The Herald - September 25, 2019

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September 25, 2019

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

www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

 

Please join representatives of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois this Sunday afternoon, September 29, at 3:00 pm, for a worship service celebrating the ministry of Mount Zion Presbyterian Church and the installation of the Reverend Michel Wakeland as Pastor.

Ice cream bar reception to follow!

 

 

End of Life Planning Series is being offered at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The schedule is:

Thursday, October 3: Trusts, Wills, and Wealth Protection; David Edwards, Elder Attorney

Tuesday, October 15: Communicating your Wishes; Pastor Mike Wakeland and Panel

 

World Communion Sunday is October 6.

 

Peacemaking Offering is collected on October 6. This offering unites Presbyterians who are working actively for peacemaking efforts around the globe.

 

 A Flu Shot Clinic is on Sunday, October 13 in the Fellowship Hall after 10:00 am service.

There are 2 types of shots for people 18 and over.

The low dose is $40 without Medicare or insurance; the high dose is $65 with no insurance. Medicare covers the cost, however, if you have private insurance, call Melissa at 423-6988 extension 1316 to see if your insurance will cover the high dose injection. We will have vaccine for children.

 

Annual Fall Family Gathering at the Farrell Farm is Sunday, October 20 from 3:30-6:30 pm. This year there is a new hayride wagon with seats that the Farrells have reserved for our use. The wagon ride will depart at 4:00 pm. Food and drinks will be provided, we just ask that you bring a lawn chair and a roasting fork if you have one. Directions to the farm will be available closer to the date. Any questions, please see Molly.

 

Book Club meets Monday, October 21 at 7:00 pm to discuss When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin.

 

Presbyterian Women are having a Bazaar and Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 19. The Bake Sale and Bazaar is from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. We are serving home-made cinnamon rolls, coffee, and milk during the Bake Sale and Bazaar. A Soup Supper will be served from 4:00 until 7:00 pm. It includes chili, beef vegetable, and potato soups. Condiments, crackers, corn bread, desserts, and drinks will be served with the meal. We are asking for monetary donations for the purchase of food and supplies. Donations can be given to office staff or placed in offering plates earmarked for Harvest Festival. Tickets are by donation!! Seating for the Soup Supper will be any time between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Come, buy baked or bazaar items, and enjoy good food during the Soup Supper.

 

There will be no Women’s Breakfast in October, due to our Soup Supper and Bazaar that day.

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Please pray for: Steve Hubner, Keith Flesner, Bob Loudenback, Ron Belcher (Sharon Spinner’s brother), Mary Lee and Don Graham, Sue Wilson, Janet Collins, Mary Shelton, Barb Wall, Bev Wall, Nick Ellis (Helen Jones’ great-grandson), MacKenzie Faith, Beth Stewart, Brandi French (Beth Stewart’s friend), Beverly Gant, 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.

 

Body and Soul; Laugh For Your Health

By Gloria Marshall, Parish Visitor

 

Did you know that being in a positive mood can actually make you healthier? So start smiling and reap the benefits says Lisa Collier Cool in an article from Ladies Home Journal.

She goes on to say that Laughter is good for the soul. Have a chuckle and your arteries will thank you.

A study at the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore, showed that smiling and laughter makes the blood vessels work more efficiently. After watching a violent scene from the movie, “Saving Private Ryan”, and a hilarious sequence from “Kingpin”, a comedy, a measurement of the artery in the arm was taken, and after watching scenes from Private Ryan, the vessels constricted by 35%. The comedy increased blood flow by 22%, an improvement similar to results of aerobic exercise.

Researchers aren’t sure why laughter has such a positive effect, but they speculate that it is the movement of the diaphragm as we chuckle or the release of the feel-good chemicals in our body such as endorphins.

We have known for a long time that happiness, joy, and laughter boosts the immune system as well.

So start smiling, laughing and finding pleasure in your lives. It will help you stay healthier. Those around you will also benefit from those positive vibes.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving......................$3,744.00

Giving for September 15.............$2,990.00

August giving…….........….......$22,344.00

2019 Per Capita is $42.00

 

The next Herald will be published October 9.

 

Come help celebrate Gloria Moss turning 60 on Saturday, October 5 from 1:00-4:00 pm at 3614 Harryland Road.  We will be serving food and drinks, so just bring yourself and a lawn chair. No gifts please.

 

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR  

Sunday, September 29 2¢ Hunger Fund collected.

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

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

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

Pastor Mike’s Installation/Sanctuary.................... 3:00 pm

Monday, September 30

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

Tuesday, October 1

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 2

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

Sr. High............................................................ 4:30 pm

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

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

Thursday, October 3

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

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

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

End of Life Planning/Fellowship Hall................... 7:00 pm

AA/Room #103.................................................. 8:00 pm

Friday, October 4

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

Saturday, October 5

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

Sunday, October 6

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

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

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

Monday, October 7

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

Tuesday, October 8

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

Worship Committee Meeting............................... 3:30 pm

CN, Finance, Missions, Outreach Meetings........... 6:30 pm

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

Wednesday, October 9

Care Team Meeting.......................................... 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 10

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 12 Annex rented.