The Newsletter

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

September 2016

From David's Desk

The lectionary gospel passage for Sept. 4 is Luke 14:25-33; it’s one of those difficult passages about hating your mother and father in order to be a disciple. Part of what’s going on here is hyperbole, but it’s also a challenge for us to consider how our relationships reflect the faith we’ve been given in God’s grace. Does our family function according to the love and grace of Christ? There’s more to repentance and salvation than being made right with the Lord, they must be lived out among other people, and Christ is our only true example of righteous living. Christ showed His authority by His willingness to endure the cross on our behalf. Christ did not rest in His place as the Son of God; Jesus made Himself known to us in what He was willing to give up on our behalf. This is the life into which we are called as Christians, every relationship is transformed into ones based in love and sacrifice; we show our willingness to take on the task of discipleship when we live out this transformation even among our families.

Yours in Christ,


Prayer List

Please keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers: Alice Campbell, Billie Galloway, Liz Jacobs, and Jean Webster.

Our Deepest Sympathies

Warren Mitchell, Eliot’s father, died on August 25 after suffering a stroke. Mr. Mitchell, who lived in Cleveland, TN, was 89 years old. Please keep the Mitchell family in your prayers.

Prebyterian Women

The tentative plans for a yard sale at the church on October 8 have been changed; the PW is considering other options for fund raiser, and there will not be a sale.

The September Birthday Outing will be on the 14th at 11:30 at Olive Garden to celebrate Polly Boone’s and Doris Prince’s birthdays. Our regular meeting will be on September 26 at 1pm; all women of the church are invited.

Guess Who

August's "Guess Who?" - Louisa Claire "Lucy" Allen

September's "Guess Who?"

  • My birthday is this month.
  • Hearing is a high-tech endeavor for me.
  • Doughnuts make the world go around (at least the adult Sunday School class part of the world).
  • I run with a pretty rough crowd of ne’er-do-wells and scallywags known as the PW.
  • My name brings to mind Tom Sawyer and a pioneer.