This week at East Liberty Presbyterian Church,
the “Cathedral of Hope”
February 23, 2011
Every good gift belongs to us, and we belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
Mardi Gras Celebration! Feb 26, 4:30 - 6:30
Escape the winter blues with a taste of the Caribbean: Join us for a fun and family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration! Enjoy games and activities for adults and children, special music by Caribbean Vibes Steel band, and dinner too. In the Social Hall. Cost: $18/family; $6/adult; $3/child. Reservations required to Norma Meyer, (412) 441-3800 x11. Sponsored by Deacons and Worship, Music & the Arts. View the event poster
For full descriptions and details on this week’s classes, click to the Christian Education page of our website.
- Contemporaries: “The Life and Legacy of Dr. King,” with Rev. Bush. Second floor parlor.
- Journey with Scripture: Isa. 49:8–16a; Ps. 131; 1 Cor. 4:1–5; Mt. 6:24–34. Second floor library.
- Parenting Circle: Book discussion continues on Anne Lamott’s book, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, with Frances Irvin and Yamuna. First floor, Harambe Room.
- Seekers: “Atonement Theology,” part 1 of 2, with Rev. Schoenewolf. Room 234.
- Soul Food: Discussions continue using Joyce Rupp’s Fresh Bread, with Bobby Egelston. Second floor, Pastor’s conference room.
Additional worship and prayer opportunities during the week
- Taizé prayer service: Every Wednesday, 7:00 pm in the Chapel. Join us at 8:15 tonight (2/23) for a special program: Celebrations! Do you celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion during February? Write it down and put it in the collection plate and we will celebrate with you during our time of hospitality. All are welcome. Childcare available from 6:45 to 8:15 in the Nursery.
- Labyrinth prayer walk: Wednesday, February 23, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Monday, February 28, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. In the Social Hall.
- Centering Prayer: Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 pm. Room 250
News and highlights
Presbyterian Women Bible Study, March 1, 10 am
Join PW as we continue our program, “Journeys Through Revelation.” Read more Call Diane Jackson for more info (412) 441-6021.
Strategic Vision: Study Circles, March 1, 6:30
Over the past year, ELPC has been engaged in a strategic visioning process. The next step is to hear from church members about the steps forward God is leading our church to consider. Join us March 1, for the discussion “Engagement and Participation by All.” Add your voice to this important conversation!
World Day of Prayer, March 4, 11:00 am
Join us for a vibrant service of song and praise at this year’s World Day of Prayer at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 4, at 11 a.m. A luncheon of foods from Chile will follow worship. Read more
American Footprint in the Muslim World, March 5
Join the ELPC Peace Committee for our third (of four) gatherings: March 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Helen Gerhardt, an Iraq war veteran who has taught a course at Pitt about the Muslim community in Pittsburgh, will be the speaker. Please RSVP to Sue Bailey (412) 362-0731. Refreshments will be provided, but all are welcome to bring a snack or dessert. Room 234. For more information, contact
Leila Richards, (niddles.richards at gmail dot com).
Community Mission Opportunity, March 5
Join us as a work day volunteer with Open Hand Ministries and Garfield Community Farm, anytime from 8:30 to 3:30. Projects include working on renovating houses, preparing and harvesting plant beds at the community garden, and other projects. No special skills needed, and all ages welcome. Contact Emily Rosenthal by phone, (412) 963-0139, or
, for more information.
Volunteers in Ministry (VIM) opportunities
Each week we feature open opportunities where we need your hands. Read more about this week’s volunteer opportunities
East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) Food Pantry
The EECM Food Pantry provides food for individuals and families facing hunger in Pittsburgh. February’s “Food of the Month” is macaroni and cheese.
East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) Men’s Shelter
During the month of February, the Deacons continue to collect XL-XXXL thermal underwear and warm socks for EECM’s Men’s Shelter. Donations may be left in the hallway baskets. Thank you for your support!