September / October 2015

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by sarah

A Message from the Pastor. .

I am looking forward to going through The Story over the next several months. An overview of the Bible in chronological order can be very valuable in giving us some perspective on how God has moved in the past and how God is moving in our lives today. I encourage you to engage with the readings, ask questions, and dig deeper into the stories that are unfamiliar. I know many of you are already doing that!

As we go through The Story, however, I want to remind everyone that The Story is not a substitute for the full Bible. It is a great tool, but it’s not the only tool we need. Every once in a while, I hope you will read a section of the Bible that’s not in The Story. Read about the Tower of Babel, the Minor Prophets or some of the lesser-known Psalms. Just this week I’ve been reading about the kings of Israel and Judah after Solomon and been surprised at how much those stories have to teach me.

So read The Story and enjoy it. Engage with it and appreciate what it does. But don’t let it take you away from the rich complexity that other parts of the Bible have for us. Instead, let the context of the Bible that The Story gives you drive you back to the lesser known parts. God speaks through the stories of creation and Noah and Abraham but also through the genealogies and obscure laws of the Old Testament. Wherever you read, whether it’s about David or about Ahijah, I pray that God’s word would richly bless your lives.


“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

Classes available Wednesday night @ 7:00 for children & adults


(We have various programs throughout the year. Call the above number for more information.)



2nd WNL @ 6:00

6th Cents-Ability

14th Session Meets @ 7:00

15th Both PW Circles meet for a Salad Supper @ 6:30

16th WNL @ 6:00

27th Recognition & Covered Dish Luncheon

for Meg Reaves

28th Committees meet @ 7:00



4th Cents-Ability

5th Miriam Circle meets

7th WNL @ 6:00

12th Session @ 7:00

14th Daughters of Eve meet

17th Calypso Clean-up

21st WNL @ 6:00

26th Committees Meet @ 7:00


“Celebration for Meg Reaves”

Did you know that Meg Reaves has been our church pianist for over 50 years? It’s true and we are going to celebrate her service to Calypso Presbyterian Church on September 27th. A presentation will be made to Meg during the service. Following the service there will be a potluck dinner in her honor, in the fellowship hall. Mark your calendar and on Sunday, September 27th join in a celebration honoring Meg Reaves for over 50 years of service as our church pianist.


Congratulations to our youngest member of Calypso Presbyterian Church, Charlotte Nielsen.

Congratulations to Ben Story, Lee Sexton & Sawyer Strand for receiving College Scholarships given by Calypso Presbyterian Church.

Both Circles will meet together on Tuesday, September 15th for a Salad Supper and Installation of Officers @ 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a salad to share.


Make a Difference!

Help us clean up the streets of Calypso on Saturday, October 17th from 9-12. Lunch will be provided! Come out and make a difference in our community! We will meet @ Calypso Presbyterian Church.


Scout Report:

Cub Scout Pack 42 remained active during the summer and earned the National Summertime Pack Award for having activities during June, July and August. In June, Scouts shot pressurized rockets they made and attended Camp Tuscarora. In July, the Pack hosted a Fishing Derby and awarded trophies and ribbons for most fish caught and largest fish (every Scout caught a fish). Scouts also attended Scout Day Camp in Smithfield and earned pins and belt loops. In August, a recruitment activity and popcorn activity was presented at North Duplin during open house. If you would like to support our Pack by buying popcorn, please contact one of our Scouts as soon as possible. As always, we truly appreciate the help and support Calypso Presbyterian Church shows our Pack.

Most Sincerely, Brian Bullard

Assistant Cubmaster



Collection Dates for 2015

September 6th

October 4th

November 1st

December 6th


Church Web Page

Please be sure to check out our Church website @




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.


Prayer List:

Military Personnel and their families, Eddie Smith, Gerald & Connie Myers, Marcia Lewis, Marie Murphy, Jo Keebaugh, Donnie Sauls, Jennifer Sutton, Richard Lane, Melissa Gainey, Debbie Grady, Ellis Thornton, Doris Herring, Mildred Sutton, Bruce Raynor, Alan Story, Royce Roberts, Henry Albritton, Linda Jones, Jordan Riggs, David Stevens, Mary Anderson, Tom McMahon, David Underhill, Gerald Quinn, Haran Nelson Waters, Donnie Guy, Judson Sutton, Ray Sutton, Randy Thornton, Tony Jones, Keith Evans, Bobbie Buff, Doris Holland, Terry Columbus, Hazel Roberts, Jerry Phillips


Grandparents are a Blessing

When God created grandparents the world was truly blessed with all the special joys that make a family happiest . . .

For grandparents know how to do the things that warm a heart, They touch our lives with loving care right from the very start . . .

They show that they believe in us and all we’re dreaming of . . . When God created grandparents, He blessed our lives with love.


“Sunday School Highlights”

In this issue of the Parable we are highlighting the teacher of the 3rd – 6th Grade Class, Peggie Parks. Our class has discussions that follow a passage from the scripture each week. We try to relate the passage to the kid’s lives today. I enjoy hearing their perspective and their experiences.

When asked what she wanted to accomplish with her class, her reply was, “Honestly, I just wish that I had a class more often. Most Sundays I sadly do not have any kids present, so an accomplishment for me would be to have parents make Sunday School a priority for families”.

Thank you Peggie for your continued dedication in sharing God’s word.


Changing Seasons

God made seasons by causing the sun, moon, and stars to mark time according to the order that God established in the heavens. The order God made defines the seasons, days, and years that give us pattern and rhythm in our lives. What season do you like best and why?

Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us that “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” God is truly majestic. His power and might are visible every day in the timing and working of earth and the heavenly bodies. He created a world governed by time and said that it was good. We should also see the goodness of what God made. It is the goodness that helps us enjoy and appreciate creation. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Pick your least favorite season. It also is good in God’s eyes. What can you find that is beautiful in that season?

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Calypso Presbyterian Church
116 SW Center Street
Calypso, NC 28325