spiritual formation


Summer Sunday School

June 17-Betty & Sue. Food in Cuba


Summer Sunday School begins this Sunday, June 3 at 9:00 AM. We will be offering a variety of presentations given by congregation members each week. We will enjoy coffee and treats while learning more about each other and our special interests. Everyone is invited to join the discussion.




Monday Evening Book Study

Everyone is invited to join the Book Study Group this summer at a different time and place. We will be meeting at 5:30 PM starting Monday, June 4, at the Gajewski home. We are currently discussing Reframing Hope by Carol Howard Merritt. We are just starting Chapter 3 so it's not too late to join the discussion. Just bring a snack and something to drink and come on down. Call 246-6261 for directions.






1st Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon

WORSHIP SERVICE - Sunday, June 17

Leading Worship - Jeff Stewart

Liturgist - Susan Gajewski

Organist - Susan Wells

Music Director: Sandra Burke

Ushers: Sarah Lou Bicknell, Dave Stephens, Bob Windhorst

Sound Tech: Sue Tomlin

Sunday School:  Sue Tomlin & Betty Stelmazewski Tastes of Cuba



WORSHIP SERVICE - Sunday, May 24

Leading Worship - Ed Langen

Liturgist - Pat Burke

Organist - Susan Wells

Music Director - Sandra Burke

Sound Tech - Betty Stelmazewski

Ushers - Judy Myers, Ron Gajewski, Mike Huntman,

Sunday School - Ferrel Wiman - Motorcycle Adventures

Mission Team


The Mission Team continues to be very busy. We held our 2nd Monday Community Meal on

June 11. The meal was enjoyed by all. Our next meal will be held in July. Hope to see you all there.

The Mission Team also hosted a Mission Meal on Sunday, June 10. A special THANKYOU to Mike Richardson for being the grill master. The procedes of this meal was sent to the Iglesia Presbiteriana Reformade de Luyano in Havana, Cuba for their many community missions they do. We were so excited to deliver this donation of $328.00 to Pastor Daniel, who was humbled and overjoyed to receive it.

The Mission Team would like to thank each of you for your contributions toward this worthwhile cause. Gracias








Presbyterian Women



The PW Spring Banquet will be held on Friday, May 4th at 6:00pm.  If you wish to purchase tickets for this event, call the church office at 242-3410 or talk to a Pw member. This is always a super fun event and when else will you be waited on by the men of the church!!!













Our next D'8 night will be held June 21 at 6:00 pm in Effingham at the Fire Fly Restaurant.

Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of laughter, fellowship and great food. Please sign up on sign up sheet on bulletin board by June 19th. We will have rides going from church if you do not want to drive.

Please sign up on the bulletin board so we can make reservations!







Trip tp the New Harmony Theater

On June 24, after worship, a group will travel to New Harmony, Indiana, to see the 2:PM performance of Born Yesterday at the New Harmony Theater. We will plan to eat supper after the play. If you are interested in going, call Susan Gajewski at 246-6261. Our very own Patrick Burke is doing set designs for the theater this summer, so we may get to see a set he has worked on. YEAH!!!!!!!