As I write this weekly news note, I am preparing my heart and spirit to join Jordan Curry and our youth at Summer Games this afternoon and evening. Our Facebook page has several photos of all the fun they are having. Early this morning, I helped Frankie Hopper in our Food Pantry. What a blessing this ministry is to people in need. We helped a couple who just moved to Stockbridge with six children. They have jobs lined up that will begin July 31, but their first paycheck won't be until August 31. They were so grateful for the food Jodeco's pantry provided, and you can be certain both Frankie and I invited them to come and be part of our church family.
This Sunday we begin a new worship series entitled, Garden Variety Wisdom. The book of Proverbs tells us about four tiny creatures - the ant, the hyrax, the locust, the lizard - that are a source of great wisdom to those who are willing to learn. This series takes a look at these smallest of God's creatures as we seek learn the deepest secrets of life that can be found in a common garden. Here is the short passage the sermon series will come from - Proverbs 30:24-28.
24 "Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: 25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; 26 hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces.
Happenings / Need Help
Good news about the flood repair. Praise God! The deduction is only $1,000! Final repairs should begin the first of next week. The Trustees are working with the insurance company and will keep us updated.
Nursery Attendant Volunteers Needed: We really need on-call volunteers to help our Nursery Attendants (Marcella Palakovich, Malanya Spencer) care for and show Jesus' love to our infants and toddlers. You can sign up to help for one or more hours each Sunday for the following time slots:
8:45-10:00 AM 10:00-11:00 AM 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM.
Our goal is to have enough volunteers so that you serve no more than once month. As before, the volunteer receives a pager to have during their time on Sunday. If the volunteer's help is needed they will be paged to come and help. Safe Sanctuary training and background checks required. Call Sherry Dudley in the church office or send her an email if you can help with this ministry need (firstname.lastname@example.org).