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10/25/20 Announcements

October’s Collection - Fellowship Hall Maintenance Fund

 

Sunday 10/25

  • Peoria Rescue Mission Service at 8:00 AM - If you are interested in helping to sing, we'll leave from the West parking lot at 7:15.  The service will go from 8 AM until approximately 8:45 AM.  Masks are required to enter the building.  Once you are seated in the sanctuary they are optional (but still recommended)

  • Communion at 6:00 PM - Bro. Ron Messner (Washington) plans to be with us. For those with extenuating circumstances, please contact Bro. Frank to reserve a pew. Details for Communion are attached to the e-mailed announcement. 

 

Wednesday 10/28 - Fall Memorandum - Bro. Mark Streitmatter (Bloomington) plans to be with us.  This year’s memorandum primarily addresses underlying issues that have surfaced during the pandemic.

 

October 31: Harvest Party from 7:00-8:30 for all Sunday School students (3 year old through 8th grade) -  This will be held in the church basement starting in the intermediate room with socially distancing and masking in place to follow guidelines similar to the School. The young group plans to put on a skit with games/activities/singing to follow. Each student is asked to bring 1 pound of individually wrapped candy.

 

Sunday 11/1 - Sis. Abby Moser and Bro. Jon Hohulin’s Wedding at 12:00 - There will be no snack after the 9:00 service.  There will be no 10:45 service.

 

Thursday 11/5 - 7 Hospital Lumiere's Virtual Benefit Auction -  Auction items should be in by Oct. 31. For more information or to donate an item or service, visit the HarvestCall website or the auction website at: https://www.32auctions.com/HospitalLumiere

 

Wednesday 11/11 - Megan Hodel’s Testimony and Baptism

 

Prayer - Our Nursing Home - There have been several cases of COVID. Pray for wisdom as they navigate this pandemic. 

 

Praise 

  • Mida Fehr was baptized on Wednesday 

  • Jesse Fischer (Bro. Kevin and Sis. Annette) will be baptized in our Austin/Bastrop Church this weekend. 

 

Baby Room - It is the responsibility of the young families using the baby room to pick up toys at the end of the second service, wash sheets that have been used, take out dirty diapers, wipe off counters, etc. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the baby room. Please sign up if you are able to do this. Older moms and grandmas can sign up if they’d like to help out the young mothers. Thank you.

 

Other Ways to Serve 

  • October 25th - National Day of Prayer and Fasting - “Our nation is at a critical juncture. We need to call out to God for His help, His intervention, and His  mercy.”


10/18/20 Announcements

October’s Collection - Fellowship Hall Maintenance Fund

Sunday 10/18 - Next Phase

  • 9:00 Start Time Remains the Same for Church and Sunday School

  • Snack/Fellowship - 10:00-10:45 - (see below for modified changes)

  • Second Service at 10:45 with the message at 11:00

Wednesday 10/21 - Mida Fehr’s Testimony/Baptism at 2:00Since she is a resident at the Eureka Home this will be private. If you would like to attend, please contact Bro. Frank

Sunday 10/25

  • Peoria Rescue Mission Service at 8:00 AM - If you are interested in helping to sing, we'll leave from the West parking lot at 7:15.  The service will go from 8 AM until approximately 8:45 AM.  Masks are required to enter the building.  Once you are seated in the sanctuary they are optional (but still recommended)

  • Communion at 6:00 PM - Bro. Ron Messner (Washington) plans to be with us. For those with extenuating circumstances, please contact Bro. Frank to reserve a pew. Details for Communion are attached to the e-mailed announcement. 

Wednesday 10/28 - Fall Memorandum - Bro. Mark Streitmatter (Bloomington) plans to be with us.  This year’s memorandum primarily addresses underlying issues that have surfaced during the pandemic.

October 31: Harvest Party from 7:00-8:30 for all Sunday School students (3 year old through 8th grade) -  This will be held in the church basement starting in the intermediate room with socially distancing and masking in place to follow guidelines similar to the School. The young group plans to put on a skit with games/activities/singing to follow. Each student is asked to bring 1 pound of individually wrapped candy.

Thursday 11/5 - 7 Hospital Lumiere's Virtual Benefit Auction -  Auction items should be in by Oct. 31. For more information or to donate an item or service, visit the HarvestCall website or the auction website at: https://www.32auctions.com/HospitalLumiere

Wednesday 11/11 - Megan Hodel’s Testimony and Baptism

Prayer -  Our Nursing Home and Gateway Woods There have been several cases of COVID.  Pray for wisdom as they navigate this pandemic

  • Roanoke Home - 2 residents have tested positive this week.  They have not shown any symptoms.  The Home asks for continued prayer and that COVID can be contained.  They are humbled by your continued prayers and support. 

  • Gateway Woods - Thankfully none of the cases have been severe

Job Openings

  • Gateway Woods - Houseparents and Assistant Houseparents. If anyone is interested or wants more info they can talk to Bro. Dustin or Sis. Mandy Hodel.

  • LifePoints - Executive Director - Due to the pending retirement of Bro. Ron Messner, LifePoints is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. We encourage those who have an interest, are qualified, and have a heart for serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled community, to prayerfully consider submitting an expression of interest and resume. We ask our entire church body to be prayerful as we work through this very important process involving one of the primary mission activities of our church.

Fellowship/Snack Time

For our next phase, we plan to change the way we do church snack by using a modified funeral dinner format

  • Prayer for the snack will be included in the final prayer in the sanctuary.

  • People will be ushered out the east and west doors and pick up their snack and water on the islands in the kitchen and then proceed to the tables (leaving one stool between family and/or social group)

  • Coffee will be served at the tables. 

  • Each table will have one waitperson who will pour coffee.  Masks will be required for the waitperson while serving.  If you are willing to serve coffee or help make coffee, please sign up on the bulletin board 

  • Two express lines for drinks only will also be available.  Coffee or water will be located on carts at the east and west ends of the north hall.  

  • Parents of 3 year olds - 2nd grade will continue to be dismissed first from church to pick up your children by the NE stairs. There will be a snack table in the northeast corner of the dining room where you can get snacks. Children should sit at the two east tables in the dining room. 

Since we are moving our fellowship inside, physical distancing will be more difficult. We encourage the use of masks in the hallways when you cannot physically distance.  As always, we encourage the use of masks during singing. 

10/11/20 Announcements

October’s Collection - Fellowship Hall Maintenance Fund

Sunday 10/11 - 10:30 Service - Pre-Communion Message - All are welcome.

 

Wednesday 10/14

  • HOPE & ACTIVE  from 7:00 - 8:30 - A worship night at Bro. Jonathan and Sis. Megan Hodel’s home. 

  • WOW at 7:00 - They will meet outdoors at the Beer’s home. Bring a lawn chair. 

 

Sunday 10/21 - Next Phase - The main change will be moving indoors and lengthening our fellowship time.  Our start time of 9:00 for services and Sunday School will remain the same. Fellowship time will be from 10:00-10:45, Singing at 10:45 and the second service beginning at 11:00. Additional details will be announced on Wednesday. 

 

Wednesday 10/21 - Mida Fehr’s Testimony/Baptism at 2:00 - Since she is a resident at the Eureka Home this will be private. If you would like to attend, please contact Bro. Frank

 

Sunday 10/25 - Communion at 6:00 PM - Details for Communion are attached to the e-mailed announcement

 

October 31: Harvest Party from 7:00-8:30 for all Sunday School students (3 year old through 8th grade) -  This will be held in the church basement starting in the intermediate room with socially distancing and masking in place to follow guidelines similar to the School. The young group plans to put on a skit with games/activities/singing to follow. Each student is asked to bring 1 pound of individually wrapped candy.

 

Thursday 11/5 - 7 Hospital Lumiere's Virtual Benefit Auction -  Auction items should be in by Oct. 31. For more information or to donate an item or service, visit the HarvestCall website or the auction website at: https://www.32auctions.com/HospitalLumiere

 

Wednesday 11/11 - Megan Hodel’s Testimony and Baptism

 

The Sunday School - We wanted to make the church family aware the Sunday School Students are donating their money for a water well in Haiti. We have encouraged the kids to donate some of their own money, or do some jobs for parents or grandparents to raise money.  Within the first month of Sunday School, they have already  raised $565 of their $2200 goal.

 

College Student Care Packages - As a church body we would like to remember our college student's by praying for them and encouraging them by sending them a small care package. This has been a huge blessing to the students in the past. If you would like to participate, you can pick up an envelope from the back hall bulletin board regarding your college students name and information.

 

Update on Bro. Josh Moser- He has arrived safely in Antarctica. His email address is: joshmoser92@gmail.com. You can mail letters to him at: Josh Moser, PSC 769 Box 700, 

APO AP 96599-9998.  Flat mail should reach him in 2-3 weeks. No packages please as they take too long and may not be sent at all depending on the amount of necessary supplies that must be flown in.

 


10/4/20 Announcements

October’s Collection - Fellowship Hall Maintenance Fund

Sunday 10/4 - 10:30 Service - The Trinity -  Many people imagine God as they want him to be.  We must worship God as He is Is and not as we imagine.  Our One God exists in three Persons - the Trinity, which is a core doctrine of Christianity.  Lack of understanding of the Trinity can undermine our faith.

 

Wednesday 10/7

  • Nursing Home Presentation - This will be at church at 7:15

  • HOPE will meet in the church kitchen at 7:15. 

  • ACTIVE will meet in Bible class room at 7:30.

  • Scripture Memory Class is for students in Kindergarten thru 5th Grade. Children should arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 to the main assembly room in the basement. 

  • When ACTIVE, HOPE, and Scripture Memory are gathering in church, they plan to follow the public school's COVID protocol.  

 

Sunday 10/11 - 10:30 Service - Pre-Communion Message - All are welcome.

 

Sunday 10/25 - Communion at 6:00 PM 

 

College Student Care Packages - As a church body we would like to remember our college student's by praying for them and encouraging them by sending them a small care package. This has been a huge blessing to the students in the past. If you would like to participate, you can pick up an envelope from the back hall bulletin board regarding your college students name and information.

 

Permission to Videotape SMC and Sunday School Students - The students are planning to make a video tape of our youth singing for the Nursing Home.  If you do not want your students videotaped, please contact Sis. Jamie Hodel.

 

Other Ways to Serve - The Silver Lining has been featuring special topical sections with submissions from our  readers. You are encouraged to contribute. The next topic is: How has your walk of  faith been enriched by fellowshipping with believers of other generations? One of the distinctive blessings of our brotherhood is the opportunity for cross generational friendships as young, middle-aged, and old worship together and  fellowship together each week. Let’s encourage one another with stories of how this  has touched our lives! Please send your contributions (length: no more than 600 words) on this topic to  features@acsilverlining.org by November 16, 2020. For questions or assistance,  contact Bro. Sam Manz at the email address above. 


9/27/20 Announcements

 September’s Collection - Sunday School - This collection supports our Sunday School activities as well as other youth activities such as: Scripture Memory Class, ACTIVE, HOPE, WOW and Youth Choir. 

 

Thursday 10/1 - Helping Hands from 9:00-3:00 - All are welcome.

 

Sunday 10/4 - 10:30 Service - The Trinity -  Many people imagine God as they want him to be.  We must worship God as He is Is and not as we imagine.  Our One God exists in three Persons - the Trinity, which is a core doctrine of Christianity.  Lack of understanding of the Trinity can undermine our faith.

 

Wednesday 10/7 - Nursing Home Presentation - This will be at church at 7:15 

 

Sunday 10/11 - 10:30 Service - Pre-Communion Message - All are welcome.

 

Sunday 10/25 - Communion at 6:00 PM 

 

Birth - Louie Walter Schick was born to Bro. Tyler and Sis. Sara on July 30th.  

 

Other Ways to Serve - LSM Auction - Due to COVID-19, LSM will be hosting our annual benefit auction online starting at 10AM CT on Friday, October 2.  Although we’ll miss seeing your smiling faces, an online auction is a safe and convenient way to allow our supporters to bid on items and provide important funding for vulnerable children in Haiti, Ethiopia, and the United States.  And this year, any donation made during the auction or made before/after the auction will be matched dollar-for-dollar!  To learn more, visit our auction landing page at https://loving-shepherd.org/20auction/ or visit the LSM homepage.  We’d love to have you participate!

9/20/20 Announcements

September’s Collection - Sunday School - This collection supports our Sunday School activities as well as other youth activities such as: Scripture Memory Class, ACTIVE, HOPE, WOW and Youth Choir. 

 

Sunday 9/20 - ACYF is cancelled

 

Wednesday 9/23

  • HOPE at 7:00 - Welcome night will be at Bro. Landon and Sis. Katie Isaia’s.

  • ACTIVE at 7:00 - Welcome night will be at Brett and Laura’s

  • WOW at 7:00 - at the Martin's (meeting outdoors, bring a lawn chair)

 

Wednesday 10/7 - Nursing Home Presentation - This will be at church at 7:15

 

Coffee Makers Needed - The trustees are asking for volunteers to make the coffee on Sunday mornings. Those who are available would need to arrive at church at about 8:45. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board by the ladies restroom for those who are willing to make coffee. Any questions contact Sis. Judy Sauder. Thanks for serving our church in this way!

 

Communion - Plans are being made for communion this fall.  We are tentatively looking at Sunday 10/25, 11/15, or 11/22.  If you have any thoughts about these dates please let one of the ministers know by today.

 

Job Openings

  • LifePoints - Executive Director - Due to the pending retirement in mid-2021 of Bro. Ron Messner, our current Executive Director, Apostolic Christian LifePoints is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. A position description will be posted soon on AC Central, under the “job postings” section. In addition, the position description will be included in the upcoming Silver Lining editions. Instructions for applying for this position, along with additional information, will be included in both of these locations. We encourage those who have an interest, are qualified, and have a heart for serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled community, to prayerfully consider submitting an expression of interest and resume. We ask our entire church body to be prayerful as we work through this very important process involving one of the primary mission activities of our church.

  • LifePoints - Nurses - full time first shift as well as PRN nurses - for more information visit:  www.aclifepoints.org

  • ACCFS - Administrative Assistant (full time) - for more information, please contact the ACCFS office at: office@accounseling.org

 

Other Ways to Serve - LSM Auction - Due to COVID-19, LSM will be hosting our annual benefit auction online starting at 10AM CT on Friday, October 2.  Although we’ll miss seeing your smiling faces, an online auction is a safe and convenient way to allow our supporters to bid on items and provide important funding for vulnerable children in Haiti, Ethiopia, and the United States.  And this year, any donation made during the auction or made before/after the auction will be matched dollar-for-dollar!  To learn more, visit our auction landing page at https://loving-shepherd.org/20auction/ or visit the LSM homepage.  We’d love to have you participate!

9/13/20 Announcements

September’s Collection - Sunday School  

Sunday 9/13 

  • Sunday School Starts at 9:00

    • 3 year olds through 2nd grade will come up the northeast stairs at 10:05.  Parents should pick up their students outside in the parking lot by the cemetery and then get their child a snack

    • 3rd grade - Bible Class will come up the northwest stairs.  Snacks will be available for them outside.

    • With respect to our public schools we are recommending that students follow the same protocol for public school while they are downstairs in Sunday School. 

 

Sunday 9/20 - ACYF is cancelled

 

Communion - Plans are being made for communion this fall.  We are tentatively looking at Sunday 10/25, 11/15, or 11/22.  If you have any thoughts about these dates please let one of the ministers know by next Sunday. 

 

Job Openings

  • LifePoints - Executive Director - Due to the pending retirement in mid-2021 of Bro. Ron Messner, our current Executive Director, Apostolic Christian LifePoints is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. A position description will be posted soon on AC Central, under the “job postings” section. In addition, the position description will be included in the upcoming Silver Lining editions. Instructions for applying for this position, along with additional information, will be included in both of these locations. We encourage those who have an interest, are qualified, and have a heart for serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled community, to prayerfully consider submitting an expression of interest and resume. We ask our entire church body to be prayerful as we work through this very important process involving one of the primary mission activities of our church.

  • LifePoints - Nurses - full time first shift as well as PRN nurses - for more information visit:  www.aclifepoints.org

  • ACCFS - Administrative Assistant (full time) - for more information, please contact the ACCFS office at: office@accounseling.org

8/23/20 Announcements

Our Purpose:  To glorify God by loving as Jesus loves.

 

August’s Collection - Servant Fund - (see additional information below) 

 

Wednesday 8/26 - Bro. Mike Leman - from Denver, Co will be with us.

 

Sunday 8/30- Conference Summary at the 9:00 Service -  Bros Mike Leman and Frank Sauder.  2020 Virtual Brotherhood Conference is now available.

 

Friday 9/4 - The 7th and 8th Grade will Sing Outside the Front Lobby of the Home at 6:20 - along with teachers and their wives.  They plan to go bowling afterwards. Please RSVP to Bro. Luke or Sis. Allison Fischer

 

Sunday 9/6 - Sunday School Starts 

Nursing Home Emergency Staffing Plan - a potential need for short term workers -  Woodford County has seen an increase in individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past couple of weeks.  Some of the area nursing homes are experiencing staffing issues as their employees must shelter in place for 10 days after they test positive.  As the virus seems to inch closer to our community, we feel that it’s time to start implementing our emergency staffing plan in an effort to be as proactive as we can.  We are reaching out to our church family for help if we experience staffing issues.  We are asking anyone who is willing and able to work at the nursing home temporarily (anywhere from 1 -3 weeks) to please send an email to Bro. Nate at nate@achroanoke.org or call us at 923-2071 and indicate which department you feel you would be able to provide assistance and the times that you would be willing to work.  We are currently not allowed to have volunteers in the facility, so these would be paid positions. The departments we could potentially need help in are: Nursing, CNA’s, Housekeeping, Dietary and Activities.  Please indicate in your email if you have a license or certification in nursing or a food handler’s certificate.  Thank you for considering this.  It is our sincere hope and prayer that we will not have to implement this plan.  Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we continuously look to God for grace and direction.

COVID Considerations - Cases of COVID have increased in central Illinois and is present in our central Illinois churches. Masks are encouraged, especially during singing. Fellowship time between services should be done outside as much as possible. If you have COVID, please contact Sis. Megan Hodel.  She will keep your name confidential, but we need to know the extent of COVID cases in our church as we make plans for our next phase of reopening. 

 

Thank You from the Home - The staff, administration and the board of directors of the nursing home would like to thank the Roanoke congregation for generously supporting another Homecoming Benefit Weekend.  God bless each of you for your love and support of our mission.


9/6/20 Announcements

Our Purpose:  To glorify God by loving as Jesus loves.

 

September’s Collection - Sunday School - This collection supports our Sunday School activities as well as other youth activities such as: Scripture Memory Class, ACTIVE, HOPE, WOW and Youth Choir. 

 

Sunday 9/6 - Sunday School Starts - With respect to our public schools we are recommending that students follow the same protocol for public school while they are downstairs in Sunday School. 

 

Sunday 9/20 - ACYF is cancelled.

 

Silver Lining News - If you have information regarding a birth, death, engagement/wedding, illness or special milestone in your family that you would like shared in the Silver Lining, please contact Sis. Barb Schwind or Sis. Judy Sauder. They will try to include your information, as much as is

possible, in the next issue.

 

Position Needed

  • LifePoints - Executive Director - Due to the pending retirement in mid-2021 of Bro. Ron Messner, our current Executive Director, Apostolic Christian LifePoints is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. A position description will be posted soon on AC Central, under the “job postings” section. In addition, the position description will be included in the upcoming Silver Lining editions. Instructions for applying for this position, along with additional information, will be included in both of these locations. We encourage those who have an interest, are qualified, and have a heart for serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled community, to prayerfully consider submitting an expression of interest and resume. We ask our entire church body to be prayerful as we work through this very important process involving one of the primary mission activities of our church.

  • LifePoints - Nurses - full time first shift as well as PRN nurses - for more information visit:  www.aclifepoints.org

  • ACCFS - Administrative Assistant (full time) - for more information, please contact the ACCFS office at: office@accounseling.org

 

Other Ways to Serve and Learn - Midwest Food Bank, East Africa is sponsoring a free showing of “Ruth," an original work of musical theater written by composer, David Getz. The musical tells the story of family and redemption found in the Old Testament book of Ruth. As a live concert is not possible this fall, a video recording of the world premiere of “Ruth," from 2018, will be presented on YouTube, available Friday, Sept. 11 - Sunday, Sept. 13. To learn more about the production and to access the free performance and discussion guides, visit midwestfoodbank.org/ruth