Worship This Weekend
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Rev. Jim Warren will be taking a break from preaching this weekend, so Holly Irvin will be preaching at both services about Luke 24:13-35, the story of the walk to Emmaus.   
As always, music will be excellent, with hymns led by our Chancel Choir and a beautiful gift of music, "On Eagle's Wings," at the 9:00 traditional service.  At the progressive 10:15 One and All service, the band will keep us singing along and worshiping to the beat.  As you gather, and anytime during the service, grab a cup of coffee and a light breakfast.  Bring a friend! 
This Sunday is about our children and youth!  Sunday School begins (students K-12 should meet in the sanctuary at 10:15 and teachers will take students to their classes).
The first session of Youth Group meets 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. We will have a Cook-Out and Water Games/Softball. Be prepared to get wet!
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
September is the month we collect items for St. Vincent De Paul.  Non-perishable food items needed include boxed rice dinners, pasta and sauce, potato dinners with sauce, Hamburger Helper, instant mashed potatoes, and canned vegetables and fruit.  
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder for children
                             age 4 through 2nd grade

                             (begins after Time for Children) 

10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults  
                             (Sunshine Class) and for  

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
                              Worship in Fellowship Hall   
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Jim Defenbaugh 
PRAYER FOCUS:   Sunday School Classes & Youth Group
HOSPICE : Virginia Warren
ADVOCATE BROMENN : Neil Sallee, Marilyn Thompson
AFTERCARE : Rita Fisher, Gene Murray, Joe Violano

BIRTH: Marshall Alan Heironymus was born September 7 to Ryan & Marie Hieronymus of Chicago. Grandparents are Ralph & Linda Lehmann.

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:   Ethan Rocke  
Child Care: Trish Logan, Marcia Christensen  
Deacons: 9:00 Martin & Sue Ross 10:15 Brian Metz, Holly Rocke  
Jr. Deacons: Madison Varner, Jaden Eft  
Driver: Ryan Newton  
Elders: Art & Camille Taylor  
Homebound Elders: Becky White, Sharon Warren  
Fellowship Host: Robyn Loftin  
Fill Candles: Mark Gramley  
Greeters: Pete Whitmer, Cindy Rousey  
Information Center Host: Nancy Guither  
Scripture: Holly Rocke  
Sound Tech: James Nussbaum  
Time for Children: Patty Thompson  
Video Tech: Chip Jamerson  
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Karen Crusius  
Pulpit: Holly Irvin
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Bring a travel-size item for Operation Santa (a Disciples Women's effort) for military men and women and leave it near the Information Center.  See The Messenger for details.

Pick up a flyer at the Information Center for the Monical's Pizza fundraiser for the King's Carpenters on Tuesday, September 19.

Sign up for the Wednesday Supper Club's September 20 meal.  Indicate on an attendance pad how many will be attending the 5:30 supper at Avanti's on East Empire in Bloomington.  You may also call the church office at 309 829-9327 by 4:30 Monday, September 18, to RSVP.

Bring your Box Tops for Education for Bent School.  Place them in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox near the office and they will be taken to the school by May Jackson.  Thank you!
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.  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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Youth News

Youth Group and Sunday School for children and youth begin this Sunday.  Youth Group starts at 5:00 p.m. with a meal. See the "Worship This Weekend" block to the left for more details.

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying 1 Thessalonians.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!

Choir Christmas Party September 27 at 7:00 p.m., with choir rehearsal 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.  We will preview the musical "The Wonder of Christmas"


Disciples Women's Ministries meets October 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.  Leslie Frizzell will be the presenter.


Mission Trip to St. Louis October 20-22


Heritage Sunday October 22


Discernment Sessions October 29 and November 12.  See The Messenger for details. 


Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
It's our turn to give to help those who are suffering from natural disasters in our country and around the world.   
As has been given to you, may you give to others.  

 -- Jim Warren, in The Messenger

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