This Week’s News & Events

Upcoming Events

Week of 7/28 – 8/3

Excuse our Dust!

Or more to the point, excuse our less than beautiful lawn.  We are embarking on a water-wise landscaping project, and you will see some progress soon!

Pastor Sandy will be away on vacation for the next week. She will return on Sunday, August 3rd.

Summer Surprise for kids. Summer Surprise will continue through August 10th. Come and see what awaits you at 9:30 a.m. in Room 12!

Adult Education. The Adult Study in Fireside Lounge will continue this week with the class, What I wish the church knew about homelessness in San Bernardino. The speakers this week will be Marilyn Kraft and Rick Rodriguez from Central City Lutheran Mission. The Bible Study in Room 10 will continue with a lesson on 1 Corinthians 10.12-22, which has advice from Paul on resisting temptation. And, as always, Coffee and Conversation are available in the Fellowship Hall. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

Our youth group, Fellowship of the Carpenter, will be meeting this year on two Sundays per month at 12:00 noon. If you have been saying to yourself, ” Boy, I have always wanted to make a lunch for 10-15 kids between the ages of 12 and 18!”, well, now is your chance. If you are interested and have questions or would like to pick a date, please call or email Mary Bolaños. Thank you for supporting our youth ministry.

THANK YOU. The Earth Care Committee wishes to express their utmost appreciation to those who helped with sod removal on Friday, July 11. Some gave up hours from work, and all worked to exhaustion. TONS and TONS of grass and dirt were moved by Mark Adelson, Dan Direen, Chris Gomez, Kyle Knabe, Bill McIntosh, Alex (“The Bull”) Rueda, and James Welte. A heartfelt “Job Well Done” to all.

HOSPITALITY. We have openings for ushers for the next term (October –December). This is a great way for new members to meet fellow members, and long-time members to renew friendships. We try to serve two times per term, once on the center doors and once on the side doors. We also encourage ushers and greeters to help with the collection. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Bill McIntosh. Greeters are also needed every Sunday. To serve as a greeter, contact Robin Edwards.

Our Sanctuary Choir is taking their annual ‘Sabbath’ during July. Special music and solos will be provided each week. Starting in August, Summer Choir will begin. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try out being in the choir. Just come to the choir loft at 8:45 on Sunday morning for a brief rehearsal, and see what it’s like to sing with our choir. You might want to keep it up all year long!

“M.A.L.E.s” – Men As Learners & Elders, is a national non-profit organization committed to advancing male spirituality through Nature, small groups, and ritual grounded in Christianity. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month in Room 10. The next meeting is on August 4th.