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8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
Portia Foden, Guest Proclaimer
"This Sunday, February 24 our Gospel reading is the second part of Jesus' sermon on the Plain. Here Jesus goes beyond the "Golden Rule," to love one's neighbors and instructs us to love our enemies as well. We are asked to put aside our prejudices and assumptions and really listen to Jesus’ words as recorded in the Gospel according to Luke; noted as one of the most difficult passages in the Scripture.
These tough instructions from Jesus on how to live, love, give and even forgive differently on the surface seem totally unrealistic and unattainable, even crazy talk. Instructions which seem impossible for us who live in an age consumed with, endless litigation, self-seeking justice, equality, and fairness.
So come this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. as we continue our journey through Luke and try to make sense of this crazy talk.
Come Sunday, February 24, and enjoy a Baked Potato Bar with all of the fixings. Potatoes will be ready to enjoy or take out after both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
A free-will offering is requested as this is a fundraiser for the Choir's trip to Carnegie Hall.
Please use SignUpGenius to let us know you're coming so we can plan accordingly.
Tickets for the March 23 Spring Fling Dance will be on sale in the Christian Life Center entrance Sunday, February 24. The cost is $15 per ticket.
There are only 150 tickets for this fun event so don't delay.
The dance is from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Christian Life Center. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
All proceeds will support the Church of the Palms Choir's trip to Carnegie Hall.
The Sisters!! Wednesday morning breakfast and Bible study will continue their study of the Gospel according to John on February 27 resuming at John 20:16.
Join this group as often as you can and enjoy the fellowship and discussion.
Please consider donating flowers to adorn the Sanctuary. Flowers add so much to the beauty of the altar area and are a lovely way to honor a person or event, as a memorial or a thank offering. Just select a date and signup on the paper calendar located inside the door of the name badge cabinet in the entrance to the Christian Life Center.
There are openings for February, so please consider signing up.
Another opportunity to support Church of the Palms Choir in their Carnegie Hall Trip Fundraising efforts!
From February 25 to March 10 Choir members will be selling Dutch Mill Flower Bulbs for your gardens!
To order find a choir member with an order sheet or go to https://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/shop/?affiliates=palmschoir
Save your new and gently used shoes for our "Second Chance" shoe drive starting March 1.
Your donations will help the environment, enable "micro-entrepreneurs" to provide for themselves and their families, and will provide funds to enable the Choir to travel to Carnegie Hall.
Watch for this logo, the "Shoe Lady," the "Shoe Truck," and many more details soon!
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.
Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, March 6, with a Community Lenten Service at noon at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church. A community luncheon follows.
At Church of the Palms, our theme for Lent 2019 is "God On The Move" as we explore the movement of Jesus to the Cross, the Tomb, and to new life.
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.
Join in an informative discussion of the Passion of Christ as captured in art and scripture led by Dr. Lisa Ciresi, Associate Professor of Art History.
Dr. Ciresi will be sharing insights into the portrayal of Christ and specifically the events of Holy Week as capture in artistic representations of scriptural stories. Dr. Ciresi is a passionate communicator, and you will be both engrossed and enlightened.
This event is Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Starting April 24, Sisters of the Night small group will begin a new study and invite any woman in the church who is looking for a night time group to join.
Short Storys by Jesus explores a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus’ most popular teaching parables.
Jesus knew how to tell a story. He knew that in order to get his message across he needed to relate to the people who gathered to listen—first century Jews—who lived in a very different world than the one in which we live today.
In Short Stories by Jesus, author Amy-Jill Levine takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus’ parables. You’ll learn how new interpretations of the parables continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers two thousand years later.
The six-session DVD features Amy-Jill Levine offering a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives.
Save the date of May 30 for a blood donation drive here at Church of the Palms in support of Susan Scholer. While the date seems far off, donors must wait 56 days between donations, so some planning is required to be part of this great way to support Susan.
Susan has already received an estimated 28 units of blood and may need more, so we've set a goal of 45 units!! Our goal will cover her use and support others as well.
Watch for an interest sheet coming soon to help the Red Cross plan for this drive. Additional information will be available on the pre-registration system called "RapidPass" and the opportunity for those willing to give Power Reds (double red cells.)
"...do what you can, when you can, in a coordinated manner to the glory of God!"
Portia Foden, Guest Proclaimer
"Listen To Him"
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
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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.