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JUNE 2019

“But the Advocate, the Holy spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind
you of all that I have said to you.” John 14: 26

Rev. Leigh Benish


Pastorleigh.hillup@zoominternet.net
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP
10:30 A.M.—Worship Service Elder Louise Evans
11:30 A.M.—Coffee, Snacks, and Fellowship Time in the Fellowship Hall
Jenny Martin, Choir Director

Nancy Slezak, Memorial Handbell


Director and Organist

Kathleen Davis

Elean Heist, Administrative Assistant


and Financial Secretary
Elean.hillup@zoominternet.net

Lyn Goehring, Treasurer

John D. Whittington
Layette Sundays Donations
501 Second Street
Butler, Pennsylvania 16001
724-287-5427
E-mail: hillup@zoominternet.net
www.hillup.org
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
SUNDAY MORNING
WORSHIP SERVICES
10:30 - 11:30 A.M.

JUNE 2, 2019
7th Sunday Of Easter; Lord’s Supper - by Intinction

Rev. Leigh Benish

Scripture: Ephesians 1: 15-23; Luke 24: 44-53


JUNE 9, 2019
Pentecost

Rev. Leigh Benish

Scripture: Genesis 11: 1-9; Acts 2: 1-21


JUNE 16, 2019
Trinity Sunday; Father’s Day

Rev. Leigh Benish

Scripture: Psalm 8; Genesis 1: 1-2:4


JUNE 23, 2019
2nd Sunday After Pentecost

Rev. Leigh Benish

Scripture: James 2: 14-16; Matthew 25: 31-46


JUNE 30, 2019
3rd Sunday After Pentecost; Deacons’ 5th Sunday

Rev. Leigh Benish

Scripture: Psalm 32; Galatians 2: 15-21


I received a tradition from the Lord, which I also handed on to you: on the
night on which he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread. After giving
thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this to
remember me.” He did the same thing with the cup, after they had eaten,
saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Every time you drink it,
do this to remember me.” -1 Corinthians 11:23-25

The world lost an incredible voice when author Rachel Held Evans died unexpectedly at the
age of 37 this past May. Although she was not a pastor herself, Held Evans was a Church
leader and had the platform to truly change hearts and lives.

Born into a Fundamentalist Christian family, Held Evans went through a transformation in her
own faith life which she chronicled in her books. Never afraid to stand up for what she
believed in, Rachel went toe-to-toe with some of Evangelical Christianity’s loudest voices,
showing great courage, but also exhibiting extraordinary grace.

Inclusion was a major part of her faith, and Held Evans devoted her life to making sure Jesus
was accessible to all, and that all were welcome into faith communities.

Sacramental theology became important to her as part of this transformation, and Rachel felt
particularly passionate about the Lord’s Supper. In her book, Searching for Sunday, she
writes:

I don’t know exactly how Jesus is present in the bread and wine, but I believe Jesus is
present, so it seems counterintuitive to tell people they have to wait and meet him
someplace else before they meet him at the table. If people are hungry, let the come and
eat. If they are thirsty, let them come and drink. It’s not my table anyways. It’s not my
denomination’s table or my church’s table. It’s Christ’s table. Christ sends out the
invitations, and if he has to run through the streets gathering up the riffraff and fill up his
house, then that’s exactly what he’ll do. Who am I to try and block the door? (148-9)

In the PC(USA) Book of Order, (part 2 of our denomination’s constitution), it states: “The
opportunity to eat and drink with Christ is not a right bestowed upon the worthy, but a
privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love. All who come to
the table are offered the bread and cup, regardless of their age or understanding” (W-3.0409).

I am proud to serve a church and a denomination where we live into what Rachel Held Evans
fought so hard for. There are tables where we are not welcome; there are churches that choose
to exclude us from the Lord’s Supper. But that is not the case at Hill. At the table, as well as
everywhere else in our community, all are welcome, and all are loved.

May you, in the days and weeks ahead, feel God’s loving presence with you, and truly believe
that you are God’s beloved creation.

Peace-
Rev. Leigh

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BIBLE READING S FOR JUNE

Morning Evening
1 II. Ch. 15, 16 John 12: 27-50
2 II. Ch. 17, 18 John 13:1-20
2nd - Michael Freeze 3 II. Ch. 19, 20 John 13: 21-38
3rd - Christina Raabe Eck 4 II. Ch. 21, 22 John 14
5 II. Ch. 23, 24 John 15
8th - Leo Tosi 6 II. Ch. 25, 26, 27 John 16
10th - Kelly Provident 7 II. Ch. 28, 29 John 17
13th - Charles Edinger 8 II. Ch. 30, 31 John 18: 1-18
9 II. Ch. 32, 33 John 18: 19-40
14th - Marcia McCaw and Deborah Williams 10 II. Ch. 34, 35, 36 John 19: 1-22
15th - Ruth Scott 11 Ezra 1, 2 John 19: 23-42
12 Ezra 3, 4, 5 John 20
16th - Judy Barkley 13 Ezra 6, 7, 8 John 21
17th - Lisa McGrath, Margaret Toland, and 14 Ezra 9, 10 Acts 1
15 Neh. 1, 2. 3 Acts 2: 1-21
Forrest Nace 16 Neh. 4, 5, 6 Acts 2: 22-47
18th - Jane Eberhardt, Bella Heist, and Sam Heist 17 Neh. 7, 8, 9 Acts 3
18 Neh. 10, 11 Acts 4: 1-22
21st - Ida Miller and Jennifer Huba 19 Neh. 12, 13 Acts 4: 23-37
22nd - Loretta Dougherty 20 Esth. 1, 2 Acts 5: 1-21
21 Esth. 3, 4, 5 Acts 5: 22-42
23rd - Keith McCaw 22 Esth. 6, 7, 8 Acts 6
24th - Alexandra Thompson 23 Esth. 9, 10 Acts 7: 1-21
24 Job 1, 2 Acts 7: 22-43
25th - Amy Nace 25 Job 3, 4 Acts 7: 44-60
26th - Rebecca Plymale 26 Job 5, 6, 7 Acts 8: 1-25
27 Job 8, 9, 10 Acts 8: 26-40
27th - Zane Smith 28 Job 11, 12, 13 Acts 9: 1-21
28th - Dixie Reimold and Tom Graham 29 Job 14, 15, 16 Acts 9: 22-43
30th - Lee Sandora 30 Job 17, 18, 19 Acts 10: 1-23

The Presbyterian Churches in Butler are working on more joint


worship, service, and fellowship events. If you want to learn more,
please come to the next meeting of the Butler Area Presbyterians
planning group on Monday, June 3 at 7:00 pm at East Butler
Presbyterian Church. WORSHIP ATTENDANCE
IN APRIL AND MAY
Please join the Nurture and Worship committees as they honor Bea
Sunday
Welch for her years of service as she retires from making the communion bread.
4/7 82
On Sunday, June 9th, there will be a light luncheon after worship as well as
4/14 84
an opportunity to thank Bea for her dedication to the communion service. Palm Sunday
Please join us for this tribute to a very special and humble lady. No 4/18
reservation is necessary. Maundy 88
Thursday
Our Deacons will be hosting a 5th Sunday luncheon on June 30th after 4/21
our worship service. Look for more information and a sign-up form in Easter 156
your June bulletin. 4/28 84
Covenant Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Movie Night on 5/5 89
Saturday, June 8th beginning at 4:00 p.m. in their Assembly Room. 5/12 84
The movie is the 1986 film “Saving Grace”. All are invited to attend. 5/19 84
4 5/26 84
IN
WEDNESDAYS ALL AROUND THE WORLD Our Wednesdays on the Hill is so popular with the
families involved that we’re decided to offer a simplified summer program. Wednesday evenings in July,
starting on July 10, this will be THE place to be. Come by at 6 pm- we’ll have the grill fired up and the
dogs and burgers ready. After a devotional time, when we’ll hear some great stories from the Bible, kids
will have the chance to sign up for ONE of three workshops: Sports, Cooking, or Art. Every workshop
relates to the NATION OF THE NIGHT. As the weeks pass, we’ll visit Morocco, Canada, Chile and
Japan. Kids of all ages are welcome. Preschool children will have their own story time and activities. We
can still use some grown up and teen help. So let Kathy Davis or Nancy Daugherty or Gerry Graham
know if you can make it for one or more nights.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY participants are planning a couple of field trips this summer. They
hope to visit the Kelso Bible Museum at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and take the 500 Years of
Church History walking tour of Ford City. Naturally, lunch will be included!

A giant thank you to all who helped Wednesdays on the Hill make a huge impact on the students’ lives.
On the final evening, each family who attended our pizza party and performance expressed such
appreciation for all the WOTH staff accomplishes each week. Whether you work on Registration, the
Kitchen Crew, Music, Craft, Drama or Game specialties, or in a classroom, you are all so amazing!

Thanks also to those who supported the Mother’s Day Candy fundraiser for the summer youth trip. A
special thanks to the students who made the candy and to Louise Evans and Barb Graham for their
awesome leadership.

The National Youth Triennium is coming up quickly! From July 16 to 20, hundreds and hundreds of
youth will gather at Purdue University to explore the theme “Here’s My Heart” through discussions,
worship, recreation and more. Because of your amazing generosity, we are able to offer registration and
transportation free to our students and adult sponsors. Our travelers will only have to finance meals on
the way out and back and personal spending. (Like souvenirs!) Attending this year are Barb Graham and
Steve Arn as our adult sponsors and students Bethany Sowa, Lydia Reeger, Emily Rogers, Grace Seybert,
Sam Heist, Declan Graham and Laura Homa. Laura attends the East Butler Church, one of the BAP
congregations, and will be travelling with our delegation. Welcome Laura! Amazingly, the delegation
from Hill outnumbers the rest of the Presbytery put together! Five other Beaver-Butler students and an
adult leader will be travelling with the Erie Presbytery delegation. Trading pins is an important tradition
at Triennium and we received a donation of 250 pins from the Jeep Festival organizers. Thank you! And
thanks to Nancy Daugherty for arranging it.

During the 1990s, and even after Kathleen left the Hill staff in 2001 and Pastor Clark assumed the
leadership of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study for Women, Evelyn McDevitt was a faithful member of that
group. She also served as the chief kitchen coordinator for the Wednesday Youth Club in those years
until her good friend, Mary Bishop, took over. She was a long-time member of Presbyterian Women in
our presbytery and served on the coordinating team with Bea Welch and the late Anna Kidd. She would
have been deeply moved to know so many of you did her the honor of coming to the viewing and/or
funeral after her passing on April 13. Kathleen and Mark were touched and comforted by your
expressions of concern and the many beautiful and thoughtful cards they received. Thank you.

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Across
2. David asks God to do this to know
his thoughts and desires and
challenge him.
4. God is light, so if you hid in this
God can still find you.
6. David gets upset when he thinks
about these people.
9. David wrote his thoughts as a way
to God for all He’s done.
10. This is the book in the Bible where
David’s songs/poems are kept.

Down
1. God has more of these than all the
grains of sand.
3. God knew you from the very
way before you were born.
5. We can’t get away from God. He is
with us!
7. God was involved in every
of who you are inside and out.
8. You were planned and made by
God who made you and
unique.
VOLUNTEERS FOR JUNE 2019
USHER COUNTING CHURCH FELLOWSHIP
LITURGIST ACOLYTE OPENER/
TEAM ELDERS HOUR
POWERPOINT
Ruth
Elder
Ladies’ Scott Bella Pete Louise
JUNE 2 Betty
Team Leroy Heist McElhaney Evans
Scarnato
Edinger
Pat
Elder Nurture and
Ladies’ Brennen Caroline Alan
JUNE 9 Audrey Worship
Team Pete Freeze Milanovich
Nossokoff Committees
McElhaney
Alan
Deacon None Due To
Men’s Milanovich Seth Bob
JUNE 16 Susan The Father’s
Team Becky Heist Kennedy
Catanzarito Day Holiday
Plymale
Terre
Deacon The
Men’s Patterson Juliet Anne
JUNE 23 Lynda Freeze
Team Pam Miller Miller
Lavorini Family
Lentz
Mike Deacons’
Elder
Combined Freeze Bella Louise 5th
JUNE 30 Diane
Teams Marcia Heist Evans Sunday
Olenic
McCaw Luncheon
Communion Team – Team C
Newsletter Team in JUNE (for July) – Team C (Bea, Karen, and Shirley)
Sunday morning ride service driver for JUNE - Jim Kamerer (724-724-283-2248)

PULPIT FLOWERS
JUNE 2 JUNE 9 JUNE 16 JUNE 23 JUNE 30
Donated in loving
Donated in loving Donated in loving
Donated in loving memory of their son
Donated with love in memory of memory of
memory of Richard "RB" Beisheim,
honor the Hill Choir Charlotte Jerry, Trula, and
Peter Luchkiw Jr. by
by Mark Hall. Daubenspeck by Linda Scott Duane
by Linda Smialowski. Dick and Maxine
Smialowski. by Jami Lyn Brady.
Beisheim.
PEW GREETERS
Hill Church for many years was known as “The Glad Hand Church.” The Nurture
Committee wants to continue this tradition. Pew Greeters will now welcome visitors,
encourage them to sign the guest registry, and invite them to Fellowship Hour on Sunday.

MIDDLE SECTION—BRADY STREET SECTION PEARL ST. SECTION—OVERFLOW AREA


JUNE 2 Sharon Montag, 724-285-3231 Karen Shultz, 724-283-2413
JUNE 9 Nancy Daugherty, 724-285-1013 Janet Edinger, 724-282-7782
JUNE 16 Lois Minich, 724-283-1875 Volunteer Needed
JUNE 23 Volunteer Needed Volunteer Needed
JUNE 30 Anne Miller, 724-282-2072 Volunteer Needed
Mon Wed Fri
1
11am - AA Meeting

7th Sunday Of Easter


Lord’s Supper
2 By Intinction 3 4 5 6 7 8
9:30am - Session Meeting - 7:00pm - Butler Area 11:00am - Staff Mtg. 8:00am - Women’s 9:00am - Hill Quilters 11:00am - AA Meeting
Postponed From May Presbyterians Meeting at 6:00pm - Deacons’ Picnic Fellowship Breakfast at 4:00pm - Movie Night
10:30am - Worship Rev. East Butler Church at Susan Catanzarito’s Mac’s Café “Saving Grace” at
Leigh Benish preaching Home 9:30am - Willing Workers Covenant Presbyterian
11:30am - Fellowship Hour Church
5:00pm - Vocal Choir Picnic
at Barkley’s Home

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
9:30am - Community 6:45pm - Session Mtg. 11:00am - Staff Mtg. 8:00am - Women’s 11:00am - AA Meeting
Lunches Fellowship Breakfast at
10:30am - Worship Rev. Mac’s Café
Leigh Benish Preaching 5:00pm - Community
11:30am - Fellowship Dinner

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
“The grace of 11:00am - Staff Mtg. 8:00am - Women’s 11:00am - AA Meeting
11:30am - Betsy Fellowship Breakfast at
McCormick Circle lunch at Mac’s Café
Mac’s Café followed by 9:30am - Willing Workers
the Lord Jesus 10:30am - Worship Rev. meeting at 12:30.
Leigh Benish Preaching

Christ, the love


2nd Sunday
After
Pentecost
of God, and the 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
10:30am - Worship Rev. 11:00am - Staff Mtg. 8:00am - Women’s 11:00am - AA Meeting
Leigh Benish Preaching Fellowship Breakfast at
communion of
11:30am - Fellowship Hour Mac’s Café

the Holy Spirit


be with all of
3rd Sunday
After
you.” 30 Pentecost
Deacons’
5th Sunday
2 Corinthians 10:30am - Worship Rev.
Leigh Benish Preaching
11:30am - Deacons’ 5th
13: 13 Sunday Luncheon

Cut out the picture and Bible verse and use it as your bookmark for your Bible for the month of June!