The Hearld - January 23, 2019

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January 23, 2019

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

                              www.mtzpresbychurch.net

Singles’ Supper Circle will carpool to Tuscany’s on Sunday, January 27 after church. RSVP to Sally Dennis at 864-2792.

 

There is a Called Session Meeting scheduled for Monday, January 28 at 6:00 pm.

 

Our Moms’ Group meets January 28 at 6:00 pm in the Annex. Children are welcome to come and play while we chat! Any questions, please see Molly.

 

The LOGOS theme January 30 is “Souper Bowl of Caring”.

We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items to donate to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Food Pantry. Please bring items to donate if you are able.

 

Hearts and Hands for Honduras!

Derin Rominger is leaving for Honduras on Saturday, February 2. Donations of non-gummy vitamins, washcloths, ibuprofen, toothbrushes, and large suitcases (preferably with wheels) are needed and appreciated.

 

Annual Meeting of the Congregation is Sunday, February 17 after 10:00 am worship.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, February 18 at 7:00 pm to discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

 

Ÿ The total of the 2¢ Hunger Fund donations for 2018, January – December is: $1,193.18.

Those pennies add up! Thank you for your generosity throughout the year!

 

 

Our Per Capita (member dues) increased for the first time since 2014 by $2.00 each.

Per Capita Apportionment for 2019 is $42.00 per member, distributed as follows:

$29.24 Presbytery of Southeastern IL

    3.81 Synod of Lincoln Trails

    8.95 General Assembly PCUSA

$ 42.00

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our condolences to: Kim and Tom Erdman and family upon the loss of his father.

Please pray for: Steve Hubner, Tom Moore, Janet Collins, Juanita Chaney, Verna Trimby, Milly Kruse, Lucy Browning, Dave Rozanski, Nancy Leming, George Bray, Pat Willis, Loni Green (Rachel Gould’s friend), Bob Bjerke (Pat Willis’ brother-in-law), Beverly Gant, Gladys Workman, Joyce and Randy Williams.

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

Military Personnel: Lee Nenortas, Devon Butler, Zach King, Logan Seevers, Air Force; J. T. Arocha, Jacob Bradshaw, Army; MacKenzie Gould, ROTC National Guard; MacKenzie Faith, ROTC Marines.

 

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for remembering me with a prayer shawl. So very thoughtful of you all, it’s much appreciated!

I cover up with it when I’m missing Dave!

Love, Val Cowgill

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving……..….....$7,835.00

Giving for January 13.................$690.00

December giving…………....$24,653.50

2019 Per Capita is $42.00

 

The next Herald will be published February 6.

 

TED Talk _ (Theology, Education, Discipleship)

Christian Unity Service

I was delightfully surprised regarding how many turned out to worship with their fellow Christians at our church on the evening of January 20. 90 members of local Roman Catholic, Methodist, and Presbyterian congregations (ours) attended. I had to apologize to Gloria Moss; I’d told her that 35 or 40 bulletins would probably be just fine.

Prayer for Christian Unity services began a few decades ago at the urging of the National Council of Churches. It’s my understanding that several of our church cooperated on these services for some years, then they fell by the wayside. Other cooperative ventures still exist; we work on events such as Baccalaureate and the Ice Cream Social together. Different churches from different parts of the theological spectrum are comfortable with working on different events together.

One solid reason for the success of the event this year: Rich Hansen used his dual status as a member of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit and our Choir Director (and honorary Presbyterian!) to muster a choir of around 30 people. Lyn Sly Mallard and Mike Fogarty cooperated in this joint work.

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Spirit and Song

Have you ever hummed along to “Every Time I Feel the Spirit,” joined in the chorus to “Go Down, Moses”, or watched a documentary of a march for freedom that included the song “I Shall Not Be Moved” and felt, well, moved?

In our adult church school class, during the month of February, we’ll be taking a look at the background to some Christian spirituals. While we know most of them as “African-American spirituals”, some have made it into the popular mainstream, and you’ll probably be passably familiar with each of the songs discussed. Come join Cindy Wakeland and the rest of the group at 9:00 am on Sundays in our delightfully refurbished Meeting Room!

See you in worship and in service,

Pastor Mike

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sun., Jan. 27 2¢ Hunger Fund collected/Annex rented

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

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

Confirmation Class......................................... 8:30 am

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

Singles’ Supper Circle/Tuscany’s................. 11:00 am

Monday, January 28 Annex reserved.

Called Session Meeting.................................. 6:00 pm

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

Tuesday, January 29

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

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

Wednesday, January 30

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

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

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

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

Thursday, January 31

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

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

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

Friday, February 1 Annex rented.

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

Saturday, February 2

Men’s Breakfast/Fellowship Hall................... 8:00 am

Sunday, February 3

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

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

Confirmation Class......................................... 8:30 am

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

Tuesday, February 5

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

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

Wednesday, February 6 No LOGOS or Sr. Highs

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

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

Thursday, February 7

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

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

Deacons’ Meeting.......................................... 7:00 pm

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

Friday, February 8 Annex reserved.

J-Walks Lock-In.................................................. TBD

Saturday, February 9 Meeting Room reserved.

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