Pastor Appreciation Month

October is designated as “Pastor Appreciation” month. This is my annual opportunity to encourage people to provide special recognition to those men and women who give so unselfishly of themselves to minister to the needs of their congregations. Being a pastor is very rewarding, yet time-consuming and personally draining. The work is never done. There is always another phone call to make, another visit, another meeting, another crisis, and continual planning. Ministers feel a tremendous burden for the people in their church. They do not just work on Sunday!

Take a moment this month to write a note, make a telephone call, drop off a dessert, or offer to babysit, to let your minister know how much you appreciate them. Better yet, recognize them at a church service, take a special offering, or give a gift certificate. Be creative – but let your minister know they are loved and appreciated. Your gratitude will be its’ own reward. It will make their day – and month!
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Announcements
Operation Transformation has petitions available to sign to  ban dismemberment abortion and to ban abortion after a heartbeat is detected (select their links for more information). Stop in the office Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm to sign either or both petitions.
I have a (#2) Wurlitzer Centura Professional Organ to Donate. 
The first one Has a Multi Percussion and a #3 levels of key boards Organ with removable foot (do not have bench) The organ does work. Here Is a Demo of the #3 level keyboard I found on youtube https://youtu.be/BE4Af0oJnkg. Needs to be waxed or the wood polish
can make arrangements to pick up any time.
 
The second one has a Multi Percussion and a #2 levels of key boards Organ can make arrangements to pick up any time.

Paul Dusterhoft, Live in the area of Cottrellville, Marine city; Home Phone (586)-725-5098
New Events Submitted this Week
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OPEN HOUSE &CONCERT, Spaghetti Dinner 3:30-5:30, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Concert following with THE SEPPO BROTHERS!, Celebrating 3 Anniversaries; Our Building-70yrs, Assembly of God in Port Huron-80 yrs, Pentecost in Port Huron-110 yrs! Come celebrate with us, Many have grew up here, got married here and even baptized. We would love you to join us for dinner and fun. Everything is FREE. Find us on Facebook or at our website
Event: Trunk or Treat
Location: Marysville Assembly
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
When: Wed Oct. 30th

Description: An extra day of Candy! Trunk or Treat is a safe environment  for our community kids & teens to get dressed up and come have some fun - wholesome costumes permitted! Bonfire, S'mores, Apple Cider & Donuts, will be provided. 
More information HERE
Family Connect Conference With Brian Housman: Colonial Woods is excited to host our first Family Connect Conference on Friday evening, November 8, and Saturday morning, November 9. This event is for parents, grandparents, and anyone who works with young people. Our speaker is Brian Housman, director of 360 Family, developer of Screen Smarts, an online parenting resource to help understand and manage technology, and author of numerous books including Tech Savvy Parenting and How You Always Meant to Parent. There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is requested. To register, visit  colonialwoodsmc.com  or contact the church office at 810-984-5571.
Upcoming Events
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You're invited to a rebroadcast of the simulcast conference with Beth Moore on Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM. The theme of this year's global Bible-teaching event is Strong Sisters. Enjoy three live teaching sessions and worship led by Travis Cottrell. Beverages and snacks will be available during the breaks. Tickets are not needed but a donation will be appreciated.a
The Next "Open Mic Night” will be held in Marysville, MI., on October 22th , 2019 at 6:30 PM. Those wishing to participate should arrive early to register. For further information contact Pastor Gary Wesch at 810-982-5977 or Tom Drake at 810-385-9037.
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