5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC 29072 803-359-7770
This Week at Saxe Gotha 
February 7 , 2018

Remember All 
in Your Prayers!
  • Alex & Gaby Hackett
  • Betty Fleenor
  • Coke Floyd
  • Donna Surstedt's sister
  • Elain Crewdson's brother-in-law
  • Greg Force's brother-in-law
  • Irene Baerwalde's mother
  • Jackie Mims
  • Jimmie Rooks
  • Joyce Murphy's mother
  • Judy Gilmore
  • Kathy Arrowsmith's mother
  • Keith Walker's father
  • Lillie Gardner's grandfather
  • Pat Glasscock's son
  • Ray Carpenter's father
  • Alice Peck
  • Ann Austin
  • Bea Amsler
  • Beth Klaes
  • Betty Fleenor
  • Bill McCarter
  • Bill Schwartz
  • Carol Gose
  • Craig Lemrow
  • Dawn Barber's mother
  • Donnelle Glatz's mother
  • Gary and Edie Athey's son
  • Jana Gunter's mother
  • Jimmie Rooks' sister/Stephanie McGee's aunt
  • John Burbage
  • Jon Myers
  • Jule Bland
  • Kay Luthren's mother
  • Kyle Anderson's mother
  • Lee Ann Alexander's mother
  • Leslie Clark's father
  • Lydia Ropp
  • Marshall Edens
  • Melinda Martin's mother
  • Meredith Jenkins' mother
  • Merritt Wham
  • Mike Merck
  • Robby Kerr's mother
  • Sunny Jewell's father
  • Susan Herndon's sister
  • Tim Kehoe's sister
  • Wanda McCarthy
 (Non-Combat Zones)
  • Adam Gilmore - Air Force
  • Chad Nabors
(Combat Zones) 
  • Robert Holder (Afghanistan)
  • B. J. Manis (GA)
  • Brian Bishop
  • Connor Lundkovsky
  • Jamie Glatz 
  • Jessica Glatz
  • John"Tripp" Bartlett - Army (AK)
  • Ken Culbertson - National Guard (SC)
  • Michael Smoak - Marines
  • Ron Culbertson
  • Sean Spence - Coast Guard (AK)
  • Steven Shealy (SC)
  • Sumner Thomas (RI)
  • Wyatt Hughes - Army (Ft. Bragg, NC)
Please call the church office to make updates to our prayer list!  To see a complete list of prayer request policies, please refer to our  Prayer webpage.
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Dear Fellow Servants of Jesus Christ,

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Child Development Center is part of the overall ministry of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. This ministry to young children and their families seeks to provide a warm Christian environment for growth and learning while also recognizing and valuing families and family life as an integral part of the ministry.

We have a Preschool Program, Extended Care Program, and Afterschool Program. For more information please call 359-2058 or email Hope Andrews at handrews@saxegotha.org. We are currently registering for our Preschool Program that begins August 27, 2018. Class size is limited and spaces are filling up but please call and inquire about availability. We will begin registering for our Summer and Afterschool programs in March. March 5-16 is open for current students. March 19 is sibling registration day. March 20 is Saxe Gotha church members registration day. March 23 we open up registration to the public.

The staff of Saxe Gotha CDC consider it a joy to be able to minister to the families in our community. Thank you for allowing us to love on your children and to share the love of Jesus with them every day!

In Christ's love,
Hope Andrews
Prayer Focus for February:  Please pray for our relationships with family and friends.  

Ash Wednesday Service will be held at  6:30 pm in the Sanctuary on February 14.  We will have the Wednesday Night Dinner that evening.  

Sermons Available Online: To listen to past sermons, please go to www.saxegotha.org/media.
Born to be Brave Event -
Friday, April 13 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
From the creators of Secret Keeper Girl, this "Boys Only" event is a one-night father-son adventure where fathers and father figures will learn to lead their sons in becoming Godly men. There will be live worship featuring the Allan Scott Band. Fathers will be given the tools to connect without feeling awkward.

This will without a doubt, be an action-packed guys night out!
Become a better Dad in just 2.5 hours!
If you know a boy age 7 - 17, this is a night you don't want to miss!   Purchase tickets at https://borntobebrave.brushfire.com or at the church office receptionist desk (General Admission Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. There are also a few Premium reserved seating tickets available for $30).

Please let Lori Lowman know if you are able to volunteer: llowman@saxegotha.org .
Boy Scouts BBQ: BBQ tickets will be sold on Sunday February 18  and 25 after the 8:30 am service and before and after the 11:00 services. We will have limited ticket sales on the day of the BBQ (March 4) outside the kitchen. We will deliver chicken meals on March 4 after Sunday School (take out 10:30-11:00) and again at the completion of the 11:00 services (after 12:00). At 12:00, individuals can choose to eat in the gym or take out. Chicken meals are $8.00 and chicken strips meals for children are $3.00. 
Amazon SmileWhen shopping on Amazon. com, please remember to go through smile.amazon.com. This sends donations to Saxe Gotha with each purchase.
Wednesday Dinners Are Back!  
Menu (Feb. 7): chicken bog, slaw, rolls, and caramel cake and pound cake for dessert
Menu (Feb. 14): shrimp and grits, garlic bread, spinach salad and dessert
Cost:   Adults $5, Kids 3-11 $3, Family Max of $20.  Make reservations by completing the tear-off form on the bulletin or call the church office 359-7770 by noon on Monday if possible.
Presbyterian Women's Spring 2018 Luncheon: SAVE-THE-DATE 
April 29 at 12:30 pm in the Gym. Tickets will be sold in advance - details to follow. Sherry Thrift Bradshaw will be speaking on "The Courage to Be Different," focusing on John 15:11.

Renewal:  Scripture Memorization
Don't forget to join the Scripture memory challenge, Renewal!  It's not too late to begin. For more details and to stay up to date, check out the Renewal Facebook page.  All you need to do on the 1st and 15th of the month is post your name, city, state and scripture.  Let's join together and fill our hearts with scripture! 
Volunteers Needed for The Bereavement Ministry:  
If you enjoy cooking, baking or serving others, please prayerfully consider volunteering to help with the Bereavement Ministry. We provide light food for receptions following funerals for Saxe Gotha members or a meal for family members on the day of a funeral. This could not happen without help from Saxe Gotha members. If you think you may be interested in helping with this much needed Ministry please call Vicki Williamson at 803-957-5068 for more information.
Belize Mission Trip: July 3 0 - August 6, 2018: 
There is still time to sign up to be a part of the Saxe Gotha Mission team going to Belize. If you missed the initial meeting but are still interested, please let Eve Barker know before Feb 25 The cost of $1500 covers travel, lodging, food and needed supplies but does not include costs for passports, souvenirs, spending money and snorkeling/diving.  The money can be paid in installments: $500 due on Feb 25,  April 2 and June 4.  Anyone under 19, must be accompanied by a parent. Please contact   Eve Barker at evebarker@netscape.net .
In today's economy, many individuals are facing the difficult reality of finding a new position or alternative employment. This ministry assists individuals with writing a resume, improving interviewing skills, or providing support as one goes through this time of transition. The group is available to meet with you on an as needed basis.  Please contact Kathy Arrowsmith (803.238.6905 or at kca21@yahoo.com) to schedule a meeting with the Christians in Career Transition Ministry.
Volunteer Needed to Coordinate Flowers for the Altar Table: 
We need a person or two to volunteer to be the coordinator for the altar flowers in the sanctuary. Jan Harrison would be happy to train a new volunteer as she passes the torch.

Saxe Gotha Child Development Center Registration (2018-2019): 
Preschool/Extended Care Registration  for 2, 3 and 4 year olds is now open. Summer/Afterschool Registration: Current Student (Mar. 5-16), Siblings (Mar. 19), Church Member & Prior Student (Mar. 20) and Registration Opens to Public (Mar. 23). Questions?  handrews@saxegotha.org.
Lexington Medical Center FREE Health Assessments:
Monday, March 26, 2018 (7:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. in Room 155 MB)
Requires 12 hour fasting except water.  Free Screening include:  Blood Pressure Assessment, Glucose (blood sugar), and total Cholesterol testing.  Must make an appointment, email Pansy Floyd pfloyd@saxegotha.org or call 359-7770.
Summer Youth Conferences:  
Youth Retreat for Middle School students, more details to come.  

RYM Colorado (June 11-16): High School Youth Retreat. The RYM  conference is now full.  At this time, students that register will be put on a waiting list.   Contact Mary Knobeloch: mknobeloch@saxegotha.org .
Youth Before-School-Small-Groups meet on Wednesday Youth H20 logo mornings. 
Middle School - 6:40 - 7:25 am at Joel's house (108 Arnwood Court, 29072).  Shuttle to school is available for middle school students.  RSVP to Joel Brantner at   jbrantner@saxegotha.org . Breakfast is available-no cost.   Small Group Study: Ephesians: What is the Gospel ?
High School  - 6:45 - 7:45 am at Chick-fil-A (across from church). Students need transportation to and from small group. You will have time to purchase your breakfast. Small Group Study: Book of 1 Corinthians. 

Middle School Youth Wednesday Morning Small Group Location change for Feb. 14 and 21: Please join us in the Light House Café.  High School will meet at Chick-Fil-A like usual.  
Nailbenders  meet at 8:00 a.m. (Second Saturday of the month) at the Lexington Chick-fil-A (5560 Sunset Blvd.) then leave from there to assist individuals in need.  Everyone is welcome to help! Contact Keith Hall with questions:  Nailbenders.sg@gmail.com .
If you like to knit, or would like to learn to knit, we invite you to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry group. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month in the MB, Room 154  (10:00-11:30 am).  Questions?  Please call Polly Askew at 803-359-7263.
F.I.S.H. Teams:                                                         
2/11: Team 5, 2/18: Team 6, 2/25: Team 1

Stephen Ministry  is our congregation's one-to-one care giving ministry. These connections are confidential and matched up by gender. God works through Stephen Ministers to plant a seed of hope and healing in a person whose life seems barren and forlorn because of crisis or tragedy.  What do Stephen Ministers do?  These individuals listen to people in need, explore feelings, pray, share Christ's love, maintain confidentiality, and attend to the care-giving process, while leaving the results to God.  Stephen Ministers have big hearts.  If you are feeling unloved or need a friend, contact  Carol Perrin  at (803)917-6690 , the referral coordinator. Please know that your identity and requests are kept confidential.
Tips for Giving By Text:  
Saxe Gotha's Text Giving #: 803-302-3499
  • If you text a monetary value, the funds are attributed to the church's default fund.
  • If you text a monetary value + a fund name, the funds will be attributed to that fund name.
  • You can also text the following: "Funds" (will  give you a list of fund names), "Help" (to get assistance with gifting via text), or  "Reset" (will remove saved credit card information).
Debt Free in Three

  Year 1 - Ended July 31, 2017

Year 2 - Ends July 31, 2018
(Raised as of Feb. 4, 2018)  

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Hebrews 12:1 "Let us strip off every weight that slows us down ... and run with endurance the race."