September 28, 2014 Bulletin Announcements


Click here for information about our new Christian Formation Opportunities.

Thank you to Barbara Vandewoestine and all of the volunteer bakers, knitters, crafters, greeters, musicians, organizers, sound technicians and volunteers who made our Community Arts Festival possible yesterday!

The Old and New Testament lessons this week as well as the Affirmation of Faith, come from the Revised Common Lectionary, an ecumenical resource which designates portions of the Old Testament, psalms, gospels, and epistles for each Sunday.  By following this three-year cycle, we join with fellow Christians across denominations in reading broadly from the scriptures.  While the sermon may be rooted in only one passage, reading multiple lessons keeps us feasting on the whole word of God, being formed by the breadth of the Bible.

Prayer Concerns:  Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Brenda Eyl, Don Fortini, Emily Maness, Tracey Roberson,  Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Gail Vander Weide,  Austin Wicker, and Alicia Williams.  Friends and Relatives:  Greg Cates’ cousin (Amy Fister).  Call the church office to share prayer requests.

A memorial service for Hortense Gibson will be held at Croasdaile on October 4, 2014 at 2:00pm.

Wednesday Night Light resumes on October 1st.  A Lisa-licious meal begins at 5:30, followed by a worship service from 6:15 or 6:30 to 7:00.  Feel free to come for all or part of the evening.  Childcare is available from 5:30-7pm.  Meals are $5.00 for ages 11-adult; $2.00 for 4-10; age 3 and under are free: with a maximum of $15.00 per family for dinner.  Sign up on the friendship pad or call the church office.

Presbyterianism 101:  If you are new to the Presbyterian Church or thinking about joining TAPC (or an established member in need of a little theological “refreshment”), join Victoria Herring for a single-session class on the fundamentals of our faith and church government.  You’ll be introduced to the Book of Order and the Book of Confessions, the basics of reformed theology, and the governing structure of our denomination (PC-USA).  All are welcome!  October 5, 10am, Sola Scriptura room in the upstairs educational wing.

Everything TAPC:  The following Sunday, October 12 at 10am, Howard Wood will introduce new and prospective members to the work and worship of the Presbyterian Church as it manifests itself on the corner of Gregson Street and Trinity Avenue.  Come learn about our missions, our fellowship events, and opportunities to get involved in being the church in the city.  Also in the Sola Scriptura room.

TAPC’s Men’s Bible Study is doing an exploration of Paul’s writings to the Romans, and welcomes all men of the church to join them every other Wednesday for an hour of fellowship and discussion.  They will be studying Romans using N.T. Wright’s two part series titled Paul for Everyone:  Romans.  Please contact Ralph Gunderson at gundr@sprynet.com for more information.

A Women’s Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays at 9:30am in the Sola Scriptura Room.  Women of all ages are invited to grow deeper in their relationship with God and one another through meaningful conversation, study and fellowship.  Childcare can be arranged if needed.  For more information, please contact Sloan Nuernberger at sloan.nuernberger@gmail.com.


Information for Counters

The Officer Nominating Team is beginning its work of prayerful discernment to identify faithful leaders to serve as ruling elders and deacons. By October 5th, please submit names of those who could help to lead the church spiritually and govern the church practically as ruling elders and those who have gifts for hospitality, fellowship, congregational care, and social and spiritual outreach as deacons.  Place recommendation forms in the wooden box in the narthex, or text or email names to Julie Fann (919-360-8946, juliefann@gmail.com

A new small group ministry, “Not Just Dinner” begins this fall!  Groups of 11-12 people will gather the second Friday of each month from October through April to enjoy dinner at one of Durham’s great restaurants and begin discussing how they might feel the Holy Spirit’s leading into a missional activity.  For more information on how you can join this ministry to deepen relationships and broaden mission, contact Jane Robinson, loulajane@gmail.com; or Denis Garner, garnerdenise06@gmail.com

TAPC as part of its outreach program, helps to sponsor the Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCM) program at Duke and at NCCU.  We have students from both schools visit Trinity Avenue for services and other events.  You have probably greeted these students at various times.  The students of the PCM group at Duke put together a video to say thanks for our support.  Click here to watch. I hope you will take time to play it (it’s a couple minutes in length) — to get a sense for the programs that we are enabling and the young people we are supporting.  Thanks to the Outreach Committee and to all of you for your support of Presbyterian Campus Ministry.  Tom Hadzor, TAPC Representative to Duke PCM

Would you like to help host our weekly fellowship time? The Deacons provide refreshments after both the 9:00 and 11:00 worship services and need volunteers to keep the fellowship going weekly.  Hosts provide some simple snacks and set them out a few minutes before worship is over.  A sign-up sheet for hosts is on the ministry table in the narthex, where information about food and set-up needs is also available.  Please contact Jenny Peters (919-641-3807) with any questions, and thank you for your support as we strengthen our community of faith by making connections with one another!

Thank you for making the ministries of TAPC possible with your gifts of time, talent and treasure!

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