First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
120 N. McArthur Macomb, Illinois
(309) 837-6473

September 26, 2013

Newsletter
FULFILLMENT SUNDAY

 

September 29, 2013

 
KELLY'S KORNER

 

By this time, you should have received a Capital Campaign brochure, pledge envelope and letter from me.  Please read all the materials.  Call me or any ambassador with any questions.  I pray you are ready to make a pledge of prayer, time, talent and/or treasure this Sunday.

 

Please bring your pledge envelope to worship this Sunday.  (No worries if you forget—we will have extra!)   If you want to have it filled out already, that is fine.  We will provide time for completing the envelope and having some personal prayer.  You will note there are four boxes to check on the envelope to indicate your promises of time, talent, treasure and prayer.  PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY!  You are not limited to one type of gift to the church.  All these gifts are opportunities to live faithfully within this community at First Christian Church.  So please fill out the envelope as you choose.

 

As stated previously, extra pledge envelopes will be available on Sunday.  It is possible that a child or youth will want to make their own pledge.  More and more couples have separate bank accounts these days.  For whatever reason, if your family desires more than one pledge envelope, they will be provided.

 

After the sermon, we will share in the Act of Fulfillment, bringing closure to the fundraising phase of renovate—heart · home · hope.  We will do this in worship to remind ourselves of the wonderful gifts of love and church God has granted us.  Our response to this campaign is also a response to God.  As God is faithful to us, we seek be faithful to God.

 

Our sermon focus is Renovate Hope.  Psalm 130 states I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope…o Israel, hope in the Lord!  For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.  These words were powerful for the original audience.  They remain powerful for us today.  May we renew our hope this Fulfillment Sunday!

 

Peace, Kelly

 

Sermon Date

Sermon Title

Scripture

September 29

Renovate Hope

Psalm 130

 

WIENER ROAST AND BURGOO

 

Membership will host the Burgoo and Wiener Roast on Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Bob & Karen Chatterton. Hot dogs, buns, cornbread, bread, condiments, drinks and table service will be provided.

 

Please bring to the church(September 15 and 22) ingredients for the Burgoo - canned beans, peas, corn, beef and chicken broth, soup beans, tomato paste and sauce, and fresh cabbage, carrots and onions. Put in the red tub container in the Parlor.
    

 Bring a snack to share at the Chattertons and a lawn chair.

 
DON'T FORGET

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
     

Remember Pledge Envelope on Sunday, September 29
     

When filling out your pledge, please mark all areas of gifts you are willing and able to share—time, talent, prayer, and treasure if possible. Also, please choose to have your name added to the donor list.
     

Remember to bring your pledge envelope this Sunday. Additional envelopes will be available at the door. If you are unable to be with us that day, please try to make arrangements so it can be a part of Fulfillment Sunday.
     

Thank You!

 
VAN DRIVERS NEEDED

 

We need volunteers to drive the van on Sunday mornings and for special services and gatherings (e.g., Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, ice-cream social, etc.) We want all of the FCC family to be able to attend all the events held here or sponsored by the church.
     

Please consider volunteering in this important ministry. If you would be interested in driving the van, please see Bob Sherwood.

 
Save the dates!

 

1st ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
Pumpkin Sale (while supplies last)
October 21-26th 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 

Wednesday, October 23
 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE Family Activities
 (Fire Engine for children, story time with Mayor Inman, Ukulele (sing-a-long)

 

Friday, October 25
5:30-7:30 p.m. Games for All Ages!
Variety of games, face painting, stained glass and potter’s wheel demonstration. The evening will close with Trunk or Treat
     

Saturday,October 26
10:00 a.m.- noon Inflatable Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Cornhole, Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy and more!
4:00 p.m. MACOMB’S GOT TALENT SHOW
6:00 p.m. Surprise guest will perform as votes are tallied.

 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

 

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Sermon Title:

 

Renovate Hope

 

Scripture:    

 

Psalm 130

 

Lectionary Readings:    

 

Jeremiah 32:1-3, 6-15    

Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

Amos 6:1, 4-7

Psalm 146

I Timothy 6:6-19    

Luke 16:19-31

 

Sunday, October 6, 2013    

 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Lectionary Readings:   

 

Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26

Psalm 137

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

Psalm 37:1-9

II Timothy 1:1-14    

Luke 17:5-10

 

SERVING THIS WEEK OF September 29, 2013

 

Worship Leader:

 

Dan Reed & Mary Stipanowich

 

Elders:

 

Jean Vaughn (bread); Patti Jones (cup)

 

Diaconate:

 
Floor:

 

Don Hodges, Dorothy Loop, Larry Loop, Margaret Taylor, Pat Ward, Marcia Higgins

 
Balcony:

 

Samantha Adams, Natalie Workman, Bob Sherwood

 
Preparatory:

 

Linda Ward, Pauline Dunn, Sam Shields

 

Greeters:

 
Front

 

Sam Shields

 
Central East

 

Phyllis Shields

 
Balcony South

 

Chris Zimmerman

 
Elevator:

 

Don Hodges

 

Sanctuary Superintendent(s):

 

John & Char Carden

 

Soundboard Tech:

 

Eric Reed

 

Children's Moment:

 

TBD

 

Children's Church:

 

Jan Rockwell

 

Coffee Fellowship Time:

 

Katie Dorothy & Teresa Bennett

 

Hospital Caller(s):

 

Janet Shank

 

Sunday Morning Office Staff:

 

Marcia Higgins

 

Financial Escort:

 

Ron Vaughn

 

Weekly Calendar

 

Sunday, September 29

 

Bob Sherwood opens/closes church
Jack McKinnon drive(s) van
8:30 AM - Prayer Group
9:00 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Coffee Fellowship
10:30 AM - Worship
4:00 PM - Youth Group at Weiner Roast & Burgoo
4:00 PM - Wiener Roast & Burgoo at the Chattertons

 

Monday, September 30

 

6:00 PM - Worship

 

Tuesday, October 1

 

7:00 PM - Disciples Women Executive Board

 

Wednesday, October 2

 

6:30 PM - Choir Rehearsal

 

Saturday, October 5

 

7:00 AM - Disciples Men at Macomb Family Diner

 

Sunday, October 6

 

Eric Reed opens/closes church
Eric Reed drive(s) van
8:30 AM - Prayer Group
9:00 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Coffee Fellowship

10:30 AM - Worship

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

 

September 28 - Terry Rouse
October 1 - Elise Cangro
2 - Norma Kentner, Eric & Shannon Reed (a)
3 - Carter Donnell, Beverly Drake
4 - Sue Adams
5 - Doris Allen

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