Green Hill Presbyterian Church

We believe that we are here to worship and obey God, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit so that people will come to know and trust Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, grow in obedience to Him, and become involved in service to the world.

Green Hill is a small loving and caring church family of active duty and retired military and non-military members from across the United States and the world. We are drawn together as one family in Christ to express the absolute joy and wonder of God’s love through worship, Christian education, fellowship activities and community outreach.

We minister to our permanent members and also take great pride and pleasure in providing a spiritual home for service members and their families while they are assigned to Fort Rucker. We welcome all who wish to join our family as we seek to know Christ and make Christ known.

* 735 East Lee Street, Enterprise, AL, 36330 * Phone:  334-347-9530 *

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Weekly Announcements, 8/28

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WEDNESDAY BABYSITTER NEEDED

Babysitter wanted for Wednesday night Fellowship Suppers. Pay would be $20 from 5:30 -7:05 p.m. References are needed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOSE TURNING 80!

Join us after worship on September 7th for a belated birthday celebration for everyone who has turned 80 recently!   There are several of you, and you have been secretly letting your birthdays slip by!

Please let any Congregational Care Lady know if you are having an upcoming 80th or 90th birthday. Your church family wants to help you celebrate by providing cake and drinks right after worship.  Congregational Care Ladies: Denise A., Betty C., Barbara F., Linda G., Crystal M., Diane M., Helen S., and Gloria W..

SEPTEMBER SESSION MEETING

Session will meet at 2:00 p.m. on September 7, 2014, in the Pastor’s Classroom. Rev. David Jamison will be the moderator.

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Green Hill Good News, September 2014

(online edition)

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From the desk of Pastor Dan:

Two things to remember, always:

First, The Lord is always with you. You have His presence.

Our little granddaughter “prays the presence” of her grandfather often: “Grandpa, I want you to keep an eye on me.” She knows she gets to do something she wants to do if there’s an adult around. I come in handy for that. And I love to oblige.

I believe that’s the way it is with our heavenly Father. He wants to hear us ask Him for His presence. Of course, He’s going to be there anyway. But He wants us to desire His presence. He wants us to want Him…more and more, every day.

Secondly, the Lord wants you to know He loves you.

John 3:16 starts out with “God so loved the world”, but it’s really individual persons he has in mind. It’s a world of children, young people, adult, and elderly folks He loves. He loves each single person. John 3: 16 provides the real reason God loves the world….it’s because of all the “whosoevers” in that world…”that whosoever believes (puts their confidence) in God’s Son Jesus…shall have eternal life.
The entire Bible is about how much God personally loves human beings, and how He is with those who put their trust in Him.

God wants us to be aware every moment of our lives that He has his loving eye upon us. We need not be afraid. His loving presence is enough.

…Just as I have been with Moses I will be with you. I will not fail you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous….Only be strong and very courageous, be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you, do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go….Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua chapter 1, selected verses)

The above is what I’ve been hearing the Lord say to myself and Anita these last few days. I believe with all my heart God is saying something like this to each of you, my dear, dear friends at Green Hill

Fear not little flock…God’s eye is upon you; and the love of Jesus will see you through.

GLYASDI,

Pastor Dan

SESSION BRIEFS

• Called for a congregational meeting following worship Sunday, August 24th for the purpose of electing three members to the Annual Nominating Committee. The Session appointed Elders Betty C. and Kimberli F. to the ANC.
• Voted to enter negotiations with two prospective supply ministers for a three-month term while continuing to search for a full-time interim minister. Reverend David Jamison will conduct the Communion service the first Sunday of September. Elder Jim L. and Joel M. were appointed to the negotiate terms for the 3-month term.
• Agreed that Elders should contact the members on their “shepherd rosters” to assure everyone of continued pastoral care.
• Received Elder L.’s resignation as chairperson of the Christian Education Committee; Teacher vacancies in the adult classes, if any, will be handled by class members.
• Approved Building and Grounds proposal from Elder Art F. to accomplish the following projects as soon as possible: Electrical systems update for $6000; Parking Lot repair for $2150; steeple painting for $1650. Further research needed to accomplish updates for sound systems in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
• Met with the Pastor Nominating Committee to explore ways the Session can appropriately support the mission of the committee.

NO ELECTRICITY, SEPTEMBER 15 & 16

On Monday, September 15 and Tuesday September 16, all electricity to the church grounds will be turned off. This is being done so that the main power pole for the church can be replaced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY

Green Hill’s is still accepting students for the after-school Bible Study. We have two Bible Studies this year, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. Both run from 3:15pm to 5:00pm. All area children from 3rd grade to 8th grade are invited to attend. Transportation from all Enterprise schools will be provided. For more information, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530 or GreenHillPC@gmail.com.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

On November 12, Green Hill is hosting a Taco Fiesta! You all remember how much fun we had last year with the sombreros and the piñata. On that night we will also pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. It may seem like it is too early to start thinking about this, but it’s really not. Look at all of the fantastic deals there are on schools supplies right now! As we get closer to the packing date, we are going to be looking for items to put in the boxes. So, if you spot something you think might go well in a box, why not pick it up today? Think how nice it will be to cross some of your shopping off of your list super early this year.  :)

INITIAL RESULTS OF CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

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13 August 2014

1. A survey was distributed at an evening meeting at Green Hill Presbyterian Church on 13 August 2014 to “take the temperature” of the congregation regarding their views on current actions undertaken by the General Assembly, PC (USA).
2. 90% of attendees responded (37/41). This represents 39% of church membership (37/95).
3. Not all of those surveyed answered every question. Allowing for errors in testing, sampling error is roughly estimated at 5 to 6%.
4. 30% of attendees also included written comments. Those are not posted in order to ensure anonymity. Comments will be reviewed for further consideration by the Session.
5. Survey results suggest the following:
a. A general dissatisfaction with current actions by the General Assembly;
b. A desire to maintain a biblical perspective on issues by the congregation of Green Hill;
c. A need for greater education, especially in the area of Presbytery and social witness policies;
d. A strong identification by respondents with the congregation of Green Hill as a whole.
6. A copy of numerical tabulated results is enclosed.*

Respectfully submitted,
Walter J. Lawrence, M.D
Elder, Green Hill Presbyterian Church

*The original letter and the numerical tabulated results have been posted on the announcement board in the fellowship hall.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Summer is gone and our church activities are beginning this month. Our Bible Study on 2 Corinthians – Treasures in Earthen Vessels will begin September 11th at 11:00 am. This first lesson covers 2 Corinthians 1. The study sheets will be ready the week before we meet.

We have not set the date for our fall membership meeting but on September 13th at Bay Minette, in lower Alabama, the officers’ training and fall retreat for the Presbytery of South Alabama will take place. From 9:30a.m. to 10:00a.m. There will be coffee and registration.

There will be a report on the Guatemala mission trip: officer presentations and questions. Lunch will be provided and we will close with worship and communion. The cost for lunch is $10.00. They will be collecting cleaning items and supplies and the earnings from the gift shop will all go to the Presbyterian Home for Children. We need to have our registration forms in by September 1.

If you are interested in going please let Gloria W., Nancy S. or Betty Jo know as soon as possible. We are looking forward to another wonderful year together.

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Weekly Announcements, 8/21

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CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

A Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following this Sunday’s morning’s worship service (August 24). The purpose of this meeting is to elect three church members to the nominating committee to select the next class of Elders.

FAREWELL SUPPER

On Wednesday, August 27, we will get a chance to say goodbye to Dan and Anita. Supper will begin at 5:30pm. The church will provide the meat, and everyone attending is asked to bring a side dish. If you plan to attend, please let the church office know.  On Sunday you can fill out a reservation slip and drop it in the offering plate. On the back of the slip, please write down what side dish you are bringing.

NO ELECTRICITY, SEPTEMBER 15 & 16

On Monday, September 15 and Tuesday September 16, all electricity to the church grounds will be turned off. This is being done so that the main power pole for the church can be replaced.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY

Green Hill’s is still accepting students for the after-school Bible Study. We have two Bible Studies this year, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. Both run from 3:15pm to 5:00pm. All area children from 3rd grade to 8th grade are invited to attend. Transportation from all Enterprise schools will be provided. For more information, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530 or GreenHillPC@gmail.com.

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Weekly Announcements, 8/14

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COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY

Community Bible Study begins on August 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Enterprise. This year’s lesson is on Daniel and Revelation. The study meets on Mondays from 10:00am to Noon. For more information, contact Lynne Reeves at 334-494-2039 or bandL894@yahoo.com.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY

Green Hill’s Youth Bible Study begins Monday, August 18. We have two Bible Studies this year, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. Both run from 3:15pm to 5:00pm. All area children from 3rd grade to 8th grade are invited to attend. Transportation from all Enterprise schools will be provided. For more information, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530 or GreenHillPC@gmail.com.

FAREWELL SUPPER

On Wednesday, August 27, we will get a chance to say goodbye to Dan and Anita. Supper will begin at 5:30pm. The church will provide the meat, and everyone attending is asked to bring a side dish. If you plan to attend, please fill out a reservation slip and drop it in the offering plate. On the back of the slip, please write down what side dish you are bringing.

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Youth Bible Study Begins August 18

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Click HERE to download the registration form.

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Community Bible Study Begins August 18, 2014

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WELCOME TO COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY! 

OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH CARING, IN-DEPTH BIBLE STUDY, AVAILABLE TO ALL.

***WE ARE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR OUR NEXT CLASS YEAR***

COME JOIN US FOR THE STUDY OF DANIEL AND REVELATION.

Preregistration Coffee: August 7, 2014 at Boldly Going from 8 am until 10 am

First Class Day: August 18, 2014

First Baptist Church, 302 North Main Street, Enterprise, Alabama

If you would like to become a member of our class:  Print out the Information Sheet and the Registration Form below, complete it and bring the form along with the Registration Fee to class; or, mail the form along with the registration fee to Lynne Reeves.  Registration Forms are always available on class days.

Click HERE for Information Sheet  *  Click HERE for Registration Form

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Weekly Announcements, 8/7

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DINNER & GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORT

Our kick-off Fellowship Dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 13th, at 5:30 p.m., we’ll have guest speaker, Rev. David Mauldin from Mobile informing us of his perspective on General Assembly’s actions. Our meal will be catered by Po Folks.

If you plan to attend, please let the church office know so we know how much food to order. Reservation slips can be found in the pew racks and may be placed in the offering plate on Sunday.  This will be a members-only event.

PASTOR NOMINATION COMMITTEE UPDATE

Each member of the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) is honored and humbled for the scared trust you have placed in us. With this trust, we will work tirelessly through prayer, Scripture and worship to discern God’s will for Green Hill. The PNC and the Session will have an initial meeting on Aug 10th.

Devote yourselves to prayer, be watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:2-6 (NIV)

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Prayer Letter from the Legters Family, 7/30

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5802 Bob Bullock Loop 20
Building C 18-102
Laredo TX, 78041

July 30, 2014
Yesterday’s high: 94˚
Last night’s low: 75˚

Dear Prayer Partners,

“This I call to mind and therefore I have hope. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore, I will hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:31-23

Following the seminary graduation on June 5th, I went to the U.S. for 6 days, visiting churches and friends in Florida, Alabama and Georgia. Although time was brief, it was wonderful to see friends there who pray for us. My purpose in going was to share what the Lord is doing here in Yucatan, and thank them for their prayers and financial support. My son Daniel and I met in Tampa and rented a car. I especially enjoyed 6 days with him, since I seldom see him.

The Sac Be presbytery met in the town of Cenotillo, nearly 2 hours away from Merida, on July 1-4. Most of the pastors and candidates have been former students of ours. They bought about $1,200 worth of Bibles, hymnbooks and other materials I took to sell. Congregations from nearby villages prepared the meals. It was a time of great fellowship that I enjoy very much. Various pastors gathered around me the last day, laying hands on me and praying for my cataract surgery the following day, July 5th.

I had planned a trip to Mexico City to see about low vision aids that I could utilize in my day-to-day life here, but my ophthalmologist thought it would be better to have no impediment in my eyes before making an appointment in Mexico City. The surgery was successful but it remains to be seen how much improvement there will be, due to the macular degeneration. Even a little will be helpful.

Daniel’s church in St. Louis, Covenant Presbyterian Church, sent a work group of 19 people to Yucatan this past week. They were here from July 19-27 working on building a new classroom for the extension seminary campus on the grounds of the Sac Be presbytery in the town of Citilcum. They learned to sleep in hammocks and share in village life and food. Hopefully they will be able to return in future years to help in other construction projects at the same site. Many people have been afraid to travel to Mexico in the past few years, but this is really a very safe part of the country, maybe even safer than most places in the States.

Daniel’s family is growing up. His youngest son, Owen, turned 7 on July 12. He broke his wrist 2 days before his birthday playing soccer with his brother Caleb (10), but he seemed to be doing much better in time for his birthday party. Their daughter Alyssa will be starting 7th grade this fall at the middle school where Daniel teaches and coaches soccer.

Debbie, Rolando, Daniel and I spent the last three days (July 27-29) on a little family vacation on the island of Holbox, just off the northeastern tip of the peninsula. This was Debbie’s first trip away from home since late April, when she found out she was pregnant. It is a high-risk pregnancy but she is doing well now that she is in her second trimester. Pray that the baby will arrive safe and sound some time mid-January.

Mark’s daughter, Ellie, is now a senior in high school, and his son, John, is in 8th grade. They are both home-schooled by Debbie, along with 4 other international students. The church Mark pastors is growing and now has two services on Sundays as well as many cell group meetings during the week. I thank the Lord daily that my 3 children are all involved in the Lord’s work in some way.

As I write this letter, Camp Porvenir is in progress for young people, and children’s camp will begin next week. The organizers have been hard at work all year. Please join us in prayer for the many young people and children whose hearts and lives will be changed by the power of the gospel. We are grateful for the blessing it is to have a place right on the Gulf of Mexico where people can come for retreats such as these. The complete cost is $50 per person, if any of you would like to help. The organizers depend on donations and scholarships to help defer the costs.

Seminary will begin its fall semester on August 25th, and I will again be teaching 1st year piano students in the music school. Cindy Sulamita, the 18 year-old daughter of a former pastor, wants to start her studies at the music school but does not have sufficient funds. The cost is now $250 per month, plus incidentals. I told the family I would mention it in this letter, in case anyone would like to help her get started in this four-year program of study. Any gifts for the seminary or students could be sent as a tax-deductible gift through the Magi (they take out 10% of every gift for operating costs, their address is below.)

The Lord has provided for all our needs. His blessings cannot be counted as they are so many. Thank you for your prayers and gifts to the ministry here. Great is His faithfulness!

Your servant for Jesus’ sake,

Jean Legters (for the family)

P.S. Any gifts to the seminary, camp or any other area of or our ministry may be sent to:
The Magi
P.O. Box 43
Byron Center, MI 49315

**Please make your check out to The Magi, and include a note on the memo section indicating the designation of your gift.

Categories: Green Hill, Missions

August Schedule Changes

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  • The monthly Men’s Breakfast has been moved from August 10 to August 24.
  • The Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team will meet on August 7 at 10:30am.

For the complete church calendar, please click HERE.

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Fellowship of Presbyterians 2014 National Gathering

August 18-20, 2014  * Dallas, TX

What does it look like to go from Consumerism to Community?

The 2014 National Gathering of The Fellowship of Presbyterians & ECO will bring together more than 1,200 people from across the Reformed family for two days of worship, connection, training, Gospel teaching, prayer, and inspiration.

We’ll hear stories of missional communities and growth happening in both PCUSA and ECO churches. We’ll learn from Alan Hirsch, Katherine Leary Alsdorf, and more. And we’ll share in life-giving worship and meaningful fellowship together.

Join us August 18-20 in Dallas for two days to fuel your next year of ministry. Visit the2014 National Gathering website to learn more or register for the gathering here.

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