5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC 29072 803-359-7770
This Week at Saxe Gotha 
May 16, 2018

Remember All 
in Your Prayers!
  • Bob Hinson
  • Carol Gose & Betty Fleenor's nephew
  • Linda Schwartz's cousin
  • Pansy Floyd's sister
  • Rhonda Russell
  • Tillman Kyzer
  • Alice Peck
  • Ann Austin
  • Anna Capps
  • Auddie Brown
  • Bea Amsler
  • Beth Klaes
  • Betty Fleenor
  • Bill McCarter
  • Bill Schwartz
  • Craig Lemrow
  • Dawn Barber's mother
  • Donnelle Glatz's mother
  • Gary and Edie Athey's son
  • Jana Gunter's mother
  • Jimmie Rooks' sister/Stephanie McGee's aunt
  • John Burbage
  • Jon Myers
  • Kay Luthren's mother
  • Lee Ann Alexander's mother
  • Leslie Clark's father
  • Lydia Ropp
  • Marshall Edens
  • Melinda Martin's mother
  • Meredith Jenkins' mother
  • Merritt Wham
  • Mike Merck
  • Robby Kerr's mother
  • Sunny Jewell's father
  • Tim Kehoe's sister
  • Trudi Greene
  • Wanda McCarthy
 (Non-Combat Zones)
  • Chad Nabors
  • Ray Hammond's nephew
(Combat Zones) 
  • Robert Holder (Afghanistan)
  • Adam Gilmore
  • B. J. Manis (GA)
  • Brian Bishop
  • Connor Lundkovsky
  • Jamie Glatz 
  • Jessica Glatz
  • John"Tripp" Bartlett - Army (AK)
  • Ken Culbertson - National Guard (SC)
  • Michael Smoak - Marines
  • Ron Culbertson
  • Sean Spence - Coast Guard (AK)
  • Steven Shealy (SC)
  • Sumner Thomas (RI)
  • Wyatt Hughes - Army (Ft. Bragg, NC)
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.
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It's hard to believe May is already halfway over. With all of the busyness that May brings, it can be so easy to let it fly by and lose track of it completely. School is coming to a close, spring sports are wrapping up and we're acknowledging another milestone going by in the lives of our students. For some families, the close of this school year marks something even bigger with graduation just around the corner. |

We recognize that May quickly becomes a blur, so I want to encourage you to look for those moments where you can really focus on God. He has been at work throughout this year, and we need to be sure to acknowledge Him as it comes to a close. Take time to thank God for all that He has done to build you up throughout the last year. Look for the ways that He has grown you in relationship with Him. 

Maybe you're looking for a way to celebrate that growth, or maybe you're looking for a way to jump start it as you look forward. 
With that in mind...
I'd like to invite you to the
Night of Worship 
Friday Night, May 18,
at 7:00 pm in the Lighthouse.

We will have worship and prayer to focus us on God during this busy time. Make this a family event or bring friends and neighbors, as we take this short time away from the busyness and focus in on the one who matters most.

Justin Hall
Prayer Focus for May:  Our men and women in uniform.     

Would you like to help out by being an Usher, Greeter or Crew member?  If you would like to enjoy fellowship in serving, join the FISH Team. Contact Deck Hudson 359-5482 or email  spursusc@aol.com

The Church Office will be C losed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.  

Change in Worship Time: Beginning Sunday, June 3 the AWE Service will start at 10:45 am.
Sermons Available Online: To listen to past sermons, please go to  www.saxegotha.org/media .
Night of Worship: (Friday, May 18, at 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Light House). Our Youth would like to invite you, your family, your friends, your neighbors and our whole congregation to an evening of prayer and worship. The Youth Band will be providing great worship, and we will have stations for prayer as we prepare for summer. Youth is hosting, but this event is for everybody, so help us spread the word! It's going to be a great night to take a break from the business that May always brings .
Graduate Recognition: Our Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church graduate recognition service for High School and College graduates will be held Sunday, May 2 0 at the 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service. 
Joel Brantner Reception: Join us on Sunday, May 20 following the 11:00 Services in the gym for a reception to thank Joel for serving with us here at Saxe Gotha for the last 3 years. He has touched many lives both inside and outside of Saxe Gotha. Join us as we commission Joel and his family to this new work at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama.
Saxe Gotha Aerobics: Exercise with the "SG Angels"- aerobics, body sculpting and ballet barre classes. M, W and F (9:00 - 10:00 am), M and Th (6:15 - 7:15 pm) and Sat. (9:15 - 10:15 am) in the Welcome Center. $25 for unlimited classes for the month or $5 per class. This energetic group also participates in a number of service projects each year. Please contact Vicki Beatty with questions (803) 260-5817 or vpbeatty@gmail.com .
Summer Choir Schedule:
May- No rehearsal on May 30.
June- Regular rehearsals, except for no rehearsal on June 13.
July- God and Country Service on July 1. Rehearsals on July 11  and 25. No rehearsal on July 4 or 18.
August- Rehearsal on August 15. No rehearsals on August 1, 8 and 22. Regular rehearsals resume on August 29.
Drive Thru Prayer is Growing!   Please continue to lift up the Drive Thru Prayer Ministry.  We see God's hand at work with this ministry. On Tuesday morning, 18 cars stopped by, up from our first event where 5 cars came for prayer. Such a positive experience for all involved! One person was so moved by the Holy Spirit that she turned around at Lowe's and came back to the church for prayer. Several attendees couldn't turn in at the first entrance, but turned at the light and came back through the parking lot to make sure they didn't miss the prayer opportunity. Still another person shared that she wasn't able to stop last month, but she prayed in her car and then felt led to pray with a co-worker when she arrived at her office. God is certainly at work! 
Drive Thru Prayer:  (3rd Tuesday of the Month) 
7:00-8:00 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. To Volunteer, contact Loretta Gobbel at 319-4608 or Pete Eckert at 608-9835 or email  missions@saxegotha.org .
Summer Combined Sunday School: (June 3 - July 29) Room 151 MB, 9:45 -10:30 am. Any and all adults are welcome to join us, whether they go to Sunday school on a regular basis or not. We will study Colossians, along with the sermon series. Questions? Contact HH Coker at hcoker@saxegotha.org or 359-7770 ext. 40.  
June 3
June 10
Col 1:1-14           
The Fruit of the Gospel
June 17
Col 1:15-29
Christ Supreme
June 24
Col 2:1-7
God's Treasure Revealed
July 1
Col 2:8-3:4
Complete in Christ
July 8 
Col 3:5-17
Old Clothes, New Clothes
July 15 
Col 3:18-4:1
The Christian Household
July 22 
Col 4:2-18
Together in Prayer
July 29   
End of Class Social!

New Online Event Registration: 
Saxe Gotha has a new online event registration system.  To see all of the events that are open for registration, please 
click here .  
Flower Ministry: The presence of flowers in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings brings added beauty and Glory to God during our weekly gatherings for 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.

Debt Free in Three Yard Sale: The Saxe Gotha Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Atrium of the Lighthouse. The yard sale will benefit the Debt Free in Three program. Please consider volunteering, donating items and spreading the word.  Contact: Kathy Seymour: 4kathys@gmail.com.
Registration is Now Open for Saxe Gotha
Vacation Bible School and Summer Activities:

Game On VBS (June 18-22) - (Rising 4's to Rising 6th Grade) 
Click here to register.

Children's Summer Activities (Rising 4's to Rising 5th Grade)
Click here to register.  
  • Mission Day: June 14 from 8:30-1:00 for rising 2nd/3rd graders: $15
  • Bible Book Club: Rising 4K-5th graders meet June13, July 11, July 25, August 8 from 10:00-11:30; $20 for the first child ($10 for each additional child): $20 - $40
  • Water Day: June 28 from 9:00-12:00 for rising 4K/5K/1st graders: $5
  • Mission Day: July 10 from 9:00-1:00 for rising 4th/5th/6th graders: $15
  • Marathon of Madness: July 20 from 12:00-10:00 for rising 2nd-5th graders: $50
  • Mission Day: July 26 from 9:00-12:00 for rising 4K/5K/1st graders: $10
Please contact Lori Lowman with questions: llowman@saxegotha.org.  
Saxe Gotha Summer Camps and Summer Activities -
Registration Now Open!
Art Camp, Bible Book Club, VBS, Kelly's Be Your Own Hero Camp, Basketball Camp, Tech-Know Time LEGO Robotics Camps, Kelly's Flip-Fly Gymnastics and Kelly's Survivor Ninja Challenge Camp.  

To find out more and register: 
www.saxegotha.org/ministries/recreation-health and click on Summer Camps. If you have questions, please contact Pansy Floyd at pfloyd@saxegotha.org or call 803-359-7770 ext. 11.
Renewal:  Scripture Memorization
Don't forget to join the Scripture memory challenge, Renewal!  It's not too late to begin. For more details and to stay up to date, check out the Renewal Facebook page.  All you need to do on the 1st and 15th of the month is post your name, city, state and scripture.  Let's join together and fill our hearts with scripture! 
Nailbenders  meet at 8:00 a.m. (Second Saturday of the month) at the Lexington Chick-fil-A (5560 Sunset Blvd.) then leave from there to assist individuals in need.  Everyone is welcome to help! Contact Keith Hall with questions:  Nailbenders.sg@gmail.com .
Amazon SmileWhen shopping on Amazon. com, please remember to go through smile.amazon.com. This sends donations to Saxe Gotha with each purchase.
Stephen Ministry  is our congregation's one-to-one care giving ministry. These connections are confidential and matched up by gender. God works through Stephen Ministers to plant a seed of hope and healing in a person whose life seems barren and forlorn because of crisis or tragedy.  What do Stephen Ministers do?  These individuals listen to people in need, explore feelings, pray, share Christ's love, maintain confidentiality, and attend to the care-giving process, while leaving the results to God.  Stephen Ministers have big hearts.  If you are feeling unloved or need a friend, contact  Carol Perrin  at (803)917-6690 , the referral coordinator. Please know that your identity and requests are kept confidential.
Movie Night:  Thursday, May 17 in Room 151 at 5:30 pm.  Movie "Amazing Grace"  begins at 6:00 pm.  Bring appetizers or desserts to share with friends.  Po pcorn, iced tea and water will be provided.  Reservations are not required.  
Volunteers Needed for The Bereavement Ministry:  
If you enjoy cooking, baking or serving others, please prayerfully consider volunteering to help with the Bereavement Ministry. We provide light food for receptions following funerals for Saxe Gotha members or a meal for family members on the day of a funeral. This could not happen without help from Saxe Gotha members. If you think you may be interested in helping with this much needed Ministry please call Vicki Williamson at 803-957-5068 for more information.
Summer Youth Conferences:  
Middle School Youth Retreat:  Asheville, NC (June 25-29) -Youth Retreat for Middle School students.  Register asap: click here.  Final payment due May 6.

RYM Colorado (June 11-16): High School Youth Retreat. The RYM  conference is now full.  At this time, students that register will be put on a waiting list.  
Contact Mary Knobeloch: mknobeloch@saxegotha.org .
In today's economy, many individuals are facing the difficult reality of finding a new position or alternative employment. This ministry assists individuals with writing a resume, improving interviewing skills, or providing support as one goes through this time of transition. The group is available to meet with you on an as needed basis.  Please contact Kathy Arrowsmith (803.238.6905 or at kca21@yahoo.com) to schedule a meeting with the Christians in Career Transition Ministry.
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:                                                     
5/20: Team 1, 5/27: Team 2.
Debt Free in Three

  Year 1 - Ended July 31, 2017

Year 2 - Ends July 31, 2018
(Raised as of May 13, 2018)  

To give to the Debt Free in Three Campaign or General Budget, click here.

Hebrews 12:1 "Let us strip off every weight that slows us down ... and run with endurance the race."