JUNE 2021


     

         How do you start your day? The beginning of each day pretty much forms the activities, actions, responsibilities and outlook for the day.

Does your day start with problems and worries on your mind? Do you dread dealing with the day’s challenges? Is your attitude negative about the day? OR, do you wake up and thank God for the night’s rest? Do you set your mind to dealing with the day in a positive mood?

          Hopefully you prepare yourself to meet the day with a reminder that God walks with you each day. If problems occur we are encouraged to be the best that we can and let our relationships with others reflect our spiritual strength. Consider the following: WAS IT YOU? Someone started the whole day wrong; someone robbed the day of song; early this morning someone frowned, someone sulked until others scowled and soon harsh words were passed around. WAS IT YOU? Someone started the day a right; someone made it happy and bright; early this morning, we are told, someone smiled and all through the day this smile encouraged young and old. WAS IT YOU?

          The challenges are always there. Change is again happening with the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. Our plan is to open the church in June with a serious reminder of caution and mask wearing. We are grateful for the support of our fellowship here at Spies and for the many others who have supported our ministry. We pray that as we progress and ask the question “Was It You?” that all of us will continue to pray, love, serve, and support Him who gives us our life to love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In His Light,

Pastor M

610-779-2615/610-987-6637



FATHER’S DAY-June 20th

There will be a special Father’s Day tribute. Bring all the dads and grandfathers to church.


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.


OUTDOOR SERVICES

We will continue to have our Sunday services in the grove, weather permitting.


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Our next meeting will be June 12th at 7:30 A.M. All men encouraged to come and share in the food and fellowship


GRADUATE RECOGNITION

Anyone graduating from college or high school are asked to contact Doris Parr,

610-780-9251, or the church office at 610-779-9787 so that they can be recognized during the church service on June 27th. Forms for information are available on the table in the Narthex or on our website.


CONSISTORY MEETING

Our next meeting will be MONDAY,

June 21st @ 7:00 P.M. in the church grove


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES UPDATE

We will begin meeting monthly again on

June 8th @ 11:00 A.M. in the Social Hall to discuss our contribution to the Blueberry Festival.


VBS 2021

Has been cancelled But Camp Noah Day Camp is offered in Oley on August 2-August 6 at the Oley Fair Grounds.

More information in the July Newsletter


OUTDOOR WORSHIP AND

CHURCH PICNIC

Sponsored by the Sunday School

SUNDAY, JULY 18th

Enjoy your Sunday morning in God’s great out-of-doors as we worship together in the pavilion. Just drive your car into the church grove and spend the day in worship, fun and fellowship. There will be a box lunch provided.

and Entertainment by Magician, Ryan Parsons


HELPING HANDS MINISTRY

We have an excellent helping hands ministry program here at Zion’s Spies E.R. Church. The program is supported by various organizations in the church and is available for people with serious needs. If you know of someone in our congregation that has need of financial or

other assistance,

Please contact the Pastor or the church office.


CARD SHOWER LISTS

Card shower lists for members of our congregation 80 yrs. of age and over provided by Evangelism Outreach, are on the table in the

narthex. Help yourself to the lists each month as

we honor these special folks.


NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH


EVANGELISM & OUTREACH

We remind everyone to check your church calendars and plan on your participation at the Blueberry Festival on July 10th and our church family retreat on August 14th. We encourage all of you to set time apart to assist us in making these events successful and meaningful. The Evangelism & Outreach committee encourages your continued support of our outreach ministry to the homeless veterans. We have had much positive feedback from our liaison, Doug Graybill, on the appreciation from these homeless people receiving much needed assistance through our mission and ministry. Next lunches- July 18th


REDNER’S SAVE A TAPE PROGRAM

This program is going well thanks to all who donate your receipts. Please put your receipts in the wooden box on top of the food cupboard in the Narthex or hand to Linda Wilson or

Sue Barnett. Thank you


BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL- JULY 10th

7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Come join us for the day. Flea Market starts at 7 A.M. Food planning is still in progressive. More information in the July Newsletter.

If you would like to offer your services and volunteer for any part of the day call the church office at 610-779-9787


SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

Sunday School is scheduled to reopen on June 6th from 9 AM to 10 AM.

(Scripture tells over and over again that above all else GOD desires us to have knowledge of HIM), the following events are on the calendar

  • July 18, 2021- S.S. sponsored Picnic with

Magician, Ryan Parsons

  • VBS-cancelled
  • September 12, 2021 Bible Sunday

Please read you Sunday Bulletin and monthly Newsletters for details of upcoming events

Thank You, Sunday School Board

See you Sunday Morning


CHURCH TREASURER’S REPORT

MARCH 2021

Congregational Offering Receipts $ 11,803.59

Total Operating Expenses $12,907.28


APRIL 2021

Congregational Offering Receipts $10,781.00

Total Operating Expenses $13,177.09


Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Barnett, Treasurer


STATISTICS

ATTENDANCE

MARCH                                         APRIL

                                                                                                           03/07/21           46                       04/04/21           73

                                                                                                            03/14/21           46                       04/11/21             53

                                                                                                            03/21/21           54                        04/18/21            59

                                                                                                            03/28/21          65                        04/25/21            61


GAINS (0)

LOSSES / TRANSFERRED (0)

DEATHS (0)

MEMBERSHIP

May 31, 2021 - 274

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Barnett, Secretary


BOOK DONATIONS- I plan to sell paperback books. I need children’s and adult fiction. In the fall when we have our annual bazaar, I plan to sell trade books, Audio books , CD’s and hardcover fiction books. So if you have books you no longer want to keep, I would appreciate all you can donate. 

All the money goes to the church’s general fund. Please put the book donations on the stage in the church basement or see me.

Thank you, Linda Wilson


CACTUS

The cactus on the front side wall (stained glass window) are full of buds. In a couple of weeks they will be blooming. Be sure to see this beautiful display of yellow flowers. You won’t be disappointed.


WHY GOD MADE FATHERS

God knew that children all would need

Someone secure and strong

To shelter and protect them

And to teach them right from wrong.

A person to take pride in

Throughout their growing years,

Someone to laugh at childhood jokes

And to comfort childhood tears;

That’s why God made fathers.

God knew all children needed

Someone to be their guide,

To count on and look up to

And in whom they could confide;

He knew as they grew up

They’d need the reassurance of

Someone with faith and trust in them

Who would always give them love;

That’s why God made Fathers.

-Katherine Nelson Davis






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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