Announcements for the week of September 9, 2018

SUMMER MOVIE AND COOK OUT – Rally Sunday is Today! We will have movies for adults and kids after a congregational cook out. There will be a movie for adults in the Lifetree room and for kids in the Youth room. Social Outreach Committee invites you to bring family and friends to this celebration kick off to the church year. Let’s make this a grand celebration.

THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH MEN’S BRUNCH will be on Monday, September 10 at 11:00AM at the Mahomet Family Restaurant.

GRIEF SUPPORT There will be a grief support group meeting September 5 through November 14, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Mahomet United Methodist Church. Babysitting is provided. Pam Parker will facilitate the group time of sharing, listening, and support.

WALK FOR WATER – The date for the Walk for Water has been changed to October 13 and will be held at the Lake of the Woods. There is a $10 registration fee per adult and $5 for 5-12Y/O. We are offering team T-shirts this year. Each team will have the opportunity to order T-shirts thru the church in your choice of color at $10 each. More information will be coming for registration and ordering shirts.

ROOTS OF OUR FAITH We will be starting a Roots of our Faith class in September 11th at 7:00pm. If you would like to learn more about the Lutheran Church or are interested in joining our congregation or would like a refresher course in the Lutheran perspective of the Christian faith, please let Pastor Oman know.

CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) at Grace Church. MOMS is a faith based group for moms in the Mahomet area and meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 8:30am-11am. We had our first meeting this past week and are still in desperate need of childcare volunteers. If you are willing and able to offer your time as a childcare volunteer, please contact Gayle Lewis at Mahometmoms@gmail.com or Melissa Hunsinger at liss.feigl@gmail.com or 217-621-1718. Thank you so much for prayerfully considering this opportunity.

NALC DISASTER RELIEF An NALC Disaster Response Semi will be coming through Danforth IL to help replenish supplies for Disaster Response. It will be parked at St. Johns on Mon. Sept 24. to receive Flood Buckets/Cleaning Supplies, Health Kits, School Kits, and Baby Care Kits. As many in these disaster struck areas have lost everything, they are also welcoming children’s Bibles or devotional material to be included with the school kits. One economical resource is Bibles in Bulk, Holy Bible for Kids – softcover economy Edition SKU: 9781433554711 for a case of 24 cost is $66.96 (2.79 each) with free shipping. Also gently used Bibles would be welcome. A complete list of the supplies can be found at https://www.thenalc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/NALCDisasterResponseKits2018.pdf or by contacting Mary Batesdisasterresponse@thenalc.org. or batesm55@gmail.com. If you are unable to bring the supplies to St. Johns to load on the truck on Mon. Sept. 24, you may be able to make arrangements to deliver them to St. Johns parish hall on Sat. Sept. 22 or Sun. Sept 23 to be loaded on the truck on Mon. Sept 24.
Over $11,000 was received in gift cards and cash donations at the NALC Convocation in Denver. Thanks for your ongoing concern and for your efforts to fill the truck to help have sufficient supplies on hand to meet the needs on a timely basis.
In speaking with Mary at Disaster Relief they are most concerned about sharing the gospel and love of Jesus with donated kits. The supply list is on their website however you can use the LWR kits as well. These families and children have lost everything so they need our love and support.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, September 2nd was 74 and the offering was $3,311.00.

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