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4/18/21 Announcements

 April’s Collection - Charity Fund 

Sunday 4/18

  • 2nd Service - “No Greater Love” - Bro. Matt  (Guiding Principle A)

  • Bro. Fred and Sis. Jodi’s last Sunday before returning to PNG

  • Sunday School Nominations  - which were due to today have been extended one week

 

Wednesday 4/21

  • ACTIVE will Meet Outside the CountryView Apts at 7pm

  • HOPE will Meet in the Bible Class Room at 7:30

  • WOW will Meet at the Beer’s at 7:00

 

Saturday 4/24 - Ballots must be received by Bro. Trent Meiss by Saturday 4/24 (they should be in the mail by this Wed. or Thurs..  If you need additional time to vote, you can hand your ballots to Bros Kent Heimer, Trent Meiss and Frank on the 25th.) Please be prayerful for this process. 

 

Sunday 4/25

  • 2nd Service - “Footsteps Worth Following” - Bro. Jonathan - “We seek to be like Jesus in thought, action, and character, and to live the entire counsel of his Word.” - (GP B)

  • ACYF in Tremont - Bible class students should meet at the church at 7:55 am. There will be a song program at 12:15 before afternoon services. The students' families are invited. Please let Sis Allison Fischer know by today if your family is going so she can let Tremont know for church lunch planning. 

 

Saturday 5/1 - Testimonies at 7:00 - for David Bertschi, Dexter Hodel, Broc Martin (baptisms on Sunday 5/2 after the second service)

 

Wednesday 5/6 - National Day of Prayer Eve Service at 7:30

 

VBS - We are looking forward to our Summer Vacation Bible School June 7th - 11th. This is an activity that brings many opportunities to serve. Please use the link below to access a sign-up sheet for the week. If you have any questions regarding the sign-up or Vacation Bible School for grades 3 years old - 8th grade, please contact Sis. Jamie Hodel. VBS 2021: Come one, come all! Step up to JESUS... the greatest decision on earth!

 

Moving Forward - From the March elder meeting, the elders encouraged local church planning around parameters such as schedule, lunch design, and general logistics. To this point, the trustees and Sunday School superintendents are on a joint team to assess what this might look like for our local church.  The schedule for the next 8 weeks will be to maintain our current times of 9:45am start of singing, 10:45 lunch, and 11:45am start of shorter second service concluding with church ending around 12:30.   Please remember our local church planning project team in your prayers.

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Other Ways to Serve and Learn

  • Memorial Day Weekend - ALive 2021 - The Athens, Alabama congregation invites everyone to enjoy a beautiful weekend of fellowship, singing and worship. The weekend event will be held at The Vision, a 300+ acre Christian retreat in Huntsville, AL. 

  • Center for Discipleship Program at PeachTree, GA from 6/12-7/9.  For additional information and registration:   https://peachtreeministries.com/

4/11/21 Announcements

 April’s Collection - Charity Fund

 

Sunday 4/11

  • 2nd Service - Our Church, Our Community - This is the first of a series to introduce our church’s guiding principles.  The ministers plan to take a unique approach to teach each principle.  

  • Ballots Due Today - Ministers will count ballots after church today. Ballots must be in the box or texted/emailed to Bro. Frank by 12:30.  

 

Wednesday

  • Exhortation on Seeking a Minister (depending on ballot results)

  • HOPE will Meet in the Bible Class Room at 7:30 - They will meet each Wed. evening through April. 

 

Friday 4/16 - Nursing Home Fish Fry 4:30 - 7:00 - For those who signed up to make cookies they are to be 3.5” - 4”, individually bagged and dropped off at the multipurpose room by 11:00 AM on Friday. For additional details about the Fish Fry click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/355890775571139 

 

Sunday 4/18

  • 2nd Service - “No Greater Love” - Bro. Matt (GP #1 - “Jesus Christ’s love for us is the foundation and motivation for everything we do.”

  • Bro. Fred and Sis. Jodi’s last Sunday before returning to PNG

 

New Convert - Samantha Bertschi (Bro. Sam and Sis. Marjorie)

 

Fellowship Hall Closed for Repairs - The fellowship hall will be closed 4/12-5/15 due to floor repair 

 

VBS - We are looking forward to our Summer Vacation Bible School June 7th - 11th. This is an activity that brings many opportunities to serve. Please use the link below to access a sign-up sheet for the week. If you have any questions regarding the sign-up or Vacation Bible School for grades 3 years old - 8th grade, please contact Sis. Jamie Hodel. VBS 2021: Come one, come all! Step up to JESUS... the greatest decision on earth!

 

Sunday School Nominations

  • If a brother or sister has a desire to teach Sunday School they should submit their name to the nominating committee.  If a brother or sister would like to nominate someone, they should contact the brother or sister to ask for permission to submit their name to the head of  the Nominating Committee (Matt/Hope Sauder, Brad/Patty Hodel, Stephen/Susan Bertschi, Bob/Ann Knepp, Scott/Mandy Yordy) by Sunday 4/18

  • Current Sunday School Openings

    • Primary Classes (4 year olds - 2nd grade) -  3 openings

    • Intermediate Classes (3rd grade - 8th grade) - 2 openings 

    • Bible Class(9th-12th grade) - 2 openings

  • Sunday School elections will be held from Sunday 4/25 - Sunday 5/2.

 

 

Job Openings

  • Cemetery Maintenance Position - Anyone interested in this position should contact Bro. Greg Moser or Bro Rich Bertschi.

  • Nursing Home - We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills to serve as a part-time Volunteer and Visitation Coordinator (one position) for the Home.  This position will be responsible for coordinating our volunteers, maintaining our visitation schedule, and monitoring our screening process for staff and visitors.  If you feel this is a way you could serve our residents or would like to learn more about this position, please contact Bro. Nate Hoffman at the Home.

  • Apostolic Christian Bookstore - 1-2 mornings per week from 8:30-11:30. Additional information is on the bulletin board.

 

Other Ways to Serve and Learn

  • Discipleship Conference at West Lafayette on 4/17 from 8:30-3:00-  for additional information and registration:  Discipleship Conference 2021 – ACCFS (accounseling.org)

  • Memorial Day Weekend - ALive 2021 - The Athens, Alabama congregation invites everyone to enjoy a beautiful weekend of fellowship, singing and worship. The weekend event will be held at The Vision, a 300+ acre Christian retreat in Huntsville, AL. 

  • Center for Discipleship Program at PeachTree, GA from 6/12-7/9.  For additional information and registration:   https://peachtreeministries.com/

4/4/21 Announcements

 April’s Collection - Charity Fund

 Sunday 4/4 - Sunday School Easter Program at 11:45 (congregational singing begins at 11:30)

  • Sunday School students need to be finished with lunch and return to Sunday School by 11:15

 

Wednesday 4/7

  • WOW is at Martin's at 7:00

  • HOPE is in the Bible Class Room at 7:30

 

Saturday 4/10 - Jack and Brittney(Durand) Jones Shower at the Fellowship Hall from 9:30-10:30 - For a gift, bring a card with money inside to contribute to large items they would like to purchase. If you are able to attend, please sign up on the church bulletin board or by emailing Jenny Hodel at jenny@hodelbros.com

 

Sunday 4/11 - 2nd Service - Our Church, Our Community - This is the first of a series to introduce our church’s guiding principles.  The ministers plan to take a unique approach to teach each principle.  

 

Friday 4/16 - Nursing Home Fish Fry 4:30 - 7:00 -  If you can help with Friday’s set up and/or Saturday’s clean up, please sign up here:   https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/YQFG5951   For those who signed up to make cookies they are to be 3.5” - 4”, individually bagged and dropped off at the multipurpose room by 11:00 AM on Friday. For additional details about the Fish Fry click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/355890775571139 

 

Fellowship Hall Closed for Repairs - The fellowship hall will be closed 4/12-5/15 due to floor repair 

 

Birth - Carson William Sizemore was born to Bro. Nick and Sis. Jenna on March 22nd.

 

Thanks! - A heartfelt thanks to all those who came to Helping Hands Family Night.  They assembled over 2000 SS bags for Renault and 50 SEED bags. 

 

Sunday School Nominations

  • If a brother or sister has a desire to teach Sunday School they should submit their name to the nominating committee.  If a brother or sister would like to nominate someone, they should contact the brother or sister to ask for permission to submit their name to the head of  the Nominating Committee (Brad/Patty Hodel, Matt/Hope Sauder, Stephen/Susan Bertschi, Bob/Ann Knepp, Scott/Mandy Yordy) by Sunday 4/18

  • Current Sunday School Openings

    • Primary Classes (4 year olds - 2nd grade) -  3 openings

    • Intermediate Classes (3rd grade - 8th grade) - 2 openings 

    • Bible Class(9th-12th grade) - 2 openings

  • Sunday School elections will be held from Sunday 4/25 - Sunday 5/2.

  • For additional information, refer to the attachment below

 

Seeking Help in the Ministry - Please be prayerful as we begin this process.  The tentative schedule is:

  • 4/4 - 4/11 Church will ballot if this is the right time to seek help in the ministry  (ballot attached below)

  • 4/14 The church will be informed of the results and if there is support an exhortation will be given

  • 4/15 Ballots will be mailed out and need to be returned to Bro. Trent Meiss by Saturday 4/24

  • 4/25 Bros Kent Heimer, Trent Meiss and Frank will count the ballots

 

Job Openings

  • Cemetery Maintenance Position - Anyone interested in this position should contact Bro. Greg Moser or Bro Rich Bertschi.

  • Nursing Home - We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills to serve as a part-time Volunteer and Visitation Coordinator (one position) for the Home.  This position will be responsible for coordinating our volunteers, maintaining our visitation schedule, and monitoring our screening process for staff and visitors.  If you feel this is a way you could serve our residents or would like to learn more about this position, please contact Bro. Nate Hoffman at the Home.

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Job Opening - Apostolic Christian Bookstore - 1-2 mornings per week from 8:30-11:30. Additional information is on the bulletin board.

  • The 2021 Midwest Food Bank Virtual On-line Auction - April 29-May 1. 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. Deadline for donations will be March 30th. Please contact Bro. Jon or Sis Jill Fehr for donations (Jon Fehr 309-275-4573(c) jonfehr@lemanauto.com   Jill Fehr 309-261-4711(c) jfehr@eureka.edu)

  • Memorial Day Weekend - ALive 2021 - The Athens, Alabama congregation invites everyone to enjoy a beautiful weekend of fellowship, singing and worship. The weekend event will be held at The Vision, a 300+ acre Christian retreat in Huntsville, AL. 

3/28/21 Announcements

 February’s Collection - LifePoints

 

Sunday 3/28 - 

  • 9:45 Service (no lunch or 2nd service due to wedding)

  • Sis. Alexa Fischer/Bro. Cody Zeller’s Wedding 

  • Communion at 6:00 PM 

 

Wednesday 3/31 - HarvestCall Family Night at 7:00 at the Fellowship Hall

 

Saturday 4/3 - Cemetery Clean-Up at 8:00 AM -  Please bring rakes, large garbage containers, and lots of weed trimmers. Please remove any grave decorations that you would like to keep before cleanup.

 

Sunday 4/4 - Sunday School Easter Program at 11:45 (congregational singing at 11:30)

 

Saturday 4/10 - Jack and Brittney(Durand) Jones Shower at the Fellowship Hall from 9:30-10:30 - For a gift, bring a card with money inside to contribute to large items they would like to purchase. If you are able to attend, please sign up on the church bulletin board or by emailing Jenny Hodel at jenny@hodelbros.com

 

Friday 4/16 - Nursing Home Fish Fry 4:30 - 7:00 - We are needing volunteers to bake chocolate chip cookies and mix and package coleslaw. You can sign up here: https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/YQFG5951   For additional details, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/355890775571139

 

Memorial Day Weekend - ALive 2021 - The Athens, Alabama congregation invites everyone to enjoy a beautiful weekend of fellowship, singing and worship. The weekend event will be held at The Vision, a 300+ acre Christian retreat in Huntsville, AL. See the attachment below for more information 

 

Fellowship Hall Closed for Repairs - The fellowship hall will be closed 4/12-5/15 due to floor repair 

 

Going Forward - As we shared the summary letter from the Elder meeting last week, they encouraged local church planning around parameters such as schedule, lunch design, and general logistics. To this point, the trustees and Sunday School superintendents will prayerfully consider what this might look like for our local church.  The schedule for the next 10 weeks will be to maintain our current times of 9:45am start of singing, 10:45 lunch, and 11:45am start of shorter second service concluding with church ending around 12:30.

 

Thanks - Bro Rol & Sis Carol Rumbold would like to thank everyone for the many prayers they received during Rol’s illness. Bro Rol is thankful to be back home and has been gaining strength. Bro Rol feels it is now time he relinquish his duties in the Roanoke Cemetery. The trustees would like to thank Bro Rol for his many years of service in keeping up the cemetery. Anyone interested in taking over the cemetery maintenance position should contact Bro. Greg Moser or Bro Rich Bertschi.

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Job Opening - Apostolic Christian Bookstore - 1-2 mornings per week from 8:30-11:30. Additional information is on the bulletin board.

  • The 2021 Midwest Food Bank Virtual On-line Auction - April 29-May 1. 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. Deadline for donations will be March 30th. Please contact Bro. Jon or Sis Jill Fehr for donations (Jon Fehr 309-275-4573(c) jonfehr@lemanauto.com   Jill Fehr 309-261-4711(c) jfehr@eureka.edu)