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Pastor Andy Baek
June 17, 2018
From the Church Office 6/17/18

During this time of pastoral transition, Bob Tessmer gave the message yesterday, entitled The Great Dance.  He spoke from the following passage:  

Isaiah 55:12 (NRSV)

    For you shall go out in joy,
        and be led back in peace;
    the mountains and the hills before you
        shall burst into song,
        and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands

(New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.)

This passage describes how God intended life to be.  Even in the darkness, there is joy unimaginable.  It’s a joy that we belong to and is home for us.  God created us in his image and gave us His mark, His joy, deep within us.  This is not the same as happiness, which may be fleeting, but a feeling of being a part of God and is beyond the world’s power to give it or take it away.

Thank you, Bob, for sharing this message with us, helping us center ourselves on what is important and where we should focus our hearts and thoughts.

The retired Rev. Faye McKinstry will provide the message next Sunday.
Prayer Concerns 6/17/18
Kristen Olsen asked for continued prayers for her family…they are currently limiting Doug Olsen’s visitors to family and clergy.  Donna Adams gave prayers of thanks that her great-granddaughter is on the honor roll, her great-grandson has been accepted to the nursing program, and her nephew is beginning at a welding school in Cleveland…so grateful that they are all doing well.  Myrt Wakefield asked for prayer for Marie Ternes-Smith who fell 2-3 months ago; she recently had surgery for a brain bleed that was a result of this fall needs prayer for recovery.  Nancy Clark’s brother Gary Dean has spots of skin cancer on his head and will be having surgery to remove them.  Diana Bayer’s mother is recovering well from her hip surgery; her brother continues his recovery from being hit by a truck while on his 10-speed bike and travel mercies for her other two brothers who will be going to Florida to bring him home to finish his recovery.  Sandy Wenburg asked for continued prayer for Rogene Wenburg (Don’s brother’s wife) whose cancer has returned for the third time.  Tracy Secor asked for prayer for his mother Jeanette Secor who had signs of another seizure and will be following up with a neurologist this week.  Dee Cowen gave prayers of joy that her last grandson graduated from Summerfield High School and will be attending Monroe County Community College for nursing.  Diana Brown’s sister Susan has her second interview for a teaching position closer to home (Michigan) but had an emergency appendectomy this week—prayers for her recovery.  Jane Wertenberger gave prayers of thanks that her & Joan’s brother Jerry Bellen made it to Florida okay and just needs to finish unpacking.
Calendar of Ministry Opportunities
Tuesday June 19 – 10 am Prayer Fellowship
Wednesday June 20Beacon news items due for the July/August edition of the newsletter.  Items may be left in the church office or email or call Jill ( or 734-755-1046)
Saturday June 23 – 10 am Protection Policy Training – This training is for any and all VBS volunteers; if you can make it, even with the short notice, it would be appreciated.  If you can’t make it or have questions, please contact Joan Wittkop.
Sunday June 24 – 10:30 am Morning Worship

Save the Date:
        Sunday July 15 – Tuesday July 17 – VBS in the evenings with church & family cookout celebration on the 17th– Polar Blast:  Jesus’ Love is Cool! See the flyer at the end of this edition of the Pastor’s Page for registration information

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.   

Pictoral Directory – Louise Proctor is working on a pictoral directory.  If you have a digital picture, please email it to her at  Otherwise, please see her and she’d be happy to snap a picture of your family.

New youth director:  SPPRC is in the process of hiring a new Youth Director effective 8-1-2018. If interested in the position, please see the posting on the Opportunities Board, the shelf under the mailboxes in the office, or contact Joan Wittkop (734-229-2223 or  Resumes are due June 29th to Joan Wittkop, with interviews taking place in July.

Special Music for the summer – Now that the choir is on their summer break, we need people to share their musical talents with us this summer.  If you’d like to present the music ministry for a Sunday, please sign up on the sheet in on the Opportunities Board or contact Betsy Rothrock.

Coffee Hour help needed– The new sign-up sheet is posted for the coffee hour host/hostess.  Please sign up for a Sunday!  If you would like to oversee this list, or think you might like to but have questions, please let Jill know…you would just need to be sure each week was filled. 

Thanks for donating the flowers – If you happen to be here during the week, please grab a container from the kitchen and water the flowers…they are in pots by the kitchen door, the main doors off the parking lot, and the driveway by the canopy.  Thanks again for your help!
Birthdays 6/17 - 6/23
Oops -- We missed Jean Ellis    
  -- her birthday was last Saturday, June 9
\Sunday June 17 Quinn Mihora      
Monday June 18 Rene Crombez      
  June 18 Joe Groff      
Thursday June 21 Morgan White      
Saturday June 23 Ron Breitner      
  June 23 Katrina Cheema      
Anniversaries 6/17 - 6/23
Tuesday June 19 Diana Brown & John Smith
  Have a blessed week!  

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