Praise God from whom all blessings flow! During the three weeks in July that our families hosted 5-Day Bible Clubs over 100 kids and some parents heard the gospel. Approximately 80 of them do not attend church. Pray that God’s Word would penetrate their hearts, and for our families to have follow-up opportunities with them. Praise the Lord for our youth who led the groups in faith and fun, and for Sara Watson’s administrative skills.
Brittany Paist is serving with the Holmans in Bolivia for six months, and has seen a wide range of needs to assist with their ministry to the poor, such as supplies for kids’ clubs to a replacement dental compressor for their free dental clinics. So far $1025 of the $2000 goal has been raised. Write “Bolivia projects” on your check or give on The City, “Bolivia Team” fund.
Vacation Bible School
Come walk on the wild side with “Weird Animals” at the 2014 Vacation Bible School. It’s for ages 5 years to 12 years. Volunteer and register early online at or sign up in the foyer on July 27 and August 3.
Worship at Sunset
Everyone is invited to enjoy the sunset view and to worship together on August 10, at the Parkers’, from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Song lyrics will be provided on an app for your smartphone or tablet, so bring that, a heart to worship, and a folding chair for a great time of praising God for His wonders to behold.
Praise & Prayer
Some of our youth are going with Rich and Christy Shipe serving families with special needs kids at the Joni & Friends Camp in Pennsylvania. They leave early Sunday morning, for the week of serving. Pray for their safekeeping and abundant ministry.
Continuing with our “Traveling Light” summer sermon series, Bill Parker took us on a remembrance tour of God’s amazing handiwork in creation, His work in us, and how that relates to the work/employment He has given us to do for His Glory. His Powerpoint photos are provided on the website, as well as the audio download of the sermon . The list of topics for the summer is listed below:
SUMMER SERMON SERIES – TRAVELING LIGHT (with our…)
July 27 – Schedules
August 3 – Families
August 10 – Community (Rich Shipe)
August 17– Money & Possessions
August 24 – Bibles
August 31– Church
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 7/20/14 – $38,336.98
July 27 – Communion: As a courtesy to those with allergies, our communion crackers are gluten free rice crackers.
July 27 – Sign up for VBS in the foyer
August 5, 6:30am – Congregational Prayer with Elders
August 8 – Church Workday (inside tasks)
August 10, 7:45-8:45pm – Worship time & sunset view at the Parkers’
August 11-15 – Vacation Bible School
August 31 – Baby Dedication
September 7 – New Sunday Schedule begins: dual sessions of Worship & Sunday School at 9:30 & 11:00am
September 14 – Fall LIFE Group Session begins
September 27 – Annual Business Meeting