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5/1/16 Announcements

Sunday 5/1
  • Gateway Woods Collection
  • Sunday School Elections - If you would like additional time to pray, feel free to take a ballot home and mail it to Bro. Tom by the end of the week.

Tuesday 5/3 - Helping Hands from 9:00 - 3:00

Wednesday 5/4 - National Day of Prayer Program at 7:30 PM at Church

Wednesday 5/11 - High School Worship on Wednesday - WOW has been rescheduled from 5/4 to 5/11 due to the National Day of Prayer program.  It will be held at the Fehr’s home.

Sunday 5/15 - Baccalaureate Service for our Graduating Seniors - The Bible Class will join us upstairs for our morning worship service and will then sing some songs for the congregation.

June 6-10 - Vacation Bible School - The following signup sheets have been posted on the bulletin board in the north hall:
  • New Students: Please list names for incoming 3 year olds as well as children who are not on the Sunday School roster that plan to come to VBS.
  • Teachers and Helpers for all Grade Levels: You only need to teach for a single night (more if you would like) and you can sign up by yourself, with   another brother, or as a husband/wife team.
If you have any questions regarding sign-ups, please contact Sis. Marjorie Bertschi or Sis. Jamie Hodel.

The Nursing Home Jr. Volunteer Summer Program -  If you have a child who is 6th grade or older and is interested in volunteering, please contact Sis. Patsy Kaeb at the Home.

“Redeeming the Time” - It has been a year since this ministry started which provides a framework for relationships and friendships to build across generations. If you are interested in adopting someone in our church or community, please sign up at either bulletin board.  For questions about “Redeeming the Time” please see Sis. Tina Leman.

Replacement of the Cooling System - The trustees have been informed that the main chiller for the church's cooling system needs to be replaced. The chiller is 50 years old and a substantial amount of maintenance money is being spent on it each year to keep it in operating condition. Even with these repairs and because of it's age, there is always a chance that it could fail in the near future. Since these continual repairs are costly and increasing from year to year, the trustees agree that it is time to replace it with a new one that will be more efficient and useful over time. It would also be reassuring to have it connected to the new control system and installed for when Roanoke hosts the conference next summer. The low bid for a replacement chiller is approx. $80,000. Since our church’s by-laws state that any expenditure over $50,000 must be approved by a vote of the congregation, the trustees will need your vote of approval to go forward with this project. The cost of a new chiller exceeds the balance in the building fund so a special collection will be needed in the near future. There is a separate ballot box for the chiller replacement located on the same table as the SS teachers ballot box. Please fill out 2 separate ballots, 1 for Sunday School teachers and 1 for the main chiller replacement.



Looking Ahead

Apostolic Christian Home for the Handicapped Job Openings - three Resident Services Directors are retiring in the coming months.  Additional information is on the bulletin board.


4/24/16 Announcements

Sunday 4/24 - Communion at the Nursing Home at 2:00 in the Multi Purpose Room.

Wednesday 4/27 - Topical Bible Study “ Jesus Loves Me”  - Bro. Fred Funk (Morton)

Friday 4/29 - Young Group Babysitting at the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 - 9:00 - so couples can have a night out.  There is a signup sheet in the back hall.  If you have any questions, please contact Sis. Abby Moser

Saturday 4/30 - Midwest Gospel Sing at Five Points Auditorium from 5:45pm to 8:30pm -This is the sole fundraiser for the AC Home for the Handicapped. If you can't attend you can watch it live stream through our website at midwestgospelsing.org. Please consider participating. Only a free will offering will be collected at the door or online. For additional information, please contact Bro Tom or Sis Mary Sauder. Please remember the Home in your prayers.

Sunday 5/1
  • Gateway Woods Collection
  • Sunday School Elections

Wednesday 5/4 - National Day of Prayer Program at 7:30 PM at Church

Apostolic Christian Home for the Handicapped Job Openings - three Resident Services Directors are retiring in the coming months.  Additional information is on the bulletin board.


4/17/16 Announcements

Sunday 4/17
  • The Prairie Choristers will Practice at 11:30 in the basement
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Nursing Home at 1:30

Wednesday 4/20 -  Wednesday Evening Program at the Fellowship Hall- Bro. Rob Parker, who is responsible for the LARC imitative through Gateway Woods, will be speaking in lieu of Wednesday evening services.  Bro. Rob had a challenging youth and has a beautiful testimony of how God used brothers and sisters to reach out and touch his life.  His topic will help believers to reach out to the “unchurched” for God’s glory as he shares how we can grow gracefully in the work of discipleship and evangelism.  We have scheduled this presentation on an evening already set aside for our Bible Class Worship on Wednesday so that they will also be able to attend the presentation.  We encourage you to have your children attend as Bro. Rob will share how Satan can take one down a terrible pathway if we allow him to do so.

Sunday 4/24 - Communion at the Nursing Home at 2:00 in the Multi Purpose Room.

Nursing Home Volunteer Needed - The Nursing Home is putting out a plea for any brother that would be willing to stop in at the Home 1 day a week to have the noon prayer with the residents. It only takes a few minutes of your time but is so appreciated by the residents. Please contact Sis. Patsy at the Home if you are able to help.

Saturday 4/23 - Roanoke is Hosting the Apostolic Christian Medical Fellowship Meeting - If you are interested in helping, please contact Sis. Lydia or Sis.Bev Bertschi. We need volunteers for set-up, food donations, food service, and clean up. We also would appreciate volunteers to keep overnight guests. All nurses and other healthcare workers are invited to attend and may also RSVP to Sis. Lydia at lydiabertschi@yahoo.com.

Wednesday 4/27 - Topical Bible Study “ Jesus Loves Me”  - Bro. Fred Funk (Morton)

Friday 4/29 - Young Group Babysitting at the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 - 9:00 - so couples can have a night out.  There is a signup sheet in the back hall.  If you have any questions, please contact Sis. Abby Moser



Looking Ahead


Saturday 4/30 - Midwest Gospel Sing  - The Midwest Gospel Sing is April 30, 2016 and will be held from 5:45pm to 8:30pm at Washington IL, Five Points auditorium. 360 N. Wilmor Rd. This is the sole fundraiser for the AC Home for the Handicapped. If you can't attend you can watch it live stream through our website at midwestgospelsing.org. Please consider participating. Only a free will offering will be collected at the door or online. Our church rep, Bro. Tom Sauder, will have reminder cards to distribute that will be available in the North Hall when received. Any further questions, please Bro Tom or Sis Mary. Please remember the Home in your prayers.


4/10/16 Announcements

Sunday 4/9
  • Charity Fund Collection
  • Baptisms  - Carla Martino and Kendall Knapp

Tuesday 4/12 - Bible Class Magdalena Slide Presentation at the FH at 7:00- All are welcome to come hear about the trip.   This will  take the place of WOW that was scheduled on the 13th.
 
Wednesday 4/13 - ACTIVE at Midwest Food Bank - The boys in ACTIVE will be meeting at the Commerce Bank parking lot in Roanoke at 5:45 pm.  They will be working at the Midwest Food Bank from about 6:30 to 8:15, and they will be brought back home by about 9:00. They should've each received a waiver that must be filled out if they have never volunteered there before. Please have the boys bring the signed waiver when you drop them off. Thanks!

Saturday 4/16
  • Redeeming the Time Together Gathering- There will be a dinner at 5:00 PM in the multipurpose room at the nursing home for those involved in the Redeeming the Time Together outreach. We ask that you please RSVP on the sign-up sheet posted on the back hall bulletin board. Please bring a salad OR a dessert-- and your adoptee. Meat, chips and beverages will be provided. If you are not able to attend, please let your adoptee know that he/she is still more than welcome to come! Thanks to all for
  • The Bible Class’s Loaves and Fish outreach program in Peoria - They will help serve a meal to the needy. They will leave from the high school at 8:45 and return around 2:30. Anyone in high school that is the Young group is invited to attend as well

Sunday 4/17 - ACYF Day in Washington - The Bible Class will leave from the high school at 8:30 and return around 4:30. Please pray for the students as they will have a busy weekend

Wednesday 4/20 -  Wednesday Evening Program at the Fellowship Hall- Bro. Rob Parker, who is responsible for the LARC imitative through Gateway Woods, will be speaking in lieu of Wednesday evening services.  Bro. Rob had a challenging youth and has a beautiful testimony of how God used brothers and sisters to reach out and touch his life.  His topic will help believers to reach out to the “unchurched” for God’s glory as he shares how we can grow gracefully in the work of discipleship and evangelism.  We have scheduled this presentation on an evening already set aside for our Bible Class Worship on Wednesday so that they will also be able to attend the presentation.  We encourage you to have your children attend as Bro. Rob will share how satan can take one down a terrible pathway if we allow him to do so.
 
Sunday 4/24 - Communion at the Nursing Home at 2:00 in the Multi Purpose Room.

Nursing Home Volunteer Needed - The Nursing Home is putting out a plea for any brother that would be willing to stop in at the Home 1 day a week to have the noon prayer with the residents. It only takes a few minutes of your time but is so appreciated by the residents. Please contact Sis. Patsy at the Home if you are able to help.
 
Saturday 4/23 - Roanoke is Hosting the Apostolic Christian Medical Fellowship Meeting - If you are interested in helping, please contact Sis. Lydia or Sis.Bev Bertschi. We need volunteers for set-up, food donations, food service, and clean up. We also would appreciate volunteers to keep overnight guests. All nurses and other healthcare workers are invited to attend and may also RSVP to Sis. Lydia at lydiabertschi@yahoo.com.

Friday 4/29 - Young Group Babysitting at the Fellowship Hall from 6:00 - 9:00 - so couples can have a night out.  There is a signup sheet in the back hall.  If you have any questions, please contact Sis. Abby Moser


Looking Ahead

HarvestCall Winter Work Project in Bastrop Texas – Thirty volunteers are needed each week through April 30th. Additional information is on the bulletin board and at HarvestCall.org.

Saturday 4/30 - Midwest Gospel Sing  - The Midwest Gospel Sing is April 30, 2016 and will be held from 5:45pm to 8:30pm at Washington IL, Five Points auditorium. 360 N. Wilmor Rd. This is the sole fundraiser for the AC Home for the Handicapped. If you can't attend you can watch it live stream through our website at midwestgospelsing.org. Please consider participating. Only a free will offering will be collected at the door or online. Our church rep, Bro. Tom Sauder, will have reminder cards to distribute that will be available in the North Hall when received. Any further questions, please Bro Tom or Sis Mary. Please remember the Home in your prayers.

4/3/2016 Announcements

Trustees Thanks for help with Cemetery Clean Up - The Church Trustees would like to thank all who helped clean the cemetery Saturday. We also raked the fellowship hall and cleaned around the church. We had an excellent turnout from both Roanoke and Eureka. A lot of work was accomplished in a few hours. Thanks to all who braved the cold temperature and wind.

Sunday 4/3 – Silver Lining Collection 

Thursday 4/7 - Heartline/Heart House Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale 3:30-7:30 Baked goods are needed and should be delivered to the Heart House Community Room by noon on Thursday. All proceeds benefit the shelter for women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence.

Testimonies/Baptisms April 9/10 – We look forward to hearing the testimonies of Carla Martino and Kendell Knapp this Saturday, April 9 at 7:00 pm and witnessing their baptism on Sunday, April 10th.

Redeeming the Time Together Gathering- There will be a dinner get- together on Saturday, April 16 at 5:00 PM in the multipurpose room at the nursing home for those involved in the Redeeming the Time Together outreach. We ask that you please RSVP on the sign-up sheet posted on the back hall bulletin board. Please bring a salad OR a dessert-- and your adoptee. Meat, chips and beverages will be provided. If you are not able to attend, please let your adoptee know that he/she is still more than welcome to come! Thanks to all for sharing time together.

Nursing Home Volunteer Needed - The Nursing Home is putting out a plea for any brother that would be willing to stop in at the Home 1 day a week to have the noon prayer with the residents. It only takes a few minutes of your time but is so appreciated by the residents. Please contact Sis. Patsy at the Home if you are able to help.

ACCFS Capital Improvement Request - We are thankful for the services that Apostolic Christian Counseling & Family Services (ACCFS) provides to help the hurting, nurture hope, and encourage spiritual growth in the lives of individuals. At this time, ACCFS is in need of assistance to help with some important capital improvements. These improvements include facility safety fencing installation, concrete parking lot repair, information technology enhancements, and landscape improvements. We are estimating the financial need to be $130,000, to cover these capital expenses. This special request is being made so that ACCFS can continue to provide services to our church family without compromising our operating budget. We are thankful to be a part of a church that sees the need and provides support for these services. Donations can be given online at www.accounseling.org/donate - or checks can be placed in the collection boxes, or mailed directly to ACCFS.

Apostolic Christian Medical Fellowship meeting - Roanoke church is hosting the 6 th annual Apostolic Christian Medical Fellowship meeting on Saturday April 23 rd. If you are interested in helping, please contact Sis. Lydia or Sis.Bev Bertschi. We need volunteers for set-up, food donations, food service, and clean up. We also would appreciate volunteers to keep overnight guests. All nurses and other healthcare workers are invited to attend and may also RSVP to Sis. Lydia at lydiabertschi@yahoo.com.

Thank you note from Ruthie Leman – A thank you note from Ruthie Leman is posted on the north hall bulletin board.

Looking Ahead
HarvestCall Winter Work Project in Bastrop Texas – Thirty volunteers are needed each week through April 30th. Additional information is on the bulletin board and at HarvestCall.org.

Midwest Gospel Sing April 30 - The Midwest Gospel Sing is April 30, 2016 and will be held from 5:45pm to 8:30pm at Washington IL, Five Points auditorium. 360 N. Wilmor Rd. This is the sole fundraiser for the AC Home for the Handicapped. If you can't attend you can watch it live stream through our website at midwestgospelsing.org. Please consider participating. Only a free will offering will be collected at the door or online. Our church rep, Bro. Tom Sauder, will have reminder cards to distribute that will be available in the North Hall when received. Any further questions, please Bro Tom or Sis Mary. Please remember the Home in your prayers.