Avondale E-Worship
September 13, 2020
1 Timothy 6:6-9

6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; 7 for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; 8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Today is Kick-Off Sunday and Stewardship will be at Avondale in front of the FLC for Stewardship Packet pick-up from 10:45 AM until 12:45 PM. Come see friendly faces, walk the campus and gardens, and pick-up your 2021 pledge card.
Packets that are not picked-up will be mailed.
Dedication Sunday is October 4. Please return your pledge card to Avondale by this date.
Children's Moment
Parents, read over the lesson below and use it to stir conversation as a family!
Today we are celebrating the kick-off of our church stewardship season. Do you know what the word stewardship means? Stewardship means, "the job of taking care of something that has been given to you!" When we talk about being a steward at church we are referring to caring for and taking care of the many gifts God has given us!

What has God given Avondale?
God has given us a beautiful church to learn and grow!
It is our job, as good stewards to care for the church by taking care of the building, making repairs and sharing our church with the community.
God has given us a wonderful church family!
It is our job as good stewards, to care for each other by being kind and helpful!
There are many other gifts God has given us! Can you think of a few?

It takes energy, creativeness and money to be good stewards of God's gifts and to share them with others! Some people have the gift of being able to share money with the church, some give a lot of their time, volunteering in different ways and some can do both! All gifts are equally important!

How can you be a good steward of the gifts God has given you?
Spend some time with your family talking about this! Consider making a card and bringing it to church on Dedication Sunday, October 4th, sharing how you plan to share your gifts with the church in the coming year!

Dear God, thank you for the many gifts you have given me. Help me to be a good steward of those gifts by sharing them with others. Amen.
Member Care Corner
"Show You Care - Task of the week"
The Stewardship season begins today with the distribution of pledge cards. Stewardship is not only the gift of your financial contribution but also your time, energy and leadership! Avondale is blessed with many good and faithful stewards. Please consider sharing words of appreciation and encouragement with a card or phone call to someone you see giving of their gifts and talents to further the Kingdom of God.
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim or call the church office and leave a message.

Member Directory online...
For the updated password, email Caroline .
Prayer Requests

Lee Ballard; Michael Booher; Janet Harrison and family; Marilyn Nolan; Deidrea Pavlin; Floyd Privette; The Reed Family; Lyn Sweet and family; Merrily Watts; The family of Lucy Wiley
Mission Corner
Bethlehem Center Shares Big News!
Bethlehem Center is celebrating 80 years and has a BIG announcement! Please take a moment to visit their YouTube page and watch the weeks worth of videos highlighting their rich history, mission and announcement! Watch HERE!
Alliance Center for Education (ACE) children and staff are back at Avondale and off to a great start with remote learning!

Many school supplies were collected for the children as they prepare for remote learning here at Avondale! If you are interested in contributing, there are still a few needed supplies. See the updated list below.

These items may be dropped off at the church office Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon or Friday morning.

Thank you for your contribution!
Your Avondale Pledge

For those of you who contribute to your pledge through the offering plate on Sunday, there are many opportunities to fulfill your commitment including, mailing a check, PayPal or a one-time or reoccurring bank draft. Drafts can be setup or changed at anytime. Please contact Jacqueline for more information.

Using the link below, you may contribute to your 2020 pledge or make a gift to the church.
Starting TOMORROW!
Every morning, Monday-Friday at 7 AM, we will offer a morning devotional and prayer on Zoom. These will last about 10 minutes with an opportunity for fellowship following. If you miss it, don't worry! A recording will be available on Facebook and YouTube! The devotional will follow along with Bob Goff's, "Live in Grace Walk in Love - A 365 Day Journey." The book is not required to participate.
No sign-up necessary!

Start your day in community!