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FROM SUNDAY, September 16

Fall cleaning? Our Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 20. Donations are now being accepted. DO NOT bring old computers or TVs. Help is needed to set-up all that week and clean up after the Bag Sale on October 22.

Help is needed with construction of the gym entrances. If you can swing a hammer evenings/Saturdays in September, please call Denis Jacobson (838-8711) or the church office.

The final numbers for Erie Gives are in–our total was $8,851.88. Thanks to all who participated in the 2018 Erie Gives Day!

Merry Widows: Hope you can join us on Sunday, September 23 at Heartland in Girard after worship. We will carpool from COTC.

Parents of College Students: Please let the church office know your son/daughter’s address as soon as possible. You may include it on the tear-off on the bulletin, call the church office (835-5901) or email: karen@cotc.org. Even if it is the same as last year, we need to hear from you! Thanks!

Save the date! CROP Walk NEXT Sunday, September 23 at 2:00. Please get involved as either a walker or sponsor.

We are working on a new COTC telephone directory. If there are any changes such as address, phone number, no longer use a land line, etc., please let us know by the using the tear-off on the bulletin calling the church office.

Flu shots will be given here in our Gym on Saturday, September 29 (10:00-Noon) and on Sunday, September 30 (11:00-12:30). The flu vaccine is available to adults of all ages and children 9 and older. All insurances are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. No up-front cost for the shot, simply present your primary health insurance card.

Prayer of St. Francis: On Sundays from October 21-January 13, you can help to teach just one line of the Prayer of St. Francis (a famous prayer that begins, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace”). Pick a line (or a Sunday) and teach away. No skill required; just a love for our kids! Sign up with Brady Himes in the lobby behind the Worship Area.

The 2018 Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board in the Library. You may sign up for a Sunday you would like to provide flowers ($30) in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person or occasion. Prior to your Sunday, you will be contacted regarding the type/color of flowers you want and the wording for the bulletin. You may take the flowers after the service.

We continue to need people to provide cookies for the Sunday morning fellowship time.

Please let the church office know when you or a family member are going to be admitted to the hospital.  We don’t always know unless you or a family member tells us.

The West Millcreek Food Pantry is in need of non-perishable food items. Cereal, baked beans, canned spaghetti, tuna, toilet tissue, bar soap, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, macaroni & cheese and peanut butter are needed in September, but any non-perishable items you find on sale will be appreciated! Items can be left in the shopping cart next to the Information Center on the first floor of the education building. Thank you for your donations!