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Saxe Gotha Pres.

5503 Sunset Boulevard
Lexington, SC 29072

803.359.7770


Office Hours

M—Th 8:30 am — 5:00 pm

Regular Schedule

Sunday Morning
Traditional: 8:30 & 11:00 am
Contemporary: 10:45 am
Sunday School: 9:45 am
 
Sunday Evening*
Club 45: 4:00 - 5:30
Choir: 5:30 pm
 
Wednesday Evenings*
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Classes for Adults, Youth & Children: 6:30 pm

*School year programming. Check ministry pages for schedules during breaks.

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Upcoming Events


Children's Summer Event Registration!
 
Vacation Bible School: "In the Wild" will be held June 24-28, 2019.  
 
Summer Church Events:


Children's Promotion Party- June 2nd in your normal Sunday School Class, then go to your new Sunday School Class on Promotion Sunday, June 9.  For specific class locations, see the attached letter: Promotion Letter to Parents.

 
Summer Kids Camps:
Registration Now Open! (Ages 3-11) 
Our SGPC summer camps continue to be a big hit for the children in our community each summer. Kids play and learn about art, basketball, soccer and much more! We welcome the children of SGPC members, as well as any children in the community who are not a formal part of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian. So make plans to join us this summer for a LOT of FUN in a very wholesome, Christian environment! 

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 27
in observance of Memorial Day.
 
***On June 2, there will be a Special Message from Jen Thompson of Lighthouse for Life.  Due to the nature of the sermon, children's worship is extended for all children through 5th grade at all 3 services.***

Please join us in congratulating Gaby Gonzalez Hackett on a full-time position here at Saxe Gotha.  She is our Assistant Director of Youth Ministry and Membership Coordinator.  

Save-the-Date:  Church Yard Sale: July 27


Wednesday Nights in July: 
Called to More -
A Study of David for the Whole Family
 
Join us this July for dinner in the gym, fellowship and a special series focusing on David. All ages are invited to attend. There will be specific programs for adults and children during the break-out sessions. Nursery will be provided.        
 
Saxe Gotha Summer Sessions Schedule:   
5:30 Dinner / 6:15 Worship Songs / 6:25 Devotion / 
6:35-7:00 pm Break-Out Sessions

Register Here: 

 
We are looking for a new Director of Children's Ministry. Are you interested in joining our team or know of someone who might be a good fit? See the link for more information and feel free to share.
 
We are also looking for a Part-Time AV Technician.  Please contact Lonnie Wehunt to apply: lwehunt@saxegotha.org .  

Babysitter List: We would like to create a babysitter list for our members and visitors.  If you or your child is a Red Cross Certified Babysitter and would like to be on this list, please email Renee Starnes your name, contact information and your child’s name to: rstarnes@saxegotha.org.  If you are interested in becoming certified, the Red Cross offers an online course.  The Red Cross link is: www.redcross.org/take-a-class/babysitting-child-care or you can search “Red Cross Babysitter Course Lexington SC” in your browser.

Memory Café:  (May 30, last Thursday of the month) 10:30-11:30 am in theLight 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:  jdever@saxegotha.org or 359-7770 if you are interested in volunteering or attending.

Flower Ministry: 
The presence of flowers in the Sanctuary on Sundaymornings 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.  
 
We would like to encourage members to donate flowers in memory or celebration of family milestones.

Senior Adult Luncheon - Thursday, May 23 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the SGPC Gym.  Entertainment provided by:  Cathy McGill and Carolyn & Michael Sosebee.  Reservations required by Tuesday, May 21.  Please call Traci Burns at the church office: 803-359-7770 or tburns@saxegotha.org.  Cost:  $7 per person, payable at the door.

Children's Summer Event Registration!
 
Vacation Bible School: "In the Wild" will be held June 24-28, 2019.  
 
Summer Church Events:


Children's Promotion Party- June 2nd in your normal Sunday School Class, then go to your new Sunday School Class on Promotion Sunday, June 9.  For specific class locations, see the attached letter: Promotion Letter to Parents.

 
Summer Kids Camps:
Registration Now Open! (Ages 3-11) 
Our SGPC summer camps continue to be a big hit for the children in our community each summer. Kids play and learn about art, basketball, soccer and much more! We welcome the children of SGPC members, as well as any children in the community who are not a formal part of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian. So make plans to join us this summer for a LOT of FUN in a very wholesome, Christian environment! 

Save-the-Date:  Church Yard Sale: July 27

Would you like to be a part of Stephen Ministries? 
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that talks individually with those that are in need.  If you would like to become a Stephen Minister please email Renee’ Starnes at Rstarnes@saxegotha.org or call 359-7770, ext. 37 to sign-up.  Your experiences and compassion are gifts to be shared.

Aerobics: Exercise with the "SG Angels"- aerobics, body sculpting and strength and balance classes. M, W and F (9:00 - 10:00 am) and M and Th (6:15 - 7:15 pm). Senior/beginner balance class on Friday mornings (10:15 - 11:00 am).  All classes are 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 or information and to register.  

Nailbenders: Meet at 8:00 a.m. (May 11, 2nd Saturday of the month) at the Chick-fil-A at 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 

Drive Thru Prayer: (May 21, 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 May, we had 10 church members volunteer and 11 cars stopped in for prayer.   
To Volunteer, contact Loretta Gobbel at 319-4608 or Pete Eckert at 608-9835 or email missions@saxegotha.org.
   

Amazon Smile: During the second quarter of 2019, we received $55 towards DF3 from Amazon!
Did you know that when shopping Amazon theywill 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.
 
F.I.S.H Teams: 5/26: Team 6, 6/2: Team 1, 6/9: Team 2, 6/16: Team 3, 6:23: Team 4, 6/30: Team 5.
Lexington One Backpack Program: (Club 45 is packing on Sept. 30)
Saxe Gotha partners with Lexington School District One to support the Backpack Program. As a partner, we fill backpacks and send them to schools for weekly distribution to children who have great need. Each child identified as having need receives a backpack filled with child-friendly, nutritious, easy-to-open food to last over the weekend.
 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, your family, SGPC circle or small group is interested in donating food or packing bags to assist with this Lexington One effort, please contact Holly Waldrip (waldrip@sc.rr.com).  Also, you can place donations in the blue bin in the church main office.  Thanks for caring for children in need in our community! 
 
Sermons Available Online: To listen to past sermons, please go to www.saxegotha.org/media.

Saxe Gotha Library:  For a complete listing of the titles in the Saxe Gotha library, please click here.