Barbara Heckman on February 16, 2019



Offertory Prayer

The Deacons have decided to expand the number of those who lead in the Offertory prayer during our times of worship by inviting other people from our church and community to occasionally participate.
The Offertory prayer is much more than an opportunity to make a mone-tary contribution to the expenses of this church, it is primarily a prayer of thanksgiving. Out of our gratitude to God for who he is, what he has done, is doing, and will do one day, we offer him our lives as well as our time, talents and treasures, for his use and service. As a token of our gratitude and commitment to God, if our resources allow, we place a gift in the
collection plate. This gift also symbolizes our recognition that all good things in this life come to us as a gift from God. More important than the size of the gift that is given, is the joy and thankfulness with which we give, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
If you would like to lead in the Offertory prayer some Sunday please let the Pastor or a deacon know.


Deacon Retreat

The deacons will hold a retreat next Saturday, February 23rd, from 9:00 -11:30 am at the church. They will continue discussing the book,  Scrappy Church, and will talk about ways we want to show God’s love to others in 2019.
You are welcome to read the book along with the deacons; there are copies available for check-out in the church library.
Please pray for our church, that the deacons and all of us may discern God’s direction for our church this year.




Are you missing the midweek meal and fellowship?

If so join one of two groups meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 pm at The Lexington Restaurant or Niko’s for dinner.

This is a wonderful opportunity to form new friendships with people in our church!

Please contact Beverly Shotwell or Mike & Lucy Wilkins for more information.


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Flip flops

February WMU Mission Projects

Flip Flops for Honduras - Parasites enter the body through bare feet in the tropical countries where sanitation is sometimes non-existent. A pair of flip flops can help keep a person healthy. This year they need mostly children's or small adult sizes. These can be donated all year long in the box on top of the glass case near the choir room.



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Funeral Meals Volunteers Needed

Would you like to prepare a dish to serve the families who have experienced a loss? If so, please contact the church office (463-4181), Jan Meador (460-4499) or Carole Judy (462-3983).
Let us know what category you prefer: salads, vegetables, or desserts. Meat is furnished by the church.
If you would rather not prepare food, monetary donations would be welcomed.



RARA needs

Rockbridge Area Relief Association

Item of the month for February is cake, cookie or muffin mix.

Please leave your donations in the box outside of the nursery or choir room.

Thank you!


Casserole Ministry


Casseroles are now in both the refrigerators in the downstairs pantry and the small kitchen beside the office. 
Please take one anytime you know of someone in need.
Just remember to sign out on the sheet so we don’t have multiple people taking the same casserole to the same person at the same time.





please consider being a part of this wonderful ministry




(click here for more info and this month's project)




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Adult Choir 
Now is the time to join the choir! We will be starting on our Christmas music by the end of August. 
Rehearsals are from 6:30 – 7:45 pm in the choir room just down the hall from the church office.
If you enjoy singing and praising the Lord as well as weekly fellowship with a great group of people, give us a try.
No auditions are required.

Please contact Lucy Wilkins at lwilkins@wlu.edu for more information.