Welcome to Community Church! Pastor Ezra will be leading us in worship today while Pastor Dave is in New York State for his nephew’s wedding. This morning, we begin a new series of messages for July based on the book of Jonah: Proclaim. This sermon series will shake you up and shape you up to be a witness of the Gospel by understanding the broken heart of God for the lost.
◈ This morning, we will also be previewing our Vacation Bible School theme: Cave Quest which begins tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM.
◈ This evening Pastor Ezra will be going deeper into our study of Jonah with a Focus on Outreach. May God Bless our time of worship today!
Sign a card: As shared last week, Matthew P. has accepted a call to West Leonard CRC and will be ordained next Sunday, July 16. This morning we have an opportunity to sign a card for Matthew and Tracy to thank them for their service here at Community Church and express our joy & support of their ministry at their new church home. Please take a few moments to sign the card located on the table in the lobby.
Vacation Bible School: Cave Quest
Following Jesus Light of the World
July 10th – 13th 6:30-8:30 PM For children age 3 to 12
Cave Quest will be a great time of Bible stories, skits, games, crafts, dance, snacks and even dance! To sign your kids up for this year’s VBS simply fill out the back of the flyer provided in your bulletin and return it to Becky Lee!
Let’s remember our sisters and brother in Christ with prayer, cards, calls and visits. May our gracious and loving Lord bless them and their families with what they are in need.
◈ Gloria V. remains at Breton Manor for rehab and hospice care.
◈ Dale B. was admitted to Blodgett Hospital due to an infection.
◈ Anne D. was admitted to Blodgett Hospital as well.
Cadet Outing: Cadet leader Steve T. and four cadets, Cody, Blake, Franklin, and Miles, will be attending the 2017 International Camporee being held in South Dakota. They leave Tuesday, June 11, and plan to return home on the 19th or 20th. Let’s pray for God’s protection for safe travel and safety and good health during the event.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study is taking a break for the month of July. They will resume meeting on Wednesday, August 2.
Community Flea Market: Saturday, July 15th from 9AM – 3PM. The event will be well publicized and we anticipate bringing in lots of traffic, so sales should do well!
◈ Spaces available for those who desire to sell: Spaces are $15 each or $20 including one table. Please speak with Tamra to reserve your space.
◈ Community Church Bake Sale Table: Donations of baked goods will be accepted to be sold during the flea market. If you would like to donate, sign up on the sheet in the lobby.
Senior Outing to Rockford for lunch on Wednesday, July 19. The group will meet at church at 11:15 AM. Everyone who attends is responsible for the cost of his or her meal; a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of fuel.
Woman’s Gathering: Community Church is partnering with Cascade Fellowship to offer a refreshing evening of encouragement and fellowship! Eyes Wide Open Fall Gathering. Author and Speaker Sherry H. on Thursday, September 14th from 7PM – 9PM at Cascade Fellowship CRC.
Ticket Info: Early bird ticket price of only $10* (July 1 and August 15) *This low cost includes a copy of her new book, Praying with Eyes Wide Open, A Life Changing Way to Talk to God (retail $14.99). To register:
◈ At Church: Dawn VanOost can help you register following this morning’s worship service or during her office hours (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm)
◈ Online: http://cascadefellowship.org/ministries/adult-ministries/women/eyes-wide-open; bring a copy of your receipt/ticket to Dawn VanOost to receive your book.
Global Leadership Summit will be August 10 & 11. Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. Come hear a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply. Some topics to be covered include:
◈ Assessing an organization’s growth potential
◈ Creating an innovative culture
◈ Streamlining process to boos execution
◈ Reimagining performance management
◈ Identifying personal attributes critical for success
◈ Thriving in the face of adversity
We have been offered some assistance with registration fees. More information about the speakers is available on the table in the lobby. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please speak with Pastor Dave.
Please pray for the persecuted: Many Nigerians have chosen to stay in their country at great risk for the sake of the gospel. Pastor Dogo is ministering in northern Nigeria. His church has been decimated by repeated attacks and has almost no members. But he keeps serving. He knows the risk and he stays there. Pray for his continual protection by the Lord he serves and other Nigerian Christians.