South Plains Presbyterian Church

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Due to road conditions in some areas, there will be no 8:30 AM Service

this morning February 18, 2018. The 11 AM Service will be held as usual

 

 
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       WE HAVE A BRIDGE PASTOR - WHAT IS A BRIDGE PASTOR?

 

         from Pat Valentine
 
   
Recently we sang “Here I am, Lord” in our Sunday worship service. This hymn indeed makes us think of the many ways that we are called by God.

As we enter the transition time between the pastorage of Kevin Channell and arrival of a permanent pastor, we will experience two different kinds of pastoral leadership. First, we will have a “Bridge Pastor.” Rev. Jane Govan will serve in this capacity. She will preach each Sunday and continue until an interim pastor has been chosen and begins work at the church.

The interim pastor will serve South Plains Presbyterian Church until a fulltime pastor is called. Throughout this period of change, our congregation will have steady pastoral oversight. Plans are in place for a smooth transition.

What is the role of the congregation in the coming months? We are each called to continue our faithful dedication to the work and worship at South Plains. We are called to share our talents, to maintain the outreach and service of the congregation, and to give effective witness to Jesus Christ.
 
 
The Reverend Jane Trivette Govan retired from ministry in 2015 after having served as Associate Pastor at Olivet and Pastor at Cove Presbyterian Churches. She is a life-long Presbyterian, is devoted to small-church ministry and is the first woman in a long line of pastors in her family. She holds a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond; a Master of Arts in Church History from Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA, and a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Seminary, Decauter, GA.

The Govan Family (Greg, Jane and their sons) lived many years in Europe in connection with Greg's military and diplomatic career but have resided in Western Albemarle for more than twenty years. Greg and Jane have three sons, five grandchildren, and two great-grand daughters.

 
 
 
 

 

 
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NEWS FROM YOUR WORSHIP AND MUSIC COMMITTEE AT SOUTH PLAINS
 

Sunday, February 11 – We will be remembering the sacrifice of the 4 Chaplains and honoring Military Chaplains – Joanne Addotta will be offering a Minute for Mission at both services. A special offering will be collected for the Presbyterians Caring for Chaplains and Military Personnel (PCCMP). If you would like to contribute to the offering, please write your check to South Plains Presbyterian Church and write PCCMP on the memo line. Thank you for your generosity in aiding our military chaplains in their ministry with military personnel.

Do you feel called to lead or participate in a weekly prayer group at South Plains? We have a request from the congregation for a mid-week, daytime prayer group to pray for the church, our nation, whatever issues are on your heart. If you are interested in leading or participating in such a group, please contact Barbara Shaffer at 703-328-7674.

 
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Presbyterian Women News

 

Joanne Addotta will be leading us in Lesson Six of the new 2017-18 Horizon’s Bible Study – “Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews” by Melissa Bane Sevier. In nine lessons, Ms. Sevier invites us to explore major themes found in Hebrews, relate these themes to other parts of our faith tradition, and then tie them together with the overarching motif of community. Join hundreds of thousands of thoughtful Christians who will be sharing this study together in the coming months. In February, we will have two meeting options:

Monday, Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m. in Kirk Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Barbara Shaffer’s home, 25 W. Lake Forest Dr., Lake Monticello If you do not live at Lake Monticello, please call Barbara so she can give your name to the main gate.

Each lesson can stand on its own, so if you have missed any lessons, you will still enjoy joining the Bible study at any point during the program year. We welcome new members to join us for Bible study, mission work, sharing each others’ joys and sorrows, and growing together in faith as Christian women. For more information, please contact Kellee Eastwood or Barbara Shaffer.

 
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Library Report

 

 

 
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BITS ‘N PIECES


• Massanetta Springs is excited to announce Hannah von Oeyen Altman as a new member of the Ministry Team as Acting Director of Programs.

• Fluvanna County’s Active Older Adult programs provide a variety of recreation and leisure activities for ages 55+ at several locations. Activities include crafts, cultural events, field trips, guest speakers, and community forums. Seniors also participate in library events, holiday functions, and other therapeutic recreation programs. Most programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Troy - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10am-2pm, Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 1794 Richmond Road, Troy.

 
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