Announcements — May 29, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 12.33.49 PMPOLITICAL DIVISIONS EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ Practical ways to unite a divided country will be explored at Lifetree Café on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the café and Thursday at 1:30pm in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program, titled “Can This Union Be Saved: A Marriage Counselor’s Advice for Our Divided Country,” features a filmed interview with Denny Howard, a marriage counselor who shares how the strategies employed to help estranged couples may work with those who have divergent political views. “I think what is really dividing our country, similar to in a marriage relationship, is people are really nearsighted in the way they see things. We aren’t looking for common ground or how we can connect.” During the program, participants will have the opportunity to share their political views while establishing common ground with people holding opposing views.

BUNCO REBOOT – May Bunco was a “bust” so let’s put some life back in to the fun!  No experience is needed and friends/neighbors/man or woman are welcome.  Snacks will be provided with prizes to the lucky rollers. Come Thursday, 6/2 beginning at 6:30 pm. The more, the merrier.

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM AT CANDLEWOOD NBLC will once again be partnering with other local churches to provide nutritious lunches to residents at Candlewood during the summer break. The Social Outreach Committee will be seeking volunteers to help serve and clean up lunch during the week of June 20-24. Each day we will need at least 3 volunteers for a 2 hour commitment from 11am-1pm. Please watch for the sign-up sheet coming soon. Also, we will be looking for volunteers to bake cookies and brownies for lunch desserts. Please contact Marilyn Feigl if you have any questions or possible suggestions for lunch menu ideas.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VBS will be July 18-21 from 6pm-8:15pm. This year we are offering VBS for preschool thru adults. There will be 4 nights of Christian movies for 3 age groups – preschool thru 2nd grade, 3rd thru 8th grade and high school thru adults. Movies will include – Veggie tales, Luther, Facing the Giants, Evan Almighty and others. There will be “movie type” snacks and drinks. We will need a few volunteers to help with each school age group and facilitators for the high school/adult movies; and to make and check on the snacks for each group, and activities for the preschool thru 8th grade classes. We hope everyone will be excited about our VBS this summer and plan to attend. If you are available to help contact Cheryl Heinold.

THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION ON SUNDAY JUNE 12TH, after worship, to consider the recommendation of the Property Committee regarding changes to the bell tower, the southeast corner patio, and southeast facade of the building. Please plan to attend. A rendering and cost estimates are available. See the bulletin board.

THE LENTEN OFFERING this year was designated to St. Elias Christian Church, an Arab-speaking congregation of the North American Lutheran Church in Chicago, for a computer and projector so that they can use Christian Arabic resources in their worship services; most of the members of St Elias speak Arabic. The congregational offering for Lent was $2,067 to help with their computer and projector project. The offering we gave will be a great blessing to that congregation as they worship the Lord!

OUTDOOR CHURCH BANNERS The SOC has looked at buying light post banners for the light posts around the parking lot. The banners are 2ft by 5ft and would dress up the church yard plus draw attention to the church. The banners cost about $90 each. If you would like to help purchase a banner please place a check in the offering plate designated “for banner”. Everyone is invited to purchase a whole banner or a portion of one.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, May 22nd was 70 and total offering was $2,611.00.s

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