WORSHIP NEWS - Sunday, September 7


This Sunday, Kelly Hostetler is preaching.

Sunday School Classes for all ages will resume on Sunday, September 7th. Visit our Sunday School page to see what classes will be offered this Fall!

News & Announcements


Associate Pastor Nominating Committee in Formation – The SCAPC Congregational Nominating Committee is accepting suggestions of people who would like to serve on the upcoming Associate Pastor Nominating Committee. Names should be sent to Emily Fleshman at Emily@scapc.org.

SCAPC Men’s Bible Study – Join Don Frampton each week as he leads a 45 minute study of the Gospel of Luke. Begins Wednesday, September 3rd. Wednesdays, Phifer Library, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

WNO Black & Gold Kick Off Party – Put on your best Who Dat attire, bring your friends, and come join us on Wednesday, September 3rd for the first Wednesday Night Out of the season! Enjoy a feast fit for the Saints while challenging your fellow church members during Saints Trivia for a chance to win tickets to a home game! Touchdown knowledge rusty? Dress up in black and gold for our Costume Contest – best costume wins a Saints Tailgate Goody Bag! WHO DAT! Dinner starts at 6 p.m.! Make your reservations online at www.scapc.org/wno and we’ll see you there!

Join the SCAPC Youth Group! – SCAPC Youth activities (grades 6-12) will begin on September 7th, starting with Sunday School in the 3rd Floor Youth Room at 9:30 a.m. Junior High and Senior High Groups will also begin on the 7th at 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. respectively. We have a lot of great things planned, so be on the look out for more information over the next few weeks! If you would like to receive our bi-monthly youth e-newsletter, please email Andy at andy@scapc.org.

20/30s Group Monthly Brunch Resumes Sept 7 at DatDog! – Come join us after the 10:30 service on September 7th at DatDog, 3336 Magazine. These once/month lunches are Dutch treat and are a great way to join the group (with or without kids) for fellowship and fun. No need to RSVP. See you there! Bring a friend!

Presbyterian Women’s Monthly Bible Studies Kick Off! – This year’s study is titled, Reconciling Paul, A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians. Paul’s writings are some of the most influential in Christianity. Paul, like us, wrestled with and questioned his faith as he tried to live as authentically as possible in a world that was also in the midst of significant change. All women are invited to join any of the three PW Bible study groups (meeting once per month) beginning in September:

  • The Monday group will meet at 11:45 on Sept. 8 for lunch in Frampton Fellowship Hall
  • The Lambeth House group will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8
  • The Tuesday evening group will meet at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 9 over wine and snacks in the Land Building.

Each group will cover the same lesson, so choose the one that best fits your schedule! Study books are $8 and PW calendar directories $7 (payable to PW), available for purchase at the first meetings. Questions? Contact Moderator, Betty Hope (hopehome@aol.com or 862-5772).

SCAPC Welcomes Two New Interim Associate Pastors – SCAPC is pleased to announce that the Rev. Phil Stagg and the Rev. Jim Stayton will begin serving as part-time Interim Associate Pastors this fall in the wake of Kelly Hostetler’s departure. Both Phil and Jim are honorably retired Presbyterian ministers who have had successful pastorates in the Presbytery of South Louisiana, Phil in Bogalusa and Jim in Hammond. Phil will be with us on Sundays and Mondays, and Jim on Mondays and Wednesdays. Phil’s service begins in early September and Jim’s in late September. Please welcome them to our congregation!

2014 Rebuilding Hope Mission Trip! – For our sixth Rebuilding Hope trip we are traveling to Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia to work with the Appalachia Service Project doing home construction & repair. Non-construction service opportunities can also be arranged. Tuesday, October 14 – Saturday, October 18, $195 per person (not including transportation). Register by September 8th! For more details or to sign up, please email RHINO Ministry Director Emma Pegues at rhino@scapc.org.

Join the SCAPC MOMs Group! – Meets every other Monday morning (for mothers of children 5 and younger). This fall, we’ll be studying Let it Go by Karen Ehman. Specifically, our focus will be relative to the season of motherhood as we explore practical ways to better prioritize our faith amidst the chaos that comes with having small children! If you’ve not joined us before or have lapsed for a while, we hope you’ll come check it out! 9:30 to 11:30 upstairs in the Challenger Classroom. $25 annual membership fee. Childcare provided. Fall 2014 dates: Sept 8 & 22, Oct 6 and 20, Nov 3 and 17 & Dec 1. Questions? Contact Ashley Hope, 404-915-0799.

Caregiver Support Group – In our community, many people are caring for aging parents, a beloved spouse or another family member. This is an incredibly tough job, even on the best days. This monthly group provides encouragement, support, and a safe place to hear others and be heard. To inquire about the nature of the group or ask any questions, contact group leader Barry Thompson (bthomps1@tulane.edu). Meets the first Monday of each month, except September (due to Labor Day holiday): meets Sept. 8, 12-1pm, Church Parlor.

Downtown Study Group Resumes Sept. 10 – In 1995, Dr. Frampton encouraged the founding of a weekly study group for church members working in the CBD. Early on we named ourselves the “Full Roster Society” after a favorite breakfast entrée offered by host restaurant. On Wednesday, September 10, the Society will resume study at 7:00 a.m. at the Between-the-Bread Restaurant at 625 St. Charles Ave. [Opposite Lafayette Square] Street parking is easy. We will begin with Reza Alsan’s book No god but God providing a survey of the origin, evolutions and future of Islam. Aslan traces the dogmatic splits within Islam, analyzes the great internal debate that is sweeping the Muslim world and provides a reasoned speculation of how Muslim beliefs might evolve. Questions? John Morton, Jr. (451 3567 or johnmorton@cox.net).

Spiritually Hungry Women’s Study – Join us as we resume on Wednesday, September 10th! Bring a friend and join the conversation around our spiritual hunger: for connection with God and each other, for more meaning and less busyness, for practices that center us and remind us who we are – and whose we are. 12:30-1:30pm in the Land Building. Questions? Contact Kelly Hostetler, kelly@scapc.org.

Don Frampton’s 20th SCAPC Anniversary Recognition – On Sunday, September 11, 1994, Dr. Donald Roy Frampton was installed as our Senior Pastor. After the congregation elected Don as Senior Pastor, the call was approved by the Presbytery of South Louisiana. In worship on September 11, 1994, Don’s good friend, Rev. Randy Calvo, was the guest preacher. The charge was given by Don’s father, Rev. McLeod Frampton. The Chancel Choir and Don’s brother, concert pianist Mac Frampton, presented special music. On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Don’s 20th anniversary as Senior Pastor will be celebrated at a reception in Frampton Fellowship Hall after the 10:30 service. All are invited to attend.

SCAPC Youth Parent’s Meetings – We would like to share with all Parents of youth (grades 6-12) the exciting plans we have for the SCAPC Youth Group this year. Please make time to attend our Fall Parents Meeting on Sunday, September 14th during the Sunday School hour in the 3rd floor Youth Room. Additionally if you have a student who is in the eighth grade, we invite you to attend an informational meeting for parents of Confirmation students on Sunday, September 21st during the Sunday School hour, also in the Youth Room. Questions? Contact Andy Fox, andy@scapc.org or 504-897-0101 x.124.

SCAPC Senior Adults Steamboat Natchez Cruise – Enjoy a fun day on the Steamboat Natchez on Thursday, October 23. Cruise, including lunch, is $35.50 per person. Join us for live narration of highlights, Steamboat Stompers Jazz Band, lunch, calliope concerts, and steam engine room visits. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Cruise boards at 11:00 a.m., departs at 11:30 a.m. and returns at 1:30 p.m. RESERVATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. Make checks payable to SCAPC and direct them to Emily Fleshman in the church office. Carpooling from church will be available by request only. Questions? Judith or Philip Luchsinger (887-7304).