ 172,434.95


$ 180,720.89

Under for the year

$ -8,285.94







  1. Children's Church will begin Sept. 9.
  2. Sunday School Rally Day will be Sept. 30 with the Sunday School starting Oct. 7.
  3. The annual barbecue will be Oct. 6 from noon to 6 p.m.
  4. Ninety-six chairs and three racks will be purchased for use in Fellowship Hall.
  5. Will transfer the balance in the idle Women's account to the Renovation Fund earmarked for the kitchen renovation.

The Chancel aide for the month of August is Paulette S.

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

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

C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity: The Crisis That Created a Classic
by Paul McCusker

You might call this a “book about a book,” but that would be overly simplistic.  C.S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity is a powerful introduction to the Christian faith and beliefs written in easily understood terms, which has become a widely read classic.  It is a compilation of talks broadcast by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) during the years of World War II.  Author Paul McCusker writes this book to give the background of Lewis’ life and the faith journey that brought him to the point of composing and delivering these talks, as well as the progression of the war which created the “crisis” that made the broadcasts desirable.

The author presents some of the history of World War II; specifically how the war and the years leading up to it affected the British people.  This is not an area often covered in history classes in American schools.  He also gives much insight into the life of “Jack” Lewis.

If you are interested in C.S. Lewis or a history buff, you would likely enjoy this book.

Review 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 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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