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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 29, 2023

"Revealing the Kingdom - Part I"



This Sunday, we kick off a 3-part sermon series on Jesus’ teaching form the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel. We begin with the beatitudes which Jesus uses to describe the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven. If ever there was a counter-cultural message of what constitutes blessedness it is surely what we read in these first 12 verses. These blessings which Jesus pronounces on the least and lowest of society - and on those who refuse to take advantage of them and stand up for them! - are the very opposite of the values of the Roman-dominated world in which they live. This is surely a message they have never heard before!


Jesus speaks about the Kingdom as a present reality, but how can the crowds, including his first four disciples, possibly trust that it is real? Where is his evidence? And what about you and me in this age? Where do we find evidence that the Kingdom Jesus proclaims is real? What does Jesus ask of us in revealing his Kingdom?


Come on Sunday and find out!


See you in church -








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


Congregational Meeting
2022 SSPC Annual Report
SSPC 2023 Budget Summary

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.

For those joining us through YouTube on Sunday, we ask that you wait momentarily at the conclusion of the Traditional Service for the start of the Annual Meeting.

Please be prepared to use YouTube’s chat feature to confirm your attendance and submit your votes.

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!

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 5:1-12. This Sunday we begin a three-week exploration of a collection of Jesus’ sayings in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus’ radical vision of what God’s reign on earth might look like is a vision of wholeness for all people. Paul reminds us that God’s wisdom is different from worldly wisdom. Micah and the psalmist describe ways to live this beautiful vision. Come and discuss.

Intergenerational Choir in Concert this Sunday!

The Intergenerational Choir will be in concert this Sunday in the Gathering. We will be singing "Come, Let Us Gather"! Plan to be there to see in person this exciting new group of singers. Children, parents and grandparents will be singing together. We always welcome new members, even dogs, real ones!

Lunch Bunch - Thursday, February 2

We will be having lunch at a cozy, local favorite: Cafe Magnolia. We will gather at 11:30 am on Thursday February 2nd. Come join us! 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.

Circle Rebekah - Feb. 9 - Bible study and fellowship opportunity for women

Our next meeting is February 9 at at 1:00 pm in the Chapel in person OR online via Zoom. We are using the PW/Horizons Bible Study: "Celebrating Sabbath – Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight” by Carol M. Bechtel. This month's lesson, “Sabbath and Hospitality”, will be led by Lynne Jackson. The key idea: There is something in the very nature of Sabbath that demands that it be shared. Accepting the gift of the Sabbath also involves a commitment to hospitality.

If you would like to socialize before the Bible study, bring a sack lunch to the Parlor at 12:15 or join us for dessert at 12:40. The dessert will be provided by the hostess of the month, Claudia Brown.

All women of the church are welcome. For more information and the Zoom Link contact Emily Krebs, cell 717-805-5778 or

Vacation Bible School “Faith Expedition,” June 19-23, 2023

Planning for an over-the-top VBS is underway! Mark your calendars for June 19-23, 2023 from 9 am until 12 noon for a wonderful time ❤. We are collecting toilet paper rolls, paper bags (like the grocery store ones) and empty diaper wipe containers. There will be a box out in the Gathering Place for these items. Also, if anyone has brick, stone or wood that is left over from building construction, please let Lisa Chase know at (717) 766-0204, or, and we will arrange a time to pick up.


If you’d like to volunteer helping to build the sets, a few work dates will begin in mid-April. Look for a sign-up in the Gathering Place as the time nears.


Grounded in Faith Small Group Gathering

Saturday, February 11, 2023, Starbucks, 6455 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 10:30 am – 12 noon. There will be a sign-up sheet out on Monday, January 30, 2023. It’s always good to sign up, so we know how many tables to reserve. This is a great opportunity to visit, share, catch up and drink great coffee.

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 February 19 and every Sunday in March. Please prayerfully consider donating flowers so that we can continue this tradition. Thank you.

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

While it is true that today's kids will experience climate change to a greater extent than previous generations, there are some resources to help them. Here is a list of books that can help without conveying despair, and discuss positive actions:

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.

Feb birthdays

February Birthdays

Happy birthday to all those celebrating next month!

Click HERE for the February birthday list.


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 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, Carl Schleicher, Ken Swatt, Marie Smith, Karen Henry

Prayers of sympathy: Family of June McDougall

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

Thank you

Thank you for the prayers, cards and good wishes I have received as I recover from a broken arm.

Joan Bretz

Dec 2022 financials


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

January 22

9:00 am Traditional Service - 95

9 am YouTube views - 75

Sunday School - 21

11:00 am Gathering - 44

11 am YouTube views - 23



Patty and Keith Armbrust

Deacon Servers:

Chris Sebring

Charlie Dagino

Gathering Snack:

Christa Lenk

Downtown Daily Bread, February 3:

Don and Chris Winning


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