Announcements and Order of Worship – October 11 2019

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Church Family,

While Mike is away on vacation, we welcome Rev. Jim Daughtry to our pulpit this coming Lord’s Day. Please pray for Jim as he prepares to proclaim God’s Word to us!

New Adult Sunday School Class Begins October 20th

Our new topic for Adult Sunday School will be Spiritual Warfare. Mike and the Session will lead a study of this subject based on the book by Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura entitled, Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). We will begin this series on Sunday October 20.

Below is a link where you may secure your copy of the textbook:

Counselor’s Corner:

On occasion someone will ask me what books I might give to someone struggling with grief and loss.  This is certainly not a bad question at all.  After all, there are a myriad of resources on the issue, many of them having the potential to greatly encourage, describe expectations and provide helpful guidance in the midst of pain. Yet, it is also good for us to consider what books I ought to read as I consider helping those struggling with grief and loss.  In this post, we describe three resources that you might consider reading as you approach family and friends dealing with the pain of loss.

Upcoming Events:

October 13, 12 PM – Second Sunday Fellowship Lunch
October 13, 4:30 PM – Middle and High School Youth Study
October 15, 9 AM – Mother’s Morning Bible Study
October 15, 6 PM – Women’s Evening Bible Study
October 16, 10 AM – Women’s Morning Bible Study
October 17, 6 PM – Women’s Potluck Dinner at home of Carol Calvert
October 22, 12 PM – Senior Fellows Visit to Lynchburg, TN (arrive Miss Bobo’s Restaurant 12:45 PM)
November 7, 11:30 AM – Women’s Potluck Lunch at Timbers Edge Clubhouse

Order of Worship:

You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here

If you’d like to sing the songs with your family beforehand, the songs for this week are:

O Worship The King – Hymn 2 v1,4,5
Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Amazing Grace – Hymn 460 v.1-3,6


Children’s Ministry Notes:

For anyone who would like to volunteer in our baby nursery, our Fall semester sign-up is now live. Please click HERE and sign up for a couple of dates for the fall and winter months. Older teens are welcome to serve as well!

Come join us in helping with another Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 27th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm as we focus on the life and legacy of John Knox, the Scottish reformer. Through hands on activities, games and fellowship, we hope to teach about this man’s bold conviction to stand for the Word of God while leading the Scottish Covenanters in staying faithful to the truths of Scripture. Our volunteer sign-up is LIVE. Click HERE and volunteer to man a “table.” We still need some candy donations. Also, we invite all of you (any age) to join us that evening to see and hear all that we are learning. Activities will run through 6:45, and our singing/teaching time will begin shortly thereafter.

The CARE Center:

The CARE Center in New Hope is seeking volunteers to serve as school day tutors and/or Lunch Buddies. If you would like more information, please contact Norman Dean or Molly Mullinax at

Youth Group:  

Youth Bible Study for Middle and High School is Sunday October 13, from 4:30-6:15 PM

Visitors and New Members Luncheon:

There will be lunch for visitors and new members at the home of Rich and Christina Bagdazian.on Sunday, Oct. 20th immediately following the church service.  This is your opportunity to get to know Mike and Carol Calvert as well as others in our congregation in a casual setting. You will find a sign up sheet at the Welcome desk in the Narthex. You can also contact Christina at 256.812.2442 or

Second Sunday Lunches:

October 13 will continue our Fall series of after church lunches, scheduled for the second Sunday of each month from September through December.  If you would like to help or have questions please email or text Denise Brown: (256) 698-0475

Women’s Fellowship Opportunities:

The women will continue their “First Thursday” monthly luncheons on November 7. They start at 11:30 am at Timbers’ Edge Clubhouse. There will not be a Thursday Luncheon in December.

Our quarterly potluck is on Thursday, October 17th, at 6 pm at the home of Carol Calvert. Anyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share if you are able! Or drop in last minute for fellowship.

The Christmas Brunch for the weekly bible studies is December 4th.

The annual Ladies’ Christmas Dinner is Tuesday, December 10th, at 6 pm at Huntsville Country Club.

Mark your calendars for these fellowship opportunities. Contact Denise Scrip for any questions.

Senior Fellows:

Here is a list of Senior Fellows events for October:

Oct 15 – 10 AM Bags of Blessings Food Pickup at Sam’s
Oct 22 – Visit to Lynchburg, TN (arrive Miss Bobo’s Restaurant 12:45 PM)

Roots Retreat:

Check this space for updates on the upcoming youth retreat for the teens in our presbytery. The Roots Retreat will be January 24-26, 2020. This year’s guest speaker is Daniel Hightower. Daniel is the RUF campus minister at Jacksonville State University (and former Youth Director at Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Payne).

Prayer Requests:

Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Steve Terry, John Baxter, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Chris Smotherman, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, Ramona Edwards, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the Thoms, expecting in November, and the Brackins, expecting in March.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); RUF at Alabama A&M; Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA).


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