TBW Weekly Announcements – May 4, 2016 (National Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you) :)

This week in worship:

Date: 8-May
Theme: Mother’s Day
Plan: Iris Boswell
Speak: Special Service
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Mary Ragland
Acting Deacon: Dean Speer
PPT: Amy Ragland
Greeters: Greg Denton & Donna Hill

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.

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.

Because we are called to “Let nothing separate you from this mission. It reveals divine intent for personal, societal, and environmental salvation; a fullness of gospel witness for creation’s restoration”, we now have a blue recycle bin at the church. Thank you to Mary and Amy Ragland for the donation of the bin. Please try to remember to place all recyclable materials in the blue bin. Don’t have recycling pick-up in your neighborhood? Save your recyclables and bring the on Sundays – drop them in the blue bin and we will take care of it for you. Not sure what can and cannot be recycled – here is a handy one page flyer from the City of Phoenix. This will also be posted at the church.

Saturday, May 7, 2:30 pm, Eldora and Lucille’s Home: Games and Fellowship

Saturday, May 7, Time: 4:30-7:00pm – Youth Activity, Glow Skate session at Great Skate (10054 N 43rd Ave in Glendale. See Holli Mays or Luis Alcivar for more information.

Sunday, May 8, 5:00-7:00 pm, @ Phx Central – Child and Youth Worker Child Protection training. All registered youth workers and Priesthood are required to have take this class if you haven’t already done it.

Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 pm – Diner’s Group. Place: TBD. Contact Sandy Decker for more information.

Sunday, May 15, after church – Potluck, bring your favorite dish to share.

Sunday, May 15, 2:00 pm, Eldora & Lucille’s Home: Movies and fellowship. Movie: TBD

Saturday, May 21, 2:30 pm, Eldora and Lucille’s Home: Games and Fellowship

Saturday, May 21, Time: TBA – Youth Activity, “summer’s here” Party, Place: TBD. 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 herehttp://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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