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. 

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