Weekly Announcements: September 30, 2018

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I have the announcements for this Sunday, September 30th below:

A couple that did not make the bulletin this week are:

–          Anyone interested in helping with the Frosty Frolic are to meet this Sunday after service downstairs.

–          Decorating the Sanctuary will be on October 4th – if you can help or  for more information please contact Tina Zimmermann at 519-245-0304.

 

ELUCO WALK

TODAY AT 2PM AT SPRINGBANK PARK

          If you wish to this good cause,

Don and Carol Langford and

John and Nancy Larocque will be walking.

 

LIGHT A CANDLE                    

TO SUPPORT OUR VACANCY SEARCH TEAM

Rev. Abiel would like the congregation to light a candle in their  homes every Wednesday evening at 7 pm for about 10 minutes until a new minister is selected. This shows our Search Team we support them and with the help of the Holy Spirit to guide them they will make the best selection of a minister for our church.                 

 

 

Family Prayers

This Sunday we ask you to pray for the ministry of the staff at London Conference. Please keep Donna Rowe, Anne Pelkman, Barb Bett, and Evelyn Bryant in your prayers.We keep the family of Mike Rychel in our hearts and prayers as they move forward without him in their lives but always in their hearts.  Click here to view obituary for Mike Rychel

 

Prayer Circle Box

The Prayer circle group have supplied Prayer Request Cards that are completely confidential.

At the back of the GJR you will find a locked wooden box with a slot for cards.

 

Strathroy United Church’s 140th Anniversary, 2019

We would like to have a planning team for our 140th anniversary to be celebrated May 6, 2019. If you wish to be part of the team please notify the office.

 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TEAM

         

Senior Choir Practice

          Please join us on Thursday Evenings for Choir practice at 7:15 pm.  

If you like to sing and enjoy fellowship you are more than welcome to join us!

 

Community Life Team

TONIGHT!!!Movie Night 6:30 pm. featuring “The Shack”. Freewill offering to support Camp KeeMoKee building campaign.  4.

   

REMINDER OF BIBLE STUDY WED. OCT. 3RD AT 10 AM.

       PUMPKINS VERSES THE LEAFS

Please be sure to take either a leaf or a pumpkin from the back of the sanctuary today. This will be YOUR team for the October food drive. We want to celebrate our blessings by sharing with others. Please bring in your non-perishable food item and place it on your team’s pile – indicated by pumpkin or leaf, and then just watch it grow! Your cheerleaders (Community Life team) will keep you informed on your/our progress in the collection.  Whether it’s one can or a case, it all helps and it all counts. YES – there is a prize for the winning team!!

 

Wed. Oct. 10Roast Beef Dinner(see below)

Sun. Oct. 21, M&S Soup & Roll after service

 

 

 

Sat. Nov. 17, Frosty Frolic – We are asking all members to donate baked goods for the bake sale. Vendor room, crafts and lunch available. 10:00 till 2:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Sat. Nov. 24, Float for Parade, assembly at noon.  Save the date and join the fun.

 

Maria St Bulletin Board

is full of fall dinners, concerts, walks etc. Please take

time to have a look! Current minutes and

United Church  info as well

ROAST BEEF DINNER

Wednesday, October 10th

Two Sittings 4:30 or 5:45

Tickets are going fast with only 4:30 sittings available!

Take out available.

Advanced Tickets only

                             Adults                   $18.00

                             Children 5-12       $5.00

                             under 5                free

                   Tickets available from:

                             John Rowe, Shirley Aerts, Ken Jolliffe

HELP NEEDED!!

 

This is a CONGREGATIONAL EVENT

and it needs YOUR HELP.

Louise Gare could use some more help with cooking squash ahead of time.

If you can assist please call  her at 519-245-2032. Thank you.

TIME: All day or 2 hours – whatever you can give us.

There will be 2 sittings this year – 4:30 and 5:45 pm. We will need people to set up, take tickets, peel potatoes, mash potatoes, cook squash, cook vegetables, make gravy, runners to replenish food, serve tea and coffee and water, clear away dishes and clean up. We also need elevator operators.Signup sheets are posted in the Golden Jubilee Room. Most importantly we need YOU to buy tickets!! Look for the posters, call for tickets. If you have questions, please call :

Joan Carter – 519-247-3901.

 

PROPERTY TEAM – THURS. OCT 4TH AT 7PM

 

CAN THE DEFICIT

Thank you to all who have supported the Aluminum Can Collection over the years. Due to the age of those working on the cans, the amount of work required, the low cost of aluminum and fewer cans coming in, it has been decided to discontinue with the can collection. This has been a fundraiser for many years for our church, and we thank those who have dedicated their time and energy to the collection, sorting, loading and driving the cans to the recycle facility for so many years. Thank you Dorothy Ferguson for the storage facility over these past years. It has garnered thousands of dollars for our church’s General Fund.

Final pick up will be Sept. 24

Dog pen in the alley at the back of the church is for sale. Best offer- Contact Shirley Aerts.

It has been requested to donate future cans to the Boy Scouts.

 

 

Finance Update:  as of August 31, 2018

 

Envelope Revenues       $1,503 weekly for a total of $51,092

Expenses                       $5,529 weekly for a total of $66,345

Shortfall                         $4,204 weekly

Our Deficit in the General Fund at this time is $77,295.

 

Mission and Service       $10,799 compared to $10,179 at this time in 2017 and our 2018 commitment is $20,000.

Special Project Fund     $3,133 is still needed to cover the                                      S.P.(Electronic Sign)           

Compassionate Fund:$1,799- the next grocery cards will be distributed in October and we will need approx. $1,000       more to provide the cards to the end of December.

Church Mission Fund     $1,474.00 (Hospitality meal)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS AND THE GENERAL FUND.

 

 

 

YOUTH GROUP

Grades 6-12

Friday, October 26th

 

KUSTERMAN’S FUN FARM

 

 

 

Please meet at the church at 6:45 back by 9:30 pm for pick up.

 

Permission form available at the church office or you can pick one up at

          

NERF NIGHT ON

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND AT

STRATHROY UNITED CHURCH

6:30 -8:30PM

Dianne Dixon

Office Administrator for
Strathroy United Church

519-245-0276