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Announcements-6-14-18

posted Jul 26, 2012, 9:13 AM by Germaine Galjour   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 8:45 AM ]

          Welcome! We often wonder how God works. We read Scripture, look at the world around us, and marvel at His power. We should remember, though, that our Father always works in ways we do not expect. He formed His people from a bunch of ragtag, cantankerous slaves. He chose a King for Israel who was the smallest and youngest of his brothers. He gives us life through the death of His son. The Lord does not work by our rules or expectations; He accomplishes His will in the most unexpected ways through the youngest and weakest people. We are glad you are here today and invite you to become a part of this household of faith. Please see the minister or one of the elders if you have any questions about our congregation. 

            If you are visiting with us today, please fill out a visitor card and place it in the offering plate.

            We will recognize Ben Robinson, our high school graduate, and Sarah Robinson and Kenton Yearick, our college graduates, during worship today. We will also have a reception for Ben immediately after worship. Please take a moment and celebrate this milestone with Ben.

            The session will meet after worship.

            BBQ for July 4th! Mike Gunter has volunteered to cook up Boston Butts for anyone’s July 4th celebrations. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet outside the church office by next Sunday. We must have at least 16 people sign up to make this happen, and you can pick up what you have ordered on June 29 between 5 and 6pm at the church. The cost will be $30 for each Boston Butt. All proceeds go to the BIG Mission Trip.

            Circle this date! We will hold our annual patriotic service and church picnic on July 1. We will have BBQ and chicken as our main dish (with the church providing drinks). We ask each family to bring two dishes that go with BBQ (salad, veggie, or dessert) to feed 12 people. Come and join the fun — no fireworks, but great fellowship!

            Vacation Bible School begins tonight! We have transformed our church fellowship hall and outdoor areas into “Babylon – Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” each evening from 6:00 until 8:15pm with a light supper served at 5:30.  Children and adult workers will step back into history as we see, hear, touch and even taste what it was like to live in Bible times. Plan now to explore the Marketplace shops, visit with Daniel each night, take part in games, and learn wonderful music. Discover how Daniel and his friends kept their faith under great pressure to worship Babylon’s king. Mark your calendars and plan to join in the incredible discovery of the struggles of living in exile in a pagan world.

Please note the following dates and times as we continue our preparations:

·         June 22 – Picnic and Open House begins at 6:00pm.

·         June 23 – Clean-up and put away items for next year at 9:30am [we can use everyone’s help].

 

            Please consider making a monetary donation for Vacation Bible School by noting VBS on the memo line of your contribution check. For more information about Vacation Bible School and ways you can be a part, please contact Abby Kuchta or Sheila Sweetser.           

            Make sure you have a 2-Cents-A-Meal jar! Every time you sit down to eat, drop two cents into the jar and make a difference. Our youth are sponsoring this program to show how the Lord can turn just a little into big blessings.

            Remember The River ministry in Johnson City by dropping your travel-sized shampoo and soap in the collection basket outside the office.

We often think of stewardship as only taking care of that which belongs to us. God has made us stewards of this earth and, as followers of Jesus Christ, we are also stewards of the church for which he died.                                   

  The first step in stewardship, however, is knowing what our stewardship requires. In an effort to involve the congregation in effective stewardship, the Session will publish the monthly budget target figure and the previous month’s offering in the bulletin each month. In this way we, as stewards of the gift of the Body of Christ, may measure our offerings with the needs of our congregation.

 

                                                                 David Geouge is the head usher for June

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 You can recycle the bulletins by placing them

in the “Recycle Basket” in the narthex as you leave worship.

 

            There is no attendant present to care for children during worship and other events. The nursery will be available for use by parents should a child become restless during worship. We have “busy bags” hanging in the narthex for children to take into the sanctuary. We encourage families with young children to begin using these bags.

            We ask that a parent accompany his/her child should the need arise to leave the sanctuary during worship. Safety concerns and insurance regulations require that children not be unattended on church property.


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