Church Work Day – October 29
Come next Saturday for our fall work day. Outside there will be leaf blowing and general landscape clean-up, and inside there’s always cleaning and possibly painting. There’s something for all ages, and you can come at 8:30 a.m. and stay until 1:00 or for as much time as you can contribute. It’s helpful for planning purposes for you to RSVP on The City, but all comers are welcome on Saturday morning if it works out for you to come last minute.

New Deacons Vote – November 6
A bulletin flyer on Sunday will introduce Chung Kim and Steven Koleszar who are being recommended by the elders to become deacons. You can also find the information on The City entitled “New Deacons”  Members are requested to attend a congregational meeting to vote on them on November 6, immediately after the 2nd service. This is one vote that you can celebrate!

Baby Shower – November 13
Please join us in honoring Martina Emanouilova and Breana Parker on Sunday, November 13, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., hosted by Jan Murphy. Both moms will welcome their second child this winter. Please bring a dish to share! For more details and to RSVP go to The City or contact Jan Murphy (540.388.2480/madremurf@me.com). This is for all women (18 years & above).

Christmas Plans
On Saturday, December 24, we will have our annual Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 p.m. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the birth of our Savior together through song and Scripture. No childcare is provided. On Christmas Day the church family is invited to a short service at 11:00 a.m. only for a Christmas Day Devotional together. Childcare will not be provided, except for nursery age.

On October 16, Pastor Jack took us to Psalm 108 as an addendum to our recent studies on faith. Psalm 108 uses parts of Psalms 57 and 60, revealing David’s aggressive choice of joy, trusting God with confidence at all times. Check out “New Relevance from Old Psalms”  for more faith-filled encouragement.

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 10/16/16 – $16,325.93
YTD giving needed for budget – $55,488.57
Actual YTD giving to budget – $50,778.18
Giving under budget – $4,710.39

THIS WEEK
October 29, 8:30am-1:00pm Church Work Day

THIS MONTH
October 30 – Communion

LOOKING AHEAD
November 1, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
November 6, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
November 6 – Congregational Vote on Deacons
November 8 – Election Day – Your vote does count!
November 13 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
November 13, 3:00-5:00pm – Baby Shower
Week of November 13 – Fall LIFE Group session ends
November 13 & 20 – Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection
November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving Weekend (office closed)
December 10, 10:00am – Ladies Christmas Brunch
December 24, 6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 25, 11:00am only – Christmas Day Devotional
January 1 – New Year’s Day (regular schedule)