Weekly Update



Topsail Presbyterian Church


Topsail Presbyterian Church Update

November 20, 2014



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 rivenbark@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

Kid’s Club will meet every Sunday evening during the school year at 5:30. 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.

Youth group for ages 5th grade through 12th grade meets in the Youth Building at 5:30 on Sunday evenings.

November Schedule:


11/2: Youth meet at 5:30

11/6: Young Women’s Bible Study 7pm

11/8: Young Adult Night Out – Bluewater 7pm

11/9: Youth meet at 5:30

11/13: Young Women’s Bible Study 7pm

11/16: Give Thanks Dinner

11/16: Youth meet at 5:30

11/17: Christian Education Meeting at 7pm

11/20: Young Women’s Bible Study 7pm

11/23: Youth meet at 5:30





Music Notes


This Sunday marks the end of our journey through Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary.  We celebrate Christ The King Sunday and it is a big festival day.  This is the last Sunday in the Liturgical year.  In addition to it being the last Sunday, we also observe Thanksgiving as well.  The following Sunday, November 30 marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year.  This year we will follow the Year B cycle of scriptures.  November 30 is the first Sunday of Advent.  The main color for Advent is purple.  During Advent we will be preparing ourselves for the birth of Christ.  It is a time to be full of anticipation and expectation.  It is also a time of calm and prayer.  The outside world is all a-flurry with thousands of things to do before Christmas, so the church is a great place to come and get away from it all.  Come join us in observing this wonderful 4 week season.



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." 

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.

Ladies' December Tea - Dec. 6th, 2:00 in the fellowship hall will be the Ladies' December Tea.  All proceeds go to the 4 C's Food Pantry.  Please come and support this worthy mission.


Men’s Fellowship

Men's Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 at various restaurants in the area.

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


NOV. 5     Two Guys Grill, Porter's Neck

Nov. 12    Riverview

Nov. 19    Daddy Mac's, Surf City

Nov. 26    No meeting due to Thanksgiving

Dec. 3      Men;s Bible Study at 11:00 followed by lunch at King's Table

Dec. 10     Sawmill Grill

Dec. 17     El Camino Real

No lunches on Dec. 24th or Dec. 31st


Remember in Prayer

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

                        Wilmington, NC, 28411, Telephone 686-8369




Jeannie Rice

Peggy Lewis

Nick Ferrante

Amanda Flick

Emil Ruegner

Katherine Rochelle

Joan Carpenter

Ann English

Bruce Nott

Mary Ann Matherly

Jaysha Herring

Gloria Beale

Tom Beale

Matthew Thomas


Family and Friends:

Arlene Smith, cousin of Jeannine Smith

Budd Dingwall, friend of the Lowells

Bill Calkins, friend of Carla Strickland

Tom McGannon, friend of Wiley and Donna Lewis

Kirk and Zorie Brown, friends of Andee Woodcock

Burke Ritchie, cousin of Carla Strickland

Jay Moore, nephew of Betty Anzalone

John Jefferies, father of Diane Rand

Glenda Brady, cousin of Carla Strickland

Mike Prince, brother-in-law of Susan York

Melody Wilson, sister of Cindy Parker


Our Giving



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No Bible studies will be held next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday of next week for Thanksgiving.

Kerygma Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM in the youth building.  All are invited to join.  Classes resume on Dec. 9.

Young Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 7:00PM in the youth building.  Classes resume on Dec. 4.

A Simple Way to Serve:  Many ushers are needed .  If you are going to be here anyway, ushering is a painless way to offer service to your church.  This invitation is extended to youth also.

Ladies December Tea:  Volunteers are needed to help with the December Tea.  If you would like to volunteer to set a table, make sandwiches, or offer ideas for games and entertainment, please contact Carla Strickland.

Poinsettias:  Check your bulletin on Sunday, Nov. 30th, for a form to purchase a poinsettia for the church for the Advent season.  We are limiting the number this year to 70 so order your early.  Each poinsettia will cost $9.50.  Please put your check and your order form in the offering plate or on Vicki's desk.  Deadline for ordering will be Dec. 7.


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.


Lions Club meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday in the fellowship hall at 12:00.  You are welcome to bring a sandwich and join the group for their meeting.


Daisy Scouts meets every other Wednesday at 4:00 in the youth building.



Topsail Cinema Presents:  Movie Night



Heaven is for Real 

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.


Topsail Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Babysitting will be provided!

$2 donation suggested to defray babysitting cost.

Refreshments and discussion of each movie will follow in the fellowship hall.



This Week's Schedule




8:15 AM

 9:15 AM

10:30 AM

5:30 PM


Early Worship

Sunday School

Worship Service





9:00 AM

5:30 PM

8:00 PM








9:00 AM











8:00 PM

Office closed

Happy Thanksgiving






Office Closed


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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