FEBRUARY 2011 Vol. XIII, No. 2
843-871-0280 www.summerville-presbyterian.org Fax: 843-871-0300
2011 SPRING GOD’S LOVE
If God had a refrigerator,
WEDNESDAY your picture would be on it. 2 Notes From Session
3 Above and Beyond
NIGHT LIVE (WNL) If He had a wallet, your photo 4 Just a Note
would be in it. I’ll Walk Beside You
SCHEDULE He sends you flowers every Things You Cannot Recover in Life
After dealing with the cold 5 Letters
spring, and a sunrise every PW Circles Meet
weather and having taken a nice morning. Bereavements
break, it is time to renew your Whenever you want to talk, 6 Happy Birthday
spiritual life and challenge those He’ll listen. Library News
brain cells while enjoying the News From the Pews
He could live anywhere in 7 Valentine Candlelight Dinner
company of others with great the universe and He chose your Did You Know?
food and fellowship. The meals heart. 8 Senior Member Series
are served at 5:30 p.m., followed 9 Think On These Things
What about the Christmas 10 Online Library Catalog Instructions
by a worship service or class at gift He sent you in Bethlehem; 11 Notes From a Church Mouse
6:30 p.m. not to mention that Friday at Military Prayer List
Calvary. 12 Simple Scribblings
Face it, He’s crazy about you!
The Spring WNL schedule is as follows:
Date Description Meal Offered
Feb 16 Healing Service, 6:30 p.m. Yes
Feb 23 Baptism Renewal Service, Yes
Mar 2 Session 1 Class Yes FEBRUARY
Mar 8 Shrove Tuesday Yes 1 Village Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
2 Kindred Spirits Bible Study
Mar 9 Ash Wednesday Service, No
(weekly), 9 a.m.,
6:30 p.m. Dorchester Room
Mar 16 Session 2 Class Yes 5 Library Work Day, 9:30 a.m.
Mar 23 Session 3 Class Yes 8 Newsletter Deadline
PW Circle Meetings
Mar 30 Session 4 Class Yes 12 Valentine Dinner
Apr 6 Session 5 Class Yes 13 Breakfast Sunday, 7:45-8:30 a.m.,
Apr 13 Session 6 Class Yes Gym
16 WNL Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Gym
WNL Program, 6:30 p.m., Various
The slate of classes offered includes: Rooms
Class Title Teacher(s) 20 Communion Sunday
6 Ways to Optimal Health Tom Mercante Scout Sunday
Stated Session Meeting, 7 p.m.,
Ephesians: Uniting All Things in Christ Lamar Carney Genesis Classroom
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got Colin Martin & 23 WNL Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Gym
to Get Out of the Boat Mike Shelton WNL Program, 6:30 p.m., Various
William Barclay: Ethics in a Permissive George Somers Rooms
27 HELP Sunday
Society Blankets+ Sunday
Strings Music Deborah Styles Women's Sunday
2 February 2011 3rd Chronicles
New Elders’ Faith Statements by 17%, exclusive of personnel
SESSION MEETING As members of the class of costs. Revisions are due by
By Claude Pritchard 2013, the following Elders gave December 31 to achieve an
Special to 3rd Chronicles their Statements of Faith: Angie approved balanced budget.
The Session met twice Helwig, Sandy Lee, Colin Mission & Benevolence
during the month: once for a Martin, Don Powell, Robert Next year Summerville
Called Meeting on Sunday Pratt, Jim Strobel, Sarah Presbyterian will host the four
morning November 21 and Pelletier, and Tabetha churches sponsoring the
secondly for the regular third Woodstock. (Jennifer Gordon annual Thanksgiving Basket
Sunday Stated Session that was not present). Project. It was also reported the
same evening. New Dorchester Presbyterian following five organizations
The purpose of the Called Church Pastor would be beneficiaries of the
Meeting was to accept into Elder Daniel Selander, Angel Tree Project: Harvest
membership the following new Commissioner to the 12/16/10 Home, Palmetto House, Habitat
members, by Reaffirmation of meeting of Presbytery reported for Humanity, United Way and
Faith: on the examination and Thornwell Home.
Joe and Margaret Bivens acceptance of the Rev. Jeffery Worship and Music
Virginia Deason Kackley as Pastor-Elect of our It was announced that elders
Lee Samuelson neighboring Dorchester were needed to serve
Presbyterian Church. Communion on Christmas Eve.
Future Meetings During the year, Communion
01/22/11: Session Retreat, was regularly served on the
8:30 a.m., Presbyterian Village. third Sunday of each month
01/23/11: Installation/ except for World Wide
Ordination of New Elders, 8:45 Communion Sunday, Maundy
Published monthly by a.m. service Thursday, and Christmas Eve.
Summerville Presbyterian Church Claude Pritchard is Clerk of Session
(843)871-0280 (843)871-0300 fax
www.summerville-presbyterian.org Meeting, 10:45 a.m., Sanctuary
Dr. Michael Shelton, Minister
Christmas Education Ministry
Lamar Carney, Associate Minister The following Sunday School
3rd Chronicles Staff
teachers were approved: Ashley
Carol Austin 843-873-5148 Bishop, 3rd Grade Class and
Diane Burden 843-771-4404 Ellen Smith, Senior High Class.
Frieda Hughey 843-821-4526 The Youth conducted a
Sally Lawson 843-871-2919 successful Chili Cook-off and
Marianna Lodge 843-871-0131
Merrilyn Long 843-871-3834 Silent Auction; 17 attended the
Nancy Olenwine 843-486-6515 Presbytery Youth Council
Dorie Runyon 843-821-6138 Meeting and 32 youths and
George Somers 843-851-9449 adults enjoyed the Presbyterian
Neal Menkus Technical Support
College Youth Day on November
Send questions, comments, and 20.
news to: Finance Ministry
3rd Chronicles So far, requested budget
Summerville Presbyterian Church totals for 2011 exceed projected
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3rd Chronicles February 2011 3
TIP OF THE HALO
Deborah considers herself
ABOVE AND an educator to encourage
BEYOND excited about joining the
everyone to use their God-given
By Frieda Hughey musical talents in worship at
Children's Choir in the fall. the church. She and Jim Moore
3rd Chronicles Staff
Deborah revived the Bell are the only paid musicians,
This is a longer than usual Choir and uses them in many everyone else are volunteers.
"Tip of the Halo" to an individual ways. She could use some men She especially wants to involve
who is doing more than to handle the large, heavy bells the children and youth who are
expected for our church. It is if someone would like this fun the future volunteer church
also unusual because it is a experience. They meet on musicians. When she hears of a
person who is on the church Mondays at 4:30. child at Rollings School of the
payroll. There are talented singers Arts in the music program she
Deborah Styles was hired as who cannot commit to the wants them to have the
our music director in 2003. She Chancel Choir because they experience of using their talent
doesn't remember exactly what have young children at home for God and their church family.
her job description was except to and homework responsibilities, She has put together a string
lead the Chancel Choir, Youth hence the forming of the "Jewel group that she writes
Choir, be available for funerals Tones", an ensemble of nine arrangements for and Lisa
and weddings at the church ,if ladies who practice while their Davol practices with them on
needed, and go to Montreat to children are in other activities at Wednesday evenings during
the Worship and Music the church and who then sing Wednesday Night Live. She
Conference in June. The Youth on some Sunday mornings. We encourages young people to play
Choir was hard to sustain so it have all been impressed with solos in church before their kind
dissolved. their ability and they and proud church family.
One of the reasons Deborah represented our church on the Deborah also wants adults
wanted to join our church staff Summerville Music Walk this to pull out their old instruments
was to work with the children. year. and join with others in making a
This she has certainly done with Wayne Mayberry went to "joyful noise unto the Lord." The
the help of many talented and Deborah with his call to have a Brass Choir is a new group that
committed people in our modern church music group has formed.
church. The Children's Choir is and she supported the At Montreat Deborah noted
a delight to hear and see. They formation of "Crazy for Christ." how involved the youth and
sing on special Sundays and She said this was the music that children were in the services.
perform a delightful Christmas youth hear when they go away She suggested that children
musical. to church camp and could be acolytes and youth
When Deborah came she conferences, and the group could be liturgist reading the
noticed that the only summer would really like to have the scripture. She feels that you
activities for children were youth involved to a large degree. can't wait until they are adults
Vacation Bible School, with This is the third year that before involving them.
which she became involved, and Deborah has played the piano As you can see, Deborah
Bethelwood Camp. This is a time part of the duets for the feels there is a place for everyone
when children could be more preludes during Lent and in worship and encourages all
involved with church, so she Advent, with Jim Moore playing with musical talents to use them
instigated the formation of the the organ. She would be happy for God.
Music and Drama Camp in if anyone else would like to take
August with the play/musical her place at the piano. She has,
they perform at the end. She also, or rare occasions played
hoped this would get them the entire service when needed.
4 February 2011 3rd Chronicles
JUST A NOTE
By Deborah Styles
Music Director February 27 will be
On the second and fourth prayer. You know scripture Celebrate the Gifts of Women
Tuesdays of each month we says “Where two or more are Sunday, and the Women’s
have a prayer gathering service gathered in my name there will I Ensemble will sing the Introit at
in our sanctuary. I attended the be also…” Plan to come “Seek both services. At the 11:15 a.m.
first one of the new year on God where He may be found.” service we will also celebrate
January 11 at 6:30 p.m. This is See you February 8 at 6:30 p.m. with the Scouts as they receive
a 30-minute interval to slow I like to plan February as the their “God and Me” awards.
down and take the time to be month that Spirituals are used Plans are underway for
quiet and simply tell God the in Worship. The Chancel Choir music and services for Lent and
things that are on your mind is working on I Want Jesus to Easter, so make sure you mark
and heart. Perhaps this is the Walk With Me, There is a Balm in your calendar to set aside the
way to renew your Gilead, and Lord, I Want to be a dates so that you can prepare
communication with God both Christian. The Children’s Choir during the Lenten season for the
talking and listening. Prayers will sing This Little Light of Mine joyous celebration of Easter.
are spoken and scriptures are on February 13, and the Bells REMEMBER!
read but mostly the time is will also play that Sunday for God Is At Work At SPC!
spent in quiet meditation and Worship. Don’t you want to be involved?
I'LL WALK BESIDE YOU THINGS YOU
By George Somers CANNOT RECOVER
3rd Chronicles Staff
This is the lyric of a song I culled from a CD by Bryn Terfel, the IN LIFE
distinguished Welsh bass-baritone and ranking star of the The stone – after it's thrown,
Metropolitan Opera. The word – after it’s spoken,
It is a love song for those of us who might be called “seniors.” The The occasion – after it's
tune is very simple – you could have it memorized in two or three missed,
sing-throughs. The time – after it's gone,
Personally, I found the lyric to be a lovely statement of A person – after they die.
togetherness. It would be quite appropriate at a memorial service.
Too often we sing a piece without really thinking about what the
lyric is telling us. This one speaks volumes in three verses.
I’LL WALK BESIDE YOU
I’ll walk beside you through the world today
While dreams and songs and flowers bless your way.
I’ll look into your eyes and hold your hand
I’ll walk beside you through the golden land.
I’ll walk beside you through the world tonight
Beneath the starry skies ablaze with light
And in your heart loves tender words I’ll find
I’ll walk beside you through the eventide.
I’ll walk beside you through the passing years
Through days of clouds and sunshine, toil and fears.
And when the great trial comes, the sunset gleams
I’ll walk beside you to the land of dreams.
3rd Chronicles February 2011 5
We extend our sympathies
and prayers to:
J.C. Simmons and Merze
Dowdy and John Miller Thank you,
French on the death of their
appreciate all the expressions of We would like to thank all of
aunt, Vera Roberts.
love and care during the past our friends who shared Kristen's
months with her UTIs, times in memorial and rebirth with us.
Hilda Forbes on the death
the hospital, and life now in Thank all of you for your phone
of her sister, Frances
Village Health Care. Thank you calls, cards, flowers, and most of
for cards, calls, visits, gifts, all your prayers. It is hard to
greetings, and especially imagine times like this without
Bill Harbeson on the death
undergirding prayers! our church family.
of his brother, Richard
Keep in touch! — Don and Barbara Powell
Thank you for all of the Thank you,
the family of Martha
prayers, cards, phone calls, and We are so grateful for the
Palmer on her death.
expressions of sympathy many kindnesses you have
following the recent passing of shown to us...the flowers, cards, John Franks on the death
my mother, Phyllis Franks. It and other expressions of of his mother, Phyllis Franks.
was especially comforting while sympathy have sustained us in
we were away to know there the loss of my brother, Richard. Barbara and Don Powell on
were so many of our church Sincerely, the death of their
family thinking of us. This truly — Bill Harbeson granddaughter, Kristin
is a very caring congregation. Blatchford.
— John and Jan Franks
the family of Marguerite
Carpenter on her death.
Angie Rea and family in the
death of her father, Richard
PW CIRCLES MEET,
Circle #1 - 1:30 p.m. in
Lanneau Hall, SPC
Circle #2 - 10 a.m. in the home
of Hilda Forbes, 108 Tasker
Circle #3 - 10 a.m. in the Lore
Brown Room, PV
Circle #4 - 10 a.m. in the
Creative Arts Bldg., PV
Circle #5 - 7 p.m. in the New
Horizons Classroom, SPC
6 February 2011 3rd Chronicles
FEBRUARY 9 Joann Porter Kari Morgan 25 Barbara McCollum
1 T. J. Hutnik Sheri Church Tanja Friday Sally Lawson
2 Terri Daff 10 Cynthia Wilson 17 George Ploth Martha Sue Hope
Sarah Pelletier John Putney Carol Hetu 26 Herbert Jeffords
3 Laura Ann McLoud 11 Justin Bowers 19 Ray Whitesell Claudia Terranova
4 Michael Eason Seth Lanford Tom Terranova 27 Judy Herrmann
Cathy Owens Julia Gray Nye 20 Floyd Putney Peggy Ferguson
5 Emily Watson 12 Blair Bailey Stew Watson Hugh Odom
6 Mary L. Jones 13 Leigha Dehaan 21 Carolyn Buscaglia 28 Irene Keasler
7 Jo Owens 15 Kennedy Branstetter 22 Bill Rhodes 29 Jacob Page
8 Phil Muller Kristin Kay 23 Mandy Flynn
By Barbara Stewart
Special to 3rd Chronicles
Spring seems to be in the air! acquired a laptop computer to Can I Pray with My Eyes
We are all so ready for it! help us keep the online Open?, Brown, Susan Taylor
The Anderson Library staff collection up to date, and to What Happens when
looks forward to new quickly find supplementary Women Pray, Christianson,
opportunities for service to items to aid in study of special Evelyn
members of the church. topics. For our computer we are Who Am I, God?, Holmes,
Glancing back into 2010 we see very grateful. Marjorie
growth in the quality and BOOK REVIEWS These – and many others –
number of books and audio- Here is a short list of books are found in the “Devotions” or
visuals on our shelves. We see for family prayer and devotions “Children’s” section.
increased readership. There are during the Lenten season: Christian Fiction is very
now over 1300 items in our On a Wing and a Prayer, popular and The Longing is part
internet catalog, Bauknight, Brian Kelly of our growing collection of
librarything.com, which is A Moment with God for novels by Beverly Lewis. Her
available to everyone in the Grandparents, Groseclose, Kel understanding of life in the
church who has access to a A Moment with God for Amish community is based on
computer. See the instructions Single Parents, Richard, her personal heritage and
on page 10 for the web site. See Ramona childhood memories. She is a
“Your Books” and open a listing All Things are Possible skilled storyteller, giving us a
under “title.” You may search for Through Prayer, Blanton, sensitive view of the traditions of
a specific title. If you have Smiley A the Old Order church as they
questions, call Barbara Stewart Blessings and Prayers, conflict with new biblical
at 843-873-8503. Recently we Jarrett, Judy see Library News, page 10
Claude Pritchard has retired Congratulations to Ellen
from the Summerville Commer- and Paul Werksman on the
cial Design Review Board after birth of their granddaughter,
13 years as chairman. Molly Kennedy Kadlac, born on
November 28, 2010.
3rd Chronicles February 2011 7
The Congregational Programs Ministry DID YOU KNOW?
Team cordially invites you to our Our Church is tithing. Our
Mission support exceeded
10% of our spending in 2010.
We welcomed 34 new
Saturday, February 12 at 7 p.m. members in 2010.
Summerville Presbyterian Church We supported missions both
locally and globally, in places
Roast Prime Rib with Thyme Au Jus in Costa Rica, Madagascar
or Our “missionaries” were
Chicken Cordon Bleu members of all age groups,
from teenagers to our most
Mixed salad with choice of dressing,
experienced members (13 to
herb mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, 60+).
mixed rolls, chocolate torte with We support a Spanish-
speaking service and youth
raspberry puree group at our church every
Coat & Tie * We lead Christian Study
weekly at the Men's and
Entertainment * We have a vibrant and
growing youth group with
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE more than 50 active
SPC BUS TO/FROM THE VILLAGE
* Our Christian Education
* Reservations are required. Either pay in advance in the
Programs provide 700 hours
church office by Wednesday, February 9 or drop your check in of instruction each year to an
the offering plate (designated “Valentine Dinner”). Indicate your average 190 each week.
* We are reviewing SPC
facility requirements with a
focus on Classrooms and
God is calling all of us
to serve - how is God
8 February 2011 3rd Chronicles
SERIES: GAYLE downtown memories include Folly Beach was a wonderful
CATES Kramer’s Pharmacy, Guerin’s, family gathering place. Gayle’s
By Dorie Runyon and Mr. Welch’s meat market. Finucan grandparents owned a
3rd Chronicles Staff Gayle frequently rode her house a few streets back from
bicycle around town. the beach. Her grandma
Gayle Finucan Ellis Cates Gayle loved spending the Finucan was nicknamed
was born in Summerville in night at her Lanneau “Granzy” by all the children.
January of 1935. Her grandparents’ home. Her Granzy loved the beach.
grandfather, John Finucan, of grandmother was raised in a Sometimes as many as 25
Irish ancestry, was a very proper manner, her home relatives assembled there on
Summerville native. Grand- being organized with everything weekends. It was a relaxing time
mother Agnes, aka “Miss Dolly,” in its place. Her grandfather to fish and crab on the Folly
Finucan was born in rode the train to Charleston River and play at the beach.
Charleston, as were her parents. every work day. Gayle’s great Gayle fondly recalls Granzy, well
Grandparents Jessie and grandfather owned a toy and into her 80s, staying alone at
George Lanneau grew up in our furniture store on King Street, the beach, swimming and
town. Parents John and Jessie where Grandpa George worked. enjoying life.
Finucan were raised in She remembers stories of how A favorite spot in
Summerville Presbyterian her grandmother made sure the Summerville was the Teen
Church. Gayle’s father worked children were home by 4 p.m. Canteen. Gayle and her friend,
with her grandfather and later bathed and ready for Grandpa’s Ginny Norton would head to the
inherited T.M. Finucan Feed, return on the train. Canteen on weekends. Ginny’s
Seed and Fertilizer. Gayle was Outdoor activities were the mother was a chaperone there.
christened in SPC as a baby, norm in Gayle’s family. Her All the local teens would gather
followed by sister Jessie, born in father golfed, hunted, fished, to play games and socialize.
1938 and brother Tom, born in and loved riding horses. Often When Gayle attended high
1940. adventures by horseback school, she was editor of the
Gayle remembers joining the carried Gayle out to school paper and played on the
church at age 12 and playing Knightsville. She would only girls’ basketball team. A friend,
the role of Mary in the cross one paved road, Carolina who was dating a Citadel cadet,
Christmas Nativity. She also Avenue, on her trip. Many times asked Gayle if she would attend
recalls attending the Easter Gayle would stop and visit Mr. the Citadel hop on a blind date.
sunrise service in Azalea Park. White, who owned the large Gayle agreed to go but wasn’t
Family meals and conversation home that is now Woodlands sure what to wear. She had a
after church on Sunday were a Inn. Grandpa Finucan had dress she had worn in her
typical way to spend the buggies which were used in cousin Beverly’s wedding. She
afternoon. Summerville parades. Gayle also had a new dress ready for
Since Gayle lived in the heart remembers driving a pony cart the Junior-Senior prom. Gayle
of town, she had free reign of the as a parade participant. decided to wear the already
shops. Gayle liked watching At the young age of 12, Gayle worn bridesmaid dress because
Coca Cola being bottled in the learned to drive an automobile. “her date might be a drip!!” Jack
local plant window. She enjoyed She was the first of her peers to Merritt Ellis, Junior was
going to uncle Albert Peters’ get a license at 14. Gayle anything but a drip! They hit it
grocery store, The Teapot, where remembers her friends waiting off and Jack came to visit Gayle
he offered home delivery. on the sidewalk, watching her in Summerville. As their
Another uncle, “Bubba” George take her test. She must have courtship lengthened, they
Lanneau, had a pool room and been careful because all her often golfed together.
ice cream parlor on Main Street, friends were allowed to ride Gayle graduated from
where Gayle enjoyed the double along if Gayle was at the wheel. Summerville High School in
scoop cones for a nickel. Other see Gayle Cates, page 9
3rd Chronicles February 2011 9
continued from page 8
Carolina to Montana, where Ed visits the Dorchester County
grew up. He visited family he Jail as a Jail Ministry team
1953. Jack graduated from the hadn’t seen in 50 years. From member. The team leads
Citadel the same year. Jack Montana they headed to Alaska, inmates in study with the book,
proposed that summer and camping along the way in their The Purpose Driven Life by Rick
Gayle began planning her pop up camper. They also Warren. Gayle is a lifelong
wedding. They were married in traveled to Ireland and Scotland student of the Bible and
SPC on May 22, 1954, with Rev. to visit Ed’s granddaughter as understands that God’s word
Robert Tapp officiating. Aunt well as their former Scottish imparts more knowledge than a
Magie Peters was the soprano Assistant Minister and family lifetime. She feels blessed to
soloist at church and she sang from Sea Island Presbyterian have had so many loving family
Entreat Me not to Leave Thee Church. members to teach her to love
from the book of Ruth. Granzy When Ed passed away in God. Her ancestors would be
Finucan always cried in church 2005, Gayle’s children wanted very pleased to know that Gayle
when Magie sang. her to move back to is back home at SPC. We wish
Jack and Gayle made their Summerville. Son “Bo” had a Gayle many future blessings.
first home at Fort Benning, large double lot and arranged for
Georgia, where Jack was an an historic cottage to be moved
Army pilot. In 1956 their first next to his home for his mother.
son, Jack “Bo” Merritt Ellis, III, The cottage, built in 1915, was
arrived. After three years in the in need of a makeover. The
Army, Jack began a career as a entire family got involved and
civil engineer. His work took the Gayle moved in during February
family to many states. Laura of 2008. Gayle’s home is lovingly
was born in Mobile, Alabama in called “Grammy House,” by her
1958. John arrived in 1960 six grandchildren.
when the family was living in Gayle still enjoys golfing. She
Gainesville, Florida. is President of Miler Women’s
Finally, the Ellis family Golf Association for the next two
returned to Summerville in years. Other interests include
1966. Since Jack had been her beautiful garden, bridge,
involved with the Episcopal
church while studying at the
keeping up with current affairs,
reading, and family, most of all. think ON
Citadel, the family attended St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church in
therefore under the mighty these THINGS
Summerville. Sadly, Jack hand of God, that he may exalt “Behold, I stand at
passed away in 1976 from a you in due time: Casting all
sudden heart attack. your care upon him; for he the door and knock. If
In 1980, Gayle married Ed cares for you.” anyone hears my voice
Cates, an aeronautical engineer —1 Peter 5:6-7 and opens the door, I
with Lockheed. In 1987 they Summerville Presbyterian
moved to Beaufort and built a Church has expanded and will come in to him and
golf course home on Lady’s grown since Gayle was a child. dine with him, and he
Island. There they attended Sea She is so thankful for the with me.”
Island Presbyterian Church. congregation and all the --Revelation 3:20 (KJV)
Among their many wonderful wonderful buildings. Gail has
memories were travel vacations. been involved with Salt Shakers (Note: The Presbyterian Women Circles
will continue to study the book of
In 1985 they went on a Bible and currently attends Bible Revelation through April, therefore all
lands tour. On another vacation Basics Sunday School class. quotations until May will be from
Gayle and Ed drove from South Once or twice a month Gail Revelation.)
10 February 2011 3rd Chronicles
interpretation and modern
lifestyle. Find ‘Christian Fiction’
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you may appreciate one or more
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by the title Being Presbyterian
in the Bible Belt by Ted V.
Foote, Jr. & P. Alex Thornburg.
You will enjoy the good humor
and scholarship of these two
pastors who both live really deep
in the Bible Belt!
Here are a few more:
How to Survive being a
Presbyterian, Bob Reed
How to Spell Presbyterian,
To Be a Presbyterian, L.
Presbyterians, A Spiritual
All are found on the mantle
in the Library. Help yourself and
leave the signed card in the box
on the desk, please.
Our thanks, again, to George
Somers for his gifts of three
valuable books from his
Barbara Stewart is a member
of the Library Committee
3rd Chronicles February 2011 11
MILITARY PRAYER LIST
Jeremiah Ashley (Jim and Ed Martin (Lehmans’ son-in-
Paula Strobel’s step law), Air Force - Long Beach,
grandson), Walter Reed CA
Army Medical Center, Lance McElhiney (brother-
Washington, D.C. in-law of Peggy), Army - Iraq
Mellisa and Tom Avers, Joel C. Mortimer, Coast
daughter and son-in-law of Guard - Yorktown, VA
Tamara Tanner, James Pelletier - Navy,
granddaughter of June Afghanistan
NOTES FROM A Goodson and niece of K.C. Elizabeth Rooney (Susan
Sanders - Langley AFB, Thomas Seay’s daughter),
CHURCH MOUSE Norfolk, VA Air Force - Ramstein AFB,
By Ezekiel W. Mouse, Esq. Justin Benson (husband of Germany
Special to 3rd Chronicles Ashley), Air Force - Shaun Rooney (Susan
“How do I love thee, let me Charleston AFB, SC Thomas Seay’s son-in-law),
count the ways.” These words Derek Bishop, Air Force Ramstein AFB, Germany
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Reserves - Charleston AFB, Aaron Small (Bill & Snookie
made me think of who I love, SC Trippe’s son-in-law), US
and why. February is the month Jonathan Bragg , Army - Iraq Coast Guard - Dahrain
of love! Kyle Field (nephew of Colin Jonathan Songer (Patty
I love God because He has Martin) - US Navy - San Taylor’s son), Air Force -
shown me such great love. Diego, CA Holloman Air Force Base,
I love Jesus because of what
Caroline Gehring (Betsy NM
He taught us and sacrificed for Hehn’s daughter), Coast Eric Stem - Air Force
us all. Guard - Clearwater, FL Reserves - Charleston, SC
I love my wife Mary because
Larry Hains II (Martha Valerie Stodghill (daughter
of her good heart and endearing
Honeycutt’s grandson), of Jo Cherie Overcash), Army
Army - Ft. Hood, TX National Guard - Aberdeen,
I love my parents because of
David Hetu, Special Forces - MD
the love and work they
Fayetteville, NC Scott Tetrick, Navy - Bahrain
expended raising me.
I love my brothers and Joshua Hites, Navy - St. Clay Weathers (Jan Day’s
Marys, GA nephew), Army - AL
sisters, even though we did nip
at each other when we were Brian Hoybach (Maggie’s Christopher Wheeler, Army -
growing up. son), Air Force - Afghanistan Iraq
I love the Little People and Matt Jenkins (Carolyn Brad Williams, Army - Saudi
Big People in our church Eason’s cousin), Navy Seal Arabia
because they are so nice - and Tighe Jenkins (Carolyn Terry Wright, Jr. (Barbara
no one has set out a mousetrap! Eason’s cousin), Army - Grube’s son-in-law), Air
I don’t think I could love a Texas Force - Charleston, SC
truly evil person if I ever met Michael Jones, NCIS - Iraq Chaplains of the 1st Cavalry
one, and I am still working on Matt Kitchen (Merrilyn Division
trying to love cockroaches and Long’s nephew), Coast Chaplains of the 4th Infantry
cats! Guard - VA Division
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Permit No. 43
By Rachelle Rea
Special to 3rd Chronicles
My quiet time that day the end of the hour, I felt thwarting Him, erecting even
started out like any other. A extremely violated. higher ones. Afraid of being
quick prayer left my lips for God “Why is it that I feel this vulnerable before God, I had
to bless my heart as I sought way?” I thought. “Why am I decided that I wasn’t going to let
Him. I opened the Bible study squirming as the Lord searches Him get too close. I didn’t think I
book I was currently working my heart? Is it because I am could trust Him with my secrets.
through. And an eye-opening, coming up short? What other I didn’t want to trust Him to heal
heart-rending hour began. outcome did I expect? Isn’t this and free me from those walls
Many times, I was tempted to what I want, for my pursuit of because I thought I could
close my Bible, say “Amen,” and Jesus Christ to be free, handle things myself.
leave. My heart was being unhindered of the baggage that When I acknowledged that
probed to its deepest, darkest is weighing me down?” there were indeed walls around
depths. I squirmed uncomfort- “Search me, O God, and my heart and I needed Him to
ably as the Word and Jesus’ know my heart; test me and pull them down, at last, the
gentle whisper proceeded to peel know my anxious thoughts. See walls fell.
back layer after sticky layer if there is any offensive way in I allowed God to free me from
from my soul. me, and lead me in the way everything that stood between
Wounds I had thought were everlasting,” I prayed (Psalm my heart and His. I surrendered
taken care of long ago 139:23-24). my “I can fix this myself”
resurfaced. Though I had How about you? Have you attitude and let God lead me on
thought those scars were ever had the Lord whisper softly the first steps towards healing.
healed, I had really only been to your heart that all was not as It is a bumpy road, but one of
ignoring them. Attitudes I it should be and you only shifted joy, because high walls no
wasn’t aware I possessed were uncomfortably in your seat? longer block the light of the Son.
revealed to be causing a rift in God was trying to pull down Rachelle is a freshman at
my growth as a child of God. It the walls around my heart that Trident Technical College.
was an exhausting time. Near morning, but I was busy