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July 5th, 2022

Dear Friends,

What a joy it’s been to welcome our new bridge interim John Winings this past week and to return to a little more normalcy!
This Sunday, July 10th, we’ll hold a congregational meeting to take care of – wait for it – non-transitional, regular, normal business of the church when we receive the 2021 Annual Report and vote to seat the Officer Nominating Committee. This is the team who will recruit new elders and deacons.
Another normal function of the church is also underway. Our communications team is working hard to reach out to every household of the church to update our database and prepare to print a new church directory which will include individual’s cell phone numbers and emails. Please return any calls, texts or emails from this hard-working crew so we can expedite our database and directory upgrade.  Also, Brad, our communications director, has been making some sleek updates to our website. Take a few minutes to note the very welcome sprucing up he’s done.

To keep you checking this newsletter, I can spill the beans (or the tea, depending on your generation) and tell you that soon after July 4th the Christian Education team will announce an exciting new roll-out idea for 2022-2023!

In anticipation of all God has in store for us!
Congregational Meeting July 10th at 9:45am
A congregational meeting will be held Sunday, July 10th for the purpose of acting on the recommended slate of people to serve on the Officer Nominating Committee (ONC) inclusive of Carolyn Harmon, Kathy Vaughan, Maggie Freeman, Rob Edmonson, Stephanie Smith, Erika Thomas, Sarah Winbourne, and Madalyn Land. Additionally, the 2021 Annual Report will be reviewed. Plan now to join us for this congregational meeting on Sunday, July 10th at 9:45am in the sanctuary.

Please note that the meeting is before service starts.

A Warm Welcome
Please join our reception for the Winings family immediately following worship on July 10th in Clark Hall.
Watch this newsletter for more information on the church-wide read though of the Gospel of Matthew during the 2022-2023 year.

This week at FPC 
Sun, July 10th  
9:00 am Summer Sunday School (Library)
Dudley Class (Dudley Room)
9:45 am Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary)
10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship (Sanctuary)
11:00 am  Welcome Reception for Winings family (Clark Hall)
Summer Office Hours through September 2nd

 Monday - Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - noon

Please plan to conclude church business prior to noon on Fridays this summer. On Friday, September 9th, we return to 8:30 am to 4:30 pm workday each day of the week.

Summer Worship Schedule through July 31st
Our summer combined 10:00 am worship schedule will continue through July 31st. Adult Sunday school will meet at 9:00 am. Join our convivial lemonade fellowship time in the Memory Garden which immediately follows worship. On August 7th, our two services schedule will return with children's and adult Sunday school being held between the services.
The Dudley Class (Dudley Room) and Summer Sunday School (Library) meet at 9:00am.
Summer Sunday School (SSS)  at 9:00 am in Library for Teens and Adults
We’re starting a new N. T. Wright study called The New Testament You Never Knew. Going behind the scenes of familiar biblical stories, we’ll journey into the meaning of the parables and miracles, the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection, the expansion of the early church and the transforming mission of Christ.  Each class will feature a video discussion starter and a different discussion facilitator. The classes are open for all youth (6th grade and up) and adults. Join us!

Music Preview for this Sunday’s 10 AM Worship Service- July 10th, 2022

This Sunday, Perry Morrison will be singing text from Psalm 148 to the music of Franz Joseph Haydn’s hymn-tune “Austria.” Other music will include a  modern piano arrangement of “Open The Eyes of My Heart” by Keveren. We will plan to sing “Open The Eyes Of My Heart” and “God Of Grace And God Of Glory.”  The service will conclude with a baroque tinged piece by Paul Manz. Please don’t forget our hymn-sing at the beginning of the service!

Please subscribe and watch Robert's Hymn of the Week on YouTube
Each week our Director of Music Robert Morehead will feature a hymn selection from our Glory to God Hymnal. Robert will provide some history and background about each selection and sing it playing the organ here at First Presbyterian.
This week’s Hymn of the Week is : Thy Word.
Current Covid Protocols
We respect that masks are a personal choice, therefore an individual decision.
We are thankful for all who volunteer at FPC!!

1 Peter 4:10  Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
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