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Please Note: Sunday, February 23 is Youth Sunday at the 8:30 and 11:00 am Traditional Services. There will be no AWE Service or Children's Worship that day.
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Dinner at 5:30 pm in the gym with classes following at 6:30 pm. Cost: Adults $5, Kids 3-11 $3, Family Max of $20.
2/12 Menu: Chicken bog, slaw, rolls, cookies & ice cream.
2/19 Menu: Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans & dessert.
2/26 Menu: Homemade Chicken noodle soup, sandwich bar and dessert.
To ensure dinner for all that attend, please remember to make reservations at saxegotha.org/events - Deadline to RSVP is Monday at noon.
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What would Jesus say to Christians in America?
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.
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)
Our church wide prayer focus for February is our relationships. One of the key relationships in life is marriage. We know we should pray for our marriage but often we don’t know how to pray for them. To help us grow as prayer warriors for our marriages, the Adult Ministry team is providing a free booklet, 30 Days of Marriage Prayers, written by Dr. Tony Evans. These booklets are available in the Narthex, Light House Atriumand the church office. Please take a copy and use it to grow closer to God and grow closer to your spouse. Contact: HH Ham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 23 at 5:30 pm in the Church Library. This year's trip will be July 27- August 3. Come see what is included in this wonderful trip working with Belizean children during VBS. Contact Michelle Faust: 803-604-2923.
(Sunday, March 22)
One Service Sunday. We will have a special service at 11:00 am in the sanctuary with lunch following in the gym.
Debt Free in 3 is complete! Having the burden of this mortgage off our back frees us to better support the work of advancing the good news of Jesus Christ throughout our community, state and world!
Please note: RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED in order to help the team make plans and have enough food for everyone. The deadline to make reservations is Sunday, March 15. To register, click here.
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm in Room 151. Followed by LCCS Concert (Sing a Song of Broadway...and more!) at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Dinner: $8 - LCCS Concert $12 to be paid separately at the door. Reservations are required by Tuesday, March 10. Contact Pansy at 359-7770, ext. 11 or email@example.com.
Lonnie Wehunt will be available on Sunday, February 23 (2:30-6:30 pm) and Thursday, February 27 (4:00-7:00 pm) for your blessing video shoot. Please RSVP to Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org to set-up your appointment with Lonnie. Please also RSVP for the family dinner on February 28 that will kick-off the confirmation work-in (include the number in your family attending the dinner). All RSVPs are due by Sunday, February 16.
Friday, March 6 from 6:30-9:00 pm. This is a free event (reservations are required) for babies through 5th graders. Please contact Lori Lowman for more information: email@example.com.
Monday, March 23 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.
Do you long for a time of silence and stillness to focus on your relationship with the Lord? Then mark your calendar now for a prayer and meditation retreat on Friday, March 20 - Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Fellowship Camp and Conference Center on Lake Greenwood. This retreat is for adults only and space is limited. Cost is $99 for this 24 hr. retreat. Registration information will be available soon. Contact: HH Ham for additional information at email@example.com.
(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.
Registrations ends on Sunday, Feb. 16. We cannot accept registrations after Sunday. Register at saxegotha.org/events and pay the $75 deposit due at the time of registration.
(Aug. 3 - 8) Students will serve around Western NC and Eastern TN. The cost of the trip is $500, there will be fundraising opportunities. Register at saxegotha.org/events and pay the $100 deposit due at the time of registration. Registration closes on Sunday, February 23.
(February 18, 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 January, 27 degrees didn't stop 10 church members from doing God's work in serving 9 cars that stopped for prayer. One lady said, "This must be for real if y'all are out here in this kind of weather."
To Volunteer, contact Loretta Gobbel at 319-4608 or Pete Eckert at 608-9835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 - 4 year old Preschool spaces are available. Questions? email@example.com.
Registration is currently open.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
It hurts to lose a loved one. GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend and offers a weekly support group led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. This group offers understanding and ideas to help you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Saxe Gotha will be holding our GriefShare group meetings Sundays, January 5, 2020 through March 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Although classes have begun, you are welcome to join the group. Contact Renee’ Starnes at Rstarnes@saxegotha.org for more information. There is a cost of $15 for the workbook. Please share this information with friends and neighbors that may be dealing with a loss.
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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online via the link below.
2/16: Team 2, 2/23: Team 3, 3/1: Team 4, 3/8: Team 5, 3/15: Team 6, 3/22: Team 1, 3/29: Team 2.
To listen to past sermons, please go to our audio sermons page.