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PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

All crocheters and knitters are invited to join the Prayer Shawl ministry. This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 9:30 AM. We make prayer shawls for friends and family that need to feel God’s arms around them. If you know someone that needs a prayer shawl please let Ann Reyes know.

 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

All ladies are invited to attend/join our UMW unit. We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM. Those of us that have the time go out to lunch afterward. We are studying more women of the Bible this year.

 

UMW FUNDRAISER FOR UMCOR

Our second fundraiser for UMCOR is a Potato Bake Luncheon on July 30th. That is a Fifth Sunday. Free-will donations will be greatly appreciated.

 

SYMPATHY

Our Christian love and sympathy are extended to:

The family and friends of Judy Brandenburg and to Judy McPherson and family upon the death of her cousin, Ruth Steele

 

VBS FOR GROWNUPS

Well, it’s that time again – our favorite time of the year. Bro. Steve has scheduled our VBS for Aug. 15, 16, &17. That is a Tuesday thru Thursday. We will begin each night with supper at 5:30 PM. This will be followed by music, crafts, & a Bible lesson. This year’s theme is “The Judges”.

 

MEMORIAL FUND

In loving memory of Bonnie Killam

            Ken & Judy McPherson

Judy Huggins

Lucille Gilstrap

Marilyn Edens

Marilyn Dickens

Jim & Jan Gangstad

Bert & Charlotte Carpender

Peggy Beddingfield

St. Paul’s UMC

In loving memory of Rush Studinski

Nelda Childress

Lucille Gilstrap

Bert & Charlotte Carpender

Ken & Judy McPherson

Marilyn Edens

In loving memory of Judy Brandenburg

            Bert & Charlotte Carpender

Nelda Childress

Judy Huggins

Lucille Gilstrap

In loving memory of Ruth Steele, cousin of Judy McPherson

Judy Huggins

Lucille Gilstrap

Bert & Charlotte Carpender

 

A Word from Bro Steve

  Bro Steve at the Pulpit

 August 2017

 

Message From Bro Steve

VBS for Grownups is here! Almost. It will be August 15-17 at 5:30 pm. This is a Tuesday through Thursday this year. After reading evaluations from last year we decided to do it mid-week instead of on Friday.

VBS for Grownups is one of the most exciting things we do every year. We have snacks, crafts, singing (lots of singing) and then have lessons. This year’s lesson theme is from the Book of Judges. Each night we will study a different character and how God uses them. I will warn you, most of them are absolute jerks.

This is something each of us can invite people to. Invite friends. Is there someone you always see at a store or restaurant? Invite them. Do you play bridge or 42 with people outside the church? VBS for Grownups may be something they would enjoy.

Jesus commands us to go out and spread the good news to the world. Sometimes, that just seems too hard. Here is a perfect opportunity to evangelize in a painless situation.

Since guests are expected, the congregation needs to show up and be the kind of hosts we do so well.

Churches from around the conference have started to hold their own VBS for Grownups with good success. Yes, we started it, and we do it best. Do not back down from that. In order to continue with the growth that this makes in our church and community, we all need to be involved. It is the most fun you will ever have being evangelistic.

Go-Fight-Win. Amen.

Bro Steve