Monthly Archives: May 2016

Vacation Bible School 2016

Egypt: Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palance

July 11 to 15
9 am to Noon


Families will step back in time to Egypt, exploring the life of Joseph. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into “Egyptian” eats, visit Joseph in prison and then in his palace home, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

Egypt will run from 9 to noon each day July 11 to 15 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 813-988-3514.

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People on Fire

firefighterA new church member showed up in worship wearing his firefighting equipment: insulated pants, water proof coat, air tank, and face mask. His hard hat he carried under his arm. “I read about the Holy Spirit dancing like flames,” he said gesturing at his suit.

He was right to come prepared. The Holy Spirit is very unpredictable. When people get caught up in it even Presbyterians have been known to extoll the benefits of Church membership. They have been known to work long hours maintaining the building, even volunteering for Presbytery committees. And a few people get so fired up, that helping out with a local mission has not been sufficient but they have gone to other countries all over the globe, even unsafe places, to use skills they have learned to further the Gospel and demonstrate the power of Christ.

How has the Spirit set you afire?

I will have more to say about Acts 2:1-21 on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.
Robert Shaw, Pastor

A Gift to Take

Wrapped present with bowIf I put a carefully wrapped gift on your front step and you carefully step over it or perhaps nudge it aside, or worse put it in the trash, is it still a gift?

Mothers have given us the gift of life, perhaps nurtured us for most of our lives, this gift we had no choice but to accept. Most children on reaching adolescence, if not sooner, will exert their independence and try to run away from being nurtured, to reject the gift of food and sustenance.

Christ offers us the gift of grace all we need to do is to answer his call and come and take the gift, so we might be happy and eat from the tree of life.

I will have more to say about Revelation 22:12-21 on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.
Robert Shaw, Pastor