August 18, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
The Power of Parables:
8 Ways to Change Your Perspective
- The Harvest of Faith -
Rev. Dr. Mark Barger Elliott, Senior Pastor
Julia Brown, Organist

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS:
AUGUST 20 - Ladies' Dinner: Tuesday, August 20 at 5:30 pm, you and your friends are invited to gather for dinner at Vitale’s of Ada , 6650 Fulton. Please call the church office 459-6255 or Sharon Montgomery to RSVP (616) 262-9983. All are welcome. 

AUGUST 24 - 49UP Cocktail Party at Johnson's: Ellen and Geoff Johnson will host us on Saturday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. Location is their home at 7910 Whitburn DR SE, Ada. All members and friends of Mayflower -- singles and couples -- age 49 and up are warmly invited. Plan to bring an appetizer to share and your own libations. Dessert will be supplied. Please RSVP to Susan Jones at sjones9200@aol.com or 616-458-0305. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
AUGUST
AUGUST 28 - Midweek Choir Kick-Off at SkyZone ! Check-in from 4:00-4:30pm with jump time from 4:30-6:00pm. Bring your family and friends! $5 per person, max $10 per family will cover bouncing, pizza and drinks.
KICK-OFF Sunday, September 8!
6:00 for Middle School / 7:00 for High School
All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a kick-off party 
with Qdoba bar and ice cream sundaes.
Hear more about the fall program and meet Josh Ledesma
(the new Youth Choir Director) and the rest of the Youth Ministry Team!

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Foundations of Faith 2019 Summer Mission Trip:

SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER 4 - Midweek is Back! Welcome back all children’s choirs and youth ages 3-5th grade – and Chancel Choir practices too! Invite friends and neighbors with an open invitation to new singers of all ages.
Intergenerational Dinner served 5:15-6:16pm
Children’s Choir (3 & 4 year olds) – 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Cantus Choir (Kindergarten) – 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Cherub Choir (1st-2nd graders) – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Carol Choir (3rd-5th graders) – 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Handbell Choir (adult) – 6:00-7:00 p.m. (begins Sept 11)
Chancel Choir (adult) – 7:30-9:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 5: Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study Resumes. Meeting on Thursday mornings from 10-11:30am from September until June in the parlor, this group always welcomes new members and hopes you will join in a new topic for study this fall led by Shari Graham.

SEPTEMBER 8 - A Biscuits and Bluegrass Picnic!  Join your Mayflower friends and family after worship to enjoy an old-fashioned picnic with Cousin’s fried chicken, live music with Todd Kirchner & Eric Langejens of Full Cord Bluegrass, bounce houses, face painters and all the fun that goes with it!

SEPTEMBER 9 - Monday Morning Women's Bible Study Resumes. Please join this intergenerational group of women, led by Ruth Bell Olsson, in study and connected conversation on Monday's from 9:30-10:30am.

SEPTEMBER 9 - Monday 5:00pm Men's Bible Study Resumes. Please join in on Mondays in the library/conference room (sometimes the chapel) from 5:00-6:00pm. Eric Britcher is the facilitator. The fall topic is a 9-week study on The Names Of God . This group is really a bunch of fun guys! All men are invited to attend.

SEPTEMBER 10 - Tuesday Breakfast Club is back! High school youth meet at Wolfgang's in Eastown at 6:30am on Tuesdays. Bring $6.00 for breakfast.

SEPTEMBER 10 - Tuesday Morning Retired Men's Bible Study Resumes: 10:30-11:30am open study led by Harold Montgomery.

SEPTEMBER 14 - 49UP Dinner at Jodi Elsen's cottage:  Plan to join your 49UP friends for a very special opportunity at Jodi Elsen's cottage overlooking Lake Michigan in West Olive. Saturday, September 14 starting at 5 p.m., Jodi will treat us to a full-course French Country Meal created with her own loving hands. $22 per person; bring your own libations. Address is 9511 Whispering Sands Drive, West Olive, MI 49460. Your check is your reservation to Susan Jones, 251 Plymouth SE, EGR, 49506. Questions? Contact Susan at sjones9200@aol.com or 616-458-0305.

SEPTEMBER 16 - Monday HS Lunch Bunch Begins! Join high school youth group at Jose Babushka's for lunch at 11:00am-1:00pm on Monday's throughout the year. Bring money for lunch.

SEPTEMBER 16 - Monday 5:00pm Women's Bible Study Resumes. Please join in on Mondays from 5:00-6:30pm in the parlor for this thought-filled study group appreciating spirited challenging discussions. Heather Libich is the facilitator. She is an outstanding leader with a solid and comprehensive knowledge of the scriptures and encourages lively discussion among class members. Through her leadership, spiritual growth is noticeable. This a fun-loving group who respect individual opinions and enjoy fellowship together. All are welcome at the table.

SEPTEMBER 26 - 69UP Event: Join the 69UP friends on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5-7PM at the VerBeeks home. RSVP to Murry Idema at ridema58@gmail.com or (616) 243-2764 with choice of what to bring, wine or appetizer.
OCTOBER
OCTOBER 27 - 29UP Pumpkins & Pints: Join in the family fun from 4-6:00pm. Hosted by Jeff and Sarah Conway.

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ARE YOU WILLING TO GREET BEFORE A SUNDAY SERVICE OR BRING A TREAT FOR A SUNDAY COFFEE RECEPTION? If you will do one of these things during our September-October 2019 rotation, you'll be helping to extend Mayflower's hospitality and show that we CARE! Please check out what dates are available and sign up online.
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Join the Mayflower Chancel Choir!
We eagerly invite new friends to discover the joys and rewards of singing in Chancel Choir.
If you like to sing and want to grow with us -- glorifying God with your musical talents, and deepening your faith through music -- come sing with us!

Practice: Wednesday nights 7:30-9:00pm
Sunday Service: Arrive at 9:30am for 10:30am service
(There is child care available both times if you have young children.)

If you enjoyed singing in high school or college, you will fit in well with those of us who are not professional singers, yet enjoy performing music. Wear cool choir robes, be part of each Sunday morning service, and become a member of this tight-knit, caring community within our larger church family. We hope that you will prayerfully consider joining in the fun and fellowship.
616-459-6255 / office@mayflowerchurch.org
Summer Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-2:00pm (Closed Fridays)