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This Sunday, February 23:


This Sunday, Michael Jinkins will be preaching. We will have one, unified worship service at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel. There will be no Sunday School or Childcare this Sunday. 

News & Announcements:


Youth Present Special Accommodations Booth – Our youth have unveiled a Special Accommodations Booth in the Sanctuary Narthex by the Eleonore Street entrance. Included are “fidgets” for churchgoers with ADHD, autism or other sensory needs, as well as large-print bulletins, bulletins in a dyslexia-helpful font, and hearing aids. You can visit the booth each Sunday to take advantage of these helpful new items created out of the youth’s “blessed to be a blessing” theme this year!

VBS Registration Open – We are excited to introduce our new format for Vacation Bible School this summer which will take place Sunday, May 31 – Thursday, June 4. There will be a Sunday afternoon session from 4- 7 PM for children and their parents and will include a supper.  Campers will continue Monday – Thursday from 9 AM to 12 PM. This is a volunteer-run program, so parent participation is strongly encouraged. VBS is open to all children 3 years old (as of June 1, 2020) – 4th grade.  Students currently 5th grade and older may register as youth volunteers and assist in shepherding groups and workshops. The cost is $40 for the first camper and $20 for each camper thereafter. The cost for youth volunteers is $10/each. Click here for details on our “Knights of the North Castle” theme, and to register your campers or youth volunteers.

Winter Clothes Needed – The Program of Hope Homeless Ministry, one of SCAPC’s 21 Community Ministry Partners, is requesting donations of specific items for cold weather. These include blankets, coats, women’s pants and sneakers, men’s pants in small sizes, and casual shoes. Please place your items in the designated container beneath the stairway next to Frampton Fellowship Hall. If pickup is needed, please email Dale Curry at dalebcurry2017@gmail.com. Used items should be clean and in good condition.

Over-the-Counter Medications Needed for Cuba Trip – Another team of SCAPC members will be travelling to our sister churches in Cuba this April. They will bring with them much-needed adult and pediatric over-the-counter medicines including fever reducers, pain killers, antacids, anti-diarrhea, cough and cold, and multi-vitamins (non-gummies), as well as glass thermometers and reading glasses. To contribute, you can bring your new, un-opened medicines to the “Living Waters for the World” donation basket in the stairwell off Frampton Fellowship Hall.

Volunteers for Congregational Life – If you are interested in hosting one or two WNO’s or providing snacks for the coffee hour after worship services on a particular Sunday, please contact Allison Tiller at allisonbtiller@gmail.com.

Old SCAPC Photos Needed! Don Frampton is writing a history of SCAPC and is asking members to submit any old photos of the church, or church members, that they might have.  Please contact Don at donframp@gmail.com.

STAIR Tutors Needed – Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) was founded here at SCAPC in 1985 and remains headquartered in our Land Building. You can make the difference in the life of a child by joining in this impactful project! STAIR is looking for Saturday morning reading tutors for its Lakeview and Uptown sites as well as substitute tutors for the Monday and Wednesday after-school site at SCAPC.  Please contact STAIR at program@stairnola.org or 504.899.0820. A few hours a week can help a child with a foundation for success.  Click here to learn more.

Beware of Hoax Messages “from” Church Staff – If you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from a SCAPC staff member yet does NOT end in “scapc.org”, especially a message that asks for a “favor” and includes misspellings and grammatical errors, please know that it is a hoax message to which you should not respond. Note that church staff will never ask for payments or gift cards via email for any purpose other than an official SCAPC campaign or event.

Calendar:

2/18 | Senior High Small Group
2/19 | (No WNO)
2/23 | Unified worship service at 8:30 AM (no Sunday School)
2/25 | Mardi Gras, SCAPC office closed
2/26 | Ash Wednesday Service
2/26 | (No WNO)
3/3 | Senior High Small Group
3/4 | WNO: Program TBA

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 AM-2 PM | Contact: Adelle Bergman, aden@scapc.org
CBD Study Group Wednesdays | 7 AM | 625 St. Charles Ave. | Contact: John Morton, johnmorton@cox.net
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesdays | 5 PM | Phifer Library | Contact Sarah Chancellor-Watson, sarah@scapc.org

Michael Jinkins and Sarah Chancellor-Watson lead a class on the origin of Christian beliefs entitled “Teaching an Old Dogma New Tricks.” The resource will be Michael’s own book, Invitation to Theology: A Guide to Study, Conversation and Practice which is available on amazon.com.

Presbyterian Women’s Book Club Third Thursdays | 12:30 PM LB Lakeside | Contact: Elizabeth Artigues, artigues4@gmail.com

Bring your own lunch if you like and join us for book reviews. Contact Elizabeth Artigues for upcoming readings.

Presbyterian Women’s Monday Circles (monthly Bible Studies) Monday Lunch (12 PM, LB) and Lambeth House (2 PM) | 2nd Monday
Presbyterian Women’s Tuesday Circle (monthly Bible Studies) | Second Tuesdays | 5:45 PM | LB, Lakeside | Contact Ebie Strauss, ebiestrauss@yahoo.com

The  2019-2020 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible study is: Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments by Eugenia Anne Gamble. For the 2019/2020 PW Calendar & Prayer Book, click here.

Presbyterian Women’s Needleworks Group Thursdays | 10 AM-Noon | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Mary Ann Mott, 504-581-4424
Spiritually Hungry Women
Wednesdays | 12:30-1:45 PM | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Beth Poe, bethpoe@tulane.edu
Senior High Small Group
Alternating Tuesdays | 7 PM | 3rd Floor Youth Room | Contact: Chris Hazlaris, chris@scapc.org.

Discussions surrounding faith and contemporary young adult issues for 9-12th graders.

TMBS&PG (Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group) | 7 AM  | LB, Riverside | Contact: Jane Rasi, janerasi@gmail.com or 713-454-3974

The TMBS&PG  are studying Invitation to Psalms: A Short Term Disciple Study by our own Michael Jinkins.

YAF PINTS (Young Adults & Families – Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study | Wednesday evenings, 6:45 PM | LB | Contact: Bria Rault, bria@scapc.org

P.I.N.T.S is a time of fellowship and theological discussion over local brews for those in their 20’s and 30’s. Our fall reading is: Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans.  Childcare is provided.