TBW Weekly Announcements – May 18, 2016

This week in worship:

Date: 22-May
Theme: Guided by the Spirit
Plan: Kevin, Craig, & Kyle Harper
Speak: Alternative Service
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Eldora Engebretson
Acting Deacon: Amy Ragland & Mary Ragland
PPT: Donna Greenwalt
Greeters: Phil & Mary Dachenhausen


New announcements are purple

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Heather Featherstone will be traveling through the month of June. If you want something printed in the weekly email announcements (and therefore in the bulletin), you MUST send any announcements to the church email address: thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com. If you send announcements to any other address, they may not been seen in time to get into the announcements. If you make an announcement during Sunday morning worship, please remember to send it to the church email address as well.

Holli is looking for volunteers to teach the summer multi-age children/youth Sunday School classes. Lesson plans will be provided. The first summer class begins on May 29. Please contact Holli if you are willing to help out this summer.

Do you want communion brought to your home? If yes, please contact Dulcy Silverthorn to make arrangements for that to happen – see directory for contact info.

A Friendly Message from your Worship Committee: As we get into the summer months, the people available to assist with Sunday Morning Worship is getting very slim. If you are interested in planning, presiding or speaking for a worship service, please let someone on the worship committee know (Wanda, Carol Mair, Madelyn, Kevin, Amber or Heather). And now a few words about planning/presiding in June, July and August: Due to the lack of people available, please keep in mind the following “tips” –
1) Be aware of your “standing” hymns and how long they are so you can give the congregation plenty of time to stand before they have to start singing.
2) Please try to schedule as few people as possible up front so there will be people in the congregation.
3) Remember, you can always have the receiving of the offertory as we exit the service to help with the number of people you need to use for your service.
4) If you are planning a Communion Service, please consider using only 2 servers – it will take just a bit longer in the service, but it will help minimize waste of grape juice and bread.
Saturday, May 21, 2:30 pm, Eldora and Lucille’s Home: Games and Fellowship

Saturday, May 21, Time: 12:00pm (noon), Riverview Park 2100 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa AZ – Youth Activity, “summer’s here” Party, Picnic lunch provided. Please bring swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen. We will meet at the splash pad/playground area. See Holli Mays or Luis Alcivar for more information.

Sunday, May 29, 2:00 pm, Eldora & Lucille’s Home: Movies and fellowship. Movie: TBD

August 12-14, @ Whispering Pines: Young Adult Retreat. More info coming soon.

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.

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