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October 25, 2023



In Ephesians 1:15-19 Paul writes “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,  I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.  I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”


Paul is grateful for the faithful in the church in Ephesus and expresses that gratitude from the beginning of his letter. The word for “giving thanks” in the original Greek is “eucharisto”. And the root of this word, “charis”, means “grace”. Our word for Communion, “Eucharist,” comes from this Greek word. When Jesus broke the bread and poured the cup he gave thanks. In other words, he said grace.


To you Church I say “eucharisto”, not simply for the gift certificate and the beautiful artwork from the children for Pastor Appreciation, but also for your hard work and faithfulness to this church, your appreciation for your long and rich heritage which will proudly be on display this coming Sunday, and the ways you are intentionally seeking new opportunities to respond to the needs of your community. Listening for God to enlighten your hearts you seek ways to show the love of Christ. And for that, I am grateful. Sunday will be a very busy day with the Kirkin’ o the Tartans, the remembrance of our dearly departed who have entered into the Church Triumphant during worship, and of course, the SC History Tour in the afternoon. I hope to see you all as we may give thanks together.

Peace, Josie

Weekly Calendar 


Wednesday, October 25:  

6:00 p.m. - Wednesday Night Happenings

Sunday, October 29: 

10:00 a.m. - Sunday School

10:30 a.m. - HEbrews

11:00 p.m. - Worship/Kirkin' O' the Tartans

All Saints Worship

12:30 p.m. SC Historical Society Tour

4:00 p.m. – M&M’s Children’s Choir

6:30 p.m. – KCY Movie in the Patch

Monday, October 30:   

6:00 p.m. – Administration Committee

Wednesday, November 1:        

6:00 p.m. – Healing and Wholeness Service


October 29, 2023

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Psalm 46

Title: The Mighty One

Sunday, October 29

The Flowers will be placed in the sanctuary this Sunday to the Glory of God and in memory of Shelby Fairey McCutchen, given by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Brooks McCutchen and family.  


The new gold containers in the sanctuary are dedicated to the glory of God and given in loving memory of their Williamsburg Presbyterian Church friends who have passed away, by Eleanor and Bill Pitts, former members of our church.


ELDER on Call:

Week of October 22: Robert Mims 843-372-2362

Week of October 29: Amy Ivey 843-617-8972


Deacons for October

1. Heather Hall         2. Ross Hundley

3. Louise Holladay   4. Esther Harrell


Deacons for November

1. Dawn Jacobs        2. Edwin Belser

3. Nikki Mims           4. Elissa Swicord


Nursery: Mary Lisa McGill

Children’s Church: Laura Hundley

Acolyte: Ann Paisley Stillinger

Meals on Wheels October 31: Josie Holler/Guinn Nexsen

Sanctuary Guild/week following: Laura Hundley

Cross/Flowers Nov. 7: Carolyn McConnell

Backpack Blessings November 1: Barney/Lou Easterling

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