The Newsletter

The monthly newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill, Tennessee.

September 2014

From David's Desk

I want to welcome Carol Jack into our church family; Carol has worshiped with us for a long time and decided to formalize her relationship on July 6th. It is a good thing for us to receive members, not because of our numbers, but because of what new members bring to us through their gifts and how their joining causes us to think about our own membership in Christ’s body. Even though Presbyterians don’t re-baptize new members we do encourage them to remember and reaffirm the vows from their own baptism; even if the vows were made on their behalf as infants. This reflection is not only for folks coming to join us; we all are expected to think about our baptism and how we are a family of baptized people. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to our newest member, but also take the time to think how our own baptism shows that God’s grace is given to us in the face of our need and equips us to be disciples and brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ. I want to thank the congregation for your response to the special offering for the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program; we received and passed along $1106.

Yours in Christ,

David

Prayer List

Please keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers: Billie Galloway, Liz Jacobs, Margarette Marsden, Juanita Roberts, Frankie Sims, Jim Victory, and Jean Webster.

Please keep Jean Carlisle, Doris Prince’s sister, in your prayers; Jean suffered a stroke, and though doing better than expected, faces a long rehab.

Our Deepest Sympathies

Helen Wade died on August 4th after a long decline in her health. Helen is survived by her daughter Kathi Yasko and son David, a member of our church family. Please keep David and his family in your prayers.

PW News

The next couple of months have a lot going on for the PW, and we encourage all women of the church to take part.

  • September begins a new year in our Bible study; on Sept. 22nd is the first lesson of “Reconciling Paul” called “The Promise and Problem of Paul. The PW meets on the 4th Monday of the month for Study and fellowship and all women are invited to join us.
  • The Birthday Outing is on Sept. 10th, the place will be announced.
  • The September Bake Sale is on the 14th; we ask that you drop off donations of baked goods on Saturday the 13th so that they can be priced. Proceeds from the Bake Sale support our Worship time nursery worker.
  • We are looking ahead to October 11th for our annual Flea Market; the PW has hosted this event for the last several years and has used the proceeds from booth rental and their own sale around the church. Donations for the PW sale will be received on October 9, 10, and 11 at the church. Please, be objective when you think about your donations; we need good, clean and sellable items (please, no clothing). If you would like to rent a booth, they will be $25 this year and can be reserved by contacting Phyllis Anderson. Many thanks to the congregation for your support of the Presbyterian Women and our work for the church.

Guess Who

August's "Guess Who?" – Kirstin Agent

September's "Guess Who?"

  • My birthday is this month.
  • Ok, my name is kind of oxymoronic (No, that doesn’t mean getting stupid from breathing. – D).
  • I’ve been up and down the road from Spring Hill to Kentucky lately.
  • I’m an avid reader and have loaned out so many books that I have lost track of them (I’ll get it back – D).
  • You know, David is running out of funny clues; I think he’s losing his touch (Oh well, que sera, sera – D).