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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 June 2018


$ 142,083.87


$ 157,303.69

Under for the year

$ -15,239.55






Matthew 5:14-16  (NIV)
“You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Summer worship continues through August and will conclude Labor Day weekend (September 2nd.)  Services are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.The 9 a.m. service is a more contemporary service outdoors (weather permitting) with a relaxed atmosphere.  Bring your coffee, chair and comfortable shoes.  This service is held on the lawn near the sundial to the left of the sanctuary entrance. It will last for 45 minutes to accommodate the changeover in parking.  The 10:30 a.m. service will stay the same and will last until 11:30 a.m. 

Vacation Bible School was a success the last week in June.  Our theme was “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”  We were small in number, but mighty in spirit.  Vacation Bible School is a group effort and thanks need to be given to all those who volunteered their time.  Special thanks go out to our younger volunteers (Crosbi T., Jordan C., Karl J., Madison Muth, and Anna J.).  Without their example, the week would have been far less joyful.

Thanks for your support of our “Cooking for the Kitchen” fund raising projects.  In review we sold soup in different months, strawberry jam in June and black raspberry jam in July.  We hope you enjoyed our culinary efforts.  These sales, combined with the soup sales, produced a combined profit of $2,039.15!  Please return any soup or jelly jars to the kitchen.  We will need them for future “Cooking For the Kitchen” goodies

Thank you to everyone who so graciously donated the 19 baskets for the EF Project fundraiser during the Strawberry Festival.  We raised $275 that will be used for the fall mission weekend.  EF Project started in the fall of 2016 and its mission is to help homeowners in the Elizabeth Forward area with projects they are physically or financially not able to do themselves.  So far, we have served four homeowners with a variety of work.  They are humbled that strangers are willing to give up a weekend to help them and they are very grateful.  The volunteers also are blessed by serving as the hands and feet of Jesus to those in our community who need some help.  Information about the fall EF Project weekend will be announced soon.

The Chancel aides for the month of August are Bud and Mary Ann H.

The deadline for the September “News From the Mount” is August 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 August15.

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

Tell Me Everything: How You Can Heal from the Secrets You Thought You'd Never Share,
by Marilyn Meberg

Marilyn Meberg is a speaker at the “Women of Faith” conferences, as well as an author and trained counselor.  This is a practical book with good advice for anyone who has suffered and striven to keep their struggles a secret.  She encourages everyone to bring their secrets into the light of God’s grace and be healed and supports this advice with Bible verses, practical examples, and even touches of humor.

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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