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.
COMMUNION: All are welcome to receive the Lord’s Body and Blood who are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and believe that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is truly present in, with and under the forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins, life & salvation.
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. The communion bread is gluten-free.
PASTOR OMAN IS ON VACATION 6/19 – 7/6. Thank you to Rev. Barb Busboom for leading us in worship on Sunday morning. We will not have Sunday evening worship until July 12th. If you have a pastoral emergency please call Rev. Jay Johnson at: 217-552-0011.
LIFETREE CAFÉ WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM: Wednesday’s program titled, “When Everything Goes Wrong, Where Is God?” includes a filmed interview with Denise Lauerman, a woman who coped with the death of two children and her husband. In the midst of sadness and brokenness, Lauerman says she feels peace.
“I’ve stood on the side of mountains, screamed, and thrown rocks,” she said. “I’ve had those conversations with God, and sometimes it’s just thinking and not prayer. I know he hears me, and I get answers.”
SONTREASURE ISLAND VBS – JULY 20-22 FROM 6-8:30PM. Sign up to spend these fun 3 evenings with the kids at VBS. Leaders and helpers are needed for Preschool & Kindergarten class; 1st & 2nd grade class; 3rd & 4th grade class , and 5th & 6th grade class. Bible study leader, Crafts helper, Games helper, Registration table coordinator, Skits helpers and Music coordinator & helpers are also needed. Decorations and set up will be Sunday July 19 at 3pm. Share the information about our VBS with friends and family on Facebook or thru text messages, online registration is available on the church website, http://www.newbeginningslutheranchurchcom.
OUR WEEK FOR THE SUMMER CANDLEWOOD LUNCH PROGRAM WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! Thank you Mary Alumbaugh for organizing our week and thank you to everyone who volunteered and provided food.
LET’S GET HEALTHY BY WALKING AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR A TEAM (ON YOUR OWN TIME) TO BETHLEHEM
• Record miles on Sunday at church and see how many miles we have gone.
• Form a team – family, friends or co-workers
• Youth challenge – sports, band, other outdoor activities will count for miles toward our goal to reach Bethlehem by Advent
• If you did the Walk for Water, we will count those miles
• If you exercise then every 20 minutes will count as 1 mile
• Biking, running and using a treadmill/etc. count as the miles done for that activity
WE HAVE WALKED 470 MILES WHICH IS ALMOST TO PITTSBURGH, PA. IT’S 6,296 MILES FROM MAHOMET TO BETHLEHEM
WALK BEGINS JUNE 14 AND ENDS NOVEMBER 26.
ATTENDANCE for Sunday, June 21st was 80.