CHANGE SUNDAY NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
The August Change Sunday offering to benefit our Building Fund will be collected by the children next Sunday morning during the “Pastor’s Time with the Children”
CAN YOU HELP OUT WITH ANY OF THE SEVERAL SMALL, EXTERIOR PAINTING JOBS THAT NEED TO BE DONE AT THE MINISTRY CENTER?
A few require a ladder, but most can be done from the ground. If you can help out, please see Alan Easton firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 831-0246 or Rev. Dan email@example.com Phone: 547-3626
SIGN UP TODAY FOR A TRIP TO A FISHER CATS BALLGAME ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26.
With a group of 20 we get a discounted rate of $9 per person so get out there and invite family and friends. Along with that we will get a pregame tour of the ballpark and if there is someone that would like to do so they can throw out one of our “ceremonial” first pitches. It is going to be a great night out at the ballpark so please sign up today. Oh, yes – this is the last fireworks show of the 2017 season. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the back of our worship space.
If you have any questions, contact Rev. Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 547-3626).
WE ARE HAVING A COOKOUT!
5:00 SUNDAY, EVENING SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 AT THE MINISTRY CENTER
Hot dogs, buns, drinks and paper goods provide. You bring a salad or dessert to share. For more information, contact Andrea Blacklock (email@example.com or 831-2958).
OUR ANNUAL PIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND WE NEED DONATIONS OF PIES.
Please sign up today to donate a pie or two or three. The sign-up sheet is on the Information Table in the rear of Carter Memorial Hall.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM is excited about the many possibilities with the new electronic giving option for making regular contributions to the ministries of our GCC. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Please see Alan Easton for more information about this great new means of supporting our church’s ministries. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-0246).
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
After a regime change in Egypt, the Israelites are made slaves and oppressed by the Egyptians. Midwives are also commanded to kill all male children but they refuse to do so, so Pharaoh commands that male children be thrown into the Nile. It is into this context that the boy Moses is born, left on the river by his mother and adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter.
A pilgrimage Psalm remembering how God has protected and saved His people and kept them safe and free from their enemies’ traps.
Paul encourages the believers to offer themselves sacrificially to God, and to allow God to transform them by renewing their minds. He challenges them to remain humble and connected to each other, and to use their gifts in God’s service.
Jesus asks the disciples who they think he is, and Peter declares that Jesus is the Christ. Jesus responds by affirming that God has shown him this and that he will be the rock upon which Christ’s church is built, against which hell will not prevail.