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TODAY – AUGUST 28, 2016

Head Usher: Amy Heath

Side Usher: Beth McCrosky

Spark Teacher: Maggie Beal

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 28

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

Mon, Aug 29

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Aug 30

12:00 pm – Ephesians Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 31

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, Sept 1

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Sat, Sept 3

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Meeting

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Ilene Boyles, David and Ellen, Rodney McDaniel, Al Stewart, Lynne Brandon, Jeff Herold, Jimmy McCraw, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, David Bell, Family of Mason Mitchell, Flood and fire victims, Encouragement for all; Praises: God’s provision

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of our grandparents, Rose Tilley and Dennis Wade Moody, Miles James Smith, Jr., and Mary Clements and Roger Arnold Harrison.by Nicole and Skyler Harrison.

Worship Notes: Next week’s sermon (September 4th) will be on Psalm 15, for those that would like to follow along.

Don’t be quiet! Don’t be shy! Read these words and find out why …
you should be in the choir. You should be in the choir because:
1.You used to be. 2. You sang in high school or college. 3. We miss you.
4. We need you. 5. Two of the above. The real reason is the benefit and inspiration you will receive from praising God in song. Choir rehearsals start Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. Please come!

Fall Bible Study: Join Griff Tuesdays at noon (beginning this Tuesday, September 6th) for a Bible Study on the Book of Ephesians. The study will follow the Fall’s sermon series on Paul’s Letter to the church at Ephesus. Bring your lunch to the fellowship hall and come and spend an hour reading Paul’s brief and powerful letter.

Adult Sunday School Classes: Check out one of our classes on Sunday mornings. Each meets at 9:45 a.m. We have the Odds and Ends Class that meets in the Odds and Ends Room upstairs and the Snell Williamson Ladies Class that meets in the Ladies Parlor. We will begin a study on Ephesians on August 28th in the Fellowship Hall. It will not meet the weekend of Labor Day.

Nancy Dixon to speak on her trip to Uganda: There will be a lunch (Thai Café will be providing the meal – cost is $7.00) immediately following worship on Sunday, September 11th. Nancy will speak about her time there, the friends she made and about their world in Uganda. Please sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer or follow the link to sign up: http://tiny.cc/nancy-uganda

College Prayer Partners: Last year, we began this wonderful outreach ministry. We need your help to continue with it this year – so that our College Beacons will know they are loved by their church family. A prayer partner is asked to pray, encourage and send notes throughout the year to their Beacon. If you’d like to be a prayer partner for one of our College Beacons, please sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer.

Confirmation Meeting: Tuesday, September 13th – 5:30 p.m. This meeting is for parents and youth (6th grade and up) who have not been confirmed and are eligible to participate in the confirmation process.

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, September 1st; The following people are signed up to assist with this ministry of feeding people in our community: Steven Lowe, Sylvia & Bob Chilton, Paul Belk and Bob Keck. Other volunteers are needed. Meet at First Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m. if you can help.

Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, September 4th, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings. Foods for the month of September are: Canned Vegetables. Yokefellow accepts all non-perishable items.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/29: Shirley Warren, Joel McCrosky; 8/31: Jack McCluskey, Shawn Gilley; 9/1: Margaret McGuire

Anniversaries: 8/28: Alan and Louise Wardle; 8/30: Jim and Libby Pell; 9/1: Mike and Kim Branch

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TODAY – AUGUST 21, 2016

Head Usher: Blanton Youell

Side Usher: Nancy Davis

Spark Teachers: Gene and Peggy Rees

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Aug 21

8:30 am – Session Meeting

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

Mon, Aug 22

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Aug 23

10:00 am – First Steps Open House

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Aug 24

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

Thurs, Aug 25

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

6:30 pm – Surry Quilters Guild

7:00 pm – BREWS Mtg

Sat, Aug 27

10:00 am – Faith Friends Family Day at Hanging Rock State Park Lake

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Ilene Boyles, David and Ellen, Rodney McDaniel, Al Stewart, Lynne Brandon, Jeff Herold, Jimmy McCraw, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, David Bell, Family of Mason Mitchell, Flood and fire victims, Encouragement for all; Praises: God’s provision

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church are given with love and to the Glory of God in honor of Griff on his birthday by Elizabeth and Anna Louise.

Worship Notes: Next week’s sermon (August 28th) will be on Psalm 14, for those that would like to follow along.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will meet on Thursday, August 25th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages Bookstore.

BREWS (Brothers Reading and Engaging in Worship & Service): Join us for our one year anniversary on Thursday, August 25th, at Granite City Brews at 7:00 p.m. We have a great group of guys (all ages) that meet once a month to discuss theology and worship. We also participate in service and outreach projects.

Faith Friends Family Fun Day at Hanging Rock State Park Lake: Saturday, August 27th – 10 am-3 pm; Meet at the lake (directions or an address for GPS are available at http://www.ncparks.gov/hanging-rock-state-park). Bring a picnic and chair or blanket. There will be swimming, diving, canoeing and row boating in a beautiful secluded mountain lake. The cost for swimming is $5 for adults/$4 for children. The cost for boats is $5 per hr. We’ll spend a great day ending the summer together surrounded by God’s creation.

Fall Bible Study: Join Griff Tuesdays at noon (beginning September 6th) this Fall for a Bible Study on the Book of Ephesians. The study will follow the Fall’s sermon series on Paul’s Letter to the church at Ephesus. Bring your lunch and come and spend an hour reading Paul’s brief and powerful letter.

Adult Sunday School Classes: Check out one of our classes on Sunday mornings. Each meets at 9:45 a.m. We have the Odds and Ends Class that meets in the Odds and Ends Room upstairs and the Snell Williamson Ladies Class that meets in the Ladies Parlor. We will begin a study on Ephesians on August 28th in the Fellowship Hall. It will not meet the weekend of Labor Day.

Nancy Dixon to speak on her trip to Uganda: There will be a catered lunch immediately following worship on Sunday, September 11th. Nancy will speak about her time there, the friends she made and about their world in Uganda. Look for a sign-up sheet and/or a link to sign up next week.

College Prayer Partners: Last year, we began this wonderful outreach ministry. We need your help to continue with it this year – so that our College Beacons will know they are loved by their church family. A prayer partner is asked to pray, encourage and send notes throughout the year to their Beacon. If you’d like to be a prayer partner for one of our College Beacons, please sign up on the sheet in the upstairs foyer.

Confirmation Meeting: This meeting is for parents and youth (6th grade and up) who have not been confirmed and are eligible to participate in the confirmation process. Date to be announced.

WITNESS

First Steps Open House: We will have an Open House on Tuesday, August 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon. This is a new childcare program that will begin in September that will nurture the spiritual and social lives of toddlers who are one and two years old. If you know of others that might be interested, invite them to come check out the program.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 8/21: Bob Keck; 8/23: John Malone; 8/24: Griff Gatewood, Steve Yokeley; 8/25: Margaret Cockerell; 8/26: Gloria King; 8/27: Maggie McKee, Rob McKee

Anniversaries: 8/21: Joel and Beth McCrosky

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candle_vigilA Candlelight Vigil will be held for Hope, Healing and Peace on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. at the Carlos Jones Memorial Park in Downtown Mount Airy.

 

The vigil is Sponsored by the Faith Leaders of Greater Mount Airy. First Presbyterian is one of the sponsoring churches.

We hope you can join us!

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