WORSHIP NEWS - Sunday, December 17, 2017

This Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent. Don Frampton will preach at the 8:30 service on Psalm 126. The SCAPC Chancel Choir and Orchestra will perform “A Celebration of Carols” during the 10:30 service.
Bulletin (8:30 service) – December 17, 2017

Third Sunday in Advent
December 17
Celebration of Carols with Choir & Orchestra | 10:30 a.m.
Fourth Sunday in Advent & Christmas Eve
December 24
Morning Services at 8:30 & 10:30 | no Sunday School
Family Service with Tableau | 4:00 p.m.
Lessons & Carols with Communion | 7:00 p.m. | no childcare


Please note that the Christmas Eve Family Tableau Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. this year.

Host Homes for RHINO Dinners: If you are interested in hosting or co-hosting a RHINO group for dinner on a Monday or Thursday evening, please contact RHINO Director Tim Shipkin at

Carrollton Christmas Camp will take place December 18-22 and 27-29 at Central St. Matthew’s Church on Carrollton Avenue.  SCAPC founded this camp four years ago to reach out to neighborhood families during their Christmas break, and a great need was uncovered. Each year, the camp provides enrichment activities for these students, while easing the burden of childcare on their parents. We are looking for teams of three-five people each to prepare one kid-friendly lunch or breakfast. The meals should consist of an entree, side, and a fruit or veggie. If you are interested, please email Sean Tate at REMAINING OPENINGS are:

  • Tues., Dec. 19 – lunch
  • Fri., Dec. 22 – lunch
  • Wed., Dec. 27 – breakfast or lunch
  • Thurs., Dec. 28 – lunch
    You can also donate towards camp supplies by clicking here.


Winter Clothing for Homeless: The Program of Hope homeless ministry is in need of winter clothing in good condition, new socks and underwear, and toiletries in small containers such as travel-size. December is SCAPC’s month to provide lunches, and we like to be well-stocked with other things as well. Please place your items in the bin in Frampton Fellowship  Hall. Questions? Email Dale Curry,, or Ann Van Horn,

Seniors, Save the Date! The Senior Adult Brunch will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after the 10:30 am service in Frampton Fellowship Hall. No reservations needed!


12/17 | A Celebration of Carols: SCAPC Choir & Orchestra
12/18-22, 27-29 | Carrollton Christmas Camp
12/18 | Session
12/21 | PW Book Club
12/24 | Services at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m., 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.
12/25-26 | Church office closed
12/31 | Single service at 9:30 a.m. (No Sunday School)
1/1 | Church office closed
1/3 | PW Book Club
1/7 | Senior Adults Brunch


Small Groups:

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

CBD Study Group Wednesdays | 7 a.m. | 625 St. Charles Ave. | Contact: John Morton,

Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies Wednesdays | 5:00 p.m. | Bloomfield Rm. & Phifer Library | Contact Don Frampton, or Sarah Chancellor Watson,

Middle School Girls Small Group Contact Andy Fox, | (events TBA)

MOM-SY (mothers of children all ages) alternating Tuesdays | 9 a.m. | LB, Lakeside | Contact April Weiser,

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
Contact for all: Hallie Boh,

Presbyterian Women’s Needleworks Group Thursdays | 10 a.m.-Noon | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Mary Ann Mott, 504-866-4424

Presbyterian Women’s Book Club Third Thursdays | 5 p.m. | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Elizabeth Artigues,

Senior High Small Group Alternating Wednesday evenings | 3 rd Floor Youth Room | Contact Andy Fox,

Spiritually Hungry Women Wednesdays | 12:30-1:45 p.m. | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Miriam Schulingkamp,

TMBS&PG (Thursday Morning Prayer & Bible Study Group) 7 a.m. | LB, Riverside | Contact: Henrietta Harris, 504-737-0871

YAF-PINTS (Young Adults & Families-Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study) Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Genny Hagler,