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Friday 5.3.2019
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
YOUTH FLOWER SALE BEGINS TOMORROW!
Saturday, May 4 to Sunday, May 12
Saturdays & Sundays 8AM – 5PM Weekdays 11AM – 6PM 
Plan to come check out the wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, and veggies. Bring friends and neighbors! Great quality and prices. All proceeds benefit youth summer mission trips!
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday
Head Host : Mike Sticklin
Hospitality Team : Jarrod Quigley, Bill Tickner, Kris Wempa

Lector: Juan de Leon

Communion Prep: Simone Howard

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Gustafson, Lian, Mansfield

Worship Childcare Volunteers :
Hayley Nelson, Emily Quinones

May Counters:
Sue Scott (captain), Jeannie Fleck & Joanna Hurst
MUSIC THIS SUNDAY
MINISTER OF MUSIC: ERIC CUI
9:15am Gathering Place
"Blessed Be Your Name"
"Living Hope"
"It is Well"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Worship through Music:
Chancel Singers: "There I will Be" by Craig Courtney
Offertory:
Chancel Singers: "Here I Am Lord"
N U R T U R E
LEADERSHIP UPDATE!
On Easter, Allie Hamilton updated the congregation on the ongoing plans for changes coming once our Christian Education Director, Janet French, retires. A survey will be going out to gather insight and feedback regarding potential changes to our Sunday Morning schedule, childcare offerings, and connections classes. Please consider completing this survey once received so you can support and influence the manner in which we love and serve others each week.    The restructure of our Children’s Ministry Program coupled with a refresh of the classroom spaces this summer only emphasizes the importance and need of volunteer support. I urge you to consider how your skills, perspectives, experiences, and passions could support our efforts to love and serve our children each week.   More information will be released in the coming weeks related to specific volunteer and support needs. Please consider the positive impact you could make on the future of our church and the lives of our children. For the full message, click here !
BAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
On Sunday, May 12 th , the Women’s Retreat team is having a Bake Sale! A delicious variety of baked goods will be available. Honor the women in your life and plan to bring home dessert for Mother’s Day. All proceeds to benefit the Women’s Retreat Scholarship Fund. Please look for the sign up email if you are interested in donating a baked good. Questions? Contact Denise Slawter and Claudine Estrade.
CELEBRATION LUNCHEON!
You are welcome to join us on Sunday, May 19 to celebrate Janet French as she retires from ministry and begins a new chapter in her life. The luncheon will be in the lower level after the second service.
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BEES & THE ENVIRONMENT
When: Thursday, May 16 at 12 pm
Where: Lower level
Come learn about one of the most important creatures on earth and how they are affected by what's going on. A Lunch & Learn that is sure to BEE a real treat! Donation of $10 to cover lunch. You must RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon.
LADIES' NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION
When: Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm
Where: Becky Douglas’ home (see church directory for address)
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett is the next book we will be delving into. There are used copies available in the Narthex for $5. From Amazon - "Award-winning,   New York Times  bestselling author, Ann Patchett, returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in  State of Wonder —a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love."
LADIES' SPRING POTLUCK!
When: Friday, May 31 @ 7pm
Where: Michele Leonard's home (see church directory for address)
Save the date now! We will be enjoying a fun night of fellowship and delicious food while catching up with friends and strengthening connections within our church family. Plan to bring an appetizer, side or even main dish. Michele Leonard will, once again, be our gracious hostess and she will provide the rest. Festivities will begin at 7pm but stop in when you can.
O U T R E A C H
YOUNG LIVES BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
This starts Mother's Day and ends on Father’s Day.   Young Lives   is a ministry of Young Life that ministers specifically to teen moms in Norristown, Chester, Sharon Hill, 3 areas of   Philadelphia, Coatesville, Phoenixville and West Chester.     Through monthly meetings, Bible studies, mentoring relationships and summer camp, Young Lives   seeks to give young mothers practical and emotional support.    If you would like to help support this vital work, please take a bottle and fill it with money and bring it back to the church by Father’s Day.    For more information about Young Lives,   contact Beth Lindgren at 610-687-0693 or bethandstan@gmail.com .
HOUSING THE HOMELESS
The Interfaith Hospitality Netword (IHN) helps homeless families achieve lasting independence.
Guests will be at Central Baptist Church mid May. Wayne Church is scheduled to serve the week of May 19 alongside Central Baptist and other local area churches.  If you are interested in helping overnight, contact Becky Douglas or to sign up or for any other questions, please contact Jenny Wannenburg. Thank you in advance for your help!
R E S O U R C E S
NAME TAG UPDATE IS COMING!
We are upgrading your name tags during the month of May!   If you take your name tag home, please think about leaving it on one of the boards so that we may replace your tag with a new one. Thank you!
FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT
First quarter revenue was $271,000, which exceeded the budget and Q1 2018.   First quarter expenses were $196,000,  which  slightly exceeded  the budget and was in-line with Q1 2018.  Consistent with prior years, revenue exceeded expenses in the first quarter due to advanced payments of 2019 pledges.   For the time being, the first quarter surplus is being used to replenish reserves which remain below target levels.  
ADD YOUR PHOTO TO THE CHURCH DIRECTORY!
We want to see your candid shots, now is the perfect time to send us a current picture of you and your family for the church directory!   Simply follow this link to easily upload your own photo.
ONGOING STUDIES AND CLASSES
GOSPEL OF MARK
When: Sundays at 9:15am
Where: The Upper Room
We are continuing the series, Gospel of Mark, as presented by renowned pastor and author, Francis Chan. Come to one, come to all; join us any Sunday you can.   There is no required reading or attendance. 
GENTLE YOGA VIN-YIN STYLE
When: Thursdays at 7pm
Where: lower level
For all levels, for folks looking for a gentler experience, new to yoga, or people with injuries or limitations.    Donation $5 per class, plus food item for the food pantry. Recommended for ages 18 & up.
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
When: Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Where: The Conference Room
"FERRETING HOPE FROM FAILURE" BIBLE STUDY
When: Wednesday from 9:15am-11:15am
Where: Art Room
MEN'S BREAKFAST
When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:15am
Dates: May 16
Where: The Well
 YOUNG ADULT CONNECTIONS
For Singles, Couples, and Parents with Young Children
When: Sundays at 9:15 am
Where: The Counters' room, 1R, E101 (up one flight of stairs, first door on right)
S C H E D U L E S
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE
  • 5/12 - Marie Taylor, Tacy Phillips
  • 5/19 - Janelle Meck
  • 5/26 - Deborah Brown, Hallie Ambler
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 5/12 - Women's Retreat Team
  • 5/19 - D. Brown, Hyde, Walsh
  • 5/26 - Lynch, Childs
WORSHIP HOSTS
  • 5/12 - Ron Kirch (head host), Anne & Jack Childs, Jack Lindgren
  • 5/19 - Lowell Gustafson (head host) Ellen Green, Art & Marge Miller
  • 5/26 - Brian Ivey (head host) Michele Leonard, Beth & Stan Lindgren
LECTOR SCHEDULE
  • 5/12 - Katie McNabb
  • 5/19 - Bill Gardiner
  • 5/26 - Mike Sticklin

COMMUNION PREPARATION
  • June 2 - Tom & Pat Ford
  • July 7 - Juan de Leon
COUNTING TEAM FOR JUNE
  • Stan Lindgren (captain), Jim & Pat Siegel
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