Sunday, March 19, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017: Children's Church today

Welcome on this Sunday before spring begins.
Today our After Church Fellowship will be hosted by Kelly.  Thanks so much Jan and Ron for hosting this time last Sunday.  

Thank you so much Joyce for taking Children’s Church today.    

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Easter Celebration will take place Sunday April 16. We will have our annual Easter Breakfast that morning…no Sunday School…and our Easter Program to follow. As in the past, Mike Y. will head the program. Please consider taking part in the program and if led to be involved…let Mike know. 

Note:  There will be NO April potluck on Sunday April 2 due to the Easter Breakfast on April 16.
Thursday, March 16, 2017


For the Lenten season, why not read a book about the people in Jesus' life? The inspirational author Karen Kingsbury develops stories, based on scripture and historical insight, about the special people in the life of our Lord in the book, The Family of Jesus. Along with chapters about Joseph, Zechariah, Elizabeth, John the Baptist, brother James, and Mary, there are thoughtful questions and a weekly application guide at the back of the book. Check it out and travel along with Jesus and his family to the cross and resurrection.
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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.
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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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


March 19, 2017
Thanks so much Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies at Costco this past week and to Gail for the DELICIOUS cookies you baked for the church board meeting.

March 12, 2017

Thank you to all who assisted the Dashiells and Ericksons with potluck clean-up last Sunday.

February 26, 2017

Thank you Dee, Donna R., Janet, Lillie and Gail for all the delicious food you provided for the Brighter Side of 50 last Friday.  Thanks as well, to all who assisted with clean-up and to Betty and Yvonne for the donations towards door prizes!  

Michele, Doris, Ed and the Youth Group extend a special “Thank You” to Shelbee for the tremendous message and power point presentation you gave to the Youth Group last Wednesday.  All of the time you put into this lesson and message was sure appreciated.  Thank you for the treats and ice cream as well!!

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.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Items on the catch-all table for  
Hilda, Loretta, Darlene, Dale, and Shelbee.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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

Good morning…it is great to have you here this morning!! 

“Welcome back” to the Horlachers) who have hit the ground running as they will be our ACF hosts this morning. 
Please plan to stay.
 (For those visiting…ACF =After Church Fellowship and is a time of fellowship, cookies and coffee following the morning service). 

Thank you so much Jo for rearranging your schedule to take Children’s Church today. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

REMINDER: Daylight savings time begins Sunday March 12

Ed K. wanted to remind us… with Daylight Savings time once again upon us…don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour when you retire for the evening this coming Saturday March 11.
Thursday, March 9, 2017


Heading to Costco? 
We have three items for you to consider picking up. 
Please see Pastor.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017: Potluck today. No AFC or Children's Church

Good morning and happy “spring is just around the corner”…as we enter the month of March. 
Today we will enjoy potluck right after the morning service with Ed, Julie, Dale and Doris serving as our cleanup crew. 

No AFC today. Thank you Yvonne and Roy for hosting last Sunday’s AFC. No Children's Church today. 
Saturday, February 25, 2017

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2017: Children's Church today

Good morning and thank you for joining us on this 
last Sunday of February.  
Today we will take part in Communion. 

Following the service we will have a time of fellowship with Yvonne as our host.  Thanks so much Donna for hosting AFC last Sunday.

Kelly has Children’s Church today.
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.
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.
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.