Shawnee Presbyterian Church




From Darkness to Light
Spring is full of experience from darkness to light with the most obvious and often disliked the process of daylight savings. Waking and getting your day started while it is so dark outside proves to be challenging to say the least, but the later evenings of light are wonderful and seem to help us deal with the morning. An old Indian chief is reported to have said "leave it to the government to think that cutting a foot off the top of a blanket and adding it to the bottom of the blanket, will make the blanket longer!"

Our church calendar reflects another source of light stemming from spring time, Easter. Palm Sunday and Easter are celebrated in most Christian Churches each and every year, but the recognition of Passion Week especially Maundy Thursday and Good Friday often go with recognition except by mention. Our celebration of Easter is truly our recognition of light as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with the understanding that this life everlasting is the result of experiencing the cruelties of life and Christ’s willingness to become the sacrificial lamb that through his death or sins are forgiven and our living today and eternally become a reality.

Each Easter morning my family has our Easter Egg Hunt before the sun rises. Originally this was to make it possible to get to sunrise service and everything else Easter Day had to offer. It was while setting up the egg hunt each cool and often wet Easter morning that I began to understand a little more what Mary and Martha were experiencing physically as they went to the grave to care for Jesus’ lifeless body. They soon found what we have celebrated throughout the ages. He Is Risen! Let us not forget as we ponder this story this year the wet & cold feet those women had as they came in darkness to care for the dead. Let us celebrate as the sun rises each morning the symbolism of light and life given for each of us. Together let us journey from darkness to light and find new ways to share this story and Good News to those around us.

– In Ministry Together, Pastor Craig

Whether you're looking for a new church or simply looking to expand your horizons, we invite you to come see for yourself. Join us this Sunday to learn more about Shawnee Presbyterian and to meet the wonderful, vibrant people that make up our church community.

9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 12:30pm


this week...

  • Noisy Offering
    Sunday, April 23rd
    Can you drop a few extra coins in the ‘noisy offering’ this Sunday? The money will be added to the ‘Love Funds’ SPC established at SMNW High School and Hocker Grove Middle School to help needy families expenses.
    Click here for more information.

coming soon...

  • Cross-Lines Plant Sale
    – Thursday, April 27th; 8:00am-7:00pm
    – Friday, April 28th; 8:00am-7:00pm
    – Saturday, April 29th; 8:00am-1:00pm. 
    Save-the-Date for Cross-Lines Annual Spring Dig Plant Sale.  Pre-orders are due before April 10th.  For more information go to our Special Events page.
  • SPC Birthday Potluck
    Sunday, April 30th, 11:30am
    Come celebrate our birthday with us after church downstairs for a potluck. Please bring a dish to share, drinks will be provided.
  • Food When We’re Fed
    Sunday, May 7th
    Food When We’re Fed is a time to remind ourselves to bring food for others every time we gather for communion, which is the first Sunday of each month.  Let’s take this opportunity to make a difference in the world around us.  For more information click here.
  • “Hands-on, Sitting-down” needs you!!
    Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00am
    Have you thought about trying this group? The next meeting is in the SPC parlor. However, if you would like to come a little earlier or stay a little later, please do.
    To learn more click here

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