ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4, 2018
ALL SAINT’S DAY
This Sunday, November 4th there will be two services: there will be the 8:30AM and the 10:00AM Service.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK Pastor David Sprang for leading us in worship this morning.
CHOIR SINGING THIS MORNING: “I Light This Candle”
CHIMES PLAYING THIS MORNING: “When the Saints” & “ For All the Saints”
PASTOR SHERRY IS ON SABBATICAL THROUGH DECEMBER 4TH.
NOISY OFFERING: for the month of November will go to our Adopted Christmas Family.
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed by Jenny Gauthier.
BULLETINS this month are given by Wayne & Pricilla Meyer.
Dedications for both the bulletins and the flowers are found at SIGN UP CENTRAL in the green notebook. $10 for flowers and $10 for bulletin dedications. Each week our flowers are donated to Flowers for Friends to be distributed throughout the community.
THANKS BE TO GOD FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS The Time and Talent Volunteer sheets for 2018 can’t be found so it’s important for people to sign up. Please check the volunteer schedule in the green binder at the sign up table. The volunteer list beginning January 2018 is available in the green notebook. Please cross your name off of the list if you are unable to volunteer. If you can find a substitute please fill in the name. If you can’t find one, let the office know. NEW time and talent sheets are available online: https://www.crossofchristpetoskey.com/time-and-talent.html
Sunday, November 4th, All Saints Day
10:00AM: Greeter: Bryan Young; Usher: Bryan Young & Eli Popp; Lector: JoAnn Wilder (Isaiah 25:6-9 & Revelation 21:1-6e); Acolyte:; Head Usher: Wayne Meyer; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Carolyn Matzinger; Coffee Hour: Melissa Hansen; Counters: Carolyn Matzinger & Mike Smith; Bread Baker: Sharon Scott; Recycling: Karie Jeisel; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
Sunday, November 11th Veterans Day
8:30AM: Greeter: Trudy Day; Usher: Bill & Marla Hofmann; Lector: Gordy Engdahl (1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28); Acolyte:; Head Usher: Gordy Engdahl; Cantor: ; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich; Coffee Hour: Gordy & Lynn Engdahl
10:00AM: Greeter: Dean Tahtinen; Usher: David & Kasi Meckstroth; Lector: Bryan Young; Acolyte: ; Head Usher: Dean Tahtinen; Cantor: ; Assistant to the Minister: Marilynn Smith; Coffee Hour: Donna Smith; Counters: David Meckstroth & Marilynn Smith; Bread Baker: Sharon Scott; Recycling: Gordy & Lynn Engdahl; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
SIGN UP FOR FALL and WINTER WORSHIP VOLUNTEERING AS SOON AS YOU CAN! Check the Green notebook for volunteer times that need volunteers. With Pastor Sherry gone it is even more important that you sign up to help with the Sunday Service.
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY
Birthdays: November 4: Teague Meckstroth, November 5: Karen Hamal, November 7: Kevin Jaskowski, November 10: Vickie Morgan, November 11: Chip Cone
Anniversaries: November 1: Mick & Jean Smith
MARK THE CALENDAR: When using the church building for meetings etc. please mark the day and time on the calendar, on the bulletin board by the women’s bathroom, so a reminder can be put in the announcements. It is important for the office to have this information.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS: Hope everyone remembered to set your clocks back one hour.
ELDERBERRIES: The November 9th meeting is at Gordy & Lynn Engdahl’s at Hideaway Valley Club House, 1185 Hideaway Valley Drive, Harbor Springs at 1:00PM. Call Lynn, 989-513-0430, to let her know you will be coming and to tell her what you will be bringing to the potluck.
CHOIR & CHIMES NEWS: November 7th: Chimes practice at 6PM and Choir practice at 7PM. If you like to sing or would like to play the chimes or both, join the choir/chimes. New members are always welcome.
PAPER PANTRY DONATIONS: If any of you do not use the products given to you following a dental appointment please bring them in for the Paper Pantry distribution. Remember that this outreach program works on donations only. This past Thursday we served 87 people. Our numbers have grown lately so please remember to donate to the Paper Pantry when you can. So many people have told us how thankful they are for our help. Hand out dates for the rest of the year are: Thursday, November 8th, 5-6:30PM and December 13th, 5-6:30PM. There is only one hand out each month, instead of two, because of the holidays.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: Our dinner is on Sunday, November 18th with serving times 11:00AM, 12:00PM and 1:00PM. Everyone is welcome. If you know someone who might be alone or just can’t fix a Thanksgiving meal invite them to attend.
NEWS FROM MALAWI: In November of 2018 we will hit our three-year anniversary of living in Malawi. The Lord has guided and taught us so many things in these three years. We continue to stand firm in the Lord, continuing to do the work to which He has called us, and we thank you for partnering with us by supporting us and holding us up in prayer.
Our visa has been approved for two more years. Through special gifts, we now have solar panels in our home. Additional special gifts allowed us to assist our team in purchasing property and starting an income generating business to pursue ministry among the unreached at the lake. The sauce business, GOGO Sauces, is now fully Malawian run and continues to make a profit and provide the needs at Grace of God Orphanage.
THE GIFT OF SONG: The Northern Michigan Chorale and Little Traverse Youth Choir present The Gift of Song on Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 and 7:30PM and Sunday, November 18 at 300PM at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor. Tickets are available at the door or call 231-439-2610.
REMEMBER OUR SERVICE PEOPLE: With the holidays just around the corner it would be nice to remember our members who are in the service and might not be able to come home. I’m sure they would love to get a card or a note telling them they’re thought of. November 11th is Veterans Day, take time to tell a veteran thank you for serving.
CONTACTS: While Pastor Sherry is gone these people will be helping:
THE GATHERING for Senior High Youth Groups will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing on December 27th-30th. Contact Kasi Meckstroth at 231-420-6660 if you would like to attend or get additional information
8:15am #METOO BIBLE STUDY: Jenny Gauthier is leading this bible study. The study will be Jesus and those Bodacious Women staring every Monday morning at 8:15AM at the church.
BIBLE STUDY ON MONDAYS AT 6PM : under the leadership of Cindy Bergstrom at her home at 2286 River Road. Her phone number is 231-838-9675. Everyone is invited and we will be studying “The Beatitudes and Living the Blessed Life” books will be available through Cindy.
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2018:
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
Income Need Difference
General Fund 8,191.54 10,121.81 1,930.27
Synod Benevolence 372.00
Property Fund 788.00 1762.50 (974.50)
9,351.54 11,884.31 (2,904.77)
HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS! (Don’t forget to sign up on the calendar when you are planning your events.)
Sunday , November 4: 10:00AM Worship Service, All Saints Day
Monday, November 5: Bible Study 8:15AM; Bible Study 6-7PM; 7:00PM Chorale
Tuesday, November 6:
Wed., November 7: 10:00AM-1:00PM Secretary in the office; chimes practice 6-7PM, choir practice 7-8PM
Thursday, November 8: 10:00AM-1:00PM Secretary in the office, Paper Pantry 5-6:30PM
Friday, November 9:
Saturday, November 10:
Sunday, November 11: 8:30AM & 10:00AM Worship Services, Veteran’s Day, Elementary Youth