Preached on: April 26, 2015
Preached by: The Rev. Dr. Augustus E. Succop, III
Scripture lesson: I John 3: 16-24
By Phil Brandt, Chair
Christ is risen!, Spring has sprung, and your Building and Grounds committee is busy, once again!
The courtyard is one of the most unique architectural features at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church. Not only is it an area of welcome for members and newcomers, it is also a sacred place to reflect on the past while contemplating the future. Indeed, our courtyard is very special, which does not go unrecognized by our congregation nor the Building and Grounds committee.
With that thought in mind, the committee would like to inform you of the exciting plans that will be taking place, shortly. Considering that most of the challenges in the courtyard area are related to drainage, a new gutter system will be installed around the “Bell and Well,” which will direct water through gutters and downspouts to existing in-ground drains rather than displacing the bricks in our walkway. Once the new gutter and downspout system are installed, a brick mason will provide repair to the walkway by re-aligning and tightening the bricks around the “Bell and Well.” The goal of such work is to direct water away from the walkway and, thus, protecting the walkway from further disrepair. Once the walkway is repaired, Diamond Athletic, our landscape contractor, will replace the weed-ridden grass with new, drought-resistant sod. Finally, our irrigation system will be calibrated, and the new sod will be fed four times per year with a chemical-free natural fertilizer. Once that work is complete, our hope is to end the drainage issues that continue to erode the overall beauty and functionality of our courtyard.
The Building and Grounds committee is very excited about the courtyard project! Further, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that the project, as well as many other projects, would not be possible without the generous stewardship from the congregation.
Thanks be to God!
Preached on: April 12, 2015
Preached by: Mr. Gary Hudson
Scripture lesson: Mark 10: 35-40
All elementary-age (K-5) children and their parents are invited to participate in a communion class this spring. This class will prepare children to receive the sacrament of communion on Pentecost (May 24th). Here are the details:
Parents will meet on Sunday, May 3rd from 2:30 to 3:30 pm with Pastor Gus and Matt to talk about baptism and communion and how our sacraments are visible signs of God’s love. We will distribute materials for the class and help parents prepare their children for their class and their first communion.
Children will meet on Sunday, May 17th from 2:30 to 3 pm with Pastor Gus and Matt to talk about baptism and communion and what it means to participate in the Lord’s Supper and be a vital part of Christ’s Church.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this class, please let us know by sending us an email.
EASTER SERVICE CANTATA: Handel’s Messiah, Part Three
PERFORMED ON: April 5, 2015
Handel’s Messiah is divided into three parts. The first part concerns prophecies about the birth of Christ. It is the section with which we are most familiar and is often performed at Christmas. The second part speaks of the Passion of Christ and ends with the most famous piece from Messiah, the “Hallelujah Chorus”. The third section is about the resurrection of Christ and the promise of eternal life.
The last section, along with the “Hallelujah Chorus”, was performed by the Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church Choir on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.