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In Memoriam – Deane Lavender

On Palm Sunday morning, April 14, Rev. Deane Lavender went home to be with our Lord.

Please pray for Jane, his wife of 63 years (married June 25, 1955) and their children and grandchildren.

Deane was ordained by the Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery on July 9, 1958. He was received into Beaver-Butler Presbytery in September of 1977 and retired on September 30, 1997.

During his time in our Presbytery he served the Plains Presbyterian Church, Cranberry Township from 1977-1997 and as Interim in many of our churches including College Hill and North Sewickley.

A Memorial Service will be held in June.

2019-2020 Presbyterian Planning Calendar

Please Note the New Format

The 2019-2020 calendars will now be a 16-month calendar rather than a 19-month as it was in the past. It will run from August 2019 through December 2020. It will still contain many planning aids for pastors and other church leaders. Includes lectionary for Sundays and special days, liturgical days, liturgical colors, resource information for PC(USA) programmatic emphases, updated synod, presbytery and Presbyterian Mission Agency staff directories, color foldout synod/presbytery and world maps.

The Beaver-Butler Presbytery Office will be placing a bulk order for churches and individuals at the discounted price of $9.00.

Please contact the Presbytery Office by June 15, 2019 indicating the number of copies you will need.  Why not order now, before you forget!

Order will not be placed until July 1 and calendars will ship in August!

Click here for an order form (MSWord).

Click here for an order form (PDF).

Hymnals Available…

Songs of Faith and Praise (blue)
Howard Publishing Co., Inc.
1994

The Hymnbook (red)
Presbyterian Denominations
1955

If you are interested in having them, contact Chris Ann Goossen at the Beaver-Butler Office: chrisanngoossen@beaverbutler.org or 724-452-7515 X 12.

Free Music

Cantata Books for Choirs

The Presbytery Resource Center no longer will be keeping choral cantatas in their music lending library. A large selection—over two dozen, mostly gently used and others well-loved—is available for free. The majority are Christmas themed with the remaining centered on Holy Week and Good Friday. The books are on display for easy perusal in the resource center while supplies last.