September 2, 2018

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Our office will be closed tomorrow giving staff to take a well-deserved holiday on Labor Day.  Should an emergency arise in your life, please call the office and leave a message on extensions 13, 22 or 12.  One of the staff will get back to you as quickly as possible.  Otherwise, all of you, enjoy the time of rest and relaxation with family and friends!

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 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

SECOND WEDNESDAY - On Wednesday, September 12th, we will gather for prayer as we do each second Wednesday.  This month we will hear an update from Lexi McNair, have an opportunity to pray specifically for the ministry in Germany to which God is calling her, and say our farewells.  There’s a rumor that there may even be some German food to sample.  Everyone is encouraged to come, hear and pray!

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.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - As staff adjustments are made, it will be necessary for volunteers to pick up some of the regular tasks of ministry and upkeep. Please see Pastor Dan or Donna Rodgers if you are ready to offer your time and talent.

FINANCES 8/30/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 212,300

OPERATING INCOME  $ 165,243

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $47,057

MISSIONS GIVING  $ 9,321

BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 1,989