Weekly Grapevine – April 7, 2019

05-04-2019 16:04

TODAY – APRIL 7, 2019

Head Usher: Peter Pequeno

Side Usher: Jason Pflug

Children’s Church Teachers: Skyler and Nicole Harrison


Sun, Apr 7

9:45 am – Sunday School – Adult & Children

11:00 am –Worship/Children’s Church

4:00 pm – Crochet/Knit Group

5:30 pm – Beacons in Lighthouse

Mon, Apr 8 

8:15 am – First Steps Program

7:00 pm – Homeschool Mom Workshop

Tues, Apr 9

6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop

8:00 pm – NA Meeting

Wed, Apr 10

Weekly Grapevine Items Due

8:15 am – First Steps Program

8:15 am – Women’s Bible Study

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Apr 11

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Bible Study

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends

7:00 pm – AA Group/Scout Hut

Fri, Apr 12

8:15 am – First Steps Program

Sat, Apr 13

8:00 am – Surry Quilters’ Workshop



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

Friends of our Church Family: Ron Cocca, Claire Hill Collins, 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.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to receive the Online Grapevine so you can receive all the latest announcements. If you are not on social media, please be sure Lynn has your current email address!

The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory and thanksgiving for the life of Rose Tilley Moody on her birthday, April 16th, by her family.

Beacons (6th-12th grade): Will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Lighthouse.

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 14th- Palm Sunday; April 21st- Easter, Luke 24:1-12

Bible Dedication in Honor of Shasta Brown: 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. Today, we 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)

Crochet/Knit Group: Will meet at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon in the Fellowship Hall. If you enjoy doing either and would like to join us, we’d love to have you! Beginners are welcome.

Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study: Will be held on Thursday, April 11th, at 8:00 a.m. at Pages. Join us for a great discussion and a hot cup of coffee!

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!

Women’s Bible Study: Several young women meet at our church each Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:15 to fellowship together and study scripture. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Elizabeth at: 610-715-3688

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.

Would you like to be a part of the conversation about the future of Youth Ministry at FPCMA? Are you interested in dreaming about how we can draw on the strengths of our small church to craft a vibrant ministry to our youth? If so, please join a group of parents who have had, do have, or will have middle and high school students in reading and discussing Sticky Faith. This book will help us to identify the relationships and best practices in youth ministries, churches, and families that can help set students on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service. Sticky Faith gives parents and leaders both a theological/philosophical framework and a host of practical relationship and programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers. If you are interested, please email Griff at griff@fpcma.com.

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.


Offering for Hunger and Hope: Our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings will be received today during worship. The foods for the month of April are: Dried Beans and Canned Vegetables.

Friends Feeding Friends: Will be held at First Baptist Church on Thursday, April 11th, at 5:00 p.m. Sign up on the board in the upstairs foyer if you’d like to assist.

Meals On Wheels Drivers Needed: To deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Mount Airy area. For more information, please contact Susan Lawrence at 336.786.6155, ext. 233.

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.


Birthdays: 4/8: Keegan Fowler; 4/9: Kelly Merritt; 4/12: Alex Bowers, Carolyn Robertson

Anniversaries: 4/7: Wayne and Joy Barlow; 4/8: Bob and Terri Keck; 4/10: Van and Jenny Cooke, Felton and Joan Godwin; 4/12: Gene and Peggy Rees



April 21st

10:00 a.m.

We will flower the cross. Please bring fresh flowers. There will be no Sunday School, afternoon or evening activities. One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received.