The Weekly Grapevine - Sunday, June 25, 2017
TODAY – JUNE 25, 2017
Head Usher: Sylvia Chilton
Side Usher: Wayne Barlow
Spark Teachers: Blanton and Lauren Youell
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sun, Jun 25
9:45 am – Adult Sunday School
11:00 am – Worship/Spark
2:30 pm – Beacons to see Aladdin @ SAC
Beacon deadline to pay for Footloose tickets
Mon, Jun 26
8:15 am – First Steps Summer Program
6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League
Tues, Jun 27
8:15 am – Faith Friends to Zootastic
6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop
8:00 pm – NA Meeting
Wed, Jun 28
Weekly Grapevine Items Due
8:15 am – First Steps Summer Program
6:30 pm – YOT @ Daniels’
Thurs, Jun 29
9:30 am – Faith Friends Summer Movie
6:00 pm – Relay for Life Meeting
6:30 pm – Massanetta Meeting
Fri, Jun 30
8:15 am – First Steps Summer Prog
Sat, Jul 1
2:00 pm – 4-H Club Meeting
PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES
Prayers: Bob Chilton, Francis Cook, Jimmy McCraw, Mike Hensley, Bob Planer, Steve Strecknater, Debbie Powell, Betty Ridolfi, Jim VanHoy, Michael Harold, Sue Brownfield & family, safe travel, positive resolutions, correct diagnoses; Praises: Our loving and generous church, education, parents, children, good homes, successful surgeries
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:(6th-12th grade): We will meet at the Surry Arts Council to see Aladdin this afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
Footloose Ticket Deadline: Beacons – if you want to see Footloose on Wednesday, July 26th at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va, TODAY is the deadline to purchase tickets. They are $25.00.
Faith Friends to Zootastic: Tuesday, June 27th; We will head to Troutman to see the animals at Zootastic. The cost is $11 person. Shasta needs several chaperones. See her if you can go. Meet at the church at 8:15 a.m.
FPC Summer Ladies’ Night: Tuesday, June 27th, 7:00 p.m. @ the Gatewoods, (145 Orchard Street). Join us for a casual evening of pizza and salad and a chance to meet our summer intern, Sarah Butler. Let Peggy Rees know if you’ll be coming. Her phone # is: 336-657-1812. Want to bring a dessert? Let Elizabeth know – 610-715-3688.
Beacons (6th-12th grade): Youth on the Town – Wednesday, June 28th, 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Daniels’ home (237 Beechtree Circle) for dinner and a fun time! Let Shasta know by Tuesday, June 27th, if you plan to come.
Faith Friends Summer Movie: Thursday, June 29th, 9:30 a.m. Meet at the church and we’ll head to Creekside Cinema for a free summer movie. Bring money for snacks.
Final Massanetta Conference Meeting: Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 p.m. All Beacons (and at least one parent) & chaperones that are traveling to Massanetta need to be at this meeting. We will meet in the Ladies Parlor.
VBS RESCHEDULED! In hopes of having better attendance, the CE Team has decided to reschedule our VBS to Saturday, August 26 from 9-1. Mark your calendars now and watch for more details.
Interested in learning more about the Psalms? Join summer Duke Divinity School intern, Sarah Butler, and Cecelia Belk for an exploration of the Psalms during the Sunday School hour, 9:45 – 10:45 am, June 11 – Sept 17.
Each Sunday we will take a close look at the psalm being preached that same morning. We will explore its context, provide space for prayer and meditation, and enjoy some lively conversation. All are welcome!
Summer SPARK Teachers Needed! The CE team still needs a few teachers to lead our children during the summer months. The following dates are available: July 16, August 20 and 27. We need two people for each Sunday. See Shasta to sign up!
Blood Drive: Wednesday, July 19th; 2:00-6:00 p.m. We need donors! Are you willing to give to help save a life? Shasta will be at the back of the sanctuary signing donors up. Stop by and see her before you head out today.
Shasta needs your help! Can you provide any of the following items for her trip to Massanetta? Please bring CLEAN items such as: soda or water bottles, plastic containers w/ lids, pill bottles, plastic eggs, coffee cans, toilet paper/paper towel rolls & oatmeal canisters – and place them in the box outside her office.
Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, July 2nd, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger & Yokefellow food offerings. The foods for the month of July are: Cooking Oil and Canned Fruit.
Birthdays: 6/25: Chad Stafford; 6/26: Joseph Dixon; 6/28: Emily Lowe; 6/29: Lizzie Pell: 6/30: Courtney Pike
Anniversaries: 6/27: Chad and Heather Stafford; 6/28: Jason and Liz Pflug
Would you like to deepen your personal engagement with our sermon texts this summer? Below are some guiding questions for personal study, and an alternative translation of Psalm 19 to meditate upon in the next week, in advance of the sermon next Sunday, July 2. We will provide the same questions / alternative translations each week for you so that, if you choose, you may prepare your hearts and minds for worship the upcoming Sunday in this particular way. May the Lord bless your reading of the Word!
What does this psalm tell you about…
- who God is in the psalm?
- how God views our world?
- how God is active in our world and in our individual lives?
Does this psalm help you to pray…
- over the daily news?
- for yourself, your family and friends, those for whom your intercession is requested?
Does this psalm…
- challenge your complacency?
- address your anxiety?
- change your mind or your feelings about anything?
Alternative translation of Psalm 19
From Psalter for Christian Worship, Revised Edition (ed. Michael Morgan)
The heav’ns unfold Your glory, Lord, In ev’ry realm of space,
The outmost bounds of all that is
Resound Your wondrous grace.
Succeeding days to day confess, And nights to night record
In words beyond our sense to hear
The greatness of the Lord.
The earth’s imagined cornerstones
Acclaim with joy their Source,
Who sets the gleaming stars ablaze,
And gives the sun its course.
In ev’ry place within the sphere
Your craft is ever found;
Majestic mountains, seas, and skies
With ordered might resound.
Your Word is sure and perfect still,
A source of light and life;
Your Law is right and reason-filled,
Your peace, the end of strife.
Your everlasting truth and love
Can scarce be fully told;
More sweet than honey from the comb,
More precious yet than gold.
You know the secrets of our hearts,
But deign to love us here;
Preserved from pride and self-conceit,
We meet You without fear.
May all the words our tongues shall speak And all our thoughts in store
Find grace with You, Redeemer, Rock,
Now and for evermore.