Announcements — August 18, 2013

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Below are announcements distributed at the August 18th service.

WELCOME TO NEW BEGINNINGS LUTHERAN CHURCH: We are glad you are worshiping with us today. Restrooms are located on the left side of the hallway and a nursery for children under 5 is located on the right side of the hall. The center section of each Communion tray has two types of glasses. There are glasses with white grape juice, and also glasses with a lesser amount of wine. Please feel free to take which ever will best meet your needs.

PLEASE STAY FOR FELLOWSHIP: After worship you are invited to join us downstairs for refreshments and fellowship. An elevator is located at the end of the hall.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP BOARD is located downstairs near the fellowship space after worship. Please sign up to help with our worship and fellowship.

NEXT SUNDAY WILL BE THE LAST OF THE SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES. Thank you to all who have helped with the services. We hope the Sunday services have been a blessing to those who have availed themselves of the opportunity to worship during the summer.

QUILTS FOR COLLEGE FRESHMEN. Thanks to our quilters for making quilts to give to our college freshmen as a reminder of God’s love from their church family. Please stop by the Adult Sunday School room and write a note of encouragement to our college freshmen.

WE ARE PREPARING A CHURCH DIRECTORY! A copy of the directory is posted on the bulletin board in the Education Hallway. Please check your information and make corrections or initial it if correct.

AN EARLY MORNING BIBLE STUDY IS BEING CONSIDERED. The time would be 6:30-7:30, so that people have time to get to work. The plan is to study the Scripture readings for the up-coming Sunday. If you are interested please let Pastor Oman know.

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM IS GETTING INTO FULL SWING IN SEPTEMBER. We will start Sunday September 8th with Sunday School, called “Discipleship Training”, for all ages. Then on Wednesday September 11th we will begin the Wednesday program with a light supper at 5:45, then classes at 6:30. There will be classes for children and youth, including Confirmation classes, and the adults will have a study on prayer entitled The Four Acts of Prayer, with video segments by Pr. Walt Wangren. Plan to attend the Christian education activities.

LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETS TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM. If you have anything you would like to have the Leadership Team discuss, please contact Bobbie Schnitkey, rjscpaill@hotmail.com.

THE MONDAY BIBLE STUDY MEETS AT 12:30 PM. We will continue the study entitled 7 Facets of the Christian Life. It is a study designed to help us grow in our discipleship. Topics will include: worship, devotions, Christian education, stewardship, service, outreach, and fellowship. Plan to come, participate, and grow in faith.

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 6:30 WE HAVE A TIME OF PRAYER IN THE SANCTUARY. There is a group that meets regularly for prayer. We invite all in the congregation to join us at that time to share in this wonderful gift of God’s grace. If you cannot join us in the sanctuary, we invite you to pause where ever you are and take time in prayer. What a joyous experience it is that all of us can be bound together at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday, either in the sanctuary, or where ever we might be, in prayer to God.

OPPORTUNITES TO HELP WITH WALDO THE CLOWN ON AUGUST 24TH Volunteers are needed to hand out flyers and candy in the parade and to be at the church to welcome people who come to the shows at 11:00 and 2:00. Also, we are keeping the building open for a cooling and drink station on Saturday. Please sign up on the sheet downstairs.

CANDY NEEDED FOR THE PARADE If you can donate candy to give out at the parade, please leave it the basket in the narthex by Friday.

THIS YEAR THE SANGAMON RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE THE CHRISTIAN BAND BIG DADDY WEAVE. They are a very popular and award-winning band. There are invitations on the table in the narthex, feel free to pick up as many of the invitations as you want, fold them in half, and give to friends and neighbors. This is a great way for people to come and hear their witness of faith in Jesus.

Brian Romanowski of First Baptist Church has asked for help with the Big Daddy Weave concert on August 24th. Jobs include helping to set up and break down, helping with sales tables, etc. All who can help should contact Brian for details.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ THE SUNDAY SCRIPTURES BEFORE COMING TO WORSHIP? Go to our website and sign up to follow us on the right side of the home page. Then the scriptures will be emailed to you each week. You can get to our website by scanning the QR code below or typing http://www.NewBeginningsLutheranChurch.com.

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