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TODAY

Head Usher: Nancy Davis

Side Usher: Shawn Gilley

Spark Teachers: Carla Majure, Cathy Harrison

Nursery: 3/30: Pepper Mayes; 4/6: Hunt Harrison

 

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 30

10:30 – Choir meets to rehearse
11:00 am – Worship/Spark
12:00 pm – Beacons to see “Noah”

Mon, Mar 31

6:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

Tues, Apr 1

10:00 am – Circle 1
6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop
8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Apr 2 

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:30 pm – Lenten Bible Study
7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Apr 3
3:30 pm – Thursday Tales/Little
Voices Choir
5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

 

Sat, Apr 5
9:00 am – Sandwich Saturday

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Ronella Goad, Dr. Evans, Tracy, Cody & Tristan Dasher, Alex Whitaker & family, Lauren Snyder, Jennifer Howard, Louise Wall, Connor Rife & family, Sarah Jones, Brody Schwartz, Erin Johnson & family, The Sick, Our Soldiers; Praises: Our Wonderful Choir, Dr. Evans, Our Church, Shasta, The Resurrection

 

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in appreciation of our church family by the Rees family.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Betty Street on the death of her brother, Donald R. Atkinson, who passed away recently.

Beacons to see “Noah” the Movie: For all Beacons & their parents; we will leave immediately following worship today & head to Creekside Cinema to see the movie. We will not meet later this evening.

Circle 1: Will meet in the Ladies Parlor on Tuesday, April 1, at 10:00 a.m.

Lenten Bible Study: “Embracing a Life of Meaning” will continue on Wednesday, April 2nd, at 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Thursday Tales & Little Voices Choir: Thursday, April 3rd; 3:30 p.m. All of our Preschool-5th graders are invited to join us as we journey to the cross together. Choir practice for the Little Voices will follow.

Easter Eggs & Candy: We are in need of plastic Easter eggs & individually wrapped candy for the Beacon-hosted Children’s Easter party on Saturday, April 19th. Please bring them by Shasta’s office before Thursday, April 17th.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, April 3rd; 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer if you are able to assist with this ministry.

Sandwich Saturday: Saturday, April 5th; The following are signed up to assist: East, Cockerell, Lane and Branch families.

Offering for Hunger & Hope: Next Sunday, April 6th, we will receive our Cents-A-Bility & Yokefellow offerings. The food(s) for the month of April are: Cooking Oil and Dried Beans.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/30: Dalton Mayes; 3/31: Jessica Hoerter; 4/1: Lauren-Maree McPhail; 4/2: Mary Kilby, Colin Johnson, David Dixon; 4/3: Susan Gitt, Madison Lewis, Amy Heath; 4/4: Alexander Merritt

Anniversaries: 4/3: Dan and Cathy Harrison; 4/5: Bud and Mary Kilby

 

RANDOM ACT OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH
“Be kinder than necessary.”

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

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TODAY

Head Usher: Nancy Davis                 

Side Usher: Shawn Gilley

Spark Teachers: Carla Majure, Cathy Harrison

Nursery: 3/23: TBA; 3/30: Pepper Mayes

 

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Sun, Mar 23                                                   Wed, Mar 26

10:30 – Choir meets to rehearse         12:00 pm – AA Meeting

11:00 am – Worship/Spark                6:30 pm – Lenten Bible Study

12:00 pm – Chili Lunch                      7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal    

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse/   

Cottage Meeting                                 

                                                                        Thurs, Mar 27

Mon, Mar 24

6:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study         8:00 am – Bob Chilton Study

                                                             3:30 pm – Thursday Tales/Little Voices Choir

Tues, Mar 25                                      7:00 pm – Cottage Meeting

4:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop                

8:00 pm – NA Meeting                                                

                                           

           

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Ronella Goad, Dr. Evans, Tracy, Cody & Tristan Dasher, Alex Whitaker & family, Lauren Snyder, Jennifer Howard, Louise Wall, Connor Rife & family, Sarah Jones, Brody Schwartz, Erin Johnson & family, The Sick, Our Soldiers; Praises: Our Wonderful Choir, Dr. Evans, Our Church, Shasta, The Resurrection

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES =

The Flowers in the Church today 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. 

Annual Chili Lunch: Join us immediately following worship today for this annual gathering of wonderful food and fellowship.

Beacons: Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. for their Cottage Meeting with Rob.  The Perkins family will provide dinner.

Lenten Bible Study: “Embracing a Life of Meaning” will continue on Wednesday, March 26th, at 6:30 p.m.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: 8:00 a.m. at Pages Bookstore on Thursday, March 27th.

Lenten Thursday Tales & Little Voices Choir: Thursday, March 27th; 3:30 p.m. All of our Preschool-5th graders are invited to join us as we journey to the cross together.  Choir practice for the Little Voices will follow.

Cottage Meeting: This is a reminder for those that are signed up to attend the meeting at the home of John & Kelly Merritt on Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Confirmation Day of Service: Saturday, March 29th; 10:00 a.m. All confirmands and their mentors are asked to meet at the Lighthouse as we serve others in our community.

Bible in a Year Discussion Lunch: Next Sunday, March 30th; immediately following worship.  Bring your lunch and join us in the Fellowship Hall.

Bereavement Services: If you can assist with providing bottles of water, cookies or money to purchase items for these services, please let Margaret Cockerell know.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/23: Lydia Taylor, Sandy Bowers; 3/24: Melanie Carriker Stevens; 3/25: Jack Denny, Eden Isaacs, Annette Lowe; 3/26: Mary Ellen Goad; 3/27: Laura East; 3/29: Ambra Thompson, Lauren Youell, Maddie Youell

Anniversaries: 3/28: Delane and Amy Heath

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth 

 

“Seek out the good in people.”

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

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Listening to Sermons Online

 

You may have noticed that the sermons have not been uploaded in several weeks. We are in the midst of making some changes to the church’s website.  In the meantime, you can access the URL below by copying and pasting into your browser window to hear the audio in a separate window.  Once you get there, do the following:

  • Locate the sermon you wish to listen to
  • Click on Click to Play
  • In the black box, there is a drop-down menu to the left (Media Menu). Hover over the drop-down arrow and select Play Audio.  Wait for the the sermon to upload.
  • Click on the play button in rectangular box. 

http://fpcma.sermoncampus.info/mc/main/main/20018808

If you have any questions or can’t access it, contact the church office and we will assist you.

 

 

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TODAY
 

Head Usher: Nancy Davis                 

Side Usher: Shawn Gilley

Spark Teachers: Carla Majure, Cathy Harrison

Nursery: 3/16: Emma Harrison; 3/23: TBA

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Sun, Mar 16                                                  

10:30 – Choir meets to rehearse

11:00 am – Worship/Spark 

4:00 pm – Confirmand Meeting

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

5:30 pm – Cottage Meeting

Mon, Mar 17  

6:00 pm – Venture Crew

6:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

Tues, Mar 18          

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting        

Wed, Mar 19

12:00 pm – AA Meeting

6:30 pm – Lenten Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal   
                                                          
Thurs, Mar 20                                                           

3:30 pm – Thursday Tales/Little Voices

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

7:00 pm – Cottage Meeting    

                                                           

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Ronella Goad, Alex Whitaker & family, Lauren Snyder, Jennifer Howard, Louise Wall, Connor Rife & family, Sarah Jones, Brody Schwartz, Dr. Evans, Erin Johnson & family, The Sick, Our Soldiers; Praises: Our Wonderful Choir, Dr. Evans, Our Church, Shasta, The Resurrection

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Richard Davis by Nancy Davis & family

Confirmands: Will meet this afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

Beacons: Will meet in the Lighthouse this evening at 5:30 p.m. 

March Cottage Meetings:  Two meetings are scheduled for this week: This afternoon at 5:30 p.m. in the Ladies Parlor hosted by Beth Pequeno & at the Bower’s home on Thursday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m.  This is a reminder for anyone who is signed up to attend either of these meetings.

Lenten Bible Studies: Will continue on Wednesday, March 19th, at 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Thursday Tales & Little Voices Choir: Thursday, March 20th; for our Preschool-5th graders.  Meet in the downstairs classroom at 3:30 p.m.  Choir practice for the Little Voices will follow.

Annual Chili Lunch: Sunday, March 23rd; Immediately following worship, we will gather together for this wonderful fellowship event.  Let Shasta know if you can bring a pot of chili!

Bereavement Services: If you can assist with providing bottles of water, cookies or money to purchase items for these services, please let Margaret Cockerell know.

 

WITNESS

Yokefellow Food(s) of the month: Peanut Butter; Crackers – All non-perishable foods are accepted.  Donate or volunteer as you can to assist with this wonderful outreach ministry.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/18: Nancy Malone; 3/21: Joy Barlow, Tiffany Yokeley Martin; 3/22: John Smith, Irene Green

Anniversaries: 3/17: Jonathan & Robin Surratt; 3/19: Blanton & Lauren Youell

 

Random Act of Spiritual Growth

 
“Never underestimate the power of forgiveness.”
 

Brought to you each week by the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

 

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NUMBERS AT A GLANCE! Well congratulations, you made it through Leviticus! We did not hear of too much “wailing and gnashing of teeth,” so that’s a good sign. If you can make it through Leviticus, you’re in good shape for other challenges that await us!

Numbers is the book we take on next – the fourth book of the Torah. We’re still “lost in the desert,” as it were; wandering around with the Israelites for the 40 years between leaving Egypt and entering the Promised Land. Numbers is concerned with events during the Israelite’s travels in the wilderness. The traditional name of the book is “In the Wilderness,” which makes more sense than “Numbers.” Our title comes from the Greek title of the book, “arithomoi” (Latin “numeri”), which highlights the censuses that occur at the beginning and end of the book.

Chapters 1-10 focus on preparations for the travel into he wilderness, including the first census and camp arrangements. Chapters 11-25 focus on the travel stories in the wilderness. We’ve already come upon some of these in Exodus; and like Exodus the theme of complaining and “murmuring” is prevalent. One of the interesting things is where the stories between Exodus and Numbers don’t quite line up – compare Numbers 20:2-13 with Exodus 17: 1-7 and note the differences. Another great story is Balaam and the donkey in Numbers 22, providing us (among other things) with the second instance in the Bible of a talking animal.

Chapters 26-36 mimic the first 10 chapters in that it includes preparations for ending their time in the wilderness and entering the Promised Land, as well as a second census. In both censuses and the allocation of land, note how they are all done through the twelve tribes of Israel, Jacob’s sons (actually 10 plus two of Joseph’s sons). These tribes will play an important role in the rest of Israel’s history.

Keep up the good work. Our next lunch discussion will be on Sunday March 30 in the Fellowship Hall.

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Ash Wednesday Service – March 5, 6:30 in the Sanctuary. This will be a time of worship and confession followed by the imposition of ashes as we move into the Lenten Season and prepare ourselves for the Death and Resurrection of the Christ.

Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday, March 9 so set your clocks AHEAD one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

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Memorial Service for Tom Bagnal

A memorial service will be held today, Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the church with Dr. Rob Evans and Mrs. Shasta Brown officiating. Rev. Bagnal’s family will receive friends in the church’s Fellowship Hall from 1:30 until 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Airy Public Library 145 Rockford St. Mount Airy, NC 27030.  Please continue to lift the family up in prayer.

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