Posts by Vickie Green (Page 21)

Return to the Lord’s Table – January 3, 2021

Return to the Lord’s Table This is a just a reminder that, on January 3rd, we are resuming our celebration of the Lord’s Supper. We will be celebrating it in a new way. On the first Sunday of each month, as is our tradition, we will convene at 12:15 in our homes to share the Sacrament remotely. I will be officiating the service, as usual, standing behind the Communion Table and you will be gathered in your homes. We will…

God’s Will in an Unwilling World Study Series – September 16 – November 11

Few things create more confusion than God’s will. Different questions pop into our minds at different times: What does God want me to do in certain situations? How does his will inform my choices? Does he have a plan for my life and the world itself? Does everything happen for a reason? What will happen in the next 5 years? It often comes down to asking tough Questions and having incomplete answers. In this series, we will ask tough questions…

In Person Sunday School Opportunity Starting October 25, 2020 – November 15, 2020

Join Russ in the Fellowship Center beginning October 25 for 4 sessions on The Character of God and ending on Sunday, November 22.  This new venture will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end around 10:40 a.m.  Each session will be live streamed to YouTube and Facebook.  Social distancing, masks, etc. will be required for this to work.  This is an attempt to get us back together in a safe way in one of our largest gathering spots.  Russ will lead the…

Let’s Build a Habitat House!

Let’s help build the Holston Habitat House! First Presbyterian Church volunteers, please join Ashleigh, Maloakai, Z’mya and Emberlee in building a Holston Habitat House on October 14,15,16,17. FPC volunteers will install insulation and siding at 116 Virgil Street from 8:30 to 3:00. Please go online to register and complete your waiver at: https://donate.holstonhabitat.org/campaigns/16072-ashleigh-s-build  or call or email Mandy Pentz at 239-7689 extension 801 or  volunteer@holstonhabitat.org. No experience is necessary.  Your help is needed and will be greatly appreciated.  Once again, let us…

A Message about Richard and Debbie Welch

MEMORANDUM TO: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FROM: SARA LISHERNESS, INTERIM DIRECTOR, WORLD MISSION SUBJECT: A MESSAGE ABOUT RICHARD & DEBBIE WELCH DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 CC: TEACHING AND RULING ELDERS, THE SESSION, THE MISSION COMMITTEE AND CONGREGATION-AT-LARGE Please forward this message from Sara Lisherness, Interim Director, World Mission, to Teaching and Ruling Elders, the Session, the Mission Committee and Congregation-At-Large as appropriate. Thank you. Greetings from Presbyterian World Mission! Thank you for your prayers and your gifts in support of Presbyterian World…

Wednesday’s with the Peanuts

August 12 – September 16, 20208 Sessions Beginning Wednesday August 12th, Russ will post a weekly video study using the book “The Gospel According to the Peanuts” by Robert L. Short. You don’t have to read the book for the studies, but it is a good read if you want to get deeper. The book will be more of a jumping off point rather than a chapter by chapter review. I grew up listening to Peanuts references during worship every…

To My People with Love – A Study on Philippians

Writing from a jail cell, with little or no hope of ever being released, Paul sent a note of encouragement to his favorite church: the Church at Philippi. They were special to him. They were his friends and role models in the faith. He knew that their church would thrive with or without him. Sent on their 11th birthday as a congregation, it was the happiest letter Paul wrote and the only letter where he isn’t correcting false teaching, rebuking…

Theology Thursdays

“Are you saved? and why your answer matters” – July 9, 2020  Hell-Is It Real_Leader Guide   July 2, 2020Does Hell Exist_Handout Are you happy? June 25, 2020 Welcoming the Stranger June 18, 2020 Trinity June 11, 2020 Pentecost_Handout June 4, 2020

Guatemala Outreach Update

Rebecca is in 2nd grade and for the last 2 years has received a scholarship from First Pres to attend La Patria Norte, a private Presbyterian school in Coban, Guatemala, which several of our mission teams have had the blessing to visit.  She is extremely bright and at the top of her class in grades. She is also a very talented musician and has been playing piano since she was 3.  Her family was able to purchase the keyboard she is…

To Be Continued: A Study of Acts….. Beginning May 17, 2020

To Be Continued: A Study of Acts… Not yet knowing our “reopening date”, I want to use this time apart to do a sermon series on the Book of Acts called, “To Be Continued”. Luke wrote the story of Early Church, and he ended it not by telling of Paul’s death but with these words, “Paul lived another 2 years and the Gospel went unhindered” God wants to continue in US what he began in THEM.  May the Gospel remain…

Let’s Stay Connected

During these days of social isolation when the congregation is not together on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening, one of the things that I have missed is the opportunity to catch up for a few minutes with various members of the congregation. So often when we were all together, we could interface with others, asking questions such as “how are you doing, what’s new, how is your garden this year, how is your daughter and family in Texas, how’s your…