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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
Meeting House

May 15, 2022

"Easter Discipleship, Part 3:
Love One Another"
(as I Have Loved You)
This Sunday we continue our 5-part sermon series called “Easter Discipleship” exploring how Jesus intends his disciples to live in light of the resurrection. Part 3, “Love One Another (as I Have Loved You)”, focuses on Jesus at the last supper with his disciples. After the meal, he does something totally unexpected: he washes their feet! This was unprecedented in the ancient world. A host would normally provide water for guests to wash the dirt and dung off their own feet, or they would have a slave do it, but not Jesus! When he finishes, he ask his disciples if they understand what he has done for them. He has set them an example – an example of what it means to love one another.
Jesus’ question is for you and me, too. Do we understand what he has done for us?  In light of the cross, how should we love one another? And what is the connection between our love for others and our values statement? 
Come on Sunday and find out! See you in church –
Sermons in this series:

May 1 – “Easter Discipleship, Part 1: Feed My Sheep” [John 21:1-6, 9-19]
May 15 – “Easter Discipleship, Part 3: Love One Another (as I Have Loved You!)”
[John 13:31-35]
May 22 – “Easter Discipleship, Part 4: Trust in My Healing Grace” [John 5:1-9]
May 29 – “Easter Discipleship, Part 5: Waiting with Joy” [Luke 24:44-53]
Traditional Service at 9 am on Sunday.
NEW! Live Stream of the Gathering Worship Service Begins Sunday
Join us online for the live stream of the Gathering worship service!  The service will be live streamed at 11:00 am on Sundays. The link will be available via email and on our website. If you miss the live stream – no worries! You can always catch the service later on YouTube. Come and join us in person in the chapel or online for this informal, intimate and interactive worship experience!
The Gathering Service at 11 am on Sunday.
Ordination service
You are Invited!
The Presbytery of Carlisle and the Session of Silver Spring Presbyterian Church invite you to the Ordination and Installation of Lisa Chase as Minister of Word and Sacrament of Silver Spring Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm in the Meeting House. Light refreshments will be served following the service in the Gathering Place. Please join us to celebrate and welcome Lisa to Silver Spring. Childcare will be provided.

Special Congregational Meeting - Sunday, May 22
The Session has called a Special Congregational Meeting on May 22nd following the combined outdoor worship service that day for the purpose of electing officers. There will be one worship service that day at 11:00 am and the Congregational Meeting will follow the conclusion of that service.

Christian Education this Sunday
Children from 4 to 18 will gather at 10 am in the gym. Adult Sunday School will begin at approximately 10:05 am, in Room 201. The Scripture lesson for both groups will be on Acts 11:1–18. See you there!
Nursery care is available for children 0-3 for both services and for the Ordination Service for Lisa Chase, Sunday at 4:00 pm, May 15.

Dining Out Group - Thursday, May 19, 6 pm
We will be going to Fiddler's Bar and Grille at the Mayapple Golf Club on Thursday, May 19, 6 pm. Please sign up on the form in the Gathering Place or call McLain's: Roy- 717-421-2065 or Mary Lou 717-766-6417.

Outdoor Service – Sunday, May 22, 11:00 am
Please join us for an outdoor service at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 22. There will be just one worship service that day. Immediately following the service there will be a Special Congregational Meeting for the purpose of electing officers. Following this meeting, all are welcome to join us for strawberries and ice cream! Please bring your own chairs as we meet outside (weather permitting).

Handy Helpers
We are available to help with several small homeowner issues including inside and outside maintenance problems, cosmetic house repairs, painting, shrub trimming and yard work, faucet and toilet repairs, power washing, step or ramp repair and helping to deal with contractors or various home service companies or minor needs as replacing light bulbs (plus other needs that are not listed). If you have any questions or requests, please call the Handy Helper coordinators Roy McLain at 717-421-2065 or Jonathan Service at 717-732-0618.

Vacation Bible School - August 15-19
VBS will be held by the Krislund Traveling Camp with no cost for any children from SSPC or SSPC Preschool. We need several volunteers to assist. Please look for the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place. Any questions, please contact Scott Pepperman or Laura Shoop, CE Co-Chairs.

Special Thanks
Special thanks from the Worship Committee to Roy McLain, John Brown, Fred Shatto, Scott Pepperman, Glen Weber, Terry Reed and Rich Sebring for the reception on Sunday. The reception was in honor of mothers, graduates, teachers and musicians at SSPC.
1734 Legacy Society (A 5-part series)
* Part 2: Why Wait - Jumpstart Your Legacy Now
* Part 3: QCD - The Gift That Can Keep On Giving
* Part 4: Creating A Legacy Gift To The 1734 Legacy Society
* Part 5: The Right Amount For Your Legacy Gift To The 1734 Legacy Society

Part 2: Why Wait - Jumpstart Your Legacy Now
You can make an immediate, positive impact on the 1734 Legacy Society and the life of Silver Spring Presbyterian Church by starting your legacy now.

The 1734 Legacy Society was established to create, through many donations by our generation and generations to come, a multi-million dollar permanent financial endowment for Silver Spring Presbyterian Church through the Fund for the Living Word, the Buildings and Grounds Fund and the Heritage Fund.

Your minimum $1,734 gift of cash, appreciated stock, bonds or municipal funds, cements the start of your individual legacy with the 1734 Legacy Society. In fact, if you are age 70 ½ or older, you may be able to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your 401(k) or IRA to the 1734 Legacy Society and receive some tax benefits now. More details on why and how you might to do that in the weeks to come.

Start now. Why wait!

Please feel free to contact Bill Vipperman at 717-991-5825 or or Bill Resser at 717-580-7667 or for more information on the 1734 Legacy Society and Silver Spring Presbyterian Church.
The Story of Stuff
The Earth Care Team invites you to join a lively zoom discussion focused on three educational videos about where all your “stuff” comes from. “The Story of Stuff” is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. "The Story of Stuff " exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. Since "The Story of Stuff" was released in 2007, that organization has released dozens of short videos that help us understand the global impact of our daily activities. We encourage you to also watch “The Story of Microfibers” and “The Story of Solutions.” All videos can be found using the links below:

Please join us on Sunday May 15 at 1:30 pm for a short discussion of these videos via Zoom:

Silver Spring Road and Woods Drive traffic signal timeline
May 9th - For approximately 4 weeks; stream relocation will be taking place; expect lane restrictions during this time period.
June 13th - For approximately 4 weeks; utility pole relocation will be taking place; expect lane restrictions during this time period.
Tentative full road closure - July 15th – July 17th (rain date July 22nd – July 24th)
Expected completion is November 2022.
This is a reminder that the ROAR Team will be returning to Farmington, Maine this summer. MATE stands for Mission At The Eastward and has been helping people in need for over 60 years. SSPC has been participating in this rural ministry in central western Maine for over 25 years. As a reminder, the ROAR Team is not a specific group of people, the ROAR Team, on any given mission trip, is the group of volunteers who are God’s hands and feet on the ground at a specific mission location.

The Team will arrive in Farmington on Saturday, July 30 and depart on August 06, 2022. As always, departure time may vary for some people. The Saturday arrival allows us to worship together on Sunday morning at the Fairbanks Union Church and tour the project sites on Sunday afternoon. We have breakfast and dinner as a group in the St. Jo’s fellowship hall and prepare our lunches to take to the job sites.

We are registered with MATE for the above week. We are scheduled for rooms in a dormitory at the University of Maine, Farmington Campus, and with St. Jo’s church for the kitchen and fellowship hall. At this point in time the college is requiring people who have been vaccinated to have their shot record card with them when we check in at the dorm. People who are not vaccinated will need to take a rapid COVID test after three days (that doesn’t make sense but that is their current policy). Updated information from the college will be passed along when it is available.

If you know anyone who is interested in being part of this ROAR Team, church member or friend of the church, please let them know about the dates and have them contact me, Terry Reed at, by phone at 717-766-2714, or see me in church.

New Hope Ministry
Needs this month for this local ministry include: coffee (no K-cups), cooking oil, and small bottles of Gatorade. Items can be placed in the wooden box outside the Chapel. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry!

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) are working with partners to determine where funds can be directed for greatest impact. Click here if you wish to give to the PC(USA) response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
CCU Golf 2022
HELP Ministries Golf Tournament,
June 13 in Middletown
HELP Ministries supports our neighbors facing homelessness, crisis situations and poverty. You can help individuals, kids and families avoid or overcome the trauma of homelessness. Register today to change the life of a neighbor in need!

Click here to register for their 45th annual golf tournament and to get more information.
HELP Ministries
Men's or Ladies or Mixed Teams are ENCOURAGED. Please consider participating. It's FUN and rewarding. Silver Spring was well represented by three teams in 2021. Contact Don Winning, 717-704-6962 to sign up for 2022.
CORE Lock In is May 20-21!
Join us for this staple event of the year! It is from 8 pm on May 20 to 8 am on May 21. This is an epic all-nighter filled with games, snacks, and fun with friends, new and old. We will go to Sports Emporium and do a Sheetz run!

Summer Kick off is June 5th 4-7!
Join us for this summer's kickoff! We will grill some food, tie-dye Pentecost T-shirts, and play some games! Let me know if you can make it so I have enough food and supplies.

Backyard Mission Trip: June 20-24
We are pivoting to a backyard mission trip this summer! It will be the same week, just local mission. We will help the church and other local ministries. If you have any ideas for service opportunities, let me know.

May 15, 2022: Fruit Belt Farm Workers 1 pm, No CORE - Lisa’s Ordination and Installation at 4 pm!

May 20-21, 2022: Lock-in from 8 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday

May 22, 2022: No CORE.

May 29, 2022: No CORE. Happy Memorial Day!

June 5, 2022: Summer Kickoff! 4-7 – Pentecost tie-dye

Major Summer Events:

June 20-24, 2022: Backyard Mission Trip

July 24-30, 2022: Montreat Youth Conference
Prayers of healing and care: Ron Nisson, Walt Pomeroy, Don Basehore, Betsy Eichelberger

Prayers for our military members: Justin Ledvina, Josiah Scandle, Wyatt La Pointe, Brandon Johnson

Thank You
Dear church family,
I am positively amazed at your response to my birthday with all your cards and greetings. Thank you so much! Your care is surprising and wonderful. ~Jane Brown
Lost and found


Have you misplaced a pair of glasses or a pretty pink earring? If so, check out the "lost and found" in the church office, located on top of the white bookcase.
March 2022 financials

May 1
9:00 am Traditional - 99
11:00 am Gathering - 45
YouTube views - 104

May 8
9:00 am Traditional - 91
11:00 am Gathering - 41
YouTube views - 118


Tim and Pam Emenheiser

Deacon Servers:
Shawn Marshall and Diane Soule

Gathering Snack:
Pat and Ken Miller

Downtown Daily Bread, May 20:
John and Vivian Swan
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