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

September 26, 2013



September 29, 2013



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


September 29

Renovate Hope

Psalm 130




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.




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!



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!


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!
6:00 p.m. Surprise guest will perform as votes are tallied.


Sunday, September 29, 2013


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Sermon Title:


Renovate Hope




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




Jean Vaughn (bread); Patti Jones (cup)





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



Samantha Adams, Natalie Workman, Bob Sherwood



Linda Ward, Pauline Dunn, Sam Shields





Sam Shields

Central East


Phyllis Shields

Balcony South


Chris Zimmerman



Don Hodges


Sanctuary Superintendent(s):


John & Char Carden


Soundboard Tech:


Eric Reed


Children's Moment:




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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