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Thursday: April 9 - Maundy Thursday - Communion
To celebrate communion at home, please have grape juice and bread available.
7:00 pm Traditional Service Online
Friday: April 10 - Good Friday
7:00 pm Traditional Service Online - "Song of the Shadows Cantata"
Sunday: April 12, 2020 - Easter Sunday Live Stream
8:30 and 11:00 am Traditional Services
10:45 am AWE Contemporary Service
Service will be available online: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaxeGothaPres.
- Saxe Gotha will have Online Church Services through the end of April. 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.
- Loss of a Spouse event is postponed.
- Nailbenders for April is 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 email@example.com 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 until further notice.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Cherry: email@example.com
Justin Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melinda Boyle: email@example.com
Hal McIntosh: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 803-920-7385.
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.
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.
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 through April, so teams will not be serving onsite.