9/23/18 Announcements

Sunday 9/23
  • Sunday School Collection
  • Collection for the Knowle’s Family - Their home east of Roanoke was destroyed by fire.

Wednesday 9/26
  • Wednesday Evening Services will be at the Fellowship Hall
    • Conference Message - Our Identity in Christ - Hope’s Expression (Bro. Ted Witzig Sr./Morton)
    • Our Church’s Website - Bro. Byron Gerber will explain how to use our church’s website and the information that is available on it
  • Prairie Choristers will meet in the basement after church services. If you would like to sing with them, please notify Bro. Phil through his email.

Saturday 9/29 - Ladies’ Day “Bountiful Grace” at the Fellowship Hall from 9:15-2:00 - registration and a coffee bar from 8:45-9:15.

Sunday 9/30 - Dedication for the Sunday School

Thursday 10/4 -  Helping Hands from 9:00 - 3:00 - Helping Hands will begin meeting again on a NEW day beginning THURSDAY, OCT. 4 from 9 to 3. Please bring your lunch. Because of not meeting over the summer, there are several projects to prepare for.
  • There is a need for two sisters to serve on the planning committee. Please know that you do not need to know how to sew to serve on this committee. Basic sewing skills are useful and appreciated.  There is planning & overseeing projects for group activities, ordering supplies, shopping and more.
  • Helping Hands will be taking over health kit needs for the S.E.E.D. program.  SEED stand for Service, Evangelization, Education and Development. Ag students from the Jr College located in Les Cayes serve an internship traveling the area to teach better ag practices and spread the Gospel. Ties for the men and neck scarves for the ladies are included in the kits. The next two Sundays, (Sept 30th and Oct 7th), Helping Hands will be collecting men’s ties and ladies scarves for the S.E.E.D. project in Haiti. The scarves should be squares or light weight long scarves suitable for hot weather.
  • Also, Helping Hands does collect used eyeglasses and cases.
  • Questions?  Contact Sis Carol Luginbuhl.
Friday 10/5 Due Date for Returning the Talents and Ministry Interests Survey - We are making a concerted effort to create a process that will allow needs to be known to a central point of contact and identifying individuals to help with those needs.  The next step includes identifying your talents and ministry interests.  As a way to do that, we would appreciate if all members and friends of the Roanoke Church would review the Examples of Talents and Ministry Interests form and fill out the Talents and Ministry Interests Survey.  Both were emailed.  If you did not receive the email or would like a paper copy they are located in the back hall.  Please email or mail the completed survey to Bro. Matt Feucht by October 5th at mfeucht@acskylines.org or 1703 County Road 1150 N, Eureka, IL 61530.  This information will be kept in a database, and when needs arise, Sis. Marjorie Bertschi will use the information to mobilize the church to help.

All Church Small Group Bible Study - The Sermon on the Mount -  To keep us all growing in the Word, a small group Bible study on the Sermon on the Mount is being planned for this fall.  Each member and friend of our Roanoke church is encouraged to participate, and we hope to begin in early October.  This study is 12 sessions long, with each session lasting approximately 1 hour.  If you are unable to participate in a church small group, we encourage you to complete this study with an established small group, a friend, a spouse, or on your own. In conjunction with the small group study, we are also planning to have our Wednesday night topical Bible studies cover the Sermon on the Mount.  Beginning in January, the ministers will cover topics from this section of scripture to further our understanding of these great truths.  Again, we hope that many will participate in this joint effort.  You may sign up for the small group Bible study by completing a form located in the North Hall or by calling or e-mailing Bro. Jeremy Knepp.        

 Friday 10/12 - Loving Shepherd Ministries Benefit - LSM will be hosting a meal and charity auction for the vulnerable children of Haiti and Ethiopia at Five Points in Washington.  The meal and Silent Auction start at 5:30PM with the Live Auction starting at 6:30PM. Items are still needed. This year, we are requesting all bakers to submit their best desserts for a special desserts section of our Silent Auction. If you would like to donate an item and/or dessert, please contact Sis. Brittany Schwind at 309-678-8205 or brittany.schwind@gmail.com.  The auction is a wonderful evening of fellowship and enjoyment while raising much needed funds to help the world’s most vulnerable children. There will be free childcare provided, so couples with young children are encouraged to attend.

Sunday 10/21 – Hoffman/Burmood Wedding - We greatly appreciate the love and support we have received from our church family and would like to invite each of you to our wedding on Sunday, October 21st.  Please indicate on the sign up sheet posted by the women’s bathroom if you are able to attend our reception.  Children are welcome as well.  We are truly overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness.  We love each one of you and hope you will be able to help us celebrate our big day together.  Nick and Natalie

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