Our chancel flowers are donated to the Glory of God by Dodie Anderson in loving memory of Bob Anderson.
Our missionaries are donated to the Glory of God by Mary McKeen.
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—7:00 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Sandy Wise, 11:00 Sandy Roback; Acolyte – 11:00 Clara Lanning; Counters – Dru & Carl Yount, Asha & Bill Carnell
THIS WEEK AT LCOS – TODAY - 8:30 Service of the Word, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion;
MONDAY – 6:00 SMART recovery meeting; TUESDAY – 5:30 Grief Support Group, 6:00 Healthy Cooking class; WEDNESDAY – 2:00 Visits to homebound members; THURSDAY – 10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry, 5:00 Basket Guild; SATURDAY – 3:00 Praise Band Practice, 5:30 Emergent Worship; SUNDAY, JULY 12 – 8:30 Holy Communion, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Service of the Word, 3:00 Spanish Worship with Holy Communion
Summer office hours are Monday – Friday from 9 until 1.
Please remember that our building will be used by different groups all throughout the summer. For the next several weeks, children from our After School Program and others will be practicing for a musical they will stage here July 17 and 18. If you wish to use a room for a meeting this summer, PLEASE be sure to check with the church office for availability. Thank you.
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Adam Cerniglia, Anthony Coward, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Boyce & Vivian Cockman, Martha Compton, Cyril DeMars, William Dunsing, Pete Erbskorn, Jaime Fivecoat, BG Koontz, Carl Kurtz, Jim Lee, Mary McKeen, Bob Moser, Nancy Nix, Diane Tunila, Jean Voet, and Annette Weaver who are coping with illness and our friends Margaret Anderson, Lindsey Motley, Elise Ogle Lawrence, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
All are invited to the healthy cooking class this Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m.
RSVP to Pat George email@example.com or call/text 864/201-1684
YOU are needed on Wednesday to visit our homebound members! Come to the library at 2 p.m. to be partnered with someone and off you will go to brighten someone’s day! Visits are short – benefits are huge!
Ms. Terri’s son Matt wants to jump out of an airplane! See Ms. Terri in the nursery to find out how you can support Make A Wish foundation !
Mark your calendars for July 17 and 18th when our After School Program director Laura Estep and musician extraordinaire Andre Webb will lead our students in “The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever”. Performance at the Furman University Amphitheater on July 17th at 7:30 and the 18th at 11 a.m.
Saturday July 25th all women and their friends are invited to the summer WELCA Bible Study and luncheon. Come at 10 for the study and bring a salad to share for lunch.
LIVE WELL QUARTERLY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 FROM 10 UNTIL 12
Plan to come meet with the other 13 area churches involved in the Live Well initiative. Our Speaker Connie Terrell will speak on Portion Distortion and Pat George will give information on healthy cooking. Mark your calendar now!
OUR YOUTH AND THEIR ADVISORS WILL LEAVE LCOS TUESDAY MORNING July 14th FOR THEIR TRIP TO THE NATIONAL GATHERING.
We are in need of at least 18 prayer partners for these participants.
Sign up below and return the slip to the church office or offering plate. We will contact you with the name of your prayer partner.
Being sent out can be scary and exciting at the same time. It can be scary because of the fear of the unknown—we don't know what will happen or how we will be received when we go. But getting sent out can be exciting too, because of the chance to do something new, to encounter new people. And when that new thing we are sent to do pans out and the new people we are sent to reach are receptive, it can be outright thrilling!
What luck that the disciples were given detailed instructions to help them navigate the challenges and maximize their success! Jesus told them what to take, what to wear, who to go with, what work to do, and when to stay or go. But these instructions aren't meant for all of Jesus' followers in all circumstances.
Nonetheless, we as followers of Christ are all sent. We don't just stay huddled up with Jesus. We gather for worship and fellowship, for word and sacrament, but then we are sent to live out our faith in our daily lives.
Our ministries in daily life are as varied as we are. Some of us spend a lifetime testing different ideas about how best to be Jesus' sent ones in the world. It would be nice to know all the details about exactly what Jesus wants us to do. In the absence of a comprehensive plan from on high, we can be sure that both the risks and rewards of being sent will always be true for us. We draw strength from our God, from our gathering around the word and the meal, and then are sent out to serve others in all we do and say.
Where is God doing something new in the SC Synod ? CHeck this video out :
The Staff :
Senior Pastor: The Reverend Mark A. Cerniglia firstname.lastname@example.org
ELCA Mission Developer : Alejandro Mejia
Pastor Emeritus: The Reverend Gary L. Safrit
Council Chairperson: Clint Eastham
Director of Music: Robert Chesebro
Organist : Rahab Hackett
Asst. Music Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Jubilate Handbell Director: Donna Kinsler
Children's Choir Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Nursery Attendant: Terri Vanselow
Secretary: Karen Fivecoat email@example.com