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It’s nice to be thanked, to be appreciated. It makes you feel good to know that something you’ve done has made a positive impact on the life of someone else.

Which is why the people of Oklahoma thank you.

That’s because a week after the horrible tornadoes that devastated parts of their state earlier this month, you were asked by this church to commit to sending 25 “cleanup buckets” as part of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Over the course of three weeks, an empty blue bucket sat out on the table in the upstairs foyer, waiting for your generous response. And you filled it up. So much, in fact, that our church was not only able to send the 25 buckets we had set as our goal, but will also be sending an additional monetary donation to PDA in excess of $1000.

So thank you!

This past Sunday after worship, a number of church members met in the Scout Hut to put the buckets together. Again, you answered the call and the buckets were assembled and ready to go in under half an hour.

Again, thank you!

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Wayne and Joy Barlow, who seized leadership in this venture from Day One. Wayne has been tireless in his efforts to shop around to find the best prices on items, in order to maximize the church’s donations. Wayne is also working with a company to have these buckets shipped to their destination, at no cost to the church.

Wayne and Joy, thank you!

This is truly my greatest joy as your pastor – to see you, as a church, seize the vision that’s laid before you, exceed that vision, and then get to tell you about it. So it is not only the people of Oklahoma who thank you for what you’ve done – it’s your pastor as well.

THANK YOU!

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

 Sun, June 23            

10:00 – Choir Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship

Mon, June 24            

3:00 pm – Mission Trip Retreat

Tues, June 25           

9:00 am – Movies @ Creekside Cinemas

7:00 pm – College Beacon Bible Study

Wed, June 26            

6:30 pm – Beacon Pool Party @ McCrosky’s

Thurs, June 27         

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study

FINANCIALS FOR JUNE 16th:

Weekly Total:

$  2,590.00

Total Monthly Receipts:

$11,990.00

Monthly Budget Need:

$21,000.00

Amount we still need for June:

$  9,010.00

Why I Use eGive: “Signing up for eGive was so simple!  The convenience and relief in knowing my pledge is always up to date; that I am doing my part in supporting my church and all its programs – PRICELESS!”                                 ~Joan Godwin                                                 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRY

Prayers: Jay and Alex Whitaker, Tyson & Hunter Beroth – baby boys of TJ and Olivia Beroth, Family of W. L. Collins, Dr. Jim McHone, Kathy Goins, Dennis Edwards, Twyla Sickmiller, Katherine Parries, Children, Finances, Homes, Family, Neighbors.

Praises: Our Church, Our Pastor, Lydia Taylor, Jack Arrington, Grandchildren, Blessings

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to John, Ginny, Holly and Maggie Mills on the death of Ginny’s father, Mr. Jim Holshouser, who passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to David, Lisa, Marissa and Laurel Petri on the death of Lisa’s grandmother, Elizabeth Gleim, who passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Braxton (Pop) Turpin by Claude and Anne Turpin Cody, Carr, Braxton and Catherine.

Mission Trip Retreat: If you are going on the Mission Trip, there will be a retreat held in the Lighthouse tomorrow, Monday, June 24th, from 3:00-5:30.

Movie Tuesdays: Tuesday, June 25th at 8:15; Meet @ the church to go to Creekside for a FREE movie.  Bring money for extra snacks.

College Beacon Bible Study: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. in the Lighthouse.

Beacons: Will have a cookout and pool party on Wednesday, June 26th at the McCrosky home.  Meet at the Lighthouse @ 5:30 p.m.  Let Shasta know if you are planning to go.

Prayer Partners for the Beacons: Shasta is looking for people to be Prayer Partners for the Beacons for the Mission Trip and Montreat. For more information, see Shasta.  Letters are due June 30.

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Food(s) for the month of June are: Canned Milk and Canned Meat. Yokefellow accepts all non-perishable items.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/23: Cathy Harrison; 6/25: Chad Stafford; 6/26: Joseph Dixon; 6/28: Emily Lowe; 6/29: Lizzie Pell

Anniversaries: 6/27: Chad and Heather Stafford

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth

 “Show patience with your spouse, family member or co-worker.”

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This Sunday, June 23 immediately following worship – in the Scout Hut – volunteers of all ages will be invited to help assemble the cleanup buckets and then have a short prayer over them before sending them on their way.  It should take approximately 30 minutes.  Join us in helping make a difference in the lives of others!

A HUGE thank you to Wayne Barlow for all his hard work to make this project happen!

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The sympathy of the congregation this morning is extended to Lisa Petri and her family, as Lisa’s grandmother, Elizabeth Gleim, died Sunday at the age of 98.  The funeral and burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs, PA later this week.

Please be in prayer for Lisa, David, Marissa and Laurel in the coming week.

I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord.  Those who believe in me, even though they die, shall live; and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. – John 11: 25-26

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The sympathy of the congregation today is extended to Ginny, John, Holly and Maggie Mills, upon the death of Ginny’s Dad, Jim Holshouser.  Jim died this morning around 10am.  Arrangements are currently being made for visitation on Thursday evening in Southern Pines and a funeral service on Friday at 1pm at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, where Mr. Holshouser was a member.

Here is a press release from the family: Family Press Release – Jim Holshouser

Please be in prayer for the Mills family in the coming week.

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. – Romans 14:8

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, June 16

10:00 – Choir Rehearsal

11:00 am – Worship

Tues, June 18

8:15 am – Movies @ Creekside Cinemas

7:00 pm – College Beacon Bible Study

Wed, June 19

6:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Thurs, June 20

9:00 am – Lazy 5 Ranch

FINANCIALS FOR JUNE 9th:

Weekly Total:

$ 4,214.00

Total Monthly Receipts:

$ 9,400.00

Monthly Budget Need:

$21,000.00

Amount we still need for June:

$11,600.00

Why I Use eGive:I use eGive because it helps me support God’s church, especially when I’m away at the beach. I love the beach, but I really love my church!!!” ~Beach Bum Bob

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRY

Prayers: Jay and Alex Whitaker, Tyson & Hunter Beroth – baby boys of TJ and Olivia Beroth, Family of W. L. Collins, Dr. Jim McHone, Jack Arrington, Kathy Goins, Dennis Edwards, Children, Finances, Homes, Family, Neighbors. Praises: Our Church, Our Pastor, Grandchildren, Blessings, Lydia Taylor

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Mr. Frank Shelton and Judge Fate J. Beal by David and Millie Beal.

Movie Tuesdays: Tuesday, June 18th at 8:15; Meet @ the church to go to Creekside for a FREE movie Bring money for extra snacks.

College Beacon Bible Study: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. in the Lighthouse.

Beacon Events: Will meet in the Lighthouse on Wednesday, June 19th from 6:30-8:30 ••• Pizza Kits – Today is the deadline is to turn in forms & money.

Mission Trip Info: Final Mission Trip payments are due on Wednesday, June 19th. If you are going on the Mission Trip, there will be a retreat held in the Lighthouse on Monday, June 24th from 3:00-5:30. More details to come.

Lazy 5 Ranch: Thursday, June 20th; We’ll meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. before we head out to learn more about some of God’s beautiful creatures at the Ranch. We’ll leave the church at 9:15. Once there, we’ll take a wagon ride through the park to see & feed the animals. Cost is $8.50 per person. We’ll stop for lunch on our way home, so you’ll need extra money for that.

Prayer Partners for the Beacons: Shasta is looking for people to be Prayer Partners for the Beacons for the Mission Trip and Montreat. For more information, see Shasta. Letters are due June 30.

Summer SPARK: The 3 year-olds – 2nd graders will leave worship after the Children’s sermon to participate in SPARK. 3rd-5th graders will stay in worship and use our new Faith Notes (located in basket outside sanctuary). There will also be a lock-in for the 3rd-5th graders later in the summer.

WITNESS

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Food(s) for the month of June are: Canned Milk and Canned Meat. Yokefellow accepts all non-perishable items.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 6/12: Zack Wardle, 6/17: Ronella Goad; 6/20: Doug Draughn

Anniversaries: 6/20: John and Nancy Malone, Bob and Kathy Moody

 

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Beach Bum Bob returns!

IMG_4445-1This past Sunday, we were happy to welcome once again to worship  our good friend, Beach Bum Bob!  As you’ll remember from the last time he, ahem, barged in unexpectedly in the middle of announcements, Beach Bum Bob loves the beach and loves God’s church, so he uses eGive (our online giving service) to keep up with his regular giving when he’s not able to be here.

This time, Beach Bum Bob brought a friend – Koastal Karl, from Sweden.  Karl had heard all about our church from Beach Bum Bob and wanted to come check us out.  Now Karl knows why Beach Bum Bob not only loves this church, but makes sure he continues his support when he’s beachin’ it.

You can listen to it HERE:

Just like Beach Bum Bob told us:

It’s not like the church stops in the summertime or anything!  I mean, I was telling Koastal Karl about all the great things going on around here, just in this month alone.  Vacation Bible School, Summer Beacons, Women’s Circle, Mission efforts near and far.  It never ends, because God’s work never goes on vacation. And I just love all that my church does to help build God’s kingdom on earth.  That’s why it’s important to remember to support God’s church, when we’re here and when we’re away!

So we join with Beach Bum Bob and Koastal Karl to say – THANK YOU for continuing to support God’s church this summer!

 

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