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Volume 46

March 2020

HUNGER MISSION GROUP: PROVIDING WEEKLY BAGS OF FOOD FOR STUDENTS AT TWO LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS How can you help? Monetary donations are welcome, so that volunteers can purchase food from the Food Bank that is much cheaper than the grocery stores! Dollar for dollar, your contributions go a lot farther! Each Sunday in March there will be a donation basket on the display table in the Gathering Area. Please pray for the hungry, and the hunger mission group. New volunteers are always welcome to join the group! If you have questions or want more information, contact Marilyn Martin at mcmartin2@cox.net, Nancy Trussell at nrtrussell@aol.com, or Susan Currie at currie.susan@gmail.com

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WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUNION IN LENT All are welcome to Wednesday Morning Communion. During Lent the weekly service is held in the Chapel from Wednesday, February 26 through April 8 at 7:00 AM. May you consider taking up this discipline of worship during this sacred season, that we might grow closer to our God.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN WORDS OF LOVE FROM GOD – Remember the Sabbath and Keep It Holy. This month in PW we will seek “to understand the gift of Sabbath and to recover a sense of the sacred urgency of Sabbath-keeping for human life and the created order. We will not only discover how our biblical ancestors began each new day with rest and renewal to equip them for the work of the daylight hours, but we will also reflect on how Sabbath was also “a declaration of inclusivity and equality that is at the heart of God’s will for the created order.“ Come join us on March 10th at 10:30 AM in room 203 above the chapel for an enlightening Bible study, engaging fellowship, and an exceptional luncheon. What do we need to bring? $5.00 for lunch, a faithful heart to study God’s love letter, and a listening ear to learn of his direction for our lives. We ARE Presbyterian Women! Please join us! Contact any of our officers if you want additional information. Co-Moderators: Peggy Martin and Ellen Austin Secretary/Historian: Lola Landers Treasurer: Susan Kessler Mission Coordinator: Cathy Slone Circle Leaders: Lynne Fields, Camilla Cabaniss, Susan Kessler

CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT REGISTRATION Join us April 24-26, 2020 for our annual Congregational Retreat. Book your room at Massanetta Springs. Register online at rcpres.org or pick up a paper form in the Gathering Area. Room options and pricing: Richardson Hall (dormitory style, private or shared bathroom) • Single Private Bath $225 • Single Shared Bath $150 • Double Private Bath $300 • Double Shared Bath $250 • Family of 3 Private Bath $320 • Family of 4+ Private Bath $350 Hubler Lodge (hotel style with private bathroom) • Single $300 • Double $400 • Family of 3 $425 • Family of 4+ $450


SAVE THE DATE FOR SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! God has shared a big dream with you. It’s a dream in which all creation harmoniously lives together in God’s love. When you hear about this dream it takes root in you, grows up, and produces even more seed! It’s a contagious crop, which multiplies in your kids and even spreads to their friends and families! Who knows what kind of harvest will come from our Summer Vacation Bible School – ReNew: The Green VBS™! We will study the Parable of the Sower, Mark 4:1-9, during our week together. One of Jesus’ favorite gardening techniques is telling parables — simple stories with a twist. Parables spark our curiosity, surprise us, and turn our hearts toward Jesus. If you were to ask any gardener, they’d tell you that good soil seldom just happens. It is the result of a gardener’s hard work—weeds are meticulously pulled by hand, rocks and stones are painstakingly picked out, and hard dirt is tilled to create easy passageway for a root system. Good soil doesn’t make itself good; it is lovingly prepared by its gardener. We will explore how God does this when the seed of love, whose name is Jesus, is planted in us. When this seed takes root we become gardeners too! Gardeners called to care for the earth and one another as God cares for us! God’s persistent dream for creation is a reality right now, let’s live it! Save the Date - Vacation Bible School is July 13-16, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. All four-year-olds (potty trained) to rising 5th graders are invited to attend! Registration will open April 1 at rcpres.org.

1. Lois Jones Dirk Labuschagne Sarah Grace McCurdy 3. Fred Hoffman Rachel Kennedy 4. R. Dan Carson, Jr. Sophia Danyi Barbara Lashley 6. Cathy Crawley Wade Whitehead 7. Anne Moore 8. Andrew Kessler 10. Elle Agee Stu Stephenson 12. Joe Austin Leigh Ann Hamlin 13. Nancy Favor Emily Gannon James Kennedy 14. Leigh Sackett 15. Gary Scott Gussie Taylor Nancy Trussell 16. Marsha Ellison Amy Thisdell 17. Mark Currie Louise Morris Jack Whitehead 18. Dick Kepley

19. Caleb Burtis Helen Hertz 20. Sue Cundiff Chris Eberhard Jo Thomason Hugh Wellons 21. Cormany Beckett 23. Chuck Foley Emily Jarrett Brent McGraw 25. James “Jay” Rule, Jr 26. Debbie Miller 29. Jean Henderson 30. Tom Mason Cynthia Schaefer 31. Charles Favor Jeanne Fishwick John Fishwick Paul Keister Lena Kessler Lucy Naff.

Special Birthday Wishes to Lois Jones celebrating her 92nd birthday on March 1. Gussie Taylor celebrating her 93rd birthday on March 15. Jo Thomason celebrating her 92nd birthday on March 20.

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, March 11 at 11:00 AM in the library to discuss Don’t You Ever by Mary Bishop with the author herself! Then join us in April for our discussion of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson. If you have questions, contact Nancy Ayling at 540-3445454.


MONDAY

2 10:00 AM—Monday Morning Prayer Group 7:00 PM—Mill Mountain Ringers

9 10:00 AM—Monday Morning Prayer Group 7:00 PM—Mill Mountain Ringers 7:00 PM—Deacons

16 9:00 AM—Preschool 10:00 AM—Monday Morning Prayer Group 5:30 PM—Stewardship & Finance 7:00 PM—Administrative Committee 7:00 PM—Mill Mountain Ringers

23 10:00 AM—Monday Morning Prayer Group 7:00 PM—Mill Mountain Ringers 7:00 PM—Session

30 10:00 AM—Monday Morning Prayer Group 7:00 PM—Mill Mountain Ringers

SUNDAY

1 COMMUNION SUNDAY FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT 9:00 AM—Worship in Chapel 10:00 AM—Sunday School 11:00AM—Worship in Sanctuary 5:00 PM—Bel Canto Youth Choir 6:00 PM—Youth Group

8 9:00 AM—Worship in Chapel 10:00 AM—Sunday School 11:00 AM—Worship in Sanctuary 5:00 PM—Bel Canto Youth Choir 6:00 PM—Youth Group

15 9:00 AM—Worship in Chapel 10:00 AM—Sunday School 11:00 AM—Worship in Sanctuary 5:00 PM—Bel Canto Youth Choir 6:00 PM—Youth Group

22 9:00 AM—Worship in Chapel 10:00 AM—Sunday School 11:00 AM—Worship in Sanctuary 5:00 PM—NO Bel Canto Youth Choir 6:00 PM— NO Youth Group

29 TWO-CENTS-A-MEAL 9:00 AM—Worship in Chapel 10:00 AM—Sunday School 11:00 AM—Worship in Sanctuary with Bridgewater College Music Ensembles 5:00 PM—Bel Canto Youth Choir

31 7:15 PM—Raleigh Court Ringers

24 7:15 PM—Raleigh Court Ringers

17 4:15 PM—Worship & Music 5:30 PM—Endowment Board 7:15 PM—Raleigh Court Ringers

10 10:30 AM—PW Meeting/ Lunch 12:15 PM—Preschool Board 5:00 PM—Historical Committee 7:15 PM—Raleigh Court Ringers

3 9:45 AM—Presbytery Mission Committee Meeting 10:00 AM—PW Coordinating Team 7:15 PM—Raleigh Court Ringers

TUESDAY

FRIDAY

27 9:00 AM—Hunger Mission Packing for Hurt Park

20 9:00 AM—Hunger Mission Packing for Hurt Park 6:00 PM—Youth Lock-In

13 9:00 AM—Hunger Mission Packing for Hurt Park 9:00 AM—NO Preschool 12:30 PM—Second Friday Singles Luncheon

Tuesday 5:30 PM Tai Chi Thursday 10:30 AM AA Primary Purpose Thursday 5:45 PM Tai Chi Thursday 6:30 PM AA Meeting Friday 10:30 AM New Day-AA Meeting Friday 11:45 AM Al-Anon

26 10:30 AM—Centering Prayer 11:45 AM—Hunger Mission Packing for Lincoln Terrace 7:30 PM—Thursday Guy Session

19 10:30 AM—Centering Prayer 11:45 AM—Hunger Mission Packing for Lincoln Terrace 7:30 PM—Thursday Guy Session

12 10:30 AM—Centering Prayer 11:45 AM—Hunger Mission Packing for Lincoln Terrace 7:30 PM—Thursday Guy Session

5 6 9:00 AM— RCPC Preschool 9:00 AM—Hunger Mission Conference Day –No students Packing for Hurt Park 10:30 AM—Centering Prayer 11:45—Hunger Mission Packing for Lincoln Terrace 7:30 PM—Thursday Guy Session

THURSDAY

WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR GROUPS Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM RCPC Preschool Monday 10:30 AM New Day AA Meeting Monday 6:30 PM Cub Scout Pack 2 Monday 7:00 PM Boy Scouts Troop 2 Tuesday 10:30 AM AA Primary Purpose

25 7:00 AM—Worship with Communion in Chapel 8:00 AM—Fellowship Time 4:00 PM—God Alive 6:15 PM—Fellowship Dinner 7:15 PM—Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

18 7:00 AM—Worship with Communion in Chapel 8:00 AM—Fellowship Time 12:15 –2PM—RCPC Preschool Teacher Work Day 4:00 PM—God Alive 6:15 PM—Fellowship Dinner 6:45 PM—Sectionals -Alto & Bass 7:15 PM—Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

11 7:00 AM—Worship with Communion in Chapel 8:00 AM—Fellowship Time 11:00 AM—Book Club 4:00 PM—God Alive 6:15 PM—Fellowship Dinner 6:45 PM—Sectionals -Soprano & Tenor 7:15 PM—Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

4 7:00 AM—Worship with Communion in Chapel 8:00 AM—Fellowship Time 4:00 PM—God Alive 6:15 PM—Fellowship Dinner 6:45 PM—Sectional- Bass 7:15 PM—Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

WEDNESDAY

28 10-3 pm —Sanctuary Choir Mini Retreat

21 8 AM Youth Lock-In Pick Up

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The Raleigh Court Herald is a monthly publication of Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church 1837 Grandin Rd. Roanoke VA 24015 540 343-5541 ~ 540 345-8359 FAX www.rcpres.org The Rev. Andrew C. Whaley Pastor and Head of Staff Leigh Sackett Director of Christian Education The Rev. David Dixon, MD, Episcopal Deacon Minister of Care Mitchell R. Weisiger Director of Music Ministries and Organist Abbi French Director of Children’s Music Betsy Prillaman Preschool Director Worship Services 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Sunday School at 10:00 AM At both worship services after Children’s Time, children age four through 1st grade may leave for Children’s Worship, an age-appropriate service. Immediately following the service, parents may call for their children downstairs in Room 11. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. Morning prayer with communion each Wednesday morning at 7:00 AM. Submit articles for The Herald by the third Wednesday of the month for publication the following month. julie@rcpres.org

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