We seek to reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ through service and love.

 

Sundays at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Worship

Fifhteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 16, 2017
11:00 am

July 16, 2017
Order of Service


Our Sunday Worship Service is broadcast each Sunday: 2 PM, Local Cable Channel 5

Fellowship

Our church family is eager to meet and welcome newcomers and visitors. Throughout the year there are many planned fellowship opportunities as well as opportunity to visit before and after church services, Sunday School, and activities.

Of special interest are the post-worship fellowship activities planned for several upcoming Sundays; please see the Church Events Calendar to learn about these and of more opportunities for fellowship.

Our Fellowship Hall is also available for use by the community; details.

About First Presbyterian Church

Current Church Events Calendar

Sunday School DETAILS

The Choir is on summer hiatus at this time.
        

JULY
July 16: Bowling Trip   (following worship)

AUGUST

August 13: Pool Party following worship, at a member's home)

August 27 Ice Cream Social (following worship)

SEPTEMBER

September 10: Rally Day, with luncheon following worhsip

OCTOBER

October 8: Family hike and cookout following worship

October 29 Pumpkin Carving Party


Quick Look:
Adult Sunday School
Bible Study


The Reformation



Dates: June 11- September 10


The Easter Breakfast video is here.

Bulletin Board

Announcements

• The morning worship is broadcast on local cable channel 5 each Sunday at 2 PM.

•  An automatic external defibrillator has been installed in the choir room.

• The church is able to offer a wheelchair to any church attendee who needs this assistance. Please ask an usher when you arrive.

• The Presbytery of East Tennessee/Presbyterian Disaster Assistance NEWS

• Please consider making a pledge of financial support to the church for 2017. A form for your convenience is available at the church.

• Your gifts to the Souper Bowl of Caring, 2017 added $3,019 to the Scott County Food Pantry to help feed the hungry in our midst.

• Photos and videos that church members and friends have taken that could be used here on the church website are always welcome. Please speak to the pastor about transferring them to the church's webservant.

Special Events Calendar
September 2017 - July 2018

2015 - 2016
2017
September 10 Rally Day
October 1 World Communion Sunday
November 5 All Saints’ Day
November 26 Hanging of the Greens
December 10 Annual Christmas music program
December 24 Christmas Eve pageant/ worship

2018
January 6 Undecorating party
February 4 Souper Bowl of Caring offering
February 14 Ash Wednesday supper/worship
March 29   Maundy Thursday
March 30 Good Friday Tenebrae service
March 31 Children’s Easter egg hunt
April 1 Easter Sunday
May 20 Pentecost
July 1 Homecoming

Church Leadership, Facilities, Publications & Forms

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The Rev. Martha Anne Fairchild PASTOR
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom be all glory to God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit!   

In 1995, when I took up the call of this church to serve as your pastor, I arrived eager to begin my relationship with such an interesting and diverse congregation. The years since have been ros021217ichly rewarding.  Together we continue to bear loving witness to the good news of God's love for all the world, expressed by giving his Son for our salvation. Our Presbyterian heritage lists six great ends of the church:
  • ˆ The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind;
    ˆ The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God
    ˆ The maintenance of divine worship;
    ˆ The preservation of the truth;
    ˆ The promotion of social righteousness;
    ˆ The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.
    1. Book of Order, F-1.0304)


    As we seek to carry out these great tasks we honor our calling as Christians and act as instruments of God 's grace to our neighbors.  Through our support of such local missions as the Scott County Emergency Food Pantry and such wider missions as One Great Hour of Sharing, we reach out to a hurting world.  In our own fellowship we gather to share our love for each other on such occasions as the solemn service of Ash Wednesday, the joyful reunions of Homecoming, and the many other opportunities for fellowship we enjoy each year.

    But most of all, in the weekly rhythm of work and worship, when we come together on Sunday morning, we renew our commitment and refresh our spirits in praise, confession, thanksgiving, proclamation, and supplication.   

    It is a great privilege to be your pastor.  As the Apostle Paul wrote to his friends in Philippi, "I thank my God for you every time I think of you; and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel from the very first day until now." (Phil. 1:3-5)>.

    Thank you for allowing me to serve you in this church. May God's richest blessings continue to attend our work and worship here.
    Church Leadership & Staff
    THE SESSION

    Class of 2017
    Mark Blakeley
    (Christian Education
    )
    Kaye Durant (Worship)
    Alice Goldade
    (Stewardship & Finance)

    Class of 2018
    Karen Aldredge (Fellowship)
    Don Stansberry III (Personnel)
    Kathy Walker (Missions)
    Class of 2019
    Michelle Ayers
    (Church/Family Activities)
    Dan Byrge
    (Congregational Care)
    Phillip Jones (Property)


    OFFICERS OF THE SESSION
    Clerk: Mike Douglas
    Treasurer: Kim Hammock
    Recording Treasurer:
    Mike Douglas


    Church School Superintendent

    VeRhonda Hembree

    Mossop Memorial Cemetery Trustees
    Class of 2017: J.R. Hembree
    Class of 2019: Mike Douglas
    Class of 2021: John Seale

    STAFF
    Music Director:
    David Mayfield

    Custodian:
    Michelle Morrow


    Fellowship Hall As a general guide, the church is using the Fellowship Hall at these times:
    Sunday: generally until 2 pm weekly
    Tuesday: second Tuesday evening, most months
    Wednesday: Evenings, weekly except for summer months

    July 2: Church will be in use all day for HOMECOMING.

    Fellowship Hall Reservations

    To schedule an event in our Fellowship Hall for your group, please call the church office at (423) 663-3456. The Session must approve all reservations. Charges for use of the room are set by the Session. The listing above can help you determine dates that may be available.


    Publications & Forms
    Prayer Request Form
    Prayer Request Form

    Recent Worship Services

    July 16, 2017

    July 9, 2017

    July 2, 2017

    Lyrics, "Aim to Glorify"
    (Youth Arts Camp, 2014)

    Sunday School Information

    Adult


    The Reformation
    This Changed Everything


    This Changed Everything celebrates the fruits of the Reformation while grappling with difficult questions about the legacy of division. Clearly, the medieval church was in dire need of reform, but could complete schism have been avoided? Why does the Protestant movement continue to splinter into ever increasing factions? How should we think about our divisions in light of Jesus’ passionate prayer that his followers be “one"?

    Topics:
    Episode I
    • √ June 11: A Monk's Conscience
    • √ June 18: A Monk's Conviction
    • √ June 25: A Monk's Courage
    • √July 2: A Monk's Counterpart
    • √July 9: A MOnk's Competition

    Episode II (July 16 - August 6)
    Episode III (August 13 - September 10)


    Youth


    Adventures in Faith

    Part I: June 11-July 16



    Part 2: July 23 - August 27

     

    Young Men






    The Young Men's Bible Study group works from the Serendipity version of the Bible.

    THE PHOTOJOURNALS

    PhotoJournal: Homecoming, 2017

    PhotoJournal: Souper Bowl of Caring, 2017

    Photos by Tracey Stansberry

    Your gifts to the Souper Bowl of Caring, 2017 added $3,019 to the Scott County Food Pantry to help feed the hungry in our midst.

    PhotoJournal: Advent-Christmas, 2016

    PhotoJournal: Pumpkin Carving, 2015

    PhotoJournal: Creative Arts–VBS 2014

    PhotoJournal: Ongoing Property Maintainance

    Easter Breakfast 2017: Preparation

    Our Community

    Community information is believed accurate but can change without notice, as these venues have no formal relationship to the church.

    Library Hours

    Library E-mailTelephone: 423.663.9320

    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 12 pm to 5 pm
    Tuesday: 10 am to 2 pm
    Wednesday: 12 pm to 5 pm
    Thursday: 9 am to 1 pm
    Friday: 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm

    Health Information

    Huntsville Health Care
    (from city website)

    Weather Information

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    Schools Information

    Huntsville Elementary (423.663.2520) Website
    Huntsville Middle School (423.663.2192) Website
    Scott High School (423.663.2801) Website

    City of Huntsville
    Website


    Scott County Chamber of Commerce
    Website


    Tennessee Government: Local Information

    Scott County Information

    Traffic Information

    Regional Traffic

    Knoxville Traffic Webcams

    Regional News

    Gatlinburg Fire Update Video (December 13)

    Contact First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville TN

    Send an e-mail:

    First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville is about 55 miles from Knoxville and 10 miles from Oneida.

    185 Woodland Place
    P.O. Box 39
    Huntsville TN 37756

    Telephone: 423.663.3456


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