A Message from the Pastor . . . . . . . . .
Many of you are familiar with the Great Commission that Jesus gives to his disciples at the end of Matthew’s Gospel. He says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” As a church, as Disciples of Christ, that command still applies to us. Not all of us can leave home and not everyone can go around the world, but as the church, we still have a role to play.
As you each support Calypso Presbyterian monetarily, you also support the Great Commission around the world. Every year we have a certain amount of money budgeted for missions, and I want you to know that the money is being put to good use. Part of that money this year went towards building a church in the Dominican Republic. When the group from our church went to the Dominican Republic last summer, we helped to lay a cinder block foundation for a new church. The congregation with whom we worshipped was too big for their current space and needed to expand. Their congregation was about the size of our congregation but lacking resources.
As we talked to them, we found out that they did not have the money to finish the church. In fact, because interest rates in the Dominican Republic run over 20%, it is nearly impossible to get all the money at once. Instead, they are trusting God, and cinder block layer by cinder block layer, as the money comes in, slowly but surely raising a new church for God’s glory.
The sweat and labor from our church helped to lay the foundation for the new church last summer and our mission money is adding another layer this summer. Thank you for your faithfulness in giving and in support of the Great Commission.
Sunday School @ 10:00
Worship Service @ 11:00
(Nursery provided from 10:00-12:00 on Sunday mornings)
Youth Group 6:00 pm. Sunday Night (7th-12th Grade)
Wednesday Night Live
(First & Third Wednesdays of each month, except June, July & August)
Supper @ 6:00 pm. Classes available on WNL @ 7:00
3rd PW’s Salad Supper @ 6:30
4th WNL (Group 1 cooks)
7th Confirmation Class starts 2-4
8th Rally Day Softball Game @ 4:00, eat @ 5:30
9th Session Meets
13th & 14th Marriage Study Weekend
16th Homecoming Meeting @ 7:00
18th WNL (Group 2 cooks)
19th Senior Luncheon
23rd Committees meet @ 7:00
26th Directory meeting @ 7:00
w/ Rep. from Lifetouch
29th Enrichment Sunday, Covered Dish
2nd WNL (Group 3 cooks)
7th PW’s meet
9th Daughters of Eve meet @ Karen’s @ 7:00
14th Session meets @ 7:00
16th WNL (Group 4 cooks)
28th Committees Meet @ 7:00
29th & 30th Directory Pictures @ church
(Check the church website or FB page for more information or updates on events)
Enrichment Sunday, September 29, 2013
Join us at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall for a powerpoint presentation of VBS, “Jerusalem
Marketplace”. Also at this time Gayna Morgan will talk about her Nursing School
trip to Guatemala.
After worship service, stay and join us for a Covered Dish Luncheon.
“110 Years of Nurturing Faith”
We will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Pastor
Cheryl Henry will be our guest speaker. In honor of this special day, the Homecoming Committee decided to order Christmas Ornaments. We will have them available to you in the next few weeks. These will make great Christmas presents.
Our Backpack Program @ N. Duplin Elem. will start up in September. Last year we served 25
students. This year we are fortunate to have another church join us, which makes 6 churches
participating. What a BLESSING!! Thank you for your support and we hope you will continue
to help with this worthy cause.
We are working with a Lifetouch Representative to make plans for a new directory. We will meet on September 26th @ 7:00. A representative will be there to answer any questions we might have. If you are interested in helping with the new directory, please join us. We really need your help and input.
On Sunday, September 8th we will celebrate Rally Day. We will recognize our teaching staff, then later in the day @ 4:00, we will have a friendly game of softball @ the Calypso ballfield. We will have a picnic after the game, everything will be provided. If you do not want to play ball, we need cheering from the sidelines. So everyone come out and enjoy the day.
Joys, Announcements and Special Recognitions”
Congratulations to Todd, Jennifer & Owen Kornegay on the birth of their son and brother Charles “Charlie” Isaac.
Happy Birthday & Anniversary to September and October folks. Hope your special day will be full of blessings!
(How it Came About; What it Means)
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
From morn until night (Psalm 104:23)
Man goeth forth unto his work and to
his labour until the evening
Military Personnel and their families, Chad McCullen, Cynthia Smith, Karen Malcolm, Rose Beavers, Carol Cameron, Eddie Smith, Lois Greer, Gerald & Connie Myers, Mariah Chavis, Anita Armstrong, Jerry Goodman, Delano Hill, Tom Pigford, Phyllis Coley, Dexter Jackson Family, Carol Taylor, Norma Albritton, Randy Holloman, Hilbert (Joe) Swinson
Thanks to all who participate in our
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us to reach out to people and let everyone know
what we are all about. We have placed events
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We feel it is another great way to keep up with
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