Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church



15 Warsaw Avenue, Dry Ridge, Kentucky  41035 ~ 859-824-5622859-824-5622 ~ www.dryridgepresbyterian.com


October 2015

We hope you and your loved ones are enjoying the fall colors and the cooler weather of recent weeks.  It has been a busy summer and autumn at The Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church and this newsletter comes as an update on what’s been happening and a forecast of things to come. 


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. 


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. 


 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.donahue@hotmail.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.       



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:  kmadaniels@twc.com.  And, as always, please let us know at 859-824-5622859-824-5622 how we can serve you.


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