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The Herald - June 20, 2018

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June 20, 2018

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

                              www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity Work Day (salesclerks, cleaning, unloading, stocking items donated, and home construction site), on 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.

 

Singles’ Supper Circle meets Sunday, June 24 after 10:00 am worship to go to Sullivan Little Theatre to see “Hello, Dolly”.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, July 16 at 7:00 pm to discuss The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg.

 

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 .

 

You are invited to Else Farnham’s 90th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, July 1 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the Annex. Cake and punch will be served. No gifts, however, Else likes flowers and cards.

 

Last Church in Park! Come one, Come all, our annual Church in the Park will be Sunday, August 26 at 10:00 am in the Horseshoe Pavilion in Spitler Woods. The congregation is asked to bring a covered dish to share, their own table service, and a lawn chair. The Outreach Committee will provide fried chicken, several other meat dishes, and the drinks. We greatly appreciate everyone who has participated in this time of worship and fellowship. A special thanks goes to Roma and Bill for their hard work to organize the music and sound system. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, this will be our last worship in the park. We feel this event has run it’s course and needs to fade into history. The Outreach Committee would appreciate any suggestions for another activity that could take the place of this one.

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

Ÿ Congratulations to Brooke and

Sean Ragan upon the birth of

their son, Penn Schott Ragan,

born on June 12, 2018! 

 

Parish Visitor Ministry

As your Parish Visitor with a Nursing and Health and Mental Health Care background, my role is to work with you toward a wholeness of mind, body, and spirit. I hope to actively share God’s unconditional love for all people through care which is guided by the Holy Spirit, the Pastor, and the Congregation.

In a book Pastor Mike gave me about Parish Nursing by Deborah Patterson, I think she explains the role best. I will:

1. Be an integrator of health and faith helping

one to live life to its fullest.

2. Provide health education and interpretation of

information which is so available these days.

3. Be a health counselor to help understand what

the Doctor is telling you.

4. Be a referral advisor for second opinions

finding a nursing home, assisted living, and

home health care.

5. Serve as a health advocate, providing care

and support.

6. Support you in many ways bringing meals

during convalescence or coordinating

transportation for Doctor’s appointments.

This sounds like a lot for a very part time job, but with the Lord’s help, I believe all things are possible.

I look forward to serving you in this special ministry.

Gloria Marshall

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences: to Sonia and Greg Wenndt and family upon the loss of their brother-in-law, Mike Cole.

Please pray for: Donna Shaw, 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), 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.

Thank you to everyone that assisted with the Ice Cream Social. And, thank you for thinking of us this year. The Goulds

 

TED Talk _ (Theology, Education, Discipleship)

The General Assembly in St. Louis

You may be aware that the Presbyterian General Assembly is meeting in St. Louis, but if you are like many Presbyterians, you might not have an exact handle on what the General Assembly is. We have several levels of church governance—the Presbytery (the local group of our churches—we are members of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois), the Synod (made up of several Presbyteries), and the General Assembly. The General Assembly meets every two years and sets the general direction of our ministry.

If your eyes glazed over as I tried to explain our levels of church councils, you’re not alone. Many find this information means little to them—often because our churches have done little to make the connection clear. I’m convinced that if we all knew more about the work and people involved with the entire Presbyterian Church, we’d have even greater pride in and ownership of being Presbyterian. That’s one of the reasons I was glad to be at a wonderful opening worship service last Saturday. The choir of 200 plus, the high degree of youth participation in worship leadership, and the finely crafted liturgy “lifted my heart to the Lord in heaven”, as we say.

In our own worship a few weeks ago, I asked our office staff to include in our worship materials postcard-sized descriptions of mission co-workers (formerly “missionaries”) in many countries abroad. In our bulletins each of us actually had the description of a separate mission co-worker. I had intended to mention this as part of a continuing effort to describe what our “per capita” payments are for, but subsequently forgot to do so.

That is only one of many examples of Christ’s work to which we’re connected. Had you been with me in the informational hall in St. Louis, you would have seen examples of Presbyterian work in colleges and universities, with Presbyterian Men and Presbyterian Women, with our chaplains in the military, and with efforts such as wells in Malawi. Those are only some of the Christian efforts with each both you and I are connected.

See you in worship and in service—

Pastor Mike

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving……..….....$4,755.00

Giving for June 10..……..…...$3,140.00

May giving………………….$22,160.00

2018 Per Capita is $40.00

 

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

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, June 24 2¢ Hunger Fund collected.

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

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

Singles’ Supper Circle/Sullivan................... 11:15 am

Tuesday, June 26

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

Wednesday, June 27

Kids’ Day/AMC Movies.............................. 10:00 am

Thursday, June 28

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

Anna Circle................................................... 7:00 pm

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

Saturday, June 30 Annex rented.

July 1 Annex rented.

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

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

Else Farnham’s 90th Birthday/Annex.... 2:00-5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 3

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

Wed., July 4 Independence Day/Offices closed.

Thursday, July 5

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

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

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

Friday, July 6

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

 

The next Herald will be published July 3.