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Weekly Grapevine – April 2, 2017

TODAY – APRIL 2, 2017

Head Usher: Amy Heath

Side Usher: Sandy Bowers

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Beth and Emma Pequeno
K-2nd: Pamela Radford and Brian Helton

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Apr 2

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

4:00 pm – Crochet-Knit Group

5:30 pm – Beacons in the Lighthouse

Mon, Apr 3

8:15 am – First Steps

11:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

3:30 pm – Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

8:00 pm – Congregational Prayer Time

Tues, Apr 4

8:15 am – First Steps

10:00 am – Circle 1

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Apr 5
Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

1:30 pm – Staff Meeting

6:30 pm – Lenten Worship Service

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Apr 6

10:15 am – Lenten Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

Fri, Apr 7

8:15 am – First Steps

Sat, Apr 8

3:00 pm – Children’s Easter Party

5:00 pm – Volunteers Visiting  Homebound Members

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: The family of Billie Bradley, Cal Besore, Bobbie Lane, Fred Barnett, Will Sheppard & family, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, Mala Sellers, Becky Martin, Nathan Zeller, Leaders in our church & country, mental health issues, abuse of all types; Praises: Our Choir, God’s provision, Outreach from our Congregation

Slips are provided at each entrance for you to list any prayers or praises. They can be put on the board outside the church office or dropped in the offering plate.

CHURCH MINISTRIES

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Will Sheppard and family on the death of his father, Mr. Sherman Sheppard, who passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Please be in prayer for Will, Christie, Anne Rachel, Pennson and their family.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family and friends of Billie Bradley who passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Please be in prayer for Billie’s family.

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Gloria King and family on the death of her aunt, Daisy Godwin, who passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Please be in prayer for Gloria and the family.

Beacons (6th-12th grade): We will meet at the Lighthouse at 5:30 p.m. this evening. A volunteer is needed to provide dinner. Please see Shasta if you can help.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship! Will meet on Monday, April 3rd, at 3:30 p.m.

Congregational Prayer Time: Monday, April 3rd, 8:00 p.m. at the Gatewood’s.

Circle 1: Will meet at Ridgecrest Retirement in the Card Room on Tuesday, April 4th, at 10:00 a.m.

Worship during Lent: There will be a worship service and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper each Wednesday night during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will meditate on one of the last seven words of Jesus on the cross. Please come to this service as a way to prepare our hearts to remember Calvary and celebrate Easter. Childcare provided.

Lenten Bible Study: Join Griff for a Bible Study on Thursday mornings in Lent from 10:15 to 11:15 in the Odds and Ends Room. Childcare will be available.

Children’s Easter Party: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter Party on Saturday, April 8th. You may give them to Shasta or place them outside of her office in the box provided.

Lead Teacher for Two Year-Old Class Needed for First Steps Program: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a second lead teacher to expand our program to include two year-olds for three or four days a week instead of one. First Steps began last fall. It is a childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Church Landscaping Day: Will be held on Saturday, April 8th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. We will spend the morning working around the outside of the church, beautifying the grounds in preparation of Easter. Join us!

WITNESS

Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, April 6th, 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church; The following people are signed up to assist with this ministry: Bob Chilton, Sylvia Chilton Mae Daniels. Other volunteers are needed.

Service Saturdays: Mark your calendars for April 8th at 5:00 p.m. Volunteers will be going to visit some of our homebound members of the church after the Children’s Easter party. For more information, see Blanton Youell or Amy Heath. There is a sign-up sheet in the upstairs foyer for anyone that is interested.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Slugs and Bugs Concert: Join the Gatewoods on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville for a joy-filled musical experience featuring animated videos, energetic vocals, and exuberant piano, guitar and mandolin instrumentals! Slugs & Bugs music rollicks from bluegrass to Dixieland to folk-pop to arena rock with songs you’ll be glad you remember long after the concert is over. The concert is geared toward elementary school age children and their parents.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 4/2: David Dixon, Mary Kilby; 4/3: Susan Gitt, Amy Heath, Madison Lewis Short; 4/4: Alexander Merritt, Claire Merritt; 4/8: Keegan Fowler

Anniversaries: 4/3: Dan and Cathy Harrison; 4/5: Bud and Mary Kilby; 4/7: Wayne and Joy Barlow; 4/8: Bob and Terri Keck

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP

APRIL 16 – 10:00 A.M.

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Gloria King and family on the death of her aunt, Daisy Godwin, who passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Please be in prayer for Gloria and rest of the family.

“If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” Romans 14:8

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Will & Christie Sheppard, Anne Rachel and Pennson on the death of Will’s father (Anne Rachel and Pennson’s grandfather), who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Please be in prayer for the entire family.

“If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” Romans 14:8

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TODAY – MARCH 26, 2017

Head Usher: Nancy Davis

Side Usher: Steven Lowe

Spark Teachers: Preschool: Jason and Liz Pflug
K-2nd: Julia Ann Banfield and Debbie Stoltz

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sun, Mar 26

9:45 am – Adult Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship/Spark

5:30 pm – Beacon Outing

Mon, Mar 27

11:30 am – Women’s Bible Study

5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study

6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League

Tues, Mar 28

8:15 am – First Steps

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Mar 29

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps

6:30 pm – Lenten Worship Service

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Mar 30

10:15 am – Lenten Bible Study

Fri, Mar 31
8:15 am – First Steps

Sat, Apr 1
9:00 am – Service Saturday @ Children’s Center

2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg

PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES

Prayers: Billie Bradley, Cal Besore, Bobbie Lane, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, Mala Sellers, Becky Martin, Leaders in our church & country, mental health issues, abuse of all types; Praises: Our Choir, God’s provision, Outreach from our Congregation

CHURCH MINISTRIES

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in honor of my parents, Marion Thayer and William Arnold by Bruce Arnold.

Beacons and Beacon Parents (6th-12th grade): We will meet at the church at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon and travel to Temple Emmanuel in Winston-Salem with Rabbi Mark Cohen. Dinner will follow.

Massanetta Middle School Conference: If you are a youth or adult and are planning to go to Massanetta, your first deposit of $100 is due today.

Worship during Lent: There will be a worship service and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper each Wednesday night during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Each week we will meditate on one of the last seven words of Jesus on the cross. Please come to this service as a way to prepare our hearts to remember Calvary and celebrate Easter. Childcare provided.

Lenten Bible Study: Join Griff for a Bible Study on Thursday mornings in Lent from 10:15 to 11:15 in the Odds and Ends Room. Childcare will be available.

Prayer Chain: If you would like to be emailed or send an email about matters of concern for which prayer has been requested, please let Shasta know.

Easter Candy & Plastic Eggs: Please bring individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Party on Saturday, April 8th. You may give them to Shasta or place them outside of her office in the box provided. Please have them to her soon so that she can make preparations ahead.

Lead Teacher for Two Year-Old Class Needed for First Steps Program: First Presbyterian Church seeks to hire a second lead teacher to expand our program to include two year-olds for three or four days a week instead of one. First Steps began last fall. It is a childcare program that nurtures the spiritual and social lives of toddlers. If you are interested in learning more about the position and the program, please contact Griff Gatewood (griff@fpcma.com) or Amy Heath (amyr33@gmail.com).

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Church Landscaping Day: Will be held on Saturday, April 8th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. We will spend the morning working around the outside of the church, beautifying the grounds in preparation of Easter. Join us!

WITNESS

Service Saturdays: Mark your calendars for April 1st at 9:00 a.m. We will be participating in some team-building activities, playing games and doing some repair work at the Children’s Center. For more information, see Blanton Youell. There is a sign-up sheet in the upstairs foyer for anyone that is interested.

Items for Yokefellow and the Shepherd’s House: We have an ongoing collection for both of these agencies. There is a basket in the upstairs foyer for Yokefellow and there are bins in the downstairs entrance for each. Please drop off any non-perishable goods in these locations. There are lists of the items that are most needed. Help us help those in our community!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mayberry Food Truck Fest: Got plans for lunch? Take a walk downtown today and eat at one of the many food trucks serving lunch along Main Street. The event lasts fromnoon until five. There will be great food and great music and pretty good people. Our own, Lizzie Morrison, has spearheaded making this even happen.

Slugs and Bugs Concert: Join the Gatewood’s Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville for a joy-filled musical experience featuring animated videos, energetic vocals, and exuberant piano, guitar and mandolin instrumentals! Slugs & Bugs music rollicks from bluegrass to Dixieland to folk-pop to arena rock with songs you’ll be glad you remember long after the concert is over. The concert is geared toward elementary school age children and their parents.

CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays: 3/26: Mary Ellen Goad; 3/27: Laura East; 3/29: Lauren Youell, Maddie Youell; 3/30: Dalton Mayes; 3/31: Finn and Miles Ballentine; 4/1: Lauren-Maree McPhail

Anniversaries: 3/28: Delane and Amy Heath

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP

APRIL 16 – 10:00 A.M.

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The funeral arrangements for Marie Judson are as follows:

The visitation will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Moody Funeral Home, 206 West Pine St. Mount Airy, NC.

The funeral service will be held at the church at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Griff will be officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Mt. Airy Museum of History, to Help Fight Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your choice.

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We are planning to visit with some of our homebound members this Saturday, March 18th. If you’d like to join us and bring joy and a smile to a number of faces, please contact Blanton Youell at (804) 304-2346 or blantonyou@gmail.com by tomorrow, Friday, March 17th.

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Sympathy of the Congregation

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Marie Judson upon her death early this morning, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  The arrangements are not finalized but will be forthcoming as soon as we are made aware of them.  Please be in prayer for Marie’s family.

“If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” Romans 14:8

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