On this glorious day of worship, may we sense the immeasurable joy that comes from being with our Lord. Welcome to all who have joined us this morning.
Message: The Process of Restoration
Scripture: Leviticus 5:14-6:7, 7:1-10
Offering: Benevolence Fund
This week we are asked to pray for Aaron and Megan Speyer and their children, Lanny and Christine Speyer, Ruth Stadt, Kylie Thramer, Donna Van Beek. Suggestions for prayers would be for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday life, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them.
We continue to lift up in prayer Paulino Estrada as he heals from colon cancer surgery and also for Georgi as she helps him in his recovery and also as he undergoes chemo treatment.
Our sermon next Sunday will be brought to us by Pastor John Van Hemert.
Everyone is invited to stay after our worship service this morning for coffee and snacks. Following our usual time of fellowship, we will be setting up for a hotdog potluck. All are welcome to stay and join us for lunch.
Pastor Scott and Jen and their children will be on vacation from August 5 to August 27th. If you need pastoral care during that time, please contact your elder or deacon. The districts have been posted in the August Heartbeat and in paper form on the stand in the foyer.
All sound board people are required to attend a training event on September 24, 2016; 9 am-Noon. All worship team members (singers and musicians) are asked to be present during this time as well to give the team practice in balancing the board for our different worship teams. We look forward to improving our sound management.
The August issue of The Heartbeat, our monthly newsletter, is available this morning.
A salad luncheon is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Mona Reardon’s home on the lake at noon. All who attend, please bring a salad or dessert to share. Call Ruth Stadt, 734-4876, if you have questions.
Kids entering 1st grade and higher are invited to the Kids Craft Camp at Hope in Christ Church Tues and Wed. August 9 and 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Call/email Darlys to register or if you have questions 393-4179. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The projection team is learning an updated version of our EasyWorship projection software. Thank you for your patience as we learn the new program.
Servants Next Sunday, August 7: Greeters: Jerry and Faye Hop; Snacks: Tanya Obbink and Lisa Oppenhuizen; Ushers: Dale and Deloris Perry; Prayer Room: Lanny Speyer.
We are so extremely grateful to you, our church family, who rallied with us to put on such a successful rummage sale last weekend. We were able to raise $3600!! On top of all the many generous donations, I don’t think it is an over estimation to say that there were more than 500 man-hours involved in moving stuff, sorting, pricing, sign hangers, flag wavers, floor crews, cashiering, clean-up. We are humbled and grateful. We could not have done this without you. Thank you for being a tangible picture of God’s provision for our family’s adoption story! The Konings
For those who we might not have been able to connect with yet, we also wanted to give you a quick update on our little guy. Unfortunately, we received a medical update on the child we were matched with which revealed that he had more significant medical conditions outside of the medical parameters we had originally set up. With heavy hearts we decided to decline the referral. We are asking that God use this opportunity to grow our trust in His timing as we now await another referral hopefully in the near future. Love, The Konings
Last Friday there were many smiles and a lot of love floating around the Project Homeless Connect (PHC) site at Bellingham High School where 570 guests were served. On site volunteers I have spoken with talk about the intense feeling of connection and “rightness” they got from offering their time to help out. As people of faith, we know that those feelings are because this is what we are called to do for those in need. Thank YOU for being there as well for the men, women, and children who walked away from PHC with shoes, boots, hygiene items, blankets, socks, underwear, flashlights, and camping supplies. Once again, your generous response to the call for donations meant that people already struggling to live without a home will at least have some basic necessities, rather than having to live without those as well. Thank You! Janie Pemble
Ladies, if you are interested in the Wednesday morning study group that will begin in September, please contact Ruth Stadt at 73-4876. The group will be studying “Living For God’s Glory, an Introduction to Calvanism.” Books need to be ordered soon, so let Ruth know if you will be joining them. She has a copy of the book if you wish to preview it.
If you are interested in the Tuesday evening study group, please contact Terry Vander Woude at 671-5333 or in the church office at 733-6177. The group does not yet have a study book, so suggestions would be welcomed.