March 20, 2022
Scripture: Luke 13:1-9
Sermon: Responding to God’s Grace through Service, Chris Joiner 
Hymns:
O My Soul, Bless Your Redeemer
Just as I Am, without One Plea
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Outdoor StoryWalk®- Throughout Lent
The StoryWalk® is an outdoor activity where pages from children’s books will be posted on yard signs to create a path so children and families can read the stories together while enjoying our grounds. Start at the Labyrinth and make your way to the Pavilion for A Very Big Problem by Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso OR start at the Pavilion and make your way to the Labyrinth for This is the Mystery of Easter by Amelia Richardson Dress.
Glory to Glory Prayer Prompts
Prayer is not what is done by us, but rather what is done by the Holy Spirit in us. Henri Nouwen

We invite you to create space for the Holy Spirit to work within you through our Glory to Glory prayer stations. Prayer prompt/map sheets are located at the Labyrinth and in the Parlor. Click here to view at home.

Outdoor Stations:
Labyrinth, The StoryWalk®, Breathe Prayer as your walk, Pavilion, Prayer Wall, Fish Pond, & Courtyard

Indoor Stations:
Parlor, Sanctuary, & Wilson Hall- Children’s Bulletin Board

The sanctuary will be unlocked during the office hours for you to reflect on the 14 Stations of the Cross throughout the week. Visit the indoor stations anytime the church is open and visit the outdoor stations anytime. May you have a Holy Lent.
Mid-Week Lenten Service
March 16, 2022: 6:45 PM - Paul DeMotte
March 23, 2022: 6:45 PM – Linzi Anderson*
March 30, 2022: 6:45 PM – David Sawyer
April 6, 2022: 6:45 PM – Anne Keener
 
*Linzi Anderson will preach for the last time at FPC Franklin on March 23 at 6:45 for our Wednesday Lenten Service. Don't miss it!!
Lenten Reflections with Middle East Partners
Revs. Scott and Elmarie Parker are sharing the invitation for how to join the weekly Lenten Reflections with Middle East Partners and Middle East/Europe Colleagues. Additionally, attached is the document from our Middle Eastern partners called "We Choose Abundant Life".
 
Two sessions weekly are being offered every Thursday through April 4.

Session 1: 12pm ET by zoom (45 minutes) Join Zoom Meeting

Session 2: 3pm ET by zoom (45 minutes) Join Zoom Meeting
This Sunday, March 20, 9:45 AM in the Parlor
Do you want to learn more about First Presbyterian? The Inquirer Gathering is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our faith community and ask questions you have about our congregation or the Presbyterian Church in general. For more information, contact Mary Sellers Shaw at msshaw@fpcfranklin.org.
Meals on Wheels
We are in need of both drivers and riders for April. Please let Mary Sellers know if you are able and willing to volunteer on April 1st, 4th, and/or 6th.
March 21 FrankTalks gives chance to meet ‘People to Know’
Franklin Tomorrow will host its monthly FrankTalks lecture on Monday, March 21, at 9:30 a.m. at FPC Franklin.

The theme for this program is “People to Know,” featuring a panel of business and community leaders.
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Thank you for your generous donation of $1,500 to Bridges Domestic Violence Center. Because of you, victims of abuse find the safety, resources, and support they need to move forward. Clients trust Bridges to help them heal emotionally, make positive plans, and prepare for independence. Your gift helps to form a bridge from hurt to hope.
Thank you for believing in the mission of BrightStone and blessing us with your gift of $1,500. Your support brings so much hope and joy to the students and families at BrightStone! By providing curriculum, transportation, and excellent dedicated staff, all in a loving environment, you give our students a purpose for each day and their families a hope for the future of their loved ones.
Thank you for joining CARE with your first generous gift of $4,000. You helped countless women like Rebecca change their families' lives! When unprecedented flooding destroyed livelihoods and worsened a hunger crisis in South Sudan, Rebecca took control of her future by using resources you made possible through CARE. Rebecca learned new agricultural skills that have made her more resilient to impacts of climate change. She also joined a CARE-sponsored Village Savings and Loan Association that helped her save money and start a business, providing a new source of income for her family.
This Week's Church Calendar
Wednesday
5 PM: Carillon Handbells
6 PM: WNL Dinner
6:45 PM: Lenten Worship Service

Thursday

Friday
10 AM: Sisters in Spirit
Saturday
7:30 AM: Men's Bible Study

Sunday
8:30 AM: Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM: Sunday School for ALL Ages
11 AM: Worship
5:30 PM: Youth Sunday Night Summit