ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Join us this Sunday for worship as we continue our summer series drawn from Ecclesiastes entitled “Seasons Under the Sun” with a message about “a time to keep and a time to throw away.” This Sunday we will also celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, so we invite you to prepare bread and juice or wine in order to participate in the holy meal. 
 
 
JUNE NEWSLETTER
 
To read the June newsletter. Click Here
To read the 4 step Plan to Returning from a Season  of Separation for Spring Hill Presbyterian Church Click Here for Covid-19 Plan
 
SUNDAY EVENING VESPERS SERVICE
 
Our next Sunday Evening Vespers Service is THIS SUNDAY, August 2, at 7:00 PM. At this service we will celebrate our graduated high school seniors with special family blessings before they move on to the next chapter in their lives. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, and be sure to wear a mask. This service will occur outside in front of our sanctuary to allow for safe social distancing. If you are in a “high risk category” we ask you to stay home. Also, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, please wait until you have been symptom free for at least two weeks or have had a negative follow-up test before making plans to attend these services. We want everyone to stay safe.

 

FAITH & ARTS SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL

For Sunday School each week we will hear from exciting voices in our community and our congregation to connect with our summer theme, “Seasons Under the Sun!” These classes will occur using Zoom for as along as we are unable to meet in person. Each Sunday morning at 9:00 AM you can join the class. The login information will stay the same each week. Click Here to join on your computer, or to join by phone call 1-346-248-7799. The Meeting ID number is 812 7856 2346
 
August 2 – Amy Patterson- “Our Birdie Neighbors”
August 9 – Scott and Sarah Wright- “A time to Cast Away Stones and A Time to Gather Stones Together: Lessons in Letting Go and Remembering”
August 16 – Emily Blejwas- A Time to Reap and a Time to Sow: Alabama Food
 
THIS WEEKS SUNDAY SCHOOL SPEAKER:
 
 
Amy Patterson is a Texas native, happily transplanted to Mobile. She is currently working on her thesis as a graduate student in creative writing at the University of South Alabama. Her favorite activities include writing, reading, birding, traveling, and spending time with her beloved family—Sophia, Leo, and husband Matthew.
 
 
BACK TO SCHOOL YOUTH RETREAT
 
Save the Date, Back to School Youth Retreat: Youth grades 6-12 are invited to join us for our joint retreat with Government Street Presbyterian August 15-16. Cost is $20. Sign up using our Google Form by clicking the here.
 
Music with English Horn, Flute, Cello, and Organ
 
The plummy tones of the English horn join with flute, cello, and organ in this week’s music video, recorded in the blooming acoustics of our chapel in the light of late afternoon. The instrumentalists are carefully distanced and wore masks at all times when they weren’t playing into the room that is otherwise empty of people. You may access this lively, cheerful, gracious and graceful music in either of two ways:
-On the church’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=978003175983558
-On Randy’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gx_JFg2JSkc
 
MOBILE’S SINGING CHILDREN
 
Auditions are ongoing! Come sing with us! Mobile’s Singing Children is the premier children’s chorus on the Gulf Coast. In our 43 year history, we have performed in Europe, Canada, and many states in the U.S. MSC performs regularly with the Mobile Symphony and the Mobile Opera. We are currently scheduling auditions for the upcoming season. To schedule your audition, call 251-285-2285 or email mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com. Find us online by Clicking here.
 
 
PLEASE HELP: CHURCH-WIDE SURVEY
All the churches in the Presbytery of South Alabama are participating in congregational surveys to gather information on who we are and how we can continue to grow into vital families of faith. Please Click hereto fill out the survey. 
 
CHURCH DIRECTORY
Thank you for your responses with corrections to the draft of the Church Directory. We are ready to print the directories. These directories can be updated at any time, so if information changes please contact the office. If you would like a larger printed directory please contact Marcia at the church office, 342-1550. For a digital copy Click here to see Directory
 
                               CONGREGATIONAL CARE UPDATES
– Betty Minto is at Crown recovering from a fall. 
– Lanier Cauley pneumonia
The Prayers and Sympathy to Al and Virginia Martin on the death of their daughter Kimberly Robson on July 19, 2020.
The Sympathy and Prayer of the congregation go to Pat Edington on the death of her Husband Robert on July 26.
 
 
 
SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGES FROM SHPC
In addition to sending communicating through email, printed newsletter, and Facebook posts, during this time of separation because the COVID-19 virus, we will also offer text updates to your phone through the Remind App. If you would like to sign up for this service please follow the instructions below:
On your smartphone click the following link:
https://www.remind.com/join/shpcmobile OR send a text to the number 81010 with the following message: @shpcmobile
 
 

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