Sunday, February 19, 2017

FEBRUARY 19, 2017: Children's Church today

Good morning!  February is on the wane.  The snow is melting and Lillie saw four Red-winged Blackbirds clear back on the 9th...could spring be just around the corner?  

How did you do with your Bible reading assignment?  If you were not able to complete (or start) the it is again:
Matthew 4:23 to the end of Matthew 7
and Luke 6:20-49.
Following the service we will have a time of fellowship with Donna R. as our hosts.  Thanks so much Susan for stepping in to be our host last Sunday.  
Shelbee has Children's Church today.
Saturday, February 18, 2017


Check out this DVD, The Atheist Delusion: Why Millions Deny the Obvious, A Living Waters/Ray Comfort film. It is subtitled Atheism Destroyed...with One Scientific Question and is truly an amazing film convincing atheists that there is a God and why Jesus died. People who are self-described atheists are in conversation with an interviewer who totally stumps them and, by the end of the interview, they are convinced there is a God or, at least, they will think about it and that his argument makes sense.

Karon, Jan (Light From Heaven)
Also, if you like the Mitford series, check out this book in the CD section. Delightful to listen to as the reader even sings as you picture Father Tim singing!
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Statistics from 2016: Yvonne G. was the most prolific reader with 27 checkouts to her name. There were 141 items checked out from the library this year – this is down quite a bit from previous years, but some items that were returned were not on cards, so the number may have been more than that. 

Please, when checking out items, make up a new card for 2017 and follow the example in front of the blank cards (front of file box). That will help with keeping track of library items. Thank you! 

Also, if you are looking for something, please ask and we can help get it into the library for you and others.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Items on the catch-all table for  
Dee, Shelbee, Donna S. and Shari.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017: Children's Church today

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Bible reading assignment (more information 
will be given during sermon:

Matthew 4:23 to the end of Matthew 7  
and Luke 6: 20-49
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 Becky has Children's Church today.
Saturday, February 11, 2017


If you have any jars for the Horlachers….feel free to bring them to pastor and he will store them until they return.
Thursday, February 9, 2017


February 12, 2017
Thank you Fred, Loretta, Jacob and Kyauna for the great job of clean up following last Sunday’s Potluck (and to those who joined them!).

February 6, 2017
Thank you Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies this past week. Thank you very much Gail for signing up for the 2017 AWANA snack coordinator group.

January 29, 2017
A BIG THANK YOU to the Nelson's for hosting the Youth Group "Snow Party" at their home last Wednesday evening.We appreciated the use of your hill to go tobogganing and for the great spaghetti dinner and brownies. There were 22 in attendance and it was a great evening!

Thank you to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50 and helped with cleanup.  Thank you Dee, Susan and Gail for providing the great lunch.

January 15, 2017
Thank you Donna R for all of the time you put into the library this past week.

January 8, 2017
From Ed and Julie..."Thank you Church Family for your generous hearts!! We so appreciate the tickets to the Broadway musical, the Lowe's Gift Card, the Christmas Ornaments, and even the "Bag of Coal!" Thank you Darlene for the spectacular Christmas card you made for us and to Doris for all the time you put into putting our gift together! You are all a huge Blessing!" 

Thank you Darlene for sending out all the unclaimed Christmas cards! Both your time and expense are appreciated!!

A big thank you to Lillie, Marcia, Ruth, NevaJean and Mike for helping pastor with taking Christmas decorations down and putting them into storage. 

January 1, 2017
Also...a big THANK YOU to Dave L and Fred D for all the work you did this past week plowing and cleaning the snow from the church yard and driveways.

A belated "thank you" to Dave L for plowing out the church parking lot two weeks ago and to Mike S for plowing this past week.
Monday, February 6, 2017


The Wickens are looking for a double mattress.  If you have one to sell or give away…please see Scott or Renelle or talk to pastor.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 2017: Communion today

Welcome on this first Sunday of February 
(and of course Super Bowl Sunday). 

Communion today.  

Following the morning service we will have a time of fellowship with our first potluck of 2017. Clean up crew will be Fred, Loretta, Jacob and Kyauna. 

No “After Church Fellowship” or Children’s Church. Thank you Joyce for hosting last Sunday’s AFC.
Friday, February 3, 2017

UPDATE ON THE 2017 LISTS: AWANA list is now available, no changes to prayer chain

Church Prayer Chain:  Turns out there are no changes to this list so no new schedules will be given out.  

The AWANA Snack Coordinator Schedule is can be found on the foyer table with the coordinator's name in the upper right corner.  We are looking for two volunteers (other than those who have already signed up) to help out.  One would team up with Amber and the other would be Linda’s teammate.  See pastor if you can help out.  (Amber is signed up three times and Linda, twice, between now and the end of May). Thank you Gail for volunteering!

To all present Children's Church Workers…a tentative schedule can be found on the foyer table with your name in the upper right hand corner. 

A big “THANK YOU to those of you who signed up for the 2017 Potluck Clean Up on January 15.  If any of you did not sign up and would like to help with this ministry…let Ed know and he will add you to the month of your choosing (no potluck in January, April, and October).  The new schedule is on the foyer table. 

The pictorial church directory is up for your viewing! Thank you again John for the pictures and to the Bunning’s for their part in this project.  A special word of appreciation to Fred B. for ALL the time you put into this project!  This is an ongoing project with possibly a few more pictures to be added.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2017: The Gideon's here today

Good morning and welcome on this last Sunday of January.  A special welcome to Don Johnson from the Gideon’s who will be sharing with us this morning.  An offering for the Gideon Ministry will be taken following Don’s message. 

Jo has Children’s Church this morning.

Joyce has “After Church Fellowship and thank you so much Darlene for being our host last Sunday. 

Communion will be held next Sunday.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017: Special sharing today

Good morning and the Lord’s Blessings to each of you!  Today Ed K., Dave L. and John (and maybe Rachel) will be sharing.  

Shari is our “After Church Fellowship host.  Thank you Amber for the great treats last Sunday.   

Joyce has Children’s Church today (thanks Joyce). 

We are looking for more Children Church Workers.  Please see pastor is you can help.  

To all present Children's Church Workers…a tentative schedule can be found on the foyer table with your name in the upper right hand corner. 
Friday, January 20, 2017


There is a belated Christmas letter from John and Eddie above the table in the foyer. 

Also, on the foyer table you will find Christmas cards that were missed while the display board was up from the Mariners, Tim and Terri D. and Robert and Cindy McD. (the Mariners have a letter with an update and a “thank you”).
Sunday, January 15, 2017

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017: Vision Sunday

Good morning and thank you for being with us today.  For those visiting we will be having a special service this morning as Harold and pastor will be sharing possible future projects here at the church.  

Following the service, Amber is hosting “After Church Fellowship.”  
Thursday, January 12, 2017


After being blessed with Michele’s tribute to her grandmother Beverly at last Sunday’s service…Bev went to be with the Lord just a few days later.  Michele passes on her appreciation and that of her family for those who have expressed thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017: Communion today

Good Morning…happy 2017 to each of you!!  

We will be sharing in Communion today.  

Amber is hosting “After Church Fellowship”.  Thank you Susan for the great cookies you baked for last Sunday!  

A special word of appreciation to each of you who ventured out during last Sunday’s snowstorm!  Thank you Lee, Becky, and Michele for the beautiful music…to Loretta and Jen for their technical assistance, to Don D. for the TREMENDOUS special (and we enjoyed Bette M’s special as well).  It was a great day!  

Shelbee has Children’s Church today.   
Friday, January 6, 2017


The winter/spring AWANA Snack Coordinator List will be out next Sunday.  If you would like to help with snacks and were not on the 2016 listplease let pastor know.  (Even if it is only once that is fine)  And…if you were on the list this past four months and would like to pass in 2017…let him know as well so that he can plan the new schedule.  Thanks for your help in this ministry. 

For those on the Cookie and Coffee “After Church Fellowship list…you will find the new schedule on the foyer table.  Bless each of you for your involvement!   

A “Sign-Up Sheet” is being passed around this morning for any and all who might be interested in helping with potluck clean-up.  Sign up for one month at this time and if you put your family down…please indicate how many will be able to help.  THANK YOU to those of you who signed up last Sunday. 

The Church Directory and Church Prayer Chain will soon be updated.  If you have any changes to be made from the old directory or want your name removed or added to the Prayer Chain… please let pastor know.  

Sunday, January 1, 2017



Austin, Lynn (Hidden Places)
This new book in our library has been described by an online viewer as one of her "all time favorite books" and "incredible."  The story involves a relationship during thye Depression that involves humor, intrigue, and spiritual truths about life.  From the cover - "Lynn Austin elevates Christian h istorical fiction to new levels, exploring family relationships with integrity and sensitivity."  If you like this one, there are two other books by the same author in our library - Until We Reach Home and Wings of Refuge.  

Carlson, Melody (Memories from Acorn Hill -- Tales from Grace Chapel Inn)
One of our many readers brought this book to our attention.  If you like the Mitford series with Father Tim, you are sure to like this book about the Howard sisters beginning their life together in their childhood home, a bed and breakfast named Grace Chapel Inn. Learn about sisterhood and trusting in God through these tales.

Collins, Ace (The Yellow Packard)
 If you love whodunits, this book is for men and women alike. Follow the trail of The Yellow Packard through many different owners, from the Great Depression to World War II to a poignant ending. The author is mystery-writer who won a Christian Retailers' Award in 2015, for Man's Best Hero. Check it out and if you like this one, we have a number of others of his in our library in the Fiction section.

Downs, Susan; Germany, Rebecca; Mindrup, Darlene; and Paul, Kathleen (Christmas Letters, subtitled Letters Cross Battle Lines of WWII - and Hearts - in Four Unique Love Stories

Includes stories about love during the time of war - it will make you laugh and cry.  A beautiful way to move into the New Year!

Karon, Jan (Light From Heaven)
Also, if you like the Mitford series, check out this book in the CD section. Delightful to listen to as the reader even sings as you picture Father Tim singing!

Rosenberg, Joel
(The Auschwitz Escape)

A number of the people of the church have said this book was an excellent and powerful book. Read how a Protestant pastor and a Jewish freedom fighter work together to plan an escape from one of the most notorious prison camps of Nazi Germany. It was a finalist for a Christian Book award in 2015. Check it out! 

(How to Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer)

 In this little, easy-to-read book, How to Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer, you will learn about The Lord's Prayer and how prayer plays an integral part in our lives. John Wesley went into the “field” to bring the gospel to those who were the neglected classes of England in the 1700's. One of his quotations in the book shows how committed he was to prayer: “I have much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.” Each page of the book has a scripture on it related to prayer - a quick read and inspirational, so pick it up and improve your prayer life!

Whitlow, Robert 
Water's Edge) 

A book that both men and women would enjoy. After losing his father, girlfriend, job and faith, he moves to a small town to wrap up his father's estate and things get interesting from there. Read and enjoy!

Bruce (The Prayer of Jabez for Kids)

Find in our Children and Youth Section – how to live your life according to God's will and receive many blessings – many great lessons for children.