Announcements for Week of Oct. 1

GUEST SPEAKER Welcome to Fattima Kalepeni, friend and co-worker of Dana Busch. Fattima will speak to us about the water crisis throughout the world as we prepare for the Walk for Water this Saturday. Thank you for your insights Fattima!

ITEMS NEEDED We have some crafts projects coming up for the B.O.B. kids and are looking for some items. We need old magazines to cut letters and pictures out of for mod-podge. And does anyone have any open topped Christmas cookie cutters that we can borrow for a few weeks to make gifts with? They will be returned to you so please put them in a bag with your name on it. If you have any of these items please put them in the Youth Room downstairs.

MONDAY BRUNCH GROUP The first Monday “Brunch” group will meet on Monday, October 2nd at 11:00am at the Mahomet Family Restaurant.

PARISH NURSE INFO SPOT Each month, new helpful health information will be posted on the bulletin board in the class room hallway. Take a minute to check out the information provided for you to help improve your health. Coming soon – the Parish Nurse Library in the adult classroom will have pamphlets on health issues available for you to pick up to read.

QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale this Sunday after church. All money raised will go to support the Walk for Water.

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Professor Joe Thomas of the Urbana Theological Seminary will be doing a presentation on Luther and the Reformation at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (802 East Douglas Street, St. Joseph). The Reformation affected practically every aspect of life in the western world, and continues to influence American beliefs and attitudes in a powerful way. We’re sure you’ll find Professor Thomas’ historical presentation timely and engaging. Refreshments will be served. We hope you can come and join us!

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN A SMALL GROUP Life’s Healing Choices is a nine week study of 8 principles from the Beatitudes taught for finding the path to spiritual renewal, true godly happiness and healing. This weekly journey, with a DVD session followed by gender specific small group discussion, will encourage spiritual growth as we learn to find hope from our hurts, help from our hang-ups, and healing from our habits by allowing God to renew and transform our lives. We will meet on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30pm beginning October 2nd. For more information or to let us know you are joining us please contact Bobbie Schnitkey, 217-898-0358 or We hope you will join us on this journey.

WALK FOR WATER OCTOBER 7th Walk for Water is Saturday. We will need help the day of the walk. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for where volunteers are needed and what you can do to help out. If you haven’t signed up for the walk yet there are 2 teams set up or you can make your own. We will be having breakfast items before the walk and lunch after the walk. We will also be giving prizes for the largest team, the team and individual that collects the most money. 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. Our Walk for Water is Oct 7. Here is the link:
ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the congregation will be Sunday, November 12, 2017, following the worship service. Please plan to attend!

HURRICANE RELIEF All of you have heard of the devastation caused by the hurricanes in recent weeks. There are many sources of help for those who have experienced loss because of the hurricanes. The NALC is one source of relief for those who have lost so much. A list of needs is in the narthex, and a tub to receive items in under the coat rack. Please consider how to help during these crises.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, Sept. 24 was 51 and total offering was $1,860.


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