Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday Rev. Jim Warren will preach from II Corinthians again, and the topic is "Honoring the Body of Christ."  The scripture passage is II Corinthians 4:5-7.  Being a good steward of the gospel of Jesus Christ means, in part, sharing it. As we share the gospel, God's grace overflows into the lives of others.   Come to the 9:00 traditional or 10:15 progressive service (One and All) to hear Jim's sermon.   
In addition to the outstanding teaching, we will hear exceptional music at both the 9:00 and the 10:15 services.  At the 9:00 service, our gift of music will feature soloist Sara Caligiuri.  At the 10:15 progressive One and All service, sing along with the new song, "Old Church Choir" -- it's sure to be a toe-tapper!  Arrive a few minutes early to grab a bite to eat in Fellowship Hall as you worship! 

Our Congregational Meeting, at which we will elect officers and ministry stewards, will begin at 10:00 a.m.  YOUR vote is needed, so please gather in the sanctuary for this important meeting. 

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

10:00 a.m.       Congregational Meeting

10:15 a.m.       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:   Marilyn Thompson
PRAYER FOCUS:  New Board, Elders, and Deacons

HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren




ADVOCATE BROMENN: Helen Joyce Barclay


OSF St. JOSEPH: Betty Beer, Daniel Sperry




SYMPATHY to Cyndy (Charles) McBride family on the April 13 death of her father, Tommy Dobson, of NM; to Jim (Faith) Russell family on the April 20 death of his step-mother, June Russell 

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:  Trish Logan, Kim Cox
Deacons:   9:00 Kenny & Penny Bland 10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons:  Teagan Gramley, Sabrina Campos
Drivers:  Gary Thompson, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:   Art & Camille Taylor
Homebound Elders:  Art & Camille Taylor
Fellowship Host:  Rita Fisher       
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Matt & Naomi Kosier, Darrell & Teri Arvik
Information Center:  Nancy Trefzger   
Recycle:  John & Debbie Schultz
Scripture:   Susan Cleaver
Time for Children:  Patty Thompson
Sound Tech:   James Nussbaum                    
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Heather Damery
Pulpit:   Jim Warren - II Corinthians 4:5-7  "Overflowing:  Honoring the Body of Christ."  Being a good steward of the gospel of Jesus Christ means, in part, sharing it.  As we share the gospel, God's grace overflows into the lives of others.  
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. Last day to sign up!

Sign up at the Information Center
to be a VBS volunteer.  You may also talk to Holly Irvin if you are interested in the opportunity.

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.   

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!

Lend a Hand Saturday, April 28,
from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Mission Mart Warehouse - 1700 W. Washington, Bloomington.  See details   here.
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. 

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

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