November / December 2013

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by sarah

A Message from the Pastor . . . . . . . . .

It is probably hard to believe that another Homecoming celebration has come and gone. It was truly a wonderful celebration. 110 years of nurturing faith is quite an accomplishment. 110 years with Jesus Christ as the head of the church. What a joy it was for me to worship and have fellowship with former pastors, former members, and family members. It is a great reminder of our larger church family as well as a wonderful reminder of what a privilege it is to be part of this community of faith. This church is a church that through the power of the Holy Spirit worships together, loves one another, supports one another, and leans on one another in times of distress. This church is a church that I am confident will continue to do those things for another 110 years.

I also want to take this opportunity to say thank you again to everyone who put in so much time and effort into making Homecoming such a success. You are all a blessing to this church and to this community. As we come to the end of another church year, and start another new one at Advent, I am filled with hope and joy to see what God has in store for us next. God is with us. May you be richly blessed.

 

“Church Services”

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

Children

Adult

 

Looking Ahead:

November

2nd Turn your clocks back

2nd Confirmation Class @ 2:00

3rd Congregational Meeting

3rd Baby shower for Kim & James Wolfe

3rd Cents-Ability Offering

4th Miriam Circle Meets

6th WNL

11th (Monday) Session meets @ 7:00

11th Veteran’s Day

13th (Wednesday) Daughters of Eve meet

20th WNL

24th Thanksgiving Service

25th (Monday) Committees Meet @ 7:00

28th Happy Thanksgiving!

 

December

1st Hanging of the Greens

1st Cents-Ability

2nd (Monday) Both Circles Meet for a tree trimming party

4th WNL Dinner/Trip to Meadow to see the lights

9th (Monday) Session meets @ 7:00

22nd Sunday School Christmas Play/Party

23rd (Monday) Committees meet @ 7:00

24th Christmas Eve Service

25th Merry Christmas!

31st Happy New Year

 

(Check the church website or FB page for

more information or updates on events)

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 “Thanksgiving Day Blessing”

Lord, I’m so thankful,

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed

My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those

Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know,

Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure,

Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure,

That You, dearJesus, reside in that place

And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace,

So please, heavenly Father, on this Thanksgiving Day,

bless this food you’ve provided,

And bless each and every person invited.

Amen

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a day full of blessings!

 

“Meadow Lights”

Join us on Wednesday, Dec.4th for WNL supper, then we’ll ride the bus to Meadow to

see the “Christmas Lights”. Ride the train and the carousel ($2 each) or shop in the old fashion candy store. Pictures taken with Santa are $6. Come join in the fellowship!

 

Top Ten Reasons “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”

10) The word “Christmas” includes Jesus’ last name. – Matthew 1:1

9) We get to sing fun songs that tells the story of Jesus coming. – Luke 2:13-14

8) Everybody loves when a baby is born, but none has changed the world as Jesus has. – Matthew 1:21

7) We can truly be of good cheer and full of hope because Jesus came to save us. – John 3:16

6) People are actually nicer this time of year and even strangers wish each other well, just like Jesus taught. – John 13:35,

5) We sing Joy to the world, and it’s OK. (JOY = Jesus; Others; Yourself) – Luke 2:10

4) Christmas lights remind us that Jesus is the Light of the world, and that each of us should light the world as He does. – John 8:12

3) It’s a time of year where we can all be like little children, just like Jesus taught. – Matthew 18:2-5

2) Jesus love inspires people to be extra kind and giving this time of year. – 1 John 3:16

1) The number one reason why Jesus is the reason for the season is that He is the ultimate gift to the world. – Romans 5:15

 

May God bless you during this Christmas season and may we keep him in our hearts all year long. Merry Christmas!

 

 

 Annual Chili Cook-off

On Sunday, January 26, 2014 we will have our chili cook-off. If you have a favorite recipe, come and share it or if you would just like to taste test, that’s fine too! Last year’s winner was Debbie Kennedy! I wonder what she is cooking up this time. Come out and give Debbie and the rest of our chefs some competition! More information will be available soon! So start looking for that winning recipe!

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 “Progressive Dinner”

 

Join us on Saturday, February 15th for a 4 course meal. Each course will be served at a different residence. Sign up will be necessary, so our host/hostesses know how many to prepare for. This will be an adult only event. Come join us for fun, food & fellowship! More info. Will be given at a later date.

 

Cents-Ability Program Collection Dates:

Nov.3rd

Dec. 1st

Jan. 5th

Feb. 2nd

Mar. 2nd

April 6th

Thanks to all who participate in our Cents-Ability Program!

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Church Web Page – Please be sure to check out our Church website @ www.calypsopresbyterian.com

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Facebook

Check us out on Facebook. This is one way for us to reach out to people and let everyone know what we are all about. We have placed events and news items on this page among other items. We feel it is another great way to keep up with what is going on in the life of our church. Look for us under Calypso Presbyterian Church.

 

“Joys, Announcements and Special Recognitions”

Congratulations Jon and Lindsay on the birth of Addie Kate Kornegay on October 9, 2013

Happy Birthday to all November & December folks! We hope your special day is full of blessings!

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Lord, You are the One we turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. We ask you to be with our family & friends on our prayer list. In your name we pray, Amen

Prayer Concerns

Military Personnel and their families, Chad McCullen, Karen Malcolm, Rose Beavers, Carol Cameron, Eddie Smith, Wayne Jackson, Gerald & Connie Myers, Maiah Chavis, Delano Hill, Anita Armstrong, Carol Taylor, Randy Holloman, Hilbert (Joe) Swinson, Gloria Morgan, Bobbie Buff, Doris Holland, Noah Stroud, Fireball Family, Janet Howard Family

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Calypso Presbyterian Church
116 SW Center Street
Calypso, NC 28325
919.658.2617