Pigeon River Church January 1, 2023
We express our love for God by worshipping Him together, introducing people to Jesus, nurturing God's family, and serving in obedience to Christ.

We are glad you are here, and we hope you enjoy this opportunity to worship God with us.

Please join us on Facebook or YouTube if you cannot attend in person.

Join us for prayer in the conference room @ 8:45 am on Sunday Mornings

Welcome & Prayer

Songs of Worship

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:1-21

Message: Pastor Bill Eberly

  "Making All Things New: God's View of His Creation" 


Hymns of Worship

Live stream sign-off

Sharing and Pastoral Prayer

Closing Hymn



There will not be Sunday School classes today. We wish you a Happy New Year and special times with family & friends.


All men are invited to the prayer breakfast @ First UMC this week, Wednesday, January 4th @ 7 am.

This week we will resume our Wednesday evening activities beginning with potluck @ 6 pm. Adult choir & classes for children, youth and young couples @ 6:30 pm and the adult class at 7:15 pm.

Please enjoy the special  New Year service with your young children in the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. There will not be a volunteer in the nursery for those services.

Plan now to join the Faithfully Fit for 2023. This group will help you stay accountable with your exercise, weight loss, and spiritual goals. You can sign up for one, two, or three areas. This year teams will compete to claim the title. Complete a goals sheet and sign up at the Welcome Center or with Marie. 

Mom’s in Prayer that meets on Monday night is moving to conference calls for the winter months. All moms are welcome to join in to pray for their children, grandchildren and their schools on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. Contact Marie or Peggy to participate. 

For those signed up or interested in reading the book, Living the Cross Centered Life, this winter, the books are at the Welcome Center. There is a suggested donation of $10. A discussion time will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 4 pm in the Youth room.

Please check your email. If you received one labeled "Committee reports due" that means that its report time. Please submit your summary report of this past year to Emily by January 8th. Thank you!

Marie will be out of town January 6 - 12. Please contact Faith Fahrner for your church nurse needs during this time. The Faithfully Fit should report by text or email to Marie.

Starting in January (winter months) the sewing ladies will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 -4:30 pm. Plan to join them on their projects and enjoy the fellowship as well.

You are invited to the Todos Amigos event here on January 8 @ 5 pm. Bring a dish to pass, we are hoping for a good variety of Hispanic food and Michigan food. Drinks will be provided. There will be bilingual Biblical discussion, homework help for kids, & English classes.

TTLM is looking for summer helpers. This is a paid position for anyone high school age and beyond. Contact Barry Maust for more details.

2023 Offering Schedule: As was noted in the Elders Quarterly report, the leadership team is developing a spending plan proposal for 2023. More details about that will be shared at the annual celebration on January 22nd. Because of this, we will not be publishing a first of the month offering schedule at this time. For the month of January, unless designated otherwise, all offerings will be for Pigeon River Ministries and beyond Pigeon River ministries will be included in the spending plan proposal. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the elders or Pastor Dave.

Offering Today:  PR Ministries (or Harvest offering by designation -this is the last Sunday) - You can mail in your donation. Our online giving portal is on our website You can also check out how easy it is to set up giving through the Faithlife app or text. Simply text the word “GIVE” to (989)217-8181. We appreciate your generosity and flexibility.


Offering next week: PR Ministries

Worship Leader this week: Barry Maust

Worship Leader next week: Pastor Bill

Fellowship Greeter this week: Lynn & Brenda Maust

Fellowship Greeter next week: Bill & Leslie Eberly

Pastoral Care this week: Brenda Maust

Pastoral Care next week: Diane Wilson

Nursery this week: No Nursery

Nursery next week: Nan Stalter & Mikel Good

Prayer Needs

Prayers for the local church

· Todos Amigos - reaching those in our community

· Health Concerns/Situations

· Judy Dietzel's friend, Phyllis - husband passed away

· Sage Ackerman's friend, Steve- in prison; and for answered prayer

· Carol Troyer - recovery from gallbladder surgery

· Leslie Eberly's sister in law, Gretchen & babies

· Those in our community in difficult relationships


· RI - workers - In this holiday season, ask that God would provide opportunities for RI workers to share the gospel with local friends and neighbors. Pray for open hearts to hear the good news.


· Tensions in the world among many countries

· May God fill us with grace and mercy as we enter into the new year. May our lives reflect his love and kindness to the world.

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