The Herald - June 19, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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

www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

 

Volunteers Needed for Habitat for Humanity Work Day (salesclerks, cleaning, unloading, stocking items donated, and home construction site), on Friday, June 21 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 .

 

Attention Crafters and Want-to-Be Crafters: There will be a meeting Sunday, June 23, at 1:30 pm in the Annex to start making crafts for the fall bazaar. Bring your ideas, come and see other ideas. Everyone welcome!

 

Family Fun Day will be Monday, June 24 at Knights Action Park in Springfield. We will meet at the church at 9:00 am and carpool. Every Monday is Mom’s Monday at Knights Action Park! When accompanied by a child paying full price, Mom receives FREE admission to the water park!

Regular Water Park Pass: Adult-$29.95, Child-$22.95 (under 48"), 2 and under-free, Seniors-$22.95. Any questions, contact Molly.

 

Barb Wall is offering a class to learn how to make her famous White Chocolate Raspberry Cake on Monday, July 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Annex. The cost is $5 per person. Barb will teach you how to make it and put it together, and you will get a copy of the recipe she uses.

Please sign up by July 1, sheet located on our bulletin board in the hallway. Molly can help answer your questions.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm to discuss The Forgiven by Terri Roberts.

 

Faith, Food, and Fellowship will be on July 24, July 31, and August 7. This is an evening of Faith Formation for ALL ages! The evening will be from 6:00-7:30 pm and will include a meal, Bible Study for adults, Bible Study and Activities for kids, and then close with song and prayer. Any questions, see Molly.

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Please pray for: Sharman and Bill Bastl, Karen and Tim Roberts (Sally Dennis’ friends), Lory Anne Griffy (Sally Dennis’ cousin), Lyndsey Marshall (Loudenbacks’ great-granddaughter), Ethan Winick, Jackson Scharf, Pat McDonald, Sheila Jesek-Hale, Linda Johnson (Mike Ryan’s sister), Chad Hale, Mary Ann Platt, Bob Gotts, Sr., Milly Kruse, Loni Green (Rachel Gould’s friend), Gladys Workman, Joyce and Randy Williams.

At Nursing/Retirement Homes: Pat Willis, Carol and Bill Moore, Helen Trolia, Joanne Freeland, 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.

 

Parish Visitor: Body and Soul

One of the things that I love about this job is to journey through difficult times with some of you.

This church is a loving, giving church who responds with love and compassion to anyone who is going through a rough patch in their life. All I have to do is make a need known, and I have someone who steps up and is willing to help. It is always amazing to me how you all respond in a loving and giving spirit.

As an example, a young woman was receiving chemotherapy and felt sick for several days after her treatment. After a few phone calls requesting food each evening for a week, delicious meals were delivered each day. Care team meals and other special meals were also delivered on a regular basis through-out her treatment.

Another person moved into an apartment with sparse furniture, and no money to buy a lamp to light her small apartment in the evenings or purchase a table to eat off of or to do needed paperwork and bill paying. After making this information known through the Parish Visitor Committee and the Women’s Association, we have been able to acquire lamps, tables, a TV stand, a rocker recliner, and other items which made her life more comfortable and pleasing. Furniture was given to her as a result of the death of a family member who has some furniture to dispense of, someone who moved to assisted living and needed to downsize, and several who had pieces of furniture that they no longer wanted.

There is also a supply of frozen food in the church kitchen freezer that I can take to families and individuals when extra physical and emotional assistance is needed. This is in addition to the Care Team who provides 12 to 25 meals each month to homebound who appreciate a visit and a meal each month, to people who have been in the hospital and could use a little assistance with a meal, or to a family who has delivered a new baby. Many items given for care team meals are donated from congregation members who are willing to respond to calls for food.

This giving continues when calling for donations for funeral dinners, where the response is always positive when calling for dishes to serve during the fellowship meal after the funeral.

Thank you, and I applaud each of you for your sense of caring about the needs of others in this church and in the community in such loving ways.

Gloria Marshall, Parish Visitor

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, June 23 Annex reserved.

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

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

Monday, June 24

Family Fun Day/Knights Action Park........... 9:00 am

Tuesday, June 25 No Session Meeting

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

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

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

Thursday, June 27

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

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

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

Friday, June 28

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

Saturday June 29 Annex rented.

Sunday June 30 2¢ Hunger Fund collected.

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

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

Tuesday, July 2

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

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

Wednesday, July 3 Blue Ribbon Night

Thursday, July 4 Independence Day

Church Offices closed./No Deacons’ Meeting

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

Friday, July 5

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

Saturday, July 6

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

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving........................$3,854.00

Giving for June 9..........................$5,069.00

May giving……....…......…....... $20,027.00

2019 Per Capita is $42.00

 

The next Herald will be published July 3.

 

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