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What a fun month of July it has been worshiping in the chapel! I love the feeling of togetherness that is created in the smaller space, and I also love the relaxed and casual atmosphere that brings us closer together. I often wonder how we can include others in our worship so that they, too, can feel the warmth and love that we share in Jesus Christ.

In the next few months all of our committees are going to start meeting monthly, at least for a while, and my hope is that we will see some energy, enthusiasm, and excitement come from them that will be contagious. Maybe that is where we can begin to find ideas and ways of sharing that will welcome others into our midst and to also send us out into the world to love and serve the Lord!

This year we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. From the Reformation we got the phrase “Ecclesia reformata, sem-per reformanda secundum verbum Dei” which translated means, “The church reformed, always being reformed according to the word of God.” This doesn’t mean that newer is always better or that the church can reform itself. It does mean that the church al-ways needs to be reformed because we are all sinners and it tells us about who God is…a living God.

Maybe we have some areas in the church where we need to think about reforming or recreating some of the work that we do. Maybe some new ideas will spark some creativity and interest and help us to be joyful Christians whose very lives witness to the love of Christ in our daily work. I think that would be an exciting way to create opportunities to invite others to share in our life and work as a congregation. What do you think?

                                                                       Grace and Peace,

Session will meet on Monday, August 14th @ 7:00 PM

12:00 PM Deacon"s Meeting

Child of God Program

The Child of God Program (the children’s bible lesson during worship time) is going strong. The children have a wonderful time singing, listening to a bible story, learning scripture, making a craft, eating a snack, and just having a wonderful time all around. Pass the word along and bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors, etc. to join in the fun of learning about Jesus.

August 6
Genesis 32:22-31
Matthew 14:13-21

August 13
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Matthew 14:22-33

August 20
Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133

August 27
Exodus 1:8-2:10
Matthew 16-13-20

August 6
Sue & Kitty Lake

August 13
Herb & Anne VonGruenigen

August 20
Butch & Cheryl Case

August 27
Russ & Crystle Arnold

Bill Selin

FLOCK 6 (Blue Jays) will be assisting the Cedar Ridge Service on August 6 at 2:00 PM. Members of Flock 6 are: Bob Chaffee (Deacon), Kay Johnson (Elder), Beth Chaffee, Nathan & Samantha Chaffee, Dick Johnson, Sue & Bobby Lake, Kitty Lake, Jim & Tina Swinford, Rachel Swinford, Hall & Sally Kinney, Alice Kolbe, Mary Swinford, Ann Jouett Brenzel, Susan & George Rose, Morgan & Roy Cain, Les Kuhl, Bill & Regina Swinford

              Veteran’s Picnic

                       Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We need volunteers to help serve and volunteers to 

bake pies! 

Please sign up on the bulletin board if you would like to help.


          Christian Education Meeting

   There will be a meeting of the Christian Education Committee on 

      Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM at the church.

          Flowers for the Church

Do you have flowers in your garden you would like to share in our 

sanctuary? Maybe you would like to purchase flowers in 

memory/honor of your loved one and share with the congregation? 

Your donation would be greatly appreciated. Just contact Tammy 

Bruce or Kay Johnson with the information.

Food Pantry


        August Item for Food Pantry is:



Please call the church office at 234-2961 or email 

at [email protected] to let us know if you will 

be able to help with the lunch at the Yard Sale on August 5.

YARD SALE is coming up on Saturday, August 5 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We will begin accepting sale items on Sunday, July 30. Do you need someone to pick up your stuff? Call Tallu at 588-1227.

BAKE SALE is coming up on Saturday, August 5 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Please bring your best pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, scones, breads, etc. to sell. Also, please plan to come and eat LUNCH that Saturday, as the Youth will be serving up some tasty stuff!



 The Blue Jay Flock is hosting the End of the 

              Month Meal for August.


Karen Adams, Steve Alexander, Virginia Bradley, Logan Bruce, Bob & Nathan Chaffee (safe travel to Canada), 

Peggy Dunn, Flooding Victims, William Fritz, Hargis Fryman, III, Mike Gray, George Paul Hehr, 

Jeanette Hehr, Sophia Jameson, Anita McNees, Jerri Reis, Steve Richie, Barbara Rosenbaum, Mark Shank, Betty Smith, 

Ron Smith, Kendrea Kearns Tillett, Billy Bob Toadvine (Cardinal Hill), Aline Whitecotton, Devon Williams

Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Many thanks to all who are saving aluminum can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.  It was recently reported that $5,000 was earned through selling these in 2016 to promote services for the parents of children in the UK Children’s Hospital.  Please continue to save tabs.  There is a jar for them on the table in the Education Building hall. 


CLICK ON CALENDAR TO PRINT (birthdays and anniversaries included)


Please keep saving your receipts from Ken’s New Market.  We are able to turn them in for 1% of the total for food certificates to help people with food.  

receipts!  Containers are located in the hallway across from the bulletin board.

Pop Can Tabs

Please save your pop can tabs for Jarrets’s Joy Cart .