Saturday

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!

Friday

A Satisfying Seder Meal

Last night our congregation gathered in the fellowship hall for a time of sharing, eating, and learning.
The fruit of the vine and the unleavened bread
 Pastor Adam took us through the Seder, with all its cups of juice and nibbles of unleavened bread, horseradish, parsley, and dates. The readings -- by him, by Joyce (the evening's Jewish "mother"), by the people gathered -- were meaningful and enriching.
 By participating in the meal we learned so much about the Jewish people and their traditions, about how Jesus observed this meal, and especially which cup, with the matza bread, Jesus offered as His body and blood. What a fascinating experience!
We also brought food for a covered dish meal. The ladies busily prepared it all.
 Pastor Adam wore his apron for all that cooking.
 The Seder involved children often, all through the meal, and they enjoyed helping.
The Seder Supper is quite interactive, with lots of tasting, explaining, and reading aloud. Thank you, everyone, for coming and enjoying this with us! We feel even more ready for the Easter season this year.
 One long table included everyone, from babies to our older members.