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Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

Seeking to be a grace-filled family of faith

sharing Christ's love with all.

Our values:

Glorify God: Glorify and praise God through worship, discipling, sharing faith

and serving with love

Show Compassion: Compassion expressed as care and concern for all

Share Hospitality: Inclusive hospitality through welcome, acceptance and fellowship

Nurture Relationships: Nurture relationships through respect, support and communication

Steward God's Gifts: Faithful stewardship of all God's gifts

Weekly Announcements

January 22, 2023

Mission Sunday



On this third Sunday after the Epiphany, we honor and celebrate Mission Sunday, recognizing all who serve faithfully through Missions. We welcome Laurel Spagnolo from Sadler Health Center as our guest speaker.

Sadler Health Center is a federally qualified health center serving Cumberland and Perry counties, providing comprehensive community-based primary care, dental care and behavioral health services with a team of qualified professionals who help others reach healthy lives.

Sadler Health Center puts the health of the community at the center of everything they do. Their team connects patients with resources and support, even beyond their facility. They strive to provide affordable, accessible health care. Sadler Health Center serves everyone, including patients who are uninsured, underinsured or have government-sponsored insurance like Medicaid or CHIP. Sadler Health Center believes that a healthier tomorrow starts with better care and support today. (From the website).

We will also commission our ROAR Team. This year’s trip to Gainesville marks 30 years of hands-on mission work for volunteers from SSPC and friends of the church who have been part of the ROAR Team missions. A rough count of homes built or repaired over the 30 years is about 600. That includes the three one-week ROAR mission trips and local Rebuilding Together work. Thanks be to God for the amazing work of ROAR and Rebuilding Together! 





Traditional Service at 9:00 am

Livestream for the Traditional Service at 9:00 am
Sunday's Bulletin

The Gathering at 11:00 am

Livestream for the Gathering Service at 11:00 am


Annual Meeting of the Congregation

The Session has called the Annual Meeting of the Congregation for January 29th at 10:00 am in the Meeting House for the purpose of receiving the 2022 Annual Report, the 2023 budget, and voting on the Pastors' Terms of Call.

Mission Sunday

SSPC has a rich history of supporting monetarily and physically, local and not-so-local mission works. To celebrate the many mission works that SSPC members are involved in, please wear any T-shirts, ball caps, etc. that you have received doing God's work when you attend services on Mission Sunday, January 22. Thanks, your Mission Committee

Sunday School this week at 10 am

Sunday School continues this week for both children and adults. We continue with practice for our Intergenerational Choir promptly at 10 am, and then proceed into our Sunday School class. Both groups will study Matthew 4:12-23. Following Christ’s call is risky and full of uncertainty. The Season after the Epiphany invites us to journey into the choices and changes that mark the lives of those who follow in God’s ways – and discern together what it means to follow Jesus today. Come and discuss.

Sunday Morning Nursery

CE announces that due to budget constraints, Sunday morning nursery care is discontinued immediately. If you need nursery care for special occasions in the church, please contact the church office so prior arrangements can be made. If the budget allows in the future, the Sunday morning nursery care may be reinstated.

Young Adult and Family Ministries

Pastor Lisa Chase is hosting a Young Adult and Family Ministries event at her home on Friday, January 27th, from 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Please email her at for more details. Young Adults and families with children/youth are also invited to stay after the Gathering Service on Sunday, January 29th, bring a bagged lunch, and we will meet in the gym for about an hour or so.

Expanded Small Group Ministries Offerings

  • Deep analysis of the Gospels' truths!
  • Cooking class addressing foods that Jesus enjoyed!
  • Gatherings for Families and Young Adults!
  • Scrapbooking! Spiritual practices and MORE!

Find out more here.

Lunch Bunch - Thursday, February 2

We will be having lunch at a cozy, local favorite: Cafe Magnolia. We will gather at 11:30 on Thursday February 2nd. Come join us and see why they were voted Simply the Best from 2018-2022! Call Lynne Jackson at 717-761-0940 or look for a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place. Please rsvp no later than January 31st.

Jazz quartet

The Noah Spangler Jazz Quartet

Heart to Heart Jazz Luncheon - Sunday, Feb. 5th

Your fun-loving Fellowship Committee is inviting you to an elegant luncheon celebrating friendship, with live jazz music by Noah Spangler Jazz Quartet on Sunday, Feb 5th starting at 12:15 PM. The Quartet is a group of 4 young men playing the saxophone (Noah), keyboard, upright bass and drums. The luncheon serving line will start at 12:30 pm and will feature a salad, chicken Cordon Bleu, scalloped potatoes, peas and beverages provided by Fellowship, and pot-luck desserts and chocolates provided by you all. There will also be a Vegan option of Tofu Loaf.  The lunch will have live music followed by a Jazz concert from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  Other activities include a fun photo booth for you and your friends to capture the moment on your phone, as well as a craft table hosted by Christian Education Committee. There is no upfront cost for this event, but donation baskets will be available. 


Bring your friends, especially those that might be interested in our church.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place, as well as online with Realm.   Please sign up by Thursday, February 2. It has been many years since Fellowship has hosted an elegant event like this one with linen tablecloths, SSPC stoneware dishes, real utensils, fresh flowers and live music. So, you don’t want to miss this event!

Chancel Flowers

Flowers are a wonderful way to commemorate a special event, honor a loved one or praise the glory of God. A $40 contribution will provide chancel or window flowers. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway by the drinking fountain. Current open dates are January 29, February 19 and February 26. Please prayerfully consider donating flowers so that we can continue this tradition. Thank you.

Presbyterian Women (PW) News

  • The PW Synod gathering will be held at the Penn Stater in State College, PA July 10-12. Theme is "Do All Things In Love."
  • The Presbytery Spring Gathering will be at Mechanicsburg Presbyterian on April 29 with a program on substance abuse disorder as well as discussion of the mission of the Central PA Food Bank.
  • The PW Presbytery "fall" Gathering will be held on August 19 at Derry Presbyterian where there will be a presentation on the upcoming Bible Study and information on efforts to help a Syrian family resettle in the U.S. More info to follow.   

Submitted by Claudia Brown

Installation of Rev. Dr. Stephen Melton

The Big Spring Presbyterian Church established in 1737, invites you to the installation of their 22nd pastor, the Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Melton, by the Presbytery of Carlisle on Sunday, January 29, 3:00 pm.  

The church is located at 25 S. Corporation St. one block off Main Street, adjacent to the fire department. A reception will follow. The attendees are encouraged to wear red.

Earth Care - Did you know?

While plastic is an item we are encouraged to recycle, not all black plastic can be recycled. Black plastic contains carbon particles and can only be recycled into black plastic. Clear plastic can be recycled into other colored plastic. Black plastic bags and wrap should be recycled separately from other plastic in the same containers as regular plastic bags at grocery store receptacles.

In Case of Inclement Weather

In the event of severe weather, cancellations will be posted in these places:

  •      Church website home page at
  •      Church office phone, 717-766-0204, Option #5
  •      WHP CBS21
  •      ABC 27

The Pelvic Floor, CORE, and More - February 9th

All are invited to this informative presentation here at SSPC on February 9, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in Room 204. Join Megan Miller, MPT and our very own Lisa Janson, PT from CORE Plus Physical Therapy as they present on the important pelvic floor and how this influences trunk stability, reduces back pain, improves pelvic organ support, and more. They will discuss the causes and types of pelvic floor dysfunction and available treatments. Please register by contacting Lisa Janson or sign up in person. Admission is a donation of $5-10 to be given to the Healthy Steps Diaper Bank. For any questions, please contact Lisa.


New Hope Ministries

Needs for this month include: ketchup, mayonnaise and salad dressing. Items can be placed in the bins outside the Chapel. Thank you!


CORE Youth Group

Our winter retreat, Zeteo, is February 3-5! It’s a great time with powerful worship, an impactful speaker, and a phenomenal drama. Please let me know asap if you would like to go.

Final Youth Sunday Rehearsal is February 18, 4-8ish

Youth Sunday is February 19, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

January 22, 2023: CORE from 6-8 - Youth Sunday Prep

January 29, 2023: CORE from 6-8 - Youth Sunday Prep

February 3-5, 2023: Zeteo!

February 12, 2023: CORE from 6-8 - Youth Sunday Prep

February 18, 2023: Final Youth Sunday Rehearsal from 4-8ish

February 19, 2023: Youth Sunday! No CORE

February 26, 2023: CORE from 6-8

Prayers of healing and comfort: Ada Sloane, Jack Heeter, Margie Kutz

Prayers of sympathy: Family of June McDougall

Prayers for our military members: Olivia Chase, Justin Ledvina, Josiah Scandle, Wyatt La Pointe

Thank You

Many thanks for the thoughtful notes, cards, emails and especially prayers during the recent exacerbation of a chronic health issue. Your concern and kind words were much appreciated during this time. Linda Greenleaf

From Margie Kutz:

I have been overwhelmed with all of the prayers, calls, and good thoughts I have received from my Silver Spring family during my recovery from 2 hip surgeries and dealing with my ongoing issues with neuropathy. It is such a blessing to be a member of Silver Spring Church. Thank you to everyone!

November 2022 financials


January 8

9:00 am Traditional Service - 96

9 am YouTube views - 126

Sunday School - 22

11:00 am Gathering - 40

11 am YouTube views - 33

January 15

9:00 am Traditional Service - 106

9 am YouTube views - 91

Sunday School - 22

11:00 am Gathering - 45

11 am YouTube views - 27



Jim Smith and Wayne Hawk

Deacon Servers:

Angie Katzenstein

Melanie Pepperman

Gathering Snack:

Melanie Pepperman

Downtown Daily Bread, January 27:

Jayson Wolfgang and friend



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