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Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church Announcements

Announcements 6-30-17

Pastor Chris’ message this Sunday is:

“Pew to Pulpit: Jesus’ role in getting to God”

Genesis 22:1-14
Romans 6:1-11


Happening this Weekend

Youth Beach Trip, Saturday, July 1. See Children & Youth Update for details.

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper at both services on Sunday. All are welcome at the table.


Upcoming Events at our Church:


No Committee Meetings in July. Committee night (usually the first Monday of the month) has been canceled due to the Independence Day holiday. The next committee night will be Monday, Aug. 7. Contact the church office if you have any questions or are interested in joining one our many committees at 407-671-4173.

Cereal Sunday. Sunday, July 16 is Cereal Sunday. Bring a box or more of cereal and/or long shelf life milk to church to share with the local food pantries. Contact Sharyn Meert at

2017 Church and Preschool Fall Family Picnic. Are you getting ready to plan your 2017 getaways and vacations? Put our 2017 Church and Preschool Fall Family Picnic on your calendar first. The date is set for Saturday, Oct. 21. Details to follow. Make plans now to participate in the fellowship, food and fun that we have planned for our church and preschool families.

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.

July Sermon Schedule
Sunday, July 9 – “Pew to Pulpit: Water, Baptism, and Reformed Theology”
Sunday, July 16 – “Pew to Pulpit: Finding Contentment”
Sunday, July 23 – “Pew to Pulpit: Stained Glass of the Sanctuary”
Sunday, July 30 – Guest Preacher continuing Pew to Pulpit Series




Holiday Schedule. The church office will be closed on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day.

Chancel Choir Summer Schedule. The choir is taking the month of July off and will return on Sunday, Aug. 6. Enjoy the special music from various members of our music ministry.

Steeple People Sunday School Class. Will be taking a break through July and most of August and will resume meeting on Sunday, Aug. 27.

The July printed calendar and birthday and anniversary list are available for pick up on the front counter in the office building.

Kitchen Renovation Update. Please excuse the mess in the kitchen and Fellowship Hall. This week the A/C ductwork and the final stages of the electrical work were completed and the flooring was selected. Next week, the insulation and drywall will be installed. Coffee Hour has been suspended until completion of the project which is scheduled for mid-August. Contact Dwight Walters at if you have questions.

Pew to Pulpit. Do you have questions you’ve always wanted answered? Place your questions in the offering plate or email them to and Pastor Chris will cover as many of them as he can during the summer sermons.

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 Beach Trip.The youth are going to New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, July 1. Bring your sunscreen, towel, water and a lunch. For additional info and the time to meet at the church, contact Kenne Sparks at

Youth Summer Program. The youth will be meeting on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.mat the home of Kenne & Christina Sparks. Contact Kenne for more information at kennepsparks@gmail.

Children’s Summer Sunday School Program.Children ages kindergarten to grade 5 will be doing a short study, a fun activity, having fellowship and playtime on the playground with Ms. Jodi and Ms. Ester beginning Sunday, May 28 through the summer. They meet in the chapel at 10 a.m. The preschool program will remain the same, with children meeting in room F12 in the Activities Bldg. Contact the church office for more information at 407-671-4173.

The Sunday evening programs for children (Music Makers) and youth (dinner and study) are on summer break. Watch the bulletin and weekly announcements for details on special summer activities and new fall programs.

Student Ministry. Our middle and high school students meet for Sunday School in the Youth Room Sunday mornings, 10-10:45 a.m. They are taking a break for the summer from their usual Sunday evening program of dinner, study and fellowship at the church; watch the announcements for details on exciting summer activities. 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


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What’s New on Our Blog

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

“Closer through Hardships” by Pastor Chris Kirwan

“After Communion” by Jackie Clement

“What and When to Fear” by Pastor Chris Kirwan


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 Pastor Chris at or 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.