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THE ESCANABA NEWS

APRIL 13, 2014 

Fun Fest 2014

The event took place at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba on Saturday, April 12th. Building wholesome family values with a circus atmosphere was the theme, and the church had a booth for the families to connect with us. The event was very well attended this year.

Our goal was to have some fun for the kids to engage in while inviting families to bring their children to our VBS. Some of the activities included a balance beam, ball toss, and face painting. Patrick and Jason worked a popcorn machine and the girls handed out bottles of water to each of the children as they came to have their face decorated. Each water bottle had a label that stated, “God is good…all the time.”

Tom Roberts was costumed as a clown and was a big hit with the kids! Tom was very animated and full of energy and antics. This was a great addition to our presentation.

Thanks to all of our booth workers. Your smiles and engaging activities were well-received. Pray for the Lord to touch some hearts so the parents will send their children to learn about Jesus!

Coins for Christ
We finished collecting for Patrick & Sarah O’Neal’s “Vision for Ministry” last Sunday morning. We collected $355.10 over the last 3 months! Starting today, our Coins will be set aside for the VBS Outreach which will be held on Saturday, June 28 and conclude during Bible class hour on June 29th. We’re planning a big picnic lunch after church that day for our guests and the whole church family!

Ladies Bible Study
Our next time together is May 3rd!! I can't wait! The title of our study is "Love in Action" Look up I John 3:17-18 and meditate on these verses, as we prepare for the study! Hope to see you all there and anyone new! Bonnie is hosting in her home and we will begin at 10:00. –Sarah

Vision for Ministry Update
Patrick will be sharing an update on the plans for school in August and the fundraising efforts of the past year at the conclusion of our service today.

Bring a Friend Sunday!
Our annual event is planned for next Sunday, April 20th. Easter morning we’ll serve breakfast at 9:30 am with children’s activities at 10:15 which will include an Easter Egg Hunt and devotional. Invitation cards are available on the table at the back. Take some for your Family & Friends invites. We should try to send invitations to our friends and family in advance. If you know a place to put up a flyer, pick one up today!

Family Night This Week
Our lesson for this week will be “The Empty Tomb.” Supper is at 5:30; activities at 6:00. Volunteers for April 16th: Meal: Dave & Bonnie; Songs/Prayer: Marc; Storyteller: Dave G; Puppets: Hudson; Memory: tba; Activity: Jason. 

Christian Closet  
We need to start now in collecting food items for next month. Bring in some non-perishables and put them on the small table by the doors. You can also help the Closet buy food with everyday purchases at GFS! The program is called Fun Funds! Pick up a Fun Foods enrollment flyer on the back table and the next time you’re in GFS, ask them for a card. Our account name is Escanaba Church of Christ. Every time you purchase items at GFS, swipe your card so funds can be awarded to the Closet!

UP Men’s Bible Study
Men from all the congregations of the UP are invited to our Bible Study/Fellowship lunch this Monday, April 14th at 10:30 am. The study is being hosted by Escanaba this month. Patrick will be presenting the lesson.

Meeting Notes & Finance Report
Copies from last Sunday’s meeting are available on the table by the baptistry.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS


DATE 

April 14

April 17

May 3

May 4

May 7

May 16-17

May 18

June 28

July 26

EVENT

Admin meeting

Outreach meeting     

Ladies Bible class

Congreg. Meeting

Christian Closet

UP Men's Retreat  

Mother's Potluck 

VBS Super Saturday

Community Lunch

LOCATION

building

building

Bonnie's 

building

building

Gwinn

building

building

Salv. Army

TIME

9:00 am      

9:15 am  

10:00 am      

12:15 pm  

10:00-1:00        
5:00 pm  

12:15 pm  

9:00-3:00

11:00-1:30

CONTACT

Dave 

Sarah

Sarah

Jesse

Cindy

Dave

Dave

Patrick

Jesse

UP NEWS & NOTES

Church Family Retreat hosted by the Menominee church
We made plans for our annual Church Family Retreat and thought that if we could give your congregation an invite early enough, maybe some or many of you could join us. The date is Fri, June 20th (check-in) to Mon, June 23rd (check-out) at JD Wells State Park by Cedar River. (More info is posted on the bulletin board)

ESCANABA PRAYER REQUESTS

Verlynn is thankful to the Lord for being cancer free for the past 17 years!

Mandi requests prayer for Clara who will be having surgery to remove a tumor in her pelvis.

Melissa is having bad back pain.

Missy is concerned about having tests regarding her pain.

Bonnie’s Aunt Ruth is in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer. She’ll be 87. This is Alyce Jean’s last sibling.
 
Dave & Cindy are traveling in Ohio for a couple weeks.

The Monticello family lost their daughter.

Loretta’s friend Carol is traveling to Arizona alone. Pray for her well-being.

Kyle, Jesse, Matt, Jess, Thomas, Troy, Jerod.

Health: Mary Hawkins, Tony (kidney), Jake (back), Bill & Shirley Mills, Steve Clark; Cancer: Christy Robinson, Cheryl Coble, Marcia Frederick, Mary Ann Poe, June Westerburg, Norah, and Jeanette Pierce.
Thanksgiving


Health Concerns










Lord's Control







Military

Continued Concerns
             

Any updates on our Continued Concerns? Please call or e-mail so we can refresh our concerns to the Lord. Call 233-0065; E-mail  ltbs@att.net. 

Serving Sunday, April 13, 2014

Songs                            Marc Sundquist
Worship Leader Jason Davis
LessonDave Grant
Greeters     Sundquist
Clean-upHuff


 
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