Announcements for the week of Oct. 21, 2018

FRIENDS BAGS ARE READY FOR PICK UP The B.O.B. kids have finished filling the Friends Bags and can be picked up in the Narthex. The bags are for you to keep in your car and when you see a homeless person or hitchhiker that is asking for money for food you give them a bag of snacks instead of money. Please take only 2 bags at a time so everyone that wants some will be able to get them. These friends bags may also come in handy this winter if you would become stranded.
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

MEMBERSHIP CONTACT DIRECTORY We are updating our membership contact directory. The current information sheets are available in the narthex. Please check for accuracy, make changes and additions for missing information, and indicate if there is an item you do not want published. Thank you!

EMPTY TOMB Are you looking for some place to volunteer and help people in need? Empty Tomb is looking for volunteers in many areas of ministry, such as sorting clothes, sorting food, delivering furniture, being a friend to a family who needs a friend. If you would like to volunteer, contact empty tomb at 356-2262, or contact Pastor Oman for more detail in volunteer activities. This is an excellent way to share the blessings of Christ with others.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION will be Sunday, November 11, 2018, following the worship service. Just a reminder that voting members of the congregation are confirmed members who have communed and made a financial contribution of record during the current or preceding calendar year. Members of this congregation who have satisfied these basic standards shall have the privilege of voice and vote at every regular and special meeting of the congregation.

CLAUDIA COOK is in the nursing home to recover from a broken hip. If someone could foster her beagle dog for about 7 weeks see Pastor Oman.

THRIVENT As we pray for those who have been affected by Hurricane Florence and Michael, Thrivent – a membership organization of Christians – is mobilizing its financial resources and members to help those in need. Thrivent members and others who want to help with the recovery efforts are encouraged to visit to learn more about our organization’s commitment to match individual personal donations and other ways in which people can help.

VOLUNTEERS Our worship service volunteers are always appreciated and we are always looking for more people to help during the services. If you are interested in helping out, please prayfully consider how you would like to help and fill out a volunteer sign-up sheet out in the narthex and put it on the desk in the office for Melissa. Thank you!

HOSTING SOME GOOD IDEAS? Our church is seeking a few hosts or hostesses to lend your skills. We have been fortunate enough to enjoy various activities and social events over the past few years many coordinated by the Fellowship Committee. And this committee might just be the place for you to continue and create new fellowship gathering during the coming year. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Oman or Lisa Schwarzentraub. A planning meeting will be scheduled later this year to plan for 2019.

SAMARITAN’S PURSE OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – B.O.B. Youth group is packing shoeboxes for Christmas again this year. We are collecting items for these gifts and also shoeboxes. See the flier enclosed in the bulletin for information on items needed. Gently used, clean toys can be donated. Last year we were able to pack 50 shoeboxes with items donated. The shoeboxes will be packed on Nov 14 and will be taken to drop off location later that week so we need to have the items brought to the church by Nov 11.

JARS FOR B.O.B. The BOB youth are in need of a few pint-size glass jars for luminaries they will be making. If you have any old glass pint size jars that you would like to donate that would help us out. Please leave them by the table in the narthex. We need them by Nov 14. Thanks

QUARTERLY REPORTS are available for pick up in the basket in the narthex.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, Oct. 14th was 57 and offering was $3,747.25.

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