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October Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends in Christ,


It’s difficult to believe that it is October already. I really enjoy watching the colors change. A few weeks ago I was in Wisconsin, and already the trees were beginning to get that orangey tone. Mixed in with the green and a little brown, the landscape was beautiful. That beauty was a wonderful way to remind me that change is always headed our way and it’s important for us to enjoy it. We can’t stay the same way 365 days a year. Can you imagine how boring that would be?

The definition of change (as a noun) is the process of altering or making different, and as a verb – to become something different.

Fall is a time of change; change in the leaves, the colors around us, the weather, the change in time, and a change in the life of this congregation. And that is a good thing! If we don’t have change, then we become stagnant.

So, what are we changing? We are taking small steps – not big leaps – at least not right now. Since last October, we once again held the Quilt Show with a couple vendors present, during the Community Christmas in the Country. We took part in 3 mission projects: the Angel Tree at Christmastime, the supply filled school back packs for school children, (with a grant from the Presbytery), and assisting with the Habitat for Humanity Build in Northeast Springfield. This was a build completed by financing from the Indian Point Church, surrounding Presbyterian Churches and the Great Rivers Presbytery. This year, already the ladies have designed and made a quilt which will be displayed at the Athens Library, and raffle tickets sold for the quilt. The drawing will be held at the Quilt Show on November 25. The ladies responsible for putting this beautiful quilt together decided that they would like the proceeds to be used for local needs. We will expand our gifts to the Angel Tree and are going to try a new project which is bags/backpacks filled with food items which children can prepare themselves, during the Christmas holiday from school. I will be talking with the school nurse in the next few days to learn more about the need; then write a grant. Then the work begins for us.

It’s nothing new for this congregation to be involved in the community. You’ve long been a part of the Food Pantry, worshiping with other churches for special services, and many other ways. But in a way, it’s a change, because you are beginning to “stretch” in where and in what you are getting involved. This is healthy in the life of a congregation.

Remember, in Matthew 17 vs. 20-21 He says “….if you have faith as small as a mustard seed….Nothing will be impossible for you.” And in Matthew 18: 3, Jesus said “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” He is saying first that a little faith will go a long way, and that we can accomplish anything we believe in. Also, He’s not telling us to be childish in behavior,but to have a childlike faith. And we need to remember this as we move forward in the life of this church.

Enjoy the change in the beauty of this earth, and enjoy the changes we will be making.

Blessings, Pastor Sandi




Quilt Show and Christmas in the Country!

The Indian Point Presbyterian Church is again hosting a quilt show during Christmas in the Country on Saturday, November 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Quilts of all types both old and new will be displayed. If you are interested in lending your quilt(s) for the show please email the attached form to ostermeier@att.net or mail it to Indian Point Presbyterian Church, 24562 Indian Point Avenue, Athens, IL 62613 by November 10. One entry form is required for each quilt entered. Feel free to make copies of the form.

A drawing for a lovely 9 Patch quilt made by the women of the church will take place at 3:00 p.m. on November 25. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are available for purchase from any member of the church, at Bert’s Service in Athens or by calling 217-636-8232, 217-341-4842 or 217-341-4843.  Proceeds from the quilt raffle will go to the Holiday Lunch, Backpack Program and the local Angel Tree.

In addition there will be Christmas decorations and other crafts available for purchase in the Fellowship Hall on November 25. Donations of items to sell are welcome.




 Indian Point Presbyterian Church Quilt Show

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Indian Point Presbyterian Church is hosting a Quilt Show on Saturday, November 25,2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.     

Quilts of all types both old and new will be exhibited.

If you are interested in lending your quilt(s) for exhibit, please email this form to ostermeier@att.net or mail it to Indian Point Presbyterian Church, 24562 Indian Point Avenue, Athens, IL 62613 for receipt no later than Friday, November 10, 2017. One entry form is required for each quilt entered. You may make as many copies of this form as you need.

Quilts should be delivered to Indian Point Presbyterian Church between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24 and should be picked up between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. following the show unless special arrangements are made in advance. For more information or to make special arrangements please call 217/636-8124 or 217/341-4842.


2017 Quilt Show Entry Form







Owned by:

Pieced/Quilted by:

Date Made:

Quilt Width/Length:

Description of Quilt (color, pattern, appliquéd, embroidered, pieced, etc.):




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