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The Herald - September 12, 2018

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September 12, 2018

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

                              www.mtzpresbychurch.net

   

Women’s Breakfast at Yoder’s is cancelled for Saturday, September 15 and rescheduled for Saturday, September 22. If you would like to carpool, meet at the church at 8:15 am.

Adult Sunday School has resumed. We meet at 9:00 am in Room 204, and we are studying "Feasting on the Word." The next lessons are:

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

 

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

 

LOGOS resumes on September 19, which is Bring a Friend Night. Please sign up on our website.

 

Volunteers needed for Habitat For Humanity Work Day, (salesclerks, cleaning, unloading, stocking items donated, and home construction site). The work day is Friday, September 21 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 .

 

SAVE THE DATE - Our annual Fall Family Gathering at the Farrell Farm will be on Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 pm. Directions to the farm will be available at church. All food, drinks, and table ware will be provided, just bring a chair and a roasting fork if you have one.

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 info come.

Presbyterian Women are beginning to make noodles for the Harvest Festival. They would appreciate donations of flour and eggs.

 

Thank you for the plant, thoughts, and prayers during Mom’s illness and passing.

Gene and Carol Nenortas

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

Ÿ Senior High Youth Group has resumed our fun!

A NOTE FROM MOLLY

As most of you know, I began my journey at Luther Seminary two weeks ago; I started 17th grade! I sit here working on homework trying to write an essay, which is completely different from writing reports, and am reminded of my faith foundation.

Our church started the Logos Ministry 33 years ago. While I was too young to actually participate, I still came and had a small group of preschoolers that I was with. I grew up in our church and in our Logos Ministry. All of my wonderful teachers and mentors that I had growing up helped to plant those tiny seeds of faith, which have continued to grow and now have deep roots.

I’m continuing my education journey, because I want to be able to better serve and to share the Word of God. I want to be able to plant those seeds of faith in those children and youth who are going through our Logos Ministry now, so that their roots of faith may grow deep in knowing how much they are loved by God!

Please continue to pray that God keeps sending those that need to hear “the Word” (the Logos), no matter if they are kids, youth, or adults. Everyone needs to hear about the grace and mercy that is offered to us by the Kingdom of God. I look forward to the start of our 33rd year of Logos!

Molly

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences to: the Mattox family and friends upon the loss of Paul Mattox; and to David Reed and family upon the loss of his brother, Larry.

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

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

Military 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;

MacKenzie Faith, ROTC Marines.

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.

 

TED Talk _ (Theology, Education, Discipleship)

MZPC (Mount Zion Presbyterian Church!) folk know about the importance of farms. Let me share with you a little about a humble farm down in Georgia in the mid-20th century. The new life that came from it might astound you!

Clarence and Florence Jordan and Martin and Mabel England started Koinonia (from “Fellowship” in New Testament Greek) as, they said, a “demonstration plot for the kingdom of God”. Participants pooled their resources; when seasonal help could be afforded, both black and white workers were hired (this was Georgia in the 1940s). Violence and condemnation greeted their model of Christian community.

Threats of violence began to subside, and Koinonia Farms started to focus on the issue of affordable housing. In addition, one of the founders, Clarence Jordan, began work on a translation of the New Testament into South Georgia English. This became known as the Cotton Patch Gospel, which sold widely and well, and was transformed into a Godspell-like play.

Two of Koinonia’s members, Millard and Linda Fuller, worked with and transformed the housing ministry into Habitat for Humanity. Habitat has helped provide “partnership housing” in almost 1,400 communities and 70 countries around the world. This Sunday, we’ll hear about the opportunity on Friday, September 21, to help the Macon County arm of this wonderful ministry!

See you in worship and in service!

Pastor Mike

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving……..…….$4,986.00

Giving for September 2..…..…$5,387.00

August giving……………….$18,532.00

2018 Per Capita is $40.00

 

Penny Sunday giving to the Presbytery:

June - $107.06; July - $125.20; August - $74.30.

Total $306.56 for 2¢ Hunger Fund.

 

SHHHH! It’s a Surprise!

You are invited to

Pat Willis’ Birthday Party

on Sunday, September 30

1:00-3:00 pm in the Annex.

No gifts, please.

 

The next Herald will be published September 26.

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, September 16 Sanctuary reserved.

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

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

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

Monday, September 17

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

Parish Visitor Meeting.................................. 2:00 pm

Moms’ Group/Annex..................................... 6:00 pm

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

Tuesday, September 18 Sanctuary reserved.

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

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

Harvest Festival Meeting.............................. 2:00 pm

Personnel Committee Meeting...................... 6:00 pm

Session Meeting............................................ 7:00 pm

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

Wednesday, September 19

Memorial Committee.................................... 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 20 Annex reserved.

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

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

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

CPR and AED Training/Fellowship Hall..... 6:30 pm

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

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

Friday, September 21

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

Sunday, September 23

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

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

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

Monday, September 24

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

Tuesday, September 25

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

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

Wednesday, September 26

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 27

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 28

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

Saturday, September 29

PW Fall Gathering/Centralia.......... 9:30 am-1:30 pm