Worship This Weekend
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We will be joined by Rev. Dr. Herb Knudsen at the 9:00 a.m traditional service and the 10:15 a.m. progressive service this Sunday.  His sermon title is, "Take Care!  Guard Against!!"  The scripture passage is Luke 12:13-21.   Many of you know Herb, who served as Senior Minister here from 1990 until his call in 1998 to become Regional Minister and President for Illinois and Wisconsin.  
We will be blessed with another Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service -- this time it will be a solo by the talented Jeff Courtright.  The 10:15 a.m. One and All service boasts a band (they're back!) as well as unique prayer stations.  Come worship and enjoy a light breakfast while you're there.   
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
This is the first Sunday we'll 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.          Traditional Worship in the
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: Teresa Dulyea Parker  
PRAYER FOCUS : Our new Interim Minister, Patti Case
JIM WARREN and FAMILY during his leave of absence
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Richard Malone, Charles Ridenour 
TREATMENT: Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
AFTERCARE: Jane Brummet, Neil Sallee
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp  
90+ BIRTHDAY: Happy birthday to Myrna Cable, who will be 93 on August 8
  • Gail Corbett and family on the July 27 death of her husband, Bob
  • Rick (Sherry) Erickson and family on the July 27 death of his father, Billy Erickson
  • Deb Bomeli (Bob Braun) on the July 29 death of her mother, Doreen Bomeli, of Ohio

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!

Acolyte: Khloe Nussbaum
Building Lock-up: Mike Robinson  
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Amy Nichols
·        9:00 Scott & Val Fisher
·        10:15 Doug & Stephanie Reed
Jr. Deacons:  Carson Damery, Rebekah Warren
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:  Tamara Shields, Nancy Trefzger
Visiting Elders:  Marla McElroy, Mike Robinson
Coffee Fellowship: John & Kathy Dailey
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  John & Kathy Dailey
Info Desk:  Mary Helen Haskell
Landscaping:  Nancy Pool, Luke Pool
Scripture:  Marla McElroy
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Heather Damery
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Bethany Warren
Pulpit:  Herb Knudsen
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items for School Children. Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School and will put school kits together next Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, or however long it takes.  Please 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 new men's 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 2, 2019 
In This Issue
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" 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?  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.  The group 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 August 18 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

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

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