Please be reminded to set your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday evening.
Meet and Greet
With much prayer and great anticipation, the Minister of Worship and Music Search Committee announces a "Call Celebration" on Sunday, March 9. There will be a time to "Meet and Greet" our prospective minister from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
After Sunday School, you are invited to worship in the Sanctuary or Charter Chapel. Dr. Brian Lee will begin a new sermon series: "Easter Questions" with his message titled "Who Is Greater?" His scripture reference will be Luke 22:27.
Musical offerings will include a piano prelude, "Worthy of Worship" presented by our worship/music ministerial candidate, as well as two of his orchestral hymn accompaniments, "How Great Thou Art" and "God of Grace and God of Glory." Also, he will be leading the Sanctuary and Youth Choirs, along with the Sanctuary Orchestra, as they present "At the Name of Jesus."
FOURS will not gather in the Sanctuary this week, but will remain in their Sunday School Class area for Preschool Worship, Room 129. Fives through Grade Five will NOT attend Kids in Christ Worship, but will join us in the Sanctuary as we worship and celebrate together as a congregation.
Called Business Meeting
Sunday, March 9, immediately following the morning worship service, there will be a ''called'' business meeting for the purpose of a church-wide vote to confirm our candidate.
Please be reminded that podcasts of previous sermons are available on our website. Click on "Media" to access.
March 9, 2014
ETC workers scheduled for this Sunday are invited to participate in the worship service as we welcome our prospective worship/music minister to Shades Crest; ETC will be staffed with experienced caregivers.
Ash Wednesday Service, March 5, 6:00 PM, Sanctuary
Make plans to be with us in the Sanctuary on for a unique Ash Wednesday experience as we prepare to enter the Lenten season. Our theme this year is "Easter Questions." Each Sunday we will explore the questions Jesus asked during Passion Week and shortly thereafter. Then on each Wednesday during Lent, we will have the opportunity to wrestle with these same questions in a more personal way.
This Ash Wednesday service will provide an orientation for the entire Lenten season. You will also have an opportunity to experience a time of scripture reading and private reflection during this service, which will model for you what these weekly Wednesday reflection times will be like.
As to these Wednesday experiences, they will be held in the Sanctuary during the following hours:
You will only need to attend one of these sessions each Wednesday.
A personal reflection guide will be provided as you enter the Sanctuary. You will have time to experience solitude, silence, meditation on God's word, and an opportunity to respond to the question posed by your Savior. It is our hope that by the time we come to celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, that all of us will be better prepared to meet the risen Lord with renewed hearts and minds.
...to members of the Troy Harris family in his death, March 1, 2014:
Kelly Baker - released
Bess Farris - Brookwood
Harold Shepherd - released
Please be reminded of some schedule details this weekend as we prepare for "Call Sunday."
Saturday, March 8
Sunday, March 9
Goodies (pastries, cookies, "small bite" treats) are needed for Sunday, March 9 (8:30-9:30 AM) as we "Meet and Greet" our Prospective Minister of Worship and Music. Remember to reset your clocks and bring your treats in a disposable container to the Shades Crest Kitchen.
If you have not been contacted for a time to visit with Dr. Lee and would like an opportunity for a one-on-one visit, please contact Lynda Ellison to arrange a time for a visit. These meetings are on Tuesday evenings....either email or call email@example.com orl 822.1360, ext 221 to arrange a time.
"In Touch" ministry pairs families and classes with older adults for prayer and demonstrating care in a variety of ways. Tom and Kay Matthews, along with Richard and Barbara Bratton, are laying a strong foundation for this effort to connect with those homebound or in a facility. You and/or your Sunday School class can be a valuable part of "In Touch with Seniors" by asking for the name of a shut-in to care for on a regular basis. Tom Matthews can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 823-5019.
Please be reminded of the Easter Offering for Home Missions!
In March, the Week of Prayer for Home Missions will be observed:
If you are still interested in participating in this mission trip, please contact Mark Johnson as soon as possible for more details. The total cost of this trip will be $1,650.
You are invited, Sundays at 4:30 PM. Meet at the FLC and train to run the High Country 5k race on April 5. Email Sundra LeCroy for more info: email@example.com
The batting cage is now set up and ready for use either by individuals or teams. To reserve a time slot, please call the FLC at 822.1750. We will begin taking weekly reservations each Monday at 9:00 AM. Individuals can reserve the cage an unlimited number of times per week, but not consecutive times. To facilitate use by as many teams as possible, teams are limited to one visit per week, but may reserve consecutive time slots or 1.5 hours.
Join us for Coffee & Canvas on Tuesday, March 18, from 7:00-9:00 PM. Bring a friend and join the fun! No experience is necessary! This is a guided painting class for individuals of all artistic levels (including beginners). The cost is $20. Register online by March 7.
The High Country 5K will be run on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM. Registration is now open for just $20 or at active.com. You may download a registration form here and mail it with your check. The price goes up to $25 on March 24th, so enter now.
Groups are needed to be cheer teams on the race course for the 5K. Please see Kanita Reed if you can help.
Join us for Bible Drill and Bible Buddies on Sunday evenings at 5:30.
We have a few spots left for campers! If you or your friend would like to come with us to Camp Chandler this summer, sign up today. Children in 3rd - 6th grade are invited to join us July 13-16.
March 15-16, 2014, featuring:
Dismals Canyon camping, hiking (exploring God's world from a wilderness perspective) and devotional times. Friends are welcome.
Cost is $50, and is due no later than Sunday, March 9. All meals and transportation are included. You must have a current Rx form on file; bring money and form to the Church Office.
Visit Dismalscanyon.com for more information.
SALT will meet after the worship service at 11:45 AM, Sunday, March 9, at the Tanners'. Please be reminded to bring $3 for lunch.
March 5 - Menu
hamburger steak, peas, fried okra, slaw, biscuit, dessert
mini burgers, chips, cookie
On Sunday you may view the upcoming Wednesday menu on the electronic message boards (connector buildings and the Gallery outside the Fellowshp Hall). To make additions or changes to the supper reservation list, call Lynda Ellison at 822-1360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Tuesday.
March 7-8 Mark Johnson 531-8698
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Adult SS Teacher Prep. Mtg.
WEEKLY MINISTRY BUDGET REPORT:
Weekly Ministry Budget Need:
Ministry Budget Gifts Feb. 24-Mar.1
Weekly Gifts exceed Needs Feb. 24-Mar.1
Total Month-to-Date Gifts
FOUND FAITHFUL CAMPAIGN: