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12 “PRESBYTERIAN PORTFOLIO" (USPS 006-105) is published monthly by The First Presbyterian Church, 390 NE 2nd Street, McMin- nville, OR 97128-4789. Periodicals postage paid at McMinnville, OR. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to "PRESBYTERIAN PORTFOLIO", c/o First Presbyterian Church, 390 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128-4789. First Presbyterian Church See Christ, Know Him, Live Him! Prayer Requests Contact Carley Bushart at 503-560-0183 or [email protected] Portfolio Staff Managing Editor: Matt Johnson Editor: Nancy MacDonald Church Staff Pastor: Matt Johnson [email protected] Administrative Coordinator: Nancy MacDonald [email protected] Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries: Kate Satterstrom [email protected] Director of Music : David Walters [email protected] Next Portfolio Deadline: February 26, 2018 _I_ _I_ Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday, January 28, 2018 following worship Lunch will be provided. Review the Annual Reports, receive the Budget, approve the Terms of Call for the Pastor and elect Nominating Committee Members at Large. 1 Presbyterian Portfolio First Presbyterian Church 390 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128 503-472-6256 / [email protected] / fpc-mac.org Vol. 43 No. 1 January 24, 2018 Upon Further Reflection Engaged in Life On Sunday, January 21 st we kicked off the third element of our Worship into Life grant, entitled, “Engaged in Life.” Pastor, musician, and Canadian Glen Soderholm taught the congregation a song for passing the peace as well as “the Lorica,” an adaptation of the ancient prayer known as the Breastplate of St. Patrick. His sermon did an excellent job of outlining what this third leg of our jour- ney is about. Here’s some of what Glen said: “Loving God and neighbour with our full humanity will make you truly alive, and that hadn’t changed in Jesus’s time, nor has it changed in ours. But how do we do that? Very simply, it is to align our loves with what God loves. Jesus demonstrated this in his life. We hear Jesus say in other parts of the gospel, ‘I do noth- ing on my own, but only what I have heard from my Father.’ When we see Jesus, we see the Father, and because he has aligned his loves with his Father’s, then we are aligned with their loves, and that my friends will make us true worshipers and truly alive. And it turns out, that this alignment involves the vertical relationship we have with God and the horizontal relation- ship we have with our neighbours, and to see how those things are intimately related. When we align our loves with God’s being in communion, we make room for our neighbour. We could see this in our own lives – loving God is about getting out of the way of our own self-absorption and making room for God.” The connection between our gathered worship and how we engage in life is that worship aligns our loves with God’s loves. This sends us out into the world (which God loves!) and gives us eyes to see where God is at work. Our engagement, in turn, sends us back into gathered worship with more loves to bring before God, more questions, more hopes, more need for grace and reconciliation. This is the benevolent cycle of worship and mission. And another thing. This phrase “Engaged in Life,” certainly described my Dad. Perhaps it’s fitting that on Sunday, Jan. 21 st , while we worshipped with Glen, my father died and was received into the arms of God’s love. My heart is heavy with both sadness and joy. I will greatly miss this good man. He taught me so much. If not for Alzheimer's, he would still be stomping around outside, telling of his days fighting fires in Montana, pointing out cloud formations, and bringing life to others through his big, easy smile. Thanks for all your care and concern for me and my family as we grieve this loss. Being part of a community like this is a gift during such days. Pastor Matt Johnson

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    “PRESBYTERIAN PORTFOLIO" (USPS 006-105) is published monthly by The First Presbyterian Church, 390 NE 2nd Street, McMin-nville, OR 97128-4789. Periodicals postage paid at McMinnville, OR. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to "PRESBYTERIAN PORTFOLIO", c/o First Presbyterian Church, 390 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128-4789.

    First Presbyterian Church

    See Christ, Know Him, Live Him!

    Prayer Requests

    Contact Carley Bushart at 503-560-0183 or [email protected]

    Portfolio Staff

    Managing Editor: Matt Johnson Editor: Nancy MacDonald

    Church Staff

    Pastor: Matt Johnson [email protected] Administrative Coordinator: Nancy MacDonald [email protected] Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries: Kate Satterstrom [email protected] Director of Music : David Walters [email protected]

    Next Portfolio Deadline: February 26, 2018

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    Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday, January 28, 2018

    following worship Lunch will be provided.

    Review the Annual Reports, receive the Budget, approve the Terms of Call for the Pastor and

    elect Nominating Committee Members at Large.

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    Presbyterian Portfolio

    First Presbyterian Church 390 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

    503-472-6256 / [email protected] / fpc-mac.org Vol. 43 No. 1 January 24, 2018

    Upon Further Reflection

    Engaged in Life On Sunday, January 21

    st we kicked off the third element of our Worship into Life grant, entitled,

    “Engaged in Life.” Pastor, musician, and Canadian Glen Soderholm taught the congregation a song for passing the peace as well as “the Lorica,” an adaptation of the ancient prayer known as the Breastplate of St. Patrick. His sermon did an excellent job of outlining what this third leg of our jour-ney is about. Here’s some of what Glen said:

    “Loving God and neighbour with our full humanity will make you truly alive, and that hadn’t changed in Jesus’s time, nor has it changed in ours. But how do we do that? Very simply, it is to align our loves with what God loves. Jesus demonstrated this in his life. We hear Jesus say in other parts of the gospel, ‘I do noth-ing on my own, but only what I have heard from my Father.’ When we see Jesus, we see the Father, and because he has aligned his loves with his Father’s, then we are aligned with their loves, and that my friends will make us true worshipers and truly alive. And it turns out, that this alignment involves the vertical relationship we have with God and the horizontal relation-ship we have with our neighbours, and to see how those things are intimately related. When we align our loves with God’s being in communion, we make room for our neighbour. We could see this in our own lives – loving God is about getting out of the way of our own self-absorption and making room for God.”

    The connection between our gathered worship and how we engage in life is that worship aligns our loves with God’s loves. This sends us out into the world (which God loves!) and gives us eyes to see where God is at work. Our engagement, in turn, sends us back into gathered worship with more loves to bring before God, more questions, more hopes, more need for grace and reconciliation. This is the benevolent cycle of worship and mission. And another thing. This phrase “Engaged in Life,” certainly described my Dad. Perhaps it’s fitting that on Sunday, Jan. 21

    st, while we worshipped with Glen, my father died and was received into the arms

    of God’s love. My heart is heavy with both sadness and joy. I will greatly miss this good man. He taught me so much. If not for Alzheimer's, he would still be stomping around outside, telling of his days fighting fires in Montana, pointing out cloud formations, and bringing life to others through his big, easy smile. Thanks for all your care and concern for me and my family as we grieve this loss. Being part of a community like this is a gift during such days. Pastor Matt Johnson

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    Upcoming Events

    Contents

    All in the Family page 5 Calendar page 6 Children, Youth, & Family page 7 Mission page 4 Nuts & Bolts page 8 Ongoing Activities pages 9-10 Staff page 12 Upcoming Events page 2 Upon Further Reflection page 1 Volunteer Schedule page 11 Worship Into Life page 3

    81st ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

    THURSDAY, March 8 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    FRIDAY, March 9 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ash Wednesday February 14th

    Soup Supper 6:30 pm

    Worship Service 7:00 pm

    The Season of Lent Begins

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    Ushers

    10:30 am Service

    2/4 H. Blasier, C. Ruebel, M. & E. Slater, A. Austin

    2/11 H. Blasier, D. Tomlinson, C. Hansen, L. Niederer

    2/18 H. Blasier, A. Austin, B. & K. Garrettson

    2/25 H. Blasier, C. Ruebel, A. Austin, M. & B. Donaly

    Coffee Hosts

    2/4 M. Chroust-Masin, N. Barker

    2/11 S. Sherwood, S. Laddusaw

    2/18

    2/25 M. & E. Slater

    2/4

    2/11

    2/18

    2/25

    Deacon Greeters

    Flowers

    10:30 am Service

    2/4 Sheila McCluskey

    2/11 Lee Niederer

    2/18 Jan Irish

    2/25 Luella McKenzie

    Elder Greeters

    10:30 am Service

    2/4 Gretchen Brunner

    2/11 Bob Irish

    2/18 Cathy Stephens

    2/25 Scott Smith

    Sound System

    10:30 am Service

    2/4 Art Cuscaden

    2/11 Jeff Sargent

    2/18 Patty Good

    2/25 Eric Chroust-Masin

    Communion Servers February 4th

    10:30 am Service

    Linda Mihnos, Gretchen Brunner, John Bush, George Barker, Barb Schoof, Lee Niederer

    Lay Readers

    10:30 am Service

    2/4 Faythe Rust

    2/11 Jackson Collins

    2/18 Linda Mihnos

    2/25 Becky Donaly

    Communion Duties

    Preparation Sandy Sherwood

    Clean-up Herb Blasier

    Portfolio Crew February 28th

    1:30 pm in the Conference Room

    10:30 am Service

    2/4 David Walters

    2/11 Jeff Sargent

    2/18 Matt Johnson

    2/25 Connie Foster

    PowerPoint

    Our Valuable Volunteers

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    Ongoing Activities

    February Activities

    Sort Rummage February 5th 10:00 am

    or 7:00 pm TBA

    Sarah Circle February 14th 5:30 pm

    Whitman Room

    Agape Circle February 21st 9:30 am

    Hostess: Jackie Hurl Mission Project: YCAP

    Priscilla Circle February 26th 7:00 pm

    Hostess: Monika Chroust-Masin Lesson 6: Marilyn Enger

    Caregivers Support Group

    Anyone who is a caregiver is welcome. We usually meet the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in the Witherspoon Room. Our next meeting will be February 20th.

    FPC Book Club

    The FPC Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month, September through June at 11:00 am in the Witherspoon Room.

    Our next meeting on February 7th, we will be talking about the book “The Book Thief”,” by Markus Zusak. This book was recommended by Carol Huson and is a popular book. See you on the 7th at 11:00 am!

    The Quilt Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am in the Witherspoon Room. Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 7th. Come join us!

    Contact Sandra Lawrence or Nancy Barker if you have questions.

    Keenagers February 5th

    Faythe & Arden Rust and Carol & Duane Qualey

    will host the meeting of Keenagers on Monday, February 5th at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Area. Persons 55 or older will gather for a potluck. If you plan to attend, please sign up at the Welcome Kiosk on Sunday, January 28th or February 4th.

    Creative Expressions is a time for YOU to engage in your artistic passion whether that is painting, coloring, scrapbooking, quilting, etc. It is open to all forms of artistic expression.

    Just bring your own supplies.

    We meet on the second Friday of each month in Calvin Hall from 4:00 until 8:00 pm,

    but feel free to come when you can and leave when you need to.

    Bring your own dinner and drink. We eat around 5:30 pm.

    Please join us on Friday, February 9th!

    Communion Sunday

    February 4, 2018

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    Worship Into Life

    Hello Church Family! 2018 is off to great start! We had guest worship leader and preacher Glen Soderholm with us for a concert and our 3rd and final seminar. Now more than ever, we should take stock of how far we've come. We were Prepared in Worship with Ted Yuen, Formed in Silence with Steve Galvan and now, we're Engaged in Life. Our next book, The Dangerous Act of Worship will be distributed over the next two Sundays as well as being available in the office. Starting in February, we'll be having 3 Lenten prayer gatherings, spread across the season. These are casual times of prayer and sharing, designed to model the integration of spiritual practices with daily life. Furthermore, we will gather after Easter for our second Worship into Art session with Kathleen Brown on April 14th. So many exciting things happening! It's a great time to be at FPC! I encourage you to join us at any point in this process. This project was never meant just for those who could come to every event from the beginning. It is for everyone, wherever you are and at whatever level works for you. Please don't worry if you haven't been able to participate much so far. Feel free to jump in at any point. Come eat! Come paint! Come brainstorm! Come to worship! David Walters Project Director

    Glen Soderholm in concert in the Sanctuary.

    Glen leading the seminar in Calvin Hall.

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    Mission

    2018 Point In Time Homeless Count

    Wednesday, Jan. 31st

    Volunteer. Make it count.

    Yamhill County is striving to end homelessness and to better serve and assist those experiencing homelessness. YCAP has taken

    the lead on implementing a Homeless Count every January by partnering with numerous volunteers and organizations to count people experiencing homelessness that day. This Infor-mation is reported to the state and Housing and Urban Development to better assess any gaps in our social services and any progress from pervious counts.

    For more information on the Homeless Count, contact Nathalie Hardy at 503-550-3488 or [email protected] We are also in need of the following donations: gloves warm socks tarps bus passes Donations are accepted a YCAP or FPC. FPC will be a Drop-in Center during our Wednesday Morning Shelter.

    Remember a loved one,

    support a small farmer!

    Valentines Day is coming!

    Be sure to stop by the Fair Trade Market to get some chocolate for your sweetheart. There is also a great variety of teas and coffees to choose from! The market will be open on Jan. 28th and Feb. 11th in the Gallery after the worship service.

    Blankets+ Offering Sunday, February 11th

    For many years, our church has been helping to keep our neighbors warm by providing blankets to families here in the United States and around the world. What difference can a blanket make? A blanket can provide warmth to a victim of a flood or fire or serve as bedding to a guest in a homeless shelter or be a gift of welcome to a newly arrived refugee or migrant worker. On February 11th our church has an opportunity to provide hope to many families. We will take a special offering to help provide blankets and other emergency items to families all around the world. For only 10 dollars, you can give a blanket that can provide warmth and shelter, comfort and privacy, and healing and hope wherever God's people may need care. We have so much to share, so please give generously. Thank you!

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    Ongoing Activities

    Adult Education Program

    On January 28th, the Adult Education program will conclude its month long series on “Miracles?” led by Margaret Wallace. For the first two Sundays in February, the 4th & 11th, MaryKate Morse, Vaughan Palmore’s daughter, will offer discussions on “Making Room for Leadership: Power, Space and Influence.” Then Vaughan will wind up the month with two classes on “1 Samuel (Connecting Judges to Kings).”

    Please join us in Calvin Hall West at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings!

    Monday Bible Study

    Monday mornings at 11:00 am in the Witherspoon Room, Pastor Matt leads a Bible study on the scripture reading for the following Sunday. Come join the discussion. We will not be meeting on February 19th, Presidents’ Day. The office is closed.

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    H arvest S ale

    Presbyterian Harvest Sale

    The 2018 Flower Chart is available for sign-ups in the Gallery at the Welcome Kiosk. Please consider offering this gift to our worship service.

    The first meeting for the 2018 Harvest Sale will be held on Feb. 4

    th following the worship service

    in the Whitman Room. GOOD NEWS: The total receipts for the 2017 Harvest Sale were over $13,000.00 which is the largest sale on record. The Committee will be holding work sessions starting in February. Several dates will be available for working on a project. New ideas presented include folded boxes, tree garlands (paper & glass beads), Book folding (Christmas Trees and Angels). Our committee welcomes new craft suggestions. Bring your suggestions to the meeting. Committee members working on the 2018 Harvest Sale include Connie Foster, Dan Willis, Carol Qualey, Ann Widen, Mary Ellen Fleeger, Adrienne Schouten and Elsie Williams. Please share with Committee Members your suggestions. Items Needed: 8 oz. Jam Jars and pre 1980 hand-made crocheted dollies. Bring new projects to share at our meeting. Looking forward to welcoming new members. The Committee

    Church Volleyball Team Schedule

    You must be at least 15 years old to play. Games are held on Friday evenings at Columbus Elementary School. If you would like to play, contact Wendy Sagers, Team Manager. Date Time Court Jan 26 7:00 pm #2 8:00 pm #2 Feb. 2 6:00 pm #1 Feb. 9 6:00 pm #2 Feb. 16 7:00 pm #2 8:00 pm #1 Feb. 23 6:00 pm #1 7:00 pm #2 Mar. 2 6:00 pm #1 Mar. 9 6:00 pm #2

    Have fun!

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    Nuts & Bolts

    Session Highlights

    Action taken and information items are summarized for the Portfolio monthly. Session meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. At the last Session Meeting: 1.) Met with incoming Elders Lynn Foster and Scott Smith. Unfortunately, Charles Saderholm, Class of 2019 has stepped down for personal reasons. 2.) Assigned Elders to the following Ministry Teams and Committees: Building and Grounds - John Bush Children, Youth and Family - Gretchen Brunner Creative Arts - Cathy Stephens Christian Formation - Linda Mihnos Mission - Bob Irish Stewardship, Budget & Finance - Scott Smith Worship & Music - Lynn Foster Nominating Committee - Sandra Sherwood and Linda Mihnos Personnel Committee - George Barker and Gretchen Brunner Clerk of Session - Sandra Sherwood 3.) Candice Cameron brought a weaving of the Spiderwoman's Cross (a Navajo weaving) that Dorothee Kim has donated to FPC. Creative Arts will work with Pacific Frame on how best to frame this piece of artwork. Creative Arts will send a thank you note to Dorothee on behalf of the congregation to express our appreciation for this beautiful gift. 4.) MSP - to address security concerns about the Narthex Gallery and FPC's art collection, a rope with bells attached will be used to rope off the stairs and ramp during Community Dinner and other events as needed. 5.) Spent time reflecting on the service of out-going elders Candice Cameron, Belinda Garrettson and Ron Miller and prayed for them and their changing roles in the church.

    The Church Office will be closed:

    Monday, February 19th in observance

    of Presidents’ Day.

    Coffee Hosts Needed

    Please consider being a host during our Coffee & Fellowship

    Time on Sunday mornings. Ask friends or family to

    host with you.

    Sign-up on the chart in the Gallery by the

    Welcome Kiosk.

    FINANCIAL REPORT (Operating Fund)

    December: Actual Budget Receipts: $ 35,553 10.5% $ 28,008 8.3% Expenses: 29,893 8.5% 29,097 8.3%

    Year to Date: Receipts: $ 333,508 99.2% $ 336,100 100% Expenses: 328,926 94.2% 349,169 100%

    We finished the year with a strong December putting us in the black for the year vs. the budgeted deficit. See the Annual Report for more detailed information.

    Thank you for your continued support.

    Volunteers Needed to Operate the Sound System and

    Video Recording Equipment Sunday Mornings

    Currently volunteers rotate on a monthly basis. There will be training provided in February. If you are interested or have questions please contact John Bush or the church office.

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    Remember Our Homebound Members

    Barbara Anderson Dave Benitz Arlys Berry Gus & Cathy Carstensen

    George Clunie Min Coburn Gretchen Davis Dorothy Heida

    Fred & Zella Hisaw Fred & Barbara Koch Sue Lekas Wanda McAlister Janet Myatt

    Nancy Ormandy Kay Schrepel Bev Steely Helen Wittenberg

    Betty Younker

    All in the Family

    February Calendar

    "Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2

    Please lift each household name or group listed below in prayer on that day of the month.

    1. Sandra Lawrence 2. Jim & Sue Lekas 3. Ralph & Janet Litchfield 4. Bob & Donna Lunt 5. Barry & Pat Martin 6. Wanda McAlister 7. Mary McBride 8. Sheila McCluskey 9. Luella McKenzie 10. Shawna McRae, Savanah & Holden 11. Blankets+ Offering 12. Deacons 13. Pete & Linda Mihnos 14. Ash Wednesday 15. Ron & Donna Miller 16. Janet Myatt 17. Community Dinner 18. Lonnie Myers 19. Randy Naef 20. Caregivers Support Group 21. Session 22. Lee Niederer 23. Betty Olson 24. Karen Olson 25. Nancy Ormandy 26. Vaughan Palmore 27. Susan Parish 28. Liz Parker

    February

    Sheila McCluskey 1st Pete Mihnos 1st Barbara Schoof 1st Scott Smith 2nd Dave Howard 3rd

    Micah Johnson Soderlund 4th Lynn Foster 5th Ardeth Parry 5th Betty Younker 5th Ayele Amuzu 8th Jack Chan 8th Cate Shea 8th

    Nancy Ormandy 12th Jillian Staneck 12th Gus Carstensen 14th Cathy Stephens 15th Sandra Sherwood 18th Beverly Treneman 18th Aaron Brunner 24th Dolores Sterling 24th Ann Widen 24th

    Maggie Blankenship 25th David Hinchman 28th David Krug 28th Jim Rogers 28th

    Our church family extends our deepest sympathy to Carole Hansen, her husband, Bernt Hansen

    passed away on January 14, 2018.

    ****** We also extend our deepest sympathy to Pastor Matt and family at the passing of

    his father, John Johnson on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

    May God grant comfort and peace to their loved ones.

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    Children, Youth, & Family Ministries