Topsail Presbyterian Church Update
March 11, 2014
The Weekly Update is published to foster growth in faith, fellowship and service among the
Topsail Presbyterian Church’s members and friends.
Note change: Sunday school information is now posted on the Christian Education Page.
RADIUS and Kids Club
Kid’s Club will meet every Sunday evening from 6pm to 7:30pm. 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 at 6pm in the fellowship hall.
RADIUS, for ages 5th grade through 12th, meets in the Youth Building at 6:00 on Sunday evenings.
If you have been in the sanctuary, you will see that the new hymnals have been put in the pew racks. Take time on Sunday to look through the new hymnal. You will see many of your old favorites, including some from the old maroon hymnal we used until the early 90′s.
We have all the blue hymnals in a safe place. If you gave money to dedicate one of the hymnals in honor or memory of your loved ones and would like that hymnal or hymnals, let me know. I will find those hymnals for you and get them to you. Likewise if anyone would like a copy of the blue hymnal, just let me know after service on Sunday and I’ll get you one. I myself collect hymnals. It is a great way to see how the hymns have changed, and how some have remained the same over the years. I grew up with the maroon hymnal. ”Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” is #21 in that hymnal. It’s amazing the things we remember. Now if I can just remember that “Here I Am, Lord” is no longer #525 and “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” is no longer #377, I’ll be doing well.
Presbyterian Women’s Circle: The Circle meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 in the youth building. Next meeting will be March 5th.
PW Game Day is March 25th at 10:00. Tickets are $12.00 and are available from Carla Strickland.
BackPack Meals: Don’t forget this project of the PW. Bring small containers of food, cereal, juice, etc. and leave it in the basket in the gathering room.
BackPack Meals are in need of cereal, peanut butter, and fruit juice.
Men’s Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 at various restaurants in the area. During the summer, we will meet only 1 time per month.
Come join us to MEET, EAT AND FELLOWSHIP . Watch the weekly bulletins to see where we will be next.
March 12 Englese’s, Hampstead
March 19 2 Guys Grill, Porters Neck
March 24 Riverview, Sneads Ferry (last chance for oysters)
March 16, 2014
The flowers on our altar this morning are given to the glory of God by the Judith Scott in memory of loved ones.
Nursery, staffed by a trained staff person, is provided for our worship service for children ages 2 and younger. The nursery is located in the hall directly behind the chancel area. Children’s Church is offered for children ages 3-years old through 1st grade following the Children’s Sermon.
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 270-2312.
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 continues The Present Word Series with “Jesus’ Fulfillment of Scripture”- connections between Jesus and the Hebrew Scriptures from the reign of David, what the prophets foretold, and Jesus’ use of those Scriptures in his own teaching. Join us as we seek to learn and grow in our understanding of 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.
Remember in Prayer
Please remember these in need of prayer, calls, cards and visits.
Champions: Elinor Rhea, 1007 Porter’s Neck Rd., Room 234
Wilmington, NC 28411, Telephone (910) 681-3477
Anne Robinson, 107 Porter’s Neck Rd., Room 303
Wilmington, NC, 28411
Mary Frances Spruill
Family and Friends:
|Buzz Cherry, friend of Wiley and Donna Lewis
Bobbi Misenheimer, friend of Andee Woodcock
Allison Nardi, daughter of Ruth Best
Cristi Pollock, friend of Bob Norem and Donna Kraynick
Ann Blizzard, mother of LaRita Brown
Shawn Consey and the 1/9 Marines in Afghanistan
Danny Howard, brother of Cathy Padgett
Elvie Short, friend of Donna Lewis
Joyce Walker, friend of Jennifer Schwarz
Kathleen Griggs, friend of the Woodcocks
Joan Boyer, friend of Carla Strickland
Bible Study, The Challenge of Jesus by N. T. Wright, is being held on Tuesdays at 10:00AM and 7:00PM in the youth building.
On-line Giving is now available on our website: www.topsailpc.org. Click the “Give” tab. You can use the QR code on the back of this bulletin to access the website.
Ushers Needed for 2014: Please sign up in the overflow room to serve as an usher this year. It would be helpful if you could sign up for an entire month.
Preschool News: We currently have openings in the 4 year old class. Please spread the word. Also, Preschool Registration for next school year is open now. Spaces remain in the 18-month and the 4-year old classes. Call Hope Mintz at 270-2315.
Volunteers are still needed for Children’s Church!! Please sign up outside Jenna’s office.
PW Game Day: You may now purchase tickets to the PW Game Day on March 25th at 10:00. Tickets are $12.00 and are available from Carla Strickland.
Presbyterian Men’s Lunch Bunch meets every Wednesday at 12:30 for lunch at area restaurants. This week they will meet at 2 Guys Grill in Porters Neck. All men are invited to attend.
Help! Help! Help! We need volunteers to help lead children’s church, assist in the youth Sunday school class, and provide Sunday evening fellowship dinner for RADIUS and Kid’s Club. Please sign up on the bulletin board outside of Jenna’s office.
Many of our Sunday School teachers have been teaching for over a year – it is time to give them a break! If you are interested in teaching a preschool, elementary, or youth Sunday School class please see Jenna Carriker.
Although VBS is a few months away we are ready to start planning and preparing. If you are interested in helping with VBS this year please attend the Christian Education Meeting on 3/17 at 7pm.
This Week’s Calendar
RADIUS and Kids’ Club
Men’s Lunch–2 Guys Grill
|Men’s Tony Dungy Study
|Elder of the Month||
|Ushers|| Janet & Bob Fisher
Dennis & Andee Woodcock
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Do you find yourself avoiding addressing problems? Have you ignored a problem for so long it has begun to feel overwhelming and unmanageable? Is it your belief that in time a problem will simply work itself out or if you just stop dwelling on it, it will go away?
The inability to face problems and work to resolve them can be due to many causes. Fear of conflict is quite common. Feeling of insecurity or inadequacy, lack of knowledge on how to address the issue and even depression can be reasons for avoidance.
Regardless of the nature of the problem, most likely it will only get worse if not dealt with. It has been aptly named “sweeping things under the rug will only get you a dirty rug”!
Facing problems is challenging and often difficult for everyone, but if you tend to avoid dealing with problems all together, counseling can help. You can overcome your fears and learn how to stop avoiding problems and begin resolving them.
Call 452-7370, and visit the Center: www.presbyteriancounselingcenter.org
Ann C. Thacker