Come to the VBS Reprise, "Splashing Saturday" this Saturday at 5:30 pm.
This week's Scripture Walk will be based on Psalm 55:22: "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the
righteous be shaken."
School is just a few weeks away for many children in our area. The list for items you can donate to Aiken Elementary and
Westwood Elementary are listed below. There will be a collection area in the Lounge beginning this Sunday. Let's fill it up! We are in need of all items, but particularly need
Boys' socks and underwear.
Aiken Elementary: Notebook paper (wide ruled, with and without holes), pencils, crayons, glue
sticks, double pocket portfolios (with and without fasteners), erasers, binders, index cards
Westwood Elementary: Underwear and socks (sizes for boys and girls in grades K-5)
Missional Practices for the Summer: Try a few!
1. Prayer Walk Your Neighborhood once/week
2. Weekly Group Walk in Your Neighborhood or park
3. Put your Grill on your front porch or lawn and be prepared to share with neighbors or passers-by
4. Offer an unexpected gift.....carry some money with you that you can share with someone in need
5. Share a VBS flier (through June 17).....extend an invitation
6. Say a few words of blessing to someone every day.
7. Pray daily that our lives be an expression of our "sent-ness" by God into His world.
8. When discussing politics, express yourself as "purple" (not red or blue but having elements of both, like
9. When the opportunity presents itself, share your faith story.
THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP:
Our summer sermon series continues this week with the parable of "The Lost Son" based on Luke 15:11-32.
We will welcome New Covenant Partners and celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism.
There will be a witness to local mission.
Congregational Prayer for August: Spirit of the living God, may Your word be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Amen.
Prayers for our homebound: Ginnie F., Evelyn L.
Continued prayers for: Aiken/Loyer family, Alice P., Alison, Amanda, Ann F., Anna L., Annette and family, Arlene, Betty K., Betty N., Bill, BIll S., Bob W., Bree M., the Burkhart family,
Catherine, Christine T., David, Della, Dick F., Dillon, Dolores R., Don H., Dylan T., Ed P., Eileen, Erik, Ellen B., Greg F., Jack, Jason, Jeanne, Jerry, Jim M., Joanne, John F., John M., Judy,
Justin, Kathie W., Kim, Kim F., Larry C., Linda, Lindsay C., Lisa F., Lorraine, Lynn, Mack, Margaret B., Mary W., Mary Ann, Myrna, S., Nadine, Nettie D., Noah, Nora, Pat C., Pat H.,
Patrick, Piper, Polly, Rachelle, Rich, Rob, Ron G., Ronnie, the Ross family, Ryan, Sammie, Steve M., Tom W., Vinnie
New to the Prayer List: The family of Billy Naughton at his passing last week and Mike C., surgery next Monday
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE:
Aug. 18: VBS Reprise, 5:30 pm
Aug. 20: Combined meeting of the Session and Deacons, 7 pm
Aug. 22: Deadline for the September VIEW