Today Children in Worship On September 6, all children ages 4 – 10 are invited to join us in the Sunday School program “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”. It will again be offered following the children’s message in adult worship. Sept 6th is a communion Sunday. As the children have received instructions, they will rejoin the congregation for this sacrament. Nursery time will continue to be provided for the under 4 year olds
Prayer Shawl today is dedicated to Ron and Celina as they grieve the loss of their baby. They continue to be in our prayers.
Beginning on Sunday, September 13 and through the winter we will worship at 10:45.
Rally Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 13. We will be celebrating and honoring our children and teachers and the choir, elders and deacons. We will have a sign-up list for salads, desserts and chips for members to bring. The main course of sloppy joes will be provided by the Membership Committee. Outdoor activities will begin after the service. They include: disc golf, bean bag toss and ladder golf. The activities will last about 30 minutes while the meal is being set up.
On Sundays September 20 and 27 we will welcome Rev. Howard Vanderwell and Ms. Norma deWaal Malefyt, from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. They will talk with us about Presbyterian worship and about why we do what we do in worship. That conversation will happen after the worship service in the sanctuary.
Photographers Wanted: Membership Committee is looking for any members that would be willing to take family/individual pictures for a Photo Wall in the church lobby. Please contact the church office for more information.
On Sunday, October 4 there will be a congregational meeting to elect a Pastoral Nominating Committee and to vote on whether to call a pastor for an indefinite term or a Designated Pastor. Please plan to attend that important meeting.
Christian Education for Adults will be offering the Disciple Bible Study Course beginning this fall. Jan and Jerry Wallace, members of the First Congregation church in Rockford, have agreed to be the leaders. We welcome to our worship to hear more about the program. A sign-up sheet will be available for those who are interested.
Sunday Morning Discussion Group which will start on September 13th at 9:30 am in the conference room. It will meet for about an hour before the Sunday Service. We will be starting with a multi-session study titled “Embracing an Adult Faith” by Marcus Borg and Tim Scorer. There is a DVD accompanying the book to facilitate the discussion. This is not a Bible study, although the subject matter is relevant to our Christian faith and religion. The discussion is informal, and while helpful, it is not necessary to have read the book, chapter or chapters that are the focus of the day’s discussion. The group is open to all who want to attend. Your ideas and perspective are welcome and needed.
Joy Bible Study will resume meetings the first Tuesday of October. The meetings last from 1:15 pm until 3:00 pm. We will start our studies with the book of Micah, one of the “Minor Prophets”. All are welcome.
This week of September 6, 2015 through September 13, 2015
Sunday (6) 10:00 am Worship Service
Monday (7) LABOR DAY
Tuesday (8) 7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast
(Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (9) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast
(Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
Thursday (10) 7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday (11) 9:00 am Morning AA
Next Sunday (13) 9:15 am Discussion Group
10:00 am Choir Practice
10:45 am Worship Service
Children’s Sunday School Begins
Rally Day Party after worship