Worship This Weekend
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Our "You Asked for It -- Again!" series continues this Sunday with the topic "Who is the Holy Spirit?"  Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both services, referencing Ephesians 1:3-14.  Jim says the following about the sermon:  The Holy Spirit, the
third person of the Trinity, is a mystery. This sermon will explore who the Holy Spirit is for us. I'll also try to answer your questions about what the Trinity is and why the Trinity is so important.
The music at the 9:00 traditional service will be beautiful and appropriate to the Holy Spirit theme.  We are blessed to have hymns accompanied and meditations played on organ by Lou Ann Fillingham each week.  The gift of music this Sunday is a piano duet, "What Wondrous Love Is This," by Becky White and Lou Ann.  And the One and All Band sounds better and better at our 10:15 progressive One and All service, where you can enjoy a light breakfast while you worship.

A message about Gifts for Another Table:
Don't forget The Boys & Girls Club!  This is the last Sunday of August.  The following items are needed:  tall white kitchen & 55 gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, band aids, ziplock bags (sandwich, quart, gallon), and quality ice cube trays.  September is the month we collect items for St. Vincent De Paul.
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder for children
                             age 4 through 2nd grade

                             (begins after Time for Children) 

10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
                             (Sunshine Class)

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
in Fellowship Hall   
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Niola Daily

PRAYER FOCUS :   Nursing home residents




HOSPICE: Darlene Bethel, Virginia Warren




ADVOCATE BROMENN: Carol Morgan, Eugene Murray, Marilyn Thompson


OSF ST. JOSEPH: Jerry Fowler


AFTERCARE: Taylor Gramley




BIRTH: Jeremiah Lee Stewart was born August 16th to Kimberly and Rich Stewart. The grandparents are Camille and Art Taylor.


JOYS: Marriage of Zachary Lutz and Elianna Stone on August 26th in Washington, ME. Zachary is the grandson of Frank & Lois Lipscomb; Happy 96th Birthday to Helen Joyce Barclay on August 30th.

  Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Information Center to bring cookies to the Monday Interfaith Event (see details in "Upcoming" column to the right).

Bring a start-of-the-school-year photo
of your child for a bulletin board being put assembled by Holly Irvin, if you wish to have your child included.  You may give it to Holly or place it in her mailbox outside the office, or you may email it to hirvin@blmfcc.org

Bring your Box Tops for Education for Bent School. 
Place them in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox near the office and they will be taken to the school by May Jackson.  Thank you!
Check In on Facebook while you are at church.  At the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have.  Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!    

Serving this Sunday 

Please note:  This is current data as of Friday Email publishing date.  If you know of changes to your own duties, please continue as you have planned.   Thank you!

Acolytes: Kenley Nichols, Mackenzie Nichols
Child Care: Trish Logan, Naomi Kosier
Deacons: 9:00 Martin & Sue Ross 10:15 Ryan Newton, Holly Rocke
Jr. Deacons: Averie Kiesewetter, Drew Logan
Driver: Rich Crusius
Elders: May Jackson, Patti Jamerson
Homebound Elders: May Jackson, Marla McElroy
Fellowship Host: Nancy Guither
Fill Candles: Becky White
Greeters: Darrell & Teri Arvik, Matt & Naomi Kosier
Information Center Host: Leslie Frizzell
Recycle: Given Harper
Scripture: Susan Cleaver
Sound Tech: Dave Phillis
Time for Children: Jim Warren, Holly Irvin
Video Tech: Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Sue Bandy
Pulpit: Jim Warren - Ephesians 1:3-14 "You Asked for it Again: Who Is the Holy Spirit?"

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Youth News

Worship and Wonder continues this Sunday.  For more info about this program, for age 4 through 2nd grade, go to the link below.

Youth Groups and Sunday School for children and youth begin September 17.
Youth Groups start at 5:30 p.m. with a meal.

Unity in the Community -- An interfaith service of lament and hope -- Monday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. at FCC.  The recent discord and violence in Charlottesville and other cities underlines the growing national divide. Not in Our Town: Bloomington-Normal will join with the diverse local faith community to explore societal common ground, and we have agreed to host the event. Cookies are needed for the evening. Please sign up at the Information Center.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying Colossians.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!

  • Chancel Choir Rehearsals begin this coming Wednesday, August 30, with a potluck at 5:30.

  • Mark Your Calendars:

    • Hand Bell Choir Rehearsals begin September 6
    • Worship in the Park 10:00 a.m. on September 10 at Fairview Park Pavilion:
      Bring a dish to share. Fried chicken, paper products, and water will be provided.
      PLAN TO STAY AND PLAY SOFTBALL OR BEANBAG TOSS!!! FUN FOR EVERYONE. Sign up at the Info Center. Come join the fun!   For those not coming to Worship in the Park, there will be worship at FCC from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and Sunshine class meets at 9:00 a.m.
    • Promotion Sunday September 17
    • Mission Trip to St. Louis October 20-22
    • Heritage Sunday October 22
    Where to Park??

    Please remember to park, if you are able, in
    the Pantagraph lot or in our parking lot catty-corner from the church to the northwest.  This will leave available the north church parking lot for visitors and those who need to park close. 

    Thank you!


    Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
    We need to pray for our church, its leaders, and one another as we seek God's will for our future together.
    -- Rev. Jim Warren
       (in The Messenger) 

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