Worship This Weekend
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As our "Did You Hear the One About..." sermon series continues this Sunday, Rev. Jim Warren will ask, "Did You Hear the One About the People Praying?" at both the 9:00 traditional and 10:15 progressive One and All services.  In the parable found in Luke 18:9-14, Jesus talks about a Pharisee and a tax collector going up to the Temple to pray.  The tax collector humbly prays and earns Jesus' approval. 
We will enjoy a gift of music at 9:00 a.m. and for our progressive service at 10:15 a.m. the One and All Band has some favorites prepared.  Don't forget to invite a friend to either service, and to enjoy donut holes and coffee with you between services.  You can even promise a light breakfast at the 10:15 service!     
This Sunday we will find out more about the very important Prayer Groups that will begin soon.  This effort is directly related to the Discernment process our church is undergoing regarding our future.  Come to either service to hear a Moment for Ministry.
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Non-perishable food items brought to church during August will be given to a very worthy food pantry by the name of Ministry & More.  Needed items are canned fruit and vegetables, boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper and macaroni and cheese, canned soup, crackers, cookies, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, and instant mashed potatoes.
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m. to Noon    Annual Block Party

9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder is on
                               a break for the summer 
10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall    
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Mickey Drexler 
PRAYER FOCUS : Prayer Groups
OSF St. Joseph : Gene Fowler
Aftercare : Sue Brumme, Sabrina Campos, Rita Hensley, Marilyn Kopp, Hazel Kuhn, Kaleigh Menken, Peggy O'Neal, Connie Rapp, Sid & Mary Smart, John Trefzger, Pam Yerkes
Hospice : Harold & Helen Goyen, Virginia Warren
Treatment: Mary Moran, Sharon Warren                                       
Happy 90+ Birthday : Helen Fry 95 on July 30, Myrna Cable 92 on August 8    

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:  Ellie Chapman, Maddie Chapman
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Heather Damery
Deacons:   9:00 Martin & Sue Ross
10:15 Valerie Fisher, Stephanie Reed
Jr. Deacons:  Abby Logan, Drew Logan
Drivers: Rich Crusius, Ryan Newton 
Elders:   John Hensley, Nancy Trefzger
Homebound Elders:  Al & Beverly Leight
Fellowship Host:  Brenda Phillis   
Fill Candles:  Mark Gramley
Greeters:  Mark & Michelle Gramley, Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Information Center:  Nancy Guither                       
Recycle:  Given Harper
Scripture:   Marla McElroy                   
Time for Children:  Linda Lehmann
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz                            
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Pulpit:  Jim Warren Luke 18:9-14; "Did You Hear the One About ... the People Praying?" Jesus talks about a Pharisee and a tax collector going up to the Temple to pray.  The tax collector humbly prays and earns Jesus' approval. 
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Compete Your Prayer Group Preference Form.  Forms will be in your bulletin and can be turned in during the service or at the Information Center.  Learn more during the worship services.

Check In on Facebook while you are at church.  And 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.  Our Check-Ins have been increasing.  Keep up the great work!

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. Offer a kind word and share a bulletin.  Answer questions and walk them to the Information Center where a variety of information can be obtained.  Show new or frequent visitors how warm and inviting FCC can be.  
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities.

Children and Youth Sunday School and Youth Groups are on Summer break!   They will start back up on September 16.   
We will no longer have meals at Youth Groups.  Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition. Meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.     

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group is studying I Maccabees.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Block Party
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Please be in prayer if you are not volunteering.

Blessing of the Backpacks 
Students, please bring your backpacks with you to church on August 12.

Worship in the Park
Sunday, September 9,

at Fairview Park

9:00 a.m.  Short, traditional service at church
10:15 a.m.  Service at the park
11:00 a.m.  Potluck lunch
12:00 p.m.  Softball game

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
If we are going to continue to spread the gospel faithfully, we need to allow God to transform us into the church God wants us to be.

-- Jim Warren in
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  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912