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February 29, 2024
The Pastor's Pen
Dear Friends,

  This week I attended a preaching seminar on The Epistle to the Hebrews led by esteemed Bible scholar Luke Timothy Johnson. The seminar reinforced my personal experience that Hebrews is an incredibly difficult book to preach from. So, look for a Hebrews series in the future.

  I pray that you all have been engaged in the two Missional Habits that I have introduced so far – Bless and Eat. This week, we will explore what it means to Listen.

  As a reminder, I am just one month from the start of my Sabbatical. I have been working with various committees and believe we have everything in order for smooth sailing in my absence.

  I look forward to worshiping with you all this week.


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Mission Bells Sermon Series
Upcoming at FPC
Bingo Night
Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Officers and Committees

Deacons Meeting
Sunday, March 3 at 12:15 p.m.

Session Meeting
Sunday, March 10 at 12:15 p.m.

Worshiping Together
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon Series: Mission BELLS: 3. Listen
Scripture: Acts 10 selected
Preacher: Rev. Sherard Edington
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Sunday Schedule
 9:00 am   ✠ NCC Worship (Chapel)
10:00 am   ✠ Sunday School
11:00 am   ✠ Sanctuary Worship
12:15 pm   ✠ Deacons Meeting
Wednesday Fellowship Meals
March 6
Corned Beef & Cabbage with Potatoes and Carrots, Irish Crème Chocolate Cake

Following the meal, Sherard will present a Bible Study.

Births, Deaths, Celebrations, Relocations, and more...
Addie Hall – 3/9
Jane Farris – 3/10
Nancy Boyd – 3/13
Marty Bone – 3/15
Barbara Howell – 3/17
Pat Maxwell – 3/22
Loyce Chinyanga – 3/29
Peggy Reeves – 3/30
Robert Bone – 4/1
Blair Welser – 4/4
Matthew Carroll – 4/6
Meriam Maxwell – 4/8
Alden Simmons – 4/10
William Simmons – 4/10
Jim Stueck – 4/10
Joe Adams – 4/12
Stratton Bone – 4/12
Melissa Barnes – 4/14
Shamah Chinyanga – 4/14
Charles Johnson – 4/15
Aileen Foutch – 4/28
Faye Murphy – 4/28
Parish News
FPC will once again participate in Stations Through the Square, a community event held on Good Friday. FPC will be the second of the stops to commemorate the 14 Stations of the Cross. The Worship Committee is looking for volunteers to welcome the participants ro our church. If you are interested in helping for a couple of hours on Friday, March 29, please contact Kristy in the church office at 615-444-1360 or sign up in the fellowship hall.
For the five weeks of Lent, I am preaching a sermon series based on the book Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People by Michael Frost. This book offer five ways that missional Christians should be reaching out: Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, Sent. The book is short (100 pages) and an easy read. If you would like to follow along with the sermon series then you may want to acquire the book. We have a couple of copies in the office or you can order it as a paperback or for your Kindle. Also, the Tuesday Prayer Group will be reading this book each week during Lent.
The latest newsletter from the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee can be read here.
FILE CABINET - Documents available for download
    • Session Highlights
    • Pastor's Report
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YOUTH GROUP (5th -12th grade)
• The Youth meet each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and a program.
• Rev. Edington is teaching the Youth Sunday School Class.
Session Highlights
February Meeting
The Session held its monthly stated meeting on Sunday, February 11 at 12:15 p.m. Highlights of the meeting can be viewed here.
The next Session meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 10 at 12:15 p.m.
The 11:00 o'clock Sanctuary service is streamed each Sunday on YouTube and Zoom and Facebook. Detailed information on how to use Zoom can be found on the FPC webpage.
Zoom Dial-up number: 1-312-626-6799
meeting number: 959 167 376
password: 865280
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304 West Main Street
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
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