PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS: Murphsyboro-March 18
Pinckneyville-March 23, March 24(morning), March 26(morning)
Murphysboro-March 24(afternoon), March 25
Amount needed weekly to meet the 2020 budget $1,165.70
Lent/Easter calendar: April 5, Palm Sunday; April 9-Maundy Thursday(no service at our church this year);
April 10, Good Friday- Noontime service at St. Peter's UCC; April 12, Easter. Communion will be
celebrated on Palm Sunday.
Also on Palm Sunday, we will receive the national, ecumenical offering known as One Great Hour of
Sharing. The proceeds from this offering help to fund Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian
Hunger Program, and the Self-Development of People Initiative.
On Good Friday, April 10, we are also hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive at our church.
The Cape Girardeau "arm" (forgive the pun) of the Red Cross serves the Murphysboro area and will
be providing blood collection services that day. They tell us that the need right now is critical, so
we want everyone to get out and donate! The goal for our church is at least 17 donors for that day,
but we can easily double or triple that! Tell your friends and neighbors and bring people that don't have rides.
There will be lots of great snacks plus you get a $5 Amazon gift card for donating. The bloodmobile will
be at the church from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. on April 10, so sign up right away! You can sign up online
at RedCrossBlood.org and enter: FirstPresbyterianChurchMurphysboro to schedule an appointment
or you can call 1 800 RED CROS(800 733 2767)