NEW NEWS OR SPECIAL EVENTS:
Do you have a friend who is not already attending church somewhere? Prayerfully consider giving them an invitation to our special Friend Day service on November 4. Enclosed in the bulletin today is a card for you to give to someone this week.
We will be having a Prayer Summit on Sunday, November 4, 5-6 p.m. Our focus will be on praying for our country, community, and church. We will be praying for both unity and God’s will as relating to mid term elections. Several people in our church will be leading us in prayer that night.
Annual Pre-Christmas Auction
Our annual Pre-Christmas auction this year will be on November 17. The auction, consisting of all brand-new items, will begin at 6 p.m. with viewing from 5-6. To see pictures of current items, see the website homepage. You can help us advertise this auction by taking and then distributing some of the business cards we have in the foyer.
REGULAR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVENTS:
Our nursery is more than a babysitting room. The gospel is taught to the children in an age appropriate way through stories and songs. It is located down the long hallway and is available for children from birth—5 years. You can bring your child back anytime after 9:30 a.m. (The cry room is also available for those who would like to stay with their child.)
Pastor will pray for and dismiss the children to go to Children’s Church after the praise and worship part of the service. Children's Church is for children
beginning at age 4 years.
Today's Children's Church teacher is Tiffany Koester.
For our children's safety, no child under the age of 18 should be allowed to be out of the sanctuary unless they are with an adult or in Children’s Church/Nursery. Also, children are not allowed in the Cry Room without an adult.
Weekly Prayer Meeting
The church doors are open every Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for you to come and pray at your own pace and in your own way. Prayer requests can be placed in the prayer box located at the front of the platform. These requests will be kept in the prayer box for six weeks. Remember, if you want your request or praise report printed in the bulletin you HAVE to sign your name and check the “yes” box.
Praying for the Lost
Don’t forget to pray for salvation for the names posted on the “Prayer Wall” in the foyer. If you have someone you would like the church to help you pray for their salvation, write their first name only and place it on the board.
Feeding the Homeless
We are scheduled to provide lunches for the homeless on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. We usually make these lunches on Sundays after the morning worship services. The next date is October 21.
Intercessory Prayer Meeting
You are invited to join our Intercessory Prayer group meeting where we pray corporately over specific needs and then break away to pray individually in our own way. We meet every other Tuesday at noon. Our next meeting is October 23.
Women’s Sewing / Crafting Group Time Change
Due to the days becoming shorter, our group will begin meeting at 12 noon MOST Tuesdays so we can stay longer and still be home before dark. Sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, we may have to reschedule, therefore, it would be a good idea to contact Jackie Harris if you are planning to attend. This group makes items that we give to others (Widows Ministries Center, Crisis Pregnancy Center, homeless shelter, etc.) No experience is necessary!
Wednesday Bible Study
Our Wednesday Bible study will resume this Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. as we continue our seven-week series on the Fruit of the Spirit. We will deal with why the Fruit of the Spirit is important to you and how it will help you in every relationship in your life.
Holy Grounds Café
This ministry encourages fellowship as we have refreshments such as coffee, danishes, etc. We meet every Sunday morning in the church cafe, beginning at 9:00 and ending at 10:20, just before our morning worship service.
Men, join us for our next monthly Men’s Breakfast, Sunday, November 4, at 7:30 a.m. Bring a friend with you.
Prayer Requests/Praise Reports
We understand that not everyone wants to have their prayer request
printed in the bulletin. Therefore, we will usually only publish your
request if it is written out, you have signed your name, and have checked the “yes” box on the prayer request form in the printed bulletin (or have indicated such through digital means).
These requests will only be listed for six weeks. PLEASE update your request if you would like it to remain longer.
- Please pray for quick and complete recovery for Dot, Phyllis Davis’s sister. She had eye surgery last Wednesday.
- John Ziegler has been moved back to Rosewood Care Center. Continue to keep him & Teri in your prayers.
- Forest Hagood (former pastor here) has been diagnosed with a severely calcified aorta. He has also been diagnosed with a very serious and involved form of lung cancer. HOWEVER, with non chemo immunotherapy treatment, the doctor has said that it is not terminal. Please keep him in prayer.
- Mary Saunders is doing better now, and is back in Rantoul.
- In 2009, Brandiee Gaines, granddaughter of former Pastor Tom Edwards. had a brain tumor removed. The tumor has returned and they think it is pretty aggressive.
- Pray for Teresa Smithey’s brother, George. He is still continuing to lose weight due to the problems that the mold poisoning is causing.
- Continue to pray for 14 year old Trent as he continues chemotherapy.
- Pray for Jay Long concerning the return of the cancer.
- We want to continue to remember (George’s) Joyce Little in our prayers as she waits for God’s timing in healing her body.
Daily Prayer List
The following people need daily prayer until further notice. Please be sure to keep us up-to-date concerning any person you ask to be placed on this list…Thank You!
- Cole Griffet
- Scott Clinton
- Ron Morrow
- Brad Main
- Josh Steinlicht
- Byron Hulme
- Garrett Tolley
- Emilee Frankhauser
- Trevor Howe
- Harley Smith
- Wynn Burroughs
- Dondré Anderson
- Mary Saunders
- Maxine Carlton
- Cate Booth
- Walter Mack