Announcements for Sunday, October 22, 2017
Prayer of Preparation
O God, you pour out the spirit of grace and love. Deliver us from cold hearts and wandering thoughts, that with steady minds and burning zeal we may worship you in spirit and truth. Amen.
Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, © 2004, CRC Publications.
TODAY WE WELCOME OUR SPECIAL GUEST MISSIONARY, DANIELLE WINSLOW, who is preparing to leave next month as a missionary to Thailand. She is a graduate of Wheaton College where she studied ministry, and she is also a daughter of missionaries, growing up in Kazakhstan. If you would like to help support her ministry, you may give using the envelope labeled “Thailand Missions Offering” located in your bulletin. Thank you for your support!
SALEM JR YOUTH GOEBEL FARM TRIP — is today, Sunday, October 22! We will meet at 11:45 at 4745 W Boonville New Harmony Rd. The plan is to eat a picnic lunch (provided there) and then participate in corn maze, pumpkin patch, and barn slide. Please sign-up on church news board by the Fellowship Hall or contact Kimbra Parker 812-499-0609 or Susan English 812-568-2969. Annual permission forms for Jr Youth kids (Youth from pre-kindergarten-6th grade) will be available from Kimbra or Susan and need to be completed prior to attending event.
THE SENIOR YOUTH WILL MEET today, on Sunday, October 22nd at 6:00pm for pizza and Escape Evansville.
BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HALLOWEEN PARTY is Sunday, October 29th from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Invite your friends and join us in costume for games, prizes, and lots of fun! We will be serving dinner and ice cream from 5:00-6:00. Come and tempt your taste buds with our terrifying tacos if you dare! The senior youth will also have a prison-themed tour for those who are brave enough to try it. We welcome you to be a part of this ghoulishly fun event! Any bagged candy donations are greatly appreciated. There is also a box outside of the Fellowship Hall. Also – please bring your canned good donation for entry into the party. We will be collecting and donating to the Salvation Army for their Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you!
THE CONGREGATION IS INVITED TO — attend focus group meetings to review the progress of the Contemporary Worship Location Committee. Please plan to attend one of the upcoming meetings to review and discuss four proposed design options. Meetings will be in the Fellowship Hall. Dates in October are Monday the 23rd at 6:30pm, Thursday the 26th at 6:30pm, and Sunday the 29th following Contemporary Worship. In case conflicts arise with use of the Fellowship Hall, the meetings will be in the Choir room.
EVANSVILLE RESCUE MISSION– We are collecting boxed stuffing mix (like Stove Top) for ERM’s Thanksgiving baskets. Please drop your donations off on the table located in the Fellowship Hall Entrance by Sunday, November 12. It is their 95th Annual Gobbler Gathering Thanksgiving food giveaway. We are in need of 200 boxes. Thank you!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – It is that time of year again and I would ask that each and every one of you would pray about putting a shoebox together for a needy child. This is a wonderful mission and it is easy and fun to do! There are brochures on the table by the entryway to the gym for you to pick up, which give detailed instructions on how to pack your shoe box, and don’t forget to also pick up your FREE box to put your items in. Please note: this year they have excluded food, candy, toothpaste, or any type of liquid due to the federal regulations. The cost of the shipping has gone up this year, so please include $9.00 for shipping costs for each box you do (or you can pay the postage on-line and track your shobox.)Please leave your shoebox by the choir room (there is a table). The last Sunday for collection of the shoeboxes will be Sunday, November 12th. If you have any questions, you may call 812-867-6553 or email Kathy Day at email@example.com.
THANK YOU TO THE CONGREGATION for all of your contributions toward Hurricane Harvey Relief. A total of $2,662 will be going to Samaritan’s Purse so they can provide aid to those who were affected. Your generosity is appreciated!
CPR TRAINING — David Pugh will conduct CPR / AED / First Aid Training on Saturday, Nov. 4th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up sheets are available near the front doors of the Church and in the Fellowship Hall entryway. There is no cost unless you want an ASHI certification card (very low cost but exact amount unknown). He MUST have an e-mail address in order for the cards to be delivered. If anyone wants to purchase pocket mask kits, the cost is $5.00. Contact David if you want a mask so he can have them on hand. His phone is 812-963-8907 or 812-431-2285.
BIBLE MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE — Fill your mind with peace and good news! Simply pick up a Bible Memory Verse booklet in the back of the sanctuary and and commit as much to memory as you can! All ages welcome! Booklets will be made available beginning August 20th and must be returned no later than November 26th. During any Sunday school class prior to November 26th, teachers will listen to participants recite what they have memorized. Participants may choose to recite the verses as they are learned, or wait and recite what they have memorized in its entirety. There is no requirement that you attend Sunday school regularly to participate. Cash prizes will be rewarded according to the number of verses memorized, including a grand prize to the participant who memorizes the most. Please contact Lori Schmitt with any questions (812.431.3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Good Luck & God Bless!
ECHO ARTICLES ARE DUE Tuesday, October 24th. If you take any pictures of church activities, please e-mail them to me at email@example.com. Thank you!
SPECIAL BULLETIN COVERS – If you would like to donate special bulletin covers in honor of, in celebration of, or in memory of a loved one, please sign up on the clipboard located in the narthex. Since your total will depend on the number of bulletins donated, we will send you a bill. Please sign up today!
NOTICE ABOUT YOUR 2018 GIVING ENVELOPES: Each of you or each family should have received your 2018 tithing envelopes by now. Please notice that we have a new blue envelope to use specifically for memorial donations. Please fill out the front of the envelope when contributing in memory of a loved one — doing so will assure that we get the contribution to the right place. If you have not received your envelopes by now or have any questions, please call Lori Feil at 812-202-1063 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Lori, Accounting
SALEM CHURCH IS COLLECTING ITEMS for the Christian Life Center, which are cold cereal and bar soap for October. There is a collection box in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.
AROUND THE COMMUNITY. . .
ZION UCC ANNUAL FALL SUPPER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 4:00pm-6:30pm— Turkey/ham, dressing, green beans, noodles, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pie or cake, and beverage. Adults $10.00 Children $4.00, 5 & under FREE. Carry-outs available at adult price only. Church is located at Second and Elm Streets in Elberfeld. Any questions, call Laura Chubick 812-774-5099.
SWIRCA & MORE LOG IN DINNER AND BINGO — Thursday, November 2nd at 5:00pm. Tickets on sale through Tuesday, October 31st. $13 per member; $18 per non-member. Call 812-464-7804 for more information.
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