Saturday

Our First Ladies' Salad Supper

 Many of our church ladies gathered at Martha Barlow's home on Monday night for a pot-luck salad supper. Look at those smiling faces! We had a fabulous time of friendship, not to mention the excellent spread of food:
 Purely as a record of the dishes we'll enjoy at these salad pot-lucks, here are photos of the various dishes everyone brought:
Linda's pasta salad

Edna's Caesar salad

Mary Kathryn's chicken salad

Nadine's carrot/cabbage salad

Edrae's three-bean salad

Joyce's Amish broccoli salad

Martha's mixed green/olive salad

And the star of the evening, Sally's strawberry/pretzel salad
We had so much fun! The ladies wanted to plan our next salad supper then and there. We will meet at Sally's house next time, probably in mid-summer. Thanks ladies, for the fun and joy that shines out of you when we get together!

2nd Annual Church Picnic on the Farm

Today our church's congregation gathered at the pastor's farm for our May picnic fellowship supper. Pastor Adam set up a grill area, a tent to cover the serving tables, and some tables and chairs for everyone to relax and eat.
 Although some folks are out of town traveling, we had a good turn-out and delicious food: hotdogs, ribs, baked beans, salads, baked and fried chicken, and cookies for dessert.
 Quite a few guests took a little tour of the pasture, the garden, and the greenhouse, and a few ladies toured the pastor's home.
 Around 3:00 the weather was sunny, very warm and still, and the flies were annoying.

 By 5:00 the skies had darkened, the air was cooler, and a storm approached. By 6:00 we had all eaten, the wind was gusty, the large pecan trees were blowing, and drops began to fall.
And just like last year's picnic, in minutes everyone waved their good-byes, dashed to their cars, and headed home before the storm hit! Hopefully next year, we will find a rain-free day for our church picnic on the farm! Thanks to all who came; it was a delightful time.

Cricket's 100th Birthday Party!

 Mrs. Cricket has been a member of Pamlico Presbyterian Church since its very beginning. She's been so instrumental in supporting the church, working hard for the church, and faithfully attending the church. We wish her a very happy birthday this month, and wanted to throw her a big party!
 

We had lots of balloons, flowers, a big sheet cake (coconut, of course, her favorite!), banners -- now, to see who will come!

LOTS of people came to wish Cricket a happy birthday!
 Our fellowship hall was full to bursting, and three tables were full of casseroles and other delicious dishes.

 We are so happy to have such a wonderful woman in our church.
Many blessings on you in the years ahead, Mrs. Cricket! You are certainly a blessing to us.

No Services on Jan. 8th

Pamlico Presbyterian Church has cancelled services on Sunday, Jan. 8 due to winter weather conditions.

Please note that our fellowship supper, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14, is still on the calendar, and is a special event because we will celebrate Cricket Draughon's 100th birthday as well! Please come celebrate with us, bring a side wish to share with everyone, and wish Mrs. Cricket a very happy century of life!

Tuesday

Lessons and Carols Service

You are invited to this special service
on Sunday evening, December 18,
at 6:00.

Please come and join us in carol singing and Scripture reading,
celebrating the birth of the Christ child.
A reception will follow in our fellowship hall with
finger foods, cookies, coffee, and hot cider.
Merry Christmas to everyone in our community!

Friday

With Thanks to God

 Pamlico Presbyterian Church has much to thank God for in the past year. Our church has enjoyed a full year of services, meals together, precious fellowship, and new attendees. We are very blessed!
On Thanksgiving Day many church members and guests gathered for a large meal in the fellowship hall. The table was long and festive:
 Old and young gathered for the feast.
 Dear friends sat together.
 Families laughed and brought friends.
 Smiles all around!
 This year, some of our folks have survived illnesses and surgeries, and all of us endured a hurricane recently. But God has been with us, and we have supported each other.

 Pastor Adam and friend Joe spent the morning cooking a 21-pound turkey and a large spiral ham, plus baking 90 dinner rolls. Other dishes were brought by our excellent cooks in the congregation.
 In all, 19 thankful people gathered around the table this year.
Our hall banners display the church's gratitude to God each November.

 Now we turn our thoughts toward Advent and the anticipation of celebrating the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the Savior of the world.
We wish you the happiest and most blessed of holidays this year. Thanks be to God!

Sunday

He Is Risen!

Oriental's Easter Sunrise Service was gray and drizzly, but many worshipers gathered by the river to celebrate their living Savior, risen from the dead for their salvation.

As the sky brightened the service began very simply -- light rain prevented
d any electronics.
Pastor Adam preached the homily, and Mary Kathryn led the music.
Later Pamlico Presbyterian enjoyed its own Easter service. The hand chime choir played "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today." Beautiful lilies scented the sanctuary, and graced the communion table.



Christ Is Risen, Indeed!