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First Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino

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Volume 48, No. 1

January 2011

First Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino FIRST PRESS Volume 48, No. 1 January 2011 Set aside
First Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino FIRST PRESS Volume 48, No. 1 January 2011 Set aside

Set aside Saturday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next in the series of workshops which is part of our Worship Renewal Project. “Words of Life” is the theme for this poetry workshop when we will have the opportunity to express our faith and our feelings and to respond to pictures and textiles through the use of the written word. You need no experience to take part. All of us have the ability to express ourselves, whether in one word or many. This will be a time to play with words and lan- guage. Our leader for this workshop will be Cindy Rinne, a local poet and fiber artist. She has led many workshops in both art quilts and

poetry. We are looking forward to having her here at First Pres. All ages are welcome. Non- readers will need to partner with someone to write down their ideas, and there will be child care for the very youngest. Registra- tion forms are available at the re- ception desk, or you can call the church office to register. We’ll need to know how many people to plan on for materials and lunch. Just as a reminder, this project

is made possible through a grant from the Calvin Institute of Chris- tian Worship, Grand Rapids Michi- gan, with funds provided by the Lilly Endowment. We are grateful to them for this opportunity to play with creativity in worship.

The Youth Nurture Committee is proud to announce that we are participat- ing in the 2011

The Youth Nurture Committee is proud to announce that we are participat- ing in the 2011 Souper Bowl of Caring! More than 20 years ago, Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group:

“Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those without even a bowl of soup to eat.” Since that day, more than $71 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Car-

The next Companions on the Inner Way retreat
The next Companions on the Inner Way retreat

The next Companions on the Inner Way retreat

ing. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around Su- per Bowl weekend into the nation’s larg- est celebration of giving and serving.

is scheduled for the week of March 13-18, at Serra Retreat Center in Malibu. The featured theme is "Stop in the Name of Love" and the speaker is Dr. Susan Phillips, author and spiritual director. Pick up a flyer in the office or access compan- ionsontheinnerway.org to print the form to register for this event. Many members have attended Companions over the years and you're welcome to ask anyone of those 'pilgrims' about the experience - - a wonderful way to deepen your relationship with God! Dodd's Trust has scholarships available for attending the retreat. The trust will pay $345 toward the cost of tuition. Contact Christa Wallis to apply for the scholarship as soon as possible at Chriwallis@aol.com.

Through this mission, young people learn what it’s like to make a positive dif- ference in the world—as they collect food, raise money and volunteer to work in charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and com- passion to those in need. Be part of this movement that is shar- ing God’s love with those in need. Please give generously on Super Bowl Sunday. Every dollar and canned food item goes to the First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, our 2011 Souper Bowl of Caring charity choice. The Youth Nurture Committee

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF SAN BERNARDINO
Jan. 2 (2nd Sunday after Christmas)
1900 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA 92405
Office 882-3308
FAX 882-0888
If you or someone you know is in 8th
– 12th grade and would like to be part of
a group to learn about what it means to
be a member of the church, you are
invited to register for the 2011 Youth
Confirmation Class.
The deadline to register is Feb. 6th
and the class will start in March. We
are offering three tracks to choose from
(only one track will be chosen, so regis-
ter for all the tracks you are able to at-
tend):
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:(1-9) 10-18
Jan. 6 (Epiphany of the Lord)
The Rev. Dr. Sandy Tice, Pastor
The Rev. Eric Ledermann, Associate Pastor
The Rev. Noe Falconi, Ministry of Visitation
The Rev. Jim Huffstutler, Pastor Emeritus
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Jan. 9 (Baptism of the Lord)
Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 29:1-11
Meet Sundays Feb 27, Mar. 6, 13,
20, and Apr. 3 from 3:30pm-4:45pm
Meet Sundays Feb 27, Mar. 6, 13,
20, and Apr. 3 from 9:00am-
Acts 10:34-43
9:30 A.M.
Adult Ed. & Sunday
School
10:30 a.m.
Worship
11:30 a.m.
Matthew 3:13-17
Jan. 16 (2nd Sunday in OT)
10:15am
Meet Thursday March 3rd through
March 31st from 6:00pm-7:15pm
All three tracks will include a retreat
April 8-9 (Friday-Saturday). There is no
requirement to join the church. What
we offer is a process of discernment
which includes learning more about the
Church as the Body of Christ and what
God through Christ calls us to do and
be.
Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 40:1-11
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-42
Our Mission
Jan. 23 (3rd Sunday in OT)
Isaiah 9:1-4
It is the Mission of First Presbyte-
rian Church of San Bernardino,
inspired by the Holy Spirit, to
proclaim the good news of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ through
worship and celebration, and teach-
Psalm 27:1, 4-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23
Registration packets are available at
the receptionist desk or by contacting
Pastor Eric at the church office at ext.
14 (after hours) or via e-mail eoleder-
mann@gmail.com. We need to pur-
chase materials for each participant, so
no registrations will be accepted after
Feb. 6. Thank you for understanding!
Jan. 30 (4th Sunday in OT)
Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15:1-5
ing and learning, so that lives are
transformed and members are
encouraged to use their special
gifts to care for and value, as
God's Beloved, each other and the
community in which we live.
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12
www.fpcsb.net
Actual
Budgeted
Over/(Under)
Pledges
$375,999.17
373,222.67
2,776.50
Other Income
$ 59,635.69
32,906.25
26,729.44
Expenses
$435,634.86
458,606.33
(22,971.47)
Jan. 16
Net Income
$
0.00
(52,477.41)
52,477.41
 

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VOLUME 48, NO. 1 FIRST PRESS PAGE 3 January is a fun, relaxed month at First
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January is a fun, relaxed month at First Presbyterian Child Care

Food Bagging

Center. We will be working on obedience. Hopefully, the children

Fri., Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m.

will get to experience the feelings of being obeyed and the responsi-

Food Distribution

bilities that come with that as well as the feelings of obeying.

Sat., Jan. 15, 8:30 a.m.

We’ll be talking about obedience to God, our parents, our teach- ers and law enforcement officers, etc. The older children will even talk about being obedient to one’s own conscience when it comes to saying no to inappropriate touching, choosing kindness over mean- ness and evaluating friendships. The first weeks we will be learning about (and no doubt acting like) royalty as we hear about how the three kings visited baby Je- sus -- Epiphany. Each class will culminate this theme with a class- room coronation!

You’ve been so generous bringing in plastic grocery bags, that the Food Closet is in overload. Therefore, we ask that you keep your bags at home until we put out a plea for more in a few months. We can still use peanut butter, cereal and books and magazines.

The staff at FPCCC is incredibly grateful to have the opportu- nity to share the good news of Epiphany with the children and their families in 2011. Because of the recession, the financial picture in

The staff at FPCCC is incredi bly grateful to have the opportu- nity to share the

2010 was bleak. The Session, on recommendation of the FPCCC Advisory Board, the Stewardship Committee and Jim Huffstutler, voted to use the FPCCC endowment funds to cover the 2010 losses and allow FPCCC to continue this mission. FPCCC has submitted a balanced budget, based on current en- rollment, for the first quarter of 2011. We will revisit the financial situation at that time. The new budget has cut the director's hours by 50 percent and is asking the rest of the staff to take a 7 percent cut and one unpaid furlough day every two months. Please pray for an increase in enrollment. The joyful news is the commitment to FPCCC by this congrega- tion! Gifts for children in need have poured in from the Friendship Circle and an office at CSUSB who is connected to Liza Wilson. The Circle of Faith provided gifts for the FPCCC staff.

Due to a variety of factors, Equal Ex- change coffee prices are rising. These include rising labor and supply costs, un- predictable weather patterns and economic pressures on co-ops. The Presbyterian Women provide this fine organic cof- fee, and choco- late, for sale at their cost the first Sunday of each month after wor- ship. They appreci-

ate your contin-

Due to a variety of factors, Equal Ex- change coffee prices are rising. These include rising
Mariner's ships and individu- als have given money for schol- arships. The PW Alternative Christmas gift

Mariner's ships and individu- als have given money for schol- arships. The PW Alternative Christmas gift was three times the largest amount ever given!

Lynette DuClos Adelson

ued support of this mission that promotes fair trade for small farmers.

Most importantly, the prayers, words of support and encouragement, thank you's to staff and BAKED GOODS have helped us all remember that, even in tough times, God has surrounded us with such loving people who believe that their church should help raise children who “learn to love and love to learn!” Thank you.

The Deacons are con- tinuing to collect dia- pers of all sizes to support Option House
The Deacons are con-
tinuing to collect dia-
pers of all sizes to
support Option House
and Time for Change.
If you see diapers on
sale, grab some and
drop them off in the
Narthex.

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PAGE 4 VOLUME 48, NO. 1 Sandy asked me to write a few words remembering Wanda

Sandy asked me to write a few words remembering Wanda Paulin, since she served as bookkeeper for so many years while I was pastor. If I remember correctly, Wanda was bookkeeper when I arrived in 1963, fresh out of seminary and didn’t have an idea in the world about church finances. She gently taught me what I needed to know, let me know how the accounts in children's and youth ministries were going, and, when we needed special equipment or some other need; she taught me the mysterious world of memorial accounts. Since she knew exactly the intent of the be- quests, she deftly interpreted what could be properly spent from those accounts and thus aided youth ministry immeasurably. As Suzie Earp has noted, Wanda was the epitome of being a Presbyterian: she did everything decently and in order. If I wasn’t sure of an amount, she could quickly find any receipt dating back even to the founding of the church, it seemed. When I arrived, Wanda’s mainstay was an ancient comptometer. Probably today few know what that 99 key wonder was. With some trepidation, she gave that up for a 10-key calculator – not digital. It took a great deal of coaxing to move her to writing checks on Quicken. She really didn’t trust anything that she hadn’t personally writ- ten by hand. When Session decided to put the books on a com-

petently as a part-time employee. Wanda was about as straight as you could get. Her kids, Joanne and David, were in our summer youth revues. In one sketch, an obviously pregnant young woman, played by Joanne, was to get some counsel with her boyfriend (Greg Jeffries) from the pastor (played by Gary Brewer) – once they got past the overly aggressive church secretary, played by Chris Hankla. Wanda set out to get the costume for Joanne, a preg- nancy smock; but she assured everyone in the store that Joanne REALLY wasn’t pregnant; it was only for a play. I’m sure Joanne’s response was, “Oh, mom.” Wanda was a beautiful, patient woman, not altogether unstubborn. What she felt was right was right, and she fought fiercely for it. She was part of a generation whose life revolved around her church: her work there, her Mari- ners, her PW – but mostly her beloved husband, Jim, and her children. I will miss her in so many ways and, in recent days, her gracious offers to help me put my wheelchair in the back seat of my car while she stood tottering on her cane. What a great lady. What a loss.

petently as a part-time employee. Wanda was about as straight as you could get. Her kids,

Jim Huffstutler

puter, Wanda decided it was time to retire! But in fair- ness, it took two people to do what she had done so com-

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PAGE 4 VOLUME 48, NO. 1 Sandy asked me to write a few words remembering Wanda
On Feb. 4, 1968, exactly two months before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he delivered

On Feb. 4, 1968, exactly two months before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he delivered his last sermon at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. In it, he described his preferences for his own funeral. He didn’t want people to mention his Nobel Peace Prize, his other awards or where he went to school; none of that was important, he said. In- stead, he wanted his eulogist to say King “tried to give his life serving others” and “tried to love somebody.” In that sermon, King also said “everybody can serve,” regardless of background or educational level. The only requirements, he said, were “a heart full of grace” and “a soul generated by love.”

Interested in helping support our youth ministries? Sign up to provide a meal for our Fellowship of the Carpenter. You don’t have to be a parent or related to any of our youth. A wonderful way to show our youth their connection to the larger church is by providing a meal Sunday evening and breaking bread with an incredible group of young people. We average about 20 people, but we always suggest cooks prepare something they might like for leftovers, if you catch my drift. Fellowship begins at 5 p.m., but the church kitchen is available any time after 3:30 p.m. We generally eat at 5:30 p.m. and invite those providing the meal to join us for our meal time. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Eric—we have lots of dates available in January and February (eoledermann@gmail.com or at the church office, ext. 14 after hours).

Interested in helping support our youth ministries? Sign up to provide a meal for our Fellowship

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Check out everything that’s happen-

Jan. 23

ing in the coming months!

9:30am – Church School

Carpenter: Faith Questions About Je-

Tonight we will encounter the unex-

ness and a new start, rather than a new

Jan. 30

9:30am – Church School

Church School is for all ages, children, youth and adults. Children and youth meet in the chapel at 9:30am each Sunday (see schedule

low).

10:30am – Worship 5:00pm-7:00pm – Fellowship of the

sus—What makes Jesus so Great?

below). Fellowship of the Carpenter is our youth fellowship group for 6th

pected Jesus, who was a surprising Messiah because he brought forgive-

through 12th grade youth, and meets Sunday evenings (see schedule be-

earthly kingdom.

Jan 1 George Biddlecombe III Skip Lane Jeremy Allen Jan 2 Carol Wright
Jan 1 George Biddlecombe III Skip Lane Jeremy Allen Jan 2 Carol Wright

Jan 1 George Biddlecombe III Skip Lane Jeremy Allen Jan 2 Carol Wright

Youth Calendar

Jan. 2 – Epiphany Sunday 9:30am – Church School 10:30am – Worship No Fellowship of the Carpenter! Jan. 9 – Baptism of the Lord 9:30am – Church School 10:30am – Worship

plore the divine nature of Christ and the

10:30am – Worship

5:00pm-7:00pm – Fellowship of the Carpenter: Faith Questions About Je-

sus—Who do you say that I am? To- night we’ll put together what we’ve dis- covered over the past few weeks about Jesus Christ, and come up with some sort of statement of faith about him.

Mark your calendars now…

Mar. 4-5: World Vision 30 Hour Fam-

cost goes up to $79. After March 1st,

George Biddlecombe IV

5:00pm-7:00pm – Fellowship of the Carpenter: Faith Questions About Je-

Jan 3 Dan Cox Chris Munz Alex Smith

sus—How is Jesus God? We will ex-

incarnation of God.

ine (location TBA) – we’ll be joining forces again with First Baptist Church,

Jan 4 Ron Evans

 

Jan. 15 (Saturday)

Redlands to raise money for World Vi-

Alex Rueda

9:00am – Worship Renewal Workshop:

sion’s fight against hunger and poverty.

Jan 5 Sheila Cimino Jan 6 Ethan Duggins

Words of Life (looking at poetry as an expression of faith and worship)

Mar. 25-27: March Madness Winter Youth Retreat (6th-12th grades) at Big

 

Jan. 16

Bear Christian Conference Center.

Jan 9 Alexine Prince Jan 11 Dawn Morris Matthew Zwolinski Jan 13 Robert & Anna Fairchild Zane Preciado

9:30am – Church School 10:30am – Worship 5:00pm-7:00pm – Fellowship of the

Carpenter: Faith Questions About Je- sus—Why do we pray “In the name of

Cost is $129, but if you register by Feb. 1st you pay only $49. After Feb. 1st,

cost goes up to $129. So register early

Stephani Congdon Jan 14 Patrick Morris Gerrett Burns Jan 15 Joshua Roberts Bob & Ann Aguilera Jan 16 Esther Olsen

of Jesus”? Many people use this phrase at the end of their prayer. Why do they do this? Is there something in the Bible that tells us we should? Or do we do it out of habit?

by mailing to the church office, c/o Rev. Eric Ledermann, a check for $49 made out to “First Presbyterian Church” with “March Madness” in the memo line.

Jan 17 Deon & Patrick Garcia Lynette DuClos Adelson Mark Munz

Jan 17 Deon & Patrick Garcia Lynette DuClos Adelson Mark Munz

Jan 18 Sonia Martin

Jan 18 Sonia Martin Please keep our military members in your prayers. Seaman Mark Munz ,

Please keep our military members in your prayers.

Seaman Mark Munz, US Navy, Iraq

Sgt. Andrew Bonine, US Army, Ft. Riley, KS

Please keep our military members in your prayers. Seaman Mark Munz , US Navy, Iraq Sgt.

Jan 22 Annelise Prince

Jan 24 Amanda Mancha

Jan 25 First Presbyterian Church Jan 26 Toni Callicot Jan 27 Ryan Beard Edie Denevan Roger Lyons

Pvt. Rachael Bonine, US Army, Ft. Riley, KS Staff Sgt. Jimmy Lyons, US Air Force, Altus AFB, OK Staff Sgt. Will Drake, US Air Force, Langley AFB, VA Staff Sgt. Robert Bentley Wilson, US Army, Iraq WO2 James Bentley Wilson, US Army, Ft. Rucker. AL (Iraq in March)

Jan 28 Linda McCarl

Jan 28 Linda McCarl Sgt. Amy Albright , discharged from US Army, expecting Marge & Jim

Sgt. Amy Albright, discharged from US Army, expecting

Marge & Jim Bentley’s 1st great grandchild

Lt. Col. David Le Roy, US Air Force, Travis AFB, CA

Please send additions and updates to RoseGareau@aol.com

Sgt. Amy Albright , discharged from US Army, expecting Marge & Jim Bentley’s 1st great grandchild

Jan 29 Brenda Frederick

Chuck DuClos

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I am the New Year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. One
I am the New Year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. One
  • I am the New Year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.

One of our church’s most important and rewarding minis- tries is our Food Closet. Throughout the year, we touch and

need. For more information, con-

One of our church’s most important and rewarding minis- tries is our Food Closet. Throughout the
  • I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have

nourish thousands of families, children and individuals in need. To sustain this beautiful and critical mission, we need more help. Volunteer shoppers and drivers -- with vans, SUVs or pick- ups – are needed to select and transport the food that stocks our church’s pantry. Your gift would be just one visit to Second Harvest in Riverside every three months. Your reward would be helping to sustain this ministry that sustains so many in our community. Please help us help those in

tact Sally Morris at 883-4177.

learned about life during the last 12 months. All you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me, waiting for you to search it but with more determi- nation. All the good you tried for and didn’t achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires. All you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all you hoped but did not will, all the faith you claimed

but did not have — these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong pur- pose.

  • I am your opportunity to renew your alle-

giance to him who said, “See, I am making all

things new” (Revelation 21:5, NRSV). Author unknown

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