The Herald - April 14, 2021

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Book Club meets on Monday, April 19 at 7:00 pm.

 

We will be Celebrating Our Graduates from 8th grade, high school, and college on Sunday, May 2 at the 10:00 am worship service. More details will come soon, but before then, we need to know if you have a college graduate. If so, please contact Molly.

 

Blanket Sunday is May 2.  Thousands of CWS Blankets have been distributed in the U.S.  Each blanket costs $10.00. 

  In honor of Donald and Mary Graham, you are invited to a “friends only” pre-estate sale on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 from 1:00-5:00 pm at 2336 South Windsor Road, Decatur.  No appointment required, but please wear a mask.  Most small items are $1.00 each.  Offers will be taken on available larger items in every room of the house, plus the garage.  If you wish to pay more than $1.00 for small items, Mary suggested that you can donate money to Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in her and Don’s name.  Bring boxes, laundry baskets, or totes with you.

 

For those who would like to send mail to Brennan Butler, his New Address is:   

Butler, Brennan USAF Michael

230 Chevalier Field Avenue

Pensacola, FL 32508

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving..........................$5,067.50

Giving for April 4……...................$8,360.00

March giving.................................$20,386.90

Amount needed to meet budget....$26,142.67

2021 Per Capita is $42.00

 

The next Herald will be published on April 28.

  • Newsletter – 12:00 noon on Monday
  • Bulletin – 12:00 noon on Tuesday
  • Committee Minutes and Session Reports –  12:00 noon on 3rd Tuesday of the month

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Please pray for:  Jim Gardiner, Ed Kater, Gary Spinner, Luan Loudenback, Connie Jenkins, Katy Moore, Keith Flesner, Sally Dennis, Sue Wilson, Sheila Jesek-Hale, Kathy Rauch (Sally Dennis’ cousin), Sharon Grutzmacher (Dave Rozanski’s sister), Ralph Senteney (Sue Wilson’s friend), Declan Nashland, Mt. Zion School District, Ron Belcher, Beverly Gant, Alice Bray, Joyce and Randy Williams.

At Nursing/Retirement Homes:  Marianne Milnor, Mary Lee Graham, Don Graham, Pat Willis, Wilma Myers, Donna Manuell, Betty McKee, Erma Sutton, Anna Belle Farrell, Carol Moore, Chad Hale, Helen Trolia, Pat McDonald, Joan McHood, Helen Jones,

Cecil Barr.

Military Personnel:  Brennan Butler, Devon Butler, Lee Nenortas, Logan Seevers, Air Force; MacKenzie Peery, ROTC National Guard; Jacob Bradshaw, Army.

Mike’s Musings

     We’re heading into the weeks after Easter, and in terms of scripture, that means the stories of the early church.  This week, for instance, in Luke 24, we get one of the earliest stories of the early church—the walk to Emmaus, in which 2 of Jesus’ followers meet the risen Lord.  One of the earliest stories of the church organizing itself comes from Acts 6, in which the Apostles recruit seven people to help distribute food to the widows in need in the community.  It’s the beginning of the office of Deacon.  People with specific gifts of compassion were recruited to help make sure those in need got fed.

     What are your specific gifts?  Maybe you’ve volunteered at Good Samaritan Inn and have always been drawn to that sort of work.  Maybe at work you frequently evaluate the performance of others, and find caring for co-workers to be rewarding.  Maybe you’ve always had some ideas about worship but never had the opportunity to share those thoughts.

     Presbyterians break our work down into specific committees, and we need you.  Share your specific passion and interest!  Our Session Committees include Christian Nurture, Finance, Maintenance, Missions, Outreach, Personnel, and Worship.  We also are looking for a new Treasurer, so that our current Elder filling that position can transfer to a new area of interest.  Are you feeling a “tap on the shoulder” to get more involved?  Please make your interest known!  Your family of faith needs you.

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     “What is Per Capita?” I was asked the other day.  This longtime member had seen the statement “2021 Per Capita is $42.00” many times, but didn’t know what it covered.  We’ll be talking more about that in the days to come, but to start:  Per Capita is a fundamental way all of the nearly 10,000 Presbyterian congregations connect, participate, and share in the work of the wider church.  Per capita is the main source of funding for the General Assembly, and is how Presbyterians share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future.  More about how this works to come!

     See you in worship and in service—

     Pastor Mike

All events are subject to change!

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, April 18       Online worship still available.

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

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

Monday, April 19           

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

Tuesday, April 20             Session Reports due.

Line Dancing/Fellowship Hall...................... 1:00 pm

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

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

Wednesday, April 21

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

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

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

Thursday, April 22

Girl Scout Troop 3623/Room #103............... 5:15 pm

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

Friday, April 23              Church Offices closed.

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

Sunday, April 25      2¢ Hunger Fund collected.

Online worship still available.

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

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

Tuesday, April 27

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 28

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

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

Thursday, April 29           

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

Friday, April 30           Church Offices closed.

Saturday, May 1

Men’s Breakfast............................................ 8:00 am