Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Worship with us at 8:30 and 11:00
March 24, 2019

Scripture
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9

Sermon: Come to the Waters
Anne Keener

Hymns
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
Light Dawns on a Weary World


Anthems
Like as a Hart
Malcolm Williamson
WNL Menu
Our menu for this week will be:
Tacos or Taco Salad
Mexican Pintos
Nachos
Assorted Desserts

Cost is $5.00 adult, $3.00 children, and $15.00 family maximum. Remember, if you are celebrating a birthday during this week, your meal is free.
April 14 – Mary Sellers Shaw Installation

On April 14 in both services Mary Sellers Shaw will be installed by a commission of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee as our Associate Pastor. We encourage everyone to be present for this day of celebration. 
There will be a reception for both Mary Sellers Shaw and Anne Keener at 10:30 that morning in Wilson Hall. We will honor both of them on the recent ordination and installation of Mary Sellers Shaw and on Anne Keener being named as Commissioned Pastor for our church by the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee.  We look forward to this day with great joy.
The FPC mission trip to Hattiesburg, Mississippi left on Sunday morning. Please keep them in your prayers throughout this week as they travel and work rebuilding homes after the 2017 tornado. Members of the group are Hannah Anderson, Mike Anderson, Martha Johnson, Cathy McCall, Russ Phillips, Jim Roberts, Margaret Roberts, Gay Shanafelt, Mary Sellers Shaw, Stephanie Simms, Susan Williams, and Dena Young. Follow along with their updates this week on the FPC Facebook page! 
Spirituality Center 2019
Spirituality Center includes:
14 Stations of the cross by
Mike Moyers
Walking a labyrinth
Multisensory prayer stations
FPC Hunger Banquet

Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. 
Join us for this Lenten experience

Oxfam Hunger Banquet at FPC April 3

Since 1974, Oxfam has been working with volunteers to create awareness of hunger. Oxfam Hunger Banquets give you the opportunity to make a difference, both locally and globally. They are volunteer-led interactive events that bring statistics about poverty to life. Guests randomly select tickets matching real people who are high-, middle-, or low-income earners, demonstrating that where you end up is all in the luck of the draw. Guests receive their meal based off their ticket for the night. These events help increase our power to respond to global crises, highlight issues of injustice, and change the laws that keep people trapped in poverty.
Senior Recognition
Sunday- April 7 
We are looking forward to celebrating our high school seniors. What is your connection to this group of seniors? Did you teach them in Sunday School, serve as a Covenant Partner, participate in youth events together, or know their family? We invite you , the whole congregation, to join us for the Senior Recognition Luncheon following the 11:00 a.m. service on April 7th. The cost is $10 per person ($30 max for the family). Please email Susan Oldham ( oldhamfamily@bellsouth.net or 615-299-7164) to reserve your place at the table.  
Senior Bibles

A special part of Senior Recognition Sunday is presenting each senior with a Bible signed by our community of faith. Bibles will soon be in Wilson Hall on Sundays and Wednesdays. Please take time to sign them for each senior. It will be a wonderful gift for them for years to come to look back on all the messages. 
Coffee and Conversation
Join in the parlor on Wednesday mornings 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for informal fellowship and a cup of coffee. Stay for Bible study at 10:30 a.m. or move on through your day. All are welcome.
Join the Primetimers
for Lunch
March 21


Primetimers Lunch March 21: Connors Steak and Seafood, Franklin, 11:30 a.m. Sign up on the Bulletin Board in Wilson Hall or email Jay and Kathy Strunk jaykat100@comcast.net

Primetimers Event: April 2, Tour of Downtown Presbyterian Church
Meet us at our church parking lot and board our bus on April 2 at 9:10 a.m. as we venture to Downtown Presbyterian Church Nashville. Michael Korak will be our docent, introducing us to the histories and mysteries of this beautiful church built circa 1851. Afterwards, we will lunch at Tupelo Honey in Franklin. Questions? Contact Wayne Barcheski wayne@barcheski.com or Betty betty@barcheski.com . Registration is required.

Summer Camp
Have you registered your student for NaCoMe? Our church pays ½ of members early bird registration fee. Use the code: FRANK19. Go to nacome.org to register.

CONGREGATIONAL PLAY DAY AT NACOME
Mark your calendars for a fun day with your church family: May 4
Team Members Needed
for a Journey to Mars!
We’re going on a space mission this year and we need you to join us on our way to Mars...and Beyond!

Vacation Bible School 2019 will take place from 9-12 on Monday
June 17-Thursday June 20. The link to register will be available on the church website beginning on Wednesday March 20. 

Contact Jennifer Sower ( vbs@fpcfranklin.org ) with questions or to volunteer - we are currently looking for volunteers to serve, lead, and most of all, HAVE FUN on an adventure to Mars and Beyond! Join us as we explore where God’s power can take us!

Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
Need more information on Christian Education programs? Contact:
Kim Joiner, Director of Christian Education, kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org
Linzi Anderson, Director of Youth Ministries, landerson@fpcfranklin.org 
Let’s learn, grow and serve together.  
ENEWS Music/Worship
Upcoming Music/Arts and
Worship Opportunities
Children’s Choirs – Groups for Younger and Older
We are excited to bring you this new offering in the new year!

We are splitting our two groups of choristers between both younger and older children (generally divided between readers and those just beginning) in the rotation listed below:
 + + Rehearsal Schedule + +
Wednesday (6:45–7:30 p.m.)
MAR 27, APR 3, 10, 17, and May 1
( Please note: There will be no rehearsal on Wednesday, April 24 .)
+ + Worship Presentation + +
Sunday, MAY 5 at both 8:30/11:00 a.m. 
Good Friday Liturgy and Service of Tenebrae
Good Friday Evening, April 19 – 7:30 p.m.

The Biblical narrative surrounds the seven last words of Christ from the cross. Following each reading from scripture, a commentary is read and in response to the gathering darkness,
a candle is extinguished. In addition to congregational song, musical “words”
accompany this years’ reading and are taken from
The Psalter—Psalms & Canticles for Singing
Calvin’s Coffee House
Coffee – Music – Art
Wilson Hall - Friday Evening, May 10 – 7:30 p.m.

More information coming soon!
Wednesday
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
10:30 a.m. Bible Study
5:15 p.m. Carillon Handbell Choir Rehearsal
6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Live Dinner
6:00 p.m. Room In the Inn
6:45 p.m. Lenten Services
6:45 p.m. Wednesday Night Activities - Children
7:30 p.m. Chancel/Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday
10:00 a.m. Women's Book Club for Lent
11:30 a.m. Primetimers Lunch - Connors Steak and Seafood
7:00 p.m. Facility Management Committee
Friday
10:00 a.m. Sisters in Spirit
Saturday
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study

Sunday
7:45 a.m. Chancel/Chapel Choir Rehearsal
8:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Common Grounds
9:45 a.m. Children's Musical Gathering
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Chancel/Chapel Choir Rehearsal
10:30 a.m. Common Grounds (Sunday Coffee
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
2:45 p.m. Outreach Committee
4:00 p.m. Session Meeting
5:30 p.m. Sunday Night Summit
Monday
7:00 p.m. Small Group Knitting
Tuesday
9:15 a.m. Preschool Moms' Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Mission Committee
Upcoming Events and Registrations

 

 
March 21 - Primetimers Lunch at Connors Steak and Seafood

March 30 – Habitat for Humanity

March 31 - Inquirer Lunch

April 2, 9:10 a.m. Primetimers tour of Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville

April 3, 6:00 p.m. – Oxfam Hunger Banquet

April 7 – Senior Sunday and Recognition Luncheon

April 24 – Flapjack Giveback Dinner

April 25 - Primetimers Lunch at Delta Bound


May 5 – Confirmation Sunday

May 23 - Primetimers Lunch at Garcia's Mexican

June 17–20 - Vacation Bible School