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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK


Home Bible readings for the week of September 10:
   Exodus 12: 1-14
   Psalm 149
   Romans 13: 8-10
   Matthew 18: 15-20

Meetings for the week:

   The Discussion Group will meet this Wednesday, September 13th, at 7:00 pm to continue discussion on Kitchen Table Wisdom.

   The Pastoral Relations Committee will meet Friday, September 15th, at 12:30 pm.

Last Sunday’s attendance was 36.

Pastor Keith’s office hours this week: Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am. 

The Trustees are seeking recommendations for a cleaning person for the church. If you know of someone, please talk to a Trustee or Pastor Keith.

Special envelopes are available today for anyone wishing to contribute to Flood Relief in Texas and Florida. Cash or check accepted. If check, please make payable to the church. 

Roberta Scott’s Bread Making Class scheduled for Saturday, September 9th has been postponed due to scheduling difficulties.  This fundraiser for the church will be rescheduled at a later date.

Stewardship for 2018 – The new Church By-laws adopted earlier this year require us to begin the 2018 budget adoption process sooner than we usually do so the congregation can approve it in November instead of December.  As such, we are beginning the Stewardship Campaign for 2018 a little earlier as well.  New Stewardship Promise Cards and Offering Envelopes for 2018 are now available to help us get this process started.

Accurately projecting church income is key to formulating the balanced budget our By-laws require.   Designating your pledge now will make the budget formulation process more precise, and for those leaving soon for winter homes, it will avoid the need and hassle of soliciting your pledge long distance.    

Stewardship is not just about raising money.  It’s also about spending our resources wisely to accomplish what we, as a church, want to do.  Please think about what you can do to help support our church family and the work we hope to accomplish in the coming year by committing to your Stewardship Promise now.

Stewardship Promise Cards are located in the pews.  You can also see David Wildes after church or contact him at 422-3739 for a Stewardship Promise card and a set of offering envelopes.

Blessing of the Animals Church Service – Our annual Blessing of the Animals service will take place on Sunday September 24th at 10 am.  Children are invited to participate and all types of pets are welcome.  Dress for the weather as the service will be held in the parking lot unless inclement weather forces us to relocate to the Social Hall.  Please speak with a Deacon or Pastor Keith if you have any questions.