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Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church Announcements

Announcements 10-20-17

“Flail, Float or Flourish”

Psalm 19
Ephesians 3:14-20



Happening this Weekend

Our annual church and preschool picnic is Saturday, Oct. 21 at TPC in Fellowship Hall. See Special Picnic News for details. Join us even if you haven’t signed up.

This Sunday we celebrate our wonderful preschool with special music by the children at both services.

The Bloodmobile will be at TPC on Sunday morning. See Upcoming Events for details.

Exploring Membership Lunch is this Sunday at noon in the McDonald Conference Room. See Upcoming Events for details.


Special Picnic News


Important Notice! The picnic is moving!

2017 Church and Preschool Fall Family Picnic, Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. will be held at TPC.

Unfortunately, Central Winds Park sustained damages during Hurricane Irma that make it unsafe, so we are moving our picnic to TPC’s Fellowship Hall. 

It’s going to be a great day of food, fun and fellowship. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. After lunch, we’ll play bingo facilitated by the incomparable Dave Grow and the children can play on the playground. Due to safety and space concerns, we will not have any other outdoor activities.

For complete details and to RSVP, please visit or sign up on Sunday mornings at the table in the breezeway. Deadline for signing up (so we can purchase the necessary supplies) is Monday, Oct. 16. For more information and to volunteer to help, contact Ann Pasley,

Upcoming Events:


Bloodmobile Sunday, Oct. 22The Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Donate and receive a free T-shirt and a wellness checkup. Make an appointment for your convenience at; use sponsor code #38351. For more information, contact Amanda Grow at

Exploring Membership Lunch, Sunday, Oct. 22, 12 p.m., McDonald Conference Room. If you are considering becoming a member of TPC, or even just interested in learning more about what it means to be Presbyterian, join Pastor Chris Kirwan for a light lunch and conversation about what membership means and what the next steps may be for you. If you should decide that becoming a member of TPC is your next step, you may then attend our New Membership Class to be held in the near future. For more information, or if you are thinking about attending on Oct. 22, please email Pastor Chris at or contact our church office at 407-671-4173 to RSVP.

Coffee Connection for Women. A casual evening of coffee and conversation for all women of the church, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 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

Reformation Sunday. On Sunday, Oct. 29, TPC will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at both services. Wear your Scottish attire and enjoy a brief skit about the events of 1517. We will share a commemorative cake at the coffee hour. Contact John Overbey at

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Dinner. Christmas is around the corner! Please join us on Sunday, Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m. for a unique service to decorate the sanctuary with banners, poinsettias and wreaths while singing Christmas carols. After the service we will have a potluck early dinner at 4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Ham will be provided. Please sign up at and let us know what side or dessert you will bring to help usher in the holiday season. For more information, contact Jody Keyek at

Family Fun Night at the Orlando Magic game. Plan to join us for the faith and family night at the Amway Arena on March 2, 2018. Enjoy seeing the Magic play followed by a Christian music concert. Mark your calendars and watch for more details.

Harmonious Sunday Nights. Join us for the fun and fellowship! The children are honing their musical talents with Lisa Langston. The youth are building their relationship with our Lord with Kenne and Christina Sparks. Women are growing in their faith through a Bible study. Please come and see what it’s all about. We begin the evening 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

PW Women’s Bible Study. “Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews” on the first Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m., McDonald Conference Room. Contact Sue Peterson 407-678-4693 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.



Cereal Sunday Results. 60 boxes of cereal and the equivalent of 35 quarts of milk were delivered to the local food bank.

Open Forum Adult Class. In November, the class will start a new study related to Advent and Christmas using a new book and DVD by Adam Hamilton titled Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph’s place in the nativity is sometimes overlooked. However, we can learn valuable lessons from his courageous actions crucial to the birth of Christ and God’s plan for our salvation. The book is $13.50. Open Forum always welcomes new people. To join us and order a book, contact Ed Peterson at”

Remember to wear your nametag at all church activities. This not only helps us learn each other’s names, it helps guests know who they can approach with questions. If you don’t have a nametag, contact Karen Gray in the church office at

2017 Global Christmas Market. Winter Park Presbyterian Church’s annual Christmas market is Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12, noon – 1:30 p.m. Start your Christmas shopping early. The market features various nonprofit vendors offering unique gifts for you, your family and your friends including handcrafted jewelry, ornaments, Christmas décor, scarves, soaps, whimsical items, plants and more. All funds go to the nonprofit organizations. WPPC is located at 400 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-647-1467 for more information.

Used Shoes to Help the New Oviedo Boys & Girls Club. Please donate your gently used shoes to help build a new Boys & Girls Club in Oviedo. The shoes will be sent overseas to help disadvantaged people in third-world countries start their own businesses. The Boys & Girls Club will receive cash based on the total weight of shoes collected. Leave your donations in the box in the narthex. For more information, contact Jackie Clement,

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

Children’s Sunday School. Children ages 2-4 meet in Ms. Melanie’s preschool classroom, room F12 in the Activities Building. Children in grades K-2 meet in the Chapel (the room in front of Fellowship Hall). Children in grades 3-5 meet in Room F9 in the Activities Building. Contact the church office, 407-671-4173, for more information.

Student Ministry. Our middle and high school students meet for Sunday School in the Youth Room Sunday mornings, 10-10:45 a.m. They come back Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. for dinner followed by a program at 6 p.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


The flowers on the chancel were donated to the glory of God by Holly Scott in honor of Bruce and the Preschool.


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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.