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Pastor Andy Baek
January 14, 2018
- As I announced at worship this morning and posted on the church Facebook, Sarah and I became proud grandparents last Tuesday. Our youngest daughter Grace delivered a healthy baby girl, Noelle Lee, on Jan. 9 at the U of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was 6 lbs 8 oz in weight and 20 inches tall. The baby and the mother are all well and healthy. We finally got on board the grandparents club for the first time. Praise the Lord! Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.

- Diane Ziesmer, who had double knee replacement surgeries three weeks ago fell Sunday evening and was taken to the hospital in Adrian. She might need another surgery on her right Achilles. Please remember her in your prayers.
Prayer Concerns
Pastor Andy and Sarah Baek are new grandparents—Noelle Hajin Lee was born Tuesday and both mom and baby are doing well; thank you for the prayer and well wishes.  They are also grateful their daughter Lydia Baek is here from New York and travel mercies for their other daughter Hannah Baek as she arrives next weekend.  Andrea Hickey was grateful for all of the soup, bread, and desserts provided for the MYF fundraiser luncheon and welcomed all to stay and eat.  Ed Proctor was glad to be back to church; he’s had one procedure done after his heart attack and another scheduled for February; thank you to everyone who filled in for him while he was hospitalized and since returning home.  Amy Hempel asked for prayer for her “running buddy” Monica Taylor who is having trouble with her knee.  Diane Ziesmer thanked everyone for the prayers, calls, and concerns since her knee replacement surgery; she’s getting better every day (editor’s note:  Diane fell last evening and damaged her Achilles tendon—please keep her in your prayers at this setback to her recovery).  David McKinstry asked for prayer for Joseph Mona and his family; Joseph’s wife of five years and mother of their 4-year-old child died Friday from brain cancer.
Calendar of Ministry Opportunities
Monday January 15 – 6:45 pm Chime Choir rehearsal resumes
Tuesday January 16 – 10 am Prayer Fellowship
        7 pm Choir practice
        8:15 pm Worship Team
Wednesday January 17 – 10 am “How’s Your Soul?” study (this is their final meeting)
Saturday January 20 – 9 am UMW Kitchen Round-Up (cleaning and organizing the kitchen)
Sunday January 21 – 9 am Sunday School (pre-k to 6th grade, adult)
            9:50 am Sunday School grades 7-12
            10:30 am Morning Worship
            6:30 pm Confirmation Class
            6:30 pm Youth Group meeting

Adult Sunday School Classes Available Sunday Mornings 9 to 10 am
            Caroline Rehberg will continue to lead a Bible Study school class with in-depth Bible study and discussion.  This is in the room off the narthex next to the church office.
            Rev. Olsen is in week 3 of a 5-week study entitled Fail: What to Do When Things Go Wrong ending February 4. This study will help guide us on our journey of faith as we learn to deal with life’s failures and missteps, and learn how to live life boldly.  Come join us!

Nursery help needed:  We need to have two helpers in the nursery during the worship service.   If you can help with this ministry, please sign up for a Sunday.  Thanks.

UMW Purse Project:  As you clean out your closets, please consider donating any purses you don’t need any more to the UMW for their purse project.  See any UMW member for details or to make your donation.

UMW Valentine Boxes:  It’s that time of year again!  Valentine boxes will be prepared to spread our love to those around us…if you have things you’ve like to include in the boxes or would like to make a donation to purchase items, see any UMW member!

Superbowl Subsare on sale again this year!  Orders are currently being taken to prepare your delicious Superbowl Sub.  The orders are due January 28 and will be made fresh according to your wishes by our very own youth on Sunday February 4.  YUM!
Birthdays 1/14 - 1/20
Sunday January 14 John Hoffman    
Monday January 15 Sherry Simpkins    
Tuesday January 16 William Gauss    
  January 16 Veronica Moore    
Friday January 19 Jill Bradley    
  January 19 Jim Irwin    
Saturday January 20 Doug Steinman    
  January 20 Anna Mae Wenzel  
Anniversaries 1/14 - 1/20
Monday January 15 Jim & Barb Longenbarger
  Have a safe and blessed week and Happy New Year!  

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