Triune Mercy Center
 
April 2017         

                                  
A Foretaste of the Kingdom                        

From the pastor: 

       A few months back, our music director Andy Welchel asked to step down from his directing duties to concentrate on singing and playing keyboard -- and sax and accordion and bass and every other instrument in his repertoire.    
         We now welcome aboard Sammy Dotson, who will begin as our music director on April 9.
       Sammy is a well-known figure on Greenville's music scene. He's director of the much heralded Phillis Wheatley Dwight Woods Repertory Theater, which recently staged its popular Motown show at the TD Convention Center. He also teaches theater at Legacy Charter School.
      We are absolutely thrilled that Sammy is joining us. 
      We hope you will visit this spring to hear as he leads our Voices of Mercy and the various ensembles and soloists and bands that make up Triune's music ministry. We will offer two services on Easter Sunday -- at 9 and 11 AM.
         If you haven't visited us before, come and worship among people of differing socioeconomic levels, races, educational levels and mental abilities.  
           As everyone tells us, This must be what the kingdom of God looks like. 

 
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        We have added an Al-Anon group to our recovery options. If you have a family member or a friend with a drinking problem, you are welcome to join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday nights on the third floor of the fellowship building for the Triune Al-Anon Family Group.

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          Volunteer opportunity: 
We have meal openings for selected Sunday lunches throughout the year and one Saturday lunch in September. A Triune meal involves buying the groceries, cooking and serving. 
        If this is something your Sunday school class or mission circle or group of friends would like to do, call our volunteer coordinator Linda Hanna at 233-8020, ext. 120, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   .

Blessings,
Deb

March at Triune:
Worship and Bible studies (average attendance):
Sun AM.... 261                               Sun PM...  46 

Meals and Assistance Programs:
Hot meals............................ 1,379  
Grocery boxes....................... 135 households
Pop-top groceries...................  78   individuals
Laundry loads.......................... 67                                            
Emergency clothes/blankets/kits..75 
 
People placed in rehab......................14   
Safe housing from sexual exploitation ..1  
Social worker consultations................ 169 including 26 Round Table participants      
Mental health consultations ........ 19  
Blood pressures.........................   57
Vision screenings ......................  20 
Prescriptions filled .....................  13        
Volunteer hours.........................  904

Worship with us at Triune Chapel:

April 2, 11 AM --  Sammy Dotson will solo, the Voices of Mercy will lead worship, and Deb will preach on "Jesus, Weeping."   
6 PM -- Rev. Tandy Taylor will speak.  
 
April 9, 11 AM -- Join us for Passion Sunday. Deb will preach on "Orange is the New Station of the Cross."
6 PM --  Marydell Atkins will speak.  

April 16, 9 and 11 AM -- Bring flowers for the outdoor cross as you attend one of our two Easter morning services.  
6 PM --  Our Easter presentation of Playback Cafe.

April 23, 11 AM --  The rockabilly Hot Notes will lead our music. 
6 PM --  Rev. Jerry Hill will speak.  

April 30, 11 AM -- Various Triune ensembles will sing. 
6 PM -- Elaine Nocks will speak.

Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM.
Bible Study at 4 PM Sunday. 
Wish List:
 
Gas cards
Women's bikini underwear - all sizes 
Art canvases
Recovery Bibles
Peanut butter
Recovery Meetings:

Monday         Noon           Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday        Noon           Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday   Noon           Narcotics Anonymous
                      6:30 PM      Triune Al-Anon Family Group
                      8:00 PM       Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday       Noon           Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
                      7:00 PM      Narcotics Anonymous
Friday            Noon           Narcotics Anonymous

                      6:30 PM       Pornography Addicts Anonymous
Saturday       9:00 AM       Alcoholics Anonymous   
                      7:00 PM      Narcotics Anonymous

                  

Serving in April: 

Advent UMC                                     Grace Covenant Presbyterian
Bethel Breakfast Ministry                  Klugh Family              
Buncombe Street UMC                     Mauldin UMC            
Earle Street Baptist                           Pelham Road Baptist
Edwards Road Baptist                      Prince of Peace Catholic
First Baptist Mauldin                          St. Matthew UMC
Fourth Presbyterian                           Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
Furman Students 
Monetary Donations:

In memory of Joan Cauble - Darrell and Sandra Corder
In memory of Helen Traynham - J. Davis Construction Inc., Danny and Patricia Henderson, Michael and Barbara Holmes, Jennet McElreath, and Cobb Oxford
In honor of David Gay (for inmate Bibles) - Robbie Boman
In honor of Bill Sharpton's Birthday - D A Harben, Mary Long, Kelly Moorhead, Fred and Helen Moorhead, Richard Nalley, and Gwyn Smith
 
Robert and Joan Adams                
Aldersgate UMC
Vicki Anderson                 
Anonymous
Troy and Joyce Barton                  
Johnsye Boling                 
Sara and Welch Bostick                  
Miranda Brakefield                        
Tom Buchanan     
Barbara Cox                      
Covenant UMC                 
Alan Dean                
Alvin Drake                        
Eastern Industrial Supply               
Susan Fender                    
Chadmicheal Ferber             
Thayer Fleming         
Paul and Jennifer Gasque                             
Paul Gasque                      
Darlene Geloni                 
Bonita Gossett                 
James Griffeth             
Robert Haney                   
Patricia Harrison                             
Margaret Heatherly                       
Stephen Henry                  
Betty Herrin                      
Neil Jamerson                  
John Knox Presbyterian Church                  
Katherine Johnson                          
Larry Johnson                   
Mark Kirkby                       
Sherry Lawson                  
Nancy Ledford                 
Susan Lollis                       
Jake and Lauren Lunsford                   
Richard Maris                   
Mauldin UMC                   
Don and Cheryl McMahon                           
Kenneth Moody               
Deb Morrow
Alexander Nevels                            
Pi Kappa Phi                      
Jeff Powell                        
Kelly Ramirez     
Donna Rycroft                  
Seekers Sunday School Class of Buncombe Street UMC               
Bernard and Cindy Showman                          
Dwight Smith                    
St. Giles Presbyterian Church                      
Jan Stenhouse                  
Stone Lake Garden Club                
Kirk Stotzer                       
Rita Szeto                          
Trinity Lutheran Church                   
Valerie Weatherly                          
Teresa Wiegert                
Hans Wiegert                   
Johnny Williams               
Michael and Jane Wilson 
 
Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers!              
 
And thanks to:  Eston Rodgers, Chris Fedalei, Baxter Wynn, Liza Bentley, George Rusu, Vedic Center, Drew Barker, Melissa Anderson, and Trinity Lutheran for donations of shoes and socks, bag lunches, frames, food items, a suitcase, bags, and a vehicle.

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