Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church
Newsletter
NOVEMBER 2014
WORSHIP NOTES
Our 11:00 a.m. sermon series “Nothing New On Earth”, has focused on human nature as seen in the  Patriarchs in the Old Testament book of Genesis.  Remembering that the Old Testament – the Hebrew Bible – is the bible that Jesus knew, we looked at human behavior and its consequences in the stories of the Patriarch Jacob and his family, concentrating particularly on the ups and down in the long story of his favorite son, Joseph, noting how the ultimate blessing of God’s grace is portrayed in that story.   

It has been a spectacular Fall in and around Grant County, and we hope you and your family have enjoyed the richness of the colors and the pleasant cooling of the days and nights.  Now, as snow welcomes us into winter, this newsletter comes to recap church happenings, and tell you of things to come as we move into the Thanksgiving and Advent seasons.   

 

FOUNDERS’ DAY

On Sunday, August 3 our Annual Founders’ Day celebration began with worship at 11:00 a.m. and was followed by a pot luck lunch in Fellowship Hall.  The annual Founders’ Day organ concert, with attendance at 80, began at 2:00 p.m. featuring Diana Webb at the console of our circa 1850s Hook and Hastings hand-pumped pipe organ, in her fourth Founders’ Day Concert.  Other musicians included Doug Webb playing the euphonium, and Julie Donahue playing the flute.  Organized as “The Liturgical Year in Music” Diana’s musical program included a special tribute to Catherine Stephenson’s 94th birthday, and her long service to the congregation of this church.  The concert finished, as always, with a rousing hymn sing of traditional favorites, followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.

NEWS OF THE FAMILY

IN MEMORIUM:   On August 25 Donna Miles passed into life eternal after a 14-month struggle with cancer.   Donna was an Elder and officer of this church, and central to its worship life and activities.  She was dearly loved, and we feel her absence profoundly.   A crowd estimated at 200 filled our sanctuary, and overflowed into Fellowship Hall and onto the grounds, for an August 29 memorial service rich with the music and singing that Donna loved.   Cards can be sent to the Miles family at 361 Fairview Road, Williamstown, 41097, and memorials can be made to the church.

 

POST-SURGERY:   Teresa Stephenson is recovering at home from November 13th foot surgery.  Cards can be sent to her during her recuperation at 453 West Sixth Street, Lexington 40508.

 

BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS:   December 1 – Richard Donahue;  December 14 – Steve Conrad; December 17 – Kathleen Daniels;  December 19 – Troy Brooks;  January 3 – Cody Blevins;  January 17 – Virginia Day.

 

MEMBERS & FRIENDS

 

All are invited on frequent outings around Grant County, where we enjoy good food and visits to sites of local interest – often with historic or educational flavor.   Sunday, December 7 we will be enjoying the Victorian Christmas Tour of Historic Homes in the East Row Historic District of Newport, Kentucky.   Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 the day of the tour.  Six historic homes will be open between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. this year, all decorated for the Christmas season in period style.  Carpooling from the church will be arranged.   Please let us know at 859-824-5622 or at kmadaniels@twc.com if you will be joining us so tickets can be ordered.



On Saturday, April 12 we will gather at Richwood Presbyterian Church at 6:45 p.m. for music, refreshments and the Lenten drama “THE Story … It is Finished”
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March 2014

 We hope this brief newsletter finds you well, and, after our unusually cold and snowy winter, watching for springtime’s blossoms and colors to brighten the rolling landscape of Northern Kentucky.   We pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your families throughout the seasons of Lent and Eastertide, as we bring you up to date on church events and congregational happenings.

If you would like to receive these newsletters by email, please send your email address to:  kmadaniels@twc.com.

 

                                       LENTEN   SCHEDULE  2014  
                                            

 SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

10:00 Adult Bible Study:  Book Discussion

 “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly and Durgard

11:00 a.m. Worship Service - Sermon:  Interruption on the Way  (John 9:1-41)

 SUNDAY, APRIL 6 - THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study:  Completion of Book Discussion

“Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly and Dugard

11:00 a.m. Worship Service - Sermon:  Delay on the Way  (John 11:1-45)

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

  SUNDAY, APRIL 13 – PALM SUNDAY

11:00 a.m. Worship Service - Sermon:  Prayer on the Way (John 17:6,14-20)

Guest Organist:  Diana Webb

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 – MAUNDY THURSDAY

7:00 p.m. Combined Community Service of Tenebrae

A Candlelight Recitation of The Passion of our Lord,

with Sacred Music by Guest Instrumentalists and Vocalists

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 - EASTER SUNDAY

11:00 a.m. Worship Service - Sermon:  The Resurrection of our Lord

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MEMBERS & FRIENDS
 On Sunday, March 23 we shared an indoor picnic in Fellowship Hall after worship, then carpooled to Villa Madonna Academy for a matinee presentation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring our great friend and frequent guest musician, Marcus Schwarting, in the role of The Scarecrow.

 A Summer boat outing on Williamstown Lake is being planned, with date to be announced, and in September we will be joining our friends at Richwood Presbyterian Church for their Annual Tea and Musicale.

 We invite you to join us at any time for our outings around Northern Kentucky, enjoying good food and visits to sites of local interest with historic or educational or entertainment appeal. 

 

 

ANNUAL FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION

 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Worship at 11:00 a.m. ~ Lunch to follow in Fellowship Hall ~ Organ Concert at 2:00 p.m.

Guest Organist Diana Webb at the historic Hook and Hastings Manual Pump Organ,

Guest Musicians, and concluding combined Hymn Sing!

 

 


 

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) , established in the 1790’s in the Baptist tradition as the first organized church in Grant County.   Ours is a history of Christ-centered worship and hospitality, and it is our delight to welcome one and all.   We hope you will share this newsletter and Lenten schedule with others, and invite them to visit and worship with us at any time.  

 

Details about all these services and events are available from

julie.donahue@hotmail.com, or 859-468-2317,

and our website at www.dryridgepresbyterian.com.

 

As always, please let us know at 859-824-5622 how we can serve you.


THE NEWSLETTER OF
DRY RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

15 Warsaw Avenue, Dry Ridge, Kentucky  41035 ~ 859-824-5622 ~
www.dryridgepresbyterian.com

~  November 2013  ~

We hope you are enjoying the spectacular Fall color that has come to the trees in the hills and valleys of Northern Kentucky.  We pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your families as we bring you up to date with church events and congregational happenings.

 SUMMER RE-CAP 

SUMMER SUNDAYS:   10:00 a.m. Bible Study Classes were suspended for the summer months of June, July and August.    Our 11:00 a.m. Sermon Series in Worship was entitled The Parables of Jesus and focused on ten of the most familiar parables from the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

 

FOUNDERS’ DAY:   On Sunday, August 4 we celebrated FOUNDERS’ DAY beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Worship and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, followed by pot luck lunch in Fellowship Hall.  The annual Founders’ Day concert began at 2:00 featuring dear friend and guest organist Diana Webb playing the 19th century Hook and Hastings hand-pumped pipe organ, and including other guest musicians.  The concert concluded with congregational singing of traditional hymns and patriotic songs with pipe organ accompaniment. 

 

MEMBERS & FRIENDS

All are invited on frequent outings around Grant County where we enjoy good food and visit sites of local interest – often with historic or educational flavor.  For example:

 

Tuesday, July 30, eight women visited Natalie Lahner’s lovely shop, The Quilt Box, on Flynn Road in Dry Ridge, to browse the quilting fabrics, patterns and implements that make her shop popular with quilters all over the country.  Afterward we lunched on the deck of the picturesque Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton.  Saturday, September 21 twelve men and women enjoyed lunch at the historic Tousey House Tavern in Burlington, followed by a guided tour and leisurely visit at the nearby Historic Dinsmore Homestead. 

 

Information about these outings is always available from Julie Donahue at  859-468-2317 and they are posted on our website (www.dryridgepresbyterian.com).

 

FACILITIES NOTES

Access to our church building will be greatly enhanced with the improvements to the driveway and concrete repair to the exterior entrances scheduled for November, and cost-saving upgrades to our heating/cooling system are scheduled as well. 

 

BIRTHDAYS

 

November:  Bryan Miles - 6th;  Melinda Wheeler - 8th.
December:  Richard Donahue - 1st;  Kathleen Daniels -17th;  Troy Brooks -19th.
January:  Cody Blevins – 3rd;  Virginia Day – 17th

                                                                                                                         

(over, please)

 

 FALL/WINTER 2013 SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, November 10               10:00 a.m. Bible Study (David the King)
                                                            11:00 am. Worship (Luke 20:27-38)

 

Sunday, November 17                10:00 am. Bible Study (David the King)
                                                            11:00 a.m. Worship (Luke 21:5-19)

 

Sunday, November 24               10:00 a.m. Bible Study (David the King)
                                                            11:00 a.m. Worship (Luke 23:33-43)

 

Tuesday, November 26             7:00 p.m. Combined Community Thanksgiving                                                                                          Multi-church Worship with Special Music

                                                            Refreshments in Fellowship Hall

 

Sunday, December 1                   First Sunday of Advent
                                                            11:00 a.m. Worship – The Candle of Hope
                                                            The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
                                                            After Worship:  Hanging of the Greens

 

Sunday, December 8                  Second Sunday of Advent
                                                            11:00 a.m. Worship – The Candle of Peace

 

Sunday, December 15                Third Sunday of Advent
                                                            11:00 a.m. Worship – The Candle of Joy
                                                            After Worship:  Members & Friends Caroling

                                                            Christmas Tea at the Donahue Home

 

Wednesday, December 18        7:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Service
                                                            A Recitation of the Nativity of our Lord
                                                            Refreshments in Fellowship Hall

 

Sunday, December 22                           Fourth Sunday of Advent
                                                                        The Candle of Love

 

  The Congregation at the Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them (Matthew 18:2).

 






THE NEWSLETTER OF

DRY RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

15 Warsaw Avenue, Dry Ridge, Kentucky  41035 ~ 859-824-5622 ~ www.dryridgepresbyterian.com

~ July 2013 ~

 

           

We hope  you are all well and safe, and enjoying summer activities.  We pray God’s blessings upon you as we bring you up to date with church events and congregational happenings.    

 

CATCHING UP

 

LENT:   Bible Study met at 10:00 a.m. during Lent, over pastries and coffee, for a conversational look at the idea of temptation – how it presents itself in our daily lives, and what we learn from Jesus’ experience of temptation in the Gospel accounts.   In worship, our sermon series traced Jesus’ teachings leading up to his  Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

 

HOLY WEEK:   On Palm Sunday, concert organist Diana Webb brought the majestic tones of the pipe organ into our service music.  On Maundy Thursday, the congregation of the Dry Ridge Christian Church again joined our congregation in the second annual Community Service of Tenebrae, featuring guest musicians and a recitation by candlelight of the Lord’s Passion.  On Easter Sunday our sanctuary was bright with white lilies as we celebrated the Resurrection of the Lord and the Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper.

 

MAY:   In observance of The National Day of Prayer, our church participated May 2 in an hour of focused prayer for our nation’s society and culture, at the annual public gathering at Williamstown Courthouse.

 

 

COMING THIS SUMMER

 

 

AUGUST 4TH  ANNUAL  FOUNDERS’  DAY  CELEBRATION !!

 

Celebrate with us on August 4 beginning with Worship at 11:00 a.m., Pot Luck Lunch at 12:15, then another glorious Pipe Organ Concert at 2:00 with dear friend and guest artist, Diana Webb.  As always we will finish with a rousing hymn sing.  Be with us for the fellowship, the food, the fun and the spectacular music.  Details on our website (www.dryridgepresbyterian.com) and from Julie Donahue at 859-468.2317. 

 

 

THE WALL:  The traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall replica is coming to the Veterans Cemetery North from July 10-15th.  Grant County is honored to host it, and we hope you are able to visit this 3/5 scale model of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC.  It stands six feet tall at the center and is almost 300 in length.    

 

 

 

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS:    On Tuesday, July 30 we will visit with our own Natalie Lahner in her nationally-recognized shop, THE QUILT BOX.   In the morning we will see the location and source for quilting know-how and browse fabrics and supplies, then enjoy lunch together at nearby Elk Creek Vineyards.   Call Julie at 859-468-2317 with your reservations.

 

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SUMMER WORSHIP AT 11:00 A.M.

                                               

Sunday, July 7                                     The Parable of The Lost Sheep

                                                            (Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:3-7)

                                                            Patriotic Service Music

                                                            The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

                                                           

Sunday, July 14                                               The Parable of The Mustard Seed

                                                            (Matthew 13:31-32; Mark 43:30-32; Luke 13:18-19)

 

Sunday, July 21                                               The Parable of The Rich Fool

                                                            (Luke 12:13-21)

 

Sunday, July 28                                               The Parable of The Wicked Tenants

                                                            (Matthew 21:33-34; Mark 12:1-9; Luke 10:9-10)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4                     FOUNDERS’ DAY  !!

 

                                                            11:00 A.M.     Worship

                                                                                    The Parable Of The Yeast

                                                                                    (Luke 13:20-21; Matthew 13:13)

                                                                                    The Sacrament Of The Lord’s Supper

                                               

                                                            Noon               Pot Luck Anniversary Lunch

 

                                                            2:00 P.M.        Organ Concert:

                                                                                    Diana Webb Playing The Ca. 1877

                                                                                    Hook & Hastings  Pipe Organ,                                                                                                                                 And Other Special Guest Musicians

 

Sunday, August 11                              The Parable of the Wise and Faithful Servants

                                                            (Matthew 24:45-51; Luke 12:42-48)

 

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We hope you will share this newsletter with others, and invite them to come and visit us.  Details about all these events are available at julie.donahue@hotmail.com, or 859-468-2317.   Please visit our website at www.dryridgepresbyterian.com, and, as always, please let us know at 859-824-5622 how we can serve you.

 

 

The Congregation at the Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church

 

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.   (Matthew 18:20)

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