Visiting Missionaries Sunday July 24
Remember when our PC(USA) missionary visited us a couple years ago? Emily Seitz visited us with their children, and now Jonathan (who is the positioned mission co-worker in Taipei, Taiwan), plus one or two of their children will be with us JULY 24 for worship. It would be so wonderful to have more people here than we have so far this summer on a Sunday morning!
Won’t you put this on your calendar and, if you are in town, please come worship with us and Jonathan. Jonathan has also been asked to come to a special Fellowship Time following worship, in the Koinonia Kafe, to give a short presentation and/or answer questions about his work and living in Taiwan.
We will be taking an offering that day to support the Seitzs (although, you may give for their ministry through August 7) and their work on behalf of our denomination to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in Taiwan. This offering also supports their living expenses.
DEACON’S FUNDRAISER ICE CREAM SOCIAL Sunday, August 14, 2-4 P.M.
DEACON’S FUNDRAISER ICE CREAM SOCIAL
August 14, 2-4 P.M.
- Inside or outside seating
- HOMEMADE ice cream in several flavors, cakes, pies, cookies, drinks, and more!
Please invite family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors—it is always so yummy and festive and great fun visiting!
HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE!
Please sign up to Water our lovely flowers and trees
Please SIGN-UP for watering our gorgeous gardens, planters (5), by our front church sign, and under our four large trees—the front two by the parking lot and two near the west side entrance walkway. Sign-up sheet is in the back of the sanctuary. Please take a week, if you are able, so the work doesn’t fall on only a small group of people. Thank you for your help in keeping our grounds beautiful!!!
DEACON’S FUNDRAISER ICE CREAM SOCIAL August 14, 2-4 P.M. Inside or outside seating HOMEMADE ice cream in several flavors, cakes, pies, cookies, drinks, and more! Please invite family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors—it is always so [...]
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