Please be in prayer for Judi Flowers and her family. Bob Flowers, her husband, passed away on Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer. Calling hours will be on Friday from 1-8pm at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. The funeral will be on Saturday at 3pm at the St. Luke Church in rural Decatur. Click here for a map.
Continue to pray for Mark and Sandy Schaufelberger and family. Sandy is currently at home. You can follow Sandy's recently updated blog by clicking here.
Also be praying for baby Elijah, brand new grandson of Dave and Elaine Felton. He will be having an upcoming surgery on his vocal chords at some point but they also discovered, from the echo he had on Tuesday, that the hole in his heart is not closing up like it should. Their prayer is that he won't require surgery for that.
Mexico Meal with a MissionPlease join us immediately following morning services on Sunday, August 26th, from 11:30am-1:30pm, in the Family Life Center for the "Mexico Meal with a Mission" sponsored by the Missions Ministry Team. This year, we will be raising funds to provide new transportation for both Casa de Ninos and Pavon Christian Ministry. The meal is free, but all donations will be going towards this project.
Sign up this Sunday by filling out the bulletin insert in your worship folder. The meal will feature tacos, nachos, taco salad, refried beans, dips, chips and salsa, cookies, and ice cream sundaes.
Click here to watch our promotional video.
IDES Mission TripKit Gentis (who is working with IDES) is in charge of building two new homes for tornado victims in Henryville, IN. The first home is ready for the drywall to be hung and we would like to take a crew to southern Indiana to do this task. We need 8 to 10 workers of which 2 will be gofers/cleanup support workers.
We will leave Thursday evening, August 23 (whenever all are done working for the day), for a 3 hour drive to a local church that will allow us to sleep and stay in their classrooms. We will work Friday, all day Saturday and return home Saturday evening the 25th. Cost will only be gas money for traveling and food over the duration of the trip. A list of items to bring will be determined next week.
Please email Phil Smith, Mike Duggan or call the church office (758-2171) if you are able to join us. This is short notice but I think we can get the job done. If you can not go, we ask that you please pray. We may have more opportunities soon to work down there in future weeks, so let us know of your interest and talents.
Kayleigh Mower Love OfferingOur children's ministry intern this summer has been Kayleigh Mower and we will be taking up a love offering for her this Sunday, August 19. Kayleigh did a tremendous job all summer and was a huge help to the children's ministry working in all areas from the nursery to preschool and elementary. In case you didn't get to meet Kayleigh, we created a short video interview you can watch by clicking here.
Please come prepared to be generous this coming Sunday as you give towards this love offering. You can indicate that your gift is for Kayleigh by writing "Kayleigh Love Offering" on your check or your offering envelope.
She will be returning to Anderson University this fall as a junior.
Kid's Instructional Soccer LeagueFrom September 8th-September 29th, MCC will again be having it's instructional soccer league for kids 4 years old through 3rd grade. Registration cost for the first child in your family is $25 and then only $10 for each additional child. All games are played on Saturday mornings on our big open field on the east side of our building.
You can register your child online by clicking here and submitting the registration form. You can also go ahead and pay for all the registration fees immediately through the Paypal link at the bottom of that page.
Our purpose is to provide a positive environment for the youth in Markle and the surrounding communities, to provide instruction in the game of soccer, and teach the importance of teamwork.
Upcoming Golf OutingsBy The Book Golf Outing
Come join us for fun, food, and prizes as we try to make a difference in the lives of our children. Saturday, August 25th, at the Norwood Golf Club in Huntington, By The Book is hosting a golf outing. The cost is $50 for individuals and $200 for a team. See Karen Humbarger for more information or click here to email her directly.
Master's Pantry Golf Outing
On Sunday, September 9th, the Master's Pantry is hosting their annual golf outing at Norwood Golf Club. Registration is $35 per person. Lunch begins at 12:15pm and a shotgun start begins at 1:00pm. See Brian James for more information or click here to email him directly.
Important NewsSenior Saints Fellowship
On Tuesday, September 11, the Senior Saints will be taking a trip to the Sechler Pickle Factory and Gene Stratton Porter's lake home. We will leave Markle at 8:30am where we will travel to tour the pickle factory and then on to lunch at the Gridiron Grill in Kendallville. Following that, we will go to Rome City to visit Gene Stratton Porter's home. Lunch will cost about $9, Porter admission is $3.50, and we will all share in the transportation cost. Please note that open-toed shoes or sandals are prohibited during the factory tour. Pictures, however, will be allowed. We need to have a firm count by September 2nd, so please sign up in the front foyer as soon as possible.
Associated Churches of Huntington County is looking for a driver to move the bible trailers between the schools for the By The Book program. A 3/4 ton truck is required. If you are interested, please contact Dave Ruble at 228-0080.
The ICOM Convention, formerly known as the National Missionary Convention, will be in Indianapolis on November 15-18. This year it will be held at the Indiana Convention Center. Click here to go to their website and get more information about this very special convention and then see Jon Rice for details on how you can register and attend the conference for free.
Keep these dates on your calendar:
August 18 - Ride 2 Provide: See Brian James for more details
August 19 - Reds vs Cubs game in Cincinnati
August 19 - Parent Appreciation Dinner: For all High School Students and their parents
August 24-25 - Middle School Overnighter
August 25 - By The Book Golf Outing
August 26 - Mexico Meal with a Mission: 11:30-1:30 in the FLC
September 9 - Master's Pantry Golf Outing
September 11 - Senior Saints Trip to Sechler Pickle Factory and Gene Stratton Porter's lake home
September 16 - All-Church Picnic
September 28-October 5 - 24/7 Week of Prayer