THE NEWSLETTER OF
DRY RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
15 Warsaw Avenue, Dry Ridge, Kentucky 41035 ~ 859-824-5622859-824-5622 ~ www.dryridgepresbyterian.com
Our 11:00 a.m. summer sermon series was The Great “I Am” Statements of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John (i.e., “I Am the Bread of Life”, “I am the Resurrection and the Life” etc.), focusing on the circumstances and settings in which Jesus made those statements, and on the spiritual meanings in the figurative language in which he spoke. Our fall sermon series on the Book of Psalms began September 20 and is entitled Speaking Freely to God , reflecting on the words of ancient individuals written candidly to God in their own times, but relevant to all humanity through the ages, and even today. This series will continue through November.
FOUNDERS’ DAY RECAP
Sunday, August 4, our Annual Founders’ Day celebration began with worship at 11:00 a.m., followed by pot luck lunch. The annual Founders’ Day Organ Concert began at 2:00 p.m. featuring Diana Webb in her fifth year playing the circa 1850s Hook and Hastings hand-pumped pipe organ before a record audience of 98. She was joined by Doug Webb playing the euphonium and Bill Gemmer playing trombone and euphonium. The program, The Joy of Music, patterned on the PBS television series of world-famous concert organist Diane Bish, was dedicated to the memory of Donna Miles. It included a special Offertory by The Conrad Family Singers in their first concert appearance. Finishing with the usual rousing hymn sing of traditional favorites, the concert was followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.
MEMBERS & FRIENDS
All are invited on our frequent outings around Northern Kentucky, where we enjoy music, food, and sites of local historic or educational flavor. Friday, September 11 we enjoyed the “Mad Hatter’s Tea” and Musicale at the Richwood Presbyterian Church. Sunday, October 4 we lunched locally then heard Diane Bish in concert on the great organ of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.
We are now looking forward to a Family Hayride on Friday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. (please contact Julie Donahue at Julie.email@example.com or 859.468.2317859.468.2317 for details), and on Sunday, November 29, we will decorate the church for Advent/Christmas in our annual Hanging of the Greens celebration.
FALL/WINTER 2015 SCHEDULE
Traditional Worship every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome.
Sunday, October 11 The Sacrament of Baptism for Tanner Brooks, son of Megan and Troy Brooks
The Rev. Jim Bernard, Guest Pastor
Friday, October 23 6:00 p.m. Family Hayride (call Julie: 859.468.2317859.468.2317)
Sunday, November 15 Session Meeting following worship
Sunday, November 22 Congregational Meeting following worship
Sunday, November 22 Christ the King Sunday
The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper
Tuesday, November 24 Combined Community Thanksgiving Service
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
The Rev. Bob Silvanik, Dry Ridge Christian Church, preaching
Reception to Follow
Sunday, November 29 The First Sunday of Advent – The Candle of Hope
Hanging of the Greens following worship
Sunday, December 6 The Second Sunday of Advent – The Candle of Peace
Annual Meeting following worship
Sunday, December 13 The Third Sunday of Advent – The Candle of Joy
Sunday, December 20 The Fourth Sunday of Advent – The Candle of Love
Wednesday, December 23 7:00 p.m. Christmas Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Congregational Carols and a Recitation of “The Birth Narrative of our Lord”
Diana Webb at the Hook & Hastings Pipe Organ Guest musicians on Harp, Violins and Flute
Reception to Follow
Sunday, December 27 Worship Service Suspended
Sunday, January 3 Worship Services Resumed
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Please share this newsletter and schedule with others, and invite them to visit with us at any time. Details about all these events and services are available at www.dryridgepresbyterian.com and you can “like” us on Facebook. If you would like to receive these newsletters by email, please send your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. And, as always, please let us know at 859-824-5622859-824-5622 how we can serve you.