August 14 2019

Hello,

First and foremost, thank you to all who donated to the Love Inc. school supply drive. We met our goal and gave them over $300 in cash that was collected Sunday morning. With that, they will be able to help many kids be ready for class this fall. Thank You.

LOTS OF STUFF COMING UP:

Tonight: --630p S’more Worship --7p Country Market planning meeting.

August 25th- We will have a Blessing of Backpacks during worship. Children are encouraged to bring their bags for this special blessing for the new school year.

God’s Work, Our Hands/Rally Sunday SEPTEMBER 8th. We will kick off our school year with a service project. Christian Ed and Outreach are heading up a “Care Package for the Homeless” drive. We will collect items now thru Sept 8th and assemble packets that day. Here is the list

-gallon size zip lock bags

-gently used or new water bottles

- Tube socks

-gloves

-Chapstick

-tissues (little individual packs)

-wet wipes (small packs)

-deodorant (travel size)

-granola bars

-gum

-band aides

Sept 8th, we will also install teachers and have a special litany that day for our program. You are encouraged to wear your God’s Work, Our Hands t-shirts to church that Sunday. We are not ordering t-shirts this year, so if you don’t have one, it’s okay, wear whatever you wish. Maybe you have a West Union shirt or another service project one.

Saturday September 21st Communion Class. 10am at church. All families are encouraged to bring their children for instruction on our Sacrament of the Altar; Holy Communion. Whether it is the 1st time or 3rd, all children and parents are encouraged to come and learn. Adults who would like a refresher are also welcome. If this will be your child’s 1st Communion class and they have not received before, we will have certificates and special recognition of this milestone in worship. Please let the office know you are coming or sign up in the narthex by the bulletin board. If you cannot make it that day, please see pastor for another date to meet with your family.

September 28th Country Market Fundraiser. 9a-3p. This is our major fundraiser for our budget. We need everyone to participate; work that day, donate crafts and canned goods, help set-up and take down event, sell tickets, etc…. Watch for more details in coming weeks.

Special Ministries nominations are now available. See bulletin on Sunday for more details.

Bible Camp Scholarships are available; if your child attended Bible camp this summer, you are eligible to submit the receipt for reimbursement to help pay for most or all of your tuition. See details in bulletin Sunday.

 

I know I’m forgetting something, but alas this is what I have for now. Have a great week, see you in worship.

Pastor Grace
 

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