Worship This Weekend
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Rev. Patti Case continues with us this week.  Sunday she will be preaching from Luke 10 again, focusing on the Good Samaritan parable.  See Luke 10:25-37.  Come hear her sermon, " ALL, Y'all?" at both the 9:00 a.m traditional service and the 10:15 a.m. progressive service (One and All).  The sermon will be the second in a series, which she's named, "So You Think You Want to Get Dusty for Jesus?"  
The Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service -- a solo by Abby Logan -- is "Welcome," by Mark Miller, and is very appropriate to the theme.  As always, at the 10:15 a.m. One and All service you can hear upbeat praise music by the band while you enjoy a complimentary light breakfast. At this service you can also find unique prayer stations and an intimate worship setting.  Why not invite a friend (to either service) THIS Sunday?       
Please have your children remember to bring their backpacks this Sunday, when each child will receive a nice remembrance token to attach to the backpack as it is blessed in preparation for a wonderful school year.  Has your child got a friend who would enjoy this?  It's a great opportunity to share the warmth of FCC.  The Blessing of the Backpacks will take place at both services.
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
We continue to collect for the Home Sweet Home Mission!  Won't you bring a couple of items each Sunday for this great community member?  Needed are rice and rice dinners, potato dinners, pasta of any kind, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper, dinner meals, cereal, mashed/boxed potatoes, and canned fruits and vegetables.
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship in the
10:00 a.m          Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room)
10:15 a.m.         One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall)   
Prayer Concerns
  • Drew Bohlmann
  • Jane Brummet
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Mary Smart
  • Forrest Kaufman
  • Paula Robb
HOSPICE: ·        
  • Harold Goyen ·        
  • Marilyn Kopp


90+ BIRTHDAY: Happy birthday to Hazel Kuhn, who will be 92 on August 19.  


CARD SHOWER: Dave Eyman           
PRAYER FOCUS: Owning of the Vision and Mission Statements  
JIM WARREN AND FAMILY during his leave of Absence

SYMPATHY TO Susan (Wally) Sanders and family on the August

11 death of her cousin, Ryan Burke, of Ohio

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.   Please make sure the office is aware of changes.  Thank you!

Acolyte: Alexis Nichols, Evan Nichols
Building Lock-up:  John Dailey
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Janet Frizzell
·        9:00 Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke
·        10:15 Kathy Dailey, Susan Cleaver
Jr. Deacons:  Sabrina Campos, Charlie Campos
Drivers:  Ralph Lehmann, Ryan Newton
Elders:  Karen & Rich Crusius
Visiting Elders:  Art & Camille Taylor
Coffee Fellowship:  Ralph & Linda Lehmann
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  Jim & Carolyn Hepperly
Info Desk:  Leslie Frizzell
Landscaping:  Nancy Pool, Luke Pool
Scripture:  Ryan Newton
Sound Techs:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Time for Children:  Abby Logan
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Pulpit:  Patti Case, Interim Minister       
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Indicate Interest in an FCC Movie Night at the Info Desk.  If you would like to go with a group to see the movie, "Overcomer," at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, at Starplex Theater in Normal, indicate so on a signup sheet at the Info Desk. No commitment at this point!  Call Linda Metz at (309) 287-4478 if you have questions.  
Pick Up an Updated Directory.  Newly-printed Member Directories are available at Info Desk for those desiring an update. Update includes edits members made at the Info Desk a few weeks ago.  
Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items for School Children. Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School Teachers have requested a number of specific items.  Please find a detailed list of needed items at the Info Desk.  Some examples:  Ziploc gallon bags, paper towels, plastic shoeboxes, glue sticks, tissues, pens, and Playdoh.  Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
Drop Off Items for "Undies Sundays" for men exiting Lincoln Correctional Center.  In partnership with Second Pres Church, we are collecting men's new undershirts, socks, and underwear.  A tote is located by the Info Desk until the end of August.  Contact Julie Robinson with questions.  Her email:  jerobinson21409@yahoo.com   
Pick Up a Third Thursday Food and Fellowship Schedule at the Info Desk.   
Talk to Mike Robinson about a Mission Trip to Appalachia August 25-30.   
Volunteer to Help Around FCC.  Find signup sheets at the Info Desk.   
Drop off your Box Tops for Education in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox outside the church office door.  
Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. Greet someone another member has greeted!  Several contacts truly make a person feel welcome.  A great resource for helping a visitor is the bulletin, and you can also walk them to the Info Desk for another warm greeting,  more information, and a welcome gift! 

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August 16, 2019 
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Office Hours

The church office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Mondays, when the office closes at 3:00 p.m. instead.  The office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. daily.
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Want to help the Warrens
by providing a meal?
If you would like to help provide meals for the Warren family,  please follow the steps below:
  • Go to the web site: takethemameal.com
  • Type in "Warren Family" for the family name
  • The Password: Godisgood
  • Sign up for the time(s) when you would like to supply a meal, and just follow the simple steps for delivery.
Questions or problems with the meal website?  Contact Kathy Smalley at 309- 824-2839 or smallekj@fairpoint.net.
See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Worship & Wonder, Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Group are on break for the summer and will resume in September.

This Sunday, August 18, we will have the Blessing of the Backpacks at both services. 

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  In Jim Warren's absence, Patti Case leads the group, which studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.   Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Blessing of the Backpacks this Sunday, August 18, at both services.  A great opportunity for children to invite their friends to FCC!

Children's Worship and Wonder Brunch this 
Sunday, August 18, at 10:15 a.m. in Major Hall for those who RSVPed.
Abundant Life Meal August 18.  Contact Julie Robinson to help at jeronbinson21409@yahoo.com.

Worship in the Park September 8 at 10:15 a.m. (lunch at 11:00).  More details soon!

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...

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