The Herald - October 23, 2019

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The Herald

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October 23, 2019

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

www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.

 

Adult Sunday School class has begun their next study. The class studies "Christianity and World Religions" by Adam Hamilton and is led by Rev. Dave Taylor. This course deals with the questions we have of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism and will compare their beliefs with those of Christianity. If you are interested in joining, please sign up so enough books can be ordered.

 

Trunk or Treat is Thursday, October 31 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Annex. Candy donations for this night are being accepted.  It is a great way to reach out to our community and for children to trick or treat on Halloween night in a safe environment. We typically have about 300 kids come through! Bring your treats to the Annex where tables will be set up with some decorations. Please feel free to add your own. You may start arriving at 5:00 pm. It’s tons of fun. See you there!

 

Church Women United 2019 World Community Day. Time is Now! “Resolve to Love”. Friday, November 1 at 1:00 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3465 N. MacArthur Road, Decatur. Contact Darla Weltmer at 877-7008.

 

Those who have died within the past year will be recognized at 10:00 am worship Sunday, November 3 for All Saints’ Sunday. Some of our longest serving Elders will serve Communion, a church tradition for All Saints’ Sunday. Our gratitude and appreciation for their many years of service to:

George Bray 1959 Bill Bishop 1963

Anna Belle Farrell 1967 Jim Kays 1968

Milly Kruse 1968 Janet Stocks 1973

Alice Barr 1975 Dorothy Ensign 1976

Dick Marshall 1976 Pat McDonald 1976

Barb Nelson 1976 Bill Stocks 1976

Jim Beckhart 1978 Gloria Marshall 1979

Ginger Schmidt 1980 Joe Sidwell 1980

Lucy Browning 1981 Bev Coleman 1982

Wilma Myers 1982 Gary Spinner 1982

Mike Cowger 1984 Cecil Barr 1987

Judy Sidwell 1987

 

10th Annual Community Food Drive is Thursday, November 7 from 7:00 am-6:00 pm and sponsored by Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. This drive benefits Northeast Community Fund, a local food pantry, and the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Community Food Pantry. Donated items may be dropped off at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1475 West Main Street, during the food drive hours.

 

Decatur area Church Women United is 80 years old! All women are invited to a luncheon and celebration Saturday, November 9 at the Decatur Conference Center, 4191 West US Route 36, floor 1 from noon–3:00 pm. Doors open at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to Ardena Hunter, 217-412-8924 by Monday, November 4.

 

Book Club meets Monday, November 18 at 7:00 pm to discuss I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg. If you have read this book, read a Thanksgiving book by Janet Evanovich, Margaret Daily, or Sharon Dunn, and you can report on it.

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences to: Brenda Hubner and family upon the loss of her husband, Steve Hubner; the family and friends of Caroline “Kay” Smith; and to Donna and Derin Rominger and family upon the loss of her father, John Volpo.

Please pray for: Doris Daws, Ginger Schmidt, Mary Shelton, Walt Coleman, Jeff Butler (Vicki Hare’s brother), Barb Wall, Bob Loudenback, Ron Belcher (Sharon Spinner’s brother), Mary Lee and Don Graham, Bill Moss, Keith Flesner, Sue Wilson, Janet Collins, Nick Ellis (Helen Jones’ great-grandson), Bev Wall, MacKenzie Faith, Beverly Gant, Brandi French (Beth Stewart’s friend), Karen and Tim Roberts (Sally Dennis’ friends), Lory Anne Griffy (Sally Dennis’ cousin), Mary Ann Platt, Gladys Workman, Joyce and Randy Williams.

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

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.

 

A BIG Thanks to all who donated, contributed crafts, baked goods, and or hours of work cooking and serving soup or working the bazaar. It was a very successful fundraiser and fellowship time for our church. A special thanks to Mark Scranton who donated the delicious chili. It is always a big hit. Thanks also to the Pyatts, some of our newest church members, who donated money from a purchase of a Christmas family photo opportunity. The unofficial total for the fundraiser is: Bazaar/ Bake Sale -$1,576.70; Soup Supper-$1,025.00. Unofficial total: $2,601.70.

 

The next Herald will be published November 6.

Our New Members

 

Judy and Bill Beard

 

 

Bob Crubaugh

 

 

Brenda Niederbrach

 

 

Jeff and Lizz Pyatt

 

 

Charlene Weedman

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, October 27 2¢ Hunger Fund collected.

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

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

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

Personnel Committee Meeting...................... 9:00 am

Tuesday, October 29

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

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

Wednesday, October 30 No LOGOS or Sr Highs.

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

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

Thursday, October 31 Annex reserved.

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

Trunk or Treat/Annex............................ 5:30-7:00 pm

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

Friday, November 1 All Saints’ Day

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

Saturday, November 2 Annex rented.

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

Sunday, November 3 All Saints’/Thank Sunday

Daylight Saving time ends.

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

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

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

Monday, November 4

PW Executive Board Meeting...................... 6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 5

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

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

Wednesday, November 6

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 7

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

Baton Twirling/Annex................................... 2:30 pm

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

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

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving.....................$4,400.00

Giving for October 13................$5,969.00

September giving…….....….....$24,286.00

2019 Per Capita is $42.00

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

Ÿ Thank you to the Farrells for having us out to their farm for our Fall Family Gathering!  We had a great evening of fun and fellowship together with our church family of 55-60 people. Thank you for all who were able to come and share in that time together!