Welcome to Community Church! Today we continue our series on Jonah: PROCLAIM as Arnie Snoeyink helps us look at Jonah 2. We also welcome and give thanks for the children from this past week’s Vacation Bible School who will help us celebrate VBS 2017: CAVE QUEST. May God bless our time of worship together!
Tonight: Pastor Dave will be leading a study at this evening’s service of Going Deeper! Plan to come and go deeper into God’s Word and its relevance in our lives today!
Pastor Dave is participating in Matthew Pearce’s ordination service this morning at West Leonard CRC. He will be out of the office for the next two weeks on vacation by Lake Michigan with his family. If a need arises while he is away, please contact Pastor Ezra, Bonnie Thomas or one of the Elders. He will be back in the office on Monday, July 31.
Adult Bible Study Following This Morning’s Service: Arnie Snoeyink leads a class called “Basic Concepts in Christian Growth.” This class for adults and teens will meet in the Godwin Room from 11:15 AM to noon each Sunday throughout the summer.
Combined Worship Service at Cascade: Sunday, August 6, 10 AM we will join Cascade Fellowship for a special time of worship and fellowship. Be sure to mark your calendars!!
Let’s Remeber 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 hospice care.
– Dale B. was transferred to Spectrum Rehab on Kalamazoo Ave.
– Anne D. was released from the hospital and continues to recover at home.
– Jackyln B. is on a mission trip this week to Logan, West Virginia. Let’s be in prayer for God’s blessings of safety and health for her and the others going.
Pray For Our Cadets: Let’s continue to pray for our Cadets who are in South Dakota for the 2017 International Camporee. Those on the trip: Cadet Lerader Steve T. and four cadets, Cody, Blake, Franklin, and Miles. Pray for God’s continued protection of the event and for safe travel as they drive home, returning Wednesday or Thursday.
Thank You To All Who Prayed For VBS 2017: Cave Quest:
Prayers were answered: good weather, consistent attendance of about 70 students each evening, safety for all, a fantastic week with Bible lessons, crafts, singing, recreation and great snacks. A special thank you to everyone who helped with vbs! Your service, donations, talent and sacrifice of time was much appreciated and brought glory to our Lord! (sorry for not listing everyone’s name in the bulletin, but we had such a fantastic
support team in all areas: group leaders, singing & motions, sound & PowerPoint, dance, Bible Talk, arts & crafts, refreshment, recreation, set-up and clean up, behind the scenes workers, parent volunteers, etc…
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.
Neighborhood Association Meeting: The meeting will be held here at Community Church on Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 PM. A pizza supper will be provided. Adults only please.
Mobile Food Truck will be at Community Church on Saturday, July 22 at 10 AM. You may register to receive items from the truck between 8 & 10 AM. There is no cost to receive items. If you know of a family experiencing a need during this time please
take a few moments to share info about our Mobile Food Truck.
Dirty Glory Book Club: There is a group who would like to read and talk through the book DIRTY GLORY which is about a 24 hour 7 day a week prayer movement. If you are interested in being a part of this group contact Pastor Dave or Dawn this week.
Willow Creek’ 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
– 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: Though they’re being specifically targeted because of their faith, believers in the Nuba Mountains are not deterred from openly proclaiming their faith. Their brightly painted churches are decorated with Bible verses, and even their thatched huts feature a woven or wooden cross on top or a painting of a cross. Even though the crosses identify them as targets, they refuse to hide their faith in Jesus Christ.
Want to listen or watch the service again? Exclusively for this month the services are being recorded to video and available to watch on the church website. You can also listen to the audio for this series and catch up on last month’s series. Both can
be accessed at www.communitycrc.org/services and by clicking on
the tab at the bottom of the page. If you have questions please email
Chris Swanson ([email protected]).