News & Events

Upcoming Dates:

School –
The Adult class begins
their Lenten Lecture Series this Sunday, March 1. The schedule will be
as follows: March 1 – Dr. Tim Brown,
Cade English and Nate Brown will present on the Randolph Macon College January
course to Tokyo and Kyoto Japan. Hear about Shinto and Buddhism in Japan, and
discover the transformation that happens when you learn about
yourself through the lenses of another culture; March 8 & 15 – Dr. Richard Voelz, Preaching and Worship
professor from Union Presbyterian Seminary, will teach us about worship during
Lent. Why is it different? What themes come up in those weeks? How does Holy
Week represent the faith journey for Christians? What questions do you bring to
the Lenten Season? Dr. Voelz will ask for your input into this time of
reflection; March 22 & 29 – Jay
Morgan will lead us in a discussion of what pastoral care is and what it isn’t.
Then we’ll apply what it is to ways that pastoral care is relevant in our
personal lives, in the life of the church, and in the life of our wider
community. We’ll end with discussion of ways to practice pastoral care in the
context of our identities and the identities of those for whom we care. Please plan to come and join the Adult class.
The Youth class will join the Lenten Lecture Series March 1, and will be
singing with Annette on March 8! 

Lent Through the Psalms – Pastor Kerra will be preaching relevant psalms through Lent
as an encouragement for prayer. The following can be prayer texts for your week
if you wish to follow along. March 1
– Psalm 32: Jay preaching; March 8
Psalm 121: From Where Will My Help Come?; March
– Psalm 78: It Would Have Been Enough (Dayenu); March 22 – Psalm 23, John 10:11-18: The Lord Is My Shepherd; March 29 – Psalm 130: My Soul Waits;
Palm Sunday, April 5 – Psalm
118:1-2, 21-29: Blessed Is the One Who Comes in the Name of the Lord; Maundy
Thursday, April 9 – Psalm 22,
Matthew 27:45-54: My God, My God; Easter Sunday, April 12 – Psalm 118:1-2, 14-18: My Strength, My Might, My

Communion/Food for the Rail
Sunday, March 1.

Easter Food Baskets – Outreach
will be delivering Easter Food Baskets
to neighbors in need! This year, we are collecting specific foods on each of
the 5 Sundays in Lent: March 1
Canned milk, small container of oil, boxed baking mix; March 8 – Canned fruit, small mayonnaise, jello; March 15 – Gravy, cream of mushroom or
celery soup; March 22 – Canned
meats, boxed or canned white or sweet potatoes, canned vegetables; March 29 – rice or pasta mixes,
macaroni and cheese. Monetary donations as well as staples such as peanut
butter, jelly, soups, breakfast items, etc., are also welcomed and needed!
Easter food bags for 10 – 12 families will be put together on Sunday, March
and disseminated throughout the week.

Saving Time
– Sunday, March 8.
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night!

PW Circle – Meets
Tuesday, March 10 at 11:00 am in the
Church parlor. Ginger Young will lead us in Lesson 7–Words of Love: Do
Not Steal. Please join us. Bring a sandwich. Dessert and water will
be provided.

April Newsletter articles – Due by noon Thursday, March 12.

Baked Potato Luncheon – In
honor of St. Patrick’s Day, APC’s second annual Baked Potato Luncheon will be
held after morning worship on March 15.
Potatoes and fixin’s will be provided by the Congregational Care Committee.
Please sign up in the narthex to bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks.

5¢-A-Meal Offering/4th Sunday Fellowship  —
Sunday, March 22. There will be NO 4th Sunday
Fellowship due to the Baked Potato Luncheon.

Session – Meets Sunday, March
29 at 12:15 p.m.
for a combined March/April meeting.

Palm Sunday Breakfast; Farewell to Intern Jay Morgan/Communion/Food for the Rail – Sunday, April 5. Watch you bulletins for more
information on the Palm Sunday Breakfast!