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Announcements 12/31/18

Tuesday 1/2 - Helping Hands is Cancelled - There is a need for a volunteer (or two) to serve on the Helping Hands coordinating committee. Helping Hands meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact Sis. Carol Luginbuhl or Sis. Martha Braker for information.

Wednesday 1/3

  • The Majesty of Christ…He is Above All - (Hebrews 1:1 - 4:13) Bro. Tom - This is the beginning of a 7 week topical series on the book of Hebrews.   A calendar of this series along with other bible study topics we plan to cover in 2018 is posted in the back hall.  An email of this list will also be  sent.
  • WOW will Meet at in the Church Basement at 7:00 - They will help assemble quilts for their upcoming Loave and Fish outreach visit. Any parents or grandparents who have quilt binding skills are invited to volunteer. It would be a great opportunity to fellowship with your children and grandchildren.
  • H.O.P.E. will Meet at the Fellowship Hall at 7:30
  • Scripture Memory Class at 7:30


Sunday 1/7 - Bible Class Visits the Peoria County Jail - The students need to be 16 years or older and possess a photo I.D. to enter the jail. They plan to leave from the Roanoke High School at 6:30am. The group will go out to eat after the Jail services conclude. Regular Sunday School will be held for any student not signed up or under the required age.

Wednesday 1/10 - HarvestCall Family Night at Midwest Food Bank in Normal at 6:30  - For those who need directions, there is a map posted on bulletin board.  There will be no meal this year, but dessert will be served after the activities. There is something for everyone to do.  We will be filling health kits for the Renault Bible School kids and Tender Mercies meal kits. All are welcome. We plan to be done in good time for school aged children.


Sunday 1/21 - Peoria Rescue Mission Service at 8:00 AM -   We need a piano player and some help singing.  We will be back in time for our morning service.  Please contact Bro. Tim Martin if you can help.

2018 Rotating Potluck - schedules are printed and available on a table in the north hall and can be picked up during the lunch hour

HarvestCall Medical Committee Financial Assistance Fund - for health care trainees or health care providers with a financial need and a desire to participate in a medical mission opportunity. For any health care trainee or health care worker who would like to apply, a link can be found on the HarvestCall website under “Medical and Dental Teams” as the  “Medical Missions Scholarship.” There is also a direct internet link: https://harvestcall.wufoo.com/forms/p167bqc11yhbdfe/
If you have any questions concerning the financial assistance program, or any other questions concerning Harvest Call mission opportunities, please send an email to medical@harvestcall.org.

12/24/17 Announcements



Monday 12/25 - Christmas Day Services - The song leaders plan to begin singing at 9:30 

Wednesday 1/10/18 - HarvestCall Family Night at 6:30 - It will be held at Midwest Food Bank in Normal.. There will be no meal this year – just dessert after the activities. We will be filling health kits for the Renault Bible School kids and Tender Mercies meal kits. All are welcome.

Helping Hands - There is a need for a volunteer (or two) to serve on the Helping Hands coordinating committee. Helping Hands meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact Sis. Carol Luginbuhl or Sis. Martha Braker for information.

2018 Church Directory - If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a form and drop it in the box in the North hall.

12/17/17 Announcements

Sunday 12/17 - Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30

Wednesday 12/20 - ​"Behold Our God," a Christmas Program of Scripture and Song at 7:30 -The Prairie Choristers, the Youth Choir and a men's group will be singing. All are welcome and encouraged to invite friends.

Monday 12/25 - Christmas Day Services​ - singing starts at 9:45

Wednesday 1/10/18 - HarvestCall Family Night - is being relocated from the Fellowship Hall
to the Midwest Food Bank.  More details will follow.

2018 Signup Sheets​
  • Church Directory - ​If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a form and drop it in the box in the North hall.
  • Rotating Pot Luck​ - 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. This list will be taken down after church today. 
  • Nursing Home​ - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for cookies and birthday cakes. Please consider this way to touch the resident’s life right from your own home.
Save the Date​ - The Ladies’ Coffee on Saturday morning, Feb. 3, has been changed to Jan 27. It is for all ladies, high school age and above who attend the Roanoke Church. More details will follow.

A Book on the History of Gateway Woods, Turning Lives Around - ​is available now at Apostolic Christian Publications in Goodfield. If you would like to have a book by Christmas contact Bro Clark Leman (309-712-1860), as he plans to have books available for purchase, in the north hall this Wed evening.

12/10/17 Announcements

Sunday 12/10 - Sunday School Christmas Program at 12:00 

Wednesday 12/13 
  • ACTIVE​ - They will meet at Commerce Bank at 6:30 to go Christmas shopping for gifts that will be donated to Heart House. The boys are asked to bring money to help cover the costs of the gifts. They will be brought back to church by 8:30. 
  • Bible Class and WOW​ - Acts of Kindness will be at 6:15pm at the Fellowship Hall. We will be feeding the students Pizza following the event. 

Friday 12/15 - Young Group Bible Study @ Lindberg's Home at 7:30

Wednesday 12/20 - ​"Behold Our God," a Christmas Program of Scripture and Song at 7:30 - The Prairie Choristers, the Youth Choir and a men's group will be singing. All are welcome and encouraged to invite friends.

Save the Date​ - There will be a Ladies’ Coffee on Saturday morning, Feb. 3, for all ladies, high school age and above who attend the Roanoke Church. More details will follow.

2018 Signup Sheets
  • Church Directory - ​If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a form and drop it in the box in the North hall. 
  • Rotating Pot Luck​ - 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.
  • Nursing Home​ - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for cookies and birthday cakes. Please consider this way to touch the resident’s life right from your own home.

12/3/17 Announcements

Sunday 12/3
  • Maintenance Fund Collection
  • Annual Church Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4:00 at the Fellowship Hall

Tuesday 12/5 - Helping Hands from 9:00 -3:00 -  Lunch will be served. There are plenty of non-sewing special projects that we are working on. All are welcome to join us.

Wednesday 12/6
  • Annual Business Meeting at the Fellowship Hall - singing will start at 7:15
  • ACTIVE & HOPE - will meet at Bro. Jonathan & Sis. Megan's home at 7:00
  • Scripture Memory Class - will meet in the Nursing Home lobby at 6:45 and then the kids can be picked up after church in the back multi-purpose room.

Friday 12/8 - Young Group Christmas Party at Bradle's - 6:30 Supper

Sunday 12/10 - Sunday School Christmas Program at 12:00

2018 Signup Sheets
  • Church Directory -   If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a form and drop it in the box in the North hall.
  • Rotating Pot Luck - 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.
  • Nursing Home - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for cookies and birthday cakes.  Please consider this way to touch the resident’s life right from your own home.

Bolstering our Smaller Churches - Over the past two years, HarvestCall's Church Establishment Committee (CEC) has worked to bolster our St. Louis, MO and Austin, TX churches. God has done exceedingly, abundantly above all that we asked or thought. Brothers and sisters have answered the call to move, and the outreach into the community has become far more effective. HarvestCall is now focusing on Lamar and trusting God for an increase.  If you have an interest in how you can help bolster the Lamar Church, additional information is attached to the e-mail.

Funeral Coordinator - There is a need for someone to serve as Funeral Coordinator.  The first year you would serve as assistant followed by a year of serving as the Funeral Coordinator.  The Funeral Coordinator’s basic duty is to coordinate the funeral meal, lining up food and workers, which has been greatly simplified with One Call Now.  They also help oversee the kitchen the day of the funeral.  This is an opportunity for someone to serve the Church body in a special way.  Anyone who feels lead to provide this support or for further information please contact Bro. Denny or Sis. Eva Rocke.

11/26/17 Announcements

Sunday 12/3 - Annual Church Christmas Caroling and Supper - is planned for 4:00 at the Fellowship Hall.  Please sign up if you plan to attend the caroling, even if you only plan to attend the supper. There are also signup sheets for workers and food. If you can help with the song leading, please contact Bro. Todd Moser.


Church Holiday Service Schedule
  • Christmas Day Service - Monday 12/25 (11/27 Wednesday service is cancelled)
  • New Year’s Eve Service - Sunday 12/31 at 12:15 PM (1/3 Wednesday service will be held)


2018 Signup Sheets
  • Church Directory -   If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a form and drop it in the box in the North hall.
  • Rotating Pot Luck - 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.
  • Nursing Home - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for cookies and birthday cakes.  Please consider this way to touch the resident’s life right from your own home.


2018 HarvestCall Winter Rebuilding Ministry Project will be in Chester, South Carolina-
Forty volunteers are needed each week starting January 7th and continuing through March 29th.  Team openings tend to fill up very quickly so don’t delay registering. Additional information is on the bulletin board and at:  www.harvestcall.org  


Goodfield Distribution Center -  accepts donations of furniture and appliances. They are especially in need of appliances, mattresses, and kitchen tables and chairs. It is open from 9-11 the first and third Saturdays of each month.


Funeral Coordinator - There is a need for someone to serve as Funeral Coordinator.  The first year you would serve as assistant followed by a year of serving as the Funeral Coordinator.  The Funeral Coordinator’s basic duty is to coordinate the funeral meal, lining up food and workers, which has been greatly simplified with One Call Now.  They also help oversee the kitchen the day of the funeral.  This is an opportunity for someone to serve the Church body in a special way.  Anyone who feels lead to provide this support or for further information please contact Bro. Denny or Sis. Eva Rocke

Director of Nursing Opening -The Roanoke Home will take applications for the position of Director of Nursing through this Wednesday, November 29th.  They appreciate the congregations interest and support in serving the seniors of our community.

11/19/17 Announcements

Sunday 11/19 -
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Home
  • The Annual Thanksgiving Singing at the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 -  There is a signup sheet for food on the bulletin board next to the women's restroom.  

Sunday 12/3 - Annual Church Christmas Caroling and Supper - is planned for 4:00 at the Fellowship Hall.  Please sign up if you plan to attend the caroling, even if you only plan to attend the supper. There are also signup sheets for workers and food.

Roanoke Church Work Team to Haiti - The Roanoke church has another opportunity to support the Lords work in Haiti with this season's construction team.  This year's dates are February 16-23, 2018.  The work team also provides a chance to interact with the Yordy family as they serve the Lord there.  Anyone interested in joining this year's team please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel.

Church Holiday Service Schedule
  • Thanksgiving Service - Thursday 11/22 (11/21 Wednesday services is cancelled)
  • Christmas Day Service - Monday 12/25 (11/27 Wednesday service is cancelled)
  • New Year’s Eve Service - Sunday 12/31 at 12:15 PM (1/3 Wednesday service will be held)

2018 Signup Sheets
  • Church Directory -   If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a form and drop it in the box in the North hall.
  • Dinner List - It is time to update the church dinner list. Please contact Bro. Don or Sis. Colleen Leman with any changes.
  • Nursing Home - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for cookies and birthday cakes.  Please consider this way to touch the resident’s life right from your own home.

2018 HarvestCall Winter Rebuilding Ministry Project will be in Chester, South Carolina-
Forty volunteers are needed each week starting January 7th and continuing through March 29th.  Team openings tend to fill up very quickly so don’t delay registering. Additional information is on the bulletin board and at:  www.harvestcall.org  

Goodfield Distribution Center -  accepts donations of furniture and appliances. They are especially in need of appliances, mattresses, and kitchen tables and chairs. It is open from 9-11 the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Funeral Coordinator - There is a need for someone to serve as Funeral Coordinator.  The first year you would serve as assistant followed by a year of serving as the Funeral Coordinator.  The Funeral Coordinator’s basic duty is to coordinate the funeral meal, lining up food and workers, which has been greatly simplified with One Call Now.  They also help oversee the kitchen the day of the funeral.  This is an opportunity for someone to serve the Church body in a special way.  Anyone who feels lead to provide this support or for further information please contact Bro. Brent & Sis. Marge Hodel or Bro. Randy & Sis. Carol Feucht.

Director of Nursing Opening at the Roanoke Home - After prayerful consideration, Megan Hodel has decided to resign her position as Director of Nursing for the Roanoke Home and has accept the role of Corporate Nurse, supporting seven of the area Apostolic Christian Nursing Homes.  The Home in Roanoke is now looking for a qualified nurse to fill the open position of Director of Nursing.  If you feel called to support the Home in this position, feel you are qualified for this role, or would be interested in a job description, please contact Bro. Nate Hoffman. We are confident that God will provide for our Home as He has done in the past.

11/12/17 Announcements

Sunday 11/12 - ACYF in Forrest - The Bible Class will leave at 3:00 PM sharp from the High School -  They will be stopping in Fairbury for supper on the way. Please have students there promptly.

Tuesday 11/14 - Young Group Singing at the Roanoke Home at 7:00

Wednesday 11/15
  • Scripture Memory Class
  • H.O.P.E. at the Fellowship Hall
  • High School W.O.W. at Bro. Chad Martin’s Home

Friday 11/17-  Young Group Bible Study at Bro. Matt Feucht's at 7:30

Sunday 11/19 -
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Home
  • The Annual Thanksgiving Singing at the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 -  There is a signup sheet for food on the bulletin board next to the women's restroom.  

Sunday 12/3 - Annual Church Christmas Caroling and Supper - is planned for 4:00 at the Fellowship Hall.  Please sign up if you plan to attend the caroling, even if you only plan to attend the supper.

Roanoke Church Work Team to Haiti - The Roanoke church has another opportunity to support the Lords work in Haiti with this season's construction team.  This year's dates are February 16-23, 2018.  The work team also provides a chance to interact with the Yordy family as they serve the Lord there.  Anyone interested in joining this year's team please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel.

2018 Dinner List - It is time to update the church dinner list. Please contact Bro. Don or Sis. Colleen Leman with any changes.

2018 HarvestCall Winter Rebuilding Ministry Project will be in Chester, South Carolina-
Forty volunteers are needed each week starting January 7th and continuing through March 29th.  Team openings tend to fill up very quickly so don’t delay registering. Additional information is on the bulletin board and at:  www.harvestcall.org  

Funeral Coordinator - There is a need for someone to serve as Funeral Coordinator.  The first year you would serve as assistant followed by a year of serving as the Funeral Coordinator.  The Funeral Coordinator’s basic duty is to coordinate the funeral meal, lining up food and workers, which has been greatly simplified with One Call Now.  They also help oversee the kitchen the day of the funeral.  This is an opportunity for someone to serve the Church body in a special way.  Anyone who feels lead to provide this support or for further information please contact Bro. Brent & Sis. Marge Hodel or Bro. Randy & Sis. Carol Feucht.

Director of Nursing Opening at the Roanoke Home - After prayerful consideration, Megan Hodel has decided to resign her position as Director of Nursing for the Roanoke Home and has accept the role of Corporate Nurse, supporting seven of the area Apostolic Christian Nursing Homes.  The Home in Roanoke is now looking for a qualified nurse to fill the open position of Director of Nursing.  If you feel called to support the Home in this position, feel you are qualified for this role, or would be interested in a job description, please contact Bro. Nate Hoffman. We are confident that God will provide for our Home as He has done in the past.

Thank You - The Hospital Lumiere board would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2017 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.

11/5/17 Announcements

Sunday 11/5 - HarvestCall Collection - Apostolic Christian HarvestCall exists to enable the brotherhood to come together and proclaim Christ & serve others, in the US, Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Europe and other places as the Lord leads. Many hurting people throughout the world need our help to be lifted out of spiritual and material poverty. Although what was once two organizations —World Relief and Mission Committee — are now integrated into one, our needs did not decrease. In fact, mission opportunities are expanding as brethren hear and respond to the Lord’s call. Thank you for your love, prayers and generosity.


Tuesday 11/7 - Helping Hands from 9:00 - 3:00


Sunday 11/12 - ACYF at Forrest at 5:30 - Students will leave from the high school at 3:00pm and stop in route to Forrest for an early supper.


Friday 11/10 - The Apostolic Christian HarvestCall Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere - will be held at Five Points in Washington. The food court and silent auction start at 4:30. The live auction begins at 7:00.  This annual fund-raising auction is a critical part of Hospital Lumiere’s funding and your support is appreciated.
Saturday 11/11 - ACTIVE Leaf Raking -  If you need your leaves raked, please contact Bro. Brett Hodel to get on the schedule.


Sunday 11/19 - The Annual Thanksgiving Singing at the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 -  There is a sign up sheet for food on the bulletin board next to the women's restroom.  


Roanoke Church Work Team to Haiti - The Roanoke church has another opportunity to support the Lords work in Haiti with this season's construction team.  This year's dates are February 16-23, 2018.  The work team also provides a chance to interact with the Yordy family as they serve the Lord there.  Anyone interested in joining this year's team please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel.

2018 Dinner List - It is time to update the church dinner list. Please contact Bro. Don or Sis. Colleen Leman with any changes.

10/29/17 Announcements

Tuesday 10/31 - Harvest Party at the Fellowship Hall from 6:30-8:30 - for the 3-yr-olds through 8th graders.  Please have each child bring one pound of individually wrapped candy.


Wednesday 11/1
  • Topical Study on Hosea by Bro. Matt Kaufmann (Bloomington) -  This is continuation of The Gospel in the Old Testament - Foreshadows of Christ.  The following Wednesday on 11/8, Bro. Jeremiah Psinas will be speaking on Joel and Micah
  • High School W.O.W. - There will be no WOW this coming Wednesday as all Bible Class students are to meet at the Fellowship Hall at 7pm to set up, walk through, and practice singing for the Harvest Dinner.. Any Junior or Senior that is signed up to go on the Mission Trip is expected to attend Wednesday's and Saturday's events.
  • H.O.P.E. is Cancelled
  • Scripture Memory Class


Friday 11/3 - Young Group “Get in the Word" at 7:30 at Bradles'


Saturday 11/4
  • Harvest Dinner at the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 - This is to support of the 2018 Bible Class Mission Trip.  Students are to arrive at the Fellowship Hall on Saturday at 4:45pm.
  • Saturday 11/4 - Young Group Washington Invite at the Goodfield Fellowship Hall - Registration begins at 1:30


Sunday 11/5 - HarvestCall Collection - Apostolic Christian HarvestCall exists to enable the brotherhood to come together and proclaim Christ & serve others, in the US, Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Europe and other places as the Lord leads. Many hurting people throughout the world need our help to be lifted out of spiritual and material poverty. Although what was once two organizations —World Relief and Mission Committee — are now integrated into one, our needs did not decrease. In fact, mission opportunities are expanding as brethren hear and respond to the Lord’s call. Thank you for your love, prayers and generosity.


Sunday 11/12 - ACYF at Forrest - ACYF night has been rescheduled from Sunday 11/5 to Sunday 11/12 due to a scheduling conflict with the attending churches. Forest will now hold a one night Bible Class singing. The start time has been moved up to 5:30pm to accommodate the 12 churches attending.


Friday 11/10 - The Apostolic Christian HarvestCall Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere - will be held at Five Points in Washington. 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, see the announcement on the church bulletin board or visit the HarvestCall website.  If you have any questions please contact Bro. Rich Bertschi (309) 467-2351 or lemangm@mtco.com.

Roanoke Church Work Team to Haiti - The Roanoke church has another opportunity to support the Lords work in Haiti with this season's construction team.  This year's dates are February 16-23, 2018.  The work team also provides a chance to interact with the Yordy family as they serve the Lord there.  Anyone interested in joining this year's team please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel.

10/22/17 Announcements

Sunday 10/22 - Roanoke Home Collection

Tuesday 10/24 - Young Group Singing at the Roanoke Home at 7:00

Wednesday 10/25 - Ezekiel - Bro. Fred Witzig (Washington) - This is continuation of The Gospel in the Old Testament - Foreshadows of Christ.  Additional dates and topics are:  11/1 - Bro. Matt Kaufmann on Hosea, 11/8 - Bro. Jeremiah Psinas on Joel and Micah)

Friday 10/27 - G.Y.G. (Gathering Young Groups) at Gridley

Tuesday 10/31 - Harvest Party at the Fellowship Hall from 6:30-8:30 - for the 3-yr-olds through 8th graders.

Saturday 11/4 - Harvest Dinner at 6:30 - The Bible Class will be hosting a Harvest Dinner to raise funds for their work trip to Jamaica next spring. To support this endeavor, please make your reservations by this Wednesday, October 25 to Sis. Jenny Hodel (phone/text: 256-5522, email: jenny@hodelbros.com). A minimum donation of $40 per person will be collected the night of the dinner. If desired, table reservations for groups of eight can be made and valet parking will be available.

Friday 11/10 - The Apostolic Christian HarvestCall Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere - will be held at Five Points in Washington. 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, see the announcement on the church bulletin board or visit the HarvestCall website.  If you have any questions please contact Bro. Rich Bertschi (309) 467-2351 or lemangm@mtco.com.

Roanoke Church Work Team to Haiti - The Roanoke church has another opportunity to support the Lords work in Haiti with this season's construction team.  This year's dates are February 16-23, 2018.  The work team also provides a chance to interact with the Yordy family as they serve the Lord there.  Anyone interested in joining this year's team please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel.