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
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)

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.

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