Volume LXX, No. 37 | September 13, 2020
Worship at First
Sunday, September 13

Morning Worship
8:30 & 11:15 a.m.
Molded by the Master's Hand
"A Sinful Man'"
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

The Sacrament of Baptism (8:30 a.m.)

Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.
Thy Kingdom Come
“Where Does Your Life Point?”
Dr. Gabriel N.E. Fluhrer

We will be live-streaming our services on Sunday
at 8:30, 11:15 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.
For those who do not have internet capabilities, the morning sermon is also broadcast on 1320 AM radio at 11:00 a.m.

Bulletins will be available by noon on Fridays.

The Foundry 2020

You might have seen something recently about the Discipleship Ministry’s Foundry Program. Our team is so pleased to be able to bring back our one-on-one discipleship program this year, and we hope you will consider getting involved. 

Why one-on-one discipleship? Well, first, because Jesus asks us to disciple others the way he did in his earthly ministry. Remember how Jesus called to a few men and asked them to follow him? He formed a special relationship with them, and they were able to see firsthand what the Christian life looks like. 

Our goal in this program is to provide a way for those who have walked a little farther with Christ to be able to shepherd and care for those who aren’t quite as far down the path, for pairs of men or women to form this sort of special relationship that Jesus formed with his disciples. What this looks like might vary: for some pairs, it means reading a book together and discussing it; for others, it means going on walks or cooking together while aiming for spiritual conversation. For some, it might be one-on-one and, for others, there may be children underfoot. During this season of COVID-19, it also might look like a Zoom call!

Regardless of the particulars (which will likely look different for each pair!), we hope that this program will allow you the opportunity to connect with someone who might not be on your beaten path and to form a friendship that will provide mutual support and encouragement in Christ. 

Registration for both the men’s and women’s Foundry will be available until September 14, and the links to register can be found on the app and the website. We can’t wait to get started the week of September 23!

On behalf of the Discipleship Team,
Marie Louise Bowers
Coordinator of Women’s Discipleship

Congregational Meeting

The Session has called a congregational meeting to take place Sunday, September 13, for the purpose of hearing and acting upon a report from the Church Officer Nominating Committee and any other business. Each of the nominees for active service has been interviewed and approved by the Session. The meeting will begin immediately following the 8:30 a.m. worship service. After members of First Presbyterian Church who attend the 8:30 a.m. service have had an opportunity to cast their ballots, the meeting will recess until immediately following the 11:15 a.m. service, when members who attend the 11:15 a.m. service will be able to vote. After members of First Presbyterian Church who attend the 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services have had an opportunity to cast their ballots, the meeting will recess until immediately following the 6:00 p.m. service, when members who attend the 6:00 p.m. service will be able to vote.

Last week, the Sunday School classes chart should have read Rev. Bryan Bult is the teacher of the Timothy Sunday School class.
The Flowers in the Sanctuary 

The flowers in the Sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Dr. John R. de Witt given by the Chandler McNair family.
Church Family

Congratulations to: 
Adella and Bill Walter on the birth of their grandson, George Walter Scriven, on September 2. Grateful parents are Whitney and Mark Scriven.

Christian sympathy is extended to:
Emily Metzger on the death of her mother, Judy B. Raby, on September 4.

David and Carol Kurlowich on the death of their granddaughter, Aaliyah Losper, on September 5. Aaliyah’s parents are Lydia and Clinton Losper. 

Items for Church Family?
Contact Lisa Eargle at leargle@firstprescolumbia.org.
September Events at First
14-16 WOC Circles Week
15 Trail Life USA Kickoff - For boys grades K-12. Contact Carl Cease for more information at cbcease@gmail.com or (803) 394-1160.
16 Fall Blood Drive - 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. in BR125. You may sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org (use Sponsor Code: FirstPresColumbia).
18 CIA (Couples In Action) Ice Cream Social - 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium Courtyard by the Chapel. A group for fellowship, prayer, and service opportunities for married couples 50+ years old. Bring your own folding chair. Make reservations by Monday, September 14, at (803) 799-9062, Ext. 455.

For more information on any upcoming events, please check our website at firstprescolumbia.org or our church app.
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