for the Week of 9/26/2021

World Communion Sunday, October 3, 2021

Scripture: Psalm 111:2-10 and  Mark 10:13-16

Sermon:  "Unexpected Wisdom:  Beginners Mindset"

Rev. Matt Nickel preaching

​We are so happy to welcome our children and families to church.  Our Nursery and Church School are open on Sundays. Our nursery, for infants - kindergarten will be open from 10:15am until 10 minutes after service ends. Parents must sign in, and children will get a  temperature check.  Church School students, grades 1-6, begin at worship and then are dismissed to class. Parents must also sign students in. All children 3 and over, and all adults, will wear masks at all times.  Please contact Kathy Chateau more information or if you have any questions (

​Recordings of Sunday Worship

The worship service will be recorded and made available after worship. A link will be emailed out when it is available. You may visit our online worship video page here:

Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church has resumed in-person worship for the 10:30 AM service. Session approved the decision. The church's established safety practices will continue in order to promote the safest environment for worship within our ability. I


Worship will continue to be live streamed to Facebook and recordings will be available following worship at Noon on Vimeo. We are so please to have so many of our worshiping body gathering together online from near and far as well.


Whether we see you online or in-person, we look forward to gathering to worship together.

Here are some other ways of accessing worship:

Livestream on Facebook each Sunday at 10:30 AM.

Watch recordings on Facebook following worship.

Watch recordings on Vimeo following worship.

Watch recordings from the church website:

​Free Food on Fridays

JAPC will have contactless free food distribution in the parking lot Friday, October 1 starting at 11a.m. Quantities are limited so it is suggested you arrive early.

Food includes: Food Bags with dry pantry goods and staples, bread and some fresh produce. Dinners (feed 4-6).

VOLUNTEERS: Sign up online at

Free Picture & Young Adult Books on Fridays

A generous donation of books was made available to the Mission Committee at JAPC through The Grosse Pointe Public School System and Elementary Media Specialist, Amy Herman.  We received over 30 boxes of books that we will make available to our guests on Fridays and anyone that wants picture and YA books for friends and family. 


​​A Non-Denominational Scripture Study

“Encountering Jesus in the Gospels” is the theme for a 6-week non-denominational scripture study that will be led by our own Rev. Dr. Lou Prues at St. Lucy Catholic Church on Thursdays at 7pm (September 9 through October 14).  Invite your family & friends to join us as we encounter Jesus in the Gospels and answer for ourselves Jesus’ question: “Who do you say that I am?”.  Everyone is welcome!  To register visit

A Foodie Fundraiser – Make Food Not Waste is dishing up some of their favorite recipes for making sure food doesn't go to waste in a tasty foodie fundraiser.  The gift baskets feature delicious snacks and treats from the  Upcycling Kitchen with proceeds supporting Make Food Not Waste.  There are three baskets to choose from:  Just a Taste for $25, A Delicious Mix for $50 and The Whole Enchilada for $100.  Simply order yours online at for pick up at JAPC on Saturday, October 2.  Sales end Monday, September 27 so grab yours today!

Tutoring Tree

Tutoring Tree is back starting on Tuesday, September 28 at the end of September from 4-5:30pm.  Many volunteers are needed: tutors to work with two students; office and food help; crossing guards for the walk on Burns. If you are considering volunteering, please contact Kathy Chateau, or 822-3456. We are limiting the number of students, keeping tables at a distance, and requiring masks to help keep the students and adults safe. 

Piet Oudolf Garden Tour – Piet Oudolf, a nationally known Dutch garden designer, designed this naturalistic public garden on Belle Isle. Both artistic and ecological by design, he chose perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees for their hardiness, durability, and ever-changing textures and colors for enjoyment in all four seasons.  A tour of the gardens will take place on Sunday, October 3.  The group will meet at 12:15.  There is a reservation sheet in the main hallway or you can make your reservation online at  All are welcome!

Join the Card-Makers! 

The group will meet in the Guild Room on Thursday, October 14 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) to create seasonal cards for ill and shut-in church members.  Call the church office for more information.

Memorial Service for Sue Head – The memorial service for Sue Head will take place at JAPC on Saturday, October 16 at 11am.  Please join us for this time of remembrance of the many ways Sue touched our lives.

Interested in Learning to Paint?

Our talented Edith Sweeney will be offering painting classes starting Wednesday, October 20 (10am-1pm).  The group will meet on the 3 Wednesday of the month in the Guild Room.  For more information, please contact Edith.



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