March 12, 2017

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  Today immediately following the service, we will meet to elect Elders and approve the 2017-2018 budget.  Everyone, but especially all members, are encouraged to stay for this brief meeting.  We want to elect wise leaders, and be wise in planning, as well as being good and faithful stewards of the bountiful treasures that God has given to us.

S.O.A.P.ING WEEKLY  S.O.A.P. through a passage in advance of Sunday service each week.  Then come prepared to share what the Holy Spirit has spoken to you through God’s Word.  The passages for the month of March are:
      March 19 – I Peter 3:15-16
      March 26 – I Peter 3:8-5:14

LOOKING AHEAD  If you would like to be part of the Good Friday,  April 14th, Prayer Experience team – helping with design, set-up/strike, dramatic monologue, etc., please note on your Communication Card or contact any of the staff.  We’ll let you know what is involved, and get you started. 

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE  Begins at 6:59 am, on Easter Sunday, April 16th on the shores of Lake Cane (6645 Lake Cane Dr, Orlando). Come join us for this glorious morning experience!

SECOND WEDNESDAY  We had a great evening of community prayer led by our RED STUDENT MINISTRY.  If you missed this one, don’t miss the next: April 12th

NEW COMMUNITY GROUP  There are now two opportunities to participate in the Love & Respect study – each Sunday for the next 12 weeks at either 9 am, or immediately following service (over lunch).  Talk to Pastor Tom or Nancy for details and to join. 

WALK FOR LIFE SATURDAY APRIL 8th   Everyone is encouraged to join the Walk for Life to benefit Choices Women’s Clinic, beginning at 9 am.  Pick up a Sponsor Pledge Form at the Information Desk, register for the walk, and begin recruiting sponsors.  Let’s be a significant part in meeting the $150,000 goal this year.
Please see Cassie Largaespada for more details. 

EASTER CHOIR  Please see Jaime Largaespada if you’d like to participate in the Easter Choir. 

EASTER EGG HUNT  We need candy and small toys to fill gift bags which we’ll give away at the Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday morning. We’re hoping to fill 100 or more bags! Please bring your items by Palm Sunday (April 9).  And pray that the kids and families from Prairie Lake Elementary will come!

FINANCES 03/09/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $384,209

OPERATING INCOME  $367,488

OPERATING EXPENSES  $360,400

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $16,721

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 30,809

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 4,932