WORSHIP NEWS - Sunday, March 8, 2015

This Sunday, Don Frampton is preaching on Genesis 1:1-2:3 and Revelation 21:1-6a. His sermon is titled, “The Greatest Miracle of All.”

Visit our Sunday School page to see what classes are being offered this Spring!

News & Announcements

Lenten Devotional Books Still Available - Two of the most widely read and respected spiritual writers of the twentieth century, Henri Nouwen and C.S. Lewis, are brought together in A Wondrous Love, a daily devotional booklet now available in the narthex and in the baskets outside of the chapel. Nouwen and Lewis offer their deeply personal insights, understanding and pastoral sensitivity in this ideal accompaniment for the holy season of Lent.  Pick one up today!

Presbyterian Foundation of LA Scholarship Opportunity - Students pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or medicine (medical school only) may apply for a scholarship made possible by a bequest from the estate of Gilbert Hyne, a member of Oak Park PC in New Orleans. Informational pamphlets are available in the narthex and in the baskets outside of the chapel. Applications may be requested through March 1. The deadline to submit a completed application is March 15, 2015.

World Missions Team Looking for Members! - We invite energetic, committed individuals to join our ranks! Our first meeting of 2015 will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 5:30 PM in the Land Building. There we will share a few of the many exciting reasons to join our team! For more information please contact Henrietta Harris at h.a.harris@cox.net or at 504 737-0871.

Christian Book Discussion (CBD) Study Group - The Christian Book Discussion (CBD) group meets each Wednesday morning from 7am – 8am in the CBD at Between the Bread Restaurant (625 St. Charles Avenue). We are currently reading Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon. On Wednesday, March 4, we will be starting Amy-Jill Levine’s new book Short Stories by Jesus, The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Dr. Levine, a New Testament Scholar at Vanderbilt, believes we are underestimating the literary power of the parables. She sees Jesus as inventive in finding ways to challenge his listeners and doesn’t allow them easy answers or room for self-congratulation. The only requirement is a tenacious appetite for reading, the desire for lively discussion, and a thirst for new ideas. The coffee is good too! Questions? Contact John Morton, Jr., 504-451-3567.

WNO Program on March 4 – The Only Things Certain Are… - SCAPC’s own Holly Snodgrass, C.P.A. will share her insights on income taxes – how to avoid them, but not evade them. Wednesday, March 4. Make your reservation today at www.scapc.org/wno.

Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group Lenten Study - Join us during Lent for Forgiveness: A Lenten Study by Marjorie J. Thompson, 7:00 a.m. in the Land Building.

Upcoming PW Book Club Meetings - March 5Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum. April 9- Her: A Novel by Harriet Lane. Meets at 7 p.m. in the Land Building for lively discussion and refreshments! Questions? Contact Elizabeth Artigues, artigues@cox.net.

20/30s PINTS - Join us for PINTS (Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study) on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 PM. Bring your favorite beverage and join us for theological discusion and fellowship! Questions? Contact Genny Hagler or join the FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/SCAPC2030/.

Call for Session Nominations - As a governing body, the Session of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church needs people who are strong in faith and generous in spirit. Nominees for the Class of 2018 (3 year term) must be active church members who attend worship regularly and have made a pledge to the stewardship campaign. Will you answer the call to service for our thriving church? Or do you know of another member who would be an asset to our Session? Please e-mail your nomination(s) to Emily Fleshman (emily@scapc.org) by March 13.

Camp RHINO is Hiring! - Camp RHINO is hiring staff for its Summer 2015 sessions. If you or someone you know would like to apply for this eight-week, fun-filled commitment, please email rhino@scapc.org for an application.

SCAPC 2015 Men’s Retreat - Join us March 20 & 21 in Favrotville with our own Rev. Jim Stayton as our leader! We will be expecting your arrival at Favrotville around 5-5:30 pm Friday, dinner is at 7:00 pm, followed by a program introduction and fellowship. On Saturday, breakfast is at 7:00 am, the program will run from 8:00 until noon, and after lunch, a communion service will conclude the Retreat. If a Friday morning golf outing is of interest, please let us know. To reserve your spot, please contact Emily Fleshman, emily@scapc.org, 504-897-0101 x.112 and send her a check (payable to SCAPC) for $95 (includes book and all Retreat costs). Questions? Please contact John Morton, Jr. at 834-3631, 451-3567 or johnmorton@cox.net.

Young Adult Volunteer Open House and Fundraiser - Join us Saturday, March 21 at 4223 Franklin Ave from 4 – 8 p.m. Tour the new YAV house, see the renovations done, and participate in our silent auction! There will also be some other opportunities to give to the YAV program. Questions? Contact Layne Brubaker, layne@pbysouthla.org.

Annual PW Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday! - Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the home of Louellen and Darryl Berger (6000 St. Charles Avenue). Bring a basket and enjoy the festivities! Questions? Contact Meg Kramer, mgammage@gmail.com.