Memorial Park Church Reformation Celebration
October 28, 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Park Church invites the community to join them for their Reformation Celebration on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Martin Luther presented his Ninety-Five Theses about the church and its need for reform 500 years ago. We share in the heritage of this movement and the renewal of faith it represents. MPC will host a concert and lecture celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jerry O’Neill, president of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Music highlighting aspects of the Reformation will be performed by the Genevans Choir from Geneva College and joined by the MPC Chancel Choir.
The Genevans, the student choir of Geneva College, exists to glorify God and minister to people through the gift of music. Founded in 1938, the choir continues a rich heritage of choral singing dating from the early years of the college over a century and a half ago. The mission of The Genevans expresses Geneva’s belief that music, as one of God’s finest gifts, meets a deep, universal need in people. The choir’s repertoire is broad and varied, reflecting the belief that all of life is lived in God’s presence.
Dr. O’Neill, President and Professor of Pastoral Theology, will be speaking at the Reformation Celebration event. Prior to his pastoral ministry, his experience included teaching at a Christian middle school and a public inner city high school, coaching high school and college basketball teams, serving in the infantry of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, and serving as Dean of Student Development at a Christian college for five years.
Dr. O’Neill served for nearly fourteen years as the pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Columbus, IN, before coming to the Seminary in 1995. In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, he enjoys the informal mentoring of students.
He is the author of How Should I Remember the Sabbath and co-author of Abundant Life in Christ. He has contributed “What is a Healthy Church?” to the Reformed Theological Journal, and his other representative articles including the following: “The Marks of a Healthy Congregation,” “How the Lord Leads,” “Rethinking Our Recreation,” and “Pastors Preparing Pastors.”
This event will be held in the Sanctuary at Memorial Park Church
98800 Peebles Road, Allison Park). More information is available on the Memorial Park Church website here: http://www.memorialparkchurch.org/worship.
October 29, 11:00 a.m.
Peters Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s start of the Reformation on Sunday, October 29. Our celebration will include bag piper, Glenna Van Dyke, a procession including the Christian flag, flag of St. Andrew & American flag, Bible, Choir & Pastor Doug.
During the service we will recognize 50+ year members, prayer of remembrance for members who have died this past year, and present Bibles to new members of the Preschool class and 4th graders.
Following the service there will be refreshments including shortbread cookies, oatmeal cookies and Orange Cake.
We encourage anyone who has a family tartan or kilt, to wear it. We encourage everyone to wear a bit of plaid.
November 11, 9:00 a.m.
Join the men for breakfast on Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant in Peters. The men meet the second Saturday of each month. All are welcome!