Weekly Update



Topsail Presbyterian Church


Topsail Presbyterian Church Update

February 18, 2015



The Weekly Update is published to foster growth in faith, fellowship and service among the

Topsail Presbyterian Church’s members and friends.


Worship News

Communion at Home: Our session is offering to serve communion at home to anyone who is unable to join us in the sanctuary.  We also visit nursing homes and care facilities.  Please let us know of anyone who would like to take part in this special service.  Call the church office at 270-2312 or e-mail julie@topsailpres.org to be placed on the list.

Televised Services:  Services from Topsail Presbyterian Church are broadcast on Charter cable channel 190 at 11:00 on Sunday mornings.  (The broadcasts are of the service from the previous week.)

Youth and Kids Club


Kids Club Calendar

Kid’s Club is for children ages 4 to 5th grade.  Dinner will be provided.   Join us for Bible stories, crafts, games, fun, and food every Sunday evening.



2/22- Kid’s Club meets at fellowshiphall at 5pm


3/1- Kid’s Club meets at fellowship hall at 5pm

3/8- Kid’s Club meets at fellowship hall at 5pm

3/15- Kid’s Club meets at fellowship hall at 5pm

3/22- Easter Egg Hunt and Crafts at 3pm

3/29- Spring Break – No Youth or Kid’s Club


4/5-Happy Easter – No Youth or Kid’s Club

4/12- Kid’s Club meets at fellowship hall at 5pm

4/19- Kid’s Club meets at fellowship hall at 5pm

4/25- Islands Tacos and Defy Gravity Family Night – meet at 4pm at church


5/3- TPC Adult v. Youth Kickball Tournament at Kiwanis Park at 6pm

5/10- Happy Mother’s Day – No Youth or Kid’s Club


Youth Group

Youth group for ages 5th grade through 12th grade meets Sunday evenings.



2/22- Youth meet at fellowship hall at 6pm (10 pts.)



3/1- Youth meet at fellowship hall at 3pm (20pts.)

3/8- Youth meet at fellowship hall at 6pm (10 pts.)

3/14-3/15- Middle School Retreat at Camp Kirkwood

3/15- High School Youth meet at fellowship hall at 6pm (10 pts)

3/22- Easter Egg Hunt and Crafts at 3pm (20pts.)

3/28- Activate Tour in Myrtle Beach 7pm

3/29- Spring Break – No Youth or Kid’s Club


4/5-Happy Easter – No Youth or Kid’s Club

4/12- Youth meet at fellowship hall at 3pm (20pts.)

4/19- Youth meet at fellowship hall at 6pm (10 pts.)

4/25- Islands Tacos and Defy Gravity Family Night – meet at 4pm at church (5pts.)


5/3- TPC Adult v. Youth Kickball

Tournament at Kiwanis Park at 6pm (5pts.)

5/10- Happy Mother’s Day – No Youth or Kid’s Club

5/16- Beach Blast Concert in Myrtle Beach (5pts.)




Music Notes

Welcome to February.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this cold weather.  It’s time for it to start warming up again, back to short sleeve weather, bright green grass and colorful flowers.

February is a transition month here at church.  We finish up the season of Epiphany and enter into the season of Lent.  Our Lenten observances will begin with our Ash Wednesday service on February 18th at 7pm.  Come be a part of this meaningful service.

The choir back working hard on the music from now until Easter.  We have many new pieces to learn that hopefully will enhance your worship experience.  We can always use more singers, so don’t hesitate to come join us at 7pm on Wednesday nights.  We have a great time full of laughter and great music making.  Come make a joyful noise to the Lord.

The Handbell Choir also has some openings.  We would love for you to come ring with us on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7pm.  You will hear the choir during the 10:30 service on February 22nd and then again on Palm Sunday.





Presbyterian Women


Presbyterian Women's Circle: The Circle meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 in the youth building.    The Bible studyfor this year is "The Reconciliation of Paul."  There will be a Bible lesson, snack, coffee and plenty of fellowship. All ladies of the church are invited to attend.

MUNCH  (formerly BackPack Meals):  Don't forget this project of the PW.  Bring small containers of food, cereal, juice, etc. and leave them in the basket in the gathering room.

BackPack Meals are in need of cereal in 10 – 18 oz boxes, peanut butter, and fruit juice.


Men’s Fellowship

Men's Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 at various restaurants in the area. All men of the church are invited to attend.

Come join us to MEET, EAT AND FELLOWSHIP .   Watch the Sunday bulletins to see where we will be next.


Feb. 18   PT's Grill

Feb. 25   Riverview, Sneads Ferry

Remember in Prayer

Please remember these in need of prayer, calls, cards and visits.

Champions:   Anne Robinson, 1007 Porter’s Neck Rd., Room 303

                         Wilmington, NC, 28411, Telephone 686-8369




Jay Heidel

Peggy Boe

Bill Smith

Jeannie Rice

Peggy Lewis

Nick Ferrante

Katherine Rochelle

Joan Carpenter

Ann English

Bruce Nott

Mary Ann Matherly

Emil Ruegner

Jaysha Herring

Tom Beale

Amanda Flick

Matthew Thomas


Family and Friends:

Jay Moore, nephew of Betty Anzalone

Melba Neville, Tom Getz’s future mother-in-law

Sandy Bigford, niece of Dennis Woodcock

Clint Price, friend of Sue Newton

Arlene Smith, cousin of Jeannine Smith

Budd Dingwall, friend of the Lowells

Bill Calkins, friend of Carla Strickland

Melody Wilson, sister of Cindy Parker

Tom McGannon, friend of Wiley and Donna Lewis

 The family of Burke Ritchie upon his death.(cousin of Carla Strickland)

John Jefferies, father of Diane Rand

Mike Prince, brother-in-law of Susan York




New Members:  Anyone wishing to join our fellowship at Topsail Presbyterian Church is invited to meet with Rev. Owen Carriker following the service or to phone him at his office during the week at 821-1434.

Sanctuary Class: The Sanctuary Sunday School Class is currently studying, “Feasting on the Word.”  This innovative curriculum will use the lectionary passages (scriptures Owen uses for his sermon) as the scripture basis for each week’s study.  The curriculum focuses on three themes:  What do we need to know about the scripture?  What does it say about God?  How does it relate to our lives?  Come join us each Sunday in the Sanctuary at 9:15 as we “Feast on the Word.”

The Fellowship Class:  The Fellowship class is continuing The Present Word series. Winter Quarter focuses on Acts of Worship:  February, Stewardship.  Join us in this study of practicing our faith and strengthening our relationship with God and others.  Join us as we learn and grow in the Word.

Young Adult Class meets in the gathering room to discuss current topics as related to the Bible.  Pastor Owen teaches this class.  Infants are welcome.

Fellowship Committee is looking for some new input and additional ideas for our Fellowship Committee.  We need YOU!  Join us on February 8 immediately after the 10:30 service for a meeting about our goals and plans for 2015 in the Gathering Place.

A 6 week Lenten Bible Study, “Pauses On the Journey” will begin on Tuesday, February 10th. This class is offered at 10:00 am or 7:00pm. We will explore the journey of Jesus on the road to Jerusalem.

The Presbyterian Women are sponsoring a quilt raffle to benefit the Youth’s summer mission trip. The oversized, twin quilt was hand made by Janet Fisher. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held at the Easter Sunrise breakfast. Please see one of youth to purchase you ticket now.

Income Taxes:  Any individual wishing to have his/her taxes prepared for free can access a free tax service provided by AARP.  Taxes will be done on Mondays and Wednesdays in February from *1:30-5:30 in the fellowship hall.  It is first come/first served.  You do not need to be a senior citizen to use this service.  They do not prepare military or business taxes. (*Note the time change.)

Flowers:  If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary in 2015, please sign up on the flower chart in the overflow room. We have the following dates open: 3/29, 8/30, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 and 11/29.

Communion Set-up for 2015:  Please sign up in the overflow room of fellowship hall if you would be willing to set up communion for 1 month next year.

Time and Talent Survey: We would like everyone to complete the Time and Talent Survey that was emailed on Jan. 27. We have placed some copies in the Narthex if you need one. Please return completed forms to the tray in the Narthex.


This Week's Schedule





8:15 AM

 9:15 AM

10:30 AM

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Early Worship

Sunday School

Worship Service

Kids Club

Youth Meeting  



9:00 AM

1:30 PM

8:00 PM



Tax Preparation





9:00 AM

10:00 AM

7:00 PM



Bible Study

Bible Study




9:00 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

6:15 PM

7:00 PM



Men’s Lunch, Riverview Café

Tax Preparation

Daisy Scouts






9:00 AM

5:30 PM

7:00 PM

    8:00 PM


Band Practice

Women’s Bible Study







For News from the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina,  click here to visit our Presbytery’s website:  www.presbycc.org


Presbyterian Counseling Center

Bruce Garris holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UNC-Pembroke and is completing requirements for Dialectical Behavioral Training Intensive Team Certification.

Bruce will see clients in the Wallace, Shallotte, and  Hampstead satellite offices as well as our main office in Wilmington.

Call 452-7370, and visit the Center: www.presbyteriancounselingcenter.org

and www.smhealing.org


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