The Herald - March 6, 2019

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March 6, 2019

Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, Mt. Zion, Illinois   (217) 864-2528

                              www.mtzpresbychurch.net

   

Change your clocks!

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 10.

 

Lent is a great time to get together with others in the church or community and take time to do a group study. Get a group together and then see Molly, and she will help you find materials just right for your group!

 

WEATHER HAVE YOU DOWN?

In your pledge or giving, that is?

Please be aware that church

expenses go on, snow or not!

 

The next Presbyterian Women’s Association meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. A speaker from Synergy HomeCare will provide our program. Synergy HomeCare offers a full range on non-medical home care services. All women of the church are invited. Come join us and learn about community services available, enjoy fellowship, and good refreshments.

 

Book Club meets on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm to discuss Never Caught: Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. 

 

Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity Work Day (salesclerks, cleaning, unloading, stocking items donated, and home construction site), on Friday, March 29 at 10:00 am. We meet at the Decatur ReStore located at 932 East Wood Street. Volunteers will need to fill out a data sheet (those are located on the table by the east stairwell). For more information contact Mark Milnor at 217-358-2691 or go to www.habitat.org . Also, donate any new or used building materials to ReStore.

 

Don’t Miss the Boat

The J-Walks are sponsoring a Noah’s Ark Mystery Dinner on Sunday, March 31 at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Make your reservations by Friday, March 29.

Call the church office at 864-2528. Cost is by donation, accepted at the door. Proceeds are for the mission project of the group – our adoption of a child from Honduras. After lunch, Holy Hilarity is Gold Fish Races. (You won’t want to miss it!)

 

Singles’ Supper Circle will patronize the J-Walks Mystery Dinner on Sunday, March 31 at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.

 

We are now collecting Easter Candy Donations for our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 am.

 

EASTER MEMORIALS 

If you would like to honor a loved one this Easter season, special memorials can be made in three different ways: You may give a gift to the Church Foundation, the Memorial Fund, and/or place flowers in the sanctuary. This year we are offering a choice of flowers. All flowers cost $15.00, and the deadline to order flowers is April 1. Please circle your choice:

                                     Memorial Fund Church Foundation

 

Tulips                  Lily                     Hyacinths                    Daffodils

 

Name___________________________________Phone________________________

Address______________________________________________________________

Circle choice:                  In honor of                          In memory of

_____________________________________________________________________

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PRAYER CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH:

Our Condolences: to the family and friends of Diana Sills.

Please pray for: Tina Gotts, Don White, Betty McKee, Judi Newlin, Bill Moore, Pat Willis, Dave Rozanski, Bob Gotts, Sr., Derek Burkham, Doug Weller, Steve Hubner, Davis Robinson (Steve Bromley’s great-nephew), Janet Collins, Juanita Chaney, Milly Kruse, Loni Green (Rachel Gould’s friend), Gladys Workman, Joyce and Randy Williams.

At Nursing/Retirement Homes: Helen Trolia, Joanne Freeland, Joann Williams, Bill Bishop, Barb Nelson, Donna Manuell, Erma Sutton, Cecil Barr, Alice Barr, Chad Hale, Wilma Myers, Marianne Milnor, Lucy Browning.

Military Personnel: Lee Nenortas, Devon Butler, Zach King, Logan Seevers, Air Force; J. T. Arocha, Jacob Bradshaw, Army; MacKenzie Gould, ROTC National Guard; MacKenzie Faith, ROTC Marines.

 

We thank the entire Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church family for your love and support during this difficult time. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. Tom clearly loved his church family.

The Family of Tom Moore

 

I apologize that this is so late in coming. A huge thank you goes out to this wonderful congregation for their cards, flowers, phone calls, and visits while have been ill. The Care Team has gone over and above to make sure have everything I need.

Love to each and every one of you.

You are my angels! Pat Willis

 

TED Talk _ (Theology, Education, Discipleship)

Lent is traditionally a season of fasting and prayer. During this time, Christians pay close attention to spiritual disciplines that deepen our understanding of what God is doing in our lives and in the world. As a church, we spend time together hearing about and praying for the ministries of compassion and justice done through our support of One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), taken at this church for many years.

Jesus’ ministry was among those who were most vulnerable. He preached good news to the poor and release to the captives. One Great Hour of Sharing helps us share this same good news to those same vulnerable people in our world today: those who are hungry, who are suffering from disaster, who are dealing with oppression and injustice in society.

Every gift made to this offering will meet the needs of people, and you will learn about just a few of these individuals over the coming weeks. These stories will help us to see the face(s) of those whose lives have been changed by our gifts, but they are only a few of the thousands and thousands of people served in this important ministry. I’d also like to invite you to visit the OGHS website (www.presbyterianmission.org/oghs) to find out more information on how your gift helps people all over the world, and offer prayers for the people and projects who receive this support. The children of the church will be receiving their “fishbanks” soon and will have the opportunity to lead us in this ministry. The main day we’ll receive this offering will be on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019.

That brings me to the challenge, which also relates to our support of One Great Hour of Sharing. While we trust our OGHS programs to respond to the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors, those programs can only do so to the extent of our generosity. Please consider increasing your gift to the offering — you’ll see how giving opens your heart to God’s work in your own life. So I hope that you’ll join Christians all across the country in opening their hearts to witness tangibly to the abundant love of God through One Great Hour of Sharing.

See you in worship and in service,

Pastor Mike

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Last week’s giving……..….....$3,118.00

Giving for February 24............$5,005.00

February giving…………..... $18,571.00

2019 Per Capita is $42.00

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday, March 10

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Worship Services............................. 8:00 & 10:00 am

Coffee Fellowship........................... 8:30 & 11:00 am

Confirmation Class....................................... 8:30 am

Adult Sunday School.................................... 9:00 am

Monday, March 11

Annex reserved.

Moms’ Group/Annex..................................... 6:00 pm

Maintenance Committee............................... 6:30 pm

PW Association Meeting.............................. 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 12

Spirituality Team........................................... 1:15 pm

Worship Committee...................................... 3:30 pm

CN, Missions, Outreach Committees........... 6:30 pm

Finance Committee....................................... 7:00 pm

AA................................................................ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 13

No LOGOS, Sr. Highs, Bells or Chancel Choir Practice

Care Team Meeting....................................... 9:30 am

Thursday, March 14

Prayer Shawl................................................. 1:00 pm

Baton Twirling.............................................. 2:30 pm

AA................................................................ 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 16

Women’s Breakfast....................................... 9:00 am

Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

Worship Services............................. 8:00 & 10:00 am

Coffee Fellowship........................... 8:30 & 11:00 am

Confirmation Class....................................... 8:30 am

Adult Sunday School.................................... 9:00 am

Monday, March 18

Parish Visitors’ Meeting............................... 1:30 pm

Book Club..................................................... 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 19

Edna Circle................................................... 9:00 am

Spirituality Team........................................... 1:15 pm

AA................................................................ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20

Memorial Committee.................................... 2:30 pm

LOGOS........................................................ 4:00 pm

Sr. Highs....................................................... 4:30 pm

Bell Choir...................................................... 6:00 pm

Chancel Choir............................................... 7:15 pm

Thursday, March 21

Prayer Shawl................................................. 1:00 pm

Baton Twirling.............................................. 2:30 pm

Game Night/Room #103............................... 7:00 pm

AA................................................................ 8:00 pm

Friday, March 22

Good Samaritan Inn...................................... 9:00 am

Saturday, March 23

Annex rented.

 

The next Herald will be published March 20.

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