Tuesday, August 3, 2021
The Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Bob Boyce will be this Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Visitation is Friday evening from 5:00 to 6:30 PM and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. The inurnments for both Bob and Alice will follow the service in the Memorial Garden.
Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Indoor Worship/Livestream Worship (watch from our website/FB Livestream

9:45 AM: Mission-focused intergenerational Sunday School in Wilson Hall

11:00 AM: Indoor Worship

ReOpen Task Force Update:
Due to the recent developments regarding the coronavirus and masking guidelines, we want to affirm that if you attend a service without a mask it is understood that you are fully vaccinated. If not, we ask that you please still wear one. This is for your safety as well as the safety of others. Many in our congregation who are vaccinated continue to wear a mask, which we welcome. In addition, for the next few weeks the 8:30 service will not have congregational singing, while the 11:00 service will. We want to encourage those who are concerned about the safety of singing in a group to attend the 8:30 service. We hope that as more persons get vaccinated in our community, we will see transmission reduced. If you have not yet been vaccinated or know people who have not been, please meet with your healthcare provider to explore your options. Vaccinations are how we will all move out of this pandemic. Thank you for your patience and faithfulness.
August 8, 2021
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Sermon: Imitators, Anne Keener
Hymns:
When Morning Gilds the Skies
Loving Spirit
Take My Life
The Primetimers event for tonight has been postponed due the increase of COVID-19 cases in Williamson County. Since the “19 Miles to Music City” event is held on the first Tuesday of every month, we will reschedule when the pandemic abates.
Congregational Care - Caring for One Another
Mark your calendar for the debut of the newest game show for all ages called the FPC Care Game. Come learn how you can “Make Your Mark” through the wide variety of Congregational Care ministries and potentially win some prizes too!
Pictorial Directory

Thank you to everyone who has already taken your photo for our church directory! We still have spots on Friday and Saturday, August 20 & 21. If they all fill up, we will open up August 19. Our directory will not be complete without you!

Visit fpcfranklin.org/connect/pictorial-directory for instructions on how to schedule your appointment.
Fall groups will begin the week of September 12!

We will read The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs by Peter Enns.
Look for announcement of group options in the next few weeks.
Summertime Stress Slowing You Down?
We like to think of summer as being a relaxing, enjoyable time, but hurts, struggles, crises, and problems don't take a vacation. Many times our difficulties seem even worse during the summer because everyone else seems to be enjoying life while we are feeling down. If you are experiencing a difficult time--emotionally, spiritually, or relationally--you don't have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide one-to-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is that you are facing. Men are matched with male Stephen Ministers and women are matched with female Stephen Ministers. It's free. It's confidential. And it will make a difference in your life! To find out more about Stephen Ministry for you or someone you know, contact Stephen Leader, Judi Arnold (judimarnold@gmail.com or 615.579.0364) or one of our FPC pastors.
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Join us August 16th (and each first and third Monday) from 1-2:30 PM in the Parlor. We are always looking for people who love to knit or crochet or are excited to learn! Contact Karen Hanson (klh680@charter.net or 407-341-3944). All are welcome!
Fellowship
Wednesday Night Live is coming back September 8!!!
This fall, we will experiment with new ideas each week for dinner at 6 PM! We are so thankful for your response to our WNL survey and look forward to spending time together again as a church on Wednesday Nights! We ask that you sign up for Wednesday Night Dinner by the Sunday prior to each week. We will have both a vegan and a gluten free option each week. RSVPs are required for all so we know of how many to expect and about dietary needs and/or allergies. RSVP HERE.
New Pricing:
$10 per adult/youth
$5 per child
$25 family max
Common Grounds

Common Grounds is back Sunday mornings. We are in need of volunteers to bring food items each Sunday morning by 9 AM. Read more information in the SignUp Genius link HERE.

If you have questions, email Pat Johnson or Barbara Roos.
Hospitality Volunteers Needed
Members welcome others Sunday mornings as they arrive for worship, hand out bulletins, and collect the offering. If interested, contact Leanne Hoeffler
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday
Meals on Wheels

Friday
Meals on Wheels
10 AM: Sisters in Spirit
5 PM: Boyce Family Visitation
Saturday
10 AM: Women's Book Club/Park Playdate
10 AM: Boyce Family Visitation
11 AM: Service of Witness for Bob Boyce

Sunday
8:30 AM: Indoor Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM: Sunday School
11 AM: Indoor Worship