ALSACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/alsacelutheran
2201 Kutztown Road, Reading, PA 19605
Morning Worship: 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
8:15 Service Broadcast live over 1340AM
Streamed on the Internet at www.iheart.com
Sunday School for all ages – 9:30 a.m.
“Church on the Hill, Standing on the Word”
MY FATHER IS A CHRISTIAN
My father is a Christian
He leads our household well;
With instruction from the Bible,
Right behavior he’ll compel.
Yet he steers us with compassion;
His gentle love is true;
He conforms to our Lord Jesus,
So we know just what to do.
He teaches us with purpose,
Guides us in all Godly ways,
So we will take the right path,
And serve our Lord with praise.
I’m glad you’re a Christian, Dad;
You help me see things clearly.
I’ll always look up to you,
And love you very dearly.
Rev. Richard A. Nelson, Pastor
Rev. Charles E. Fair, Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Mark E. Brophy, Pastor Emeritus
Mr. David Rutt, Music Director
Mrs. Nina Rowley, Organist
Miss Cynthia Speicher, Secretary
Mr. William Reber, Jr., Sexton
Mrs. Sherri Mengel, Sunday School Superintendent
Mrs. Barbara Coller, Council Secretary
Ms. Carol Kunsman, Envelope Secretary
Mr. D. Richard Wieder, Treasurer
Council Members/Term Expires
Shelly Deeds End of 2020
John Funk End of 2020
Kimberly Grinage – President End of 2019
Peggy Harter End of 2020
Jeffrey Klinger – Vice President End of 2019
Payton Mentzer End of 2020
Donald Moll End of 2018
Mary Pachuilo End of 2019
Evelyn Sheetz End of 2018
Gerald Speicher End of 2018
DOES GOD HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR?
That’s a question I have often pondered. I have always believed God had a sense of humor because of some comical sayings and events in the Bible.
The book of Proverbs can be a funny book at times. For example, Proverbs 11:22 says, “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.” You wonder if the author of Proverbs had just fought with his wife when he wrote, “Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife” (Proverbs 21:9). And then there is the favorite verse of ‘night owls’: “If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse” (Proverbs 27:14). That is a great verse to quote to prove that not everyone wakes up cheery!
Perhaps the funniest verse in the Bible is from Hebrews 11:12: “And so a whole nation came from this one man (Abraham) who was as good as dead – a nation with so many people that, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them.” When Abraham and Sarah were well passed child-rearing days, Sarah did become pregnant, gave birth to a son, and what did they name him? Isaac, which literally means, “he will laugh!”
Our loving and yes, humorous God, inspired the author of Proverbs to write, “A happy heart makes the face cheerful” (Proverbs 15:13), and “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart” (Proverbs 15:30). Proverbs 16:24 says, “Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
Pastor Richard A. Nelson
Benjamin and Alysson (Dengler) Robitzer
NOTE: Pastor Nelson will be away June 25 through July 9. Pastor David Reinwald of Kissinger’s Church will be “on call” to provide pastoral care while Pastor Nelson is away.
New Volunteers are needed to work the sound system and radio transmission during our Sunday morning worship services. Anyone interested please speak to Lee Strause. Training will be provided.
Every Sunday at 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
(The liturgical color for each Sunday is listed in parenthesis)
June 3 (green) – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Communion
June 10 (green) – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
June 17 (green) – 4th Sunday after Pentecost; Father’s Day
June 24 (green) – 5th Sunday after Pentecost; Guest Preacher: Pastor Don Kerns
July 1 (green) – 6th Sunday after Pentecost; Guest Preacher: Pastor Don Kerns
July 8 (green) – 7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 15 (green) – 8th Sunday after Pentecost; Peach Festival
July 22 (green) – Commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene
July 29 (green) – 10th Sunday after Pentecost; Praise & Worship
Recognition of 2018 Church Camp Staff
August 5 (green) – 11th Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Communion
Church Camp Begins
August 12 (green) – Musical, “The Star Factor – Many Gifts, One Voice”
By the 2018 Church Campers
Sharing the Ministry of Alsace
Be sure to tell others about the ministry of Alsace:
It is a welcoming and friendly congregation. There is always inspiration and hope, not to mention good food! The people of Alsace have a sense of purpose and mission of serving others. Alsace centers its congregational life on the grace of God, which is for all people. Start spreading the news; that is, the “Good News” of God’s love and the ministry and mission of Alsace.
“Songs of American Composers”
By The Greater Reading Encore Chorale
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Alsace Lutheran Church
Spread the word and plan to attend!
Wireless hearing devices are available to those who need or desire them for our worship services. They may be obtained by seeing Lee Strause on a Sunday morning.
Please inform the church office when a member is hospitalized or admitted to a health care facility, including room numbers. Due to the HIPPA laws, information about hospital and health care facility admissions is limited and often restricted. Without your help, we cannot track and follow up with visits and prayers.
How to Become a Member of Alsace Lutheran Church
Speak to Pastor Nelson if you are interested in membership, or know someone who might be!
If you are already a member of a Lutheran Church –
Simply call the church office (610-929-8727), give the secretary the name of your previous church, and we will request a Letter of Transfer.
If you are a member of another Christian Church –
Simply contact the Pastor, and you will be invited to a New Member class, after which you will join Alsace by Affirmation of Faith.
Collection for Military Care Packages
During the month of June, our Sunday School classes will be collecting items to make care packages for military units. Three members of Alsace will be among the recipients. If you would like to donate, please bring any of the requested items below to the church, and place them in the big red box in the Bertha Weber Room.
On Sunday, June 3rd, during the Sunday School hour, we will be making cards to thank the many men and women who are serving our country. Everyone is welcome to come and make a card.
Toiletries/Personal Care: Chapstick; baby wipes; individually packaged tissues
Games and Puzzles: Puzzle Books (crosswords, word search, Sudoku); frisbees, hacky sacks;
Writing Material: notepaper, envelops, pens, pencils, stamps
Food and Drink: canned or individually packaged snacks (Pringles, nuts and trail mix, granola
bars, twizzlers, gum, hard candy, Swedish fish, Lance crackers);
single bottle-size drink mixes (such as Gatorade, Crystal Light, or Mios).
Muhlenberg Churches Food Pantry
NEW: In addition to the items listed below, the Pantry is also looking for plastic grocery bags for the distribution. Bags can be put in the same box with the other items. Donations of the following items are most needed, as these items are not readily available from the Food Bank: toilet paper; paper towels; bath soap; laundry detergent; fabric softener; Kleenex; shampoo; toothpaste. Bring
any donations to church and place them in the box marked “Muhlenberg Churches Food Pantry.” Thank you for your continued support of the MCFP!
Volunteers from Alsace are needed for the Pantry Distribution on Thursday, July 19. If you can help lift and sort boxes, please arrive by 2:00 p.m. If you can help with distribution, arrive by 2:45 p.m. Please remember to wear shoes/sneakers; flip flops and sandals are not allowed for your safety.
2018 Church Camp
August 5-10, 2018
Theme: “The Puzzle Place – Piecing It Together”
Theme Verse: “In Christ, we, though many, form one body and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:5)
Purpose Statement: Through Bible Study, Worship, Crafts, Music, Recreation and Fun, Church
Camp 2018 will help participants know and appreciate the connectedness we have with
God and one another.
To All Former and New Campers: Please be sure to read the new registration form in its entirety,
and complete all necessary forms.
Also, please note that due to scheduling conflicts with Camp Swatara, campers should not plan to
arrive at camp on Sunday, August 5 until 7:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline is July 1!
Pre-Camp Meeting (All forms are due!) – July 29
2018 Sacrament of Holy Communion Schedule
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered on the following Sundays and Holidays:
June 3; August 5; September 2; October 7; November 4; December 2.
2:00 p.m. Holy Communion in the chapel will be held May 6 and October 7.
Annual Picnic and Meeting to elect officers will be held at Alsace at 1:00 on Tuesday, June 12. There will also be Bingo. Cost is $5 per person for the meal which will be served at 4:30. Tickets can be purchased from Bob Boyer or Lydia Smith.
Tuesday, June 19, we travel to Mt. Airy Casino. The trip includes $15 slot play, lunch buffet and the Las Vegas legendary tribute show.
Payment ($85 per person) for the trip to the Adventure Aquarium on Tuesday, August 21, is due to Pat Coller no later than June 26.
Senior Club, cont.
Thursday, July 19, we travel to American Music to see “Songs of the Silver Screen.” Lunch will be at Miller’s Smorgasbord.
Payment ($95 per person) for the Mystery Trip on Tuesday, September 11, is due to Pat Coller no later than July 17.
Gift certificates can be purchased throughout the year from Irene Stoudt. You may call her at 610-929-8275.
Social Ministry Committee
Spring has finally come and it’s time to dig up the soil and plant our gardens. It’s time to think about God’s Vegetable Bin now, and put plants in to pick and bring to church on a Sunday for others to enjoy. Not everyone has room for a garden, like people who live in apartments or assisted living places, but they still eat and enjoy the fresh vegetables that appear on the table each week.
Tomatoes seem to be the most plentiful each year, but we could use lots more so that everyone has a chance to taste a fresh picked tomato for in a sandwich or a salad.
Cucumbers and squashes grow like crazy, and go a long way. Also, zucchinis. Or why not put a few sweet pepper plants in the ground. Plant more than you need so that you are able to share
your extras with the rest of the congregation. Maybe they will bring something that you didn’t plant, and then you, too, will benefit from what they planted.
Parsley is a great item to plant. One pack will give you a nice bed of parsley. It may not be “filling”, but it make salads, soups, etc. taste so much better and it may even come up again next year for you.
So, see what you can come up with and let’s fill the “bin” to overflowing each week. A few baskets are in the hallway at the entrance to the nave for your donation.
Listed below are the remaining restaurants for 2018. The entire bill will be on ONE CHECK, and there will be NO COUPONS allowed. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Alsace Youth Group. Please do not fill the amount on the check until you get to the restaurant. Prices and food choices are subject to change. Because of the large number of people attending, the restaurant adds a 20% tip to the bill. Please figure that into your total. We will meet at the restaurant by 6:00 p.m. If anyone needs a ride, please call the church office by the Monday prior to the Supper. June 6 – Coastal Grill
July 11 – Anthony’s Pizza
August 1 – Fiore’s
September 5 – Schmeck’s Villa
Supper Club, cont.
October 3 – Knight & Day
November 7 – Hoss’s
December 5 – P.J. Wheilihan’s
A deposit has been made into the church’s account on behalf of Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice® program in the amount of $203.00. Thrivent Financial member, Dennis Smith, directed Choice Dollars to the church.
Vacation Bible School
July 22 – 26, 2018
(Sunday through Thursday)
6:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Theme: “Splash Canyon – God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride”
If you would like to help at VBS, speak to Jillian Breisch or Pastor Nelson
Classes are offered for children up to the 5th grade
(Older children/Teens can be helpers!)
Muhlenberg Community Library
Summer Quest: Libraries Rock Kick-Off on Saturday, June 9
Wear your best 50’s style – poodle skirts, saddle shoes, popped collars, rolled up sleeves and slicked back hair! Elvis impersonator Jeff Krick, Jr. will be there from noon to 1:00 PM. Stop by the Sweet Ride mobile ice cream parlor for a sweet treat. Sweet Ride Ice Cream will be generously donating a portion of their proceeds that day to the Muhlenberg Community Library! The event is open to all ages!
Schell’s Miniature Golf Day – Wednesday, June 11 from 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Golf all or part of the day for $5 with a ticket purchased at the library! All proceeds go to the library.
Muhlenberg Township Parks & Recreation – Jim Dietrich Park
Spring Fiesta – Saturday, June 9 from 11AM to 9PM
This event is to celebrate Spring Fiesta; Berks’ Best Tacos. There will be music, dance, various food vendors with a taco related item on the menu, crafters, beer and a frozen drink tent and so much more. There will be pinatas and even a bit of mechanical bull riding. Activities will be based near the farmhouse at the park.
Muhlenberg Township Parks, cont.
Concerts in the Park
If the weather is questionable the call will be made by 12 noon to go inside at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at the corner of Tuckerton and Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Roads. Concerts will start at 6PM and have a short intermission. Refreshments will be available from the Friends of the Muhlenberg Community Library. The concert line up is Dave Kline and the Report on June 15; The Snack Club with Ken Kemmerer and Mike Eben on June 29; Barefoot Bobby and the Breakers on July 13.
For more details on both these events call 610-929-4727 or visit their Facebook page.
Reading High School
We will begin taking donations beginning Sunday, August 19.
Rosedale Camp Grove, Laureldale
Breakfast Every Saturday until September from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. All you can eat for $5.00. Cost includes pancakes, eggs, waffles, sausage, OJ, Coffee and Omelets.
Teen Challenge Choir – Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Ice cream following program.
Meet & Greet – Sunday, June 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Event will be held in the dining hall at no charge. RSVP to Gaylene at 610-823-7827.
Stay and enjoy an evening with Karl Hausman at 6:30.*
Father’s Day BBQ on Sunday, June 17 from Noon to 2:00. Cost is $5 per person.
Christian Singers/Songwriter Kira Shcherbakova – Sunday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Free-will offering will be taken.*
New Earth Band – Sunday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m.*
How Blessed – Sunday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m.*
Weekend Patriotic Events
Saturday, July 14
Dinner served at 4:00 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, Veterans FREE.
Re-Creation Musical Group/Variety Group at 6:30 p.m.*
Sunday, July 15
Re-Creation/Gospel Concert at 10:00 a.m.
The Belle Tones in Concert at 6:30 p.m. Free will offering will be taken.*
Mended Heart Country Gospel Music Ministry at 6:30 p.m. Free will offering will be taken.*
*Ice cream following program.
Dates for Your Calendar:
Wednesday, August 1 – Supper Club at Fiore’s, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 – Holy Communion, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10 – Church Camp
Friday, August 10 – Church Camp Program at Camp Swatara, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 12 – Church Camp Program, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, August 15 – Soup Kitchen, 4:40 p.m.
Friday, August 17 – Messenger Article Deadline
Tuesday, August 21 – Senior Club to Adventure Aquarium, 7:45 a.m.
Saturday, August 25 – Pool Party at Woodcrest Retreat, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28 – Messenger Mailers
Monday, September 3 – Office Closed
Tuesday, September 4 – Senior Club Board Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 5 – Supper Club, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11 – Senior Club Mystery Trip, 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, September 12 – Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 14 – Messenger Article Deadline
Wednesday, September 19 – Soup Kitchen, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25 – Messenger Mailers, 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 30 – Praise & Worship Services, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, October 2 – Senior Club Board Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 3 – Supper Club, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 – Communion Service, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10 – Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 – Soup Kitchen, 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 19 – Messenger Article Deadline
Sunday, October 21 – Senior Club to the Inn @ Crumpin Fox, 7:45 a.m.
Sunday, October 21 – Winterfest, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 – Trunk or Treat, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 29 – Trunk or Treat rain date
Tuesday, October 30 – Messenger Mailers, 8:00 a.m.
June Birthdays July Birthdays
Brooke Wisniewski – 6/10 Taylor Swartley – 7/1
Mason Yerger – 6/10 Kaden Swavely – 7/1
Casine’ LaBorde – 6/11 William Hower, IV – 7/8
Sydney Aldinger – 6/12 Jack Sahaida – 7/9
Samantha Grinage – 6/12 Teresa Reed – 7/16
Madison Daubenspeck – 6/13 Cameron Urenko – 7/17
Dylan Slusser – 6/17 Dakota Yeager – 7/21
Taylor Oxenreider – 6/19 Peyton Stricker – 7/28
Carter Williams – 6/21 Rachel Knight – 7/30
Gabrielle Werley – 6/22
Amanda Torres – 6/26 Leanne Nelson – 7/16
Olivia Gehris – 6/29 Kim Grinage – 7/22
Remember to sign up for all events on the sheets posted on the bulletin board outside the church office, or by responding to the Facebook Page.
Saturday, June 2 – Breakfast at Shady Maple & Quilt Shopping
We will be leaving the church at 7:30 a.m.!
After breakfast, we will travel to the “Kitchen Kettle” to pick a quilt for the Peach
Cost is $13 for breakfast
June 21-24 – Shore Trip in Ocean City, NJ
Balance is due to either Pastor Nelson or Cindy Speicher by Sunday, June 4th.
The Youth and Advisors are looking forward to a fun-filled, warm and sunny weekend!
July 13, 14, 15 – Peach Festival
All Youth, their Parents, Sisters, Brothers, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends and Anyone
and Everyone else are needed to help with the Peach Festival! The profit from the Peach
Festival goes to support all the activities and ministries of the Youth Group for 2018-
If you haven’t already done so, see Cindy to sign up to help at one of the stands.
The Preparation for the Festival begins on Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Much help is needed on Saturday, July 14 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Help is needed on Sunday, July 15, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the back parking lot.
Raffle Tickets are available from Leanne Nelson. REMEMBER: for each raffle ticket a
youth member sells, he/she will receive 50 cents “on account” to be used towards events,
like the Shore Trip or the Winter Retreat, When you sell your tickets, the money and stubs
need to be turned in to Leanne Nelson before you are given more tickets. We ask each
youth member to sell at least $20 of raffle tickets. (They are very easy to sell – just ask
people before and after church!)
June 1 – Gabriella Artim, David Ravel
June 2 – Pearl Schaffer
June 5 – Craig Mengel, Jill Wineberg
June 6 – Jaeden Ferling
June 8 – Sherri Elswick, Peyton Mengel
June 9 – Kris Gantert, Carlos Ortiz, Ariella Palmer, Victoria Rothenberger, Keith Schearer,
Evelyn Shuker, Jaydin Velazquez
June 10 – Timothy Brickel
June 11 – Diane Becker, Richard Lentz, Kayden Stewart
June 12 – Jillian Breisch, Samantha Grinage, Grace Youndt
June 14 – Ruth Springer
June 17 – Dylan Slusser
June 18 – Luther Kauffman, Barbara Tillman
June 19 – Michelle Cervola, Alexander Gehret, Chris Luppold
June 20 – Raymond Strunk, Jr.
June 22 – Evelyn Irons, Mae McNear, Stacy Yerger
June 23 – Stephen Seyfert, Rodney Yeager
June 24 – Irvin Henry, Norah Klinger, Gerald Speicher
June 25 – Beverly Gaiewski, Robert Mack, Ruth Seyler
June 26 – Gladys Moyer, Kolby West
June 27 – Hildegarde Breidenbach, Elijah Persad
June 28 – Richard Gerhart, Lindlee Terenchin
June 29 – Jace Bradford-Marty, Avery Etzel
June 30 – Preston Smith
July 1 – Marion Royer, John Smith, Taylor Swartley, Kaden Swavely
July 3 – Julia Carbaugh, Ashley Selig, Henrietta Ziegler
July 4 – Aubree Baer, Raydel Verret
July 5 – Michael Ray
July 7 – Dorothy DeLong
July 8 – Lewis Blimline, Luther Bollinger, Thomas Moore, Jr.
July 9 – Herbert Mertz, Jack Sahaida
July 10 – Alexander Long
July 12 – Robert L. Hill, Ryan Moll, Stephanie Waits
July 13 – Linda Woomer
July 14 – Jane Cote, Betty Creary, Adam Livingood, Nancy Ravel, Betty Ruth
July 15 – Craig Hartman
July 16 – Kathleen Dautrich, Leanne Nelson, Analiyse Pacheco, Teresa Reed, Parker Smith
July 17 – Brenda Benham, Lynne Brightbill
July 18 – Barbara Anderson, Benjamin Breisch
July 19 – Craig Bossler, Robert D. Hill, Trevor Sustala
July 20 – Beth Hartman
July 21 – Jack Rothenberger
July 22 – Kimberly Grinage, Janice Hole
July 24 – Greta Wagner
July 25 – Jean Ferro, Brian Redcay
July 27 – Brenda O’Connell, Forrest Wanner
July 28 – Robert Boyer, Matthew Pachuilo
July 29 – Gerald Kunkel, Myles Lopez
July 30 – Shawna Cramner, Rachel Knight, Patricia Rittenhouse
Saturday, June 2 Youth Group to Shady Maple and Quilt Shopping, 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 3 Communion Service, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 5 Senior Club Board Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 6 Supper Club at Coastal Grill, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 9 Greater Reading Encore Chorale, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 10 Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 12 Senior Club Picnic, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13 Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 14 Alsace Night at the Reading Fightin Phils, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, June 17 Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 19 Senior Club to Mt. Airy Casino, 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, June 20 Soup Kitchen, 4:40 p.m.
Thursday, June 21 Youth Group to Ocean City, NJ, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 24 Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 1 Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 3 Senior Club Board Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 4 Office Closed
JULY ACTIVITIES, cont.
Sunday, July 8 Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 10 Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 Supper Club at Anthony’s Pizza, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 13 Peach Festival Preparation, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 Peach Festival Preparation, 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 15 Peach Festival Preparation, 8:00 a.m.
Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Peach Festival, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18 Soup Kitchen, 4:40 p.m.
Thursday, July 19 Senior Club Trip to American Music, 11:15 a.m.
Friday, July 20 Messenger Mailers
Sunday, July 22 Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Church Camp Staff Meeting, Noon
Vacation Bible School, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, July 23 Vacation Bible School, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24 Vacation Bible School, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25 Vacation Bible School, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 Vacation Bible School, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 Praise & Worship, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Church Camp Parent Meeting, Noon
Tuesday, July 31 Messenger Mailers, 8:00 a.m.
The Annual Peach Festival will be held Sunday, July 15 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Uptown Band will be performing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs.
Raffle Tickets are now being sold by our youth and advisors. The is $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. In addition to the quilt, as other items are donated, we will post the list outside the church office.
We are in need of the following by Friday, July 13:
Crock pots, roasters, coolers (will be sitting on cement)
People to roast turkeys (we have 11). We ask that you cut up the meat, save your broth and bring to the church by Friday, no later than 6:30.
People to donate baked goods (please put on disposable plates)
Stuffed animals (in good condition) or other items for game prizes (search the Dollar Store)
Pork BBQ, Turkey BBQ, Soup, Peaches
The cost is $10 per quart. Deadline to pre-order and pay is Sunday, July 1, so we know if we need to purchase more items. The pre-orders will be available for pick-up in the church on the day of the Festival between 4:00-5:00 p.m. and between 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Pint and Quart containers will also be available at the Festival, no earlier than 7:00 p.m. and while supplies last, to allow everyone the opportunity to have their meal if they arrive later.
To save lines at the Festival, food tickets are available to purchase on a Sunday morning in the annex hallway, the Bertha Weber room or you can stop in the office during the week (please call first). Pick up a small flyer listing all the prices. You can find them on the windowsills, the Pastor’s entrance and the Chapel entrance.
If you are able to donate any of the items and/or would like to pre-order your quarts, please fill out the information below and return it to either Pastor Nelson, Cindy Speicher or you may put it on the desk inside the office. THANK YOU!
Name________________________________________ Phone No.__________________________
Crock Pots________ Roasters________ Cooler’s________ Tents________
Baked Goods________ Item(s) Bringing__________________________________________________
Can roast a turkey (they can be picked up any time after July 1)____________
Pre-Orders (number of quarts – $10 each)
Pork BBQ_______ Turkey BBQ_______ Beef Vegetable Soup_______ Peaches_______
Will pick up 4:00-5:00________ Will pick up 7:00-8:00______ Will pick up Monday______