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Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church Announcements

Announcements 8-18-17

Pastor Chris’ message this Sunday is:

“Pew to Pulpit:
Faith: God Amidst Violence and Answers to Prayers”

James 4:1-3
Matthew 5:21-26


Upcoming Events:

Harmonious Sunday Nights. Sunday evenings will be busy at TPC starting Sept. 10. The children will be honing their musical talents with Lisa Langston. The youth will be building their relationship with our Lord with Kenne and Christina Sparks. Women will also be growing in their faith through a Bible study. Please come and see what it’s all about. The evening begins with dinner together at 5:30 p.m. Bible study and youth will meet 6-7 p.m. At 6-6:30 p.m., children age 3 through kindergarten will meet with Lisa while children in grades 1-5 will be with Ester. At 6:30-7 p.m. these groups will switch. Child care is available. No charge, but you are welcome to make a donation for dinner. Contact Jodi Keyek for more information at

Girl Scout Troop 1054. First-grade girls from TPC and preschool families are invited to check out the new Daisy Troop. Join us every other Tuesday beginning Aug. 226-7:30 p.m. Contact Jennifer Ward at 407-808-2491 or or Kristine Shrauger at 407-695-2422 or

Coffee Connection for Women. A casual evening of coffee and conversation for all women of the church, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, in the shopping plaza at Red Bug Lake and Tuskawilla roads. For more info or to receive an email reminder, contact Jackie Clement at

Kitchen Renovation Shower. Join us Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. as we celebrate our newly renovated kitchen with fellowship and a delicious meal prepared by Tom Baccus. Bring the entire family. Cost is a shower gift. The church is registered in two places: Bed, Bath & Beyond, any store or online (check under the name Tuskawilla Church or registry number 544963888 – Barbara Walters has extra discount coupons she will share) and Restaurant Equipment World, 2413 N. Forsyth Rd., Orlando, 407-679-9004. Please make your reservations for the shower by Sunday, Sept. 10 at For more information, contact Barbara Walters at 321-972-2229 or

Band of Brothers, a men’s Bible study and fellowship group, meets every Wednesday7-8 a.m., at Perkins on University Blvd. Contact Lee Armstrong, or Jerry Clement, for more information.




Support our Kitchen Renovation. The renovation of our church kitchen is nearing completion and we are excited about having a new facility where we can serve our congregation and community. While we have been blessed with donations of labor, equipment and cash, the project is not yet paid for. You can help by funding specific items or making a general contribution. Visit for complete details on what we need. Contact Dwight or Barbara Walters,, for additional information.

Singers & Handbell Subs. The Music Department is looking for singers and handbell subs. Chancel Choir practice is Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. If you or someone you know plays piano, we are looking for a substitute in the handbell choir. Handbell practice resumes Wednesday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m. It takes 100 percent attendance to make a great handbell choir. Contact Jim Jones at

L.A.R.K.s (Life After Raising Kids) will not meet during July and August. They will return to meeting the third Tuesday of each month on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Time and location of meeting will be announced in early September. Contact Barbara Walters at 321-972-2229 or

Kitchen Renovation Update. Please excuse the mess in the kitchen and Fellowship Hall. The cabinets have been installed. The new gas stove and dishwasher have been delivered. Coffee hour will resume upon completion of the project. Contact Dwight Walters at if you have questions.

Let us know if you see something that needs fixing. If you see a non-urgent maintenance or repair issue (such as burned-out lights, air conditioners not working properly, drippy faucets, etc.) on the church property, let the Buildings & Grounds Committee know about it by sending an email to Urgent issues should be reported to the church office immediately. For emergencies, call 911.

Ask Me! Our officers and leaders will be wearing red “Ask Me” ribbons attached to their nametags to make it easier for guests and new members to identify and approach people for information. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Ann Pasley,

Share Your Joys & Celebrations. We want to share in the happiness when good things happen to the folks in our congregation. Have you had a special birthday or anniversary? Gotten a promotion, a new job or a new home? Become engaged or married? Have you or someone in your family had a baby? Or has anything else happened in your life that’s causing you to celebrate? Let us say a prayer of praise and thanks with you by adding your joys and celebrations to the weekly prayer list. Use the prayer cards in the pew racks or the “Joys, Thank You’s & Kudos” online form under the “Contact” tab on the website.


Children & Youth

Youth Group Hang Out. The middle and high school youth will be meeting on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Kenne & Christina Sparks through the end of August. Contact Kenne for more information at

The Sunday evening programs for children and youth will resume on Sept. 10. See Upcoming Eventsfor details.

Student Ministry. Our middle and high school students meet for Sunday School in the Youth Room Sunday mornings, 10-10:45 a.m. For more information please contact Kenne Sparks at or Christina Sparks at

Church Nursery is available for ages 0-4 every Sunday from 8:45 a.m. until 12 noon and for special events at the church. Contact Debbie Harned at

Children’s Time is available at the 9 & 11 a.m. services for children in grades K-2. Children may leave the sanctuary after the children’s message for supervised age-appropriate activities and will be returned to the sanctuary at the end of the service. Contact Debbie Harned at


Member News & Thanks

Thank you for the prayers that have been said for my great nephew Colton. He is doing well and the doctors are happy with his progress.

Sheryl Stevenson


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What’s New on Our Blog

New posts on our blog include (click on the link to read the article):

“Grow, Care, Share of Faith” by Pastor Chris Kirwan

“Where is God in all the Pain and Suffering?” by Pastor Chris Kirwan

In Memoriam: Barbara K. Lantz

Support our Kitchen Renovation




The flowers on the chancel were donated to the glory of God by the Pocius family in honor of John & Bobbie Overbey’s 50th anniversary.



Preschool News

The preschool is off to a fabulous start. We opened the year with full enrollment.

We will celebrate Preschool Sunday on Oct. 22 at the 9 a.m. service. Plan to join us as the children share some of what they’re learning.

Debbie Harned


Congregational Care & Prayer

Prayer Requests: Prayer request cards are located in the pew racks and may be completed and placed in the offering plate during worship. You may also submit your request online; click here for the prayer request form.

Deacons offer confidential care to members of the church who are in need. Contact the church office at 407-671-4173.

Stephen Ministers offer compassionate, confidential care to the community and congregation. Need a friend who will listen? Contact the church office at 407-671-4173 or one of the TPC Stephen Ministry leaders: Sue Peterson, Mary Lou Winkleman or Lee Armstrong.