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1/27/19 Announcements



Wednesday 1/30
  • True Righteousness - Part 3 of the Sermon on the Mount Series - Matt 5:17-37 (Darren Plattner, Champaign, dsp1291@hotmail.com) - Memory Verse: “For I say unto you, except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:20
  • WOW will be at the Martin Home at 7:00
  •  ACTIVE will be at Isaia’s Home at 7:00
  • Scripture Memory Class

Sunday 2/10 - The Annual All-Church Potluck and Family Hymn Sing at 4:30 -  at the Fellowship Hall.  Meat and table service will be provided.  A donation to cover the cost of the meat will be accepted.  Please bring a covered dish. Sign up sheets are posted in the north hall and by the ladies restroom for those attending. To order the correct amount of meat, please sign up by Wed., Feb 6

Sunday 2/17 - Faith Community Nursing - We would like to invite nurses and all other medical providers to an informational meeting after church in the dining room.  Topics such as the AED machine, emergency response and Faith Community Nursing within our congregation will be reviewed.

Saturday 4/6 -  2019 Midwest Food Bank Gala Dinner and Auction at the Normal Facility
  • The Roanoke committee is currently seeking homemade items, themed dinners or events, and business products or services as auction items. Cash donations can be used by the committee to purchase items for the gala or as Benefit sponsorships.
  • Tickets to the event are also available for $50 per person. Tables of up to 8 seats may be reserved for groups. Deadline for donations and tickets is March 1st.
  • Please contact  Bro. Jon or Sis. Jill Fehr for ticket reservations or donations.
    • Jon Fehr 309-275-4573(c) jonfehr@lemanauto.com
    • Jill Fehr 309-261-4711(c) jfehr@eureka.edu

Saturday 2/9 – The Bible Class Ski Trip (weather permitting) High School students, teachers, and their families need to reply to Bro. Eric or Sis. Jodi Hoffman by Jan. 31st to reserve a spot. We have a bus reserved and would like to fill it. After the 31st, if seats are still available, anyone from our church is invited to join us. We plan on leaving at 6:00 am and will return around 9:30pm. Any questions, contact Bro. Eric or Sis. Jodi Hoffman

Updating of the Funeral Committee Group Lists -. The 2018 list is on the North Hall bulletin board. You can add your name or cross it off if you want to be removed. You can also email changes to Sis. Bev Bertschi (bevbertschi@gmail.com).

Communicating with our Missionaries - there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board to help us stay connected with those on the mission field.



1/20/19 Announcements


Sunday 1/20
  • Services at Peoria Rescue Mission at 8:00 AM  - we will meet in the West parking lot at 7:20 for the 8 AM service at the Rescue Mission. We should be back in time for our morning service
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30
  • Hymn Sing at the Gridley Church at 6:30 PM

Wednesday 1/23
  • Salt and Light - Part 2 of Sermon on the Mount Series - Matt 5:13-16 (Bro. Jeff Neihouser, Morton, jeffneihouser@gmail.com) - Memory Verse:  “Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.”  (Matt 5:14)
  • Scripture Memory Class

Saturday 1/26 - Ladies’ Coffee - The rescheduled Ladies’ Coffee will be at the Fellowship Hall from 9:00 -11:00.  As before, please come prepared to share how someone’s words have impacted your life.

The Prairie Choristers - will begin practicing for Easter this Wednesday night after church. If you would like to sing with them, please contact Bro. Phil via his email: plhodel@gmail.com



1/13/19 Announcements



Sunday 1/13 - Elder Forum Summary at 1:00 PM

Wednesday 1/16
  • Topical Bible Study - Sermon on the Mount Series - The Roanoke Church will begin a new Bible study series in January entitled "Discipleship Training Manual - The Sermon on the Mount".  We will be studying Matthew 5:1-7:29 over the course of 12 Wednesday evenings.  A Bible verse will be assigned to every topic.  Our prayer is that we will memorize these Scriptures and hide them in our hearts as we grow together in Christ.  The topics, speakers and verses will be sent in an email and available in the back hall. Please be prayerful for Bro. John Bradle who will be speaking this Wednesday on "The Beatitudes" (Matthew 5:1-12). The memory verse for that evening is: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
  • High School WOW at the Beers at 7:00
  • ACTIVE Boys will Meet at Commerce Bank at 6:30 - They will carpool to the HarvestCall Distribution Center in Goodfield to pack Rice Pilaf kits. If any Dads would like to go along to help, it would be greatly appreciated. They plan to bring the boys back to church by 8:30. Please contact Bro. Tyler Schick if you have any questions.

Thurs-Fri 1/17-18 -  Rummage Sale at the Home’s Multipurpose Room from 7:30-4:00 - . Everything will be for donation and all proceeds will benefit the Home.

Sunday 1/20
  • Services at Peoria Rescue Mission at 8:00 AM  -  If anyone is interested in helping with singing, please contact Bro. Tim Martin.  We will be leaving the Church parking lot at 7:20 AM, and returning before our first service.
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30
  • Hymn Sing at the Gridley Church at 6:30 PM

Saturday 1/26 - Ladies’ Coffee at the Fellowship Hall from 9:00 -11:00

Silver Lining Article Request – “What have you learned about experiencing peace in an unstable world?” Additional information on how to contribute to this article is on the bulletin board.

Gateway Woods Openings -  There are several opportunities for service minded individuals who desire to make an impact for Christ. Ministering to the fatherless and widows, which in our case are troubled youth and fractured families, is a part of our Church’s mission through Gateway Woods. The work is challenging, as we seek to help children and families achieve their God-given potential rooted on a firm foundation in Christ. We come to you as a national church ministry that seeks all employees from within the Brotherhood. Additional information is posted on the bulletin board.

Rotating Potluck Schedules - If you are participating in Church Rotating Potluck this year, please pick up your copy of the current schedule.  They are located on a table in the back hall.

1/6/19 Announcements


Wednesday 1/9 - Helping Hands Family Night at the Fellowship Hall 6:30 - 8:00 -  All families are welcome to come and participate in filling health kit bags for Haiti Sunday School children and grooming kits for young graduates of the S.E.E.D. program.

Saturday 1/12- Ladies’ Coffee from 9:00 - 11:00 -  Join us for an informal morning of coffee, devotions and fellowship for all women attending Roanoke church, high school age and above, at the Fellowship Hall. Our theme for the morning is “Words”. Please come prepared to share how someone’s words have impacted your life. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14

Sunday 1/20
  • Services at Peoria Rescue Mission at 8:00 AM  -  We are in need of a piano player and some singing help. The service starts at 8 AM, with plenty of time to get back for our morning services.  Please contact Bro. Tim Martin if you can help out.
  • Hymn Sing at the Gridley Church at 6:30 PM
 Pray for the Elder Forums - They are held at the Chicago Church from 1/4-1/15.  The elders are divided into 4 groups, with each group meeting for 2 days. Some of the topics that will be discussed are:  1) elder accountability, 2) role of women in the church, 3) Bible Translations, 4) Accountability in the Ministry, 5) Church bolstering, 6) Vision and Guiding Principles.  The purpose of these meetings are not to make decisions, but to provide a forum where “iron sharpeneth iron..” as we  study God’s Word and how it applies to these topics.  Bros. Tom and Frank will attend the forums on the 7th and 8th.


Silver Lining Article Request – “What have you learned about experiencing peace in an unstable world?” Additional information on how to contribute to this article is on the bulletin board.