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September 13, 2023

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord


Psalm 100 sings out these very words, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.” V 1-2  And that is exactly what First Presbyterian Church in Sumter will do on September 17th. Last Sunday in worship, I mentioned that they are in the midst of their Bicentennial celebration. First Pres has always been known for its strong music program in the Sumter community and next Sunday afternoon they are offering a free Sacred Music concert in their sanctuary as a way to celebrate 200 years of ministry. I am planning to attend this special gift to the community and invite you to join in as well.


Musicians include Hamilton Stoddard and William Scobee, organists, The Sumter Brass Quintet, Kara Grover, Soprano, Lauren Decker and Gracie Reynolds, violins, with Kay Rasmussen, Accompanist


Let us join in the celebration and give thanks for the ministry of our sister church!


Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100: 3-5




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Weekly Calendar 


Sunday, September 17: 

10:00 a.m. - Sunday School

11:00 p.m. - Worship

12:11 p.m. - Deacon Mgt.

6:00 p.m. - Kingstree Community Youth Kickoff

Tuesday, September 19:  

11:00 a.m. - Lunch and Learn

5:30 p.m. - Congregational Care Meeting

Thursday, September 21: 

11:45 a.m. - Ginger Snappers

September 17, 2023

16th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Matthew 16:13-28

Title: “Are you Sure”

Sunday, September 17, 2023

The cross will be placed in the sanctuary this Sunday to the Glory of God and in memory Lloyd R. Lane, given by Jeanie Lane. 

ELDER on Call:

Week of September 10: Brian Burgess 843-372-2903

Week of September 17: Donna White 843-356-1771


We cannot fill the role of a pastor, but we are willing to try and to be present if needed.


Deacons for September:

1. Frances Belser

2. Rich Brown

3. Ryan Brown

4. Tammy Erwin


Nursery: Louise Holladay

Children’s Church: Laura Hundley

Acolyte: Bethany Hall

Meals on Wheels September 19: Jeanie Lane/Linda Hylton

Sanctuary Guild/week following: Mary Wates/Judy Johnson

Cross/Flowers September 24: Julie Delaney/Dale Culbreath

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