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Announcements-2-22-17

posted Jul 26, 2012, 9:13 AM by Germaine Galjour   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 6:57 AM ]

  

            Welcome to the house of the Lord! One of the ironies of faith is that the grace Jesus offers us is free, yet discipleship costs us our lives. The Resurrection frees us from the burden of death, yet we are called upon to bear the burden of the cross and also to bear one another’s burdens. Jesus is clear that we never walk in this life alone; we hold one another up. Our Savior did not die for us to keep his love all to ourselves. We are glad you are here today and invite you to become a part of this household of faith.

        Please see the minister or one of the elders if you have any questions about our congregation.

   If you are visiting with us today, please fill out a visitor card and place it in the offering plate.

            The senior youth will not meet today.

            The session has called a congregational meeting for after worship today. We will adopt the Terms of Call and receive the budget. This will also be our required yearly corporation meeting where we will hear our annual report.

            Throughout Lent Bill, Bob, and Ken will combine their Sunday school classes to study the need for Christian Apologetics and how we can answer the modern attacks on our faith. Come on out and prepare to answer those who think Jesus is irrelevant to this world.

            We are now taking orders for Easter Lilies to be placed in the church on Easter Sunday. Each lily will cost $21.00. If you would like to donate a lily please sign up on the bulletin board by March 11. All those who donate lilies will be recognized in the bulletin on Easter Sunday, April 1st. Make out your check to First Presbyterian Church and note “flower fund” in the lower left hand corner. Everyone who donates flowers will be recognized. Please call Sandi Carter for more information.

            The AAA Sunday school class will prepare breakfast next week.

            Make sure you have a 2-Cents-A-Meal jar! Every time you sit down to eat, drop two cents into the jar and make a difference. Our youth are sponsoring this program to show how the Lord can turn just a little into big blessings.

           There are those who may not have enough money for heat this winter. We have established an emergency fuel fund for those members of our church family who may be squeezed by fuel costs. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please note “fuel fund” at the lower left of your check.

  Remember The River ministry in Johnson City by dropping your travel-sized shampoo and soap in the collection basket outside the office.

            We will try to have worship and Sunday School each Sunday during winter. In general, when conditions are snowy we will have Sunday School and worship. When conditions are icy we will cancel worship and Sunday School. Please check our web page or listen to WTOE (AM 1470) at 9am for our schedule. Since conditions vary widely around Mitchell County we urge everyone to keep safety as our first priority.           

           Get your taste buds ready! We will have a congregational dinner and cake auction (along with some other entertainment) on March 11, beginning at 5pm. If you can provide a cake or other baked good, please let Abby know. Invite a friend and bring your appetite!

   You can recycle the bulletins by placing them

in the “Recycle Basket” in the narthex as you leave worship.

 

Mollie Westall is the head usher for February

 

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There is no attendant present to care for children during worship and other events. The nursery will be available for use by parents should a child become restless during worship. We have “busy bags” hanging in the narthex for children to take into the sanctuary. We encourage families with young children to begin using these bags.

            We ask that a parent accompany his/her child should the need arise to leave the sanctuary during worship. Safety concerns and insurance regulations require that children not be unattended on church property.

 



 

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