THIS WEEK AT SHALLOWFORD
Sunday, August 18th
10:00am Summer Choir
10:30am Sunday for Service
4:00pm Prayer Shawl Ministry
WELCOME GUEST PREACHER, REV. ALICIA WILSON
Our Pastor Jeff Sockwell is away this Sunday and we welcome Rev. Alicia Wilson to our pulpit today. Rev. Wilson is a member of Salem Presbytery, currently serving in validated ministry as a clinical social worker at the Salisbury VA Medical Center. She has previously worked as a hospital chaplain, as the program director at a homeless outreach center, and as an oncology social worker.
2019 Session Committee Chairpersons
Administration - Bob Federchuck
Building and Grounds - Jack Hartle, Tony Brett
Christian Education - Lynn Watkins
Fellowship and Congregational Care - Carolyn Auman
Outreach - Jane Pfeuffer
Welcoming - Sally Gant
Worship - Al Gaskill
Carolyn Auman, Tony Brett, Bob Federchuck, Sally Gant,
Al Gaskill, Jack Hartle, Jane Pfeuffer, Lynn Watkins
At the Stated Session meeting on May 20, 2019 the Session:
August 18th - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Ushers: Joe & Julie Doub
Greeters: Chris Motley & Jack Hartle
Nursery: Karen Baiada
Lector: Elizabeth Reid
LEWISVILLE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT SHALLOWFORD
The American Red Cross is looking for 31 units of blood from this drive. I hope you will consider joining others in the community to give the Gift of Life. Any questions about eligibility may be address in confidence with the American Red Cross. The age requirement to donate is 16 with parental consent and upwards.
We will provide a light lunch to donors, Red Cross staff and volunteers. A menu has not been set but I need volunteers to help provide chips, beverages and fruit as well as to help in the kitchen. Sally Gant has volunteered a cake. Arnold Hall will need to be arranged prior to 8:00 am Saturday, September 14th when the Red Cross crew arrives. If you can help, please contact Liz Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-546-2663.
IT’S GOOD FOR THE SOLE
Our Shallowford Presbyterian church congregation is AWESOME! Twenty-six paper shoes were all taken within ten minutes after the worship service on which It’s Good for the SOLE was launched. And 26 pairs of shoes (or donations for shoes) were returned to the church on or before the requested date. On our first “Sunday for Service” individuals wrote notes to students at Lewisville Elementary School and a note was placed inside each shoebox. The following morning the shoes were delivered to the school. The principal and many staff members were there to receive the shoes. They could not have been more grateful and appreciative--genuinely thankful for our contribution of shoes.
Thank you, Shallowford friends, for STEPPING up to the plate as we begin our partnership with our local elementary school!
Chris Motley, Outreach Committee Member
SUNDAY FOR SERVICE
Seven folks gathered in the kitchen to become master bakers for Samaritan Ministries! At the end of the morning, brownies, with extra chocolate chips, and Chocolate Chip Supreme cookies were cooling and awaiting packaging. Despite an "over-achieving" oven (and who doesn't like slightly burned cookies to munch on......) we managed to bake over 100 individual desserts which were delivered to Samaritan Ministries to be served with lunch one day this week.
The sorting and rolling coins tables were very popular! Crystal (with help) took the Cents-A-bility coins to the bank. The total rolled was $596! Charlie Keefe, the church accountant, will send a check to the Presbytery. Thank you to everyone who participated in the activities
The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.
This year we collected $689.00, forty percent of which stays with our congregation to be used for youth programming. We contributed $275.00 to the St Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church Adventure Trek, which was co-led by Daniel Sockwell and was attended by two youth from El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church. Thank you so much for your generosity!!!
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING
The total is in and this year we collected $981.66!! This is more than we have ever collected for this PCUSA special offering!! Thank you so much for filling your banks and envelopes. This offering goes to support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and does so much good work for those in the US and around the world who are affected by storms, earthquakes, fires and other disasters.
From West Forsyth Christian Preschool: Thank you!
Our 2019 Gallery Hop/Silent Auction was a huge success due to your continued support. We look forward to working with you again next year. A sincere thank you again. West Forsyth Christian Preschool Board of Directors, Rosemary Drinkuth, Director, Staff, and families.
The Crisis Control Gift of the Month: Collected by the West Forsyth Christian Preschool
Why not pick up some “extra” next time you go to the store and deposit it in the barrel inside the entrance to Arnold Hall? We are “Neighbors Helping Neighbors!!”
August - Cooking oil
September - Rice
TIME AND TALENTS! IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!
If you are still considering ways in which your Time and Talents may play a part in Shallowford's ministries and activities this year, that opportunity always remains open. Time and Talent forms are always available at the welcoming table in the Gathering Space. Special needs at this time: Drivers to assist those requiring transportation to church events: Contact Carolyn Auman.
We celebrate the generous stewardship of our congregation through worship and music, service including VBS with El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Hispanic mission, West Forsyth Christian Preschool, our community garden, Pilgrimage Ministry, the Art Wall, 12 Step Recovery groups, Hinkle House celebrations, Bloodmobile, CROP Hunger Walk, Presbyterian coffee and chocolate, and much more.
"Much more" includes Campus Ministry. You may not realize that Joanne Federchuck was on the committee of several churches and Salem Presbytery which called Stewart Ellis to be the Presbyterian Campus Minister in the area in 1990. Stewart retired 11 years ago but that ministry continues at WSSU, Wake Forest, Salem College and the University of NC School of the Arts. Several Shallowford folk volunteer with the Listening Post Cooperative Campus Ministry at UNCSA, including Janet Scharling, Kathy Muder, Elizabeth Reid who provides brownies, and Stewart chairs the board of this ecumenical ministry with students which has been happening on Wednesdays for three decades. Presbyterian pastor Khelen Kuzmovich is the Coordinator. Like every good ministry, we give and we receive. UNCSA students gave us wonderful Sunday afternoon concerts with the Shallowford Series this winter and spring, all of which were enjoyed by our largest audiences ever! The 2020 series will be announced in January.
FROM THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE
In order to promote inclusion of children in worship and support fewer nursery volunteers, the Christian Education committee is engaging in a trial of a change to the nursery for this summer.
The session approved creating a Prayground area in the sanctuary for children to stay in the sanctuary during the Sunday morning service. We will staff the area each Sunday with one volunteer and invite parents to stay with their children if there is more than one child. At the end of the summer, we will survey the congregation about how this has worked, and the CE committee will determine next steps.