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Archive for March, 2016

TODAY

Head Usher: Beth McCrosky

Side Usher: Amy Heath

Spark Teachers: Jane Rountree and Mae Daniels (Preschool)
Jessica Hoerter and Pam Radford (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 20

9:45 am – Sunday School for Adults

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

12:00 pm – Confirmation Meeting

5:30 pm – Beacons to the Movies

Mon, Mar 21

12:15 pm – Noonday Prayer

3:00 pm – GRGSW Field Trip

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 22

12:15 pm – Noonday Prayer

5:30 pm – Surry Medical Open House

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 23

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

12:15 pm – Noonday Prayer

1:00 pm – Ten Commandments Movie

7:00 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 24

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

6:30 pm – Maundy Thursday Service  w/ Communion

Fri, Mar 25

Church Office Closed

12:00 pm – Good Friday Service

Sat, Mar 26

12:15 pm – Noonday Prayer

3:00 pm – Children’s Easter Party

9:00 pm – Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Shasta Brown, Jan Burton, Devin Cowan, The Bowers, Ilene Boyles, Ed Foy, Clint Martin, Nancy Quinn, Suzanne Bumgardner, Marcy Marion, Robin Owens & family, The family of Carole Bledsoe, Jim VanHoy, Frieda Chauncey, Lowell Thomas, Nick Tarantino, college students, family struggles; Praises: God’s provision in 2016, Clean pathology tests, church family, recovery

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 28, 2016.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Felton and Joan Godwin on the death of Felton’s brother who passed away recently.

Confirmation Meeting: Confirmands and mentors will meet in the Ladies Parlor with Shasta at 12:00 p.m., immediately following worship.

Beacons to the Movies: (6th-12th grade) Meet Shasta AT CREEKSIDE CINEMA at 3:45 p.m. this afternoon. You’ll need money for your tickets and any snacks.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Field Trip: Tuesday, March 22nd at 3:00 p.m. The kids of GRGSW will head to House of Plants where we’ll learn about caring for part of God’s creation, we’ll continue our discussion about GROWING INTO LENT, we’ll bring home a plant to care for and we’ll stop off for some kind of sweet treat on the way home. Bring $20 with you.

Surry Medical Ministries Open House: Tuesday, March 22nd; You are invited to visit the beautiful facility that has been updated with commitment and care from all sectors of our community. It will be held at 813 Rockford Street from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir room. (Note time change)

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Meet at Pages Bookstore on Thursday, March 24th, at 8:00 a.m. for coffee, fellowship and great discussion.

Children’s Easter Party: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter party to be held on Saturday, March 26th. You can drop them off in the box outside of Shasta’s office.

Lead Teacher Needed for First Steps: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a lead teacher to begin, First Steps, a new childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the new program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

Volunteers Needed: We would like to have some volunteers to come and assist with folding bulletins on Friday afternoons. If you would be willing or are interested, please contact Lynn in the church office.

Housing Needed: The congregation has applied to Duke Divinity School to have a summer intern to serve and learn in our midst this summer. The intern needs a place to live for ten weeks this summer starting in late May. Most likely, the intern will be a young man in his late twenties who is a friend of Griff’s. Speak to Griff if your family might consider hosting him.

Sign-up for Easter events! Check out the board in the upstairs foyer for many things happening around Easter. Sign up for the things you’d like to attend.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/21: Joy Barlow, Tiffany Yokeley Martin, Carole Simpson; 3/22: Irene Green; 3/23: Sandy Bowers, Lydia Taylor; 3/25: Jack Denny, Eden Isaacs, Annette Lowe; 3/26: Mary Ellen Goad

Anniversaries: None this week

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP
MARCH 27 – 10:00 A.M.

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Holy Week Activities

HOLY WEEK

During Holy Week, the church walks towards the cross with Jesus, weeps by his tomb on Friday and Saturday, and rejoices on Easter Sunday to find it empty and Him alive. Holy Week begins today when we remember and re-enact Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It continues on Maundy Thursday when we remember three things: Jesus washed His disciple’s feet, He commanded them to love one another, and He gave disciples the Lord’s Supper. On Good Friday, we remember His death on the cross. On Holy Saturday, we remember that He was laid dead in the grave. And, on Easter Sunday, we celebrate His resurrection.

This is a week of a lot of church. These different services and celebrations invite us to re-enact the drama of Jesus’ triumphant entry, trial, Last Supper, death, and resurrection as a way of deepening our life in Christ and comprehension of the mystery and majesty of his passion. Come and see!

 

Palm Sunday- March 20 – Children, Beacons and any parents are invited to help re-enact Jesus’ Triumphant entry by participating in the Palm Sunday Processional. If you wish to participate, meet in the upstairs foyer at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.hosanna-palm-sunday-clip-art

 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week- March 21-3- Noonday Prayer- Join Griff in the sanctuary at 12:15 pm for a short service of scripture and prayers. The service will last about twenty minutes.

The Ten Commandments Movie– Wednesday, March 23 – We will travel to The Grand Theatre in Winston-Salem. Join us for this 60th Anniversary showing.10commandments

 

 

 

Maundy Thursday – March 24 – Communion Service 6:30 – Come remember and celebrate Jesus’ last meal with his disciples when he washed their feet and gave them the commandment: Love one another. Childcare provided.maundy_thursday_communion_9129774258

 

 

 

 

Good Friday – March 25 – Worship Service at Noon- Come and hear the story of Jesus’ betrayal, trial, death, and burial and pray for the needs of the world. Childcare provided.GoodFriday

 

 

 

Church Office Closed – Good Friday, March 25 and Easter Monday, March 28

 

Holy Saturday- March 26- Noonday Prayerholy saturday

 

 

 

Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 26 – 3:00 to 5:00. Please sign up to attend. All are welcome.easterparty

 

Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil – Saturday, March 26 – 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. There are still a few slots available (10 pm, 2 am & 7 am) for the Prayer Vigil if you wish to sign up (or call the church office) to “keep watch” in the sanctuary on Saturday evening.pray-4210739

 

 

Easter Sunday – March 27 – Worship begins at 10:00 am with the Flowering of the Cross. Please bring fresh flowers. There will be no Sunday School, afternoon or evening activities.eastersunday

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 13

9:45 am – Sunday School for Adults

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Mon, Mar 14

5:00 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 15

3:30 pm – Lent Lessons/Faith Friends

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 16

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

11:30 pm – Blue Ridge CareNet Mtg

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 17

10:00 am – Keenager Trip

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Shasta Brown, Jan Burton, Devin Cowan, The Bowers, Ilene Boyles, Ed Foy, Clint Martin, Nancy Quinn, Suzanne Bumgardner, Jim VanHoy, Frieda Chauncey, Lowell Thomas, Nick Tarantino, college students, family struggles; Praises: God’s provision in 2016, Clean pathology tests, church family, recovery

CHURCH MINISTRIES

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

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

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, March 14th, at 5:00 p.m.

Lent Lessons/Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th) Will meet on Tuesday, March 15th at 3:30 p.m. We use stories and crafts in applying faith and an understanding of God to life around us.

Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir room.

Wednesday Night Supper: Wednesday nights, beginning February 17 and ending March 16. Dinner will be served at 6:00. The nursery will open at 6:30. Programming will end at 7:30. Adult choir practice begins at 7:30.

Cost: $7 for adults. $5 for children; maximum out of pocket cost for a family is $25.
RSVP: Follow this url: http://tinyurl.com/WNSFPCMA or call the Church Office. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please do so by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning prior.

Keenager Trip: (adults 55 and up) Thursday, March 17th; This trip is for the Keenagers and their friends. Meet at the church at 10:00 and drive to Winston Salem where we’ll have a guided tour of the Mansion, their collection of American Art and the gardens. Cost is $14 per person for Reynolda House. Please make checks payable to the church & drop in offering plate. Lunch is not included. TODAY is the deadline to sign up.

Children’s Easter Party: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter party to be held on Saturday, March 26th. You can drop them off in the box outside of Shasta’s office.

Women’s Bible Study: March 15th – April 26th; Shasta will be leading a Bible Study for women on Brian McLaren’s book, “The Secret Message of Jesus.” The group will meet at 5:30 at the church. Bring your dinner. Cost of book is $15. Let Shasta know if you are interested.

Lead Teacher Needed for First Steps: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a lead teacher to begin, First Steps, a new childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the new program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

Volunteers Needed: We would like to have some volunteers to come and assist with folding bulletins on Friday afternoons. If you would be willing or are interested, please contact Lynn in the church office.

Sign-up for Easter events! Check out the board in the upstairs foyer for many things happening around Easter. Sign up for the things you’d like to attend.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/18: Nancy Malone

Anniversaries: 3/14: Cliff and Mandy Isaacs; 3/17: Jonathan and Robin Surratt;
3/19: Blanton and Lauren Youell

We welcome David Sittser to worship this morning. David is “from” Spokane, Washington where he grew up and attended college at Whitworth College. After Whitworth, he attended Duke Divinity School. Upon graduation from Duke in 2011, David began serving full time at Reality Ministries whose mission is to create opportunities for teens and adults with and without developmental disabilities to experience belonging, kinship and life-changing Reality of Christ’s love. David is married to Kelli and has a dog named Sam. David is a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church.

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP
MARCH 27 – 10:00 A.M.

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TODAY

Head Usher: Beth McCrosky

Side Usher: Amy Heath

Spark Teachers: Jane Rountree and Mae Daniels (Preschool)
Jessica Hoerter and Pam Radford (K-2nd)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 6

9:45 am – Sunday School for Adults

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Mon, Mar 7

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

7:00 pm – Stroke Support Group

Tues, Mar 8

3:30 pm – Lent Lessons/Faith Friends

6:00 pm – Girl Scouts

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 9

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 10

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends
(Confirmands & Mentors to assist)

Sat, Mar 12

Daylight Savings Time

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Shasta Brown, Jan Burton, Devon Cowan, The Bowers, Ilene Boyles, Ed Foy, Clint Martin, Nancy Quinn, Our college students; Praises: God’s provision in 2016

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of John Duncan Wilburn by Luke and Lizzie Morrison.

The flower arrangement on the round table is given in loving memory of Ed and Mary Alice Lewis by their family.

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

Lent Lessons/Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th) Will meet on Tuesday, March 8th at 3:30 p.m. We use stories and crafts in applying faith and an understanding of God to life around us.

Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir room.

Daylight Savings Time: DON’T FORGET TO SPRING THOSE CLOCKS FORWARD by one hour on Saturday, March 12th, before you go to bed!

Wednesday Night Supper: Wednesday nights, beginning February 17 and ending March 16. Dinner will be served at 6:00. The nursery will open at 6:30. Programming will end at 7:30. Adult choir practice begins at 7:30.

Cost: $7 for adults. $5 for children; maximum out of pocket cost for a family is $25.
RSVP: Follow this url: http://tinyurl.com/WNSFPCMA or call the Church Office. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please do so by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning prior.

Keenager Trip: (adults 55 and up) Thursday, March 17th; This trip is for the Keenagers and their friends. Meet at the church at 10:00 and drive to Winston Salem where we’ll have a guided tour of the Mansion, their collection of American Art and the gardens. Cost is $14 per person for Reynolda House. Please make checks payable to the church. Lunch is not included. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 13th.

Children’s Easter Party: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter party to be held on Saturday, March 26th. You can drop them off in the box outside of Shasta’s office.

Church Family Photo Board: Check out the board in the upstairs foyer with many pictures of our church family. Do we have a picture of your family? If not, email us a copy at emailfpcma@gmail.com (or drop a hard copy by) so we can add it to the board! We need more pictures – bring or send us a file of yours today!

Women’s Bible Study: March 15th – April 26th; Shasta will be leading a Bible Study for women on Brian McLaren’s book, “The Secret Message of Jesus.” The group will meet at 5:30 at the church. Bring your dinner. Cost of book is $15. Let Shasta know if you are interested.

Lead Teacher Needed for First Steps: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a lead teacher to begin, First Steps, a new childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the new program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

Volunteers Needed: We would like to have some volunteers to come and assist with folding bulletins on Friday afternoons. If you would be willing or are interested, please contact Lynn in the church office.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The confirmands and their mentors, along with several others are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Bob & Sylvia Chilton, Wayne & Joy Barlow, Bob Keck, Jason Hoerter, Lee Daniels, Laurel Petri, Sofia Stafford, Will Banfield and Jacob Majure.

Yokefellow Cooperative Ministry: Foods for the month of March are: Crackers and Peanut Butter.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/6: Wendy Carriker, Daniel Pike; 3/7: Bruce Arnold; 3/9: Holly Mills, Catherine Scott; 3/11: Mary Higgs; 3/12: Patrick Belk

Anniversaries: None this week

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