Week of 7/20 – 7/27
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 two more weeks. She will return on Sunday, August 3rd.
First Press deadline. The August edition of the First Press newsletter is coming soon. If you have an article, announcement, or anything else that you want included, send it to Wendy Lamb by next Wednesday, July 23.
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 speaker this week will be Vicki Lee, Coordinator for Homeless Students in San Bernardino City Unified School District. Find out the numbers of students served, and hear some of their stories. On July 27th, Marilyn Kraft and Rick Rodriguez from Central City Lutheran Mission will lead the discussion. The Bible Study in Room 10 will continue with a lesson from 1 Corinthians 8.1-13. Next week, the lesson on 1 Corinthians 10.12-22, 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.
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.
Look at the Stained Glass Windows! The work on the upper “clerestory” windows is complete! And they are beautiful! If you would like to contribute to reimbursing our custody funds for the $25,000 cost of keeping these heritage windows in good repair, just make your donation to the church, and indicate the money is to be used for “Stained Glass”.