AUGUST    2019

            As a youngster I well remember I had my share of scrapes and bumps. It was my mother’s practice to use either iodine or methylate to disinfect the wounds. It stung sharply when applied but my mother assured me that the sting was evidence that the product was working. As I endured the stinging sensation, I pictured the germs struggling for their last hope and dying shortly thereafter. My mother assured me that she knew what she was doing and even though it stung, it was for my own good.

          Today, I recall this and know that there are times when a timely rebuke can be good. The message may sting but it is delivered for our own good. When someone points out our faults, it hurts, but the Bible in Proverbs 15:30, teaches us that if we heed and listen to reproof we are showing wisdom.

           We would do well when a friend who loves us tells us something unpleasant, to listen and learn and grow and be grateful for pointing out our short comings. When we are giving someone constructive criticism let us remember to remove as much of the sting as possible and assure them that of our love and confidence in them is what causes us to share.

In His Light,

Pastor M

610-987-6637


Pastor Marisseau will be away

July 29th - August 5th

Please contact the church office 610-779-9787 or Sue Barnett 610-921-2286 if you have an emergency.

Max Muller will share the morning message Aug. 4th


OUTDOOR SERVICE – August 18th

The Gideons will share the morning message


BREAKFAST CLUB

August 14th, @ 8 A.M. @ Temple Family Rest.

August 27th, @ 8 A.M. @ Breakfast Hut


NEWLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH. This Month August 18th.


AUGUST 17th RETREAT

I hope you’ve kept August 17th free to join us in our outdoor retreat. The day runs from 9am-2pm. DVD: “THE ENCOUNTER”

Lunch will be served at noon. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church or call the church office at 610-779-9787, if you plan to join us for lunch so that we can plan appropriately.


MEN’S MINISTRIES

As always, Zion’s (Spies) Men’s Fellowship invites all men of the congregation to participate in our meetings and activities.

Next Meeting-8:00 A.M. - August 10th


2019 ALTAR FLOWER / BULLETIN

Sponsors are needed for August 11th


SHARE YOUR MUSICAL TALENTS

Anyone who would like to share their musical talents with the congregation over the summer months please see or call Jeff Griffin

610-217-7624.


CHOIR PICNIC –Thursday August 22nd,

6:00 P.M.

We invite and encourage all persons in the choir and special music participants to come and share with us in the church social hall.

Please bring a covered dish


CHOIR PRACTICE

Notice to anyone wanting to be part of the Senior Choir: First choir practice will be Thursday, September 5th, at 7:00 PM


WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDIES

Bible Studies will be continuing throughout the summer months. We trust you will want to come out and share with the group. Studies will be led by various individuals and the Pastor.

Next Bible Study, August 7th

2019 Kick-off September 5 @6 P.M.


NURSERY

The nursery is available for infant thru kindergarten age children. Parents of the children are asked to take turns supervising the nursery.


OLEY FAIR

On Thursday, September 19th help is needed at the Oley Fair food stand. There will be 2 working shifts 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 1p.m. to 4p.m. A sign-up sheet will be on the table in the Narthex. Deadline for sign-up is September 8nd.

Any questions call – Sue Barnett 610-779-9787 or 610-921-2286


DINNER AT STOLTZFUS’S

Once again this year, a group of us are having dinner-family style with all the trimmings, including desserts-on Saturday, October 5th at 4:00pm at Levi & Lydia’s in the Morgantown area. Cost: $15 per person

We need payment in advance. If you find you are unable to attend, money can be refunded up to 3 days before the event.

If interested, or for directions call John or Eleanor Noll 610-929-5228


BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

Thanks to all who spent time on July 13th at the Blueberry Festival. If you had a flea market stand or bought things there, if you baked goodies for the baked sale table or ate them, if you cooked or ate breakfast, or if you helped prepare food or ate food, I am sure you had a good time. We served 195 breakfast, 25 hotdogs and 37 burgers, and 50 sundaes and shakes. We made a profit of $1,850.31 for the church. Thanks again to all who donated goods, provided music, cooked, baked, cleaned up, planned, or “just ate”.


MEET AND GREET

(Sunday Morning Fellowship)

Feel free to join in for conversation, goodies and coffee, etc. every Sunday Morning in the Social Hall starting at 7:45 A.M. Christian Education classes are available for every age from 9-10 A.M. should you care to sit in for these or stay and fellowship with church families and friends.

Contributions of baked goods are always welcome. Contact Judy Marisseau 610-987-6637 with any baked goods contributions.

HELP OUR HOMELESS VETERANS – Looking for men’s jeans, sneakers, socks, sweaters, blankets, and sleeping bags. Drop off in the Narthex or see Judy Marisseau. Check out the information on the table in the Narthex about the mission. Envelopes available on the

table if you would like to make a monetary donation.


SUNDAY SCHOOL

September 1st – Bible Sunday


EVANGELISM & OUTREACH

Our mission to help the homeless Vets and others is very successful, but the need continues, we will be making 30 lunches again on

September 15th to be distributed to the homeless vets. We will be looking for small bags of chips, pretzels, tastycakes, fresh fruit, small plastic containers of fruit or applesauce, (ones that don’t need a can opener). There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex..

Next meeting- August 5th at 7:00 P.M.


2020 CALENDARS

Extras please give to Linda Wilson


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES UPDATE

             We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated baked goods for the Blueberry Festival. The great thing is that almost everything was sold….and we had fun too! We raise $537.75 for the church.

             The next activity on our agenda, is the Church Retreat August 17th . This day is an opportunity for a combination of learning and relaxation, as well as fellowship for all. Lunch is provided. We hope to see you all there!

            As always, we welcome all women of the church family to attend our meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 A.M.

            Next meeting August 13, 2019
            It’s our goal to always keep God at the center of our “busyness”.

STATISTICS

ATTENDANCE

MAY                                                           JUNE

5                   81                                             2                      81

12                 95                                             9                    103

19                101                                           16                     97

26                82                                           23                      76

30               94

MEMBERSHIP

July 31, 2019 286

GAINS (1)

Ronnie Ludwig

LOSSES / TRANSFERRED (0)

DEATHS (2)

Paul Ettel, Harry Leitheiser

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Barnett, Secretary


CHURCH TREASURER’S REPORT

MAY 2019

Congregational Offering Receipts $ 9,753.19

Total Operating Expenses $ 9,038.91

JUNE 2019

Congregational Offering Receipts $11,974.04

Total Operating Expenses $10,704.18

Respectfully Submitted, Susan Barnett


FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

IN THE GROVE WITH DOUG & LIZ GRAYBILL

August 24, 2019

10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Flags may be brought Aug. 24th and be presented In Memory or In Honor of someone or placed in the bin located in the Narthex.

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be supplied, please bring a covered dish and enjoy some food and fellowship.

This is a community event invite friends and neighbors!!!


TELEPHONE NUMBER

Due to constant telephone issues at Pastor Marisseau’s landline #610-779-2615, this will no longer be available. Please call either the church number 610-779-9787 or 610-987-6637 to contact Pastor Marisseau.

Thank you.


THANK YOU to all who donated books/ miscellaneous items to Linda Wilson for the Blueberry Festival book stand.

Puzzles-$11.00, Religious Books-$38.00,

Books-$38.50, and Youth stand $14.75

for a total of $102.25raised for the church.


JUST A REMINDER! Please remember to notify the church office regarding anyone in the hospital or of any transfers from hospitals to home or to any other facility. It becomes difficult sometimes to keep up with everyone’s moves which results in extra traveling.

Thanks so much.


NEWLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH. This Month August 18th.


CARD SHOWER LISTS

Card shower lists for members of our congregation 80 yrs. of age and over provided by Evangelism Outreach, are on the side table in the narthex. Help yourself to the lists each month as we honor these special folks.

SPIES E.R. DARTS is starting soon. If interested call Kenny Manwiller at 610-944-0729



THE SECRET OF LIVING

The Secret of living is learning to pray

It’s asking our Father for strength for the day!

It’s trusting completely that His boundless grace

Will overcome care and each problem we face!

It’s walking by faith every mile that we plod,

And knowing our prayers bring us closer to God!


A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!" My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor." Pastor questioned, "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?" 
 He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."



MONTHLY PRAYER LIST

 Monthly prayer lists are located on the side table in the Narthex. If you have requests for the list, you can fill out a prayer request form which will be on the table in the Narthex and give the information to Jessica Houck 610-823-0183.If you have any questions about this list or our  prayer chain you can see Jessica Houck or Bob Hallman. New lists will be available the Sunday following our monthly prayer meetings.

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