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SUNDAY Schedule Sunday, October 7 World Communion • Prayer breakfast for Homeless persons - 6:30 am, Fifield Hall • Communion Service 8:15 am, Winship Chapel

• The Mustard Seed Bookstore - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm • Worship Service - 9:00 am, Sanctuary • Cherub Choir - 9:30 am, Rm 222 • Youth Choir - 9:30 am, Rm 223 • Sunday School for all ages - 10:05 am • Worship Service - 11:15 am, Sanctuary • Fellowship Hour - 12:15 pm, Reception room

Sunday, October 14 • Prayer breakfast for Homeless persons - 6:30 am, Fifield Hall • Communion Service 8:15 am, Winship Chapel

• The Mustard Seed Bookstore - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm • Worship Service - 9:00 am, Sanctuary • Cherub Choir - 9:30 am, Rm 222 • Youth Choir - 9:30 am, Rm 223 • Sunday School for all ages - 10:05 am • Worship Service - 11:15 am, Sanctuary

October 7 & 14, 2012 Christ at the Center

October 7, WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY In the winter of 1935, a group of pastors met to study October 7 & 14 - and reflect on the George Wirth to preach spiritual needs and possibilities of the church during the Great Depression, and the result of their gathering helped to launch the first World Communion Sunday on November 1, 1936. Through the Lord’s Supper, those Presbyterian church leaders envisioned a “great opportunity to unite the membership in dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ”, and in 1937, the General Assembly changed the date of World Communion to the first Sunday in October where it remains today. So on this coming October 7, we hope you will join us as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper and begin a sermon series focused on the theme “Renewing Our Strength”, taken from Isaiah 40 which says “they shall renew their strength and mount up with wings like eagles...”. Each of the sermons will begin with a letter from the word WINGS (Worship, Invite, Nurture, Give and Serve), so the title this Sunday is “Let Us Worship God!”. I look forward to seeing you in the sanctuary at 9:00 and 11:15am and hope that you will encourage your family and friends to come on along too!

October 7, BY INVITATION OF JESUS Continuing our sermon series on “Renewing Our Strength” and using the letters of the word WINGS (see previous Sunday’s description), we move to the next dimension of the life of our church as we are invited to participate and become involved in ministry and mission here at the corner of 16th and Peachtree. The title is “By Invitation of Jesus” which comes from a famous sermon preached many years ago by Dr. Peter Marshall in Washington, D.C. and I plan to tell you more about that on Sunday, October 14. What I hope and pray you all will consider is inviting someone to join you for worship and Sunday School that day - a family member or friend, a neighbor or business colleague, a fellow student or somebody you might meet on the street this week. If each and everyone of us did that, imagine how full the sanctuary would be...and more important, just think of the blessings that would come into the lives of those we invite and into our lives as well. I am looking forward to October 14 with great anticipation and to meeting some new folks who will be joining us because you invited them...and By Invitation of Jesus!

Faithfully yours,

George B. Wirth

The Chimes Care, Growth & Events

Prayers for THOSE IN MILITARY SERVICE This is a list of known servicemen/women in our Church family. To add names, please call 404.228.7719.

Pray for: Major Charles Ayers PVT Forrest “Woody” Bass Maj. Jamison Bowman, Chaplain ABE3 Gregory Bridges Sgt. Isaiah Bridges LCPL Austin W.P. Eskew Sgt. John Garrison Staff Sgt. Kenneth Lee Pfc. Allyson Rosser Pvt. James Rosser III Captain Alexandria Victoria Miller Captain John Warren Robey Captain Gabriel Rulewicz Brig. General Russell Sanborn Lt. JG David B. Sibley Commander Ryan Tewell Col. Roderick G. Turner III

Pastoral Care Report (As of September 20, 2012)

Rehab: English Robinson, Jr. Recuperating: Scott Patterson Births: Congratulations and many blessings are extended to: grandmother, Debora-Ann McCoy, following the birth of Layla Danielle McCoy on August 28th; proud parents are Donte & Leslie McCoy; grandmother Debbie Finkle following the birth of Serenity Alissa Jade Buckley on September 7th; proud family includes mother Kim Buckley and big brothers Alex, Ritchie and Jonathan. Deaths: We extend our heartfelt sympathy and lift up in prayer, Dodie Chapman & family following the death of her sister, our long-time member, Anne Owens Shippey, on August 31st.


Sign up t oda y! JOIN US FOR BIG BETHEL’S ANNUAL SHOW “HEAVEN BOUND” Friday, November 9. Leaving Buckhead at 5:30 PM Join fellow FPC members for this amazing performance. Meet the Church bus at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church parking lot at 5:30. Ccost is $17.00 - ($12.00 for ticket and $5.00 for bus.) For reservations call Pat Kimbrell at 404-228-7719.


October 7 & 14




DATE: Thursday, October 18, 2012 TIME: Leave 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. COST: $20.00 non-members (Members of the Garden: $5.00 Lunch at the Metro Fresh Restaurant on site (self-pay) Mark your calendar! Join us as we tour the Botanical Gardens for the Spooky, Kooky Fall Event “Scarecrows in the Garden”You don’t want to miss this fun trip, so call Pat now! (404.228.7719).

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October 10 & 17



T he M ustard S eed 9:00 am - 1:00 pm,



4:30 - 6:30 pm Books, gifts and cards for all ages.


D inner 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Adults and Youth :$8 Children 3-12: $4

Mark your calendars to celebrate together the accomplishments of our partnerships around the world as well as the “Sacred Roads” (our theme for Mission Celebration) we have traveled this year and plan to offer to all of you next year. SAVE THE DATE

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THE MUSIC OF Bruce Springsteen October 10

Marvin Gaye October 17

Join this fun Worship series designed to appeal to the eyes, ears and soul. Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM in the Reception Room.

P reschool 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Bible, crafts & fellowship. Childcare available.

E lementary A ctivities 5:00 - 7:30 pm

LOGOS program. Dinner, choir, rec., drama & art.

Y outh 5:30 - 7:30 pm B111

All youth are invited to join us for Fellowship, Food and Bible Study.

W ednesday N ight C hoirs

5:30 - 6:15 pm 6:15 - 6:45 pm 6:45 - 7:30 pm 6:30 - 7:25 pm 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Handbell Choir Carol Choir (Grade 1 -2) Archangel Choir (Grade 3 -5) St. Cecilia Consort Chancel Choir

Wednesday Night Studies & Worship 6:00 - 7:30 pm Room 323 Making A Good Marriage Better... Led by Andi and Craig Goodrich And Gerry and Sonia Mize 6:30 - 7:30 pm Reception Room Wednesday Worship - Eyes, Ears and Soul featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen and Marvin Gaye. Led by Rev. Kevin D. Knab 6:30 - 7:15 pm Room 156 Renew Large Group Bible Study 7:15 - 8:30 pm Various rooms Renew Small Group Bible Study Led by Rev. Lindsay Armstrong and Morgan Moore

Led by Kevin Knab with music played by members of FPC. E Y E S e a r s •AND• s o u l

Wednesday Night Worship

FREE PARKING in our back parking lot or across the street in our deck or at the building next door, take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk right across the driveway. Bring your parking ticket to get stamped.

October 7 & 14


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T h e F in e A r t s Commi t t e e

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Tom Key An Evening with

Join us for an evening with Tom Key, as he presents his monologue from 2 of Truman Capote’s best loved works:

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A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor.

the works of Truman Capote

PerformancE 7 pm Sanctuary Cost $20 adults, $10 students

The FPC FALL Carnival 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

With loads of music, food, fun, and more great stuff!

Dinner 5:30 pm Fifield Hall

FPC Youth to Offer the Best Pairing of the Holiday Season! Youth Mission Fundraiser expands Wreath Sales this year to include Gift Cards for succulent HoneyBaked Hams for your Holiday Table.


Sunday, OCT. 21st Immediately following the 11:15 am

Worship service, with Dr. Wirth preaching. FUN FOR EVERYONE! 4 Location: In the back parking lot. 4

Carnival games, pumpkins, moonbounce 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Orders taken by all Jr. & Sr. High Youth October 7 thru October 28, 2012

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Tickets available between Worship services or online at http://tomkeyperforms.eventbrite. com


Stewardship Season begins October 28


(childcare available)

Orders taken by all Jr. & Sr. High Youth October 7 thru October 28, 2012

Get Your Wings

Bake sale to benefit youth missions FREE OF CHARGE!!

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Summer break is over. IGNORANCE IS NO DEFENSE

"If our criminal laws treat teenagers as adults, our society has a moral obligation to educate our teenagers – and we need to do it now."

FPC PARENTING SEMINAR Wednesday, October 24

J.Tom Morgan,

Free Program in the Reception Room

Books will be available for purchase

FREE PARKING in our back parking lot, or across the street in our deck or at the building next door, take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk right across the driveway. Bring your parking ticket to get stamped.

Join us each week at 5PM in the Reception Room for inspired music, prayer, and preaching.


October 7

5:00 - 6:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm

(Appropriate for Children age 11 and up)

Sign-up before Oct. 14th

Lauren Patrus, Allison Per-Lee,

J.Tom Morgan is a nationally recognized expert on the prosecution of crimes against children and has appeared on CNN’s Talk Back Live, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Court TV, the Today Show, and 48 Hours. He served as the District Attorney of DeKalb County, Georgia for twelve years and was the first prosecutor in Georgia to specialize in the prosecution of crimes against children. J. Tom is currently a trial lawyer in private practice in Decatur, GA specializing in criminal and civil litigation.

1 0 y ear s o f b u i l d i ng br i d ge s

Author of Ignorance Is No Defense

The Five@First is a casual, evening worship service.

Dinner & Fellowship in Fifield Hall ($8.00 for Karin’s Fried Chicken Dinner)

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The Partnership Ministry is excited to celebrate 10 years of building bridges between the congregations of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and Hillside Presbyterian Church of Decatur. We are sponsoring two special events to celebrate this special milestone: On Sunday, October 7 we will meet at 4pm at Hillside Presbyterian Church for a joint World Communion Day Celebration Service. This will be a special opportunity for us to worship as a combined congregation and give thanks to God for the growth and outreach that we have experienced together with our Partners. On Saturday, October 13 we will enjoy a special Community Concert to be presented at 5pm in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. The Music Ministries of both churches have been working hard to present a concert which will represent the spirit of the Partnership Ministry to our community at large.

October 7 & 14


The Chimes nursery/preschool & elementary LOGOS! Every Wednesday night 5:00 - 7:30 It’s not too late to register! Join us for music, recreation, dinner, art and Bible study! Details and registration at, email Lauren with questions! ( Bible story playground and games on Wednesday nights for Nursery/Preschool kids too! Come to room 180, contact Margaret at with any questions! Parents’ Morning Out There are still a few spaces open in PMO for the 2012-2013 school year - please contact the PMO office at with any questions. Children’s Sabbath & Fall Festival! October 21st kids are singing and helping to lead worship and our fantastic fall festival after the 11:15 service - you don’t want to miss this! Parenting Forum “Ignorance Is No Defense” with J. Tom Morgan - Wednesday Oct. 24th, be on the lookout for details! Elementary Helps Serve @ the Prayer Breakfast! Sunday, Oct. 28th 6:30am in Fifield. See you there!

youth IMPORTANT CONFIRMATION CLASS EVENTS IN OCTOBER CONFIRMATION CLASS VISITS OCTOBER 7, 2012 The 9th Grade Confirmation Class will visit other denominations on Sunday, October 7 in small groups as part of our study of the Presbyterian Church. We will compare how we worship with eek, r c e h t other churches. We will meet not up Definitly ut a paddle at the Gathering then divide up witho into cars to leave for the church services. We will go to lunch afterward and have a discussion on our findings. Bring money for lunch and plan to be gone 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. CONFIRMATION CLASS VISITS SESSION MEETING OCTOBER 16, 2012 The Confirmation Class will visit the Session meeting to observe how the Presbyterian Church is governed. We will observe the meeting from 7:30-8:30 PM then meet for 15 minutes to de-brief it. Please plan to join us. YOUTH PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 9, 2012 The Youth Parent Advisory Committee will meet at Anne Farrisee’s home on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 PM. We have much to discuss including fall events, fundraisers, and much more. Please let Allison know if you will attend. YOUTH CARNIVAL AT FALL FESTIVAL OCTOBER 21, 2012 Youth need to plan now to participate in the All Church Fall Festival. The Youth will set up carnival booths as well as have a bake sale! We need everyone to set up a booth! Contact Allison or Bradley to sign up. IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR 2013!!!! 2013 YOUTH MISSION TRIPS We must plan ahead, especially for FUNDRAISING for our 2013 Mission Trips. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can complete plans! Trips are as follows: College Mission Trip to Kenya - May 19-June 2, 2013 (approximate cost $3500) Sr. High Mission Trip to Navajo Nation - June 8-15, 2013 ($450 + fundraising) Jr. High Mission Trip to Navajo Nation - June 16-23, 2013 ($450 + fundraising) Combined Youth Mission Trip to Ohio - July 7-13, 2013 ($350 + fundraising)

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October 7 & 14

Youth Family Mission Trip to Honduras - July 20-27, 2013 (approximate cost $1000)

The Chimes adult sunday school A gora Room 322

In New Testament Greek, the name means “meeting place,” and we are a vibrant, conversational class that discusses a variety of topics, including Bible, theology, current events, and arts. Most of us are thirty something, and many have young children.

Berean Bible Class Reception Room

The Bereans were critical thinkers who, with study, became believers. (Acts 17:10-12). This year our theme is “What is the Church?” It is the people who meet in God’s name, but also an institution, a place, the foundation of our culture, and much more. On October 7, 14 1nd 21, Dr. George Yacoubian will speak to our class on The Book of Acts, the story of the formation of the Christian Church after the ascension of Jesus. Please join us. All are welcome.

Community Bible Study Room B415

With our new Associate Pastor for Community Ministries at the helm, join us as Rev. Connie Lee leads community Bible study and fellowship. As always, you are welcome.

Covenant Class Room 230

The Covenant Class examines an interesting combination of family and social issues, church history, theology and Bible lessons, all from the perspective of today’s family. Our lively discussions are led by members of the church staff and congregation. Our members are generally age 35-55, married, have children in elementary-college, and interact socially.

Discovering God’s Word Room 317

On Oct. 7, we will resume our study of the Gospel of Matthew, using Thomas G. Long’s commentary, Matthew (Westminster John Knox Press, 1997) as our guide. Our lesson is on Matthew 16:21-17:27 (Long, p. 188-201). On Oct. 14, we will discuss Matthew 18:1-35 (Long, p. 202-213). Please join us!

Emmaus Class Room 227

For the next two weeks, Ned Case will kick off our study and discussion of N. T. Wright’s book, After You Believe. Please join us for meaningful fellowship and stimulating discussions. All are welcome.

Faith and Life Room 218

On Oct. 7 and 14 Dr. Joel LeMon, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, will return by popular demand. He will be discussing the theme of “Old Testament Law: What (if anything) it means for us today.” Join us as we welcome Joel back to our class. Come for coffee, conversation and a most interesting discussion of relevance of Old Testament Law in our lives.

First Foundations Room 323

A laid-back, discussion-oriented class of couples, many in our thirties with young families. We try to maintain diversity in our topics with a combination of Bible study, modern day religious and societal trends, parenting and family issues, movie and video lessons, guest speakers, etc.

Forum @ First Fifield Hall

What was life like in biblical times? What was happening in the middle east? What did and what does it mean to be human? On October 7 and 14, join us for the first of a four week series entitled “Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Household Archeology & Discoveries on Being Human” led by Parker Diggory, FPC member, archeologist, and PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible at Emory.

G alatians 3:28, Room 319

On October 7 and 14, we are hosting Forum @ First in Fifield Hall, with our regular teacher teaching and leading a series on household archeology in the Holy Land. Join us as Parker Diggory leads a fascinating series entitled, “Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Household Archeology in the Holy Land & Discoveries on Being Human.”

Spiritual Living Room B202

The members of the Spiritual Living Class study the different paths to Spiritual Living through books and other teachings. In the past we have read C.S. Lewis and Emmet Fox among others. Class discussion is ALWAYS lively and new members and visitors are ALWAYS welcome. Please join us this Sunday.

The Upper Room Room 332

Forgiveness goes to the heart of what we believe as Christians, and nothing is more important to our life together. Yet forgiveness as a way of life can be tough. On October 7 and 14 and led by Rev. Lindsay Armstrong, Upper Room will be examining scriptures and having a conversation on this complex topic. Join us or you won’t be able to forgive yourself.

Young Adults Room B303

We are a new class for singles and couples in their twenties and early thirties. Join together for topical discussion, fellowship, and even some enlightening Bible Study. If you’ve never had a class before, and you’re a young adult, this one’s for you.

Internationals Room 327

October 7th – RC Dear will present Part 1 of a two-part series on C.S. Lewis’ book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: “Part I: C. S. Lewis and Setting up the Story.” October 14th - RC Dear will present Part 2 of a two-part series on C.S. Lewis.’

Meditation Group Room 320

This year, we are meeting exclusively as a small group, meeting on Thursday evenings at the home of Dottie Hitchcock. We’d love to have you if you’re interested. Please call Dottie at (404) 228-7709 for further information.

Open Door Room 156

Started in 1953, the class remains committed to its initial goal: to join intelligent minds and strong faith. Its sessions, both lecture and free discussion, have centered on historical settings at different stages of church development, evolution of creeds, history of religious freedom in this country, church in society that is open to all religions, and many more. As one member has described the class, one does not check one’s mind at the door when one enters the class.

FORUM@FIRST Sponsored by FPC’s Stembler Ministry

TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS Household Archeology in the Holy Land & Discoveries on Being Human Led by Parker Diggory Archeologist & PH.D. Candidate in Hebrew Bible at Emory University

Sundays, October 7 - Oct. 28 10:15 - 11:00 am Fifield Hall

Ours for Today Room B308

Our class is designed for parents of kids preschool~high school. We are an energetic group of 30–50 “somethings” who are seeking spiritual and practical guidance on our journey of faith. Throughout the year we host speakers who share their insight and perspective on parenting, marriage and the challenges facing the modern Christian family. Come join us! October 7 & 14


Music for October 7

“New name, new logo, same great teaching.”

For information about private music instruction and group music, dance, and art classes, please visit us on the web or call: Kate Breytspraak, Director (404) 228-7762



Adagio (from Symphonie V) - Charles-Marie Widor


O How Glorious Is The Kingdom - Harwood


Come and Taste - Parker

Ben Resp

Dresden Amen


Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux - Francois Couperin

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We’re open and stocked full of wonderful new items. Stop in and visit.

The Mustard Seed

Wednesdays 9-1, 4:40 - 6:30 Sundays 9-1 (404) 201-6442

Lots of new ise! and merch e see m o C us!

Music for October 14 PRELUDE Introit Anthem Offertory

Variations on “O Worship the King” - Hopson When in Our Music God is Glorified - Sherman Brethren, We Have Met to Worship - Newcomer Variations on O Worship the King (Carillon) Notre Pere - Durufle

Ben Resp Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples Postlude Toccata - Marcel Dupré

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eChimes Newsletter - October 7 and 14  
eChimes Newsletter - October 7 and 14  

eChimes Newsletter - October 7 and 14