Weekly Grapevine – March 31, 2019

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TODAY – MARCH 31, 2019

Head Usher: Will Sheppard

Side Usher: Mike Beal

Children’s Church Teachers: Libby Pell and Peggy Rees


Sun, Mar 31

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

Mon, Apr 1

8:15 am – First Steps Program

6:00 pm – Session Meeting

Tues, Apr 2

10:00 am – Circle 1

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Apr 3

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

8:15 am – First Steps Program

6:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper/ Lent Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Apr 4

10:00 am – Bible Study Fellowship

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

Fri, Apr 5

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Sat, Apr 6

8:30 am – Spring Clean-Up Day



Our Church Family: Rick, Sara and Oren Bailey, Ilene Boyles, Bobbie Lane, Wayne Lowe, Mike and Debra Shelton, Janice Younger

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Lila Davidson, Jeanette Hamlin, Kristin Leathers, Ed and Sandy Nester, Martha Robertson, Ron Spivey, Jody Yaeger

If you wish to add anyone to the prayer or praise list, please do so by using one of the blue cards found in the backs of the pews (chairs in the Koinonia Room) and either drop them in the offering plate or place them on the board outside the church office.


Are you visiting with us? If so, we are glad to have you! A couple of things you may inquire about: 1) Restrooms are located in the upstairs foyer and hallway. 2) Nursery is available to children birth-2 that lasts the entire length of worship. Children age 3-Kindergarten can stay in worship for the Children’s sermon and then have the option of going to Children’s Church. If you have further questions, please see one of our ushers.

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Beacons (6th-12th grade): Will not meet this evening.

Children’s Church: If you are willing to assist in Children’s Church on any Sunday in the month of April, please contact Loida Slate at loida@fpcma.com.

Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: Sermon texts for upcoming Sundays: This spring our sermon text will be from the Gospel of Luke. During Lent, Luke focuses on Jesus and His Mission. I would encourage you to read Luke 9-19. April 7 – Jesus Teaches about Wealth, Possessions, Generosity, Luke 16: 18-30. April 14th- Palm Sunday; April 21st- Easter, Luke 24:1-12

Circle 1: Will meet on Tuesday, April 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. in the Card Room at Ridgecrest Retirement Community.

Spring Clean-Up Day: Saturday, April 6th, 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon. We will be sprucing up the church grounds in preparation for Easter. We will be mulching both playgrounds, cleaning the gutters at the Scout Hut, removing dead bushes and cleaning around the Lighthouse. See Mike Branch if you wish to help.

Bible Dedication in Honor of Shasta Brown on April 7th: Many of us are marking the return of Spring this year by remembering the last season of Shasta’s life last spring as she battled cancer. On April 7th, we will dedicate new pew bibles in gratitude for her life and her ministry among us from 2001-2018. In her life and ministry she gave witness to the prayer of the psalmist, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (119:105)

It’s that time again! We’ll be having the Children’s Easter Party on Saturday, April 20th at 3:00 p.m. We are in need of individually wrapped candy and plastic Easter eggs. If you’re willing to help us with this effort, you may drop them off in the bins outside of Loida’s office door. Thanks so much!

Walk through the Bible Sunday School Class: Join us each week from 9:45 to 10:45 each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. The class combines discussion, cool videos and reading the Bible in small groups. Childcare is available. Griff is teaching this class.

Preschool Sunday School: If you would be willing to teach or assist with the 3 to 5 year old class beginning the month of April, please contact Loida Slate at loida@fpcma.com. Sunday School is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

Wednesday Night Suppers During Lent: Dinner starts at 6:00 and we will conclude by 7:30. Dinner costs $7 per adult and $5 per child (with a cap of $25 per family). Please RSVP by Tuesday of each week using the link, (https://tinyurl.com/y3eru55d) or calling the church office, 336-786-2803 prior to the dinner on Wednesday. If you’d like to read the book along with our study, check out The Meal Jesus Gave us by Tom Wright.


Friends Feeding Friends: Will be held at First Baptist Church on Thursday, April 4th, at 5:00 p.m. Sign up on the board in the upstairs foyer if you’d like to assist.

American Red Cross Blood Drive: Will be held on Monday, April 1st, from 1:30 until 6:00 p.m. at the Chapter Building, 844 Westlake Drive in Mount Airy. Please help them save lives by giving blood.

Scarves Around Surry: We are continuing to collect scarves, yarn, and donations. Boxes are located in the upstairs foyer at the church. You can sponsor a scarf for $5. Contact Beth Pequeno at 336.756.1879 or beth.pequeno@gmail.com for more information.


The rose in the sanctuary is in honor of Logan Kalani Monte who was born on March 26, 2019. His parents are Leslie East and Matthew Monte. Grandparents are Laura and Tim East and great-grandmother is Barbara Lane.

Birthdays: 3/31: Finn Ballentine, Miles Ballentine; 4/1: Lauren-Maree McPhail; 4/2: David Dixon, Mary Kilby; 4/3: Amy Heath, Madison Lewis Short; 4/4: Alexander Merritt, Claire Merritt

Anniversaries: 4/3: Dan and Cathy Harrison; 4/5: Bud and Mary Kilby

Special Lenten Services

Maundy Thursday: April 18: Worship with Lord’s Supper at 7:00
Good Friday: April 19: Service of Tenebrae at 7:00
Holy Saturday: April 20: Noonday Prayer at 11:45
Wednesday Night Supper: March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10
Holy Week Noontime Prayer Services: April 15, 16, 17, 18