Weekly Announcements – May 24, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 28-May
Theme: Open our Minds to the Scriptures
Plan: Dulcy Silverthorn
Speak: Ray Taylor
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Brad McMillan
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Nursery:
Greeters: Leonard Speer & Marcie Sierman
Special Music:

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Donna G (May 25)

New announcements are purple.

Scott and Diane will out of town from Saturday May 20 through Thursday, June 1. They’ve left Heather in charge. (Oh no – watch out :)

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. The schedule is now located on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Find a theme that speaks to you and sign up on the sheets.

Blessing bags supplies are in need. Please see the bulletin board for items that are needed for the next round of bags. Find something you want to get? Take the tag, purchase it, and bring it to church and drop in the big green bucket under the bulletin board. Don’t have time or desire to shop? You can give Heather the money and what you want to get, and she’ll do the shopping for you. Please have all purchases to the church by Sunday, June 11 for Scott and Amber’s service.

There are a couple of new columns on our worship schedule. Want to provide special ministry (music, dance, poetry), sign up in the “Special Music” column. Able and willing to serve communion? Sign up in the “Server” column. I’d like to see servers (at least 4 each communion) signed up for the rest of the year and at least 2-3 Special music opportunities each month.

Sunday, June 4, after services @ TBW – Join Eldora and her family for a light lunch followed by a Celebration of Life service for Eldora’s mother, Lucille Engebretson. The service will start at 1:00pm.

Sunday, June 11 – 7:00am – 12:00pm @ TBW – Arizona United Blood Services Bus will be here. See Kyle B. to set up a donation appointment.

Summer Camps!
June 3 16-22 – Sr. High camp (grades 9, 10, 11, & 12) – Buckhorn Camp, Idyllwild CA)
June 23-28 – Family Reunion at Whispering Pines
July 2-8 – Jr High Camp (grade 6, 7, & 8) at Whispering Pines.
July 4-8 – Jr Came (grades 3, 4, & 5) at Whispering Pines
July 21-29 – SPEC at Graceland University

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – May 17, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 21-May
Theme: Love Me and Keep My Commandments
Plan: Donna Greenwalt
Speak: Fellowship service
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Brad McMillan
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Nursery:
Greeters: Leonard Speer & Marcie Sierman
Special Music:

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Paris F (May 21)
Luis A (May 24)
Wilma M (May 24)

New announcements are purple.

Scott and Diane will out of town from Saturday May 20 through Tuesday May 30. They’ve left Heather in charge. (Oh no – watch out :)

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. The schedule is now located on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Find a theme that speaks to you and sign up on the sheets.

Blessing bags supplies are in need. Please see the bulletin board for items that are needed for the next round of bags. Find something you want to get? Take the tag, purchase it, and bring it to church and drop in the big green bucket under the bulletin board. Don’t have time or desire to shop? You can give Heather the money and what you want to get, and she’ll do the shopping for you.

There are a couple of new columns on our worship schedule. Want to provide special ministry (music, dance, poetry), sign up in the “Special Music” column. Able and willing to serve communion? Sign up in the “Server” column. I’d like to see servers (at least 4 each communion) signed up for the rest of the year and at least 2-3 Special music opportunities each month.

Sunday, May 21, 9:30am @ TBW – Brunch and Fellowship Service. Plan to share a gift – song, dance, prayer, testimony, poetry, storytelling, anything you feel God has gifted you. Donna Greenwalt is in charge – so ask her for more info.

Sunday, June 4, after services @ TBW – Join Eldora and her family for a light lunch followed by a Celebration of Life service for Eldora’s mother, Lucille Engebretson. The service will start at 1:00pm.

Summer Camps!
June 3 16-22 – Sr. High camp (grades 9, 10, 11, & 12) – Buckhorn Camp, Idyllwild CA)
June 23-29 – Family Reunion at Whispering Pines
July 2-8 – Jr High Camp (grade 6, 7, & 8) at Whispering Pines.
July 4-8 – Jr Came (grades 3, 4, & 5) at Whispering Pines
July 21-29 – SPEC at Graceland University

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – May 10, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 14-May
Theme: I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life
Plan: Crystal Morris
Speak: Diane Sloan
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Brad McMillan
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Nursery:
Greeters: Leonard Speer & Marcie Sierman
Special Music:
Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Tom A (May 11)

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. The schedule is now located on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Find a theme that speaks to you and sign up on the sheets.

Blessing bags supplies are in need. Please see the bulletin board for items that are needed for the next round of bags. Find something you want to get? Take the tag, purchase it, and bring it to church and drop in the big green bucket under the bulletin board. Don’t have time or desire to shop? You can give Heather the money and what you want to get, and she’ll do the shopping for you.

There are a couple of new columns on our worship schedule. Want to provide special ministry (music, dance, poetry), sign up in the “Special Music” column. Able and willing to serve communion? Sign up in the “Server” column. I’d like to see servers (at least 4 each communion) signed up for the rest of the year and at least 2-3 Special music opportunities each month.

Saturday, May 13, 10am-4:30 pm @ TBW – Intro to Scripture Part 2. This class is lead by Diana Hansen. BYOLunch.

Sunday, May 21, 9:30am @ TBW – Brunch and Fellowship Service. Plan to share a gift – song, dance, prayer, testimony, poetry, storytelling, anything you feel God has gifted you. Donna Greenwalt is in charge – so ask her for more info.

Sunday, June 4, after services @ TBW – Join Eldora and her family for a light lunch followed by a Celebration of Life service for Eldora’s mother, Lucille Engebretson. The service will start at 1:00pm.

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – May 3, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 7-May
Theme: Hear His Voice
Plan: Heather Featherstone
Speak: Dulcy Silverthorn
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Brad McMillan
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Nursery:
Greeters: Leonard Speer & Marcie Sierman
Special Music:
Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Amy R (May 8)

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. The schedule is now located on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Find a theme that speaks to you and sign up on the sheets.

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants. Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.

Blessing bags supplies are in need. Please see the bulletin board for items that are needed for the next round of bags. Find something you want to get? Take the tag, purchase it, and bring it to church and drop in the big green bucket under the bulletin board. Don’t have time or desire to shop? You can give Heather the money and what you want to get, and she’ll do the shopping for you.

There are a couple of new columns on our worship schedule. Want to provide special ministry (music, dance, poetry), sign up in the “Special Music” column. Able and willing to serve communion? Sign up in the “Server” column. I’d like to see servers (at least 4 each communion) signed up for the rest of the year and at least 2-3 Special music opportunities each month.

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-4:30 pm@ TBW – Priesthood and Discipleship Formation Day Theme: Cultivating the Soil. Guest Ministry: Apostle Ron Harmon and Field Support Minister Bill McFarlin. Plan on spending the day with fellow disciples as we explore what it means to cultivate the soil for mission in today’s context. We will share together in worship, learning, and fellowship as a way to grow in our discipleship. Join us for the day. This is a BYOLunch event. Light snacks will be provided.

Sunday, May 7, after services – Amy R. is celebrating her 50th Birthday and would like to share a meal with you – the only gifts she wants is your fellowship. She says your presence is the best (and only) present she could hope to receive. We will have a separate room so it will be easy to visit while we eat. Hope you can join us!! Join her and others at Abuelo’s Restaurant located at 16092 North Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr. in Peoria (Arrowhead Fountains Center near the Harkin’s Theater).

Saturday, May 13, 10am-4:30 pm @ TBW – Intro to Scripture Part 2. This class is lead by Diana Hansen. BYOLunch.

Sunday, May 21, 9:30am @ TBW – Brunch and Fellowship Service. Plan to share a gift – song, dance, prayer, testimony, poetry, storytelling, anything you feel God has gifted you. Donna Greenwalt is in charge – so ask her for more info.

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – April 26, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 30-Apr
Theme: The Lord is Risen Indeed
Plan: Grant and Crystal Morris
Speak: Heather Featherstone
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Mary Ragland
Deacons: Eldora Engebretson & Dean Speer
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Nursery:
Greeters: Rita Young & Penny Horne
Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Scott S (Apr 28)
Mary R (May 2)

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. The schedule is now located on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Find a theme that speaks to you and sign up on the sheets.

The Worship Committee has added a new column on the worship schedule.  It is called “Special Music”.  If you have a desire to share in a service some kind of special ministry, please sign up on the board and tell the person planning that you would like to do something.

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants. Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.

Blessing bags supplies are in need. Please see the bulletin board for items that are needed for the next round of bags. Find something you want to get? Take the tag, purchase it, and bring it to church and drop in the big green bucket under the bulletin board. Don’t have time or desire to shop? You can give Heather the money and what you want to get, and she’ll do the shopping for you.

Saturday, April 29, Time: 1:00 pm at Eldora and Lucille’s home. Congregational Picnic – hamburgers (veggie too) and hot dogs will be provided. Bring a smile and a dish to share!

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-4:30 pm@ TBW – Priesthood and Discipleship Formation Day.  Theme: Cultivating the Soil. Guest Ministry: Apostle Ron Harmon and Field Support Minister Bill McFarlin. Plan on spending the day with fellow disciples as we explore what it means to cultivate the soil for mission in today’s context. We will share together in worship, learning, and fellowship as a way to grow in our discipleship. Join us for the day. This is a BYOLunch event. Light snacks will be provided.

Sunday, May 7, after services – Amy R. is celebrating her 50th Birthday and would like to share a meal with you – the only gifts she wants is your fellowship. She says your presence is the best (and only) present she could hope to receive. We will have a separate room so it will be easy to visit while we eat. Hope you can join us!! Join her and others at Abuelo’s Restaurant located at 16092 North Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr. in Peoria (Arrowhead Fountains Center near the Harkin’s Theater).

Saturday, May 13, 10am-4:30 pm @ TBW – Intro to Scripture Part 2. This class is lead by Diana Hansen. BYOLunch.

Sunday, May 21, 9:30am @ TBW – Brunch and Fellowship Service. Plan to share a gift – song, dance, prayer, testimony, poetry, storytelling, anything you feel God has gifted you. Donna Greenwalt is in charge – so ask her for more info.

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – April 19, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 23-Apr
Theme: Peace Be With You
Plan: Dulcy Silverthorn
Speak: Amber Pope
Piano: Heather Featherstone
PA: Mary Ragland
Deacons: Eldora Engebretson & Dean Speer
PPT: Eldora Engebretson
Nursery:
Greeters: Rita Young & Penny Horne

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
No Birthdays this week
New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. The schedule is now located on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. Find a theme that speaks to you and sign up on the sheets. We are in desperate need a planner and speaker for May 7 (Communion Sunday)

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants. Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.

Blessing bags supplies are in need. Please see the bulletin board for items that are needed for the next round of bags. Find something you want to get? Take the tag, purchase it, and bring it to church and drop in the big green bucket under the bulletin board. Don’t have time or desire to shop? You can give Heather the money and what you want to get, and she’ll do the shopping for you.

April 21-23 @ Whispering Pines – Mission Center Retreat. “Safety, Survival, and Spirituality in 2017 and Beyond” Plan to attend. There will be time for you to get back to the valley for the Youth Worker Training. Contact the Mission Center for more info.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00- 3:30 pm @ TBW – Child Youth Worker Training Boundaries Class. Any person that might be working with Children/Youth must take this class. This class will be followed by the Child/Youth Worker Core Training from 3:30-5:00pm – All priesthood members and anyone working with Children and Youth are required to have this class. If you are unsure if you have taken these classes please check with any of the pastorate to see which class(es) you might need.

Saturday, April 29, Time: 1:00 pm at Eldora and Lucille’s home. Congregational Picnic – hamburgers (veggie too) and hot dogs will be provided. Bring a smile and a dish to share!

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-4:30 pm@ TBW – Priesthood and Discipleship Formation Day Theme: Cultivating the Soil. Guest Ministry: Apostle Ron Harmon and Field Support Minister Bill McFarlin. Plan on spending the day with fellow disciples as we explore what it means to cultivate the soil for mission in today’s context. We will share together in worship, learning, and fellowship as a way to grow in our discipleship. Join us for the day.

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – April 12, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 16-Apr (Easter)
Theme: Jesus Lives Again
Plan: Heather Featherstone
Speak: Larry McGuire
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Mary Ragland
Deacons: Eldora Engebretson & Dean Speer
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Nursery:
Greeters: Rita Young & Penny Horne

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Beverly K (Apr 14)
Chuck L (Apr 18)

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. Thank you so much for those that have stepped up and volunteered. The themes are below – if you want to plan, preside or speak for any of the themes, please let Heather know.
(Key: P/P=Plan/Preside, S=Speak, $ – theme lends itself to a great fellowship service, *=Communion Sunday, shorter talk)
Themes:

7-May: *Hear His Voice (Communion) (P/P & S)
14-May: I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (P/P)
28-May: Open Our Minds to the Scriptures ($,P/P)
4-Jun: Rivers of the Living Water (P/P, S)
11-Jun: Go! Invite People to Christ (P/P, S)
25-Jun: Take Up the Cross and Follow Me (P/P, S)

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants. Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.

Which pastor do you call if you have a question about Christian Ed? Or Communications? Or Fellowship? A printable Pastorate Assignments Sheet is here – http://tinyurl.com/hqhxjpv

Beginning Sunday, April 9, will be the adult class will study the book, Speak to The Bones (How to Be a Prophetic people in a Time of Exile, by Richard A. Brown. The book is available through Amazon.com. Richard Brown is a graduate of the University of Missouri and Park College, with degrees in Journalism and a Masters of Religion. He served as an editor for Herald House Publishing for 23 years and as managing editor for the Herald magazine. In the book, he addresses the problem of falling church attendance, which he attributes to a lack of prophetic ministry. In lessons on God’s prophets throughout history, he tries to answer the questions, what is a prophet called to do, and how we as a prophetic people are to answer that call? Dulcy Silverthorn will lead the class and invites you to take part in what promises to be an interesting way to approach our 21st century church.

Blessing bags supplies are in need. Please see the bulletin board for items that are needed for the next round of bags. Find something you want to get? Take the tag, purchase it, and bring it to church and drop in the big green bucket under the bulletin board. Don’t have time or desire to shop? You can give Heather the money and what you want to get, and she’ll do the shopping for you.

Sunday, April 16, 9:00 am – 10:15 (during Sunday School) – Easter Brunch with Guest Speaker Larry McGuire. This is a planned brunch so come hungry and ready to fellowship with each other on what will be a fine Easter morning.

Sunday, April 16, after services – Youth Easter Egg Hunt. Please bring eggs filled with treats (no melty stuff like chocolate or marshmallows) for the Easter bunny to hide for our youth. Donations can be dropped off in the pastor’s study (due to the brunch the same morning, please don’t leave your donations in the kitchen). See Kevin or Robyn Harper for more information.

April 21-23 @ Whispering Pines – Mission Center Retreat.  “Safety, Survival, and Spirituality in 2017 and Beyond”  Plan to attend.  There will be time for you to get back to the valley for the Youth Worker Training.  Contact the Mission Center for more info.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00- 3:30 pm @ TBW – Child Youth Worker Training Boundaries Class. Any person that might be working with Children/Youth must take this class. This class will be followed by the Child/Youth Worker Core Training from 3:30-5:00pm – All priesthood members and anyone working with Children and Youth are required to have this class. If you are unsure if you have taken these classes please check with any of the pastorate to see which class(es) you might need.

Saturday, April 29, Time: 1:00 pm at Eldora and Lucille’s home. Congregational Picnic – hamburgers (veggie too) and hot dogs will be provided. Bring a smile and a dish to share!

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-4:30 pm@ TBW – Priesthood and Discipleship Formation Day.  Theme: Cultivating the Soil. Guest Ministry: Apostle Ron Harmon and Field Support Minister Bill McFarlin. Plan on spending the day with fellow disciples as we explore what it means to cultivate the soil for mission in today’s context. We will share together in worship, learning, and fellowship as a way to grow in our discipleship. Join us for the day.

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Updates – April 5, 2017

This week in worship:
Date: 9-Apr (Palm Sunday)
Theme: Hosanna to the Son of David
Plan: John Walton
Speak: Jane Richards
Piano: LaVeta Talcott
PA: Mary Ragland
Deacons: Eldora Engebretson & Dean Speer
PPT: Amy Ragland
Nursery:
Greeters: Rita Young & Penny Horne

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Rylee G (Apr 9)

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services in February and March. Thank you so much for those that have stepped up and volunteered. We just need planners and/or presiders for the following Sundays in March and April. The themes are below – if you want to plan, preside or speak for any of the themes, please let Heather know.
(Key: P/P=Plan/Preside, S=Speak, $ – theme lends itself to a great fellowship service, *=Communion Sunday, shorter talk)
Themes:
7-May: *Hear His Voice (Communion) (P/P & S)
14-May: I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (P/P)
28-May: Open Our Minds to the Scriptures ($,P/P)
4-Jun: Rivers of the Living Water (P/P, S)
11-Jun: Go! Invite People to Christ (P/P, S)
25-Jun: Take Up the Cross and Follow Me (P/P, S)

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants. Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.

Which pastor do you call if you have a question about Christian Ed? Or Communications? Or Fellowship? A printable Pastorate Assignments Sheet is here – http://tinyurl.com/hqhxjpv

Beginning Sunday, April 9, will be the adult class will study the book, Speak to The Bones (How to Be a Prophetic people in a Time of Exile, by Richard A. Brown. The book is available through Amazon.com. Richard Brown is a graduate of the University of Missouri and Park College, with degrees in Journalism and a Masters of Religion. He served as an editor for Herald House Publishing for 23 years and as managing editor for the Herald magazine. In the book, he addresses the problem of falling church attendance, which he attributes to a lack of prophetic ministry. In lessons on God’s prophets throughout history, he tries to answer the questions, what is a prophet called to do, and how we as a prophetic people are to answer that call? Dulcy Silverthorn will lead the class and invites you to take part in what promises to be an interesting way to approach our 21st century church.

Blessing bags are now available to anyone who wants to take a few. They are located in the fellowship hall on the piano. Please take as many as you think you will need. Also, please see the posted needs for the next round of blessing bags.

Sunday, April 16, 9:00 am – 10:15 (during Sunday School) – Easter Brunch with Guest Speaker Larry McGuire. This is a planned brunch so come hungry and ready to fellowship with each other on what will be a fine Easter morning.

Sunday, April 16, after services – Youth Easter Egg Hunt. Please bring eggs filled with treats (no melty stuff like chocolate or marshmallows) for the Easter bunny to hide for our youth. Donations can be dropped off in the pastor’s study (due to the brunch the same morning, please don’t leave your donations in the kitchen). See Kevin or Robyn Harper for more information.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00- 3:30 pm @ TBW – Child Youth Worker Training Boundaries Class. Any person that might be working with Children/Youth must take this class. This class will be followed by the Child/Youth Worker Core Training from 3:30-5:00pm – All priesthood members and anyone working with Children and Youth are required to have this class. If you are unsure if you have taken these classes please check with any of the pastorate to see which class(es) you might need.

Saturday, April 29, Time: 1:00 pm at Eldora and Lucille’s home. Congregational Picnic – hamburgers (veggie too) and hot dogs will be provided. Bring a smile and a dish to share!

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – March 29, 2017

This week in worship:

Date: 2-Apr
Theme: I am the Resurrection and the Life
Plan: Beth Richardson
Speak: Darrell Ashlock
Piano: Heather Featherstone
PA: Mary Ragland
Deacons: Eldora Engebretson & Dean Speer
PPT: Eldora Engebretson
Nursery:
Greeters: Rita Young & Penny Horne

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Kaleah D (Apr 1)
FaithLynn C (Apr 5)

Prayer List

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services in February and March. Thank you so much for those that have stepped up and volunteered. We just need planners and/or presiders for the following Sundays in March and April. The themes are below – if you want to plan, preside or speak for any of the themes, please let Heather know.
(Key: P/P=Plan/Preside, S=Speak, $ – theme lends itself to a great fellowship service, *=Communion Sunday, shorter talk)
Themes:

7-May: *Hear His Voice (Communion) (P/P & S)
14-May: I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (P/P)
28-May: Open Our Minds to the Scriptures ($,P/P)
4-Jun: Rivers of the Living Water (P/P, S)
11-Jun: Go! Invite People to Christ (P/P, S)
25-Jun: Take Up the Cross and Follow Me (P/P, S)

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants. Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.

Which pastor do you call if you have a question about Christian Ed? Or Communications? Or Fellowship? A printable Pastorate Assignments Sheet is here – http://tinyurl.com/hqhxjpv

Saturday, April 1, 10:00-4:30, @ TBW – Intro to Scripture Class. This class will be taught by Diana Hansen. Please bring your own lunch.

Sunday, April 2, 3:00 pm, Thunderbird West – We invite you to come watch President Steve Veazey’s Address to the church video, followed by participation in the Live Q&A beginning at 4:00 PM. A Pizza Dinner will be served after the Live viewing. Please RSVP to thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com or call Heather Featherstone at 623-229-4214 if you plan on staying for dinner.

Blessing bags are now available to anyone who wants to take a few. They are located in the fellowship hall on the piano. Please take as many as you think you will need. Also, please see the posted needs for the next round of blessing bags.

Sunday, April 16, 9:00 am – 10:15 (during Sunday School) – Easter Brunch with Guest Speaker Larry McGuire. This is a planned brunch so come hungry and ready to fellowship with each other on what will be a fine Easter morning.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00- 3:30 pm @ TBW – Child Youth Worker Training Boundaries Class. Any person that might be working with Children/Youth must take this class. This class will be followed by the Child/Youth Worker Core Training from 3:45-5:45pm – All priesthood members and anyone working with Children and Youth are required to have this class. If you are unsure if you have taken these classes please check with any of the pastorate to see which class(es) you might need.

Saturday, April 29, Time: TBA at Eldora and Lucille’s home. Congregational Picnic – hamburgers (veggie too) and hot dogs will be provided. Bring a smile and a dish to share!

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

Weekly Announcements – March 22, 2017

Welcome to the new format for announcements –
remember to check back here every week for the latest news and updates.

The Prayer List (click)

This week in worship:
Date: 26-Mar
Theme: I Was Blind and Now I See
Plan: Dottie Dyer
Speak: Bill Crabtree
Piano: LaVeta Talcott
PA: Amy Ragland
Deacons: Eldora Engebretson & Brad McMillan
PPT: Heather Featherstone
Greeters:  Greg Denton & Lucille Engebretson
Nursery:

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Kevin H (Mar 24)

Lois N (Mar 27)
Lee Swick (Mar 27)
Holli M (Mar 28)

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services in February and March.  Thank you so much for those that have stepped up and volunteered.  We just need planners and/or presiders for the following Sundays in March and April.  The themes are below – if you want to plan, preside or speak for any of the themes, please let Heather know.  
(Key: P/P=Plan/Preside, S=Speak, $ – theme lends itself to a great fellowship service, *=Communion Sunday, shorter talk)
Themes:
7-May: *Hear His Voice (Communion) (P/P & S)
14-May: I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (P/P)
28-May: Open Our Minds to the Scriptures ($,P/P)

4-Jun: Rivers of the Living Water (P/P, S)
11-Jun: Go! Invite People to Christ (P/P, S)
25-Jun: Take Up the Cross and Follow Me (P/P, S)

Arizona Mission Center is now accepting applications for Summer Youth Ministry Assistants.  Click here for more information:  http://tinyurl.com/znpvgt9.  

Which pastor do you call if you have a question about Christian Ed?  Or Communications?  Or Fellowship?  A printable Pastorate Assignments Sheet is herehttp://tinyurl.com/hqhxjpv

Sunday, April 2, 3:00 pm, Thunderbird West – We invite you to come watch President Steve Veazey’s Address to the church video, followed by participation in the Live Q&A.  A Pizza Dinner will be served after the Live viewing.  Please RSVP to thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com or call Heather Featherstone at 623-229-4214 if you plan on staying for dinner.

Blessing bags are now available to anyone who wants to take a few.  They are located in the fellowship hall on the piano.  Please take as many as you think you will need.  Also, please see the posted needs for the next round of blessing bags.

Sunday, April 16, 9:00 am – 10:15 (during Sunday School) – Easter Brunch with Guest Speaker Larry McGuire.  This is a planned brunch so come hungry and ready to fellowship with each other on what will be a fine Easter morning.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00- 3:30 pm @ TBW – Child Youth Worker Training Boundaries Class.  Any person that might be working with Children/Youth must take this class.  This class will be followed by the Child/Youth Worker Core Training from 3:45-5:45pm – All priesthood members and anyone working with Children and Youth are required to have this class.  If you are unsure if you have taken these classes please check with any of the pastorate to see which class(es) you might need.

Saturday, April 29, Time: TBA at Eldora and Lucille’s home.  Congregational Picnic – hamburgers (veggie too) and hot dogs will be provided.  Bring a smile and a dish to share!

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open.  If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge?  Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner.  Want a different month?  Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”.  The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.