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July 4 , 2008

Please join us this Sunday as we celebrate the sacrament of communion and our independence.  Pastor will be preaching from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

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Our Senior High Youth will be having a bake sale before and after worship service this week.  Please show them your support.

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Don’t forget your donations for Vacation Bible School!  Needed are items such as individually wrapped snacks (pretzels, Rice Krispie treats, chips...), juice bags or boxes, paper towels, baby wipes and craft glue.  See Sande Galushka for more information.

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The Seasoned Singers will be presenting a concert next Sunday, July 13, during our 10:00 a.m. worship service.  Plan on being here for a time of inspirational patriotic and sacred music.

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The church office will be closed tomorrow for Independence Day.  We wish you all a happy and safe holiday weekend!

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Please Remember in Prayer

Cathy Follansbee – bereavement and syncope problems       

Tammy Suarez – in Mainland with kidney problems

Jean Delesantro – readmitted to Mainland with heart issues

Summer Mission Teams

Victims of continuing weather and fire disasters

Members of American Forces

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The Cross of Liberty ~ ODB RADIO:  |  Download
Read John 12:23-36

Towering above New York Harbor is the Statue of Liberty. For more than 100 years, that stately lady, with freedom's torch held high, has beckoned millions of people who are choking from the stifling air of tyranny and oppression. They've been drawn to what that monument symbolizes—freedom.

Inscribed on Lady Liberty's pedestal are the deeply moving words by Emma Lazarus: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

A different monument towers over history, offering spiritual freedom to enslaved people throughout the world. It's the Roman cross where Jesus Christ hung 2,000 years ago. At first the scene repels. Then we see the sinless Son of God dying in our place to pay the penalty for our sins. From the cross we hear the words "Father, forgive them" (Luke 23:34) and "It is finished!" (John 19:30). As we trust in Christ as our Savior, the heavy burden of guilt rolls from our sin-weary souls. We are free for all eternity.

Have you heard and responded to the invitation of the cross? 

Dennis J. De Haan from Our Daily Bread, July 4, 2000

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Communion

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments  

Monday           Akron, OH Mission Team Week 


              9:30 Trip to Wheaton Village Cancelled

              7:00 Finance Committee                               


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Mill Street Pub

              7:00 Christian Education Committee                           


              9:00 PB & J Sandwiches               


              6:00 Senior High Youth Pool Party at Karen’s             



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