The Newsletter

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

October 2014

From David's Desk

You walk into a room and stand inside the door trying to remember what you came in to get. I know for a fact that most of us have done this; it’s not an age thing (even though we notice it more as we get older), it’s about being distracted. In our attempts to be efficient and our desire to prepare for the future we scatter our brains and we do little of either. Y’all may have heard me say that multi-tasking is doing two jobs poorly; we think we are saving time, but I bet if you put a watch to it you will find just the opposite. I’m trying to do one thing at a time, paying attention and being methodical. Do I succeed? No, but when I find my mind drifting I try to bring it back into focus; it’s a work in progress. In the second chapter of Philippians we are told to “have the same mind” as Jesus; I think one of the meanings of this is that we are to have the same focus that Jesus did – other people. So much of what we do is directed to ourselves, and if you look out at a congregation of folks who are thinking only of themselves it’s a pretty scattered bunch. Part of having the same mind is coming together for a communal purpose – trying to follow Christ; if we are thinking only ourselves it can’t happen. Many of us bemoan the selfishness of our culture, but that sounds hollow when so many of us can’t even join together to try and understand what the mind of Christ would have us do together. I hope to see more of you in Worship so that we can be a little less scattered and work toward some focus as Christ’s body.

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.

In Memory and Honor of Hannah Crews

As most of you know, Mark and Michele Kosiba's granddaughter, Hannah Crews went to Heaven in February. To honor Hannah's spirit of caring for others, the family is asking for donations that will be used to make blessing bags for the homeless population in Nashville. They distributed nineteen bags last week to celebrate what would've been Hannah’s nineteenth birthday. The bags contain toiletry items, non perishable foods and a note.

For the upcoming winter season we are hoping to reach many more people and include needed items such as hats and gloves. The approximate cost will be between 15 and 20 dollars per bag. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. The link for the GoFundMe account is: http://www.gofundme.com/emrkaw. In addition to monetary support non-perishable food items such as cheese and crackers, peanut butter and crackers, chicken salad and cracker combo packs, slim jims, protein bars and other forms of protein along with new gloves, hats and socks would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your support, Marc and Michelle

PW News

  • The PW Birthday Outing this month is on October 8th; we will meet at Cracker Barrel at 11:30.
  • October 11th is our annual Flea Market from 8:00 until 4:00; 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 9th, 12:00-5:00 and October 10th, 10:00-4:00; we need good, clean and sellable items (please, no clothing). If you need to deliver items earlier in the week call David at the church. We need folks to help price and arrange sale items (especially on Friday) and to help during the Sale on Saturday, if you are able to help contact Norma Hicks at 615-545-9330. If you would like to rent a booth, contact Phyllis Anderson at 615-517-0623.

Guess Who

September's "Guess Who?" – Doris Prince

October's "Guess Who?"

  • My birthday is this month.
  • You might not believe I was a cheerleader in school since now I can ease into a room without a sound.
  • I love little children.
  • Frankie and I share maiden names.
  • Cows are OK, but…
  • Good Lord, look at the blonds and redheads.