Sixth Sunday of Easter
WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:
“Let the whole earth shout to the LORD; be jubilant, shout for joy, and sing.” Psalm 98:4
“Almighty God, you have created us, called us, chosen us to be your people. We wait now to receive your word of guidance and blessing. Grant unto us ears to hear, eyes to see, and faith to respond to your love and leadership. In the name of Christ. Amen.”
We will meet indoors this week and next. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9
10:00 a.m. Worship, Acts 10:44-48, “Even Gentiles”
Wednesday, May 12
6:00 a.m. Coaches Book Discussion, Village Inn
Thursday, May 13
6:30 p.m. Pastoral Search Committee
Saturday, May 15
9:00 a.m. Church Work Day
Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 16 [Ascension Sunday]
10:00 a.m. Worship Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, “Wait on the Spirit”
May Birthdays & Anniversaries
Monica Grubb 5.6
L.A. Jennings 5.10
Teresa & Jim Ott 5.18
Barb Jennings 5.23
Ernestine & Mel Moss 5.24
Linda Chapman/Hank Goldstein 5.30
Looking for Greeters
Over the last few weeks, we have had some guests on Sunday morning. We are seeking friendly people to serve as greeters to welcome guests and assist them in any way possible. Are you up to the task? Contact Linda Chapman.
2021 Budget News: April Report YTD
Needed for Budget: $35,768.00
Weekly Scripture Meditation: [5.16.2021]
The Church, as a whole, is invited to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, May 16 are as follows:
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19.
The Season of Easter.
The Season of Easter comprises seven Sundays ending on Pentecost Sunday. Over the coming weeks the sermons will be based upon the Lectionary Texts from the Book of Acts. These texts give us a picture of what Post-Resurrection Life looked like in the early church.
I remember attending a Promise Keeper’s event at Soldier Field over twenty-five years ago. One of the speakers encouraged the audience of men to take care of their health. He said, “Many men don’t think about their health until something serious happens.” Our health is important. Our physical body is the God-given means by which we worship and serve God. Therefore, in this time of COVID, I believe the right thing to do is to wear a mask, get a shot and encourage our loved ones to do the same. Let’s end this thing! Let the Church arise and lead the way!
Work Day Scheduled
Our first church work day in quite some time is going to occur on Saturday May 15 beginning at 9:00 a.m. [The rain date is May 22]. Our COVID precautions will still be in effect. We have a list of projects on the table in the foyer. They can either be done on that day or if you like, you can choose to come in and do them independently. For more information or questions contact L.A. Jennings: 563-599-9650.
Sunday Morning Broadcast
We have ceased recording a worship service on Friday evenings. We will now be posting the Sunday morning service later that Day, perhaps by noon. It is still our hope to live stream the 10:00 a.m. service.
“Excellence honors God and inspires people.”
[Colossians 3:17; Malachi 1:6-14; Proverbs 27:17]
“Whatever you are doing, whether you speak or act, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”