HILLARI IS ON VACATION JULY 15-20 SO THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.
THE PRAYER TENT has been serving our community every Saturday for a little over two years. We have many exciting experiences to share and want to encourage others to join us. A lunch meeting is scheduled for Saturday July 14 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall for all those interested in learning more about our Prayer Tent outreach.
CAROLYN PERKINS will be leading some special choir songs on Sunday July 22 at the 8:15 am service. The pieces will be easy to learn, and all are welcome to come and sing with us. Join us for practice Saturday 7/21 at 10:00 am for practice or come early on Sunday morning. For more info please contact Maggie.
RENTON RIVER DAYS Friday, July 27th, 11am – 8pm; Saturday, July 28th, 11am – 8pm; Sunday, July 29th, 11am – 6pm; Liberty Park -Free to attend
Visit the Vision House booth at Renton River Days! Have fun at our photo booth, complete with whimsical props. Every hour we’ll draw a winner for a gift card from the fabulous and locally owned Bellden Café. Cool off with a fan you decorate with your kids and grandkids and show your support for homeless families!
WE ARE IN NEED OF MORE VBS VOLUNTEERS! We need set designers, actors, crew leaders and assistant crew leaders, station leaders, and a preschool director. Please see Suzy if you can help, even for just a day or two. We can accommodate any schedule, interest or skill level. Even if you have never helped before, give it a try. We will train you, and I promise none of the jobs are very hard. If the idea of working with lots of kids make you a little bit nervous, don’t worry, we even have jobs that don’t work directly with the children.
AT THE LAST VOTERS MEETING it was decided to have a fund raiser to raise money to put a new roof on the sanctuary. The present roof is failing, and it would be helpful have a new roof before next winter’s rainy season. The cost will be around $50,000. There is already $5,000 set aside in designated funds and there is a promise of $10,000 in matching funds if we can raise an equal amount. We need everyone’s help if we are to make this happen this year. Watch the thermometer in the narthex.
WATERING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR GARDENS To keep our plants growing including our new locust tree by Benson, they will need to be watered during our warm and dry season. Training is provided. Time commitment is 3 hours per week. Please consider helping beatify our landscape during this dry period. - Ralph Linderman.
AROMA NEUTRAL/SCENT FREE: This is one of the comments from one of our members regarding fragrances and scents, “Pastor, when I smell certain things, my nasal and bronchial passages constrict and I have to leave. If it gets bad, I have to use an emergency inhaler or maybe even go to the emergency room.” Thank you for being considerate of the needs of others and working towards a more aroma neutral/scent free worship environment.
Amos 7:8 – “And the LORD said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass by them.” One of the sins for which the Lord condemned the people through Amos was a disregard for the call of kindness, charity, and generosity toward the weak and lowly. We can see here how seriously the Lord sees this! And that’s no surprise when we consider how God’s activity toward us is built on kindness, charity, and generosity. To act otherwise is to act against the Lord’s own nature.
Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Sail Away Sendoff that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.