THREE- Highland Church eNewsletter – May 10, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Adults, Youth and Children
9:00 a.m. – Blended Service – Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey leading worship
10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship – Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey leading worship
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship – Rev. Ted Mingle leading worship
The Wife of Noble Character
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
YOUTH and CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 20. The schedule is different for this special Sunday. Blended Service (Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey will be preaching) and Sunday School will be held at 9:00 a.m. The Contemporary Service and the Traditional Services will be combined at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The 2012 confirmands will be celebrated as new members of Highland.
May 13 (Sunday) – Mother’s Day
May 20 (Sunday) – Conformation and Youth Sunday
May 27 (Sunday) – Teacher Recognition
May 28 (Monday) – Memorial Day - Office closed
May 30 (Wednesday) – Dorothy Rose Smith Concert – “Elijah”
Details of many of these events can be found in sections of this issue.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MAY!
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
SHP is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the McClintock Chapel.
Third Tuesday is on May 15 in Room 208. Seniors of all ages are welcome.
Highland’s summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, June 3 with two services. The Traditional service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Contemporary Service at 10:45 a.m. We will follow this schedule until and including the last Sunday in August.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION for ADULTS
• “The Five Love Languages of Children” facilitated by Dr. Hugh Smith and Rev. Ted Mingle — Lounge.
• “The Wired Word” facilitated by Tom Whitworth — Room 208.
• "Experiencing God" (13 weeks) — Facilitator: Leslie Aikens (13 weeks) – Room 204
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Sundays in May
Please note room change - Room 202 – 9:00 a.m.
“Faith, Hope and Luck” facilitated by Jeff Brown in Room 202. The “Faith, Hope, and Luck” DVD-study, written by Andy Stanley, will spark individual reflection and small group discussion on the nature and importance of faith in everyday life. You will learn the difference between faith and hope, be presented with an accurate biblical definition of faith, and how to trust God in every situation.
EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
Look for a registration form in this week’s Sunday bulletin.
“Take Four” • Highland’s 2012 Vacation Bible School
This year we are doing VBS differently. Instead of having VBS for a week, it will be held on four separate Sunday evenings. The dates are June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Children may come to all four sessions or as many as they can attend. We will have music, games, bible stories, crafts, and lots of fun activities. Lots of volunteers are needed, and it’s not too early to let us know if you can help. Please contact Allison Brown at 569.2651 or at email@example.com if you are interested in helping.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL Education doesn’t stop in the summer, but it does look a little different!
• 9:30 am Service – All children still begin in the service. When dismissed they will to go to the following: Age 4-Grade 1 – Word & Worship *(Room 101). Grades 2-5– SonRise National Park *(Room 103). Miss Parker will be teaching this age group!
• 10:45 am Service – All children will begin in the service. When dismissed all children Age 4-Grade 5 will go to SonRise National Park *(Room 103). *Parents please pick your children up after the service in these classrooms.
Miss Parker’s adventuresome puppets have a “cool, cool summer” planned for kids in a place called SonRise National Park. Join Rosie the Artistic Skunk, Fuzzy Squirrel, Ruth the Donkey (not to mention more white-coated seals than you can shake a fish at) as they explore the wilderness and meet the animals of the North Woods. Along the way, they’ll learn the most important survival skill of all: they can always depend on Jesus and His promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and true hope! Miss Parker will be taking our children through SonRise National Park this summer at both the 9:30 and 10:45 services.
2012 PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
• May 23—Caleb's Crossing (fiction) by Geraldine Brooks
• June 27—Russian Winter: A Novel (fiction) by Dauphne Kalotay
SINGLES AND SENIOR MINISTRY SINGLES’ HOUSE PARTY
Friday, May 18 – 6:30 p.m.The party is at the home of Linda Guimond (433 Teddy Avenue). Bring a snack or hors d’ oeuvre to share. Cost is $5. RSVP to Linda Guimond at 569-7191 or L4guimond@aol.com or Pete Faber at 392.5911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IT’S FAMILY NIGHT WITH THE HIGHLANDERS on Saturday, May 12 – Do come! Children are free! Entertainment is magician Pete Watt. Covered Dish dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. Cost: $5.00. For information call Joan and Dan Randell at 569.0978 or Joann and Jerry McOmber at 560.0154.
HiLites Road Rally 2012
Sunday, May 20
This year’s road rally will be an economical version of the previous format. It will be diving, mixed in with walking, point-to-point, to gather information needed to complete a “scavenger” list. Competition promises to be friendly as ever and may the best team win! The starting point will be at the bottom of Lafferty’s driveway where the teams will be assigned and the dish to share will be collected. Please be prompt! Dinner will follow and the committee will supply the subs, sodas, and water. BYOB
For information call Jodie Korman, 627.2376 to register or for more information.
Chesapeake City, MD Progressive Dining Tour
on Thursday May 31. Have a crock of soup at Baker’s Restaurant, salad at the Chesapeake Inn and main course at the historic Bayard House before you begin exploring the shops and galleries of Chesapeake City. Then take a narrated bus tour the magnificent horse farms in the area. The conclusion of the dine-around will be at Kilby Cream for fresh homemade ice cream—choose from one of 20 flavors. Price of tour: $80.00. Sign up at the kiosk on Sunday mornings or at the church office during the week. For questions call Ginger Hahn at 394.4083 or the church office.
CARE AND COMPASSION
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY MEMBERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS-
Airman First Class Joshua S. Wylie -grandson of Mary Louise and John Wylie, Edwards AFB, California;1C Jason Neiss, son of Jill Reitz– McConnell A.F.B.; CPL Drew D. Smith- USA; Captain Megan K. (Wood) Lippert - Laughlin AFB, TX, Instructor T1; Captain Royce M. Lippert – Laughlin AFB, TX, Instructor T6 ; Sgt. Brandon Way – Marines – Camp Pendleton; Lt. James Hitch, Bagdad, Iraq-field artillery; Lt. JG Laura Dogger-USS Mitcher DDG.57, Navigator stationed in Norfolk, VA; Staff Sgt. Corey R. Pierce-Willow Grove; LCPL Donald Oatman, Jr., US Marines-Quantico, VA; Sgt. Michael Belliveau, grandson of Ray and Sandy Belliveau, Special Forces- Washington State; Mohammad Mohebbi; Gunner L. Minzer, son of Howard and Sharon McIntyre, Camp Lejeune, NC; Lance Corporal Clay Johnson, Afghanistan; Captain Jesse A. Dunn, U.S. Army Aviation, Apache Helicopter Pilot, Commander – D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Hood Texas; Cadet 3/C Ethan Dewart, U.S. Military Academy, Midshipman 2/C Josh Sindorf, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; and Midshipman 3/C Elizabeth Hoerner, U.S. Naval Academy. Capt. Ryan Lippert, USAF – Afghanistan, Capt. Shannon Lippert, - US Seymour Johnson, AFB, NC.
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
Sweet Hour of Prayer meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the McClintock Chapel.
YOU ARE THE KEY!
Look for a "house" in the narthex! In October 2011, flooding devastated much of El Salvador. Roads washed out and homes were destroyed. In June, a Highland mission team will be going to El Salvador to help them rebuild their lives. On the four Sundays in May, you can help with the rebuilding and support the team financially. You are the key.
Sara arrived at Clare House with her two-year-old son and a bag of dirty clothes. She was scared and confused. She was also six months pregnant. The Pentecost Offering on May 27 will help young, homeless women like Sara, get back on her feet. Your donations will help Sara have hope. Let's give generously. Forty percent of the offering will go to local organizations that Highland supports, like Clare House. If you want to learn more about these local organizations that need our volunteer support as well, please call Lisa Murray at 560.8335.
MARS HILL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Thank you to everyone who came to the Mars Hill Dinner and to those who helped to serve the meal last Sunday Night! It was a wonderful evening of fellowship, games and amazing food. We were able to raise $2300 for building materials to be used to repair the homes of the rural poor in Appalachia. Thanks again for a great night and supporting this wonderful mission trip in July!! Pastor Ted
SAVE the DATE!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:00
Dorothy Rose Smith Concert Series presents Highland’s Chancel Choir with soloists John Fowler and Natalie Conte.
Mendelssohn’s enduringly popular oratorio selects scenes from the life of the prophet and weaves them into a dramatic narrative for soloists, chorus and orchestra. Among the episodes are the resurrection of a dead youth, the bringing of rain to parched Israel through Elijah's prayers, and the famous "contest of the gods", in which Jehovah consumes an offered sacrifice in a column of fire after a failed sequence of frantic prayers by the prophets of the god Baal.
NO YOUTH GROUP on Mother's Day Spend Sunday night with your family and love your mom!
COOKOUT and LASER TAG!
On Sunday, May 27, Youth@Highland will finish out the school year with a BBQ on the patio and open Gym /TYC beginning at 5:00 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. we will travel to the Laser Dome to play Laser Tag. Cost is $15/person. Sign up by May 20. Talk to Matt for more details.
Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next year? Shine On! is for you. It's a new Vacation Bible School for middle school students and it's coming to Highland on August 6 through 8, 2012 (9:00.a.m. to 4:00.p.m. daily). Highland youth, * SAVE THE DATE! * and stay tuned for more information on this exciting new opportunity!
Next Sunday night (May 20) is Highland’s annual Senior Banquet to recognize and show our love to the graduating high school seniors. While this night highlights our seniors, we invite all the students of the youth group, families of seniors, and others interested to come out for this event. We will have an enjoyable dinner and an opportunity to share with and hear from our graduating seniors. Please sign up or let Matt know that you (and how many others) are coming by this Tuesday, May 15.
In anticipation of our late summer book sale, we are now accepting donations of books, DVDS AND CD'S. Please place them in the crates inside the library door. All funds raised by the book sale are used to purchase items for our library. The book sale is a fun time for all and everyone benefits.
As you look for items to donate, please check for books, etc. that you may have checked out and forgot to return to our library.
If you would like to submit graduation information for yourself or your child/grandchild, click on the link below to download a pdf document of the an information form that can be completedand sent to the church office. You may also place the completed form in Linda Crosswell’s mailboxin the church office area.
2012 Graduation Information
REJOICE, REFRESH, RENEW with the Summer Academy at Lancaster Theological Seminary from July 9 through13. Plan to attend and enjoy morning classes, afternoon workshops and evening classes. This is an opportunity for lay people to continue learning and growing along side Seminary Students. Brochures are available at the church office or the Welcome Center. For more information contact Sandy Cross at 672.0860 or April Bupp at 290.8758 or email@example.com
11TH ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY AND FUNDRAISING AUCTION
The event is Saturday, May 12 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Some of the activities for the day include: Hay rides, face painting, carnival games, crafts, prizes, balloon twisting, tour, campfire, and singing. Great food—popcorn, cotton candy, hand-cut French fries and pork BBQ. The proceeds from the auction will assist families with tuition expenses for children hoping to attend the summer program.
Did you know that the Deacons make several bouquets from the chancel flowers? They are then delivered to members in need of some cheer. Do you know someone needing a little cheer? Would you like to deliver a bouquet to that person? Stop by the Deacon’s Flower Closet, located between the kitchen and Choir Room, shortly after the Traditional Service and if you would like to deliver a bouquet.
SHARE YOUR TALENT WITH YOUTH
Do you paint with watercolor, juggle, golf, work with wood, cycle, or have another hobby to share with 6th through 8th grade students? Plans are coming together now for adult-led workshops to be offered at SHINE ON!- Highland’s new Vacation bible School for middle school students. The VBS will take place August 6 through 8, and workshops will occur daily. Youth will grow in their faith and explore new talents and interests for praising God. Adults are needed to lead the workshops. For more information, and to volunteer, talk to Kate Mobley at 627.3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP BUY OFFICE SUPPLIES for Highland by donating used printer cartridges. Look for the "green" box on the signup table in the office lobby. Please do not place cartridges in the “cell phone” box.
The Preschool is presently registering children for the fall of 2012 school year. Children who are ages 2 to 5 are eligible. The classes meet from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Number of days of attendance depends on the age of the child. If interested, please call Frances Flinn at 569.3699.
Highland’s Session has divided all programs and committees into the following councils: Worship, Congregational Life, Christian Education, Care and Compassion, and Mission. THREE has been arranged by categories corresponding to these councils. Other categories that have been added to THREE are Youth and General Information.
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