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Announcements

December 6, 2020



Celebration Of Worship

Second Sunday Of Advent

December 6, 2020 11:00am



Welcome 

Opportunities for Service



We Gather In Worship

Prelude  Joe Gainey

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


           Call To Worship

* Hymn Of Praise No. 29                     Go, Tell It On The Mountain

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

   Second Sunday Of Advent:  Peace See Insert

* Gloria Patri


We Worship Through Meditation

Anthem Chancel Choir


We Worship Through Sharing

   Prayer Of Common Concerns

   Announce The Offering

* Prayer Of Dedication

* Doxology

We Worship Through Illumination


Scripture Reading                         Hebrews 10: 1-18

Sermon             Rev. Dr. Billy T. Lowe
                                "The Christmas Story According To Jesus"



Our Journey Is Directed By The Word Of God

* Hymn No. 25                       Away In A Manger


* 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

.5cents-a-meal Offering – Received Today. 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

.The Christian Education Teacher Training and Lunch scheduled for today has been
cancelled. Due to the recent rise in covid cases in our area a decision was made to reschedule for a later time.

.PYC & Middle School Events: Middle School Today– Supper at Roma Italian Restaurant, 4:30pm and see Christmas Lights at McAdenville; PYC regular Meeting at 5:30pm; December 13 – Regular Class for both groups; December 18 – PYC to Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center, Charlotte to volunteer work, 5 to 10pm;

December 20 – Both groups outing to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church “Drive Thru Live
Nativity”, leaving church at 5pm… Followed with Progressive Christmas Dinner” See
Stephanie Mulvey or Chloe Holt for more information.

.C.A.R.E. Team “A” 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 keeping in contact with our shutins and writing cards that have been requested. For requesting prayer concerns contact the church office, Pastor Bill or email your request for the CARE Ministry to jchampion@fpccnc.org.

.Congregational Meeting – Sunday, December 13, immediately following 11am
Worship 1) 2021 Church Budget Presented;2) To Elect 4 Elders to the Class of 2023.

.Church Wide Outing – Everyone Invited To Go – “Drive Thru Live Nativity” at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, Vale, NC, Sunday, December 20, leaving church parking lot at 5pm. Caravan/carpool! 261 Cedar Grove Church Road, Vale, NC. PYC and Middle School Youth will be attending.

.Christmas Eve Service With Communion – 7pm, Sanctuary. Social distancing and masks to be worn. Overflow of people will be directed to the Fellowship Hall. This special service will also be live streamed through Facebook. You may come by the church office to pick up the prepackaged communion elements.

.Tentative Reopening For Sunday School is January 3. More information to come.

.New Elder Installation Service – Sunday, January 10 at 11am Worship.

.FPC Annual Meeting is slated for Sunday, February 14, 2021. Reports for the meeting
are due to the church office by Sunday, January 26 in order to prepare packets for mail
out. Please email your reports tojchampion@fpccnc.org or drop them off at the church
office.

Other Announcements

.The Flowers in the sanctuary are placed in loving memory of Mr. Hector Stroupe and in honor of Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe, in celebration of their birthdays, December 2, by Mandy Harrill and Wade Stroupe.

.Thank You to all who purchased the Christmas wreaths or gave donations to the Ministry of Missions fundraiser to help the Presbyterian Disaster Fund. You generously supported this mission with $630.00.

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

.Update: Connie Wise at Carolina Care Center room #218 and new phone number is
704.302.6166. Betty Jane Robinson at Carolina Care Center, room #300. 


.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
November 1 51
November 8 51
November 15 44
November 22 51
November 29 40

2020 Stewardship Emphasis Results

Received As Of November 24, 2020

68 General pledges totaling $224,736.00
47 Growth pledges totaling          $65,872.00

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


     

Welcome To First Presbyterian Church 

December 6, 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, Sandra Brown, Kathie Browne, Adam Crowder, Lisa Dover, Brandon Heavner, Sharon Heavner,  John Powell, Martha Sellers,Tommy Stroupe, 

Shut-in Members - 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, Bob Carpenter, Carolyn Cheves, Ann Craft, Donnie Dellinger, Gay Grabeel, Eddie Hamrick, Jeanne Homesley, Waelynn Johnson, Carl Lankford, Terry Lauaghlin, Betty London, Ashley Bailey Long, John Mervine, Steve Moss, Beckie Parker, Caroline and Ronald Philbeck, Jane Propst, Richard Puett, Pat Reed, Ashley Riggs, Betty Jane Robinson, Dot Scism, Dennis Sigmon,  Nathan Snipes, Beverly Stiles, Karen Phillips Thomas, Robin Webb,  and Those Infected With The COVID-19 Virus


Military (Church Family & Friends) – FS1 Robert and YN1 Brandie McCants, 1st Lt. 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 Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva, 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 I Honorariums November 1 - November 30, 2020

MEMORIALS


IN LOVING MEMORY

Given by

Rec'd

Mag Stroupe

Alan & Cathy Cloninger

11/15/2020

Steve & Cynthia Homesley

11/15/2020

Jeff & Alison Hayes

11115/2020

Hillard & Connie Wise

11/15/2020

Patsy Randall

11/09/2020

Louanna Kiser

11/08/2020

Cherryville Little Theatre

11/08/2020

Ron & Dianne Jenkins

11/08/2020

H.L. Beam

11/15/2020

Jim & Janice Howell

11/08/2020

Renna Long

11/08/2020

Jeff & Sandy Costner

11/08/2020

Howard & Jane Homesley

11/08/2020

Mr. & Mrs. William J. Stowe

11/02/2020

Cindy, Glenn, & Taylor Burgess

11/08/2020

Carolyn & Charles Crowder

11/08/2020

John Blackwelder

11/14/2020

Joel McGinnis

11/02/2020

David & Hope R.iggins

11/03/2020

Sandy Crawley

11/08/2020

Ed & Beverly Campbell

11/09/2020

Clara A. Bast

11/08/2020

Chip & Suzanne Allran

11/08/2020

Jeff, Lucinda, Marah Davis

11/08/2020

Ryan, Katie & Noah Davis

11/08/2020

Lib Sellers

11/05/2020

Martha & Bill Hix

11/04/2020

Janet Fisher

11/22/2020

Jerry Helms

11/22/2020

Deana S. Cooper

11/16/2020

Susie Huffstetler

11/22/2020

Tracie & Michael Ross

11/23/2020

Anita Stroupe

11/23/2020

Tanya, Mike, Kayla Throckmorton

11/23/2020

Carole Stroupe

11/23/2020

Michael & Beth Rogers

11/20/2020

Jerry & Juanita  Knight

11/23/2020

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Brenda & Johnny Stroupe

11/23/2020

Reita Stroupe

Hillard & Connie Wise

11/15/2020

HONORARIUMS

Given by

Rec'd

Taylor & Garrett Hastings

Janet Fisher

11/22/2020

Wade Stroupe

Janet Fisher

11/22/2020

Renee' Reep, Julie  Champion

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Jerry Helms

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Martel Sigmon

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Susan S. Long

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Cindy Stroupe

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

IN LOVING MEMORY

Given by

Rec'd

Ava Anthony

Tim & Becky Sigmon

11/29/2020

Lindon  & Gail Anthony

11/15/2020

Sarah Anthony

11/15/2020

Anne Anthony

11/15/2020

Mark & Angie Upchurch

11/08/2020

Gay & Mabel Brown

Perry Brown

11/01/2020

Alice Ervin

Brenda & Johnny Stroupe

11/23/2020

Terry Fisher

Cindy Burgin

11/15/2020

Dianne Dixon

11/15/2020

Rita Huffman

11/15/2020

Hugh Hudson

Audrey Brandon

11/22/2020

Doni Kerley

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Peter & Doni Kerley

Mike & Becky Ross

12/01/2020

Marie O'Donnell

Tim & Becky Sigmon

11/29/2020

Mike & Becky Ross

11/15/2020

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Lecy Quinn

Mark & Angie Upchurch

11/08/2020

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Troy Sellers

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Rev. Jack Stafford

Jim & Janice Howell

   11/08/2020

Mark & Angie Upchurch

   11/08/2020

Michael & Beth Rogers

11/20/2020

Audrey Brandon

11/18/2020

Harold Sigmon

Deana S. Cooper

11/16/2020

Mag Stroupe

Tim & Becky Sigmon

11/29/2020

John & Mimi Powell

10/25/2020

Mike & Becky Ross

11/15/2020

Dorothy Ellison

11/15/2020

James Dellinger

11/15/2020

Patsy Dellinger

11/15/2020

Martha Mauney Moses

11/15/2020

Caroline Mauney

11/15/2020

Anna Mauney Spence

11/15/2020

Harriet Mauney Cordray

11/15/2020

Micheal Beam

11/15/2020

Anita & Don Millwood

11/16/2020