WORSHIP NEWS - Sunday, December 16, 2018

This Sunday, is our Celebration of Carols in which the Chancel Choir and Orchestra will lead the worship service.


Advent Poinsettias: To make a $15 donation toward the purchase of Advent poinsettias in memory or honor of a loved one, please click here. Alternatively, you may download an order form here and send it in with your cash or check (referencing “Poinsettias”). The order deadline is Tuesday, December 11. Acknowledgements will be printed in the Dec. 16, 23, and Christmas Eve bulletins. Please note that each individual poinsettia order represents only one individual or couple.

Our White Gifts will be dedicated this Sunday, December 9 during 10:30 a.m. worship. Gifts will benefit Victories in Service, Raintree Children & Families Service, N.O. Women and Children’s Shelter, Eden House, St. Thomas Clinic, and Lafayette Academy. All participants are invited to a White Gift Wrapping Party during Wednesday Night Out this week (December 5) following 6:00 supper in Frampton Fellowship Hall. Gifts can be wrapped in any color! Questions? Contact Sarah Edgecombe at or Ashley Hope at

Celebration of Carols: Celebrate the Advent season together with the SCAPC Choir and Orchestra on Sunday, December 16 at the 10:30 a.m. service as they perform Vaughan Williams’ Hodie along with other favorites.

Senior Adults Christmas Party: All seniors are invited to a “Christmas Comedy Gathering” on Thursday, December 20. The party will take place in the Land Building, 5-6:30 p.m., and will feature Comedian Mike Strecker as well as a Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long with Steven Blackmon. Wear your festive attire! The cost is $20/person and is inclusive of wine and appetizers. Please RSVP with your check (made out to SCAPC) to Bonnie Shoemaker at 1545 State St., NOLA 70118.

Carrollton Christmas Camp | December 26-28, January 2-4:  Help make spirits merry and bright and sign up to volunteer! The camp is run directly by SCAPC and provides enriching activities including art, music, drama, academic enrichment and athletics. Campers also enjoy special events with local guest speakers. We need helpers to cook meals, lead groups of campers, and assist our activity teachers. If you are unavailable during camp, you can still help out by donating supplies. To do so, please clicking here, and enter your donation amount in the Carrollton Christmas Camp box.

Position Opening, Director of Youth and Young Adults: For a job description, please click here.


12/8 | YAF to Luna Fete
12/9 | Second Sunday in Advent | White Gift Sunday
12/9 | New Member Orientation
12/10 | PW Noon and Lambeth House Circles
12/10 | MSGSG to Schmidt home
12/11 | PW Christmas Program and Reception
12/11 | Deadline for Poinsettia Orders
12/16 | Celebration of Carols with SCAPC Choir & Orchestra
12/16 | YAF Brunch/Gift Exchange
12/17 | Session Meeting
12/20 | Senior Adults Christmas Party
12/23 | Fourth Sunday in Advent
12/24 | Christmas Eve services at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
12/25 | Christmas Day
12/25-12/26 | Church office closed
12/26-28 | Carrollton Christmas Camp

Small Groups:

For further details and other opportunities, please refer to the “Getting Involved at SCAPC” brochure. Hard copies are available in the Sanctuary.

Aden Elder Care Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
CBD Study Group
  Wednesdays | 7 a.m. | 625 St. Charles Ave.
Men’s Bible Study Wednesdays | 5:00 p.m. | Bloomfield Room (resumes in January)
Middle School Girls Small Group monthly on Wednesday evenings | locations TBA
Presbyterian Women’s Circles (monthly Bible Studies)
· Monday Lunch | 2nd Monday |11:45 a.m. | LB, Riverside
· Monday Lambeth House | 2nd Monday | 2:30 p.m. | Lambeth House
· Tuesday Evening | 2nd Tuesday | 5:45 p.m. | LB, Lakeside
Presbyterian Women’s Needleworks Group Thursdays | 10 a.m.-Noon | LB, Lakeside
Presbyterian Women’s Book Club Third Thursdays | 5 p.m. | LB, Lakeside
Senior High Small Group Alternating Wednesday evenings | 3rd Floor Youth Room
Spiritually Hungry Women Wednesdays | 12:30-1:45 p.m. | LB, Lakeside
TMBS&PG (Thursday Morning Prayer & Bible Study Group) 7 a.m. | LB, Riverside
Women’s Bible Study Wednesdays | 5:00 p.m. | Phifer Library (resumes in January)
YAF-PINTS (Young Adults & Families-Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study) Wednesdays | 6:45 p.m. | LB, Lakeside