Looking ahead:

In an effort to accommodate our substitute organist, the
summer worship service time WILL NOT be changing this
year. All Worship services will be held at 10:45 a.m.

Please help spread the word and share this information!

MEMORIAL DAY IN GREENCASTLE: A Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be co-sponsored on Monday, May 29, by Franklin L. Carbaugh American Legion and Harry D. Zeigler VFW. The parade will form at 9:30 a.m. on Allison Street in Greencastle near the State Farm office. At 10:30 a.m. it will move west on Baltimore Street to the cemetery. The Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery and will feature retired Lt. Col. Dave Kelly of Greencastle. For more information, call Larry Pittman, Legion commander, 717-496-1854. If it rains, parade will be cancelled, ceremony will be held in the high school auditorium.

On Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. The Holy Spirit brought the church to life, so what better time to “make a joyful noise?”

You are encouraged to WEAR RED as an outward demonstration that you are “on fire with the Holy Spirit!”
As we contemplate how the Holy Spirit moves within and through us this year, think about what sets your passion “ablaze” with the Spirit or at least “warms your heart.” Let us give thanks for who we are and for all of the possibilities we can share as the Holy Spirit moves in our lives!Psalm 100 v. 1-2 says, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands! Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.”

This Pentecost, June 4, we will be having a noisy offering. The noisy offering is a time to bring in your spare change and make some noise! Ushers will have special collection plates on Pentecost to help us make as much noise as possible as we celebrate the birth of our church and the Holy Spirit among us!

A Campaign Snap Shot Presentation
Make plans to be in worship on June 4 to hear a one-year anniversary update sur-rounding our current fundraising campaign.
The campaign committee presentation will begin prior to worship starting at 10:40 a.m. During this presentation you will hear about our campaign’s successes and timeline to complete its projects. The presentation is expected to last 10-12 minutes.

Soulmates walking group meets Wednesday evenings
at 7:00 p.m. at the GAHS track. ALL are welcome —
women, men and children. Be a good steward to that
body God has given you!

Capital Campaign announcement

A Campaign Town Hall Q&A
Congregation: We have not heard much said during worship about the campaign. Is it doing well?
Campaign Committee: We kicked off the campaign in June with a presentation during worship, followed by three well attended campaign parish meetings. In July, we asked members to prayerfully consider making a campaign pledge prior to the end of September. During October, we suspended campaign publicity so as not to overlap with the church’s Generosity Team messaging. Additional campaign messaging will resume in November.

Congregation: Have a lot of members pledged to the campaign?
Campaign Committee: To date, 16% of the church’s possible giving units have pledged.

Congregation: How much money has been raised so far in the campaign?
Campaign Committee: We have currently raised $141,375, which represents 35% of our total campaign goal.

Congregation: Is it too late to pledge to the campaign?
Campaign Committee: No. You are invited to turn in your campaign pledge anytime. You may download a pledge from our church website at www.visitgpc.com. You may put your pledge in the offering plate.

Congregation: When will the refurbished stained glass window be installed?
Campaign Committee: We expect the colorful refurbished window to be installed by early November.

Congregation: When will other stained glass windows be refurbished?
Campaign Committee: As campaign funds come in, additional windows will be refurbished.

Congregation: Is the sound system working properly? Some speakers are easier to hear than others.
Campaign Committee: The Technology Committee is working closely with our vendor and plans to install additional hardware to improve the quality of sound. 

Please continue to provide feedback.
If you have any questions about the “INVESTING in the Future” campaign, please feel free to contact Randall Ackerman at rackerman@psu.edu or at (240) 527-5515.

Campaign committee members include:
Randall Ackerman 
Ed Wine 
Doug Wilson 
Kathie Wolfinger 
Roger Johnston 
Fred Young Pastor 
Doug Beltzner 

…“commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed” ~ Proverbs 16:3