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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!