5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC 29072 803-359-7770
This Week at Saxe Gotha 
June 14 , 2017

Remember All  
in Your  Prayers!
  • Alysia Kehoe's mother
  • Bobby Smith's sister
  • Bootsie Wynne's mother
  • Byron and Marge Sonner
  • Carol Landreth's nephew
  • Charles and Leslie Bumgardner's daughter
  • David Lanier's son
  • Fiorella Sancho's mother-in-law
  • Galina Weir
  • John Mackenzie's brother-in-law
  • Joe and Judy Durham's grandson and son-in-law
  • Kelly Delk
  • Mike Graves
  • Mitchell McGee
  • MJ Hutto
  • Molly Upton
  • Nidsa Stokes
  • Nidsa Stokes' mother
  • Pandra Lemrow's son
  • Ransom Cooper's mother
  • Shannon Hill's mother
  • Sheri Brooks
  • Vicki Beatty's daughter
  • Alice Peck
  • Ann Austin
  • Bea Amsler
  • Betty Fleenor
  • Bill McCarter
  • Bill Schwartz
  • Connie Woodham
  • Corley McMillan
  • Dawn Barber's mother
  • Donnelle Glatz's mother
  • Esther Bennett
  • Esther Bennett's sister/Kelly Delk's aunt
  • Jackie Mims
  • Jamie Porth's sister
  • 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
  • Leslie Clark's father
  • Marshall Edens
  • Melinda Martin's mother
  • Merritt Wham
  • Mike Merck
  • Robby Kerr's mother
  • Robin Wilkes' sister
  • Sunny Jewell's parents
  • Tim Kehoe's sister
  • Tina Stallard
  • Wanda McCarthy
 (Non-Combat Zones)
  • Adam Gilmore - Air Force
  • Jessica Glatz
(Combat Zones)
  • Jamie Glatz 
  • B. J. Manis (HI)
  • Brian Bishop
  • Connor Lundkovsky
  • John"Tripp" Bartlett - Army (AK)
  • Justin Smith - Air Force (Hawaii)
  • Ken Culbertson - National Guard (SC)
  • Ray Hammond - Air Force
  • Robert Holder (AK)
  • Ron Culbertson
  • Sean Spence - Coast Guard (AK)
  • Steven Shealy (SC)
  • Sumner Thomas (RI)
  • Wyatt Hughes - Army (Japan)
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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Summer is upon us, and that means our students have more
free time than they know what to do with. We, in the youth ministry, view this as our prime time of the year because we can grab as much time with them as possible. I'm so excited with the events that the interns have planned as ways to connect with the students. We have weekly events like Sunday School, Lunch Bunch, Small Groups and Weekly Wednesdays, as well as a number of special events. In June alone we have:
  • June 16: Middle School Movie Night - A night of fellowship for our Middle Schoolers. Open to grades rising 6-9.
  • June 23: High School Movie Night - A night of fellowship for our High Schoolers. Open to grades rising 9 and up.
  • June 30: Beach Day - VBS youth volunteers will be headed to Folly Beach as a thank you for all of their work through the week.
This is just how we'll be kicking of the summer. We'll have even more events going on throughout the summer, including a Carowinds day, Late Night, Lock In, Mystery Trip and a Shealy's/Big Mo night. We won't have a shortage of fun this summer!

We also have 3 big trips this summer. From June 19-23, some students will attend The Edge, a middle school conference. July 10-15 will see some of our High School students heading to the RYM Youth Conference. From July 31 to August 4, we'll have students doing Local Missions Week around Lexington and Columbia. 

Please pray for our students through the summer as they spend time in service, learning and fellowship.  To keep up with all of the latest H2O news, check the Church Website www.saxegotha.org, the H2O App and the @SGStuMin Twitter.

Let your summer be to God's glory,
Justin Hall
Youth Director
Prayer Focus for June:  Please pray for Muslims and Ramadan.

July 2nd is the God and Country Service 
One Service Sunday & Potluck
(Potluck dinner  in the gym after the service.)
A-G dessert or salad
H-R meat or casserole
S-Z side
If you can  volunteer to help set-up, serve or clean-up, 
please contact Jennifer Gibbons:   jgibbons@marriedtomylove.com
Splash Worship will not be held on Sunday, July 2. All children ages 4 and up are invited to worship with their parents.

The Church Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.
Summer Youth Weekly Events - Friends are Welcome! 
Sunday School: 9:45 - 10:30 am, Rising grades 7-12 ( Middle: RM 145-146 / High: RM 143-144)
Small Groups: Middle School small groups meet Sunday afternoons from 5-6 pm; girls meet in The Well and boys meet in the Café.  MS small groups are for rising grades 6-9.  MS small groups begin June 11. High School small group meets Wednesday mornings from 10-11 am at Chick-fil-a on Sunset Blvd near Saxe Gotha.  HS small groups begin June 14.  Grades rising 9 and up.
Wednesday Nights: W ill kick-off on June 14 with "Messy Night" from 6-7:30 pm.  Please wear appropriate clothing...you will get messy!  Grades rising 7 and up .
Lunch Bunch Meets weekly at 11:53 am at a local restaurant.  Please bring money to cover the cost of meal.  Lunch Bunch will meet at Miyabi Jr. on Tuesday, June 13.  Grades rising 6  and up.
College Sunday School Class meets at 9:45 am in The Well (Room 148, Light House). 
College students- Having a difficult time plugging in with a church?  You're not alone.  For years, one of the hardest things to do for college students is to find a church and then, if that isn't hard enough, to  find ways to plug in.  Join us ,  Sunday mornings at 9:45 am beginning Sunday, June 4, as we begin our summer college SS class discussing what it would look like to ask a different question about finding a church.  Instead of trying to find a church, what would it look like to be the church?  What exactly is the church and why does it matter so much to us?  Hope to see you there! 
VBS at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church:
(June 26 - 29, 2017) /  COST - FREE / Rising 3 year olds to Rising 6th grades
AM Session - 9:00-12:00 and PM Session - 6:30-8:00
Our SGPC Vacation Bible School is always an exciting time for children to learn  about God's Word. 

List of Donations Needed for VBS 2017!
Snack Items:   Goldfish, Lucky Charms Cereal, Cookie Crisp Cereal, Graham crackers and  Empty cereal boxes (for crafts) - one for each child.  The items will be collected in blue bins in the church reception area and in the Light House Atrium now until VBS begins.                   

Donations for Local Mission Collected During Week of VBS:
Turner Memorial AME Church/West Columbia
Children's Flip Flops, Children's t-shirts, Children's socks, Children's hats/caps.

July  Children's Ministry Events: 
6 - SPLASH Water Day
9 am- 12 noon.  Rising 4's, 5's, and 1st graders, $5 per child-includes snacks/drinks.
13 - Mission Day
8:30 am-1 pm.  Rising 4th-6th Graders, Cost $15-includes lunch.
We will serve our friends lunch at Turner AME church in West Columbia.  We will need a few volunteers if parents are interested.
21- Marathon of Madness
12:00 pm-10:00 pm, Rising 2nd Grade - Rising 5th Grade, Cost is $50.  This "marathon" event covers all things fun around town! Some things we might do are bowling, skating, painting, Japanese food, mini golfing and maybe a few more exciting things! Don't miss it!
27 - Mission Day
9 am-11:30 am , Rising 4's, K5, and 1st grade, $10 per child . We will spend the morning doing a small mission project around town and enjoy a yummy treat together!

To register or volunteer: www.saxegotha.org/ministries/children  or call Lori at 359-7770 ext. 28 or llowman@saxegotha.org   or Lee Ann Alexander at 359-7770 ext. 42 or lalexander@saxegotha.org  .
Special Note of Thanks:
Dear friends,
We are just back from vacation and Linda and I want to say a special thanks to those of you who came to our property and worked so hard to trim away a 100 year old oak tree that has fallen! We saw pictures of the tree. It must have been 75 feet tall! Judging from the root ball and stump left, we can only imagine that it appeared to be an impossible task. We are blessed to have wonderful church members from Saxe Gotha who only believe in possibilities. It is truly a miracle that the tree did not hit the house or do any kind of damage to the property. God is good all the time!  Thanks for sharing your Christian witness through this act of kindness!
Senior Adult Movie Night -Thursday, June 15 at 5:00 pm (movie begins at 5:30 pm), Light House Room 112-113. 
Bring appetizers or desserts to share.  Popcorn, tea and water will be provided.  Featured movie: Sully.  You may  bring a comfortable chair if you would like.  Reservations are not required .  
Migrant Ministry Volunteers will meet every Tuesday evening  (except July 4 th ) until Tuesday, August 8. Anyone interested should meet at the SGPC church office at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and ride the bus to Batesburg/Leesville. 
Note: Some of the rural roads may be too rough for your car. Contact Pete Eckert 608-9835 for additional information.
UNITED HEROES USO 4th of July Drive:    Donation Sundays: June 18.    Donate items for the local USO.   
Needs list:    individually-wrapped snacks (no homemade items), energy bars, beef jerky, microwaveable popcorn, hard candy, travel-size toiletries (razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, sunscreen), individually-packaged disposable wipes, chapstick, candy, gum.   

Place in marked blue UNITED HEROES bins in the Narthex, Welcome Center, Light House Atrium and church reception area.   
Thank you for your help!
Summer Choir Sundays - July 9 - August 13, join us at 10:30 in the choir room and then proceed to the sanctuary to sing familiar hymns for the anthem during the worship service.  If you are interested in being in the choir, but can't make Wednesday practice or just want to try it out-this is perfect for you!  Everyone who likes to sing is welcome!
Veterans' Support Group will not meet during the summer months.  If you have questions/concerns, please contact:
Bob Speaks (622-0262) or Chad Nabors (239-8302). 
F.I.S.H. Teams:                                                        
6/18: Team 1
6/25: Team 2 
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 .
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 - Ending July 31, 2017
(Raised as of June 11, 2017 -  Includes Yard Sale)

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

To give to the Debt Free in Three Campaign or General Budget, click here.