The Prayer Ministry Team is looking forward to having the Easter Prayer Vigil this year. The sign up board will be in the sanctuary beginning on Sunday, March 7. The Prayer Vigil will be held in the Fellowship Hall, beginning on Friday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4. We will follow COVID precautions for disinfecting items used.
If you are unable to come to church to sign up, please contact Cheryl Moffett at 540-292-9021 or call the church office at 540-885-0746 for assistance.
Holy Week: March 28- April 2
- Palm Sunday Services: March 28, 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
- Maundy Thursday Service with Communion: April 1, 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Live
- Good Friday Service: April 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Easter Sunday, April 4:
- Flowering of the Cross – All Day
- 10:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
While Pastor Patrick is recovering from surgery, he planned with those both inside the Body of TSPC and within the Body of the local church to tend to various needs in his absence. Here’s a list of those who will be helping out during his time away:
- Merle Fisher will preach by way of video during our in-person Sunday worship services.
Robin Fauber and the congregational care ministry will field pastoral care concerns
- Gwen Carr and Rev. Reed Hopkins will handle pastoral care emergencies and funerals.
Rev. Dr. Amy Fetterman will moderate Session meetings as needed
- Karen Williams will serve as a central line of contact for any arising needs. She is available Monday-Friday by email at email@example.com.
Star Words: A Spiritual Practice for Epiphany
Epiphany falls during Christmastide within the church calendar. It is a time to reflect on the journey of the Magi who sought out and worshiped the Christ child and honored Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The day of the Epiphany of the Lord falls on January 6 each year with many congregations recognizing the meaning of this day on the Sunday closest to this date.
Hopefully, you have found a “home” for your Star Word where it can be seen each day, and this encourages you to ponder how God might be speaking to you through this simple message. Today, everyone is invited to write his/her Star Word on the post-it note affixed to the bulletin, along with your initial thoughts of the Star Word you received. Please place the post-it notes around the base of the gold star on the table at the front of the sanctuary. As we look upon one another’s words, may we remain open to exploring a new way of encountering and listening to God.
Please contact Harriet Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 885-0746) if you are unable to attend worship at this time and wish to have a Star Word mailed to you.
Children 5 years of age through fifth grade will explore the themes of “Joy” and “Love” through these in-person gatherings (masks and social distancing). All gatherings take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact person- Harriet Thompson, 885-0746.
Sunday, February 21- During our time together we will talk about how we can be a good neighbor by reaching out to help those around us, and then we’ll put it into action with a mission project to spread the LOVE.
Lenten Scavenger Hunt: Let’s put our smart phones to use as we journey through the days of Lent. Everyone of all ages (families with children & youth, empty nesters, grandparents, families of one, etc.) is encouraged to spend time with Jesus while also having fun as you spend time with those in your “bubble”. Beginning today and continuing through Easter Sunday, a weekly scavenger hunt prompt will be sent out each Sunday through the congregational email and also posted in the Tinkling Spring Facebook group. All you need to do is:
- Read the weekly scripture passage and riddle.
- Choose the location that best matches the riddle- go to this location and take a family selfie.
- Send the weekly family selfie to Harriet Thompson via text or email (email@example.com) or post the family selfie within the TSPC Facebook group.
Reading Through the Church Year
The Retelling the Story Series by Russ Ramsey
Book 2: The Passion of the King of Glory
Throughout the season of Lent we will continue immersing ourselves in God’s salvation story by focusing on Jesus’ ministry, death, and resurrection in the second book in the “Retelling the Story” series, The Passion of the King of Glory. Reading one chapter per day throughout Lent will allow readers to complete the story on Easter. Those who have signed up to receive a copy of the book may pick it up today from the table at the front of the sanctuary. The Book Club discussion facilitated by Rev. Ryan will take place on Monday, April 12, in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Micro-Practices: A Spiritual Discipline for Lent. We have begun this new practice to guide us each day of our Lenten journey. Use the daily emails and Facebook posts to engage in the simple spiritual practices. Feel free to share about your engagement by replying to the emails or posting within the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Facebook group.