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The Herald - February 28, 2018

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The Herald

L E T T E R

February 28, 2018

Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, Mt. Zion, Illinois    (217) 864 -2528

   www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

                                                                         
       

Quilt tickets are available at the Mt. Zion Business Expo on Saturday, March 10.

 

                                          Daylight saving time

                                          begins Sunday, March 11.

 

Our Sr. High Youth Group will have

a BBQ Lunch and Cake Auction on

Sunday, March 11 after the 10:00 am

worship service in the Annex.  The

lunch is all by donations, and the youth

will be making cakes to auction off.  This

year, we have 13 youth going on our mission trip

to Washington, DC!  Thank you for your support!

 

Presbyterian Women's Association Meeting is Monday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in the Parlor.  The presenter will be Jerry Pelz, the Executive Director of Northeast Community Fund.  The Northeast Community Fund is a social service organization that assists low income families, seniors, veterans and the homeless with bus passes, food, clothing, purchase of medication, and more.  Jerry will address the services provided and the current building campaign.  All women are welcome.

 

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University began a new 9-week class at our church on Sundays at 6:00 pm in Room #204.  For information on how to sign up go to:  https://fpu.com/1054229 .  Contact Molly with questions.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm to discuss Ordinary Grace by William Krueger.        

 

Palm Sunday Brunch is March 25 at 8:45 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a dish to share.

 

Maundy Thursday Service is March 29 at 7:00 pm.

 

Candy donations for our Easter Egg Hunt

would be greatly appreciated!  The Easter Egg

Hunt will be on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 am.

 

Easter Services are April 1 at 8:00 and 10:00 am.

 

                   One Great Hour of Sharing Offering     

                   is collected during Lent.  Each gift helps

                   to improve the lives of people who lack   

                   sustainable food sources, clean water,

                   sanitation, education, and opportunity. 

                   This offering provides us a way to share

                   God’s love with our neighbors in need. 

                   One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference in the world through three programs:  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People.

 

Presbyterian Women’s Spring Meeting is on Saturday, April 14 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in Effingham, Illinois.  More info to come.

   

       EASTER MEMORIALS

If you would like to honor a loved one this Easter season, special memorials can be made in three different ways:  You may give a gift to the Church Foundation, the Memorial Fund, and/or place flowers in the sanctuary.  This year we are offering a choice of flowers.  All flowers cost $12.50, and the deadline to order flowers is March 12.  Please circle your choice:         

Memorial Fund           Church Foundation

 

  Tulips           Lily          Hyacinths          Daffodils     

Name_______________________Phone________

Address__________________________________

Circle choice:   In honor of        In memory of

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences:  to the family and friends of former member, Jim Scherer.

Please pray for:  Pat Willis, Bill Bishop, Kathy Brelsfoard and Michael Proctor (Doug Clifton’s sister and nephew), Darlene Bray (George and Alice's daughter-in-law), Marianne Milnor, John Tenuto, Paul Mattox, Rachel Scoles (Erma Sutton’s granddaughter), Barb Wall, Olivia Capasso, Gladys Workman, Estaleen Earthal, Bob Bjerke (Pat Willis’ brother-in-law), Beverly Gant, Mick Stewart, Steve Hubner, Tom Moore, Nan Fuess, Norma Miller, Joyce and Randy Williams.

At Nursing/Retirement Homes:  Donna Manuell, Mary Gilman, Cecil Barr, Alice Barr, Chad Hale, Olga Nenortas, Wilma Myers, Barb Nelson, Erma Sutton, Joanne Freeland, Charline Ellis, Joann Williams.                                       

Military Personnel:  Kim Townsend, Aaron M. Taylor, Navy; Ilene Henderson, Devin Hale, Jacob Bradshaw, Army; Zach King, Devon Butler, Logan Seevers, Lee Nenortas, Air Force; MacKenzie Gould, ROTC National Guard.

 

     A continued thank you to all of you who donated cookies and candy at Christmas, and other food when we ask throughout the year.  We still have an on-going need for meals (enough for 1-2 people) placed in the kitchen freezer and labeled with the contents and date.  Thank you.                Care Team

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

 

Help us celebrate your good news with the rest of the church!  Contact Molly with your good news, so we can put it in the newsletter for all to celebrate.

 

TED Talk_________________________________

(Theology, Education, Discipleship)

A menagerie of items for this edition…

BILLY GRAHAM

     Though Billy Graham was a towering figure in American Christianity, people do differ over aspects of his legacy.  One of the aspects of his ministry I always appreciated involved his fiscal integrity.  During the onset of the evangelical financial scandals, he was instrumental in forming the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).  The ECFA established standards for fiscal responsibility in that wing of the church; had the warnings of Graham and others been heeded, some financial scandals might have been avoided. 

RETREAT!

     Soon you’ll receive some information about a special event available to MZPC members:  a Spirituality Retreat at Camp Warren during April 6 & 7 presented by Sister Anna Phiri.  Unknown to me when I first approached her about this, Sister Anna presented a very well received retreat to our members about ten years ago in Springfield.

     This kind of opportunity doesn’t often come our way.  Please prayerfully ask whether devoting 24 hours to your spiritual life would be helpful for your journey; your presence will help others benefit from the experience!

GRACIAS, DANKE, MERCI…and THANK YOU!

     Heartfelt thanks to the church officers whose terms of service on the Board of Deacons and Session are completed:  Dee Buker, Gene Nenortas, Jan Nickell, Jeff Novota, Erin Valentine, Gay Helgemo, Barb Janes, Gloria Marshall, and Dave Rozanski.  We’ll be thanking them formally in the near future.

DID YOU KNOW?

     The multiple items that have been gathering in Parish Nurse Mary Jo Comerford’s former office are a sign that it’s really been some time since Mary Jo was with us.  Gloria Marshall has graciously agreed to fulfill the Parish Visitor position on a volunteer basis until June 1.  The Session budgeted funds to provide for this important position.

     See you in worship and in service!    

                                                     Pastor Mike                                             

Per Capita for 2018 is $40.00 per member of our church.  Think of Per Capita as “dues”.  Please note “Per Capita” in the memo line of your check.  This money is then sent to the Presbytery.

 

The next Herald will be published March 14.

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, March 4                        

Communion Worship Services........ 8:00 & 10:00 am

Coffee Fellowship........................... 8:30 & 11:00 am

Sunday School.............................................. 9:00 am

Financial Peace University/Room 204.......... 6:00 pm

Monday, March 5         

PW Executive Board Meeting...................... 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 6

AA................................................................ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 7   No LOGOS or Sr. Highs

Handbell Choir............................................. 6:00 pm

Chancel Choir............................................... 7:15 pm

Thursday, March 8

Prayer Shawl................................................. 1:00 pm

Baton Twirling.............................................. 2:30 pm

AA/Al-Anon................................................. 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 10      

Mt. Zion Business Expo................. 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday, March 11         Annex reserved.

Worship Services............................. 8:00 & 10:00 am

Coffee Fellowship......................................... 8:30 am

Sunday School.............................................. 9:00 am

BBQ Fundraiser & Cake Auction/Annex.... 11:00 am

Financial Peace University/Room 204.......... 6:00 pm

Monday, March 12       Annex reserved.

Lenten Study/Annex..................................... 6:00 pm

PW Association Meeting/Parlor................... 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 13     

Edna Circle................................................... 9:00 am

Worship Committee Meeting........................ 3:00 pm

CN, Maintenance, Missions.......................... 6:30 pm

Committee Night.......................................... 7:00 pm

AA................................................................ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 14    

Care Team Meeting....................................... 9:30 am

LOGOS........................................................ 4:00 pm

Sr. Highs....................................................... 4:30 pm

Handbell Choir............................................. 6:00 pm

Chancel Choir............................................... 7:15 pm

Thursday, March 15

Prayer Shawl................................................. 1:00 pm

Baton Twirling.............................................. 2:30 pm

Game Night/Room 103................................. 7:00 pm

AA/Al-Anon................................................. 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 17        Annex rented.

Women’s Breakfast....................................... 9:00 am

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving………...….$4,157.00

Giving for February 18……….$6,736.00

February giving……….…......$19,928.00

2018 Per Capita is $40.00