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  • Volume 16 - Issue 3 2013

    People ministering to people for Christs sake.

    Called Meeting of the Congregation:

    A meeting of the Congregation was held on Sunday, February 17, following 11:00

    Worship. Changes in terms of call to the Pastor were approved. At-large

    members elected to the 2013 Church Officer Nominating Committee are

    Veronika Camehl, Ed Rainwater, and Debbie Shedden. Copies of the Proposed

    Bylaws were distributed for first reading.

    Wednesday Night Supper and Study

    Join us each Wednesday at 5:30 for supper and at 6:00 as we continue our study of

    Pauls Letters to the Corinthians.

    Adult Sunday School

    Adults meet in the Caf at 9:30 each Sunday Morning. We are currently surveying some of the important

    characters in the biblical narrative.

    Lenten Lunches:

    The Aransas County Ministerial Association is again sponsoring a series

    of community gatherings each Wednesday during the season of Lent.

    Host churches serve a light lunch beginning at noon (a love offering is

    accepted to help defray costs), and the host pastor offers a brief

    devotional around 12:30. The schedule follows:

    06 March - Sacred Heart at K of C Hall

    13 March - First Presbyterian Church

    20 March - First United Methodist Church

    And Study

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    Mission Presbytery:

    The next stated meeting of Mission Presbytery will be Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, at Shepherd of

    the Hills Presbyterian Church, Austin. Charlie and our Session Commissioners will attend.

    Daylight Savings Time

    begins Sunday, March 10. Remember to spring ahead on Saturday night,

    or you might miss something Sunday morning!

    Texts And Sermon Topics for March:

    March 03 -- Luke 13:19 Unless You Turn To God

    March 10 -- 2 Corinthians 5:1621 To See With The Eyes Of The Cross

    March 17 -- Philippians 3:4b14 Forgetting What Lies Behind

    March 24 -- Luke 19:28-40 Parade Watching

    March 31 -- John 20:1-18 Breathless

    Holy Week Schedule:

    March 24 -- Palm Sunday Services, 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

    March 27 -- Wednesday Night Supper and Study (1&2 Corinthians)

    March 28 -- Maundy Thursday Communion Service, 7:00 PM

    March 29 -- Good Friday Service (Choir Cantata), 7:00 PM

    Easter Morning Schedule:

    March 31 -- Community Service, 7:00 AM (at Rockport Beach Park)

    Easter Morning Services: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

    Bonnets and Breakfast, 9:30

    Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00

    Flowered Cross, both services

    One Great Hour of Sharing Easter Offering

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    Youth News

    Spring Break Ski Trip: March 10-16, Angel Fire, New Mexico

    Meeting Schedule:

    March 03 - In the gym, 3:00 5:00 PM

    March 10 - No Meeting, Spring Break

    March 17 - No Meeting, Spring Break

    March 24 - In the gym, 3:00 5:00 PM

    March 31 - No Meeting, Easter

    Souper Bowl of Caring:

    $334.59 collected, reported, and passed on to the

    Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans the sum of!

    Invites you to an Open House & Summer Camp Preview!

    Saturday, March 9, 2013 10am - 3pm

    Attention children, youth, and parents: You are invited to visit the camp, tour the Ranch, meet the

    staff and get excited about summer camp! Enjoy some camp activities and have lunch on us. This is a

    great opportunity to learn about the summer resident camp program and familiarize your child with

    where they will be staying and to get a picture of what camp will be like. The staff will be on hand to

    answer any questions you might have.

    Please let us know if you can attend by calling the Camp Office at 830-935-4568 or emailing

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

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    Session Organization, 2013:

    Meeting January 17, the Session reorganized for the coming year and made the following work assignments:

    Clerk of Session: Kim Thompson

    Church Treasurer: Kay Stanley

    Church Officer Nominating Committee: Lucille Rainwater, Sally Reynolds

    Presbytery Commissioners: Sara Craven, Holly Hamilton

    Boy Scout Troop Liaison: John Jackson

    Operations Committee:

    Maintenance/Repair (Oversees facilities and equipment)

    Finance (Oversees all aspects of church finances)

    Grounds (Oversees condition and care of all church property)

    Insurance (Maintains proper insurance coverage)

    Personnel (Oversees work of all staff members)

    Stewardship (Promotes year-round stewardship and oversees annual campaign)

    Elders: Joe Bear, Gary Gilbert, John Jackson, Sally Reynolds Meets: 3rd Thursday, 5:00 P.M.

    Program Committee:

    Camps/Conferences (Promotes participation by all members)

    Christian Education (Provides opportunities, recruits teachers, approves curriculum)

    Community Table (Coordinates serving of community meal each Tuesday)

    Library (Oversees maintenance and expansion of church library)

    Mission (Oversees mission activities in community and world)

    Nursery (Maintains facility, recruits attendants; Child Protection Program)

    Vacation Bible School (Prepares for and oversees annually)

    Youth Ministry (Oversees leadership and programming for youth fellowship)

    Elders: Peggy Bear, Nancy Bolks, Katie Henderson, Susan Lewis, Kim Thompson Meets: 1st Wednesday, 7:00 P.M.

    Outreach Committee:

    Evangelism (Provides for church to be known in community and communicates with visitors)

    Elders: Pete Chamberlain, Ingrid Little, Dayne Luce, Pat Thompson Meets: 2nd Thursday, 6:00 P.M.

    Inreach Committee:

    Member Care (Implements and oversees plan of care for all church family members)

    Hospital and Nursing Home Visitation

    Elders: Sara Craven, Janet Gaskamp, Lucille Rainwater, Sandy Swanson Meets: 2nd Thursday, 6:00 P.M.

    Worship Committee:

    Live Nativity (Prepares for and oversees annually)

    Greeters (Recruits, trains, and schedules greeters for all services)

    Music (Supports music staff and oversees selection of music for all services)

    Pulpit Supply (Recruits as needed)

    Sacraments (Oversees scheduling, equipment and supplies, preparation, observances)

    Ushers (Recruits, trains, and schedules ushers for all services)

    Elders: Lois Atwood, Holly Hamilton, Katie Henderson, Jad Smith, Kim Thompson Meets: 2nd Thursday, 5:00 P.M.

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    Treasurers Report

    January 31, 2013

    Year to Date 1/31/13 1/31/12 2013 Budget

    Income $37,485 $26,392 $23,116

    Expenses $39,184 $32,098 $36,074

    Included in this report is the comparison of the current year with the

    corresponding time in 2012 and the 2013 budget.

    Kay Stanley


    Committee news.

    Treasurers Report

    December 31, 2012

    Year to Date Actual Budget

    Income $308,857 $303,538

    Expenses $291,015 $345,512

    One of the main focal points of the Sanctuary renovation this past Summer was to

    make certain the wonderful stained glass windows in the Chancel area would be very

    noticeable as one walked into the Sanctuary. As the Long Range Planning Committee

    worked toward this end during the planning stages, no thought was ever given to the

    appearance of the windows at night time, until later on when attending a night service

    after the renovation was completed. It was at this point it was realized that without

    any daylight, the windows did not show up at all.

    Due to Al DeGayner furnishing material and his own man power, there are now three exterior high

    wattage spot lights installed on posts directed at each of the windows. This now allows the

    windows to radiate all of their splendor on overcast days or at night when services or other

    activities are held.

    Unfortunately the power surge in January that wrecked havoc on the church also damaged the

    power source to the new lights. It was not discovered in time to repair before the Ash Wednesday

    worship service but it has now, so please take a moment to notice, enjoy and appreciate the

    backlit stained glass windows while attending this months Maundy

    Thursday and Good Friday Worship services .

    and join us in saying Thanks Al for all you do!

    Ken Craven

    Long Range Planning Committee

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    EASTER BONNETS & BREAKFAST will be on Easter Sunday morning (March 31st) during the regular time for Sunday School (come & go from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.). Bring a breakfast dish (fruit, eggs, muffins, sausage, etc) and come to the Fellowship Hall on Easter Sunday morning. Just for fun, wear a funny or unusual Easter Bonnet and enter in the Easter Parade at 10 oclock. Remember....ANYTHING GOES !!

    Fellowship Lunch

    on March 10th will feature HAM as

    the entre and the congregation is asked to

    bring side dishes, salads and desserts. The

    Fellowship Committee will furnish the ham.

    Tea and coffee will also be provided.

    So bring a dish to share and join us after the

    11:00 Morning Worship Service in the

    Fellowship Hall for a delicious Ham lunch.


    Carolyn Watters has enthusiastically

    agreed to be our Vacation Bible School

    director this summer. Carolyn is multi-

    talented and energetic, and combined with

    the energetic team from Presbyterian

    Childrens' Home-Waxahatch