An evening of BBQ and Broadway
Benefiting Jill Campion
Jill Campion has been a longtime member of Providence Presbyterian Church where she has taught Sunday School, sang in the Choir and served as an Elder.
A year ago she was in a very serious car accident and was out of work for quite some time. Then, around the first of 2016, she was diagnosed with a serious form of Breast Cancer. Due to the Chemo Therapy and surgery, she has been out of work most of this year.
As a gesture of love and support, The Chancel Choir of Providence Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a fundraising event on Saturday, September 17th from 5:30 to 8:00pm in Ellenburg Hall. The proceeds will help Jill with medical expenses. There will be a traditional meal of BBQ, Slaw, Baked Beans, bread and dessert. The highlight of the evening will be entertainment provided the actors and actresses from Foothills Playhouse in Easley.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any choir member or by calling Julia Palmer at 864 630-5030.
Please join us for a fun evening that will benefit
our friend, Jill.
As part of my daily devotion, I’ve been reading a little volume by Carol Bechtel called Life after Grace. In it, Bechtel explores various passages of scripture and the message they bring about how we are called to live as people who have received unmeasurable grace from God.
Today, the scripture passage was from 2 Kings 4, the story of the prophet Elisha and the Shunammite woman. This woman had extended gracious hospitality to Elisha on his many travels, even going so far as to add on to her house so that he will have a place to rest. In return, Elisha offers to put in a good word for her with the king or commander of the army. The woman refuses, saying, “I live among my own people.” So Elisha offers her the one thing she has most dreamed of but has never received – “At this season, in due time, you shall embrace a son,” he tells her.
Well, that’s just ridiculous, she seems to say. And insulting. And cruel! “No, my lord, O man of God; do not deceive your servant,” she tells Elisha.
But soon enough, “in due time,” she gives birth to a son.
Bechtel notes that, “sometimes God has more in mind for us than we have in mind for ourselves.” Sometimes, she suggests, we ask God for too little. What would it mean for you, if you were to pray extravagantly? What would it mean for Providence? Dear God, give us new life! Build our community! Erase our debt! Send us out to serve in your name! Is anything really too much to ask of God?
Be sure to pick up a “Providence Pantry” reminder list in the Narthex or breezeway. You can’t miss the bright orange, laminated list of the monthly food items we want to collect for the PERC pantry. Clip this onto your refrigerator door, or put it beside your grocery list to help you remember to pick up those extra items while shopping. And if you find a bargain on something non-perishable that isn’t on the list, go ahead and bring it in. (If you need a reminder list and can’t find one, ask Linda Threatt or Sherrie Tootill for one.)
After a few weeks of respite from weekly rehearsals, our Providence Chancel Choir will begin rehearsals again on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the choir room. We are adjusting our starting time to 7:30 which will allow anyone who wants to participate in Pastor Terri's Bible Study and Chancel Choir to do so.
We will be learning several new pieces of music to use in weekly worship, as well as continuing to explore our new hymnal "Glory to God." For Christmas this year, we will present as Service of Lessons and Carols on during Advent.
In our choir, there is always room for anyone who wishes to come to rehearsal and then sing their praises to God during Worship.
Blessings, Tim Gossett, Director of Music
Our church fellowship hall may be rented for special occasions such as wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, day-time retreats, family reunions, meetings, anniversary dinners, etc.