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9/2/18 Announcements


Tuesday 9/4 - Helping Hands is Cancelled - due to the basement remodeling project

Wednesday 9/5
  • Continuation of the General Conference:  The Hope of the Gospel
    • Jesus Christ the Savior - Our Only Hope - Bro. Tom Klotzle (Los Angeles/Altadena)
    • Our Response - Faith & Repentance - The Dawn of Hope - Bro.Jay Luthi (Lamont/Gridley)
  • High School WOW at the Beers at 7:00

Thursday 9/6 - Walk-in Bridal Shower for Sis. Jenna Moser and Bro. Nick Sizemore - It will be from 7-8 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall. Please see the bulletin board to sign up and for more information.

Friday 9/7 - 7th and 8th Grade Students Singing at Timber Ridge - 7th and 8th grade students and their families will be sharing an evening of singing and fellowship with the residents of Timber Ridge in Morton.  All that are going should meet at the Commerce Bank parking lot at 6PM, and the group will be stopping for pizza afterward.  Students whose families are not able to attend will be provided with a ride home.

Sunday 9/9
  • Berean Stamp Collection - The Berean Prison Ministry stamp collection will be on the next two Sundays. Many stamps are used for the Bible studies and other materials that they send to the inmates. The ministry is very appreciative of everyone who helps grade the Bible studies. Approximately 5,000 bibles and 10,000 Bible studies are mailed out each year.  There will be a basket in the north hall Sept. 9 and 16 if you would like to donate a roll or book of stamps.  Additional information about Berean Prison Ministries and their annual banquet is posted on the bulletin board. If you have any questions, please see Sisters: Donna or Rebekah Schwind.
  • Appreciation Dinner and Singing for Bro. Tom and Sis. Kathy - will be held at church at 4:30.  Sign up sheets are on both bulletin boards. Please sign name and number attending.  The food and help sign up will be available on perfect potluck or you can contact one of the trustee’s wives.

Wednesday 9/12 - Topical Presentation “Your Gifts in His Body” will be at the Fellowship Hall

Sunday School - Please keep the students and teachers in your prayers as we start a new year of sharing the Truth of God’s Word with our youth.
  • Sunday School & Bible Class - Sunday School for 3 year olds through 8th Grade will begin on September 16.  The first day for Bible Class students will be September 9, starting at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall.  
  • ACYF Day - September 16 - Roanoke will be hosting the Bible Classes from Goodfield, Morton, and Tremont for the Fall ACYF Day on September 16.  The day will consist of a lesson and activities at the Fellowship Hall in the morning, and then the students and teachers will be joining the congregation for afternoon worship service, with a short song program following the service.  Students should arrive at the Fellowship Hall at 8:45AM to start the day.

Saturday 9/29 - Ladies’ Day  - “Bountiful Grace” will be the theme for Ladies’ Day. It will be a day of cross-generational interaction, fellowship and encouragement through talks and discussions for all women, high school age and above, who attend Roanoke church. This event will be held at the fellowship hall from 9:15 to 2:00, with registration and a coffee bar from 8:45-9:15. Please RSVP by September 16 by signing up on the bulletin board or emailing kathleensauder@gmail.com. Please include any food allergies in your RSVP.

Missionary Prayer Packets - Additional packets are available by the bulletin board in the north hall for anyone who didn’t get one before.  For those who already have a pack, updated packets are there too.  Thanks for praying for those on the mission field.

E-mailed Announcements - The announcements were sent out on Saturday evening through “One Call Now.”  Bro. Tom’s e-mail list has been merged with the church’s “One Call Now” list to create one master e-mail list.  If you did not receive an e-mail with the announcement or if you want to be taken off the list, please see Sis. Jenell Hodel or Bro. Frank Sauder.  

Bro. Frank’s Cell Phone:  309-657-2809

Welcome Bro. Eric and Sis Gina Hodel and Family - The Hodels along with their children (Ethan, who is a freshman at Olivet Nazarene University,  Kara who is a junior in High School and Ty who is an 8th grader) plan to make Roanoke their church.  They had attended the Bloomington Church, but since they are now settled into Metamora, they felt led to be a part of a local community and congregation.  Their contact information is:
Eric & Gina Hodel
753 Santa Fe Trail
Metamora, IL 61548
Eric mobile - 309-264-6260, eehodel@gmail.com
Gina mobile - 309-264-7412, gmhodel@gmail.com

8/26/18 Announcements

Wednesday 8/29 - Continuation of the General Conference:  The Hope of the Gospel
  • God the Righteous Creator - Created for Hope - Bro. Mark Masters (Mansfield)
  • Man the Sinner - Life without Hope - Bro. Randy Beer (Milford)

Sunday 9/9 - Appreciation Dinner and Singing for Bro. Tom and Sis. Kathy - will be held at church at 4:30.  Sign up sheets are on both bulletin boards. Please sign name and number attending.  The food and help sign up will be available on perfect potluck or you can contact one of the trustee’s wives.

Wednesday 9/12 - Topical Presentation “Your Gifts in His Body” will be at the Fellowship Hall

Sunday School - Please keep the students and teachers in your prayers as we start a new year of sharing the Truth of God’s Word with our youth.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Students - Singing at Timber Ridge - September 7 - 7th and 8th grade students and their families will be sharing an evening of singing and fellowship with the residents of Timber Ridge in Morton on Friday, September 7.  All that are going should meet at the Commerce Bank parking lot at 6PM, and the group will be stopping for pizza afterward.  Students whose families are not able to attend will be provided with a ride home.
  • Sunday School & Bible Class - Sunday School for 3 year olds through 8th Grade will begin on September 16.  The first day for Bible Class students will be September 9, starting at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall.  
  • ACYF Day - September 16 - Roanoke will be hosting the Bible Classes from Goodfield, Morton, and Tremont for the Fall ACYF Day on September 16.  The day will consist of a lesson and activities at the Fellowship Hall in the morning, and then the students and teachers will be joining the congregation for afternoon worship service, with a short song program following the service.  Students should arrive at the Fellowship Hall at 8:45AM to start the day.

Saturday 9/29 - Ladies’ Day  - “Bountiful Grace” will be the theme for Ladies’ Day. It will be a day of cross-generational interaction, fellowship and encouragement through talks and discussions for all women, high school age and above, who attend Roanoke church. This event will be held at the fellowship hall from 9:15 to 2:00, with registration and a coffee bar from 8:45-9:15. Please RSVP by September 16 by signing up on the bulletin board or emailing kathleensauder@gmail.com. Please include any food allergies in your RSVP.

Helping Hands  - has been cancelled for September due to the basement remodeling project

Charity Fund - Since Bro. Tim’s retirement from the ministry, the charity fund is now under Brothers Jonathan Hodel and Nate Hoffman.

Thank You - Thank you to the Roanoke congregation for your support of the 2018 Homecoming Day benefit weekend. God bless each one that supports this local mission for our elderly. From the Board of Directors, the Administration, and the residents.

8/19/18 Announcements


Sunday 8/19 - Fellowship Hall Maintenance Fund Collection

Wednesday 8/22 - A Biblical Approach to Non-Resistance - Bro. Fred Witzig (witzig5@yahoo.com Washington)

August 24-25 - Nursing Home Benefit - We encourage the congregation to keep this event in your prayers and show your support by:
  • Signing up for the following on the bulletin board:
    • Pies
    • Pop donations
    • Farmers market workers
    • Clean-up committee
  • Baking items for the bake sale - please bring to Country View Lobby between 12:00-3:00 on Friday
  • Donating fresh produce - Please bring to the farmer’s market tent between 12:00-3:00 on Friday
  • Volunteering to set up:
    • Men and boys needed Thursday at 6:00 PM to set up tables and chairs in the tents
    • Men and ladies needed Friday at 8:30-11:30 AM to help with more preparations in the tent area.  If  you can come and give an hour, two or three please do and then we will serve you lunch around 11:30.
  • Participating in the weekend:
    • Friday’s chicken and fish fry dinner from 4:30 - 7:30
    • Saturday’s pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:00 - 9:30
    • Opening ceremony at 9:00
    • Auction at 10:00
    • Lunch at 11:00

Sunday 8/26 - Elder Ordination Service at 12:15

Sunday 9/16 - Sunday School Starts

Your Gifts in His Body - A committee has been developed to discuss how we can better serve one another in the body of Christ.   As a way to begin, we will have a Topical Study on Wed. evening 9/12 and take a survey of talents and gifts within the church.  The results of this survey will be used to identify how individuals can help as needs arise within the church.  If you have a need that you would like assistance with from within our church please contact Sis. Marjorie Bertschi at 309-253-0151 or marjoriebertschi@gmail.com.  If you have questions about this new effort you can contact Bro. Matt Feucht.

8/12/18 Announcements



Sunday 8/12 - Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30

Saturday 8/18 - Testimonies of Kayla Hoffman, Nick Hoffman and Natalie Burmood at 6:45 - with baptisms on Sunday 8/19

Sunday 8/19
  • Fellowship Hall Maintenance Fund Collection
  • Bloomington Church Student Welcome - All incoming Illinois State, Heartland Community College, and Illinois Wesleyan students AND their parents are invited to the ISU Young Group welcome dinner on Sunday, August 19th at the Bloomington Church. The evening will begin at 4 p.m. with a pizza party to kick off the upcoming year's activities!

Wednesday 8/22 - A Biblical Approach to Non-Resistance - Bro. Fred Witzig (Washington)

August 24-25 - Nursing Home Benefit - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for the Homecoming Day benefit:
  • Pies for Friday evening dinner and Saturday lunch stand.  Helpers for the pies.
  • Pop donations
  • Farmers market workers
  • Clean-up committee
The congregation is also encouraged to donate fresh produce for the farmers market and  bake items for the Bake Sale.

Sunday 9/16 - Sunday School Starts

Missionary Support Cards - It has been a year since the initial Missionary Support Cards were distributed.  The new 2018 cards which can be added to your pack are by the bulletin board in the north hall.  For additional information, please contact Bro. Jim or Sis. Marge Braker.

The Silver Lining - is seeking contributors for their next special article:  “Mission Work at Home:  What are the Ways to Share Christ with your Friends and Neighbors.”  This is not to showcase your efforts, but to encourage others about the many opportunities that are available. Additional information is on the bulletin board or you can contact Sis. Barb Schwind.

Your Gifts in His Body - There are many blessings that we receive by being a part of our church family.  Some of those blessings are the opportunities we have to support each other both in the good times and difficult times of life.  Recently an effort has begun to connect those in our church that could benefit from the support of their church family with those who want to provide that support.  The title of this new endeavor is "Your Gifts in His Body".  In a larger church sometimes needs can be overlooked even though there are many willing people who want to be involved.  A committee has been developed to discuss how we can better serve one another in the body of Christ.   As a way to begin, we will have a Spiritual Gifts Bible Study on Wed. evening 9/12 and once again take the Spiritual Gifts survey.  The results of this survey will be used to identify how individuals can help as needs arise within the church.  If you have a need that you would like assistance with from within our church please contact Sis. Marjorie Bertschi at 309-253-0151 or marjoriebertschi@gmail.com.  If you have questions about this new effort you can contact Bro. Matt Feucht.  

8/5/18 Announcements


Sunday 8/5 - ACCFS Collection

Wed-Fri 8/8-10 - Elder/Brotherhood Conference - Let’s keep the elders in our prayers as they come together in Gridley and also the Gridley Church as they prepare for the conference. The General Conference is on Friday.  The song service begins at 8:00, followed by the conference speakers at 9:00

Sunday 8/12 - Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30

Saturday 8/18 - Testimonies of Kayla Hoffman, Nick Hoffman and Natalie Burmood at 6:45 - with baptisms on Sunday 8/19

Sunday 8/19 - Bloomington Church Student Welcome - All incoming Illinois State, Heartland Community College, and Illinois Wesleyan students AND their parents are invited to the ISU Young Group welcome dinner on Sunday, August 19th at the Bloomington Church. The evening will begin at 4 p.m. with a pizza party to kick off the upcoming year's activities!

August 24-25 - Nursing Home Benefit - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for the Homecoming Day benefit:
  • Pies for Friday evening dinner and Saturday lunch stand.  Helpers for the pies.
  • Pop donations
  • Clean-up committee
The congregation is also encouraged to bake items for the Bake Sale.

Sunday 9/9 - Sunday School Starts

Missionary Support Cards - It has been a year since the initial Missionary Support Cards were distributed.  The new 2018 cards which can be added to your pack are by the bulletin board in the north hall.  For additional information, please contact Bro. Jim or Sis. Marge Braker.