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. 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

A NEW UPDATE ON THE 2017 LISTS and PICTORIAL DIRECTORY



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.  
  
The AWANA Snack Coordinator Schedule is about to go to press.  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). 


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.
Friday, January 20, 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS THAT WERE MISSED


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”).
Thursday, January 19, 2017

NEWEST BOOK REVIEW

A number of the people of the church have said The Auschwitz Escape by Joel Rosenberg 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!


Also, find in our Children and Youth Section The Prayer of Jabez for Kids by Bruce Wilkinson – how to live your life according to God's will and receive many blessings – many great lessons for children.


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.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CATCH-ALL TABLE AND OTHER LEFT-BEHIND ITEMS

          
Items on the catch-all table for  
Shari, Dee, Dr. Dale and Kelly.


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

MICHELE'S TRIBUTE TO BEVERLY

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.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 WORDS OF APPRECIATION TO OUR CHURCH FAMILY


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.  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.      


January 1, 2017
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.   

  

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

NEW SIGN-UP LISTS FOR 2017, PLUS LISTS TO PICK UP AND REVIEW

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

LIBRARY NEWS LIST FOR 2017

 LIST OF BOOKS FOR 2017
ALPHABETIZED BY AUTHOR LAST NAME


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 the Depression that involves humor, intrigue, and spiritual truths about life. From the cover - “Lynn Austin elevates Christian historical 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.

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!

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!