Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday is the first we will be joined by Rev. Patti Case (see her bio in The Messenger and in the bulletins on Sunday morning).  We will have Patti with us through Labor Day weekend, as she is helping us out as Interim Minister as Jim Warren's leave of absence comes to an end.  She will preach on Luke 10:1-11 at both the 9:00 a.m traditional service and the 10:15 a.m. progressive service (One and All) this Sunday.  The sermon will be the first in a series.  The series name is, "So You Think You Want to Get Dusty for Jesus?" and the sermon title this Sunday is, "Hit the Road, Church." 
We will be blessed with a Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service -- a duet by Claire and Carolyn Stucky.  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.      
Important note for everyone:   
When you get to church, find Vision and Mission Statements outlined in the 9:00 a.m. bulletin. They have been modified since announced on July 14 because of your input. We will vote on them Sunday  morning at a Congregational Meeting directly after the 9:00 service, so if you plan to attend the One and All service, stop by the sanctuary around 10:00 before you go to Fellowship Hall.    
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 worthy ministry?  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. to noon    School Kit Assembly
                                       in Major Hall 
9:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship in the
10:00 a.m.         Congregational Meeting 
10:00 a.m          Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room)
10:15 a.m.         One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall)  
Prayer Concerns
CARD SHOWER: Carol Kline   
PRAYER FOCUS : Vision and Mission Statements  
JIM WARREN and FAMILY during his leave of absence
TREATMENT: Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
AFTERCARE: Drew Bohlmann
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp  
90+ BIRTHDAY: Happy birthday to Harold Goyen, who turns 94 on August 15.

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!

Building Lock-up: 
John Dailey 
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Jenny Henneberg
·        9:00 Juan & Emily Mejia
·        10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Jr. Deacons:  Sadie Newton, Averie Kiesewetter
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Gary Thompson
Elders:  Art & Camille Taylor
Visiting Elders:  Tamara Shields, Nancy Trefzger
Coffee Fellowship:  Brenda Phillis
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  Ron & Nancy Gramley
Info Desk:  Mary Helen Haskell
Landscaping:  Nancy Pool, Luke Pool
Scripture:  Patty Thompson
Sound Tech:  Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Camille Taylor
Video Tech: Austin Metz  
Worship Leader:  Marla McElroy 
Pulpit:  Patti Case, Interim Minister, Luke 10:1-11      
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

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 SchoolPlease consider purchasing school supplies (1-inch binders, composition notebooks, colored pencils, dry erase markers, glue sticks, graph paper for math) and bringing them to the tote by the Info Desk. 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.  Contact Julie Robinson with questions.  Her email:  jerobinson21409@yahoo.com   
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! 

"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church. 
August 9, 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.

On August 18 we will have the Blessing of the Backpacks. 

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!

Congregational Meeting to vote on Vision and Mission Statements this Sunday, August 11, at 10:00 a.m.

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

Children's Worship and Wonder Brunch
Sunday, August 18, at 10:15 a.m. in Major Hall for those who attend or are interested in any way in this ministry. Find details in the next Messenger and please RSVP.
Abundant Life Meal August 18.  Contact Julie Robinson to help at jeronbinson21409@yahoo.com.

Worship in the Park September 8.  Details soon!

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

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