Announcements for the week of August 7

WE WILL BE STARTING A ROOTS OF OUR FAITH CLASS if you are considering joining New Beginnings, or would like to learn more about the Lutheran Church, please contact Pastor Oman

LIFE LESSONS FROM A DYING MAN EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ Observations and lessons learned from a terminally ill man will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the café and Thursday at 12:30pm in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program, titled “Facing a Terminal Illness: Insight’s From a Dying Man,” features a filmed interview with Richie Bertoletti—a cancer patient who chronicled his last days through artwork and dramatic storytelling. “Right now, my life is still precious. It’s precious simply because I love people,” said Bertoletti. “After I go, if someone mentions my name and they have a smile on their face, that’s my immortality.”

UPCOMING EVENTS WITH SOC August 27- Sangamon River Music Festival Parade and Booth. Social Outreach Committee is using the opportunity to make our community and surrounding area aware of the need for clean water supplies in third world countries. Our Walk for Water is being planned for September and we want to provide information and encourage participation by individuals or teams to not only raise money for this project but to increase awareness of this important need. Sign-up sheets will be in the narthex for both the River Festival as well as the Walk for Water.

A Mission trip is being planned for summer 2017. SOC will also have a bake sale during the River Festival to start raising money to help support members of our congregation that want to be part of this wonderful outreach opportunity. We will also have a sign-up sheet and packaging information required by the CCPHD in the narthex for baked items.

Help will be needed to prepare a “float” for the parade and be in the parade, set-up a booth and work in it, and help with the bake sale. These important outreach projects are an opportunity for everyone in our congregation to share of their time and talents to help others in need in our congregation, community and the world.

There is also a special event coming up in October for the congregation.  Watch for more information in the future.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, July 31st was 89 and total offering was $3,135.00.

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