This Sunday at 11am is the church picnic. Tony Petzoldt, Ken Clark, Ron Froesel, Jack Hurley, Greg Frimel, Mike Toney, Andy Ryan, Jonathan Schultz and Derek Don made lots of sausages from scratch Wednesday night. There will be regular, cherry, and garlic ones. Sue Schultz is getting fried chicken as well. Bring a dish to share. Bring family, neighbors and friends.
Church picnics are called fellowship events. We tend to think of fellowship as fun events but they are much deeper than that. Over the last Covid year we’ve missed these type of get-togethers. We are still trying to come back together as a congregation and regaining what we’ve lost. This church picnic is part of the healing.
In the Bible, fellowship is not a casual gathering; it’s a relationship between God’s people. Through Jesus Christ we have fellowship with God and one another. When we worship together we experience a brotherhood/sisterhood that comes from the Spirit. That fellowship spills over into living life together. We eat together, all the generations, because that’s what family does. Healthy families eat together, share their lives and enjoy each other’s company. Come to the picnic and remember what church is supposed to feel like.
Daily Bible Reading
Church Picnic Sunday!
Worship with us at 9:15 in the sanctuary and then join us on the front patio for fellowship and lunch at 11:00. Start digging through your cookbooks for some of your favorites to share!! We will have a few lawn games out for you to enjoy and bubbles for the kids! Rainy day picnic will be the same day in the gym.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Schultz.
What will be provided:
Brats, hotdogs, condiments and buns
Water and Lemonade
What can you bring:
A dish or two to share
Other drinks if you would like them
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Offerings vs. Budget Update
Women's Tuesday Bible Study
Women’s Tuesday Bible Study has started up again at 9:15 am. Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time we hope you’ll join us as we discover the “Seamless” thread connecting the people, places & promises of the Bible.
After the first month of our current year fiscal year our offerings were $25,990, which is $6,510 below our budgeted offerings for the month. This continues a trend that developed over the last several months of our 2020-2021 fiscal year. The Leadership Council wants to remind everyone that although several members blessed us in the past year with significant bequests, bequest money has restrictions and is not used for budgeted items. A simplified way to give may be electronically by using the "Bill Pay" feature of your bank's website. The service provided is usually free of charge to both you and the Church. Most financial institutions allow you to set up Recurring Payments so you do not have to worry about forgetting your checkbook or being out of town. With this service, your gift can be deducted automatically from the account you choose without you ever having to write a manual check. We ask everyone to continue to prayerfully consider their giving as we also continue to thank God for the blessings He has bestowed on us.
Leadership Council Nominations
The Leadership Council is accepting nominations for the Council to consider to replace Council members whose terms are expiring in October. This year there are two members whose terms will be coming to an end. Please let anyone on Leadership Council, the Elders, or Pastor Scott know if there is anyone you would like to nominate who you believe would make a good leader for our Congregation. The Leadership Council will review those nominations at its September meeting and provide recommendations in advance of our October 2018 Voters’ Meeting.