Interim Pastor Starting September 1st
To our FPC family –
We are thrilled to update you on FPC’s Interim Pastor Search Committee!
After interviewing our finalists, listening to multiple sermons online, many prayers, and thoughtful discussion, our committee made a recommendation to Session that we hire Rev. Glen Reichelderfer as our new Interim Pastor! After additional discussion, and a time to answer some great questions from Session, our Elders decided unanimously to offer the position to Pastor Glen. We can’t be more excited! Pastor Glen has an incredibly deep faith along with being a great listener and strong preacher. He has 20 years of experience as a pastor and has previously held 3 other Interim Pastor positions.
Pastor Glen will begin at FPC on September 1, 2022 and will lead us through a process that Interim Pastors are trained for — taking our church through a visioning process that will guide us in our search for our Called and Installed Senior Pastor. Overall, this process is estimated to take 18 months, and we are blessed to have Pastor Glen to help guide and support us in this journey.
Thank you for praying for us and for FPC’s upcoming transition. Please know that you can reach out to any of us with questions.
**God, we ask that you guide FPC as we transition into a new phase of church life. Many changes are ahead, and we pray that we receive your new shepherd humbly and with love and support. Prepare Pastor Glen and prepare us as we move into a season of reflection and transformation, in Jesus’ mighty Name, Amen!**
Consider becoming a Sunday school teacher!
We are looking for some help in Children’s Ministry!
Are you someone who likes to work with kids, someone who likes to plan events (Trunk or Treat, Easter Trail, etc.), someone who likes to do work in the background to make events a success, or someone that likes to have a great time praising God! Children’s Ministry is looking for you!
We have several areas that we would need some extra help with! If you have any questions please contact Patricia Coley, Director of Children’s Ministry at email@example.com.
Guest Musicians: Roxanne and Alan Fauque
Roxy and Alan Fauque moved to Wisconsin 7 years ago from Bozeman, MT to follow their daughter Emily. Since then, they have a son-in- law and 2 precious grandchildren as well. Both are retired music teachers and have performed together in social events and as contemporary worship musicians.
Roxy prepared 126 sixth graders to perform a premier composition at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She also was honored with a Yale Distinguished Music Educator award. Upon arriving in Mount Horeb, she taught music in the schools for 4 more years.
Alan has performed in a myriad of venues and genres. He is currently performing with the All That Jazz big band and Whoz Playing, a classic rock band.
Love offerings for Pat!
After 37 years of faithful service to God as FPC of Waunakee’s Church Organist, the time has come for Pat Ronspiez to take her final bow. Pat has been a true Godsend for FPC, and her time with us goes all the way back to the little church on Fish Street.
During her tenure, Pat has not only provided our congregation with beautiful music during our normal Sunday worship services but has also been there for numerous weddings, funerals, and other special events. Pat and her musical talents have been a true blessing and cause for giving thanks.
Love offerings for Pat will be collected July 19 – August 18. You can donate to Pat’s love offering via check (noting “Pat” in the memo line) or online by clicking here and indicate that it is for Pat.
Possible Weekend Retreat/Bible Study
Dear Members of First Presbyterian Church,
We are considering the possibility of having a weekend retreat/Bible Study type conference experience once again at the Green Lake Conference Center this fall.
We are considering the third weekend in October. If you have an interest in attending such a retreat, please email Adult Nurture and Spiritual Growth Elder Scott Legwold at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The website for the conference location is www.glcc.org
Video Devotional: The Collect
In this episode of Scriptures for Life, Jeff talks about an ancient five-part prayer pattern called the collect. Jeff was particularly taken by one part of the collect. Watch and find out why. Soli Deo Gloria!
Parking Lot Construction: Phase 1 construction time extended.
Session is looking into options for the parking lot and we will have more info to share after the Session Meeting on Monday, August 15th.
Thank you for your patience.
RJ Binau, Buildings and Grounds Elder.
Upcoming Special Music in Worship
- August 14 – Roxanne & Alan Fauque, piano/vocals and saxophones
- August 21 – Ellen Kennedy Traeger, Guest Pianist & Vocalist
- August 28 – Gloria Grys, pianist, Sam Robinson, alto saxophone
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS | August 14, 2022
Connect with the Connector!
In an effort to streamline the process for submitting requests for event announcements in the Connector or spoken during the worship service, Communications has developed this easy-to-use online form to share all of your important information.
Click the link below to check out the form and if you have any feedback or questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Connector comes out at 4pm every Friday. The deadline for submissions is Noon, the Wednesday prior.
Aug. 15th – Missions Team Informational Meeting
Monday, Aug. 15 at 5:30, The Gathering Place: We invite you to join our meeting to learn more about the missions that FPC offers and what opportunities are available for you to serve our community. Any questions, please contact the Missions Elder, Brice Kettner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 770-9877
Fall Worship Schedule
Our fall schedule begins on Sunday, September 11th
- Sunday School will be from 9:00am until 9:50am.
- We will continue to have one worship service, which will be starting at 10:00am.
Update Contact Info
We would like to update our church database with your new contact info, for example, mailing address, cell phone number, email address, etc. Please let Alka at the church office know by calling her or sending her an email with this information. Thank you.
Hand out bulletins on Sunday morning
If you or your family would like to hand out bulletins before the start of our summer worship services, please use the link below to sign up.
Stephen Ministry at FPC: Providing God’s Care to Hurting People
What is this ministry about?
Extensively trained and supervised Stephen Minister Caregivers provide high-quality, one-on-one confidential Christian care to anyone in need. They provide weekly visits and ongoing support as long as the care receiver needs. Should the care receiver have needs that are beyond the scope of a Stephen Minister Caregiver, they are referred to professional caregivers.
What kind of care is offered from a Stephen Minister?
- CRISIS CARE – For people experiencing change(s) that significantly challenge their ability to cope.
- FOLLOW-UP CARE – After the crisis event.
- CHRONIC CARE – For a person whose situation is unlikely to change.
- PREVENTIVE CARE – Providing care before a crisis occurs.
- SUPPORTIVE CARE – Care for the caregiver.
How can I find out more about this ministry?
Call the church office at 608-949-9445, or reach out to a pastor or deacon. Stephen Minister Caregivers don’t replace the care of pastors and deacons. They carry it a step further.
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