The Herald - July 17, 2019

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The Herald

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July 17, 2019

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

www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

 

New Church Shirts will be on display to try on and order after both Worship Services on Sunday, July 21 in the Fellowship Hall. There are assorted sizes. They are a red Polo, but not as thick as the prior red ones. Small to XL sizes are $22.00; 2XL to 4XL are $27.00. Order and pay by check made payable to Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. Deadline to order and pay is Sunday, July 28.

 

Volunteers Needed for Habitat for Humanity Work Day (salesclerks, cleaning, unloading, stocking items donated, and home construction site), on Friday, July 19 at 10:00 am. We meet at the Decatur ReStore located at 932 East Wood Street. For more information contact Mark Milnor at 217-358-2691 or go to www.habitat.org .

 

Women’s Breakfast meets Saturday, July 20, at 9:00 am at Cracker Barrel in Decatur.  Let’s have at least as many participants as the Men have!

 

Faith, Food, and Fellowship, F3, is an evening of faith formation for ALL ages!  We will start with sharing a meal together (food will be provided), followed by a Bible study for adults, Bible Study and Activities for kids, and close the evening together with song and prayer. The evening is from 6:00-7:30 pm and starts in the Fellowship Hall. We will have F3 on July 24, July 31, and August 7. Any questions, see Molly.

 

Worship in the Annex is Sunday, August 4 at 10:00 am. A potluck will follow. Our Outreach Committee will be providing fried chicken, meats, drinks, and table service. Please bring a dish to share.

 

The next Herald will be published July 31.

 

Jane Fiesler is graciously offering Personal Yoga Classes for the month of August. Each class will be at the church and will cost $5.00 per lesson, proceeds will go towards a mission.

Please sign up on the bulletin board outside of the Sanctuary by July 28. You will be asked to give your name and contact info, so that Jane can contact you to arrange the time of the lesson(s). Jane is able to modify yoga based on your ability, so she will be asking you some questions about that. Groups of 2 or 3 are okay to sign up together as well.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 pm to discuss All We Ever Wanted by Janelle Brown.

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences: to the family and friends of Lawrence Taylor (Lainey’s dad).

Please pray for: Mary Shelton, Lainey Taylor (LOGOS youth), Sheila Jesek-Hale, Mary Lee Graham, Gene Nenortas, Susan Barcalow, Pat Willis, Beverly Gant, Steve Hubner, Sharman Bastl, Linda Carter (Dorothy Ensign’s daughter), Joanna Matlock (Bill Valentine’s daughter), Karen and Tim Roberts (Sally Dennis’ friends), Lory Anne Griffy (Sally Dennis’ cousin), Jackson Scharf, Linda Johnson (Mike Ryan’s sister), Mary Ann Platt, Loni Green (Rachel Gould’s friend), Gladys Workman, Joyce and Randy Williams.

At Nursing/Retirement Homes: 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.

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.

 

Are you tired, overwhelmed, and over committed? That seems to be the case for so many of us today. That is why I have felt so strongly that we have needed to do something different this summer. Our church and community needs a time to come and just "be" and dwell in the Word while being surrounded by our church family. That is what has prompted offering Faith, Food, and Fellowship.

I saw that it was time for our church and people of all ages to be able to come together, share a meal, read scripture, sing, and pray. My hope is that this will be a time for spiritual renewal before the busy year begins again, while still being a time of growing in our faith and learning for children, youth and adults.

We will also have a mission project that we will be working towards during this time. We will be accepting donations to gather items for those who are leaving Dove's Domestic Shelter, a shelter for abused women and their children, and starting completely over at a new home with nothing but their clothes. Some items that could be donated for this could be: new bedding sets/pillows/etc. (twin size), bathroom essentials including towels, kitchen essentials including silverware, plates, bowls, pots/pans/etc., Walmart gift cards, or a small token house warming gift to commemorate the achievement.

We will be collecting these at any of our Faith, Food, and Fellowship nights on July 24, July 31, and August 7 from 6:00-7:30 pm. We will also be having a different worship style on August 4, which will be in the Annex for 10:00 am and a potluck to follow. Our Outreach Committee will be providing fried chicken, meats, drinks, and table service. Again, all of this should be a time for spiritual refreshment!

I look forward to growing in our faith and love of Jesus Christ with each and every one of you.

Molly

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday July 21 Annex reserved.

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

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

Crafts for Bazaar/Annex....................... 1:30-4:00 pm

Monday, July 22 Annex reserved.

Crafts for Bazaar/Annex....................... 3:00-5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 No Session Meeting.

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

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

Wednesday, July 24 Annex & Church reserved.

Faith, Food & Fellowship/Fellowship Hall.... 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 25

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

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

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

Friday, July 26

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

Sunday, July 28 Annex rented/2¢ Hunger Fund

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

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

Tuesday, July 30

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

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

Wednesday, July 31 Annex & Church reserved.

Faith, Food & Fellowship/Fellowship Hall.... 6:00 pm

Thursday, August 1

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

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

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

Friday, August 2

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

Saturday, August 3

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

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving......................$3,171.00

Giving for July 7.........................$7,174.00

June giving……....…......…......$23,734.00

2019 Per Capita is $42.00