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"People to Thank"
With this little "lull" between our church's anniversary celebration and our Easter celebration, we have some people to thank for recent ministry.
Our 80th Anniversary. What a great weekend! My thanks to the planning team: Francis Nettle, Billie Scurlock, Donna Parker, Norvell and Iris King, Al and Bonnie Shaffer, and Jack Morgan. A special thanks to Billie from that team, who was the MC for the Saturday night reunion. Also, let's hear it for all those who brought covered dishes on Saturday night, and all those who cooked our breakfast on Sunday morning! I better not get started listing off those names, because I'm sure to leave some worthy name off the list, but a special "shout out" to Dee Simpson and Kathy Keller for coordinating Sunday's brunch. And Gene Chappell and Jim Siegel did an amazing job combining the musical styles of the "Bold" service and the "Smooth" service into one hour of celebration. After a year of being in two morning services, it was great to see everyone under one roof, wasn't it?
Breadbreakers. Our church's "dinner clubs" continue to meet, and I want to hear about your experiences! My Breadbreakers group chose "Saint Patty's Day" as the night of our second meeting. We all wore green, which was also the popular color of our food items! My thanks to Amy Goodwin and her team (Melinda Johnson, Lisa Livingston, Marina Rusch, and Terry O'Daniel) for organizing this fun ministry!
Lifebox. Under Bill and Susie Miller's leadership, our church mailed 107 Lifeboxes to our overseas military personnel. What a great expression of support for our troops!
Pictorial Directory. Be sure to thank Jim Siegel and his team who worked to provide us our new directory. Assisting him: Elishea Smith, Dee Simpson, Karen Siegel, Joyce Milner, Karen Raulie, Melanie Clonts, and Jami Dismukes. This new directory is a "power tool" to help everyone build friendships, recruit for ministry teams, and pray for each other.
I have the awesome privilege of leading an awesome church in serving an awesome God! If you haven't found your part to play in this congregation, talk with me or one of the associate ministers (Gene, Jim, BJ, or Herb) about finding your place of service! This Sunday, April 1, we continue our study in the Gospel of Matthew. Join us at the "Bold Blend" service at 9:30am or the "Smooth Blend" service at 10:45am.
Easter Sunday, April 8. Bring someone with you at 9:30am or 10:45am. At 9:30am "Bold Blend" service, let the praise band lead you and your friend to discover the power of praise. Or come to the 10:45am "Smooth Blend" service to hear, The Story—made up of familiar hymns, narration, solos and congregational singing. The message will be the same in both services: "How to Hope Again."
Extreme Makeover: Changed By Christ's Toughest Words. Spread the word about our new sermon series through the rest of Matthew 5. We begin April 15, the Sunday after Easter.
NEW! The Special Speakers Seminar. On April 15, 5:30pm, come to our first Special Speakers Seminar. Our first speaker will be Ryan Rush, offering life management advice. Learn more in Herb's article.
Second-Half Ministries Work Day. Saturday, April 14, 2nd Half Ministries will be taking a group to the Down Home Farm for a work day. Learn more in Gene's article.
Senior Adult Retreat in Palacios will be April 30-May 2. Learn more in Gene's article.
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