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The Herald - August 29, 2018

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August 29, 2018

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

                              www.mtzpresbychurch.net

   

Our LOGOS Kick-off Night is September 5 at 6:00 pm. Bring the whole family to play a game or two, have some snacks, hear more about LOGOS, and register your child. Then, our first official night will be September 19. Look for additional info to come soon and watch our website for details!

 

Adult Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 9 at 9:00 am in Room 204. We will start the year out with a study called "Feasting on the Word." The class will be taught by Cindy and Mike Wakeland. The first four weeks of class will cover the following:

9/9: James 2:1-17 - Warning against Partiality

9/16: Mark 8:27-38 - Peter's Declaration about Jesus

9/23: Mark 9:30-37 - Who is the Greatest?

9/30: Mark 9:38-50 - Deeds of Power in Jesus' Name

 

Presbyterian Women will have our 1st Fall Association meeting on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm in the parlor. Our speaker will be Rachel Beault from Evergreen Place Supported Living and The Legacy, a memory support facility, to tell us about services offered there. All women of the church are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Book Club meets on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 pm to discuss the reader’s choice.

The new name for the Presbyterian Women’s Soup Supper and Bazaar will be “Harvest Festival”. The bazaar will be from 8:00 am to the end of the event and the soup supper will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Saturday, October 20. Fun activities are being planned. More information come. 

Presbyterian Women are beginning to make noodles for their fall bazaar to be held on Saturday, October 20. We would appreciate donations of flour and eggs.

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

 

Ÿ Great time of fellowship for our Worship in the Park, which was in the annex!

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences: to the family and friends of Jesse Parsons; to Gene Nenortas and family upon the loss of his mom, Olga Nenortas; and to Lacey and Mike Jennings and the Miller family upon the loss of Mike’s grandfather, Bernie Miller.

Please pray for: Jeff Novota, Nancy Greenawalt, Gloria Moss, Anne Gore, Mikki Blackwell, Milly Kruse, Bev Wall, Keegan Collins, Janet Collins, Estaleen Earthal, Luan Loudenback, Crystal Brothers, Chase Simpson, Mary Husain (Val and Dave Rozanski’s niece), Bob Gotts Jr., Dave and Jenny Hare, Paul and Joy Mattox, Doris Daws, Mick Stewart, Beverly Gant, David Cowgill, Gladys Workman, Steve Hubner, Joyce and Randy Williams.

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

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

 

Just a reminder: Please list Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church and/or have a loved one call the Church when you are admitted to St. Mary’s or DMH.

 

Thank you for all the cards, flowers, and calls. “My Thank You” seems so small compared to all you’ve done, but it comes from my heart.

Beverly Wall

 

Dear friends, thank you for all the many cards, thoughts, and prayers that you sent. I appreciate your loving care.

Love, Doris Daws

 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving……..….....$2,128.00

Giving for August 19.……..…$6,119.00

August giving……………….$18,532.00

2018 Per Capita is $40.00

 

New Shingles Vaccine

by Gloria Marshall, Parish Visitor

I have been reading recently about a new Protocol for Seniors’ shingles vaccine. I consulted with Mary McGrath M.D. about this and would like to share this important information with you. The purpose is to educate you. It is always best to talk with your physician before proceeding with any treatment because each person has specific conditions or needs which must be taken into consideration.

There is a new vaccine called Shingrix, which is recommended for adults over 50 with or without a history of chicken pox or shingles. It is also recommended for people who have already had the older shingles vaccine, Zostavax. This is a 2-dose vaccine, which you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription.

Shingrix is much more effective than Zostavax and the side effects are mostly local (sore, swollen or reddened arm) at or below at the injection site which lasts two or three days. Further, Zostavax’s effectiveness begins to decrease after eight years or so, and Shingrix has a longer period of protection.

Shingles at an older age is a very painful condition, and some people have pain that lasts for months or years.

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TED Talk _ (Theology, Education, Discipleship)

Greetings from the Mountains

Full-time Presbyterian ministers are granted a wonderful benefit: we are guaranteed two weeks of continuing education annually. This helps us keep skills sharp, allows us to labor under the impression that we are maintaining the Presbyterian tradition of a well-educated clergy, and enables us to spend some time in our second best group of teachers: our peers (the best group of our teachers being, of course, the congregations of which we are a part).

When I first came to MZPC, I promised to take the training provided for interim pastors. I’m at the Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina, and both Cindy and I are undertaking training provided by the Transitional Ministry Education Consortium. If the mainline church has any “research and development” component, it is these folks, who keep their fingers on the pulse of developing trends. A lot of the news in church life is pretty challenging, but we look forward to sharing what we’ve been learning.

Pastor Mike (and his lovely bride Cindy)

 

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

September 2 Sanctuary reserved.

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

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

Monday, September 3 Offices closed-Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4

Spirituality Team........................................... 1:15 pm

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

Wednesday, September 5

Sr. Highs............................................... 2:30-5:00 pm

LOGOS Family Kickoff and Registration... 6:00 pm

Bell Choir...................................................... 6:00 pm

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

Thursday, September 6

Noodle Making............................................. 8:00 am

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

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

Deacon Meeting............................................ 7:00 pm

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

Friday, September 7

Game Night/Fellowship Hall........................ 7:00 pm

September 9 Sanctuary reserved.

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

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

Adult Ed....................................................... 9:00 am

Monday, September 10

Noodle Making............................................. 8:00 am

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

Personnel Meeting........................................ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 11

Spirituality Team........................................... 1:15 pm

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

Christian Nurture Meeting............................ 6:30 pm

Maintenance Meeting................................... 6:30 pm

Missions Committee Meeting....................... 6:30 pm

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

Finance Committee Meeting......................... 7:00 pm

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

Wednesday, September 12

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

LOGOS Staff Meeting................................. 5:30 pm

Bell Choir...................................................... 6:00 pm

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

Thursday, September 13

Noodle Making............................................. 8:00 am

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

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

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

Saturday, September 15

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

 

The next Herald will be published September 12.