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Sermons Available Online: To listen to past sermons, please go to our audio sermons page.
- Saxe Gotha will have Online Church Services for March 29. Go to our YouTube page to see the online services.
- Sunday School and Wednesday Night Dinners and Classes are cancelled.
- All gatherings of more than 10 are cancelled.
- The Saxe Gotha Child Development Center is closed until the end of April (following Lexington School District 1) . Registration will continue when the Center reopens.
- The Mother's Morning Out Program is closed through the end of March.
- The Friendship Dinner on April 17 has been cancelled.
We plan to live stream our 8:30 am Traditional Service and our 10:45 am AWE Contemporary Service. If you prefer to view the Traditional Service at 11:00, you can re-play the 8:30 service at that time.
To view the Saxe Gotha Services and other resources, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaxeGothaPres.
Please note, that comments will not be enabled this week during the live stream as an additional safeguard.
During this time of high traffic on the internet, we recommend that you use your computer or your Smart TV, rather than your phone to stream Saxe Gotha's services and classes if at all possible. These devices should give you the best audio and video available at that time.
Take a few minutes to learn more about how to stay connected to Saxe Gotha and its ministries while at home.
Our Missions Ministry has people standing by to help our congregation by running errands, picking up groceries or any essential items you may need.
Please contact Kathy Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-920-7385 if you need this service.
In keeping with the response of offices and agencies at the national, state and local levels during the current public health situation, and being mindful of the well-being of our members and staff, the Personnel Team and SGPC leadership have determined that the SGPC offices will be closed to outside visitors effective Wednesday, March 25.
Here is the specific link to it if you already have your account set up: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/CustomLibrary/8737. Right Now is like the Netflix of Christian media and Bible studies. And if you’re already tired of watching TV and scrolling the internet, then feed your mind and heart with good stuff! We have several different channels within Saxe Gotha’s custom library: Adults, Youth, Children, Worship and the Arts, Missions and Outreach, Marriage, and Parenting.
If you need help setting up your Right Now account, you can contact one of the following:
HH Ham: email@example.com
Patrick Cherry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Hall: email@example.com
Melinda Boyle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hal McIntosh: email@example.com
The studies and videos inside Saxe Gotha’s library on Right Now are just suggestions from our staff. Please feel free to explore and enjoy the many wonderful videos on Right Now while you are at home!
Please remember to keep items that you would like to donate to the sale. Please save items you wish to donate until July 20 thru 23 when we start taking donations. For more information, please contact Kathy Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-920-7385.
The response to our Change for South Sudan collection was incredibly heartening for those of us who work in this ministry on your behalf. With attendance low because of the Coronavirus concerns, the response was expected to be less than we hoped for and needed. However, the giving "online" was so great that we exceeded the goal of $3,500 and are happy to report that the total was $4,912.35.
Thank you for this outpouring of support. With half of South Sudan's population still "food insecure" as defined by the United Nations, minimal health and sanitation requirements still unmet and minimal development, the needs continue. We were unable to pay our school teachers in January, but this donation will alleviate that shortfall. Thank you for your support. Please keep the people of South Sudan in your prayers. Pray that the newly installed government will lead to a just and lasting peace and that the leaders will put the people first.
Thank you, Bill Andress
Women of All Ages are Invited! Spring Luncheon - Sunday, April 26 at noon in the gym. Keynote Speaker, Melanie Shull.
Tickets ($15 for Adults, $5 for Children).
(April 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Welcome Center) Class designed for those dealing with the loss of a spouse and the many aspects of life that are changed. It involves a journey of faith, hope and healing with a video and group discussion through GriefShare.
We have many fun and exciting activities to offer children this summer through our 2020 Summer VBS, Activities & Camps! 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 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! Be sure to check out the Children's ministry web page too, for other activities for kids that are planned!
Save-the-Date: Vacation Bible School - Concrete and Cranes: June 22 - 26.
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During the season of Lent, we will be studying the letters written to the seven churches in the Book of Revelation. These ancient churches existed in what is now known as modern Turkey. Jesus affirms the things they did well while condemning those things that demonstrated their compromise with the world. These letters serve as encouragement in our faithfulness to Christ as well as a warning in our unfaithfulness. While many people are reluctant to read the Book of Revelation, it promises to bless those who hear its message and take it to heart (Revelation 1:3). Please don’t miss out on this blessing!
If You are Interested in Diving a Little Deeper:
On Right Now Media, there is a great video series called
The Eyewitness Bible Series’ Revelation Series. You can contact HH Ham at email@example.com if you need a Right Now Media login.
If You Would Like a Book to Read:
(books listed in light to hard order)
Revelation for Everyone
by N.T. Wright (also available in e-versions)
Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination by Eugene H. Peterson
Reading Revelation Responsibly by Michael J. Gorman (also available in e-versions)
Postponed Until Monday, May 11 at 7:30 - 9:30 am (Room 155). Requires 12-hour fasting, except water.
Free screening includes:
Blood Pressure Assessment
Fasting Glucose Test
Lipid Profile: Total Cholesterol, HDL/LDL/Triglycerides
Appointment required. Email Pansy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 359-7770, ext. 11.
(July 6-11) High School students will be going to The Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center in Panama City Beach, FL, for Reformed Youth Ministries' High School Summer Conference. The cost of the trip is $550; there will be fundraising opportunities. Register at saxegotha.org/events and pay the $100 deposit due at the time of registration.
(April 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.
For March, nine members served ten cars in the rain this morning. One lady still had the cross in her car that we gave her last year when we prayed with her. We worked from the passenger side to keep a safe distance for everyone. While stopped at the light a law enforcement officer told us on his PA that he appreciates what we do.
This month will conclude our 2nd year of this rewarding experience. Please join us.
To Volunteer, contact Loretta Gobbel at 319-4608 or Pete Eckert at 608-9835 or email email@example.com.
The Saxe Gotha CDC is closed until further notice. The CDC follows Lexington School District 1 closures.
Registration (2020-2021): 2-4 year old Preschool spaces are available. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org. 2's classes are now full, but there is a wait list. 3's and 4's classes have limited spaces available.
Afterschool and Summer Registration Dates:
Registration will resume when the Center reopens.
As part of Congregational Care, free soft blankets are available for any seriously ill child or a child who has lost a parent or sibling. Call Patti Schmitz at 467-6379 or Renee Starnes at 359-7770 ext. 37 or email@example.com.
GriefShare has cancelled the remaining sessions for this semester.
Cancelled until further notice. Please continue working on shawls at home.
Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month in Room 154, MB (10:00-11:30 am). If you like to knit, or would like to learn to knit, this group is for you. Questions? Call Polly Askew at 803-359-7263.
Did you know that when shopping Amazon, they will make a donation to Saxe Gotha 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can place donations in the blue bin in the church main office.
We are looking for new acolytes this fall. Any child that will be in 3rd grade
or above can by an acolyte. It is a great opportunity for your child to serve during worship. If you are interested, please contact Meredith Cully at email@example.com or sign up online via the link below.
Services Online for 3/29, so teams will not be serving onsite.