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June 27, 2008

Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 10:40-42.  Special music will be provided by Mr. James Commander on trumpet.

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Saturday, July 5, Pastor & Mrs. Cobb invite everyone to the manse for an Independence Weekend picnic.  Please sign up in the vestibule as to how many are coming and what side dish you will provide.

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A collection box will be in the vestibule for your donations for Vacation Bible School.  Individual snacks and juices, paper towels, baby wipes, craft glue are some of the items needed.  Also, if you are able to help with the program during the week of Aug. 4-8 please see Sande Galushka.

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Don’t forget to purchase your AC Surf tickets for July 25!  Game starts at 7:05 with fireworks following.  See Tina Brown, Shirley Brown, Ally Hodgson or Sandy Shinsato.

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Sunday School teachers will have a year end meeting at Priscilla’s house Monday at 6:30 p.m.  Please be sure to bring your curriculum and yearly folder!

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During the summer we will be updating our database.  Please fill in and return the Church Directory Update form found in the July Good News and Sunday bulletin.  These can be returned by mail or placed in the offering plate.

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The church office will be closed next Friday for Independence Day.  Please have all bulletin information, etc. to the office by noon on Wednesday!  Thanks ~ Gay

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Please remember in prayer ~

Jean Delesantro – home from hospital (PTL!)

Lester Hutchinson

Summer Mission Teams arriving

Victims of continuing weather and fire disasters

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The Resting Tree - Read Isaiah 25:1-9

When North America's early settlers cleared their land for farming, they often left a tree in the center of a field.  They called it a "resting tree."  It gave them and their livestock a place to rest, and it provided some shade from the summer sun when they worked in the field.

Christ can be our "resting tree."  In the Gospel of Matthew, he offers us both an invitation and a promise: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matthew 11:28-29).  When we are weak and tired from the load of life's burdens, Christ will carry them and let us rest.  He will help us to find solutions for our problems and hope instead of our fears.

We find rest for our souls -- a refuge and a shelter -- when we clear a space for Christ in our lives.

Delbert Harmon (Ohio, U.S.A.) from Upper Room, May 5, 2003

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday           

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

                      Sesquicentennial Committee in Cobb Lounge

            11:30 Choir picnic at manse               

        

Monday           Pastor working with Buffalo, NY Mission Team this week

              6:30 Sunday School Teachers Meeting at Priscilla’s

Tuesday                                       

Wednesday

              1:00 Cemetery Committee Meeting                       

Thursday             

Friday              Independence Day

            Office Closed              

Saturday

            12:00 Picnic at manse (please sign up in the vestibule)



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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7
 
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