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September 23, 2011

Join us this Sunday as we welcome the Holland Family to our services while Dot is away. They will be handling all of the music at both services.

Pastor will be speaking from Philippians 2:1-13.

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Sunday at 7:00p Pastors Cobb and Reedell will begin a new four week course in the newly renovated lounge entitled “Why – Making Sense of God’s Will”. This is a time to explore why the world is the way it is if God is so loving and all powerful. Cost is only $5.

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The Leesburg Church has invited us to their 205th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 11:00a. There will be a luncheon in the hall following the service.

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Our Chancel Choir will begin practice Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:00. They will sing Oct. 2, World Communion Sunday, at both services and most Sundays after that, too. All singers are welcome!

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Evergreens meet Wednesday, Sept. 28, at noon. Bring a sandwich and a friend! Dessert and beverage will be provided. Rev. Gerry Reedell will be speaking about well known sculptress, Isabel Bloom. 

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Advance Sales Cookbook Coupons are available in the vestibule. Cookbooks are hardcover and will be here in time for Christmas. They’ll make an excellent $10 gift for someone!

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REMINDER–Dinner/Concert tickets will be available October 1 for our Saturday, November 5, Congregational Event dedicated to Tom Sooy. ($15/Adult-$5/children) Contact Joanie at 641-1839. Special times and seat locations – wherever possible.

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Senior High Youth will NOT meet Monday night. There is a whole lot of info to be found on their bulletin board in the hall across from the coat rack, though.  Be sure to check it out!

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There will be a fall “Mission Day at Our Church” on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9-Noon. A sign up sheet will be in the vestibule with jobs such as yard work, cleaning windows, kitchen chores, etc. Many hands are needed to make our church shine! See Jan Jorgensen, Kris Jenoriki, or any member of the Property Committee.

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All church groups and organizations are encouraged to take digital photos of activities to share with the congregation. These will be displayed before services on Sundays using the new projection system. Please email your photos to Scott Sabo at scottandjosabo@hotmail.com.

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Addicted2Jesus (A2J) - This week, the A2J youth begin mission work and will participate in their first community service project with the Adopt-A-Road road cleanup of Pitney Road.   The youth also start a Bible study series on Service.  This theme will continue throughout our year as we explore the importance of serving our Families, our Church and our Communities.

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Please Remember in Prayer ~

Family of Harry Williamson

Russ Adkisson, Jr

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Fresh FruitRead Psalm 92

I love the old photographs that are often printed on the obituary page of our local newspaper. A grinning young man in a military uniform and words such as: 92 years old, fought for his country in WWII. Or the young woman with sparkling eyes: 89 years young, grew up on a farm in Kansas during the Depression. The unspoken message is: “I wasn’t always old, you know.”

Too often, those who have had a long life feel sidelined when they reach their later years. Psalm 92, however, reminds us that no matter how old we are, we can have a fresh and fruitful life. Men and women who have been “planted” in the rich soil of God’s vineyard will continue to “bear fruit” and be “fresh and flourishing” (vs. 14). Jesus promised that “he who abides in Me, and I in him,” will continue to bear “much fruit” (John 15:5).

Yes, muscles may ache and joints may hurt, and life may slow down a bit. But inwardly we can be “renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16).

I recently saw a T-shirt on a beautiful white-haired woman that said: “I’m not 80. I’m 18 with 62 years experience.” No matter how old we get, we can still be young at heart – but with the benefit of a well-lived lifetime of knowledge and wisdom.

Cindy Hell Kasper

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                       

              8:15 Breakfast

              9:00 Sunday School & Worship

            10:00 Refreshments

            10:30 Worship & A2J

              4:00 New Members Class

              6:30 Pastors’ Study

Monday

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth CANCELED!

              7:00 Chancel Choir

Tuesday

              7:00 Trustees

Wednesday    

            Noon Evergreens

              6:30 Weeknight Bible Study

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

            5:00 A2J Lock In

 
Gay S. Channell
Administrative Assistant
 
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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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