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.
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
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
Spring Break Ski Trip: March 10-16, Angel Fire, New Mexico
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Long Range Planning Committee
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 !!
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