Thursday, January 30, 2020

 When he saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven you." Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, "Who is this who is speaking blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, "Why do you raise such questions in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Stand up and walk'? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"-he said to the one who was paralyzed-"I say to you, stand up and take your bed and go to your home." Immediately he stood up before them, took what he had been lying on, and went to his home, glorifying God.
Luke 5:20-25

  Announcements & Coming Events  
C ongratulations  to proud parents Christy and Philip Thrasher, big sister Autumn and proud grandparents Henry and Mary Ann Howard, on the birth of Jack Everett Thrasher born January 23, 2020.
"Souper Bowl of Caring" is this Sunday, don't forget to bring your donations of soup, other non-perishable food or an offering for our Co-ops. Your continued support helps the many families in need in our community.
The Adult Sunday School Class will be focusing on spiritual disciplines in a series called "A Celebration of Discipline." Caleb Clarke will teach on February 9. Everyone is invited to attend!  
Wednesday, February 5, at 10:00 am is the  packing day for Valentine Boxes in Founder's Hall. Donations of individually wrapped candy, snacks, school supplies, and signed valentines for 24 students can be left in the Narthex or office.  
                               Everyone is invited to participate.  
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Wednesday Night Dinner & Program
Join us for fellowship and dinner Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. If you would like to make a reservation, be on the permanent list, or are already on the list and know in advance you will not be able to attend dinner, please let the church office know by email at, or by phone 770-469-4881. All reservations should be made by Tuesday morning.    

Wednesday, February 5 menu:
  Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Mini Croissants, Brownies, Tea and Lemonade. 
The cost for dinner is $8.00 with a maximum of $20.00 per family.


For our Wednesday night program at 6:30,  Theology School continues with Rev. Jeanne Simpson teaching about the prophets during the time prior to the Assyrian invasion of Israel: Amos, Hosea, Micah, and First Isaiah.    

Eastminster has provided Early Evening Hosts for Clifton since 1982. We currently have seven men that participate in this local outreach. We work the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month. We start around 5:30 to help prepare the men's dinner. Following dinner, we'll wash clothes for the men assisting with dinner and cleanup. Contact Rick Adle at 404-697-0277 if you are interested in helping at Clifton. You will be matched up with someone who is going on a Thursday you're available.


February  Birthdays
4    Ron Hickes
      Lynn Maxwell
5    Leon Collins
6    Mary Ascosta
      Sammy Meers
7    Michael White
9    William Fleck
      Bill Frillman
10  Caroline Alff
      Paul Frank
13  Holly Eaton
14  Caroline McManus
15  Carl Heckman
16  Deborah Abraham
      Anthony Rimore 
17  Rose Marie Wells  
18  Chip Carpenter
      Will Rankin
20  Pat Sully
22  Christy Thrasher
25  Callie Adams
27  Joan Stormont 
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Sunday, February 2 - Service of Healing and Wholeness
       9:15 a.m.     Sunday School
     10:30 a.m.     Worship Service
     12:00 p.m.     Lunch and Learn - "More or Less" Series
       1:00 p.m.     One Gate Church Service              
Monday, February 3
       7:00 p.m.      Men's Bible Study - Streich's Home
       7:00 p.m.     Outreach Committee Meeting
       7:30 p.m.     Boy Scout Troop 876
Tuesday, February 4
       9:45 a.m.     Circle of Blessings PW Meeting
     11:00 a.m.     Alanon - Rm. 323
       5:00 p.m.     Strategic Planning Committee - Rm. 208
Wednesday, February 5
     10:00 a.m.     Respite Care - Open
     10:00 a.m.     Women's Bible Study - Rm. 208
       5:45 p.m.     Fellowship Dinner - Meatloaf 
       6:30 p.m.     Wednesday Night Program - Theology School -Micah
       7:30 p.m.     Chancel Choir Practice
Thursday, February 6
       6:30 p.m.     PW Evening Stars - Always Fresh -  
                               5394 Five Forks Trickum Rd SW, Lilburn
Sunday, February 9
       9:15 a.m.     Sunday School
     10:30 a.m.     Worship Service
       1:00 p.m.     One Gate Church Service
       4:00 p.m.     TheoED Talk s - First Presbyterian Church -
                               1328 Peachtree St.NE, Atlanta
*Note: The outer doors by the office and preschool will be locked at 10:45 a.m. during Sunday morning worship. The sanctuary doors will remain open.
*For more information regarding locations and additional events, please contact the office at or 770-469-4881. 

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