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Our Favorite Hymns

For the first three Sundays of July 2016, a slip was enclosed in the bulletin soliciting from each member of the congregation the titles of their top 10 favorite hymns. Following are the top 10 from the results:

1. Amazing Grace (37 votes)
2. Here I Am, Lord (25 votes)
3. Blessed Assurance (23 votes)
4. Great is Thy Faithfulness (Tie - 22 votes)
    How Great Thou Art (Tie - 22 votes)
6. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (21 votes)
7. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Tie - 18 votes)
    Morning Has Broken (Tie - 18 votes)
9. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (14 votes)
10. All Things Bright & Beautiful (Tie - 13 votes)
       I Danced in the Morning (Tie - 13 votes)
       Jesus Loves Me (Tie - 13 votes)

If you would like to see the complete list of results, please click here.

Presbyterian Table - Summer/Fall 2016

The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.

SCHEDULE:

  • Sep. 29 - Yarborough's Restaurant, 321 Marco Boulevard, Lexington
  • Oct. 6 - Olive Garden, 1425 Klumac Road, Salisbury
  • Oct. 13 - CHANGE - Murano's Italian, 4344 S NC Hwy 150, Lexington (in Tyro -NEW)
  • Oct. 20 - Dion's, 5479 Old US 52, Lexington
  • Oct. 27 - Pinocchio's Italian Restaurant, 518 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer
  • Worship Service Survey

    The Worship Survey is now closed. Thank you all for your feedback.

    In an effort to strengthen the overall worship life of the congregation, the Session has formed the Worship Service Action Learning Team to engage the congregation in discussion about our Worship Services and Christian Education and to make recommendations to the Session. You may complete the survey by filling out a paper form (available at the church office). Thank you for helping make our Church all it can be!

    Cookout on the Lawn - June 26

    We're having a cookout on the lawn on Sunday, June 26, immediately following the morning worship service. We'll be serving up hamburgers, veggie burgers, and hotdogs fresh off the grill, along with baked beans, chips, dessert, and your choice of tea, lemonade or water. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and plan to enjoy some summer fellowship!

    If you plan to join us for lunch on June 26, please let the church office know by June 19.

    *If it rains, we will dine indoors instead.

    Presbyterian Table Summer 2016

    The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.

    SCHEDULE:

  • June 30 - Villa Arianna, 116 E Main Street, Thomasville
  • July 7 - Cook's BBQ, 366 Valiant Drive, off of Rockcrusher Road via Hwy 8 South, Lexington
  • July 14 - LongHorn Steakhouse, 1371 Klumac Road (across from Olive Garden), Salisbury
  • July 21 - Palermos Italian Restaurant, 57 Plaza Parkway, Lexington (near Belk)
  • 208th Army Band in Concert May 28, 2016

    208th Army Band in Concert

    We are pleased to have the 208th Army Band with us in concert again this year. They will join us on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in our sanctuary, presenting an evening of patriotic and sacred music.

    Based in Concord, North Carolina, the primary mission of the band is to promote the espirit de corps of U.S. fighting forces, and to serve as a goodwill ambassador throughout North and South Carolina.

    As we seek to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom to worship God, we encourage you to join us and bring a friend or two. There is no cost, and the concert is open to everyone, so invite a friend!

    2016 Summer Sunday Schedule

    Summer Schedule  
    Beginning Sunday June 12th, we will begin operating on a “summer schedule” through the end of August.

    Sunday School will begin at 9:00 a.m., and Traditional Worship in the sanctuary will be held at 10:00 a.m.

     

     
    Following is the full list of changes that the summer schedule will bring:

    Time and Talent 2016: My Commitment to God's Mission

    With the arrival of Spring comes a fresh opportunity to commit your time and talents to the work of First Presbyterian Church for the 2016-2017 church year as we seek to “Call people to faith, Develop them as disciples, and Send them to serve.” We ask that everyone complete and submit the “My Commitment to God’s Mission” survey. Printed copies of the form may be obtained from the church office or downloaded and printed from our website here, or you may fill out and submit the form online by clicking here. Please note that the Personal Discipleship Plan at the end of the survey is meant for your own use and does not need to be submitted to the church office with the rest of the form. Our thanks to each of you for your willingness to serve.

    Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering 2016

    Everyone is invited to join with our Presbyterian Women as they celebrate the close of their year with their Spring Gathering on Monday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. (please note the corrected time). Our guest speaker will be Lavinia Evans, wife of Rob Evans. She will share "Waters of a Preacher's Wife: Honest Reflections of the Past," some funny, some sad, and some uplifting. She is a delightful presenter, and all are welcome. The catered dinner costs $8 per person. Please contact Carol Beck, Susan Whitesides, or Rebecca Sullivan to make a reservation.

    Organ & Piano Concert Fundraiser to Benefit Meals on Wheels

    There will be an Organ and Piano Concert featuring local church musicians on April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at First Reformed United Church of Christ. Admission is free; an offering will be received for Meals on Wheels.

    Please view the attachment for more information.

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