Worship This Weekend
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Our sermon series, Overflowing, continues this Sunday with Rev. Jim Warren preaching on II Corinthians 9:6-12, "Honoring Community and Culture."  We are stewards of the communities and cultures in which we live, and God calls each of us to contribute generously to society out of our abundance. We are to build deep and genuine relationships. God's grace will overflow into the lives of others as we do so. Come to the 9:00 traditional or 10:15 progressive service (One and All) to hear his message. 

This is our last Sunday of the season with the Drexler Singers, two of whom are graduating this May.  Come hear their beautiful gifts of music in the first service and bid them a fond farewell.  At 10:15 the One and All band will kick off a unique worship experience in Fellowship Hall.  Bring a friend, and feel free to promise breakfast, as it is always part of the morning in Fellowship Hall! 

More about the Overflowing series:
This series is based on a recently published Disciples of Christ stewardship study that looks at the many dimensions of stewardship. Our General Minister and President, Teri Hord Owens, introduces Overflowing with these words, " God's grace simply and abundantly overflows into our lives and hearts, particularly as we celebrate the great gift of Jesus' love this Easter season."

food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Items brought to church during April will be given to The Boys & Girls Club.  If you have not participated yet, please do, so that we can help this group.  The following items are needed:  tall white kitchen garbage bags, 55 gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, band aids, zip lock bags, and quality ice cube trays.
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder will  
                              meet directly after Time
                              for Children
10:15 am.        Sunday School for Youth,  
                              Children, and Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall  
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.   Youth Group for grades
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Doris Thompson
PRAYER FOCUS:  Nominating Committee
HOSPICE:  Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren  




OSF St. JOSEPH: Daniel Sperry


AFTERCARE: Rita Hensley


SYMPATHY to Lois (Gene) Murray and family on the April 8 death of her brother, Ralph Glenn; to family and friends of Ruth Tudor on her death April 12.

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:  --
Child Care:  Logan family
Deacons: 9:00 Dan & Amy Naughton 10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons:  Bryce Reed, Brennon Reed
Drivers:  Darrell Arvik, Ryan Newton
Elders:   Al and Beverly Leight
Homebound Elders:  David Bradbury, Brenda Phillis
Fellowship Hosts:  Don & Luella Mahannah
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Vicki Hall, Alan & Kathie Chapman
Information Center:  Betty Steinlicht   
Recycle:  John & Debbie Schultz
Scripture:  Ryan Newton  
Time for Children:  Jim Warren or Holly Irvin                
Sound Techs:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz         
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum 
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Karen Crusius
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - II Corinthians 9:10-12 "Honoring Community and Culture."  We are stewards of the communities and cultures in which we live, and God calls each of us to contribute generously to society out of our abundance . We are to build deep and genuine relationships.  God's grace will overflow into the lives of others as we do so.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up to bake for the May 12 Block Party Bake Sale.  Guidelines and signup at the Information Center.

Sign up at the Information Center for the May 5 Disciples Women's Luncheon. 

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.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. We are seeing more and more visitors lately and they seem to love a friendly greeting.  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!   

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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Camp and VBS schedules.

Children and Youth Sunday School will meet this Sunday. 

Youth Group will meet Sunday for grades 3-12 from 5:00 to 6:30.  Youth will be outdoors if weather permits. 

Events coming up for all grades:
  • May 20 Cookout at Maxwell Park
  • July 22-28 Mission Trip to St. Louis
Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month.

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

Abundant Life Meal :  We will serve a meal on April 22 (this Sunday), around 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping by donating for cost of the meal, serving, or providing a dish, please contact Julie Robinson at
or 309-838-4335. 

Professionals' Day
is Wednesday, April 25. Show DAWN, DEBBIE, and JEN how much we appreciate them: drop a note, stop in, send email.  The office could not run without them.
And while you're at it -- include Peggy, CCIW office at the end of the hall.

Lend a Hand Saturday, April 28,
from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Mission Mart Warehouse - 1700 W. Washington, Bloomington.  See details in Sunday's bulletin.
Congregational Meeting
April 29:  We will elect officers and ministry stewards.

The sermon Theme on May 6 is "Honoring Ourselves" and you will be able to sit for a chalk on black paper drawing of your profile in the Centrum before first service and between services.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13.  We will not only be honoring our Mothers but also honoring our children and our future. In addition to submitting pictures of mothers to be used in worship, please submit pictures of the children in your life (daughters, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc.) to be used in the Centrum that morning to share with our church family. Pictures can be sent to the church office electronically or delivered by hand to be scanned. The deadline to submit pictures is May 6. 
watering-can-child.jpg We need
to treat ourselves and each other as the precious and invaluable children of God that we are.  

-- Jim Warren

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

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