September 3, 2017

This week

Today is First Sunday First Fruits.  Tables are set up in room 4 for food items.

Evening worship is planned for 6:00 p.m. today.

The 1st Tuesday Men’s Fellowship and Study group resumes this Tuesday at the building at 6:30 p.m. for a meal preceding the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.

2 new adult classes start today: Hebrews – taught by Kevin & “Getting Past Guilt” taught by Jeff

It is time to update the attendance directory.  A markup copy has been posted near the office for your corrections.

Bruce and Karen Williams are planning a chili dump at their home on Friday September 8 starting at 6 p.m.  Bring chili to share.  Crockpots and fixings are provided.

Our ladies are invited to a seminar at the Hampton Avenue church Saturday September 9 starting at 8:15 with a light breakfast.  Lunch is planned after the program titled “We Are The Light of the World”.

Special Events

A work weekend at WCYC to rebuild the steps to the lower falls will take place on Sept 15-16.

VISIT ALBANIA and join Club 55 at the building on Sat., Sept. 23rd, where we will experience this fascinating country with Kevin and Allison Morrill as our guides.  They lived for 10 years as missionaries and can tell us of the customs, dress, and lifestyle. We’ll have a Light Albanian meal.  Invite your Family and Friends; Cost per person is $10.  Please take care of this and sign up before Sunday, Sept. 17th.  Sign up ASAP on the Club 55 bulletin board.

The next church family meeting is planned for September 24 at 1:00 p.m.  Please bring sandwiches and salads for a light potluck lunch after worship.  No evening service is planned this day.

The annual Midwest Preachers Retreat is planned for September 25-27 at WCYC with the theme “Redigging the Wells”.  Anyone is welcome to attend, (not just preachers).  The keynote speaker is Ken Curkowski, from Abilene Christian University, who plans to speak on “Corinth and Paul’s Theology” focusing on I Corinthians.

Packing shoes for Jesus is planned for Saturday October 14 as we send collected shoes to Africa.  For ages 12 and up.

The annual Give-away is planned for Saturday October 21.

Trunk or Treat is planned for October 28.

Club 55 is planning a “Christmas around the World” party on Saturday, December 2.

Sandie Copass is organizing a group outing to the Fireside Theatre for December 9.  Cost is $67.95 per person and includes dinner.  Please see Sandie to make your down payment.


If you are interested in helping the people in Houston, you can donate to the Church of Christ Disaster Relief organization at

Karen Hamilton is in search of a double or queen size bed. If you have one for her please contact Karen.

Bring your gently used/new shoes only (No clothing please) for Soles For Jesus, a Christian organization that sends much-needed shoes to Africa. Donations to send these are needed – each separate shoe costs $1 to send over.  See Jennifer and Ron Koepke or Linda Stanger to donate by Saturday, Oct. 14th, when we go visit their warehouse.  Ages 12 and up can participate – sign up ASAP on the Club 55 bulletin board.

Volunteers to help count the contribution after morning service are needed.  Please contact Louie Hill ( if you are interested.

The children’s ministry is in need of teachers, assistants and subs.  A strong and well supported Children’s ministry is vital to the health of any church, so please consider helping.  No previous experience is necessary.  If interested, talk to Kevin Morrill or Ken Koch.  The “Hands on Bible” curriculum has been working well.

Regular Events

A time of prayer is planned for the second Tuesday of each month at the building, 7:00 p.m.

Juan Santana plans to resume a stretching and strength training class every Monday at 6:00 p.m. for about an hour starting September 11.  You will need comfortable clothes and a mat.

A 6:00 a.m. Tuesday early morning Weekly Men’s Study is scheduled at the Church building.

A men’s study series is planned for the first Tuesday of each month at the building at 6:30 p.m. for a meal preceding the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.


We have an attended nursery for small children during morning worship periods in room 2.  We also have a training room at the rear of the auditorium where parents can stay with their little ones while worshiping.

A children’s worship is scheduled to begin near the start of the worship lesson time.  Children’s Worship is intended to provide a time of worship for children age 3 thru Grade 3 and to encourage families with children.  Everyone is asked to begin worship in the auditorium (adults and children).  Parents should accompany their smaller children to the basement as well as children who have not attended before.  Before you return upstairs, be sure to indicate to the people at the door if you would prefer us to keep your young person till you return to get them or if it is alright to let them go after the adult worship is dismissed.

Free CD’s of the Sunday morning sermons are available from Joel Ribar.  Be sure to specify the date desired.  MP3 copies of sermons are also available at the church web site.

The Library is open after classes and the worship period.  Don’t forget to return any overdue books to the library.  There is a book return box located in the entry way next to the picture board.

September Anniversaries: D & M Saunders, Wagner, Gamino, Copass, Gustafson, Kutcheid, Mueller, Robinson

September Birthdays: Vivian Karbiner, Brad Stanger, Zachary Giemza, Diane Santana, Rebecca Dickson, Zack Baas, Connie Slye, Adrienne Stanger, Jeff Mueller, Jesse Pena Sr., Lucy Ovokaitys, Ta’Erica Jones, Jeffery Valodine, Allison Morrill, William Morrill, Tom Nowlin

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Mid-week group meetings are planned in several locations:
Werner’s home, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., “Who is this Man?”
At the building, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. I, II III John + classes for children
Santana’s home, Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Romans
Young Adults, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., contact Josh Stafford for details.

Prayer Requests

Jerry Seidner’s surgery for a blood clot was completed successfully.

Vilma Bivens had a partial knee replacement.

John Dickson says, “Bless my efforts to prepare for our future, praising God for good health, allowing me to work a second job.”

Patti Schultz says, “Thank you for praying for me and my family. You are the best church I have been to. God bless this church.”

Juanita Hernandez reminds us to pray for our country, and for unity in Christ.

Dale Nelson’s (minister at Fond Du Lac) wife Sandra had a heart attack.

Kathy’s Lynn’s Homer Gobel passed away in Minnesota.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Katie Dahm’s friend, Angie, passed away after heart surgery.  She asks for prayers for peace for Angie’s fiancé, Jim and her family.

Vicky McCormick is recovering at home from her kidney transplant.

Jim Nichols requests our prayers for his brother Dan, for continued recovery and strength..

Andrea Maybin says, “Thank you for your prayers. I haven’t heard from Steven for two weeks. Please continue to pray for me.”

Doris Wihowski no longer needs to sell her house, but is now looking for someone compatible to rent a room in her house.

Mary Anguiano and her daughter, Ladi, ask for prayers for their friend, Myra, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  She is a young mother of twins.

Juan Santana would like our prayers for his father, whose home in Puerto Rico was broken into.

Maria Guerra asks for our prayers for her daughter, Ruby Esqueda, who had a cervical fusion.

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott, and Diane Santana.

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