The Newsletter

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

March 2016

From David's Desk

The presidential campaigns are capturing the imagination of most of the country with unlikely candidates doing well and “establishment” ones feeling the heat if not bailing out all together. Voter anger, unsubstantiated allegations, and outrageous promises are all on the topics of news broadcasts and talk shows and comedy routines. With all of this going on and “Super Tuesday” coming up the focus of the month of March seems on the names of Trump and Clinton and Sanders and Cruz and Rubio (there are others but I can’t remember their names). It seems at this point that the single most important name is being drowned out by all of the political hoopla – Jesus. All the promises and claims of what the candidates will do for us pale in the face of the event we will celebrate this month – our true hope lies only in the promise of Easter.

Though the resurrection of Jesus Christ proclaims that there is life after death, it is much more than that – it is a call to we who would claim to be Christians to take up the way of Jesus. The powers of hatred and oppression and death must be exposed, and we must do so armed only with the Word of God. The resurrection tells us that the victory already belongs to the Lord, and that the faith of Jesus Christ assures us that victory is ours as well. Christ is alive, and in Him we are freed to live as His people.

Please check out the Mission Flyer on page three; Brenda Hogan put together a great resource so that our church family can see the areas where we are reaching out and planning to do more in Christ’s name. This is how we will live as Easter people; this is how we show the true power of our faith.

Yours in Christ,

David

PW News

The PW will celebrate two birthdays during their outing on March 9; Gretchen Crawford and Frankie Sawyer were March babies. Meet at the church at 11:00 and carpool to Henpeck Market.

The regular PW meeting and Bible Study will be at 1pm on March 28 taught by Phyllis Anderson; all the women of the church are invited and encouraged to join with us.

The Bake Sale has been postponed until April 10; drop-off will be on April 9, 1:00 -3:00.

Baby Shower

On March 13 following Worship a shower and luncheon for Jenny Sukut will be held in Fellowship Hall. Diapers and gender-neutral clothing would be appreciated. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board to help with food.

Prayer List

Please keep our shut-ins in your prayers: Alice Campbell, Billie Galloway, Liz Jacobs, Juanita Roberts, Jim Victory, and Jean Webster. Keep Marnie Pewitt in your prayers; Marnie has had a real tough time with chemo and complications.

Holy Week

Please join the church family in celebrating the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ:

March 20 is Palm Sunday; we will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.

March 25 is Good Friday; we will remember Jesus’ final hours in our Tenebrae Service.

On the evening of March 26 we will decorate the Christ cross in the church yard with lilies.

March 27 is Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the resurrection of Christ with a 6:30 Sunrise Service at our church (no meal), and during our 11:00 service with the Lord’s Supper.

Egg Hunt

At 1pm on March 19 there will be an egg hunt at the church we will have snacks, games, and activities, and an egg hunt. The Easter bunny will be there for pictures. We need small individual candies and treats for the eggs. And if anyone can help with the event, please let me know. Thank you, Anna Johnson

Fun and Play School Openings

With graduations there are several openings in both classes of the Fun and Play School for the 2016-2017 school year. The classes are Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday. Students need to be 3 years old and potty trained.

Guess Who

February's "Guess Who?" - Evelyn Stitt

March's "Guess Who?"

  • OK, I’ve run out of room, so one clue: Cows and tractors are now second fiddle to 2 grand boys.