August 26, 2018

SEEKING GOD - Staff adjustments are beginning to take effect.  Please continue to faithfully pray for everyone affected by these very difficult changes.  Our Body will experience a great deal of pain and struggle, and your prayers are essential as we go forward. Pray also for God’s financial provision, and for our own faithfulness as He calls each of us to invest our time, talent and treasure to accomplish the ministry to which He has called us. 

VOTE - This coming Tuesday, August 28th, is Primary Election Day.  Remember that your vote is both your right and your privilege.  Use it wisely and prayerfully.

GOOD NEWS CLUB - Good news begins again at Prairie Lake Elementary on Wednesday, September 12th (yes, we are moving from Friday to Wednesday). Please pray with us for the GNC team, and especially for the students God has for us to reach!  And, if you would like to be a part of this very important ministry, please contact Donna Rodgers this week.

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scripture passages for this month:   Sep 2 – Judges 13-16; Sep 9 – I Chron 29:11-13; Ps 145:1-7; Is 40:20-26; Sep 16 – Ps 27:4; Ps 36:7-8; Phil 3:7-8;  Sep 23 – Jer 9:23-24; II Cor 4:6; Eph 1:17-19; Sep 30 – Ps 33:6-9; Ps 135:5-6; Heb 1:3

RED PRAYER GATHERING - Please plan to join us this afternoon, at 4:00 pm, as we gather to pray for the students and leaders of RED Student Ministry.  All parents of students, and any other adults who are concerned for the spiritual health and growth of our students, are encouraged to participate.  We will meet at Westwood.  Feel free to bring along a snack to share.

NEW SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITY - FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY – This study of Biblical financial principles, taught by Dave Ramsey, and facilitated by Jereme and Stacey Burke, will be offered to everyone on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, beginning September 19th.  It is a nine session course.  The group will meet every Wednesday evening through November 14th.  If you would like to get a better grip on your own financial situation, and you want to have a
better understanding of God’s perspective of stewardship, this group will be just the ticket. Make this a priority, and block off the time on your calendar.  

PREP FOR CARPET CLEANING - The sanctuary carpet will be cleaned this week.  You can help by staying for a few minutes after service and helping to stack the chairs 6-high.

FINANCES 8/22/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 202,650

OPERATING INCOME  $ 159,095

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $43,555

MISSIONS GIVING  $ 9,296

BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 1,948