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11/30/14 Announcements

Monday 12/1 - Bloodmobile at Methodist Church from 12:30-5:00

Tuesday 12/2 -
  • Sis. Clara Fischer’s Funeral - visitation is 4-7 on Mon. and 9:00-9:45 on Tuesday
  • Helping Hands  - has been rescheduled for Tuesday 12/9.  A special Christmas lunch will be provided.

Wednesday 12/3
  • Annual Business Meeting for the Church and Nursing Home
  • Scripture Memory Class - SMC Christmas party is this Wednesday night at the Nursing Home.  Please have your child's resident's gift delivered by 7:10.  Meet in the dining room at 7:10 for the party.  Please pick up your child in the Multi Purpose room after church.

Sunday 12/7
  • Bible Class - Bible class students should bring their Thompson chain reference Bibles to Sunday school on December 7th.
  • The 15th annual Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4 pm -  Everyone is invited.  If you plan to attend, there is a sign-up sheet on both the north and west bulletin boards.  There is also a sign-up sheet on the west bulletin board for food donations and workers to help with this activity.  If you sign up to bring food, remember also to sign up on the list of those planning to attend.
  • Maintenance Fund Collection

Sunday 12/14 - Sunday School Christmas Program

Haiti Work Team - A Roanoke work team is planned for Haiti on March 26 – April 3. The team will be hosted by Bro Scott & Sis Mandy Yordy and is an opportunity to support them and their work. For more information contact Bro. Rich Bertschi.

2015 Rotating Potluck - It’s time to set the schedule for the 2015 Roanoke church rotating potluck.  If you have any additions, deletions, or other changes to the existing roster, please list them on the sheet posted in the back (North) hall.  All are welcome to participate.

Phone Directory Update - It is time to update the church directory. If you have updates for the directory, please either fill out an update card located in the North hall or fill out the form found on the church website.  http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directory.html

Automated Call System - The trustees have decided to implement an automated call system to replace our current manual call trees that are used for cancelling church and other time-sensitive messages.  If church is cancelled because of weather or lack of power, a minister or trustee will send out a message informing the congregation at the same time.  Each person can choose how they prefer to be notified -- either by text or voice message.  

Our church directory was used to create a master list for the call system.  If anyone has a cell phone number listed in the church directory, this number was used, with a preference or a text message.  If no cell phone number was listed in the church directory, the land line number was used, with a preference for a voice message.

This automated call system master list is on a table in the north hall.  Please check the list to
make sure you will be notified in the manner you prefer.  Please mark any changes, or if your information is how you wish to be notified, please mark OK.  The trustees will be present to answer questions.


Looking Ahead

Sunday 12/14 -  Special Collection - The trustees have decided to replace the church's pneumatic heating and cooling temperature control system with an electronic system.  The current system was installed when the church was built 48 years ago.  It is not working properly, and some replacement parts are no longer available.  The new system will allow for more even heating and cooling in the sanctuary and throughout the church.  Since this improvement will cost approximately $48,000, there will be a special collection on December 14.  If you feel moved to make a donation, please write Building Fund on the memo line of you check.

Support for the Nursing Home - Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board for homemade cookies, and decorated birthday cakes for 2015.  This is a good opportunity to serve the elderly from your own kitchen.  These decorated cakes do NOT have to be professionally done. 

11/23/14 Announcements

Sunday 11/23 - Annual Thanksgiving Hymn Singing at 6:30 at the Fellowship Hall - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for volunteers and food donations.

Thursday 11/27 - Thanksgiving Day Service at 10:00 - There will be no Wednesday night service on the 26th.

Wednesday 12/3 - Annual Business Meeting for the Church and Nursing Home

Sunday 12/7 - The 15th annual Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4 pm -  Everyone is invited.  If you plan to attend, there is a sign-up sheet on both the north and west bulletin boards.  There is also a sign-up sheet on the west bulletin board for food donations and workers to help with this activity.  If you sign up to bring food, remember also to sign up on the list of those planning to attend.

Sunday 12/14 -  Special Collection - The trustees have decided to replace the church's pneumatic heating and cooling temperature control system with an electronic system.  The current system was installed when the church was built 48 years ago.  It is not working properly, and some replacement parts are no longer available.  The new system will allow for more even heating and cooling in the sanctuary and throughout the church.  Since this improvement will cost approximately $48,000, there will be a special collection on December 14.  If you feel moved to make a donation, please write Building Fund on the memo line of you check.

Laptop Missing - The Sunday School laptop projector is still missing. If anyone has used it recently and knows where it is please return it to the Bible Class room or to one of the trustees.

Thank You - Our family, especially Andrew, would like to thank our Roanoke congregation and community for the love and support shown to Andrew in the way of prayers and mailed packages and cards during his stay in S.Korea. Bro. Fred and Sis Cheri have done an amazing job at organizing the weekly efforts of those mailings.  He has several months to go but looks forward to the mail arrival each week, as does the mail room Sgt. who smiles to see the love arrive! Andrew wants you to know he shares his packages at times with other soldiers. Below is a poem written by one of Andrews fellow battle buddies recently as he reflected again on missing the holidays last year for the first time. It packs a punch but I feel it important to share so others know just how our soldiers miss home and need our ongoing, constant and consistent prayers and support.

We woke up in very strange land, we didn’t know up from down, but we knew this wasn’t our hometown.
SGT came to the door and said, “saddle up, you ain’t home no more.”
We went to work and did our dirt but couldn’t help but feel hurt.
When we sleep we see our friends and family havin a laugh, but we wake up and realize it couldn’t last.
We’re so far from home, so lost and so alone. All we can think about is going home.
You won’t understand why were so alone. How can you? You’ve never left your home.
We are the ones that hope you don’t forget us way back home.”
~ PV2 Goetz, A Deployed Soldier

11/16/14 Announcements



Sunday 11/16
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Home has been Cancelled due to the Funeral
  • ACYF at Eureka at 6:00 - The Bible Class will leave Commerce Bank at 5:15.

Tuesday 11/18 - Midwest Food Bank from 6:30-8:30 - It's Roanoke's turn to volunteer at the Midwest Food Bank. Since Bro. Mike is gone, it’s important that a group of approximately 20-25 people represent our church as another lead volunteer will be heading up the project that night. Some people like to try to carpool, so feel free to email the Hoffmans at mnhoffman@frontier.com if you’re planning to attend and willing to take others with you or if you’d like to go but need to ride with someone.

Wednesday 11/19
  • Topical Study:“God is Love” by Bro. Jeremiah Psinas (Morton)
  • High School Worship on Wednesday - will be having a Thanksgiving Feast the Luginbhul home.  The start time is 6:00 (one hour earlier than usual).
  • H.O.P.E. - Please drop the girls off at 6:30 at the Fellowship Hall for dinner followed by a Christmas project for families in need. The girls will be finished by 8:30. If possible, please have the girls bring $20 to help cover the cost for the Christmas gifts.
  • Scripture Memory Class

Friday/Saturday 11/21-22 - The Hope for Haiti Christmas Open House - will be held Friday, 11/21 from 1:00-7:00 PM and Saturday 11/22nd from 9-noon  at the fellowship hall. By purchasing items at this sale you are allowing Haitian women to earn a living with dignity. Details for the sale are on the bulletin boards. If you have a questions you can contact sisters Lisa Leman, Brenda Martin, or Kim Luginbuhl

Sunday 11/23 - Annual Thanksgiving Hymn Singing at 6:30 at the Fellowship Hall - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for volunteers and food donations.

Sunday 12/7 - The 15th annual Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4 pm -  Everyone is invited.  If you plan to attend, there is a sign-up sheet on both the north and west bulletin boards.  There is also a sign-up sheet on the west bulletin board for food donations and workers to help with this activity.  If you sign up to bring food, remember also to sign up on the list of those planning to attend.

Sunday 12/14 -  Special Collection - The trustees have decided to replace the church's pneumatic heating and cooling temperature control system with an electronic system.  The current system was installed when the church was built 48 years ago.  It is not working properly, and some replacement parts are no longer available.  The new system will allow for more even heating and cooling in the sanctuary and throughout the church.  Since this improvement will cost approximately $48,000, there will be a special collection on December 14.  If you feel moved to make a donation, please write Building Fund on the memo line of you check.

Job Opening - The Nursing Home in Elgin (Highland Oaks), has an immediate opening for an Administrator.  Additional information is posted on the bulletin board.

Laptop Missing - The Sunday School laptop projector is still missing. If anyone has used it recently and knows where it is please return it to the Bible Class room or to one of the trustees.

Thank You - The Hospital Lumiere board would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 benefit auction a success. With your prayers and support and God’s blessings, Hospital Lumiere in Haiti will continue to provide medical care with compassion and Christian love.


Looking Ahead

Support for the Nursing Home - Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board for homemade cookies, and decorated birthday cakes for 2015.  This is a good opportunity to serve the elderly from your own kitchen.  These decorated cakes do NOT have to be professionally done. 

11/9/14 Announcements

Wednesday 11/12 - Topical Bible Study on “God is Worthy of Worship” by Bro. Harvey Kaeb (Gridley) - This study will be followed by “God is Love” by Bro. Jeremiah Psinas (Morton) on 11/19.

Friday 11/14 - The Apostolic Christian World Relief Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere - The benefit will be at Five Points. The food court and silent auction start at 4:30. The live auction begins at 7:00.  For more information, or to donate an item or service, contact Bro Rich Bertschi or see the announcement on the church bulletin board.

Saturday 11/15
  • Leaf Raking - The boys in ACTIVE will be raking leaves on Saturday, November 15. Please contact Bro. Tim or Sis. Brittany Schwind if you are interested in getting your lawn raked or if you know of someone who would appreciate this.
  • Penpals for Jesus Seminar - The Pen Pals for Jesus ministry is an opportunity for Sisters to write to women who are currently serving time in Illinois prisons.  This has been a blessing to so many hurting women as well as our sisters who write.  For more information about the Pen Pals for Jesus program, there will be a seminar on Saturday, November 15th in Fairbury from 9 a.m – noon.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the program and testimonies from those involved.  If you would like to attend, please contact Sis. Jenell Hodel.

Friday/Saturday 11/21-22 - The Hope for Haiti Christmas Open House - will be held Friday, 11/21 from 1:00-7:00 PM and Saturday 11/22nd from 9-noon  at the fellowship hall. By purchasing items at this sale you are allowing Haitian women to earn a living with dignity.          Details for the sale are on the bulletin boards. If you have a questions you can contact sisters Lisa Leman, Brenda Martin, or Kim Luginbuhl

Sunday 11/23 - Annual Thanksgiving Hymn Singing at 6:30 at the Fellowship Hall - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for volunteers and food donations.

Sunday 12/7 - The 15th annual Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4 pm -  Everyone is invited.  If you plan to attend, there is a sign-up sheet on both the north and west bulletin boards.
There is also a sign-up sheet on the west bulletin board for food donations and workers to help with this activity.  If you sign up to bring food, remember also to sign up on the list of those planning to attend.

Sunday 12/14 -  Special Collection - The trustees have decided to replace the church's pneumatic heating and cooling temperature control system with an electronic system.  The current system was installed when the church was built 48 years ago.  It is not working properly, and some replacement parts are no longer available.  The new system will allow for more even heating and cooling in the sanctuary and throughout the church.  Since this improvement will cost approximately $48,000, there will be a special collection on December 14.  If you feel moved to make a donation, please write Building Fund on the memo line of you check.

Support for the Nursing Home - Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board for homemade cookies, and decorated birthday cakes for 2015.  This is a good opportunity to serve the elderly from your own kitchen.  These decorated cakes do NOT have to be professionally done. 

11/2/14 Announcements

Sunday 11/2 - World Relief Collection

Tuesday 11/4 - Helping Hands will Meet from 9:00 - 3:00

Wednesday 11/5
  • Topical Bible Study on “God is Perfectly Holy" by Bro. Matt Feucht -  This study will be followed by “God is Worthy of Worship” by Bro. Harvey Kaeb (Gridley) on 11/12 and “God is Love” by Bro. Jeremiah Psinas (Morton) on 11/19.
  • High School Worship on Wednesday at 7:00 at Bro. Dave Leman’s Home
  • Scripture Memory Class

Friday 11/14 - The Apostolic Christian World Relief Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere - The benefit will be at Five Points. The food court and silent auction start at 4:30. The live auction begins at 7:00.  For more information, or to donate an item or service, contact Bro Rich Bertschi or see the announcement on the church bulletin board.

Saturday 11/15
  • Leaf Raking - The boys in ACTIVE will be raking leaves on Saturday, November 15. Please contact Bro. Tim or Sis. Brittany Schwind if you are interested in getting your lawn raked or if you know of someone who would appreciate this.
  • Penpals for Jesus Seminar - The Pen Pals for Jesus ministry is an opportunity for Sisters to write to women who are currently serving time in Illinois prisons.  This has been a blessing to so many hurting women as well as our sisters who write.  For more information about the Pen Pals for Jesus program, there will be a seminar on Saturday, November 15th in Fairbury from 9 a.m – noon.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the program and testimonies from those involved.  If you would like to attend, please contact Sis. Jenell Hodel.

Friday/Saturday 11/21-22 - The Hope for Haiti Christmas Open House - will be held Friday, 11/21 from 1:00-7:00 PM and Saturday 11/22nd from 9-noon  at the fellowship hall. By purchasing items at this sale you are allowing Haitian women to earn a living with dignity.          Details for the sale are on the bulletin boards. If you have a questions you can contact sisters Lisa Leman, Brenda Martin, or Kim Luginbuhl