TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023

Mother's Day Prayer

from Presbyterian Outlook, PC(USA)

Like a mother eagle teaching her young to fly, you push us to stretch our wings and risk falling. You do not abandon us but lift us up, protecting us from evil. We thank you, mothering God.


Like a mother bear, furious when her cubs are in danger, you bring justice on those who oppress the young. Your Spirit comforts us as one whom a mother comforts. We thank you, mothering God.


Holy Spirit, you are everywhere the Lord and Giver of life. We praise you for the gift of mothers through whom you give us life...

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On Sundays in May, the Spiritual Formation Committee is hosting an intergenerational study of Jesus’ miracles in Frampton Fellowship Hall. Participants of all ages gather at assigned tables where they engage in discussions, activities, science experiments, and more. Classes are for all ages, children through adults.


April 16 - May 14 | Land Building Lakeside Room and Zoom | book by Phuc Luu

This class gives us an opportunity to explore Christianity and justice from the Eastern Christianity perspective. The author examines his experiences as a Vietnamese immigrant, as well as the experiences of others who live between pain and hope. For the recording of last Sunday's class, click here.


Sunday, May 21 | Land Building Lakeside Room | led by Chris Currie

What can the church say (and do and be) that no one else can? What does the church have to say in the face of polarized politics, culture wars, a mass shooting epidemic, and the hollowing out of community? What can we offer that is life-affirming, community-building, and restorative to our society and body politic?

SCAPC Sunday School page

The recording of last week's Theology Reading Group led by Chris Currie can be found at this link. To learn more about this and other study groups, visit our small groups web page.

Serve Lunches for "Community Table" this Month

Every fourth Monday of the month, SCAPC teams up with our neighbors at Bethlehem Lutheran Church to serve meals as part of their "Community Table" Ministry. The group serves 600 free, no-questions-asked, hot meals every week. When our volunteer teams arrive, the food has already been prepared and our job is to package it into to-go containers to be given out. This month we are lining up volunteers for both May 15 and May 22. We meet at Bethlehem Lutheran (1823 Washington Ave.) at 10 a.m. to start prep work. Lunch is served promptly at noon and after a quick clean-up we are on our way no later than 12:30 p.m. Teams are made up of 3-4 people, so grab your friends and sign up for shifts this month or future months at this link. Please contact Pastor Sarah with any questions.

Raintree Field Day: June 3 Volunteers Needed

On Saturday, June 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers are needed to help 12 residents of Raintree House tie dye t-shirts, enjoy balloon games, grill hamburgers and hot dogs, and eat snowballs! This is a fun Day of Service that reaches out into the community to teenage girls who have been abandoned or neglected. To sign up, please contact Kathy Randall at 601.519.2413 cell or kathyrandall7070@gmail.com.

College Grads, Send Us Your News!

Are you graduating from college this month? We'd like to recognize you in an upcoming issue of Quatrefoil and send blessings to you on your future endeavors. Please contact Camille Zander to let us know your post-graduation plans.

Blessing Our High School Graduates

On Sunday, our high school seniors were honored with a special brunch hosted by the Congregational Care Committee and received a blessing during the 10:30 service. The seniors even stayed for the Children’s Message, led by Russell Steele, to symbolize how our youngest church members will one day grow tall and strong in their faith too.

Sophie Frankowski

Ben Franklin/NOCCA to Cornell

Finley Hardie

Brother Martin to University of Denver

Madeline Heymann

The Willow School to Louisiana State University

Tucker Joseph

Newman to University of South Carolina

Molly Kane

Morriss Jeff to Illinois State University

Avery Kessler

Christ School to College of Charleston

Breanna Marksbury

Mount Carmel to University of Alabama

Molly McLanahan

De La Salle to Millsaps

Jack Morton

Country Day to Clemson

Brittain Paull

The Willow School to Louisiana State University

Boyd Pugh

The Willow School to University of Massachusetts Amherst

Will Scofield

De La Salle to Colorado State University

Sophie Therapondos

De La Salle to University of Mississippi

STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) is one of SCAPC's 20 Community Ministry Partners. They are also headquartered in our Land Building. Last week, STAIR celebrated 38 years of service with a birthday party on the Land Building lawn. The organization's mission is to improve the reading skills and self-esteem of lower elementary school students. They do so through weekly one-on-one tutoring for second graders, enrichment activities, and workshops for parents. To learn more, visit the STAIR website.

YAFs to Wednesdays at the Square

Tomorrow night, YAF will be meeting up for an evening of outdoor music and fun at Wednesday at the Square! Join us from 5-8 p.m. in Lafayette Square on South Maestri Street. Please RSVP to Tyler by tomorrow at noon for more details via text on where to meet up. Note: There will be no PINTS tomorrow night. 

VBS Registration Deadline Next Tuesday!

Vacation Bible School is coming up on Tuesday, May 30-June 2 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. We still have spots available for both campers and youth volunteers but time is running out! Learn more and register at scapc.org/vbs by Tuesday, May 16.

WNO: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

At last week's Wednesday Night Out, everyone enjoyed a Cinco de Mayo themed dinner along with a celebration of our own Steven Blackmon's 70th Birthday! He is shown here enjoying the festivities with Julie Grant Meyer.

New Member

Please join us in welcoming Linda Miller who was received into membership on April 30. She is pictured here with her husband, retired PC(USA) pastor, Rev. Dr. Neale Miller.


Our sympathy is extended to the friends and family of Gray Morrison III who died on Tuesday, May 2. A service is planned here at SCAPC in early June.

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