Worship This Week on Sunday.

This Sunday:  August 19, 2018 11 AM Worship  

Pastor:  The Rev. John Lamsma

Elder of the Month:  Noble Usherwood;  Music Director: Jean Gomez.

Hymns: Introit - There's a Sweet. Sweet Spirit in This Place;  Hymns- Joyfu, Joyful, We Adore Thee; Be Thou My Vision; I Love To Tell The Story.

Anthem:  Valentina Ignlic

First Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 60: 19-22

Gospel Lesson:  John 8:12-20

Sermon:   "I am" the Light of the World , Rev John Lamsma

Presbytery Meeting will be held  August 18, 2018 to receive our new Pastor. 

The North East Georga Presbytery will receive our new pastor,  the Rev. Margaret (Meg) Jackson Clark,  at the stated meeting at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Winder, GA.  Members of Session, the PNC and members of our Congregation are planning to attend.  

Fellowship Sunday School Class this week features Old Testament Facts from Class Teacher- Susie Pressley

This week in the Fellowship Sunday School class we will continue our study of the Jewish Scriptures, which we call the Old Testament, in preparation for our Fall study, The Book of Ruth.  Join us at 9:45 AM.  No homework, no prep, just come and enjoy.
 
Choir Practice:  Choir will resume on August 30, 2018 at 7 PM.
 

Announcements of Coming Church Activities

TODAY:  We welcome The Rev. John Lamsma who will be leading us in Worship. 

Fellowship Sunday School Class for September:
 “Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge: your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”  Do you recognize these words? They may even have been part of your wedding ceremony. They are from the Old Testament book, Ruth, one of the best-loved books of the Bible and the subject of the upcoming study of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. 
 
We invite you to join us as we begin our study with Dr Sandra Richter on September 2, at 9:45, in the Fellowship Hall. If you are new to Old Testament studies this is for you! In her introduction to the DVD, Dr. Richter says, “This study is targeted at the newcomer, the seeker, the person who may not be churched or have any previous exposure to the Bible, but is looking for a safe place to explore faith in the God of the Bible.” Come explore with us.  Susie Pressley - Teacher.

Elder of the Month;  Our Elder to contact during the Month of August  is Noble Usherwood at 706-342-3583

Men’s Fellowship Luncheon:   August 28, 2018, 11:30 AM at Yesterdays Cafe.   Host will be Chuck Thorp.  

FRIENDSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP: Sunday, September 2, will be our new pastor, Rev. Meg’s
first day to preach. Following services we will have a catered lunch. This will be a time for
each of us to introduce ourselves and welcome Rev. Meg and her husband, Steve to our church. We hope everyone
will join us.

Church Directory:  Our New Directory is in the Narthex on our Information Table.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRAYER CONCERNS FOR THE BULLETIN: Please contact  Marie Boswell by email at marieeboswell@yahoo.com or phone or text at 706-347-0782.

Orphan Aid Liberia work group will continue to meet each Monday at 1 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  This service work involves making dresses for young girls in Africa.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a local mission project that knits/crochets shawls to be given to those in need of our special prayers and remembrance.  For information, contact Brooke Hinds at 762-445-1006.

FLOWERS To provide flowers for the church, please see the list in the Narthex and speak to  Eileen Usherwood or Ann Corry.

Mission Statement    We are disciples of Jesus Christ reaching out through mission and warm welcoming fellowship to individuals of various communities of the Greene County area.

Vision Statement To be the church of choice to the very rapidly growing population of the Greene County area. 

Our Session Jan Brazier-Worship Elder; Cheri Moore-Fellowship Elder; James Graham-Member Care Elder; Johnnie Satterfield-Facilities Elder; Noble Usherwood-Finance, Education & Missions Elder; Brooke Hinds-Clerk of Session.