April 28 Weekly Connection

Hope you are having a good week!  Here are the things to keep in mind over the next days and weeks:

Sunday morning worship begins at 10:00.  Communion will be offered at the service. Our Helping Hands offering is also received on Communion Sundays. Those funds are used at Pastor Kevin’s discretion to help those in our church family and the local community with financial needs.  As always great music and time spent in prayer are important parts of our time together.  Our Kids Connection is staffed with dedicated volunteers to teach and care for the little ones. Coffee time in Veno Hall follows worship.

Please remember that prior to Sunday morning worship there is a time of prayer in the church parlor.  Sunday mornings can be very busy times so you are welcome to come and go as you need to. You are encouraged to come a bit early for church, spend some time praying and then move into the sanctuary for worship.  What a great way to begin your Sunday morning!  Thank you to Yuniya Simms for facilitating this  time.

Sunday May 8th is Mother’s Day!  During coffee time that day, our WISH group will once again be sponsoring a Bake Sale.  Lots of yummy treats ready for eating or sharing with someone special.  Funds raised will be going for a specific church project.

If you are interested in taking the step of church membership, please speak to Pastor Kevin.  New members will be welcomed on May 15th, Pentecost Sunday.

You should have noticed in the bulletin last week a reminder to continue your commitment to prayer for our church, for Michelle as she prepares to go to China and for our Compassion Child, Kevin.  I spoke with Compassion this morning and there is no update on Kevin.  The area he lives in was hit particularly hard during the earthquake and they are having trouble even getting into the area.  They have assured me that when they have some sort of concrete information they will call us.  This little guy lives with his grandmother, his birthday is today (8 years old) and his world has certainly been shattered in the past few weeks.  Remember him.

To stay up-to-date on Michelle, we will be keeping any new emails or information from Michelle on the table in the narthex.  Take a look on your way into worship.

Stephanie & Sharon are both serving this weekend at the Walk to Emmaus.  Please pray for them both and for the people they will be ministering to.

A huge word of thanks to everyone who has so faithfully supported our Blessing Bag ministry. To date we have distributed 180 backpacks full of necessities and words of encouragement.  Thank you!  You made a difference for a struggling woman.

Serving this Sunday:
Ushers:  Rich Carter, Steve Carter, Georgia Shaw
Greeter:  ?
Kids:  Meg, Jenna, Sydney, Debbie S., Amy , Silpa
Coffee time:  We currently have NO ONE signed up to help out with any part of coffee time.

I think that is all for now.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

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