Announcements for Week of Aug. 20

CONCERT AT ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH Another concert will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Royal at 6:00 on Sunday, August 27, (doors open at 5:00) with national recording artists Down East Boys from Reidsville, NC. This quartet has been performing for over 30 years and is currently on the Dove Awards for Album and Song of the Year. Group members: Ricky Carden, Daryl Paschal, Rick Walls, and Doug Pittman; have a goal to share the gospel of Jesus to all the world. There will be no tickets for this concert—only a love offering. For more information contact Les Schluter at 841-3132.
REGISTER NOW FOR WALK FOR WATER The link to register for The Walk For Water is now finished and can be accessed thru the email newsletter or on our website. Talk to your friends and family, workplace or organizations, sports teams about having a team and think about sponsors that you can talk to for your team or yourself. The registration fee is adults – $10, youth – $5 and children free. There is also the opportunity to order tee shirts for $10, orders must be in by Sept 16. Our Walk for Water is Oct 7. Visit our booth at the Sangamon River Festival on Aug 26 to see what the water treatment systems look like and to get information about Water Mission organization. Here is the link:

HELP WANTED Pr. Brian Romanowski is requesting help with the Christian music band who will be at the Riverfest this year. He writes: I will need a few folks to help with the Christian music, including setup of the merchandise area Friday afternoon, load in & load out on Saturday, merchandise sales during the event, tear down of the merchandise area early Sunday morning and possibly a mini van/SVU and driver to pick up and drop off the three members of the group with their equipment.
If you can help with part of the need, please contact Pr. Oman and Pr. Romanowski.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greeters, Ushers, Scripture Readers, Communion Assistants and Offering Counters needed for August and September. Please sign up in the Narthex.

PARKING LOT We hope all are enjoying the repaved parking lot! We have been asked to provide an update on the fundraising efforts for the parking lot. So far a total of $19,420 has been donated toward the cost of resurfacing and striping the lot. The cost was $30,910. The balance was expended from the Capital Improvement fund. If you would like to contribute toward the resurfacing project please put a check in the offering plate. It would be easiest for the offering counters if a separate check was put in an envelope marked Parking Lot, or a sticky note was on the check, noting that it is for the parking lot, and a note in the memo line that it is for the parking lot. Thank you to all who contributed toward the resurfacing project.

B.O.B. AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM Starts Sept. 6th. Every Wednesday from 3:15p to 4:45p. Kindergarten thru 5th Grade. Bible stories and lessons, crafts, games, movies, snacks and outings. If you would like to help with this program contact Cheryl.

AVOIDING IDENTIFY THEFT EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ Practical ways to protect yourself from identity theft will be revealed at Lifetree Café on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. at NBLC. The program-titled “They Hijacked My Life! How Vulnerable Are You to Identity Theft?”- features a filmed interview with identity-theft expert John Sileo. “If you have a Social Security number, a credit card, a bank account, or you own a home, you’re vulnerable,” says Sileo. “Anyone who has one of these is ripe for identity theft.” Sileo is the author of Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple and regularly appears on NBC, ABC, and Fox to provide tips and techniques for protecting confidential personal information from theft online, through the mail, and elsewhere in life.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, August 13 was 76 and total offering was $1,892.00.

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