Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Wednesday Midweek Lenten Service

12 PM: Join us tomorrow at noon for our Midweek Lenten Service. This service lasts about 30 minutes and will be available to watch live or later in the week as needed on our website.

Sunday Schedule

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

9:45 AM: Children's Sunday School at the Pavilion; Youth Sunday School at the Outdoor Benches; Sunday School Zoom classes for Youth and Adults.

11:00 AM: Indoor Worship

We have Indoor Worship in the Sanctuary at both 8:30 and 11 AM. We will continue to livestream the 8:30 AM service. Following COVID protocol, we will seat 24 family groups per service. Sign up here or call Sara Chang at 615.794.5114 ext 203Deadline to RSVP is 5 PM on the Thursday prior to that particular Sunday.
March 21, 2021
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Sermon: On the Heart, Chris Joiner
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
Children’s Sunday School – 9:45 AM, multi-age group: preschool – 5th grade – Outdoors at Pavilion OR in Wilson Hall if bad weather.
Feasting on The Word -9:45 AM in the courtyard (rain location: Sanctuary)
Nursery for Worship will begin Easter Sunday for the 9:45 or 11:00 AM services, no childcare or children’s worship for the 8:30 service on Easter Day. We will begin offering nursery care for Sunday school on April 11. For safety protocol, we can only accept 6 children in the nursery per service. Request nursery by emailing Kim (kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org). Read the updated guidelines
Indoor Worship for families
Sign up your family to attend worship and your preschool - lower elementary aged children will have the opportunity to join for a prayer walk, Bible story, and playground time. Katie Oldham is coordinating this modified version of Children’s Worship for leaders and helpers to offer for 8:30 and 11 services. Children will be expected to wear facial coverings and leaders will help them maintain social distance. This is an optional ministry and outerwear will be needed. The children will leave after the Time with the Young Church and be returned to the sanctuary before the end of the service. Contact Katie at k.oldham1994@gmail.com or 615-947-5044 for more information.

Saturday, March 27th at 2 PM we will be transported to Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany to view and hear the action that takes place behind-the-scenes and some actual scenes of the Passion Play 2010. The play presented mostly by the inhabitants of the village has occurred every ten years for nearly 400 years with exceptions for wars and pandemics. We hope you will join us in viewing this beautiful presentation. Click here to watch! 
Summer Camp at NaCoMe

NaCoMe offers a range of camp programs. They have week-long options for rising 3rd through 12th graders, 3 day long options for rising 2nd through 4th, and weekend options for families with younger children. 

Activities at NaCoMe range from the traditional (archery, swimming, canoeing) to the extreme (ziplines, rock walls, human foosball).

Registration for 2021 is open! While COVID-19 is still a concern, they are hopeful that camp will be able to run this summer. Click here to register and use code Frank21 for 50% off.
Lent At Home

For the church community: Each Wednesday there will be 2 new outdoor prayer/spirituality activities that will be available during Lent. We are taking things from our Lenten Spirituality Center and the Lent at Home in Community resource to add to our FPC outdoor environment which includes: A Labyrinth, Prayer Wall, Pavilion and Native Grass area, Koi Pond with benches, Rain Garden, Arboretum Find and Seek (46 Species listed on website), Playground, and Courtyard Memorial Garden. The weekly children’s activity will be highlighted in a brightly colored play tent at the sanctuary doors.
Activities will be available for:
March 17 Touching
March 24 Smelling
March 31 Giving
April 1 Maundy Thursday
April 2 Good Friday
April 4 Easter
Women of all ages are welcome to join us for our Women's Book Club. The book club meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 PM via zoom.
March 25More than Enough: Living Abundantly in a Culture of Excess by Lee Hull Moses
Sisters in Spirit continue to meet by zoom on Fridays from 10:00 to 11:15. They are really enjoying Barbara Brown Taylor’s book Always a Guest: Speaking of Faith Far from Home. This books consists of 31 sermons that Taylor has delivered as a visiting minister. They have many sermons left to go, so you are welcome to visit Sisters in Spirit at any time!
Upcoming Music and Worship Opportunities in March

MAR 17 and 24: Mid-week Online Noon Lenten Service
MAR 20: Spring Begins! Let there be light!
MAR 21: Online Facebook Organ Demonstrations
Join us to learn something about our new Casavant Pipe Organ!
TOPIC: All Together Now
MAR 24: Music Check-in “ZOOMerang” at 7:00 PM
Join us for a brief check-in. Just keeps coming around!

MAR 28: Palm Sunday

  ALL MONTH: Worship Leadership Opportunities
Share your musical gifts as a hymn soloist. Contact Sara to sign-up with SignUpGenius.

UPCOMING: “10 – 2- 4”
TEN Minutes TO Prepare FOR Fall - - Vocal Exercises/Helps/Reminders
Worship Flower Dedications
You are invited to dedicate worship flowers in honor of or in memory of someone each week starting February 21. The cost is $85. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a specific date you would like, sign up ASAP. Thank you for providing flowers each Sunday. We will no longer use the poster in the church office, so please click here to review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. If you have any questions, email Sara at schang@fpcfranklin.org. Thank you!
Easter Flower Dedications
Donations in the amount of $20 are being accepted. If you would like to give an Easter Memorial/Honorarium, please register online or call Sara Chang at 615.794.5114 ext. 203.
Checks should be made payable to: First Presbyterian Church (Easter Memorial/Honoraria).
You may also give online under the "Flowers" section called Easter Flower Dedication.
This Week's Schedule

9 AM - Virtual Yoga

9:45 AM - Zoom Sunday School
11 AM - Indoor Worship