Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Worship with us at 8:30 and 11:00
May 26, 2019

Scripture: Acts 16:9-15

Sermon: Down to the River to Pray
Mary Sellers Shaw

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Shall We Gather at the River
Wash, O God, Your Sons and Daughters

Shall We Gather at the River
Virgil Thompson
Dear Friends of FPC and our Stephen Ministry,
Thank you for the honor, opportunity, and privilege to attend the Stephen Ministry Leadership Training Course this month.

Being one of 206 trainees, we were people from Connecticut to British Columbia, belonging to Evangelical, Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, and “good” Presbyterian churches. Hearing people’s stories gave me so much more than I gave them. I am grateful for their warmth, genuineness, and hospitality. My hope is for each of you to be a Stephen Minister. To experience being both a giver and a receiver, to walk with a brother or sister in life’s shadows, with gratitude. In the words of Diana Butler Bass, “For to be grateful in all things, with all things, through all things is to find yourself part of a like-spirited community.” You and I are not alone. We are brothers and sisters in Christ.

I am truly grateful for this congregation, and I look forward to serving with you as the Stephen Ministry Referral Coordinator. Pray for me to serve you well as a good and faithful servant.

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
-Maya Angelou

In His Peace,
Judi Arnold

If you need a ride to worship or other church activity or would like to provide a ride for someone, email rideshare@fpcfranklin.org or call Jane Herron (615-579-7466) or
Steve Lewis (615-414-0047). This is a wonderful way to respond to God’s grace and connect with another person in our community in the process .

To learn more, contact Karen Hanson at klh680@charter.net or 407-341-3944.

Anne and Julie Keener will be part of a mission team traveling to
the Tete Province of Mozambique June 3-13 with The Outreach Foundation.
Be part of the mission team by helping collect needed items.
They hope to fill 2-3 large suitcases with supplies listed in the image above. 
Items can be dropped off in the bin marked with this image by the Basic Essentials Cart,
or if you would rather the Keeners shop for you, they welcome cash donations.
Email  mission@fpcfranklin.org  or  akeener@fpcfranklin.org  with questions!

11:30 a.m. Primetimers Luncheon - Garcia's Mexican
2:45 p.m. Coffee House for Youth
6:30 p.m. Stephen Ministry Continuing Education
10:00 a.m. Sisters In Spirit
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. Summer Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Common Grounds
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Common Grounds
Upcoming Events and Registrations
May 23, Primetimers Lunch at Garcia's Mexican

May 26, Summer Worship 10 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m.
June 3-13, The Outreach Foundation Mozambique Mission Trip.
Be part of the mission team by donating Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough syrup, Benadryl tablets, triple antibiotic ointment, and chewable vitamins. Bring items to the Basic Essentials Cart in Wilson Hall by May 26.
June 8, 2NDSAT – Giving Garden

June 20, 7:00 p.m., Outdoor Movie Night

July 16-20, High School Triennium