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The Herald - June 6, 2018

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June 6, 2018

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

                              www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

Mt. Zion Community Ice Cream Social is Saturday, June 9 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 pm to discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

 

Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity Work Day (salesclerks, cleaning, unloading, stocking items donated, and home construction site), Friday, June 22 at 10:00 am. We will meet at the Decatur Restore located at 932 East Wood Street. Please sign-up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board so work can be planned. Volunteers will need to fill out a data sheet (those are located on the table by the east stairwell). For more information contact Mark Milnor at 217-358-2691 or go to www.habitat.org . Also, donate any new or used building materials to ReStore.

 

Vacation Bible School is July 29-August 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm. “Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus!” is our theme this year. You can register online now by going to our website, www.mtzpresbychurch.net .

 

The Presbyterian Women's Association would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who cleaned out their closets, their kitchen cabinets, and their garages and basements and donated those unwanted items to our recent rummage sale. THANK YOU for baking all those goodies for our bake sale, too! Once again it was a huge success bringing in $1,414.98! This money will be used to support many charities. We could not have done it without all the workers who gave their time sorting, pricing, and selling everything. And THANK YOU to all the persons who helped haul the tables over to set up, packed, and cleaned up afterward. We appreciate EVERYONE'S help!

 

Thanks to my church family, Pastor Mike, ladies who deliver food to our home, cards, phone calls, and your prayers.

God bless you, Bill Shaw

 

 

Happy 80th Birthday to Barb Hodge on June 14! You are invited to her 80th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, June 17 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Annex.

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences: to the Hodge and Shaw families upon the loss of Barb’s and Bill’s brother, Warren Shaw; and to Alice and George Bray and family upon the loss of Alice’s brother, William “Red” Walker.

Please pray for: Joe Sidwell, Bobbie Taylor, Jill Clifton, Janice Geier, Bob Gotts Jr., Crystal Brothers, Jake Bingaman, Dave and Jenny Hare, Paul and Joy Mattox, Doris Daws, Cheri Trimmer (Jan Nickell’s friend), Mike Cole (Wenndt’s brother-in-law), Mick Stewart, Beverly Gant, David Cowgill, Olivia Capasso, Gladys Workman, Steve Hubner, Joyce and Randy Williams.

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

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

 

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their love and support during my Mom’s recent illnesses and eventual death. It means a lot to have such a loving, caring church family—we are so blessed! Love-Jan and Mike Nickell

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

Ÿ Congrats to DeeDee Ross and Logan Seevers on their wedding on Thursday, May 24, 2018!

Ÿ Congrats to Kylie Goss and Chase Simpson on their wedding on Saturday, May 26, 2018!

Ÿ 2¢ Hunger Fund Totals for this quarter amounted to $334.29, and were sent to the Presbytery by PW.

 

TED Talk_________________________________

(Theology, Education, Discipleship)

By the time you read this, 13 of our high school youth together with Molly Tenuto (who has put all this together), Deacons Mark Milnor and Kim Erdman, and yours truly will be in Washington, DC, on the annual Youth Mission Trip. The increasing numbers of youth involved in these trips is a testimony to the degree to which the Holy Spirit is blessing our ministry among young people—and, okay, perhaps a testimony as well to Molly’s work, as well as the time Mark has put in, as well as the efforts of all those adults who have worked with LOGOS in recent years.

We’ll be staying at and working through a mission of DC’s Church of the Pilgrims called “The Pilgrimage”. The Pilgrimage is a unique site for a mission trip: in addition to serving as a hostel, they arrange service opportunities and employ a model of intentional reflection. The term for this approach is “faith based service learning”. The intention is to help youth identify and internalize what they have experienced, aiding them more than service alone in their journeys to become mature disciples of Christ.

Our youth will be working at a variety of locations, including “Charlie’s Place”, which strives to assist the homeless of Dupont Circle with food and services; “So Others Might Eat”, an interfaith community organization reaching out to the poor; “Central Union Mission”, which provides family ministries at six different DC locations; and a program that has long fascinated me called “DC Kitchen”. Cindy and I have volunteered with them previously on youth trips to DC for inaugurations. DC Kitchen started as a soup kitchen, then evolved into a catering business as well, then into a respected training center for food workers. I’ve always liked that it is previous graduates of the training program who serve as the “admissions committee” deciding whether new

 

Milligan Academy is on summer break. We will resume food and clothing needs in mid-August.

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, June 10 Sr. High Mission Trip Worship

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

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

Monday, June 11

Personnel Committee.................................... 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12

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

Outreach Committee..................................... 6:30 pm

Wednesday, June 13

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

Thursday, June 14

Baton Twirling.............................................. 1:00 pm

AA................................................................ 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 16 Annex rented.

Women’s Breakfast/Four Star Diner............ 9:00 am

June 17 Father’s Day/Annex rented.

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

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

Barb Hodge’s 80th Birthday/Annex...... 2:00-4:00 pm

Monday, June 18

Book Club..................................................... 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 19

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

Thursday, June 21

Baton Twirling.............................................. 1:00 pm

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

AA................................................................ 8:00 pm

Friday, June 22

Good Samaritan Inn...................................... 9:00 am

Habitat for Humanity Work Day/ReStore.. 10:00 am

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving……..….....$6,221.00

Giving for May 27..……..…...$6,818.00

May giving………………….$22,160.00

2018 Per Capita is $40.00

 

The next Herald will be published June 20.