Weekly Update

Aug 23, 2019

    • Don’t forget to update your email contact for Mars Hill! The new email address is MHPChurch@outlook.com. The BellSouth email address will stop working when we change over to our new internet provider on September 9th!
    • Please remember Ford in prayer as he prepares for Sunday. His message is entitled, “Unfolding the Holy Drama.” The texts will be Deuteronomy 6:4-9 in the Old Testament and Ephesians 4:15-16 in the New Testament.
    • Won’t you join us in the Sunday school class taught by Doug Harrod? This week’s study is entitled “Marriage: A Covenant of Mutual Love” and is found in Ephesians 5:21-33. The lesson focus is “Love one another as Christ loves the church.” Let’s open God’s word together!
    • Don’t forget that you can watch the livestream of our worship service in real time on Sunday. Click on the link to our website and scroll down to the red button.Alternatively, you can look at older services that have been archived. https://marshillpres.org/
    • While you’re at the Mars Hill website, you might want to click around to see what else it has to offer. Alan has made several updates including adding photos of each member of Session! He’s also adding photos as people send them to him. It’s looking great!
    • Sue and Tom Saynor invite everyone to stay after the worship service on Sunday for some light refreshments and a time of fellowship.
    • (There are still a few weeks open for others to sign up to bring refreshments. Remember – keep it light! We are concentrating on keeping things simple so we can focus on the fellowship time.)
    • August elders are Sylvia Pelley and John Goins. Elders for September are Bill Wilson and Danny Reed.
    • We will be celebrating the Lord’s supper next weekend. Preparing and serving are Sandra and Mike Boyd.
    • The first day of fall, September 21st, is fast approaching! Let’s celebrate with breakfast before worship at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 22. The fall roundup tradition will continue with Jim Nelson again flipping delicious pancakes. A variety of breakfast foods will also be provided by the Christian Ed and Congregational Support committees. Our goal is to have our entire congregation join together for food, fun and fellowshi
    • The Men’s Prayer Breakfast group meets at 7 a.m. each Wednesday morning at Shoney’s. We invite you to join us or to let us know your prayer requests. Sharing the devotion in the coming weeks will be:
      • Aug 28         Steve Akers
      • Sept 4         To be announced
      • Sept 11        John Mackersie
      • Sept 18        Johnny Coffman0
      • Sept 25       Dick Pelley
    • SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, September 29th! That’s when we’ll be meeting at Sarah and Chris Maynard’s farm for our annual church picnic. More information will be forthcoming as plans develop!
    • Circle II will be starting up for the season on Tuesday, September 10th. Members will meet for dinner at Vittorino’s Cucina in Sweetwater at 6 p.m. Carpools will be available!
    • The deadline to send items for the October newsletter is Tuesday, September 24th. The newsletter will be ready to pick up on Sunday, September 29th.
    • I will be out of the office on Thursday and Friday, August 29 and 30, for my mother’s 90th birthday in Florida. There are still a couple of open slots for folks to sign up to fill in for me. Thank you!
    • Do you have a favorite hymn you’d like the congregation to sing? Is there a Bible verse that you’d like to see in our bulletin, one that speaks to you in a special way? Please let us know! You can send an email, leave a note in the suggestion box outside the office or place a note in the offering bag.
    • As you visit family and friends, if you happen to pick up a bulletin from another church, or an order of service from a wedding, funeral or baptism, it would be very much appreciated if you could drop it by the office. Thank you!
    • The congregation of Mars Hill is devoted to working in support of the people of our church and the church’s ministries to our community to the glory of God. Thanks so much to each and every one!