August 2018

Dear Church Family,

New Building Update – Special Prayer and Worship Service- August 26 @10:30

We are moving! On August 26 our Sunday morning worship service will be at our new church site, 7115 Waterville Monclova Rd. This service will be under a tent. Our worship will focus upon praying for God’s wisdom. During this worship service the newest information for the new building will be shared. 

How will we accomplish this large vision to relocate? Any step of faith requires the searching of God’s heart for living in the center of His will. For years now many of our congregation have been convinced that God is leading the relocation of our congregation. Now is the time to take the next step of faith.

In Psalm 28:7 we read, ”The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Nehemiah 8:10 declares that the joy of the Lord is our strength. These scriptures point the way for us when taking any step of faith.

First step: we must find in our journey of faith the joy of the Lord. An inner joy that wells up from the depths of our relationship with Jesus. A contagious joy coming from the contentment that we can only find in God.

Second living by faith depends upon God’s strength not our own. We tend to turn to God only after we have exhausted our own strength, wisdom and emotions are exhausted. Learning to depend upon God’s strength first we will discover that God is not only our strength but also our shield, our protector.

Third is trusting in God from the very center of our hearts. This is where we will discover God’s help.

And fourth is the praising of God from our hearts and in our singing of praises.

As we face the days ahead let us put into practice these steps of living by faith.

You are also invited to pray each day for God’s guidance. Please consider prayer walking our Waterville Monclova Rd property, listening for God to speak to you.

Mark your calendar. On September 16 there will be a congregational meeting immediately following worship to vote on taking the next steps toward building the new building. God will guide and provide for us as we

seek Him in all our ways.

Begin today to seek the Lord in all things and you will be blessed.

 

May you know all of God’s blessings,

Pastor Mike

 

ATTENTION!!

SOMETHING EXCITING IS HAPPENING!

Opportunity to be on the land and pray! YOU will NOT want to miss this.

Please read Pastor Mikes letter for additional information and a vote that will take place September 16.

Worship service to be held at new church site under a tent!

AUGUST 26 @ 10:30

7115 Waterville

Monclova Rd.

 

 

8 REASONS TO JOIN THE CHOIR

 

8 YOU’LL GAIN ANOTHER FAMILY.

7.EVERYBODY NEEDS A GOOD MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICE.

6.BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE TO WIN AMERICAN IDOL TO BE IN THE CHOIR.

5 BECAUSE YOU’LL BUILD LASTING RELATIONSHIPS.

4: BECAUSE YOU’LL FIND NEW SOURCES OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD.

3: THREE WORDS: CHOIR. IS. FUN!

2: TWO WORDS: GIVING BACK

1: ONE WORD: WORSHIP.

Anyone that would like to give a gift of service of their time and talent to sing music or play bells to our Lord and His church, please consider joining one of our choir ministries. The first Sanctuary Choir rehearsal will be Thursday, August 30th @ 7:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for the meeting date and time for our Bell Choir. All are welcome to join these two wonderful families of musicians. Thanks for your consideration!

JOIN THE HAND BELL CHOIR

 

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Families in need! We have the opportunity to serve our community by assisting two families in need of school supplies and clothing. Watch for details in the coming week.

 

FALL WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

The Miracles of Jesus

"Finding God in Desperate Moments"

This study will be on Mondays

Sept, 10 - Nov 26 @7:00 PM

Please contact

Delores Young 419-878-8238 ASAP if you plan to attend

Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles. He turned water into wine, healed the sick, calmed the storm, opened blind eyes, and raised the dead. While these beloved stories draw our attention to divine power, they also have something else in common: human desperation. This study will open our eyes to our need for Him and how weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives.

 

August Mission Focus  -  School & Hygiene Kits

In the face of natural disasters, violence, and grinding poverty, Hygiene Kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families; and School Kits can give children in these impoverished communities and refugee camps some of the basic tools for learning.

Your support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world.

Each kit represents a person whose life will be changed because of the simple items contained within. Please donate only the items from the lists below. The Festival of Sharing is very particular that items be the same in each kit.

Our most needed Kits! These little kits are jam-packed with supplies to help keep people clean and healthy.

HYGIENE KIT LIST TAP HERE

 

SCHOOL KITS LIST

We all remember how great it felt to start a new school year with all the right supplies. Now, you'r giving that same feeling to students around the world who otherwise wouldn't have the supplies they need. You're making sure children have the best chance to succeed in school, even if they are recovering from a disaster of living in other tough circumstances.

SCHOOL KITS LIST TAP HERE

 

 

JULY STATISTICS

Attendance

July 1 ..............82

July 8 ..............92

July 15 ..............60

July 22...............109

July 29...............118

 

Click here for the church calendar.

 

Prayers of Christian comfort and peace

For The Ed Wronkowicz family.

Ed passed away on June 29, 2018

 

Operation Christmas Child August Items

School supplies, calculator, scissors, learning books, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stamp ink pads.

Each Month: Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items along with the purchases for your own boxes and the November Collection. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping.

WE NEED YOU!

Do you like the PowerPoint part of the service? Are you able to help some Sundays during the Worship Service? We are in need of back-ups to show the morning announcements and order of worship and record the service. The presentation slides are already created. The camera is easy to set up.   Training will be provided. Please see Pastor Mike if the Lord is leading you to help in this area.  We really need you and your help with this area. If you aren't sure what is involved, and would like to know before you volunteer, just spend a Sunday up in the balcony and see how it's done.

PRAYERS   

 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

Mary J. Williams August 2

Camryn Buskey August 3

Donald Harter August 4

Grant Przybylski August 5

Jennifer Kahl August 6

Andrew Landis August 6

Clifford Nelson III August 6

Logan Lipinski August 7

Pam Plassmann August 8

Kyle Breymaier August 9

Betty Hood August 9

Robin Lipinski August 11

Sawyer Gribble August 12

Anna-Elise Smith August 12

Brynn Beakas August 16

Stacie Thompson August 16

Jennifer Bollinger August 18

Sally Croy August 18

Connor Gregory August 18

Gerald Robinson August 22

Barbara Jones August 23

Michael Allison August 24

Brock Snyder August 24

Brooklyn Lipinski August 26

Sarah Cox August 27

Squire Young August 27

Penn Pritchett August 30

Sherry Hill August 31

Barb Pease August 31

(If you have an August Birthday that isn't listed here, please call the church office.)