THE FORWARD LOOK E-MAIL EDITION
October 12, 2012 LMPC
Sermon: “Seeing with God-Given Eyes: Illumination”……………….Dr. J. Ben Sloan
Scripture Lesson: John 14:17, 26, 16:15; Ephesians 1:17-19
I am still basking in what God is doing and has done in our midst. Last Sunday was so special with
Alden Shealy’s baptism- what a hopeful moment that was for all of us! After church four came forward to join
us as part of our church family. Three had been coming every Sunday for quite some time (Jack & Sandy
Martin and Susan Johnson). But one was a senior at Dutch Fork High, Amanda Sabin. Amanda had been going
to a non-denominational church but it wasn’t a good fit for her. Her parents don’t attend church, so Amanda
was on her own. She visited several churches, and looked at many on the web. She found our web site and
decided to visit. When she visited she felt this was home for her and came forward after church to join! I have
visited several of the 40 Days groups and have found that there is a wonderful spirit spreading around. Many
who have never been in a small group or Bible study are willing to give it a 40-day shot and found it is like a
shot in the arm- a boost in their life. Several visitors have plugged in as well- you don’t have to be a member
to join us in Bible study. Other exciting things are happening too. We have met with an architect about a new
master long-range plan for our facilities, including the new Children’s Ministry Building and where our offices
might find a more permanent home (more on this at the Stewardship Dinner 11/4). The Associate Pastor
Nominating Committee has met three times and is hard at work. The Deacons and Helping Hands continue to
visit, call, provide meals for those in need, and are holding a Service for Healing and Wholeness this
Wednesday, 10/17 (5:30 PM). This will be a celebration for answered prayer (like for Kathryn Ann Mullis),
but also a time of deep prayer for those with special needs (like Sue Madden and Doug Hancock, and others that
you would want to lift up to God). Lifting up people to be blessed and giving thanks for God’s blessings is so
important. I believe we are in a time of blessing, and it is exciting to see God at work around us. My prayer is
that your eyes will be open to see His hand in your life as well as in the life of this church.
Forty Days in the Word has begun! And it’s not too late to take part! Over 5,000 churches of all sizes and
denominations have or are taking part. Get into the habit of letting God inspire you each day through scripture.
Or just contact Tracie at 727.3725. This is a great opportunity to grow closer to God and other members of this
church and to learn more about the Bible! Love the Word! Learn the Word! Live the Word!
WE CARE- Needs for October: SOUP(REGULAR & CHUNKY) - SPAGHETTIOS - PEANUT BUTTER and
JELLY - BAKED BEANS - SPAM - CANNED TUNA - CANNED SALMON - VIENNA SAUSAGES. Q’s
call Rob Bates 261-7103.
DONATION CHALLENGE - See how far a dollar can go! Bring one dollar’s worth of grocery items to
church next Sunday to donate to We Care. You will make an impact on a neighbor in need! Visit
www.couponingforcommunity.blogspot.com for Dollar Deals to Donate in support of LMPC Missions.
Missions voted to start supporting snackpacks- sending food home for hungry high school youth on the
weekends. There are shelves of food set up in room 3. If you’d like to help contact Trish Edwards.
LMPC YOUTH AT A GLANCE:
I hope you all plan to join us Sunday after church for LMPC FAMILY FAIR DAY! This is a day to join other
church members and youth in a joint fun adventure. Let’s make this a church-wide fair trip! Plan on heading to
the fair after worship and meet your friends at the rocket! We will just have a super fun day at the fair with our
church friends! There will be no regular youth meetings Sunday because we will be at the fair! I know the Sr
Highs aren't too keen on spending the day with their families at the fair, so here is the plan for the SR HIGHS.
We will meet in the parking lot close to the gym after church and group together to go to the fair! We will take a
few cars and head on to the fair and hang out together! THE SR HIGHS WILL RIDE TO THE FAIR
TOGETHER! It is going to be SO much fun so please plan on coming!
Sr High Girls Bible Study ~ Tuesdays @ 6:30!
Sr High Boys Bible Study ~ Thursdays @ 6:00!
MIDDELRS ~ There are still plenty of spots open for our Middle School retreat in November! The cost now is
$145. You can pay online or bring a check by the church office, but please be sure to fill out the registration
form! Please get your money in as soon as possible!!
Presbyterian Women will have an outdoor Mini Bazaar following church on Sunday, October 21st. There will
be fun fall themed crafts, beautiful knitted items, unique gifts, as well as tasty baked goods and casseroles.
Come shop while supporting PW missions.
Kirkin of the Tartan and Stewardship Dinner is coming November 4. The theme this year is “Praise for the
Past, Hope for the Future.” The menu this year is from Blue Marlin. Rev. Brian Stewart, our own Rev. Tracie
Stewart’s husband, will be the speaker this year.
Trunk or Treat- will be at LMPC’s parking lot Wednesday, October 31 5:00- 7:00 P.M. There will be candy for
the kids (from car trunks), hot dogs and drinks (donations accepted). Should be just a lot of safe and non-scary
fun- come join us. If you are planning to park and pass out treats, please sign up at the table outside the
sanctuary Sunday morning. We have 34 spaces!
Service for Wholeness and Healing: Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30. This will be a brief service dedicated to
lifting up all those in our community who need prayer. We will be praying especially for Sue Madden. Rejoice
in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Romans 12.12
Stewardship tickets will be sold after Worship Service or you may stop by the Church Office.
Tickets are $10/per person.
Ladies Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 7 pm at the home of Bunny Runge. A - M - Beverages,
N - Z - Appetizers.
Merry Presbyterians Myrtle Beach Trip: November 29th and 30th. Be sure to sign up and pay in church
office by November 1st. All inclusive price is $89/per person for double occupancy or $110 for since. Any
questions call Anne Cruz at 932.4941
Next week is Choir Dedication Sunday. We appreciate our choirs and our choir leaders.
October 28 is Reformation Sunday.
Congratulations to Collin and Nadia Shive who were married on October 6.
Collin is the son of former minister Ron Shive.
If you are interested in signing up for altar flowers for 2013 the sign up book is located in the fellowship hall.
Or you may see Pam Hutto or call the church office at 345.5140.
*Doug Hancock; Bobbie Jean Konduros, mother of *Mandy McCathern; *Vann Mullis and Family upon the
loss of his brother, Bo Mullis; *George Webb upon the loss family member, Michael Wilson Lynn Betterly,
sister of *Nancy Brooks; *Meg Senn *Sue Madden; Colin Richard, friend of *Pam Helms and *Natalie
Browder; *Cheryl Ayer and Family upon the loss of her stepfather, Max Cole; *Rachel Rutkowski; *Chas
Nicholson; Michael Gibson upon the loss of his father, *Betty Algar; Michael Croft, friend of *Alan & *Janina
Grimsley; Kathryn Ann Mullis, granddaughter of *Vann & *Susan Mullis; *Melissa Hattaway; *Jon Buhrow
*Ken Shealy, son of *George and *Tootsie Shealy; Basil Pittler; Jeanette Cole, mother of Cheryl Ayer; Abby
Poulton, mother of *Mary Higginbotham; Jerry Yarborough; *Olin Rowe; *DeNere Anderson; Elizabeth
Wilson, Jean Edwards, sister of *Bill Bigler; Mike Truluck; *Daniel White; *Ruth Palassis; Judy Sweet; Jim
LaFrage; Carolann Norris; George Litz; Peggy McQuade; *Walt Rucker; *Alyssa Mott; friends & family
members serving in the military; (*members)
October 14 LMPC Family Fair Day
October 17 Service for Wholeness
October 21 Choir Dedication Sunday and PW Mini-Bazzar
October 28 USC Trombone Collective at LMPC
October 28-30 Adult Retreat at Montreat
October 31 Trunk or Treat at LMPC
November 4 Kirkin of the Tartan & Stewardship Sunday
November 6 Voting Day- Please Vote!
November 11 40 Days Celebration SS
November 18 Community Thanksgiving
November 22 Thanksgiving at the HUB
November 29 Merry Pres. to Myrtle Beach
December 1 Justin Pepper Toy Drive
December 2 Advent Workshop
December 16 Lessons and Carols
December 21 Longest Night Service
December 24 Christmas Eve Worship 5,7,11
Who Is Serving October 14
Ushers Worship Attendant Greeters Nursery Attendants
Eddie Edwards (A) Noah Cuttino Larry Sandifer 10 am Rahn McCrady
Bill Morrow (C) Harrison Watkins John Brown Emily Berry
John Brown Shelby Harrell
Rick Pascal Children’s Church Sound System Liturgist
Debbie Jarrett Sarah Leverett Pat O’Cain Pam Harrell
Craig McDaniel Belle Harrell
Who Is Serving October 21
Ushers Worship Attendant Greeters Nursery Attendants
Alan Grimsley (A) Anna Hattaway Dan Morgan 10 am Carly Bouknight
David Sladivar (C) Autumn Browder Charlene Morgan Tina Fortier
Jim Dunbar Children’s Church Sound System Liturgist
Bob Branch Mary Higginbotham Stuart Peters Danny Hood
Charles Casebeer Tyler Sims
Elder on Call the week of:
October 14 Pam Harrell 413.4058
October 21 Danny Hood 345.2583
Deacon on Call the week of:
October 14 Mike Hermelin 407.6185
October 21 Sally Sandifer 345.3374
During the advent season poinsettia’s add such a special touch to our church. If you would like to
order a poinsettia, please fill out the information below and drop it in the offering plate.
No. of Poinsettias:_________ @ $12.00 each
(Red) In Honor of:___________________________________________________
(White) In Memory of:________________________________________________
The last day to place your order is Sunday, November11th
*You may pick up your plants after the 11pm Worship service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th.
May the Deacons distribute your plants to the homebound after Christmas?