June 12, 2024

A Word from Joel Brantner

What a joy it was to hear the call to be the next pastor at Saxe Gotha and then to have it confirmed last Sunday at your congregational meeting! I really appreciate all the social media posts and texts from those of you who know me already. I'm not on social media very much anymore but my wife, Kristin, told me that I had many messages that needed attention. She was correct! I was blown away by your love and support. Thank you.  

I want to thank those leaders at Saxe Gotha who continued to labor in love long after I was called away to serve another church. Some are still laboring in the call to serve Saxe Gotha and others God has mixed and arranged elsewhere. Many hands have faithfully served Saxe Gotha before me and after me. It is truly an honor to come alongside the many who Jesus has used and is using once again.

I can't wait to meet those of you who I've never met before. When I arrive in Lexington on July 13th and get my family settled in, I would enjoy finding time to hang out with you. 

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We've had 11 nursery (volunteer only kids), 82 preschool kids, 157 students, 72 adult volunteers, and 58 youth volunteers fill our walls each day.


Sixth grade service team made 75 bags containing toiletries and non- perishable snacks along with notes from the kids for Oliver Gospel Mission, worked with residents at Wellmore making crafts and exercising, and assisted with landscape at a mission house that is currently housing retired missionaries from Taiwan.


The excitement with both preschool and elementary together in the sanctuary made a day at Breaker Rock Beach the best!

VBS Beach Party:

Thurs, June 13 | 5-6:30pm

Behind Gym

Tomorrow night, June 13, we'll have an absolute blast at our Breaker Rock Beach Party! Get ready for an evening packed with games, water inflatables, delicious snacks, and tons of fun for the whole family! Can't wait to see you there!

Happy Father's Day

Remember, Sunday is Father's Day! We will have a special photo booth in the Narthex and Atrium for your family to take photos. Make sure to share them on social and tag Saxe Gotha!


Also, we will be taking up a special collection this Sunday for Migrant Ministries. During the summer months we have the privilege of sharing the love of Christ each Tuesday evening with migrant workers from the farms in the Batesburg-Leesville area. Give to migrant ministry here. 


Want to volunteer with Migrant Ministry, contact Pete Eckert.

Hot Dog Lunch & Ice Cream Sundae Social

Sunday, June 23, After 11am & AWE Services

You are invited to a Church-wide Hot Dog Lunch & Ice Cream Sundae Social

where we will Celebrate Pastor Patrick's Ministry

Register Today!

The Book of Ruth

-Registration is Now Closed-

Summer Sport Camps All Summer Long!

Gymastics, Basketball, and Soccer Camps for girls and boys of different ages ready for sign up now!

Check out saxegotha.org/summer for more info and registration.

After-School Teachers

SG Child Development Center is in need of 2-3 After-school teachers. The typical hours are Monday-Friday 2:00-5:30pm, with the opportunity for more hours if needed. Wonderful opportunity to connect with families and their children K5-fifth grade. Small class sizes and a chance to make a positive impact in a child’s life. 

Contact Hope Andrews for more details.

Drive Thru Prayer Evening Crew:

June 13 (5-6pm)


Join together as we love and support community members in need of prayer. We will need prayer warriors, enthusiastic sign holders and traffic directors. 

To Volunteer, sign up here.

Drive Thru Prayer Morning Crew:

June 18 (7:30-8:30am)


Join together as we love and support community members in need of prayer. We will need prayer warriors, enthusiastic sign holders and traffic directors. 

To Volunteer, contact 

Loretta Gobbel or Pete Eckert.

We're Hiring!


We are hiring for several positions across Saxe Gotha. Do you know someone with a passion for ministry? Share our jobs page:

Saxe Gotha Careers

We have a lot of exciting events planned!

Make sure to Save the Date on your calendar.

Thursday, June 13:

Vacation Bible School Beach Party

Wednesday, June 26-July 31:

Welcome Wednesdays

Saturday, July 20:

2024 Missions Garage Sale


We believe prayer is an essential discipline in our practice as believers. If you have a prayer request for your health or an immediate family member, please call the Church Office at 803-359-7770 or email prayer@saxegotha.org. If you would like your request to go to our Confidential Intercessory Prayer Team, please include that in your email.

View Prayer List
June Prayer Calendar

This Sunday, 6/16: Team 4

Following Sunday, 6/23: Team 5

We would love to hear from you!

Have a story about the great work the Lord is doing at Saxe Gotha? Is your ministry hosting an event? Want to be featured in future communications? Contact the Communications Team.

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