August 25, 2019 "Gift Based
Ministry" "Doing what you do best"
Pastor Herb Bowers
You can listen to or download the sermons
from this web site. Click on the "Sermons" link at the top of the page. If you would like a CD of any of the
sermons, contact Bob Sturm.
Thursday Night Prayer
Beginning Thursday June 6, and every Thursday thereafer at 7 PM, we
will be having an all church prayer meeting to pray for our church, our congregation and for the new pastor that
God has for us. Please join us...Prayer works! Matthew
18:20 : "Forwheretwoorthree
gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”
Men's Study Group Iron sharpens
iron,and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17 )
⇒ Normally, on the fourth Saturday of each month we meet at 9 AM at the church for a breakfast, fellowship,
and a study discussion. Be sure to join us for breakfast, followed by an inspiring
presentation by Dr. Tony Evans on Saturday August 24, 2019. Our meetings are open to all men, young and
old. Invite a friend or neighbor.
Experience great fellowship with like-minded men,
and interesting discussions about how to live a more Christlike life. You can also look forward to
exciting group outings several times a year. On March 10, 2018 we attended an exciting men's
conference held at the Gaylord E-Free Church. What a great conference it was. We had 16 men from 3 local
***All men welcome: Teens through
⇒Our 'wood carving club' meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at noon
(at the church building). Beginning and experienced wood carvers are welcome and there is even some
equipment and projects for beginners. If you have questions or need more information -- talk with Wade
Davis, Steve Detmer, or Dave Dewar.
Note: The carving club will not meet for the remainder of the Summer.
Calling all crafters:
The craft group “Faith Works” will meet on thesecond and fourth Wednesdays
from 9 am to approximately noon to create crafts for charity. Everyone is welcome. At our first meeting we’ll take
a little time to talk about the purposes of the group and discuss some ideas that we have for it. And we want
to hear your ideas too. For this first meeting we’ll be making some things for Operation Christmas Child, but we
will also make things for other organizations in the future. If you’re a sewist, bring your machine and
sewing supplies. We will have an iron and ironing board and cutting mats. We’ll be working on
drawstring bags and pillowcase dresses. For those of you who don’t sew, bring your favorite craft and an idea for a
charity item. Example: if you knit or crochet, there are soap bags and washcloth patterns; if you make jewelry then
bracelets or jewelry kits are a good craft for the shoeboxes. And if you feel that you’re not ‘crafty’ come anyway
to learn something new. You can always string a ribbon through the top of a drawstring bag, or braid jump ropes
from t-shirt strips!
If you have questions contact Deb Watts, Nancy Wells, or Alice Sturm
The women's study group meets on the second Saturday of the
month. For information, contact Shirley Schmoock.
We as a church believe in the power of prayer.
If you have a need that you would like us to join you in praying for, or if you have a praise report that we can
celebrate with you, please let us know. The Elders feel that it is a great privilege to pray for the needs of
the congregation and have extended that privilege to the church body through the use of the Prayer
Request Form. It allows you to choose to have just the Elders pray for you, or to have your prayer
request shared with the congregation through the email newsletter. Here's what you need to
Fill out a Prayer Request Form (found in
the prayer request basket), indicating whether it is a private (Elders only) or public request. Public
prayer requests should be for you or for a close family member, again to protect
If you choose to email a prayer request, send
it to Pastor Dave at (email@example.com) indicating if it is a private or public
request.For public prayer requests that occur after
Sunday let the church office know by Thursday noon if you want it included in the Friday
newsletter. If you want the pastor to call you please
indicate that and include your phone number.
Public prayer requests will appear in Friday's newsletter for one week,
unless you indicate otherwise.
Remember that praise reports are
encouraging to the church, so be sure to tell us about how God is working in your