We are growing as disciples of Jesus Christ,
being transformed by the Holy Spirit,
and reaching out in the love of God to our community.
9:45 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM Worship Service
12:00 PM Church Council
12:00 PM Girl Scout Appreciation Lunch
2:00 PM Dulcimer Monday:
5:45 PM Covenant Study Tuesday:
12:00 PM Al-Anon Group
1:00 PM No Idle Hands Wednesday:
7:30-9 AM Coffee & Breakfast
3:30-5 PM Girl Scouts
7:00 PM Choir Thursday:
4-9 PM SCCC
Mar. 21 No Idle Hands
Mar. 26 Men’s Breakfast
March 28 VBS Meeting
April 2 Ann Steele’s Birthday Party
Pat Jones, March 19
Ann Medford, March 23
Ken Jones, March 25
Ron Jr. & Marissa Smith, March 21
Al & Becky Painter, March 24
The Church Council will meet Sunday, March 19 immediately following Worship service.
Sunday is Girl Scout Appreciation Sunday. They would like to honor you with lunch after the worship service. All they want you to bring is your presence.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Ann Steele’s 85th birthday on April 2 after worship. Her children will offer special music during the service. There will be a light lunch and cake will be provided. Cards, pictures, memories are all welcome, but no gifts please.
Don't forget to get your pecans for $10 /bag. See Wilma Smith, Nancy Jones or stop by the church office
Sign up for free medical care through SCCC Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 -12:00 pm. Get the details here..
Al-Anon is meeting weekly at noon on Tuesdays. Join friends and families of problem drinkers as they find understanding and support.
we offered living water
to a thirsty world?
A Cool Drink of Living Water
In this familiar story found in John 4:5-42 we see Jesus greeting the Samaritan woman at the well. The divine conversation begins with Jesus asking for a drink. As she learns more about this Jewish sojourner, she learns there is more than meets the eye. She is gazing into the eyes of the Messiah. In another story illustrated with sheep and goats, Jesus tells us that when we encounter the thirsty in our midst, we meet Jesus. Little did we know that when we meet the needy and share stories around the table, or water well, we have truly encountered Jesus.
The local Girl Scout Troop is excited to throw a party in our honor immediately after the Worship service on Sunday, March 19. They are doing all of the cooking, serving and clean-up. What a deal! They just hope that you, the congregation of Bryson City UMC, will be kind enough to join them. Come and meet some of these amazing girls and hear more about what they are up to in the sanctuary each week.
Thank you to Evan Clapsaddle for submitting a District Missional Engagement Grant for C4C. We appreciate the support from our Missions Committee!
We are grateful to see God at work through Swain County C4C as several churches in the county are joining in this initiative. For example, Janet Clapsaddle and I trained six more volunteers from Deep Creek Baptist Church. They plan to help with special activities for children in the exceptional children’s programs in the schools as well as with Special Olympics.
Also, East Alarka Baptist Church took prayer walks around all the schools last weekend. They plan to continue that the first Sunday of each month, and two other churches will be walking on other Sundays. Their thinking is that our schools need to be bathed in prayer, and they are exactly right! Whether you actually go to the schools or just remember them when you pray, we appreciate continued prayers for God’s blessings on our children, parents, faculty, staff, and administration.
Should We Care?
This article continues the newsletter series about the Restoration House. A simple way of thinking about why we should care is that the apostles always understood why they were spreading the gospel. They knew that they were called by God to reach out in Christ’s love. That was their purpose, their calling, and their why. At the same time, they knew concretely what to do and how to do it: preach, teach, heal, feed, create communities, love each other, and do so in ways that were relevant to each kind of person. The Restoration House is example of demonstrating the Gospel in our community and an opportunity to fulfill our purpose as followers of Jesus.
The Restoration House will open on April 25. Is it on your calendar yet?
This week Rick, Ken and Pat continued to work on installing the flooring and are just getting into the prayer room. Pray that the next stages will go smoothly and we can meet our deadline for completion.
The children weekly join the 11:00 worship service then move to the classroom for a fun filled, hands on, "Deep Blue" lesson in the children's room.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements in coming weeks.
Vacation Bible School
We are very excited to announce that this year’s Vacation Bible School is titled “Hero Central”. This year we will be partnering with the Presbyterian church on all of our VBS activities. VBS will begin on Sunday June 18 at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall and end on Friday June 23 with a closing celebration. VBS will be from 5:30 to 8:30 each night. Please see Michelle or Robert if you are interested in helping.
You may also find the link on our website or pickup a registration form to fill out in the office. If your child attended last year and wants to attend again this year you will not need to fill out another registration form. Please contact Michelle or Robert to make sure that all information we have on your child is current and up to date as well as make sure that we have their correct T shirt size.
If you were unable to attend our VBS Team Meeting this past week please see Michelle or Robert immediately following worship on Sunday to pick up your Notebook
Our next VBS team meeting will be held on Tuesday March 28th at 6:00 in the Conference room..
Join Us For More Fun!
Stay tuned for more field trip announcements in the coming weeks!
David Monteith's Family – David passed away. Jan McGregor & Family – Mac passed away.
Continue to pray for:
Sam & Penny Brandt
Jeanne Keller & Family
Beth Pedersen Linda Shakar
Ricky Stiles' Family
Vergie Grant Walls
Pray for and visit in health care facilities:
Emelene Crouch - Murphy Medical Center Nursing Care, room #319 (new room!) 828-488-3561 Bernice Davis - Mountain View Manor, room #124 Wayne Garland - Mountain View Manor, room # 144 Marilyn Gray - Mountain View Manor, room #142 Ruth English - Tsali care, Memory Care Jimmy Fisher - Tsali Care, room # (ask at desk)
Sunday, 9:45 am: Sunday School – Join us for learning and lively discussion each Sunday.
Sunday, 11:00 am: Worship Service – traditional worship services.
Monday, 5:45 pm: Covenant Bible Study – in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday, 7:30-9 am: Coffee and Prayer – join Pastor Wayner at Everett Street Diner
Wednesday, 7:00 pm: Choir Practice – sing hymns in a supportive choir. Visit the Choir Page.
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