SPC News – August 5, 2016

Contents:
Local Missions Sunday, Announcements, Expansion Project Update Video, Prayer List

Local Missions supported by Surfside Presbyterian Church:
This year our Session decided to move all our local missions under the direction of our Missions Committee.  This change orients our local and foreign missions under the same unified committee.  This Sunday, our missions emphasis will concentrate on local missions where we will welcome representatives from several community ministries that we support.  Mr. John Rickenbacker, Area Director of FCA, will be bringing our message during each of our morning worship services.  We will also hear from Mr. Kevin Turner of Fresh Brewed Outreach, and Eric Weber of Young Life.  Between services, please stop by the displays that will be set up in our Fellowship Hall. A representative from each ministry will be available to talk with you and answer any questions that you may have.

  • FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) – John Rickenbacker
  • Fresh Brewed – Kevin Turner
  • Young Life – Eric Weber
  • New Directions (Street Reach) – Kathy Jenkins, Director
  • South Strand Helping Hand – Jim Dove
  • Coastal School Ministries – Diane Courie & Laurie Ferguson
  • Sea Haven Crisis Center – Zella Smith
  • Mobile Meals – Diane Massey

Quotes on Local Missions:
“Celebrate deeds of mercy and justice. We live in a time when public esteem of the church is plummeting. For many outsiders and inquirers, the deeds of the church will be far more important than our words in gaining plausibility (Acts 4:32–33). Leaders in most places see “word-only” churches as net costs to their community, organizations of relatively little value. But effective churches will be so involved in deeds of mercy and justice that outsiders will say, “We cannot do without churches like this. This church is channeling so much value into our community that if it were to leave the neighborhood, we would have to raise taxes.”
― Timothy KellerCenter Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

“The city will challenge us to discover the power of the gospel in new ways. We will find people who seem spiritually and morally hopeless to us. We will think, “Those people will never believe in Christ.” But a comment such as this is revealing in itself. If salvation is truly by grace, not by virtue and merit, why should we think that anyone is less likely than ourselves to be a Christian? Why would anyone’s conversion be any greater miracle than our own? The city may force us to discover that we don’t really believe in sheer grace, that we really believe God mainly saves nice people — people like us.”
― Timothy KellerCenter Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

Announcements:
— Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Studies:  There will be NO Men’s Early Risers, Retired Men’s Tuesday Morning, or Ladies Bible Studies during the month of August.
— Youth News /  Back 2 School Bash:  On August 19th join us for laser tag, 6 Base Kickball, Gaga Ball, Food and tons of other fun!!! High School will spend the night and Middle school will be picked up at 11.
— Youth News / First Attic:  On August 24th we starting back meeting on Wednesday Nights!!!  Join us for games, skits, worship and the Gospel.
— Peru Team:  We have the possibility of a great discount with the travel agency that works with MTW for the Peru team.  However, we have to have 10 solid commitments before August 10th and a deposit check from the church to hold the ticket prices.  We currently have 8 people committed to go.  We only need 2 more!  The team will be working with Keith and Ruth Powlison to build playground equipment for the orphanage.  The dates are from November 10-20.  Please call Bill Day (843/503-0205) as soon as possible if you have any questions or if you are interested in being part of this great team!

Expansion Project Update Video:

Prayer List:

  • Pastor Julian Riddle – His insurance matters have been settled and he will begin treatments this Monday.
  • Dudley Kruhm – patient at Grand Strand Hospital Room #3015 south/to be discharged 8/5 (Encouragers ABF)
  • Gwen Canter – patient at Grand Strand Hospital (Son Seekers ABF)
  • Sherri Anderson – patient at Grand Strand Hospital – no visitors please at this time (Logos ABF)
  • Joy Corley – recuperating from surgery (Truth Seekers ABF)
  • Lib Huckabee – please pray for Ms. Lib’s care and comfort, and for her peace. She is at home with Bill and Betsy and is blessed to have wonderful and compassionate Christian caregivers with her at all times. Short visits (5-10 minutes) are welcome. Best to call before visiting (Logos ABF)
  • Bob Stover – at home under the care of hospice (Encouragers ABF)
  • Judy Brevik – cancer (Logos ABF)
  • Wanda Mitten– cancer of the esophagus (Logos)
  • Patty Barrett – under care of Hospice (Encouragers)
  • Fred Glover – at home with several medical issues (Son Seekers)
  • Ronan Angulo – (son of Chris and Katie) he continues to develop normally, with limited sight, as we wait for planned surgery at Duke University Eye Center, when he is two years old (Logos ABF)
  • Aubrey & Joanne Smitherman – (son and daughter-in- law of Carole Lanford) Aubrey, as he waits for a heart transplant. Joanne, several serious health issues
  • Krista Harris – (daughter of Wanda Mitten) cancer/very ill at home (Logos ABF)
  • Debra Strauss – (Art and Arlene Strauss’ daughter) has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), please pray for a miracle for her healing as there is no cure at this time and only God’s great love can save her. (Truth Seekers and Logos ABF)

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