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“Seeing Beyond the Present”
8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
This Sunday, January 20, we look more deeply at John 2:1-11. This passage is the record (only found in the Gospel according to John) of Jesus at the wedding of Cana. Here in the midst of the celebration, which would have spanned a week or so, Jesus is presented with a problem by his mother (never mentioned by name in the Gospel of John) — the party has run out of wine. And with that, a whole series of events is set in motion that helps us, you and me, realize the importance of seeing beyond the present to what God might have in mind.
So come this Sunday at 8:30 a.m and 11 a.m. as we dive deeper into this story of the water being turned into wine and the much more significant discussion of what that means for our daily life. Our time together will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion with unfermented wine, e.g., grape juice, as is the practice in the United Methodist Church.
Our time of worship at 11 a.m. will include the Sacrament of Holy Baptism for Gabriella Renee Fritsche with a reception following the worship time.
The Sisters!! Wednesday morning breakfast and Bible study will continue their study of the Gospel according to John on January 23, 2019, resuming at John 18:23.
Join this group as often as you can and enjoy the fellowship and discussion.
Sunday morning Spiritual Formation classes are designed with a standalone topic and a different focus each week. Drop in any Sunday or every Sunday:
The Brothers! Thursday morning Bible study will continue their study of the Gospel according to John on Thursday, January 24, at 8 a.m., resuming at John 21:17.
Gathering starts with a hot breakfast at 8 a.m. with the study starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 9 a.m.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
The “Gathering” our alternative each Sunday at 10 a.m. is pausing for January. Launched in September, the Gathering has proved to be a rich and significant time of worship by Portia Foden and with music led by Michael McIntyre.
Michael is now being called to lead an emerging ministry on Fripp Island that meets Sunday mornings so he will be stepping down from his role as Music Leader of the Gathering.
Please continue to keep those who call the Gathering their worship community and those working to advance it in your prayers.
Our first new Member Sunday of 2019 is January 27 at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.
An information/orientation luncheon is being held Sunday, January 20, for those interested in knowing more about Church of the Palms and what membership entails. There is no obligation to join if you attend.
The Bell Campaign is underway and 11 more bells have been purchased. That leaves 26 more opportunities for you to honor or memorialize a special person in your life! Watch for continued updates!
It is exciting to know that people are also excited about having a Bell Choir! Although each bell costs $285, which includes a personalized inscription, any donation will be greatly appreciated towards the Bell Campaign.
Contact Norma Brown with questions.
It's almost Spring and that can only mean one thing, Vacation Bible School! And in preparation for our biggest and best one yet we are set to Host another VBS Fun Shop on March 2, 8:30~12:30.
If you have attended one of these event's you know how fun it is, and if you haven't you simply must come and experience a day in the life of a VBS. This is your turn to be a kid again and learn all the fun dances and songs, try your crafting skills and help us learn how to transform Church of the Palms into ancient Athens this Summer!
We always have a great turnout and let's not let this year be an exception. So again make sure you register early to save $20.00 and help us gauge the number of supplies needed for this great morning or fun and planning.
An informational meeting regarding the details of Carrefour Friends will be Wednesday, January 23, at 2 p.m. in Room 102.
Carrefour is a French word for "crossroads." Jackie Tuohig created Carrefour Friends as an outreach organization whose trained volunteers befriend lonely elderly people - people who are at a crossroads in their lives. Carrefour Friends may read a book, hold a hand, reminisce or engage in a relaxed conversation.
Jackie will be at this meeting to provide details about how to get involved and Carrefour Friends...care for friends.
"Seeing Beyond The Present"
8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vanco is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.