member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
; Mr. Bruno schedules all weddings and places those dates on the church calendar. Please contact him prior to making any other arrangements.
If the person you have chosen to officiate at your wedding is not the pastor of the Palm Springs Presbyterian Church, we do have to approve his or her credentials. The officiant can be a clergy person from another Presbyterian Church or another denomination; he or she can also be a person licensed by the State of California to officiate at weddings such as a Justice of the Peace or someone else licensed and then approved by the Palm Springs Presbyterian Church's Session (governing board).
We want you to feel free to help design your own wedding service as you work with the person officiating at your wedding; or you can use a traditional service.
Most weddings require a rehearsal and we are delighted to help in that area also. For weddings and rehearsals we have a Wedding Consultant who will help guide the wedding party through all the preparations and activities of weddings; she will be your right hand at the rehearsal and on the day of your wedding.
The Couple-to-be is responsible for all floral arrangements; Wedding items such as a Unity Candle, white runner for the aisle, flowers or ribbons for the end of the pews, etc., are supplied by the Couple and can usually be found through your florist. The church provides regular candles.
Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesday at 9:30 AM in the social hall. This class is on hiatus for the summer. Keep watching for the date it will resume in the fall.
For those of you who want a Sunday morning Bible Study class, this is the class for you. Ernie Moore leads this class using the Kerygma teachings. Meet in the social hall from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. It is a great time of learning, study, fellowship and growth in our faith. All are welcome. This class is on hiatus for the summer. Keep watching for the date it will resume in the fall.
A wonderful time of worship, good food and fellowship.
The next meeting will be Thursday, September, 2014 at 5:59 PM. Keep watching for the date! Cost is $6.00 per person.
July 20, 2014, 10:00 AM
Hard to Tell, Sometimes
Rev. Christine Dickerson
Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24; Genesis 28: 10-15; Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43
During the July meeting, our Session approved replacing our well-loved red pew hymnals with the new Presbyterian Hymnal, 'Glory to God.' Most of the old favorites are included (in fact, more than the last Presbyterian Hymnal!) along with some newer songs that we are already singing. While we have a screen, it is helpful to have the music for more of the songs we project, and for those Sundays when we may be without the screen. Currently, hymns are selected from several sources, and the new book will lessen that necessity while still allowing the Music Team to 'reach back' for special hymns, too. It will be the first time PSPC has had a Presbyterian Hymnal for services. While the red hymnal has served us well, it is looking pretty tired these days and is missing many wonderful hymns and songs. The new hymnals will be purchased through contribution and dedication, at a cost of $20.00 each. On request, each will have a bookplate with an inscribed dedication, 'In Memory Of,' In Celebration Of,' or another appropriate idea if you have one, as well as the name of the donor ('by'). You may purchase a hymnal (s) by sending your check or cash to the church office, along with your desired dedication. When we have received funding for 100 or more, we will place the order with the PCUSA.
Sing Praises to The Lord,
Rev. Christine and the members of Session