Week of July 14
July Prayer Emphasis – Our Nation
He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:4 – Pray for peace among nations. Ask God to help our nation be a beacon for freedom, justice, goodness, and peace.
School will be starting in early August and school supplies are in stores! Please start collecting school supplies for the students at both Alps Road Elementary School and Clarke Middle School and place them on the designated table in the Gathering Area. The most needed supplies for Alps Road Elementary are pencils, notebook paper, markers, crayons, erasers, glue sticks and boxes of tissues. Attached to the Friday and Tuesday emails is a list of school supplies needed for Clarke Middle School.
ARPC T-Shirts - If you would like to order an ARPC T-shirt please let the church office know by Monday, July 15th!
ARPC is heading to SunTrust Park! All are invited to join us at the Braves game Tuesday, August 13 (4-11pm if riding the church bus) while Ary and Beidy (Cuban pastors) are in town with us. As big baseball fans, they're excited to cheer on the Braves! We'll order a group of tickets and if we have 20 people, cost will be about $15 per person. We need RSVPs by Monday, July 15 to get a block of seats. Please RSVP to the church office at email@example.com or (706) 549-2984.
Informational Meeting about Trip to the Holy Land - There will be informational meetings after both services March 24 about the Trip to the Holy Land hosted by our pastors. Dates for the trip are May 19 - 29, 2020.
We are blessed with a wonderful pipe organ and an amazing organist in Dr. Pettyjohn! Our organ is in need of significant repairs to keep it playing well. In addition, we have the opportunity to add a 3rd manual (keyboard) and additional pipes which will give Dr. Pettyjohn even more opportunity to enhance our worship with organ music. We have received gifts totaling $26,000. Total cost for repairs and upgrades is $40,000. Remaining amount to raise is $14,000. If you’re interested in contributing any amount, please put “organ repairs” in the memo section of your check.
Food Bank - The food bank needs for July are saltine crackers, pork and beans, and canned pasta - any kind.
Find Your Place - Help us guide you in finding your place in ministry. The fellowship ministry has developed a survey to allow you to select places you might serve in the life of the church. Use the link below to fill out the survey. We would like each member of the family to fill out a survey. Find your place in ministry at Alps Road. Use this link or go to the home page of the church website. https://tinyurl.com/ya6dqsvy
Annual Youth Offering - We are continuing to accept contributions for our annual over-and-above youth offering supporting our middle and high school. Your generosity will off-set costs for students to attend area summer camps. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? Calling all ARPC folks of ANY age who play a band instrument. We'd like to have a band of youth & adults to play for Youth Sunday on March 4. Please contact Rev. Deb Trimpe, firstname.lastname@example.org right away to let her know what instrument you play!!
Alps Road BBQ Club welcomes all to their monthly after-church lunches at area BBQ restaurants. Questions? Contact Christa Bailey, email@example.com.
Bible ABC verses given so far this year are A - N. We hope all children (and youth!) are learning them! Next chance for review and to recite verses (A-R) will be at the end of January. All Bible verses are on cards in a plastic box on the table outside the church office. Be sure to pick up any bible verse cards you may be missing and take them home for review!
Read Through the Story of the Bible - This year we challenge and encourage you to read through the story of the Bible. About one-half of the Bible is narrative. These narrative sections contain the people and stories of the Bible. While the other parts of the Bible are important, they are often more difficult to read. This year as a congregation, we would like to read through the story of the Bible using these narrative sections. We have a reading schedule available after worship, in the church office, and online. We also will have videos to help you navigate through the readings. In addition, if you would like to be in a discussion group, you can complete the form on the side flap of the bulletin, sign up at church, or by calling the church office. These groups will meet every 4-6 weeks.
Prayer Ministry - Prayer’s important for our congregation. If you have a special prayer need for our prayer team, you can send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will pray for your request in confidence. If you would like a prayer request to go out over "P-Mail," you may send it to the church office,email@example.com. P-Mail invites the entire congregation to pray for needs and concerns.
Handbell Ringers! - Handbell ringers wanted for our Christmas concert! Rehearsals for our Lessons and Carols concert will begin on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9:30 to 10:30am. The concert will be during the 11:00amservice on Sunday, December 10th, and we will also be playing the anthem at the 11:00am service on Sunday, December 17th. Rehearsals will be Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30am in the bell room. All covenant partners from 9th grade through adults welcome to join. We look forward to ringing with you!
Birthday Card Ministry to Children - Stop by the deacon's table to sign birthday cards for our children and youth who will have birthdays in September. Let them know they are loved by their church family!"
Volunteer needed to be part of media team for early service. You'll be trained to learn program for creating slides - it's easy! then be part of rotation for running media on Sunday morning. Please let Deb Trimpe know of your interest and we'll get you trained in August.
Offering and other checks - Please make all checks payable to Alps Road Presbyterian Church.
Ordination Transfer - Attention Elders and Deacons! If you are a reserve (ordained, not currently serving) elder or deacon and wish to transfer your ordination into ECO and have not been contacted, please call the church office (706.549.9284).
Old Testament Reading Plan - An Old Testament Reading Plan is available at the Deacon’s Table in the Gathering Area. The coming year is a good time to read through the entire Old Testament.
Remember Our “High Noon Prayer Emphasis” - Please remember to pause and pray for our church and any other concerns on your heart every Wednesday at Noon, or sometime near.
Alps Road Sole Connection
Are you looking for a running or walking group to join? …training for the AthHalf? …trying to be more active? Central Sole Connection has a group for you! Drop in or join one of our three groups:
- Mondays at 8:30am with Julee Schoenfeld at Oconee Veterans Park
- Fridays at 5:30am with Tim Chester meeting at the 5 Points Fire Station
- Saturdays at 7:30am with Gabriel Mundi at the YMCA (half-marathon training)
Food 2 Kids Program - If you would like to donate gently used books for middle school and high school boys and girls for their Summer Reading Program, please drop off the books throughout the summer in the Gathering Area or church office. Questions??? Contact Gina Lonnee at 706.254.6114.
Stephen Ministry - Information about Stephen Ministry is available at a table in the Gathering Area today. Please stop by the table to learn more about this valuable ministry of listening and compassion.
Please see attached a Time and Talents Survey below that we ask you to complete and return to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, put in the offering plate on Sunday, or drop off at the church office asap.