The Herald - May 22, 2019

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May 22, 2019

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

www.mtzpresbychurch.net

 

Mt. Zion Community Ice Cream Social is Saturday, June 8 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Proceeds go to help local residents facing catastrophic medical expenses. This year, our recipients are: Janet Collins (Tonya Butler’s mom), and 17-year-old Chris Kirkland. Our church would like to provide 5 or more baskets for the silent auction. They usually have a theme, and the contents cost $20-$40. We need baskets for adults and children. Please wrap the baskets in transparent plastic and have a list of the contents. Baskets need to be at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church by Monday, June 3. Check the bulletin board by the choir room for sign-up sheets to help and to donate pies and cakes (need more pies than cakes). The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be open to receive the baskets and donated pies and cakes on Friday and Saturday morning from 8:00 am to noon or after 3:00 pm.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, June 17 at 7:00 pm to discuss A Soft Place to Land by Susan White. 

 

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

 

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.

 

Family Fun Days are happening this summer! Check the back of the June calendar for info.

 

Presbyterian Women’s Association would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated those unwanted items to our recent rummage sale.

THANK YOU for baking all those goodies for our bake sale. Once again, it was a success bringing in $2,442.00!

 

Someone found a Flashdrive at our Rummage Sale. Is anyone missing it?

 

PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences to: David Hare (Will’s brother) and family upon the loss of his wife, Jenny Hare.

Please pray for: Pat McDonald, Jamie and Kevin, Sheila Jesek-Hale, Linda Johnson (Mike Ryan’s sister), Chad Hale, Mary Hussain (Val Rozanski’s niece), 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.

 

 

GOOD NEWS CORNER

 

Ÿ Congratulations to Jacob Hanes! He graduated from Millikin University and was accepted to SIU Medical School!

Ÿ Congratulations to Logan Seevers on becoming Staff Sergeant and completing Non-commissioned Officers’ Training!

 

 

TED Talk _ (Theology, Education, Discipleship)

Memorial Day weekend is coming. That means barbeque, and sales, and beer, and gatherings with friends. For some it means visits to cemeteries. For many it will mean coming across older gentlemen passing out paper flowers.

Most of us recall that Veterans’ Day is for those who have served, and Memorial Day has to do with those who died in service. What about Memorial Day has anything to do with flowers?

A Canadian doctor and poet named John McCrae was serving in the World War (to end all wars) in 1915. A 1914 Chicago Tribune article described the impact on him of the death of a close friend as a result of a chlorine gas attack. McCrae noticed the growth of poppy flowers near the graves. A portion of the poem he crafted reads thus:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place…

McCrae himself died three years after the attack, from complications associated with it. His poem thrived, however, and after the war, service organizations began selling poppies to support war orphans.

Elsewhere the poem reads:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

For many of us of a certain age, those lines echo words from President Kennedy in his Inaugural Address: The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans….”

So here is my question, to you and to our church: who passed along the torch to you, or to us? For what are we required to keep faith with previous generations?

See you in worship and in service,

Pastor Mike

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday May 26 2¢ Hunger Fund collected.

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

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

Monday May 27 Memorial Day/Offices closed.

Tuesday, May 28

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

Personnel Meeting........................................ 6:00 pm

Session Meeting............................................ 7:00 pm 6:30 pm

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

Thursday, May 30

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

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

Saturday, June 1 Annex rented.

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

Sunday, June 2

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

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

Monday, June 3

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

Tuesday, June 4

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

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

Thursday, June 6

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

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

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

Friday, June 7

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

Saturday, June 8 Annex rented.

Community Ice Cream Social............... 5:30-8:00 pm

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving……..….....$3,134.00

Giving for May 12...................$4,863.00

Giving for May 5.....................$6,829.00

April giving……....……....... $28,586.00

The next Herald will be published June 5.

2019 Per Capita is $42.00

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