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Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Mae Turpin and family on the death of her son, Charles Braxton Turpin, Jr., who passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019.

A private interment will be held for his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy, NC 27030.

Please be in prayer for the family.

When we live, we live for the Lord.  When we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. ~ Romans 14:8

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TODAY – MARCH 17, 2019

Head Usher: Will Sheppard

Side Usher: Mike Beal

Children’s Church Teachers: Delane and Amy Heath

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 17

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

5:30 pm – Beacons Lent Hike

Mon, Mar 18

8:15 am – First Steps Program

9:30 am – Staff Meeting

7:00 pm – Homeschool Mom Workshop

Tues, Mar 19

12:00 pm – Modern Gardeners Garden Club

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 20

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper/Lent Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 21

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters’ Guild

Fri, Mar 22

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Rick, Sara and Oren Bailey

Friends of our Church Family: Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Ken Holdaway, Kristin Leathers, Martha Robertson, Ron Spivey, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Rick, Sara and Oren Bailey on the death of Sara’s mom, Lenore Walston, who passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Please be in prayer for the family.

The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory and thanksgiving for the life of Dennis W. Moody on his birthday, March 28th, by his family.

Children’s Church: Need one helper for March 31. If you are interested in helping, please contact Valerie Parker. For all dates in April, please contact Loida Slate at loida@fpcma.com.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to teach or assist with the 3 to 5 year old class beginning the month of April, please contact Loida Slate at loida@fpcma.com. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

Faith Friends: Will meet on March 27 at 5:00 pm. The kids will do a Lenten activity as well as practice music for Palm Sunday. Wednesday night supper will follow at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday Night Suppers During Lent: Have begun and will continue through April 10th: We will study and celebrate the Lord’s Supper each week along with eating good food and singing the songs we love. Dinner starts at 6:00 and we will conclude by 7:30. Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family). Please RSVP by Tuesday of each week using the link, (https://tinyurl.com/y3eru55d) or calling the church office, 336-786-2803 prior to the dinner on Wednesday. If you’d like to read the book along with our study, check out The Meal Jesus Gave us by Tom Wright.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/21: Joy Barlow, Tiffany Yokeley Martin, Carole Simpson; 3/23: Sandy Bowers, Lydia Taylor

Anniversaries: 3/19: Blanton and Lauren Youell

 

Special Lenten Services

Maundy Thursday: April 18: Worship with Lord’s Supper at 7:00
Good Friday: April 19: Service of Tenebrae at 7:00
Holy Saturday: April 20: Noonday Prayer at 11:45
Wednesday Night Supper: March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10
Holy Week Noontime Prayer Services: April 15, 16, 17, 18

 

 

 

FAITH FRIENDS is a group in the church, pre-K through 5th grade, that meets at different times throughout the year.  We are in the middle of the Lenten season and have a couple of fun afternoons planned.  So, mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13 (TODAY!) and March 27 at 5:00 pm. We will do a Lenten activity as well as practice music for Palm Sunday. Wednesday night supper will follow at 6:00 pm. in the Fellowship Hall.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Rick, Sara and Oren Bailey on the death of Sara’s Mom, Lenore Walston, who passed away Sunday, March 10th.  Lenore was a light in the midst of our congregation for a number of years.  Due to mobility and physical issues, she was not able to be in worship for quite some time.  She will be missed and remembered by many.  No formal service is scheduled at this time.  Please be in prayer for the family.

“When we live, we live for the Lord.  When we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” ~Romans 14:8

TODAY – MARCH 10, 2019

Head Usher: Will Sheppard

Side Usher: Mike Beal

Children’s Church Teachers: Peggy Rees and Libby Pell

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 10

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

4:00 pm – All Church Bowling at Mount Airy Bowling Lanes

Mon, Mar 11

8:15 am – First Steps Program

7:00 pm – Homeschool Mom Workshop

Tues, Mar 12

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 13

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper/Lent Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 14

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

6:00 pm – Session Meeting

Fri, Mar 8

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Lenore Walston

Friends of our Church Family: Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Keith and Kim Hinson & family, Ken Holdaway, Kristin Leathers, Family of Patsy Reynolds, The family of Rosalie Sexton, Ron Spivey, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

 

Special Lenten Services

 

Maundy Thursday:

April 18: Worship with Lord’s Supper at 7:00

Good Friday:

April 19: Service of Tenebrae at 7:00

Holy Saturday:

April 20: Noonday Prayer at 11:45

Wednesday Night Supper:

March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10

Holy Week Noontime Prayer Services:

April 15, 16, 17, 18

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: This spring our sermon text will be from the Gospel of Luke. Between now and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Luke focuses on Jesus and His Mission. I would encourage you to read Luke 3-9. Mar 3Jesus Is Transfigured, Luke 9:21-36; Mar 10Jesus Teaches About Prayer, Luke 11: 1-13; Mar 17Jesus and the Pharisees, Luke 11: 37-52; Mar 24Jesus Teaches about Trusting in God’s Provision, Luke 12: 1-12; Mar 31Jesus Teaches about Wealth, Possessions, Generosity, Luke 16: 18-30.

Women’s Bible Study: Several young women meet at our church each Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:15 to fellowship together and study scripture. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Elizabeth at: 610-715-3688.

Flowers for Worship: We have several openings if you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary for worship: March 24 and 31. Sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer or call the church office.

Scripture Readers: Are needed during worship on the following Sundays: March 17, 24 and 31. If you would like to assist with scripture during worship, please sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer or call the church office.

All Church Bowling: Today from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Mount Airy Bowling Lanes; this is for ALL ages. Cost is $10 per person for 2 hours of bowling. This includes bowling and those fancy shoes you get to wear while bowling! Sign up if you wish to join in the fun – sheet is on the board in the upstairs foyer.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Montreat Youth Conference: If you are going to the youth conference this summer, final payments are due by June 9th.

Wednesday Night Suppers During Lent: Will begin on March 13th and continue through April 10th: We will study and celebrate the Lord’s Supper each week along with eating good food and singing the songs we love. Dinner starts at 6:00 and we will conclude by 7:30. Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family). Please RSVP by Tuesday of each week using the link, (https://tinyurl.com/y3eru55d) or calling the church office, 336-786-2803 prior to the dinner on Wednesday. If you’d like to read a book along with our study, check out The Meal Jesus Gave us by Tom Wright.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will be held on Thursday, March 14th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages. Join us for coffee and a great discussion.

Children’s Church: Thank you for stepping up to teach our “littles!” We have the following dates available if you’d like to spend more time with the children of the church: March 10, 17 and 31. Two helpers are needed for each Sunday. If you would like to assist, please contact Valerie Parker.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to assist with the 3 to 5 year old class the month of March, please contact Valerie Parker. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in helping to feed the hungry in our community. Sign up in the upstairs foyer if you would like to assist. Volunteers are always needed – the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month. The following are signed up to assist on Thursday, March 14th: Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel.

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Their purpose is to assist others in times of crisis. Assistance is provided with food, prescription medicine and utilities. The amount of assistance depends on available resources. You can help with some of the resources by donating non-perishable food(s). The foods for the month of March: Crackers and Peanut Butter; April: Dried Beans and Canned Vegetables; May: Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce.

Scarves Around Surry: We are continuing to collect scarves, yarn, and donations. Boxes are located in the upstairs foyer at the church. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/11: Mary Higgs; 3/12: Patrick Belk

Anniversaries: None this week

 

 

Daylight Savings Time

DON’T FORGETto move those clocks forward by an hour before going to bed on Saturday night (March 9th)!  Or else you’ll be late – or early.  We’ll let you figure that one out! 

TODAY – MARCH 3, 2019

Head Usher: Will Sheppard

Side Usher: Mike Beal

Children’s Church Teachers: Jenny Cooke and Joy Barlow

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 3

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Mar 4

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Tues, Mar 5

10:00 am – Circle 1

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 6

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

4:30 pm – Children’s Ash Wed Service

5:30 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

6:30 pm – Ash Wednesday Service

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 7

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Mar 8

8:15 am – First Steps Program

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Prayers

Our Church Family: Ilene Boyles, Wayne Lowe

Friends of our Church Family: Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Keith and Kim Hinson & family, Ken Holdaway, Emily Kelly, Lindsay Key, Kristin Leathers, Family of Patsy Reynolds, The family of Rosalie Sexton, Mike and Debra Shelton, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: This spring our sermon text will be from the Gospel of Luke. Between now and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Luke focuses on Jesus and His Mission. I would encourage you to read Luke 3-9. Mar 3Jesus Is Transfigured, Luke 9:21-36; Mar 10Jesus Teaches About Prayer, Luke 11: 1-13; Mar 17Jesus and the Pharisees, Luke 11: 37-52; Mar 24Jesus Teaches about Trusting in God’s Provision, Luke 12: 1-12; Mar 31Jesus Teaches about Wealth, Possessions, Generosity, Luke 16: 18-30.

Women’s Bible Study: Several young women meet at our church each Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:15 to fellowship together and study scripture. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Elizabeth at: 610-715-3688.

Flowers for Worship: We have several openings if you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary for worship: March 10, 24 and 31. Sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer or call the church office.

Scripture Readers: Are needed during worship on the following Sundays: March 10, 17, 24 and 31. If you would like to assist with scripture during worship, please sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer or call the church office.

Crochet/Knit Group: Will meet in the Fellowship Hall this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. If you like to participate in either, join us for a fun time.

Beacons (6th -12th grade): Will meet at 5:30 p.m. this evening in the Lighthouse.

Daylight Savings Time: It’s that time again! Longer daylight hours are on the horizon and flowers will be blooming soon….DON’T FORGET to SPRING those clocks FORWARD on Saturday night, March 9th, before you go to bed.

All Church Bowling: Will be held on Sunday, March 10th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Mount Airy Bowling Lanes. This is for ALL ages. Cost is $10 per person for 2 hours of bowling. This includes bowling and those fancy shoes you get to wear while bowling!
Sign up if you wish to join in the fun – sheet is on the board in the upstairs foyer.

Circle 1: Will meet on Tuesday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the Card Room at Ridgecrest Retirement Center.

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Montreat Youth Conference: If you are going to the youth conference this summer, final payments are due by June 9th.

Ash Wednesday: is March 6th and marks the beginning of Lent.  Lent is the season of the church year where we journey together towards the cross and the empty tomb- to the somber reality of Good Friday and the joy of Easter.  

On Ash Wednesday, Faith Friends will meet at 4:30 for a special Ash Wednesday Worship Service.  Kids and parents/grandparents will make a cross necklace and then walk to the sanctuary where they will worship, have a chance to be marked with the sign of the cross and celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  Kids of all ages are welcome to attend. 

Everyone is invited to eat dinner that night in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:30. Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family). Please RSVP by either calling the church office, 336-786-2803 or signing up through (https://tinyurl.com/y3eru55d) by Tuesday, March 5th.

There will be an Ash Wednesday Worship service at 6:30 in the sanctuary.   This is a simple service that gathers us all around the Word and the Table. The choir will lead music.  The imposition of Ashes will be offered.  Please come.

Wednesday Night Suppers During Lent: Will begin on March 13th and continue through April 10th: We will study and celebrate the Lord’s Supper each week along with eating good food and singing the songs we love.  Dinner starts at 6:00 and we will conclude by 7:30.  Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family).  Please RSVP by Tuesday of each week using the link, (https://tinyurl.com/y3eru55d) or calling the church office, 336-786-2803 prior to the dinner on Wednesday. If you’d like to read a book along with our study, check out The Meal Jesus Gave us by Tom Wright.

Children’s Church: Thank you for stepping up to teach our “littles!” We have the following dates available if you’d like to spend more time with the children of the church: March 10, 17 and 31. Two helpers are needed for each Sunday. If you would like to assist, please contact Valerie Parker.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to assist with the 3 to 5 year old class the month of March, please contact Valerie Parker. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

 

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in helping to feed the hungry in our community.  Sign up if you would like to assist.  Volunteers are always needed – the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month.  The following are signed up to assist on Thursday, March 7th: Bob and Sylvia Chilton, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel. 

Scarves Around Surry: We are continuing to collect scarves, yarn, and donations.  Boxes are located in the upstairs foyer at the church.  You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Trip: Are you interested in help leading or going on a mission trip? A conversation is brewing about going to serve and learn somewhere and sometime this summer. If you are interested, speak to Griff or drop him an email at griff@fpcma.com.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/4: Leslie East, Sofia Stafford; 3/6: Daniel Pike; 3/7: Bruce Arnold; 3/9: Catherine Scott

Anniversaries: 3/5: Brad and Megan Ballentine