Avondale E-Worship
"Play Ball!"
July 26, 2020
"There's no "I" team!"
1 Corinthians 12: 20-25

20 As it is, there are many members, yet one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and those members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect; 24 whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, 25 that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.

A Moment for Children
Parents, read over the lesson below and use it to stir conversation as a family!
Baseball Games!
I LOVE going to see a baseball game in the summer! I love seeing all of the people, cheering for my team, enjoying a hot dog and singing
Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
Do you like going to games? What is your favorite part?

Team Sport!
As you know, Baseball and many other sports require an entire team of people. Each teammate has a special job to do and without that teammate and their special job your team would not be complete! They all come together to make one team that is ready to play the game and win!

1 Corinthians 12: 20-25
Our scripture today highlights the importance of everyone and how valuable their gifts are to the church. Everyone at Avondale has a special gift and equally important jobs within the church and although we are all separate people, we come together to make one church! Just like the baseball team working together to win the game, we all work in different ways to make sure that we are sharing God's love in our church, community and world!

Talk It Out!
You have special gifts for the church also and they are very important! Spend time with your family talking about ways you already contribute. Is there anything new you have been thinking about wanting to do? 

Prayer
Dear God, Thank you for our church family. Help us to all work together to share your love!
Member Care Corner
"Show You Care - Task of the week"

We have many wonderful school teachers at Avondale!
In light of the recent school closure announcements, please reach out to a teacher and share your support and love with them.
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim or call the church office and leave a message.

Member Directory online...
We've changed the password! Check your June 14 personal email from Avondale for the password or email Caroline for it.
Prayer Requests

Jacqueline Howells; Kimberly Kirk; Rogers and Olivia Magee; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Nic and Rebeca Presson; Floyd Privette; The Family of Michael Morales; The Reed Family; Jeff Strickland; The Family of Lucy Wiley.
Mission Corner
Vacation Bible School with ABC!

Last week our ABC summer campers enjoyed a week of Vacation Bible School! Christian Nurture provided the materials and prerecorded Bible lessons using the PCUSA curriculum, "Feet that Follow" and the Bethlehem Center staff worked hard to teach them all about following Jesus! "Feet that Follow" took them on a journey of discovering what it means to be a Disciple and to follow Jesus during a time that we are so limited in our ability to GO!

ABC campers are housed in the Family Life Center through out the week. In an effort to maintain social distance and safety,
please contact the church office prior to entering the FLC.
Offering
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.
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