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Holly Presbyterian Church
207 East Maple Street
Holly, MI 48442
Phone: 248.634.9494


Office Hours:

  • Monday -- Office closed
  • Tuesday - Friday -- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday -- Office closed

Sunday Worship Hours:

  • Adult Sunday School -- Suspended
  • Fellowship & Coffee -- Suspended
  • Worship Service (Child care provided) -- Suspended

Phone:

  • Church Office -- 248-634-9494
  • Pastor: (Information to come)

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Welcome to Holly Presbyterian Church!
A member of Lake Huron Presbytery,
Presbyterian Church (USA
)

We are a joyful family of faith
that nurtures knowing, growing, sharing, and serving as followers of Christ
within our church, our community, and around the world through peaceful and loving relationships.

 

Whether you're a visitor or member, this Website is dedicated to serving as a source of congregational information and, maybe, even inspiration.  Start your visit by reading the news below, or by clicking the links on the left.  You will find a virtual sketch of the people and life of Holly Presbyterian Church, which will give you a sense of who we are and the journey of faith we are now on. 

If you have feed-back for us, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Outreach Team chairperson Donna DeNise, or our Website manager, Walter Brown.

Congregation

 

Beginning Sunday, June 6th, at 10 a.m.:

We are excited to have returned to our Sanctuary for Worship Services each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
We hope you will join us!

In addition, our Worship Services will now be streamed live each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on YouTube.
Please click here to watch.

Please see below for this and other important Special Announcements.

 


 

Sermons

Prayers of the People

Holly Presbyterian Church
Guest Pastor Rev. Dr. Ray Knudsen
June 13
Worship Service Video



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Happenings at Holly Presbyterian Church

  • Sunday, June 13 -- 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

  • Welcome Back To The Sanctuary!
    Starting today we are excited to be returning to the Sanctuary for our worship services! We hope you will join us.
    • Worship Service will be at 10:00 a.m., but we will  begin seating people 15 minutes (at 9:45 a.m.) before worship service.
    • Ushers will help you find seats that are a safe distance from other groups.
    • We will have a guest speaker.
    • We are asking everyone who can, to wear a mask (even those who have been vaccinated).
    • See below for more details.

    • Our guest speaker today is Rev. Dr. Ray Knudsen
    • AA meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Monday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • AA & Al Anon meetings have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Tuesday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
  • Wednesday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
    • Presbyterian Women’s and Presbyterian Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Studies have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Thursday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net.
    • Friends With Needs has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.
  • Friday
    • Office is closed until further notice and the pastor is not available.  If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during regular business hours. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181, or email her at  jlbradshawjr@comcast.net
  • Saturday
    • Office is closed
  • Sunday, June 20

  • Welcome Back To The Sanctuary!
    We are excited to have returned to the Sanctuary for our worship services! We hope you will join us
    .

    • Worship Service will be at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, but we will  begin seating people 15 minutes (at 9:45 a.m.) before the service begins.
    • Ushers will help you find seats that are a safe distance from other groups.
    • We will have a guest speaker.
    • We are asking everyone who can, to wear a mask (even those who have been vaccinated).
    • See below for more details.

    • We will have a guest speaker this Sunday
    • AA meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.

Important Special Announcements
Here are important Special Announcements that have been approved by the Session and that you will want to make note of and add to your calendar.

Pastor Candidate To Preach / Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 27
On Sunday, June 27th, Rev. Brooke Pickrell, our candidate for our next pastor, will preach in our sanctuary. Immediately following the Worship Service, we will hold a Special Congregational meeting for the purpose of voting to extend a call to the candidate and to approve the terms of call. We encourage all to attend this special Sunday event.


Welcome Back To The Sanctuary!
We are excited to have returned to the Sanctuary for our worship services! We hope you will join us.

We will be taking some precautions to keep everyone safe while the pandemic is still an issue.

  • Windows in the Sanctuary will be open, with fans blowing air out of them.
  • We are asking everyone who can, to wear a mask (even those who have been vaccinated).
  • Ushers will help you find seats that are a safe distance from other groups.
  • We will wait until 15 minutes before worship service to begin seating people.
  • And we’ll ask you not to linger indoors after the service ends; you can catch up with your church friends safely outside.
  • We are even planning to sing one hymn at the end of service (with masks on)!

It will be good to return to some degree of normalcy.  Over time, as the pandemic wanes and it becomes safe to do so, we will relax more of these precautions, but for now please help us by celebrating worship services safely.


Most of you have already gotten, or are scheduling, your COVID-19 vaccinations.  The Session wants to emphasize that this is the single most important thing you can do to help yourselves, your church, and your loved ones.  We understand that in a few rare cases, under doctor’s advice, some of you cannot receive vaccinations.  But that makes it all the more important for those of us who can to do so. So please get vaccinated, if you can, as soon as possible.

 


If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor …
If you have a prayer concern or are in need of a pastor, please contact the office at 248-634-9494 -- or email at office@hollypc.org -- during regular business hours.  The office is open Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch. After hours you can call Jan Bradshaw, of the Care Team, at 248-459-1181 or email at jlbradshawjr@comcast.net .

Are you missing your “Our Daily Bread” and “These Days” devotions? You can pick up a free copy at the church under the covered porch going into the narthex. Please take one for yourself and a friend or neighbor.




Prayer:
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Prayers of Joy ...

  • Prayers of joy that 12-year old Calen Miller (friend of Laura Parker) does not have a mass on his brain, it was a shadow. Doctors will continue to look for reasons for his migraines.
  • Both fathers of Maggie and Martin (Allison Muenzer’s friends) were both released from the hospital and able to attend their wedding.
  • Loretta Weiss’s knee surgery went well and is undergoing PT and has ‘graduated’ to a cane.
  • Josh Banks last epidural seems to be working.  He continues PT and hopes to be back to work after July 4.

Prayers of Comfort ...

  • Prayes of comfort and peace for Rev. Don Neuville and his family on the passing of his son, Stephen "Beav" Neuville.
  • Prayes of comfort and peace for the family and friends of Ron Swift, who passed away after his battle with COVID-19.

Prayers of Concern ...

  • For all those sickened and threatened by the COVID-19 virus here in the United States and around the world.
  • For healing, strength, comfort and peace for: Melinda (Elizabeth Kici’s daughter), who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing treatment; Jim Pelton, who has Lewy Body Dementia and in decline; Diana (friend of Cathie Killewald) who is facing health issues and medical tests including a lung biopsy; Jimmie Pernell (friend of Gerry Jackson) who is fighting cancer; Debbie Mikolowski (Penny Schettling's sister), who is undergoing chemo treatments with the hope of having successful surgery in the future; Mandie Bank’s mom, Laura, is waiting to have more imaging done on her brain and spine before a surgical decision is made regarding her  neuro sheath tumor; Mandie will have more labs this week but won’t know a plan until she sees her rheumatologist later this month; Jim Killewald (Bob & Cathie’s son) who has a lot of pain; ongoing prayers for Hadleigh Banks, Fran Olson and Terry & Julie Parish.
  • For our members who are home bound, or in care facilities.
  • For those who are suffering from natural and man-made disasters.
  • For those serving, or who have served, in our military.
  • For our country, its leaders and for world peace in a troubled time;
  • For all the churches in our Presbytery that are in transition.
  • And for our church, and our future pastor who is coming to lead us.

Prayer Requests from the Presbytery ...

  • Prayers for the Rev. George Gillette, who is under Hospice care at Candlestone Assisted Living in Midland.
  • All those dealing with COVID diagnoses.
  • Prayers for all of the churches in our Presbytery that are in transition.
  • Prayers for the Presbytery's Mission Co-Workers:

Past Members

CrossRemembering Past Members and Ministers
Over 1,700 people have joined our church over the years, including 38 pastors. We remember those who have gone on before us with a link on the “Our Church History” page to virtual cemeteries with information regarding burial locations, often including pictures of their memorial stones, links to other family members, and more.

Christian Education

Sunday SchoolGathering Place for Kids Children's Sunday School
The Gathering Place for Kids Children's Sunday School has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.

 


Story of the BibleAdult Sunday School Class
The Adult Sunday School class has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.

 

 

 


Bible studyPresbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies
Presbyterian Women's and Presbyterian Men’s Wednesday Evening Bible Studies have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus.


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Free Online Religious Studies Videos
We have posted a link to free online Religious Studies Courses from Academic Earth on our Christian Education page. These highly informative video lectures are by experts from prominent colleges and universities in subjects ranging from early Christian art, Faith and Globalization, an introduction to the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Hebrew scriptures in Judaism and Christianity.
Click here for more information and to access Academic Earth's Religious Studies

Missions

In the beginning"In The Beginning" Baby Pantry Update:
Due to the coronavirus, the Baby Pantry is closed. However, some supplies from the Pantry have been donated to the Village of Holly for distribution.  If someone is in need of diapers and toiletries for a child, please contact the church office at 248-634-9494, leave a message on the answering machine with an order and contact information, and arrangements will be made to gather the needed supplies and give them to the caller.


Prayers For Our Missionary Families
The Holly Presbyterian Church supports two missionary families as part of our ongoing outreach to the world: the Keefer family (serving Christ through their Athletes in Action ministry at U of M in Ann Arbor, Michigan) and the Iobst family (serving Christ through the Operation Transit ministry in Paris, France).  We are called to act as the hands and feet of Christ in our world, and because we cannot all serve in full time ministry, we offer our support financially, and spiritually, to those who do. Please pray for these families and consider sending them a note or e-mail of encouragement.

Newsletters From Our Missionary Families

The Iobst Family
Operation Transit" Newsletter

Fund Raising

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  • Click the “Give Now” button below. This will take you directly to the Holly Presbyterian Church’s secure donation form on the Presbyterian Mission Exchange’s Website.
  • Completely fill out the form using the easy-to-use instructions and then click-on the “Give Now” button at the bottom of that page. You will then see a “Thank You” screen.
  • You will receive an e-mail from the Presbyterian Mission Exchange acknowledging your donation to the Holly Presbyterian Church, which can then be used as a receipt for your IRS tax form. The church treasurer will simultaneously receive an e-mail notification of your donation for the church’s records.

All donations are greatly appreciated

Presbyterian Disaster Relief

The Presbytery Mission COVID-19 Response “Give, Act and Pray”
COVID-19 has affected all of us. The Presbytery Mission has set up a fund through Presbytery Disaster Assistance. They need our help to “Give, Act and Pray.” If you are able to give, you can send it to Holly Presbyterian Church (207 E. Maple St., Holly, MI  48442) with your regular tithes and offerings. In the memo mark how much is to go to COVID-19. We will send one check to them.


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance logoPresbyterian Disaster Assistance: "Out of Chaos, Hope"
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events.
We need your help. Please give generously.

100% OF YOUR GIFT WILL GO TO THE VICTIMS.
THERE ARE NO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.

If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
PO Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700

You may also call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone. For updates, please go to pda.pcusa.org.


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1st Worship Service In The Holly Presbyterian Church’s Parking Lot

Sunday, November 8, 2020


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