FROM SUNDAY, August 20
REMINDER: NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, WE WILL WORSHIP AT ASBURY BARN AT 10:00. We’ll be joined by our friends from Westminster and the sermon will be given by Pastor Jim Rimmer.
Following worship we invite everyone for a picnic lunch in the pavilion behind the barn. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and sides (salads/desserts) are on the menu.
Bring a salad or dessert to share if you wish and a lawn chair for the picnic. As always we appreciate those who would stay to help clean up.
A Congregational Meeting will be held following worship on Sunday, September 3. COTC members will vote to approve the call to our new pastor. Child care will be provided.
Pastor Jim Haas will be available for pastoral care and counseling here at COTC. He will be in the office on Wednesday from 9-1:00. Call 833-2053 to make an appointment.
Shepherds mark your calendars for a picnic on Monday, August 28 at 6:00 at Pastor Fugate’s home, 4356 Colt Lane. You will find more information in your folder.
Mark your calendars for the CROP Walk on Sunday, September 24.
Mark your calendars for the annual choir picnic on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 at the home of Kirk and Christy Warner, 4315 W. 38th St. All are invited. Please bring a dish to share. If you ever thought you might like to give the Adult Choir a try, plan to enjoy some fellowship time with the choir before a short rehearsal following dinner. Spouses are also invited to share in the picnic. New voices (men, women and teens) are always welcome. Auditions not necessary. Choir rehearsals are Thursdays at 6:30. If you have any questions, please call Jim Black.
The 2017 Per Capita is $30 per member.
The Prayer Room is now open and available for use any time the Education Building is open. It is located in the room right next to the entrance to the office. Feel free to stop in for some quiet time with the Lord. It is always available during office hours–9-3 Monday thru Thursday and 9-1 on Friday.
If you would like to greet some Sunday, please call Mary Lou Simpson (833-7513)
Feel the nudge to give a Children’s Message some Sunday? If so, call the church office (835-5901)
Mary Lou Simpson has agreed to recruit greeters for each Sunday. Please help her get started by saying “Yes!” when she calls. Thanks so much to
Deidre Houston who has served in this vital ministry.
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. Macaroni & Cheese, peanut butter, cereal, baked beans, tuna, canned spaghetti, toilet tissue and bar soap are needed in August, 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!