5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC 29072 803-359-7770
This Week at Saxe Gotha 
February 6 , 2019

Remember All 
in Your Prayers!
  • Coke Floyd's son
  • Deborah and Hank McNair's nephew 
  • Fred Suhrstedt
  • Jeff Wilson
  • Lois Ann Tuell's granddaughter
  • Parris McBride
  • Randy Luthern
  • Sheila Hucks and Herby Hucks' sister
  • Ty and Wendy Thomas' nephew
  • Alice Peck
  • Ann Austin
  • Auddie Brown
  • Bea Amsler
  • Beth Klaes
  • Bill McCarter
  • Bill Schwartz
  • Brian and Wendy Thies' son 
  • Carol Gose's nephew
  • Dawn Barber's mother
  • Emily Fraser
  • Jody Sullivan's husband
  • Jon Myers
  • Joyce Murphy's mother
  • Jule Bland
  • Kay Luthren's mother
  • Lydia Ropp
  • Marshall Edens
  • Melinda Martin's mother
  • Merritt Wham
  • Nickie Nickles' father
  • Robby Kerr's mother
  • Stephanie Jones-Fitts
  • Steve Robert's brother
  • Sunny Jewell's father
  • Tillman Kyzer
  • Tim Kehoe's sister
  • Tristan Groscost
  • Trudi Greene
  • Wanda McCarthy
 (Combat Zones) 
  • Greg Adams (Afghanistan)
  • Trevor Beattie (Qatar)
 (Non-Combat Zones) 
  • Chad Nabors
  • Ray Hammond's nephew
  • Aaron Thies
  • Adam Gilmore
  • B. J. Manis
  • Bob Rabon
  • Brian Bishop
  • Jamie Glatz 
  • John"Tripp" Bartlett
  • Ken Culbertson 
  • Kyle Peck
  • Michael Smoak
  • Ram Matthews
  • Robert Holder
  • Ron Culbertson
  • Sean Spence 
  • Steven Shealy 
  • Sumner Thomas
  • William Moore 
  • Wyatt Hughes
Please call the church office to make updates to our prayer list!  To see a complete list of prayer request policies, please refer to our  Prayer webpage.
Forward to Friends!

Sign-up to receive the   

To read the latest ECO news, click here:

To see what's going on in ECO, like the ECO Facebook page
Dear Fellow Servants of Jesus Christ, Jim casual 8-2014
I want to remind you of important dates related to two of our outreach efforts:
Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm - Annual Valentines Dinner. Score big points with your loved one by enjoying a delicious dinner - complete with entertainment and valet parking! This dinner will help our students raise money for the youth Jamaica mission trip this July. While there is no cost for the dinner, all donations will go toward supporting this life-transforming mission trip. Childcare is available for children ages 5th grade and younger for parents attending the dinner. Childcare reservations required. To register, click here
Sunday, March 3 - Deadline for the Belize Trip. Yes, there is still time to sign-up!  Please plan to submit your $500 deposit for this wonderful mission trip experience. The trip is planned for July 29 to August 5 at a total cost of $1,650 per person. The team will conduct Vacation Bible School (VBS) in the village of Maya Mopan and on a banana farm. We also hope to have a women's Bible study in Maya Mopan. This is a family friendly trip! To register, click here.  
Please place these dates on your calendar and join us in Giving God Joy through Worship, Growth and Service!
In Christ's love,
Pastor Jim
Prayer Focus for February:   Our relationships with family and friends.  

Christian Love and Sympathy is extended to Audrey Mondeel on the death of her brother, to Kirk Holder on the death of his mother and to Amanda Harrison on the death of her husband, Don.  

Sacrament of Baptism: Alaia Kate Ossa, daughter of Eliana Agudelo and Edward Ossa will receive the Sacrament of Baptism on  Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the 11:00 am Traditional Service by Pastor Jim Glatz.


Vacation Bible School will be held June 24-28, 2019.

Youth Sunday-February 24. Two services: 8:30 and 11:00 am.
No Splash.
Sermons Available Online: To listen to past sermons, please go to  www.saxegotha.org/media .
Everyone is invited to attend! 

Annual Valentines Dinner: Friday, February 15 (7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Light House, Doors open at 6:30 pm).  Celebrate Valentines Day with your special someone or with a group of friends while enjoying valet parking, a delicious meal and entertainment (including door prizes and a raffle). There is no cost, however, all donations will benefit our SGPC High School Summer Missions. Childcare is available for children ages 5th grade and younger for parents attending the dinner. Childcare reservations required. 

Menu: Appetizers, Chicken Parmesan, pasta, salad, bread and dessert.  

Seating is limited, so please reserve by February 11 at 11:00 am. 
To register:  click here.  

Come Join us for the 2019 Saxe Gotha Golf Tournament at the Golden Hills Country Club.

Time: 10:00 am Registration, 11:00 am Shotgun Start
Format: 4 person Captain's Choice
Cost: $75/person OR $300/4-person team
Prizes: Hole in One, Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin

Fellowship Dinner follows on the patio by the Golden Hills Clubhouse with raffle and prizes awarded. All proceeds benefit SGPC to help reduce building debt. Make checks payable to SGPC with GOLF noted. Come join the fun!
Memory Café: (Febr uary 28, Last Thursday of the month) 10:30-11:30 am in the Light
House Atrium) provides a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer's (or other dementias), along with their caregivers and families, to relax and enjoy socialization, refreshments, discussion and Christ-centered encouragement. Contact Jennifer Dever: 
  or 359-7770 if you are interested in volunteering or attending.
Wednesday Night Dinner at 5:30 and Classes at 6:30:
Menu (Feb. 6): Broccoli and chicken casserole, marinated cucumber and tomatoes, slaw and sweet potato casserole dessert.  
Menu (Feb. 13):  Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.
Menu (Feb. 20):  Black eye pea jambalaya, slaw, cornbread and peach dumplings.  

Cost:   Adults $5, Kids 3-11 $3, Family Max of $20.  Make reservations by completing the tear-off form on the bulletin, call the church office 359-7770 by noon on Monday or make online reservations.  

Online Reservations:
For the complete list of 2019 Winter/Spring Classes, please click here .  
Mission Trip to Belize:  We had a wonderful turnout for our first Belize meeting on Sunday.  If you were unable to make the meeting and you are still interested in being a part of the team, please contact Eve Barker at  evebarker@netscape.net or you can click here to  register online.
Saxe Gotha Child Development Center Positions Available:  The CDC is looking for individuals who love working with children from K5-5th grade.  The hours are Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30. Please contact Hope Andrews for more information at  handrews@saxegotha.org  or 803-359-2058.

Saxe Gotha Child Development Center Registration Dates: Registration is now open to the public for the 2019-20 School Year.  
Senior Adult Luncheon:   Thursday, February 21 at 11:30 am in Room 151 (near kitchen).  Cost: $7 per person payable at the door.  Lunch will be catered.  There will be a presentation on "Coins of The Bible" by Wayne Damron immediately following lunch in the Library (Room 152). You will be able to pass around authentic Shekels, Half Shekels, Widow's Mites and Tribute Pennies.

Invite your friends to come with you!

Reservations required by February 19.  Please call Pansy at 359-7770, ext. 11 or e mail pfloyd@saxegotha.org .
Sacred Parenting: Wednesday Nights, Starting February 13 from 6:30-7:30 pm (LH, Room 130) for Parents of All Ages. Join Pastor Patrick for this six-week study walking through author Gary Thomas' group study...it just might help you look at parenting from a different perspective! The class focus on the following question: "What if one of God's primary intentions for you as a parent isn't about successfully raising perfect children, but about you becoming more holy?" Patrick will provide handouts, and you should bring your Bible.  
Mother's Morning Out Spring Registration is open! 
Children 3 months - 24 months join us for our upcoming semester started yesterday.  We meet Tuesday through Thursday each week from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, but you can create your own schedule.  To register or find out more, contact Sara McCarter at smccarter@saxegotha.org or 359-7770 ext. 49.  Click here for the full program brochure.
Caring Connections Brotherhood: Men - looking for a local band of brothers?  Then check out the Caring Connections Brotherhood.  This group of gentlemen meets weekly to provide fellowship and support for men in our church family and in the greater community. Join them each Tuesday at 12:00 noon at the Flight Deck Restaurant here in Lexington (109-A Old Chapin Rd.) The Brotherhood does more than just meet for lunch and laughter - on occasion they also have special speakers, take day excursions and visit other men who are homebound. To get involved in the Caring Connections Brotherhood, please contact: Mike Graves (703-481-8166) or at digger7006@yahoo.com.
Winter/Spring Sermon Series - John:  
What gospel is unlike the 3 others, has Jesus telling us "I am,"is filled with symbolism, possesses the most metaphors for Jesus, loves to talk about love and is written for people like us who have not seen Jesus?  The answer, of course, is the Gospel of John.  For many John's gospel is the first book of the Bible they have read and contains the first passage of Scripture that they have memorized - John 3:16. During our Sunday morning sermons, we will be studying together this remarkable book as we enter the new year and journey through Lent and Easter.  This study will deepen our understanding of God's love for us and our call to love others thereby equipping us to be more faithful followers of Christ.  This will be a wonderful series to invite a friend to attend!
Drive Thru Prayer:  (February 19, 3rd Tuesday of the month) 7 :15-8:15 am, SGPC  Parking Lot.  Join together as we love and support community members in need of prayer. We will need prayer warriors, enthusiastic sign holders and traffic directors. In January, despite the cold a misty weather, 11 volunteers came and 8 cars stopped in. One person event took the time to call the church office praise this ministry. To Volunteer, contact Loretta Gobbel at 319-4608 or Pete Eckert at 608-9835 or email  missions@saxegotha.org .
Sistercare: Looking for a Few Good Women! The Sistercare Ministry provides dinner for 20-25 women and their children to the West Columbia shelter. If you are willing to furnish one dish, once a month for this vital ministry, please contact Stacey Rowlette, 803-312-5570, srowlette@sc.rr.com.
Flower Ministry:  The presence of flowers in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings brings added beauty and Glory to God during worship. There is a notebook available on the podium in the Narthex to sign-up to provide flowers or you can contact Robin Wilkes at: 803-530-7603. Also, Robin will deliver the flowers to the nursing home of your choice if you do not have plans for them after the service. 
Lexington One Backpack Program: Saxe Gotha partners with Lexington School District One to support the Backpack Program. Items Needed for Backpacks: juice boxes, cereal/granola bars, snack crackers, single serving cereal boxes/bowls, raisins, peanut butter, fruit cups/pouches (please no applesauce cups), pudding cups, oatmeal packets. If you or your small group is interested in donating food or packing bags to assist with this effort, please contact Holly Waldrip:  waldrip@sc.rr.com . Also, you can place donations in the blue bin in the church main office. Thank you for your help! 
Unclaimed Free Directory Pictures:
We have  many unclaimed pictures. Please stop by the church office and pick up your family's free LifeTouch 8x10 picture. 
Temporary Location Change for Nailbenders :
Meet at 8:00 a.m. (Second Saturday of the month) at the Lexington IHOP (while the Chick-fil-A at 5560 Sunset Blvd. is under construction) then leave from there to assist individuals in need.  Everyone is welcome to help! Contact Keith Hall with questions: 
Nailbenders.sg@gmail.com .
Amazon SmileDid you know that when shopping Amazon they will make a donation to Saxe Gotha that will go towards Debt Free in Three, with no additional cost to you? The only requirement is to  go through  smile.amazon.com   instead of Amazon.com and choose Saxe Gotha as your charity of choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, but with each purchase you help reduce the debt.
Tips for Giving By Text:  
Saxe Gotha's Text Giving #: 803-302-3499
  • If you text a monetary value, the funds are attributed to the church's default fund.
  • If you text a monetary value + a fund name, the funds will be attributed to that fund name.
  • You can also text the following: "Funds" (will  give you a list of fund names), "Help" (to get assistance with gifting via text), or  "Reset" (will remove saved credit card information).
F.I.S.H Teams:   2/10: Team 3,  2/17: Team 4, 2/24: Team 5.

Debt Free in Three
  Year 1 - Ended
July 31, 2017: $504,811
Year 2 - Ended
July 31, 2018: $371,954

Year 3 - Ending
July 31, 2019
(Raised as of Jan. 27, 2019)  
To give to the Debt Free in Three Campaign or General Budget, 
Hebrews 12:1 "Let us strip off every weight that slows us down ... and run with endurance the race."