MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE | August 20, 2017
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS
Thank you for worshiping with us! Questions? Contact Kyle Haack (email@example.com) or Susan Anderson (630-462-0406).
SONG OF THE MONTH
Our song for the month of August is Sing! A New Creation #293 “We Are Marching in the Light of God.” The song is originally from South Africa, where it began as a song of protest. The SNC Leader’s Guide says, “Its one line, repeated again and again, packs a punch of perseverance and defiance. In God’s light – in the path marked out by God – we march together to do God’s will.” As we seek a courageous faith we will sing and march in God’s light.
Tonight at 5 p.m. we will gather in the Ministry Center to sing, pray, and reflect on the passage from Joshua 8 in an overflow service.
Since 1944 Bethany Christian Services has worked to bring and keep families together through our services in many countries. These services include sponsorship, foster care, family support, and adoption. We believe that the family is the best place for children to grow and these services have been designed to allow children to stay in their home country, with a local family whenever possible.
BLOCK FEST SAVE THE DATE Mark your calendars for September 9, 4-7 p.m. We will be having our annual block party including food, bouncy houses, and some fun new activities. Make sure to come and join us for this time of fellowship with friends from church and the neighborhood!
As part of the block party we would like to provide some door prizes for all ages. We have items for adults and very small children but are looking for items for the 5-12 yr and 13-18 yr age groups. If you have a contact with a vendor that might be able to donate a door prize or if you have a gift card that you will not use and could part with, please consider donating it to the block party. If you have any contacts or questions please contact Vicki Fenili.
Block fest Volunteers Needed! We need volunteers to help with Block Fest. Sign up on the sheet on the Welcome Table or contact Susie Bossenga if you would like to help set up for Block Fest, serve food, or clean up at the end of the day.
SMALL GROUPS If you would like to start a new small group or have ideas or suggestions for a new group in the coming year, please contact Dave Dykstra.
SUMMER COFFEE BREAK Coffee Break will meet this week on Wednesday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ministry Center. We will meet twice a month to discuss Spiritual Fitness using 1 John. Everyone is welcome. Contact Susan Anderson (630-251-4611, firstname.lastname@example.org).
DIRECTORY It’s time once again to print an updated directory for your files. Please check your information in the current directory located on the Welcome Table. If the information is correct, please sign your initials next to your name. If there are corrections to be made, please note them and sign your initials next to your name.
WORSHIP HOURS Sunday, September 3, begins our regular morning worship hours. Church will begin at 10:30 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. Please make note of the time change.
RUSSIAN CHURCH The Russian Evangelical Christian Baptist Church (RECBC) has been meeting in our church building for a little over a year now. Council is considering the extension of the agreement to share our facilities for another year and would like to hear any feedback that our congregation has on this subject. If anyone has any observations or reservations about this arrangement, please communicate them to a member of Council or the Business Board.
SAVE THE DATE The Gweimen Centre Auction will be October 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church (1N100 Gary Ave. Carol Stream, IL 60188). No tickets necessary, free admission. This is a benefit for orphans and widows from Kwoi, Nigeria. For more information, contact Mary Sytsma.