THANK YOU TO JONI AND RICH GEGG for organizing the Easter breakfast this year! And thank you to all who helped make it happen with food, volunteering, etc. Your efforts are a blessing.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING There will be a special meeting of the congregation on Sunday, May 19th, following worship. The only agenda item will be to vote on the recommendation of the property committee to remodel/refurbish the southeast entrance to the facility, as approved by the Leadership Team.
MILES FOR SMILES
Thank you to all those who made a donation through the Miles for Smiles team for the Crisis Nursery! And for all those who prayed for my run! It means so much to have the support of such a wonderful church family! Thank you!
THANK YOU TO ANDY BUSCH FOR LEADING WORSHIP TODAY. We are fortunate to have people in the congregation who are willing to lead worship, and who faithfully point us to Jesus.
PASTOR OMAN WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE and returning on Tuesday, April 30th. If pastoral assistance is needed, feel free to call Pr. Oman’s cell: 217-621-8697, or Pr. Jim Lehmann: 217-417-4156.
OUR NATION AND WORLD have been hit by a number of natural disasters. Here are some organizations who are responding to the disasters, and ways you can help: To help after Cyclone Idai: Please visit watermission.org/2019cyclone to join us in our disaster relief efforts, and then share the opportunity with your loved ones. 100% of your gift will help those in dire need. For domestic disaster relief: Contact Mary Bates, NALC Disaster Response coordinator, for more information as to how you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-509-1132. Regular updates are being posted at thenalc.org. Donations may be given online or sent to: NALC Disaster Response; 2299 Palmer Dr., Suite 220; New Brighton, MN 55112.
THIS UPDATE JUST RECEIVED FROM MARY BATES, NALC DISASTER RESPONSE COORDINATOR:
Update, April 4, 2019: We are restocking the warehouse, however, I just learned that the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations on the border of Nebraska and South Dakota are completely flooded by the Platte River and no one has been helping. Pastor Jeff Cottingham of Trinity, Gothenburg, NE asked if there was any help available — if you would like to help send emergency relief supplies, gift cards and monetary donations are welcome. Send your donations to NALC Disaster Warehouse, 810 Main St., Caldwell, Ohio 43724 or call Mary Bates, NALC Disaster Response coordinator at 740-509-1132!
CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR B.O.B. AND VBS SUMMER PROGRAM – This summer we are going to try something new for VBS. The past 2 summers we have had a B.O.B. (Better Off Believing) summer camp for K-5th graders. This summer we are going to combine the VBS with B.O.B. summer camp. The “VBS/Summer” camp will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in June and July with VBS from 10-12:30 and camp from 12-2:30. VBS will be for 2y/o thru 5th graders and B.O.B. camp will be for K thru 5th. The VBS morning will include Bible studies, crafts, games and lunch. The B.O.B. camp will have lunch, outings and other activities. We will need volunteers to help with VBS and preparing lunch for the kids. We realized it was hard for people to commit for a full week so thought it may be easier to help out two days a month. You can sign up to help all 4 days or for 1 day. For VBS only we will be looking for Bible study, crafts, and game leader/leaders. All materials will be provided. Check your calendar and watch for the sign up sheets.
ATTENDANCE for Sunday, April 21st was 142. The offering was $6,857.00. Offering for April 14, 2019 service was $2,017.00
Offering for Maundy Thursday April 18, 2019 service was $227.00
Offering for Good Friday April 19, 2019 service was $257.00
Offering for Easter Service April 21, 2019 was $6,083.00