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Announcements

September 20, 2020

  Welcome To First Presbyterian Church

Celebration Of Worship

The Lord’s Day

The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost       

September 20, 2020             11:00am


    

 Prelude                                                                                      Joe Gainey

            The Prelude is meant to be a time of quiet reflection as we prepare for worship  

Welcome and Announcements     

 

We Gather In Worship


 Spoken Call To Worship                                                                                      

*      Hymn Of Praise No. 476                                                       O Worship The King

                                                                                                                        

    *      Opening Prayer And Lord's Prayer ("debts" and "debtors"

    *      Apostles' Creed (Traditional)                                            (Aids  To Worship Page 14, The Presbyterian Hymnal)

   We Worship Through Meditation 

           Anthem                                                                         Chancel Choir 

         
   
We Worship Through Illumination

           Pastoral Prayer

           Scripture Reading                                                         Hebrews 1: 1-4                         Sermon                                                                                                                          "In These Last Days!"                                                          Rev. Dr. Billy T. Lowe


      Our Journey Is Directed By The Word Of God

      *       Hymn No. 276                                                   Great Is The Faithfulness                                                                                                                                 

   *       Benediction

   *       Postlude                                                                        Joe Gainey

      *      Those able, please stand



Announcements and Invitations

Phase 2 Reopening at FPC
One service only at 11:00 am. Live-streamed and recorded for Facebook and
YouTube; Visit FPC webpage at www.fpccnc.org to
hear audio recording of the worship; Singing by the congregation;
Social Distancing and Mask required;
No childcare offered during worship;
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we travel through
this pandemic. We covet your continued prayer support.
By Order of the Session.

Church Wide Ministries

.PYC and Middle School Ministry Today, 5:30 to 7pm at the church. Social distancing
will be practiced. For more information see Chloe Holt (PYC) or Stephanie Mulvey 
(Middle School Ministry).

.C.A.R.E. Team “E” will be serving this week for our C.A.R.E. Ministry. They are
asked to come individually not as a group to pray and write cards. Please see your team
captain for further instructions.

.FPC Care Ministry is ongoing with our CARE Ministry keeping in contact with our
shutins and writing cards that have been requested. For requesting prayer concerns and
other matters contact the church office, Pastor Bill or email your request for the CARE
Ministry to jchampion@fpccnc.org.

.Adult Bible Study On Hebrews - Monday, September 21, 6:30pm in the Fellowship
Hall with social distancing and masks worn.

.FPC Homecoming is set for Sunday, September 27. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions
we will not be having Homecoming Lunch. Worship at 11:00am as we remember those who have died this past year, those who have joined FPC and Baptisms. We will also witness the confirmation of three individuals. Pastor Lowe will be preaching.

.World Communion Sunday – October 4. Again we will utilizing the pre-packaged elements which consist of a sealed cup of grape juice and a communion wafer. If you worship with us on live stream and would like to participate using these prepackaged elements please come by the church office September 29th,30th and October 1st  between the hours of 3 and 4 o'clock to pick up your elements.

.5cents-a-meal Offering will be received Sunday, October 4. You are encouraged to be
collecting 5cents for each person per each meal in your household and bring your collection
to church on the first Sunday of the month. This offering is sent to the Presbytery of WNC
and used for their Outreach Hunger Program.

.Mid-Week Devotion and Lunch for Adults – Wednesday, October 14, 12noon in
Fellowship Hall. We had such a good response with the lunch in September that the Ministry of Nurture is sponsoring another one. Please call in your reservation by Monday, October 12 to 704.435.6064, ext. 101 or jchampion@fpccnc.org.

.Story Cloth Program will resume Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the
sanctuary for both children and adults. This program will run through November 14.
Smaller children will need to be accompanied by a parent. Led by Kelly Allen and Betsy
Dellinger, this program tells the stories of the Bible through pictures.

.Presbyterian Men Group will resume with supper and program on Tuesday, October
20 at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Martel Sigmon, President of Presbyterian Men,
is asking for supper reservations to the church office by Monday, October 19. 704.435.6064, ext. 101.

Other Announcements

.Complementary Copies of the Upper Room Devotionals for September/October available from table at the parking lot entrance.

.College Students Mailing Addresses… Parents/Students, please email theses addresses
to jchampion@fpccnc.org or call 704.435.6064, ext. 101. Has Your Email Address Changed? Please contact the church office (jchampion@fpccnc.org) or call 704.435.6064, ext 101.

.Thank you for your continued financial giving. Here are some options to send in your
Tithes/Offerings if you are not able to give it on Sunday mornings … 1. Via post office mail. Please note that you can place your check in the envelope, seal it, place a stamp on the front and mail directly. No need to place it in another envelope to mail. 2. Place the envelope in the silver, wall mounted, church mailbox which is also secured located in the alcove of the Fellowship Hall Hallway, Mulberry Street side. 3. Set up Bill-Pay through your online banking for your pledge to be sent to the church. If you need assistance you may contact Renee’ Reep (FPC Financial Sec) at 704.435.6064, ext 102. 

.Hospital Based C.A.R.E. Ministry Update - If anyone knows of a church member who is admitted/will be admitted to one of the 4 local hospitals please contact the church office at 704.435.6064: Gastonia, Cleveland, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton.

.FPC Prayer Chain Ministry – A way to join together in spirit and to lift up others who experience unexpected illness or death. Call requests after 8:30am to Janice Howell,
coordinator, at 704-435-3037.

Weekly Reporting

Faithfulness Through Church Attendance – 11am Worship
    September   6  44
    September  13  51


(As a courtesy to others please turn off the volume on your cell phone during Worship)


     

Welcome To First Presbyterian Church 

September 20, 2020

Please Note: Names are printed in Prayer Concerns for 

2 weeks at a time as they are called in to the church office

Members – Don Alexander, Diane Bradley, Sandra Brown, Perry Brown, Katahie Browne, Kay Crawley, Ada, Crowder, Lisa Dover, Brandon Heavner, Sharon Heavner,  Martha Sellers, Margaret Stroupe, Tommy Stroupe

Shut-in Members - Ava Anthony, Lois Boston, Kathie Browne, Nellie Carpenter, Bill Crawley, Dick Lester, Ann Ramsey, Joyce Sellers, Jim Sigmon, Marie Sigmon, Connie Wise

Friends and Family of Our Church Members –Martha Beam, Brenda Blanton, Jim Bryan, Carolyn Cheves, Gay Grabeel, Kenny Greene, Eddie Hamrick, Jeanne Homesley, Tara Jones, Carl Lankford, Ashley Bailey Long, Caroline and Ronald Philbeck, Butch Powell, Richard Puett, Pat Reed, Dr. John Reynolds, Dot Scism, Beverly Stiles, Karen Phillips Thomas, Mike Webber, Robin Webb, Steve Wilkinson, Nichole Williams, and Those Infected With The COVID-19 Virus

Military (Church Family & Friends) – FS1 Robert and YN1 Brandie McCants, CW3 Mathew Simmons, Col. Mark Van Brunt   

Others – FPC' s Capital Campaign; Golgotha Presbyterian Church, Guatemala

Presbytery of WNC Prayer Calendar - Please be in prayer for Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, NC


    Recordings of the 11:00 am Worship Service are available for you to hear on our Church (Audio)        Website: www.fpccnc.org for those of you who are watching FPC on Sunday mornings via live-          stream we encourage you to "Like" and "Share" so more people can see our worship Services.
  We also post our Services on Youtube after worship service has ended for those that do not have      Facebook.




 



First Presbyterian Church

Memorials / Honorariums

August 1 – August 31, 2020

 

MEMORIALS

IN LOVING MEMORY

Given by

Rec'd

Selena Alexander

Betty Jane Robinson

08/09/2020

Rodney Bridges

Don, Newell Alexander Family

08/09/2020

Martel Sigmon

08/28/2020

Gay Brown

Perry Brown

08/02/2020

Mabel Brown

Perry Brown

08/02/2020

Ned Costner

Martel Sigmon

08/28/2020

Doni Kerley

Naomi Stroupe SS Class

08/21/2020

Ruby Phillips

Jan & Ed Boone

08/09/2020

Joe Putnam

Don, Newell Alexander Family

08/09/2020

Lecy Quinn

Darrell & Cheryl Kiser

08/31/2020

Carolyn Jenkins

08/31/2020

Doug & Kay Crawley

08/29/2020

Mildred Dail

08/30/2020

Ann Curtis

08/31/2020

Mike & Becky Ross

08/21/2020

John & Mimi Powell

08/20/2020

Marsha Farrell

08/21/2020

Cherryville Chapt Eastern Star

08/24/2020

John & Jane Hardt

08/23/2020

David & Louanna Kiser

08/18/2020

Lisa & Ben Morris

08/23/2020

Jennifer Macon

08/23/2020

Renna Long

08/30/2020

Mary West

08/17/2020

Don, Newell Alexander Family

08/15/2020

Kat Sigmon

08/16/2020

Scott & Frances Mauney

08/09/2020

Steve & Cynthia Homesley

08/16/2020

Sally Quinn I Earnest Workers SS

08/16/2020

Martel Sigmon

08/28/2020

Katherine Wiegel

Fred Brown Family

08/09/2020

Steve & Cynthia Homesley

08/16/2020

Martel Sigmon

08/28/2020

IN LOVING HONOR

Given by

Rec'd

Bill Lowe

Mike & Becky Ross

08/21/2020

Joe Gainey

Mike & Becky Ross

08/21/2020

Martel Sigmon

Mike & Becky Ross

08/21/2020