Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday,  Rev. Jim Warren will ask, "Did You Hear the One About the Rich Man?" as part of the "Did You Hear the One About..." sermon series.  At the 9:00 traditional or the 10:15 progressive One and All service Jim will preach about this parable found in Luke 16:19-31.  A rich man dies and sees the beggar Lazarus in heaven. The rich man asks for relief, but receives none because he had his chance in life to do good.
Our gift of music at 9:00 a.m. will be a solo, The Lord is My Shepherd, by Carolyn Stucky.  Have you attended One and All lately?  The band has a new vocalist/guitarist, Mitchell, and he is doing an excellent job of leading us in music.  Come listen and worship at 10:15 in Fellowship Hall, where a light breakfast will be available.  Invite a friend to join you!  If you prefer, there will be donut holes and coffee in the Centrum after the first service.  It's a super opportunity to make a new friend out of a visitor!   
Worship and Wonder resumes this Sunday. 
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.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall    
Prayer Concerns

PRAYER FOCUS :  Victims of the California wild fires  

OSF ST. JOSEPH Richard Brandt, Patty Schultz
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Sherry Blessing-Varner, Mary Helen Haskell, Chuck Smalley, Mary Smart, Hunter Trefzger
AFTERCARE: Sue Brumme, Peggy O'Neal, Connie Rapp  
HOSPICE: Helen and Harold Goyen, Virginia Warren  
TREATMENT: Mary Moran, Sharon Warren
SYMPATHY to the family of James and Libby Nussbaum on the August 10 death of his grandmother, Myrna Mayfield 

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!
Acolyte: Calen Kiesewetter
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Stephanie Reed
Deacons:  9:00 Martin & Sue Ross  10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Jr. Deacons:  Addy Reed, Carson Damery
Drivers:  Gary Thompson, Frank Lipscomb
Elders:  Becky White, Naomi Kosier
Homebound Elders:  Tamara Shields, David Bradbury
Fellowship Host:  Teri Arvik   
Fill Candles:  Mark Gramley
Greeters:  Bill, Susan, and Tom Chaney; Nate & Heather Damery
Information Center:  Susan Hinrichsen                
Recycle:  Given Harper
Scripture:  Ryan Newton                    
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Kim Cox
Pulpit:  Jim Warren -- Luke 16:19-31; "Did You Hear the One About ... the Rich Man?" A rich man dies and sees the beggar Lazarus in heaven. The rich man asks for relief, but receives none because he had his chance in life to do good.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Complete Your Prayer Group Preference Form.  Forms will be at the Information Center.  Learn more on the website at www.blmfcc.com 

Encourage a friend to write his or her email address on an attendance pad if he or she isn't currently getting emailed newsletters.  There is a new attractive and handy electronic version of The Messenger that your friends might like.

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 continue to increase.  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.  Perhaps visit over coffee and donut holes!  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. 

Worship and Wonder resumes this Sunday, August 19.
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 1 Timothy.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Worship and Wonder resumes this Sunday.

Chancel Choir Rehearsals resume August 29. A 5:30 p.m. dinner is followed by the 6:30 p.m. rehearsal.
Handbell Rehearsals begin
September 5.
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
Promotion Sunday is September 16 . This is also the first day of Sunday School for Children & Youth and Youth Group for grades 3-12.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
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" 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.
Thank you!

401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

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