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Northbrook Notes March 2017 Northbrook Presbyterian Church Newsletter
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
IM/MIGRATION: STATIONS OF THE CROSS In Lent 2012, Grace Commons, a house church in Chicago, curated 15 Stations of the Cross representing a series of significant moments in Jesus’ last day, contemplating each station through the lens of immigration and migration. Artists from several churches and other organizations participated in creating the art. This curation was exhibited at the 2016 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA and continues to be a topical issue for our country and our world today. Walking the Stations of the Cross, or “praying” them, is a traditional spiritual practice among Christians. It’s a practice that evolved so people anywhere could symbolically go on “pilgrimage” to the Holy Land and tap into the power of the location and the events that happened there. By entering the story of Jesus’ last day through art, we reflect on The Passion outside of the intellect. We involve our senses, our experience and our emotions. We invite you to take this self-guided walk in Fellowship Hall with your families, friends and neighbors as part of your spiritual journey this Lenten season.
Hours of Display Thursdays, March 2 and 9
2 – 7 p.m.
Fridays, March 3 and 10 10 a.m.– noon
Mondays, March 6 and 13 2 – 7 pm
Tuesdays, March 7 and 14 2 – 7 pm
Pastor’s Lenten Study—Begins Wednesday, March 8 In this time of reflection and preparation as we approach the holiest days of the Christian calendar, I invite you to an exploration of the Christian spiritual life. We will learn some basic language of spirituality and spiritual formation and try out time-tested spiritual practices. This time together is designed to help us find one or two spiritual disciplines that can become part of our daily discovery of God so that we might live deeper, more spiritually directed lives. This class will be offered for six weeks of Lent on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Library. For those interested, there is preparatory material so please let Marjorie know if you’re coming at [email protected]
One World Sunday 2017 Family Roots International Potluck
In Support and Recognition of Freedom House Detroit
Sunday, March 5 in Fellowship Hall
Two days following the International World Day of Prayer on March 3, we’ll gather in Fellowship Hall to honor our common humanity as children of God, to learn about immigration practices in the U.S., and to celebrate our diversity. We’ll have fun sharing food from our own family cultures of our heritage. We’ll welcome and hear from our guests from Freedom House – Detroit (www.freedomhousedetroit.org). Bring a food from an area of the world that is part of your family heritage. Feel free to wear clothing styles common to your heritage.
4:00 p.m. Showing of the Short Documentary Film: “Locked in a Box” followed by a Panel/Group Discussion This film was sponsored by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Lutheran Immigration and
5:00 p.m. (approx.) Family Roots International Potluck and Freedom House Fellowship
Practicing Good Stewardship of Our Resources: Do You NEED Your Bulletin?? As the church staff and leadership examines ways in which we can be better stewards of our resources, we wonder how much people actually use their bulletins. All of the worship material in the bulletin is projected on the screens and the announcements are available on our website and in the email blast that Becky sends out each week. As we explore our actual usage of the printed bulletin, please help us by NOT taking a bulletin if indeed you don’t really use it during or after worship. Of course, if you want one, take one! We’ll be tracking actual usage over the course of the next several weeks to see if this may be a way we can reduce our printing costs while still meeting your needs. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about this, we would love to hear from you! Send an email to [email protected] with your reaction.
Beverly J. Hothem August 6, 1932 - February 5, 2017
Thank You! Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Super Bowl Subs fundraiser for our
Mission Trip this summer to Cannon Falls, Minnesota. We were able to sell
about 85 subs and raise $900! This money will help make this trip more
affordable for our families and youth.
Thank You! Thank You!
Spectrum Orchestra Concert—Friday, March 10 Starting in March, we are excited to announce that Spectrum Orchestra will make Northbrook its new home for rehearsals and concerts. Spectrum Orchestra is a community orchestra serving the greater Detroit Metro area. It was organized as a place where intermediate and advanced musicians could find a high-quality place to play challenging music, grow their skills, and be
proud of their ability to master and present great music. Their first concert at Northbrook will be Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, directed by Kevin Fitzgerald, on Friday March 10 at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available 45 minutes prior to performance. Please visit their website, www.SpectrumOrchestra.org, for more information about the orchestra and ticket pricing.
Presbytery of Detroit Hands-On Mission Opportunity—Saturday, March 18 The Presbyterian Men are hosting a Spring Service Project on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Registration begins at 8:30am. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Our gathering place and base of operations will be Detroit Blight Busters in the Motor City Java House located at 17336 Lahser Road in Detroit just north of Grand River Avenue. Please park in the Redford Theater lot just up the street. There will be plenty to do for men and women with or without “construction” skills. We will work with Detroit Blight Busters to remove debris and damaged drywall from inside of a nearby building undergoing rehab. Our efforts will help another building be transformed from blight to new use. Rain or shine, come be a blessing to folks who care about their neighborhood and who appreciate our help. Michael Campion will be leading a group of Northbrook volunteers. Please contact Michael if you are interested or have questions at (248)794-3689 or by email at [email protected]
Fort Street Open Door—Thursday, March 30 Join us as we travel to Fort Street Open Door on Thursday, March 30. Volunteers will meet at the church parking lot for an 8:00 a.m. departure. The church van and/or carpooling will be available. We will likely gather for lunch and fellowship at a Detroit restaurant on the way home. For more information, please contact Seglinda Pritchard at (248)626-6514.
SOS—May 28 to June 4 We will be hosting South Oakland County Shelter from May 28 to June 4. We need many helpers to host our guests from security, meal prep, drivers and entertainment. We also need monetary donations. Sign up sheets will be out in April. Contact Barb Stetson at (248)302 3033 or [email protected] with questions.
Empty Bowls Collection in 2017 For 2017, all of our Empty Bowls’ loose change and other contributions will go into the mission fund designated for South Oakland Shelter (S.O.S.). This will allow us to build up our source of funds for Northbrook’s hosting and/or support of S.O.S. Please contribute your loose change in the bowl on the nametag table in the main hallway or when you see it in the Narthex or Fellowship Hall. Larger amounts or checks made out to Northbrook with the notation for Empty Bowls on the memo line may be taken to the church office. Thank you for your generosity and support!
Remember to Set Your Clocks Forward
Sunday, March 12
Mission Outing—Saturday, March 11 Join us for a Mission Committee Outing to view the Exhibit, We Don’t Want Them: Race and Housing in Metropolitan Detroit, 1900-1968. This exhibit was produced by the Race2Equity Project of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. We will see it while it is being hosted at Cranbrook/Kingswood on Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. Our appointment time is at 1:00 p.m. After the exhibit, we can plan to go out for coffee and conversation in the area. Please sign up following worship services. Contact Winnie Davies-Hancock at (248) 593-8035 or at [email protected] with any questions.
Easter Flowers This year, you again have a choice of purchasing several flowering spring plants for the Sanctuary for our Easter service. Please fill out this form and place it, along with your check, in the offering plate or in the office. You can also sign up in Fellowship Hall after worship starting March 19. Please make checks payable to Northbrook Church and write “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. Easter plants may be taken home after the 10:15 a.m. Easter Service.
Number of Plants at $9.00 each:
_______Lily _______Daffodil _______Tulip ______Hyacinth
Total Number of Plants:________
____ Please check here if you would like a Deacon to take your Easter plant(s) to a shut-in following the Easter service.
Dedication I would like my plant(s) placed in memory of/in honor of (circle one):
(Please print clearly. This dedication information, along with your name, will be printed in the Easter bulletin.)
Flower orders are due by Sunday, April 2.
Northbrook Book Club—Monday, March 13 On Monday, March 13, please join in at the next discussion of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. This book is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. It is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.
Upcoming Book Club Dates & Book Selections April 24: **The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
June 5: **The Dinner by Herman Koch Book Club meetings are always at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
** Copies of these books will be available at the previous meeting from a library Book Club Kit.
We are ready for the first month of Spring. Chilly, windy, perhaps snow but warmth is on its way. Set your clocks ahead on March12th. The first day of Spring is March 20th, The Irish celebrate Saint Patrick's Day March 17th. Now, I chat about the Irish.
Over 70% of Irish are of the Catholic faith. Irish folk always have a saying, a poem, or a story to tell. They love to dance and drink stout whiskey. They have firm family ties and are loyal to their kin. They make great stew. Their folklore is abundant. Ireland is a great country to visit. They are warm, witty and loving most of the time.
When we have a "sing along" Irish songs are a favorite.
Irish folks seem to have a welcome sign inside of them and that sign flows into all they meet. If you have an Irish friend, you are blessed. It is then that you have the "luck of the Irish" also.
Blessings from my house to your house, Rose
Northbrook Knit Wits
Please join us
Wednesday, March 8 7:00 p.m.
and Wednesday, March 22
Senior Souper LUNCH Senior Souper Lunch will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the Library on Thursday, March 9 and March 23. Join us during the daylight hours as we enjoy a bowl of delicious soup, salad and dessert. We hope you will join us!
Thank you to Dorothy Warren, Winnie Davies-Hancock, Betsy Savage, Lauri Dailey, Kathy Bauhof and her neighbor, Michelle Leonard, and my neighbor, Janet Montgomery, and my friend, Heather, for volunteering at the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity National Day of Service at the Detroit Medical Center on February 25th. They worked in the book room as "shoppers" and "greeters" assisting community organizations in selecting books. Thank you for creating new reading opportunities for our Detroit area youth. - Peggie Schiller
March Calendar March 1 5:00 pm
6:30 pm LOGOS Ash Wednesday Service
March 2 8:00 am 2:00 pm
Men’s Connection Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross
March 3 10:00 am Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross
March 5 10:15 am 10:15 am 11:30 am 4:00 pm
Worship & Communion KIDS’ Connection Chancel Choir Rehearsal One World Sunday Program & Potluck
March 6 2:00 pm 8:00 pm
Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross AA Meeting—Men’s Group
March 7 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross Zumba Mission Connection Comm. Meeting
March 8 10:00 am 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Pastor’s Lenten Study LOGOS Knit Wits
March 9 8:00 am 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Men’s Connection Senior Souper Lunch Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross
March 10 10:00 am 7:30 pm
Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross Spectrum Orchestra Concert (tickets $15 at the door)
March 11 1:00 pm Mission Program—We Don’t Want Them Race & Housing Exhibit at Cranbrook
March 12 10:15 am 10:15 am 11:30 am
Worship KIDS’ Connection Deacons’ Meeting
March13 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross Northbrook Book Club Meeting AA Meeting—Men’s Group
March14 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Im/Migration: Stations of the Cross Zumba Congregational Life Comm. Meeting Building & Grounds Comm. Meeting
March 15 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Pastor’s Lenten Study LOGOS April Newsletter Article Deadline
March 16 8:00 am 7:00 pm
Men’s Connection Chancel Choir Rehearsal
March 17 7:00 pm Camp Lock-In
March 18 9:00 am Hands-On Mission Spring Service Project
March19 10:15 am 10:15 am 11:30 am
Worship KIDS’ Connection Session Meeting
March20 8:00 pm AA Meeting—Men’s Group
March 21 6:30 pm Zumba
Doug & Diane Joppie – 47 years on March 7
03/02 Don Hemberg 03/02 Maggie Parks 03/03 Jean North 03/04 Al Shrosbree 03/06 Mona Guindi 03/08 Jan Carroll 03/11 Grace Daniels 03/11 Gloria Tyslan 03/15 Brad Back 03/15 Barbara Davidson 03/16 Owen Hurbis 03/17 Grant Burnham 03/17 Derek Stottlemyer
03/19 Judy Owen 03/19 Judy Stucky 03/19 Erin Swenson 03/23 Beverly Singer 03/24 Matthew Bauhof 03/25 Shawn Van de Vyver 03/26 Peter DeLong 03/28 Roman Kafarski 03/28 Laura Kerr 03/29 Sherrill Heinrichs 03/29 Colin Tengler 03/30 Carolyn Hemmye 03/31 Madelyn Willey
March 22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 5:00 pm
Pastor’s Lenten Study Knit Wits LOGOS
March 23 8:00 am 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Men’s Connection Senior Souper Supper Chancel Choir Rehearsal
March 26 10:15 am 10:15 am 11:30 am
Worship/Confirmation Sunday KIDS’ Connection Chancel Choir Rehearsal
March 27 7:00 pm AA Meeting—Men’s Group
March 28 6:30 pm Zumba
March 29 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Pastor’s Lenten Study LOGOS
March 30 8:00 am 8:00 am
Fort Street Open Door Men’s Connection
Northbrook Women’s Retreat
May 19—21, 2017
Miracle Camp & Retreat Center in Lawton, MI.
Watch for details.
For the most up-to-date calendar information, visit our website at www.northbrookpc.org
“Live the Love of Jesus Christ” Northbrook Presbyterian Church 22055 West Fourteen Mile Road Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025 Phone (248) 642-0200 Fax (248) 642-7495 www.northbrookpc.org
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Staff Contact Information
The Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi, Pastor……...………… ext 12 [email protected] Angel Gippert, Director of Music…….…………….. ext 18 [email protected] Dan Gross, Contemporary Music Director Sherrill Heinrichs, Congregational Care Coord. ext 15 [email protected] Ken Stetson, Youth Director………...……………….... ext 21 [email protected] Becky Bachand, Administrative Secretary………... ext 10 [email protected] Kathy Brooks, Financial Secretary………………....… ext 13 [email protected] Kerry Callaghan, Preschool Director……..….…...... ext 16 [email protected] Lynn Stephenson, Church Custodian…………..….... ext 17 [email protected] Larry Brown, Church Custodian…………..………….. ext. 17
Office Hours Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am—Noon
Worship Sundays at 10:15 a.m.
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