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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Prayer of blessing and intercession


Here we are again, the first day of school. It may be our  first day here, our fifth first day, or even our final first day.   It's still the first day. We are excited and anxious.  It's the same new beginning full of potential, full of opportunity to try again, and full of fear.

Hear our prayers of excitement.  We are grateful to see old friends and reconnect.  Thank you for faithful friendships. We are thankful for new faces and friends we will meet this year. Thank you for continuing to place in our paths people who care for us and want to journey with us through all that college brings.  Help us to be faithful and kind companions to all we call friends and merciful and gentle to the strangers we encounter.

We are excited to see what this semester has in store.  We are anxious to see what the semester holds.  Hear our prayers.  Walk with us when we get the syllabus and think -- how can I possibly do this?  Sit with us in the dark hours of the night and the early hours of the morning as we study, finish projects, and try to get it all done.  Send your Spirit of wisdom and perseverance upon us for this semester.

Hear our prayers for those we left behind.  We were glad to get back to campus and reconnect, but there are moments our heart aches and our stomachs hurt to be in the places we called home -- with our family, loved ones, friends, in our hometown.  Walk with us when even in the midst of crowds here on campus, we feel lonely and homesick. Send a friendly face or word our way on those days.  We lift up prayers for all those we love who are not here with us -- keep them safe and let them  know they are loved. Thank you for all the hard work and energy those we left behind gave to get us here today.

God of all wisdom -- we pray for those who serve on and with the campus -- faculty, staff, administration, and pastors. May they know a spirit of wisdom and grace in all their work. May your joy infuse their days. May they see in all whom they serve a child of God. Help us to remember they are your beloved children too.

We ask this in the name of  Jesus, who walked among us and called us friend. AMEN

Monday, August 13, 2018

Read along with us

The PSF meets on Wednesdays.  Each week we will have evening prayer to close and full worship once a month.  We follow the Ukirk (national Presbyterian Church USA campus ministry) lectionary, year four, first semester.  Each week we will read from that scripture schedule at least the gospel reading.  You can follow along with us:

August 15: Matthew 1:18–25 Birth of Jesus Galatians, 2:17–21 Crucified with Christ,
Psalm 108 The Lord Saves
August 22:  Matthew 2:13–23 Escape to Egypt, Galatians 5:16–25 Fruits of the Spirit,
Psalm 109:1–5; 21–31, The Lord Helps the Needy
Psalm 3, worship and communion this week!!
August 29:  Matthew 3:1–12 John the Baptist, Ephesians 2:8–22 Reconciliation of God’s People,
Psalm 111 Great Are the Lord’s Works
September 5: Matthew 4:1–11 Jesus Tempted in the Desert, Ephesians 6:10–20 The Armor of God,
Psalm 112 The Righteous Remembered
September 12:  Matthew 4:18–25 Calling First Disciples, Philippians 2:1–11 Humility of Christ,
Psalm 113 The Lord Oversees
September 19:  Matthew 5:1–12 The Beatitudes, Philippians 4:4–20 Don’t Be Anxious, Rejoice in the Lord,
Psalm 114 The Earth Trembles
September 26:  Matthew 6:1–18 Alms, Prayer, and Fasting, Colossians 1:1–14 Thanksgiving and Prayer,
Psalm 115 To Your Name Be the Glory
October 3:  Matthew 6:25–34 Do Not Worry, Colossians 3:12–17 Clothe Yourselves, 
Psalm 116 The Lord’s Goodness
October 10:  Matthew 7:1–12 Judging/Asking, 1 Thessalonians 5:12–24 Be Joyful, Pray Continually,
Psalm 118:1–9; 19–29 Give Thanks to the Lord
October 17:  Matthew 8:18–27 Jesus Calms the Storm, 2 Thessalonians 3:1–5 God’s Direction/Perseverance,
Psalm 119:1–16; 97–105 Your Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet
October 24:  Matthew 9:14–17 Fasting 1 Timothy 4:6–16 Spiritual Training,
Psalm 120 Save Me, Lord, from Lies
Skip 10/31
November 7:  Matthew 10:5–15 Sending Out the Twelve or 10:16–24 Persecution, 2 Timothy 2:1–13 Endurance,
Psalm 121 God Doesn’t Sleep
November 14:  Matthew 11:2–15 John in Prison, 2 Timothy 4:1–8; 16–18 Finished the Race,
Psalm 122 Pray for Peace
Skip 11/21
November 28:  Matthew 12:1–14 Lord of the Sabbath, Titus 3:4–14 Not Because of Our Righteousness,
Psalm 123 Lord Have Mercy and/or Psalm 124 Our Help Is in the Lord
December 5:  Matthew 13:24–30; 36–43 Parable of the Weeds, Philemon 1:1–25 Siblings of Christ and Each Other,
Psalm 125 Do Good and/or 126 Reap with Joy

Where we meet!!!

Our first meeting will be Wednesday August 15, 7 pm at the Campus Ministry Center.  We have free dinner!!  We are downtown, just a couple blocks from Panera. 
Here are some pictures; we're in a house!  She has new shiny copper gutters and a new roof.  Come in any door.  Folks arrive and hang out before 7.
Dinner this week is wings and other fun stuff.  We will have games to start the semester and close with a worship to calm and center us for the rest of the week.  Also join us for worship at First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown at 11 am on Sunday.  There will be food after church too!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Welcome back!

We can't wait to see you!! 
August 16, 7 pm Campus Ministry Center, PSF is back!!!!
August 20, worship 11 am, lunch follows FPC Morgantown and Sunday dinners start at 6 pm Harless Center, Inc.
A ice cream social at Harless Center, Inc on Aug 22, another PSF on August 23, and a hike Aug 24! Lots of good stuff happening! We hope you are there! We will get the calendars updated soon!! Bring friends!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Welcome back SOON

Time to gear up for another year!

Brunch will be served at the Harless Center, Sunday, August 13 from 11 am - 1 pm.

We will be around campus for welcome activities before the first day of class -- keep an eye out for us!  Our first meeting of the year will be Wed. Aug. 16, 7 pm at the Campus Ministry Center.

First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown will be welcoming students on Sunday, August 20 with a lunch to follow worship.  Worship begins at 10 am.