A Leadership Training Event for the people of the Presbytery of St. Andrew & the Presbytery of the Mid-South is Friday and Saturday, January 25 & 26 at Batesville Presbyterian Church.
Tupelo High School Show choir Department Presents Dethroned Home Show and Competition Preview January 25 & 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the THS Performing Arts Center with Danielle Ratliff, Ansley Caldwell, Olivia Hastings, Magalie Martin & Lindley Gibens.
The Congregational Care Committee is asking for names of any homebound members who would like to be visited by members of our visitation team. If you have a loved one who is not being visited and would like to be, please call the church office or contact Vivian Fleming 791-9987.
The Church Office will be closed Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
Ray Harris has been named the 2019 Humanities Teacher of the Year at Northeast MS Community College. As part of the recognition, he will present a lecture/recital titled,”Compositional Techniques in Leonard Bernstein’s Anniversaries for Solo Piano” on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Hines Hall Auditorium on the NEMCC campus. A reception will follow.
We hope you will join us this Wednesday night for dinner followed by a panel of representatives from different organizations around our community. This will be an opportunity to learn about some of the new ministries reaching people in and around Tupelo! There will also be a time for questions and answers from our panel regarding issues like, “What do you consider the greatest need in our community?,” “How has Tupelo changed in the past 10, 20 or 30 years?,” “What small steps can I make to become more active in ministering to the people around me?” The panel discussion will take place in the Fellowship Hall.
Brunch and TCT Matinee
The Glitter GirlsWritten by Mississippi native Mark Dunn, this southern comedy takes us through a specially called meeting of a north Georgia social club called “The Glitter Girls.” The club’s richest member, Trudy Tromaine (who is at death’s door) convenes the meeting to express her wishes to bequeath some of her millions to one lucky “Sister of the Gleam and Sparkle.”
WHEN: Saturday, January, 26 at 2:00 p.m.
COST: Tickets $20.00 and anyone with a season ticket can swap our for the other date.
BRUNCH: We will plan to meet earlier in the morning for brunch at one of our local eateries to be determined
PLEASE RSVP to Lisa Nichols or Lucy Nash AND LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
The session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, January 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. This meeting will serve as our annual meeting. Committee reports will be received, the 2019 budget will be presented as information, and at-large members to the 2019 Officer Nominating Committee will be elected. Also, the duties, functions andresponsibilities will be made to add these duties and responsibilities to the church by-laws.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; God’s mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning.
The Lord God gave the peoples of the earth a garden,and the people said, “That’s very nice, God, but that’s notenough. We’d like a little knowledge, please.”The Lord God gave them knowledge,and the people said, “Now that we have knowledge,we’d like things.”The Lord God gave the people things,but they always said, “That’s not quite enough.”So the Lord God gave them gifts unequaled:the sunlightening and thunderrain and flowersanimals and birds and fishtrees and stars and the moon.God gave them the rainbow.God parted the Red Sea and gave them manna.God gave the prophetsand childrenand each other,but still the people said, “ That’s not quite enough.”God loved the people,and out of ultimate merciful goodnessGod gave them the Gift of Gifts,a Christmas present never to be forgotten.God gave them lovein form of God’s Son,even Christ Jesus.
There are some that don’t open their eyes or their earsor their heartsand they still say, that’s not quite enough.They wander through the stores looking for Christmas.But others open their whole being to the Lord,bending their knees to praise God,carrying Christmas with them every day.For these the whole world is a gift.
I share with your this Christmas Day another of Ann Weems wonderful poems from the book Kneeling in Bethlehem.