Marilynn Brooks &
Sharon Ellis &
Jan Elfline &
FROM THE PASTOR
Welcome back from Summer vacations! I had a wonderful time away and I am returning rested and rejuvenated. It’s still warm (Okay, it’s hot!) and the work of the church is moving forward. Here are some things I would like for you to remember as we begin our next season of service to our Lord.
September 1 FIRST SUNDAY WITH PASTOR LYNN: Pastor Lynn will meet after church with anyone who has questions about what is happening in the church (local and global). It is a time to ask questions and engage in dialogue in a safe and fun environment.
September 7 LIFT GATHERING: We know evangelism is not something many are comfortable with doing. And yet, this is how the church grows. Our emphasis this month is on Evangelism. Jackie Philips will lead us on: 1) How to start conversations, 2) What holds us back? 3) How we are all different? and 4) How to develop our Christian story.
If you are committed to being the church God has called us to be, this is THE workshop to attend. Please remember we have covenanted with LIFT Ministries to help us in our journey together as a church.
September 8 I SEE A NEW CHURCH: Wrapping up our time together discussing who we are called to be as a church (Here in Indio and around the world).
Stay tuned for more information in the days ahead.
Enjoy the journey!
All Church Lift Conference
September 7th, 2019
At 1:00 p.m.
Choir starts up for all returning and interested members on Sunday, September 15th @ 8:20 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages resumes on September 15TH at 9:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, September 15th (Third Sunday)
DELIVER TO BRIDGE:
SATURDAY, September 28th (Fourth Saturday)
Volunteer sign-up sheet in the
by Jerry Bursch
We invite anyone who would like to be involved in our choir to seize the opportunity when we start up again on Sunday, September 15th @ 8:20 AM. We are always looking for new members. For those returning to choir, I hope your summer break was restful and relaxing. See you soon!
The Worship Committee will meet on Friday, September 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Adult Classroom.
Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked so very hard to make this year’s Vacation Bible School a success. Setting up displays, registering and keeping track of participants; preparing and serving meals and then picking up and cleaning up afterwards; instructing and coordinating classroom activities; story-telling, crafts and music. In addition to all the hands-on volunteers, we thank all the parents and of course the children for their participation.
God Bless You All!
BUILDING STEWARDSHIP UPDATE
The final approval for the Discovery of Learning rental agreement has been received. Beginning on September 4th, children will be on campus and we must be sensitive to our new tenant’s desire to responsibility care for their students.
During the school hours M-Th 8:30 am to 3:00 pm you are asked to enter the church facilities either from the Deglet Noor side or from the gate closest to the Fellowship Hall. Also, the breezeway restrooms are reserved for the students and faculty. Please use the sanctuary restrooms or the youth room restroom (accessed from the counting room).
The Trustees will be providing a full update next month.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Advent Study (which will begin BEFORE Advent):
WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
This is an interactive class to teach English-speakers how to speak with their Spanish-speaking neighbors, and Spanish-speakers to be able to speak with their English- speaking neighbors. We will have a light meal together, learn to sing new hymns and learn to communicate with our neighbors.
Dates: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Fellowship Hall
Prayer and Care Group
by Margie Schriener
Greetings to all! Summer is almost over and it is time to resume some of our activities. Due to childcare issues Prayer Group has been praying from home this summer but school is just two weeks away as I type this and we will be able to start meeting back at the church. We will resume our regular weekly prayer time together on Wednesday September 4th at 9:00am in the Worship Center in the Sanctuary. Prayer Group would love to have anyone interested in praying for our World, our Community, and our Church, and its members join us. As you have heard on Sunday mornings, Prayer does work! If you have a special prayer request be sure to let Patricia in the office know and we will be happy to join you in lifting up your concerns to God. Blessings! Margie
The prayer list for the sick is in the Sunday bulletin. Please call the church office or email us to have your loved ones added or removed from the list.
Please be aware, the third Tuesday of EACH month is street cleaning day. NO PARKING is permitted on Deglet Noor from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Violators WILL BE ticketed.
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