August 28, 2016
PROMOTION SUNDAY – September 4th for all Sunday School students entering 1st through 7th grades. Go to the same morning class you’ve been attending and an aide will take you to your new class. We’ll celebrate the beginning of the new school year with a donut and bottle of water for each child.
CONDOLENCES to Sherry B. and family upon the homegoing of her mother, Bertha S. Funeral services will be held at Grace Tuesday morning: 10:00 a.m. viewing; 11:00 a.m. service. Viewings at Vaughn Greene Funeral Home on Liberty Road: today, 3-6:00 p.m.; Monday, 4-8:00 p.m.
BUILDING UPDATE – 90% of the sheetrock has been completed. Next, ceiling insulation and tile to be installed. We meet with our builder weekly. Pray for wisdom.
FLOODING IN LOUISIANA – Community Bible Church in Baton Rouge was hit hard. Gifts to the church will be received and carefully given to the greatest needs in care of Pastor Steve Foster. Checks made out to Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70869.
AWANA LEADER’S MEETING – September 12th, 6:30 p.m., for all leaders and prospective leaders.
LADIES’ RETREAT – October 7th-8th. Registration begins next week. Complete information is available at the Visitor’s Desk.
LADIES’ TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY begins on September 13th at 10:00 a.m. with instructor Donna Block. All ladies are welcome!
PRAYER LIST – Charles C., Bethany B., Theodore A., Elsie K., Anna T., Alonzo B., Phyllis T., Julia J., Roosevelt D., Bruce L., Trey B., Catherine C., Naomi W., Mary T., Bob H., David R., Megan P., Rachel W., Helen T., Carolyn S., Brandon M., Radhika R., Irv G., Calvin S., Sarah A., John M., Scott W., Bill W., Jacki R., Sam H. & Andrew L. – health concerns. Steve N., Judy A., Raymond T., Florence C., Thomas K., Wanda J., Bert W., Meghan R., Laurel C. & Kellie D. – cancer. Sook P., Bill R., Barbara E. & Cheryl R. – recent surgeries.
MISSIONARY NEWS – THE HUDSONS – Missionaries are real people, no different from other Christians in service for Christ. We sometimes struggle with parenting issues or diets or social skills or a host of things that you, too, encounter. We love missions and missionaries and being part of His missions work. We love our mission field, with all of its challenges and general frustrations. The joy is not the mission, it is the Sender. We love where we are and what we do, because we ultimately love Him. We so much appreciate your prayers and love and support over the past 20 years. We have noted that a great deal of our ministry is with Millennials (born between 1977-2000). They constitute the biggest generation in history. They marry later in life, exercise more, eat smarter, and smoke less than previous generations. They use apps to track data, love technology, and use social media almost constantly. They are always “on.” Those are the sort of people we minister to and with. We love and impact Millennials for Christ. They are a big part of our ministry. Interestingly, it does not really involve different music nor standards nor even a different handshake. They are extremely intent on studying the Word of God (even if it is found on their cell phone). They sincerely want a vibrant relationship with Christ. Pray for continued joy and effectiveness as we work to disciple many Millennials in Vienna. They are the future (and present) of this local church. Pray also for the salvation of refugees we work with, including 3 Iranian refugees who attend regularly and are looking to Christ.