Protestant Women of The Chapel Ft. Jackson, South Carolina October 2009
Volume 2, Issue 1
From Our President Meredith Simpson Dear PWOC Sisters, Thank you all for coming in September. We started the year with a celebration of our theme. I believe we are also on our way to following God’s vision for the year by creating a loving atmosphere where we can connect with each other and the Lord in a deeper way. What better way to do this than through Bible study. What a blessing it is to see our Bible studies filling up this fall. It is a joy to be growing in the knowledge and admonition of the Lord. It is always good to delve directly into God’s Word. Of course, knowing and understanding the life and work of Jesus Christ is also crucial to our maturity. It is so easy to just fall into the thinking of the world as we are bombarded on every side with sub-
tle and blatant lies. We are learning to detect his lies and to counter them with God’s truth. Even mighty King David had to use God’s word as a weapon as he writes in Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” How blessed we are that God has given us his Word – his objective truth for all times - to help us grapple with the weighty issues of life. II Peter 1:3 tells us that all we need for life and godliness can be found in his Word. God’s Word is eternally true for He tells us in Psalm 119:160 “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” It is true because God is the author of it. He is the final authority over it, not man. Over 2,000 times in the Old Testament alone it says “Thus says the Lord.”
To LEAD women to accept Christ as personal Savior and Lord. To TEACH women the history, beliefs, and programs of the church, all built on a solid foundation of worship and Bible study. To DEVELOP in women the skills of prayer, evangelism, stewardship, and social service, against a background of personal spiritual development. To INVOLVE women in the work of the Chapel, in keeping with their abilities and interests.
What the PWOC Pin means P: stands for Protestant, our heritage and our choice. W: stands for Women who owe a great deal to Christ because of the level to which He raised them during His time on earth. C: stands for Chapel where we can carry out our beliefs.
It is true because Jesus studied it, quoted it, lived it and came to fulfill it, not set it aside with something new and better. It is true because the Holy Spirit inspired (breathed into) the writers of Scripture God’s very words and thoughts, so that what they wrote was not of their own hearts and minds but God’s thoughts. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21) So, dear ladies, let us thank God for his wonderful gift to us, the very revelation of himself. We can sing his word, memorize it, meditate on it, study it and apply it to our lives—all for his glory. I am praying you are all excited about exploring God’s Word this fall. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. Much Love, Meredith
The Metallic Letters and Olive Branch stand for the precious metal of God’s love. In Psalm 36:7-9 are these words: “How precious is thy steadfast love, O God!” White Cross: symbol of our Christian faith. One bar is vertical signifying our responsibility to communion with God, while the other is horizontal, representing our responsibility to our fellow man. It is white because that is the color of purity and cleanliness and represents Jesus’ nature. The shadow shows the depth of the cross and our ability to enter into the refuge of Jesus. Dark Blue: stands for freedom, which we know as Christians. Jesus died and we are free from sin. Jesus says: “…you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Motto: We are Workers Together for Christ
2009 - 2010 PWOC International Theme Theme Hymn “Crown Him With Many Crowns” Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne, Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own. Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee, and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity. Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o'er the grave, and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save. His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high, who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die. Theme Verses Psalm 45:6—9 (New King James Version) 6Your
throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 7You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions. 8All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia, Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad. 9Kings’ daughters are among Your honorable women; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
Crown him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways from pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise. His reign shall know no end, and round his pierced feet fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet. Crown him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side, those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified. All hail, Redeemer, hail! For thou hast died for me; thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.
Theme Chorus “Sing to the King” Sing to the King Who is coming to reign Glory to Jesus, the Lamb that was slain Life and salvation His empire shall bring And joy to the nations when Jesus is King
1 Peter 2:9—10 (NKJ Version) 9But
you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
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Come, let us sing a song A song declaring that we belong to Jesus He is all we need Lift up a heart of praise Sing now with voices raised to Jesus Sing to the King For His returning we watch and we pray We will be ready the dawn of that day We'll join in singing with all the redeemed 'Cause Satan is vanquished and my Jesus is King
Fall 2009 Bible Studies Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas Sacred Parenting is unlike any parenting book you have ever read. This is not a “how to” book that teaches you how to discipline your kids or help them achieve their full potential. Rather than discuss how parents can change their kids, Sacred Parenting turns the tables and discusses how God uses our kids to change us, the parents!
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer In the muddle of day-to-day life, have you somehow forgotten that Christianity is a living, vibrant relationship with a personal God? In this classic bestseller, The Pursuit of God reminds and challenges you to renew your relationship with your loving God.
A Woman of Confidence: 1 Peter by Dee Brestin Dee will guide you through 1 Peter and The Pilgrim’s Progress and help you be filled with confidence even in the midst of intimidation, and with inextinguishable joy, even in the midst of sorry. Learn how to face troubles now, even before they come, with confidence.
Journey to Experiencing God w/ Prayer Journal The prayer journal is an inductive devotional guide designed to encourage you to grow in knowing God through the word and prayer. This tool can take you on a lifelong pursuit of God. As you get to know Him, He will enable you to trust Him, His work in your life and His transforming grace. All the ingredients for consistent God driven spiritual growth are found in this one little journal. Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones A spiritual classic, this study explains Christ’s teaching in the Sermon on the Mount and incisively applies it to the Christian life. Here is a comprehensive and exhaustive study of our Lord’s words as recorded in Matthew chapters 5. 6 and 7. This beautiful portion of the Sermon on the Mount is carefully analyzed, its contents outlined and thoughtfully arranged, and vastly rich and abundant truths are gleaned for your spiritual nurture.
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Jesse Tree - Sign Up with Jennifer Wake ASAP The Advent Jesse Tree seeks to tell the story of God’s redemptive plan for the world through 25 symbols from the Old and New Testament. The symbols trace the heritage of Jesus Christ from the beginning of creation. It’s a creative way to prepare for Christmas with your family. You will need the book, “The Advent Jesse Tree: Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas” by Dean Meador Lamber, and create 25 of one ornament that will be assigned to you by Jennifer Wake. Before Thanksgiving we will get together and exchange ornaments. You will end up with 25 different ornaments, one for each day Dec 1-25. You can be as crafty or as simple as you want. Contact Jennifer Wake for examples and if you want to be involved. email@example.com
PWOC Outreach Opportunities! Looking for ways to get involved with PWOC outside of Thursday mornings? Well, check out these opportunities for outreach to the community around us! If any of these interest you- please see Julie Palekas for more details. In addition, if you have any outreach suggestions, please let Julie know! Guideposts Gift Subscription- Donate $10 to Guideposts magazine and a gift subscription at Christmas will be given to a wounded soldier currently in a U.S. military hospital. Donations to be collected by October 12th. Armed Forces Lounge- Columbia International Airport: Volunteers needed for shifts at the Armed Forces Lounge to serve soldiers and their families as they arrive and depart the Columbia area. Donations of childrens pre-packaged snacks and drinks also needed.
If you are interested in being a Board member or joining a committee please speak to Meredith or the appropriate chairperson. It is a great way to get involved! Current Board Members President VP - Spiritual Life
Financial Liaison Adm. Coordinator Prayer
Praise & Worship
Stephanie Blue VACANT Jennifer Wake Hal Batts Christy Hearn & Brenna Gardiner Maria Currey & Laura Morris Julie Morrison
Esther Edwards & Stormy Jones VACANT
Cursha Lunderman & Nicholle Holycross
Historian Women’s Ministry Cooridinator
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Inreach School Supplies: Donations of school supplies which will be given to on-post schools is ongoing. In addition, donations of hand sanitizer will be collected and shared with both on-post and off-post schools. Please see Jeanette Outten for specific details.
VP - Programs
Titus II Victory Ranch: Volunteers needed to participate in weekend retreats for female soldiers. From sharing a devotion, praise and worship or just being there, you can make a difference in a young soldier’s life. Donations of study bibles with concordances and dictionaries also needed.
Jeannette Outten Joyce Dudley
Our Children Bible Study Times Child Care is provided either at the Child Development Center or on-site at the Main Post Chapel. Permanent party attendees are encouraged to utilize the CDC. You must contact Cursha by the 15th of the month to reserve your spot for the following month.
Playgroup / Baby Sitting Co-Op
A group of mothers gather together the last Friday of every month.
questions, please contact: CDC - Cursha Lunderman
You are more than welcome to come! For more information or questions please contact: Maia Palma
On-Site - Nicholle Holycross
Programs What a blessing to gather with our sisters in Christ.
Thank you to all who made our October 8th “Wild, Wild West” program a success.
SAVE THE DATE! Our next program will be December 17th. 9:30am - 12:00 “King of Kings” - Women will be encouraged to know, praise, worship and adore the Creator of all. As daughters of the King & the bride of Christ, women will be encouraged to stay true to their first love. Nothing that we desire compares with Him. Royal Luncheon to follow.
Spring Retreat - March 19th & 20th PWOC's spring retreat will be held March 19th & 20th at Highland Lake Inn in Flat Rock, NC. Mark your calendar!! We’d love to see you there. Page 5
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O c to b e r / N ovem b e r 2 0 0 9 Sun
Bible Study **
9:30 Board Meeting
Fellowship meeting for those not attending the conference.
9:30 Board Meeting
Bible Study **
** Offering is taken the 3rd Thursday of every month
Special Dates to Know . . . Birthdays:
Tina Bridgewater - Oct. 14th
Joi Tann - Nov 4th
Sue Decker - Oct 18th
Stephanie Blue - Nov 9th
Tracy McConache - Oct 18th
Gloria Bean - Nov 12th
Oct 15th - Woman of Confidence
Lynn Patterson - Oct 18th
Lori Myers - Nov 20th
Oct 22nd - Journey to Intimacy
Shannon Myers - Oct 21st
Leslie M. Brooks - Nov 22nd
Oct 29th - Sermon on the Mount
Lucy Harney - Oct 22nd
Pamela Weinzapfel - Nov 28th
Aosenla Jarosz - Oct 23rd
Nov 19 - Sacred Parenting
Kim Hale - Nov 1st Gloria Bean - Nov 10th Peggy Ley - Nov 12th Somon Druitt - Nov 20th Dawn Maul - Nov 21st Lori Bineham - Nov 23rd Pamela Weinzapfel - Nov 23rd
Nov 12 - The Pursuit of God
Wishing you another year of Laughter, Joy and Fun, Surprises, Love and Happiness.
Dec 3rd - Woman of Confidence Dec 10th - Journey to Intimacy If you are willing to bless our little ones and their moms by serving in our child care room, please be sure to sign up in your individual bible study groups. THANK YOU!