November 19 - Thank Offering Sunday
This is a special Sunday, hosted by the Presbyterian Women’s Association, in which we are all asked to express our gratitude for the blessings in our lives. We will have a special guest speaker during our Faith Works Adult Education Class, who will also offer our morning message during this special worship service, and the Thank Offering will be received. The Presbyterian Women will serve as worship leaders, and will offer a special Fellowship Hour following worship. The Thank Offering has been a Presbyterian tradition since 1888, and is celebrated the third Sunday of November each year. Join us to express gratitude for the blessings in your life!
Community Thanksgiving Gathering -7:00 p.m. Monday, November 20 -The Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium, an area organization of eight world religions, is announcing its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering to be held on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Eastmont, 1229 Jefferson Heights Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, in the Fellowship hall, lower level. The theme of the evening will be Embracing Love, Standing Against Hate. An offering will be taken for Brother’s Brother, for Puerto Rico recovery. Prior to worship, from 6:15 – 6:45 p.m., there will be an optional preliminary presentation: A Quick Overview Of Christianity And How We Got So Many Denominations. This will be held in the Sanctuary on the upper level. All are welcome.
Alternative Ministry Project - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21- Our Alternative Ministry Project continues to offer alternative worship experiences the third Tuesday of every month. We’ll meet on Tuesday, November 21 in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. for a shared meal. At 7:00 we move into a time of worship with high energy songs you may already know, and can learn quickly if they are new to you. Come give it a try!
Thanksgiving Worship at the Old Stone Church- 10:00 a.m. November 23 -All are invited to The Old Stone Church on Thursday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m. as Cross Roads celebrates Thanksgiving in our original church building. Worship is casual, and you are invited to “come as you are” as we offer our thanks to God for all we have been given. Communion will be served. The Old Stone Church is located at the corner of Monroeville Boulevard and Strochein Road.
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November 26 – Christ the King Sunday - Our texts this morning are Ephesians 1:15-23 and Matthew 25:31-46, and Pastor Rob’s sermon will be “Seeing Jesus.” Christ's message to his followers is clear: "In as much as you do it unto the least of these you do it unto me." Our response to human need reflects our commitment and true faith. Obviously, human need is our theme. What response is the church or its members to make to all the suffering around them? We shall be judged by how we respond as persons and as a church to the suffering of the world. The bottom line is always answering the question: What did you do? Following worship, join our Personnel Ministry team for a special fellowship hour in honor of our staff.