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In This Issue
Worship
Deadlines & Subscriptions
In the Pulpit June 10
Contribute a Devotion to Our Next Advent Booklet
Engaging Volunteers: Current Needs
Mowers Hit the Field
Music Notes
Pray for One Another
Gifts to the Church
Church Calendar
Elders and Deacons of FPC
Worship
June 3
9th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Communion
Lessons
Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Mark 2:23-3:6
Sermon
Sabbath Spectacle
Dave Welch
Hymns
I Come with Joy
For Everyone Born
Anthem
Hosanna to the Son of David
Attendance May 27
8:30: 90; 11:00: 70

June 10
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sermon
Martin Dotterweich
Hymns
Fight the Good Fight
O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me
Anthem
Make Our Church One Joyful Choir
Deadlines & Subscriptions
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on First Presbyterian Church

May 31 & June 7 , 2018
In the Pulpit June 10
Martin Dotterweich

Dave Welch will celebrate communion and preach this Sunday, June 3, but we will have a familiar guest preacher the following Sunday. Dr. Martin Dotterweich is a specialist in the Reformation in Scotland and the history of the Bible in English as well as Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at King University. He attended Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and the University of Edinburgh, where he earned a PhD. Martin and his wife, Heather, have been members of FPC since arriving in Bristol in 2004. They have two children, Kathleen and Peter.
Contribute a Devotion to Our Next Advent Booklet
The Worship Committee invites the congregation to participate in our 2018 Advent Devotional Book by submitting a brief devotion. Your contributions will enhance our time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you would like to provide a devotion, please email Candy Phelps at cphelps3@yahoo.com or call her at 423-538-8801 by August 1. She needs to hear from you to determine whether we will have the number of devotions required for a booklet. If we do, devotions will need to be submitted by October 1, and Han Ong will collect them. You may email your devotion to him at hanchuanong@king.edu or leave it in the church office.
Engaging Volunteers: Current Needs
FPC needs volunteers immediately for the following tasks:
  • Vacation Bible School. Teachers, storytellers, shepherds, and crafts helpers. For details, contact Lilly Osborne at losborne@fpcbristol.org or 423-764-7176.
  • Female chaperones for summer camps. Camp dates are June 10-15 for Great Escape and June 24-July 1 for the High School Group's trip to Orange Beach, FL. For details, contact Katie Arnold at karnold@fpcbristol.org or 423-764-7176.
Mowers Hit the Field
Windows
is on its biweekly summer schedule, but a summer schedule is a completely different matter for FPC's mowers. They won't miss a week as they keep the church lawn immaculate. David Moore kicks off the new month for us. He'll be on the field May 30-June 2 to prepare us for the first Sunday in June. Randy Olson will take over June 6-9, and Pat Flannagan will follow June 13-16. That's the first half of the month, and no intermission.
Join the mowing team! We welcome men and women, adults and teens. Even families: younger children can move debris to the curb, and a parent or elder sibling can mow. It's easy, and you can mow only once or, if you choose, even thrice. Simply contact Randy Cook at npolecook@aol.com or 423-956-1541. If you're new to Scag mowers, he will be happy to give you a lesson on ours.
Music Notes
Music for Sunday, June 3:
Tomas Luis de Victoria
Our anthem, "Hosanna to the Son of David," was composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria (ca. 1548
- 1611), generally regarded as among the greatest composers of sacred music in the Renaissance and certainly the greatest Spanish composer. Victoria's music has often been said to have a unique mystical spiritualism and a mastery of the technical aspects of Renaissance counterpoint. The text is taken from Matthew 21:9. The final hymn, "For Everyone Born," reminds us that each of us, regardless of our circumstances, belongs to God and that God's love "transcends the barriers," as noted by Carl Daw in the hymnal notes.
Music participants for Sunday, June 3: Bob Greene, Sanctuary Choir.
Organist's footnotes for Sunday, June 3: For the ONE Worship service on May 13, I played an arrangement of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" by Diane Bish. For years, this has been my go-to arrangement of this hymn. I just discovered in my music library (how had I missed it until now?) another arrangement by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara. Ms. Diemer's arrangements are usually rather adventurous, but I find this one to be relatively straightforward and uncharacteristically tame.
On Pentecost Sunday, our handbell choir accompanied Laura Ong, who sang "Litany to the Holy Spirit" by Peter Hurford. Hurford has taken "Litany" and interposed Johann Crüger's (1598 - 1662) Lutheran communion hymn tune "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" ("Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness") above it. This is our music during Communion this Sunday.
William Mathias (1934 - 1992) was a Welsh composer who wrote much choral music in the Anglican tradition. He was commissioned to compose the anthem "Let the People Praise Thee, O God," for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. His "Processional" (1964) has the tempo marking alle marcia, but with a metronome marking of c.132 to the quarter note, the marchers need to keep a quick step! This piece is light and playful, and a delight to play.

Music for Sunday, June 10:
Jonathan Crutchfield
The anthem, "Make Our Church One Joyful Choir," comes from the pen of Jonathan Crutchfield, born in Winston-Salem, NC, in 1959. He was educated at Southern Wesleyan University, Florida State University, and Southern Baptist Seminary. Dr. Crutchfield is currently the Minister of Music and Worship at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. The text is by Tom Troeger, an Episcopal priest who was on the faculty of Yale Divinity School until 2015. Troeger has written more than 20 books and 600 hymns.
Music participants for Sunday, June 10: Pat Flannagan, Bob Greene, Sanctuary Choir.
Organist's footnotes for Sunday, June 10: The day's organ selections are all "feel good" pieces. There is nothing dissonant or clashing or bombastic here: just exceptional settings of some very familiar tunes.
The tune Londonderry Air got its name from County Londonderry, Ireland, where Jane Ross of Limavady heard and collected it. Ross submitted this anonymous tune to music collector George Petrie, and it was then published by the Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland in the 1855 book The Ancient Music of Ireland, which Petrie edited. Of all the settings of Londonderry Air I've played, Noel Rawsthorne's (b. 1929) is my favorite. He takes his time, stanza by stanza, building up the registration to a big climactic moment, then concluding quietly.
George Shearing (1919 - 2011) was one of the best-known jazz pianists of his era. He composed hundreds of popular titles, including the jazz standard "Lullaby of Birdland." In the late 1970s, Shearing produced his only foray into classical church music, a volume of organ pieces. He collaborated closely with Dale Wood (1934 - 2003) in creating these pieces, including "Jerusalem, My Happy Home" (LAND OF REST). Shearing's appealing jazz-inflected idiom makes for a distinctive and memorable treatment of this old shape-note hymn.
"I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me" is an upbeat arrangement by Paul Taylor based on the African-American spiritual. I like Paul's moving pedal bass line and offbeat left-hand accompaniment with the right-hand solo melody.
Pray for One Another

An extensive list of prayer concerns, "Pray for One Another," is available for pickup at the church each week.
 
In Our Prayers
Ann Arnold
DeeDee Galliher
Ron Grubbs
Blaine Hunigan
Don Moneyhun
Chuck Thompson

Condolences
Our love and sympathy are with Linda and Dave Welch and their family in the death of Linda's father, Lee C. Truman Jr., of Bowling Green, May 23.
 
Birthday Prayer Fellowship
June 3           Nancy Butterworth
June 4           Sally Buck
June 5           Laurie Boyd
June 6           Stella Kite, Lisa McClain, Lynne Testerman
June 7           John Roberts
June 8           Beckham Schiesz
June 9           Courtney Cavatoni, Rob Nicar
June 12         Van VanNostrand
June 14         Robert Pollard
June 15         David Moore
June 16         Katie McInnis
Gifts to the Church
Memorials and honoraria are published in the newsletter only after the family has been personally notified by our business office. Today we gratefully acknowledge gifts made to the church in memory of the following individuals:
Betty Millard: to the Minister's Discretionary Fund from Joe & Leslie Haas
Betty Mott (mother of Betsy Galliher): to the Memorial Fund from John & Karen Vann
Sam Samuel: to Meals on Wheels from Jeff & Lorri Looney
Church Calendar
Sunday, June 3
8:30 a.m.       Worship, Fellowship Hall
9:45 a.m.       Sunday School
11:00 a.m.     Worship, Sanctuary
Monday, June 4
6:30 p.m.       Board of Deacons, Rooms 117 & 123
Tuesday, June 5
10:00 a.m.     Staff Meeting, Room 117
10:00 a.m.     Morning Prayer Group, Conference Room
7:00 p.m.       Boy Scout Troop 3, Scout Wing
Wednesday, June 6
7:30 p.m.       8:30 Worship Team, Fellowship Hall
Thursday, June 7
7:00 a.m.       Men's Bible Study, Parlor
12:00 p.m.     Noon Bible Study, Room 117
5:00 p.m.       Human Resources Comm., Room 117
Sunday, June 10
8:30 a.m.       Worship, Fellowship Hall
9:45 a.m.       Sunday School
11:00 a.m.     Worship, Sanctuary
4:30 p.m.       Finance Comm., Room 117
Monday, June 11
7:00 p.m.       Building & Grounds Comm., Room 117
7:00 p.m.       Worship Comm., Room 123
Tuesday, June 12
10:00 a.m.     Staff Meeting, Room 117
10:00 a.m.     Morning Prayer Group, Conference Room
6:00 p.m.       Venture Crew 3, Room 165
7:00 p.m.       Boy Scout Troop 3, Scout Wing
Wednesday, June 13
7:30 p.m.       8:30 Worship Team, Fellowship Hall
Thursday, June 14
7:00 a.m.       Men's Bible Study, Parlor
8:30 a.m.       Meals on Wheels, Fellowship Hall
12:00 p.m.     Noon Bible Study, Room 117
Elders and Deacons of FPC
Church Officers
ELDERS
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Aaron Brooks
Anna Booher
Nancy Allerton
Randy Cook
Lee Galliher
Rebecca Beck
Debbie McMillin
Pete Holler
David Hyde
Stuart Parker
Han Ong
Jordan Pennington
Chuck Thompson
Pete Stigers
Jerry Poteat
DEACONS
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Adam Abel
Sujean Bradley
Blake Bassett
Nancy Butterworth
George Linke
Rhonda Comer
David Ginn
Greg Roberts
Brenda Lawson
Rett Stocstill
Nate Sproles
Barbara Thompson
Ann Woods
Bill Whisnant