WORSHIP NEWS - Sunday, September 6, 2015

This Sunday, Don Frampton is preaching.

Join Crorey Lawton on Sunday mornings this Summer at 8:30 a.m. in Phifer Library for “Feasting on the Word” Sunday School, a deeper exploration of the biblical texts of that day’s service.

News & Announcements

Youth Group (6-12 Grades) Returns at a New Time! – This fall, both Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group will meet from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday nights for programming, small groups, and dinner. Sept 6 – No Youth Group/Labor Day; Sept 13 – Saints Watching Party, 3-7 p.m., Land Building; Sept 20 – normal Youth Group resumes. Questions? Contact Andy Fox, andy@scapc.org.

Calling All Artists! – We need artists from the SCAPC congregation to participate in this year’s September Arts Spectacle September 16-20. If interested, contact Caitlin Rowland, caitlin@scapc.org ASAP!

Program of Hope Needs Donations – FPC’s Program of Hope is in desperate need of men’s clothing. If you have usable summer clothing or shoes, or would be willing to purchase underwear, socks, or t-shirts, please place them in the basket in FFH. Questions? Contact Dale Curry, dalecurry2004@yahoo.com.

Chancel Choir Back in Business! – Chancel Choir rehearsals start the Wednesday after Labor Day. If you’ve been thinking of joining in our weekly music-making, now’s the time to talk to Steven and arrange for an informal (painless!) audition. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings (7-8:30) & Sunday mornings at 9:30. Come join us…we’d love to have you singing with us! Questions? Contact Steven Blackmon, steven@scapc.org.

Directory Spot, SCAPC’s Online Directory – Both an online version and a smartphone app! You can auto-dial from it, map to a church  member’s address, or even send them a text or e-mail right from the app! For complete instructions on how to set up  your account login, visit www.scapc.org/directory-instructions/.

Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (APNC) –  Following a two month summer break, the APNC resumed its tireless efforts to find the very best candidate to fill our associate pastor position. The committee expresses a debt of gratitude to members of the congregation who recommended names of potential candidates for consideration. Each person was duly contacted. Since January, the committee has reviewed close to 90 applications, made visitations, and conducted either telephone, skype or in-person interviews with several candidates deemed to be good matches for the position. While the committee would wish to conclude the search as soon as possible, it has learned from prior APNCs, both here and elsewhere, that searches such as this one can sometimes take more than two years. The APNC remains grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the congregation as it continues its work and discernment to find an outstanding associate pastor for our church.

Small Groups:

CBD Study Group
Wednesdays | 7-8 a.m. | Between the Bread (625 St. Charles) | begins Sept 9 | Reading: Many Voices, One God by Walter Brueggemann & George Stroup
Contact: John Morton, johnmorton@cox.net

Spiritually Hungry Women
Wednesdays | 12:30-1:45 p.m. | Land Bldg | Begins Sept 16 | Reading: Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Contact: Miriam Schulingkamp, schuling@aol.com.

Men’s Bible Study
Wednesdays | 5:15 p.m. | Phifer Library | begins Sept 16
Contact: Don Frampton, don@scapc.org.

Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group
Thursdays | 7 a.m. | Land Building, Riverside | Reading: Rooted: The Apostles’ Creed by Raymond F. Cannata
Contact: Phil Stagg, rev.stagg@gmail.com.

PW Needleworks Group
Thursdays | 10 a.m. – Noon | Land Building, Lakeside
Contact: Mary Ann Mott, 504-866-4424.

PW Bible Studies
Monday (11:45 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Lambeth): Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14
Tuesday (5:45 p.m): Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 10, Dec 1
Reading: 2015-16 Horizons Bible Study “Come to the Waters” by Judy Record Fletcher
Contact: Betty Hope, PW Moderator, hopehome@aol.com

MOMs Bible Study
Tuesdays | 9-10:30 a.m. | Sept 15, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17 | Reading: Keep it Shut by Karen Ehman
Contact: Meg Kramer, mgammage@gmail.com

20/30s PINTS (Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study)
Every other Tuesday | 7 p.m. | location varies | Next: Sept 22 at Hagler Home (5521 Camp St). | Upcoming: Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15
Contact: Genny Hagler, genny@scapc.org or http://www.facebook.com/groups/SCAPC2030

PW Book Club
First Thursday of the Month | 7 p.m. | Land Building | September 3The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd; October 1The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Contact: Elizabeth Artigues, artigues@cox.net