Who’s doing what this month…
Week of July 14, 2019
Please look over everything here, since nothing printed will be restated from the microphone. Occasionally a time-sensitive item which didn’t make it into the bulletin will need to be announced in church. In that case it must be submitted in writing to one of the wardens or to Fr Ian to announce. Alternatively, announcements may be made during coffee hour. We don’t want to keep people, especially stressed parents, in church longer than their young children can bear!
ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by Ann and Nels Wilt in honor of family.
SANCTUARY CANDLE is given today by Tiffany Tergesen in celebration of her husband’s upcoming birthday.
VACATION: Fr Ian, Cathy and Sarah are on vacation in the Northeast! Fr David Boase will be taking services on July 14th and 21st. In the event of a pastoral emergency, Fr Ian will be available by phone or text, and can find a priest if needed. There will be no Wednesday morning office hours at BreadCo until Wednesday, July 31st.
FOOD PANTRY: Our monthly food pantry ingathering will be August 4th!! They are always in great need of non-perishable food, but also personal hygiene items, so please be generous!
COMMUNITY FEED MY LAMBS: Friday, July 26th, we will again be preparing lunches for our Feed My Lambs program. The O’Fallon Community Feed My Lambs program distributes lunches during the week to areas of O’Fallon where many children are in the school lunch program during the year. We would like you to be a part of this fun fellowship activity and community mission project. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table where you can indicate the designated days that you are available. If you would like to help with the driving and actual delivery, that would be wonderful. You will be able to see what this project is all about! If you have any questions, please contact Ann Wilt (618-977-1187).
NAME TAGS AND MAILBOXES: Many of you already know, but some people don’t know, that everyone has a mailbox and name tag. The boxes are on the right as you enter the main doors, and your name tags are in the box. Please try to remember to wear your name tag every Sunday so that new members (and old) can get more acquainted with you.
ANNOUNCING THE FALL BIBLE STUDY! It’s a video-based overview of the New Testament called The New Testament You Never Knew, which features biblical scholars Michael Bird and NT Wright in a video segment for each session. You can view the intro video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Mv2YDPYZg – or via the Calendar & Upcoming Events page on our website. A sign-up sheet will appear in early August, including space to order he study guide ($12.99 paperback, $7.99 Kindle from Amazon). Our first two Wednesday evening sessions will be September 4 & 11, followed by a two-week break while our pilgrims go to Greece (it’s not too late to sign up for that!), resuming October 2 through November 6. Mark it in your calendar today!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Taking the summer off, so our next meeting will be September 19th (and every third Thursday of each month thereafter). Please continue to knit and crochet over the summer, if you are able. If you have questions, please speak to Cathy or Yasemin.
PLASTIC-BAG MAT PROJECT: We are officially taking the summer off, but please feel free to come and get supplies if you would like to continue on at home throughout the summer months. If you can fold, cut, tie or crochet, we need you! If you would prefer to come to the church and work, please feel free to do so.
NEW PIANO: The new piano was delivered and installed downstairs this past Wednesday. Be sure to check it out!